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"09.12.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Stop worrying about fake news. What comes next will be much worse In the not too distant future, technology giants will decide what news sources we are allowed to consult, and alternative voices will be silenced "The next era of the infowars is likely to result in the most pervasive filter yet: it's likely to normalise the weeding out of viewpoints that are in conflict with established interests."
"09.12.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com Bung bungle: Italian mayor tells of brazen biscuit-tin bribe Franco Metta says executive strolled into his office in Puglia and handed over tins containing €20,000 and a Christmas card Taking the biscuit.
"09.12.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com The Grand Tour is everything that was wrong with Clarkson-era Top Gear Clarkson, Hammond and May have too much cash now – and they're splashing it on pointless explosions and tired scripts. Will the BBC have the last laugh? "It's frustrating, because this is such an easy show to get right. Three men, talking about cars, mocking one another, and going on adventures. That's it. Stop scripting everything, and stop throwing money at pointless explosions. It's tiresome."
"09.12.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com Rogue One's Ben Mendelsohn: 'Star Wars is a childhood dream come true' It's taken the actor 30 years to reach the A-list. But with his role as bad guy Orson Krennic, he's about to go galactic. He talks about being awestruck by Darth Vader – and his lederhosen-wearing youth Ben Mendelsohn: "I often quip that there were many times in my life when I wish I'd been able to tell myself: 'Don't worry about it, one day you'll be in a Star Wars movie'."
"09.12.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill could be test case for overturning Roe v Wade Just-passed bill stops short of banning abortion from the time a fetus's heartbeat is detectable and may test the limits of constitutional protections of abortion “If this law would take effect, it really is a flat out abortion ban."
"09.12.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump is bullying unions. He picked the wrong fight | Larry Cohen The president-elect slammed a Carrier union leader and then chose a fast-food executive to be labor secretary. The working-class will fight back "Even before inauguration day we must say “Enough is enough!” Our rights to speak up cannot be drowned out by the new president or his rightwing billionaire allies."
"09.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Help Refugees: 'We will never abandon them' The grassroots aid group working to move babies, children and their families out of freezing conditions in Greek refugee camps It's 7.32pm, and a young Afghan refugee is about to go into labour at one of Greece's worst refugee camps. It is a few dozen tents on a remote and windswept hillside – but the government and the UN refugee agency can't move her anywhere better. Can Help
"09.12.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com For political women it's Jackie Kennedy or bust | Jess Cartner-Morley No one criticises male politicians for their clothes, so why do the likes of Melania Trump and Theresa May come in for such flak over their fashion choices? "As Jackie Kennedy grasped over half a century ago as she planned her husband's televised funeral, an ever-more-visual culture changes how politics works. Fashion is part of the political picture now. A little more sophistication in the debate about what
"09.12.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Where are all the women, Wikipedia? The gamechanging inventor Margaret E Knight is summed up in only 500 words on the site, where men make up 83% of notable profiles – and most of the editors too "While we bemoan the sexist bias that prevented many historic female figures from being rightly commemorated and celebrated, there is a risk that history may be repeating itself all over again."
"09.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com RAF urged to recruit video game players to operate Reaper drones Former deputy commander of operations says RAF needs to test recruiting operators 'straight out of PlayStation bedroom' “We need to test harder whether we can take a young 18- or 19-year-old out of their PlayStation bedroom and put them into a Reaper cabin and say: 'Right, you have never flown an aircraft before but that does not matter, you can operate this'.”
"09.12.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far Retired Marine corps Gen James N Mattis is leading the defense department, while Steve Bannon is chief strategist From CIA director to attorney general, here's who Donald J. Trump has appointed so far.
"09.12.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Brexit talks to include plan for UK nationals to keep EU citizenship European parliament's chief negotiator says associate citizenship would be 'on the table' for talks over Britain's withdrawal from EU "The ability to keep European citizenship for those who risk losing it will be on the table of the upcoming Brexit negotiations and will be discussed at the moment of the parliament's resolution, right after the triggering of article 50 in March.”
"09.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com The UK Uber driver trying to support his family: 'We are not earning enough' Abdurzak Hadi, whose 10-year-old son has leukaemia, is struggling to make ends meet but feels he has nowhere else to go "At the beginning the money was really good because fares were higher but now they have cut them and flooded the market. Sometimes I have to wait well over an hour for a job. It's taxpayers like you who are funding Uber at the moment because we are not
"09.12.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Experience: I saved my school bus from crashing There was a loud thud. I looked towards the front of the bus. Our driver wasn't at the wheel "The driver had fallen from his seat and his feet had come off the pedals. He was on the ground, shaking. His whole body was blocking the front of the bus. I couldn't reach the brakes or sit down. I instantly went into problem-solving mode."
"09.12.2016 16:22:12" Turning the tables on Shanghai's marriage market Single women in China are known as 'leftover women', and face huge social pressure to get married. Their parents often see them as an embarrassment and will try to intervene by posting their details at a marriage market. But these single women are pushing
"09.12.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com Calls for American unity are misplaced. We must fight on for justice It's hard to know where to start when faced with the prospect of Donald Trump's presidency. The answer is not seeking alliance with those who devalue our lives "People can't be expected to be gracious losers when what we're losing is our healthcare, safety, families and rights. In a time like this, being disagreeable is necessary."
"09.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik release surprise duet for Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack Sending their enormous combined fanbase into meltdown, I Don't Wanna Live Forever is the first new music from Swift this year Taylor made for each other?
"09.12.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Can virtual reality help women cope with childbirth? Erin Martucci is believe to be the first woman to use a virtual reality headset to manage her pain during labor, and doctors hope more will follow "Obviously, I know I was going through some of the contractions, and eventually I knew my body was telling me I'm ready, but I never anticipated that I wore the machine for that long. It definitely calmed me down and helped me breathe and really focus on
"09.12.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Photographer of the year – 2016 shortlist: Trump, refugees and the battle for Mosul Here are some of the best images that agency photographers sent to the Guardian picture desk this year. The overall winner will be announced on 21 December Some of the most remarkable images from an unforgettable year.
"09.12.2016 14:40:02" theguardian.com Kirk Douglas at 100: a one-man Hollywood Mount Rushmore Born the son of an immigrant ragman, the great survivor of film's golden age – from Detective Story to Spartacus – celebrates his centenary today "One hundred years ago today, Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch. He became a one-man Hollywood Rushmore, almost hyperreal in his masculinity. The movie-world's Colossus of Rhodes, a figure of pure-granite maleness yet with something feline, and a
"09.12.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com Don't sneer at northerners for voting for Brexit – there are sound reasons | Helen Pidd While the north gets crumbs, the south-east gets whole loaves. People in the north can see that the system just isn't working for them "Instead of sneering, people need to understand why most of the north voted to leave. Could it be that they are fed up with receiving crumbs when London and the south-east get whole loaves?"
"09.12.2016 14:01:34" theguardian.com Who was the most hopeless X Factor winner? It's the final of the 13th series of the talent-show-that-wouldn't-die this weekend. Which cruise singer is now back singing on cruises and who was last seen turning on the Christmas lights in West Brom? X-rated.
"09.12.2016 13:40:02" theguardian.com I've scaled the summit of peak stuff. This Christmas I'm climbing down | Gaby Hinsliff It's easy to buy expensive things we don't need. This year my family is trying something different "That's the thing about shopping. If a month later you can't even remember why you wanted something, then however expensive or desirable it once was, it's just stuff."
"09.12.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com James Bond would not get job with real MI6, says spy chief Alex Younger says while Bond has 'created a powerful brand' for MI6, the fictional agent bears little resemblance to reality MI6's real life "C" on the problem with Bond, James Bond.
"09.12.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Please help us help child refugees survive the winter The political solutions to the crisis may be complex, but that does not mean we should abandon our humanity "The political mood has hardened around immigration, and in a volatile world the tragedy of forced migration can seem less visible. Yet the reality is inescapable: in Europe, thousands of children are stuck in squalid camps or sleeping rough, caught up in
"09.12.2016 12:43:31" theguardian.com A challenge to Facebook's reach and power is long overdue Mark Zuckerberg's company feeds utopian delusions, but in reality it is just a billionaire's media outlet grinding out a fortune "Mark Zuckerberg says the notion that the fake news Facebook presented to its 156 million US users might have played a key role in the result is a “crazy idea”, but the numbers point to an altogether more unsettling reality."
"09.12.2016 12:29:52" theguardian.com Alex Iwobi: 'I did extra training. My mum made me do kick-ups in the living room' From being treated 'like a king' in Nigeria to being followed by an Arsenal fan in his car, life has changed dramatically for the young forward, who is benefiting from the advice of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha Alex Iwobi: "I thought, this fan is going to follow me to my destination. I need to take a detour. It was crazy. I was almost scared."
"09.12.2016 12:20:01" theguardian.com Thomasina Miers' festive first courses and party food – recipes When it comes to Christmas cooking, stick to food that will excite people without making you frazzled Party food that shouldn't keep you stuck in the kitchen for the duration of the party.
