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  • Israel-Gaza war live: Spain to recognise Palestinian state as anger continues over Rafah attack 28.05.2024
    PM Pedro Sánchez hails ‘historic decision’ as Canada says it is ‘horrified’ over strike in which at least 45 people were killedSee all of our Gaza coverageAround one million people have fled the Gazan city of Rafah in the past three weeks, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) said on Tuesday.UNRWA said the flight […]
    Guardian Staff
  • Russia-Ukraine war live: Poland should not rule out sending troops to Ukraine, says its foreign minister 28.05.2024
    Radosław Sikorski says ‘we should leave Putin guessing to our intentions’Ukraine and Belgium on Tuesday struck a bilateral security agreement including the delivery of 30 F-16 fighter jets, signed during a Brussels meeting between Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo.“The document includes at least 977 million euros in Belgian military […]
    Tom Ambrose
  • Greens signal motion for recognition of Palestinian statehood – as it happened 28.05.2024
    This blog is now closed.Revealed: Israeli spy chief ‘threatened’ ICC prosecutor over war crimes inquiryGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast‘Last 24 hours only reinforces need’ for immediate humanitarian ceasefire, return of hostages and aid access, Conroy saysPat Conroy was also asked about Israel’s assault on a refugee camp […]
    Stephanie Convery, Amy Remeikis and Martin Farrer (earlier)
  • Immigration minister re-cancels visa of alleged murderer released after AAT ruling 28.05.2024
    Andrew Giles expressed his ‘thoughts’ for the family of the alleged victim, a 22-year-old man killed in Brisbane in MayFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe immigration minister, Andrew Giles, has revealed he has re-cancelled the visa of a Sudanese man […]
    Paul Karp Chief political correspondent
  • Tories’ ‘triple lock plus’ planned tax cut for pensioners a ‘desperate move’ says Labour – UK politics live 28.05.2024
    Labour reiterates claims that pensions will have to be cut to fund Tory idea to scrap national insuranceTo coincide with the Rachel Reeves speech, 120 business leaders have signed a letter published in the Times backing Labour. The paper has splashed on the news.In his story, Steven Swinford says:The signatories, who include senior figures from […]
    Andrew Sparrow
  • Australia must use sanctions to hold Israel accountable for conduct in Gaza, MSF chief says 28.05.2024
    Israel pursuing a policy of ‘deliberate deprivation’ and taking ‘disproportionate’ military action against Palestinians in Gaza, Dr Christos Christou saysFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe global president of Médecins Sans Frontières has urged Australia to impose sanctions on the Israeli […]
    Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent
  • WA police launch investigation over claim officers ‘ignored’ warnings from shooter’s daughter after Perth double murder 28.05.2024
    Ariel Bombara said she contacted police three times to ‘raise the alarm’ about her father, Mark Bombara, before Jenny and Gretl Petelczyc were shot in their Floreat homeFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe WA police force will hold an internal […]
    Caitlin Cassidy
  • Rain expected to sweep across Australia as unusually dry autumn comes to an end 28.05.2024
    Meteorologists forecast wet weather for 70%-80% of Australia with the BoM expecting heaviest rain in north-eastern VictoriaFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAn unusually dry autumn in parts of Australia is set to come to an end with a week of […]
    Sharlotte Thou
  • Peter Dutton tells colleagues Labor’s hate speech crackdown is a ‘trap’ 28.05.2024
    Opposition leader labels proposed hate speech offence a Labor ‘wedge’ as negotiations falter on religious discrimination billFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastLabor’s hopes of passing two key bills with opposition support have taken a hit with a breakdown in negotiations […]
    Paul Karp and Karen Middleton
  • Closing arguments begin in Donald Trump’s criminal hush-money trial 28.05.2024
    Trial enters final stages as prosecutors allege former president falsified business records relating to payment to adult film starDonald Trump’s hush-money trial enters its final stages on Tuesday as closing arguments begin in court.For weeks, testimony has gripped America and the world amid the prospect that the former US president could be found guilty of […]
    Victoria Bekiempis in New York
  • Revealed: Israeli spy chief ‘threatened’ ICC prosecutor over war crimes inquiry 28.05.2024
