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Theresa May says 'reckless' Brexit bill risks UK's reputation

Ex-PM says internal market bill could lead to a united Ireland and undermine trust in UKTheresa May has launched a blistering attack on the government’s plan to give itself powers to renege on the special arrangements for Northern Ireland in the Brexit deal.She described the plans as “reckless” and “irresponsible” and said they “risked the integrity of the United Kingdom”, as they would not only tarnish Britain’s reputation globally as an upholder of the law but could contribute to a reunited Ir...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Brexit


Don’t ignore Sweden in Covid-19 lessons | Letter

The Swedish health agencies had clear and consistent guidelines from the start. But they also have a sensible population, notes David ReedSorry to see no mention of Sweden or other Nordic countries in your roundup of global actions on Covid-19 (Covid test and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?, 18 September). You ran a report earlier in the week (16 September) showing that Sweden has one of the lowest infection rates in the world, at 22.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Sweden, Austerity, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak, David ReedSorry


Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban endorses Trump and denounces the 'moral imperialism' of the Democrats

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has endorsed Trump's re-election bid. He wrote in a pro-government newspaper that he wanted Trump to defeat the 'moral imperialism' of the Democrats. Trump last year complimented Orban's tough stance on immigration and said he was "respected all over Europe." Western politicians and human rights groups have condemned Orban for eroding Hungary's democracy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hungarian prime mini...
Tags: Europe, Politics, White House, US, International, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Hungary, Brussels, Donald Trump, European Parliament, Nordic, Trump, Reuters, Viktor Orban


10 things in tech you need to know today

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Oracle announced it will become a minority investor in TikTok Global after President Trump indicated his approval. In a statement Saturday evening, TikTok confirmed the news and said it was also working with Walmart on a commercial partnership.The US decided to postpone its ban on TikTok downloads after parent firm ByteDance reached agr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Walmart, Eu, Commerce, Bill Gates, Mitch McConnell, Jack Ma, Oracle, Alexa, Nordic


Boris Johnson's Brexit bill straight out of Trump playbook, David Lammy says

Labour MP criticises Cummings and says Tory government has dented UK’s standing in the worldBoris Johnson’s law-breaking Brexit bill is straight out of the Donald Trump playbook, and leaves justice secretary Robert Buckland looking “a very small figure,” says David Lammy .As the controversial internal markets bill returns to the House of Commons this week, the prime minister appears to have bought off most Tory rebels by promising a parliamentary vote before the powers in it would be used. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, David Lammy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, Donald Trump


Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

In the trailer for First Kid, the forgettable 1996 comedy about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president’s son, the title character, played by a teenage Brock Pierce, describes himself as “definitely the most powerful kid in the universe.” Now, the former child star is running to be the most powerful man in the world, as an Independent candidate for President of the United States. Before First Kid, the Minnesota-born actor secured roles in a series of PG-rated comedies, playing a...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Yahoo, Minneapolis, Youtube, Washington, John Oliver, Senate, White House, Africa, America, Los Angeles


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Washington, Life, Senate, Court, Trends, Cnn, Harvard, United States, Ronald Reagan


This Brexit government’s ignorance is steering us towards disaster | Jonathan Freedland

Clueless about the US, uninterested in Ireland, Boris Johnson and his team are crashing on to rocks they can’t even see There is so much this government doesn’t know. But two particular areas of ignorance exploded into view this week, allowing us to take a long, hard look at the cost they are inflicting on the country. Both are central to the Brexit project that remains this government’s defining mission – but only one of them is surprising.Start with the unexpected ignorance, which is of the US...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Maine, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, House Of Cards


Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' Brexit bill

Exclusive: prominent human rights lawyer writes to foreign secretary with stinging denunciationAmal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, has resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach international law through the internal market bill.In a stinging denunciation of Boris Johnson’s threat to override Britain’s international treaty obligations in the EU withdrawal agreement, the barrister described the governmen...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Amal Clooney, Brexit, Clooney


Brexit: consortium of companies led by Fujitsu wins £200m Irish Sea contract

Deal is the first concrete implementation of the special arrangements for Northern IrelandA £200m contract to implement Brexit checks on goods in the Irish Sea has been won by a consortium of companies led by Japanese company Fujistu.HMRC announced on Friday that a two-year contract for the new trader support service (TSS) has been awarded to a consortium led by the tech company and its partners, the Customs Clearance Consortium, an organisation run by customs expert Robert Hardy and the Institu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Tss, Fujitsu


Brexit: Trump envoy warns of risk of Ireland 'border by accident'

US politicians aligned in desire for Good Friday agreement to be preserved, says Mick MulvaneyDonald’s Trump special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned of the risk of creating a hard “border by accident” on the island of Ireland, as Boris Johnson’s newly drafted plan to rewrite the withdrawal agreement was rejected again by the EU.Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by the US president in March, admitted to concerns about recent developments, including government legislation that could unilateral...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Brexit, Trump


