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Publishing titan and crusading British editor Harold Evans dies at 92

Publishing titan and crusading British editor Harold Evans dies at 92

As editor of the Times newspaper, Harold Evans exposed the thalidomide scandal and revealed that Briton Kim Philby was a Soviet spy.

  • by Hillel Italie

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Cash offer to convince reluctant EU members to take refugees
Immigration

Cash offer to convince reluctant EU members to take refugees

The new plan offers incentives to the countries that have ignored previous minimum quotas, leaving the bulk of the problem to France and Germany.

  • by Matina Stevis-Gridneff
Belarus' Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony, protests swell
Protest

Belarus' Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony, protests swell

Ignoring calls for an end to his 26-year grip on power, Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth term after an election seen by many as rigged.

  • by Andrei Makhovsky
Assange could crochet and play bingo in supermax prison, US prosecutor claims
Assange saga

Assange could crochet and play bingo in supermax prison, US prosecutor claims

Seena Fazel, a professor in forensic psychiatry at Oxford University, said that Assange is only "moderately depressed".

  • by Latika Bourke
Eiffel Tower reopens after phone-in bomb hoax
France

Eiffel Tower reopens after phone-in bomb hoax

Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below the tower and the bridge stretching across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza.

  • by Geert de Clercq
Hospital says Kremlin critic Navalny has been discharged
Putin's Russia

Hospital says Kremlin critic Navalny has been discharged

Doctors said he was well but it was still too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning.

  • by Riham Alkousaa
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Sweden considers restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise
Coronavirus pandemic

Sweden considers restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

"The downwards trend is broken," the country's health chief said. "We can only hope this is a blip, that the spread starts decreasing again."

  • by Richard Orange
Julian Assange's risk of suicide 'very high', psychiatrist tells court
Assange saga

Julian Assange's risk of suicide 'very high', psychiatrist tells court

Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London said he had visited the Wikileaks founder in Belmarsh Prison about 20 times.

  • by Latika Bourke
'Like water': 'Ndrangheta is top crime group in West, says prosecutor
Crime

'Like water': 'Ndrangheta is top crime group in West, says prosecutor

Giuseppe Governale, Italy's chief anti-mafia prosecutor, said the group was “underestimated” and dangerous because of its ability to proliferate across nations.

'Perilous turning point': Britain opts for targeted measures instead of fresh national lockdown
Coronavirus pandemic

'Perilous turning point': Britain opts for targeted measures instead of fresh national lockdown

Boris Johnson has unveiled new measures which seek to limit spread of the disease but keep the economy, schools and society open. 

  • by Bevan Shields
Assange's fiancee asks Scott Morrison to guarantee family's safety
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Assange saga

Assange's fiancee asks Scott Morrison to guarantee family's safety

Stella Moris wants to move to Australia with the Wikileaks founder and their two young children if he can beat the Trump administration's attempt to extradite him.

  • by Latika Bourke