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  • Australia news live: ‘line ball’ RBA interest rates decision today; conservationists call for shark net removal 06.06.2023
    Reserve Bank announcement due at 2.30pm AEST. Follow liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastBurke says the loophole only applies to where the business has agreed on a minimum rate of pay:The loopholes are really simple … which is, if an employer agrees with their workforce and registers, this […]
    Emily Wind (now) and Natasha May (earlier)
  • Alcohol industry lobbyists misrepresented evidence in bid to influence Australian policy, study finds 06.06.2023
    Industry submissions on harm reduction plan at times misused evidence, academics say, but health minister says there’s ‘no suggestion’ the strategy was influencedFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAustralia’s alcohol industry continues to “manipulate, misuse and ignore evidence in attempts […]
    Melissa Davey Medical editor
  • Man accused of stealing Nick Kyrgios’s Tesla at gunpoint pleads not guilty 06.06.2023
    The man has appeared in a Canberra court accused of stealing Kyrgios’s car from the tennis star’s motherFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe man accused of stealing Nick Kyrgios’s car from the tennis star’s mother at gunpoint has pleaded […]
    Australian Associated Press
  • Ben Roberts-Smith judgment shows few have ever fallen so far 06.06.2023
    Justice Anthony Besanko’s full verdict describes how Australia’s most decorated soldier lied to save his reputationFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast“The applicant [Ben Roberts-Smith] has no reputation capable of being further harmed.”Tucked away at the bottom of more than […]
    Ben Doherty
  • Merri Creek rapist jailed for 20 years for ‘terrifying’ attack on woman jogging in Melbourne 06.06.2023
    Joel Russo, 29, has been handed a 17-year minimum jail sentence with a judge saying he was an ‘extremely dangerous offender’Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA violent serial rapist who dragged a woman into a creek and tried to […]
    Australian Associated Press
  • My life was turned upside down by Beijing threats, wife of Chinese ex-official tells US court 06.06.2023
    Liu Fang tells how her family lived privately in the US for eight years, until two men turned up at their door in first US trial arising from China’s ‘Operation Fox Hunt’The wife of a Chinese former official has described in court the moment their life in the US was “turned upside down” by Chinese […]
    Associated Press
  • NSW unlikely to withdraw further Covid fines despite court ruling many were unlawful 06.06.2023
    More than 33,000 fines were rescinded last year after a supreme court ruling, but correspondence from authorities suggests thousands more will standFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe New South Wales government is signalling it will not withdraw any additional […]
    Christopher Knaus
  • Newsom threatens DeSantis with kidnapping charges after migrants dumped twice in four days 06.06.2023
    After 16 South Americans were abandoned outside a church on Friday, another flight of 20 migrants arrived on Monday morningFor the second time in four days, Florida picked up people seeking asylum and took them by private jet to Sacramento at taxpayer expense, California officials said on Monday after another flight arrived at a local […]
    Richard Luscombe in Miami
  • Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 468 of the invasion 05.06.2023
    Ukraine has enough weapons to begin counteroffensive, says foreign minister; Zelenskiy welcomes ‘the news we have been waiting for’ from BakhmutSee all our Russia-Ukraine war coverageUkrainian troops went on the attack at multiple points along the frontline in the Donetsk region on Monday, driving back Russian forces in at least two areas in what appeared […]
    Guardian staff and agencies
  • Home Depot is selling tiny homes you can build yourself for less than $50,000 05.06.2023
    The homes are advertised as ‘resilient to extreme weather’ and also keep out insects and rodents, according to manufacturer Plus 1Home Depot has quietly entered the real estate market.The US home improvement store giant appeared to debut its new tiny home or “getaway pad”, by home-kit manufacturing company Plus 1, last year, and it’s currently […]
    Erum Salam
  • Robert Hanssen, ex-FBI agent convicted of spying for Moscow, dies in prison 05.06.2023
