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‘What the hell are you up to?’ Arson attacks draw Swedish PM’s ire

Stefan Löfven rebukes culprits after dozens of cars set alight in Gothenburg and Trollhättan Sweden’s prime minister has promised to “go in hard” against masked men who set alight up to 80 cars in Gothenburg and other towns on Sweden’s west coast, in what police say appeared to be coordinated attacks. “I am really furious, […]

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Guernsey resident halts roadworks with ancient plea

Rosie Henderson kneels and cites Clameur de Haro to stop narrowing of road A woman has activated the ancient Norman rite of Clameur de Haro to protest against the narrowing of a road which she claims would endanger pedestrians and motorists. Rosie Henderson, from Guernsey, raised the clameur by kneeling and calling for help and […]

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Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists. A medical report commissioned by the US government, published in March, […]

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Aquarius migrant rescue ship invited to dock in Malta

Five European countries will take a share of the 141 people on board, rescued off Libya Malta has agreed to let the Aquarius migrant rescue ship dock in one of its ports and disembark 141 people rescued off the coast of Libya last week, ending a European standoff over who should accept the ship. “Malta […]

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Donald Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘that dog’

US president praises John Kelly for firing aide who has since released secret recordings Donald Trump has escalated a bitter row with the former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, praising his chief of staff, John Kelly, for “quickly firing that dog”. Manigault Newman, a former adviser to the US president and contestant on the reality television […]

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Extreme temperatures ‘especially likely for next four years’

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warn The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system. Following a summer of heatwaves and forest fires in the northern […]

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British expats in EU launch Brexit legal challenge

Group says leave campaign broke electoral law, making 2016 vote unconstitutional British expatriates have launched a fresh legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the result has been invalidated by the Electoral Commission’s ruling on leave campaign spending. The judicial review against the prime minister, Theresa May, has been submitted to the high court […]

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