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Cardinal denies claims he covered up abuse allegation against Tolkien's son

Cardinal denies claims he covered up abuse allegation against Tolkien's son

The country’s most senior Catholic clergyman has denied allegations he covered up a complaint of child abuse against one of JRR Tolkien’s sons. Despite defending his actions, Cardinal Vincent Nichols conceded he had been wrong not to reveal to Father...

Guardian, Thursday, 18:41
 
Hungary complains Brexit will leave it outnumbered in EU

Hungary complains Brexit will leave it outnumbered in EU

Hungary’s hardline anti-immigrant government has expressed disappointment at the loss of Britain’s “common sense” from the EU immigration debate. Its foreign minister said the UK leaving was “worst possible scenario for us” because “our preference...

Guardian, Thursday, 18:26
 
Grenfell Tower inquiry: what we've learned so far

Grenfell Tower inquiry: what we've learned so far

The Grenfell fire was an unimaginable horror The burning tower was like a war zone. Flaming panels rained down on firefighters and people trying to escape. Windows exploded and the corridors were filled with poisonous smoke that could overwhelm people...

Guardian, Thursday, 18:12
 
US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

The US has accused China and Russia of using "opaque" and "corrupt" practices to expand their influence in Africa. US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the two nations were "deliberately and aggressively"...

BBC, Thursday, 17:57
 
Kim Jong-un face mask stirs controversy in South Korea

Kim Jong-un face mask stirs controversy in South Korea

A South Korean fashion and cosmetics firm has stirred controversy with a facial mask featuring Kim Jong-un. The firm says it has sold more than 25,000 "unification moisture nuclear masks" since June. However many South Korean stores have...

BBC, Thursday, 17:57
 
What next for Theresa May and her Brexit deal?

What next for Theresa May and her Brexit deal?

Back to the backstop Theresa May has embarked on yet another dash to Brussels in the hope of securing assurances about the terms of the Irish backstop. Brexit-backing cabinet ministers believe there should be wiggle-room to provide more legal...

Guardian, Thursday, 17:25
 
Grace Millane: police find shovel after CCTV search

Grace Millane: police find shovel after CCTV search

Detectives investigating the killing of the British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a shovel they believe is linked to her death. Auckland city police said they discovered the implement in the central west Auckland area after going...

Guardian, Thursday, 17:25
 
US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China

US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China

The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping...

Guardian, Thursday, 17:13
 
Labor could adopt Newstart increase as official policy at national conference

Labor could adopt Newstart increase as official policy at national conference

Labor could adopt a position supporting both an increase in Newstart, as well as a commitment to a review of income support, at the party’s national conference which starts in Adelaide on Sunday. Party sources have told Guardian Australia there are...

Guardian, Thursday, 17:13
 
Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina, 30, has admitted to engaging in a conspiracy against the US in a...

BBC, Thursday, 17:01
 
US recall after women say tampons 'unravel' during use

US recall after women say tampons 'unravel' during use

A US tampon manufacturer has announced a recall of some products after complaints of tampons unravelling and becoming stuck inside women's bodies. Kimberly-Clark said they had received reports of Kotex Sleek tampons "coming apart", causing...

BBC, Thursday, 16:51
 
Sheffield council holds out olive branch over tree-felling plans

Sheffield council holds out olive branch over tree-felling plans

Sheffield city council has pledged to save nearly 100 trees that were marked for felling as it sought to defuse a bitter row that sparked scores of arrests and months of protests. The council has been locked in negotiations with campaigners over the...

Guardian, Thursday, 16:43
 
European parliament censures Czech PM in unprecedented move

European parliament censures Czech PM in unprecedented move

The European parliament has formally censured the Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, over conflict of interest accusations, in unprecedented criticism of a serving leader. MEPs called for the suspension of all EU payments to a business owned by the...

Guardian, Thursday, 16:12
 
EU relaxation of diesel emission limits was illegal, court rules

EU relaxation of diesel emission limits was illegal, court rules

The new generation of so-called “cleaner” diesel vehicles can be banned from Madrid, Paris and Brussels after a ruling by European justices. City authorities can now stop Euro 6 diesel vehicles from entering their cities. The European court of justice...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:53
 
Daniel Hannan's MEP group told to repay €535,000 in EU funds

Daniel Hannan's MEP group told to repay €535,000 in EU funds

A European conservative group co-founded by the Tories and led by Brexit campaigner and MEP Daniel Hannan has been asked to repay more than half a million euros of EU funds following an investigation into their spending, the Guardian has learned. In a...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:37
 


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