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Morning mail: war criminal dies after drinking poison in court

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 30 November. Top stories A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at...

Theresa May makes secret visit to Iraq

Theresa May has become the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008, touring a military base near Baghdad and holding talks with her counterpart while promising to increase UK efforts to...

Congress may finally be tackling sexual misconduct but party loyalty still strong

For decades Congress has quietly dealt with sexual harassment and discrimination claims in secret, using taxpayers’ money to settle complaints. And while powerful men across the film industry and US media are facing a...

Meet mayor João Doria – São Paulo's slick, bullying answer to Trump

Its official name is farinata, but critics had another name for it: human pet food. Made from expired staple foods such as pasta and flour, the dish prompted an immediate backlash when the mayor...

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji felled by assault allegations

One of the biggest stars of sumo wrestling has announced his retirement after allegations that he assaulted a fellow wrestler. Harumafuji, one of four reigning grand champions – or yokozuna – said he was...

Catalonia poll vow: if elected I'll use first 100 days to unravel independence row

When Emmanuel Macron won the French elections, Inés Arrimadas was quick to applaud the victory of a “liberal, centrist and pro-European” candidate. If the polls are anything to go by, Arrimadas, the Ciutadans...

Large iceberg breaks off from Grey glacier in southern Chile

A large iceberg broke off the Grey glacier in southern Chile, authorities said on Tuesday, adding that the cause of the rupture was unclear. Chile’s Conaf forestry service shared photos on social media...

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle next May and will go on their first public walkabout on Friday in Nottingham, the palace has announced. The...

Rape victim arrested on immigration charges after going to police

A woman who reported being kidnapped and raped was arrested on immigration charges while being cared for at a centre for sexual assault victims. The woman, who was five months’ pregnant at the time...

France reinvigorates 'Auld Alliance' with new base in Scotland

The French government is to open a new cultural and diplomatic base in the heart of Edinburgh, reinvigorating one of Scotland’s oldest and strongest foreign alliances. France has taken over one of the most...

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Festive sales cheer for value retailer B&M

Discount retailer B&M has emerged as a Christmas winner after food and other household essentials helped it grow like-for-like sales by 3.9% in...