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08  décembre     09h53
No 10 faces Tory and public backlash over Christmas party video
Rowena Mason    p Sajid Javid pulls out of interviews amid anger over footage of aides joking about party during lockdown p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 08 covid-coronavirus-uk-boris-johnson-christmas-party-uk-politics-live Pressure on Johnson over No 10 Christmas party -...
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Olaf Scholz elected to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor
Philip Oltermann in Berlin    p Former Hamburg mayor secures 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in parliamentary vote p p Olaf Scholz will succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s new chancellor after securing a majority of 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday morning. p p Scholz will oversee a liberal...
    10h59
Storm Barra: almost 60,000 homes in Ireland without power
Lisa O'Carroll    p Outages hit Ireland and parts of UK after severe winds, rain and snow sweep in from Atlantic p p Almost 60,000 homes in Ireland and 1,000 properties in Scotland have been left without power after Storm Barra swept in from the Atlantic bringing severe winds, rain and snow. p p The latest...
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England skittled for just 147 by Australia in dramatic start to Ashes series
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China accuses Australia of political posturing’ over diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Katharine Murphy and Helen Davidson    p Scott Morrison says athletes will compete in next year’s Games because sport and politics should not mix p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Get our free news app a ; a href https: www.theguardian.com world...
    04h52
Australia’s fertility rate falls to record low in 2020
Peter Hannam Economics correspondent    p Registered births fell by 3.7% in 2020, with the total fertility rate at an all-time low of 1.58 babies per woman p ul li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Get our free news app a ; a href https: www...
    06h48
Journalists in China face nightmare’ worthy of Mao era, press freedom group says
Helen Davidson    p Reporters Without Borders calls increasing media oppression in China a great leap backwards’ and says Hong Kong journalism is in freefall’ p p Xi Jinping has created a nightmare of media oppression worthy of the Mao era, and Hong Kong’s journalism is in freefall , according to...
07  décembre     21h55
Third accuser alleges Ghislaine Maxwell preyed on her when she was a minor
Victoria Bekiempis in New York    p Carolyn’ testifies that Maxwell coordinated sexualized massages with Jeffrey Epstein, starting when she was 14 p ul li em This article contains depictions of sexual abuse em li ul p Prosecutors in a href https: www.theguardian.com us-news ghislaine-maxwell Ghislaine Maxwell a ’s...
08  décembre     09h14
Dream come true’: Japanese billionaire blasts off for ISS
Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies    p Yusaku Maezawa fulfils childhood ambition with 12-day trip to International Space Station p p A Japanese billionaire has fulfilled his childhood dream of travelling to space, as one of two passengers onboard a Russian rocket that blasted off towards the International Space Station. p p Yusaku...
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Whoops and grunts: bizarre’ fish songs raise hopes for coral reef recovery
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p Vibrant soundscape shows Indonesian reef devastated by blast fishing is returning to health p p From whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in Indonesia has returned rapidly to health. p p Many of the noises had...
    11h30
Omicron can partially evade Covid vaccine protection, study finds
Hannah Devlin Science correspondent    p Findings suggest boosting antibodies can compensate for jabs being less well matched than to earlier variants p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
    11h31
Covid live: over-40s in England now eligible for booster after three months; South Korea surge sparks alarm
Sarah Marsh (now); Martin Belam and Martin Farrer (earlier)    p Millions of over-40s in England a href https: www.theguardian.com world live 2021 dec 08 covid-live-news-south-korea-surge-sparks-hospital-alarm-stealth-omicron-variant-found?filterKeyEvents false&page with:block-61b0470b8f08cfef2cf615c4#block-61b0470b8f08cfef2cf615c4 can book a top-up...
    02h57
South Korea hospitals under intense pressure amid record 7,175 Covid cases in a day
Justin McCurry in Tokyo    p Rise in infections attributed to young people who have yet to be fully vaccinated and older citizens who have not received boosters p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com...
    00h24
More cautious’ China shifts Africa approach from debt to vaccine diplomacy
Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson    p Analysis: After two decades of major financial aid, Beijing is rethinking its strategy on continent amid Covid crisis and fierce competition for power, analysts say p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a...
    07h15
She was very complicated. She was a conundrum’: who was the real Lucille Ball?
David Smith in Washington    p Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-tipped drama shows behind the scenes of the much-loved sitcom I Love Lucy. Here those who knew her look back on her unusual career p p em em She was very complicated, she was very loving and she was very mercurial. She was very generous but she came from the Depression...
    06h00
Steven Spielberg on making West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim: I called him SS1 ’
Ryan Gilbey    p The legendary director used to get scolded by his parents for singing its songs at the dinner table. As his version hits the big screen, he talks about his own dancefloor prowess - and the obscure movie club’ he formed with Sondheim p p It’s a winter afternoon and you’re about to begin a...
