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Sir David Attenborough: ‘The natural world today is greatly diminished. That is undeniable. Our climate is warming fast.’

G7 leaders face some of the most important decisions in human history as they tackle the climate change crisis, Sir David Attenborough said as the sum(...)

The Group of Seven has been searching for a coherent response to the growing assertiveness of Chinese president Xi Jinping after China’s spectacular economic and military rise over the past 40 years. Photograph: Leon Neal/Pool via New York Times

China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when “small” groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone,(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

The Chinese Mars rover, Zhurong, is seen near its landing platform taken by a remote camera, which it dropped into position. Photograph: CNSA via AP

Images captured by a Chinese rover depicting the dusty, rocky surface of Mars have been revealed by the country’s space agency. Pictures released by (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives by boat for a visit to the workshop of Scott Woyka Furniture in Falmouth, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will welcome leaders from around the world to the G7 summit in Cornwall on Friday, discussing issues ranging from Covid-19 vaccines and (...)

 US president Joe Biden walks to his armoured limo on his arrival at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Suffolk, on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

World leaders are gathering for the G7 summit in Cornwall this week. Here are the key themes that will dominate their meeting and what might constitut(...)

The State’s Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) operates simply: non-EU citizens pledge a minimum of €1 million to a business, or donate €400,000 to charity, and in return they earn the right to live here along with their families.

Social housing, nursing homes and even whiskey distilleries have each claimed a share of more than €1 billion that wealthy non-EU citizens have p(...)

Police move people on as they gather in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

Police blocked off a Hong Kong park to prevent people gathering to commemorate the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on Friday an(...)

Candles are placed on a railing during a vigil in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on June 4th last year to remember the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre by Chinese armed forces in 1989. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese Communist party is poised to extinguish the last public event on Beijing-controlled territory commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre (...)

Huang Yulong, who had a vasectomy at 26 and plans to remain childless, near his apartment in Guangzhou, China. Photograph:  Qilai Shen/The New York Times

Huang Yulong never wanted a baby. As a child, he resented his parents, who left him in the care of relatives while they worked in faraway factories, v(...)

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