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7 Reasons You Want Referral Business and How to Get Them

Studies have proven that there is one reason why people don't do more referral business: they don't ask. There are two reasons why, they forget or they don't have a strong enough relationship with their clients, so they don't feel comfortable The truth is every professional should strive to have all of their business be referral because the benefits of referral business are undeniable and extensive.
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Top 10 Ways Websites Makes Me Suffer

I believe some people create and publish websites for the sole purpose of tormenting their visitors. Browsing various websites and navigating the Web can often be like trying to read on an airplane while a kid kicks the back of your seat and the baby next to you alternates between screaming, crying and drooling on you.

Business Profitability - 10 Ways To Boost

10 Ways to Boost your ProfitabilitySo many business owners work hard - really hard - just to break even or keep afloat. Each one of us deserves reward for our efforts, whether that be financial or personal.

Wealth Building Scams

I have some good news and I have some bad news. First the good news.

Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life

Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life One of the most powerful tools we have as humans is our ability to ask questions. The more adept we are at asking them (and waiting for and listening to the answers), the more effective we will be.

Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Reading Habit

Most people wish they read more. It is an activity that is both fun and enlightening.

Ten Tips for Cross Cultural Communication

Here are some simple tips to help you improve your cross cultural communication skills: Slow Down Even when English is the common language in a cross cultural situation, this does not mean you should speak at normal speed. Slow down, speak clearly and ensure your pronunciation is intelligible.

7 Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To

Seven Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To Improve Your Results OverviewAbraham Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." As managers, leaders and change agents, we want to improve our organizational performance.

Your Leadership Shopping List

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Top Seven Reasons to Publicize your Business with Articles

Do you want to be #1-10 on Google and other search engines? Do you want quadruple your Web sales in five months? Promote your business to the top with these 7 reasons to write and submit how-to articles. 1.

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Top Ten Things to Do to Make your Signature File Sell

Always include a powerful signature on every email you send out, even to friends. It's even more important when you send out articles to opt-in ezines (no spam) and top web sites in your field--more important than your article's message.

The Top Ten Ways to Attract Buyers, Not Just Visitors to your Web Site

Have you put a lot of effort, time, and money into your site and are frustrated with low sales? If you are like many professionals out there, you know your subject; you are excellent at your craft. You have a great service and maybe a great product to sell.

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Many businesses lose money yearly because they don't think creatively about the future. They run their businesses doing what they think they should: dealing with customers, dealing with problems, ordering for their business, and paying their expenses.

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DC police tell the Guardian there have been no arrests or incidents at the Women’s March on Washington today.

Earlier today, Bill Miller, the public information officer for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, released a statement that AO’s office is “continuing to evaluate” charges against approximately 230 adults who were arrested in protests and clashes in the nation’s capital around the time of Trump’s inaugural parade yesterday.

We expect that most of those arrested will be charged by our office with felony rioting, (D.C. Official Code 22-1322), an offense punishable by a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

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New president begins four-year term with executive order undermining Obamacare and statement on missile defence

Donald Trump has begun his presidency with a series of policy interventions, taking aim at Barack Obama’s signature healthcare policy, raising the prospect of a new US missile defence system and ushering in a new period of American protectionism.

The 45th president of the United States, who was sworn into office on Friday, began his four-year term of office with a series of executive orders that will set the tone for his government. It was, he said, a government that would “put only America first”.

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After initially refusing to accept election defeat, Yahya Jammeh has flown out of Banjul to make way for Adama Barrow

Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian president, has left the Gambia after he finally agreed to step down following 22 years of rule.

Jammeh flew out of the capital Banjul on Saturday and into exile after stepping down from power, witnesses and mediators said.

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Adriana, Gianfilipo and Ludovica Parete were rescued despite earlier pessimism about possibility of survivors

It was one of the few holidays that Giampiero Parete, a 38-year-old chef, and his family had ever taken together – a handful of days at a spa hotel in Farindola, a popular ski resort three hours east of Rome in central Italy’s Abruzzo region.

Related: Italy avalanche rescuers: we’ve called out but heard no replies, no voices

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French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen says 2017 will see big changes

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called on voters across Europe to “wake up” and follow the example of US and British voters.

Speaking at an unprecedented meeting in Germany of Europe’s rightwing populist parties, she said Brexit would unleash an unstoppable wave of “all the dominoes of Europe”. And after Brexit, she added, before an audience of several hundred, the election of Donald Trump was a “second coup”.

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Bus carrying Hungarian passengers, mostly teenagers, crashes and catches fire on motorway near city of Verona

At least 16 people were killed and about 40 injured after a bus carrying Hungarian students crashed and burst into flames on a highway in northern Italy.

The coach crashed into a bridge pillar on the motorway near Verona at about 11pm on Friday.

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At least 18 killed and 51 wounded as bomb explodes in Parachinar, close to border with Afghanistan

At least 18 people have been killed and 51 wounded after a bomb exploded in a busy market town close to Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

Sabir Hussain, a doctor at the main hospital in Parachinar, said 11 critically wounded people who were brought in from blast site died while being treated. He said several of the wounded were in serious condition and were being transferred to other hospitals for better care.

