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  • Australia news live updates: crossbench anger as Albanese cuts staffing numbers; Victoria confirms new ministers 25.06.2022
    Jacinta Allan has been appointed Victoria’s new deputy premier, while the prime minister has moved to reduce crossbench staffers. Follow liveJohn Barilaro’s bite of the Big Apple: the plum New York posting that set off a firestormAustralian voters have sent Peter Dutton a clear message; he would be silly to miss the cueGet our free […]
    Josh Taylor (now) and Tory Shepherd (earlier)
  • Protests sweep across nation as supreme court overturns Roe v Wade – follow live 25.06.2022
    Outrage pours over into streets as abortion rights are stripped awayDecision split on political lines, with six conservatives in favorFull story: US supreme court overturns Roe v WadeThe court just overturned Roe v Wade – what happens next?Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailFormer president Barack Obama has condemned the […]
    Maanvi Singh (now) and Chris Stein in Washington (earlier)
  • FDA ban on Juul e-cigarettes temporarily halted 25.06.2022
    The company requested the hold while it appeals the sales ban which would have required it to immediately halt its businessJuul can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes, at least for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a government ban.Juul filed an emergency motion earlier Friday, seeking the temporary hold while […]
    Associated Press
  • Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 122 of the invasion 25.06.2022
    German gas prices could triple as Russia cuts supply; Ukrainian forces prepare Severodonetsk retreat; thousands of Black Sea dolphins killedSee all our Ukraine coverage Continue reading...
    Maya Yang , Léonie Chao-Fong , Martin Belam, Samantha Lock and Philip Oltermann
  • ‘Abortion returns to the states’: US attorneys general react to Roe v Wade ruling 24.06.2022
    Those in more progressive states assured people that abortion is still legal while Republicans framed it as a celebratory occasionThe US supreme court has ruled that the constitution does not protect the right to an abortion, opening the door for states to ban or severely restrict abortion access. In several states, abortion becomes immediately illegal, […]
    Alvin Chang
  • Kyiv orders troops to pull out of Sievierodonetsk – as it happened 24.06.2022
    This live blog is now closed. We will be returning in a few hours to bring you all the latest developmentsLast Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk ordered to withdrawWhy the west risks condemning Ukraine to slow strangulationZelenskiy urges Glastonbury crowd to help end war in UkraineThe military channel of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has […]
    Maya Yang and (earlier) Léonie Chao-Fong, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock
  • Rwanda making preparations to take children removed from UK 24.06.2022
    Hostel in Kigali building football pitches and providing outdoor toys for any children flown to the countryA hostel that has been leased by the Rwandan government to house asylum seekers from the UK is making preparations to accept children.The Hope hostel in Kigali is building outdoor facilities that will include football pitches, basketball courts and […]
    Rajeev Syal in Kigali
  • Sir Paul McCartney plays surprise pre-Glastonbury gig in Frome 24.06.2022
    Set at Cheese and Grain sold out in under an hour after being announced on Thursday nightSir Paul McCartney delivered a surprise performance the night before his Glastonbury festival headline set, which had caused traffic congestion as fans tried to buy a coveted ticket.The impromptu gig at the Cheese and Grain entertainment venue in Frome, […]
    Nadeem Badshah and agency
  • ‘Outrage and action’: protesters young and old gather outside supreme court 24.06.2022
    Pro-choice activists and lawmakers express their dismay over the court ruling and vow to keep fighting for women’s rightsThe crowds gathered outside the US supreme court building in expectation of today’s decision – which resulted in a stunning reversal of federal law, the overturning of Roe v Wade and the end constitutional right to an […]
    Lauren Burke in Washington
  • Contraception, gay marriage: Clarence Thomas signals new targets for supreme court 24.06.2022
    Rightwing justice appears to offer preview of the court’s potential future rulings after decision to remove US abortion rightsMany Americans reacted to the supreme court’s decision to reverse Roe v Wade and remove federal abortion rights in the US with shock, but many also asked a terrified question: what might be next?The conservative justice Clarence […]