The White House blocked the US Postal Service from sending face masks to every US household in April

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The White House scuttled a plan to partner with the US Postal Service to send every American a face mask, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.  A draft press release obtained by the Post showed that the Postal Service was preparing to send out 650 face million masks to every household in April.  A senior administration official, however, told the Post that the White Hou...
Tags: Europe, Post, Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Post Office, Cnn, US Postal Service, Usps, The New York Times, Postal Service, Donald Trump


Brexit: Boris Johnson makes fresh concession to Tory rebels

Parliament will be asked to override withdrawal agreement only if Northern Ireland protocol is undermined, says PMDowning Street has clarified that it would ask parliament to support using powers to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement only if the EU undermines the “fundamental purpose” of the Northern Ireland protocol.Boris Johnson brokered a deal with Conservative rebels on Wednesday to see off a potential party revolt, agreeing to grant MPs a vote before invoking powers in the UK...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Brexit


Syrian teenage refugee homeless on Lesbos – despite having right to live in UK

Labour urges Home Office to ‘right this wrong’ as Syrian teenager remains stranded in Greece despite legal right to join family“When I saw the smoke coming I didn’t have the chance to get my backpack, I just ran. The fire was very close, I couldn’t save anything, I lost all my documents. I just escaped through the forest.”Ahmed looks nervously around as he talks about the catastrophe he has just lived through: the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos. Around him people are going ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, UK News, World news, Labour, Home Office, Refugees, Global development, Ahmed, Mytilene, Nick Thomas-Symonds


Abandoned in Lesbos: UK delays leave teenage refugee homeless after fire

Labour urges Home Office to ‘right this wrong’ as Syrian teenager remains stranded in Lesbos despite legal right to join family“When I saw the smoke coming I didn’t have the chance to get my backpack, I just ran. The fire was very close, I couldn’t save anything, I lost all my documents. I just escaped through the forest.”Ahmed looks nervously around as he talks about the catastrophe he has just lived through: the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos. Around him people are going ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, UK News, World news, Labour, Home Office, Refugees, Global development, Ahmed, Mytilene, Nick Thomas-Symonds


Floods grip Alabama and Florida as west coast wildfire smoke reaches Europe – US politics live

Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former modelTrump claims CDC director is ‘confused’ over 2021 vaccine timetableHurricane Sally kills one and leaves ‘historic’ flooding across Gulf coastPelosi demands investigation into hysterectomy claims at Ice centre993 coronavirus deaths and 39,124 new cases recorded yesterdaySign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.15am BST Former president Barack Obama has just dropped a promo image for his new book In A Promised Land, and confirmation that, ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Cdc, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Gulf, Trump, Sally, Dorris, Coronavirus outbreak, Amy Dorris


Angry Tory MPs reject Joe Biden's comments on UK-EU Brexit talks

Trade deal with US not possible if UK undermines Good Friday agreement, Democrats sayConservative MPs have reacted angrily to an intervention by Joe Biden, the US Democratic presidential candidate, in the UK Brexit talks, accusing him of ignorance of the Northern Ireland peace process.In a tweet on Wednesday Biden warned the UK there will be no US-UK free trade agreement if the Brexit talks end with the Good Friday agreement being undermined. He tweeted: “We can’t allow the Good Friday agreement...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, US, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Ireland, US politics, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


If We Don’t Hold Trump Accountable on COVID, We Should Quit Pretending We’re a Democracy

If Donald Trump is not criminally prosecuted for his intentional misleading of Americans about the deadly risks of COVID-19, plus now holding rallies where he intentionally violates state mandates designed to protect people from contracting a virus that has taken more than 195,000 lives, then America is truly lawless. There’s no other way to look at. Why even have laws on the books if Trump can openly violate them with zero consequences?!The undisputed facts are that Trump knew how deadly and ea...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, White House, China, America, Cnn, United States, World Health Organization, Columbia University, Nevada, North Carolina, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach County


How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn't counter

Danilo Balderrama/REUTERS; Samantha Lee/Business Insider In Bolivia, lawmakers are pushing through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach, chlorine dioxide, as a COVID-19 treatment despite opposition from the country's health ministry.  The substance is called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) by a network of alternative medicine advocates. Scientists and doctors say it has no medical value, and can be deadly. Across the country, reports are emerging of injuries and deaths of people consum...
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Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement

Leading Democrats tell UK foreign secretary that Northern Ireland peace deal cannot be casualty of BrexitJoe Biden on Wednesday joined the clamour of Democrats warning Boris Johnson not to let the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement become a casualty of his Brexit talks.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is in Washington trying to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats amid concerns that the UK’s attempt to leave the EU on its own terms will undermine the Good Friday peace agreement. Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Washington, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Lord Keen: what were the events that led to Tory peer's resignation?

