• Trump policy of detaining children 'may amount to torture', UN says – live 22nd June 2018
    Guardian correspondents follow all the developments on both sides of the border as president points finger at DemocratsGoing through hell: parents tell of anguish at the borderTexas border denounces ‘shameful’ camp for migrant children 9.20pm BST Border Patrol officials said the crying Honduran girl featured on the cover of Time magazine was not separated fr […]
  • Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri stuns Serbia with late breakaway 22nd June 2018
    Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but unable to catch him before he slipped the ball under Vladimir Stojkovic. It was the goal that defeated Serbia and put Switzerland in a strong position to progress to the next round, but it was also much more than that. As he turned and […]
  • Jogger accidentally crosses US border from Canada and is held for two weeks 22nd June 2018
    Teenager Cedella Roman was visiting from FranceEvening run along beach led to two-week detention nightmareIt started as a leisurely jog along a Canadian beach on a cool spring evening. But it turned into a two-week nightmare after Cedella Roman accidentally veered across the US border and was seized by US border patrol agents.The French citizen was visiting […]
  • Three Lions Pride shows normal Russian rules don't apply during World Cup 22nd June 2018
    Di Cunningham, of Three Lions Pride, an LGBT supporters association, says she has no regrets after travelling to RussiaWaving a pride flag in public in Russia is, normally, as sure a way as any to ensure swift police attention and possible arrest. But a small group of LGBT England fans at the World Cup unveiled a “Three Lions Pride” rainbow banner at England […]
  • Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election 22nd June 2018
    Men disqualified after trying to get around rules allowing transgender people to occupy candidacies designated for womenMexico’s electoral tribunal has disqualified 15 male candidates who pretended to be transgender to get around gender parity rules in the southern state of Oaxaca.The indigenous Zapotec community of the isthmus of Tehuantepec has long recogn […]
  • Boris Becker insists diplomatic passport is genuine 22nd June 2018
    Former tennis star says he received document from Central African Republic’s ambassadorFormer world No 1 tennis player Boris Becker has insisted he has a genuine diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic after officials dismissed it as a fake.The retired German tennis star, who claims his role as an attache to the EU gives him diplomatic immunity […]
  • Era ends as House of Fraser to axe 31 stores and 6,000 jobs 22nd June 2018
    The 169-year-old department store chain accepts CVA as part of rescue dealIt is the end of era. On Friday House of Fraser’s landlords agreed to a dramatic rescue plan that will trigger the closure of some of the UK’s oldest and best known department stores.Landmarks such as Howells in Cardiff and Rackhams in Birmingham, which survived two world wars, could b […]
  • England’s blistering top order driving each other on to greater feats | Vic Marks 22nd June 2018
    Batsmen have helped pulverise Australia in the ODI series without letting competition for World Cup places have any effect as Paul Farbrace stands in for Trevor BaylissEngland must wish the World Cup was taking place next week rather than next year – at least their batsmen must. All of them are in sparkling form, flogging Australian bowlers to every corner o […]
  • 'Google and Facebook won': old guard of advertising under threat in Cannes 22nd June 2018
    Internet giants’ growing control of ad spend brought a sense of change to Cannes Lions festivalCannes rolled out the red carpet this week but the people walking up the staircase to the cinemas in the Palais des Festivals on the seafront were not movie stars. Instead they were among the thousands of individuals attending the Cannes Lions advertising festival, […]
  • Hernán Darío Gómez: ‘You need the pressure, the fear, the players – the ball‘ | Sid Lowe 22nd June 2018
    The Panama coach’s passion for the ball has seen him through tragedy and terror and is now driving him on in the fifth World Cup he has been to with his third different nation“And when we got home, they destroyed us.” Hernán Darío Gómez is talking about the aftermath of the 1998 World Cup when Colombia were knocked out by David Beckham’s free-kick in Lens. B […]