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Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy

Tennis champion cites his role as Central African Republic’s cultural attache in high courtThree-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is using his role as an ambassador for the Central African
Court in Poland rules against printer who refused work from LGBT group

Court in Poland rules against printer who refused work from LGBT group

Shop employee loses case after he refused to print banners because he did not want to ‘promote’ gay rightsPoland’s supreme court has ruled against a print shop employee who refused to print banners
DoJ report faults Comey on Clinton email inquiry but finds no political bias

DoJ report faults Comey on Clinton email inquiry but finds no political bias

Ex-FBI director failed to follow protocol, inspector general findsNo evidence of ‘improper considerations … [or] political bias’The former FBI director James Comey did not follow protocol in his
Mike Pence to be greeted by giant LGBT dance party during Ohio visit

Mike Pence to be greeted by giant LGBT dance party during Ohio visit

Protest during Columbus Pride inspired by vice-president’s pitiful record on LGBT rightsMike Pence is going to a drag show on Friday. It’s not listed on his official itinerary for the trip, but when
Russians and Brits set aside differences for football, humour and pop

Russians and Brits set aside differences for football, humour and pop

The pain of so much World Cup hurt brings together fans in LondonIn London’s diplomatic quarter on Thursday, it was finally time for Brits and Russians to put aside poison, politics and pointed
Sex-change mice research could help humans, say scientists

Sex-change mice research could help humans, say scientists

Removal of enhancer 13 DNA strands caused males to grow ovaries and female genitalia, helping research on human sexual development disordersScientists have turned male mice into females by snipping
Electricity comparison websites may inflate prices, energy adviser says

Electricity comparison websites may inflate prices, energy adviser says

New report finds sites help consumers switch energy plans, but compare few retailers and offersThe chief energy policy adviser to state and federal governments has sounded the alarm over comparator
Human activity making mammals more nocturnal, study finds

Human activity making mammals more nocturnal, study finds

Research involving 62 species found mammals spent relatively less time being active during the day when humans were nearbyHuman disturbance is turning mammals into night owls, with species becoming
Steve Bannon backs bitcoin and eyes his own 'deplorables' cryptocurrency

Steve Bannon backs bitcoin and eyes his own 'deplorables' cryptocurrency

Ex-Trump strategist calls cryptocurrency ‘disruptive populism’ and says he is interested in making a currency of his ownIt’s been a tough few days for bitcoin. On Sunday, the South Korean
Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger

Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger

• British pop star gestures to camera as he sings Rock DJ • But home team stun everyone with 5-0 win over Saudi ArabiaThe first day of the 2018 World Cup went off almost without a hitch for the hosts,
We designed Canada's cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying | Jennifer Keesmaat

We designed Canada's cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying | Jennifer Keesmaat

Toronto’s latest toll of cyclists and pedestrian deaths is hardly unique – cities all bought the myth that cars give us freedomIn the last two years, 93 pedestrians or cyclists have died violently on
China crisis: Macrons under fire in France over cost of new plates

China crisis: Macrons under fire in France over cost of new plates

President’s choice of dinner service criticised as he pushes through economic overhaulWith some of their crockery dating back to the time of President René Coty in the 1950s, France’s first couple
Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

Lower house votes 129-123 to allow abortion in first 14 weeksIf senate approves bill President Macri has said he will sign itThe lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that
Trump and family sued by New York attorney general over alleged charity violations

Trump and family sued by New York attorney general over alleged charity violations

Suit brought by Barbara Underwood says Trump Foundation is ‘little more than an empty shell’ and seeks $2.8m in restitutionThe attorney general of New York state sued the Donald J Trump charitable
North Korean TV airs awkward moment between Trump and military official – video

North Korean TV airs awkward moment between Trump and military official – video

State television in North Korea has broadcast footage from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. In one clip, Kim Jong-un can be seen introducing Donald Trump to a North Korean military official. What
Dr Luke denies Kesha's claim that he raped Katy Perry in libel case

Dr Luke denies Kesha's claim that he raped Katy Perry in libel case

In court documents the singer has alleged, via a text message with Lady Gaga, that the producer assaulted Perry, a claim he calls ‘false’Dr Luke has denied a claim made by Kesha that he sexually
Repression in Iran is getting worse: Trump must share the blame | Simon Tisdall

Repression in Iran is getting worse: Trump must share the blame | Simon Tisdall

Since the US reneged on the nuclear deal, hardliners are tightening their grip – as the arrest of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh showsThe arbitrary arrest and jailing of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a
Merkel coalition at risk as talks on refugee policy falter

Merkel coalition at risk as talks on refugee policy falter

Issue brings political deadlock in Germany and worsening row between Italy and FranceAngela Merkel has come under under intense pressure to tighten Germany’s refugee policies or risk the collapse of
DNA breakthrough in 30-year-old French child murder case

DNA breakthrough in 30-year-old French child murder case

Police identify four-year-old girl dumped by motorway after matching DNA with her arrested brotherPolice investigating a 1987 murder that mystified France believe they have identified the victim, a
'A month to help those in need': Ramadan relief around the world

'A month to help those in need': Ramadan relief around the world

While Ramadan calls for fasting during daylight hours, eating is also vital. In some countries, though, food is more expensive during the holy month – and in conflict-hit areas it can be scarce at the