PM staffer with alleged links to QAnon conspiracy theorist is awaiting security clearance

The theories aired have been ‘extraordinary and bizarre’, says Penny Wong The prime minister’s department has revealed that a staff member who is working at Scott Morrison’s official residence, and who Labor on Monday alleged in a Senate estimates hearing Read More

Lawyers challenge UK import of 'slavery-tainted' Uzbek cotton

Rights team argues preferential tariffs promote goods produced by hundreds of thousands of unpaid labourers in Uzbekistan The government is facing legal action to try and stop the importation of cotton harvested with state-sponsored forced labour from Uzbekistan into the Read More

US briefing: White House in crisis, Michael Bloomberg and opioid trial

Monday’s top story: Trump officials on the defensive over Syria, impeachment and G7. Plus, why environmental justice is one of the most pressing issues of our time Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email. Good morning, I’m Tim Read More

US troops pelted with rotten fruit and stones as they leave Syria – video

People have thrown rotten fruit and stones at US troops as they left Syria in armed vehicles, with one man appearing to shout: ‘You liars!’ Donald Trump’s decision to suddenly withdraw US forces from Syria, which prompted an incursion by Read More

'$50bn is pocket change': opioid makers on trial in Ohio after talks collapse

Cleveland jury to hear claims by thousands of US communities Opioid epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives The drug industry will go on trial in federal court on Monday, as a jury begins to hear claims by thousands of Read More