Cruz wins Iowa, Trump wins New Hampshire – and other predictions

draft agreement revealed

Standing ovation as 195 countries adopt historic deal to keep global warming “well below” 2C and “signal the end of fossil fuels”

Bodies dumped in streets as Burundi’s political violence escalates

Residents of capital wake to find 34 corpses – some with hands bound – as world warns of genocide and protests continue at President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term

Switzerland confirms arrest of two Syrians in terror alert

Two Syrians arrested in Geneva on Friday had traces of explosives in their car but no toxic gas, says Geneva prosecutor

Saudi women cast first votes in local elections

Women vote in Saudi Arabia as polls open
VideoSaudi women vote for the first time, in a tentative step towards easing sex discrimination in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom

‘It’s all England’s fault’: the man who could stop Marine Le Pen blames Britain

As Marine Le Pen bids for power in a crucial French election on Sunday, her rival Xavier Bertrand blames Britain for the migrant crisis in Calais that is fuelling support for the far-Right Front National

‘Spice Girl diplomacy’ in tatters as North Korea’s girl band leaves China

No explanation given after a performance by the Moranbong band in Beijing is cancelled


Gambia’s president declares country to be an Islamic republic

Yahya Jammeh makes further break from colonial past in country where 90% of the population is Muslim

Opposition demonstrations as Poland faces constitutional crisis

New Polish government accused of ‘creeping coup d’etat’ over supreme court appointments

Donald Trump in spat with ‘dopey’ Saudi Prince as Muslim row rumbles on

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, whose wealth dwarfs even that of Mr Trump, uses Twitter to call on Republican front-runner a disgrace to all America

Elon Musk launches $1bn fund to save world from AI

Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact – amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind

Cruz wins Iowa, Trump wins New Hampshire – and other predictions

Reckless as it might be in this sense-defying Republican race, the time has come to make some predictions, says Matt K Lewis

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