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  • A Ukrainian serviceman stands near an artillery position on the outskirts of Chasiv Yar.

    Live
    Russia-Ukraine war: Poland is ready to host nuclear weapons, says president

    Andrzej Duda says country could host arms if Nato decides to deploy the weapons in the face of Russia reinforcing its armaments in Belarus and Kaliningrad
  • Areal image of three burned vehicles and trees burned by wildfires in Rhodes

    Environment
    Europe baking in ‘extreme heat stress’ with temperatures at record highs

  • An aerial view of Khan Yunis in Gaza after the withdrawal of the Israeli military on Sunday

    Live
    IDF?military intelligence head resigns over 7 October failures

  • The grand jury at Venice Biennale awarded New Zealand’s Mataaho Collective - a group of four Māori women artists - the Golden Lion for best international participation for its work Takapau, a large-scale installation inspired by traditional Māori takapau, finely woven mats made for special events.

    Venice Biennale
    ‘Luminous’ truck strap artwork wins prestigious prize in first for New Zealand

    • Donald Trump
      Historic criminal trial to hear opening statements

    • UK immigration
      Refugee who left country for holiday stranded in east Africa for 16 years

    • Japan
      ‘Horizontally’ recycled nappies go on sale in world first

    • The Blair Witch Project
      Original cast ask for retroactive payments as reboot announced

    • Terry Anderson
      US?journalist held hostage in Lebanon in 1980s dies

    • George Mallory
      British mountaineer's final letters to wife published 100 years after fatal Mount Everest climb

Europe in focus

  • Commercial solar panels on agricultural land.

    Portugal election analysis
    Far?right’s rise could threaten ambitious climate action

  • Ukrainian servicemen from an air defence unit at their position near Kyiv, Ukraine, November 2023

    The?west defends Israel’s skies. Not doing the same for Ukraine is a deadly mistake

    Nathalie Tocci
    In Kyiv, I saw life under Russian aerial attack. If Europe doesn’t share its air defence systems now, Putin’s threat will only spread, says Guardian Europe columnist Nathalie Tocci
  • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

    Ukraine war briefing
    Zelenskiy urges US Senate to rapidly ratify aid package amid fears of new Russian offensive

Spotlight

  • The author, leaning out of a stable door. She has her hair in braids and wears glasses. She is smiling.

    Europe holidays
    Autism makes travel a challenge. Here’s how I learned to cope

    Busy places and unexpected events used to send me into meltdown on holiday. An autism diagnosis helped me to adapt my plans and rediscover the joy of travelling
  • From left to right: Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mexico's opposition presidential candidate, Xóchitl Gálvez, Mariana Mortágua, leader of Bloco de Esquerda, Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Claudia Sheinbaum.

    Year of elections
    More people will vote in 2024 than ever before … but where are the female candidates?

  • A wooden bench in the Sonian Forest in Belgium.

    ‘You can’t love something that isn’t there’
    Readers on changes to the natural world around them

    Swallows, cuckoos, curlews – so many species have dwindled or disappeared completely, and people are mourning their loss
  • A young rebel fighter in Liberia.

    ‘He could create beauty out of horror’
    The?extraordinary life and photography of Tim Hetherington

    • Portrait of Caroline Lucas standing with her back to a tall tree in Victoria Gardens, Brighton.

      ‘They’re patronising, arrogant …’
      UK?Green MP Caroline Lucas on fighting the Tories, leading the Greens and leaving parliament

    • ‘It was crazy and it was freezing’ … Lil Nas X’s tastefully pixelated Industry Baby video.

      ‘I want to show more crotch!’
      Sean Bankhead on his raunchy dances for Beyoncé, Cardi B, Lil Nas X and more

    • Nancy Beiman sketches a character from FurBabies

      A new start after 60
      I?gave up teaching, started doodling – and became a cartoonist

    • Boy's face poking out of water

      The origin of all things
      Kyotographie 2024 – a photo essay

  • Foreign Office, London

    Ravaged by austerity, chastened by Brexit: how can Britain have influence abroad when it’s broken at home?

    Nesrine Malik
    Our shabby domestic reality is a far cry from the imperial grandeur of the Foreign Office. Politicians must recognise this, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik
  • Message in Tel Aviv in support of hostages kidnapped on 7 October.

    My?parents were taken hostage on 7 October. This Passover, we pray for leaders who bring dignity and peace

    Sharone Lifschitz
  • Hannah Witton

    Life as a YouTube creator was great, but 12 years in, I felt like I was trapped on a hamster wheel

    Hannah Witton
  • Pregnant women

    My?twin babies didn’t survive their premature birth – and I’m left to wonder why

    Sara Mussa
  • Only the route and ruins remain from the Denniston Incline which transported coal from a 600 meter high plateau to the coast.<br>HEH7T4 Only the route and ruins remain from the Denniston Incline which transported coal from a 600 meter high plateau to the coast.

