United States

Leading bump stock maker to stop selling rapid-fire device

Slide Fire Solutions, which holds several patents and describes itself as ‘the official bump stock’ will cease taking orders for its productsThe leading maker of the rapid-fire accessory used by the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre will stop selling

Theatre

Play about silenced 1920s gay poet rivets Moscow theatre audiences

Play tells story of poet Mikhail Kuzmin who disappeared into official obscurity during Soviet era A play about a largely forgotten gay poet from 1920s Russia has emerged as the dark horse in this year’s Golden Mask awards, the Oscars of the Russian thea

Films

Peter Bradshaw on the Cannes 2018 lineup: Netflix out, plenty of newcomers in

The streaming giant has been barred, the female director quotient is low, but the lineup, from Asghar Farhadi’s opener onwards, is undeniably smart-lookingSome mixed signals with the traditional unveiling of the Cannes film festival’s official selecti

Asia

Man who accused Indian politician of raping daughter dies in custody

Alleged victim had attempted to self-immolate in protest against treatment by authorities on day before father died An Indian man who was arrested after accusing a ruling party official of raping his teenage daughter has died in police custody, prompting

Australia

Fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page run by Australian union official – report

Ian Mackay suspended from National Union of Workers over report he ran page, which he deniesA high-ranking Australian union official has been suspended amid reports he ran a fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page that solicited donations from the movement

Australia

Astro Labe, DJ who headbutted Abbott, gets six months in jail

Hobart man, 38, will spend at least two months behind bars for attack on former PMA Hobart DJ who headbutted the former prime minister Tony Abbott will spend at least two months behind bars.Astro Labe, 38, pleaded guilty in January to causing harm to a co

United States

Trump official: football fans should 'think twice' about Russia World Cup

Senior White House staffer says consular services threatenedTrump-Putin meeting will ‘thrash out’ US-Russia relationsFootball fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by

Asia

North Korea will discuss denuclearization, US official says

US official: Kim Jong-un willing to talk about nuclear weaponsNo date set yet for face-to-face meeting with Donald TrumpNorth Korea has told the US for the first time it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula when Kim Jong-un

Business

Why the UK trade deficit with the EU is woeful and widening | Larry Elliott

The single market benefits manufacturers far more than providers of services. Guess which Britain excels inAt the time it was big, big news. Three days before the general election, official figures showed that Britain’s trade had taken a marked turn for

Asia

Spacewatch: India loses contact with communications satellite

GSAT 6A, primed for a 10-year mission showed no signs of malfunctioning before going silentAn Indian communications satellite has stopped talking to ground controllers. The spacecraft went silent so suddenly that an unnamed official was quoted by the Time

Technology

EU official seeks 'clear game plan' on social media and elections

British commissioner wants more transparency and limits on harvesting data for political endsA senior EU official has called for action against internet companies that harvest personal data, as Brussels prepares to move against those spreading “fake new

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