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A B-52 bomber and aerial drones struck a training camp in Idlib province Thursday, less than a day after Isis targeted in Libya airstrike approved by Obama

More than 100 alleged militants have been killed in a US airstrike on an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, the Pentagon said, announcing the second major US counter-terrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Related: Obama departs White House with a promise: 'I'll be right there with you'

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Total of nine people rescued from debris of Rigopiano resort in Gran Sasso mountains, with effort continuing to bring out more survivors

Another four people were pulled alive over Friday night from the rubble of a ski resort in central Italy – bringing to nine the number rescued, more than two days after the hotel was swept down by an avalanche.

The two women and two men were from a group of five whom rescuers had detected beneath the snow and ruins on Friday afternoon. Efforts continued to retrieve any other survivors. The body of a woman was also found.

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Syrian antiquities chief says militants have demolished structure and part of Roman theatre after seizing city for second time

Islamic State militants have destroyed a tetrapylon and part of a Roman theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra in the group’s latest attack on Syria’s heritage.

Related: How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

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Software firm founder Hasso Plattner launches his Barberini Museum, west of Berlin, with Impressionism show

A German software billionaire is opening a new art museum in the former imperial city of Potsdam on Friday, having reconstructed an 18th-century palace, destroyed in the second world war, to house the works.

Hasso Plattner, a co-founder of the multinational software company SAP, described the Barberini Museum as his gift to the city and “one of the most important things” he had done in his life. The privately funded gallery occupies three floors of the building, which is in the heart of Potsdam, south-west of Berlin.

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Wapekeka First Nation used to be a shining example amid Canada’s suicide crisis, but residents link the dismantling of a key program to new deaths

For decades, Wapekeka First Nation was a shining example of a community that was managing to keep at bay the wave of suicides that has swept through so many of Canada’s indigenous communities.

But two years after funding cuts forced them to dismantle a pioneering suicide-prevention program, the deadly epidemic has again struck the remote northern Ontario community.

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The convicted drug lord arrived in New York late on Thursday amid speculation that he was a peace offering from Mexico to Donald Trump

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the cartel kingpin who made two daring escapes from high-security prisons and lived on the run for years, has been extradited to the United States where he faces prosecution on narcotics and other charges.

The Mexican foreign ministry announced the extradition in a short statement on Thursday afternoon, saying Guzmán had exhausted his appeals against his extradition.

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With fears about the Trump presidency, rising debt levels and an unwinding property boom, the world’s No 2 economy is set for an uncertain 2017

China’s economy slowed further last year to expand at its weakest pace for quarter of a century, with warnings that it risks losing further momentum in 2017 as Donald Trump’s presidency creates new challenges for the trading superpower.

The world’s second-largest economy grew 6.7% last year, according to China’s statistics office, meeting Beijing’s target range of 6.5-7% but the slowest growth since 1990.

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Defense lawyers filed a motion asking a military judge to dismiss the charges against Bergdahl, arguing Donald Trump violated Bergdahl’s due process rights

Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s attorneys said on Friday.

In a motion filed shortly after Trump was sworn in, defense lawyers asked a military judge to dismiss the charges against Bergdahl and argued the Republican violated his due process rights and military law against unlawful command influence.

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  • Joaquín Guzmán faces life in US prison and seizure of $14bn drug profits
  • Alleged drug kingpin pleaded not guilty at New York court hearing

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán could face the rest of his life in a US prison and have $14bn of his drug-trafficking profits seized by American authorities, US prosecutors said on Friday, a day after the cartel kingpin was extradited from Mexico to stand trial in New York.

During a brief hearing at the Brooklyn federal court, Guzmán pleaded not guilty to charges that he lead a vast and murderous criminal operation that distributed 200 tons of cocaine for sale on American streets.

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Responding to an amnesty on overdue loans, short-story collection is checked back in after 100 years by the original borrower’s great-granddaughter

As nominative determinism goes, Forty Minutes Late was a little understated for the title of a book returned to San Francisco library 100 years late.

The book was borrowed in 1917 by one Phoebe Johnson, from the San Francisco Public Library, as US troops sailed across the Atlantic to face the mud and bullets of the first world war trenches.

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Women’s groups describe decision to have veteran director preside over César ceremony as ‘snub to rape victims’

French women’s groups have called for a boycott of the César awards, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars, after Roman Polanski was asked to preside over this year’s ceremony.

The veteran film director, who has won four best director Césars for movies including Tess, The Pianist and The Ghost Writer, is wanted in the US on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles in 1977.

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The latest attempt to end the six-year conflict has been organised by Russia and Turkey and begins in the Kazakh capital

Key parties in Syria’s brutal civil war, now stretching towards the end of its sixth year, will meet in the Kazakh capital of Astana this week for a new round of peace talks.

Organised by Russia and Turkey, and backed by Iran, these are the latest in many attempts to shift Syria’s conflict from battlefield to negotiating table.

