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DoJ agrees to expand election inquiry after Trump meeting, White House says

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Trump on Sunday demanded DoJ ‘look into whether the FBI/DoJ infiltrated or surveilled Trump campaign for political purposes’

Trump attacks former CIA director ahead of Haspel's swearing-in

Trump suggested John Brennan was to blame for Robert Mueller’s investigation, referencing remarks from Fox & Friends

Hillary Clinton shows off Russian hat in jab at Donald Trump – video

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Hillary Clinton takes swipe at the US president over alleged Russian election interference during a graduation speech at Yale university. She made the speech on a day that students traditionally wear 'over the top hats'

US stocks surge after US-China trade war truce

Markets rose after US said it reached an agreement with China to ease trade imbalances between the world’s two largest economies

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Marseille: at least one injured after masked gang opens fire in French city

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Police are not investigating incident as terrorism after attackers targeted a housing estate and reportedly took one man hostage


Danish politician says Muslims stay off work during Ramadan

Critics scorn Inger Støjberg’s ‘completely absurd idea’ that daylight fasting is dangerous

New Starbucks policy allows non-paying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms

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Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without buying anything as they waited for a meeting

Unai Emery set to be named as new Arsenal manager

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Arsenal have moved to appoint Unai Emery as the successor to Arsène Wenger. The club have conducted a thorough recruitment process as they look to replace Wenger – their manager of almost 22 years – who departed at the end of the season…


National Die-In Day: US high schoolers to protest inaction on gun control


High school senior spearheads protests planned for Washington, Orlando and beyond on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact


Iran told: comply with US demands or face 'strongest sanctions in history'

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’


Venezuela: Maduro hails election win but world leaders threaten sanctions

President faces flurry of condemnation over Sunday’s vote as Boris Johnson says ‘we may have to tighten the economic screw’


Celebrity chef Mario Batali investigated over alleged sexual misconduct

The New York police department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against the celebrity chef Mario Batali.


Hawaii volcano fills sky with acid plumes and glass shards as lava hits sea

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago.

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’

'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': the rise of the religious left

From healthcare to tax and immigration, Rev William Barber and the Poor People’s Campaign are driven by faith to focus on the disadvantaged


Stephen Curry told off by mother after swearing during Warriors' win over Rockets

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five three-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday…


Key white supremacist found living in Montreal exposes reach of hate groups

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Propagandist who goes by the pseudonym ‘Zeiger’ has been organizing a small network of neo-Nazis in the city since 2016

Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term

Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularities


'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

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The profile of Meghan Markle says she developed a ‘keen awareness’ of social issues at a young age and also details her charitable work

Sunday, May 20

After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September

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Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest son and other aides met in August 2016 with a representative of two Gulf states offering to help the Trump campaign.

Mother of victim says her daughter rejected Santa Fe suspect's advances

One of the students killed in the Santa Fe school shooting reportedly turned down romantic advances from Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the deaths of 10 people and wounding of at least another 10.

Is Meghan Markle the American the royals needed all along? | Hadley Freeman

Thanks to the new Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry may well turn out to be good for Britain

Will evangelicals come out for Trump's Republican party in November?


The unusual bond between a scandal-ridden president and the white Christian voters will be tested in the midterms

Saturday, May 19

Santa Fe shooting: Texas town reels as names of 10 victims released

Officials have released the names of the victims of the Santa Fe high school shooting, confirming that eight students and two teachers died when a student hid a shotgun and a revolver under a trench coat and then opened fire on an art…

Texas high school shooting prompts talk of 'contagion effect'

But after 10 die in second mass-casualty school shooting of 2018, experts say tragedies not necessarily becoming more common

'A long, cool glass of water': the perfect wedding dress for a Californian royal | Jess Cartner-Morley

Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy marries crisp lines with demure formality in Meghan Markle gown

US minister Michael Curry captures world's attention with powerful royal wedding sermon - video

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In an impassioned and entertaining address that looked to take some royals, used to a more sober delivery, by surprise, Bishop Michael Curry told the service: 'There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. There’s…

Friday, May 18

'It's been happening everywhere': Santa Fe saddened but not surprised by shooting

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In the semi-rural town an hour from Houston, residents suggested it has become not a matter of if, but when and where

Santa Fe shooting: Texas governor confirms 10 people dead and 10 wounded

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Governor Greg Abbott confirms the number of fatalities in a shooting at a high school about an hour south-east of Houston

Trump administration to revive Reagan-era abortion 'gag' rule

Donald Trump’s administration will reinstate a decades-old policy that will strip federal funds from family planning clinics providing abortion or related services, marking its latest salvo to curtail women’s reproductive rights.

Donald Trump's threat to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’

Thursday, May 17

Sarah Sanders: Trump calling MS-13 members animals 'doesn't go far enough'

‘I don’t think the term is strong enough,’ press secretary says of Trump’s description about undocumented gang members

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, releasing 30,000ft plume of ash

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Explosion comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater, spewing lava

How a year of Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation drowned out the news

For 12 months the special counsel’s inquiry has fascinated a huge audience – but important issues are fighting for attention

US forces accused of complicity in Somalia raid that left five civilians dead

Locals say unarmed men were banana farmers and were killed trying to flee during operation against al-Shabaab extremists