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"22.01.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com New online generation takes up Holocaust denial Conspiracy theorists are flocking to outlandish websites, warns lecturer “This kind of free-for-all on the internet creates a milieu that has seen people who would normally identify along the left of the political spectrum gravitate towards ideas that are more at home on the far right.”
"22.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com After the US, far right says 2017 will be the year Europe wakes up French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen says 2017 will see big changes “2016 was the year the Anglo-Saxon world woke up. I am certain 2017 will be the year when the people of continental Europe wake up.”
"22.01.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com UK scientists bid to solve mystery deaths of hundreds of baby southern right whales Two-year project aims to learn why carcasses have washed up on Argentina's coast “There are only a few thousand southern right whales left on the planet. We need to find out what is killing them and we think their sub-Antarctic feeding ground holds the answer.”
"22.01.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Adrift in a dreamworld – the genius of Michael Andrews makes us doubt our own eyes He left behind 1950s Soho to spraypaint wondrous landscapes full of rocks, shadows and mystery. This show finally captures the brilliance of Michael Andrews "This beguiling exhibition at the Gagosian in London takes us on a hot-air balloon ride far from the madding Colony Room crowd, into realms of quietness and vastness where Andrews truly found himself as an artist. It is the rare kind of show that changes
"22.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Why we protested in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington Millions of people worldwide marched against Donald Trump's presidency and in support of other issues this weekend. We caught up with some of them "I grew up as a woman knowing that rights can always be taken away from us, ready to stand up when times will ask for it, but I never thought that this will happen so soon or at this scale."
"22.01.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com The increasingly polarised debate on abortion imperils women | Sonia Sodha A woman's right to choose has been a hard-fought battle and we must ensure proper quality of care "A woman's right to choose is the product of a hard-won fight. In that context, I can understand how demanding a better regulatory regime for substandard providers or introducing tougher counselling standards might feel like ceding ground. But what if our
"22.01.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Jackie review – a symphony of grief at the White House Natalie Portman is extraordinary as JFK's widow, but the real star of Pablo Larraín's film is Mica Levi's score "With her breathy vowels and strangely stagey expressions, I confess that Portman's mannered performance seemed at first too arch to be engaging. Only on second viewing did I realise that her Jackie was not alienating but alienated."
"22.01.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Trump's casual misogyny is an affront to all women. We must unite against him It used to be the case that bigotry was frowned upon. But the president has now made it acceptable to openly hate "Donald J. Trump is a man who doesn't like women's bodies – is disgusted by them, describes them as disgusting – unless he wants to have sex with them or the body belongs to Ivanka Trump. So, the physical massing of women who oppose him feels like one of
"22.01.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com Philip Glass: 'My problem is people don't believe I write symphonies' About to turn 80, the composer talks about his slow, taxi-driving road to success, and why he is anything but a minimalist… "If people called me an American opera composer it would have the virtue of being what I actually do. This is reality. God forbid we should be accurate. I'm not making this stuff up. Would it be easier to say I'm an Icelandic composer who writes serial
"22.01.2017 17:20:01" theguardian.com Can the LGBTQ community curb the gun lobby? After the Orlando nightclub shootings, America's queer community has the gun lobby firmly in its sights. Can they succeed where so many have failed, asks Rupert Neate "Gays against Guns."
"22.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Playing dead: my part as a corpse that came back to haunt me When Olivia Williams was starting out as an actor, one of her first roles was as a dead body in Poplar morgue, providing her with a darkly funny anecdote. But 20 years on the story took a poignant twist… "I had been fitted with a full prosthetic bloated face; my entire naked body was made-up to be bluish and mottled. Thames mud was shoved up my nose, in my ears, eyes, nails and hair, and before each take I was liberally sprayed with brownish water – which
"22.01.2017 16:45:02" theguardian.com A dating app says I'm London's hottest single man. I think my cat's to blame When the Happn app announced that my dating profile was a hit, I thought it was a phishing scam. Then my phone lit with with friends laughing at me What it's like to be London's 'hottest man'.
"22.01.2017 16:30:02" theguardian.com Home Office Eritrea guidance softened to reduce asylum seeker numbers Information downplayed rights abuses and meant some Eritrean children in Calais were refused entry to UK The UK government downplayed the risk of human rights abuses in one of the world's most repressive regimes in a bid to reduce asylum seeker numbers despite doubts from its own experts, internal documents have revealed.
"22.01.2017 16:15:01" theguardian.com UK woman imprisoned in Iran has conviction upheld in appeals court Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was fighting a five-year sentence on unspecified charges relating to national security “I have stated publicly I regard both my wife and daughter as being held by Iranian factions for other agendas, as bargaining chips for international and domestic politics, inventing lies to protect their economic interests. This is a politics that it is
"22.01.2017 16:03:00" theguardian.com Sean Spicer is a Groucho Marxist, asking us not to believe our own eyes Every possible data point confirms his inauguration crowd claims to be false. So why did Trump's press secretary turn himself into a laughing stock? 'We should also listen closely to those commentators raised under authoritarian regimes. They note that leaders in that mould often spread falsehoods, or at least try to make facts seems hazy and unknowable. If a chunk of the population are not sure
"22.01.2017 15:40:32" theguardian.com Why do cities close refuges unless they want women to die? Sunderland is about to become the first UK city without a single shelter for victims of domestic violence. Women are likely to pay a terrible price, some of them with their lives, says Eva Wiseman "Sunderland is about to become the first UK city without a single domestic violence refuge. The bleakness of this is exhausting. The knowledge that even if a woman in Sunderland finds the courage, cash and energy to leave the partner that hits her, soon
"22.01.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump says his CIA speech was a 'win' President uses Twitter to dismiss protests against him and praise own performance in meeting with intelligence officials "Had a great meeting at CIA Headquarters yesterday, packed house, paid great respect to Wall, long standing ovations, amazing people. WIN!"
"22.01.2017 15:15:31" "Pussy grabs back" - highlights from the women's march in London Up to 2 million people gathered in cities around the world yesterday to show their solidarity with the Women's March on Washington in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration. Here are some highlights from the sister march in London.
"22.01.2017 15:00:02" theguardian.com Mrs M as a dominatrix? Some Tories buy it, but Europe won't Her big speech on Brexit had a superficial firmness and clarity but was constructed from illusions and hollow threats "I am tempted to ask: what has the prime minister been smoking?"
"22.01.2017 14:40:01" theguardian.com The Observer view on bullying, aggressive, nationalist Donald Trump The president's aggressive, nationalistic speech recalled the rallies of 1930s Europe, hinting at the trouble he seems desperate to create 'To paraphrase the 35th president, John Kennedy, in his inaugural address in 1961: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do to save your country from Donald Trump.”'
"22.01.2017 14:30:00" Women's March on Washington: 'We'll see who's on the right side The Women's March on Washington drew hundreds of thousands of people to the capital. Hear the stories of four participants who decided to take to the streets and fight back against Donald Trump's agenda:
"22.01.2017 14:15:01" theguardian.com My 30 years as prisoner of a London cult Three years after escaping the abusive Maoist 'collective' who had held her captive since birth, Katy Morgan-Davies tells her story "Katy would hold up a sign with 'Help me' written on it. But the Biro letters were too small to be read from the street."
"22.01.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Beyond good and evil with Gove and Trump | Stewart Lee The former justice secretary's interview with the new US president was bizarrely uncritical. Perhaps philosophy can help us understand their relationship "Gove is a desperate, disappointed man, staring into the murky dew pond of Trump's inarticulate pronouncements, looking for something that validates him. Hearing that Trump will do a trade deal with the UK “absolutely, very quickly”, Gove the emasculated
"22.01.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com 'Theresa May's speech was a body blow' ... how one town is still arguing over Brexit In the Hertfordshire commuter belt, the PM's stance on the EU is fuelling resentment “I put a Vote Remain poster in my window, and thought nothing of it. But then the next day my neighbours, who I've never had a problem with, put up one of their own – except they'd taken a marker pen and replaced 'remain' with 'out'. Neither of us has
"22.01.2017 13:20:00" Trump's press secretary defends inauguration crowd size – video President Donald J. Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, held an impromptu first briefing on Saturday night — at which he lectured the media over its coverage of Trump's inauguration. Using newly installed screens to feature photographs he claimed
"22.01.2017 13:00:02" theguardian.com Cross-party group of MPs plots to halt hard Brexit plans MPs say Theresa May has no authority to pursue 'extreme' options for UK's departure from Europe “Working people, including millions who voted to Leave the EU, would pay the price. Your government has a mandate to take us out of the EU but you have no mandate to do this.”
"22.01.2017 12:40:00" Donald Trump's inauguration speech in full "American carnage."
On Friday, Donald J. Trump became president of the USA. This was his first speech.
"22.01.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Theresa May pressed on Trump's 'sexism' as US trade talks confirmed PM refuses to say if she will raise the president's comments about women during next week's visit to Washington "May insisted that being a female prime minister and the first foreign leader to meet Trump since his inauguration would be the “biggest statement” she can make about the role of women in the world."
"22.01.2017 11:44:45" theguardian.com Obama's inauguration in 2009 vs Trump's in 2017 – then and now Drag slider or click on image to compare crowds attending inaugurations in 2009 and 2017 Trump has claimed 1.5m people came to Washington for his inauguration.
"22.01.2017 11:25:54" theguardian.com I'm so glad to spoil this film for you Critics have raved over Nocturnal Animals, joined now by Bafta. Well, I'm happy to be out of line on this Victoria Coren Mitchell takes aim at violence aimed at women in Tom Ford's movie Nocturnal Animals.
"22.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com May refuses to confirm whether she knew about Trident 'malfunction' No 10 covered up failed test of nuclear deterrent weeks before crucial Commons vote on its renewal, says report An unarmed Trident II D5 missile veered in the wrong direction towards the US when it was launched from a British submarine off the coast of Florida in June last year, the Sunday Times reported.
"22.01.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Should I abandon my son to my alcoholic husband? A woman, whose son protects her from her abusive husband, wonders if she should leave without a trace. Mariella Frostrup responds "I had kept my affair secret from my husband until he found out from my diary in 2010. Since then he has started drinking three or four bottles of wine a night and blames his drinking on me. He has been hospitalised and in rehab many times for his
"22.01.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Women's March on Washington overshadows Trump's first full day in office While women marched around the world, press secretary Sean Spicer berated the media for 'minimising the enormous support' at Trump's inauguration The Associated Press reported that at least 500,000 women had turned out for the Women's March on National Mall at 9.40am – more than double the initial predictions.
"22.01.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Australia to seek UK migration deal in Brexit trade talks High commissioner says country wants easier access for businesspeople, and exploratory talks have already begun Britain will have to relax immigration rules for Australians if it wants to secure a free trade deal with the Commonwealth nation, its high commissioner to London has said.
"22.01.2017 09:45:45" theguardian.com Trump inauguration crowd: Sean Spicer's claims versus the evidence White House press secretary's claim that the media faked low attendance does not stack up against photos, video and public transport figures Trump's press secretary says the inauguration drew “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe”.
Before and after photos say otherwise.
"22.01.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Highlights from the Guardian and the Observer this weekend Click here to save half price on the weekend papers Highlights from the Observer today:
OFM's 20 best one-pots and the New Review on films Jackie and Lion, alongside analysis and reflection on Trump's first weekend in office
"22.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Immigration is lowest concern on young voters' Brexit list Poll finds 18-34s put the issue at bottom of list of 22 priorities "It's not surprising that 57% of 18-34-year-olds don't have confidence that Brexit will be negotiated in a way that best suits their interests. Theresa May needs to make an explicit commitment to sourcing, reviewing and accounting for the views of young
"22.01.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Nought to 103 in six generations: Bradford family claim UK record Hansons believe they are first family in Britain to have six generations alive at once, after a new arrival on Christmas Day "Baby Finley is the great-great-great-grandson of the matriarch of the tribe, Hilda Hanson, known affectionately as 'little gran'."
"22.01.2017 08:20:01" theguardian.com UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers Reforms aim to end presumption that a father must have contact with a child when there is evidence of domestic abuse Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk.
"22.01.2017 08:00:01" theguardian.com Batteries included: Yorkshire village seeks to solve riddle of too much sun Moixa trial at Oxspring to see if UK-made home batteries can store and use local solar power for longer, bypass National Grid and cut energy bills "The purpose is to enable us to harness more of the solar energy that's generated during the day, when demand for energy is low, and release it onto the network at the morning and evening peaks."
"21.01.2017 21:40:00" Five uplifting moments from a dark inauguration day Donald J. Trump is president … but it's not all bad. Here are five moments of compassion and dignity from an otherwise dark inauguration day.
"21.01.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Voices from the march on Washington Women from across the United States marching in Washington DC on Donald Trump's first day as US president share their thoughts and reasons for protesting "The message that I hope Donald Trump gets: you better fucking pay attention to us now."
"21.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Marine Le Pen leads gathering of EU far-right leaders in Koblenz The head of France's Front National will share the stage with far-right leaders from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands The conference has already caused controversy after organisers banned many news organisations from attending on the basis that they had “not met journalistic standards in past reporting”, the German newspaper Die Welt said.
"21.01.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com How these six women's protests changed history From revolution-era France to modern-day Poland and Argentina, women have effected change by standing up en masse to injustice "Iceland topped the World Economic Forum's gender gap index again in 2016. But in 1975, women were underpaid and underrepresented in government. So they decided to strike to demonstrate their importance to society. On 24 October of that year, 25,000 women
"21.01.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Paul Auster: 'I'm going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can't live with myself' The novelist on Trump's America and publishing the book of his life at 70 “I've always been haunted by what happened, the utter randomness of it. I think it was the most important day of my life.”
"21.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com 'This is the upside of the downside': Women's March finds hope in defiance Enormous gatherings across America, and around the world, have brought a palpable sense of solidarity to resist Donald Trump's backward-looking agenda Women's Marches around the world have brought a palpable sense of solidarity and determination to resist a backwards-looking agenda.
"21.01.2017 19:40:02" theguardian.com Sign up for Jessica Valenti's email newsletter Jessica Valenti tracks what's happening in the world of feminism and sexism. Sign up. Sign up for Jessica Valenti's weekly email newsletter, The Week in Patriarchy. Jessica tracks what's happening in the world of feminism and sexism to help you cope with the next four years.
"21.01.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com The women's march heralds a renaissance of resistance | Eve Ensler We are marching against Donald Trump, and to turn our fear and sorrow into power and imagination. Join us "We are marching to turn our fear and sorrow and shame to power and imagination."
"21.01.2017 19:00:01" theguardian.com Why the next four years will be a test for all of us It is not enough to protest Trump's presidency. We must all challenge injustice, at home and in the wider world "Make America great again? That greatness has come from centuries of killing."
"21.01.2017 18:45:00" The world unites in support of Women's March on Washington "Women's right are human rights" – that's the message the Women's March on Washington wants to send to the Trump administration. Today, people around the world protested in solidarity with the Washington demonstration.
"21.01.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com The Auschwitz survivor who returned to rescue her brother's paintings Just before Eva Schloss was separated from her brother on arrival at Auschwitz, he told her of the cache of his art, painted in secret, he had hidden in an attic "It was to be Eva's last conversation with her brother, Heinz. They were human cargo on the railway cattle wagon transporting their parents and a hundred other people, all Jews and Gypsies, to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944. On their three-day descent
"21.01.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com They call it fun, but the digital giants are turning workers into robots With perfect timing, a new film highlights how employee monitoring is taking over people's lives "On the way to being replaced by a robot, you will have to become one, and tumble into a mode of existence glimpsed 20 years ago on the amazingly prescient Radiohead album OK Computer, in the sound-collage titled Fitter Happier: “Fitter, happier / More
"21.01.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Yotam Ottolenghi's coconut recipes When the weather or the news are getting you down, transport yourself to your own island paradise by cooking with fresh coconut "If food can transport, coconut is the perfect vehicle in which I can float away and dream of better views."
"21.01.2017 17:33:01" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney breaks Manchester United scoring record with equaliser against Stoke City Rooney's brilliant free-kick in stoppage time was his 250th Manchester United goal, and gave his side the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City Wayne Rooney could hardly have chosen a better time to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record for Manchester United.
"21.01.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Madam president: are female leaders better for women? This piece started with the assumption that in 2017 we would have a feminised global stage: there'd be Hillary Clinton in the White House, Theresa May in Downing Street, Angela Merkel in the Bundeskanzleramt, and Marine Le Pen in a hollowed-out volca Hillary Clinton would have done more for women than Donald J. Trump, but less than Bernie Sanders. What is 'women's politics', anyway – and who does it best?
"21.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Ryan Gosling in La La Land is every bad date you ever had Those guys who insist on ordering your cocktail? Who say you absolutely must swap your Starbucks for hand-ground fresh roasted beans? Jazz snobs, one and all "Those guys who insist on ordering your drink because only they understand what makes a good cocktail? How you absolutely must swap your Starbucks for the fresh roasted beans they will hand-grind every morning? How you must respect their childish
"21.01.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com Ikea's effect on the antiques trade: here's six ways to turn the tables The Swedish manufacturer was blamed this week for plummeting antique sales and for creating a national crisis of individual taste. So send the flat-packs packing, and see if our list of six design classics relights your inspiration Here are six furniture classics to fuel your junk-shop foraging instincts and get your taste buds going beyond what those nice, blonde, bland boxed kits with funny names and occassionally missing Allen keys have to offer.
"21.01.2017 16:21:00" theguardian.com Women's marches around the world – in pictures Protests to show solidarity with the Women's March on Washington have taken place around the world after Donald Trump's inauguration Across the world women, and men, have protested Donald Trump's presidency. Here are some of the best images from the day:
"21.01.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Trump's 'American Carnage' speech resembled an extended tweet It was mocking, belligerent and triumphalist. The dark pessimism and conspiracism were crude echoes of the old themes of American isolationism "The dark pessimism and conspiracism of Trump's speech are unoriginal with him. They are crude echoes of the old themes of American isolationism. Trump's slogan, “America First,” was emblazoned on the banner of the movement for appeasement of Hitler."
"21.01.2017 15:41:02" theguardian.com A letter to … My estranged daughter, who doesn't want to talk to me The letter you always wanted to write "When I think of you, my mind goes blank. I don't know if it is love, regret, or just more self-pity. What I do know is that I miss you even though I never knew or wanted you. I want to talk to you, but I still don't know what to say. I never wanted you,
"21.01.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com From Westworld to Homeland: pop culture's obsession with gaslighting Why have stories about men mind-controlling women come to define much of modern pop culture? Gaslighting: "to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into doubting their own sanity"
"21.01.2017 15:05:00" We're at the #WomensMarch in London, where thousands of people are joining a global solidarity protest in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration
"21.01.2017 15:00:01" theguardian.com Six reasons why sleeping in separate beds can be a good idea Sleeping alone from time to time to avoid snoring, a young child in your bed and duvet hogging is a total luxury "My name is Stuart Heritage, and sometimes I sleep in a different room from my wife."