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‘Every country is sovereign and able to make its own rules to admit people,’ a government spokesman said after several Canadians were denied US entry

US authorities are entitled to search mobile devices owned by Canadians seeking to cross the border, a Canadian government spokesman said on Saturday.

Related: Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing plans

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MP spoke in memory of her murdered colleague Jo Cox as she joined thousands of people protesting against US president Trump

His hair attracted quite a few hundred slogans in London, and many placards displayed a personal slant on his most infamous sayings about women as tens of thousands of marchers added their voices to a roar of protest on the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The roar was echoed in cities across the globe.

The Women’s March, a global day of action, took place in 15 British and Irish cities – and 161 around the world – and was billed as an inclusive event to stand up for equality and dignity for all.

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Congregation seeking to raise £50,000 to convert disused caretaker’s flat

A London synagogue is raising funds to convert part of its premises to accommodate a refugee family from Syria.

Related: UK unlikely to reach target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees

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Allegations put protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky and political theatre group Teatr.doc at odds despite common cause

Allegations of sexual assault have pitted Russia’s boldest political artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, against its boldest political theatre group, Teatr.doc, dividing public opinion this week.

“The regime wants to remove Pavlensky,” read the headline of an opinion piece on the website of Snob magazine. “Pavlensky is no martyr,” read another on the same site.

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Overwhelmed counsellors and medical staff in Sierra Leone must contend with suspicion and a collapse in funding

The history of Africa’s oldest psychiatric hospital is written on the walls of its isolation units, desperate messages chiselled into the woodwork like scars. “I came here for I don’t have any money,” reads one note in a corner of the room. “People want me to run from my father’s house,” reads another. “You go nowhere,” announces a third. “Stay out.”

Since the hospital opened in the early 19th century, most Sierra Leoneans have aspired to do exactly that, avoiding this imposing building perched high on a hill above the capital, Freetown.

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People should not wear communist symbols without real understanding of their history, argues Anastasiia Fedorova for the Calvert Journal

The hammer and sickle have made a stellar return to the fashion world in the form of a voluminous red hoodie, adorned with the Soviet symbol and worn by Kim Kardashian.

Setting aside the irony that two weeks earlier her husband had cosied up to the US president-elect, Donald Trump – one of the world’s most staunch capitalists whose relationship with Russia has been under intense scrutiny this week – Kardashian’s fashion choice raises some ethical questions about appropriating communist symbols.

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Yogi accused of illegal missionary activity after giving philosophy talk at festival amid clampdown on ‘non-traditional’ religion

A yoga teacher in Russia has been charged with illegal missionary activity under a controversial new law designed to fight terrorism.

Computer programmer Dmitry Ugay was detained by police in St Petersburg in October while giving a talk at a festival about the philosophy behind yoga.

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Thanks to a pioneering reconciliation project survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide now live side by side

In a leafy, quiet district less than an hour’s drive from Rwanda’s capital, the calmness of the community of Mbyo belies the dark and traumatic past of its inhabitants.

Related: My journey back to Rwanda: confronting the ghosts of the genocide 21 years later

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When war came to my city in eastern Ukraine, it was hard – but vital – for people like me to stay objective

When I started working as a journalist in my native city of Donetsk I never imagined that war would come to town, until the day it did.

In the spring of 2014 tanks and pro-Russia separatists showed up on the streets of the city, which was quickly turned into the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

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Turning a blind eye to this abuse of power risks encouraging other European nations to follow its example

The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.

But there is another threat hiding in plain sight: the abuse of anti-corruption laws in Romania, a country often lauded as an example of successful reform in central and eastern Europe.

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Former residents talk NK News through the everyday photos the regime allows the world to see

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Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991

After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail in the coffin of the USSR.

To mark the anniversary we asked our readers across the region to share their memories of the monumental events, and to tell us how they felt about the change from a communist, collective system, to a capitalist one.

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Four killed when police fire into air, as tensions rise in English-speaking areas over perceived discrimination

International organisations are calling for an investigation in Cameroon after four people were killed during unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions.

Tensions have been brewing for the past month in Cameroon’s two anglophone regions, where people say they are being treated as second-class citizens.

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The denizens of Davos reassured themselves that free trade would go on in the Trump era, but they had for years done little about the losers such a system creates

His speech was like one normally expected of an American president. Countries must resist the temptation to retreat into harbour, the world leader said to a packed and admiring audience, but instead have the courage to swim in the vast ocean of the global market.

This was the kind of paean to free trade that might have come from John F Kennedy, George W Bush or Bill Clinton – all occupants of the White House who saw it as the United States’s role to defend the open international trading system set up at the end of the second world war.

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The collateral damage for commuters grows ever more devastating after ten months of disputes between unions and Southern over staffing

The Southern rail staff handing out information leaflets at London Victoria station this weekend were cheerful: “Strikes called off next week, service back to normal,” said one. “Normal?” an arriving female passenger almost screamed in his face.

