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  • Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race
    by Peter Walker Political correspondent on June 17, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Health secretary says frontrunner has promised to govern as a ‘one-nation PM’Matt Hancock, who dropped out of the Conservative leadership race at the end of last week, has endorsed Boris Johnson, despite having campaigned on a modernising ticket and said he would not push for a no-deal Brexit.In an article for the Times announcing the decision, the health secretary said it was clear Johnson was likely to win, and it was time to “unite behind him” as soon as possible. Continue reading... […]

  • Build it and they will bike: the Bicycle Architecture Biennale – in pictures
    on June 17, 2019 at 8:17 am

    15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches on Monday in Amsterdam Continue reading... […]

  • John Setka threatens to halt CFMMEU donations to Labor and vows to pursue leakers
    by Luke Henriques-Gomes on June 17, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Union boss says he will mount a legal challenge against moves to expel him from Labor partyThe embattled union boss John Setka has threatened to halt CFMMEU donations to Labor, said he would mount a legal challenge against moves to expel him from the party and has indicated he will investigate who had leaked against him from the union’s national executive.The federal Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, has said he plans to expel Setka at a 5 July national executive meeting over claims the CFMMEU Victorian secretary denigrated anti-domestic violence advocate Rosie Batty in a conversation with union colleagues. Continue reading... […]

  • 'I’ll never have another child': the mothers failed by Mexico's hospitals
    by Nina Lakhani in Tlapa on June 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

    In one of Mexico’s poorest states, women from minority backgrounds are increasingly at risk of abusive treatment during pregnancy and childbirthNancy Martínez was 17 when she went into labour. Though her age meant she was considered a high-risk pregnancy, she was left alone for several hours without monitoring or pain medication.Nurses told Martínez to be quiet and put up with the pain, while doctors mocked her mother, Nancy Ceron Diaz, denying her information about her daughter’s condition. Continue reading... […]

  • PhotoEspaña: where glamour meets grit – in pictures
    by Guy Lane on June 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

    More than 80 exhibitions featuring work of nearly 300 photographers and visual artists comprise this year’s PhotoEspaña. The work is displayed in venues across Madrid, and in a further six cities, until 1 September Ijewo by Cristina de Middel, from the This is what hatred did series, 2015. Exhibited in Sin Fronteras at the Palacio de la Magdalena Continue reading... […]

  • 'Trump Heights': Israeli settlement in Golan named after US president
    by Oliver Holmes and Quique Kierszenbaum in Bruchim on June 17, 2019 at 5:55 am

    ‘It will mean something for him, that there is a place in the world, far away from the States, with his name,’ says resident in communityIt is a world away from the grandiose high-rises that bear his name.A sleepy, crumbling hamlet of fewer than a dozen Israeli residents surrounded by sun-parched fields of crisp hay. Weeds punctuate the cracked asphalt of a basketball court, its rusted hoops leaning at angles. Continue reading... […]

  • Man stabbed to death in east London
    by Press Association on June 17, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Incident follows spate of stabbings in capital over weekend that saw three other men killed A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in east London.The victim, believed to be aged in his 40s, was found collapsed and suffering stab wounds in Whalebone Lane, near West Ham Lane, in Stratford on Monday morning. Continue reading... […]

  • Washington state takes step forward on missing Native American women
    by Hallie Golden in Seattle on June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

    A report, the product of 10 meetings with indigenous people across the state, calls for more coordination to tackle the crisisHundreds of people packed into the nondescript meeting room in southern Washington state to share the stories of Native American women who vanished years or even decades ago.Many of those who gathered together last October still do not have answers as to what happened to their mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. Some said they felt failed by authorities; they had been made to wait days by police to report a loved one’s disappearance or had their pleas for help ignored altogether. Continue reading... […]

  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
    by Erin McCormick, Bennett Murray , Carmela Fonbuena , Leonie Kijewski, Gökçe Saraçoğlu , Jamie Fullerton, Alastair Gee, Charlotte Simmonds on June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

    A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nationsThis week we’re exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please support this journalism and help us hit our $150,000 goalWhat happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin?According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. Continue reading... […]

  • Deutsche Bank plans radical overhaul with €50bn hived off to 'bad bank' – reports
    by Martin Farrer on June 17, 2019 at 4:24 am

    The struggling German lender will move poorly performing assets and drastically shrink its investment banking arm, the FT saysDeutsche Bank has drawn up plans for a radical restructuring which will involve the creation of a “bad bank” to hold tens of billions of euros of toxic assets and a round of severe cuts to its investment banking operations, according to reports.The bad bank would house or sell assets valued at up to €50bn (£45bn) comprising mainly of long-term trades that have been a major drag on the struggling bank’s balance sheet, the Financial Times reported, citing four people briefed on the plan. Continue reading... […]