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Tech companies in spotlight as US abortion ruling sparks privacy threat

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In the wake of the US supreme court’s decision to end women’s constitutional right to abortion, some tech companies are moving to close loopholes that allow personal data brokers to monitor and sell information amid f...

Liz Cheney calls Trump ‘a domestic threat we have never faced before’

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Congresswoman Liz Cheney, vice-chair of the congressional panel investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, has warned that former president Donald Trump represents “a domestic threat that we have never face...

Nato leaders voice concern about threat China poses to world order for first time

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China is not an adversary but it does represent serious challenges, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said on Wednesday, as the alliance agreed for the first time to include threats posed by Beijing into a b...

Nato to put 300,000 troops on high alert in response to Russia threat

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Nato’s secretary general said this week’s Madrid summit would agree the alliance’s most significant transformation for a generation, putting 300,000 troops at high readiness in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

PRGuy17 unmasks himself in video with Friendlyjordies after legal threat by Avi Yemini

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The man behind the formerly anonymous pro-Labor Twitter account PRGuy17 has unmasked himself, after far-right figure Avi Yemini attempted to use the courts to reveal whether the account had ties to the Victorian premi...

Mites that mate on our faces at night face extinction threat

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Gliding through grease, and protected by our pores, tiny Demodex folliculorum mites lead a secretive life within our skin, only emerging at night to mate on our foreheads, noses and nipples. Successful as these sexual...

‘We won’t survive’: China’s migrant workers fear more lockdowns as Covid threat remains

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“Relax, you’re worrying about nothing!” Ji reassures his clients as he sticks more than half of his body out of a sixth-floor window trying to clean it. It’s 2 June, one day after Shanghai eased its lockdown to contai...

Threat to bin Twitter deal over bots makes Elon Musk look like a time-waster

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Last month Elon Musk said he was putting his $44bn bid for Twitter “on hold”. Now the Tesla billionaire is switching from neutral to reverse gear, or at least threatening to do so. A legal letter to Twitter’s board sa...

UK warned it is failing to adapt as terror threat shifts from groups to lone attackers

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Psychologists and behavioural scientists should be deployed more frequently to counter-terrorism operations as the number of neurodivergent individuals under investigation rises, a watchdog has advised. The government...

The Guardian view on attacks on GPs: the NHS is under threat

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The substantial recent rise in criminal acts of violence at GP surgeries across the UK should be a wake-up call for the health secretary and the public. Pressure on primary care has been building for years. The situat...

The Trump loyalist who could be a major threat to US democracy

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As Donald Trump tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, there were few officials more willing to help than Doug Mastriano, then a little-known Pennsylvania state senator. Mastriano, a retired army colonel ...

Far-right threat feared at huge base for asylum seekers in North Yorkshire village

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A senior police chief has admitted officers are consulting with counter-terrorism experts about threats from the far right at a military base in North Yorkshire where the Home Office is planning to house 1,500 asylum ...

Officer fired CS spray at Sheku Bayoh despite lack of direct threat, inquiry told

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An officer involved in Sheku Bayoh’s arrest has admitted that police fired CS spray and pepper spray at him without warning even though he made no direct threat and did not show any weapons. Bayoh, a father of two, di...

Why has Erdoğan doubled down on threat to veto Nordic Nato bids?

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After initial hesitation about the seriousness of Turkey’s objections, its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has doubled down on his threat to veto Finland’s and Sweden’s applications for membership of Nato, saying the...

UK threat over NI Brexit deal ‘breeding mistrust in EU capitals’

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The UK government’s plan to walk away from parts of the Northern Ireland Brexit deal is destroying the repaired relationship with the EU, political leaders and diplomats have said. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s deputy prime...

Boris Johnson backs away from Northern Ireland protocol threat ahead of talks

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Boris Johnson will vow not to scrap the Brexit deal governing Northern Ireland and instead back reform that has “the broadest possible cross-community support”, in an attempt to cool tensions over the issue. In a shif...

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