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Trump under fire for 'shocking' Covid failures as ex-adviser turns against him

Olivia Troye attacks Trump and says he called his own supporters ‘disgusting people’ he no longer had to shake hands withThe coronavirus pandemic moved to the centre of the US election again on Friday, as a former senior official on the White House taskforce turned on Donald Trump. Related: 'He’s paying attention to people like us': Trump’s messages resonate in Wisconsin Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


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


QAnon conspiracy theory gaining ground in UK, analysis shows

Followers believe that Donald Trump is waging secret war against ritual child abusersA conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is waging a secret war against an elite who engage in ritual child abuse is growing across UK social media, Guardian analysis has found.The QAnon conspiracy theory is propelled by an unlikely coalition of spirituality and wellness groups, vigilante “paedophile hunter” networks, pre-existing conspiracy forums, local news pages, pro-Brexit campaigners and the far right. Contin...
Tags: Politics, UK, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Digital Media, Donald Trump, Brexit, QAnon


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


Critics condemn Trump's rewrite of race in America in DC speech – live

President launches extraordinary attack on educationTwitter flags Trump tweet for false statement on mail-in votingTrump accused of sexual assault by former modelUS health official laments ‘politicization’ of CDCBarr criticized for comparing shutdown orders to slaverySign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.25pm BST Following up on revisionist speech at the first White House Conference on American History in which Donald Trump introduced “The 1776 Commission that will establish “patriotic” a...
Tags: White House, Nbc News, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, House, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, HHS, Stephen Miller, Michael Caputo, Caputo


James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Senate, Russia, US news, Fbi, Gop, Graham, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee


Twitter slaps warning on Trump tweet that lied about voting by mail

Twitter added a warning label to a tweet by impeached and unfit U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday. The label says Trump's post includes misleading information about the voting process. "Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to "voters", or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED, which is what some want. Another election disaster yesterday. Stop Ballot Madness!," tweeted Donald Trump ea...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, Voting, News, Social Media, US news, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Elections, 2020 Election, Disinformation, Voting By Mail


Barack Obama to release memoir weeks after US election

Former president’s highly anticipated book, A Promised Land, is due on 17 NovemberThe first of two volumes of Barack Obama’s post-presidential memoirs will be published worldwide on 17 November, two weeks after the US election, Penguin Random House has announced.The publisher described the first volume, which will be issued in 25 languages, as covering the story of “his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world”. It indicated that it would cover his...
Tags: Books, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Autobiography and memoir, Penguin Random House


Barack Obama to release first memoir weeks after US election

Former president’s highly anticipated book, A Promised Land, is due on 17 NovemberThe first of two volumes of Barack Obama’s memoirs will be published worldwide on 17 November, two weeks after the US election, his publisher Penguin Random House has announced.The publisher described the first volume, which will be issued in 25 languages, as covering the story of “his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world”. It indicated that it will cover his asce...
Tags: Books, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Autobiography and memoir, Penguin Random House


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


US military police 'sought use of heat ray' to disperse White House protesters

Whistleblower testifies to House committee investigating use of force against BLM demonstrators in JuneA military whistleblower has said federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices, including a so-called heat ray, to disperse protesters outside the White House in June.In written responses to questions from a House committee, the national guard major Adam DeMarco said the defence department’s lead military police officer for the national capital region sent an email asking if the ...
Tags: Protest, White House, Race, US, World news, US news, US politics, US policing, Washington Dc, House, US military, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, Trump Administration, Adam DeMarco


Protesters should get sedition charges, AG Bill Barr told federal prosecutors

Illegitimate U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr told federal prosecutors on a call last week they should consider sedition charges against those suspected of violent crimes at recent racial justice protests. The Wall Street Journal first reported Barr's sedition comments. From reporting by Katie Benner at the New York Times: The highly unusual suggestion to charge people with insurrection against lawful authority alarmed some on the call, which included U.S. attorneys around the country, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, US news, New York Times, Protests, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Trump, AG, Barr, Sedition, Katie Benner, William Barr, Jenny Durkan


Trump insists October vaccine possible despite CDC director's caution – live

President says at briefing: ‘I’m just telling you we’re ready to go’CDC: vaccine will not be widely available until mid- to late 2021HHS spokesperson taking leave of absence amid controversySign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.27pm BST Before ending the conference, Donald Trump confirmed that a White House staffer has tested positive for Covid-19. The president said that he did not have any personal contact with the staffer. Earlier today, a White House pool reporter said she was told b...
Tags: Cdc, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Redfield, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


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


Trump and Biden clash over national Covid mask mandate – US politics live

Firefighters make some progress against west coast blazes 1,287 new coronavirus deaths and 39,223 new cases reported yesterdayLouisville reached $12m settlement with family of Breonna TaylorUAE, Bahrain and Israel signed historic accords at White House eventSign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.30am BST On the other coast it is the ongoing wildfires that are the climate crisis. James Anderson and Matthew Brown have been talking to some of the firefighters involved in the battle for the A...
Tags: White House, Israel, US, Alabama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, James Anderson, Trump, Matthew Brown, National Hurricane Center, Stacy Stewart, Cal Fire California


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


'It's going to be peace in the Middle East': Trump on historic accords – video

A historic agreement signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House will, according to Donald Trump, ‘be peace to the Middle East.’They signed agreements to establish formal relations, ending a decades-old taboo in Arab diplomacy as power and priorities shift in the region.UAE, Bahrain and Israel sign historic accords at White House event Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Israel, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Middle East timeline, UAE Bahrain


