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UK warned it faces Australian-like reputation damage over asylum seeker plan

UK warned it faces Australian-like reputation damage over asylum seeker plan

The group of MPs warned the UK government that offshoring asylum seekers to Rwanda would not work to stop boat crossings in the English Channel.

  • by Latika Bourke

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War crimes 
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Russia-Ukraine war

War crimes in Ukraine

Victims offer a harrowing glimpse inside Ukraine war crime allegations against Russia. Anthony Galloway and Kate Geraghty report.

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Flames reach the beach as heat and wildfires rage across Europe

Flames reach the beach as heat and wildfires rage across Europe

Wildfires are burning through the French countryside as Europe wilts under an intense heatwave driven by global warming.

  • by Angela Charlton and Joseph Wilson
‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

Italy’s floating city will become the first in the world to charge an entrance fee - but not everyone wants Venice to crack down harder on tourism.

  • by Rob Harris
Zelensky fires top officials over agency collaboration with Russians

Zelensky fires top officials over agency collaboration with Russians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy cleared house overnight as Russia warned that any attack on its control of Crimea will prompt a “Judgment Day” response.

  • by Tom Balmforth and Max Hunder
Inside the Ukraine war crimes investigation, Part 3: The resistance
Investigation
Russia-Ukraine war

Inside the Ukraine war crimes investigation, Part 3: The resistance

Outnumbered and outgunned, a brave few Ukrainian civilians have fought back against the Russian onslaught, forming resistance units to defend homes and loved ones.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Kate Geraghty
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Britain should try to build Australia’s first nuclear subs: Andrew Hastie

Britain should try to build Australia’s first nuclear subs: Andrew Hastie

Peter Dutton said he was close to securing two off-the-shelf nuclear-powered boats from the US, but Andrew Hastie has challenged Britain to compete.

  • by Latika Bourke
As Ireland grows less benighted, America turns cruel for women
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Abortion

As Ireland grows less benighted, America turns cruel for women

Ireland has leaped into modernity, rejecting religious reactionaries’ insistence on controlling women’s bodies. America, meanwhile, has gone in the opposite direction.

  • by Maureen Dowd
No mustard! France stews without must-have condiment

No mustard! France stews without must-have condiment

The mysterious disappearance of mustard from French supermarket shelves has caused deep disquiet.

  • by Roger Cohen
Ukrainian cargo plane carrying ‘dangerous material’ crashes in Greece

Ukrainian cargo plane carrying ‘dangerous material’ crashes in Greece

Drone footage shows that small fragments are all that remain of the plane that was reportedly carrying “dangerous materials”.

  • by Costas Kantouris and Demetris Nellas
Thousands forced from homes as fires rage across Europe

Thousands forced from homes as fires rage across Europe

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched and which authorities attribute to climate change.

  • by Joseph Wilson and Angela Charlton