Letters: Lessons of Obama’s victory for the US and Britain

Before the Republican party can do something about its problems (Soul-searching begins, 8 November) it has to solve its biggest problem of all. US conservatives must pop that insulating media bubble they have created. This doesn’t require turning Fox News into a liberal, or even a neutral outlet of “news”. But it does involve establishment […]
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Drones by country: who has all the UAVs? Visualised

The US has used drones in hundreds of attacks in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen – but which countries have UAVs and how many? Over 800 detailed here• Interactive map of drone attacks in Pakistan• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the new face of warfare for the […]
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Stark choice under new immigration rules

Home secretary Theresa May briefs MPs on changes that may disqualify non-EU partners from UK family visasBritish citizens with foreign-born partners are to be given the choice of indefinite “exile” in countries including Yemen and Syria or face the breakup of their families if they want to remain in the UK, under radical immigration changes […]
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Letters: Britain’s part in deadly drone strikes

Media reports of US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are becoming almost a daily occurrence (Editorial, 6 June). By stark contrast, drone strikes by British and US forces in Afghanistan are almost invisible. Given that the US has more than 10 times the number of armed drones operating in Afghanistan – and that we […]
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Yemen food crisis reaching ‘catastrophic proportions’

With nearly 500,000 people displaced, aid agencies warn that Yemen’s instability will worsen unless donors increase fundingYemen is facing a food crisis of “catastrophic proportions”, with almost half the population going hungry and a third of children in some areas severely malnourished, aid agencies have warned.A coalition of seven humanitarian organisations – Care International, International […]
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Total stops North Sea gas leak

Work to stop leak on Elgin platform, which involved pumping heavy mud into well, has been a success, says TotalThe near two month crisis around a gas well on the Elgin field in the North Sea appeared to have been averted on Wednesday with French operator, Total, saying it had succeeded in plugging the leak.Shares […]
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‘Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA

Bomber involved in plot to attack US-bound jet was working as an informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emergedA would-be “underwear bomber” involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.The revelation is the latest […]
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