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  • two people in front of a waterfall in Spain

    Euro visions
    ‘I was shot in the leg back home’: the refugees reviving rural Spain

  • Backstage at the Rick Owens fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2025 held at Palais de Tokyo on 20 June.

    Rick Owens looks to Olympics with gymnastic show at Paris fashion week

    Designer features students and staff from colleges for athletic display with a sci-fi twist at the Palais de Tokyo
  • Summit on Peace in Ukraine, in Switzerland<br>Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz talk as they pose for a family photo, on the day of the opening ceremony of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine at the Buergenstock Resort in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15, 2024. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

    Europe’s progressives must reclaim ‘security’ and ‘freedom’ from the populist right – here’s how

    Florian Ranft
    People fear threats like climate crisis – but by working together, we can give them hope


  • The Stormtrooper Scandal.

    The Stormtrooper Scandal review
    Inside the Star Wars art sale that wrecked lives

    This look at how a charmless impressario and a bevy of cryptobros made millions from an NFT scheme – only for it to collapse into a legal nightmare – is just mind warping
  • A 19th-century painting of a man between two women

    Leading questions
    My?husband loves me but clearly fancies a woman at work. How can I manage my jealousy?

  • Three people sit on a couch as they look at each other and talk

    Well actually
    Is?neuroticism affecting your relationship? Don’t stress

    You don’t have to be free of neurotic behaviour to thrive: experts say it’s ‘just one facet’ of our personalities
  • Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Dawn on Outrageous Homes.

    Outrageous Homes review – OTT TV that will make you very happy indeed

    Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen heads inside the UK's most extravagant houses – sheer joy!
    • Actor, comedian and doctor Ken Jeong

      The reader interview
      Ken?Jeong: ‘I’d make a horrible spy. I would betray someone very quickly’

    • A woman with tousled hair dreams as she sleeps

      One?night I’m a murderer, the next my husband’s having an affair. Why do we have the dreams that we do?

    • I Am: Céline Dion<br>I Am: Céline Dion, Prime Video

      I?Am: Céline Dion review – an earnest love letter from one of the last true divas

    • Jae (left) and Kayte

      Dining across the divide
      It?felt as if I was fighting for us to have something in common – she was living in a different world

  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi looks on before the start of Thursday’s match at Mercedez-Benz Stadium.

    Argentina v Canada – Copa América 2024

    Minute-by-minute report: Will the reigning champions get off to a winning start in the tournament opener? Join Bryan Graham for the latest
  • Jack Draper celebrates a statement win over Carlos Alcaraz at Queen’s Club.

    Draper stuns defending champion Alcaraz at Queen’s Club

  • Jocelyn Prêcheur

    Women's football
    London City Lionesses line up move for PSG coach Prêcheur

  • Katie Archibald prepares ahead of the women's elite team pursuit qualification at the 2023 world track championships

    Paris Olympics
    Archibald to miss Games after double leg break

    • JJ Redick looks on before Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.

      Redick hired as Los Angeles Lakers coach, say reports

    • Steve Cooper’s principal task as Leicester’s new manager will be avoiding an immediate relegation back to the Championship

      Leicester appoint Cooper as new manager on three-year deal

    • Ryan Moore guides Kyprios to Gold Cup victory.

      Royal Ascot
      Kyprios strikes gold again for O’Brien and Moore

    • Jofra Archer

      T20 World Cup
      Salt and Archer ready to lift England against South Africa

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  • Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un shake hands after a signing ceremony following their bilateral talks at the Kumsusan State Guesthouse in Pyongyang.

    The Guardian view
    Putin and Kim: an alarming new pact needs close attention

    Editorial: The revival of ties between Russia and North Korea is prompted by events outside Asia, but the best hopes of containment may lie within the region
  • Protesters at Cop26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

    I?was a Tory minister – but I think we need a Labour government

    Chris Skidmore
  • Biden and Zelensky shaking hands during a public appearance.

    Admitting Ukraine to Nato would be a mistake for both Ukraine and Nato

    Christopher S Chivvis
  • John Swinney launches the SNP’s Westminster election manifesto in Edinburgh on 19 June.

    The?SNP manifesto is laser-focused on independence. But can it beat Labour to keep the dream alive?

    Lesley Riddoch
  • Donald Trump, in suit and tie, at a courtroom.

