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Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – as it happened

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST 12.34am BST House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler responds to reports that the White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by his committee for testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn.Nadler: “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


Kamala Harris calls for impeachment as CNN hosts 2020 contenders

During the five hour block of programming, Democratic presidential hopefuls discussed voting rights, sexism and socialismFive Democratic presidential hopefuls held televised town halls on Monday night, during a gruelling five hour block of programming on CNN that gave a look at the topics that could shape the primaries.Kamala Harris came out in support of impeaching Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders said he was in favor of people in prison being able to vote – even “terrible people” such as the Bosto...
Tags: US elections 2020, US politics, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, US news, World news


Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a closed-door meeting

Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today met with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting was scheduled to last 30 minutes, according to an email Dorsey sent around today to Twitter staff, and the two were to discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter." Trump met with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey today at the Whit...
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Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – live news

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.55pm BST Following Jared Kushner onstage (though not immediately) onstage at the Time 100 summit, Hillary Clinton makes a point opposite to what Kushner said. The Russian attack on the US election should not be treated as a threat that’s behind us, Clinton said: “This is about what’s going on today and the...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


MPs campaign to have Donald Trump's UK state visit cancelled

Activists say Trump’s three-day visit from 3 June will prompt ‘huge mobilisation’ Theresa May has beencriticised for allowing Donald Trump to make a state visit in June for D-day commemorations, with MPs orchestrating a campaign to stop the US president addressing parliament.Labour said it “beggars belief” that the government is offering the red-carpet treatment to Trump given his attacks on British and American values. Backbenchers began gathering signatures for a petition aiming to force the c...
Tags: Donald Trump, UK news, Theresa May, The Queen, Politics, US news, World news, Monarchy, Foreign policy, US foreign policy, Protest


Libya: EU officials hoping Trump will pull support for warlord

President has backed Khalifa Haftar, seen by UK and UN as aggressor in Libya conflictEuropean officials are hoping Donald Trump’s surprise expression of support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar can be reversed amid division in Washington over US policy on the north African country.A clarification of US policy is considered necessary in order to build an international consensus condemning the attack on Tripoli that has claimed nearly 300 lives and injured more than 1,000, including migrants ...
Tags: Libya, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Donald Trump, US foreign policy, US news, European Union, Europe


Jared Kushner downplays Russian interference and Mueller report – live

Asked in New York Tuesday about the Mueller report, Kushner responded: ‘Quite frankly the whole investigation is just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.13pm BST The reviews are in of Jared Kushner’s outing at the Time 100 summit:Great interview by Jared. Nice to have extraordinarily smart people serving our Country! https://t.co/d6Tgrn4Tzn 5.05pm BST Kushner also spoke about an immigration proposal that he said he would present to Trump this week o...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


Trump baby blimp back and could be even bigger for UK state visit

Balloon depicting nappy-wearing US president could be five times size of predecessorThe Donald Trump baby blimp, which became the focal point of protests against the US president’s visit to the UK in July, will rise again for the state visit and could be accompanied by a bigger version, activists have revealed. Related: What happened next? The Trump baby blimp: 'In retrospect, we should have ordered a bigger balloon' Continue reading...
Tags: UK news, Donald Trump, US news, World news, Protest, London, Sadiq Khan


Trump baby blimp back and even bigger for UK state visit

Balloon depicting nappy-wearing US president could be five times size of predecessorThe Trump baby blimp, which became the focal point of protests against the US president’s visit to the UK in July, will rise again for the state visit and could be accompanied by a bigger version, activists have revealed. Related: What happened next? The Trump baby blimp: 'In retrospect, we should have ordered a bigger balloon' Continue reading...
Tags: UK news, Donald Trump, US news, World news, Protest, London


Kamala Harris becomes latest Democrat to call for Trump impeachment – live

Party is split on impeachment, with Elizabeth Warren backing it but Bernie Sanders warning the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.05pm BST Representative Katie Hill, a first-termer from California, contributes a nice, public-service-oriented recap of the Mueller report. “I wanted to walk it back and walk through the details,” she says:The #MuellerReport on Trump’s relationship with Russia is public. There’s been a lot of confusion, partisan spin, ...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


