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Some of Las Vegas’ biggest casinos to end free parking perk

Parking in Las Vegas is about to get more expensive. (iStock) Sin City is about to get pricier. Free parking, a long-running perk offered at most of Las Vegas' Strip properties to keep money at the tables, will be...

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Trump ‘smart,’ but it’s not entirely a compliment

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts at a meeting with Russian and foreign cultural figures in the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Mikhail Klimentyev / AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Gina Miller: supreme court judges on Brexit case are being vilified

Gina Miller said the treatment of judges who will decide the case was disgraceful. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP The supreme court judges who will decide whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote have...

White House North – is Trump Tower the new West Wing?

Tower of power ... Trump’s Manhattan skyscraper. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP They’re calling it “White House North”, the Manhattan skyscraper that sits more than 200 miles up the road from Washington DC. “The north wing” might also apply to Trump...

Riz Ahmed: ‘We have to be vocal. We’re living in scary times’

Feel the force: Riz Ahmed wears wool coat, cardigan and shirt, all Prada. Stylist Hope Lawrie. Groomer Tara Hickman. Photograph: Kevin Mackintosh for the Observer One thing about Riz Ahmed: he is not boring. We’re in a central London...

Skepta review – visceral thrills and one giant leap for grime

Brutal and belligerent … Skepta at Alexandra Palace. Photograph: Edu Hawkins/Redferns Received wisdom has long held that grime, the attitudinal amalgam of garage, jungle, rap and electro that ripped out of east London’s sink estates at the turn of...

This Manchester United team is capable of losing anywhere – the League Cup is...

On the face of it, Jose Mourinho was paying his respects to the League Cup this week. Fielding a full-strength line-up, he at least took the competition seriously. Elsewhere, it was a different story, although the ends justified the...

Tony Pulis’ induction to LMA hall of fame marred by Crystal Palace controversy

Pulis has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons Welcome to the great Band of Brothers, declared by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson when Tony Pulis was inducted into the League Managers’ Association Hall of Fame, 10...

Ukip’s Paul Nuttall told ‘it’s clear you want to privatise the NHS’ as he...

A top BBC interviewer confronted Ukip's outsourcing-happy leader today and scoffed: "It’s quite clear you want to privatise the NHS." Andrew Marr made the stark comment to Paul Nuttall as the new Ukip chief admitted he expects a "debate"...

Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

SANTIAGO, Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid the development of a personality...