MPs demand vote on hard Brexit plans for UK to leave single market

Cross-party alliance says it should be consulted over future trade decisions, saying referendum was on EU membership; not single market Theresa May is under massive cross-party pressure to grant MPs a vote on any decision to leave or limit UK involvement in the European single market, amid growing outrage at the prospect that parliament could […]

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Juan Manuel Santos: peace prize winner still in search of the final deal

The Colombian president is the Nobel laureate. But, in a plebiscite last week, Colombians rejected his proposed deal to end the war with Farc. Can he still get his hands on the real prize – lasting peace? The winner of this years Nobel peace prize was, for reasons of time difference, still asleep when the […]

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Why the prissy reaction to Ferrante being unmasked? | Catherine Bennett

The latest literary outcry might suggest that readers are rarely interested in the novelist. History disagrees The first time that someone urged me to read Elena Ferrante, he mentioned her anonymity, along with her evocation of Naples, and her peerless representation of womens friendships, as among her most impressive qualities. This was in 2013, shortly […]

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England 2-0 Malta: Five talking points from Wembley | Dominic Fifield

Wayne Rooney is a reassuring presence but is it time to consider a future without him and Jesse Lingard makes an eye-catching debut 1 This was a job relatively well done for England Gareth Southgate had instructed his first lineup as senior manager to be brave and play with style, with neither aspiration particularly easy […]

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So Trump has crossed a line? His views are as old as misogyny itself | Suzanne Moore

Republican grandees who are shocked by their presidential candidate should have woken up to these attitudes years ago The shock is that people are shocked. women are pigs, war vets are sissies is just tickety-boo. They must sense and fear that Trumps strength depends on defining what is weak and negating it. Nothing then is […]

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Matt Damon aims barb at Donald Trump at New York Comic Con

Star of The Great Wall looks forward to being able to kiss Trump goodbye in November as he promotes Zhang Yimous first English-language film At New York Comic Con on Saturday, Matt Damon derided Donald Trump. Dave Karger, the moderator at a panel discussing the stars new film, Great Wall, tried to slip in a […]

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Amid Syrian chaos, Irans game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean

Militias controlled by Tehran are poised to complete a land corridor that would give Iran huge power in the region Not far from Mosul, a large military force is finalising plans for an advance that has been more than three decades in the making. The troops are Shia militiamen who have fought against the Islamic […]

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Britain ignored plea by France to aid stranded Calais child refugees

Home Office delayed action on French requests to accept 400 eligible lone children, says Red Cross The Home Office has refused to respond to official requests from the French authorities to accept unaccompanied child refugees stranded in Calais who are eligible to come to Britain, the British Red Cross has said. With the child protection […]

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Russia transfers nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad

Neighbouring Lithuania to protest at Moscows decision to move Iskander-M missiles to Baltic enclave Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Russian defence ministry said on Saturday, adding it was part of routine drills. These missile units have been deployed more than once (in the Kaliningrad region) […]

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New York Comic-Con 2016: heroes and villains arrive in Manhattan in pictures

Harley Quinn, Spider-Man and William Birkin from Resident Evil were among the characters attending Comic-Con at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2016/oct/08/new-york-comic-con-photographs-2016-cosplay

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