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Tuesday briefing: Didn't anyone tell the DUP?

Top story: Arlene Foster throws up wall over Irish border Good morning, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the briefing today. The cost of governing with DUP support has been hammered home to Theresa May after the Northern Ireland unionists dramatically...

Tuesday, 06:52 in World News
 
The best albums of 2017: 50-41

The best albums of 2017: 50-41

41 Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice She’s the Aussie singer-songwriter whose bright, witty debut album made her an instant indie star; he’s the goofy Philadelphian who once played guitar with the War on Drugs. Together they make a...

Tuesday, 06:07 in Art & Culture
 

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, university students, carpenters, socialites, miners – Portugal was in a state of panic. Álvaro Pereira was...

Tuesday, 06:07 in World News
 

Morning mail: ABC radio current affairs programs slashed

Good morning, this is Mike Ticher, standing in for Eleanor Ainge Roy, bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 5 December. Top stories Two of the ABC’s flagship radio current affairs programs will be halved in length as part of a...

Monday, 20:02 in World News
 
FA Cup third round draw – live!

FA Cup third round draw – live!

Hello! It’s the most wonderful time of the year - the draw for the third round of the FA Cup, of course! What did you think I meant? Nothing tops this. Nothing! Get those balls in the pot, give them a good shake and let’s draw some teams! We kick off...

Monday, 19:05 in Sport
 
Alexander Armstrong webchat – post your questions now!

Alexander Armstrong webchat – post your questions now!

Alexander Armstrong once complained that he rarely got stopped in the street, unlike his comedy partner Ben Miller. That’s unlikely to be the case these days, given that he’s on telly almost every day as the genial host of Pointless, the teatime quiz...

Monday, 13:38 in Art & Culture
 

The top 100 tracks of 2017

Many listeners are still in love with the album: a piece of work that allows a musician to fully sketch out their current worldview. And we’ll be counting down our favourite 50 albums of the year over the next three weeks. But many listeners have made...

Monday, 11:15 in Art & Culture
 
Theresa May heads to Brussels hoping to conclude phase one of Brexit talks - Politics live

Theresa May heads to Brussels hoping to conclude phase one of Brexit talks - Politics live

Are you fed up of reading about the interminable Brexit talks? If so, some partial good news. Today could be the day when phase one finally concludes. Theresa May is going to Brussels for a key lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the...

Monday, 09:26 in Politics
 

'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky patch of grass. “My family and I have been here since I was a child,” he says, nodding at the small, rickety houses to his right....

Monday, 07:51 in World News
 

Clocking off: the companies introducing nap time to the workplace

One of the more annoying habits of highly successful people is their tendency to advertise how little sleep they need. Former Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer can operate on four hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the gym by 5am and designer and film director...

Monday, 07:45 in Business
 

Clocking off: the companies introducing nap time to the workplace

One of the more annoying habits of highly successful people is their tendency to advertise how little sleep they need. Former Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer can operate on four hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the gym by 5am and designer and film director...

Monday, 07:07 in Health
 

Monday briefing: Brexit faces hold up on the Irish border

Top story: Another day, another crunch meeting for PM Good morning. A happy Monday to you. I’m Martin Farrer and this is the Guardian’s morning briefing. It must feel like Groundhog Day for Theresa May: another meeting in Brussels, another day being...

Monday, 06:30 in World News
 

Morning mail: Trump tweets may prove obstruction of justice

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 4 December. Top stories Donald Trump’s tweets blasting his former senior aide Michael Flynn may point to an obstruction of justice, according to legal...

3 December 2017 in World News
 

Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: ‘I would love to have told Trump: “Back off, you creep”’

Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a hotel room, giving a big television interview, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridge’s. While she waits outside on the sofa, though, it quickly becomes clear that the star of this conversation is the classicist. One...

2 December 2017 in Lifestyle
 

Nick Clegg meets Richard Thaler: ‘All it would take to stop Brexit is a couple of dozen brave Tories’

Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel prize for economics in October, for work that has “built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making”. While traditional economics assumes that people are rational actors,...

2 December 2017 in World News
 
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