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Councils' powers to remove Grenfell-style cladding 'useless'

Exclusive: councils complain government’s backing amounts to ‘completely hollow words’New powers for councils to step in and fix privately-owned towers covered in dangerous Grenfell-style cladding are proving largely useless, leaving tens of thousands of leaseholders living in fear and facing mounting multimillion-pound bills, the Guardian has learned.As few as one in 10 of the affected private tower blocks clad in similar ACM panels to those which spread the fire at Grenfell Tower can actually...
Tags: London, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Guardian, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire


U.K. Petition Site Crashes as More Than 850,000 Demand the Government Cancels Brexit

The U.K. government’s official petitions website crashed on Thursday morning after a petition to cancel Brexit drew 600,000 signatures. The petition was receiving some 1,500 signatures every 60 seconds before the site crashed at about 9 a.m. U.K. time, the Guardian reported. Three and a half hours later, the site was still having problems, though…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Guardian, Brexit, Onetime


Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people – report

Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issueInsurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.Ernst Rauch, Munich Re’s chief climatologist, told the Guardian that the costs could soon be widely felt, with premium rises already under discussion with clients holding asset concentrations in vu...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Insurance industry, Guardian, Extreme Weather, Munich Re, Ernst Rauch Munich Re


#Saudi crown prince allegedly stripped of some authority | World news | The Guardian

Saudi crown prince allegedly stripped of some authority | World news | The Guardian:The heir to the Saudi throne has not attended a series of high-profile ministerial and diplomatic meetings in Saudi Arabia over the last fortnight and is alleged to have been stripped of some of his financial and economic authority, the Guardian has been told.The move to restrict, if only temporarily, the responsibilities of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is understood to have been revealed to a group of senior...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Guardian, King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bin Salman


Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we devoted our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US is offering extensive live coverage of the strikes – and devoted our entire front page to climate change for 11 minutes earlier todayMake a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reporting The school climate strikes kicked off this morning in Australia and are traveling around the world for 24-hours. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty ...
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Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we devoted our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US is offering extensive live coverage of the strikes – and devoted our entire front page to climate change to climate change for 11 minutes earlier today * Make a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reportingThe school climate strikes kicked off this morning in Australia and are traveling around the world for 24-hours. Photograph: Isabel ...
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Guardian US's 11-minute climate strike: why we’re devoting our front page to climate change

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US will show its support by devoting our homepage to climate coverage for 11 minutes at 11amMake a contribution to support the Guardian’s independent journalism and our unique commitment to climate reporting The global climate strikes kicked of this morning in New Zealand and Australia and are traveling around the world. Today is the first time that significant numbers of Americans will participate in...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Thailand, New Zealand, Guardian, Un, US Capitol, Phil Walter Getty, UK Belgium Sweden France Spain


Everything We Know About Netflix's New Madeleine McCann Documentary

It's one of – if not the – most famous unsolved missing person cases of the last 20 years, and now the story of Madeleine McCann's disappearance has been given the Netflix treatment.The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann drops on the streaming service tomorrow (Friday March 15) and is reported to contain "never-before-heard testimonies from those at the heart of the story".The ongoing, high-profile case of McCann, who went missing in May 2007 from her family's holiday villa in Praia da Luz, Port...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, London, Netflix, Washington Dc, Portugal, Madeleine McCann, Guardian, Kate, Maddie, Brian Kennedy, Madeleine, McCann, Gerry, Patrick Kennedy


O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
Tags: Texas, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Guardian, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Oprah


E-passport changes will cause longer queues for Britons, leak reveals

Allowing citizens from more countries to use e-gates will affect post-Brexit UK bordersBritish citizens using biometric passports to travel this summer will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders, despite promises from Brexiters that leaving the EU will make travel easier for Britons.A Home Office analysis seen by the Guardian has concluded that changes announced by Philip Hammond on Wednesday, which allow citizens from seven other countries including the US to use e-passports ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Britain, Guardian, Philip Hammond, Brexit UK


Tottenham’s Son Heung-min reveals how his dad punished him as a kid

Son Heung-min & Tottenham Will Son Heung-min be crowned Tottenham’s player of the season? Son has been outstanding for Spurs this season. The South Korean has scored 11 goals in the league, as well as chipping in seven assists. How Son Heung-min was punished by his dad Over the weekend, the Guardian’s David Hytner published an excellent new interview with Son Heung-min. In it, the Spurs forward revealed how his dad disciplined him as a kid. Son told the following story about how he was punish...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Southampton, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Guardian, Son, Son Heung, Heung, David Hytner, Son Heung min Tottenham Will Son Heung


'A cop on the beat': Elizabeth Warren defends plan to break up tech giants

In echo of 2020 attacks from Trump, Massachusetts senator faces question about being ‘labeled as a socialist’ Elizabeth Warren speaks at the South by Southwest conference and festivals in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/Reuters Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who called this week for the break-up of America’s biggest tech companies, was challenged on her capitalist credentials on Sunday. The exchange offered a preview of how Democratic presidential candidates might handle Dona...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, News, Labor, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Cnn, Missouri, Warren, Guardian, Cbs, Donald Trump, Clinton