This week’s train drivers’ strikes have been suspended by the union Aslef as they engage in talks with Southern rail and its parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway. But a conductors’ strike remains scheduled, and arguments over safety, camera visibility, unmanned stations and access to trains for disabled people continue.

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Defeat has sharpened divisions within the Democratic party – and while they oppose Trump, it is unclear how far they’re willing to go

For two days, crowds have filled the long, grassy expanse of the National Mall in Washington DC: Friday for Donald Trump’s inauguration, and Saturday for the Women’s March (a sort of counter-inaugural).

The mood of the inauguration’s mass assembly of red Make America Great Again caps was triumphant, while the sea of knitted pink “pussy hats” proclaims a spirit of resistance. But since Democrats have limited power to stop the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress from carrying out their will, the left’s brave assertions of resistance carry an undertone of anger and despondency.

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Caution in China, sorrow and anger in Mexico, cork-popping in Moscow – here are some of the global responses to Friday’s power handover

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new US administration start a trade war with China, vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, warning of a “rough ride” hours after Donald Trump was sworn in.

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Skywriting Australia says it did the job at a cost of $4,000, and the clients wanted it to coincide with the Women’s March

Skywriters wrote “Trump” over Sydney on Saturday, above a protest where 5,000 people marched in support of womens rights, following Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president.

Two messages simply saying “Trump” appeared about midday, and many images of the signs were posted on social media.

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Women and men taking part in the Women’s March on Washington share their thoughts on president Donald Trump, and why they decided to protest. The crowd in Washington, estimated at hundreds of thousands, filled at least six city blocks of Independence Avenue, with more people spilling into side streets and additional marchers pouring into the area

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Hundred of thousands of people gathered in major cities across the US on Saturday to protest the presidency of Donald Trump as part of the Women’s March. Originally started as a march in Washington DC, thousands turned out in other cities around the country to make their voices heard

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Enormous gatherings across America, and around the world, have brought a palpable sense of solidarity to resist Donald Trump’s backward-looking agenda

Anarchists in black masks who disrupted Donald Trump’s inauguration day gave way to an ocean of pink hats and exuberant – though defiant – women who gathered in their hundreds of thousands on Saturday.

The Women’s March on Washington descended on the US capital, while in hundreds of cities across America and around the world women joined in a gesture of resistance against the new president’s first full day in office – bringing a palpable sense of solidarity and determination to resist a backwards-looking agenda.

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People around the world protest on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, with demonstrations in cities including London, Paris, Tbilisi and Tokyo. Protesters are taking to the streets to ‘send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights’, according to the march’s official mission

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Thousands of people march across London on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, protesting against President Trump and in support of women’s rights. Women’s Equality party leader Sophie Walker talks about rejecting any normalisation of racism and sexism while artist Grayson Perry describes gender inequality as the major issue that underlies everything

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Search continues for the dead and injured after a tornado tore through Hattiesburg in the early hours, flipping cars and ripping down parts of building

Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches and trees were torn from the earth early on Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said.

Four people died after the twister blew through the city of Hattiesburg and its surrounding area, said Forrest County coroner Butch Benedict. The twister was part of a wall of stormy weather traveling across the region, bringing with it rain and unstable conditions.

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After telling border agents their plans to march, group’s cars were searched and phones examined, and each person was fingerprinted and had their photo taken

Would-be protesters heading to the Women’s March on Washington have said they were denied entry to the United States after telling border agents at a land crossing in Quebec their plans to attend the march.

Montrealer Sasha Dyck was part of a group of eight who had arranged online to travel together to Washington. Divided into two cars, the group – six Canadians and two French nationals – arrived at the border crossing that connects St Bernard de Lacolle in Quebec with Champlain, New York, on Thursday.

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The head of France’s Front National will share the stage with far-right leaders from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

The French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen is to headline a European gathering of Eurosceptic and far-right leaders in Germany on Saturday as they seek to present a united front in a year of high-stakes elections.

Organisers of the conference in Koblenz, billed as a “counter-summit”, said participants would set out their joint “vision for a Europe of freedom”.

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At least 16 people are dead and 40 injured after a bus carrying mostly Hungarian teenagers crashed when the vehicle hit a pylon and caught fire on a motorway near Verona, Italy in the early hours of Saturday morning. Other passengers on the bus included teachers and parents of the students

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Newspapers across the world react to Donald Trump’s inauguration speech with headlines including ‘revolution’, ‘now help us God’ and ‘America first’

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In Donald Trump’s first speech as US president, he offered a sinister view of the US: cities afflicted by crime, political elite in control and closed-down factories

At the stroke of noon, as is the American way, power passed from one man to another man. And with that passing of the baton from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, made manifest in a 35-word oath, the country was changed beyond recognition as the new president offered a dark vision of his nation and the world.

The new 45th president of the United States coined the sinister phrase “American carnage” to vividly conjure an image of inner cities he said were afflicted by crime, a political elite that had forgotten ordinary people, and a landscape of rusted factories like tombstones.