    New?Zealand plans to put big developments before the environment. That’s dangerous

    Nicola Wheen and Andrew Geddis
  • Emmanuel Macron

    The Guardian view
    The?French left: divided it will fall and fail, again

  • Jude Bellingham shows his delight after scoring the winner.

    Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona
    Bellingham settles clásico in injury time

    Jude Bellingham scored a stoppage-time winner as Real Madrid twice came from behind to beat Barcelona 3-2 in the clásico
  • Josip Stanisic celebrates after making it 1-1 deep into injury time

    European football
    Leverkusen remain unbeaten after 97th-minute equaliser

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  • Steve Backshall, the naturalist, scuba dives on the reefs of the Maldives for the BBC’s Our Changing Planet.

    Coral reefs
    Scientists’ experiment is ‘beacon of hope’ for ecosystems on brink of global collapse

  • A woman fans herself as she and another woman walk across a street

    Weather tracker
    Mexico swelters under season’s first heatwave

  • EasyJet and Ryanair aircraft are parked at Luton Airport

    Airline industry
    UK airline emissions on track to reach record high in 2024

  • Beef cattle in a field

    Climate crisis
    UN?livestock emissions report seriously distorted our work, say experts

  • Ukrainian soldier manning mortar unit

    'Unprecedented'
    Global defence budget jumps to record high of $2440bn

    For the first time, government military spending increased in all five geographical regions, Sipri thinktank finds
  • A protest against the Rwanda deportation plan in June 2022 in London.

    Live
    UK: minister suggests borderline racism to blame for Lords blocking Rwanda bill

  • The logo of the music sharing platform SoundCloud, displayed on a tablet screen

    UK
    Synthetic opioids previously linked to deaths are being ‘advertised for sale on social media’

  • US and Filipino soldiers during a jungle survival drill. China has warned against flexing of ‘gunboat muscles’ as the Philippines and US begin military drills.

    South China Sea
    Beijing warns against flexing of ‘gunboat muscles’ as US and Philippines begin military drills

    • Maldives
      Pro-China party wins landslide victory in parliamentary elections

    • US
      Marjorie Taylor Greene renews attacks on speaker as House passes Ukraine aid

    • Brazil
      Bolsonaro supporters hit streets of Rio and hail new hero Elon Musk

    • Tesla
      Car?firm cuts prices around the world as sales decline in a chaotic week

    • Grindr
      Lawsuit in London to allege app shared users’ HIV status with ad firms

    • England
      NHS?to review cutting compulsory training for doctors

  • Black man with very long dreads, wearing black T-shirt, cream blazer, and gray khakis poses in front of long chalkboard between two chairs.

    ‘I Gullah Geechee, too’
    The?educators keeping a language of enslaved Africans alive

  • collage of imagery pertaining to Jamaica and slavery: landscapes, statues, postage stamps, vintage illustrations, the flag, plus some abstract figures and shapes

    A historic revolt, a forgotten hero, an empty plinth
    Is?there a right way to remember slavery?

  • Two Black women stand in front of a house beyond a massive oak tree.

    'The overall goal is to run us all out'
    They’re fighting polluters destroying historically Black towns – starting with their own

  • Photo of six people sitting in a small open boat look ing over their shoulders at a three-masted wooden ship overlaid on an orange graphic of a woodcut from a slave ship

    ‘Hidden in plain sight’
    The?European city tours of slavery and colonialism

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  • The Spice Girls: Melanie B, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams And Emma Bunton

    Spice Girls
    Band reunites at Victoria Beckham’s 50th birthday party

    David Beckham shares video of former girl group singing their hit Stop at private club Oswald’s in London, as Mel B hints at a tour
  • Jan Smuts holds the author’s mother (his granddaughter), Sibella Clark, in the doorway of Hindhayes, Street, Somerset, 1944.

    Book of the day
    Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa review – my ancestors’ role in the horror of apartheid

  • Neel Mukherjee.

    Books
    Choice by Neel Mukherjee review – twisty tales of morals

  • Spy x Family Code White

    Spy x Family Code: White review
    Ingenious espionage antics with special-power family

  • David Nicholls shot for OM

    David Nicholls
    ‘I don’t think I’ll write another love story’

  • Exterior view of the space in which to place me (Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition for the United States Pavilion, 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia), April 20 – November 24, 2024.
Forecourt sculpture: the space in which to place me (2024).

    Venice Biennale 2024
    Armed guards, reparations and the lives of others

  • Manteca in east London serves half a pig’s head, slow cooked for 14 hours, on its menu.

