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Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

Russia-born Chelsea FC owner to move to Tel Aviv after delays in renewing UK visa, Israeli media reportsRoman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, has been granted Israeli
You want to be a citizen of France? Only superheroes need apply | Steven Poole

You want to be a citizen of France? Only superheroes need apply | Steven Poole

Mamoudou Gassama’s bravery was rightly rewarded, but President Macron’s comments only perpetuate anti-immigrant rhetoricIf anything were guaranteed to salve a bruised faith in human nature, it is the
Italian president names interim prime minister until fresh elections

Italian president names interim prime minister until fresh elections

Sergio Mattarella asks former IMF economist Carlo Cottarelli to form a governmentItaly’s faith in the eurozone is set to be tested in fresh elections in the autumn after the president, Sergio
Moscow gallery to review alcohol sales after attack on painting

Moscow gallery to review alcohol sales after attack on painting

Man who damaged masterpiece with metal pole said he became ‘overwhelmed’ after drinking vodka in cafeOne of Russia’s leading art galleries said it would try to stop the sale of alcohol on its premises
'I didn't think twice, I just climbed up', says Malian migrant who saved boy – video

'I didn't think twice, I just climbed up', says Malian migrant who saved boy – video

Emmanuel Macron meets Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled the front of a four-storey building in the north of Paris to save a child hanging from a ledge. Gassama, 22, told the French president how it all
Kenyan authorities detain 50 in anti-corruption drive

Kenyan authorities detain 50 in anti-corruption drive

Suspects include agency head, dozens of senior officials and four members of one familyKenyan authorities have detained more than 50 top officials and executives after widespread public anger prompted
Caruana Galizia family 'at war with Malta' after journalist's murder

Caruana Galizia family 'at war with Malta' after journalist's murder

Paul Caruana Galizia says his father and brothers have not had chance to mourn the death of their mother, DaphneThe Daphne Project: continuing the journalist’s work The family of the murdered Maltese
EU challenges UK to 'race to the top' on plastics reduction

EU challenges UK to 'race to the top' on plastics reduction

Brussels proposes ban on plastic straws and cutlery and calls out Brexiter Michael GoveBrussels has challenged the UK’s environment secretary, Michael Gove, to try to outdo it in an environmental
Sergio Mattarella: the Italian president at the heart of a political crisis

Sergio Mattarella: the Italian president at the heart of a political crisis

The Sicilian’s pushback against populism has made him a hero to some and traitor to othersWhen Sergio Mattarella, the Italian president, on Sunday night vetoed a controversial Eurosceptic to serve as
Woman breaks arm at Cumbria arm-wrestling contest

Woman breaks arm at Cumbria arm-wrestling contest

Young farmer aged 20 taken to hospital after incident that caused her opponent to faintA woman broke her arm during a female arm-wrestling competition at a young farmers’ event, causing her opponent
Brexit indigestion: row brewing over call for UK laws to protect likes of cognac and feta

Brexit indigestion: row brewing over call for UK laws to protect likes of cognac and feta

EU demand for legislation to indicate origins of food and drink to be flashpoint in talksFeta cheese, Parma ham, French cognac and Belgium’s sour lambic beers are the latest cause of indigestion in
'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to
'Digital wallet’ of Ant Financial captivates China and beyond

'Digital wallet’ of Ant Financial captivates China and beyond

The fintech ‘lifestyle platform’ is reportedly raising funds that would value it at $150bnWang Manni, 23, a graduate student in Hangzhou, is a loyal customer of one of the world’s biggest finance
Beatings, rape and non-stop work: UK women enslaved in forced marriages

Beatings, rape and non-stop work: UK women enslaved in forced marriages

Survivors say their plight should be viewed as modern slavery and the perpetrators prosecutedBetrayed by her own family, isolated from the outside world and raped daily by her violent husband, one
Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitudeMore than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year
Why is Italy facing a new political crisis?

Why is Italy facing a new political crisis?

Some want Italian president impeached after he rejected populist parties’ candidateItaly has been without a government since an election on 4 March resulted in a hung parliament. A fresh political
Three men held over class A drugs supply at Mutiny festival

Three men held over class A drugs supply at Mutiny festival

Hampshire police arrest two 20-year-olds and one 22-year-old after two deaths at Portsmouth eventThree people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the supply of class A drugs at the
Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul

Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul

Sci-fi and the human drive for self-perfection fuel the South Korean artist provocateur’s monstrous creations Lee Bul’s earliest memories are defined by dust. In a military town outside Seoul, where
Why does a student union leader wear a hijab? France is too scared to ask | Rokhaya Diallo

Why does a student union leader wear a hijab? France is too scared to ask | Rokhaya Diallo

Media attacks on Maryam Pougetoux show how Muslim women are prevented from engaging in French public life“She wears a particular veil that covers all her hair, the neck: a hijab”. Last Tuesday on
How America's go-to holiday spot became a shoreline of addiction

How America's go-to holiday spot became a shoreline of addiction

Massachusetts is one of the top 10 states with the highest rate of addiction – and in Cape Cod, many find it difficult to stay clean when the summer endsCape Cod, Massachusetts is a difficult place to