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Joaquín Guzmán is on trial in the US for running the world’s biggest narcotic operation but the Mexican kingpin’s removal is unlikely to stem the flow of drugs

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán combined brutality, business sense and bling to build a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking empire.

This was the portrait unveiled in a 17-count indictment United States authorities released on Friday as the cartel kingpin made his first appearance in a New York court a day after his extradition to the United States.

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From revolution-era France to modern-day Poland and Argentina, women have effected change by standing up en masse to injustice

On Saturday, 150,000 people are expected to take to the streets for the Women’s March on Washington. The progressive demonstration is expected to be the largest of inauguration weekend as well as one of the largest in US history, and sister marches will be held in cities across the country and around the world.

Related: 29 reasons to join the Women's March on Washington

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Donald Trump celebrated taking office as president at a series of inauguration balls in Washington DC

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Cho Yoon-sun accused of helping target artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye, who has since been impeached

South Korean prosecutors have arrested the culture minister for suspected involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to Park’s impeachment.

Cho Yoon-sun became the first sitting minister ever to be arrested, said the special prosecutor’s team investigating the scandal.

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Likeness of former UK prime minister returns after having reportedly been removed by Obama in favour of sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr

A bust of Winston Churchill has been returned to the White House’s Oval Office.

In a nod to the “special relationship”, President Donald Trump appeared to make good on an agreement to return the wartime British leader’s bust to the famous office within hours of being sworn in.

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Yahya Jammeh announces he will ‘relinquish the mantle of this great nation’ after Mauritania’s president, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, brokered his departure

The Gambia’s new president has declared that the “rule of fear” is over in the country, as it appeared that a deal had been reached for his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to relinquish power and go into exile.

After 12 hours of talks, Mauritania’s president, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, confirmed to the Guardian that an agreement had been reached. “There is a deal,” he said. Asked if Jammeh would be leaving the country, he said: “The outgoing president will travel very soon.”

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People gathered in their thousands in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh to voice their opposition to the 45th US president

Demonstrations against the fractious election campaign run by Donald Trump took place across the UK as he was inaugurated as the 45th US president.

Lily Allen joined protesters demonstrating outside the US embassy in London, where about 2,000 people took part in a march and rally. And at least 1,500 are thought to have attended demonstrations in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester, as well as other towns and cities around the country.

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Thousands took to the streets of Washington DC for peaceful protests, but pockets of violence saw clashes between police and the president’s dissenters

More than 200 protesters were arrested on Friday as police used pepper spray and stun grenades to suppress a series of small, violent confrontations before and after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

Thousands of protesters from numerous groups descended on Washington DC for mostly peaceful protest throughout inauguration day, in a sign of the dissent and discord Trump’s divisive presidential campaign produced.

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President Trump said ‘we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people’, similar to a line from the film The Dark Knight Rises

Donald Trump has been compared to many things, but until now the Batman villain Bane had probably not been among them.

In his inaugural address on Friday, the new US president said his arrival in office had “special meaning” because “we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people”.

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Hundreds of protesters booed President Donald Trump’s motorcade as his inaugural parade made its way through downtown Washington DC. Crowds of onlookers held up homemade signs and jeered at his car during one section of what was otherwise an uneventful route. Trump later exited his vehicle and walked for the final stretch of the parade, despite the fact that protesters were engaged in clashes with the police a few streets away

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With Donald Trump newly installed in the Oval Office, co-chairs herald ‘one of the largest grassroots efforts that anyone has ever seen’

At about 10am on Saturday, as a quarter of a million or more people gather in protest at the base of Capitol Hill for the Women’s March on Washington, the newly minted President Donald Trump will be on his knees at “a service of prayer and reflection” at the National Cathedral.

From that perch four miles away from the White House he won’t, initially, be able to hear the civil rights legend Angela Davis, the feminist icon Gloria Steinem or the pro-choice campaigner Cecile Richards addressing the crowds at the march.

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Myanmar’s commercial capital is overrun with an estimated 120,000 stray dogs, which attack children and carry the threat of rabies. Mass culling was recently stopped but spay, neuter and vaccinate programmes have yet to start

Zu May Naing was playing with her brother outside their house in Bago Region, close to Myanmar’s commercial capital of Yangon, last month when a pack of stray dogs rounded on the 18-month-old.

Her mother, San Thar Myint, found her lying prone on the ground, bleeding and in shock. “Her temperature was over 100 [degrees fahrenheit] before they got to the operation room,” she says.

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The art of street photography was long dominated by men and the ‘male gaze’, but new project Her Side of the Street celebrates women’s role in the practice

Throughout history, women have often been subject to observation and evaluation from men as they walk down city streets – whether ogled as objects of desire or judged for their appearance or even presence in certain spaces. In literary and social history, men have usually been the ones who watch, rather than be watched; the urban observer which 19th-century poet Baudelaire made famous as the “flâneur”.

In her recent book, Lauren Elkin wrote of the “flâneuse”, the woman who reclaimed power by walking through – and writing about – the city streets in defiance of convention, challenging the cultural assumption at the time that women on the street were either sex workers or homeless.

