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The Polish Christmas advert with seven million views

<b>A Christmas advert for a Polish auction website has hit seven million YouTube views in 10 days, with almost a million more views on the site's Facebook page.</b><p>Allegro's mini-movie, What are you looking for at Christmas? English for beginners, is a tale of a Polish grandfather learning to speak …


US Election 2016 Results: A Democratic Party in disarray

<b>The weather matched the mood of the Democratic faithful in New York the day after the electoral disaster - gloomy and grey.</b><p>As Hillary Clinton loyalists queued in the drizzle outside the downtown hotel where their candidate would formally concede the presidential election, they tried to wrap their …


Vladimir Putin tops Forbes 2016 list of most influential people

Vladimir Putin has beaten Donald Trump to top Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s most powerful people, taking the number one spot for the third consecutive year.<p>The Forbes list, now in its eighth year, identifies 74 people – one for every 100 million on the planet – whose actions have the …

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The fear of Marine Le Pen – w​ill the next political earthquake happen in France?

On the wall in the new presidential campaign offices of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen hangs a portrait of Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood. He might seem an odd choice of pinup for Europe’s biggest far-right, nationalist, anti-immigration party, but Le Pen admires Eastwood’s …

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Russian activist Navalny to bid for presidency

<b>One of the Kremlin's most vocal critics, Alexei Navalny, has said he will stand for the Russian presidency in 2018.</b><p>The activist and anti-corruption campaigner said those in power had stopped listening to criticism.<p>He won more than a quarter of the vote when he stood for Moscow mayor in 2013.<p>Mr …


Mikhail Gorbachev: The man who lost an empire

<b>Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the West of "provoking Russia" and said the USSR collapsed in 1991 because of "treachery".</b><b>The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow was given a rare interview with him, 25 years after the USSR's demise.</b><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, 85, has been having health …


Philip Hammond: an unflashy but quietly confident chancellor

Philip Hammond is the Brexit chancellor. Just as Alistair Darling was the Northern Rock chancellor, Stafford Cripps the austerity chancellor and Norman Lamont the Black Wednesday chancellor.<p>He may want to use Wednesday’s autumn statement to look beyond the immediate risks of leaving the European …

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Poor old Nigel Farage struggles to take back control in LBC phone-in

A sobbing Nigel Farage has told the Sunday Express that Brexit and the election of Donald Trump had made him fearful of going out. A prisoner of conscience in his own land, who was reluctantly thinking of applying for political asylum in America.<p>But before our tortured, misunderstood refugee …


Nigel Farage is not ‘controversial’ – he is toxic. Why do we keep giving him airtime?

A few weekends ago, if one had the misfortune of timing it so, it was possible to be reading a front-page story on how Nigel Farage feared for his life while listening to him on his two-hour weekly LBC radio show as he spoke about how he feared for his life, and watching a TV news bulletin …

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Nigel Farage launches scathing attack on Ukip's 'low-grade people'

Nigel Farage has said he is relieved to no longer be Ukip leader because it had meant “having to deal with low-grade people every day”, in an interview where he said his £85,000-a-year salary had left him “poor” compared with his City banker friends.<p>Speaking to the Telegraph, Farage said he now has …

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Time's person of the year shouldn’t be Donald Trump – it’s clearly Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump should not have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. That’s not to make the schoolboy error of presuming the award to be a badge of moral approval: I know it merely recognises the individual who has dominated the previous 12 months, for good or ill. (It’s why Time has no …


Time to think the unthinkable about President Le Pen

Could President Marine Le Pen trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote? Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, that is, to take France out of the European Union, following Britain. Such is the question I find myself discussing in Paris with leading French experts. Provisional conclusion: since …


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Car pollution in cities - do number plate schemes work?

<b>For a second consecutive day, Paris is restricting vehicle traffic using a system of odd or even number plates. The move throws the spotlight again on the effects of traffic pollution in the world's major cities.</b><p>Why are the measures necessary?<p>For the past week, Paris has seen a spike in air …


Air Force One - why is it so expensive?

