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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to supreme court – as it happened

President names replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘Not special any more’: how the Senate failed the peopleRuth Bader Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state in US CapitolSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.53pm BST We’re ending our coverage for today, thanks for following along. Some links and developments: 11.47pm BST Lisa Murkowski has broken rank with Senate Republicans by saying she does not agree with Donald Trump’s decision to nominate a supreme court ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Senate, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Alaska, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court


Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to supreme court – live

President names replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘Not special any more’: how the Senate failed the peopleRuth Bader Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state in US CapitolSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 10.21pm BST Barrett speaks now. She says she is “deeply honoured”. She says she loves the “United States and the United States constitution”. She says she is “mindful of who came before me”. She says Ruth Bader Ginsburg led “a great American life” and “she smashe...
Tags: Law, Republicans, Senate, US, World news, US news, Democrats, United States, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump


Amy Coney Barrett set for Trump nomination to supreme court – live

President will name replacement for Ruth Bader GinsburgEvangelical leaders due in Oval Office before announcement‘Not special any more’: how the Senate failed the peopleRuth Bader Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state in US CapitolSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 8.17pm BST The presidential election takes place on 3 November, but there is plenty of time to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court by then. CNN has reported on the likely timetable for the S...
Tags: Law, Republicans, Senate, US, World news, US news, Indiana, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court


Donald Trump set to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to supreme court – live

President will name replacement for Ruth Bader GinsburgEvangelical leaders due in Oval Office before announcement‘Not special any more’: how the Senate failed the peopleRuth Bader Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state in US CapitolSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 2.20pm BST In the words of the White House pool report, at last night’s rally in Newport News, Trump “called out to Virginia Republican chairman Rich Anderson he asked ‘How are we doing? I don’t want t...
Tags: Law, Obama, Republicans, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties


Amy Coney Barrett: spotlight falls on secretive Catholic group People of Praise

Trump’s expected pick is a member of a ‘covenant community’ that faces claims of a ‘highly authoritarian’ structureHow the Senate has failed the American peopleDonald Trump’s expected nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is drawing attention to a secretive Catholic “covenant community” called People of Praise that both counts Barrett as a member and faces claims of adhering to a “highly authoritarian” structure. Related: Donald Trump set to nomi...
Tags: Law, Senate, Religion, World news, US news, US politics, Catholicism, Christianity, Catholic, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Barrett, Amy Coney Barrett, People of Praise


Brexit: EU citizens in UK could be shut out of vital services

Fears that shift from paper to digital permits could prevent those with settled status accessing jobs, banking and healthcareThousands of EU nationals could face problems accessing essential services because the government is refusing to issue physical proof of their right to live in the UK.The settlement scheme grants EU citizens the right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Unlike other foreign nationals, they are not provided with a biometric residency permit proving their status. Continue read...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Money, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Consumer affairs, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Brexit


Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to supreme court, reports say – live

Reports suggest Trump has settled on Barrett as nomineeAmy Coney Barrett is Trump supreme court pick, says reportBreonna Taylor’s family condemn Louisville police: ‘We are never safe’Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US CapitolSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.18pm BST The unnamed aides and White House sources confirming that Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett have told reporters that the president could change his mind between now a...
Tags: Protest, Law, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, New York Times, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Louisville, Trump, Reuters, Black Lives Matter Movement, Barrett


Britain has offensive cyberwar capability, top general admits

Gen Sir Patrick Sanders says Boris Johnson has told him to ensure UK is major cyber powerBritain’s most senior cyber general has said the UK possesses the capacity to “degrade, disrupt and destroy” its enemies’ critical infrastructure in a future cyber conflict, in a rare acknowledgement of the military’s offensive hacking capability.Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, who heads the UK’s strategic command, said that he been told by Boris Johnson to ensure Britain is a “leading, full-spectrum cyber power” a...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Gchq, UK News, World news, Britain, Military, Hacking, Defence policy, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, Espionage, Cyberwar, Patrick Sanders


'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears

The attorney general has been spouting attacks on election, and, critics say, has a deep sense of mission about re-electing the presidentDonald Trump’s astonishing suggestion at a campaign rally last weekend that the US president will deploy government lawyers to try to hit the brakes on the counting of ballots on election night relies on the complicity of one federal official more than any other. Related: Trump’s most powerful ally in undermining the election: William Barr Continue reading.....
Tags: Law, Republicans, US, World news, US news, US politics, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Law (US, US elections 2020, William Barr Continue


From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on existing structures, we look at some visions for post-Covid cities – and how they hold up Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is a huge, looming, unanswerable question that overshadows our cities, like an elephant squatting in the central square. Will a Covid-19 vaccine or herd immunity return us to “normal”, or will we need to redesign our cities to accommodate a world in which close proximity to other people can kill you?After an an...
Tags: Business, Housing, Communities, Society, World news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Construction industry, Regeneration, Green space, Gardens, Coronavirus outbreak