UAE, Bahrain and Israel sign historic accords at White House event

Trio establish formal relations at ceremony viewed as image boost for Trump and Netanyahu Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed agreements to establish formal relations, ending a decades-old taboo in Arab diplomacy as power and priorities shift in the Middle East.“Today’s signing sets history on a new course,” Donald Trump told a crowd outside the White House where the deal was signed. “This an incredible day for the world,” he said. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Israel, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Trump, Netanyahu, UAE Bahrain


Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign deals to normalize diplomatic relations – live

Trump gives Netanyahu a ‘key to the White House’Trump makes improbable claim US will see vaccine within ‘weeks’Breonna Taylor: Louisville reaches settlement with family – reportsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.00pm BST Here’s where the day stands so far: 6.45pm BST Rockets were fired from Gaza during the White House normalization signing ceremony with Israel, the Untied Arab Emirates and Bahrain, reportedly injuring at least two Israelis.Haaretz reports: Rocket sirens blared in ...
Tags: White House, Israel, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wildfires, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Louisville, Gulf, Trump, Netanyahu


Trump makes improbable claim US will see Covid vaccine within 'weeks' – live

‘I want the vaccine fast,’ president says on Fox & FriendsBreonna Taylor: Louisville reaches settlement with family – reportsFirefighters pushed to limit as infernos rage across west coastNurses die as US hospitals fail to contain CovidSign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.29pm BST At the White House, a military honor guard is awaiting the arrival of leaders from Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for today’s normalization signing ceremony.Military Honor Guard getting into posit...
Tags: White House, Israel, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wildfires, United Arab Emirates, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Uae, Louisville, Trump, Mideast, Anwar Gargash


Trump and Biden clash on climate as Hurricane Sally and wildfires rage – US politics live

Biden calls Trump a ‘climate arsonist’ as president denies science on wildfire tourWest coast wildfires continue to destroy property, kill and damage air qualityTropical Storm Sally is forecast to hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline447 new coronavirus deaths and 36,836 new Covid-19 casesIsrael, UAE and Bahrain to sign peace accords at White House at noonIce detainees faced medical neglect and hysterectomies, whistleblower allegesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.30am BST Whil...
Tags: Mississippi, White House, Nbc News, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Uae, Trump, Sally, Cal OSHA, California Nurses Association


Brexit bill hugely damaging to UK's reputation, says ex-ambassador

Internal market bill would endanger future trade deals, says Kim Darroch, the former British ambassador to the USInternal market bill: what it says and the UK hopes to achieveBritain’s former ambassador to Washington has described the internal market bill as “hugely damaging to our international reputation”, warning that it could deter other countries from entering into agreements with the UK in the future.Kim Darroch told the Guardian that if it becomes law, in violation of the withdrawal agree...
Tags: Politics, UK, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Brexit, Kim Darroch, Trade Policy


Netanyahu flies to Washington to sign deals as Israeli lockdown looms

White House ceremony for agreements with UAE and Bahrain derided as ‘shameless propaganda’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBenjamin Netanyahu is hoping to redirect the Israeli public’s attention from a recently announced three-week lockdown to a White House ceremony formalising recent diplomatic breakthroughs with two Arab states.Hosted by his close ally Donald Trump, Netanyahu will on Tuesday sign agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates that, while fallin...
Tags: Washington, White House, Israel, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain, Uae, Netanyahu, Donald Trump Netanyahu, Coronavirus outbreak


Florida city ends anti-sagging saga with move to allow low trousers

Obama once admonished ‘brothers [to] pull up their pants’Opa-locka commissioners cite equality as they withdraw banIt was a fashion that offended those with delicate sensibilities, and even caused Barack Obama to wade in. Related: Belt up, young man Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Florida, Obama, Race, Barack Obama, Life and style, World news, US news


Covid-19: Fauci says US life won’t return to normal until deep into 2021

Expert: no return to ‘a degree of normality’ until next yearCurrent American data on virus cases and deaths ‘disturbing’The White House coronavirus taskforce’s most senior public health expert, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday that it would probably take another year before life returns to a sense of “normality” in the US, even if a successful Covid-19 vaccine is approved in the next few months. Related: Bob Woodward rejects criticism that he sat on Trump 'deadly' virus remarks Continue reading....
Tags: White House, US, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Bob Woodward, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump claims US is 'rounding the corner' as coronavirus death toll nears 200,000 – live

President makes remark at press conference amid fallout from bookRepublican ‘skinny’ relief bill fails in SenateAt least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.25pm BST During his White House press conference moments ago, Trump acknowledged he had spent much of the past 24 hours watching Fox News.Trump admits that he watched Fox News all night last night a...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, NewsMax, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Fox News Trump, US elections 2020


Republican 'skinny' relief bill fails in Senate as fallout continues over Woodward book – live

No current path is clear on next coronavirus relief packageTrump will travel to Michigan today for campaign event At least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.26pm BST Across the aisle, across the country, across the world.New York’s Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (erstwhile of the 2020 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, ultim...
Tags: New York, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris


Trump 'wanted to play down' Covid despite knowing deadliness, Bob Woodward book says – as it happened

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’DHS whistleblower: I was told to stop providing intel on Russian interferenceBiden speaks in Michigan: Trump betrayed the American peopleFauci calls pausing of vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.00am BST From me and Joan E Greve: 12.33am BST Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, is refusing to enforce a White House coronavirus taskforce recommend...
Tags: White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Iowa, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bob Woodward, Kim Reynolds, US elections 2020, Joan E Greve


Anthony Fauci calls pausing of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial 'unfortunate'

White House adviser: ‘Hopefully, they’ll work it out’Drug maker AstraZeneca reviewing safety data after illnessThe White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that AstraZeneca’s decision to pause global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine was “unfortunate” – but not an uncommon safety precaution in a vaccine development process.The UK drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had voluntarily paused trials, including late-stage ones, after an unexplained illness in a...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, US news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak



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