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James Bond: acclaimed writers explain how they would reinvent 007
Archie Bland    p Producer Barbara Broccoli has not yet decided how Bond will return in the next film - but here are some ideas p ul li strong Warning: article contains spoilers strong li ul p There are few commercial principles more reliable than this: there will always be another James Bond movie. p ...
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The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans
Sirin Kale    p They do what they want, all the time - and can teach us a lot about how to live in the present, be content and learn from our experience p p I wanted to know the exact amount of time I spend ruminating on the inner lives of my cats, so I did what most people do in times of doubt, and consulted...
    11h00
So vague, it invites abuse’: how Twitter’s new privacy policy helps the far right
Johana Bhuiyan    p The policy meant to tackle doxxing on the platform has left many anti-fascist activists locked out of their accounts p p How could a policy intended to protect against doxxing and harassment go so wrong, so quickly? p p Last week, Twitter announced it would start penalizing users who tweet ...
    10h42
Charley Pride: how the US country star became an unlikely hero during the Troubles
Walker Mimms    p Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash cancelled gigs in Belfast during the violent 1970s, but Pride played on - and, with his song Crystal Chandeliers, became a sensation in the north and the Republic p p When a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2020 dec 12 country-superstar-charley-pride-dies...
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How Nairobi’s road for the rich’ resulted in thousands of homes reduced to rubble
Ed Ram in Nairobi    p 40,000 people in one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital have had their homes demolished to make way for works for a Chinese-backed toll road, with some asking: this is development for who?’ p p About 40,000 people have been made homeless by demolition works for a major Chinese-backed...
07  décembre     21h15
Top civil servant regrets holiday while Afghanistan fell to Taliban
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor    p Sir Philip Barton refused to say precisely when Raab had been on holiday in August p p The head of the diplomatic service has admitted failing to show leadership after he began a three-week holiday two days before the Foreign Office internally accepted Kabul was about to fall to the Taliban. p...
08  décembre     05h00
From the archive: Who murdered Giulio Regeni? - podcast
Written by Alexander Stille, read by Lucy Scott, produced by Simon Barnard with additions from Esther Opoku-Gyeni    p We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. p p This week, from 2016: When the battered body of a Cambridge PhD student was found outside Cairo, Egyptian police claimed he had been hit by a car. Then they...
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Nobel winner Abdulrazak Gurnah says writing cannot be just about polemics’
Alison Flood    p The Zanzibari novelist spoke of migration, colonialism and how he became a writer in his acceptance lecture on Tuesdsay p p The Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, who fled Zanzibar for England in the 1960s, has spoken of how he began writing in refusal of the self-assured summaries of people...
    11h00
Eight wolves were found poisoned in Oregon. Police are asking for the public’s help
Nick Robins-Early    p Conservation groups call the deaths shocking and heartbreaking’ and have offered a 43,000 reward for any information p p The dead wolves began turning up in Oregon in early February. p p First, state fish and wildlife troopers found an entire pack of five wolves - known as the Catherine...
07  décembre     21h35
A bit of hope’: Chile legalizes same-sex marriage
Charis McGowan in Santiago    p Vote seen as a blow to conservative presidential candidate José Antonio Kast, who led in November’s first election round p p p p A historic vote granting equal marriage rights to same-sex couples in Chile has been heralded by activists as a triumph and a blow to the conservative agenda of...
08  décembre     10h20
There is just a lake with crocodiles ’: hope and homkesickness for Kiribati nurses in the outback
John Marazita III    p A Pacific labour scheme has been transformative for Kiribati families but the loss of nurses has hit the country’s hospitals hard p p Every night, sitting in her room in the remote Queensland town of Doomadgee, Bwerere Sandy Tebau calls her husband and daughter 4,300km away in Tarawa, the...
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Further flooding’: heavy rain and severe storms to hit already soaked NSW
Anna Alboth    p Bureau of Meteorology issues severe weather warning and says flood impacts will be felt particularly on state’s south coast p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Get the free Guardian app a ; a href https: www...
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Helping refugees starving in Poland’s icy border forests is illegal - but it’s not the real crime Anna Alboth
Khalid Albaih    p The asylum seekers on the Poland-Belarus border are not aggressors: they are desperate pawns in a disgusting political struggle p p One thought is a constant in my head: I have kids at home, I cannot go to jail, I cannot go to jail. The politics are beyond my reach or that of the victims on...
