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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Robert Mugabe defies his own party in a TV speech by clinging on to Zimbabwe's presidency.

Argentina missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather (4 hours old)

Rescuers face "very difficult" conditions in the hunt for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board.

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many (3 hours old)

The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.

Israeli president rejects pardon for soldier Elor Azaria (7 hours old)

Reuven Rivlin says an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker should not be pardoned.

Beijing housing block fire: Nineteen people killed (12 hours old)

The blaze broke out in the city's southern Daxing district, mostly inhabited by migrant workers.

French policeman kills three and himself north of Paris (11 hours old)

The 31-year-old used his service gun against his girlfriend, her family and passers-by near Paris.

Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault (8 hours old)

The Girls star admits she was "naive" in supporting a colleague after a sexual assault claim.

Chile election: Conservative Sebastian Pinera takes lead (16 minutes old)

Ex-president Sebastián Piñera is on course to win the first round, but may fail to avoid a run-off.

Turkish capital Ankara bans all gay rights functions (8 hours old)

The governor's office says the move has been taken on security grounds and to protect public order.

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure (16 hours old)

He is reported to require a liver transplant and has kidney problems.

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World news | The Guardian

Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation (3 hours old)

President Robert Mugabe delivered a rambling address on live television offering no concessions, after ruling party Zanu-PF sacked him as leaderZimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected in a national address on live television.Instead, in a rambling 30 minute address, Mugabe offered no concessions to his critics, the tens of thousands who marched calling for his resignation or the army commanders who led the military takeover last week. Continue reading...

Monaco builds into the Med to house new throng of super-rich (7 hours old)

The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decadeConstruction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the thousands of extra millionaires expected to move to the principality in the next 10 years.Nearly 35 in every 100 Monaco residents are millionaires and more of the global super-rich want to join them. Around 2,700 more are expected to call Monaco home by 2026, according to research by estate agent Knight Fr[...]

German coalition talks hit by FDP walkout (43 minutes old)

Negotiations between four parties fail to reach agreement on immigration and energy, leaving Angela Merkel facing possibility of minority governmentExploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government appeared to have collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations.“The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust,” the FDP leader, Christian Lindner, announced after the four parties involved missed several self-prescribed deadlines to resolve di[...]

Alabama's largest newspaper calls on voters to 'reject Roy Moore' (6 hours old)

With special election looming, Birmingham News editorial calls sexual assault allegations against candidate ‘a turning point for women in Alabama’The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab is testing a new way to tell stories on mobile. View coverage of this topic and sign up for updates (recommended for Chrome users on Android)Alabama’s biggest newspaper on Sunday urged voters to “Stand for decency, reject Roy Moore” in an editorial about the controversial Republican Senate candidate whose campaign has been engulfed by sexual assault allegations.As Republican senator Susan Collins said she hoped vote[...]

Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral (4 hours old)

US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensationAs Republicans push for legislation that would cut taxes for the rich while increasing taxes on lower-income Americans, Trump’s treasury secretary said he was flattered to be compared to a James Bond villain.Steve Mnuchin, a multimillionaire former Goldman Sachs banker, said he had no idea that a photograph of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral this week. Continue reading...

Search for missing Argentinian submarine fails to find any clues (7 hours old)

ARA San Juan went missing with 44 crew members on board four days ago, in vast potential search areaA vast search by a multinational task force for an Argentinian submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members four days ago has so far failed to provide any clues as to its possible location.The hope that arose from seven failed satellite calls detected on Saturday morning, which Argentina’s defence ministry at first said could be from the missing submarine, is also dimming fast. The government on Sunday said it could not confirm that the attempts had come from the ARA Sa[...]

New head of Macron's party vows to recapture its grassroots 'soul' (7 hours old)

Christophe Castaner, 51, was handpicked by French president, but appointment sparks criticism of ‘undemocratic’ practices A fiercely loyal, self-styled “man of the people” has been appointed to lead Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling political movement, La République En Marche (The Republic on the Move, or La REM), promising to recapture the party’s“soul” after a hiatus since the recent election win.Christophe Castaner, 51, a burly member of parliament with a southern accent, styles himself as both in touch with everyday voters and devoted to Macron’s well-oiled communications machine. He was handpic[...]

White House would ditch attack on Obamacare in order to pass tax bill (7 hours old)

Budget director says ‘we’re OK’ with dropping provision of Republican tax reform that would also repeal healthcare mandate, if it becomes roadblockThe White House is willing to sacrifice Republicans’ latest attempt to dismantle Obama’s Affordable Care Act if that’s necessary to pass a series of sweeping tax cuts, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.Republicans’ current tax reform legislation would slash corporate tax rates and benefit wealthy Americans. Last week, after the president tweeted that he wanted legislation to include a repeal of a key healthcare ma[...]

'More pigs will be revealed': Asia Argento on life after accusing Weinstein of rape (8 hours old)

Italian actor welcomes the sexual misconduct exposés since, but laments the slow awakening in her countryIt has been six weeks since Asia Argento helped set off an avalanche that knocked down the most powerful man in Hollywood.Since her public accusation of rape against Harvey Weinstein – Argento was among the first to make the allegation in an exposé published by the New Yorker – hundreds of women and some men have come forward with their own stories of workplace harassment and assault, from newsrooms in Washington to the corridors of power in Westminster. Continue reading...

Search for new Sinn Féin leader begins after Gerry Adams steps down (4 hours old)

Michelle O’Neill, Irish republican party’s leader in Northern Ireland assembly, rules herself out, saying she has ‘enough to do’Sinn Féin is starting the process of selecting its new leader after Gerry Adams announced he was stepping down after 34 years in charge.The Irish republican party’s leader in the deadlocked Northern Ireland assembly, Michelle O’Neill, has ruled herself out of the running to succeed Adams, who played a pivotal role in shifting the IRA to a permanent ceasefire in the 1990s and nudged Sinn Féin towards embracing power sharing with their former unionist enemies in Norther[...]

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