<b>The US government is set to spend an estimated $3.2bn (£2.54bn) on the project that will replace Air Force One - and Donald Trump is not happy about it.</b><p>The president-elect suggested it's time to cancel the order - after all, one new model costs a mere $378.5m to buy, if you're an airline.<p>So why is …

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My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union

The man whose signature in effect dissolved the Soviet Union 25 years ago on Thursday has admitted that was not his intention as he travelled to the fateful meeting.<p>'Democracy was hijacked. It got a bad name': the death of the post-Soviet dream<p>Read more<p>The Belavezha Accords, which were signed in …


French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PM

<b>French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been named as prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls, who resigned in order to make a bid for the presidency next year.</b><p>Mr Valls presented his resignation to President Francois Hollande on Tuesday.<p>Mr Cazeneuve will be in charge of the Socialist …

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French election 2017: Who are the final candidates?

<b>The two now battling to become French president - Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen - have sharply contrasting visions for France's future.</b><p>Mr Macron, a liberal centrist, took 23.75% of votes in the first round on 23 April, ahead of the nationalist Ms Le Pen on 21.53%.<p>Eleven candidates were in the …


'It's a pretty disturbing time for Ukraine': Trump's Russia ties unnerve Kiev

Kiev was far from the only capital city in which the ruling elite reacted with alarm to the election of Donald Trump, but the Ukrainian government has more reason than most to fear the new US administration.<p>The US president-elect made a number of positive comments about the Russian president, …


The Story So Far – Brexit Means... Podcast

<b>Subscribe to us on iTunes, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Soundcloud & Acast and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter</b><p>Welcome to the Guardian’s new Brexit podcast, Brexit Means...<p>In the coming months we’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, Leavers and Remainers, politicians and ordinary people, …

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Parents group's hidden message becomes online hit

<b>A video telling the story of two schoolchildren forming a friendship - with a twist - has gone viral online.</b><p>It appears to tell a simple story from an American high school, but also has a hidden meaning revealed at the end.<p>The unexpected message has propelled the short film to more than two and a …


The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don’t assume western democracy will last forever

Below the medieval citadel in Kazan, two vast frozen rivers turn the landscape white. On a Saturday afternoon there are a few hardy locals shuffling through the icy sludge to take selfies against the mosque, the Christmas lights and the Soviet-era statues.<p>It’s 25 years since I was last in Russia, …


Darroch versus Farage as Britain's ambassador to US: a comparison

Kim Darroch<p>Most people outside international politics had not heard of Sir Kim Darroch until January this year, when he started in his post as British ambassador to the US. The diplomat was widely ridiculed and likened to a robot for posing awkwardly with Barack Obama during his first photo …

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Nigel Farage hands out Ferrero Rocher at Ritz party - video

Former party leader ‘having a great time’ not having to deal with people ‘who use me as a vehicle for their own self-promotion’<p>Published: 9 Dec 2016<p>Former Ukip leader nominated as ‘face of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union’, with Trump, Putin and Beyoncé among finalists<p>…

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Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Donald Trump "a clever man" who should "quickly understand" his role.</b><p>In an interview with state-controlled NTV, he said the US president-elect "is already a statesman".<p>Mr Putin has previously voiced hopes that the Trump administration will help improve …

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100 Women 2016: Living with scars and life after self-harm

Sarah and Becci are two young women in the UK who have stopped cutting themselves but are learning to live with the scars from when they self-harmed.<p>Becci has agreed to answer a question from you about living with self-harm, let us know what you'd like to ask her via this link: Do you have a …


Boris Johnson tells Andrew Marr: 'You've just taken my two best lines'

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson jokes that Andrew Marr has stolen his best lines in discussion on Brexit.

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Are Boris Johnson's jokes lost in translation?

The BBC's Andrew Marr asks Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson if his sense of humour translates well into other languages.

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This isn’t the end of Ukip – I suspect it’s a rebirth of the right

Today, at last, a new leader of the UK Independence party takes over. We have been here before, of course. In October, Diane James resigned from the post, a mere 18 days after her election. The second contest has scarcely been auspicious. A row with a colleague that landed him in hospital for three …

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World leaders beware: a photo with Trump will expose your soul

Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Nigel Farage are all destined to be remembered for how they looked when they were photographed with the president-elect<p>You could get lost in that photo of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, couldn’t you? Every time you look at it, another new detail rises to …

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