"21.01.2017 14:40:01" theguardian.com Donor siblings: do the ties of blood matter? Alice Jolly's daughter was born as a result of donor conception and carried by a surrogate. In the years to come, will she be troubled by her origins? Genetics are only one part of the story – isn't it more interesting to look forward? “So what do you reckon? Are you going to look for Hope's diblings?”
I have no idea what Sarah is talking about.
"21.01.2017 14:30:01" theguardian.com Mouthwatering lamb tagine and roast squash recipes | Cook residency How to cook with: Heat. It's how the food responds to heat rather than the method of cooking that matters: try this tip on this succulent lamb and quince tagine and roast squash with chermoula "Simmering? Sizzling? Browning? Steaming? Good cooks heed these signs – the landmarks that will guide you to deliciousness, rather than precise temperatures on oven dials and specific cooking times."
"21.01.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com New era: front pages from around world on Trump - in pictures The world reports on the inauguration of 45th President of the United States of America Nova Era.
"21.01.2017 14:00:01" theguardian.com Armando Iannucci on Donald Trump: 'This is the best moment, isn't it?' An open letter to the new president, from the creator of Veep and The Thick Of It "Even when silent, you sound loud. You are, in fact, an avalanche of contradictions: real and unreal, scary yet amusing, fact and fiction rolled into one – like a little rubber Mount Rushmore blown up to actual size by the use of helium. You confuse us.
"21.01.2017 13:40:55" theguardian.com Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing their plans After telling border agents their plans to march, group's cars were searched and phones examined, and each person was fingerprinted and had their photo taken “The first thing he asked us point blank is, 'Are you anti- or pro-Trump?'”
"21.01.2017 13:27:37" We're at the #WomensMarch in London, where thousands of people are joining a global solidarity protest in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration
"21.01.2017 13:15:01" theguardian.com 'Think about the bigger picture': life lessons from Meryl Streep and other successful women They've won Oscars, Pulitzers and Nobel peace prizes: eight women at the top of their game tell us how they got there "Everything I am interested in boils down to the fact that there's an injustice happening somewhere." - Mhairi Black MP
"21.01.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com The American left will be reborn under President Trump | Owen Jones Clintonian-centrism was defeated in November, but attempts to repeal Obamacare shows the Republicans are weak and divided. Now is the time for the left to craft a populist alternative "Trump represents the most dramatic victory yet for a populist right that appears to be sweeping the western world. But he is far weaker than he looks. Can the US left craft a populist alternative that convinces the millions of Americans who are angry and
"21.01.2017 12:40:01" theguardian.com Melania Trump inauguration day style evokes Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Reagan New first lady worse retro powder blue skirt suit for swearing in followed by vanilla off-the-shoulder gown for evening events Our fashion editor on the political significance of Melania Trump's inauguration style.
"21.01.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com The threat to species from climate change should provoke shame in our hearts | Tim Flannery The flora and fauna that have made Australia such a remarkable place is under grave threat from a climate changing due to carbon emissions "Climate change has significantly worsened recent extreme heat events in Australia. And the outlook just looks bleaker."
"21.01.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com The presidential inauguration – in pictures On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC, the Guardian's picture editors select their photo highlights of the event as it unfolds On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC, the Guardian's picture editors selected their photo highlights of the event as it unfolded.
"21.01.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Women's March on Washington and London plus global anti-Trump protests - live coverage Rolling coverage of events in the US and around the world as more than 20 countries host solidarity marches in wake of Trump inauguration Join us for live coverage as the world protests the presidency of Donald J. Trump, including coverage of the women's marches on Washington and London.
"21.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com White House website switches over to Trump's 'America-first' policy agenda The Obama administration's priorities of civil rights and climate change were replaced with 'bringing back jobs and growth' and 'rebuild American military' Just a couple of minutes after Trump was sworn in, Obama's policies were moved to an archival website and promptly replaced with a new slate of priorities, which drastically underscored the differences between the two men's administrations.
"21.01.2017 10:45:01" theguardian.com The affair that saved our marriage Tal Araim's affair brought his 16-year marriage to Samara to the brink. But four years later, they are still together and closer than ever – how did they survive? Anna Moore finds out “We have hospitals where you go when you've had a heart attack and gyms where you go to stay healthy. With marriage, we only have the hospitals – we look for help when it's almost too late. If Samara and I had gone somewhere like this at the beginning,
"21.01.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Trump's inaugural speech in full – video Trump told the crowd that 'protection will lead to great prosperity' and that America would be protected by God before warning that the US needed to protect its borders "We all bleed the same red blood of patriots."
In case you missed it.
"21.01.2017 10:15:10" theguardian.com Michael and Emily Eavis: 'The Variety Bazaar won't be like Glastonbury – it'll be unique' After a busy week of rumours, the Glastonbury organisers answered Guardian readers' questions on their new 'sister festival', urban myths, ticket costs – and confirming Kris Kristofferson for 2017 The Eavises answer Guardian readers' questions about the future of Glastonbury.
"21.01.2017 10:05:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback and missile defence orders New president begins four-year term with series of executive orders setting tone for his government Day one for Trump: climate change, LGBT rights and civil rights history eradicated from White House website.
"21.01.2017 10:01:20" theguardian.com Under President Trump, we'll enter an age of global confrontation A narcissistic bully will face nationalist leaders just as dangerous. Prepare for a direct clash with China "Donald J. Trump's arrival in the White House reflects a wider phenomenon: a new era of nationalism."
"21.01.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Highlights from the Guardian and the Observer this weekend Click here to save half price on the weekend papers Highlights from the Guardian today:
Eight women who shape our world in Weekend, featuring Meryl Streep and Mhairi Black, alongside insight on the inauguration and upcoming presidency
"21.01.2017 09:00:01" theguardian.com Blondie, The Clash and Queen: is the Trainspotting 2's soundtrack as good as the original? From Born Slippy to Lust For Life, Trainspotting's music defined a generation. Can its long-awaited sequel similarly capture the zeitgeist? "Spud, Renton and Sick Boy are now in their 40s and this “angry, but in a 6 Music kind of way” comp fits as snugly as Begbie and his 'tache."
"21.01.2017 08:30:02" theguardian.com Buy, George? World's largest fund manager hires Osborne as adviser Former chancellor's lucrative new role as BlackRock adviser follows controversial US speaking tour that netted £600,000 The chancellor who oversaw a massive rise zero hours contracts has a new part-time job ... at the world's largest fund manager.
"21.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com What you need to know about Trump's first speech as president Guardian US writers examine President Trump's points on national security, the economy, climate change, health, justice, immigration and gender Guardian US writers examine President Trump's take on national security, the economy, climate change, healthcare, justice, immigration and gender.
"21.01.2017 00:20:00" Anti-Trump protests around the world Protests took place all over the world on Friday, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Crowds from Manila to the West Bank, Tokyo to Berlin, organised a variety of marches and events to voice their opposition.
"21.01.2017 00:00:01" theguardian.com Fact-checking the inaugural speech: the economy, crime and hiring American In his first presidential speech, Donald Trump painted a bleak picture on issues ranging from education to the military. Alan Yuhas sorts fact from fiction “The crime and the gangs and the drugs.”
Trump is conjuring up a vision of America as a wasteland that does not square with reality.
"20.01.2017 23:30:01" Timeline Photos The Guardian front page, 21 January 2017: "From this moment on it's going to be only America first" — President Trump
"20.01.2017 23:22:53" theguardian.com Senators delay 'rushed' confirmation vote for president's pick to run CIA Dissatisfied by Mike Pompeo's answers on surveillance issues, Democrats said job was too important to be subject of 'rubber stamp' hearing on inauguration day Senate Democrats have delayed the confirmation of Donald Trump's nominee to run the CIA, saying that job was too important to be the subject of a “rubber stamp” hearing on the day of the presidential inauguration.
"20.01.2017 23:03:00" theguardian.com A morning with 'adorable deplorables': why Trump supporters are optimistic On a bus bound for the inauguration in Washington, backers of the new president explain their views: 'He isn't putting people down' On the bus to Washington, many of the women's fellow white Trump supporters expressed frustration at constantly being labeled racist. It was a term, some argued, that liberals just threw around whenever they were losing an argument.
"20.01.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's first 100 days as president – daily updates Follow daily updates on the 45th president of the United States as we track Trump one day at a time We're tracking Donald Trump's first 100 days as president, one day at a time. Find daily updates here
"20.01.2017 22:20:01" theguardian.com In pledging to put 'America first', Trump holds the world at his mercy The new president lamented aiding other countries at the supposed expense of the US, in inaugural speech that emphasised counter-terrorism In his inaugural address, Donald Trump did not just promise to change his own country, he pledged to “determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come”.
"20.01.2017 22:00:01" theguardian.com How Jack Your Body began house music's squelching electronic revolution Steve 'Silk' Hurley only made his 1986 track to amuse his friends – then it burst out of Chicago's clubs and became a No 1 hit "What's funny is that I made Jack Your Body purely to amuse my friends. Listen to the voices I'm using on it … 'Huerggh!'"
"20.01.2017 21:20:01" theguardian.com Obama departs White House with a promise: 'I'll be right there with you' After eight years as America's first black president, the 44th president prepared to hand over the White House to Trump – but not before tweeting last thoughtsThanks, Obama: how the president's supporters spent his last day in office With barely a flicker to betray the emotions of the day, Barack and Michelle Obama stepped out of the White House at 10.50am today for the last time as president and first lady of the United States.
"20.01.2017 21:00:01" theguardian.com How to get stuff done (and maybe change the world, too) | Oliver Burkeman A new app that enables you to email memos to yourself? How revolutionary. No, really… "However world-changing your aims, it's only through mundane actions that you'll ever get from knowing to doing."
"20.01.2017 20:46:01" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton stands stoic as man who threatened to jail her takes office The former secretary of state had a front row seat as Donald Trump, a man she defeated by 2.9m votes, declared an end to the era of 'all talk no action' politics She was not rattled as chants of “lock her up” emanated from the crowd below the inauguration podium, and betrayed no emotion as Trump, who defeated her with an electoral college win, declared an end to the era of politicians who were “all talk and no
"20.01.2017 20:32:01" theguardian.com 'American carnage': Trump's vision casts shadow over day of pageantry In Donald Trump's first speech as US president, he offered a sinister view of the US: cities afflicted by crime, political elite in control and closed-down factories The new 45th president of the United States coined the sinister phrase “American carnage” to vividly conjure an image of inner cities he said were afflicted by crime, a political elite that had forgotten ordinary people, and a landscape of rusted
"20.01.2017 20:18:00" theguardian.com Guys, there is one Donald Trump, there is one speech | Marina Hyde Hopes that a new Trump might step up to the inauguration podium were quickly crushed under the fist of 'America first' "So unboundaried has the president been in his years-long campaign to lower the tone that it was difficult for any of the speeches, prayers and readings given by anyone else not to sound like a veiled lecture to him. 'Pray for wisdom.' 'God blesses those
"20.01.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com Women will march against Trump. We may lose, but it's still worth it | Suzanne Moore We've been told that the Women's March is pointless, confused, counterproductive. All the more reason to make sure we are seen and heard "We have been patronisingly told that the Women's March will make things even worse. For whom, one has to ask? We have also been told that now is not the time. I agree: we should have done this long, long ago."
"20.01.2017 19:59:21" theguardian.com Divisive, ungracious, unrepentant: this was Trump unbound | Jonathan Freedland Inaugural speeches are meant to heal, but he evoked dark historical echoes and confirmed our worst fears "And he was unafraid of the darkest historical echoes. 'From this day forward, it's going to be only America first,' he said, 'America first' – embracing once again the slogan of the 1930s nativist movement of appeasers and antisemites who sought to keep
"20.01.2017 19:45:02" theguardian.com The Guardian view on Donald Trump's inauguration: a declaration of political war | Editorial Editorial: The presidential handover observed all the usual civilities, but the tone of Trump's speech marked a frightening change in America "All this was in fact a sham. Donald Trump's inaugural address was a declaration of war on everything represented by these choreographed civilities."
"20.01.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Trump's first speech in office was unapologetic appeal to nationalism Braggart and bigot now in control of the world's most powerful military and economy. Fear and malevolence won "It is said that presidents campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Trump campaigned in graffiti – the profane scrawls of a mindless vandal – and, if his inaugural address was anything to go by, may yet govern in tweets – the impulsive, abbreviated
"20.01.2017 19:15:00" theguardian.com Without a path from protest to power, the Women's March will end up like Occupy Social activists have succumbed to one of the most enduring myths of contemporary American protest. It's time to consider what happens the day after "Before Trump's victory, it was widely assumed that a candidate without the backing of the establishment could not possibly win a presidential election. Good news: now we know that it is possible. It is finally conceivable that a revolutionary movement
"20.01.2017 19:00:01" theguardian.com The full text of Donald Trump's inauguration speech The president spoke of 'American carnage' and painted a dark picture of the US, and calls for 'total allegiance to the United States of America' "Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public."
"20.01.2017 18:41:10" theguardian.com Nigel Farage to become commentator on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Former Ukip leader's love affair with Donald Trump's America grows as he lands political analyst role on US news channel It's unclear whether what this means for his new show on LBC, or his role as an MEP.
"20.01.2017 18:28:21" theguardian.com 'He has already let America down': the reaction to Trump's first speech as president The 45th president of a United States delivered his much-anticipated address moments after he took the oath of office. Here's the verdict Our opinion panel's verdict.
"Dumbness and xenophobia were baked into Trump's speech."
"20.01.2017 18:15:01" theguardian.com Losing the plot: courgette crisis spreads to other vegetables Snow in growing areas in southern Spain mean shortages may last until spring, with steep prices for produce that is available “It's quite unprecedented and I've been in this business for 28 years”.
"20.01.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com The new president can stop all executive investigations. Will he halt ones about himself? Donald Trump takes office when there is reported to be a broad investigation into possible collusion between the Kremlin and campaign officials US intelligence agencies have already concluded that Vladimir Putin interfered in the presidential election in Trump's favour. The night before his inauguration, the New York Times quoted current and former senior US officials as saying that law
"20.01.2017 17:45:00" How to Trump-proof your life Donald J. Trump is now president of the United States. If this cold, hard fact doesn't fill you with joy and relief, then you may need to Trump-proof your life. Follow our easy steps.
"20.01.2017 17:34:17" theguardian.com 'Voice dissent': protesters attempt to disrupt inaugural events in Washington Some demonstrators clashed with police and tried to shut down security points as hundreds mobilized in the nation's capital against the next president The group of around 200 people, many wearing black hoodies and masks, were eventually contained by officers as they chanted: “This is what a police state looks like” and “You're protecting fascists.” Eyewitnesses reported only a handful of arrests.
"20.01.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States Inauguration ceremony provides rare moment of tradition for president who tore up the rulebook of American politics Watched by dignitaries on the west front of the US Capitol in Washington, and a worldwide TV audience of millions, the uniquely divisive businessman-turned-politician took the oath of office administered by chief justice John Roberts on Friday at midday.
"20.01.2017 17:02:32" theguardian.com The honeymoon is already over for President Trump | Richard Wolffe Shocking poll numbers tell of a uniquely difficult path for the new commander-in-chief. And that's before the inevitable scandals start "Today marks the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's presidency."
"20.01.2017 16:45:01" theguardian.com How to date a Canadian: embrace gender fluidity – and wear layers Are Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds haunting your dreams? Does the smell of boreal forest make you want to raise a large family? Do you have 10 Canadian dollars? If so, you need our guide to mating north of 60 There is a shortcut to permanent residency in Canada: if you're married to or live with a Canadian citizen for a year or more, they can sponsor you. Here's how to get your “foot” in the “door”.
"20.01.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Reboot regrets: the TV revivals that should never have happened There's relief over One Day at a Time and excitement over Twin Peaks, but televisual history suggests that comebacks aren't always a good thing 'Yes, look, you're excited by this year's Twin Peaks revival, but maybe wind it in a little bit.'
"20.01.2017 16:20:29" Awkward? The Trumps meet the Obamas on the White House steps Awkward?
"20.01.2017 16:15:01" theguardian.com Scotland cannot afford to become independent, says Jeremy Corbyn Remark to Scottish Labour audience in Glasgow rubbished by Nicola Sturgeon, who attacked Labour's 'pitifully ineffective opposition' Jeremy Corbyn has goaded Nicola Sturgeon into an attack on his leadership of the Labour party after he claimed Scotland could not afford to become independent.
"20.01.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Rising seas sweep away land and livelihoods in Bangladesh – in pictures Kutubdia, an island of fishing villages and salt farms, has halved in size in 20 years, with family homes swallowed by the ever-encroaching tides Kutubdia, an island of fishing villages and salt farms, has halved in size in 20 years, with family homes destroyed by ever-encroaching tides. In nearby Cox's Bazar, more frequent storms have had a severe impact on fishermen's catches.
"20.01.2017 15:51:52" theguardian.com Gove's 'snowflake' tweet is symptomatic of the nastiness that's ruining politics Twitter storms, online spats and insults are making it impossible to talk to one another and reach the compromises on which public life depends "I suspect a lot of people are quietly happy when they read something online they dislike. It provides a warm feeling of righteous indignation, and the chance to attack your enemies for being so damn ignorant and narrow-minded. Said outrage can be put to
"20.01.2017 15:40:15" theguardian.com Older motherhood offers women the ultimate in having it all The news that Julia Peyton-Jones has become a first-time mother at the age of 64 is a potential game-changer for women "The greatest fear most parents have, after something happening to their children, is something happening to them before their children are old enough to cope. For sexagenarian parents the risk of setting a child up for early bereavement, or life as a
"20.01.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Women's movement 'powder keg' ignited by Trump election Saturday's Women's March on Washington expects up to half a million people, as 1.5m around the world protest in support "The women of the world were sitting on a powder keg and Donald Trump just lit the match."
"20.01.2017 15:10:01" theguardian.com Women's marches across the UK: what you need to know At least 14 UK events planned for Saturday in solidarity with march in Washington after Trump's inauguration Donald Trump will be inaugurated today as US president – tomorrow there will be marches across the UK in solidarity with those Americans marching in protest against him.
"20.01.2017 15:03:21" Donald Trump inauguration live Watch live as Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.
"20.01.2017 14:55:00" theguardian.com Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC Thousands of customers will be compensated for excessive credit card charges thanks to dogged efforts of 59-year-old Nicholas Wilson A lone whistleblower has won a 13-year “David and Goliath battle” against HSBC and Britain's chief financial watchdog, resulting in a multimillion-pound compensation payout to thousands of people.
