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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


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


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: 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


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


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


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


Occupying Palestine is rotting Israel from inside. No Gulf peace deal can hide that | Raja Shehadeh

Israel has twisted its laws and contorted its politics to protect the occupation. The UAE and Bahrain deals won’t create peaceMore than a quarter of a century after Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shook hands on the White House lawn, Israel has managed to turn its occupation of Palestinian territory from a burden into an asset. What was for so long a liability – the flagrant violation of international law – has now become a valued commodity. Understanding this development is key to explaining wh...
Tags: White House, Israel, World news, US foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, United Arab Emirates, Yasser Arafat, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Yitzhak Rabin, UAE Bahrain, Raja Shehadeh, No Gulf


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


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


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: barristers question selection of legal team leading UK drive to override deal

Critics say advice should have been sought from lawyers without views on EU debateThe government is facing increasing scrutiny over its decision to use “committed Brexiteer” lawyers to provide advice on the legality of breaching the EU withdrawal agreement.On Saturday, the attorney general, Suella Braverman QC, who chaired the annual general meeting of the Bar Council that represents barristers in England and Wales, faced repeated criticism over her role as the government’s chief legal adviser, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Bar Council, Suella Braverman


How did your MP vote on the Brexit internal market bill?

Many senior Tories did not vote and two Conservative MPs rebelled in the first Commons division on Boris Johnson’s new bill, which would break international law Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Tories, Brexit


'Bus drivers were forced to play Russian roulette' – the shocking truth about the death of Mervyn Kennedy

‘Mally’ Kennedy was a dedicated father of three girls working as a London bus driver. Would PPE and an earlier lockdown have saved him?Ellen Kennedy had only been living with her dad for a few weeks, but already they had settled into an easy routine. Mervyn Kennedy, known to all as Mally, would wake up at about 9am and ask his youngest daughter to go for breakfast with him. Ellen, 31, would demur – the vegan options around their south London flat weren’t great – but Mally would insist, and so th...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Society, UK News, World news, Cities, Infectious Diseases, Transport, City transport, Zimbabwe, Road transport, Transport policy, Ellen, Tfl, Kennedy


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


Brexit: David Cameron joins former PMs warning against Boris Johnson's bill

Ex-attorney general Geoffrey Cox says breaking international law risks damaging UK’s standingDavid Cameron has become the third former Conservative prime minister to express disquiet about Boris Johnson’s proposal to breach international law by unilaterally redrafting part of the Brexit deal with the EU, saying he had “misgivings” about the idea.In comments on Monday, before MPs began debating the internal market bill that sets out the plans, Cameron said: “Passing an act of parliament and then ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


David Cameron joins former PMs warning against Boris Johnson's Brexit bill

Ex-attorney general Geoffrey Cox says breaking international law risks damaging UK’s standingDavid Cameron has become the third former Conservative prime minister to express disquiet about Boris Johnson’s proposal to breach international law by unilaterally redrafting part of the Brexit deal with the EU, saying he had “misgivings” about the idea.In comments on Monday, before MPs began debating the internal market bill that sets out the plans, Cameron said: “Passing an act of parliament and then ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


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


Motor manufacturers warn of £100bn losses if no Brexit deal struck

Automotive trade bodies predict wave of job cuts if UK crashes out of the single marketBritish and European motor manufacturers have warned of “catastrophic” £100bn losses in the industry over the next five years if a Brexit trade deal is not struck.As trade talks hang by a thread in the face of a political showdown over the EU withdrawal agreement, sector leaders from across Europe predicted a wave of job losses in both factories and their suppliers if the UK crashes out of the single market. C...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Automotive Industry, Brexit



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