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Swipe comes as Labour leader wins conference support for rulebook reforms
Security has been tightened around Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte after spotters were reported to be seen scoping out his movements
BERLIN (Reuters) -German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz vowed on Monday to strengthen the European Union and keep up the transatlantic partnership in a three-way coalition government he hopes to form by Christmas to take over from Angela Merkel's conservatives. Scholz's Social Democrats (SPD) came first in Sunday's national election, just ahead of the conservatives, and aim to lead a government for the first time since 2005 in a coalition with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP).
The number of murders in the United States rose by nearly 30% last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in its annual crime report on Monday. Overall violent crime also increased for the first time in four years, a surge that experts say is partly linked to hardships caused by COVID-19. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter offences in the US went up by 29.4% in 2020, when compared to the previous year - the largest yearly increase since records began in the 1960s.
The controversial Elections Bill mandates that voters must show photo ID at polling stations during UK general elections or local elections in England. It states Oyster 60+ cards or Freedom Passes used by the elderly to travel on London transport for free can be used as a form of identification. At the last general election people aged 70 and over voted overwhelmingly for the Conservative party, while those in the 18 to 24 age group were least likely support the government, according to a YouGov survey.
More than 100 people gathered at General Gordon Square in Woolwich to hold a vigil in memory of 15-year-old Tamim Ian Habimana, who was stabbed to death while walking home in south-east London. His mother, Hawa Haragakiza, called for more to be done to protect people on the UK’s streets.
Fires review – gripping six-part drama circling on Australia’s horrific black summerABC TV’s new series makes a compelling argument that truly powerful storytelling stems from what happens after the catastrophe Mott (Hunter Page-Lochard) in Fires. Photograph: Ben King Photographer/ABC TV
‘Great grandma went to the Met Gala’: woman identifies A$AP Rocky’s quilt. Quilt-style cape worn by rapper and designed by Eli Russell Linnetz was based on great grandmother Mary’s design
‘You need to sit down and show some goddamn respect,’ panellist tells hecklers
Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds studyPandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers The study analysed data from 29 countries and found 27 had experienced reductions in life expectancy. Photograph: Jorge Mantilla/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock
At the International Tango Festival and World Cup in Buenos Aires, two Argentine couples won the titles in the stage and floor categories. View on euronews
Jesy hailed her former bandmates as being "like sisters", but has spoken out about difficulties she faced in the group.
The Guardian view on Labour’s spending plans: vote red, go green Rachel Reeves put on a fiscal straitjacket, then spent her speech to the Labour party conference getting out of it ‘Ms Reeves has put pressure on the government to set out a costed plan to meet its green pledges.’ Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
Small boats arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than double the figure for the whole of 2020, when 8,417 people crossed the Dover Strait.
007 producer Barbara Broccoli says James Bond should always be male
Thousands of British petrol stations ran out of fuel due to panic buying on Monday, after days of long queues at pumps caused by the lorry driver shortage. Analysts say that, in addition to Covid, the speed of the Brexit process bears a lot of responsibility for the crisis – signalling a broader problem in which the rapidity of Britain’s divorce from the EU is impairing the government’s plans to restructure the economy. The UK’s lorry driver shortage reached a critical point on September 27 – as
A statue depicting a woman from a famous 19th century poem wearing a transparent dress has triggered a sexism row in Italy. The bronze statue by Emanuele Stifano was unveiled on Saturday in Sapri, in the southern province of Salerno. It is a tribute to La Spigolatrice di Sapri (The Gleaner of Sapri), written by the poet Luigi Mercantini in 1857.
A Labour MP was wrong to say that "only women have a cervix", party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said. Rosie Duffield has been criticised for her opposition to transgender women being able to access single-sex spaces such as domestic violence refuges, school toilets and prisons. The Canterbury MP is not attending Labour's conference in Brighton on security advice after allegedly getting threats.
The Government said a further 58 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 136,168.
NSW and Victoria criticised for ‘glaring omission’ of aged care freedoms in reopening plans. Roadmaps make no mention of how sector will manage risk of allowing increased visitors after reaching vaccination targets