"20.01.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Experience: I was bitten by a shark The water was murky, so I couldn't see anything. It just came out of nowhere and then it was gone in a flash "I was finishing my first loop when I felt jaws coming around my torso and a piercing pain. The water was murky, so I couldn't see anything. It just came out of nowhere and then it was gone in a flash. I knew it was something really big and assumed it was
"20.01.2017 14:30:09" theguardian.com Totes annoying: words that should be banned The internet is the source of many crimes against language – and these are among the worst offenders Because internet, That thing when, Goals... A highly subjective glossary of words that should be binned in 2017.
"20.01.2017 14:15:01" theguardian.com Harrods stops taking cut of tips in its restaurants after protests Store was targeted by United Voices of the World union after keeping half the discretionary 12.5% service charge Tipping point.
"20.01.2017 14:14:56" Gravity Rush 2 and The Flame in the Flood are both out this week. What do Keith Stuart and Kate Gray make of them? Leave a comment or question below
"20.01.2017 14:10:01" theguardian.com Corbyn's choice to fight Copeland byelection rejected by local party Gillian Troughton's selection for tough contest next month in west Cumbria will be seen as victory for Labour moderates Labour has said it will hold both the Stoke Central and Copeland byelections on 23 February. The announcement came shortly after it was revealed that local Labour party members had rejected Jeremy Corbyn's preferred choice as candidate for Copeland.
"20.01.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Here is your proto-fascism, America. I hope you like the taste We need to be diamond tough in the next four years. And we need to stop playing nice with those who want to destroy us "It takes both skill and luck to bake a FailCake as bad as this, and you've got to do the prep work for years."
"20.01.2017 13:45:00" theguardian.com Police Taser their own race relations adviser in Bristol IPCC to investigate incident in which Judah Adunbi, 63, was mistaken for man wanted by police Judah Adunbi, 63, was Tasered by police outside his home in the city on Saturday when officers apparently mistook him for a wanted man.
"20.01.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com History has called on us. Are we up to the challenge? We have a chance to find out how deep American democracy is, to live out the ethos of free speech, press and assembly, and equality before the law "We have a chance to find out how real and deep American democracy is. "
"20.01.2017 13:15:01" theguardian.com 'The mountains around Verbier are great for flying down – and off' Snowboarder and basejumper Géraldine Fasnacht says the Swiss Alps provide all the thrills she needs, though she's not averse to launching herself off skyscrapers from time to time If you fancy throwing yourself into the air from a great height but would like a lovely view on the way down ...
"20.01.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com We could've avoided President Donald Trump. Now, we must learn the lessons There were hundreds of opportunities to stop the Republican demagogue. That should focus our minds as he takes the oath of office "Now we've reached the inauguration, in an Oldsmobile with four flat tyres and a boiling radiator, some of us are looking ahead, to where the U-turn options are."
"20.01.2017 12:45:16" theguardian.com Why my seat at the inauguration is empty I hope my empty seat at the inauguration sends a message to my constituents and millions across the country that they have allies in Congress Congresswoman Barbara Lee: "I will not be celebrating the swearing in of a president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House."
"20.01.2017 12:38:01" theguardian.com Anti-Trump inauguration plans sow defiance In conservative upstate New York an 'alternative inauguration' party will hail Hillary Clinton's win in the popular vote – an outcome, critics say, that makes it imperative to resist the incoming administration "He does not have a mandate."
"20.01.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Project Fear's Brexit predictions are coming true after all Banks are moving workers, job creation is down and inflation is up. The grim reality is 'hard' Brexit will be tough for many of us "This will be really tough. EU leaders have no interest in being nice to Britain. That is not a prediction, it is reality."
"20.01.2017 12:15:00" Can we afford to tackle climate change? The science of climate change is settled. So now the story is all about politics and economics. Here, Guardian journalists and prominent authors, economists and campaigners including Larry Elliott and Naomi Klein explore the finance of keeping fossil
"20.01.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com Isis destroys tetrapylon monument in Palmyra Syrian antiquities chief says militants have demolished structure and part of Roman theatre after seizing city for second time “This is a horror film and we will see more of it, as long as the city is under their control it will remain a hostage."
"20.01.2017 11:45:02" theguardian.com Inauguration day schedule: what is happening and when Donald Trump will be sworn in as US president at a ceremony in Washington DC, and will attend a parade and inaugural balls Everything you need to know about the day you thought might never happen.
"20.01.2017 11:30:01" theguardian.com Trump lovers and haters clash at Washington DC event Hundreds of demonstrators gather to wave placards and shout slogans at the National Press Club where pro-Trump event was held DeploraBall.
"20.01.2017 11:15:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump inauguration: the world holds its breath – live coverage Follow the ceremony and all the build up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America Follow our rolling coverage of the inauguration as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States of America.
"20.01.2017 11:02:00" theguardian.com Gorillaz release Hallelujah Money Featuring vocals from Benjamin Clementine, this futurist gospel track warns of the corrosive influence of big business on politics. Who could they be talking about? Gorillaz are back. Listen here!
"20.01.2017 10:50:01" theguardian.com Tottenham's new stadium to give half-time snacks fancy flavour Fans in the expensive seats at the new White Hart Lane will head to a cheese room to choose their specially sourced fromage and enjoy a one-way view of the players in the tunnel Big cheeses.
"20.01.2017 10:41:00" theguardian.com Too much love: Nigel Farage and friends have a bad boys' ball in DC In a hotel overlooking the White House, revellers wondered if the other half of the 'beautiful friendship' would arrive "Y'all have something called a blind date in the UK? I had Nigel, who was Mr Brexit. And I had this tremendous hero, who was going to be the president of the United States. And I had to get them together. It was the start of a beautiful friendship."
"20.01.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com David Beckham to guest on 75th anniversary Desert Island Discs Special edition of Radio 4 programme will also have sound of sea wash during the credits for first time since 1960s Desert island David.
"20.01.2017 10:00:31" theguardian.com Lives torn apart and assets lost: this is what a Labour privatisation would mean | Aditya Chakrabortty The battle under way in the capital should trouble us all. Proponents call it innovation, but I say it's an assault on the poor "Enough of forced gentrification. Enough of privatising public assets. Enough of that rancid New Labour contempt for its own voters. This has to stop."
"20.01.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Martin McGuinness, the man who helped steer IRA away from terrorism Northern Ireland's outgoing deputy first minister who once headed the Provisional IRA was vital to success of peace process Sean O'Callaghan said Martin McGuinness would have had firsthand knowledge of big IRA operations including the bombs in the City of London in the 90s. Yet despite this, O'Callaghan said McGuinness was critical to the peace process: “In my opinion Adams
"20.01.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com 'What should be pristine white is littered with blue' – Timo Lieber's Arctic photography His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change "The photographs are beautiful — but what you're looking at is climate change at its worst."
"20.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Russia threatens retaliation over Facebook 'censorship' of RT Government-backed network was temporarily banned from posting images, videos or live streams for about 20 hours, possibly over a copyright issue The Russian government rose to the defence of its state broadcaster's right to publish on Facebook: "If this unprecedented pressure on Russia Today TV on the part of American media and social networks leads to limits on the work of Russian networks, we
"20.01.2017 08:40:01" theguardian.com T2 Trainspotting review: choose a sequel which doesn't disappoint Danny Boyle's followup to the cult 1996 hit isn't quite as quick and extraordinary as the original, but it is a funny, moving ode to middle-aged male disillusion whose risks pay off in spades "Everything I could have hoped for"
"20.01.2017 08:30:01" theguardian.com The new first family: what you need to know about the Trumps Here are the essential things to know about the Trumps, with notes on the roles each family member may play in the administration As soon as Donald Trump takes the oath of office, the Obama family is scheduled to board a helicopter for the airport. A new first family will have taken their place. Here's a bit about the Trumps, with notes on the roles each family member may play in
"20.01.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Brexit jitters mean less junk mail (and less money for the Royal Mail) Shares fall as postal service says drop in volume of profitable advertising mail and business post is denting income just as weakened pound raises air mail bill Royal Mail's share price has fallen after uncertainty over the UK's future relationship with the European Union curbed the amount of junk mail and business letters being sent.
"20.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Labour is in a unique bind over article 50 | Owen Jones Jeremy Corbyn is right to impose a three-line whip backing article 50 – but so are some of his MPs right to defy him "Consider this. If Corbyn refused to activate article 50, the Tories would accuse Labour of subverting the will of the people."
"20.01.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com US intelligence investigating Russian links of leading Trump associates – report President-elect's team denies any knowledge of inquiries, which according to the New York Times involve ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort Donald Trump's transition team has been forced to distance itself from reports that American intelligence agencies have intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russia and
"20.01.2017 07:20:08" theguardian.com George Soros: Theresa May won't last and Donald Trump is 'would-be dictator' Billionaire investor delivers bleak Brexit forecast at World Economic Forum and says Donald Trump is 'gearing up for trade war' but will fail Theresa May "will not remain in power long" as Brexit cripples her government, while Donald Trump is a “would-be dictator” who is “going to fail”, the billionaire investor George Soros has told the Davos world economic forum.
"20.01.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Nurse shifts left unfilled at nearly every hospital in England, figures show Analysis of official data finds 96% of NHS hospital trusts had fewer nurses covering day shifts than they had planned Almost every hospital in England has fewer nurses on duty than each believes are needed to guarantee safe patient care, research shows.
"20.01.2017 05:01:52" theguardian.com Melbourne: three dead, 20 injured as car ploughs into pedestrians in Bourke Street mall – live Police say the driver has been arrested and the incident was related to an earlier stabbing, but has no connection to terrorism Three people are dead and at least 20 people are being treated for injuries after a car driving at speed ploughed into pedestrians in the centre of Melbourne, Australia.
"20.01.2017 01:00:00" theguardian.com Writing about climate change: my professional detachment has finally turned to panic | Michael Slezak I've maintained a wall between my job and my emotional response to it, but this month I've felt dread rising about looming disaster, and it's an awakening "For five years I've been covering climate change – the science that underpins it, the things that are driving it, the devastation it is wreaking, and the desperate measures we need to urgently put in place to mitigate it."
"20.01.2017 00:40:01" theguardian.com Ghost in the Shell review – futuristic classic improves with age With its prescient visions of violence and alienation in cyberspace, this bizarre anime looks all the more impressive 22 years on "Kabuktaki Hayalet is set in 2029, which now doesn't seem so far away, at a time when digital intercommunication networks owned by international corporations have almost – but not quite – abolished the distinction between national states."
"19.01.2017 23:58:32" theguardian.com Mexico says Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman has been extradited to the US Mexico's government says it has extradited the convicted drug lord, who was was recaptured a year ago after making a second brazen jailbreak Mexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges.
"19.01.2017 23:40:02" theguardian.com Donald Trump to be sworn in on day that few expected and many feared The unpredictable 45th president's aides say his address on Friday will stress unity but an anxious world and an army of protesters may take some convincing Nearly a million people are expected on the national mall in Washington for a ceremonial transfer of power that will observe time-honoured traditions and pageantry but usher in profound political uncertainties.
"19.01.2017 23:20:00" theguardian.com Trump transition team defends lack of diversity in key posts The president-elect's cabinet picks only include three people of color and four women, but Trump team insists all nominees are 'the best and the brightest' Only three cabinet picks are people of color, and only four are women.
"19.01.2017 23:02:00" theguardian.com Obama commutes a final 330 sentences, most in a single day by any US president Two days after cutting short the prison term of Chelsea Manning, a new flood of commutations further cements the president's record-breaking numbers In his last full day as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 inmates, further cementing his legacy as having granted more commutations than any other president in US history.
"19.01.2017 22:40:01" theguardian.com Brazil supreme court justice overseeing vast corruption case dies in plane crash Teori Zavascki was on a small plane that crashed into the sea off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, and the timing is likely to raise questions of possible foul play The supreme court justice presiding over Brazil's biggest corruption case has died after the small plane he was travelling in crashed into the sea off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, according to local authorities.
"19.01.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs Though recreation on federal lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans' birthright “We didn't see it coming. I think it was sneaky and underhanded. It exemplifies an effort to not play by the rules,” said Alan Rowsome, senior director of government relations at The Wilderness Society. “This is the worst Congress for public lands ever.”
"19.01.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Stranger corrects errors on friendly postcard from Argentina: 'learn English!' A postcard sent to Canada from Buenos Aires arrived with the text – 'I west thinking in you, Have a nice day' corrected with a red pen and a 'mean' note Ay, ay, ay! No es bueno!
"19.01.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries Sea surface temperatures today are strikingly similar to those during the last interglacial period, when sea levels were six to nine metres above their present height, according to research.
"19.01.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read ahead of the inauguration Read what the voices on the right have to say before Donald Trump becomes president of the United States "Obama's legacy is one of means, not ends. He has laid the groundwork for a political order less answerable to voters. His delay of the Obamacare employer mandate by fiat, his provision of working papers to immigrants by executive order – these are not
"19.01.2017 21:00:01" theguardian.com Letters to Obama: farewell to the hope and change president Barack Obama promised hope and change on the campaign trail. In the White House he discovered the limits of that message. We asked readers to write farewell letters to the outgoing president. Here is a selection "For eight years, we have been blessed with a grownup in the Oval Office."
"19.01.2017 20:40:01" theguardian.com Corbyn to impose three-line whip on Labour MPs to trigger article 50 Leader signals his MPs will be instructed to vote to start EU divorce after expected loss of government's supreme court challenge Jeremy Corbyn will order The Labour Party to vote in favour of triggering article 50 in a move likely to prompt a rebellion of around 30 MPs, including several frontbenchers.
"19.01.2017 20:21:39" theguardian.com The Gambia's president has created a political crisis. Now he must go | Momodou Musa Touray Yahya Jammeh is a dictator, but he lost elections. In today's west Africa that means ceding power, and if he doesn't go peacefully Ecowas troops will oust him "But Jammeh, like most dictators, gives greater weight to his ego and grandeur over national peace and harmony. He is willing to use every means, including violence, to shore up his dying regime. We are, unfortunately, heading for a confrontation."
"19.01.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com Let's make Donald Trump's swearing-in a call to action for the environment | Caroline Lucas The president-elect and his cabinet show utter disregard for the planet – but our future isn't owned by the gold-plated billionaire "Like many of those reading this, I am truly worried about the effects of Trumpism, but I am hopeful that the politics of hate will be overcome."
"19.01.2017 19:40:01" theguardian.com If you were an elephant … … the world would be a brighter, smellier, noisier place – and you would be a better, wiser, kinder person. The author of Being a Beast explains all "When elephants cover a dead human, or build a protective wall of sticks around a wounded human, they're showing an empathic acknowledgment of our shared destiny that we'd do well to learn."
"19.01.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com When I heard warplanes, I never thought our hospital was the target One MSF worker describes her struggle to make sense of a bombing in Yemen that left one colleagues dead and others wounded "What followed next for me was a mixture of immense rage, vulnerability, and the need to do something, to work, to be busy, anything to not have to think, even for a second, about what just happened."
"19.01.2017 19:00:01" theguardian.com Why hasn't MH370 been found? Australia's multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 'tested the limits of human endeavour' – and failed. Where did it go wrong? "We have a high degree of confidence now that the aircraft is not in the area in which we have searched."
"19.01.2017 18:45:01" theguardian.com Strange things happen in other people's homes. With Airbnb it's all part of the service Marvelling at the messiness of other people's lives, negotiating awkward silences – staying in an Airbnb is weird because people are weird "Err, I forgot to tell you, there's an open for inspection. You'll have to get up, clean your room and pretend you're my cousin."
"19.01.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com Climate change will affect all of us. So why the lack of urgency? | Polly Toynbee From Trump to Brexit, we are all fixated on more immediate news stories. We need to look at the bigger picture "Let's see the fat cats give up their private planes and Rolls-Royces first. Inequality kills in many ways – but losing the moral authority to urge restraint may fry the planet."
"19.01.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com How Guardian readers are coping with the courgette crisis Our share their coping tips and pictures of the lesser-spotted vegetable "It's taken me three days and three trips to three different Sainsbury's"
"19.01.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Samir, 17, thought he was finally about to reach the UK. Now he's dead The teenager, who died this month, was one of hundreds of children still in France after being registered by the Home Office “The boys were told they would just be in the centres for two or three days. This is the shameful, revolting part of it. When they saw the Home Office officials on the buses they thought the buses were going directly to the UK."
"19.01.2017 17:40:00" What do schoolkids make of a Donald Trump presidency? 'I hope you don't send me and my family away before my birthday,'
What do schoolkids make of a Donald Trump presidency?
Schoolchildren from Brooklyn, New York, read letters they wrote to Donald Trump ahead of his inauguration. The kids, many from
"19.01.2017 17:30:01" theguardian.com How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning Air travel is usually the largest component of the carbon footprint of frequent flyers From cutting down on meat, to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions.
"19.01.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com The 10 species most at risk from climate change From penguins in Antarctica, to butterflies in Spain, and rodents and coral in the Great Barrier Reef, as the world warms these species are disappearing The 10 species most endangered by climate change.
"19.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com The women who won't march: 'silenced' conservatives vow to stay home Conservative women are sticking to their beliefs ahead of the inauguration – and that means skipping the Women's March, where they don't feel welcome "I think it's horrible when the president-elect says something that's offensive about women. But then I look at things like the possibility for healthcare reform, and I'm super excited about that. For tax reform. Tax reform and the problems with starting
"19.01.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com 'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley to perform at Trump inauguration ball Chicago-born dancer will perform with his troupe at Liberty Ball on Friday after organizers had struggled to attract A-list talent to inauguration events Retired "Lord of the Dance" is set to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration festivities in Washington DC, according to reports.
"19.01.2017 16:20:00" Sun powered tuk-tuk Naveen Rabelli wanted to show the power and potential of clean energy, so he designed and built a solar powered tuk-tuk and drove it 9,000 miles from India to the UK. His journey shows there is a sustainable alternative for the millions of auto rickshaws
"19.01.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Natalie Portman: 'JFK was a great proponent of civil rights. Trump is taking us backwards' The Oscar-tipped star of Jackie talks about playing the widowed first lady of the progressive president and why the new inauguration is an 'upsetting moment' Natalie Portman: "I would hope that Melania Trump would take Jackie Kennedy's example in being a proponent for a cause that she cares about – whether it's women's rights or immigrants' rights, as a female immigrant herself."
"19.01.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com 'A cat in hell's chance' – why we're losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C A global rise in temperature of just 2C would be enough to threaten life as we know it. But leading climate scientists think even this universally agreed target will be missed. Could dramatic action help? "We have no evidence that a 1.9C rise is something we can easily cope with, and 2.1 is a disaster."
"19.01.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Choose life? Trainspotting's realism hit a nerve, but we want escapism now Films used to make us face up to the real world – but today they allow us to avoid modernity and wallow in nostalgia "We live in a time where people choose to wallow endlessly in an alternative era. Rather than marshalling resources against Donald Trump, we scroll through 75 snaps of Barack Obama giggling with toddlers."
