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New York city council imposes cap on ride-hailing services

New York city council imposes cap on ride-hailing services

Legislation includes one-year moratorium on new licenses for firms such as UberNew York City has moved to regulate the huge growth of Uber and similar firms with a temporary cap on new licences for
Morning mail: US-Russia sanctions, China-Pacific aid, Chelsea Manning on Trump

Morning mail: US-Russia sanctions, China-Pacific aid, Chelsea Manning on Trump

Thursday: Action taken over novichok poisoning of a Russian spy in the UK. Plus: dramatic increase in Chinese aid to PacificGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and
German drug maker sues to halt planned execution in Nebraska

German drug maker sues to halt planned execution in Nebraska

Fresenius Kabi says state illegally obtained the company’s drugs to use for a lethal injection procedureGerman drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the
Girl, 9, dies in rockfall at North Yorkshire seaside village

Girl, 9, dies in rockfall at North Yorkshire seaside village

Emergency services unable to save the child, who died of head injuries in StaithesA schoolgirl has died after sustaining head injuries in a rockfall at a seaside village in North Yorkshire, police
US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

US punishes Moscow over attempted murder of ex-spy and daughter in UK – and says ‘more draconian’ measures could followThe United States has announced it will impose restrictions on the export of
Tories under pressure over disciplinary action against Boris Johnson

Tories under pressure over disciplinary action against Boris Johnson

Complaint lodged against former foreign secretary as he continues to refuse to apologise for burqa commentsThe Conservative party is coming under intense pressure to decide whether to take
Trump team rejects Mueller's interview request but offers sitdown under narrow terms

Trump team rejects Mueller's interview request but offers sitdown under narrow terms

In letter to Mueller, legal team reportedly said they did not want Trump to answer questions about potential obstruction of justiceDonald Trump’s legal team has rejected the special counsel Robert
Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

Vulnerable people persuaded to have arm or leg mutilated to look like they had been in road accidentSicilian gangsters dropped 25kg (55lb) cast-iron weights on to the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics
Ben Stokes said he was protecting gay couple in fight, court told

Ben Stokes said he was protecting gay couple in fight, court told

Cricketer told police he intervened when he heard men abusing his friends, jury hearsThe cricketer Ben Stokes feared being violently attacked by two men carrying weapons as he intervened to protect a
May letter aims to rally grassroots Tories to 'right Brexit plan'

May letter aims to rally grassroots Tories to 'right Brexit plan'

Critics wrong to call Chequers’ exit plan a concession to EU, writes PM, as she defends common rulebook on free tradeTheresa May has sought to calm fractious Tory grassroots activists angry with her
Bodies in Birmingham exhibition could be executed Chinese prisoners, says doctor

Bodies in Birmingham exhibition could be executed Chinese prisoners, says doctor

Real Bodies show at NEC leads to call for an investigation into exhibits’ identities The bodies of 20 Chinese people featured in a UK museum exhibition could be those of prisoners once detained in
March for makarrata: NSW Aboriginal groups unite to demand a 'new agenda'

March for makarrata: NSW Aboriginal groups unite to demand a 'new agenda'

Rally to send message to state parliament: ‘Walk with us. Talk with us. Sit with us’The seven biggest Aboriginal organisations in New South Wales have demanded that the state parliament commit to a
Life on the breadline: 'I am sick and tired of trying to be a cheerful poor person' | Nijole Naujokas

Life on the breadline: 'I am sick and tired of trying to be a cheerful poor person' | Nijole Naujokas

The effort it takes to not feel rage at the way I am portrayed in the media is exhausting. The lack of power is crushingAbout this series Read Nijole Naujokas’ first piece in this seriesSupport our
Chelsea Manning on the far right, state surveillance and their lessons for Australia

Chelsea Manning on the far right, state surveillance and their lessons for Australia

Manning says Donald Trump is not an aberration but the inevitable conclusion of the US political systemThough she is best known for her role in leaking state secrets, Chelsea Manning is more engaged
Senior UN gender and youth official accused of sexual misconduct

Senior UN gender and youth official accused of sexual misconduct

Ravi Karkara under investigation after men claim they were sexually harassed by UN Women adviserA senior UN official tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships is under investigation
Venezuelan president vows to punish 'terrorists' behind alleged drone attack

Venezuelan president vows to punish 'terrorists' behind alleged drone attack

Nicolás Maduro made remarks amid reports that his agents had seized an opposition leader from his homeVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has vowed to strike back at the “hired guns and terrorists” he
The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

The collapse in the Republican vote in suburban areas in the Trump era continued but candidates backed by the insurgent left fell shortA Democratic win in Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s
Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate UN security council resolution

Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate UN security council resolution

Gholamali Khoshroo argues in Guardian that by imposing sanctions the Trump administration is reneging on UNSC resolution 2231The US is making history not just by violating a United Nations security
Tesla directors say they knew of Elon Musk's surprise plan to go private

Tesla directors say they knew of Elon Musk's surprise plan to go private

Statement from board members suggests Musk’s tweets – which prompted surge in price – were less spontaneous than imaginedTesla directors have said they knew about Elon Musk’s surprise proposal to
The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: time to back Canada | Editorial

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: time to back Canada | Editorial

Riyadh’s thin-skinned response to Ottawa’s justified criticism is intended as a warning to others. Europe should take heedIt is famously hard to pick a fight with Canadians, but Saudi Arabia’s