As Keen confirms he has quit as advocate general for Scotland, we look at how it happenedIt was last week that questions over Lord Keen’s position as one of the government’s senior law advisers first emerged.A three-page letter, marked “official – sensitive”, seen by the Guardian, revealed his serious reservations over Downing Street’s intention to override the EU withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Scottish politics, Brexit, Lord Keen


The Guardian view on Boris Johnson, Brexit and the law: wilful incompetence | Editorial

The prime minister believes that provoking chaos will get him a better deal in EU negotiations. He is wrongTo outside observers of Boris Johnson’s government, it can be difficult to tell the difference between partisan provocation and rank incompetence. Both generate an aura of chaos. It does not help that members of Mr Johnson’s own cabinet also struggle to understand what is going on.On a question as vital as the UK’s willingness to observe international law, there is confusion at the highest ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Robert Buckland, Brandon Lewis, Boris Johnson Brexit


Lord Keen resigns over Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

Move by advocate general for Scotland is latest blow in fallout from internal market billLatest politics news – live developmentsBoris Johnson has suffered another embarrassing resignation over his controversial Brexit policy after Lord Keen, the UK government’s law officer for Scotland, stepped down.A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Lord Keen has resigned as advocate general for Scotland. The prime minister thanks him for his service.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Scotland, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Brexit, developmentsBoris Johnson


'Alternative to Irish backstop' consultant in line for £200m contract

Exclusive: Shanker Singham was one of key experts involved in non-government Alternative Arrangements CommissionA consultant who had a leading role in the campaign for an alternative to Theresa May’s Irish border “backstop” is in the running for all or part of a £200m government contract related to the post-Brexit checks down the Irish Sea.Shanker Singham, one of the main proponents of the so-called “alternative arrangements” for the Irish border, is understood to have teamed up with the customs...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Deloitte, Brexit, Fujitsu, Robert Hardy, Shanker Singham, Irish Sea Shanker Singham, Trader Support Service TSS


Lord Keen hands in resignation over Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

Ministers reportedly trying to persuade advocate general for Scotland to reverse decisionLatest politics news – live developmentsBoris Johnson appears to be on the brink of suffering another resignation over his plan to break international law on Brexit, with Lord Keen resigning from the frontbench in the House of Lords.The Guardian understands Keen tendered his resignation on Wednesday, but no announcement has yet been forthcoming, with ministers apparently trying to persuade him to remain in p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, Scotland, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, House of Lords The Guardian


US-UK trade deal in danger if Good Friday agreement jeopardised, Democrats warn

Dominic Raab faces backlash over Irish border and attempts to leave EU on own termsThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is facing a growing backlash in the US Congress after senior Democrats warned they would scupper any future US-UK trade deal if the UK does anything to jeopardise the Good Friday agreement in an attempt to leave the European Union on its own terms.Raab flew to Washington to try to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats, including the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the c...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Congress, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, US news, Democrats, Ireland, Foreign Policy, House, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Trump falsely claimed that the California wildfires were fueled by trees that 'explode'

President Donald Trump speaks during a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable campaign event at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump said during a televised briefing in Sacramento on Monday that "explosive trees" may have helped fuel the record-breaking wildfires.  Trees don't spontaneously burst into flames, so it's unclear exactly what Trump meant.  But Trump has long argued that wildfires could be eliminated if for...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, News, California, Sacramento, Trends, Earth, Fox, Wildfires, Associated Press, West Coast, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Arizona Grand Resort Spa


Brexit: Johnson seeks to calm MPs before next showdown over bill

Intervention by PM raises expectations of a deal with backbenchers over legislationLatest politics news - live developmentsBoris Johnson has privately sought to calm angry MPs who plan to back an amendment to dilute his bill that unpicks the EU withdrawal agreement.His intervention raises expectations that the government will do a deal with backbenchers at a parliamentary showdown next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Johnson, Brexit, developmentsBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: 3,105 new cases amid rise in hospital admissions and patients on ventilators

News updates: UK records rise in cases in 24 hours; more people need hospital treatment; Hancock says testing shortage will take weeks to fix Private labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsHancock is losing control of Covid-19 in UK, says LabourTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’Coronation street actor diagnosed with Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates 5.10pm BST And, on Brexit, this is from Sky’s Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.Spok...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Eu, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock


Scientific American endorses Joe Biden, breaking 175-year tradition of never endorsing a presidential candidate

Because Trump is an enemy of science. "Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now," tweeted the publication today. "The 2020 election is literally a matter of life and death. We urge you to vote for health, science and Joe Biden for President." Excerpt: The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science. The most devastating example is his dishones...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Post, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Trump



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