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If Trump strikes a deal with North Korea, I’ll be delighted. But don’t hold your breath | Jonathan Freedland

If Trump strikes a deal with North Korea, I’ll be delighted. But don’t hold your breath | Jonathan Freedland

Despite the clandestine meetings between Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong-un there are many potential pitfalls on the road to peaceIs a North Korean breakthrough imminent? Is a region at war for more than 60
Only Brexit could inspire this cynical, lost empire vision of Commonwealth | Peter Beaumont

Only Brexit could inspire this cynical, lost empire vision of Commonwealth | Peter Beaumont

As its leaders meet for their biennial junket, the institution itself is floundering, used to advance a glib view of trade as the answer to povertySurveying the paucity of mentions of the Commonwealth
Chemical weapons inspectors' security team fired on in Douma

Chemical weapons inspectors' security team fired on in Douma

OPCW chief says UN team came under small-arms fire and an explosive was detonatedA UN security team doing reconnaissance at the site of an attack in the Syrian town of Douma has come under gunfire,
Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push

Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push

Users will be asked to review information about targeted advertising but some say opting out is deliberately difficultFacebook has started to seek explicit consent from users for targeted advertising,
The Queen's corgis are dead: long live the 'dorgis'

The Queen's corgis are dead: long live the 'dorgis'

Willow’s death marks first time the monarch has not owned a corgi since the second world warThe Queen’s last remaining corgi has died, it has been reported. Willow, who was almost 15, was put down
California mudslides: as wealthy town recovers, undocumented are left behind

California mudslides: as wealthy town recovers, undocumented are left behind

Workers living paycheck to paycheck find they will not be paid for lost time – and without papers, many lack recourse to emergency fundsAfter wildfire and mudslides ravaged Montecito, the little
Banking royal commission: CBA agrees it is the 'gold medallist' at fees for no service

Banking royal commission: CBA agrees it is the 'gold medallist' at fees for no service

Tony Abbott says hearings casting spotlight on ‘contemptible’ practices despite his earlier opposition• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The Commonwealth Bank has
Southwest Airlines jet to air traffic control: 'There's a hole and someone went out' – audio

Southwest Airlines jet to air traffic control: 'There's a hole and someone went out' – audio

In an audio recording of the exchange between air traffic controllers and a Southwest Airlines flight, a crew member is heard to say the plane needs to slow down and reports that there is a hole in
North Korea: can Trump succeed where so many others have failed?

North Korea: can Trump succeed where so many others have failed?

South Korea is talking about a peace treaty with Kim Jong-un but US president’s participation is a huge wild cardOn the same day that the White House confirmed that secretary of state nominee Mike
Scott Morrison praises Israel Folau's 'strong character' after anti-gay remarks

Scott Morrison praises Israel Folau's 'strong character' after anti-gay remarks

Treasurer describes Wallabies star as a ‘good man’ and applauds him for ‘standing up for his faith’ The federal treasurer, Scott Morrison, has backed Wallabies star Israel Folau’s “strong character”
Brexit: first talks on UK’s future relationship with EU begin

Brexit: first talks on UK’s future relationship with EU begin

Senior British and EU officials to meet across a table to discuss the future trade ties more than a year after article 50 was triggeredSenior British and EU officials will discuss the UK’s future
How was Daphne Caruana Galizia murdered? – video

How was Daphne Caruana Galizia murdered? – video

Six months after the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, police investigators are building a detailed picture of what they believe happened. After three suspects were arrested in December
Military grade firearms increasingly available to terrorists in Europe - report

Military grade firearms increasingly available to terrorists in Europe - report

Reactivated and smuggled guns are being used as barriers to obtaining firearms in Europe break down, report warnsAn “arms race” between criminal groups in Europe risks making it easier for terrorists
Greg Hunt interrogates Patricia Karvelas over 'free speech' – audio

Greg Hunt interrogates Patricia Karvelas over 'free speech' – audio

In a heated interview, the health minister tells Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas he does not support gay conversion therapy but refuses to say if he was concerned by a motion that was to be
Rudd should consider position over Windrush row, says Abbott

Rudd should consider position over Windrush row, says Abbott

Home secretary is accused of trying to avoid responsibility for saga that has ‘caused so much misery, ruined so many lives’Amber Rudd should consider her position as home secretary given the scale of
Invest in mosquito surveillance to combat malaria, says Bill Gates

Invest in mosquito surveillance to combat malaria, says Bill Gates

Gates stresses need to track geographical spikes in disease as Commonwealth nations pledge £2.7bn to halt deadly resurgence Greater investment in satellite tracking of mosquitoes is vital in the
Jacinda Ardern ‘infuriated’ by comparisons to Donald Trump

Jacinda Ardern ‘infuriated’ by comparisons to Donald Trump

Wall Street Journal compared the New Zealand prime minister to Justin Trudeau but said ‘she’s more like Trump on immigration’New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said she was “infuriated”
Barbara Bush, former first lady, dies aged 92

Barbara Bush, former first lady, dies aged 92

Bush was one of only two women in American history to be both the wife and the mother of United States presidentsObituary: Barbara Bush, 1925-2018 Continue reading...
Plane makes emergency landing after woman nearly gets sucked out of window - video report

Plane makes emergency landing after woman nearly gets sucked out of window - video report

A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 ft and was hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked outWoman dies
Syria: proposal to replace US troops with Arab force comes with grave risks

Syria: proposal to replace US troops with Arab force comes with grave risks

Saudis confirm government is talking to Washington about raising such a force but plan faces obstacles and could worsen Syrian conflictThe Trump administration is renewing an effort to replace US