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Labor plans industrial relations changes to boost wages for low-paid workers

Labor plans industrial relations changes to boost wages for low-paid workers

Brendan O’Connor signals shift away from negotiating pay deals workplace by workplace and instead look at industry wide bargainingLabor is examining ways to encourage industry-level bargaining for
Puigdemont abandons bid to reclaim Catalan presidency

Puigdemont abandons bid to reclaim Catalan presidency

Leader of independence bid backs JxCat MP Jordi Sànchez, currently in custody on suspicion of seditionThe former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, whose push for regional independence plunged Spain
Putin's missiles are pointing at Tampa Bay but local mayors take laidback view

Putin's missiles are pointing at Tampa Bay but local mayors take laidback view

The Russian president presented a video animation suggesting Florida – home of the US military’s central command – is a nuclear targetDespite appearing to be in the crosshairs of Vladimir Putin’s new
US ambassador to Mexico resigns amid strained relations

US ambassador to Mexico resigns amid strained relations

Veteran diplomat Roberta Jacobson announces she’s leaving ‘to pursue other opportunities’ after two years in the positionThe US ambassador to Mexico is resigning from her post as the US-Mexico
NRA members on Trump's plans for gun control: 'Every word of it was a betrayal'

NRA members on Trump's plans for gun control: 'Every word of it was a betrayal'

Trump embraced raising the age limit on purchasing certain weapons and confiscating people’s guns before going through due processNRA members have branded Donald Trump’s plans for stricter gun control
Woman accused of poisoning her lookalike with cheesecake to steal identity

Woman accused of poisoning her lookalike with cheesecake to steal identity

The suspect stole the victim’s passport, cash and other property after trying to make it look like a suicide attempt, authorities saidA Russian woman was charged with poisoning her lookalike with a
UK government to fight Scotland bid for Brexit emergency powers

UK government to fight Scotland bid for Brexit emergency powers

Legal challenge highly likely if Scottish parliament votes to sidestep WestminsterThe UK government is expected to mount an immediate legal challenge at the supreme court if the Scottish parliament
Europe under a blanket of snow – in pictures

Europe under a blanket of snow – in pictures

Heavy snowfall and blizzards have lashed Europe as a deep freeze has set in, from the Baltic to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Landmarks including St Mark’s Square in Venice and Nice’s Promenade
Corbyn's Brexit and May's big moment – Politics Weekly podcast

Corbyn's Brexit and May's big moment – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Jill Rutter, Jennifer Rankin, Dan Roberts and John Harris to discuss a pivotal week for Brexit. Plus Dharshini David on the supremacy of the US dollar as the world’s
Hey, that’s my hometown! How it feels to have Putin target your birthplace

Hey, that’s my hometown! How it feels to have Putin target your birthplace

Why would the Russian president want to aim his array of nuclear weapons on a wee peninsula on Florida’s west coast?I snapped awake from a strange dream and pulled my phone off the headboard to see a
French festival rejects calls to bar rocker who killed girlfriend

French festival rejects calls to bar rocker who killed girlfriend

Papillons de Nuit festivals says inclusion of controversial singer Bertrand Cantat was solely on artistic meritThe organisers of a music festival in northern France have defied pressure to cancel a
Scathing UN migration report not ideal start to Australia's human rights council tenure

Scathing UN migration report not ideal start to Australia's human rights council tenure

UN’s special rapporteur on torture blames migrants’ plight on states basing policies on ‘deterrence, criminalisation and discrimination’Australia’s first week on the UN human rights council has been
The videos that show alleged Melbourne child sex abuser living 'normal, healthy' life in Israel

The videos that show alleged Melbourne child sex abuser living 'normal, healthy' life in Israel

Private investigator who collected more than 200 hours of footage following Malka Leifer says videos build case for extraditionAn Israeli private investigator has shared videos with the Guardian he
Author Sherman Alexie apologizes amid anonymous allegations

Author Sherman Alexie apologizes amid anonymous allegations

‘Over the years, I have done things that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply’Prominent author Sherman Alexie issued an apology Wednesday amid anonymous allegations of
Kenyan conservationists protest as Chinese company starts work on railway

Kenyan conservationists protest as Chinese company starts work on railway

Wildlife Direct says building work inside Nairobi’s famed national park defies court order Kenyan conservationists have expressed outrage at the construction of a railway line inside Nairobi’s famed
EU gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content

EU gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content

Commission says internet companies also including YouTube and Twitter need to show progress on issue or face legislationThe European Union has given Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other
A munching cow and storm Emma: Thursday's best photos

A munching cow and storm Emma: Thursday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world, including the Holi festival in India and spring in China Continue reading...
'I closed my eyes and tried to disappear': British child migrants speak of their abuse

'I closed my eyes and tried to disappear': British child migrants speak of their abuse

Stories of suffering of children sent to Australia after the war prompt call for compensationThe experiences of two former child migrants sent to Australia from Britain after the war feature in detail
Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Travelling exhibition aims to reduce ‘cultural segregation’, says Francoise NyssenThe Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece that has spent nearly all of the past 500 years in Paris, could embark
Prince William to make first official royal visit to Israel and Palestine

Prince William to make first official royal visit to Israel and Palestine

Duke of Cambridge due to arrive this summer after years of rejected invitationsPrince William will become the first British royal to make an official visit to Israel and Palestine, an unexpected move