After Amazon Increases Worker Wages, Whole Foods Responds By Cutting Worker Hours

schwit1 shared this article from the Guardian: In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods, which it purchased in 2017... But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees....
Tags: Amazon, Maryland, Whole Foods, Tech, Guardian, Illinois


Brexit: May says if her deal fails, 'we may never leave' EU – Politics live

All the day’s politics news, with Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Grimsby, and Jeremy Corbyn at Scottish Labour conferenceMay to ask EU for concessions to get MPs to back Brexit dealHunt: future generation ‘will blame EU’ for talks failureWhat happens if May’s Brexit deal is voted down? And if it passes? 1.15pm GMT A row has now broken out in Grimsby over why May only took one question from a woman on International Womens’s Day.May left the podium to an angry shouted question from ITV’s Libby...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Itv, Guardian, Brexit, Grimsby, Jeremy Corbyn, Peter Walker, International Womens, Libby Wiener, Grimsby Utter


International Women's Day 2019: celebrations and protests take place around the globe - live

Follow all the news and developments as people mark International Women’s Day around the worldTell us how you are marking International Women’s Day 10.13am GMT Samuel Okiror, a journalist working for the Guardian’s Global Development site in Kampala, Uganda, has been speaking to Waris Dirie, the Somali model and anti-FGM activist. 9.56am GMT The Guardian’s Madrid correspondent, Sam Jones, reports on Spain’s women’s day strike – Continue reading...
Tags: Women, Spain, World news, Global development, Guardian, Fgm, Madrid, International Women's Day, KAMPALA Uganda, Sam Jones, Waris Dirie, Samuel Okiror


‘I saw someone get his face carved’: knife and gun crime in closeup

Sean, not his real name, tells Guardian how self-defence turns into gang ‘pre-emptive strikes’Sean, 19, saw three people stabbed growing up in an English city. He went to a failing school and sometimes endured poverty, heating bathwater in saucepans and eating sugar sandwiches. Now he is one of thousands of youths negotiating byzantine gang rivalries and coalitions whose subtle shifts can mean the difference between life and death. Violent disputes involving knives and guns blow up over the lucr...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Guardian, Knife crime, Sean


To deserve our respect, politicians must drop their populist rhetoric | Cas Mudde

Talk of ‘the people’ and ‘elites’ is everywhere, Guardian research has revealed. It’s time to drop this simplistic discourseInteractive: the rise and rise of populist languageAn exciting new research project by the Guardian and Team Populism shows empirically what many have asserted and felt: the world is getting more populist. Professor Kirk Hawkins, from Brigham Young University in Utah, and 46 researchers analysed 728 public addresses by 140 presidents and prime ministers in 40 countries, in ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Politics, Conservatives, US news, Theresa May, Netherlands, Guardian, Donald Trump, Brigham Young University, Hugo Chavez, Kirk Hawkins


Superyachts and private schools: Britain's dirty money problem

Russian money – some legitimate, some the proceeds of fraud – was channeled through a Lithuanian bank into the UK, according to a major leak of banking documents. The Guardian’s Juliette Garside has been investigating for months and describes how Prince Charles and some of England’s most exclusive schools have benefited. Plus: Ben Beaumont-Thomas on the legacy of the Prodigy’s Keith FlintThe leak of more than 1m bank transactions has shown how an estimated $4.6bn (£3.5bn) was sent to Europe and ...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, England, Education, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Banking, Britain, The Guardian, Prince Charles, Armenia, Guardian, Charles


Fears grow of rift between #Saudi king and crown prince #MbS | World news | The Guardian

Fears grow of rift between Saudi king and crown prince | World news | The Guardian:There are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told.King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen.The unease is said to have been building since the murder in Turkey of the dissident Saudi jou...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Guardian, Cia, Yemen, Mohammed, Mohammed bin Salman, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi


Talking to the Taliban: what price peace?

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly impatient about removing all US troops from Afghanistan, 18 years after the invasion that followed September 11. As peace talks continue, Fawzia Koofi, a female Afghan MP, describes being in the room with the Taliban, while the Guardian’s Emma Graham-Harrison examines the slow progress for women’s rights that could be at risk when international forces leave. Plus: Gary Younge on knife crime Donald Trump has become increasingly impatient to withdraw US forces...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Taliban, US military, Moscow, Guardian, Donald Trump, Gary Younge, Emma Graham Harrison, Women's rights and gender equality, Fawzia Koofi


Talking to the Taliban: peace at what price?

