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Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax?

Like most of the British public, I disliked the Conservatives’ “dementia tax” proposal during the election campaign. When you make someone’s access to social care dependent on giving up the money...

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials...

‘Dunkirk’ Exceeds Box Office Expectations as ‘Valerian’ Bombs

LOS ANGELES — “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” won big at the weekend box office by breaking unwritten Hollywood rules about release dates and cast diversity. But another flouter of film industry...

Thrilling England win in World Cup final is a great advert for the game

It is the women who know how to enthrall. After two riveting semi‑finals in the World Cup here was a final that had a capacity crowd nervously glued to their seats...

Happy Holidads

It’s that time of the year where we like to get away from it all and go on a summer holiday. The trouble is, it’s frowned upon if your children don’t...

World Series of Poker: 25-year-old wins title and $8.1m in first appearance

A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event early on Sunday in...

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Pushing back the state retirement age is regrettable but understandable – cutting...

Some six million people in their late 30s and 40s will now have to wait until they are aged 68 before they can draw their state pension You can argue about...

Refunds as Pokemon fest beset by glitches

Organisers did a valiant job of keeping attendees upbeat despite the issues As many as 20,000 attendees at a Pokemon Go festival in Chicago are being offered refunds after technical glitches...

Glasgow’s dark legacy returns as gangland feuds erupt in public killings

It was a moment of casual ruthlessness outside a busy Glasgow supermarket seven years ago that lit the fuse under Britain’s most brutal gangland feud. Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll, a brutal enforcer...

Trump denounces ‘illegal leaks’ in new accounts of his campaign’s contact with Russia

President Trump at the swearing-in ceremony for Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump lashed out Saturday morning at a new Washington Post report of previously...