Kamala Harris joins impeachment calls as Democrats remain divided – live

Democrats are split on impeaching Trump. Elizabeth Warren backs it but Bernie Sanders has warned the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.29pm BST Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2020 race for the White House. Senator Kamala Harris, a candidate for president, perked some ears at a town hall hosted by CNN Monday night by joining calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Related: Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mu...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


Donald Trump to make state visit to UK in June

Calls for protests after officials confirm US president will arrive on 3 June for three-day visitDonald Trump’s postponed state visit to the UK will go ahead in June, it has been confirmed, prompting renewed calls for protests against the trip.Buckingham Palace said the three-day trip would start on 3 June. The president would then travel to Normandy in France on 6 June to take part in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-day landings. Continue reading...
Tags: Donald Trump, UK news, Theresa May, The Queen, Politics, US news, World news, Monarchy, Foreign policy, US foreign policy, Protest


Donald Trump state visit to UK to take place in June

Confirmation that US president will arrive on 3 June for three-day visit prompts calls for protestsDonald Trump’s postponed state visit to the UK will go ahead in June, it was confirmed on Tuesday, prompting renewed calls for protests against the trip.Buckingham Palace said the three-day trip would start on 3 June. The president is then expected to travel to France to take part in the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings on 6 June. Continue reading...
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Donald Trump plans state visit to UK in June

Theresa May’s decision to invite US president to Britain prompts renewed calls for protestsDonald Trump’s postponed state visit to the UK is due to take place in June, it will be confirmed on Tuesday, prompting renewed calls for protests against the trip.Buckingham Palace is due to announce the visit will be timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings on 6 June, the Guardian understands. Continue reading...
Tags: Donald Trump, US news, UK news, World news


US toughens stance on Iran, ending exemptions from oil sanctions

Mike Pompeo says any nation interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution The US has announced it will no longer exempt countries from sanctions that aim to impose a complete oil embargo on Iran.Officials said the Trump administration would not renew any of the sanctions waivers granted to a handful of countries, including China, India, Turkey, Japan and South Korea, when those waivers expire on 2 May. Continue reading...
Tags: Iran, US politics, Oil, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Commodities, Business, US news


Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mueller report

House judiciary committee chair demands McGahn testify before Congress as Democrats escalate investigation of Trump Follow the latest in US politics – liveThe Democratic chairman of the House judiciary committee has issued a subpoena demanding that former White House counsel Don McGahn testify before Congress as House speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to hold Donald Trump to account following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian influence on the 2016 US electio...
Tags: Trump administration, Trump-Russia investigation, House of Representatives, US Congress, US politics, US news


Donald Trump sues House oversight chairman to block subpoena of his finances – live

The filing by Trump says: ‘Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.10pm BST A new Environmental Justice Caucus is being formed in the Senate, Yahoo News reports. Democratic senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Tom Carper of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the new group. 5.02pm BST Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore has written that w...
Tags: US, US news, Cnn, US politics, House, New Jersey, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, Cory Booker, Stephen Moore, Tom Carper, US elections 2020, Environmental Justice Caucus


Trump sues House oversight chairman to block subpoena of his financial records – live

The filing by Trump says: ‘Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.53pm BST Donald Trump called Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning to express condolences to the people of Sri Lanka for the Easter day terrorist attacks that killed nearly 300 people, according to the White House.Trump “pledged United States support to Sri Lanka in bringing the perpe...
Tags: US, US news, Cnn, United States, US politics, House, Donald Trump, Sri Lanka, Trump, Ryan, Ranil Wickremesinghe, White House Trump, April Ryan, Sarah Sanders, BST White House, US elections 2020


Sri Lanka terrorist attacks among world's worst since 9/11

Death toll from Easter Sunday’s eight bomb blasts nears 300, with 500 others injuredSri Lanka bombings: latest updatesThe wave of bombings on Sunday targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka is among the worst terrorist attacks carried out worldwide since September 11, in which 2,296 people died.On Monday, police said the death toll had surged overnight to 290, with the number expected to rise further. About 500 people were injured, according to reports. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Scotland, Islamic State, Iraq, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, September 11 2001, Sri Lanka, Lockerbie plane bombing, Lanka, Sri Lanka attacks


