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world Nato to consider expert panel after Macron brain-dead claim

Nato is expected to consider at its 70th birthday summit a proposal to set up a “group of experts” i...

lifeandstyle Tokyo, Lisbon, Leeds: the indoor food halls sweeping the world

In a riverside venue in Durham with sensational views of the city’s castle and cathedral, John Theob...

artanddesign How artist Hetain Patel went from Spider-Man fan to Spandex-clad star

Hetain Patel remembers what it was like to grow up in Bolton as part of the “only brown family in to...

australia-news Search to continue for Briton missing after injuring head on Australia camping trip

The search to find a British tourist who went missing on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road on Saturday wil...

politics Dudley North: from safe Labour seat to top Tory target

Outside Dudley town hall, bitter disappointment hung in the cold, damp air. “It’s just blow after bl...

sport Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire to start The Hundred next season

The Oval Invincibles and the Welsh Fire will open the batting on 17 July next year for The Hundred, ...

travel London tops list of world's most vegan-friendly cities

London has been named the most vegan-friendly city in the world for the second year running by onlin...

technology The Banker: Apple abruptly cancels premiere of its first major film

Apple abruptly cancelled the world premiere of its film The Banker at the AFI Festival in Hollywood ...

music Welsh Music prize won by female post-punk trio Adwaith

Welsh-language female post-punk trio Adwaith have won the 2019 Welsh Music prize for their album Mel...

politics Andrew Sparrow's election briefing: Corbyn's day dominated by antisemitism row

Corbyn: a day dominated by antisemitism row Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise to the British Je...

world Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sw...

film Dark Waters review – Mark Ruffalo v big business in enraging drama

At the end of Dark Waters, a dense, angry drama about the horrifying health effects of corporate neg...

news Corrections and clarifications

• A factbox that accompanied an article wrongly stated that the brain cancer risk for people living ...

football Spurs’ sacking of Mauricio Pochettino was brutal but oddly inevitable

Farewell then, Poch. After the hugs and the backslaps, time now for a last wave goodbye. It says a g...

sport Jacob Stockdale helps Ulster hang on for hard-fought victory at Bath

There is a significant difference between the best in Europe and the rest. Bath and Ulster are two p...

business Sleepy G4S misses warning signs as top shareholder publicly shuns firm

Is anybody awake in G4S’s boardroom? You would struggle to believe so when you read the limp corpora...

politics Police launch UK-wide operation to protect election candidates

Police are launching their biggest ever operation to keep election candidates safe from attacks and ...

football James Milner is right – it would be much easier for a gay player to come out now

My nine-year-old self would have devoured James Milner’s breezy new book, Ask a Footballer, until ev...

film Alan Alda: 'It's amazing that most of us live as if we're not gonna die'

‘Would you like a beer?” asks Alan Alda, tall and elegant in black raincoat, grey jacket and blue je...

music Beck: Hyperspace review – dewy, plush and on-trend

Colors, Beck’s last album, won two Grammies. Its sequel finds Beck retaining the marketplace nous of...

film Frozen II fever reaches UK as Disney sequel opens in cinemas

Dust off the Elsa costume, get ready to play Into the Unknown on repeat and – most importantly – mak...

environment Country diary: winter's first breath creates a boundary of light

Were this dry-stone wall a compass needle, it would run south-east, north-west. As the sun gathers h...

environment Are the Tories' green commitments all talk and little action?

Just after calling the general election, Boris Johnson’s government made two almost simultaneous pol...

politics Labour’s radicalism is of no use if it cannot win general elections

Andy Beckett gets in early with a positive message before what might be Labour’s fourth election los...

media Bloomberg news service under fire for ban on investigating owner

After Michael Bloomberg confirmed his run for president on Sunday, the news service that bears his n...

world 'Life should mean life': Italian activists call for tougher femicide laws

Sara Di Pietrantonio was 22 when she was strangled and burned to death by an ex-boyfriend who could ...

world Nauru 19: Australian judge blasts 'appalling' persecution of protesters

Australian judge Geoffrey Muecke is reluctant to go on the record. It is “anathema” to him that any ...

world Christine Lagarde calls for more public investment in first ECB speech

Christine Lagarde has called for European governments to boost innovation and growth with higher rat...

global-development Whistleblowers on school paedophile ring in Afghanistan arrested

Two people have been detained by Afghanistan’s intelligence services after they exposed a paedophile...

business Unimpressed by airlines’ carbon offsetting

Announcements by airlines that they will offset their carbon emissions (Can carbon offsets tackle ai...

politics Monday briefing: Protesters under siege in Hong Kong standoff

Good morning and welcome to the briefing. We’re going to start with developments in Hong Kong overni...

travel Six of Europe’s best cities for vintage and retro shopping

Bilbao Until recently, secondhand meant second-best for a country that remembered making do in tough...

sport NFL officials' main concern appears to be preserving the illusion of infallibility

Let’s get this out of the way first: there’s no way a non-call ended up costing the Houston Texans t...