    Agent who took more than $1.4m in cash and diamonds to trade secrets is believed to have died of natural causes at age 79Robert Hanssen, a former FBI agent who took more than $1.4m in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Moscow, in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history, died […]
    Associated Press
  • Hard-pressed UK shoppers feel food ‘shrinkflation’ 05.06.2023
    Consumers increasingly claim that manufacturers are reducing the size of products, Barclays research findsHard-pressed consumers feel they are becoming the victims of food industry “shrinkflation” amid signs the UK’s persistent cost of living crisis is making households more alert to the need to get value for money.With food prices up by almost 20% in the […]
    Larry Elliott Economics editor
  • Colorado protesters demand that governor issue order banning all guns 05.06.2023
    A group of nearly 1,000 protesters, mostly women, demanded a ban on all guns – a move the governor said would be unconstitutionalHundreds of women staged a sit-in outside Colorado’s capitol on Monday, calling on the state’s Democratic governor to ban all guns, a move his office said “would simply be unconstitutional”.The gun-ban protest included […]
    Lois Beckett
  • AI should be licensed like medicines or nuclear power, Labour suggests 05.06.2023
    Exclusive: party calls for developers without a licence to be barred from working on advanced AI toolsThe UK should bar technology developers from working on advanced artificial intelligence tools unless they have a licence to do so, Labour has said.Ministers should introduce much stricter rules around companies training their AI products on vast datasets of […]
    Kiran Stacey Political correspondent
  • Lewis Capaldi ‘extremely sorry’ for cancelling gigs to rest for Glastonbury 05.06.2023
    Singer said recent months had been overwhelming and he needs to spend time with friends and family to recoverThe Brit award-winning singer Lewis Capaldi apologised to fans after cancelling all of his upcoming commitments to “rest and recover” ahead of Glastonbury.Capaldi, 26, said in an Instagram post on Monday that he is “struggling” after a […]
    Tom Ambrose and agency
  • Keir Starmer pledges ‘good, union jobs’ amid energy row with GMB 05.06.2023
    Labour leader to address union’s conference after its leader attacks plan to ban new North Sea oil and gas extractionKeir Starmer will pledge to put “good, union jobs” at the heart of Labour’s energy policy during a speech to one of its biggest donor unions after its general secretary criticised a proposed ban on oil […]
    Ben Quinn and Alex Lawson
  • Wolverine spotted for the second time ever in California in the last 100 years 05.06.2023
    While wolverines are native to California, they’ve been essentially extinct from the state since the 1920s A wolverine was spotted three times last month in the eastern Sierra Nevada, a rare occurrence for an animal that’s only been seen one other time in California over the last 100 years, state wildlife officials said.While wolverines are […]
    Guardian staff and agencies
  • Revealed: government looking at four more sites for asylum vessels 05.06.2023
    Rishi Sunak confirms two more barges will house 1,000 people, as sources say discussions about other areas are taking placeThousands of asylum seekers could be housed in vessels moored near Newcastle, Harwich, Felixstowe and the Royal London docks, the Guardian has learned.Rishi Sunak confirmed on Monday that the government had acquired two more giant barges […]
    Pippa Crerar, Aletha Adu and Rajeev Syal
  • Election of Delfina Gómez as governor of Mexico state signals decline of PRI 05.06.2023
    The PRI – once the overwhelmingly dominant party of Mexico in the 20th century – is now a weak and also-ran political forceMexico’s oldest party has lost control of the country’s most populous and influential state, in an election result that could signal the end of a powerful network that has dominated politics in the […]
    Nina Lakhani in New York and María Teresa Montaño Delgado in Mexico City
  • Covid inquiry legal challenge over WhatsApp messages to be heard ‘very soon’ 05.06.2023
    MPs told UK government’s attempt to avoid handing over evidence to inquiry had been ‘misinterpreted’UK politics live – latest updatesThe high court will decide “very soon” whether ministers should be forced to hand over all unredacted files demanded by the Covid inquiry, MPs have been told.In an attempt to allay concerns of a cover-up, the […]
    Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent