Back The Guardian Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Search Sections 14 Nov

The Guardian

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Close
Advertisement
Zimbabwe: reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in capital Harare 14 Nov 8:18pm Zimbabwe: reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in capital Harare
Military chief accused of ‘treasonable conduct’ amid rumours of coup attempt in Harare, after unprecedented challenge to President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s capital was in a state of high tension early on Wednesday amid reports of multiple explosions in the streets and soldiers taking over the state broadcaster and manhandling staff. Witnesses in Harare reported a number of loud explosions and saw armed forces assaulting passers-by in the early hours of the morning.
 Like Reply
Currencies in USD
GBP 1,32 -0,076%
EUR 1,18 +0,255%
CHF 1,01 +0,494%
Reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in Zimbabwe capital 14 Nov 7:17pm Reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in Zimbabwe capital
Military chief accused of ‘treasonable conduct’ amid rumours of coup attempt in Harare, after unprecedented challenge to President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was reported to be in a state of chaos after reports of multiple explosions and soldiers taking over the headquarters of a state broadcaster, assaulting both civilians and staff. Earlier the government accused the head of the armed forces of “treasonable conduct”, ratcheting up tension in the southern African nation.
 Like Reply
US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar 14 Nov 6:47pm US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar
Year-long report into atrocities accuses security forces of ‘unprecedented and systematic’ campaign of violence against Muslim population The United States Holocaust Museum says there is “mounting evidence” of genocide in Myanmar, after a year-long investigation with Southeast Asia rights group Fortify Rights into atrocities against persecuted Rohingya Muslims.
 Like Reply
May wins first 5 votes on EU withdrawal bill in committee despite Tory backlash over fixing date - Politics live 14 Nov 6:37pm May wins first 5 votes on EU withdrawal bill in committee despite Tory backlash over fixing date - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage
 Like Reply
Theresa May faces Tory backlash over putting Brexit date in EU withdrawal bill as debate starts - Politics live 14 Nov 6:29pm Updated Theresa May faces Tory backlash over putting Brexit date in EU withdrawal bill as debate starts - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage
 Like Reply
Australia says yes to same-sex marriage – video 14 Nov 6:29pm Australia says yes to same-sex marriage – video
Australian voters have delivered their verdict:
 Like Reply
Republican party cuts ties with Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations 14 Nov 6:19pm Republican party cuts ties with Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations
Republican National Committee pulls out of joint fundraising agreement as senior Alabama senator calls for Moore to be pulled from the ballot
 Like Reply
US military leaders would reject illegal order for nuclear strike, senators told 14 Nov 5:52pm US military leaders would reject illegal order for nuclear strike, senators told
As senators raise concerns about ‘unstable’ Donald Trump’s decision-making, former commander says military is ‘not obligated to follow illegal orders’ US military commanders would refuse to carry out a presidential order to carry out a nuclear first strike that they thought was illegal, senators were told on Tuesday.
 Like Reply
Senate Republicans aim to end Obamacare mandate amid tax cuts 14 Nov 4:42pm Senate Republicans aim to end Obamacare mandate amid tax cuts
Senators reveal plans in surprise announcement day after Donald Trump calls for repeal, as lawmakers seek revenue in effort to slash taxes Senate Republicans have said they are intent on repealing the Obama healthcare law requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting the provision as a way to pay for
 Like Reply
Politics live: 14 Nov 4:31pm Politics live:
The prime minister returns from Asia with crises mounting on all fronts and as Australia prepares for the result of the same-sex marriage survey at 10am. Follow all the action live
 Like Reply
Weatherwatch: volcanoes and their effect on winds and global weather 14 Nov 4:30pm Weatherwatch: volcanoes and their effect on winds and global weather
Meteorologists are studying historical records to try to understand the behaviour of the equatorial jet Our weather is strongly influenced by what’s happening in the upper atmosphere. For example, high-level equatorial winds, known as the “equatorial jet”, swing between easterlies and westerlies roughly every two years. When they are in their westerly phase, we tend to see stormier and wetter winter weather in northern Europe. Understanding this pattern helps meteorologists to produce long-term forecasts. But, in 2016, the forecasts went to pot, when the equatorial jet did something unheard of, and flipped from west to east and back to west again,
 Like Reply
Paul Keating says company tax cut is no holy grail and growth must be inclusive 14 Nov 4:04pm Paul Keating says company tax cut is no holy grail and growth must be inclusive
Former PM says ‘conservative Australia’ doesn’t understand that economic growth needs to be about ‘inclusion and justice’ Paul Keating has slammed Australia’s big business lobby groups for being obsessed with tax cuts and ​lacking the imagination to prevent the economy slipping backwards. He has also taken aim at “conservative Australia”, saying it doesn’t understand that economic growth needs to be about “inclusion and justice” so everyone shares in the spoils of rising national income.
