Macron and the west must not play along with Putins Syria endgame | Natalie Nougayrde

The French president has made a serious mistake in allowing Russia to distribute French aid, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrde On 21 July a Russian military Antonov cargo plane landed on an airstrip in Chteauroux, central France. It was loaded with Khmeimim military base in Syria. This is a stronghold…

Continue reading

Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

WHO says 103 confirmed and probable cases in outbreak centred in North Kivu province An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached a pivotal moment and now endangers medical teams fighting to stop the spread of the disease, health workers have said. Dr Peter…

Continue reading

UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

Michel Sidib tells the Guardian the HIV epidemic could rebound without adequate funding The head of UNAids, who has been under pressure to resign over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within the agency, has told the Guardian he will not quit, saying that the United Nations agency that purports…

Continue reading

Donald Trump hoping to call Gulf states to Washington summit

US hopes to defuse simmering dispute between Qatar and other key states in the region Donald Trumps advisers are hoping to call the leaders of the Gulf states to a summit in Washington this Autumn, despite Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates insistence that they will not drop their…

Continue reading

Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

Continue reading

Ahed Tamimi: ‘I am a freedom fighter. I will not be the victim’

Day after her release, teenage Palestinian activist says she hopes to become lawyer and lead cases against Israel The teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has said she used her eight months in prison as an opportunity to study international law and hopes to one day lead cases against Israel in…

Continue reading

Britain’s Trumpocracy: who are the president’s biggest cheerleaders?

Donald Trumps UK arrival is expected to be met by protest but some citizens see him as an ally As the US president arrives in the UK, he will be met with a chorus of disapproval but also a smaller number of cheerleaders whose enthusiasm for his leadership is matched…

Continue reading

Japanese blogger stabbed to death after internet abuse seminar

Cybercrime expert Kenichiro Okamoto reportedly killed by man who abused him online One of Japans most prominent bloggers has been stabbed to death minutes after giving a seminar on how to resolve personal disputes on the reportedly confessed to stabbing Okamoto, telling police he had grown to hate the celebrity…

Continue reading

Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate?

Big corporations will reap the benefits of cannabis legalization in Canada but what will that mean for musicians and artists? On a cool evening this past winter, Markham cannabis producer MedReleaf unveiled the first official branding for San Rafael 71 launched with a beer: 4:20 Pale Ale with 4.20% alcohol…

Continue reading