    ‘Everyone wants roast pig’s head’
    UK?chefs put offal centre stage with ‘confrontational’ dishes

    Restaurants are serving more unusual cuts of meat, with animal heads staring up at diners to teach them about their food
  • Edith Pritchett's Venn diagrams
    Runners’ nipples and coastlines in extreme weather

  • Tidying and cleaning feature studio shoot

    Clean like you mean it
    The?ultimate guide to spring cleaning your home

  • Molly Roden Winter shot for OM

    ‘I wanted sexual adventures, I didn’t want to fall in love’
    Molly Roden Winter on her astonishing memoir of an open marriage

  • Baklava Cheesecake Georgina Hayden Greekish

    Greekish recipes by Georgina Hayden
    Sticky aubergine tart, sea bass with pistachio pesto, baklava cheesecake

  • Aiguestortes National Park summits, in Pyrenees, in a summer sunset, seen from near the Amitges mountain hut (Pallars Sobira, Catalonia, Spain)<br>2F47N8N Aiguestortes National Park summits, in Pyrenees, in a summer sunset, seen from near the Amitges mountain hut (Pallars Sobira, Catalonia, Spain)

    Five of Europe’s best national parks
    With all the beauty but none of the crowds

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    Teachers
    Tell us about moving from abroad to a school in England

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    Relationships
    How?did you meet your close friend or partner?

  • Mykhaylo Mudryk and Maksym Talovierov celebrate after the match between Ukraine and Iceland in Wroc?aw, Poland.

    Football
    Ukrainians: share your reaction to your country qualifying for Euro 2024

  • man speaks at podium amid officers outdoors, with the water in the background

    Racist dog whistle
    The?right wing has weaponised ‘DEI’

    The decades-old term is about egalitarianism – but conservatives have turned it into a three-letter profanity
  • A tree strewn with bras in an outback setting

    ‘An unexplained phenomenon’
    The?Australian obsession for putting stuff in trees

  • US tennis doubles partners Helen Wills, left, and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman in action during the 1924 Olympics.

    The?1924 Paris Olympics saved the Games. Can this year’s event repeat that success?

    David Goldblatt
  • group of men in suits standing around a man in a suit sitting at a desk signing a piece of paper

    US
    Anti-abortion states are targeting an emergency healthcare law. Will the supreme court side with them?

  • Claudia de Rham sits in front of a blackboard covered with equations at Imperial College London

    Physicist Claudia de Rham
    Gravity connects everything, from a person to a planet

  • Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

    'Someone has to do this'
    Thai conscientious objector risks jail in rare refusal of military service

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  • Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal in New York on 19 April 19.

    Silenced in court
    Trump curbed by trial rules but tries to wield power outside

  • Britain gets new Prime Minister<br>Liz Truss walks towards her husband Hugh O'Leary and her daughters Frances and Liberty on her last day in office as British Prime Minister, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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  • Palestinian Hamas supporters shout anti-Israel slogans during a rally in Gaza, January 2006. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

    The Audio Long Read
    What is the real Hamas? – podcast

  • A teengaer sits on the edge of a bed, using a laptop and wearing headphones. The blurred view from the large window in the room is dominated by skyscrapers

    Today in Focus
    Where does the Cass review leave trans teenagers?

  • Recovering former art dealer Orlando Whitfield

    Weekend
    Weekend podcast: the extraordinary story of the biggest art fraud in American history, plus Zoe Williams on Liz Truss

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  • A woman and child hold hands as they walk on a street in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, with red buildings, the sea and snowy mountains in the background

    Today in Focus
    The?chilling policy to cut Greenland’s high birth rate

  • Bayern Munich v Arsenal - UEFA Champions League - Quarter-Final - Second Leg - Allianz Arena<br>Bayern Munich's Harry Kane celebrates with team-mate Eric Dier at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg match at the Allianz Arena, Munich. Picture date: Wednesday April 17, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Arsenal. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
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    Football Weekly
    Manchester City and Arsenal crash out of Champions League – Football Weekly Extra

  • James Magnussen celebrating a win in swimming

    Science
    Who?really wins if the Enhanced Games go ahead? – podcast

  • Lil Uzi Vert performs at the 2nd weekend of the Coachella Valley Music

    London Marathon and Coachella
    Photos of the weekend

    The Guardian’s picture editors select photographs from around the world
  • Paris 2024 kits and uniforms from Japan, USA (modelled by Sha’Carri Richardson), France, Great Britain (modelled by Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake) and Australia

    Designers, denims and diversity
    Paris Olympic and Paralympic kit unveilings

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    Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s shadow play in a 90s Tokyo hotel

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    ‘Remarkable for their intimacy’
    Portraits of Indigenous Alaskans

  • A woman in a bright red dress on a stadium track

    Kamzy Nuel’s best phone picture
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