 Like Reply
Turnbull avoids sit down meeting with Jacinda Ardern on refugee offer 14 Nov 3:57pm Turnbull avoids sit down meeting with Jacinda Ardern on refugee offer
New Zealand media says prime minister was ‘snubbed’ after her Australian counterpart appeared to ignore a public request to discuss her proposal Malcolm Turnbull appears to have ignored a public
 Like Reply
How 400 Russia-run fake accounts posted bogus Brexit tweets 14 Nov 3:52pm How 400 Russia-run fake accounts posted bogus Brexit tweets
Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum Concern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts believed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 accounts operating from the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) attempting to influence UK politics out of 2,752 accounts suspended by Twitter in the US.
 Like Reply
Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal 14 Nov 3:23pm Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal
Cases were among 10 where Moore, as Alabama’s top judge, dissented from court’s majority view and sided with alleged offenders, Guardian review finds Roy Moore challenged the scope of an Alabama law that protects rape victims while serving as the most senior judge on the state’s highest court, according to a review of records.
 Like Reply
Image of determined 16-year-old migrant wins major portrait award 14 Nov 3:19pm Image of determined 16-year-old migrant wins major portrait award
Spanish journalist César Dezfuli won £15,000 for his photograph of teenager rescued from the Mediterranean Sea An arresting photograph of a solemn 16-year-old migrant from Mali taken after he had been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea has won a major portrait award. The Spanish photojournalist César Dezfuli was named winner of the
 Like Reply
Trump releases slow-motion video of his Asia tour set to trance music 14 Nov 3:19pm Trump releases slow-motion video of his Asia tour set to trance music
Forty-five second clip fits somewhere between a YouTube bungee jump montage and a teenager’s iMovie video of a skiing trip Donald Trump has marked his state visit to Asia by releasing a highlights video featuring slow motion footage over a soaring trance soundtrack. The president posted the 45-second film
 Like Reply
Tories ask rich voters to rate importance of Grenfell Tower fire 14 Nov 2:57pm Tories ask rich voters to rate importance of Grenfell Tower fire
Conservative association in Kensington and Chelsea asks residents of Courtfield ward to score tragedy on scale of 0 to 10 Voters in one of the richest parts of Kensington and Chelsea have been asked to rate the importance of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 69 people in June. The Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative Association sent a questionnaire to residents of the Courtfield ward, which is bordered by Cromwell and Fulham Roads and includes some of London’s most desirable squares.
