United States

An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O

It was a major breakthrough, drastically reducing the risk of a nuclear arms race. Abandoning it now will do lasting damage• Signed by parliamentarians from Britain, Germany and FranceFor more than a decade, we – Europeans, Americans, and the internat

Tennis

Caroline Wozniacki may boycott Miami Open over 'threats and abuse'

Australian Open winner disappointed by reaction of Miami officialsWorld No 2’s complaints follow rowdy scenes at her defat to PuigCaroline Wozniacki, the world No 2, has warned she may boycott the Miami Open after what she considered was an inadequate r

Education

The world of work is changing. We need more adult education, not less

The Open University crisis exemplifies the UK’s failure to support adult learning. It’s time to seek inspiration elsewhereThe current crisis at the Open University illustrates how public support for adult learning has gone so badly wrong in the UK. Fo

Books

Calling all BAME writers: entries open for the 2018 short story prize

The Guardian and 4th Estate BAME short story prize, tapping into the talents of black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, is now open for entriesThe third Guardian and 4th Estate BAME short story prize opens for entries today, offering writers a chance to

Africa

Migrant-rescue boat Open Arms released by Italian authorities

Prosecutors still looking into whether captain and mission coordinator should face trialItalian authorities have released a migrant-rescue boat that has been impounded for almost a month but are still investigating two of its crew on suspicion of enabling

Education

The Open University gave millions of Britons a second chance. Now it needs one itself | Will Hutton

The OU is the latest of our great institutions to suffer from short-term thinkingOne by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose

Education

Open University vice-chancellor resigns after staff revolt

Peter Horrocks quits following opposition to plans to reduce courses and lecturersPeter Horrocks, the vice-chancellor of the Open University, has resigned following widespread opposition to plans to significantly reduce the number of courses the instituti

United Kingdom

The Open University is about more than who is in the top job | Letters

Readers respond to a Guardian editorial on the continuing trials and tribulations at the Open UniversityYour editorial (10 April) rightly notes that the problems facing the Open University are far greater than Peter Horrocks. You refer to the UCU vote of

Education

Open University council fails to back vice-chancellor

Turmoil over role of Peter Horrocks, with senate to consider no-confidence motionPeter Horrocks’ tenure as vice-chancellor of the Open University remains under threat, after the university’s governing council failed to back him during a debate on his

Travel

Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

Gallery launches and long-awaited reopenings of some of Europe’s famous museums are taking place at many great city-break destinations this yearA vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox compl

Education

The Guardian view on the Open University: issues, not just personalities | Editorial

The model of universities as competing in a marketplace for students is the most profound threat to the OUThe Open University, one of the great successes of modern Britain, is facing a crisis. On the surface, this centres on the embattled vice-chancellor,

Business

More migrant workers needed to offset ageing population, says IMF

Fund’s report advises advanced economies against greater controls on migrationThe International Monetary Fund has said advanced economies such as Britain, the US and Japan risk being overwhelmed by their ageing populations, and calls on them to throw op

Boxing

James DeGale eyes one last crack at George Groves and a chunky pay day| Kevin Mitchell

After becoming a world champion for the second time in Las Vegas on Saturday, DeGale wants to take on his end-of-career banker if Groves is not forced to retireJames DeGale is one of boxing’s nice guys, endlessly polite and as open as a children’s Chr

Business

Markets set to open higher as Trump calms trade war fears - business live

Investors hope talks will resolve trade dispute, while new figures on UK housing and world economy are due 7.44am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.It was another w

Music

Readers recommend: share songs about road trips

Nominate in the comments and a reader will pick the best eligible tracks for a playlist next week – you have until Monday 9 AprilThis week’s call for suggestions takes us onto the open road with days ahead of us. For more on how to interpret the theme

Education

Open University staff pass vote of no-confidence in vice-chancellor

Union members say position of Peter Horrocks is untenable after he said academics were ‘not teaching’Staff at the Open University have passed a vote of no confidence in its vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks.Members of the institution’s branch of the U

Films

‘Crying constantly’: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals teen depression battle

Hollywood star tells of sinking into years of depression after witnessing mother’s attempted suicide and urges men to open upDwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, has revealed he struggled with depression after watchin

Books

No Kyding: eminent Shakespeare scholar seeks publisher

Sir Brian Vickers claims his reputation has been damaged by associates of the New Oxford Shakespeare: they, in turn, dispute his methodsWhen readers of the Times Literary Supplement open the latest issue, they’re due something of a surprise. There, alon

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