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Nate Berg tells the story of Rebuild By Design, a competition – and now its own organisation – based on taking a more proactive approach to disaster response in cities; but how far can you prepare for the effects of climate change?

Ten years ago, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg released a plan to create what he called “the first environmentally sustainable 21st-century city”. The blueprint, known as PlaNYC and released on Earth Day, outlined more than 100 projects and policies to create that sustainable city by 2030.

It set a precedent for local action on climate change; cities around the world began drafting their own sustainability plans. But then in October 2012, it got a harsh reality check.

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How do you improve a neighbourhood without causing land prices to rise? Residents along a polluted waterway in San Juan set up a community land trust to help save their homes, as well as the environment

For years a graffiti message has appeared throughout San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, as an urgent demand: Dragado ya! (meaning “dredging now!”).

Even passersby who have never set foot in the eight barrios making up the Caño Martín Peña community – a large informal settlement along 3.75 miles of canal in the central city – know the message points to the dire need to dredge the waterway, which has become so clogged with refuse that those driving by with the windows down can immediately smell the stagnant waters.

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It’s only a five-minute flight from Kinshasa to its rival city, Brazzaville – but as the DRC slides into a bloody political crisis, an international border, the Congo river and centuries of colonialism continue to separate central Africa’s volatile twins

Sunday morning, and the crowds are thronging the myriad churches on the ragged western edge of Kinshasa. Congregations file into the barn-like halls to hear priests and preachers. Down on the terrace of Chez Tintin, one of Kinshasa’s best known restaurants and nightspots, only fishermen and two tourists from the central town of Kisangani brave the warm, driving rain.

Beyond the plastic tables and chairs, a low brick wall, and the pilgrims, is the Congo. Though 4,500km from its furthest source, the great river is less than 1,000 metres wide at this point, and surges through the narrow bottleneck with tremendous power. The resulting rush of foaming brown water is the reason for the existence, the proximity and the enmity of arguably the world’s two closest capital cities: Kinshasa, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazzaville, of the confusingly similarly named Republic of Congo.

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From an elevated 19th-century pneumatic railway to a skyscraper cathedral and a Native American alternative to the Statue of Liberty, Never Built New York chronicles ambitious plans for the city which never saw the light of day

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For 43 years a UN-patrolled no-man’s land has dissected Cyprus’ capital. As Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet for final peace talks, Helena Smith, who grew up on the island, questions whether reunification has a chance

Some call it the dead zone; some a no-man’s land; some the green line. For more than four decades, a United Nations-patrolled buffer zone has bisected Nicosia, running through the middle of the Cypriot capital and dividing its historic heart.

It was a casualty of war: at first, the result of inter-communal fighting that took the form of Turkish Cypriot ghettos in the 60s; then as a no-man’s land between ceasefire lines delineated by little more than what two opposing armies agreed were their last defended positions.

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Headquarters to the Nazis and then the Soviets, the East German military camp of Wünsdorf was once home to 75,000 Soviet men, women and children. Now ‘Little Moscow’ has been abandoned – but one man keeps the memories alive

Rusty keys jangle as Jürgen Naumann searches for the right one. He has 15 on one bunch, 25 on another. The last caretaker of the Red Army’s former headquarters in Germany, he has access to all the buildings in what was once known as the Forbidden City – and remains a restricted area 23 years after the last Russian troops left for good.

“You get to know the keys over the years,” Naumann says. But it still takes a while to locate the right one. A dull click, and the door creaks open to reveal a dimly lit hall with marble tiles. Naumann’s footsteps echo across the empty space as he switches on the electricity, illuminating two panoramas: one showing Soviet Moscow, the other Alexanderplatz in East Berlin, two huge photos from a world that no longer exists.

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The US housing department’s ambitious initiatives of the 60s and 70s created urban communities that were both mixed race and mixed income. Though many didn’t last, are there lessons in them for Donald Trump’s new housing secretary?

Innovation is, to put it mildly, not one of the first attributes that come to mind when you think of “Hud” – the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, soon to be overseen by Donald Trump’s former Republican rival Ben Carson. Yet this wasn’t always the case.

Imagine urban and suburban communities that banned cars, collected trash in pneumatic tubes, offered prototype community video chat capabilities, built elaborate pedestrian and cycle networks, and carefully retained existing foliage. You may not be thinking of the Jetsons, but products of the groundbreaking Hud New Towns initiatives in the late 1960s and early 70s.

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Cities have long been the backbone of the Democratic party, and rural regions the heartland of Republicanism – yet Donald Trump’s election has exposed these divides like never before. Will US metropolises increasingly turn into city-states?

Sitting in a downtown Cleveland coffee shop in early December, Julie Goulis is still in shock. “Some of the soul-searching I’ve been doing after the election has been about how I can understand people outside of my bubble,” she tells me. “I was so ashamed Ohio went for Trump.”

Like many US cities, Cleveland is overwhelmingly progressive in its politics and traditionally elects Democrats at all levels of government, despite hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention. But partisan divisions in the United States increasingly correlate with geographic differences, leaving many cities like Cleveland as liberal bubbles distinct from the vast conservative American hinterland. The looming inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump has left many city dwellers grappling with just how distant much of their country seems.

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Awareness campaign aims to stop trafficking and black market trade in body parts by reminding doctors to ask bereaved families about organ donation

Doctors in India are to get text alerts reminding them to ask families to donate the organs of deceased loved ones as part of a campaign to solve the country’s organ shortage, which has fuelled a black market trade.

The drive, “Poochna mat bhoolo” – “Don’t forget to ask” in Hindi – will target 300,000 doctors. It represents the latest in a string of awareness campaigns in India after a kidney racket involving a poor woman was uncovered at a top Mumbai hospital last year.

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Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk

A row of mangrove trees sticking out of the sand, exposed by low tide off Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal, is all that remains of a coastal village that for generations was home to 250 families. The villagers were forced to flee as their land, which had been slowly eroding for decades, was finally engulfed by the ever-rising tide five years ago.

For the embattled people of Ali Akbar Dial, a collection of disappearing villages on the southern tip of the island in Bangladesh, the distant trees serve as a bittersweet reminder of what they have lost and a warning of what is come. The low-lying island of Kutubdia has one of the fastest-ever sea level rises recorded in the world, placing it bang on the front line of climate change, and the islanders are fighting a battle they fear is already lost.

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Kutubdia, an island of fishing villages and salt farms, has halved in size in 20 years, with family homes destroyed by ever-encroaching tides. In nearby Cox’s Bazar, more frequent storms have had a severe impact on fishermen’s catches

All photographs by Noor Alam/Majority World

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Aid workers in Borno state say displaced people living in camps have no plans to go back home despite government claims that insurgents have been defeated

The homecoming of tens of thousand of Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency has been prevented by enduring fear of the Islamists and reluctance to return to areas of the country’s north-east devastated by the campaign against the militants, according to aid workers.

The continued threat posed by Boko Haram was underlined on Monday when twin suicide bombings killed two people at a university in Maiduguri. The city is the provincial capital of Nigeria’s north-east Borno state, the epicentre of the group’s seven-year campaign to create a regional Islamic caliphate.

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In the country’s southern marshes, the government is helping families to rebuild their floating communities, 25 years after the land was drained

The morning of 20 January 1992 began much like any other for the Mohammed family in the marshlands of southern Iraq. Rising at first light, they roused their herd of buffaloes and drove the beasts snorting and protesting into the surrounding wetlands to graze. After a quick breakfast of bread and yoghurt, washed down with sugary tea, they readied themselves for a long day out on the water.

But on that day, one of the coldest on record, five-year-old Hanaa and her mother caught no fish and gathered no reeds. No sooner had they paddled past the last of their neighbours’ floating reed houses than a squadron of government fighter jets emerged from the mist, guns blazing. They reduced the artificial islets to embers, and killed many of the buffaloes. Not content with shooting up a few villages as punishment for locals’ alleged harbouring of defeated Shia rebels, Saddam Hussein soon dispatched his engineers to divert the Tigris and Euphrates rivers away from the marshes. The effects were disastrous. By the turn of the last century, the Middle East’s largest wetlands had withered from a peak of 20,000 sq km to almost nothing.

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Chair of international development committee calls progress ‘disappointing’ as government rejects proposals that followed 2016 anti-corruption summit

The British government is failing to live up to promises to tackle corruption, according to the chair of the international development committee, Stephen Twigg.

On Monday the government rejected recommendations made by the international development committee (IDC) in the wake of a major anti-corruption summit hosted in London last year by the former prime minister David Cameron. These included the introduction of country-by-country reporting of multinationals’ profits and payments.

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Intensifying ethnic conflict in South Sudan has led UN investigators to warn that the country is on the brink of genocide. More than a million people have fled the country to neighbouring states, while many more have taken shelter in UN camps such as Malakal, home to more than 33,000 people

All photographs: Kate Holt/Unicef

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Faced by a huge challenge, international donors and aid organisations converging on Helsinki to discuss the Syrian aid response will need ambition and innovation

In March it will be six years since the start of Syria’s descent into ruinous conflict. We can hope that the latest ceasefire and talks generate progress towards ending the war. But we must also be realistic about how long it will take to reach effective peace.

Meanwhile, the millions of men, women and children whose lives have been uprooted by the conflict need to find ways to live and pursue their ambitions and aspirations. They require housing, jobs, education and healthcare – and the communities and countries that are hosting them need support to make this possible.

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From incessant rains to flooded rice fields, the economic impact of global warming has been keenly felt in the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh is already one of the most climate vulnerable nations in the world, and global warming will bring more floods, stronger cyclones. At the dry fish yards, close to the airport at the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar, women are busy sorting fish to dry in the sun. They say the process, which begins in October, can continue through to February or March if the weather is good.

