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Theresa May urged to demand top UN official quits over harassment crisis

Female whistleblowers and global HIV activists have urged the British government to demand the resignation of a senior UN official over his alleged mishandling of serious sexual harassment claims. The high-profile group of campaigners,...

'Missing' Melania Trump breaks silence after 20-day absence

Melania Trump has tweeted to address speculation about her health, after not being seen in public for 20 days. “I’m here at the White House with my family, feeling great, & working hard on...

Tourists told to stay away from Indian city of Shimla due to water crisis

Residents of the picturesque Indian hill station Shimla are begging tourists to stay away amid a severe drinking water shortage that is being compared to Cape Town’s water crisis. The Himalayan city was the...

Morning mail: Secret tax list, US opens tariff war, 'stop eating meat'

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 1 June. Top stories A secret list of private companies that have enjoyed a tax reporting exemption since...

Juncker: Italians need to work harder and be less corrupt

Jean-Claude Juncker has said Italians need to work harder, be less corrupt and stop looking to the EU to rescue the country’s poor regions, in comments unlikely to ease the fraught political battle...

Kaliningrad: the Russian enclave with a taste for Europe

When relations between Moscow and the west plummeted in 2014 over Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea, pro-Kremlin media went into overdrive. They portrayed European countries as morally depraved, harbouring a visceral hatred of...

Canada's indigenous architecture Biennale exhibit conveys 'lessons for the future'

More than a dozen architects and designers from across North America have come together to create an unprecedented showcase of aboriginal architecture in Canada’s first ever indigenous-led entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale. The...

Trump holds prison reform summit with Kim Kardashian West

Donald Trump took time out from bashing his attorney general Jeff Sessions and making the Roseanne Barr racism storm all about himself to meet Kim Kardashian West and discuss the justice system. Traversing the...

Landmines made by Isis undo progress made by Princess Diana campaign

The international campaign against landmines championed by the late Princess Diana has been driven into sharp reverse by the growing use of homemade devices in countries like Syria and Iraq. Mine clearance groups are...

Trump approach risks disaster, warns architect of previous North Korea talks

Donald Trump’s approach to peace talks with North Korea has a high risk of “disastrous” results, according to a former senior Japanese diplomat who led breakthrough negotiations with the previous Kim Jong-il regime. Hitoshi...

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BT in fight with Treasury over pension reforms

BT Group has sparked a bitter legal fight with ministers over pension reforms which it claims have increased the burden of one of...