07  décembre     07h00
I feel despair at Sudan’s coup. But my children’s mini protest gives me hope Khalid Albaih
Lizzy Davies    p After 30 years in exile, it’s easy to doubt that it will ever be safe to live and work in Sudan. But the action being taken by young people shows democracy will rise again p p p p p p All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up, John...
06  décembre     13h00
Malaria kills 180,000 more people annually than previously thought, says WHO
Lizzy Davies    p UN agency says world must support urgent rollout of new vaccine as it reveals new figures for malaria deaths p p The World Health Organization has called for a massive, urgent effort to get the new malaria vaccine into the arms of African children, as it warned that about 180,000 more people...
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Can artistic freedom survive in Sudan? The writing’s on the wall...
Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo    p The recent coup dashed hopes raised by the end of the military regime but newly liberated artists refuse to submit quietly p p In the new dawn of a heady post-revolutionary era, Suzannah Mirghani returned in 2019 to the country of her birth for the first time in years. Her mission was to shoot...
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Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
Philip Oltermann in Berlin    p We map out the rising number of high-tech surveillance and deterrent systems facing asylum seekers along EU borders p p From military-grade drones to sensor systems and experimental technology, the EU and its members have spent hundreds of millions of euros over the past decade on technologies...
08  décembre     10h34
After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?
Léonie Chao-Fong    p While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor p p After 16 years of gruelling European summits, late-light coalition negotiations and back-to-back conference calls with heads of state, Angela Merkel has vowed to...
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Covid Christmas parties: timeline of government’s alleged festivities
Andrew Roth in Moscow    p Boris Johnson denies staff gatherings took place or rules were broken during last year’s lockdown p p Downing Street is facing renewed pressure after TV footage emerged showing senior No 10 officials joking about a Christmas party during lockdown last December. p p a href https: www...
07  décembre     18h02
Putin’s Ukraine rhetoric driven by distorted view of neighbour
Dan Sabbagh    p Analysis: Russian president believes it his ’duty’ to reverse Kyiv’s path towards west p p Even as Vladimir Putin has built up an invasion force on his borders, he has repeated a refrain that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, bemoaning a fraternal conflict that he himself has provoked....
06  décembre     19h05
Massie’s gun collection: They shouldn’t be in the hands of civilians’
   p Analysis: furore continues over Christmas card’ by US Congressman of group holding military weapons p p It is the Christmas card that has sent shockwaves across the world - and provided a chilling reminder of the size and type of weapons that are perfectly legal to own and carry in large...
08  décembre     02h47
Drone footage reveals damage from Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano eruption - video
   p Drone footage has captured some of the devastation following the eruption of Mount Semeru on the Indonesian island of Java. Dozens of people have been killed and thousands remain displaced. The volcano continues to spew hot gas and ash, hampering rescue efforts p ul li a href https: www...
07  décembre     22h25
PM ’fingers all over’ decision to evacuate pets from Kabul, says MP - video
   p The head of the Foreign Office has been accused of covering up the prime minister’s involvement in the decision to evacuate pets from Kabul at a select committee hearing. p p Labour MP Chris Bryant made the accusation to Sir Philip Barton and read out a leaked letter from Boris Johnson’s...
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CEO of US mortgage company fires 900 employees on a Zoom call - video
   p The chief executive of a US mortgage company has drawn criticism after he reportedly fired 900 employees on a a href https: www.theguardian.com technology zoom Zoom a call. ’I come to you with not great news,’ Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, is heard saying at the beginning of the...
06  décembre     18h58
Sajid Javid updates MPs on UK Omicron cases and new travel rules - video
   p The health secretary has updated the Commons on the latest numbers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus virus, as well as new travel restrictions for those arriving in the UK p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 06 uk-covid-live-boris-johnson-no-10-christmas...
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Teenager after Zambia crocodile attack: ’Don’t let one incident hold you back’ - video
   p Amelie Osborn-Smith said she felt ’very lucky’ to be alive and was not going to be held back, after a crocodile mauled her during a white water rafting trip along the Zambezi in Zambia. p p Osborne-Smith, 18, thought she would lose her foot after the attack and said she was very ’relieved...
05  décembre     21h13
Bob Dole, former US senator and presidential nominee, in his own words - video
   p Bob Dole, the long-time Kansas senator who was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, has died at the age of 98. Born in Russell, Kansas in 1923, Dole served in the US infantry in the second world war, suffering serious wounds in Italy and winning a medal for bravery. ...
    12h12
Raab says formal party’ in No 10 last Christmas would have broken UK Covid rules - video
   p A ’formal party’ in Downing Street in December 2020 would have been contrary to guidance, the justice secretary has admitted, saying it would have been ’the wrong thing to do’. Dominic Raab told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, however, that Boris Johnson had assured him no rules had been broken,...