Is the government deliberately breaking FOI rules?
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi
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Is the government deliberately breaking FOI rules?

Minister deleted text exchanges with David Cameron about Greensill scandal
30 Jul 2021
What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
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What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?

Computers and other electronic devices seized by ICO investigators probing CCTV footage leak
16 Jul 2021
Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction
Bill Cosby outside his home after being released from prison
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Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction

Surprise reversal of actor’s ten-year prison sentence met with ‘shock and fury’
1 Jul 2021
Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial
Jacob Zuma
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Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial

Former South African president pleads not guilty to 18 charges linked to arms deal
27 May 2021
What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump

Pundits suggest investigators are moving closer to seeking criminal charges against former president
26 May 2021
The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
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The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained

Joe Biden dragged into major new legal battle over landmark reproductive rights ruling
19 May 2021
America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty
The death chamber at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
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America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty

Virginia has executed more than 1,300 people in its 400-year history
25 Mar 2021

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FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee
Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018
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FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee

Democratic senator calls for ‘proper oversight’ over Brett Kavanaugh investigation into sexual assault claims
16 Mar 2021
The ages of consent around the world
couple
In Depth

The ages of consent around the world

Bahrain and South Korea have highest minimum ages for consensual sex while Nigeria has lowest
15 Mar 2021
Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder
Malcolm X (right) with Martin Luther King Jr. Date unknown
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Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder

Daughters of assassinated civil rights leader demand reopening of investigation
23 Feb 2021
‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle
Marienburg Castle
Stranger than fiction

‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle

Ernst August of Hanover has launched legal bid to regain control of ancestral seat from state
18 Feb 2021
Tories furious about jail time for quarantine-dodgers
Matt Hancock at the daily press briefing
Behind the scenes

Tories furious about jail time for quarantine-dodgers

Backbenchers accuse Matt Hancock of making ‘empty threat’ to people who travel to high-risk countries
10 Feb 2021
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
In Focus

Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds
Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds

President’s daughter quizzed as election loser considers pardoning his children before leaving office
3 Dec 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
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British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
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Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?

President grants clemency to former national security adviser Michael Flynn
26 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’
Manchester lockdown
In Depth

Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 November
24 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
Four of the strangest claims from Giuliani ‘fraud’ briefing
Rudy Giuliani speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election.
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Four of the strangest claims from Giuliani ‘fraud’ briefing

Senior Republicans call on Donald Trump to end baseless accusations after chaotic livestream
20 Nov 2020
Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis
Mexican soldiers destroy a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate.
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Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis

Plan aimed at putting a dent in black market - but some fear that violence may increase
20 Nov 2020
US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?
Donald Trump arrives back at the White House after playing golf on Saturday.
In Depth

US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?

The departing president is facing both political and personal court battles
9 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US ‘class war a wake-up call’ for Johnson
A woman votes during Super Tuesday in the US presidential primaries.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US ‘class war a wake-up call’ for Johnson

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 5 November
5 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Trump’s election legal threats
Donald Trump at a press conference in the early hours of election day
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Trump’s election legal threats

President tweets series of baseless fraud accusations amid string of court challenges
5 Nov 2020
Will Hollywood ditch Depp over ‘wife beater’ ruling?
Johnny Depp attends the launch of his new Pogues documentary
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Will Hollywood ditch Depp over ‘wife beater’ ruling?

Industry experts say the actor’s critically acclaimed career is over - but high-profile friends claim he’ll be ‘vindicated’
3 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October
Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home.
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Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October

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30 Oct 2020
Markle granted nine-month delay in Mail on Sunday dispute
Meghan Markle
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Markle granted nine-month delay in Mail on Sunday dispute

Duchess of Sussex had applied for summary judgement in battle over letters sent to her estranged father
29 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’
A school chef serves cooked hot dinner to students on their lunch break
In Depth

Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 27 October
27 Oct 2020
What was in the deposition Maxwell fought to keep sealed?
Ghislaine Maxwell
In Brief

What was in the deposition Maxwell fought to keep sealed?

British socialite insists she never witnessed ‘inappropriate underage activities’ by Jeffrey Epstein
23 Oct 2020
What is Supreme Court packing - and will Biden do it?
US Supreme Court
In Depth

What is Supreme Court packing - and will Biden do it?

Democratic candidate walks tightrope on expanding America’s highest court
19 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home
Dominic Cummings arrives at 10 Downing Street.
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Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home

Government agency rules that PM’s adviser doesn’t have to pay out because property was built without planning permission
15 Oct 2020
Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene
crime police line
In Brief

Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2020
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