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A Trump win or a disputed result are Canadians' worst fears

Whatever happens on 3 November spells difficulty for Justin Trudeau as trade conflicts with the US won’t go away even after a Biden victoryBefore every US presidential election, a few disgruntled Americans can be relied on to promise that they’ll move to Canada if the results don’t go their way.Canadians watch US elections with close attention – and occasional horror – but they rarely expect many voters to make good on that vow. A few do make the move; most do not. Continue reading...
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Biden attacks Trump's 'rushed and unprecedented' confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett – US politics live

Full story: Barrett confirmed in major victory for conservativesWhy Barrett’s addition to court may undermine climate fightBob Woodward: The Trump Presidency – live event todaySign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 8.20am GMT There were contrasting reactions to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on the Twitter streams of the two main opponents in next week’s US election. Donald Trump proudly posted a video of the ceremony, with this voiceover saying:On this October ...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, United States, US politics, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Barrett, Tom McCarthy, Martin Belam, Trump Administration


The Arizona county that could decide the future of Trump – and America

As part of a new series, the Guardian looks at Maricopa county’s transformation from conservative bastion to 2020 battlegroundFor years, Carlos Garcia would grab his bullhorn each afternoon and head downtown to the office of Joe Arpaio, the brash, hardline, anti-immigrant Maricopa county sheriff who became known as “the Donald Trump of Arizona”.When Garcia’s protests began in 2007, just a handful of devoted activists joined him. A conservative firebrand, Arpaio was re-elected every four years by...
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Global coronavirus report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse lockdown protests

WHO tells countries ‘not to give up’ as virus fatigue sets in; street clashes in Barcelona; US daily deaths rise 10% in two weeks Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice in Italy have fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the northern cities of Turin and Milan after protests against the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions flared into violence.As the head of the World Health Organization urged countries “not to give up” in their fight to contain the virus...
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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Democrats warn of affront to democracy – live

Donald Trump hosted Barrett for swearing-in outside the White House, administered by Clarence ThomasFull story: Barrett confirmed in major victory for conservativesWhy Barrett’s addition to court may undermine climate fight 5.30am GMT Joe Biden has been coy about whether he would support expanding the supreme court in response to the hijacking by conservatives of one seat and their rushed replacement of a second.Not coy: the president’s niece:Expand the Court. 5.25am GMT Nan Aron, presid...
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China sanctions major US defence companies after arms sales to Taiwan

Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Raytheon named along with US officials who played a role in weapons salesChina will sanction several major defence companies in retaliation for multibillion dollar US arms sales to Taiwan, the foreign ministry has announced.Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Raytheon were named as targets of the sanctions, as well as “the US individuals and entities who played an egregious role”, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said ...
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California wildfires: 100,000 told to evacuate as utility says it may have sparked blaze

Wind-fueled fire in Orange county has burned 4,000 acresSouthern California Edison investigates possible electrical faultA power company in southern California says its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that has forced evacuation orders for around 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters.The Silverado fire sparked early in Orange county on Monday, quickly jumping a highway and exploding to 4,000 acres. The fire had doubled in size within two hours, with strong wind g...
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Global coronavirus report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse anti-lockdown rally

WHO tells countries ‘not to give up’ as virus fatigue sets in; Germany warns of losing control of infections; US daily deaths rise 10% in two weeks Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice in Italy have fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the northern cities of Turin and Milan after protests against the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions flared into violence.As the head of the World Health Organization urged countries “not to give up” in their fight to...
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Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in as supreme court justice - live

Barrett has been confirmed by Senate RepublicansDemocratic candidate criticizes president’s ‘super-spreader events’Fauci says US still in first wave of coronavirus infectionsStudy: Republicans closely resemble autocratic partiesSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 2.19am GMT Amy Coney Barrett is a constitutional ‘originalist’ – but what does it mean?As the latest conservative judge to declare herself a constitutional “originalist” during confirmation hearings, Barre...
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Wisconsin can't count mail-in ballots received after election day, supreme court rules