El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth

Cindy Erazo was accused of aggravated homicide after an obstetric emergencyA woman sentenced to 30 years in jail after a stillbirth that was judged to be her fault has been released from jail in El Salvador.Cindy Erazo, 29, from San Salvador, was granted conditional freedom on Wednesday after six years in jail. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, El Salvador, SAN SALVADOR, Women's rights and gender equality, Cindy Erazo


Kissing cowboys: the queer rodeo stars bucking a macho American tradition

Photographer Luke Gilford couldn’t believe his eyes when he first stumbled across a gay rodeo. He set out to capture the joyous, tender, authentic world he saw thereAmerica’s queer cowboys – in picturesLuke Gilford was at a Pride event in northern California in 2016 when he was drawn to a stand by the sound of Dolly Parton singing 9 to 5. What he found there would change his life. Members of the local chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association were promoting what they do, and how they liv...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, California, Horses, Sport, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sexuality, New York Times, Dolly Parton, LGBT rights


Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president – as it happened

Biden says Trump’s recent remarks on military dead motivated McCainMitt Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorMitch McConnell non-committal on timeline of nomination voteWhy Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.38am BST We’re ending our live coverage for today, thanks for following along. Some links and developments: 1.28am BST At his Pittsburgh r...
Tags: Law, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Pittsburgh, Trump, McConnell, Cindy McCain, Law (US


Cindy McCain to endorse Joe Biden for president – live

Biden says Trump’s recent remarks on military dead motivated McCainMitt Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorMitch McConnell non-committal on timeline of nomination voteWhy Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 12.09am BST Trump’s Pittsburgh rally is due to start any minute. Here’s a snapshot of the crowd:Long line of supporters waiting hours ahead of Pr...
Tags: Law, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Pittsburgh, Trump, Reuters, McConnell, BST Trump


Mitt Romney says he supports moving forward with Trump's supreme court pick – live

Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorTrump to announce nominee on Saturday at White HouseFormer Pence adviser calls Trump’s virus remarks ‘frightening’Why Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.18pm BST Capitol Hill reporters pressed Mitt Romney on his statement supporting advancing a supreme court nomination, but the Republican senator dodged questions...
Tags: Law, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Romney, BST, Merrick Garland


Alleged Isis members can be tried in US after UK high court ruling

British officials hand over evidence after mother of one of accused men loses challengeThe prosecutions of two alleged Islamic State members accused of carrying out a series of beheadings can go ahead in the US after British officials handed over key evidence.The material was given to Washington after high court judges sitting in London dismissed a challenge brought by the mother of one of the accused men. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Law, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa


US blood was too freely imported to UK in 70s and 80s, David Owen tells inquiry

Ex-health minister says not enough was done to avoid using contaminated US blood to treat haemophiliacsNot enough was done to stop contaminated blood being imported from the US to treat British haemophiliacs in the 1970s and 80s, the former UK health minister David Owen has said.Giving evidence to the infected blood inquiry, the one-time Labour MP said he had supported making Britain self-sufficient in blood products and had been determined to “stop blood coming in from America”. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, US, America, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, NHS, Labour, David Owen, Contaminated blood scandal


Milan Kundera 'joyfully' accepts Czech Republic's Franz Kafka prize

Prestigious award follows the restoration of his citizenship last year after decades of exile in ParisMilan Kundera, whose Czech citizenship was restored last year after he had spent more than 40 years in exile, has won one of the Czech Republic’s most prestigious literary awards, the Franz Kafka prize.The $10,000 (£7,800) award, organised by the Franz Kafka Society and the city of Prague, is chosen by an international jury. Franz Kafka Society chairman Vladimír Železný said Kundera won for his ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Fiction, Society, World news, Culture, Czech Republic, Prague, Awards and prizes, Fiction in translation, Milan Kundera, Franz Kafka, Kundera, ParisMilan Kundera, Franz Kafka Society, Vladimír Železný


Trump races to fill supreme court seat as Republicans fall into line

Democrats’ hopes of keeping seat empty fade as two key Republican senators signal support for moving quicklyDonald Trump has raced to cement a conservative majority on the US supreme court before the presidential election on 3 November, and Democrats’ hopes of keeping the seat empty have faded as two Republican senators signalled their support for moving quickly.The president said on Monday he would name his third supreme court nominee on Friday or Saturday, following memorials for Ruth Bader Gi...
Tags: Law, US, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Law (US, US elections 2020, quicklyDonald Trump