 Like Reply
California shooting: at least three dead as children wounded at school – police 14 Nov 2:45pm California shooting: at least three dead as children wounded at school – police
Attacker fired shots at multiple sites in the state’s rural north, including Tehama elementary school, before police killed him, authorities say
 Like Reply
The Guardian view on Theresa May and Russia: keep pouring the sunshine | Editorial 14 Nov 2:29pm The Guardian view on Theresa May and Russia: keep pouring the sunshine | Editorial
The prime minister’s annual speech on foreign affairs might have highlighted Brexit or the disruptive effect of Trump. But it was vital to call out Russia’s propaganda war tooBritain’s prime minister makes
 Like Reply
Honda UK warns MPs of consequences of leaving EU customs union 14 Nov 2:10pm Honda UK warns MPs of consequences of leaving EU customs union
Car industry says border checks would be ‘challenging’, tariffs costly and an end to regulatory approval ‘semi-catastrophic’ The devastating impact of a hard Brexit on the UK car industry was laid bare on Tuesday to MPs, who were told every 15 minutes of customs delays would cost some manufacturers up to £850,000 a year. Presenting the industry’s most detailed evidence yet to the business select committee, Honda UK said it relied on 350 trucks a day arriving from Europe to keep its giant Swindon factory operating, with just an hour’s worth of parts being held on the production line.
 Like Reply
Family of missing Gaia Pope appeal for search to go on despite arrests 14 Nov 1:43pm Family of missing Gaia Pope appeal for search to go on despite arrests
Two people held in Dorset on suspicion of murdering the 19-year-old, who has epilepsy and has not been seen for a week The family of a vulnerable young woman missing for more than a week have called for the search to continue despite two people having been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Relatives of Gaia Pope, 19, said they still hoped she would be found alive and the thought of seeing her smile again kept them hoping.
 Like Reply
Tensions rise in Zimbabwe as military drives through outskirts of capital 14 Nov 1:29pm Tensions rise in Zimbabwe as military drives through outskirts of capital
Witnesses report soldiers and armed vehicles approaching Harare, leading many to believe coup is underway amid unprecedented challenge to Mugabe Tensions rose in Harare on Tuesday as armoured vehicles, military police and soldiers from Zimbabwe’s powerful military drove through the outskirts of the capital, a day after
 Like Reply
Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters 14 Nov 1:24pm Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters
Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say
 Like Reply
Peaceful coexistence is better than punching above our weight | Letters 14 Nov 1:23pm Peaceful coexistence is better than punching above our weight | Letters
The Blairite doctrine of intervention in other countries has punched its way through Afghanistan and Iraq leaving devastation and hundreds of thousands dead, writes
 Like Reply
EU turning blind eye to horrors endured by migrants in Libya, UN says 14 Nov 1:16pm EU turning blind eye to horrors endured by migrants in Libya, UN says
Human rights chief says ‘inhuman’ EU policy supports return of people trying to cross Mediterranean to prisons where they face abuse The EU policy of helping Libyan authorities to intercept people trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to prisons is “inhuman”, the UN has said. “The suffering of migrants detained in Libya is an outrage to the conscience of humanity,” the UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “The European Union’s policy of assisting the Libyan coastguard to intercept and return migrants in the Mediterranean [is] inhuman.”
 Like Reply
EU citizens who become British can still have non-EU spouses live with them, court rules 14 Nov 12:42pm Updated EU citizens who become British can still have non-EU spouses live with them, court rules
European court says Home Office was wrong to deny permanent residency to Algerian husband of British-Spanish citizen A European citizen who becomes a British citizen does not lose the right to have a spouse from a non-EU country live with them in the UK, the European court of justice (ECJ) has ruled in a landmark case. After a five-month deliberation it has decided the Home Office was wrong to refuse a dual British-Spanish citizen the right to have her Algerian husband live with her in Britain.
 Like Reply
Switching to organic farming could cut greenhouse gas emissions, study shows 14 Nov 12:17pm Switching to organic farming could cut greenhouse gas emissions, study shows
Study also finds that converting conventionally farmed land would not overly harm crop yields or require huge amounts of additional land to feed rising populations Converting land from conventional agriculture to
 Like Reply
14-year-old girl arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offence 14 Nov 12:06pm 14-year-old girl arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offence
Teenager arrested in south London on suspicion of helping someone to carry out act of terrorism A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of helping someone to carry out an act of terrorism. The teenager was arrested in south London on Tuesday.
