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Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to share stage with US conservatives

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to share stage with US conservatives

Niece of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen to address conference after vice-president Mike Pence on ThursdayMarion Maréchal-Le Pen, the former young star of France’s far-right Front
Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

The Addis Ababa massacre or Graziani massacre, in which 20,000 to 30,000 Ethiopians were killed by Italian occupying forces on 19 February 1937, is commemorated at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the
Israeli police name Netanyahu associates in corruption inquiry

Israeli police name Netanyahu associates in corruption inquiry

Pair suspected of helping telecoms company in return for favourable coverage of PM Israeli police have named the two close associates of Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected
Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children

Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children

Children were taken into Thai state care in 2014 but will now move to Japan with fatherA wealthy Japanese man at the centre of a “baby factory” scandal in Thailand has won sole parental rights to 13
Brexit weekly briefing: May seeks new security treaty

Brexit weekly briefing: May seeks new security treaty

Munich speech emphasised continued cooperation but was vague over how the UK would respect ECJ’s roleWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly
Welcome to Comrat, Moldova's relic Soviet city – in pictures

Welcome to Comrat, Moldova's relic Soviet city – in pictures

In 1991, when Moldova broke free of the Soviet Union, the pro-Russian region of Gagauzia wanted to remain. Twenty-seven years later, its tiny capital looks like a monument to a vanished Europe
WA Nationals say Barnaby Joyce should not stay federal leader

WA Nationals say Barnaby Joyce should not stay federal leader

Mia Davies says Joyce has become ‘a distraction at both federal and state level’The Western Australian arm of the National party has announced it no longer has confidence in Barnaby Joyce, claiming he
'Equality won't happen by itself': how Iceland got tough on gender pay gap

'Equality won't happen by itself': how Iceland got tough on gender pay gap

Despite its image as a paradise of fairness, women earn less than men. Now Iceland has become the first country in the world to enforce equal payOn the face of it, Iceland is a good place to be a
MP accuses British overseas territories of undermining US North Korea sanctions

MP accuses British overseas territories of undermining US North Korea sanctions

US justice department alleges that companies based in British Virgin Islands and Anguilla are linked to a North Korean bank A prominent Labour MP has accused British overseas territories of
Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

Unicef expresses alarm over figures that show five newborn babies a minute die from preventable causes worlwideThe risk of dying as a newborn in the US is only slightly lower than the risk for babies
The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

Nezhat Amiri’s recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognitionIn her 38-year career, which is as long as the history of the Islamic republic, Iran’s first and only female
Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change

Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity’ of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreementMore than one million trees have been pledged for Trump
South Australia election: Jay Weatherill criticised over fossil fuel expansions

South Australia election: Jay Weatherill criticised over fossil fuel expansions

Premier’s position on oil drilling and fracking described as ‘disingenuous’ after debate The South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, did not oppose some of the country’s largest fossil fuel
Former US military commander warns against 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

Former US military commander warns against 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

Amid reports Trump administration is considering pre-emptive action, Dennis Blair says striking first would be high-risk strategyA senior former US military commander and intelligence chief has warned
France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

New strategy will allow the predators to increase in number from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure
Mozambique: 17 die after garbage 'mountains' collapse on to homes

Mozambique: 17 die after garbage 'mountains' collapse on to homes

Search under way for more bodies feared buried by debris in poor, densely populated area on outskirts of MaputoHeavy rains have triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in
NRA appears to be 'dialing down' high-profile appearance at CPAC

NRA appears to be 'dialing down' high-profile appearance at CPAC

CEO Wayne LaPierre’s name nowhere to be found on conservative conference agenda, although NRA says speech has not been cancelledThe National Rifle Association (NRA) appears to be trying to “dial down”
Indonesia issues volcanic ash flight warnings after Mount Sinabung erupts

Indonesia issues volcanic ash flight warnings after Mount Sinabung erupts

Largest eruption this year sends ash more than 7km into the sky, turning day into night across five nearby districtsIndonesia has raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano to their
Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll

Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll

4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisis More people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were
Homo erectus may have been a sailor – and able to speak

Homo erectus may have been a sailor – and able to speak

A new theory suggests that Homo erectus was able to create seagoing vessels – and must have used language to sail successfully They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were