"19.01.2017 15:00:02" theguardian.com Try our climate change quiz What is the impact of livestock on greenhouse gas emissions? And how much does Arctic sea ice loss affect the rise in ocean levels? Do you understand global warming?
"19.01.2017 14:40:39" theguardian.com Gambia crisis: Senegal troops poised at border as Jammeh mandate ends Tens of thousands flee as Ecowas-backed troops prepare to enter amid failure of diplomatic efforts to persuade Jammeh to go Gambia's longtime president was holding out in the capital, Banjul, on Thursday after last-ditch diplomatic efforts to persuade him to stand down appear to have failed.
"19.01.2017 14:30:53" James Lavelle of UNKLE gives Kate Hutchinson a preview tour of his new show at Lazarides. Got a question for James? Leave a comment below
"19.01.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com People's Choice Awards 2017 red carpet and best moments – in pictures The 43rd People's Choice Awards have taken place in Los Angeles. Johnny Depp and Britney Spears were among the night's biggest winners – here's a selection of photos from the ceremony and the red carpet Gongs, gowns and selfies at the People's Choice Awards.
"19.01.2017 13:56:27" theguardian.com Grammar schools lose top spots after league table shakeup DfE's latest tables, ranked using new Progress 8 measure, show schools that made greatest advances in pupils' grades "The traditional pecking order of England's secondary schools has been upended by the government's new school performance measure, knocking grammar schools out of the top spots and boosting schools that dramatically improved results among their pupils."
"19.01.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril "Statistics no longer reflect the world we live in. Instead, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril."
"19.01.2017 13:20:01" Trump's long list of promises for day one of his presidency In the months leading up to his presidency Donald Trump has made numerous pledges about what he will do on his first day in office. From repealing Obamacare to building a wall to withdrawing from TPP, here are some of the promises he has made.
"19.01.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com Burberry sales leap 40% as weak pound draws overseas shoppers Shoppers travel from all regions of the world to stock up on luxury goods as sterling's fall makes money go further If you're a tourist coming to the UK this could be the perfect time to snap up a £28,000 alligator trench coat
"19.01.2017 13:00:08" theguardian.com Global warning: ominous signs for climate in Trump administration – live With climate sceptics moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on climate change – and what we can all do to help save the planet With climate sceptics moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on climate change – and what we can all do to help save the planet.
"19.01.2017 12:40:00" The west was built on racism. It's time we faced that Europe's standing in the world would not have been possible if it weren't for barbaric colonialism, violence and enslavement, says professor Kehinde Andrews. The myth of Europe as an enlightening force across the globe helps us to sleep at night, he
"19.01.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's mission? To keep the US in the fossil age While China invests heavily in renewable energy, the fossil economy in the US will be given the green light to squeeze every last cent from oil and coal "Trump's appointments reflect what I call the Pollution Paradox. The more polluting a company is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it is not regulated out of existence. Campaign finance therefore comes to be dominated by dirty companies,
"19.01.2017 12:19:41" theguardian.com Dutch PM says Britain will pay a 'huge price' for making curbing migration Brexit priority - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen Britain will pay a “huge price” for its decision to prioritise controlling immigration ahead of retaining membership of the single market, the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has said.
"19.01.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com Britons 'should learn Polish, Punjabi and Urdu to boost social cohesion' Learning community languages would aid integration, boost people's wellbeing and be good for economy, says Cambridge academic "Considering the issue from the point of view of language learning, we rightly expect immigrants to learn English but, as a nation, we often don't see the need ourselves to learn another language, and consider it to be something difficult and only for the
"19.01.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com This is Brexit poker - and Theresa May was right to up the stakes It was strategically sensible to begin the skirmishes in uncompromising mood. The inevitable compromises will come later "There is no way Brexit can avoid going “soft” in the course of negotiation. As the veteran historian David Marquand said last week, Britain is “part” of Europe in so many ways that amputation is not an option."
"19.01.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com How to protect your privacy at work Anything you do on a work device might be seen by your employer. Here are some steps to help you protect your data Anything you do on a work device, such as accessing a personal email account, may be seen and backed up by your employer.
"19.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Barack Obama's final press conference pep talk: 'I think we're going to be OK' President spoke of his daughters' resilience and said: 'If we work hard, if we're true to those things in us that feel right, the world gets a little better each time' Obama has been criticised by rights groups for using the 1917 Espionage Act to prosecute more leakers and whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined, as well as seizing the phone records of a news agency. But on Wednesday, he sought to
"19.01.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Tories in awe of their Maybot as comedic Corbyn falls flat Conservative MPs toe the line as they rally behind their leader, leaving Labour looking more confused and bereft than ever "With his one killer gag having killed no one but him, Jeremy Corbyn seemed out of ideas on how best to press Theresa May."
"19.01.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com Crowdfunding raises $100,000 for new Australia Day campaign with girls in hijabs Campaign hit original $50,000 fundraising target in first seven hours, while a separate petition calls to reinstate the Australia Day billboard Anti-racism campaigners have called for the return of an Australia Day billboard which was taken down after the company allegedly received threats over the inclusion of a photo showing two young Muslim girls.
"19.01.2017 10:00:12" What are your hopes or fears for the climate?
Share below in short comment, and Matt from Scriberia will try to visualise them #globalwarning
"19.01.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Moneysupermarket grabs most complained-about ad top spot again Dancing bodyguard Gary's Michael Jackson-style crotch grab during ad for price comparison website riles TV viewers Three of the 10 most complained about ads in the UK in 2016 were for one company. Here's the list in full.
"19.01.2017 09:24:41" theguardian.com Italy earthquakes: 'many dead' after avalanche hits hotel Up to 30 people believed to have been in Hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo when avalanche struck after series of quakes A number of people were killed after an avalanche struck a hotel in central Italy after a series of earthquakes, according to reports.
"19.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Trump inauguration: Taiwan delegation will attend in another red flag to China Taiwanese delegation will attend new president's swearing-in, prompting Beijing to warn it could 'disturb or undermine Sino-US relations' “We once again urge relevant parties in the US to allow no delegation sent by the Taiwan authority to attend the inauguration ceremony of the president, and not to have any official contact with Taiwan."
"19.01.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com $460m pledged for vaccine initiative aimed at preventing global epidemics Lassa, Mers and Nipah will be first diseases targeted by programme announced at Davos by coalition of governments, philanthropists and business A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business is pledging to put money and effort into making vaccines to stop the spread of diseases that could threaten mankind – and to prevent another outbreak as devastating as the Ebola epidemic.
"19.01.2017 08:20:01" theguardian.com Shadow cabinet MPs 'considering' voting against article 50 Several Labour MPs, representing areas that voted remain, are torn over the party's reaction to Theresa May's speech “When the pain hits, as it will, and when people lose their jobs, you need to be on the right side of that. I don't think we should vote to trigger article 50.”
"19.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com In Europe we see only one loser from Brexit – and it won't be us Theresa May promises a soft Brexit for Britain and a hard one for everyone else. Why would we let that happen? "You can twist Brexit any way you like, but I see only one loser. And it is not on the continent."
"19.01.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Labour says government will miss pledge to build 1m homes by May 2020 Shadow housing minister says ministers are 'moving the goalposts' after National Audit Office report says target for completion is December Government ministers have been accused by The Labour Party of dropping their promise to build a million homes in this parliament.
"19.01.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Boko Haram's legacy of fear and ruin delays return of displaced Nigerians Aid workers in Borno state say displaced people living in camps have no plans to go back home despite government claims that insurgents have been defeated The homecoming of tens of thousand of Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency has been prevented by enduring fear of the Islamists and reluctance to return to areas of the country's north-east devastated by the campaign against the militants,
"19.01.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Making the right connection helps to combat loneliness A report finds isolated communities cost the UK £32bn a year in lost productivity and increase the pressure on public services "The impact of the the closure of libraries, children and youth centres on loneliness won't have truly hit yet, but it's on its way."
"18.01.2017 23:47:32" theguardian.com Civil rights groups urge Facebook to fix 'racially biased' moderation system A coalition of more than 70 social and racial justice organizations urged Facebook to adopt reforms that would better target abusive content and harassment Facebook allows white supremacists to spread violent threats while censoring Black Lives Matter posts and activists of color, according to civil rights groups that called on the technology company to fix its “racially biased” moderation system.
"18.01.2017 23:20:00" theguardian.com Elizabeth Warren: Trump's treasury secretary pick 'grinds families into the dirt' Homeowners who lost homes or face eviction after dealing with bank previously run by Steven Mnuchin call on Senate to reject his nomination Homeowners who lost their homes or face eviction after running into difficulties with a bank previously run by treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin urged the Senate on Wednesday to reject his nomination.
"18.01.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals Researchers warn of approaching 'major extinction event' if action is not taken to protect around 300 species, including gorillas, chimps, lemurs and lorises More than half of the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises are now threatened with extinction as agriculture and industrial activities destroy forest habitats and the animals' populations are hit by hunting and trade.
"18.01.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com The secret of Namibia's 'fairy circles' may be explained at last Using computer models, ecologists think they have finally hit upon the reason for the strange polkadot patches scattered across the Namib desert It's not a fairy tale.
"18.01.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery Shadow secretary of state for international trade says Sir John Rose 'is not fit to hold his knighthood' if he was aware of the actions during his reign Labour called for the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce to lose his knighthood, after the company admitted “extensive systemic bribery and corruption” during the period in which he ran the jet engines manufacturer.
"18.01.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Trump EPA pick: still 'some debate' over human role in climate change At Senate confirmation hearing to lead Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt defends his relationship with fossil fuel industry “I've not looked at the scientific research on that. That's not something I've reviewed nor know about.”
"18.01.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Obama's final press conference: Chelsea Manning commutation is 'appropriate' President says he is 'comfortable' with decision and does not see contradiction between pardon and accusations of Russian hacking of US election “The notion that the average person who is thinking about disclosing vital classified information would think that it goes unpunished … I don't think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelsea Manning has served.”
"18.01.2017 21:20:32" theguardian.com Patrick Stewart to voice poo emoji in The Emoji Movie The acclaimed Shakespearean actor will take on the role of a pile of excrement in a new animated comedy The actor Patrick Stewart, known for his stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on screen as Jean-Luc Picard, is to play in upcoming The Emoji Movie.
"18.01.2017 21:02:00" theguardian.com I fought for Chelsea Manning because she stood up for all trans people | Evan Greer Although doing so put her future at risk, the whistleblower bravely spoke out about trans liberation from her prison cell. It was an honour to fight for her freedom "Even in those darkest moments, she maintained a subtle optimism that never ceased to amaze me."
"18.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com EU chief executive on Trump 'mix up' with other official: 'It's all in the detail' The president-elect mistook Jean-Claude Juncker for Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, Juncker says: 'Trump spoke to Mr Tusk and mixed us up' “Trump spoke to Mr Tusk and mixed us up,” Juncker said. “That's the thing about international politics. It's all in the detail.”
"18.01.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Betsy DeVos suggests guns be allowed in schools threatened by grizzly bears Trump's education nominee cited Wyoming school that put up fence to protect children from 'potential grizzlies' in response to confirmation question on guns "Potential grizzlies."
"18.01.2017 20:20:11" theguardian.com We're not out to punish Britain, but you need to shed your illusions | Guy Verhofstadt Although the EU will negotiate a fair deal, the days of Europe à la carte are over Guy Verhofstadt writes: "It is an illusion to suggest that the UK will be permitted to leave the EU but then be free to opt back into the best parts of the European project."
"18.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Tangy butter chicken and chicory salad recipes The four seasoning secrets: Acidity. A sour note can go a long way in balancing any dish. These recipes for chicory and pomegranate salad and buttery vinegar chicken are a delicious way to discover how... "While salt enhances flavour and fat helps define it, acid is the element of balance in cooking."
"18.01.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com British tourists crowd Banjul airport hoping to board evacuation flights from Gambia UK Foreign Office warns against all but essential travel to the Gambia after president declares state of emergency "If Jammeh doesn't leave by today we'll have to get these guys to get him out. I am sure that won't take long, but the damage has already been done. There is panic. People are moving away for the country."
"18.01.2017 19:17:21" theguardian.com George HW Bush and wife Barbara hospitalized in Texas Former president was admitted to intensive care unit for a respiratory problem, and his wife was hospitalized as a precaution for fatigue and coughing The former president was admitted to the ICU at a Houston hospital to “address an acute respirator problem stemming from pneumonia”, a family spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement. McGrath said the former first lady was hospitalized as a precaution
"18.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Jean-Claude Juncker says Brexit talks will be 'very, very, very difficult' European commission president says UK will be considered non-EU country in negotiations he hopes will reach fair deal Europe's press pours scorn on Britain's plan for Brexit.
"18.01.2017 18:40:01" theguardian.com Hundreds of thousands of retired Britons in EU 'may be forced to return' Campaigners say pensioners in countries such as Spain will have to go back to UK if they can no longer get free healthcare "Many of those people, if they were forced to return, not only would they be worse off financially and be a drain on the NHS and perhaps the housing market, they are also going to suffer with their health, so it's not just a financial impact, it's an
"18.01.2017 18:20:00" Who is Chelsea Manning? Whistleblower Chelsea Manning will be released from military prison in May after her sentence for leaking classified information was commuted by the outgoing US president Barack Obama. As an intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning leaked hundreds of
"18.01.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com May's speech sounded like Trump. The only thing missing was the wall There was something very familiar about the prime minister's seductive mix of nostalgia, bluster and exceptionalism. And the mimicry is mutual "What was billed as an introduction to Britain's negotiating strategy was little more than a wishlist of its hopes and dreams."
"18.01.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com Theresa May's Brexit plan has potentially disastrous gaps in it | Keir Starmer The prime minister's speech brings into question her commitment to a whole host of social, economic and workplace rights. Labour will fight to protect them "There is now the basis of a plan. The prime minister owns it, and the decision to take Britain out of the single market is hers alone. What matters now is how she delivers the aspirations she has set out. That is how this prime minister and this
"18.01.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com 12 podcasts to get you through the Trump presidency From soul-searching Democrats to the king of rightwing radio, here are the pods to help you understand the new world order – and perhaps the next eight years Pod save America.
"18.01.2017 17:00:01" theguardian.com What lies beneath: discovering surprising jewels in the North Sea Not far from the mouth of the river Tyne, fabulously-coloured nudibranchs and corals can be spotted amongst rusting sunken ships "'That's a Flabellina!' I said to myself in the dark, angling my flash guns to best illuminate this three-centimetre purple gem and starting to fire the trigger."
"18.01.2017 16:40:02" theguardian.com The Girl Scout in me would never stand for Donald Trump An organization that instils courage, confidence and modern values in young American women should also be boycotting the president-elect's inauguration "The Girl Scouts is an organization that has stood up for the human rights of girls and women for many years. Why quit now?"
"18.01.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com Smoke and mirrors: how Trump manipulates the media and opponents The president-elect has a number of tactics – including empty words, misleading spectacles, and 'gaslighting' – in his arsenal Seven tactics Trump uses to manipulate the media.
"18.01.2017 16:01:00" theguardian.com 2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame Final data confirms record-breaking temperatures for third year in a row “The spate of record-warm years that we have seen in the 21st century can only be explained by human-caused climate change. The effect of human activity on our climate is no longer subtle. It's plain as day, as are the impacts – in the form of record
"18.01.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech 'natural branding' "By using natural branding on all the organic avocados we would sell in one year we will save 200km (135 miles) of plastic 30cm wide. It's small but I think it adds up."
"18.01.2017 15:20:00" Obama's legacy – in numbers It's not easy to measure the impact of Barack Obama's presidency. But here are seven numbers that illustrate what he did – for better and for worse.
"18.01.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Activists claim to unveil leader of 'alt-right' website the Right Stuff An 'antifascist investigation team' claimed to unmask Mike Peinovich as the ringleader of the Right Stuff website, a hub for the far-right movement Antifascist activists claim to have “doxxed”, or umasked, the leading “alt-right” writer and podcaster Mike Enoch as part of a string of such actions that have convulsed the far-right movement.
"18.01.2017 14:45:01" theguardian.com AfD politician says Germany should stop atoning for Nazi crimes Björn Höcke sparks fury by calling for tradition to end and labelling Holocaust memorial a 'monument of shame' "We Germans are the only people in the world that have planted a monument of shame in the heart of their capital.”
"18.01.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com Supreme court to deliver Brexit ruling on 24 January Highest court in land will decide next Tuesday whether to reject or allow government appeal in legal battle over Brexit The highest court in the land will decide whether to reject or allow a government appeal against a high court ruling that blocked the royal prerogative being used to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union without parliament having a say.
"18.01.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com Prank crashes iPhones with boobytrapped rainbow emoji messages Jokers are exploiting a bug in iOS and are sending messages stuffed with emojis which cause recipients' iPhones or iPads to freeze Look out for the rainbow emoji of death
"18.01.2017 14:10:02" theguardian.com The time has come for Manchester City to make a Premier League statement Spurs are at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and Pep Guardiola needs the City team who overcame Arsenal to turn up not the one humbled 4-0 at Everton "Wet paper bags have offered more resistance than the Manchester City backline in recent weeks."
"18.01.2017 14:00:00" How Trump could impact healthcare globally Donald Trump is likely to reimpose the 'Global Gag Rule', a policy that cuts off all funding to overseas non-government organizations (NGOs) whose work is in any way associated with abortion. This means more unsafe abortions around the world, fewer
"18.01.2017 13:45:00" theguardian.com Bregrets? I've found very few. Polls show remainers are getting over it Leavers are punching the air over Brexit, and even those who voted to stay in the EU now appear to be coming to terms with the result of the referendum Are we all coming to terms with the inevitable? Or are the polls wrong again?
"18.01.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Why don't I enjoy life? You asked Google – here's the answer | Anouchka Grose Every day millions of internet users ask Google life's most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the most common queries "Neoliberalism pretends not to be a cunning scheme but an extension of the natural way of things. Likewise, biological explanations for unhappiness. However, the underlying implication of so many diagnoses of depression is that you should be happy because
"18.01.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com May's Brexit focus on immigration will have catastrophic consequences The EU referendum result was never about immigration. But the prime minister is determined to interpret the leave vote that way "It is one of the most basic of political lessons to interpret events so that they support your argument. Theresa May has taken this workaday truth and developed into an overarching narrative for her Brexit strategy. She is well on her way to pulling off
"18.01.2017 13:06:32" Theresa May has set out her Brexit blueprint. What did parliament have to say? What do you have to say? Leave questions for Anushka Asthana in the comments below
"18.01.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Libor scandal: the bankers who fixed the world's most important number The Long Read: With arrogant disregard for the rules, traders colluded for years to rig Libor, the banks' lending rate. But after the crash, the regulators were on their trail "A trader's job was to make his employer as much money as possible by buying and selling derivatives. How exactly he did that – the special concoction of strategies, skills and tricks that make up a trader's DNA – was largely left up to him."
