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The collapse of Isis will inflame the regional power struggle

The collapse of Isis will inflame the regional power struggle

The collapse of the Isis caliphate’s last stronghold in Syria is sending shockwaves across the region, changing the calculations of the major powers as they jockey for advantage. Triumphalism in Washington, Moscow and Damascus risks obscuring the...

Sunday, 07:16 in World News
 
Trump calls on European allies to take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria

Trump calls on European allies to take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria

Donald Trump has asked his European allies to “take back over 800” Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. “The Caliphate is ready to fall,” the US president said in a tweet. “The alternative is not a good one in that we will...

Sunday, 06:57 in World News
 
I can’t get past my strained relationship with my mother

I can’t get past my strained relationship with my mother

The dilemma I don’t have a very good relationship with my mum most of the time. It looks fine from the outside and she would probably disagree with me, but I often feel unhappy about it. I’m in my 30s and have always felt like my brother is treated...

Sunday, 06:19 in Lifestyle
 
Macron condemns antisemitic abuse during gilets jaunes Paris protest

Macron condemns antisemitic abuse during gilets jaunes Paris protest

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has condemned antisemitic abuse of a leading intellectual by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protestors and said it would not be tolerated. Police intervened to protect philosopher and writer Alain Finkielkraut...

Sunday, 06:10 in World News
 
Sunday's best TV: Top Gear; Baptiste; Traitors; Time Travelling Bong

Sunday's best TV: Top Gear; Baptiste; Traitors; Time Travelling Bong

Top Gear 8pm, BBC Two When looking back on Matt LeBlanc’s run on Top Gear, TV historians might conclude that the leather-jacketed Friends hunk was always stuck in second gear. Tonight’s launch of his fourth and final stint has already been preempted...

Sunday, 06:09 in Showbiz
 
Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni to stay in Adelaide zoo under Labor plan

Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni to stay in Adelaide zoo under Labor plan

A Labor government would spend $1.3m a year for Adelaide zoo to keep two giant pandas that have failed to produce any offspring since their arrival at the zoo almost 10 years ago. The opposition committed on Sunday to over five years of funding for...

Sunday, 05:22 in World News
 
'Hidden city' travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick

'Hidden city' travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick

Airlines are cracking down on a ticketing loophole that can knock thousands of pounds off the cost of travel – but the fight back is only giving more publicity to the advantages of “hidden city” travel. At its most simplistic, hidden city ticketing is...

Sunday, 05:17 in World News
 
US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia, but delivery uncertain

US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia, but delivery uncertain

A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuela has landed in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed. The shipment on...

Sunday, 04:41 in World News
 
Cancún shooting: five people gunned down in Mexico's tourist hotspot

Cancún shooting: five people gunned down in Mexico's tourist hotspot

Five people have been shot dead and five more wounded in Cancún after gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican resort city and opened fire. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said the attack on Saturday took place in a club called La Kuka, on a main avenue...

Sunday, 02:50 in World News
 
Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws nomination

Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws nomination

The White House says Donald Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to UN, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn. The US Department of State released a statement on Saturday evening Washington time saying Nauert had withdrawn and another nominee would be announced...

Sunday, 01:05 in World News
 
Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry

Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry

Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar...

Sunday, 00:51 in World News
 
Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

Campaigners against Theresa May’s “my deal or no deal” Brexit strategy are planning to mobilise the public and politicians for a showdown over the UK’s future in Europe in the final six days before Britain is due to leave the EU, the Observer can...

Sunday, 00:48 in Politics
 
Nan Goldin threatens London gallery boycott over £1m gift from Sackler fund

Nan Goldin threatens London gallery boycott over £1m gift from Sackler fund

The National Portrait Gallery will be forced to turn down a gift of £1m from members of the multibillionaire Sackler family if it goes ahead with a prestigious new exhibition of the work of US artist Nan Goldin. The photographer and activist is...

Sunday, 00:39 in World News
 

Observer sudoku

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid using the numbers 1 to 9. Each number must appear just once in every row, column and 3x3 box. Buy next week’s Observer Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and style Sudoku

Sunday, 00:37 in Lifestyle
 
Observer killer sudoku

Observer killer sudoku

Click here to access the print version. Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by grey lines. Buy next week’s...

Sunday, 00:37 in Lifestyle
 


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