    Mossad director Yossi Cohen personally involved in secret plot to pressure Fatou Bensouda to drop Palestine investigation, sources sayThe former head of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, allegedly threatened a chief prosecutor of the international criminal court in a series of secret meetings in which he tried to pressure her into abandoning a war […]
    Harry Davies in Jerusalem
  • Billionaire non-dom quit UK on day Hunt scrapped tax breaks, says adviser 28.05.2024
    Super-rich have left country to avoid being subjected to UK taxes on overseas income, conference hearsA London-based billionaire non-dom left the UK for good on the day that the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced the scrapping of the 225-year-old tax scheme in the spring budget, his tax adviser has revealed.“We did have one billionaire client who […]
    Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent
  • Deaf man awarded £50,000 damages after mistreatment by jobcentre officials 28.05.2024
    Tribunal rules Paul Rimmer was subject to ‘character assassination’ and was not given specialist helpA profoundly deaf man has been awarded £50,000 damages after a judge ruled he was subjected to a “character assassination” by hostile jobcentre officials, who refused to provide him with specialist help to find work.Paul Rimmer, who communicates primarily though British […]
    Patrick Butler Social policy editor
  • Facebook refused to take down fake account, says TikTok star 28.05.2024
    Grace Wolstenholme tried to persuade Meta to take down the fraudulent page, which was trying to make money by copying her posts, for five monthsA young social media star with cerebral palsy says Facebook refused to take action after scammers used her content to set up a fake account and make money from her fans.Grace […]
    Sarah Marsh Consumer affairs correspondent
  • No Tory MPs voted positively on climate issues since party took power, study finds 28.05.2024
    Labour and Liberal Democrats dominated list of MPs who were rated as very good in backing environmental policiesNo elected Tory MPs have been rated as voting positively on climate issues, under a survey of parliamentary voting patterns since the Conservatives took power in 2010.Only a single sitting Conservative was rated as “good” on climate votes […]
    Fiona Harvey Environment editor
  • Tories campaign with leaflets that barely feature party branding – or Sunak 28.05.2024
    Election material seen so far suggests candidates are using local images and non-blue, neutral branding The Conservatives have been campaigning with leaflets that barely feature Rishi Sunak or their party branding, with candidates putting their own local images prominently instead, election material shows.The prime minister has been out campaigning in the last few days, but […]
    Aletha Adu, Rowena Mason and Henry Dyer
  • ‘Crippling’ drought in Zambia threatens hunger for millions, says minister 28.05.2024
    Collins Nzovu says country’s plight is foretaste of disasters that will increasingly afflict region as climate breakdown takes holdSevere drought in Zambia is threatening hunger for millions of people, cutting off electricity for long periods and destroying the country’s social fabric and economy, the environment minister has warned, in a harbinger of what is in […]
    Fiona Harvey Environment editor
  • ‘I cannot take it lightly’: young voters urged to take part in EU elections 28.05.2024
    Officials hope for strong youth turnout but experts say this does not translate into support for EU as far right makes inroadsThe town has a farm, a university and a factory, but nobody agrees on where to put the police station. Around a large table in a stuffy room in a museum basement next to […]
    Jennifer Rankin in Brussels
  • How Ozempic is re-shaping the US 28.05.2024
    The company behind the weight-loss drug has made millions, but without health insurance it is unaffordable for many. George Chidi reportsGeorge Chidi, a politics and democracy reporter for Guardian US, recently came to Europe on holiday. He had been looking forward to eating his way around Paris and London, and was especially looking forward to […]
    Presented by Hannah Moore with George Chidi; produced by Tom Glasser, Eli Block and Rudi Zygadlo; executive producer Homa Khaleeli
  • ‘Serial slingshot’ suspect who terrorized California neighborhood arrested 27.05.2024
    ‘We’re not aware of any kind of motive other than just malicious mischief, say police, of 81-year-old man who was arrestedAn 81-year-old man who investigators say terrorized a southern California neighborhood for years with a slingshot has been arrested, police said.While conducting an investigation, detectives “learned that during the course of 9-10 years, dozens of […]
    Associated Press