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Council of Europe members suspected of corruption, inquiry reveals

Council of Europe members suspected of corruption, inquiry reveals

Investigation into cash-for-votes allegations focused on Azerbaijan and concluded several former Pace MPs had breached code of conductSeveral members of the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly
Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US Paris climate commitment

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US Paris climate commitment

Former NYC mayor criticises Trump for pulling out of dealEPA chief Pruitt did meet lobbyist linked to condo, despite denialsThe former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a
'I feel disgusted': how Windrush scandal shattered two brothers' lives

'I feel disgusted': how Windrush scandal shattered two brothers' lives

Trevor and Desmond Johnson’s family units have been destroyed, but they sense Home Office cruelty is routineTrevor and Desmond Johnson flew from Jamaica to London in 1971 as unaccompanied minors to
The Guardian view on the Gaza protests: a new challenge to Israel’s blockade | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Gaza protests: a new challenge to Israel’s blockade | Editorial

The use of lethal force to cow nonviolent demonstrations by Palestinians erodes Israel’s standing internationally and damages its democracy at homeThis weekend the United Nations Middle East peace
Macron begins Trump charm offensive with Fox News interview

Macron begins Trump charm offensive with Fox News interview

French leader set for state visit to Washington from MondayMacron seeks to stop US withdrawals from Syria and Iran dealTouting “a very strong personal relation” with Donald Trump, the French
Saudi Arabia: four Britons killed after coach hits fuel tanker

Saudi Arabia: four Britons killed after coach hits fuel tanker

Eighteen British pilgrims were on bus at time of crash between Mecca and MedinaFour Britons have been killed in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia after their bus collided with a petrol tanker, their
Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt

Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt

Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan calls for calm and says ‘sabre-rattling’ is unhelpfulTheresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the
Germany's Social Democrats elect first female leader

Germany's Social Democrats elect first female leader

Combative former labour minister Andrea Nahles is first woman to lead party in 155 years Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats have elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour
Head of EBRD hopes to expand into sub-Saharan Africa

Head of EBRD hopes to expand into sub-Saharan Africa

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development keen to work with countries committed to market economicsA bank originally set up to help countries of the former Soviet bloc is poised to extend
Emily Thornberry calls on Amber Rudd to quit over Windrush scandal – video

Emily Thornberry calls on Amber Rudd to quit over Windrush scandal – video

Speaking on the BBC, the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, said it was hard to imagine a worse outcome from the Tory policy to create a hostile environment towards illegal immigrants. ‘How
Semi-naked gunman kills four at Waffle House in Nashville

Semi-naked gunman kills four at Waffle House in Nashville

Gunman flees after shooting people in parking lot before and continuing to fire in restaurant until customer grabbed rifleA gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle
Trump says North Korea nuclear crisis 'long way from conclusion'

Trump says North Korea nuclear crisis 'long way from conclusion'

Donald Trump strikes cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summitsDonald Trump said on Sunday the North Korean nuclear crisis was far from
Club tropicalia: the mesmerising power of Brazilian art

Club tropicalia: the mesmerising power of Brazilian art

Live parrots, rainbow hammocks, exploding bricks … Britain is on the verge of a Brazilian art invasion – and it all started with a wartime gift for embattled airmen In the autumn of 1943, the
Banking royal commission: Labor asks Turnbull for compensation scheme

Banking royal commission: Labor asks Turnbull for compensation scheme

Letter to prime minister calls for inquiry extension, victim compensation and apology from Coalition • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningLabor has demanded the government establish a
'Nut rage': Korean Air boss apologises as daughters resign

'Nut rage': Korean Air boss apologises as daughters resign

Cho Yang-ho sorry for ‘immature actions’ including disruption on flight in 2014 over a bag of nutsThe chair of Korean Air, Cho Yang-ho, has apologised for what he called the immature behaviour of his
Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot unarmed black man in Texas is fired

Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot unarmed black man in Texas is fired

The department said Cameron Brewer had failed to follow its use of force policy according to the findings of an internal investigationA sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man who was
Avicii obituary: the quintessential shy superstar

Avicii obituary: the quintessential shy superstar

Swedish DJ and producer who spearheaded a revolution in electric dance musicThe Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, who recorded and performed as Avicii, was the quintessential shy superstar, a man who disliked
Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

Sayeeda Warsi says fault with ‘hostile environment’ lies with policy itself not implementationTheresa May and her home secretary, Amber Rudd, have come under further pressure over the impact on the
Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

GOP move would change state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in officeArizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the
JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

Family of Charles Thomas are pleading with Trump to release papers they say show his 1971 suicide stemmed from officials wanting to shut down effort to reopen JFK investigationCharles Thomas was a