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Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan jailed for 30 days in Mueller's first conviction

Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan jailed for 30 days in Mueller's first conviction

Dutch attorney, 33, is first to be formally sentenced for lying to FBITrump says ‘nobody’s been tougher to Russia than Donald Trump’A Dutch attorney was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison for
Workers at risk as robots set to replace 66m jobs, warns OECD

Workers at risk as robots set to replace 66m jobs, warns OECD

One in seven vulnerable employees in developed world least likely to be receiving helpThe west’s leading economic thinktank has warned its members that they are failing to prepare workers for an
Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge nearly $1bn in aid for Yemen at UN conference

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge nearly $1bn in aid for Yemen at UN conference

Almost half the $2bn promised by nations at Geneva fundraising event is from two key protagonists in the conflictA UN donor conference for people affected by war in Yemen – which has been labelled as
Will China turn Taiwan into the next Crimea?

Will China turn Taiwan into the next Crimea?

US support for Taiwan may prove red rag to bullish China given trade war and military rivalryChina could do to Taiwan what Russia did to Crimea if Beijing’s relations with Washington, strained by an
Brazil court to rule on former president Lula's jail term

Brazil court to rule on former president Lula's jail term

Decision on when Worker’s party leader should start 12-year jail term expected to further polarise the country’s politicsThe fate of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in the
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to anti-apartheid activist as mourners gather in SowetoWinnie Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of its
‘A poor wench in man’s clothes’: English civil war cross-dressers unveiled

‘A poor wench in man’s clothes’: English civil war cross-dressers unveiled

Historian finds records of women posing as men in battle between royalists and parliamentariansIn the summer of 1642, on the eve of the English civil war, the plight of a soldier in the army of
'Double whammy': teachers strike as healthcare costs cut into earnings

'Double whammy': teachers strike as healthcare costs cut into earnings

Legislative pushes to shift health and pension costs on to individual teachers leave many with less take-home pay than five years ago Continue reading...
German prosecutors ask court to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain

German prosecutors ask court to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain

Catalan accused by Spain of running unauthorised referendum was detained in Germany last weekGerman prosecutors have asked a court to permit the extradition of the former Catalan separatist leader
Peter Dutton: details related to au pair decisions suppressed on privacy grounds

Peter Dutton: details related to au pair decisions suppressed on privacy grounds

Tribunal says releasing full documents could make individuals ‘reasonably identifiable’Key details related to Peter Dutton’s decision to grant visas on public interest grounds to two au pairs in 2015
Oligarchs hide billions in shell companies. Here's how we stop them | Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer

Oligarchs hide billions in shell companies. Here's how we stop them | Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer

The Panama Papers have helped tax authorities recover over $500m around the world. Property registries could ensure that even more is recovered Two years ago we published the Panama Papers after an
Monsoons could result in 'enormous deaths' among Rohingya refugees

Monsoons could result in 'enormous deaths' among Rohingya refugees

Nearly a million Muslim refugees living in camps in Bangladesh at risk, rights groups warnThe coming monsoon season could result in “enormous deaths” among Rohingya people from Myanmar living in
Wheeling the axe: Prague to ban bikes from historic squares and streets

Wheeling the axe: Prague to ban bikes from historic squares and streets

Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central spots in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian safety – yet 1,000 cars will notStanding astride his bike in Prague’s storied Wenceslas
'It's time-critical': the race to overturn abortion ban in El Salvador

'It's time-critical': the race to overturn abortion ban in El Salvador

Efforts to legalise abortion for first time since 1998 hinge on pushing through changes before conservative legislators take office in MayMoves to overturn El Salvador’s ban on abortion could be
Jacinda Ardern answers questions from Guardian readers – video

Jacinda Ardern answers questions from Guardian readers – video

When we recently interviewed the New Zealand prime minister in Auckland, we took with us some questions from our readers. Here Ardern responds to questions about pregnancy, poverty and obesity
'The wars will never stop' - millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

'The wars will never stop' - millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

Starving and sick, people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo are caught in a bloody cycle of violence and political turmoilJustin Kapitu is dying. He does not know it yet, and the doctors
Teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham, north London

Teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham, north London

No arrests yet after 17-year-old found with gunshot wound on Monday night, says police A 17-year-old girl has been shot dead in north London, police have said. Related: London murder rate set for
Victoria police caught on CCTV beating Melbourne pensioner

Victoria police caught on CCTV beating Melbourne pensioner

Assistant commissioner says he ‘doesn’t know’ if the incident would have been investigated without the video footageThe assistant commissioner of Victoria police, Luke Cornelius, said he was unsure if
EPA chief faces White House inquiry over condo owned by lobbyist – reports

EPA chief faces White House inquiry over condo owned by lobbyist – reports

Scott Pruitt reportedly paid below market rate to live in home owned by energy industry lobbyistThe White House is reviewing the activities of the Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt,
Revealed: Facebook hate speech exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya crisis

Revealed: Facebook hate speech exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya crisis

Analyst says: ‘I really don’t know how Zuckerberg and co sleep at night’ after evidence emerges of a spike in posts inciting violenceHate speech exploded on Facebook at the start of the Rohingya