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School leaders criticise attorney general’s advice on trans pupils

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School leaders have described advice from the attorney general to “take a much firmer line” with pupils who identify as transgender as “unhelpful” and potentially damaging to children’s mental health. In an interview ...

The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it

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Ireland was the scene of a Boris Johnson masterclass in deception. In the 2019 election, he fooled millions into believing his “oven-ready deal” would “Get Brexit Done!” and we need not worry about the warnings of Joh...

US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals, report says

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US officials have reportedly confirmed they are providing intelligence that has helped Ukrainian forces target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in the Ukraine war. The claim in the New York Times, q...

Donald Trump held in contempt in New York attorney general’s investigation

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A New York judge has held Donald Trump in contempt and fined him $10,000 a day, following the former president’s failure to hand over documents to prosecutors investigating his business practices. Letitia James, the N...

‘Chattering classes’: Australian government dismisses UN secretary general’s climate criticism

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The Australian government has brushed off criticism from the UN secretary general labelling it a “holdout” after Scott Morrison refused to strengthen the nation’s 2030 emissions reduction target. The communications mi...

Five Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame?

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Five mostly elderly and retired Cuban military generals have died in recent days in mysterious circumstances, the country’s communist regime has confirmed, adding intrigue to a new round of freedom protests taking pla...

British general’s ‘discreet’ effort to revive Afghan peace negotiations

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Britain’s top general, Sir Nick Carter, has been using his personal connections with Afghan and Pakistan leaders in a behind-the-scenes effort to stop Afghanistan sliding into full-blown civil war, and help bolster st...

AstraZeneca chief hits back at ‘armchair generals’ after criticism

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The chief executive of AstraZeneca has defended his company against “armchair generals” and said its vaccine has a future. Pascal Soriot disclosed the UK had priority access to the jab in a deal with Oxford University...

Coalition MPs renew call for Scott Morrison to boost auditor general’s budget

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Scott Morrison has again been urged by members of his own government to give a budget boost to the auditor general, despite the prime minister brushing off a similar request last year. The joint committee of public ac...

The Guardian view on Myanmar’s generals: impunity has bred this ruthlessness

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Eleven-year-old Aye Myat Thu was buried with her dolls at the weekend, hours after she was killed by security forces in Myanmar. The horror of her death is far from unique: more than 30 children have reportedly died i...

Scott Morrison didn’t seek solicitor general’s advice before ruling out Christian Porter inquiry

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Scott Morrison has revealed he didn’t seek legal advice from the government’s most senior independent lawyer before rejecting calls for an independent inquiry into the sexual assault allegation against Christian Porte...