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Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in review of Trump-Russia investigation

Kevin Clinesmith accused of altering government email about former Trump campaign adviser who was target of FBI surveillanceA former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from an inquiry into the investigation of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday.Kevin Clinesmith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of secret FBI surveillance, according to do...
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US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal

Just one country joins US in vote, highlighting Washington’s isolation as it seeks more drastic action against IranThe US has suffered a humiliating defeat at the United Nations as its proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran won support from only the Dominican Republic at the security council vote.The US resolution was never likely to be passed in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition. It was proposed as a ploy by the Trump administration to open the way to more drastic action against Ir...
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France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking – as it happened

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blogFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’ 12.48am BST The Australian prime ministe...
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Obama denounces Trump bid to deter voters with attack on post office

USPS warns mail-in votes might not arrive in time to be countedObama: president trying to ‘actively kneecap’ postal serviceThere are growing fears over the handling of November’s US presidential election after it emerged that the US Postal Service (USPS) has warned it cannot guarantee mail-in votes will be counted in almost every state in America and Barack Obama accused Donald Trump of trying to “discourage people from voting”.In letters to 46 states, and the District of Columbia, the USPS has ...
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Obama condemns Trump attempt to 'kneecap' USPS to discourage voting – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ effort to deter votersPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.28pm BST Meghan Markle highlighted voting rights as an issue she is particularly passionate about during a conversation Friday at the 19th Represents, a summit to commemorate the 100th annivers...
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Obama condemns Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ bid to discourage votingPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.17pm BST According to the Washington Post, the USPS had warns 46 states, and Washington DC that some mailed ballots may not arrive in time to be counted for November election.From the Post:So...
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Trump addresses ex-FBI lawyer charged with falsifying document in Russia investigation – live

President gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsHealth insurers doubled profits in second quarterSign up to our First Thing newsletter 7.21pm BST Is the GOP trolling the Democrats’ revised national convention? Ahead of kick-off next week, Republicans unveiled three new stops on its on the campaign trail for Donald Trump, including key battle...
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Coronavirus live news: France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and GreeceFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 6.22pm BST Oman will end its ban on night movement starting from 15...
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Robert Trump, Donald's brother, seriously ill in New York hospital

President expected to visit younger brother, 72, on FridayRobert tried to ban publication of niece’s tell-all bookPresident Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House.The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to a White House spokesman, Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 5.14pm BST Hello, my name is Clea Skopeliti and I’ll be running the blog for the next few hours. You can get...
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Speculation grows over pardon for Edward Snowden after Trump remarks

Trump: ‘A lot of people think he is not being treated fairly’Congressman calls for Trump to pardon NSA whistleblowerSpeculation is growing over whether Donald Trump might pardon Edward Snowden after the US president told an interviewer that the exiled former intelligence operative was “not being treated fairly”. Related: Edward Snowden on 9/11 and why he joined the army: ‘Now, finally, there was a fight’ Continue reading...
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Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live

Kentucky’s Rep. Thomas Massie calls for Edward Snowden pardonBiden campaign releasing Spanish-language ad in Arizona and Florida battlegroundsTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.11pm BST Donald Trump did an interview with the New York Post that was published yesterday, in which he said he thinks a “lot of...
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US coronavirus death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day, CDC forecast says

Rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, CDC saysThe US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day as children across the country prepare to return to school, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecast.The rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, the CDC said. More than 160,000 people have died from ...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 2.21pm BST A shopping mall in Shenzhen, southeastern China, has been sealed off and is under police supervision af...
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While Israel celebrates a new peace accord, Palestinians once again lose | Jonathan Freedland

Netanyahu may have agreed to halt annexation of parts of the West Bank, but the UAE has ensured the occupation itself is normalisedWho could be against an announcement of peace between two nations formally at war? Who could possibly object to Israel calling a halt to a move that would have entrenched yet deeper the loss of territory Palestinians need for a state of their own? We got the answer on Thursday, when Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and the de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, ...
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US politics live: state troopers pulled from Portland after 78th night of BLM protests – news updates

Oregon State Police had arrived to augment federal officers sent by TrumpTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.16pm BST The Washington Post editorial board came out with some extremely strong words last night about the conduct of the president running up to November’s election. In a piece titled “Trump’s c...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy orders travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece to be tested as cases rise

