Outcry from Israel after Paraguay moves its Jerusalem embassy back to Tel Aviv

Diplomatic crisis unfolds as Israel says unusual decision will strain the ties between the countries Paraguay has reversed a decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after just three months, prompting anger from Israel which responded by shuttering its embassy in Asuncin and recalling its ambassador. The…

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Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth. So you may need…

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Russia softens up west for bloodbath it is planning in Syrias Idlib province

Disinformation is rife about US plots and rebels supposed use of chemical weapons as Putin prepares for final victory Russia is going to extraordinary lengths to justify in advance the murderous onslaught that observers fear is about to descend on Idlib, a province in north-west Syria that is home to…

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Crackdown feared after Venezuelan president survives alleged drone attack

Nicols Maduro expected to ramp up repression after drone explosions at military parade Venezuelas opposition has warned that President Nicols Maduro may launch a political crackdown after he accused adversaries of Hundreds of Venezuelan soldiers break formation after an evacuation warning following the detonation of drone-type flying devices. Photograph: VTV/handout/EPA…

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Charlottesville, a year on: ‘We cant fix the whole nation. Hopefully we can fix ourselves’

A year ago, Charlottesville was shaken by racist violence. Lois Beckett returns to a divided city where despite local activism, some see white supremacism as part of daily reality Five months after white supremacists staged a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city elected its first black female mayor. Nikuyah…

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