    Trump’s dangerous attacks on rule of law have US historical precedents

    Corey Brettschneider
  • Jessie Cole's dog Tully

    My?neurotic dog Tully doesn’t like change. So imagine my astonishment when he lets me start brushing him

    Jessie Cole
  • People play in the middle of a public fountain

    Extreme weather
    Record high temperatures sweep US north-east as tropical storm hits Texas

  • A street packed with young protesters holding homemade signs

    Global heating
    ‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis

  • Sarah Finch is surrounded by the media and campaigners, some holding banners.

    Future impact of proposed fossil fuel projects must be assessed, UK court rules

  • A man works atop a building as smoke billows from the chimney of the coal-powered Ennore Thermal Power Station plant near Chennai

    Fossil fuels
    Use?reaches global record despite clean energy growth

  • a flag-draped casket is surrounded by headstones and American flags

    Hundreds attend funeral for marine who died alone at nursing home

  • polar bear grizzly bear hybrid , Ursus maritimus, the shape of this bear's neck snout and body is a give away it's short neck ANWR Arctic Alaska<br>2WHBG3F polar bear grizzly bear hybrid , Ursus maritimus, the shape of this bear's neck snout and body is a give away it's short neck ANWR Arctic Alaska

    ‘Grolar’ hybrid of grizzlies and polar bears remains rare in wild, study finds

    • Belarus
      Serbian court approves extradition of anti-Lukashenko activist to Belarus

    • Trump
      Winklevoss twins donate $1m each to ex-president as champion of cryptocurrency

    • Spain
      Ten?arrested after discovery of ‘highly sophisticated’ meth lab

    • Peru
      Peruvian soldiers found guilty of rapes committed during civil war in historic verdict

    • Science
      Dinosaur with ‘blade-like nasal horns’ dug up in Montana may be new species

    • Drugs
      Florida boaters find $1m worth of cocaine in Atlantic Ocean

  • Like nothing you’ve heard before … Mabe Fratti

    Alexis Petridis's album of the week
    Mabe Fratti: Sentir Que No Sabes review – rich, rewarding, spellbinding music from a true original

    The avant garde pop cellist's fourth solo album is constantly surprising and unequivocally fantastic
  • Phoenix Springs

    14?unusual video games to discover in 2024

  • Avril Lavigne in 2002.

    It’s complicated: Avril Lavigne’s 20 best songs – ranked!

  • ‘I think the point is to make us despair’ … Russell Crowe in The Exorcism (left), and in The Pope's Exorcist

    Unoriginal sins: why does Russell Crowe keep making exorcism movies?

    Stuart Heritage
  • FRANCE-ART-EXHIBITION-BEN<br>TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY CHRISTIAN PANVERT French artist Ben Vautier also know simply as Ben poses in front his "Mur des mots" (wall of words) within the Art School of Blois, central France, on March 21, 2013, ahead of the opening of his "Fondation du doute" (The Foundation of Doubt). Ben created "La fondation du doute" (The Foundation of Doubt) dedicated to Contemporary Art and creation in order to encourage and support 40 artists. The foundation wil be inaugurated on April 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ ALAIN JOCARD (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images)

    Ben?Vautier obituary – French conceptual artist's work involving quirky messages had mass appeal

  • Player Kings billboard at the No?l Coward Theatre

    Ian?McKellen’s understudy to perform in final London dates of Player Kings

  • ‘I thought she seemed very friendly and someone I could get on with’ … Alex (left) and Jules.

    How we met
    She?agreed to long, arduous bike rides just to support me through cancer

    Alex and Jules, both 50, met as neighbours in Leigh-on-Sea. Then Jules was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer. It led to a surprising decade of sporting adventures
  • Honey and Co's salad of Air fryer crispy chickpeas, courgettes and tomatoes.

    Honey & Co’s recipe for salad of air fryer crisp chickpeas, courgettes and tomatoes

  • old advertisements for Pepsi and Coca Cola

    Pepsi lost the cola wars to Coke. Why is it struggling to hold on to second place?

  • The abandoned spy station on Teufelsberg, the manmade hill created from second world war riubble

    Berlin by rail: a cold-war adventure

  • Gail Simmons’ grilled lettuce and halloumi salad with herby sherry vinaigrette.

    Gail Simmons’ recipes for grilled stone fruit and halloumi salads

  • The Perseid meteor shower is observed over Red Church and Guzelyurt Monastery Valley in Turkey.