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 11.21am BST The European Commission has reached a deal with British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca for the purchase of at l...
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'A big victory would be 5%': Green party's Howie Hawkins eyes progress

The ‘original Green New Dealer’ has a message that could attract disaffected Democrats but must counter fears of letting Trump inMore than 6 million Americans voted for someone other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016’s presidential race, but from the media coverage of the election you would never know it.In 2020, however, the candidates who are neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump are hoping to change that, and win more of the vote than ever before – and get some hard-earned recognition...
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Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine; New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 9.16am BST The Philippines’ health ministry has reported 6,216 more coronavirus infections, the third-largest daily increase...
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Apple and Google remove Fortnite video game from app stores

Move over payment guideline violations prompts maker Epic Games to take legal actionApple and Google have removed the enormously popular video game Fortnite from their app stores for violating their in-app payment guidelines, prompting the maker, Epic Games, to take legal action challenging the tech giants’ iron grip over the industry.Its removal from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store came after Fortnite circumvented the companies in-app payment system and hefty fees, encouraging users t...
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Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine as New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31am BST Ukraine has reported 1,732 new coronavirus cases, a single-day record, the country’s national council of secur...
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As he struggles in the polls, Trump reaches for the racist playbook again

The US president began his political career with the ‘birtherism’ lie about Obama. He’s doing the same once more“Mr President,” a reporter asked on Thursday. “After three and a half years, do you regret, at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?”A disbelieving Trump asked: “All the what?” Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as New Zealand outbreak widens

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown Covid-19 cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads beyond Auckland; Australia records youngest coronavirus death. Follow the latest updatesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.32am BST The findings of a public inquiry into how passengers infected with the novel coronavirus were allowed to disembark a crui...
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Trump asked for mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, he and Melania to vote by mail

President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of spewing hot lying garbage all over the place about how voting by mail means cats and dogs and zombies will get the vote. On Wednesday, ballots for POTUS and for FLOTUS Melania Trump were sent to the Trump Mar-a-Lago resort. Palm Beach County elections records show this as their voter registration address. Donald and Melania also voted by mail for the presidential preference primary in Marc...
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'Do you regret all your lying?' White House reporter's question startles Trump

S.V. Dáte takes the president to task for repeated untruths but is quickly cut off S.V. Dáte had waited five long years to ask Donald Trump one question: “Mr President, after three and a half years [of Trump’s presidency], do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?”Confronted with Dáte’s question at Thursday’s White House briefing, Trump responded with a question of his own. “All the what?,” he said. Continue reading...
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'Soulmates': Michael Cohen describes his life as Trump's fixer in new book

Book by president’s former lawyer will be released in September after justice department gag order to stop publication was droppedA teaser for Michael Cohen’s book about his time as Donald Trump’s lawyer and fixer and his fall from grace was released on Thursday, after the US justice department had issued a gag order to stop the book’s publication that was later dropped.The book, entitled Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J Trump, is slated to be releas...
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Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as global deaths pass 750,000

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown Covid-19 cases; Trans-Tasman travel bubble ‘on pause’; Iraq reports record daily infections. Follow the latest updatesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.31am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the lates...
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Trump exiting Paris accord will harm US economy – LSE research

Economists say falling cost of clean energy and growing climate risks strengthen case for cutting CO2 emissionsWithdrawing from the Paris agreement does not make economic sense for the US, a group of economists has argued, as the cost of clean energy has fallen since the agreement was signed in 2015, while the risks of climate catastrophe have increased.Economists from the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at the London School of Economics examined the economic case for the US withdrawal, wh...
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris call for nationwide mask mandate – video

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Thursday called on all governors to mandate mask wearing to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 165,000 people in the United States. In his second day on the campaign trail with former rival and now running mate Kamala Harris by his side, Biden made the call for a nationwide mandate on masks after a virtual meeting with public health advisers in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.US news - live Continue reading...
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Fortnite maker sues Apple over removal of popular video game from App Store

Removal came after Fortnite circumvented Apple’s in-app payments, encouraging users to pay gaming company directlyApple on Thursday removed the enormously popular video game Fortnite from its App Store for violating its in-app payment guidelines, in a move likely to escalate debate over the tech giant’s grip over the industry.Its removal from the App Store came after Fortnite circumvented Apple’s in-app payment system and 30% fee, encouraging users to pay the gaming company directly. Continue re...
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