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The unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania

In 1981, Mauritania made slavery illegal, the last country in the world to do so. Nonetheless, tens of thousands of people – mostly from the minority Haratine or Afro-Mauritanian groups – still live...

Brexit could keep UK economy 'in the slow lane'

The UK runs the risk of being overtaken by other developed economies, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). ...

Our children's plastic lives seen through their lunches

But there's a problem. Until this year, most Maldivian children had not seen a coral reef, could not swim (most still can't), and often held a deep-rooted fear of the big blue. Ghost...

Bilderberg 2018: new tech helps oil the wheels of the global elite

This year’s Bilderberg conference has begun in Turin, and as well as billionaires and bank bosses the attendees include four prime ministers, two deputy prime ministers, the Nato secretary general, the German defence...

World Cup: England fans' safety at risk in Russia, say MPs

England football fans visiting Russia for the World Cup are at serious risk of homophobic, racist and anti-British attacks and have been offered only “vague reassurance” about their safety by the Foreign Office...

G7: May urges Trump re-think on steel tariffs

Theresa May will briefly leave her government's Brexit turmoil behind to persuade Donald Trump to re-think US steel imports. ...

Trump unenthusiastically heads for contentious G7

Indeed, the President's focus over the past weeks has been his June 12 summit with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore and not the G7 meetings held with top US allies...

Landlords and staff are entitled to be angry at House of Fraser | Nils...

House of Fraser’s radical plan to shut more than half its UK stores and secure rent reductions on others is aggressive. This is a company that reported an operating profit of £19.8m in...

Dutch queen's sister Inés Zorreguieta found dead at home in Buenos Aires

The youngest sister of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, has been found dead in her apartment in Bueno Aires. Inés Zorreguieta, 33, who worked as a researcher at the United Nations in Panama and...

'We break things for a living': how Microsoft tests its Xbox controllers

As soon as you open the door, the noise pummels you. It’s like the sound of a steam train, or even an experimental electronic music track. “Thankfully, no one needs to sit in...

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George Clooney sells his tequila company for up to $1bn

A tequila company co-founded by George Clooney has been sold to UK drinks firm Diageo for up to $1bn (£790m). The company behind Smirnoff,...