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Hong Kong activist detained attempting to seek asylum at US consulate

Tony Chung, 19, was on bail on suspected national security offences when he was reportedly ‘snatched away’Tony Chung, a 19-year-old Hong Kong activist on bail after his arrest on suspected national security offences, has been detained by authorities while attempting to seek asylum at the US consulate.Two other members of Chung’s now-disbanded activism group, Yanni Ho and William Chan, were also arrested later on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Global survey shows widespread disapproval of Covid response

People in most of 25 countries think governments failed to act well or quicklyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in most of 25 countries around the world think governments and leaders failed to respond either well or fast enough to the coronavirus crisis, a new global survey shows.YouGov’s globalism survey of about 26,000 people in countries from Australia to Sweden, designed with the Guardian and carried out by the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project between July ...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Australia, World news, Yougov, Coronavirus


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...
Tags: Republicans, Americas, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Canada, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Trump, US elections 2020


UK faces new legal challenge over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners seek judicial review of renewal of sales after court ruled them unlawfulCampaigners have filed for a judicial review of the UK government’s decision to renew arms sales to Saudi Arabia.The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said the weapons would “fuel destruction and prolong the conflict” in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has employed widespread bombing in a war that has killed thousands of civilians. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Yemen, Arms trade, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Campaign Against Arms Trade CAAT


Tanzanian president accused of repression on eve of election

Opposition and rights groups criticise John Magufuli, who looks on course for second termOpposition leaders in Tanzania have accused the government of undermining democracy and curtailing fundamental freedoms on the eve of elections in which John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most controversial leaders, could win a second term as president.Magufuli, whose forthright style has earned him the nickname “the bulldozer”, won praise when he came to power in 2015 for his high-profile efforts to crack down ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Tanzania, John Magufuli, Magufuli


Sudan government denies Rift Valley fever outbreak despite reports of deaths

Doctors say cases and dozens of deaths from the disease have occurred since August floods, with cases of malaria and cholera also on the riseAn outbreak of Rift Valley fever has killed dozens of people and infected more than 1,000 in Sudan’s Northern state, according to local doctors.Doctors told the Guardian the disease has spread across the towns of Merowe, Al Dabbah and Karima, mainly among cattle herders. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Sudan, Malaria, Rift Valley, Karima, Merowe Al Dabbah


Hong Kong activist detained while attempting to seek asylum at US consulate

Tony Chung, 19, was on bail on suspected national security law offences when he was reportedly ‘snatched away’Tony Chung, a 19-year-old Hong Kong activist on bail after his arrest on suspected national security offences, has been detained by authorities while attempting to seek asylum at the US consulate.According to the UK-based group, Friends of Hong Kong, Chung had gone to the US consulate in Hong Kong at 8.10am on Tuesday but it was closed for another 20 minutes. He called the organisation f...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, China, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Tony Chung, away'Tony Chung, Friends of Hong Kong Chung


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 ...
Tags: Business, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Boeing, Raytheon, Zhao Lijian, Lockheed Martin Boeing Defense Space Security


Huawei: US asked for Meng Wanzhou's devices to be secured at arrest, court hears

Canadian police officer tells extradition hearing Washington asked for phone and laptop to be put in ‘Faraday bag’ to prevent data being ‘erased remotely’A Canadian police officer has testified about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be “erased remotely.”Royal Canadian mounted police constable Winston Yep – the first witness to testify in the extraditio...
Tags: Technology, Washington, China, US, World news, Canada, Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou, Winston Yep


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...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, The Supreme Court, Barrett, Fauci, ACB, Trump Administration


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...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Mike Pence, Barrett, Fauci, Lois Beckett


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...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Republicans, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Barrett, Chuck Schumer


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 ...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Hurricanes, National Hurricane Center, Cozumel, Zeta, Storm Zeta, WednesdayStorm Zeta


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...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Joan, US supreme court, Trump


Low expectations in Mexico as US election nears

By Christopher Sherman | Associated Press MEXICO CITY — A week before U.S. elections, expectations and attention are unusually low in a foreign country that may have more at stake than any other. Many Mexicans would be glad to see a more neighborly president who hasn’t called Mexicans rapists or threatened to build a wall against them, but the relationship has survived a Donald Trump presidency, so there’s a feeling it can handle any outcome. In the streets, few can name Democratic candidate Joe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Ap, Canada, Soccer, United States, House, Mexico City