But Aman Ullah Shawdagor, a dry fish businessman who employs 70 people, says high tides and seasonal changes have hit his business hard. Last year there were four cyclones, more than ever before. In 2015, there was only one.

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Kary Stewart looks at how feminists are championing women’s rights across the continent and beyond, and examines what is at the heart of gender inequality

Gender equality remains a distant dream for women in Africa. Less than a third of all agricultural land in Africa is operated by women, nearly one in five of whom do not have access to contraception. In addition, almost a quarter of African women are likely to experience violence from their partners. Kary Stewart finds out how women have been working to bring about gender equality. There are contributions from Awino Okech, lecturer on gender studies at Soas, University of London; Jessica Horn, director of programmes for the African Women’s Development Fund; Patricia Isabella Essel, programme manager for Women in Law and Development in Africa; and Hakima Abbas, co-executive director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development.

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Kary Stewart looks at how feminists are championing women’s rights across the continent and beyond, and examines what is at the heart of gender inequality

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Women’s groups demand perpetrators of brutal attack are brought to justice after video footage is posted on social media, sparking widespread condemnation

The gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Somalia, which sparked outrage after a video of the alleged incident was posted on social media, will be the first substantial test of a law aimed at tackling pervasive sexual violence in the country.

Women’s groups have urged the authorities to enforce legislation passed last year in Puntland, the semi-autonomous region of Somalia where the rape took place. The law, launched in November and hailed as a vital step towards lasting change, criminalises all sexual offences for the first time.

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Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are competent and knowledgable – they just don’t sound like they will lead the type of upheaval that Trump promised

“We are transferring power … back to you, the people,” Donald Trump told the nation on Friday. “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government, while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.” Not any more, he pledged.

Well, now the work begins, and last week we got the first chance to see the men, Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, most charged with fulfilling Trump’s vow.

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Guardian US writers examine President Trump’s take on national security, the economy, climate change, healthcare, justice, immigration and gender

Donald Trump’s economic nationalism was on full display in his inauguration speech. The president spoke of the “American carnage” he claims has been wrought on America, leaving “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones” across a nation with “little to celebrate”, and blamed it on the outsourcing of US jobs. “America first” will be his presiding philosophy.

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The new president lamented aiding other countries at the supposed expense of the US, in inaugural speech that emphasised counter-terrorism

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump did not just promise to change his own country, he pledged to “determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come”.

Related: Donald Trump inauguration speech: 'This American carnage stops now' – live

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Braggart and bigot now in control of the world’s most powerful military and economy. Fear and malevolence won

Even the heavens wept. As Donald Trump stepped forward to become America’s 45th president the cold shower that broke over Washington offered no end of metaphors. His address, however, was literal to a fault. There was no higher calling, no sense of a greater purpose, no florid imagery or impassioned idealism. This was as crude and unapologetic an appeal to nationalism as one might expect from a man incapable of rising to an occasion without first refracting it through his ego.

It is said that presidents campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Trump campaigned in graffiti – the profane scrawls of a mindless vandal – and, if his inaugural address was anything to go by, may yet govern in tweets – the impulsive, abbreviated interventions of a narcissist.

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Donald Trump takes office when there is reported to be a broad investigation into possible collusion between the Kremlin and campaign officials

President Donald Trump takes office in circumstances unlike any in US history. He assumes executive authority, and his nuclear launch codes are being activated at a time when there is reported to be a broad, multi-agency investigation into possible collusion between the Kremlin and officials on his campaign.

US intelligence agencies have already concluded that Vladimir Putin interfered in the presidential election in Trump’s favour. The night before his inauguration, the New York Times quoted current and former senior US officials as saying that law enforcement and intelligence agencies were examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of their inquiries.

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The future seems bleak – we must find ways to cope together. Here is Jessica Valenti’s inaugural newsletter on sexism and feminism this week

Hello, and welcome to your worst nightmare. A narcissist whose misogyny borders on psychopathy – a man accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct – is now leading our nation. With a cabinet chock-full of Bond villains and neophytes, and a Twitter feed spilling over with vile, Trump is throwing us into a dark and uncertain time.

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The economic and environmental cost of pollution will drive Beijing’s policies regardless of what Donald Trump does

Twenty years ago, climate change was believed by many in Beijing to be a conspiracy cooked up by the western world to contain China’s development.

Since then, China has performed an about-turn, not only recognising climate change as a major global challenge but also, ahead of Davos this week, vowing to lead the world’s effort in combating it.

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A selection of some of the best signs from women’s marches across the world, from Toronto to Lisbon

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Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the US on Friday – and for many progressives it was a dark day. But, there were some uplifting moments to savor, like a sweet kiss between Barack Obama and Michelle, or Hillary Clinton’s deep breath before taking the stage to see her opponent sworn in. The Guardian celebrates five moments of compassion and dignity from an otherwise dark inauguration day

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The new US president, Donald Trump, and his first lady, Melania Trump, take the first dance at the Liberty Inaugural Ball in Washington on the evening of his inauguration

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