    Thursday quiz
    Spicy noodles, seismic fans and falling stars – take the Thursday quiz

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  • Heatwave in Italy<br>epa10751450 A thermometer outside a pharmacy displays '42 degrees Celsius' in Rome, Italy, 17 July 2023. Southern Europe is experiencing a major heat wave this week with temperatures expected to climb up to 48 Celsius degrees on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Italy's health ministry sent on 17 July a circular letter to the country's regional governments with a series of recommendations to manage the impact of the intense heat wave the country is enduring. These recommendations include setting up a 'heat code' at emergency rooms with special, priority procedures for people suffering heat-related health issues. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

    Climate crisis
    How?are you being affected by the heatwave in southern Europe?

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    Tell us about your favourite podcasts of 2024 so far

  • Lonely hiker enjoying the view over spectacular Faroese fjords near Funningur during a sunny spring morning (Faroe Islands, Denmark, Europe)<br>T6H20B Lonely hiker enjoying the view over spectacular Faroese fjords near Funningur during a sunny spring morning (Faroe Islands, Denmark, Europe)

    Are?you making a change to your summer holidays?

  • In the wake of a heavy defeat to Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party (RN) in the European elections, Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election. Here, election staff count ballots for the 2024 European Parliament election at the Bayeux Town Hall counting center, one of 11 in the city, on 9 June, 2024, in Bayeux, Normandy, France.

    People in France
    What are your biggest concerns and current political views?

  • Port Lockroy with mountains and glacier behind, Antarctica

    Fidlets, fingies and riding a doo: study sheds light on Antarctic English slang

    Dr Steph Kaefer spent three weeks documenting unique colloquialisms on the frozen continent after newcomers were struck by the distinctive vocabulary
  • Illustration of liquid made from graph paper being poured from the box that features the words: ‘chancellor of the exchequer’

    The?economy: how 14 years of Tory rule have changed Britain – in charts

  • Pastor Rómulo and a group of his most trusted recovering alcoholics are loading up alcoholics from the streets onto the back of the pickup to bring them to the centre. 20.04.2024 Intibucá, Honduras

    Global development
    ‘They die like flies’: there is an alcohol problem in Honduras – can prohibition and tough love fix it?

  • A Black woman with long hair wears a Biden T-shirt and holds a Biden sign among crowds doing the same.

    US immigration
    In?South Carolina, Black voters are split on immigration

  • Grassland burns and thick smoke rises

    Israeli talk of war with Hezbollah almost certainly fresh attempt at deterrence

  • Natacha Gray sitting in her wheelchair.

    ‘A 30-second walk would exhaust me beyond reason’: Natacha’s life with long Covid

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    Actors on 20 ways to look and feel confident – when you’re anything but

  • Abiy Ahmed, with close-cropped hair and in a short-sleeved shirt and sunglasses, grinning at Khartoum airport with men around him and a plane labelled "Ethiopia" behind them

    The long read
    From Nobel peace prize to civil war: how Ethiopia’s leader beguiled the world

  • A bird's eye shot of a woman squatting on a rocky beach, sorting through plastic using a pink sieve.

    ‘Your plastic is here’
    How?Easter Island copes with 500 pieces of rubbish an hour washing ashore

  • A protester holds a sign painted in the Ukraine national flag and reading 'Stop Putin Stop War'.

    Between hollow rhetoric and war
    How?sanctions work – and why they often don’t

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  • Laura Saunders post on X from October 25, 2023.
Honoured and excited to have recently been selected as the candidate for Bristol North West #SelectSaunders

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    Election Extra: All bets are off - podcast

  • Faiza Shaheen holding a microphone

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    On?the road in Chingford and Woodford Green – Politics Weekly UK - podcast

  • A galaxy (Photograph: ESO/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire)

    A?black hole awakens and why some people avoid Covid: the week in science – podcast

  • Billie Eilish wearing a hat and raising both hands

    Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph
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  • The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, falls into the water during a visit to the Spot On Wake aqua jungle at Wootton Park on June 12, 2024

    Today in Focus
    The?Lib Dems’ surprising strategy to breach the blue wall – podcast

  • Scotland fans celebrate their goal - but who scored it?

    Football Weekly
    Germany through as Scotland improve and Croatia are denied – Football Daily

  • John Swinney Launches The SNP's General Election Manifesto<br>EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 19: SNP leader John Swinney at the SNP General Election launch at Patina on June 19, 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has previously proposed negotiating with the UK Government for another independence referendum if the SNP wins a majority of the 57 seats in Scotland. (Photo by Murdo Macleod / The Guardian)

    Today in Focus
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