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...
Tags: Europe, Business, US, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Infectious Diseases, Airline Industry, Economic recovery, Intercontinental Hotels, Ftse, Rolls-royce, Tui Travel, Carnival


Auction for Jerusalem museum’s treasures postponed at last minute

Sotheby’s in London had been due to sell more than 200 items from cash-strapped museumAmong the hundreds of precious items at Jerusalem’s Museum for Islamic Art is an ostentatious helmet that may have belonged to an Ottoman sultan, a page from a nearly millennium-old Qur’an, and a 13th-century Mamluk glass bowl.While no doubt treasured, these artefacts can no longer be considered priceless. In a controversial Sotheby’s auction previously set to take place in London on Tuesday, the bowl was estim...
Tags: London, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Heritage, Museums, Sotheby


Polish pro-choice protests continue with blockades and red paint

Thousands march in opposition to ruling that could lead to near total ban on abortionsThousands of protesters turned out in towns and cities across Poland on Monday as a political crisis sparked by an impending near total ban on abortion showed no sign of abating.Drivers created a series of blockades in city centres and thousands of people marched to express their anger at a ruling by Poland’s constitutional tribunal that, if implemented, would ban terminations even in instances where a foetus i...
Tags: Europe, World news, Poland, Abortion


Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies at 78

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was ‘king of clubs’ in US wanted list and had $10m bounty on his headSaddam Hussein’s right-hand man, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a longtime fugitive, has died, according to the late Iraqi dictator’s daughter and his Ba’ath party.After Saddam’s capture following the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, the wiry, red-haired general remained the “king of clubs” in Washington’s deck of cards of wanted regime figures, with a $10m bounty on his head. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, Iraq, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Saddam Hussein, Hussein, Saddam, Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, Ba'ath


Iraq: Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man dies after years as fugitive

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was ‘king of clubs’ in US wanted list and had $10m bounty on his headSaddam Hussein’s right-hand man, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a longtime fugitive, has died, according to the late Iraqi dictator’s daughter and his Ba’ath party.After Saddam’s capture following the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, the wiry, red-haired general remained the “king of clubs” in Washington’s deck of cards of wanted regime figures, with a $10m bounty on his head. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, Iraq, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Saddam Hussein, Hussein, Saddam, Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, Ba'ath


Mayor of Rome says she was targeted by mafia

Virginia Raggi says she was told organised crime groups planned to kill her and her familyThe mayor of Rome has said organised crime groups planned to kill her and her family because she was taking them on in parts of the Italian capital where they hold sway.Virginia Raggi became the Eternal City’s first female mayor when she was elected in 2016 in a breakthrough for her party, the Five Star Movement, which now governs nationally. She is running for re-election next year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, Mafia, Eternal City, Five Star Movement, Virginia Raggi


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


Global report: Merkel says Germany faces 'difficult months ahead' in Covid fight

Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said her country is on the verge of losing control of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, telling colleagues from her Christian Democratic party “the situation is threatening” and “every day counts”.In leaked comments to an internal party meeting, she told those attending of “very, very difficult month...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, Merkel, Norway, Christian Democratic Party, Coronavirus


Workers and students in Belarus launch anti-Lukashenko strike

Strike was called after ultimatum to president to step down by Sunday was ignoredWorkers and students across Belarus have launched strikes in a further show of defiance towards the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, who continues to hold on to power despite two months of mass protest since he declared victory in a presidential election in August.The strike was called by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the united opposition candidate who took on Lukashenko in August after her husband and other would-be cand...
Tags: Europe, World news, Belarus, Lithuania, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya


Auction puts price on struggling Jerusalem museum's treasures

Israeli prosecutor looking at Sotheby’s auction in London that will sell more than 200 itemsAmong the hundreds of precious items at Jerusalem’s Museum for Islamic Art is an ostentatious helmet that may have belonged to an Ottoman sultan, a page from a nearly millennium-old Qur’an, and a 13th-century Mamluk glass bowl.While no doubt treasured, these artefacts can no longer be considered priceless. In a controversial Sotheby’s auction taking place in London on Tuesday, the bowl has been estimated ...
Tags: London, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Museums, Sotheby


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...
Tags: Media, China, US, America, World news, US news, Asia Pacific