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Daphne Caruana Galizia: We knew establishment was out to get her – family

Looking back, they had known – perhaps for a long time – that it might end like this. With hindsight, says Matthew Caruana Galizia , red-eyed from emotion and lack of sleep, it...

Portugal: interior minister resigns after wildfires kill 100

Portugal’s interior minister has been replaced amid criticism over the government’s handling of a series of deadly forest fires that have killed more than 100 people in four months. Constanca Urbano de Sousa handed...

Parents of freed Afghanistan hostage beg media to consider family's trauma

The parents of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting...

Jeff Sessions shifts ground on Russia contacts under Senate questioning

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has given a new account of his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, conceding it was possible that they had discussed Donald Trump’s policy...

Astana's plan to stay warm in the winter? Build a ring of one million...

“Do you know why women in Astana don’t get expensive haircuts?” asked television presenter Dinara Tursunova. “Because no sooner do you leave the beauty salon, the wind blows away your hairdo, and with...

Lena Headey claims she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein

The Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey has spoken of how she felt “powerless” during an encounter with Harvey Weinstein, adding her voice to the growing number of women who have accused the...

After Charlottesville, white nationalist's campus event fuels free speech debate

Students at the University of Florida, where a white nationalist leader will speak on Thursday, are facing a difficult choice. They could listen to Richard Spencer, who wants to form a “white ethno-state” in...

Tashkent City: is 'progress' worth the price being paid in Uzbekistan?

Abdujalil Azimov sits on a stool listening to Uzbek pop on a transistor radio as his sheep graze contentedly in the evening sunshine on a strip of grass in the centre of Tashkent,...

Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet

Why make art when buyers treat works as an alternative currency, hiding them away like bullion bars in storage facilities? Can anything be done about questionable corporations and oppressive regimes using contemporary art...

Kurdish forces abandon long-held lands to Iraqi army and Shia fighters

Kurdish forces have abandoned lands they had controlled since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, allowing Iraqi troops to move into disputed areas that had been central to hopes for an independent...

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‘Homebase is the most disastrous retail acquisition in the UK ever’

It’s an Aussie institution in crisis after aggressive management led to disgrace and embarrassment overseas. It also knows a thing or two about...