The Guardian view on the abortion referendum: Ireland’s choice will have a global impact | Editorial

The world will take heed when voters decide whether to repeal the constitutional clause that ensures terminating pregnancies is illegal in almost all circumstances On Friday, Ireland will vote on whether to remove a single sentence which enshrines a near-total Read More

Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to have survived attempted assassination'

Daughter of Russian double agent says her life ‘has been turned upside down’ in her first media appearance since poisoning Related: Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital Continue reading… Read More Yulia Skripal: ‘We are so lucky to have Read More

Guatemala: ex-military officers convicted of crimes against humanity

Four former high-ranking officers convicted of 1981 rape and torture of young woman and disappearance of her teenage brother Four former high-ranking Guatemalan military officers once considered untouchable have been convicted of crimes against humanity. They were also found guilty Read More

Cyprus to step up security checks in cash-for-citizenship scheme

After criticism of the scheme applicants will be subjected to more rigorous vetting process Cyprus has sought to curb criticism of its golden visa scheme, saying it will tighten vetting procedures for investors determined to acquire European citizenship. With disapproval Read More

Las Vegas casino workers vote for first mass strike in more than 30 years

Culinary Union represents 25,000 members at 34 casino-resorts Wide range of staff involved but not croupiers and poker dealers Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than Read More