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Report: former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considering presidential run as independent – live

Democratic presidential hopefuls honor Martin Luther King JrSenator Kamala Harris officially enters 2020 presidential raceDemocratic hopefuls head south – where black voters hold the keyStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up. 4.24pm GMT Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Donald Trump’s time as president has taught him that “it doesn’t take much to awaken hate.”Speaking at the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast, Biden, who is considering...
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, US politics, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Biden, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Trump, National Action Network, Schultz, Julian Castro


US-Kurdish patrol attacked in Syria as Erdoğan offers to step in

Turkish president tells Donald Trump he is ready to send troops into US-overseen areasThe threat of a growing security vacuum in Syria as a result of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops has been underlined by an attack on a joint US-Kurdish patrol in Syria, which killed five people and injured at least two American soldiers.The attack on Monday, in which a suicide bomber drove a car into a checkpoint, emphasised the vulnerability of American troops since the US president declared he wa...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


US hedge fund tycoon buys £95m house near Buckingham Palace

Ken Griffin’s London purchase becomes most expensive home sold in the UK since 2011A billionaire US hedge fund manager has bought a Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion within sight of Buckingham Palace for almost £100m.Ken Griffin, the 152nd richest person in the world with an estimated $8.8bn (£6.8bn) fortune, purchased 3 Carlton Gardens, which overlooks the Mall and St James’s Park, for £95m. While it is the most expensive home sold in the UK since 2011, it changed hands at a £50m discount from ...
Tags: UK, London, US, UK News, US news, Property, Buckingham Palace, St James, Financial Times, Ken Griffin, Carlton Gardens, The super-rich


IMF cuts global growth forecasts as Davos gets under way - business live

The International Monetary Fund also urged the US and China to resolve their trade war 1.24pm GMT Asked about China, she said the slowdown – to an annual growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, the lowest since 1990 – was exactly what the IMF had expected. 1.23pm GMT The IMF’s chief economist, Gita Gopinath, is taking questions on the latest forecasts. She said:A no deal Brexit is one of the major risks to our forecast. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Asia Pacific, International Monetary Fund, Brexit, Imf, Davos 2018, Gita Gopinath, Davos 2019


IMF: no-deal Brexit and Chinese slump are biggest economic risks

Escalation of Trump’s trade war with China also a threat, says World Economic OutlookA no-deal Brexit and a sharper slowdown in China are the biggest risks to growth in the global economy in 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest economic outlook.Amid already falling levels of growth in Europe, China and Japan, the IMF said an escalation of the trade war between Donald Trump and Beijing over the coming months and the UK tumbling out of the EU without a deal would force fu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, UK, China, Economics, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US economy, International Monetary Fund


Turkey offers to take over security in Syrian city of Manbij

Erdoğan telephones Trump after death of four US citizens in north-eastern townTurkey is ready to take over security in the Syrian city where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.Erdoğan told the US president that the suicide bombing in Manbij, a town in the north-east of the country controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces, was a provocativ...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Manbij


Chinese growth lowest in 28 years as Davos gets under way - business live

Official data show China’s economy grew 6.6% last year as the world’s global elite head to the World Economic Forum 9.13am GMT William Hill has warned on profits (again) and said it would revamp its betting shops. It is looking at new products to offer alternatives to fixed-odds betting terminals, following the UK government’s decision to slash maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2. The bookmaker had previously announced it would shut 900 betting shops in the UK.William Hill already cut it...
Tags: Business, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Britain, Asia Pacific, William Hill, World Economic Forum, Peter Duffy, Davos 2018, Davos 2019, UK William Hill


Kentucky teenager denies mocking Native American veteran

Student Nick Sandmann says video of him next to Nathan Phillips has been misrepresented, leading to ‘outright lies’ A high school student seen with classmates appearing to confront a Native American veteran has issued a statement saying that video footage of the incident gave the false impression that the teens were instigators in the confrontation.Nick Sandmann, a student from the private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in northern Kentucky, was seen in the video standing face to face ...
Tags: Kentucky, World news, US news, Native Americans, Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Nick Sandmann


Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures

The rare celestial event was visible across the northern hemisphereSuper blood wolf moon: lunar eclipse stargazers battle cold and clouds Continue reading...
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Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to view lunar eclipse

Thousands have endured sub-zero temperatures in US and parts of Europe to see rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere have battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when the moon is positioned slightly closer to the Earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a super moon. During the total eclipse, the moon ...
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Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to see lunar eclipse

Thousands endure sub-zero temperatures in central and northeastern US states to spot rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere were battling sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of an unusual set of circumstances resulting in a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when moon is positioned slightly closer to earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a su...
Tags: Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin's call for new Democrats to grow up

Congresswoman takes issue with the The West Wing creator’s suggestion that the fight for equality is a trendAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Aaron Sorkin after the Oscar-winning screenwriter said on Sunday that the young Democrats needed to “stop acting like young people.”Sorkin, 57, told Fareed Zakaria in an interview on CNN on Sunday morning: “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people, okay? It’s time to...
Tags: Congress, Aaron Sorkin, World news, US news, Cnn, Culture, US politics, Fareed Zakaria, Sorkin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Native American mocked by students: 'I saw my country being torn apart'

Veteran Nathan Phillips says he was taunted while trying to keep the peace between the teenagers and a black religious groupA Native American veteran who was taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial has said he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation.Nathan Phillips said he was trying to keep peace between some Kentucky high school students and a black religious group that was also on the National Mall on Friday. The students were participating in ...
Tags: Kentucky, World news, US news, National Mall, Native Americans, Lincoln Memorial, Phillips, Nathan Phillips


