Fifth victim of Strasbourg Christmas market shooting dies
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Fifth victim of Strasbourg Christmas market shooting dies

A fifth person has died of their injuries after Tuesday’s Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, French prosecutors have confirmed. An official from the Paris prosecutor’s office said the victim was a Polish national, but gave no other details. An Italian journalist, a Thai tourist, an Afghan mechanic and a French national were also killed in…

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Anti-migrant protesters clash with police in Brussels
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Anti-migrant protesters clash with police in Brussels

At least 90 people have been arrested after anti-migration protesters clashed with police outside EU institutions in Brussels. Authorities fired teargas and used water cannons as around 5,500 people demonstrated against a UN migration pact signed last week in Marrakech, Morocco, at a rally organised by the Belgian far-right party Vlaams Belang. The non-binding international…

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Damon Albarn joins call for citizens’ assembly to break Brexit deadlock
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Damon Albarn joins call for citizens’ assembly to break Brexit deadlock

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams are among prominent public figures calling for a citizens’ assembly to break the deadlock on Brexit. With MPs bitterly divided on the best way forward, the pair are among signatories to a letter to the Guardian demanding a new approach that would see 500…

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Giuliani: Trump interview with Mueller would happen ‘over my dead body’
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Giuliani: Trump interview with Mueller would happen ‘over my dead body’

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday ruled out a face to face interview between the president and special counsel Robert Mueller – because he fears investigators would try to trap Trump into lying. As pressure increases on Trump in a range of investigations, Giuliani told Fox News Sunday that an interview would happen…

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Israel chides Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as capital
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Israel chides Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as capital

Israel signalled its displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital. The country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu remained silent on Canberra’s move at the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting, which he often uses to hold forth in public on diplomatic developments, but a minister close to him said it was a mistake…

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UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms
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UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms

British households face an £80m bill to cover the costs of transferring more than half a million customers from bust energy firms, raising questions over whether the regulatory regime is fit for purpose. Eight suppliers have ceased trading this year amid rising wholesale prices, forcing energy regulator Ofgem to step in and appoint new suppliers.…

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Explosion injures at least 20 people in Japan
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Explosion injures at least 20 people in Japan

A large explosion and fire has wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, injuring more than 40 people. Pictures from the scene following the blast on Sunday evening showed firefighters searching the building which appeared to have been virtually demolished. Firefighters attend the scene in Sapporo. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA Some accounts suggested…

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