Court sided with Republicans in 5-3 ruling, awarding party a victory in crusade against expanding voting rights and accessThe US supreme court has sided with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mail-in ballots that are received after election day.In a 5-3 ruling, the justices on Monday refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be counted if they are received up to six days after the 3 November election. A federal appeals court had already put that orde...
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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to supreme court in major victory for US conservatives

Senate’s confirmation of Barrett, 48, cements rightwing domination of court for years to comeThe US Senate has confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, delivering Donald Trump a huge but partisan victory just eight days before the election and locking in rightwing domination of the nation’s highest court for years to come. Continue reading...
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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to supreme court in major victory for US conservatives - live

Barrett has been confirmed by Senate RepublicansDemocratic candidate criticizes president’s ‘super-spreader events’Fauci says US still in first wave of coronavirus infectionsStudy: Republicans closely resemble autocratic partiesNorth Carolina Republicans try to block mail ballot deadline extensionSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 12.33am GMT The National Rifle Association (NRA) is celebrating Barrett’s confirmation. As my colleague Lois Beckett points out, the NRA...
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Amy Coney Barrett is a constitutional ‘originalist’ – but what does it mean?

Barrett could influence what kinds of arguments hold sway for years to come – and what cases the court hears in the first placeThe confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as a supreme court justice marks the advent of a bedrock conservative majority on the court that analysts expect to influence American life for a generation.Barrett’s arrival on the court will make it easier for the conservative bloc to get to a five-vote majority on future cases involving everything from environmental regulations to...
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Coronavirus live news: 'We cannot give up' warns WHO chief; protests flare in Italy

Protests against Covid restrictions turn violent in Milan and Turin; US deaths up 10%; Pope to celebrate Christmas without congregation. Follow the latest updatesPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan, you can get in touch with me here, and this is the place to be for the latest globa...
Tags: Science, Milan, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Pope, Francis, Turin, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to supreme court - live

Barrett is certain to be confirmed by Republicans tonightDemocratic candidate criticizes president’s ‘super-spreader events’Fauci says US still in first wave of coronavirus infectionsStudy: Republicans closely resemble autocratic partiesNorth Carolina Republicans try to block mail ballot deadline extensionSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.29pm GMT Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader who has single-mindedly engineered this moment, is now delivering h...
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Biden warns Trump over holding ‘super-spreader events’ as US Covid cases surge

Democrat also criticizes Amy Coney Barrett celebration plan at White House, while Trump says Biden ‘doesn’t leave his basement’US politics – live coverageA day after his own chief of staff said the US had effectively surrendered to the coronavirus, Donald Trump told reporters rival Joe Biden, had “waved the white flag on life”, while the Democrat nominee warned the president about holding “super-spreader events”. Related: 'The system is broken': Americans cast their vote for better healthcare ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Amy Coney Barrett, US elections 2020, Coronavirus


Storm Zeta strengthens into hurricane as it approaches Mexico and US

Zeta, the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season, is expected to head to Gulf of Mexico and then the US by WednesdayStorm Zeta has strengthened into a hurricane as it churned towards beach resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, which it is expected to rake with strong winds and heavy rain before making possible landfall in the US later this week.Zeta – the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season – was centered about 90 miles (145km) south-east of Cozumel island Monday ...
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Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm GMT Stock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply as investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to cont...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Merkel, Xinjiang, Coronavirus, COVID, Roman Prymula


Biden criticizes Trump's planned Amy Coney Barrett celebration amid pandemic – live

Democrats protest in Senate against Amy Coney Barrett processStudy: Republicans closely resemble autocratic partiesHow Texas became a top early voting stateNorth Carolina Republicans try to block mail ballot deadline extensionSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 9.18pm GMT This is Lauren Aratani taking over for Joan E Greve. Capitol Hill is bracing for the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court tonight. The Senate is scheduled to have its final con...
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Does mail-in voting lead to fraud – and does it help Democrats? The facts

We answer some questions about the process as a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mailThe 2020 presidential election is already unlike any other America has ever seen.So far, 61 million people have voted early – either to avoid long lines or Covid-19 exposure during an unprecedented year, according to US Elections Project data from University of Florida professor Michael McDonald. A week before election day, Americans have already surpassed 2016 early voting totals. Continue rea...
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US and European markets dip as Covid containment efforts founder