Shutdown: Trump 'amnesty' hint angers right and fails to draw Democrats

President defends offer rejected by Pelosi before speechOutside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreadsDonald Trump raised the possibility of one day granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, after Democrats rejected his latest plan to fund a wall along the southern border and reopen the US government. Related: Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Stephen Miller, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Immigration and gay rights: Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views

Democrats face tricky questions about former positionsOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: New York, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Hawaii, LGBT rights, US immigration, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Gillibrand, US elections 2020


The Guardian view on Trump and arms: can the doomsday clock be stopped? | Editorial

The threat of an arms race is real and growing. The news of recent days has highlighted the dangersHow late is it now? On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce the time on its Doomsday Clock. Last year, the bulletin moved the hands forwards 30 seconds, to reach two minutes to midnight: the closest to catastrophe in six and a half decades. Since then, the immediate peril encapsulated in Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” to North Korea has receded. But Mr Trump shou...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, China, Russia, US, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Korean Peninsula


Gillibrand and Gabbard face first test as 2020 candidates on past views

Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard faced tricky questions about former political positions SundayOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: New York, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Hawaii, LGBT rights, US immigration, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Gillibrand, US elections 2020


Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants

President defends offer rejected by Democrats before speechSupport for hardline immigration policies has driven shutdownDonald Trump risked angering Republicans on Sunday, by raising the possibility of granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally.Trump made the remark in a tweet that stressed his new proposal to fund a border wall included as a concession an extension of legal protections only for refugees and people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Continue reading.....
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Somalia: dozens of al-Shabaab fighters killed in airstrike, says US

Attack follows extremist group’s assault on hotel complex in Nairobi, which killed 21 peopleA US airstrike in Somalia has killed 52 Islamic militants from al-Shabaab, military officials have said.The strike comes days after a deadly attack by the extremist organisation on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Al-Shabaab, Somalia, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi


Outcry after Kentucky students in Maga hats mock Native American veteran

Teenagers from Covington Catholic High School filmed jeering at Nathan Phillips and chanting ‘build that wall’A Catholic school in Kentucky has condemned a group of its students after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.The students, many of whom were wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were fi...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, World news, US news, Native Americans, Vietnam, Catholic School, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Park Hills, Covington Catholic High School


Plane carrying 129 skids off Chicago runway as huge storm hits midwest

One man reported killed on icy roads in KansasStorm could bring up to 18in of snow to New EnglandA plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, following a winter storm that covered many parts of the US midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport as it arrived from Phoenix, Chicago fire officials said. The massive storm whi...
Tags: US, Snow, World news, US news, Chicago, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Iowa, Air transport, Kansas, US weather, Michigan, Road transport, Kansas City, Illinois


Pelosi rejects Trump shutdown deal before president announces it

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandSpeaker: nothing new in offer from president Before Donald Trump could propose a deal to end the government shutdown, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, rejected it. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Honduras, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Trump Administration, Before Donald Trump


Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandDemocratic aide says party were not consulted on proposalDonald Trump is expected to propose on Saturday a deal to end the government shutdown. In an address to the nation, the president will ask for funding for his border wall in exchange for extending protections for certain undocumented migrants and individuals from certain Central American and African nations. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US s...
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Honduras, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabaab fighters, military says

Africa Command says strike followed attack on Somali forcesExtremist group has claimed deadly attack on Kenya hotelThe US military said it carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists, in response to an attack on Somali forces. Related: Al-Shabaab's Nairobi attack is a reminder that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds | Mukoma wa Ngugi Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US national security, US military, Kenya, Al Shabaab, Somalia, Shabab, Nairobi, Africa Command, Ngugi Continue


Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown – report

President will speak at 4pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading.....
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Honduras, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Arizona police officer killed 14-year-old boy as he ran away, video shows

Tempe police chief asks public to withhold judgmentPolice say Antonio Arce was carrying replica handgunA police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released on Friday.Before making footage from the officer’s body-worn camera public, the Tempe police chief, Sylvia Moir, asked people to withhold judgment. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, US news, US policing, Arizona, US crime, Phoenix, Tempe, Sylvia Moir, Antonio Arce


A naked escape and bribed presidents: El Chapo trial's shocking testimony

A New York court has heard how the Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán eluded capture with his mistress while paying millions to politicians and policeThat Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán – on trial in New York for heading the world’s biggest drug cartel – escaped a raid through a tunnel beneath his bath is legend; what is not known is that he did so stark naked with the mistress with whom he was abed when the Mexican marines arrived.That Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel bribed politicians and senior military off...
Tags: New York, Mexico, Americas, World news, US news, Drugs trade, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin Guzman, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán


Sorry Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, your 'minority privilege' is no longer secret

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Nathan Robinson, Laura Ingraham, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Donald Trump hails 'incredible' meeting with North Korean envoy

President says ‘ a lot of progress’ made at White House talksMeeting with Kim Jong-un likely by end of FebruaryDonald Trump said on Saturday he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy, Kim Yong-chol, and the two sides had made “a lot of progress”. Related: Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, White House, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Yong chol, FebruaryDonald Trump


'Iraq on steroids': senator in Syria warning as Trump receives remains

Lindsey Graham urges slowing of US withdrawalBodies of four Americans killed in Manbij to be repatriatedSenator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped Donald Trump would slow the US withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”. Related: Ex-navy Seal and sailor among US victims killed in Syria suicide attack Continue reading...
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