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EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners

EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners

Commission is hypnotised by ‘sharing economy’ and not seeing its downside, says researcherThe explosive rise of short-stay Airbnb holiday rentals may be shutting locals out of housing and changing
Officials grilled over huge Barrier Reef grant – politics live

Officials grilled over huge Barrier Reef grant – politics live

Kristina Keneally questions the process for giving $440m to a little-known foundation. Follow all today’s events in CanberraSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning
MP blames Pacific 'failed states' for New Zealand's drug problems

MP blames Pacific 'failed states' for New Zealand's drug problems

Tonga spokesman says comments by assistant finance minister border on racism and that his country is not the ‘wild west’A New Zealand MP has said the country’s Pacific neighbours are to blame for New
Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term

Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term

Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularitiesVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has shrugged off international
Death in the sun: Australia's 88-day law leaves backpackers exploited and exposed

Death in the sun: Australia's 88-day law leaves backpackers exploited and exposed

The 2017 death of Olivier Caramin joins a growing list of problems backpackers can face in rural jobs, including rape, harassment and underpaymentMartin Hand knew something was wrong as he watched a
'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

The profile of Meghan Markle says she developed a ‘keen awareness’ of social issues at a young age and also details her charitable workShe has the prince, the wedding ring, the title, and now the
First baby in 12 years born on remote island where births are banned

First baby in 12 years born on remote island where births are banned

Girl’s arrival on Fernando de Noronha on Saturday came as a surprise to everyone – including the parents A remote Brazilian island has welcomed its first baby in 12 years after a local woman broke the
Labor's internal fight over refugee policy heats up with Ged Kearney speech

Labor's internal fight over refugee policy heats up with Ged Kearney speech

Batman MP expected to call for social security support in maiden speech to parliamentSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The fight over Labor’s refugee policy is
Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103

Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103

Morison found fame in Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I and moreMovie roles included many femmes fatale and villainsPatricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway
Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

The backstop option would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020Boris Johnson has delivered a thinly-veiled warning to Theresa May that he and his fellow Brexiters still expect her to
Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital saysOfficial says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit itA mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who
New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms

New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms

Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without ordering anything Starbucks has told its employees to allow all guests to use store facilities,
Trump will ask justice department to look into campaign surveillance

Trump will ask justice department to look into campaign surveillance

Lawyer Giuliani said he and president did not know of a spyTrump attacks NY Times over report on son’s campaign meetingDonald Trump said on Sunday he will ask the justice department to look into
Boris Johnson lays wreath in Argentina for Falklands soldiers

Boris Johnson lays wreath in Argentina for Falklands soldiers

UK foreign secretary also plans to hold talks with president Mauricio MacriThe UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has laid a wreath in Buenos Aires to commemorate those who died in the 1982
Jeremy Corbyn urged to clarify Labour's position on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urged to clarify Labour's position on Brexit

‘Hard work’ to stop anti-hard Brexit voters turning to Lib Dems for Lewisham byelectionThe Labour leadership faces mounting pressure to clarify its position on Brexit after the local party in Lewisham
After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September

After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September

President lashes out over reported offer of overseas assistanceTrump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario Puzo Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest
German second world war sea mine destroyed in West Sussex

German second world war sea mine destroyed in West Sussex

Device safely detonated after being found off Elmer Beach in Bognor RegisA live German second world war sea mine has been towed out to sea and safely destroyed after washing up on shore in West
Bundaberg mayor turns against high cost of cashless welfare trial

Bundaberg mayor turns against high cost of cashless welfare trial

Jack Dempsey says his Queensland community opposes $10,000-per-person cost of trial and says money is better spent elsewhere• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every
Mother of victim says her daughter rejected Santa Fe suspect's advances

Mother of victim says her daughter rejected Santa Fe suspect's advances

Dan Patrick wants armed teachers and fewer school entrances Parkland father calls lieutenant governor’s comments ‘idiotic’‘Hearts without God’: gun reformers face a religious wallOne of the students
DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countriesHealth authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an