The New York Easter parade and Bonnet festival – in pictures

Celebrants donned festive finery and showed off their very best headgear on Fifth Avenue Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, World news, US news, News photography


Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull Trump impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and impeachment: w...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, US politics, House, Mitt Romney, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Teflon Don, Trump Administration


Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report, its author and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and im...
Tags: Republicans, World news, US news, US politics, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and won

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office“You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod...” Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, World news, US news, US politics, US television, The Sopranos, US crime, Mafia, Donald Trump, Organised Crime, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


American founder of Liberia charity resigns in wake of rape allegations

Katie Meyler announces More Than Me departure on FacebookFormer staffer was reported to have assaulted school studentsAn American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned, six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity’s care. Related: Liberia launches investigation into alleged rapes at US-backed school Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, US news, Charities, Liberia, Rape and sexual assault, Katie Meyler, FacebookFormer


Tiger attacks and mauls zookeeper in Topeka, Kansas

Female keeper suffers wounds to head, neck and backZoo was open at time of attackA tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in north-eastern Kansas on Saturday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported the incident happened around 9.30am, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Continue reading...
Tags: Zoos, Animals, World news, US news, Kansas, Topeka Capital Journal, Sumatran, Topeka Kansas, Sanjiv, Topeka Zoo


Portland county pays $100,000 in lawsuit over Blue Lives Matter flag

Multnomah employee said flag demeaned Black Lives MatterGroup behind pro-police flag say it honours officers’ serviceAn Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who alleged she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in her office. Related: Arkansas officer who fired 15 shots into car, killing driver, faces no charges Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Oregon, Race, World news, US news, US policing, Arkansas, Portland, Black Lives Matter Movement


Arkansas officer who fired 15 shots into car, killing driver, faces no charges

Attorney for family of Bradley Blackshire decries decisionProsecutor says use of force justified under state lawProsecutors have declined to file charges against a white Little Rock police officer who killed a black man by firing at least 15 shots into the windshield of the car the man was driving.The Pulaski county prosecutor, Larry Jegley, said on Friday Charles Starks would not face charges in the 22 February shooting of Bradley Blackshire. Police said Starks was responding to a call after a ...
Tags: World news, US news, US policing, Arkansas, US crime, Pulaski County, Starks, Larry Jegley, Bradley Blackshire, Charles Starks, Bradley Blackshire Police


Arkansas officer who fired 15 shots into car, killing driver, will not be prosecuted

Attorney for family of Bradley Blackshire decries decisionProsecutor says use of force justified under state lawProsecutors have declined to file charges against a white Little Rock police officer who killed a black man by firing at least 15 shots into the windshield of the car the man was driving.The Pulaski county prosecutor, Larry Jegley, said on Friday Charles Starks would not face charges in the 22 February shooting of Bradley Blackshire. Police said Starks was responding to a call after a ...
Tags: World news, US news, US policing, Arkansas, US crime, Pulaski County, Starks, Larry Jegley, Bradley Blackshire, Charles Starks, Bradley Blackshire Police


Florida man charged over threats to Democrats that mentioned Ilhan Omar

Booker, Tlaib and Swalwell received threatening callsMinnesota representative Omar is target of Trump criticismA Florida man has been arrested for threatening prominent Democrats Cory Booker, Rashida Tlaib and Eric Swalwell. Related: Facebook allowed violent posts by man charged with Ilhan Omar death threat Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, World news, US news, US crime, Trump, Omar, Eric Swalwell, Ilhan Omar, Swalwell, Cory Booker Rashida Tlaib


Nancy Pelosi shows no restraint on disparaging young progressive women | Arwa Mahdawi

The House speaker refused to comment on Trump while traveling, but has been openly critical of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan OmarSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Women, World news, US news, US politics, Feminism, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria, Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan OmarSign



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