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  • 15 Oct 2018

    The documentary maker Michael Moore has a new film out on Friday about Donald Trump. Fahrenheit 11/9 is an account of why America ended up with Trump as President. In fact Moore thinks Trump will be re-elected, unless America’s silent majority – the ones who don’t vote – can be mobilised to stop what he believes is a march…

  • The Syrian government has warned rebel fighters in Idlib to comply with a Russian and Turkish agreement to force them to give up their weapons and leave a specially designated buffer zone by today’s deadline – or face a military offensive.

  • President Trump has dispatched his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to look into the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, who was a critic of the Saudi regime, hasn’t been seen since he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago. Mr Trump says “rogue killers” could be responsible for his disappearance because…

  • An inquiry into workplace behaviour in the House of Commons has said a culture of “deference and silence” has enabled bullying and sexual harassment to take place.

  • Fracking for shale gas has started for the first time since 2011. The energy firm Cuadrilla started the process at a site in Lancashire despite attempts by protesters to blockade the site. Police were forced to close roads leading to the site after a handful of campaigners tied themselves to tyres and blocked the main entrance. Cuadrilla says it plans to…

  • The Prime Minister Theresa May insists a deal with the EU is “achievable”, but the thorny issue of Northern Ireland staying in the customs union remains a sticking point.

  • Brexit: Is December now the new deadline?

    Leo Varadkar has just told press he always thought talk of a deal now was a bit optimistic and said “November/December is probably the best opportunity for a deal.”

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Black people are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs, that’s despite the fact that white people are far more likely to use illegal substances. According to one of the most comprehensive data anlysis in the last twenty years researchers from the London School of Economics found that more black people…

  • It’s a movement that encourages women to speak out about sexual abuse. In India hashtag Me Too has seen politicians, Bollywood figures and journalists accused of sexual misconduct – as women increasingly use social media to speak out. But can the country that global experts called ‘the most dangerous for women’ really give women a…

  • As the Prime Minister prepares for a crucial EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday her Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has dashed across the water to meet the EU’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier.  But back here Mr Raab’s predecessor David Davis, has called for a mutiny against Theresa May’s plans for leaving.

  • He’s a multi-award winning DJ who’s believed to be worth nearly thirty million pounds. But David Guetta is a man with problem. How do you spend all that cash? The Superstar DJ who’s sold over thirty million singles worldwide says he’s a victim of his own success because he works so much that he hasn’t…

  • 13 Oct 2018

    Is it a strong warning or an empty one? Donald Trump has said he will get to the bottom of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and there will be “severe punishment” if Saudi Arabia murdered him. They deny it. The journalist – who is fiercely critical of the Kingdom’s rulers, disappeared after visiting a Saudi…

  • An Olympian is swapping his figure skates for the wheels of political campaigning. Adam Rippon, who won a bronze medal in the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this year, says being an openly gay sportsman pushed him to join the campaign trail and speak out against President Trump’s administration. Kiran Moodley went to meet…

  • Almost three quarters of NHS Trusts are failing to provide specialist nurses for patients with incurable breast cancer, according to research from the Breast Cancer Care charity. Patients say having a specialist nurse to support them is the single most important thing they want, the charity claims. The Department of Health says it is “committed…

  • The American Pastor freed from a Turkish jail yesterday is now on his way to meet President Trump. His release is being seen as a diplomatic triumph for Mr Trump. Relations between Turkey and the US had become strained over the Pastor’s detention. The Pastor has always denied he did anything wrong.