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Daphne Project: MEPs and authors crank up pressure on Maltese authorities

Daphne Project: MEPs and authors crank up pressure on Maltese authorities

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Tom Watson among those calling for more to be done to investigate murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Malta’s government has been told to take urgent action
Commonwealth summit: can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

Commonwealth summit: can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

International trade is firmly on the agenda as the group of 53 disparate nations meet in LondonAny 80-year-old institution based on the contours of a defunct 19th-century empire and largely held
Pittsburgh prepares officers for possible riots in case Trump fires Mueller

Pittsburgh prepares officers for possible riots in case Trump fires Mueller

Memo issued to detectives to prepare for possible protests‘There is a belief that Trump will soon move to fire Mueller’Pittsburgh police have issued a memo to department detectives to prepare for
Jessie J’s cultural revolution: how a Middle-Grade Pop Monster saved China

Jessie J’s cultural revolution: how a Middle-Grade Pop Monster saved China

Her triumph on the country’s TV talent show wasn’t all about winning or the money. It was about enabling her to show the Chinese ‘a western performer and hear music some had never heard before’Well,
Video of Iran 'morality police' wrestling with woman sparks outrage

Video of Iran 'morality police' wrestling with woman sparks outrage

Female officer shown slapping woman and wrestling her to floor because her hijab was looseShocking video footage of a young woman being wrestled to the floor by Iranian “morality police” because her
Steep rise in abuse claims to Charity Commission after Oxfam scandal

Steep rise in abuse claims to Charity Commission after Oxfam scandal

Reports of serious safeguarding incidents to the watchdog in February and March were three times figures for last yearThe number of sexual abuse and harassment allegations reported to the Charity
Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

King Mswati III declares name change 50 years after independence from British ruleThe king of Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, has announced that his country has changed its name to the
Grubs up: Carrefour offers Spanish shoppers insect-based snacks

Grubs up: Carrefour offers Spanish shoppers insect-based snacks

Supermarket chain’s new range includes spicy chilli buffalo worms and smoked cricketsDespite being a country that guards its culinary traditions more jealously than most - the recipe for the perfect
Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub should lose licence, says AfD

Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub should lose licence, says AfD

German rightwing populist party says club’s continuous opening hours ‘provoke’ drug useBerlin’s most famous nightclub, Berghain, should be stripped of its trading licence, according to a formal
Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Cases concerned claims about Cohen in Steele dossierTrump lawyer denied he visited Prague to help 2016 campaignMichael Cohen, Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer, has dropped libel lawsuits against
Hottest April day in almost 70 years sparks marathon warning

Hottest April day in almost 70 years sparks marathon warning

Temperature tops 28C in UK as forecasters predict warmest London marathon on recordParts of the UK experienced the warmest April day in almost 70 years with temperatures in central London reaching 28C
Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

Joint statement published in Guardian calls for rethink before 12 May deadline set by TrumpAn open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal More than 500 parliamentarians from
Civil servants union boss hits back at Rudd over Windrush blame

Civil servants union boss hits back at Rudd over Windrush blame

Criticism of Home Office staff is attempt to deflect from Theresa May’s hostile policies, says FDA chief Amber Rudd’s implied criticism of her own Home Office staff for the Windrush scandal is an
Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Chocolate bar not well enough known in all member states for shape to merit trademark status, European court of justice toldThe shape of the four-finger KitKat bar is set to lose its EU-wide protected
‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her
Kim Jong-un's wife makes first public appearance as first lady – video

Kim Jong-un's wife makes first public appearance as first lady – video

Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korea's leader, made her first public appearance as first lady last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. Kim Jong-un's decision to give his wife
Filthy lucre: scavenging grime and sewage for gold on Mumbai's streets | Puja Changoiwala

Filthy lucre: scavenging grime and sewage for gold on Mumbai's streets | Puja Changoiwala

Along the narrow alleys of one of India’s largest bullion markets, men and women scrape a living scouring the dust and even the drains for specks of the precious metal When most of Mumbai is fast
An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and  Delphine O

An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O

It was a major breakthrough, drastically reducing the risk of a nuclear arms race. Abandoning it now will do lasting damage • Signed by parliamentarians from Britain, Germany and FranceFor more than
North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

South Korea’s president says Pyongyang has not attached any conditions such as US troop withdrawalNorth Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without
Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD

Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD

‘Bicycle Day’ on 19 April is the 75th anniversary of the day Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD, changing his perceptions – and the city’s futureSeventy-five years ago, the Swiss chemist