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Brexit: Barnier says deal will be difficult but still possible this week – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 9.48am BST The Dutch foreign affairs minister Stef Blok gave a relatively downbeat assessment of the prospects of a Brexit deal when he arrived for the EU general affairs council meeting in Luxembourg earlier. Asked what had to happen for there to be a deal this week, he replied:The UK proposal contained some step forward, but not enough to guarantee that the internal market will be protected. Of course consumers, companies in the Netherlands, have to be assured that there will not be byways through the Northern Irish border for products out of the European Union. It is up to the UK to confirm … that the integrity of the single market will be protected.Dutch Foreign Minister @ministerBlok voices EU central concern with the UK proposals: That suspect goods from elsewhere in the world could get into the EU Single Market through Northern Ireland. #brexit #GAC pic.twitter.com/9LHKB54gpk 9.36am BST From BloombergThe pound climbs toward a 3-month high after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s optimistic Brexit comments https://t.co/CMuxLaBOld pic.twitter.com/MreE4TFVbu Continue reading…



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Author : Andrew Sparrow

Publish date : 2019-10-15 08:50:27

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#MeToo and the justice system: complaints up, but convictions down

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UK lawyers say more women are coming forward, but are police and prosecutors ready?The clearest impact of the #MeToo movement on the British justice system has been a sharp rise in the number of complaints made to police of rape and sexual assault over the past two years.That surge, however, has coincided with a chaotic response by police and prosecutors, who have been engulfed in problems over disclosure and allegations they have refined their approach to the crime in order to improve conviction rates, although this has been denied by the Crown Prosecution Service. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/15/metoo-justice-system-complaints-up-convictions-down

Author : Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

Publish date : 2019-10-15 06:00:44

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Will Congress finally fulfill a 200-year-old promise to the Cherokee people?

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Kimberly Teehee could become the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress – if Washington lets herThe 1835 Treaty of New Echota precipitated tens of thousands of Cherokee joining the infamous Trail of Tears – giving up their ancestral homes in the south-east, to trek to what is now Oklahoma.In a minor concession to the Cherokee people, buried within the treaty was a promise that the nation could appoint a delegate to the House of Representatives, to have at least some sort of say in the government that had forced them for their land. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/15/congress-cherokee-nation-kimberly-teehee

Author : Adam Gabbatt in New York

Publish date : 2019-10-15 06:00:51

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Saudi ambassador accuses Turkey of causing chaos in Syria

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New envoy to UK also says Riyadh is losing confidence in Donald TrumpThe Turkish assault on north-east Syria is a disaster for the region and has dented Riyadh’s confidence in Donald Trump, according to the new Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud.He also claimed his country had much more to lose than Iran from a conflict between the two countries and wanted to behave as “the adults in the room” by not escalating tensions with Tehran. He said Saudi Arabia would have further to fall if a conflict took place. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/15/saudi-ambassador-accuses-turkey-of-causing-chaos-in-syria

Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

Publish date : 2019-10-15 04:00:39

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Fort Worth officer who killed black woman in her home charged with murder

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Atatiana Jefferson, 28, killed as she played video games
Video released shows white officer did not identify himselfThe Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson inside her bedroom after arriving to conduct a welfare check was charged with murder on Monday night, authorities said.Dean was arrested on a murder charge and is being held at Tarrant county jail. Hours earlier, the interim Fort Worth police chief, Ed Kraus, said that Dean had resigned and would have been fired had he not done so. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/14/fort-worth-police-shooting-atatiana-jefferson-killed

Author : Tom Dart in Houston

Publish date : 2019-10-15 02:37:43

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Notre Dame car bombing: all-female jihadist cell jailed for failed cathedral attack

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Two women with ties to Islamist militants sentenced to at least 25 years for unsuccessful 2016 atttackTwo women with Islamist militant ties who tried to set off a crude car bomb outside Notre Dame cathedral three years ago each have been sentenced to at least 25 years in jail.They were among five members of an all-female jihadist cell, aged between 22 and 42, who were arrested after a car packed with seven gas cylinders was found parked near the bustling esplanade in front of the Paris cathedral in September 2016. Continue reading…



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Author : Reuters

Publish date : 2019-10-15 01:06:36

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Higher temperatures driving ‘alarming’ levels of hunger – report

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Global hunger index finds countries affected by drought and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa have seen biggest increases in undernourished peopleThe climate crisis is driving alarming levels of hunger in the world, undermining food security in the world’s most vulnerable regions, according to this year’s global hunger index.The annual report, a ranking of 117 countries measuring hunger rates and trends, shows progress since 2000 but warns that the world still has a long way to go to reach the zero hunger target agreed by world leaders by 2030. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/15/higher-temperatures-driving-alarming-levels-hunger-report-climate-crisis

Author : Lucy Lamble

Publish date : 2019-10-14 23:01:36

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Jacqui Lambie says Syria crisis could affect her medevac repeal decision – politics live

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Tasmanian senator says Turkish invasion has ‘put a whole new spanner in the works’ for Australia’s national security. Scott Morrison defends the government’s drought response. All the day’s events, live 11.50pm BST You may remember that Pauline Hanson has announced that she and Malcolm Roberts would be going on a voting strike in the Senate, until the government decides to regulate the dairy industry.The senator herself explained it last week on Sky News, creating what appears to be Schrodinger’s intervention: pic.twitter.com/yWjrc9IqQi 11.40pm BST On the “ensuring integrity” bill, though, Jacqui Lambie is firm. If John Setka doesn’t step down from the CFMEU, she will vote with the government on the bill, ensuring it passes.“Has John Setka resigned this morning? Then absolutely not,” she said. Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-10-14 22:50:19

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019

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Judging panel break rules in choosing The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other as joint winnersThe judges of this year’s Booker prize have “explicitly flouted” the rules of the august literary award to choose the first joint winners in almost 30 years: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo. Related: Booker judges split between huge event novel and obscure choice Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/14/booker-prize-judges-break-the-rules-and-insist-on-joint-winners

Author : Alison Flood

Publish date : 2019-10-14 20:52:24

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Q&A: Tim Wilson defends joining Hong Kong protests

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Coalition MP accused of hypocrisy for disparaging Australian Extinction Rebellion protesters Government backbencher Tim Wilson has defended his decision to join pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and said environmental protests in Australia have a right to operate “so long as they stick within the law”.Wilson joined protesters in Hong Kong last week but was accused of hypocrisy because of previous comments disparaging protests in Australia. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/15/qa-tim-wilson-defends-joining-hong-kong-democracy-protests

Author : Calla Wahlquist

Publish date : 2019-10-14 19:26:50

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