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What we know about Spain’s cyber-espionage spyware scandals

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Two years after a joint investigation by the Guardian and El País revealed the apparent use of Pegasus spyware to target senior pro-independence Catalan politicians, the Spanish government finds itself beset by intern...

New law means future medical scandals could be missed, says NHS watchdog

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New laws allowing health workers involved in medical blunders in England to give evidence in secret mean future maternity scandals may be missed, the NHS ombudsman has warned, as he says the “shocking” baby deaths in ...

Andrew Cuomo resigned amid a wave of scandals. But don’t count him out

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Last summer, the three-term New York governor Andrew Cuomo was considered, in political terms, dead and buried after one of the most spectacular falls from grace in modern US politics. A year earlier, he’d been an emp...

Crooks, kleptocrats and crises: a timeline of Credit Suisse scandals

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The revelations that Credit Suisse has been used by crooks, money launderers and corrupt politicians are a public relations crisis for the banking giant. But the Suisse secrets investigation by the Guardian and its re...

Britain has had royal, political and policing scandals before, but never all three at once

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Fit for a prince. “By royal appointment” has traditionally been a recommendation of provenance, quality and trustworthiness. A royal handle today serves as a warning of potential ignominy. As Oscar Wilde didn’t quite ...

‘It is necessary’: Cressida Dick critics touched by Met police scandals welcome her resignation

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As Cressida Dick confirmed she will be leaving Scotland Yard in the coming weeks, those affected by the controversies during her tenure welcomed her resignation. “The first time I dealt with Cressida Dick was in 2012 ...

Tory donor urges Boris Johnson to resign amid No 10 party scandals

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One of the Conservatives’ most generous donors has called on Boris Johnson to resign and stand again for the Tory party nomination amid growing calls from its backers for a change of leadership. John Griffin, the taxi...

British military must embrace diversity after scandals, says new chief

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Britain’s military must embrace the country’s racial, gender and religious diversity after a string of controversies and scandals, the new head of the armed forces said as he rejected the idea this amounted to “wokefu...

What are the sleaze scandals facing Downing Street?

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Sleaze allegations against Boris Johnson’s government have bubbled away for some time, but been thrust into the spotlight again after the prime minister tried to overhaul standards rules to spare a Tory MP from suspen...

The mission was to restore Barclays’s good name, but will Jes Staley’s scandals undo his work?

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In August 2012, while sailing off Sweden in his 28-metre yacht the Bequia, Jes Staley took a series of calls that left him with the impression he was about to become chief executive of Barclays. The American had been ...

‘A cascade of catastrophic failings’: the UK’s baby death scandals

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An investigation into baby deaths at Furness general hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013 found a “lethal mix” of failings at almost every level. Set up in 2013 by the then health secretary Jeremy Hunt, the inqui...

EU to ask UK to respect citizens’ rights after mistreatment scandals

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EU leaders will call on Boris Johnson to respect the rights of their citizens in the wake of scandals over their treatment in the UK, including their detention in removal centres, according to a leaked draft statement...

Bon Appétit: HBO Max signs new sitcom inspired by ‘multiple media scandals’ at food magazine

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Another course is being added to the degustation of detonations unfolding at hip culinary magazine Bon Appétit – and this one is scripted. Streaming service HBO Max has announced it will be developing an office sitcom...