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Billionaire Christopher Chandler denies spy claims

Billionaire Christopher Chandler denies spy claims

MPs told parliament that the New Zealand-born businessman had links with Russian intelligenceA billionaire accused in parliament of having links to Moscow intelligence has said that he is not a spy,
Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Umesh Pandey said he refused an order from board of directors to ‘tone down’ the newspaper’s reporting and editorials The editor of the Bangkok Post newspaper has said he has been forced to step down
Wandering stars: are Tallinn's digital nomads building the city of the future?

Wandering stars: are Tallinn's digital nomads building the city of the future?

Estonia’s nomad visa and space-age digital infrastructure are set to make Tallinn more attractive to location-independent workers. Is this the future of urban employment? Nicole Tan, a 29-year-old
Warning sounded over China's 'debtbook diplomacy'

Warning sounded over China's 'debtbook diplomacy'

Academics identify 16 countries loaned billions that they can’t afford to repayChina’s “debtbook diplomacy” uses strategic debts to gain political leverage with economically vulnerable countries
Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens | Afua Osei

Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens | Afua Osei

Despite the compelling narrative about African women becoming titans of industry, sexism and inequality make scaling up impossible for many entrepreneursAfrica is building up a glowing reputation as

Korean Air: how a high-flying family dynasty was brought low – video

Korean Air workers demand the chairman, Cho Yang-ho, step down after a series of bad-tempered incidents involving his family that could spell the downfall of one of South Korea’s most powerful
Hunger Highway: desperate Venezuelans take hard road to Brazil

Hunger Highway: desperate Venezuelans take hard road to Brazil

Venezuela holds elections on Sunday but 5,000 people a day are leaving – many trekking a 215km route through the AmazonDaniel Guerra hit the Hunger Highway at dawn hoping to steal a march on the
Nannup mystery: cult suicide possible but not proved, coroner rules

Nannup mystery: cult suicide possible but not proved, coroner rules

Three adults and a child vanished from a tiny Western Australian town in 2007• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonFour people who disappeared from a tiny Western
Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was pulled back inside by crew after right windshield blew out at 32,000 feetThe co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday
Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

Letters from immigration minister Caroline Nokes appear to show she knew about deportations months earlier than she claimed The Home Office has been accused of being unfit for purpose and guilty of
Energy companies investigated after allegedly overcharging by $400m to pay tax bills

Energy companies investigated after allegedly overcharging by $400m to pay tax bills

Josh Frydenberg announces inquiry but Turnbull unsure if money can be recoveredAllegations electricity networks and gas companies are gouging customers hundreds of millions of dollars to pay their
Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxyThe unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has
Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well under way', satellite images show

Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well under way', satellite images show

Several key operational buildings as well as smaller sheds have been razed, according to a US monitoring groupNorth Korea has begun dismantling the country’s only known nuclear test site, according to
Gap sorry for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect' map of China

Gap sorry for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect' map of China

US chain apologises for design that did not include Tibet or Taiwan, two territories that China claims as its own US retailer Gap has apologised for selling a T-shirt showing what it called an
Headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar resigns after haircut controversy

Headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar resigns after haircut controversy

Michael Davies stepped down after facing months of pressure for sacking a teacher for cutting a student’s hair • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The headmaster of the
The Guardian Essential report, 15 May results

The Guardian Essential report, 15 May results

This report summarises the results of a weekly poll conducted by Essential Research with data provided by Your Source. Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and

Meghan Markle's father 'to stay home on wedding day' – video

The US celebrity website TMZ reports that Thomas Markle Sr is pulling out of the royal wedding amid allegations that he cooperated with a Los Angeles-based photo agency to stage paparazzi pictures.
'Tax Amazon': Seattle passes plan for corporate wealth tax to fund housing

'Tax Amazon': Seattle passes plan for corporate wealth tax to fund housing

City leaders unite behind plan to charge big businesses per worker and divert those funds to housing and homeless services A parade of hardhat union workers and threats from hometown-behemoth Amazon
Turnbull dismisses Howard's call to defund schools that make sex education mandatory

Turnbull dismisses Howard's call to defund schools that make sex education mandatory

Former PM wants funding denied to schools that don’t allow parents to withdraw children from ‘values-based’ classes • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonMalcolm Turnbull