Investors’ summer optimism replaced by insecurity as curfews and lockdowns returnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply oas investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic were foundering.In Europe the Stoxx 600 index lost 1.8%, after heavy falls in German blue-chip stocks. In the US the benchmark S&P 500 had lost 2.2% by the middle of afternoon trading on Wall Street and the Dow Jone...
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Trump plans new White House event for Amy Coney Barrett swearing-in

Senate expected to confirm supreme court nominee on MondayPrevious Barrett reception was branded a ‘superspreader event’US politics – live coverageDonald Trump was planning on Monday to dismiss public health concerns and hold a swearing-in ceremony within hours of Amy Coney Barrett’s expected Senate confirmation to the supreme court. Related: Amy Coney Barrett's past calls into question her pledges of impartiality Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, US news, US politics, US Senate, Trump, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, Amy Coney Barrett, coverageDonald Trump, MondayPrevious Barrett


Coronavirus live: Italians warned not to travel abroad due to rise in Covid cases

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Low and middle income countries are facing a looming debt crisis as a result of economic pressures arising from th...
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Fauci says US is still in first wave of coronavirus infections – live

Democrats protest in Senate against Amy Coney Barrett processStudy: Republicans closely resemble autocratic partiesHow Texas became a top early voting stateNorth Carolina Republicans try to block mail ballot deadline extensionSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 5.20pm GMT Jared Kushner told Fox News earlier that African American support for his father-in-law is surging, because “President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the proble...
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Jack Ma's Ant set for world's biggest share offering at £26bn

Financial technology firm will list on Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets in snub to USChinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial technology firm is aiming to raise more than $34bn (£26.15bn) in the world’s biggest initial public offering, valuing the business at more than $313bn.Ant Group, which on Monday set the price for its much anticipated flotation and is expected to start trading early next month, will beat the record $25.6bn sold by state-backed oil giant Saudi Aramco in . Continue readi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, IPOs, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jack Ma, 313bn Ant Group


China tightens rules on US media outlets in 'reciprocal' move

China says decision was ‘necessary’ after the US declared several more Chinese media outlets to be ‘foreign missions’China has tightened the rules on a number of US media outlets, in a move it said was “necessary and reciprocal” after Chinese journalists in America were hit with restrictions last week.The world’s two largest economies, sparring over issues from trade and technology to human rights, have restricted visas for each other’s reporters, while China has expelled journalists. Continue r...
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Santa flaws: US abandons plan to offer Christmas performers early vaccine

Officials reportedly planned to provide workers playing the festive roles immunisation in return for help promoting Covid-19 vaccine US politics – live coverageHopes of a Christmas gift for Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and their elves were thwarted after the US government cancelled plans to offer them early access to a coronavirus vaccine, should one be approved. Related: Mike Pence tests negative as he campaigns amid Covid surge across US Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live: Belgium's intensive care units at risk of being overrun, officials warn

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed it will be easier and cheaper to invest in a cure for Covid-19 rather than a ...
Tags: Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Merkel, Xinjiang, Reuters, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Jack Ma's Ant set for world's biggest flotation at £26bn

Financial technology firm will list on Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets in snub to USChinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial technology firm is aiming to raise more than $34bn (£26.15bn) in the world’s biggest initial public offering, valuing the business at more than $313bn.Ant Group, which on Monday set the price for its much-anticipated flotation and is expected to start trading early next month, will beat the record $25.6bn sold by state-backed oil giant Saudi Aramco in . Continue readi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, IPOs, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jack Ma, 313bn Ant Group


Barack Obama recalls epic battle for healthcare law in excerpt from memoir

Advance chapter released as ACA faces supreme court threatEx-president details Republicans’ norm-breaking attacksUS politics – live coverageAn advance chapter from Barack Obama’s first memoir of his White House years, published on Monday by the New Yorker, takes readers inside the epic political battle behind the passage of the Affordable Care Act at the end of his first year of office. Related: Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey – study Continue reading...
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