"18.01.2017 12:36:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson: no WW2-style punishment beatings over Brexit British foreign secretary evokes dark period of French history as he warns François Hollande against trying to hurt UK Boris Johnson has warned François Hollande, the French president, against trying to “administer punishment beatings” in the manner of “some world war two movie” to any country that tries to leave the EU.
"18.01.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Can Trump really make America great again? In a Pennsylvania county with a proud industrial past, why did voters who were loyal to Obama turn towards Trump – and what do they expect now? The people of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, twice voted for Barack Obama, but in 2016 they flipped to Donald Trump. This series will report from the former steel county to find out what voters are hoping for, and ask: can Trump deliver?
"18.01.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Theresa May's Brexit speech: what the national newspapers say PM's words cause unsurprising joy in pro-leave papers while pro-remain media question her interpretation of her mandate "As far as the Daily Mail is concerned, Margaret Thatcher has been reborn."
"18.01.2017 11:40:44" theguardian.com BBC Trust says Laura Kuenssberg report on Corbyn was inaccurate Regulator says report on Labour leader's views about shoot-to-kill breached impartiality and accuracy guidelines The Labour leader had been responding to a question asking whether he would be happy to order police or military “to shoot to kill” on Britain's streets – and not specifically regarding a Paris-style attack in the UK.
"18.01.2017 11:20:00" Why you've given up on your New Year's resolutions already Many of us start January determined to go to the gym every day or give up the burgers. But it's hard to keep that 'New Year, new you' attitude, no matter how good your intentions are. Could the evolution of our brains explain why resolutions are so hard
"18.01.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com Live-shooting with Woody Harrelson at 2am: 'There's something about the terror of it I love' In 2002, the star ended up in jail after being chased through London by police. Now he's turning that wild night into a single-take movie starring Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson to be beamed live into cinemas. What could possibly go wrong? By the time Woody Harrelson's night in London was over, he had smashed up a taxi and fled the scene of the crime to hail another cab, hotly pursued by his first driver as well as the police. “I was a freaking idiot,” he told newspapers at the time.
"18.01.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Glastonbury festival will move home in 2019 – as The Variety Bazaar Festival founder Michael Eavis reveals future event will shift 'halfway to the Midlands' and go by different name before returning to normality in 2020 It's Glastonbury, but not as we know it.
"18.01.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com The Trump bump – when a diss from Donald is good for business The president-elect's abusive tweets about everyone from Vanity Fair to civil rights leaders can unwittingly have a positive impact. SAD! "Is there any greater praise a satirist can get than the target whining about the portrayal?"
"18.01.2017 10:00:01" theguardian.com Listen with your eyes: one in five of us may 'hear' flashes of light A surprising number of people experience a form of sensory cross wiring in which light flashes and visual movements are 'heard', research finds "A lot of us go around having senses that we do not even recognise."
"18.01.2017 09:40:01" theguardian.com Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction Leonie the shark astounds researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate in 2012 It's only the third reported case among vertebrate species.
"18.01.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Chelsea Manning has suffered enough. Finally, Obama did the right thing | Trevor Timm We don't know why President Obama chose to commute Manning's sentence. But we know he should be commended for it "It's a cause for celebration, but also a time for reflection – not just about what she has gone through but what her case represents."
"18.01.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Edward Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for 'a couple more years' Former US intelligence contractor who revealed the extent of NSA surveillance will be have his residency extended according to foreign ministry The former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been given leave to remain in Russia for another couple of years.
"18.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com New Zealand property frenzy as two houses sold five times in four days Real estate watchdog to investigate the dealings as Auckland red-hot market continues to soar Flipping hell!
"18.01.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com How Chelsea Manning lifted lid on harsh facts of US wars and military justice A physically slight army private, shocked by the reality of America's military mission, revealed US diplomatic secrets and was made to pay a heavy price "Physically tiny in frame, she has proven to be over the past seven years oversized in the intensity of her resistance to anything she sees as unjust in the world, or disrespectful in terms of her own treatment at the hands of her military captors."
"18.01.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Focus turns to Julian Assange after US decision to free Chelsea Manning WikiLeaks founder welcomes former intelligence analyst's imminent release, but whether the Australian would be extradited to the US remains unknown “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case.”
"18.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com May's Brexit threat to Europe: 'no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal' Prime minister gives tough speech outlining government's 12 priorities for Brexit negotiations as EU leaders warn that country is heading for 'hard Brexit' “And while I am confident that this scenario need never arise – while I am sure a positive agreement can be reached – I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain.”
"18.01.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com No guarantee of help for disabled passengers, says Southern Train maps no longer specify stations where passengers needing assistance can turn up and travel “Why should we as disabled people have to wait on a platform for another train because there is no second member of staff on a particular train, and why should we have to wait for a taxi partway through the train journey we have chosen to take?”
"18.01.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal New instalment leaves $2bn owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments The US committed to transferring $3bn to the fund. The new instalment leaves $2bn owing, with the incoming president, Donald Trump, expected to cease any further payments.
"18.01.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Rolls-Royce: questions remain despite £671m bribery settlement The engineering giant has admitted the scale of the scandal in court – but we must still ask who knew what, and when "But the affair cannot be left to lie there. Read the statement of facts in the case, and consider the words of Sir Brian Leveson in the high court as he approved the DPA, to appreciate the size of this scandal."
"18.01.2017 01:52:41" theguardian.com Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama Hall of Fame first baseman was one of 273 individuals granted a second chance by the outgoing president on Tuesday Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey has been pardoned by Barack Obama for a 21-year-old guilty plea to tax fraud.
"18.01.2017 01:20:00" theguardian.com Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Australia says cost didn't force suspension of search Transport minister says any future underwater search effort would be a matter for the Malaysian government Australia's transport minister has said cost was not a factor in the suspension of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and any decision to renew an underwater effort rests primarily with the Malaysian government.
"18.01.2017 01:00:00" theguardian.com US abortion rate is lowest since Roe v Wade – but contraception access may go with Obamacare As Republican Affordable Care Act repeal would end easier access to birth control, study finds strong indication it is linked to fall in abortions "If Republicans were to repeal Obamacare, it is not clear that their replacement would contain provisions for contraception access. Tom Price, Trump's nominee to lead the HHS, has put forth several proposals for an Obamacare replacement that do not
"18.01.2017 00:40:01" theguardian.com Betsy DeVos hearing prompts fears for campus sexual assault protections Advocates for victims and transgender students warn Obama administration measures could be undone if Trump pick is confirmed as education secretary As the congressional hearing began on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee to head the education department, advocates for victims of campus sexual assault and transgender students were sounding warnings that her confirmation could undo
"18.01.2017 00:20:01" theguardian.com Obama's White House, by official photographer Pete Souza - in pictures Pete Souza, the official White House photographer for Barack Obama, looks back at some of his favourite images from the last eight years As the US awaits the inauguration of Donald Trump, the White House's official photographer looks back at some of his favourite images from the last eight years.
"18.01.2017 00:00:00" theguardian.com Dozens killed in Nigeria as jet mistakenly bombs displaced families' camp MSF staff report at least 50 dead in airstrike on camp in Borno state where families displaced by Boko Haram were sheltering Dozens of people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp where thousands of families displaced during the offensive against Boko Haram militants were sheltering.
"17.01.2017 23:45:01" theguardian.com Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos sues Donald Trump for defamation Suit calls president-elect sexual predator as Zervos demands he 'vindicate her reputation' by admitting to allegations that he groped her A former contestant from The Apprentice is suing Donald Trump for defamation in relation to claims he groped and aggressively kissed her and then called her a liar.
"17.01.2017 23:31:00" theguardian.com Obama commutes sentence for Puerto Rico activist Oscar López Rivera López Rivera, whose commutation was announced with 208 others, has been incarcerated for 35 years for his role in fighting for the territory's independence In August of 1999, Bill Clinton used his final days in office to grant a pardon to 11 Puerto Rican independence fighters. López Rivera was offered a lesser deal that would have resulted in early release after a decade, but the activist turned it down
"17.01.2017 23:17:25" theguardian.com Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus Rift lawsuit Speaking for the company, which is accused of stealing code from Id Software, Zuckerberg said: 'It's common that people claim they own some part of the deal' Facebook's Oculus rift with ZeniMax Media.
"17.01.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com Repealing Obamacare would leave 32m without health coverage, analysis finds Repealing the Affordable Care Act would also double cost of insurance premiums over next decade, though estimate doesn't account for a replacement plan A Republican plan to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would leave 32 million people without health coverage and double the cost of insurance premiums over the next decade, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget
"17.01.2017 22:40:01" theguardian.com No thanks for your time: the worst movie auditions from A-list stars La La Land reminds us of the brutality of the auditioning process – something that even Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts can remember "We'll begin with the most notorious of bad auditions. The casting of Chris Klein in Mamma Mia wouldn't have ruined the film – it did a pretty good job of ruining itself – but it certainly would have changed the story somewhat."
"17.01.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com 'Good Night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero': unraveling an aviation mystery The largest and most expensive search in the history of flight has ended, with none of the 239 people on board found The theories, the evidence washed ashore – are we any closer to knowing what happened to MH370?
"17.01.2017 22:00:00" Who's @Ivanka? Donald Trump mistakenly retweeted praise for a woman from England with the same first name as his daughter late on Monday. Trump quoted a praiseworthy tweet directed to him by another Twitter user using @Ivanka rather than Ivanka Trump
"17.01.2017 21:37:25" theguardian.com Barack Obama commutes majority of Chelsea Manning's prison sentence The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May In his final days in office, President Barack Obama has commuted the majority of Chelsea Manning's prison sentence.
"17.01.2017 21:20:01" theguardian.com Trump's America needn't feel threatened by Martin Luther King – it can just rebrand him You'd think black people would be allowed ownership of the civil rights struggle – but meaning is fluid in the Trump era. Don't fall for it "No black people spoke live at the assembly. 'Really?' my husband joked. 'Black people don't even get to keep Martin Luther King? I was sure we had that one nailed down.'"
"17.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Richard Prince has disowned his Ivanka Trump work, but he can't wash his hands so easily | Jonathan Jones The art provocateur may have returned his $36,000 fee but he is more complicit in the rise of the president-elect than he thinks "If art can be a game of appropriation, irony and inauthenticity, why can't politics be a cynical pop art performance?"
"17.01.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com EU leaders welcome May speech but urge caution European officials see more clarity in PM's Brexit speech but warn proposals to turn UK into tax haven will create a 'disagreeable situation' “A slap in the face for those who want to establish the new UK-EU relationship in a way that would preserve not only economic co-operation, but many other positive elements of the European social, environmental and legal acquis.”
"17.01.2017 20:30:00" Meet Solo, the 'emotional radio' Imagine a machine that can evaluate your frame of mind and select music accordingly. Design and innovation studio Uniform has developed such a machine – Solo, the 'emotional radio'. Combining facial recognition technology with Spotify, it selects a track
"17.01.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case Settlement of £671m means engineering giant will avoid being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators in UK, US or Brazil The engineering giant Rolls-Royce has apologised after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds' worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in six countries, including Indonesia, Russia and China.
"17.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump is changing our language. We need a vocabulary of resistance | Michelle Moyd and Yuliya Komska Trump's speech – redundant, formulaic, aggressive, “post-literate” – is everywhere. The language of resistance, by contrast, doesn't exist "Resistance, then, needs and breeds a language: this much was obvious to the German clear-cutters, decolonization activists the world over or Soviet-bloc dissidents. But it has yet to dawn on Donald Trump's opponents."
"17.01.2017 19:45:00" theguardian.com Whether you're leave or remain, Theresa May just betrayed you on Brexit | Tim Farron Nine out of 10 voters want Britain in the single market, yet May is ripping us out. Only the Lib Dems are fighting to oppose this treachery "May has decided – before she has even entered into negotiations with the EU – that the only decisive act of her premiership will be to tear the UK out of the single market."
"17.01.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com 24 is back without Jack Bauer – and it's incredible I started watching the first Jack-less episode of 24: Legacy with trepidation in my heart. By the end, I was all but punching the air with delight "Reader, the risk paid off. I've seen the first Jack-less episode of 24: Legacy, and I am here to tell you that it is incredible."
"17.01.2017 19:15:01" theguardian.com Independence vote more likely after single market move, Sturgeon signals Scotland's first minister says Theresa May's plan to take UK entirely out of EU single market could be economically catastrophic Scotland's first minister said quitting the single market could be “economically catastrophic”. It was against Scotland's national interests, she said, and raised fundamental issues about what kind of country the UK would become.
"17.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com May can think big all she likes. Britain's about to find out just how small it is | Rafael Behr The prime minister's speech reminded us that the UK is used to looking down on lesser powers. That perspective is unlikely to survive in the new world order "May paints Britain with the crispness of its outline restored, its place in the world made clearer by the erasure of all those fiddly lines that connect London to Brussels and then to Paris, Berlin, Ljubljana, Tallinn and the rest. She offers liberation
"17.01.2017 18:45:01" theguardian.com From Barcelona to Malia: how Brits on holiday have made themselves unwelcome The bad behaviour of British tourists abroad caused a surge in complaints to police in the Spanish city last year – but where else dreads their arrival? "They scream, they sing, they fall down, they take their clothes off, they cross-dress, they vomit."
"17.01.2017 18:30:00" Key points from Theresa May's Brexit speech – video analysis The Guardian's European affairs correspondent, Jon Henley, analyses some of the main points from Theresa May's Brexit speech
"17.01.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com It's not EU, it's us: Maybot outlines Brexit divorce plan Britain no longer wants to be constrained by sleeping with only 27 partners. It wants to shag the rest of the world "As the room began to fill – cabinet ministers and EU ambassadors in the centre rows, hacks and No 10 apparatchiks to the side – a lone TV screen displayed the message 'Plan for Britain'. And nothing else. It was a start, I suppose."
"17.01.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com An alternative to May's Brexit speech – by Guardian readers We asked our readers what they would prefer to hear in May's speech outlining her EU negotiation objectives "We need another referendum once the terms of our Brexit are decided, before article 50 is activated. If Brexit is the right path then a second referendum can only reinforce our resolve. If it is a mistake, then we need the opportunity to turn back having
"17.01.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com The sad truth about having a baby: 'cattle' care is now the norm A new report confirms our worst fears about lack of midwives and lack of continuity. The situation is frustrating and dangerous – and it's getting worse "One solution has just been removed: the option of an independent midwife. These self-employed midwives with huge expertise in normal birth, can – for a fee – attend you personally at every step of your pregnancy in your own home. However, this week the
"17.01.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Hollywood wakes up to the power of dark, dangerous women Forget sobbing suffering beauties, 2017 is the year women in film break bad From Rebecca Hall's unlikable newsreader to Jessica Chastain's ruthless lobbyist, this is the year of the unsympathetic, deeply flawed femme. Thank goodness for that
"17.01.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com Deal on citizens' rights lacks full EU backing, May says Theresa May blames 'one or two' EU leaders for failure to reach agreement on expats' and EU citizens' rights, adding to the frustration of campaign groups "I do not feel that she really grasps the fear and worry that so many British citizens in the EU have. The impression is that her thoughts were almost completely taken up with the economy and not the effect on ordinary citizens, either at home and
"17.01.2017 17:02:01" theguardian.com 'At best delusional': readers react to Theresa May's Brexit speech Guardian readers gave a mixed reaction to a speech setting out government's objectives for negotiations with the EU "I'm scared, confused, unsettled, bewildered, angry, upset, agitated and sick to my stomach. What on earth is going on? May campaigned for Remain but is siding with Farage, Johnson and Davis and making threats to the rest of Europe and cosying up to
"17.01.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com Trump has bared his fangs to Merkel. He will do untold damage to Europe The president elect praises Brexit, cosies up to Putin and promises to take an axe to Nato and established trading systems. Prepare for a remake of the 1930s "Won't reality bite? Yes, it will. But the 20th century whispers that it may not bite in time, as the depression and the rise of the Pied Pipers of authoritarianism suggest. In the next four years, Trump can do impressive damage. The upside today is that
"17.01.2017 16:28:25" theguardian.com Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers Chinese premier defends globalisation at WEF in Davos, saying there will be no winners in a trade war “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air.”
"17.01.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com #TeamLogLady! How the world finally caught up with Twin Peaks Forget fan theories about Westworld or Game of Thrones. Twin Peaks was an internet-age show before its time – and TV addicts are ready for a real riddle to pore over. Thank goodness Coop is coming back "Twin Peaks was ahead of its time in many ways – an internet-age show before the internet age."
"17.01.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Bravado only partially masks contradictions in Theresa May's speech PMs address will reassure critics that she has given Brexit plenty of thought but questions about UK's strategy remain “How we meet the challenge of the single market will be a major factor, possibly the major factor, in our competitive position in European and world markets into the twenty-first century,” said the last Tory woman to lead the country. It could easily have
"17.01.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com UK inflation: now it's the pound in your pocket being devalued The two-year window in which pay rises briefly outstripped inflation is well and truly over. Time to brace for higher prices and static wages "The last time prices began to rocket, the UK was on its way to an inflation rate of 5.2% and the biggest fall in real incomes in modern times."
"17.01.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Common and the National sign up for anti-Trump inauguration show Gig organised by Planned Parenthood is one of a number in the US capital to protest swearing-in of Trump, who voiced pro-life ideas during his campaign "The good news for Donald Trump is that The National and Common have signed up to mark the start of his presidency with a performance. The bad news? They'll be marking it with an anti-Inauguration Day show, the day before he's sworn in as the next leader
"17.01.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Putin says those behind Trump dossier are 'worse than prostitutes' Russian president dismisses alleged links between US president-elect and Moscow and says sex claims are 'obvious fake' Vladimir Putin: "Donald Trump is an adult, and a man who for years organised beauty contests and spoke with the most beautiful women in the world. I can hardly believe that he ran off to meet with our girls of low social morals. Although of course ours
"17.01.2017 15:08:09" Understand Theresa May's Brexit speech, with Jonathan Freedland and Iman Amrani. Leave your questions for our journalists below
"17.01.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com @Ivanka from Brighton sends climate change reply to Donald Trump Woman whom president-elect mistook for his daughter on Twitter uses her 15 minutes of fame to speak out on environment Overnight Ivanka Majic's Twitter followers more than doubled as she found herself thrust into the spotlight by Donald J. Trump . "One would hope that the future president of the US would pay a little more attention, but I'm sure anybody could have made
"17.01.2017 14:40:01" theguardian.com Amy producer reportedly in talks to make Tony Blair film Representatives of the former primer minister are rumoured to have met with James Gay-Rees, producer of Amy, Senna and Supersonic "It got to the stage of Blair's people saying 'What about making a documentary around Tony?'"
"17.01.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Alex Morgan: 'If Fifa start respecting the women's game more, others will follow' The American star striker is an active campaigner for women's equality off the field and has set her sights on becoming the world's leading player on it, having taken the plunge with a six-month loan spell at Lyon, she tells Donald McRae “To force a change sometimes you need to stand up."
America's star striker on women's equality on the field and off.
"17.01.2017 14:10:00" theguardian.com West Ham's striking failure: 32 signed in seven years and still no solution In the seven years since David Sullivan and David Gold took charge, West Ham United have signed 32 strikers who have managed 125 goals in 642 games "In seven years, West Ham have completed 32 deals for new strikers for four different managers and the numbers make for grim reading. Between them those players have managed 125 goals in 642 games."
"17.01.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Our panel's verdict on Theresa May's Brexit speech Our writers discuss the prime minister's long-awaited speech laying out plans for Britain's departure from the European Union "Call it clean, call it hard, but May's red, white and blue Brexit threatens epic self-harm – out of the single market, out of the customs union, no half-in, half-out. Immigration she has put above all else, regardless of livelihoods and despite polls
"17.01.2017 13:45:02" theguardian.com Topless feminist protestor attacks Donald Trump waxwork Activist from the Femen group held on to the statue's crotch shouting 'grab patriarchy by the balls' Journalists at the scene saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue's crotch while screaming “grab patriarchy by the balls”.
"17.01.2017 13:29:10" theguardian.com Southern rail: could more commuters claim a credit card refund? One passenger recovered half his season ticket cost from Amex. We examine the chances of others following him A man known only as 'Sean' has successfully claimed a 50% refund on his season ticket with Southern rail for non-delivery of service via his credit card. Here's how to make your claim:
"17.01.2017 13:15:03" theguardian.com hy the vegetable shortage will eat clean-eaters hardest Cold weather in Italy and Spain – as well as a rise in the popularity of spiralised veg – is sending prices soaring and leaving supermarket shelves empty The courgette crisis will chill you to the marrow.
"17.01.2017 13:10:01" theguardian.com David Squires on … the life of Graham Taylor After the death of former England manager Graham Taylor, our cartoonist David Squires looks back at his footballing career "At a time when it feels like the world could do with a few more decent people, his loss is felt keenly."
"17.01.2017 12:59:01" theguardian.com Prime minister vows to put final Brexit deal before parliament Theresa May promises to give peers and MPs vote comes in speech setting out government's 12 priorities for negotiations with EU Theresa May has committed to putting the final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of parliament, handing MPs and peers the power to block the plans.
"17.01.2017 12:40:18" theguardian.com Key points from May's Brexit speech: what have we learned? PM's big speech has brought some clarity over the sort of deal she is seeking for the UK It was the speech that was supposed to make clear, once and for all, what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means. So what did we learn?
"17.01.2017 12:30:01" theguardian.com Omar Saif Ghobash: 'These rock star clerics on Twitter need to reach out' With his book Letters to a Young Muslim, the UAE ambassador to Russia suggests a new way to view Islam "The radicals they hear are all action and dynamism. We need to be telling our young Muslims that there are many more positive ways to raise the flag of Islam in the world than running round in the desert in flip-flops with a machine gun."
"17.01.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to brokers and bankers UK's favourite snack shop ferries trademark pasties and sausage rolls within London's square mile as chain embarks on Greggs Delivered trial Turnovers will go through the roof.
"17.01.2017 11:59:01" theguardian.com Theresa May Brexit speech: final deal will be voted on by parliament - Politics live Rolling coverage of Theresa May's Brexit speech, with reaction and analysis Follow our live coverage of Theresa May's Brexit speech.
"17.01.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts 'Instead of obsessing, fuming, curdling about things we don't have, we need to accept and celebrate what we do. Instead of worrying about things we can't control – people's opinion of us, for example – we need to direct our attentions to things we can
"17.01.2017 11:13:56" Nick Clegg: 'I warned Cameron his Brexit strategy was bloodless' Nick Clegg tells Owen Jones that as the EU referendum approached its climax, he told the then prime minister David Cameron he needed to deliver a more emotional message to combat the powerful Brexit slogan of 'take back control'
"17.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com McDonald's accused of exploiting homeless people in Rome Local group says fast-food chain's pledge to donate 1,000 meals is a cynical PR strategy after Vatican restaurant opening "For how long will the show of the 'free drink' go on?"
"17.01.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Libyan dissident wins right to sue UK government over rendition Claims that kidnap and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should be put before judges, supreme court rules “No free man shall be taken, or imprisoned, or dispossessed, of his … liberties … or be outlawed, or exiled, or in any way destroyed … excepting by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the laws of the land.”
- Magna Carta
"17.01.2017 10:19:01" theguardian.com Australia Day billboard featuring girls in hijabs removed after threats from far right groups Digital sign in Melbourne showing two Muslim girls in front of the Australian flag sparks furious social media debate and threats to company “Anyone who considers this a victory needs a refresher on the true meaning of Australia Day. It is about bringing people together and celebrating the diversity which makes this state and this country great."
Australia's far right has succeeded in getting
"17.01.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on shorter working hours: not just for the rich | Editorial Editorial: Success in a caring profession can't be measured by productivity "There need be no shame in this: people are not machines, and work that demands inner resources demands also that they be given time to be replenished."
"17.01.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Nick Clegg: Cameron ignored my advice to rethink Brexit campaign Former deputy PM decries remain strategy as 'bloodless' and unable to compete with emotional pull of leave campaign Nick Clegg: "I got in touch with David Cameron by email and I said, 'I think the emotional case for remain is being lost'. And my suggestion for the last week of the campaign was to do proper battle with the very emotionally pungent Brexit slogan 'Take
"17.01.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com A cliff-face of self promotion: what's on Donald Trump's other wall? Michael Gove has posed, thumb aloft, with the president elect in Trump Tower against a backdrop of self-aggrandising Trump memorabilia. What does it all mean? The wall Trump really cares about.
"17.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com NHS crisis: the one act of self-sacrifice that could rescue our health service | Polly Toynbee Major alerts, cancer operations cancelled, patients dying, yet Theresa May still won't listen. But maybe there's a tipping point that could force a response "The tipping point should have come last week. Prime ministers crumple when people die – as they have in the Royal Worcester's corridors. When opinion polls send concern about the NHS soaring above everything else at 61%, above immigration at 41% and
"17.01.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Watching porn in public is not OK. It's harassment Yes, there are men who watch porn on the bus. We must challenge this disrespectful and distressing behaviour – and the culture that underlies it "When you see a man looking at porn in public (and yes, I know it's not all men but a minority of them), aside from laughing, or feeling scared, or uncomfortable, you might also experience a sense of awe. Imagine, just imagine, having such a sense of
"17.01.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump mistakes Ivanka from Brighton for his daughter President-elect mistakenly retweets praise for a Brighton council worker with the same first name as his daughter A woman from Brighton is waking up to chaos on Twitter after having been singled out by Donald Trump as his daughter.
"17.01.2017 08:15:01" theguardian.com Lego professor of play: apply now for the most coveted job in education The world's first professor of play – funded by Lego – is being sought by Cambridge University. What is the job description? This won't be Lego's first ivory tower, but it might be it's biggest.
"17.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Theresa May's Brexit speech: five key clues to look out for Prime minister could address potential sticking points including transitional arrangement and single market access The devil in the detail.
"17.01.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com Theresa May's Brexit focus should be on the least harmful way of leaving | Peter Mandelson The prime minister is wrong if she thinks a poorer Britain is the price people want to pay for limiting free movement "Of course, she will argue that British exporters will not be barred from Europe's vast marketplace, and technically that is true. But from now on we will be selling our goods and services on Europe's terms; not as insiders but as competitors and rivals."
"17.01.2017 07:20:01" theguardian.com Ore Oduba: 'Strictly was like being a gladiator – without the lions' The BBC presenter vowed to keep dancing after winning Strictly last month. And he has. He talks about his tendency to cry, hugging Ed Balls and why he left the glitterball at his mother-in-law's Ore Oduba: "I only ever had two dreams. First, to find and marry the girl of my dreams. And second, Strictly."
"17.01.2017 07:00:01" theguardian.com Theresa May to confirm UK exit from EU single market Control over immigration and removing Britain from jurisdiction of European court of justice top priorities, speech will say Theresa May is expected to use the most important speech of her premiership to confirm that Britain will be leaving the single market while insisting that it wants to remain “the best friend” to European partners.
"17.01.2017 06:13:35" theguardian.com Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: underwater search called off Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 might never be found after suspension of underwater search #BREAKING: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 has been suspended, nearly three years on from its disappearance.
"17.01.2017 00:00:00" theguardian.com The Simpsons mixes The Great Gatsby with hip-hop in misfiring special An attempt to combine F Scott Fitzgerald with the rap world, featuring cameos from Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and RZA, is nonsensical and sadly unfunny "Excellence is my presence. Never tense, never hesitant" said The Notorious B.I.G.. If only new seasons of The Simpsons aspired to something approaching excellence…
"16.01.2017 23:40:00" theguardian.com Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound Icelandic scientists are suggesting genes which tend towards education may be in the process of being bred out of the gene pool because those with more education are less likely to have children.
"16.01.2017 23:20:01" theguardian.com Knotty professors: chemists break world record to create tightest knot ever made A microscopic circular triple helix built from a strand of atoms could make a whole new world of materials possible Tight.
"16.01.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com What's the next big threat to US intelligence? Donald Trump | Christopher Mackmurdo The president-elect's 'post-truth' lack of interest could create unprecedented challenges for US intelligence organisations, activities and knowledge "This spat is the latest in a series of hostile exchanges that reflect ever-worsening discord between the US president-elect and the American intelligence institutions."
"16.01.2017 22:41:05" theguardian.com Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies aged 82 Former astronaut was last person to leave footprints on lunar surface as commander of final mission Apollo 17 in 1972 NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the former astronaut held “the distinction of being the last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface”.
"16.01.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III As son of civil rights hero attends Trump Tower for 'constructive' meeting, 26 Democrats say they will not attend on Friday after Trump spat with John Lewis Twenty-six members of Congress will boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, amid escalating outrage over alleged connections between the president-elect's team and Russia and disparaging remarks about civil rights veteran John Lewis.
"16.01.2017 22:00:01" theguardian.com Istanbul nightclub gunman arrested, say Turkish officials Authorities have found man who killed 39 people in New Year's Day attack in Reina club for which Isis claimed responsibility The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hürriyet news website and other media reported on Tuesday.
"16.01.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Wanted: sociable hermit for Austrian cliffside retreat Town of Saalfelden seeks replacement for its outgoing anchorite, who must be 'at peace with themselves' while dealing with a steady stream of tourists “The applicants need to know that the Saalfelden hermit does not lead a lonely life. Many people come and want to confide in someone. He has to be there for them”.
"16.01.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Jared Kushner has Trump's trust but lacks experience for Middle East role President-elect says his son-in-law 'knows the region, knows the people,' but the reality appears to be somewhat different "Trump's insistence on pushing the untried Kushner into such an important and difficult role comes at a historic low point in the moribund peace process."
"16.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen arrested Noor Salman, wife of gunman who killed 49 and wounded 53 in attack on Pulse LGBT nightclub is held, reportedly on charge of obstruction The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people in the Pulse nightclub shooting was arrested on Monday near the Bay Area, an FBI official said.
"16.01.2017 20:40:02" theguardian.com Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked Almost everything you think you know about Canada is wrong. Here's why A uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans? Think again.
"16.01.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com French progressives dare to hope as maverick Macron surges in polls Pro-EU, socially liberal and a political outsider, the former economy minister is drawing crowds who fear rise of Marine Le Pen Could Macron end Le Pen?
"16.01.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters What's up with WhatsApp?
"16.01.2017 19:39:17" theguardian.com 'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump Chancellor makes curt comment on US president-elect's remarks about Germany as senior colleagues defend policies “He has presented his positions once more. They have been known for a while. My positions are also known.”
"16.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com How can I cope better with stress? Some people can bounce back from life's pressures, but others do not seem to have the capacity. Can anything help them to strengthen their emotional armour? Emotional resilience, the ability that some people have to withstand stress, was once thought to be a genetic gift. But recent research suggests it can be developed.
"16.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com I'm a slacker Muslim. But Donald Trump has us atheists nervous Amid talk of Muslim registries, many of us are being dragged into the fray, whether we believe or not "For me, it's especially aggravating when I don't consider myself a Muslim at all, and I don't feel any particular kinship with the Arab woman in full regalia in front of me in the line to get off the plane. But she is familiar to me, not foreign, and in
"16.01.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump | Gary Younge Don't blame it all on racism. During the financial crash Obama sided with the bankers, not people losing their homes – making Trump's victory possible "Even as we protest about the legitimacy of the 'new normal', we should not pretend it is replacing something popular or effective. The old normal was not working."
"16.01.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Mary Beard v Arron Banks: 'Your vision of the EU is like mine of Rome – a dream' One plays by the rules, the other's a loose cannon, a cowboy TV historian Mary Beard and Ukip donor Arron Banks were recently at Twitter war about immigration in the Roman empire. So what happened when they actually went for lunch together?
"16.01.2017 18:10:01" theguardian.com Babette Cole, anarchic creator of Princess Smartypants, dies at 66 Flood of tributes to to author and illustrator of 'exuberant, heartfelt and very funny' books led by led by children's laureate Chris Riddell The world of children's publishing is in mourning after the death on Sunday of one of its brightest, most eccentric and anarchic characters, Babette Cole.
"16.01.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Anna Jones' Mexican recipes Anna Jones' recipes: Mexican food, with its riot of colours and unabashed flavours, is just the thing for a grey January. Tacos piled with roast avocado and charred tomato salsa, or gooey figs and refried pinto beans will chase away the winter blues 'Tacos piled high with avocado, the crisp crumbed outside resisting for a moment before giving way to a grassy green butteriness, a salsa layered with char and chilli, sweet and tart, all atop a perfect hand-size soft corn taco.'
"16.01.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring US leaders from Reagan to Obama have used borrowing to fund spending, and the president-elect is likely to be little different "Whenever one party has firm control of government, it has a powerful incentive to borrow to finance its priorities, knowing that it won't necessarily be the one to foot the bill. So expect US President-elect Donald Trump's administration, conservative or
"16.01.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com John Lewis's clash with Donald Trump sends the civil rights hero's book to No 1 March, a graphic novel about his work in the struggle for black rights, rockets to top of Amazon's charts after president-elect derides him as 'all talk, talk, talk' The youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963, John Lewis is the only surviving speaker who was on the Lincoln Memorial with Martin Luther King.
"16.01.2017 17:15:01" theguardian.com America: behold, your Snowflake-in-Chief It's ironic that the alt-right's insult of the moment applies above all to their hero, president-elect Donald Trump "Trumpism is a movement built on victimhood. Its slogan, Make America Great Again, speaks to that victimhood. We were great once. We aren't anymore, because of those people."
"16.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com This Khloé Kardashian campaign finally strips 'empowerment' of all meaning | Phoebe-Jane Boyd Protein World's marketers may not be the first to cynically co-opt the word that once symbolised hope, but they have succeeded in reducing it to an empty husk "Whenever you hear the word “empowerment” as part of an advertising campaign you can be sure those behind it have no genuine motivation to help you. See it as a shortcut through the bullshit, and silently thank the marketeer that decided to be
"16.01.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com A guide to Trump-speak: take it seriously, but not literally From overly defensive Sigmar Gabriel to delusional Michael Gove, politicians are misreading the president-elect's utterances Trump-speak: a loose, untutored language form that politicians and diplomats must now quickly learn to decipher.
"16.01.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com FBI's pre-election sweep of Muslim Americans raises surveillance fears Council of American Islamic Relations received about 100 reports of FBI agents visiting homes before Trump's win, asking about personal details and al-Qaida "We basically discovered that it was a nationwide sweep, based on faith and ethnicity."
"16.01.2017 16:11:24" theguardian.com Swedish minister 'shocked' by xenophobia towards Swedes in UK Ann Linde says future of 100,000 Swedish people in Britain must be resolved in first part of Brexit negotiations The Swedish government wants the issue of the rights of EU citizens in the UK and British people settled elsewhere in Europe to be resolved urgently and removed from the Brexit negotiating table as quickly as possible.
"16.01.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Zaha Hadid leaves £67m fortune, architect's will reveals British-Iraqi architect behind London 2012 aquatics centre leaves £1.7m to relatives and £500,000 to business partner Zaha Hadid, the British-Iraqi architect who died suddenly last March, left a fortune worth £67m, her will reveals.
"16.01.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Everything you wanted to know about cancer diets The internet is awash with people claiming that 'miracle diets' can prevent or cure cancer. But beware – taking the wrong advice can be disastrous, say experts Eating too much fatty and sugary food is not good for anyone. But the idea that cancer has a sweet tooth and that a patient can “starve” their cancer by cutting all sugars and carbohydrates is a gross oversimplification for a complex disease.
"16.01.2017 15:20:00" theguardian.com I'm 67 and have started seeing a woman of my age, but worry I can't satisfy her Due to an old injury, testicular cancer and blood pressure problems, I'm pretty well useless at straightforward sex, but would do anything to pleasure her. How can I raise this subject? "Due to a complex mixture of an old injury, testicular cancer and taking blood pressure tablets, I am pretty well useless at straightforward sex. I would, however, do anything to help her find satisfaction. I want to get this subject out in to the open,
"16.01.2017 15:10:00" theguardian.com What do footballers do while recovering from long-term injuries? Manchester City's players were mocked for wearing 'Gundogan' shirts in December but that camaraderie will keep him positive and help his recovery "The way they train you back up is unbelievable. They get you running at high intensity and then they start barging into you. You've got these 14- or 15-stone lads banging into you, knocking you off balance, but it gets you ready."
"16.01.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com 10 of the best foodie experiences in Europe From a chef's tour of Paris to the new Cornish pasty heritage centre, these mouth-watering trips across Europe are worth savouring "Gathering ingredients along the way, the tour concludes at Samantha's flat where the group will cook a traditional German meal together, learning about the dishes and their origins."
"16.01.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Half of UK fathers want less stressful job to help more with child-rearing 53% of millennial fathers seek a less stressful job and 48% would take a pay cut in order to get a better work-life balance More than half of millennial fathers want to be demoted into a less stressful job in order to be better fathers, according to a new report.
"16.01.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com Norway's $885bn-nil advantage in Britain's sea of social troubles North Sea oil could have helped tackle the NHS crisis and pension liabilities by contributing to a sovereign wealth fund "During the early stages of a North Sea oil boom that benefited both Norway and Britain, Norway decided that it would set up a sovereign wealth fund – a piggy bank for the people – so future generations would reap the benefits of the unexpected bonanza.
"16.01.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com EU's £300m 'Space Egg', where UK's Brexit fate is likely to be sealed Council of ministers' eco-friendly home will host its first ministerial meeting this week, but to critics it is a symbol of EU waste "One day, the union flag will be dismantled and the United Kingdom placemark cleared away. But a little bit of Britain will stay in Brussels. British oak timbers in the main facade will frame Europe's Space Egg for years to come."
"16.01.2017 14:00:01" theguardian.com Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people: global economics is broken Oxfam's statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it's getting worse "These eight men are not themselves the cause of the poverty so many still live in. But they are the most powerful representatives and beneficiaries of an economic system in which wealth accrues more wealth; where wealth means power and influence, which
"16.01.2017 13:40:02" theguardian.com World's largest fund manager demands cuts to executive pay and bonuses BlackRock threatens to stir shareholder rebellions, warning UK companies they must match boardroom pay rises with that of workers “Top pay should only be increased each year – if at all – at the same level of the wider employee base."
"16.01.2017 13:31:00" theguardian.com EU citizens in UK could face 'deliberate hostility' policy after Brexit Immigration lawyer says government could make it very difficult for people to stay in UK if rights of 1.2 million Britons in EU are not protected "We are dealing with this with non-EU nationals now and up to November the Home Office outsourced immigration enforcement to a private company called Capita. So when we had clients who were refused, they got calls and text messages every hour asking them
"16.01.2017 13:15:01" theguardian.com Jeremy Hunt in line for £14.5m windfall over Hotcourses sale Health secretary stepped down in 2009 as director of educational listings firm he co-founded, but sale could make him richest member of May cabinet "I intend to use a significant proportion of the proceeds to campaign for causes I believe in when I eventually leave frontline politics.”
"16.01.2017 13:02:01" theguardian.com Sherlock finale watched by smallest audience in show's history Critics divided on last episode of series four, His Final Problem, a Russian version of which was leaked online The BBC's fourth series of Sherlock ended with its lowest ever audience figures, one day after the episode appeared online following a leak from the Russian broadcaster Channel One.
"16.01.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Tom Hardy fuels James Bond rumours The Taboo actor has said he's interested in the role and expressed enthusiasm about a further collaboration with director Christopher Nolan “There's a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, that if you talk about it you're automatically out of the race. So I can't possibly comment on that one!”
"16.01.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com BT says new service could block up to 30m nuisance calls a week Firm's new call protect system allows users to block companies themselves even when they change numbers Could this be the end of nuisance calls?
"16.01.2017 12:08:57" theguardian.com At least five dead in shooting at BPM festival in Mexico Shots fired at club on last night of dance event held in resort of Playa del Carmen UPDATED: At least five people have died and 12 others have been injured after a shooting at a club on the last night of the BPM electronic music festival in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen, festival organisers have said.
"16.01.2017 12:01:00" theguardian.com Gove is simply Trump's cheerleader, glossing over inconsistencies and ignorance The Times encounter revealed the president-elect's alarming views, but also showed how he expects the media to treat him – with obsequity "This was an interview to bring a delighted smile to the face of Putin, who naturally sees both the Nato and EU as encroaching threats to Russian power. Of course we must accept Trump's word that he is not a compromised asset of the Kremlin. But it's
"16.01.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Hard Brexit means retiring later, Britons warned Drastic cuts to migration will skew the ratio of working-age people to pensioners, delaying pension payments, modelling for the Guardian shows "The message from Brexit is if you don't want immigrants, you're going to have to work longer. That's how the sums work."
"16.01.2017 11:19:55" theguardian.com Germany hits back at Trump criticism of refugee policy and BMW tariff threat Germany's deputy chancellor said on Monday morning that a tax on German imports would damage US carmakers since they were reliant on transatlantic supply chains. Asked what Trump could do to make sure German customers bought more American cars, Gabriel said: “Build better cars.”
"16.01.2017 11:00:03" theguardian.com Sherlock: how the TV phenomenon became an annoying parody of itself Sherlock needs to snap back into a recognisable shape and start solving impossible crimes again. Where's the sexy swishy-coated alien we once adored? "Sherlock sorely needs to snap back into a recognisable shape."
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"16.01.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Manchester City resemble the girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead, N'Golo Kanté's return to Leicester shows Wilfred Ndidi what needs to be done and David Moyes regrets catching the bullet dodged by Mark Hughes Southampton really miss Austin's power, and City cannot afford to be this meek again.
"16.01.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com The Trump interviews: what he said about Brexit, Putin, Israel, Syria ... and Twitter The key points covered in Donald Trump's interviews with the UK's Times and the German tabloid Bild “You know what? Jared is such a good lad, he will secure an Israel deal which no one else has managed to get. You know, he's a natural talent, he is the top, he is a natural talent. You know what I'm talking about – a natural talent. He has an innate
"16.01.2017 10:07:10" theguardian.com Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why? "The usual development narrative has it backwards – the flow of money from rich countries to poor countries in fact pales in comparison to the flow that runs in the other direction."
"16.01.2017 09:53:49" How does the left turn back the populist rightwing tide? Owen Jones gives his opinion. Leave your own comments and questions below
"16.01.2017 09:32:17" theguardian.com The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Britain Traditional views of retirement are being swept away. In a new series, we consider what that means for the retirees of today – and those of the future Britain has entered the age of the aged. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75, a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time.
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"16.01.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Let's not be led any further up the garden bridge It was a nice idea, but the struggling project for a new London river crossing has become far more hassle than it's worth "It doesn't feel like the right time for a blowout. Today the city feels divided and hated. It's racked with the evidence of increasing global wealth inequality – unaffordable property prices, iceberg houses, punishing rents – just as its main industry,
"16.01.2017 09:00:16" theguardian.com Trump, robotics and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos The world is full of scary new problems for delegates at this year's World Economic Forum - not that old ones like climate and poverty have gone away As usual there'll be big speeches, ultra-tight security, and experts in every field under the wintry sun. There'll also be plenty of champagne and canapes. But this year's WEF won't be the same. Here are the key themes that will dominate the meeting.
"16.01.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Why Tristram Hunt concluded he had a brighter future in a museum His resignation isn't an isolated case, but an example of the existential angst afflicting many Labour MPs "What gives this departure a wider resonance is that his is not an isolated case. Other MPs are also telling us that they think there is no foreseeable future for Labour as a party of national government, or even as an effective and relevant national
"16.01.2017 08:31:25" The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Bri The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Bri With nearly one in seven Britons over 75 by 2040, according to a report by the Resolution foundation thinktank, Guardian senior reporter Amelia Hill will be travelling across Britain to investigate the changing nature of retirement, and how it affects you
"16.01.2017 08:20:01" theguardian.com 2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when Whether you're looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here's the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don't take any chances.
"16.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com 8 ways to escape the rat race Careful research, winter visits, befriending locals and being adaptable are all vital when moving to a remote, beautiful location "Be adaptable. You know what your skills and experience are, but finding the perfect fit jobwise might not be so simple, so try taking a different approach."
"16.01.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing' US president-elect tells Michael Gove that Britain voted to leave EU because people 'want their own identity' Donald J. Trump: “People, countries, want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity. But I do believe this: if they hadn't been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that it … entails, I think that you wouldn't
"16.01.2017 07:20:18" theguardian.com World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% A new report by Oxfam warns of growing and dangerous concentration of wealth According to Oxfam, Bill Gates, ZARA founder Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helú, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg own more wealth than 3,750,000,000 people.
"16.01.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com A day in the life of Scott's, Britain's grandest restaurant At Scott's in Mayfair, the VIP diners arrive with bodyguards and the kitchen spends £45,000 on fresh fish every week. Jay Rayner goes behind the scenes "It doesn't matter how glamorous the performance; backstage is never pretty. The assumption is that the busiest time in a glossy restaurant kitchen will be when the dining room is full and people need feeding, but in truth it's right now, in the morning
"16.01.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com We planned a dream honeymoon, but Thomson turned it into a nightmare First our flight to Mexico was delayed, then our resort was ridiculously busy. Now Thomson won't acknowledge our complaint "For five hours we sat on the runway while the pilot gave unhelpful updates. My husband, who is diabetic and which was made clear on the booking, had no water or food as there was none left. Despite ringing the call button nobody came, and all we were
"15.01.2017 21:40:01" theguardian.com The day Laurence Olivier played the supporting role to my lead David Bradley recalls a run-through as an understudy, playing opposite Laurence Olivier in The Party "Often I'd see Laurence Olivier coming into the canteen and I'd think: 'Please don't come and sit opposite me,' because I wouldn't know what to say but, of course, he would. He'd sit in front of me with a huge plate of mash, veg and half a kilo of Spam.
"15.01.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Wild populism has a long history in US politics, but Trump is surely unique There has never been a president quite like him. But, as the author of the definitive account of the Republican party explains, Trump's proposals and rhetoric have a heritage that stretches back to the 19th century "History has shown that populists find it difficult to resist scapegoating minorities and outsiders, proffering simplistic and unrealistic solutions for complicated problems and destroying trust in every social or government institution other than the
"15.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com On the Mexican border, it takes more than a wall to make sense of this tangle A historian travels to the divided cities of Ambos Nogales for a concrete example of a complicated relationship "The fence, which stretches along 650 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile long border between the US and Mexico, has become far more than a physical barrier."
"15.01.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars By 2025 most of today's drivers are unlikely to even want to own a car. But will we still have gridlock? Will you need to pass a test? We asked the experts "Will I be a driver or a passenger?"
"15.01.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Women's March on Washington: what to know and what to bring For those attending the protest after Donald Trump's inauguration, here's a list of what you can and can't bring – and a refresher on what your rights are The Women's March on Washington will take place at 10am Saturday – the day after Trump is officially sworn into office. More than 200,000 people are expected to attend, with participants traveling across the country. Logistics can be tricky for any such
"15.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Tom Fletcher: 'Dad wanted to be in a band. I'm living his dream' The singer and children's author on his many family creative influences, fatherhood and depression Tom Fletcher: " For years, I couldn't sleep. I can't say it without laughing now, but whenever I got into bed my mind would go off on these crazy stories about aliens and I would terrify myself – even in my 20s. Then I saw Stephen Fry on TV talking about
"15.01.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Emeli Sandé: 'My guiltiest pleasure? Butterscotch Angel Delight' The singer on her love for Stevie Wonder, the dangers of stick-on ponytails and why she would quite like a helicopter Emeli Sandé: "When I was trying to leave medical school, they said I should give up this music thing, because it's not really going to be anything."
"15.01.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Killer whales explain the mystery of the menopause A study of the whales, one of only three species whose older females stop reproducing, claims competition between offspring may be the cause In contrast to the vast majority of animals on our planet, women and female killer whales stop reproducing halfway through their lives. The question is: why?
"15.01.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Fear and loathing in Washington DC: progressives dread Trump inauguration Amid splendid pomp and pageantry, the eyes of the world are on Donald Trump as the capital is set to stage a battle for the heart of America "The social glue that holds politics together in this country is under assault. It feels like we're entering uncharted territory."
"15.01.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Sex and the middle-aged woman … a groundbreaking BBC drama tells it like it is Emily Watson tells why her role in Apple Tree Yard has been a delight Emily Watson: "Your sexuality doesn't die with your age. You don't have to apologise for it."
"15.01.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com The happy list – 30 cultural gems to brighten dark times Singin' in the Rain, Carpool Karaoke… In these gloomy times, try the New Review team's list of guaranteed mood-enhancers 30 cultural pick-me-ups to get you through.
"15.01.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com Dev Patel: 'I'm just this guy from Rayners Lane – how the hell did this happen?' The star of Slumdog Millionaire on his journey from star-struck wannabe to playing Nicole Kidman's son in his new film, Lion Dev Patel: "I never went to acting school. Everything I've learned, I've learned from great directors and my co-stars. Acting is about honesty."
"15.01.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Claire Ptak's recipes for orange salad and upside-down cake | Baking the seasons Baking: Oranges are in season just when we need their colour, flavour and nutrition to brighten up winter's muted palette. Make the most of these globes of sunshine in an upside-down cake or a zesty, fragrant salad "Not only are oranges healthy, but they keep boredom at bay in the cold, sometimes bleak January kitchen."
"15.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Viola Davis: 'I'm pretty fabulous' Her extraordinary performance in the upcoming Fences has seen Viola Davis tipped for an Oscar. But her success has taken a huge amount of self-belief. She tells Alex Clark why it is only through demanding respect that you get the parts you are due Viola Davis: "My character in How to Get Away With Murder is blowing the lid off everything that people say we should be, especially as a dark-skinned woman – that you can't be sexual, you can't be unlikable, you can be angry but with no vulnerability,
"15.01.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com As WhatsApp becomes latest victim, are any messaging apps truly secure? While some are more secure than others, there always seems to be another flaw waiting to be discovered – so should security be prioritized over convenience? Should messaging apps prioritize convenience or security?
"15.01.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com London homeless families could be sent to Coventry by Westminster Council Those who lose homes in capital could increasingly be rehoused outside London as local authorities struggle with cuts People who lose their homes in one of London's richest boroughs could be sent to live in temporary accommodation as far away as Coventry, under new plans announced by the City of Westminster.
"15.01.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Anthony Bourdain: 'I put aside my psychotic rage, after many years being awful to cooks' The chef and author on encountering vichyssoise aged nine, practical jokes with his sous chef, and learning to take food less seriously Anthony Bourdain: "It's terrible – and counter-productive – to make people feel idiots for working hard for you. Nowadays I still have a rather withering ability to be sarcastic and displeased but I'm not screaming at anyone."
"15.01.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com Vladimir Putin profile: behold, the other man of the moment At home, social and economic disarray reign, but internationally, he has been setting the agenda – outflanking the west over Syria, causing mayhem in America and generally fulfilling his mission to reassert Russian influence "Vladimir Putin has never taken criticism well (he once suggested a French journalist's penis should be cut off, following a hostile question at a press conference) and western leaders' habit of referring to the human rights abuses committed by his
"15.01.2017 15:20:00" theguardian.com Jennifer Holliday cancels inauguration appearance: 'I had a lapse of judgement' Award-winning singer will no longer perform at an official Donald Trump inauguration concert and apologized to the LGBT community in open letter Singer Jennifer Holliday has cancelled her appearance at Donald Trump's inauguration, one day after his team announced she would be one of the few celebrities to perform at the event.
"15.01.2017 15:11:00" theguardian.com Michael Bennett goes on expletive-laced rant after Seahawks lose to Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan throws for 338 yards and three touchdowns as Falcons win 36-20 to set up showdown with Dallas or Green Bay "Don't tell me I didn't do my job."
"15.01.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com UK signals closeness to Trump with snub to French Middle East summit British government appears to prioritise relationship with US in sending junior delegation to Paris peace conference The British government has signalled its determination to stay close to Donald Trump's administration in Washington by refusing to send a high-level delegation to the Middle East peace conference organised by the French government.
"15.01.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Senior British politicians 'targeted by Kremlin' for smear campaigns Former minister Chris Bryant claims Russian agents compile 'blackmail' dossiers on all high-profile ministers The Labour MP Chris Bryant said he had been a victim of such tactics himself, and was “absolutely certain” that high-profile government figures such as Boris Johnson and Liam Fox will have been investigated by individuals linked to Russia or employed
"15.01.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich Amid sessions on inequality, hastily bussed-in hotel workers will pack five to a room on bunk beds to serve the super-rich and powerful delegates Hundreds of chambermaids, doormen and cocktail waiters have been flown to Davos to cater to every whim of world leaders, business executives and the super-rich who will descend next week on the Swiss Alps town for the annual World Economic Forum
"15.01.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com The seven faces of Donald Trump – a psychologist's view From the chin-jut to the zipped smile, we examine the president-elect's signature facial expressions and what they tell us about him "It is tempting to think that Trump's outbursts come from a lack of inhibition, but their true source is more likely to be his realisation that exhibitions of anger reinforce an impression of dominance."
"15.01.2017 14:10:00" theguardian.com Creams and masks to beat dryness Feed your skin with the kind of moisturisers recommended for Arctic explorers 'You may have finished your holiday gorging, but your skin… your skin is still hungry. Feed it with the kind of moisturisers recommended for Arctic explorers with hangovers.'
"15.01.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com How we 'fixed' our diabetic dad – and saved his life When their father's diabetes threatened his life, Ian and Anthony Whitington stepped in with a radical diet and fitness plan. It was a hard slog, but it worked "We were walking around this theme park when the bones collapsed through his foot. I remember him grabbing a railing, the blood in his sock, getting him back to the car. Suddenly, this thing that the doctor was managing was very clearly something that
"15.01.2017 13:41:03" theguardian.com Final episode of BBC's Sherlock leaked online Corporation urges Holmes fans not to watch or share details of last programme of the series before it airs on Sunday night The creators of BBC's Sherlock have urged people not to watch an online leak of the final episode of the current series or share details of it.
"15.01.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com China warns Trump that Taiwan policy is 'non-negotiable' Beijing says accord which regards Taiwan as part of China is the political basis for all Sino-US relations and of 'high sensitivity' China has warned Donald Trump that he has no chance of striking a deal with Beijing involving Taiwan's political status following the US president-elect's latest controversial intervention on the subject.
"15.01.2017 13:10:01" theguardian.com 'Restaurants have taught me who I am' From work breakfasts with her editor to arguments over oysters with an ex-boyfriend, eating out has been an education for novelist Kathleen Alcott "You can tell everything about a person, says a common piece of wisdom, by how he or she treats the waiter."
"15.01.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com Two lonely teenagers who just can't seem to make friends Loneliness is a state of mind – so stop thinking in those terms and just be yourselves. Mariella advises two teens looking for friendship and love "I'm a good person and I've been told that I'm pretty good looking. Why wouldn't people want to be my friend? I have been feeling so alone in this world."
"15.01.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Michael Gove secures first post-election UK interview with Trump President-elect spoke to former Tory leadership hopeful and co-chair of Vote Leave campaign in piece for Times Michael Gove, the former justice secretary and prominent leave campaigner, appears to have held a personal meeting with the US president-elect, Donald Trump, and written about it for the Times.
"15.01.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Bishop 'distressed' by row following Qur'an reading at cathedral David Chillingworth of Scottish Episcopal Church says he regrets widespread abuse received by St Mary's Cathedral The leader of the Scottish Anglican church has said he was “deeply distressed” at the “widespread offence” caused by a reading from the Qur'an at a service at St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow.
"15.01.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com How moral are you based on the countries you've visited? – quiz Try our quiz and discover a surprising link between worldwide travel and your morals. By Ben Ambridge Moral values are notoriously tricky to measure. But here's a surprisingly simple way to do so.
"15.01.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com NHS in crisis as cancer operations cancelled due to lack of beds Hospital chief warns government must face the truth, as patients lose surgery dates with some only receiving one day's notice Patients with cancer are having their operations cancelled by hospitals with increasing regularity as the NHS winter crisis deepens, the Observer can reveal.
"15.01.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Delia's guide to the perfect vinaigrette | The Delia project The Delia project: Which oil or vinegar to use? And, Delia, please explain the term 'extra virgin' "Extra virgin olive oil is for special occasions; for cooking, just plain olive oil will do."
"15.01.2017 11:30:01" theguardian.com Hammond suggests UK without single market could become tax haven Chancellor tells German newspaper if UK was closed off from markets it might abandon European-style social model The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has suggested Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit.
"15.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com What does the trend for smaller nipples say about us? Cosmetic surgeons report a rise in nipple surgery. Perhaps we should have seen this coming "Few would have guessed that nipples would become the new battleground on which to play out our insecurities with the judgment of sharp scalpels. And, honestly, who has the energy to defend them?"
"15.01.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com 'I thought I'd bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam' Howard Mollett is the victim of 'Friday afternoon fraud', an email scam that is the No 1 cybercrime in the legal sector "This is not someone claiming to be the cousin of the President of Nigeria asking me to wire money to them. And this is not an email address similar to, but one letter different from, my solicitor – it is her email address."
"15.01.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com My husband's parents just don't seem to care about family divisions Our children have never met some of their aunts and uncles on my husband's side of the family. What can we do to repair relationships? Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "My husband and one of his sisters has tried numerous times to reach out to the other half of the family, but they do not seem interested in having a relationship. For example, they have missed our 10th anniversary party, they haven't ever visited our
"15.01.2017 10:11:03" theguardian.com Donald Trump to hold summit with Vladimir Putin 'within weeks' Trump to meet Russian counterpart in Reykjavik shortly after becoming president, according to reports Donald Trump's first foreign trip is to be a summit with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in Iceland, according to reports.
"15.01.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Magic Lantern festival and Prevenge: top things to do in the UK this week From the UK's answer to China's carnival of lights to Alice Lowe's 'pregnancy horror' film: your at-a-glance guide to the best in culture across the UK From the UK's answer to China's carnival of lights to Alice Lowe's 'pregnancy horror' film: your at-a-glance guide to the best in culture across the UK.
"15.01.2017 09:40:01" theguardian.com NHS crisis: 'My frail mum was forced to wait on the floor for eight hours' Reports of overcrowding, long waits and cancelled operations have led to claims that the NHS faces a 'humanitarian crisis'. Here, patients tell their stories "A trolley isn't the right place to put a person having a heart attack."
"15.01.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Highlights from the Guardian and the Observer this weekend Click here to save half price on the weekend papers Where will the weekend take you?
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Exclusive interview with The xx and a focus on endangered US national parks. Plus, OFM featuring Nigel Slater's warming winter vegetable recipes.
"15.01.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Theresa May: UK is prepared to accept hard Brexit Forthcoming speech by prime minister believed to suggest that UK must be willing to leave single market to regain control of its borders In a speech to be delivered on Tuesday, the prime minister will make clear that she is willing to sacrifice the UK's membership of the single market and customs union in order to bring an end to freedom of movement.
"15.01.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Sex for the first time after my wife's death Lucy asks me if I have kids. I say yes. Then she asks me if they live with me not their mother. I hesitate … "Momentarily, I'm tempted to lie, claim to be divorced as I've seen first-hand how being told that the man they'd previously quite fancied is a widower, transforms any woman instantly into my mother."
"15.01.2017 08:45:01" theguardian.com The 50 best breakfast places in the UK Breakfasts in Britain are among the best in the world. Here – region by region – are the very finest places to start your day "I like a breakfast place that does cocktails in the evening; it smells of delight and regret."
"15.01.2017 08:30:01" theguardian.com Tim Dowling: me and my stupid New Year resolution 'What's your play going to be about?' my wife says. 'Stop putting pressure on me,' I say. Darkness falls "Several days into January, a friend I spent New Year's Eve with emails me a list of resolutions I was publicly obliged to make that evening, along with those made by everyone else present, arranged on a sort of spreadsheet. On reading it over, I make
"15.01.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Milly Taylor, rugby player - 'I love the sense of belonging' You need to be comfortable with being physical. In a year I've broken both thumbs and both little fingers "I've watched rugby my whole life, but it never crossed my mind that I could get out there and play. For boys, it seems a given that, from the age of three, they'll be tumbling around on the floor."
"15.01.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Why children need to know their family history I've been inspired by research that suggests knowing the intimate facts of our family histories makes us more healthy emotionally "Hearing family narratives gave the children a sense of their history and a strong 'intergenerational self'. Even if they were only nine, their identity stretched back 100 years, giving them connection, strength and resilience."
"15.01.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com The power of talking sideways to children Children need opportunities to talk solo to their parents. The best moments happen in 'sideways listening' – when out running, walking, driving, or baking or making 'Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it's not always easy.'
"15.01.2017 07:20:01" theguardian.com Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it 'sparks joy in your heart', says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life The big fear we all have, says clutter-clearing guru Marie Kondo, is that if we throw away these objects we'll somehow be losing the precious memories and legacy that goes with them.
"15.01.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Labour struggling to build voter support, poll shows Opinium/Observer poll shows Tories and Theresa May remain well ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's party in public popularity Labour has continued to struggle to build support among voters, even as aides try to revitalise Jeremy Corbyn's leadership by capitalising on his radical credentials, according to the latest research for the Observer.
"14.01.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's Scotland golf resort proceeds with expansion despite business pledge President-elect's team does not consider multimillion-dollar plans in conflict with written vow to end new foreign investments, which critics call 'ambiguous' The Trump Organization will press ahead with multimillion-dollar plans to expand one of the president-elect's golf resorts in Scotland, despite its apparent pledge to halt new investments overseas.
"14.01.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Are Coldplay and Justin Bieber's fan-made music videos just cheap marketing ploys? Chris Martin and co are the latest act to succumb to the fad for homemade vids. When will this lazy trend end? "Coldplay, the world's biggest touring band, worth an estimated £385m, recently asked their fans to collaborate with them on the exceptionally on-the-cheap video for Amazing Day, and frankly I've had enough of it."
"14.01.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com 'If I hadn't met Michelle Obama, I might not be where I am today' The first lady's campaigning on education took her all over the world. Here, some of those she met over the years recall her golden touch "At the end of her speech, Michelle Obama Obama hugged every pupil in the front row, including me! She pulled me close, looked me in the eye and told me: 'I'm so proud of you'."
"14.01.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Inauguration protests: your guide to where you can make your voice heard A host of events – from marches to queer dance parties to lawyers' conferences – will cluster around Donald Trump's swearing-in as president on Friday Here's your guide to all the inauguration protests.
"14.01.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Oxford University accused of failing to deal with admissions racism Former higher education minister David Lammy tells acrimonious Oxford debate unconscious bias remains a problem A former higher education minister has accused the University of Oxford of failing to adequately tackle racism caused by an “unconscious bias” against black and disadvantaged applicants.
"14.01.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Nearly 70,000 birds killed in New York in attempt to clear safer path for planes Bird-killing programs at airports ramped up in response to 2009 accident when jetliner was forced to land in Hudson river after birds were sucked into engine Nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered in the New York City area, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 accident in which a jetliner was forced to land in the Hudson river after birds were sucked into its
"14.01.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Mississippi city faces backlash after calling MLK Day 'Great Americans Day' Biloxi's tweet highlights awkward truth: state celebrates Robert E Lee Day – for Confederate general – as well as Martin Luther King Jr Day – for civil rights leader Residents, shocked that the city had changed the name of the federal holiday designated in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr to celebrate “Great Americans”, quickly voiced their complaints.
"14.01.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com Surviving the Holocaust: 'I didn't allow any hatred to grow. But I don't blame those who did' On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, six survivors tell their stories "There are fewer and fewer survivors left to speak about what only they can know. It is all the more important, then, that they bear witness to a truth that so many do not want to hear."
"14.01.2017 19:00:01" theguardian.com Attempts to hold Trump to account only seem to make him stronger and stranger In a week in which the world of the president-elect grew ever more bizarre, he remained his own unpredictable, infuriating, charismatic, deeply flawed self '"Don't be rude! No, I'm not going to give you a question!" repeated the man destined in seven days' time to become the 45th president of the United States as he shut down CNN's senior White House correspondent. The reporter's misdeed? Having the temerity
"14.01.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Moderates are the real tough guys It's a sign of weakness, not strength, to write off your opponents… stick to your beliefs but find room for others' Never mind hygge, it's all about lagom.
"14.01.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Deborah Lipstadt: 'Many would like to stand up to antisemites. I had the chance to do it' The books interview: The US professor on her five‑year legal battle against David Irving and the new feature film about the trial Deborah Lipstadt: "If I had lost the case, it would be illegal to say the world's leading Holocaust denier is a denier."
"14.01.2017 18:10:00" theguardian.com Gee Vaucher's Oh America: hip-hop artwork turned anti-Trump meme The illustrator and musician's painting went viral following the US election and made the front page of the Daily Mirror "The artist-activist is a purist cult figure, whose achievements include founding a radical open-door commune in Essex with creative partner Penny Rimbaud and being a member of punk band Crass."
"14.01.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Don't treat Donald Trump as if he's a normal president. He's not | Jonathan Freedland From the US Congress to Theresa May, everyone needs to understand that when the next president takes office the usual rules will no longer apply "The lesson of the past year is that what would destroy a normal politician often leaves barely a scratch on Trump. Sometimes it even makes him stronger."
"14.01.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Women's March on Washington set to be one of America's biggest protests Pink hats will be much in evidence as an extraordinarily wide range of groups come together to repudiate President Trump the day after his inauguration "A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before. We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore."
"14.01.2017 17:30:11" theguardian.com Drake collaborator Flukes on his favourite DJ tracks One half of funky house collective Crazy Cousinz reveals his dancefloor heaters "I still can't quite believe that One Dance took off the way it did last year. Drake got in touch with us the day before April Fools' so when he asked to use our sample we all thought it was a hoax."
"14.01.2017 17:20:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis President-elect responds to congressman who rejected his legitimacy with tweets as holiday weekend named for Martin Luther King starts with DC protests Donald Trump has provoked fresh outrage by lashing out at a revered civil rights activist who challenged the legitimacy of his election win.
"14.01.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com EU negotiator wants 'special' deal over access to City post-Brexit Exclusive: minutes of Michel Barnier's meeting with senior MEPs reveal he wants 27 member states to have easy access to London's financial institutions The EU's chief negotiator in the Brexit talks has shown the first signs of backing away from his hardline, no-compromise approach after admitting he wants a deal with Britain that will guarantee the other 27 member states continued easy access to the
"14.01.2017 16:50:00" theguardian.com Harry Kane hat-trick leads Tottenham's brilliant thumping of West Brom Tottenham Hotspur blew West Bromwich Albion to establish a 2-0 first-half lead that should have been more, and Harry Kane's second and third goals, added to his opener, made it 4-0 "When Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur play as they did here, particularly in the first half, the tentative talk of this being the year when the title finally comes to White Hart Lane does not sound too fanciful."
"14.01.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn decries 'social care crisis made in Downing Street' Labour leader says entire system is at serious risk of breakdown unless government invests more money Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to take failing care homes into public ownership under a Labour government in a major speech slamming the Tories for “spectacularly” failing to spread Britain's wealth evenly.
"14.01.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com Netherlands 'will block UK-EU deal without tax avoidance measures' Any trade agreement would have to include strict rules to prevent Britain becoming offshore haven, Dutch deputy PM says The Netherlands will block any EU trade deal with the UK unless it signs up to tough tax avoidance regulations preventing it from becoming an attractive offshore haven for multinationals and the rich, the deputy prime minister of the country has said.
"14.01.2017 16:00:01" theguardian.com Blind date: 'There was more to him than met the eye' Emma, 29, festival booker, meets Eddie, 29, plumber "I was hoping for marriage and kids. I'm nearly 30 and my dad keeps telling me it's time to freeze my eggs."
"14.01.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Clive James: 'Carrie Fisher sharpened her comedy with tragedy' Debbie Reynolds was too sunny to add much darkness to her onscreen persona, but Carrie Fisher could give her inborn merriment a tragic aspect "Carrie Fisher had tragedy in her nature: the element that always sharpened her comedy, and made her a touchstone for other writers. Tina Fey wrote a whole episode of 30 Rock around Carrie just to celebrate what her witty example had meant to the
"14.01.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'They will never take my soul. They will never take my spirit' Snooker's biggest star is now a traveller, raconteur, intensely political and pushing at fresh boundaries – and he's happier for what he is finding, he tells Sean Ingle Ronnie O'Sullivan: "How bad is it when the world is brought to its knees and not one person got punished for it?' There's no jobs. No jobs in this country or America. There's a lot of people on food stamps over there. Meanwhile, the boss of Walmart gets a
"14.01.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Trump adviser and Russian ambassador have regular contact, White House says National security pick Michael Flynn spoke with Sergey Kislyak on day Obama expelled Russian officials, administration learns after Trump dossier released Donald Trump's national security adviser has been in regular contact with Russia's ambassador to the US, it emerged on Friday, as the controversy around Trump's ties to Russia showed no signs of abating.
"14.01.2017 15:00:01" theguardian.com A letter to … My parents, who acted like kids and made me responsible The letter you always wanted to write "Oh, Dad, your ideas really were something … I loved listening to you. Until one day when you told me you were having an affair and asked me if I could clean up your second apartment so Mum wouldn't find out."
"14.01.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com The Crystal Maze returns for full series presented by Richard Ayoade Channel 4 has commissioned 20 episodes of 90s TV gameshow after success of last year's celebrity special The Crystal Maze is to return to television for a full series with comedian and writer Richard Ayoade taking on the maze master role made famous by Richard O'Brien.
"14.01.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com UK media chiefs called in by minister for talks on fake news Matt Hancock's move follows week in which Donald Trump attacked CNN as 'fake news' for reporting on dossier on his Russia links Ministers have summoned media bosses for talks on “accuracy” in journalism amid growing concern over the rise of fake news.
"14.01.2017 14:20:01" theguardian.com Jakarta: the unlikely capital city of sex and swinging A little past midnight, sitting at the bar of a stylish Jakarta establishment, all around was giddy, shaking, unfiltered lust. Author Laksmi Pamuntjak discovers the swinging scene among Indonesia's middle class "While some have adulterous Emma Bovary-style affairs, others more sexually liberated, such as my Pilates friend and her insatiable husband, sign a pact. This gives the other party at once the right to err and keep their honour: as long as they err
"14.01.2017 14:10:00" theguardian.com Jürgen Klopp: don't make Manchester United v Liverpool bigger than it is Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool's trip to face Manchester United does not take on any extra significance just because both teams are back battling at the top of the table Jürgen Klopp: "It is not about making it bigger than it actually is."
"14.01.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com From Deliciously Ella to Donald Trump: the evolution of 'truth' First there was the truth. Then, post-truth. Now it's all about the bare-faced denial "I am finally realising that so many of the things that have frustrated me, that I have been trying to understand over the past year, come under one umbrella: the umbrella of bullshit."
"14.01.2017 13:40:02" theguardian.com Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful' President-elect also hints that Beijing will need to show good faith on trade practices for him to commit to 'One China' policy Donald J. Trump: "If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?"
"14.01.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com Ewan McGregor: 'What if I'm not Scottish enough any more?' Twenty years after Trainspotting made him a star – and the poster boy of 90s excess – could Ewan McGregor become Renton again? Ewan McGregor: "Danny Boyle walked in and I went white. I got up and went over and he said, 'Oh God, you're not sitting at that table, are you?' It was exactly like bumping into an ex."
"14.01.2017 13:13:48" theguardian.com Nintendo Switch: hands-on with the world's strangest games console At a London launch, we got our first look at Nintendo's hybrid gaming system, as well as playing Zelda, Splatoon 2 and more 'Some are calling this Nintendo's last chance.'
"14.01.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com James McAvoy on X-Men, Split and not playing 'posh English dudes' anymore Whether he's a Marvel hero or a corrupt cop, the Scottish star likes to mix up his roles – but in the new M Night Shyamalan film, he's got 23 in one James McAvoy: "It's the crux of every single superhero and supervillain: something really bad happened to me when I was young and it turned me into Batman. Or the Joker. That's all this film is. I think that's cool. I hope nobody who lives with
"14.01.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Senate intelligence committee to question Trump team on Russia links Chairman says panel will use 'subpoenas if necessary' to force testimony about Moscow's alleged collusion with Trump team and cyber-crimes The Senate intelligence committee plans to interview senior figures in the incoming Trump administration as part of its inquiry into alleged Russian hacking during the US election, its chairman has said.
"14.01.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for cooking with capers Capers pack a flavour punch way above their weight, so use them sparingly "Capers may be small, but their impact is big."
"14.01.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com May's scapegoat attempt could spark mass resignation, says top GP Dr Kailash Chand says GPs are rightly angry at government effort to shift blame for NHS crisis on to them with seven-day threat "Making this particular statement at this minute is essentially scapegoating. Thersa May has got to find something, she can't blame Jeremy Hunt for this, or her own government. She's got to find a scapegoat and GPs are probably the easiest group."
"14.01.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com What I'm really thinking: the professor's wife 'I want him to be respected for his achievements, just not at my expense' '“Oh, so your husband's a professor? Well, he must be really clever then.” Well, actually, no – I'm the clever one. He's very, very, knowledgable in a moderately obscure area of human knowledge. But I know loads about everything.'
"14.01.2017 11:30:13" theguardian.com Diego Costa dropped by Chelsea after row over huge offer from China Diego Costa has been dropped from the Chelsea squad for Saturday's Premier League fixture at Leicester City, after a row that involves a massive offer which has been made to him from a club in the Chinese Super League Diego Costa has been dropped from the Chelsea squad for Saturday's Premier League match at Leicester City over a row that involves a massive offer made to him from a club in the Chinese Super League.
"14.01.2017 11:20:01" theguardian.com Dutchwoman resident in UK for 30 years may have to leave after Brexit Jet Cooper, who has raised three children here and whose husband is ill, told she may not qualify for permanent residency without private health insurance A Dutch woman who has lived in Devon for 30 years with her British husband has learned from the immigration minister that she may not have the right to stay in the country after Brexit.
"14.01.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com 'We're very close. We couldn't not be': the secret to a friendly divorce This month sees a spike in couples filing for divorce, many of them vowing to stay friends. But is it really possible – or worth the pain? "You can be vengeful and angry and selfish and do all that stuff. All those ugly emotions you can keep up for years, but that's just destructive."
"14.01.2017 10:40:00" Sexting decoded A police force in Northern Ireland has shared a guide on its Facebook page to help parents decipher secret sexting codes and help keep teens safe online. Terms range from 'TDTM' (talk dirty to me) and 'WTTP' (want to trade pictures), to 'LH6' (let's have