 Like Reply
MPs begin line-by-line debate on EU withdrawal bill - Politics live 14 Nov 11:34am MPs begin line-by-line debate on EU withdrawal bill - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage
 Like Reply
How ballistics traced gang guns back to antique arms dealer 14 Nov 11:34am How ballistics traced gang guns back to antique arms dealer
Paul Edmunds, 66, was source of weapons and ammunition for murders in Birmingham and London and linked to more than 100 crime scenes There appears to be nothing remarkable about the home of Paul Edmunds in the Gloucestershire village of Hardwicke. The modest red-brick cottage he shared with his partner, a health worker, and a small terrier dog has peaceful views across the Forest of Dean. A Jaguar saloon can sometimes be seen on the drive with Edmunds’ initials – PRE – on the plates but it is a comfortable rather than flashy vehicle. This does not look like a gangster hideaway.
 Like Reply
North Koreans fired 40 rounds at defecting soldier, South Korea says 14 Nov 11:26am North Koreans fired 40 rounds at defecting soldier, South Korea says
Soldier treated for five gunshot wounds but not in life-threatening condition after first shooting on border in more than 30 years North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times, the south’s military has said.
 Like Reply
Antique gun dealer supplied weapons and bullets used by gangsters 14 Nov 10:40am Antique gun dealer supplied weapons and bullets used by gangsters
Ammunition and guns supplied by Paul Edmunds found at more than 100 crime scenes, Birmingham crown court told A 66-year-old antique firearms dealer from a Gloucestershire village has been found guilty of supplying weapons and handcrafted bullets to gangsters across the UK. Ammunition made by Paul Edmunds and weapons supplied by him have been found at more than 100 crime scenes including gangland shootings and even a firearms attack on a police helicopter.
 Like Reply
14 Nov 10:33am Fifth Roy Moore accuser speaks out – video report
Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by a fifth woman. Beverly Young Nelson says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16, after he offered her a lift. Moore denies any wrongdoing and says the accusations are politically motivated  
 Like Reply
Officials raise Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll to at least 530 14 Nov 10:21am Officials raise Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll to at least 530
Iran declares national day of mourning and newspapers publish front pages in Kurdish to show solidarity with affected region Iranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s
 Like Reply
MPs start Brexit bill - Politics live 14 Nov 10:16am Updated MPs start Brexit bill - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage
 Like Reply
Jacob Rees-Mogg: hard Brexit would boost UK by £135bn over 5 years 14 Nov 9:35am Jacob Rees-Mogg: hard Brexit would boost UK by £135bn over 5 years
Pro-Brexit backbencher says dividend only possible with policy of free trade, reduced regulation and lower taxes The UK economy could enjoy a post-Brexit financial dividend of £135bn in the five years after its departure from the EU, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said, an opinion that attracted a direct if brief endorsement from the Department for International Trade. At a speech in London, the leading pro-Brexit backbencher lambasted what he called the “false assumptions” of Philip Hammond’s Treasury ahead of next week’s budget, insisting that leaving the EU would provide a huge economic boost.
 Like Reply
Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour 14 Nov 9:27am Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour
US president opts to fly back to Washington and miss meeting of more than a dozen countries after it was delayed by two hours Donald Trump has ended a marathon trip to Asia by skipping an international summit after the event was delayed by about two hours. The White House had added the East Asia Summit, an annual meeting of more than a dozen countries, to the president’s schedule after concerns were raised that missing it might signify a lack of US interest in Asia.
 Like Reply
Sportswear maker Puma accused of defacing 17th century Indian buildings 14 Nov 9:24am Sportswear maker Puma accused of defacing 17th century Indian buildings
Historians outraged after heritage sites in Delhi’s old quarter were spray painted as part of a shoe commercial Global sportswear giant Puma has been accused of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi’s old quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.
