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US shutdown: stalemate continues after talks

The character posters for Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac depict its stars in the throes of ecstasy – but which of them is pulling off the most convincing O face? Vote in Guardian Film's poll:

How will the US government shutdown affect the global economy?

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100

A former German Nazi SS officer convicted of one of Italy’s worst wartime massacres has died in Rome at the age of 100.<p>In March 1944, Erich Priebke was in charge of troops who executed 335 civilians in the Ardeatine Caves near Rome, in retaliation for the killings of 33 German soldiers by a …

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

Comedian and writer Natalie Haynes samples five e-readers. Which one fits in your pocket and which has the best selection of books?<p>Over the past couple of years, I've read more books than my flat can hold. I judged the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012 and the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and the latter …

War photographer Tim Hetherington is remembered in film

Tim Hetherington was an award-winning war photographer, killed in a mortar attack in Libya two years ago.<p>During his years in the field, he co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo about life on the frontline in Afghanistan.<p>His collaborator, Sebastian Junger, has now made a documentary …


EU warns Ukraine deals depend on 'progress' over Tymoshenko

The EU has told Ukraine that it will have to show progress in key areas if landmark agreements are to be signed next month.<p>The Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle has visited Kyiv, with the EU increasingly linking the deals to the release of jailed former prime …