Mike Pompeo’s response to the Jamal Khashoggi case sums up Donald Trump’s entire approach to foreign policy

Mike Pompeo’s response to the Jamal Khashoggi case sums up Donald Trump’s entire approach...

Has it come to this, then? An American Secretary of State tells the world that he doesn’t want to talk about facts. Instead, as Mike Pompeo informed reporters, when they asked him if the Saudis had confirmed whether Jamal Khashoggi was dead or alive, Pompeo replied: “I don’t want to talk about any of the…
Hundreds of tower blocks across UK at risk of collapse, say experts

Hundreds of tower blocks across UK at risk of collapse, say experts

Tower blocks across the UK, home to an estimated 100,000 people, have a systemic structural flaw that puts them at risk of collapse, housing experts have told The Independent. In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, safety problems have come to light at towers built using the Large Panel System (LPS) method during the 1960s and 1970s,…
Trump says he will pull US out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia over violations by Moscow

Trump says he will pull US out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia over...

Donald Trump says he will pull the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, claiming that Moscow is violating the deal.  The president said he wanted a new agreement with Russia and China, although he offered no details of how Moscow had violated the 1987 treaty. However, the US has previously accused Russia…
‘We are desperate for money’: Pakistan’s Imran Khan flies into political storm in Saudi Arabia

‘We are desperate for money’: Pakistan’s Imran Khan flies into political storm in Saudi...

Imran Khan is heading for a trip to the "Future Investment Initiative" in Riyadh; the business forum being widely boycotted by international attendees following the murder of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul. Pakistan's prime minister, however, is in no position to follow such gestures of disapproval. His country is in deep economic crisis, and there is…
Life in the frozen north: Trauma and healing in a remote Canadian town

Life in the frozen north: Trauma and healing in a remote Canadian town

Jimmy Peter Einish was in a police cell more than 300 miles from home when he realised he needed to take control of his life. Trapped in a dark spiral of drinking and violence, he was locked up in Sept-Îles, a port on the north shore of the mighty St Lawrence River in the Canadian…
We cannot always choose our travelling companions

We cannot always choose our travelling companions

Slugs; thousands of them. Well, hundreds. Dozens at least. In fact, I actually saw just three – monsters each – but it would have been more had my mother not been walking ahead, covering as many of the slimy beasts as she could with fallen leaves. I didn’t find out about that till much later. It…
‘A historic moment’: 670,000 march to demand Final Say on Brexit at second biggest demo in a century

‘A historic moment’: 670,000 march to demand Final Say on Brexit at second biggest...

The crowds stretched so far back that plenty of people never even made it to the rally. Masses overflowed through the streets of London for more than a mile, from Hyde Park Corner to Parliament Square, as an estimated 670,000 protesters took their demand for a fresh Brexit referendum right to Theresa May’s doorstep. They…
‘Headless chicken monster’ filmed in Southern Ocean for first time

‘Headless chicken monster’ filmed in Southern Ocean for first time

A deep-sea creature nicknamed the “headless chicken monster” has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off east Antarctica for the first time. The unusual species of sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, was captured on camera by Australian researchers using new underwater equipment. It has previously only ever been filmed in the Gulf of Mexico, at a depth…
Brazil presidential election: Political violence sweeps across country as electorate prepares for divisive vote

Brazil presidential election: Political violence sweeps across country as electorate prepares for divisive vote

Walking through Belo Horizonte’s city centre on a hot afternoon on 10 October, 20-year-old student Gabi Coelho had been on her way to a meeting. But a young white man walking behind her noticed a political sticker on her backpack and began to yell at her. “He called me a Workers Party monkey, a dirty black…
Final Say: Anti-Brexit campaigners to target 50 Conservative MPs in push to win people’s vote on deal

Final Say: Anti-Brexit campaigners to target 50 Conservative MPs in push to win people’s...

Pro-EU campaigners have drawn up a hit list of 50 Tory MPs who could be persuaded to support a second Brexit referendum after more than 670,000 people took to the streets to demand a vote on Britain’s exit terms. Five government ministers are among the Conservative politicians deemed ”reachable” by the People’s Vote group, which is ramping up pressure on…

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