Mulan: why it was a missed opportunity to create a strong Asian woman on screen

In casting waif-like Liu Yifei in its live-action remake, Disney squandered its chance to show a Chinese audience that girls can be both beautiful and toughAs a child who grew up in China with little exposure to Disney until I was eight, the idea of a princess marrying a prince and living happily ever after was something entirely foreign. I was more familiar with the fox and snake spirits in Chinese folklore that transformed into beautiful women and sorceresses, and the cross-dressing heroines o...
Tags: Business, Film, China, Women, Disney, Life and style, Society, World news, Film Industry, Body Image, Culture, Asia Pacific, Health & wellbeing, Beauty, Walt Disney Company, Mulan


Are your eyes playing tricks? The early work of Olivo Barbieri – in pictures

The Italian photographer shot the everyday – from cars in the suburbs to stacks of watermelons. Yet somehow his images make you question reality... Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Exhibitions, Olivo Barbieri, Art and design books


Trump says he wants supreme court seat filled 'before the election' – as it happened

President hopes nominee will be confirmed by 3 NovemberBiden blames Covid death toll on Trump’s ‘lies and incompetence’Whether vote will occur before election remains unclearGinsburg to lie in repose Wednesday and ThursdayWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.15am BST That’s all for this blog for the night! My colleague Helen Sullivan is blogging Trump’s rally live at the link below: Related: Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 de...
Tags: England, Law, US, Bloomberg, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Ohio, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Helen Sullivan, Law (US, US elections 2020


Trump says he wants supreme court seat filled 'before the election' – live

President hopes nominee will be confirmed by 3 NovemberBiden blames Covid death toll on Trump’s ‘lies and incompetence’Whether vote will occur before election remains unclearGinsburg to lie in repose Wednesday and ThursdayWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.30pm BST That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague. Kari Paul, will take over the blog for the next few hours.Here’s where the day stands so far: 9.24pm BST Senator Linds...
Tags: Law, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Graham, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh, Kari Paul, Law (US


Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg replacement on Friday or Saturday

Trump tells Fox News five names under consideration‘I’m saving her for Ginsburg’: who is Amy Coney Barrett?Barbara Lagoa: Cuban American conservative makes short listUS politics – live coverageDonald Trump will name his third supreme court nominee on Friday or Saturday, following memorials for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal justice who died aged 87 on Friday. Related: Supreme court: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power Continue reading...
Tags: Law, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fox News, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Ginsburg, Law (US, US elections 2020, Amy Coney Barrett?Barbara Lagoa


Trump doubts Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish, claiming Democrats wrote it

President makes baseless claim in Fox & Friends interviewJustice said no replacement should be made before election‘I’m saving her for Ginsburg’: who is Amy Coney Barrett?US politics – live coverageDonald Trump has attempted to cast doubt on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish, baselessly claiming a statement released by the supreme court justice’s family was written by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, prominent Democrats in Congress. Related: Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg repla...
Tags: Law, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Ginsburg, Chuck Schumer, Amy Coney, Law (US, US elections 2020, Adam Schiff Nancy Pelosi


Chinese cameras blacklisted by US being used in UK school toilets

Hikvision’s surveillance tech has also been installed in leisure centres in LondonSurveillance cameras made by Hikvision, the Chinese company that has been implicated in grave human rights violations and has been blacklisted by the US government, are being used across the UK, from leisure centres in London to school toilets in west Norfolk.While use of the surveillance cameras had already rung alarm bells in the British parliament last year, use of the cameras has expanded in the wake of the Cov...
Tags: UK, London, Human Rights, Privacy, China, US, Society, UK News, World news, Surveillance, Local Government, Norfolk, Hikvision, Uighurs, Coronavirus outbreak


Covering the race for a Covid vaccine: 'The speed of progress is astonishing'

The Guardian’s health editor surveys the remarkable global efforts to develop effective protection against coronavirusIncredibly fast. Faster than any vaccine has ever been developed before, but we will have to wait a while longer yet. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Membership, Coronavirus outbreak


Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struckSchoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the climate crisis.Children and their supporters are invited to take to the streets on Friday, if it is safe to do so, or to go online with their protests “in whatever way suits you best”, according to the organisers. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, United Nations, Schools, Environmental Activism, Extreme Weather, Greta Thunberg, Coronavirus outbreak, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


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


Sadiq Khan urged to boycott Saudi-hosted G20 mayors summit

Rights coalition calls on mayors to withdraw from U20, which coincides with anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murderMainly leftwing mayors of some of the world’s biggest cities are being urged to boycott a G20 urban summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on the 2nd anniversary of the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Urban 20 (U20) is being held as part of the Saudi Arabian chairmanship of this year’s G20. Among the mayors slated to attend include , Berlin’s Michael Müller, London’s Sadiq Khan,...
Tags: New York, London, Human Rights, Law, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Los Angeles, G20, World news, Rome, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Bill De Blasio, Madrid, Sadiq Khan, Anne Hidalgo



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