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Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?

Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?

What do we really know about the influence of the ‘voter button’? One Icelandic media lawyer decided to find outn the morning of 28 October last year, the day of Iceland’s parliamentary elections,
Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots on Syria | Simon Tisdall

Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots on Syria | Simon Tisdall

The US defence secretary has remained focused on targeting chemical weaponsIt was Jim Mattis who saved the day. The US defence secretary, Pentagon chief and retired Marine general has a reputation for
Despite Trump's bluster, it's unclear what Syria strikes accomplished

Despite Trump's bluster, it's unclear what Syria strikes accomplished

Questions over what impact the mission will have on the wider war remain unansweredThe US, British and French jets that took off from the British base in Akrotiri in Cyprus, France, the Mediterranean
David Buckel, prominent New York LGBT lawyer, dies after setting himself on fire

David Buckel, prominent New York LGBT lawyer, dies after setting himself on fire

Buckel, known for case about murdered transgender man portrayed in Boys Don’t Cry, alluded to fossil fuel protest to New York TimesA prominent gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned
Salisbury attack: Russia claims chemical weapons watchdog manipulated findings

Salisbury attack: Russia claims chemical weapons watchdog manipulated findings

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov claims OPCW used Swiss experts who found traces of a nerve agent used by the west Moscow on Saturday accused the chemical weapons watchdog of manipulating the results of
On the streets with the desperate refugees who dream of being detained

On the streets with the desperate refugees who dream of being detained

Out of money and out of options, the families camped outside Indonesia’s Kalideres detention centre are feeling the pressureIt has been 58 days.That’s how long Farid Attaie has been sleeping on the
Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Poet Lemn Sissay adds voice to campaign for repatriation of the boy’s remains with other loot taken after the Battle of MaqdalaFor 150 years, Ethiopians have been asking when Prince Alemayehu will
Basque bar fight trial tests 10 years of fragile peace in the region

Basque bar fight trial tests 10 years of fragile peace in the region

Spanish high court to rule on whether pub punch-up with off-duty police was drunken scuffle or terror attackBar brawls in Spain are typically intemperate moments regretted the next day. But one fight
Sting operations and war on migration help Orbán to victory

Sting operations and war on migration help Orbán to victory

Was there a hidden strategy in play behind Hungarian PM’s election victory?One day in mid-January, Balázs Dénes, the Hungarian executive director of a Berlin-based NGO, travelled to Amsterdam to meet
Theresa May faces anger over Syria raids as Trump declares ‘mission accomplished’

Theresa May faces anger over Syria raids as Trump declares ‘mission accomplished’

UK opposition leaders insist that parliament should have been consulted before airstrikesTheresa May is facing a furious backlash from MPs after she ordered UK forces to join the US and France in
Thousands rally against Viktor Orbán's election victory in Budapest

Thousands rally against Viktor Orbán's election victory in Budapest

Disgruntled youth protest an ‘unfair’ electoral system and the left’s failure to unite in oppositionThousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against what organisers said was an unfair
Beware bribery and corruption in Brexit’s new world

Beware bribery and corruption in Brexit’s new world

The work of Transparency International suggests British businesses need to be careful when looking beyond EuropeAs Britain bids farewell to the single market, plenty of businesses are looking further
Syria: 'Mission accomplished,' says Trump after overnight strikes – live updates

Syria: 'Mission accomplished,' says Trump after overnight strikes – live updates

US, UK and France take part in strikes on targets associated with chemical weapons in the wake of gas attack on DoumaSyria strikes: what we know so far 4.44pm BST In Brussels, where officials have
Strikes on Syria: what we know so far

Strikes on Syria: what we know so far

US, UK and France have launched a joint military strike. Here is a summary of what has happenedMilitary strikes launched against Assad regime – live updates Continue reading...
What you need to know about the Syria strikes – video report

What you need to know about the Syria strikes – video report

The US, UK and France launched a joint military strike against Syrian chemical weapons facilities following the poison gas attack in Douma last week, which killed at least 42 people. Theresa May
Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ but military action draws mixed reaction in Washington • Strikes on Syria: what we know so far • Strikes on Syria: latest updates
Two boys arrested in Manchester after teenager shot

Two boys arrested in Manchester after teenager shot

Boy treated for multiple gunshot wounds after being attacked in Newton HeathTwo boys aged 16 and 14 have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a teenage boy in Manchester.The victim is
The White House is a circus – but at least we have Janelle Monáe

The White House is a circus – but at least we have Janelle Monáe

This week our clown of a president has put on another wild show. So I’m basking in the absurdity, and enjoying the vagina anthem we’ve all been waiting for Well, no one could say this week has been
Huge crowds turn out for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

Huge crowds turn out for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

Tens of thousands attend emotional service for veteran anti-apartheid activistTens of thousands of South Africans have filled a stadium in Soweto for the funeral service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
The funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - in pictures

The funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - in pictures

An emotional and colourful service for the ‘mother of the nation’ was attended by thousands in Soweto Continue reading...