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'These cops love you': Michigan sheriff joins George Floyd protesters in Flint – video

'These cops love you': Michigan sheriff joins George Floyd protesters in Flint – video

A sheriff in Michigan on Saturday was welcomed with cheers as he gave a rousing speech before joining demonstrators on a George Floyd protest. 'The only reason we're here is to make sure you have a
Brazil’s left and right unite to launch pro-democracy manifesto

Brazil’s left and right unite to launch pro-democracy manifesto

Call for unity comes as criticism of Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of coronavirus growsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProminent figures from across Brazil’s political spectrum
Global report: fears of coronavirus surge from US protests as world cases hit 6m

Global report: fears of coronavirus surge from US protests as world cases hit 6m

The pope warns that people are more important than economies as countries ease lockdownsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlobal coronavirus infections have passed the 6
Trafigura investigated for alleged corruption, market manipulation

Trafigura investigated for alleged corruption, market manipulation

Exclusive: oil trading division of global commodities trader thought to be target of probeGlobal commodities trader Trafigura is under investigation by US authorities for alleged corruption and market
'She never had a voice': Dawn Sturgess's parents hope TV drama will set record straight

'She never had a voice': Dawn Sturgess's parents hope TV drama will set record straight

Caroline and Stan Sturgess say the full truth on the 2018 novichok poisonings is still unknownThe parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have spoken of their ongoing fight
Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown

Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown

Strict safety measures in place, as Colosseum and others also prepare to welcome visitors againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome of Italy’s most famous cultural sites
Yesterday credits row shows trouble's never far away in film writing

Yesterday credits row shows trouble's never far away in film writing

Jack Barth’s claim he did not receive credit he deserved shines light on movie industry machinationsAs a premise, it is surprisingly simple: a young musician who is the only person in the world to
George Floyd: Trump security adviser denies systemic racism in US – live

George Floyd: Trump security adviser denies systemic racism in US – live

Robert O’Brien: ‘There are some bad cops that are racist’Mayors impose curfews, governors call in national guard amid violenceDispatch from Minneapolis: the night the city cracked down on
George Floyd: second night of  US anti-racism protests – in pictures

George Floyd: second night of US anti-racism protests – in pictures

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people spread across the country as mayors imposed curfews and governors called in the national guard Police forcefully
Coronavirus is our chance to completely rethink what the economy is for | Malcolm Bull

Coronavirus is our chance to completely rethink what the economy is for | Malcolm Bull

The pandemic has revealed the danger of prizing ‘efficiency’ above all else. The recent slowdown in our lives points to another way of doing things See all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus –
Coronavirus is our chance to completely rethink what the economy is for | Malcolm Bull

Coronavirus is our chance to completely rethink what the economy is for | Malcolm Bull

The pandemic has revealed the danger of prizing ‘efficiency’ above all else. The recent slowdown in our lives points to another way of doing things See all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus –
Israeli minister says sorry for police shooting of unarmed Palestinian

Israeli minister says sorry for police shooting of unarmed Palestinian

Benny Gantz says he shares in grief over death in Jerusalem of Iyad Halak, who had autismIsrael’s defence minister has apologise for the police’s fatal shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man who had
African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees

African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees

There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the continentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice across swathes of Africa have failed to find more than a
Wars without end: why is there no peaceful solution to so much global conflict?

Wars without end: why is there no peaceful solution to so much global conflict?

A new study shows that 60% of the world’s wars have lasted for at least a decade. From Afghanistan to Libya, Syria to Congo DRC, has endless conflict become normalised? Libya’s civil war entered its
Children of former Azeri security chief acquired luxury UK properties

Children of former Azeri security chief acquired luxury UK properties

Investigation into hacked bank files reveals £100m business empire owned by family of former Azerbaijan minister Eldar Mahmudov A string of luxury properties, including a £17m home near Harrods, were
Children of former Azeri security chief acquired luxury UK properties

Children of former Azeri security chief acquired luxury UK properties

Investigation into hacked bank files reveals £100m business empire owned by family of former Azerbaijan minister Eldar Mahmudov A string of luxury properties, including a £17m home near Harrods, were
Cummings is now a laughing stock. Alas, so is Britain

Cummings is now a laughing stock. Alas, so is Britain

The guru of Brexit and the 2019 election has been exposed. But the economic and social damage is well and truly doneMy father, who was of Irish extraction but hailed from County Durham, used to say:
Church welcomes back Rwandan bishop accused of defending genocide

Church welcomes back Rwandan bishop accused of defending genocide

Church of England reinstates Jonathan Ruhumuliza, who left former post after Observer report on his part in 1994 atrocities The Church of England has reinstated a Rwandan bishop who left his role as a
Death of Algerian girl, 10, in 'faith healing' ceremony sparks outcry

Death of Algerian girl, 10, in 'faith healing' ceremony sparks outcry

A 28-year-old man has been arrested over the death of the girl, who showed signs of ‘blows and burns’A 10-year-old girl who died in eastern Algeria while undergoing faith healing appeared to suffer
Cook Off, the no-budget romcom that became the first Zimbabwean film on Netflix

Cook Off, the no-budget romcom that became the first Zimbabwean film on Netflix

Shot in the chaotic last days of Robert Mugabe’s regime, Cook Off is a feel-good tale of resilience and hopeA Zimbabwean film about a woman who enters a TV cooking show and which cost only $8,000 to