Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of […]

Hope, horror and Covid-19: my 23 years as the Guardian’s health correspondent | Sarah Boseley

I’ve travelled the world covering everything from HIV to MMR to Ebola… and then Covid came along. These are stories that changed me – and the world She was tall, wrapped in a green patterned dress that clung to her legs and ended just above dusty flip-flops. In the bustling, […]

‘I’ve outlasted them all’: the spectacular life of the world’s most powerful crossword editor

The New York Times’ Will Shortz has appeared on The Simpsons, written riddles for a Batman villain and sold over 1m copies of a sudoku book. He talks hate mail, controversial clues and why puzzles are like drugs Every day thousands of people vie to outsmart one man: Will Shortz, […]

Google fined €500m by France’s antitrust watchdog over copyright

Tech company must come up with proposals for how it would compensate agencies for use of their news France’s antitrust watchdog has fined Google €500m (£428m) for failing to comply with the regulator’s orders on how to conduct talks with the country’s news publishers in a row over copyright. The […]

Edward Mortimer obituary

Speechwriter for Kofi Annan at the United Nations who drew on his experience as a commentator for British newspapers In 1998 Edward Mortimer, who has died aged 77, joined the staff of the UN secretary general Kofi Annan as chief speechwriter and later director of communications. Since the UN’s foundation […]

‘Masking for trouble’: what the papers say about Johnson lifting Covid restrictions

Prime minister’s announcement that most coronavirus rules will be scrapped is dissected by the press Boris Johnson’s announcement that most coronavirus restrictions will be lifted from 19 July – while acknowledging that new cases could reach 50,000 a day before then – dominates today’s front pages. The Guardian’s top story, […]

‘The pressure is unbearable’: final days of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily

Newspaper’s closure shows how pro-democracy movement and press freedom are being crushed On Wednesday morning, the Apple Daily reporter Angel Kwan was at a government press conference for the Hong Kong census when her phone started buzzing with notifications. Six days earlier, hundreds of police had raided her workplace, arrested […]