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly impatient about removing all US troops from Afghanistan, 18 years after the invasion that followed September 11. As peace talks continue, Fawzia Koofi, a female Afghan MP, describes being in the room with the Taliban, while the Guardian’s Emma Graham-Harrison examines the slow progress for women’s rights that could be at risk when international forces leave. Plus: Gary Younge on knife crime Donald Trump has become increasingly impatient to withdraw US forces...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Taliban, US military, Moscow, Guardian, Donald Trump, Gary Younge, Emma Graham Harrison, Women's rights and gender equality, Fawzia Koofi


Relax rules on asylum seekers working in UK, say leading artists

Letter to Guardian signed by 39 notable figures says strict laws are ‘so plainly unjust’A group of actors, artists and other notable figures including Jodie Whittaker, Jude Law, Anna Friel and Antony Gormley have made a joint appeal to the government to relax the strict laws barring people seeking asylum in the UK from paid work.The letter to the Guardian, signed by 39 people also including the author Michael Morpurgo and the actors Freema Agyeman, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes and Miranda Ric...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Television & radio, Guardian, Michael Morpurgo, Joanna Lumley, Jude Law, Antony Gormley, Miranda Richardson, Jodie Whittaker, Jodie Whittaker Jude Law Anna Friel, Freema Agyeman Joanna Lumley Miriam Margolyes


Facebook's Sandberg threatened to pull investment from Europe and Canada if her demands were not met, documents say (FB)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the European Union and Canada that if they pursued legal measures the company disagreed with then Facebook would consider other "options" for investment and growth. Canada buckled immediately. It's not clear what influence Facebook gained with the EU but the company was pleased with its relationship with former Ireland prime minister Enda Kenny during the period when Ireland held the presidency of the EU, the documents say. Facebook threatened to pull investm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, California, Trends, Eu, European Union, Davos, Canada, Ireland, Guardian, Enda Kenny, Cw, Sheryl Sandberg


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Rejected Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


Exclusive: video shows Portland officers made deal with far-right group leader

Footage obtained by the Guardian shows the officers had probable cause to arrest members of the Patriot Prayer group A far-right leader and Portland police officers made a deal to avoid the arrest of members of the Patriot Prayer group, despite the officers having probable cause to do so, according to video footage obtained by the Guardian.The video, excerpted from livestream by Patriot Prayer group leader Joey Gibson, shows a violent demonstration in Portland on 3 June 2018. In it, Portland Pol...
Tags: Oregon, US news, US policing, Portland, Guardian, The far right, Gibson, Portland Police Bureau, PPB, Joey Gibson, Patriot Prayer, Jeff Niiya


YouTube is disabling all comments on videos of young children

“YouTube is disabling all comments on videos featuring young children as it attempts to head off an organised ring of paedophiles who were using its site to trade clips of young girls in states of undress,” says the Guardian's Alex Hern. In a YouTube blog post addressing the issue to creators, the company wrote: “We recognize that comments are a core part of the YouTube experience and how you connect with and grow your audience. At the same time, the important steps we’re sharing today are c...
Tags: Google, Post, Technology, News, Youtube, Tech, Pedophilia, Guardian, Child Sexual Abuse, Paedophiles, Pedophiles, Child Safety, Alex Hern, Picks, Paedophilia, YouTuber Matt Watson


Michael Cohen warns Republicans defending Trump: 'I did the same' – live

The president’s former lawyer has testified the president knew about his campaign’s links with Russia and WikiLeaksSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism that brings clarity to this critical moment. Make a contribution 5.32pm GMT Virginia Foxx, Republican from North Carolina: Michael Cohen, you have been convicted of several crimes which were committed for personal benefit. Are you here today for your own benefit?“No.” 5.28pm GMT In explosive public testimony before Congress, Dona...
Tags: Russia, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Congress, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Trump-Russia investigation, Congress Donald Trump, Virginia Foxx Republican


Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew of campaign's Russia link – live

The president’s former lawyer has begun his explosive public testimony before the House oversight committeeSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism that brings clarity to this critical moment. Make a contribution 4.32pm GMT James Comer, Republican of Kentucky, is asking Cohen is his financial crimes were committed to serve and protect the president.We’re beginning to see what’s happening here. Keen readers/people who have been reading for 15 minutes will note that Jim Jordan asked almos...
Tags: Russia, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Congress, Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump-Russia investigation, James Comer Republican of Kentucky


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rinsed journalist Jamie Jackson with a sunglasses prank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & Guardian’s Jamie Jackson Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced the press on Tuesday before Wednesday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace. However away from all the football chat, the Norwegian showed his sense of humour. OGS targeted Guardian reporter Jamie Jackson. Filling in the background, Jackson recently wore prescription sunglasses during a Solskjaer presser. That was noted by the Man United manager, who handed the journalist a present on Tu...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Guardian, Brendan Rodgers, Leicester, Alexis Sanchez, Phil Jones, Crystal Palace, Jackson, Romelu Lukaku, Man United, United, Neil Lennon