Women aren’t confident abuse in Westminster has been stopped

Women at the heart of the Westminster sexual harassment scandal have told the Guardian they have no confidence that “endemic” abuse of power has been stopped. Writer Kate Maltby, who accused Conservative MP Damian Green of sexual harassment, Labour party activist Ava Etemadzadeh, who accused Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins, and former special advisor to Nick …

Workplaces ‘should cater for menopause as they do for pregnancy’

Workplaces should start catering for the menopause in a comparable way to pregnancy, according to one of Britain’s leading women’s health experts. Myra Hunter, emeritus professor of clinical health psychology at King’s College London said that menopausal symptoms remained a “taboo issue” in many workplaces and, while policies to support pregnant women are now standard, …

Cypriot veterans win right to claim damages over UK torture claims

A high court judge has opened the way for 34 Greek Cypriots to seek damages from Britain, following claims of torture and human rights abuses at the hands of colonial forces during the island’s struggle for independence in the 1950s. Passing judgment at the Royal Courts of Justice, Mr Justice Kerr dismissed the British government’s …

Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

President Trump’s reluctance to preserve the nuclear agreement with Iran deepened in recent weeks after anti-government protests. Abedin Taherkenareh/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — President Trump again stopped short of reimposing punitive sanctions on Iran that could break up its nuclear deal with world powers, the White House said on Friday. But Mr. Trump gave European …

Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists

Russian-trained mercenaries are helping establishment a paramilitary unit serving the Serb separatist leader in Bosnia, it was reported in Sarajevo on Friday. The report on the Žurnal news site, which was confirmed by the Bosnian security minister, comes at a time of mounting western anxiety about Russian efforts to destabilise the Balkans and resist Nato …

If Oprah took on Trump, he would be the ultimate winner | Jonathan Freedland

Donald Trump is a stone-cold racist. There was surely no doubt about that, not after he launched his presidential campaign by branding Mexican migrants as rapists and criminals. Or after he praised the white supremacists who marched under swastika banners in Charlottesville as “very fine people”. Or after he talked of migrants from Nigeria returning …

Steelworkers’ pensions subjected to ‘feeding frenzy’ by advisers

The UK financial regulator has been accused of “sleepwalking into another huge misselling scandal” by a Labour MP, after an investigation into how thousands of former steelworkers may have lost out following complex pension transfers that earned financial advisers large fees. Frank Field, the chair of the work and pensions select committee, accused the Financial …