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The cookout offered free food, a face-painting booth and a “protest sign-making station” – a pile of cut-up cardboard boxes, paint markers and rolls of packing tape. A group of neighborhood boys, each no older than 12, gathered around. They wanted signs
Top story: ‘We need to interview him’ say senators Good morning – it’s Warren Murray bringing you today’s Briefing. US senators have seized on Donald Trump Jr’s admission that he hoped for some dirt on Hillary Clinton when he met with a Russian lawyer du
Although Britain has an established church, few of us today pay it much mind. We follow an even more powerful religion, around which we have oriented our lives: economics. Think about it. Economics offers a comprehensive doctrine with a moral code promis
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 11 July. Top stories Malcolm Turnbull and Theresa May have announced they are prepared to sign an ambitious trade deal after Brexit, with Turnbull saying he h
Top story: May to reboot leadership Theresa May will attempt to relaunch her premiership today with an unexpected appeal to Labour and other parties for policy ideas. In a speech on Monday designed to bolster her position against talk of a leadership cha
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 10 July. Top stories Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has declared victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul after nearly nine months of bitter fightin
When Walmart left town, it didn’t linger over the goodbyes. It slashed the prices on all its products, stripped the shelves bare, and vanished, leaving behind only the ghostly shadow of its famous brand name and gold star logo on the front wall of a dese
John Banville Colm Tóibín’s exhilarating House of Names (Viking £14.99) is a retelling of Aeschylus’s drama on the sacrificing by Agamemnon of his daughter Cassandra and its tragic consequences, including the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra
A man in skinny jeans and a bow tie is standing by a whiteboard with various buzzwords written on it: empathy, respect, create. He is leading a corporate bonding day for about 20 workers in an airy atrium, and moves over to start playing Bon Jovi’s Livin
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A book I absolutely loved was Margo Jefferson’s Negroland (Granta), a memoir of her life as part of the African American economically privileged class. It is a sharply honest, biting, reflective look at America, and a useful guid
In Scotland, the much-loved puffin – or Fachach in Gaelic – nests on the Treshnish Isles and Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. Outside of the breeding season they spend most of their lives at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. This distinctive seab
Top story: Trump asks Russia – friend or foe? Good morning, it’s Warren Murray with the stories to start the day. The US president will finally meet Vladimir Putin today after giving a speech in Poland where he criticised Russia for acting as a destabili
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 7 July. Top stories An Australian mining company is embroiled in a standoff with landowners in the Solomon Islands over allegations it coerced, bullied and tri
They’re easy to spot, the neo-Nazi and his driver, strolling side by side up Main Street beneath a noonday sun, flanked by the two-story brick and limestone buildings of Beatrice, Nebraska. But it’s not the way they’re dressed. Gerhard Lauck, the man the
Top story: Call for May to collar Trump over climate Good morning – it’s Warren Murray bringing you up to speed. All eyes are turning to Hamburg today with world leaders due to converge for the two-day G20 summit, which gets under way officially on Frida
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