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…
Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France and Germany ‘urgently’ demand clarification of ‘exactly what happened’ in Saudi consulate

Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France and Germany ‘urgently’ demand clarification of ‘exactly what happened’ in...

Britain, France and Germany have said “nothing can justify” the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate, as the nations demanded “credible facts” over the death. A joint statement issued by UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt and his counterparts in Berlin and Paris, Heiko Maas and Jean-Yves Le Drian, condemned the alleged…
Gorbachev says US making ‘mistake’ by quitting Russia nuclear treaty

Gorbachev says US making ‘mistake’ by quitting Russia nuclear treaty

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said he thinks Donald Trump is making a “mistake” by leaving its nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. Mr Gorbachev was one of the original signatories to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed originally in 1987 with then-US President Ronald Reagan. “Under no circumstances should we tear up old disarmament…
If you’re planning to dress up as a witch this Halloween, think first about the misogynistic history of these characters

If you’re planning to dress up as a witch this Halloween, think first about...

Flying through the skies on a broomstick, the popular image of a witch is associated with being a predominantly female figure – so much so that the costume has become the go-to Halloween outfit for women and girls alike. But where did this gendered stereotype come from? Part of the answer comes from medieval attitudes…
Jamal Khashoggi death – LIVE: World responds to Saudi Arabia’s admission journalist was killed inside Istanbul consulate

Jamal Khashoggi death – LIVE: World responds to Saudi Arabia’s admission journalist was killed...

World leaders are calling for answers from Saudi Arabia after the kingdom admitted dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Riyadh has claimed the Washington Post reporter died in a “brawl” at the building, a version of events that has been widely disputed. Saudi authorities are coming under increasing international pressure to…
Perhaps it’s time for Jose Mourinho to surrender to Paul Pogba’s captivating, complex genius

Perhaps it’s time for Jose Mourinho to surrender to Paul Pogba’s captivating, complex genius

He’s going nowhere. Hemmed in against his own left touchline, retreating towards his own goal, with N’Golo Kante and Willian stalking him like sentinels. No space, no options. We’ve seen this situation a thousand times before, in a thousand different games with a thousand different players, and we can predict exactly how it plays out.…
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump joins European leaders in calling for answers from Saudi Arabia over dissident journalist’s death

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump joins European leaders in calling for answers from Saudi Arabia over...

Donald Trump has joined European leaders in calling for answers after Saudi Arabia admitted dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Riyadh announced on Saturday that the outspoken critic of the Saudi regime had died during a “fist-fight” after he entered the building on 2 October. However, this version of events has been widely…
Travel Question: How can we book our excursions?

Travel Question: How can we book our excursions?

Q I booked some time ago a cruise with Marella Cruises starting in mid-November. I have been regularly checking the excursions site but it always comes up as “not available yet to book”. To my exasperation I received an email this morning reminding me to book any excursions, but still the site says “not available”. …
Jamal Khashoggi: UK government under pressure to act after Saudi Arabia admits dissident journalist died in Istanbul consulate

Jamal Khashoggi: UK government under pressure to act after Saudi Arabia admits dissident journalist...

The British government is considering its “next steps” after Saudi Arabia admitted dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Saudi authorities announced on Friday evening the Washington Post reporter, an outspoken critic of the regime in his homeland, had died following a “fist fight” at the building earlier this month. State TV…

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