    Joan E Greve in Washington
  • Factions, new blood and Jeff Kennett: Daniel Andrews’ dilemma after losing four ministers 24.06.2022
    Analysis: Victorian premier has five months to introduce a new leadership group to votersA lot of comparisons can made between Victorian premiers Daniel Andrews and Jeff Kennett, though, being from opposite sides of politics, neither of them will likely admit it.Both are considered crash-through leaders, either loved or loathed. Both have shaped their state, either […]
    Benita Kolovos
  • Calls to expand access to Covid antivirals in Australia splits experts and doctors 24.06.2022
    Health minister encourages Paxlovid and Lagevrio use, but peak GP body cautions drugs can have side-effects if taken with some other drugsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingDoctors and experts are split over calls to expand the eligibility for leading Covid antiviral drugs Paxlovid and Lagevrio, with some saying access should be […]
    Caitlin Cassidy and Josh Butler
  • Orange roughy: campaigners call for limit to trawling of species after breeding age of 73 revealed 24.06.2022
    Australian fisheries management says there are regional differences and new data only applies to population in New ZealandFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingOcean campaigners say that a New Zealand fishing fleet that trawls for orange roughy in waters off Tasmania should be […]
    Lisa Cox
  • Adani drops $600m claim against Queensland activist and seeks $17m instead 24.06.2022
    Mining giant claims Ben Pennings sought to disrupt operations of the Carmichael coalmine, its suppliers and contractorsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingMining giant Adani has revealed it was seeking to claim more than $600m in damages from an environmental activist, a figure it has now dropped from its civil case against […]
    Joe Hinchliffe
  • Bipartisan gun control law sent for Biden’s signature after House vote 24.06.2022
    Fourteen Republicans vote with majority for first major gun reform legislation in nearly 30 yearsThe US House on Friday passed a bipartisan bill to strengthen federal gun regulations, bringing an end to decades of congressional inaction and sending the historic legislation to Joe Biden’s desk.Passage of the bill came a day after the supreme court […]
    Joan E Greve in Washington
  • ‘The country would be better off’: senior Tories urge Boris Johnson to quit 24.06.2022
    Ex-leader Michael Howard among Conservatives to call for resignation after byelection catastrophesConservative grandees are urging Boris Johnson to quit after a historic double byelection defeat, as rebellious MPs began plotting new ways to oust him.The former Conservative leader Michael Howard was among those who demanded the prime minister stand down after the losses in Tiverton […]
    Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason and Rajeev Syal
  • Banks and UK supermarkets accused of backing deforestation in Brazil 24.06.2022
    By funding and stocking products from Brazilian meat giant JBS, firms have also supported land-grabbing, investigation claims Continue reading...
    Sophie Kevany
  • Boris Johnson admits byelection defeats ‘not brilliant’ as ex-Tory leader calls for resignation – as it happened 24.06.2022
    This live blog is now closed, you can find our latest UK political coverage hereThis is from James Johnson, a Tory pollster (who worked for Theresa May in No 10) whose firm JL Partners carried out polling in Wakefield, on who ought to be taking the blame for the byelection defeats.PM Media has just snapped […]
    Geneva Abdul (now); and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
  • New SNP sexual harassment complaints policy ‘in weeks’, say insiders 24.06.2022
    Exclusive: activists forcing action over ‘systemic’ failings such as handling of complaint against former chief whip Patrick GradyA new system for dealing with sexual harassment complaints within the Scottish National party could become party policy within weeks, the Guardian has learned, after escalating criticism from activists about lack of openness and accountability.Revelations in the past […]
    Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
  • Two ways to bring down a PM: Boris Johnson’s rebels see opportunities 24.06.2022
    Johnson was defiant in Rwanda after his byelection disasters, but at home there was renewed Tory angerConservatives lose key byelections – live updatesWhile Boris Johnson was in Rwanda, having an early-morning swim in the luxurious pool of the conference hotel, his Tory critics were already planning another go at ousting him.The backbench plotters had previously […]
    Rowena Mason, Heather Stewart and Rajeev Syal in Kigali