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Democrats clash over TPP fair trade deal

Barack Obama’s battle with obstructionist senators continued on Monday, only this time they were members of his own party.<p>The Democratic civil war on the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal continued when Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren issued a scathing report on past …

Severe storms touch down across US midsection as states brace for more

A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of more severe weather.<p>Scattered severe storms were expected to develop Sunday afternoon and evening in eastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and parts of Missouri, Illinois …

Special Report - Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine

MOSCOW/DONETSK (Reuters) - Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that …

Ed Miliband to offer frontbench support to new Labour leader

Ed Miliband, the vanquished former Labour leader, is planning to offer his services to the next Labour leader and will not abandon frontline politics.<p>The Guardian understands that Miliband is keen to take a role in the next Labour team, potentially on the shadow frontbench, once a replacement …

Sunshine for south-east England as north and west face heavy showers

Temperatures of up to 23C are expected across south-eastern corner as it basks in sun, but unstable conditions are forecast from Wednesday<p>Parts of Britain are set to enjoy sunny spells this week with temperatures expected to rise to 23C (73F). The south-east of England could bask in the warm …

Nato kicks out Russian spies but revives Kremlin hotline amid Ukraine tensions

The western military alliance is reviving cold war-style hotlines to the Kremlin and the Russian general staff in Moscow to reduce the chances of escalating military confrontation and miscalculation as the Ukraine conflict fuels east-west tension.<p>While seeking to boost military contacts with the …

Bernie Sanders challenges Hillary Clinton on trade deal and Iraq war

Bernie Sanders calls for 'political revolution' against billionaire class<p>Read more<p>Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, on Sunday outlined what he said were differences between his campaign and that of the clear …

British army sergeant arrested over wife's failed parachute incident

A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after his wife’s parachute failed to open during a skydive is a British army sergeant.<p>South African-born Emile Cilliers, 35, was questioned by police last week after his wife Victoria plummeted more than 1,200 metres (4,000ft) to the ground.<p>The …

Intelligence leaders cite Texas attack before deadline on NSA surveillance

NSA,Edward Snowden,US news,Obama administration,Dianne Feinstein,Islamic State,Texas,US Senate,US Congress,World news<p>Senior figures take to talk shows after NSA phone data collection ruled illegal<br>• House security chair says Garland ‘Isis’ attack shows ‘terrorism has gone viral’