 Like Reply
‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine 14 Nov 8:47am ‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine
Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts A new law that could legalise marriage for children as young as nine in Iraq would be “catastrophic”, setting back women’s rights by half a century, activists said. The proposal, an amendment to Iraq’s personal status law, would allow clerics of Muslim sects to govern marriage contracts.
 Like Reply
Why should Trump care about thousands killed, when there are deals to be done? | Tina Cuyugan 14 Nov 8:46am Why should Trump care about thousands killed, when there are deals to be done? | Tina Cuyugan
The US and Philippine presidents have huge respect for each other, so it was no surprise to see Duterte’s ‘drug war’ ignored when he hosted the US presidentUnlikely as it may seem, Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte may have more in common than any other US and Philippine presidents in history. For one thing, they’re
 Like Reply
Netanyahus allegedly demanded free cigars and champagne from associates 14 Nov 8:02am Netanyahus allegedly demanded free cigars and champagne from associates
Assistant to James Packer and Arnon Milchan reportedly tells police Israeli PM and wife routinely called to request favours The Australian casino owner James Packer and the Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan probably never imagined they would be running a free drinks delivery service for the Israeli prime minister and his wife.
 Like Reply
The real saboteurs are the Brexiters destroying the NHS | Owen Jones 14 Nov 7:35am The real saboteurs are the Brexiters destroying the NHS | Owen Jones
After the vitriol of the leave campaign, our most treasured national institution has been haemorrhaging European doctors as it is fragmented and squeezedWho are the real saboteurs? Is it those who want
 Like Reply
A law that would segregate disabled people? We must all fight to stop it | Mary O’Hara 14 Nov 7:00am A law that would segregate disabled people? We must all fight to stop it | Mary O’Hara
For nearly 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has protected the day-to-day rights of disabled people. A new bill threatens to take them awayAmid the chaos of US policymaking under Donald Trump it could be easy to miss all manner of damaging manoeuvres. However, when it comes to attacks on the rights of people with disabilities, far too much is at stake to let a single thing fly below the radar. Right now a proposed new law is on its way through Congress that stands to put hard-won disability rights enshrined in the 1990
 Like Reply
Donald Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour 14 Nov 5:59am Donald Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour
US president opts to fly back to Washington and miss meeting of more than a dozen countries after it was delayed by two hours
 Like Reply
Death threats and a ‘ghost warrant’ – why is Malawi hounding Joyce Banda? | Cherie Blair 14 Nov 4:30am Death threats and a ‘ghost warrant’ – why is Malawi hounding Joyce Banda? | Cherie Blair
The rule of law is failing in this important African state, as the former president is forced to stay in exile amid a culture of fear and impunity
 Like Reply
Dorset police arrest two people over missing teenager Gaia Pope 14 Nov 4:17am Dorset police arrest two people over missing teenager Gaia Pope
A 71-year-old woman and 19-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murdering Gaia Pope, 19, who went missing last week Detectives have arrested two people on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a vulnerable 19-year-old woman who went missing from the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset a week ago. A 71-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, who were both known to the missing woman, Gaia Pope, are being questioned by officers.
 Like Reply
One in five European NHS doctors plan to quit UK, survey reveals 14 Nov 3:57am One in five European NHS doctors plan to quit UK, survey reveals
Fears of Brexit brain drain as BMA report reveals sentiment of European Economic Area medics Almost one in five of the NHS’s European doctors have made plans to quit Britain, according to research that has raised fresh fears of a Brexit-induced medical brain drain. And almost half of the health service’s 12,000 medics from the European Economic Area (EEA) are considering moving abroad, the British Medical Association survey of 1,720 of them found.
 Like Reply
Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years 14 Nov 3:52am Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years
In 1975 two conservationists discovered a gorgeous salamander in the rainforests of Guatemala. No one ever saw it again – and Jackson’s climbing salamander was feared extinct – until last month when local forest guard, Ramos León-Tomás, sat down in the forest for lunch.
