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Moon, 66 Questions review – elusive but rewarding study of family tension

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Jacqueline Lentzou’s debut feature is a difficult, elusive, but ultimately rewarding study of a daughter struggling to reconnect with her father: it’s a film which – initially at least – appears to occlude its own mea...

UK ready to commit extra forces to Nato allies as Russia tension mounts

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The UK has offered to deploy land, air and sea forces to bolster the defence of Nato countries on their northern and eastern borders as tensions over Russia’s military ambitions in Ukraine deepen. Boris Johnson is exp...

How settler violence is fuelling West Bank tension

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The assault was already under way when, having hastily collected her youngest child from a neighbour, Baraa Hamamda, 24, ran home to find her three-year-old son, Mohammed, lying in a small pool of blood and apparently...

The Maltese Falcon review – dreamlike tension and the greatest MacGuffin of all time

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John Huston’s adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel, as well as having the greatest MacGuffin of all time, is a ringing disproof of Raymond Chandler’s belief that detective stories depend on men coming through door...

Jerusalem seethes as the rockets begin on day of rising tension

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It was strikingly clear that the most dangerous moment in Jerusalem’s worst unrest for years would arrive on Monday. After weeks of mounting anger, a series of provocative events were all set to spiral together at onc...

‘Fuel on the fire’: war of words between Australia and China stokes tension

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Scott Morrison says Australia’s defence policies are “designed to pursue peace” – but some analysts are worried the increasingly stark warnings from his government about the threat of a military clash with China could...