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‘We thought we were mates’: French ambassador laments subterfuge en route to Sydney airportJean-Pierre Thebault was angry about Aukus as he left Australia on Saturday night, saying: ‘It’s like in a couple, you know, when you commit … you don’t run away’Australia ‘regrets’ France’s recall of ambassadorGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing France's ambassador to Australia, Jean-Pierre Thebault, arrives at Sydney airport on Saturday night. Photograph: David Gray/AP
The new Secretary of State has promised a relentless focus on ‘overlooked families and undervalued communities’ across the UK.
Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city in the tumult of the late 1960s, on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances
It's held disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, rapper Tupac Shakur and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn: New York's notorious Rikers Island prison is now under intense scrutiny over the deaths of at least nine inmates this year.
Israeli forces have rearrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago
Martin Bashir was given the clothes for DNA testing, but they were never returned.
‘The electoral arithmetic is clear – these Conservatives can’t be defeated next time unless we Liberal Democrats win Tory seats’
IMAGES Russians are at the polls to elect seats in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament. The election, which runs until Sunday, comes after a sweeping crackdown this year on President Vladimir Putin's opponents. Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's "Smart Voting" bot has disappeared from the Telegram messenger app following similar moves by Apple and Google on Friday at the start of the three-day parliamentary vote.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown says he asked for ‘lighter touch’ in response to pandemic
Some 1.5 million people in England will be contacted and encouraged to use the National Booking Service.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission has successfully and safely landed back on Earth. The four space tourists aboard the mission dropped into the Atlantic ocean off the Florida coast, near where they had left three days before. Elon Musk and his private company SpaceX hope that the trip opens a new chapter for private space travel.
Mourners in California said prayers and their final goodbyes Saturday to three Marines killed in last month’s bombing in Afghanistan
The new Foreign Secretary has waded into a major diplomatic row over Britain’s new security pact with the US and Australia, insisting that “freedoms need to be defended”.
To create real impact with a statement floral pattern, it’s important to consider scale, writes Anya Cooklin-Lofting
Texts and letters will be on way from NHS England
‘The same ingredients needed for seeding life on our planet are also found around other stars’, one astronomer said
MPs and peers said the fall of Afghanistan showed Britain’s national security machinery is ‘inadequate to the task’.
Legends of the fall: is autumn all it’s cracked up to be?With its cosy socks, simmering hotpots and scary festivals, autumn is rich in tradition. But should we insist on fetishising a season of rain, fading light and tedious poetry? Is autumn the most under-rated/over-rated, best/worst season of the year? Photograph: Tatyana Tomsickova/Alamy Stock Photo
The Duke of Edinburgh was a great listener, who liked barbeques and watching the Hairy Bikers, members of his family have revealed. The Duke of Sussex has spoken for the first time about his grandfather since his death in April, saying he gave him the space to talk about his time in Afghanistan. Prince Harry was twice deployed to Helmand province during the UK's military operations, and in a BBC tribute programme to Prince Philip he describes how his grandfather would "never probe" but listen.
In her apartment in suburban Berlin, Regina Lehmann despairs at the letter from her landlord, a big real estate group: the rent is going up.