 Like Reply
Daisy Goodwin says she was groped at No 10 during Cameron years 14 Nov 3:38am Daisy Goodwin says she was groped at No 10 during Cameron years
High-profile TV producer says Downing Street official touched her breast after a dinner Daisy Goodwin, the creator of the ITV drama Victoria, has said she was groped by an official in David Cameron’s government while visiting 10 Downing Street. Goodwin, a writer and TV producer, said the official put his hand on her breast during a meeting in Downing Street.
 Like Reply
Norway sued over Arctic oil exploration plans 14 Nov 3:00am Norway sued over Arctic oil exploration plans
The case, led by Greenpeace, claims Norwegian government has violated constitutional right to a healthy environment and contravenes Paris agreement The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a move they say endangers the lives of existing and future generations. The plaintiffs, led by environmental organisations Greenpeace and Youth and Nature, will on Tuesday claim that the Norwegian government
 Like Reply
Brexit weekly briefing: UK given two weeks to clarify its financial offer 14 Nov 2:00am Brexit weekly briefing: UK given two weeks to clarify its financial offer
David Davis’s plea for more imagination and flexibility from the EU in hopes of early start to trade talks met a stony response Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments as the UK heads towards the EU door marked “exit”. If you would like to receive it as a weekly early-morning email, please
 Like Reply
10 gun violence prevention victories since Sandy Hook 14 Nov 2:00am 10 gun violence prevention victories since Sandy Hook
States have strengthened laws and missing mental health records have been added to the background check system, among other steps aimed at saving lives Nearly five years after a mass shooter murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary school, Republican politicians are still blocking any attempt to pass tougher federal gun control laws. The lack of congressional action has prompted outrage, despair and a sense that the gun debate is intractable.
 Like Reply
Tuesday briefing: Deal or no deal – MPs to face Brexit ultimatum 14 Nov 1:27am Tuesday briefing: Deal or no deal – MPs to face Brexit ultimatum
Davis says no going back to Brussels after final vote … Donald Trump Jr’s contacts with WikiLeaks … and how British surfer fought off a shark Hello – it’s Warren Murray here, you all know the rules, so let’s get on with it shall we?
 Like Reply
Fewer consume sugary drinks but decline is uneven across US, study says 14 Nov 12:01am Fewer consume sugary drinks but decline is uneven across US, study says
Amid public health campaigns, fewer Americans are drinking the beverages – but for some minority groups, the figure has not changed over a decade Fewer Americans are drinking sugary beverages each day compared with a decade ago, but the decline is not evenly spread among the population, a new study shows. The Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health study found that over 10 years, some minority groups were as likely to be drinking one sugary beverage per day at the end of the study as they had been at the outset.
 Like Reply
A prisoner and now a pawn on two gigantic diplomatic chessboards | Patrick Wintour 14 Nov 12:00am A prisoner and now a pawn on two gigantic diplomatic chessboards | Patrick Wintour
Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with a fracturing Middle East are intertwined with the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Boris Johnson claimed on Monday “there is nothing more important than the safe return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and that trumps all other political considerations in this country”. However, that assurance is hardly likely to feel credible for her husband, Richard, who admitted earlier: “I think there is a wider politics that people are positioning themselves around.” Indeed, the Zaghari-Ratcliffe family is gradually discovering what it is to be a pawn on not one but two gigantic diplomatic chessboards. For both Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with a fracturing Middle East are now intertwined in her case.
 Like Reply
France sees sharp rise in reports of sexual misconduct 14 Nov 12:00am France sees sharp rise in reports of sexual misconduct
Police see 30% increase in year-on-year figures for October in wake of series of high-profile allegations against famous figures Reports of rape, sexual assault and harassment have leapt by almost a third in France following the international scandal surrounding the allegations against Hollywood producer
 Like Reply
On the top

Date settings

Today is Thursday, November 23, 2017

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept