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Fiercest of rivals, best of friends: cross-party pals in Parliament

It is politics as bloodsport, half an hour of pure tribal aggression. The weekly clash of prime minister’s questions seems increasingly to embody the bitterly polarised nature of our parliament. But these ritual exchanges barely scratch the surface of...

Sunday, 08:32 in Politics

In the shadow of Disney, living life on the margins

These days, Tommy Delgado barely notices the helicopter flights full of affluent tourists coming and going just across the street from the Magic Castle Inn and Suites. After living in the same poky hotel room for five years, and now sharing it with...

Sunday, 08:07 in World News

California wildfires jeopardize fate of family-run vineyards

Will Bucklin always had “a pretty good vision of armageddon”. The owner of Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma valley – one of the oldest vineyards in the region – had imagined and prepared for a day when there would be a wildfire. The fire department would...

Sunday, 06:07 in World News

How Russia used social media to divide Americans

For the past year, the world has reeled at escalating reports of how Russia “hacked” the 2016 US presidential election, by stealing emails from the Democrats, attacking voter registration lists and voting machines, and running a social media shell...

Saturday, 12:06 in World News

Tom Hanks: ‘I’ve made a lot of movies that didn’t make sense – or money’

“This is odd,” Tom Hanks says with a shake of his shoulders, the international sign of limbering up. We are in a photographer’s studio in LA, a setting that is as familiar to Hanks as the reason for our meeting is strange. He has written a collection...

Saturday, 10:05 in Art & Culture

On your Marx: meet the modern-day communists

No two modern communist parties are the same. In Nepal, the comrades look quite Ocean’s Eleven, purposeful and united, glamorous despite their woolly hats. In Italy, the insistent sun gives them the air of drinkers in a rural bar with an eccentric...

Saturday, 08:08 in World News

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven stories above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille – the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the world – is a...

Friday, 10:14 in Lifestyle

Beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – chosen by local artists

John Bedding, potter The Island at St Ives is my place to go for contemplation. It’s the big hill overlooking the town, west of the Tate. In my pottery I like to explore new techniques a lot and things do go wrong. If you go for a walk, you can think...

Friday, 06:57 in Travel

Friday briefing: Movie industry 'didn't want to know about Weinstein'

Top story: ‘Most damaging thing in my life’ Hello, it’s Warren Murray with a briefing that will have to last you until Monday so we’d better make it count. Police in London and New York have announced they are investigating sexual harassment...

Friday, 06:42 in World News

Pink: 'Monogamy is work. You have times when you haven’t had sex in a year'

MTV’s Vanguard award, now named after Michael Jackson, is given to the biggest names in pop. Over the past 10 years, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Rihanna have been handed the honour, and traditionally, it is a celebration...

Friday, 06:10 in Art & Culture

The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets

In 2013, a British man was arrested for planning to kidnap and brutally murder a soldier. The suspect, who had a criminal history, had posted messages on social media in support of violent jihad. In a search of his residence, the police had found a...

Friday, 06:08 in Science &Technology

Morning mail: police investigate Harvey Weinstein

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 13 October. Top stories Police in London and New York have opened criminal investigations into allegations of sexual abuse against the disgraced movie mogul...

Thursday, 20:59 in World News

'America, stand up' – Eminem's freestyle and the 10 best anti-Trump protest songs (so far)

Eminem has hardly been the name on people’s lips recently. Since his imperial heyday – when this newspaper wrote about him as a poet, contrasting him with Eliot, Whitman, Browning, Tennyson, Frost and pretty much every other poet ever bar Pam Ayres –...

Thursday, 17:46 in Art & Culture

The forgotten story of … the Colourful XI tragedy

Edu Nandlal couldn’t sleep. Many of the other passengers on Surinam Airways flight 764 from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paramaribo Zanderij had decided to get some rest on the 12-hour journey. But this was the first time Nandlal had returned to Suriname...

Thursday, 10:37 in World News

Thursday briefing: Isis mother and son 'die in Syria drone strike'

Top story: British extremist Sally Jones believed killed Hello there – it’s Warren Murray bringing you the news on a Thursday morning. Sally Jones, a British Isis member sometimes dubbed the “white widow”, has been killed along with her 12-year-old...

Thursday, 06:38 in World News

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