"09.12.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefitted from state-sponsored doping More than 1,000 Russian athletes across over 30 sports – including football – were involved in or benefitted from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015, it has been revealed by professor Richard McLaren in his second report into doping in sport More than 1,000 Russian athletes across over 30 sports – including football – were involved in or benefitted from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015.
"09.12.2016 11:40:02" theguardian.com Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered, says Fergus Wilson Britain's biggest landlord believes tax changes and tougher mortgage rules will sound the death knell for buy to let "If they have to pay more it is crystal clear that this cost will end up hitting tenants, not landlords.”
"09.12.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com David Cameron: Brexit vote part of 'movement of unhappiness' Election of Trump and decision to leave EU require 'course correction' for the west, former prime minister says in US speech David Cameron: "The Brexit referendum, the election of President Trump and the referendum in Italy... I'm sure people are going to write about this movement of unhappiness and concern about the state of the world."
"09.12.2016 11:21:46" theguardian.com It's not just a Christmas ad – it's a Polish grandpa's heartbreaking gift to Britain At first I cursed the makers of the hit commercial for making me cry. Then I realised that the story reveals so much about the lives of migrants "We are seldom reminded that migration is a story of separation and personal sacrifices."
"09.12.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Wolfgang Streeck: 'Look at London – it's a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like' The political economist on Trump's election, why we should be happy about Brexit and the crises facing western democracy "Nothing in his work prepares you for meeting Wolfgang Streeck. Professionally, he is the political economist barking last orders for our way of life, and warning of the 'dark ages' ahead."
"09.12.2016 10:50:01" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Who's hoping for a Kevin Nolan Christmas? "Will Toby Alderweireld be key against Manchester United? Will Stoke apply the handbrake at Arsenal?"
"09.12.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: being sacked from my first job Being knocked off a straightforward career path forced me find my own way through the woods and taught me that the world doesn't owe me a living "Getting fired taught me that I'm not the sort of person who “deserves” a happy ending. I deserve nothing."
"09.12.2016 10:19:39" theguardian.com Harry Arter: 'Some days I feel like a normal person. But then it will just hit you' Saturday marks a year since the Bournemouth midfielder and his fiancee Rachel lost their daughter. He reflects on 12 months of pain, anger, envy and finally happiness – at memories of a child gone too soon and another due in February “Having Renée on my mind doesn't fill me with depression any more. It fills me with a bit of happiness. I enjoy talking about her like any dad would talk about their little girl."
"09.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Time to think the unthinkable about President Le Pen | Timothy Garton Ash Logic is against Marine Le Pen, as it was with Trump and Brexit. No wonder people are weighing up the possible repercussions "It is, of course, unthinkable that the leader of the rightwing, populist, anti-immigration Front National should become president of the French republic in elections next May. Just as it was unthinkable that Britain should vote to leave the EU and
"09.12.2016 09:40:08" theguardian.com Boris Johnson may be better off in another job, says Malcolm Rifkind Foreign secretary's comments about Saudi Arabia, which led to No 10 rebuke, could see him demoted, suggests Tory grandee Boris Johnson may be more suited to another cabinet position after his criticism of Saudi Arabia, which was “completely at variance” with the government's position, the former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind has said.
"09.12.2016 09:20:10" theguardian.com South Korea's parliament votes to impeach president Park Geun-hye Constitutional court will decide whether to uphold motion and remove Park from office The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, is fighting for her political life after MPs voted to impeach her over a corruption and cronyism scandal that has made her the country's most unpopular leader since it became a democracy in the late 1980s.
"09.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Why Donald Trump's victory is a gift for Gwyneth Paltrow Goop speaks to the survivalist instincts of the president-elect's supporters. At least the ones who want an $8,300 yurt or $550,000 earrings “It's such an exciting time to be an American because we are at this amazing inflection point and everything is kind of up in the air,” Gwyneth Paltrow has declared.
"09.12.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com EPA fears 'unprecedented disaster' for environment over Scott Pruitt pick Senate Democrats vow to fight Trump's nominee to lead the EPA, a climate denier who has sued the agency multiple times as attorney general of Oklahoma Democrats have promised to stage a last-ditch effort to thwart the appointment of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, amid fears within the agency that he will trigger an “unprecedented disaster” for America's environment
"09.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton warns fake news can have 'real world consequences' In rare public appearance since losing the election, Clinton alluded to 'Pizzagate' conspiracy in which a man opened fire after reading a false news story Hillary Clinton: "This is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities."
"09.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com 10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers' travel tips Glühwein and hot chocolate, snowy views, empty museums and comfort food … Guardian readers pick the best European cities for an atmospheric winter holiday "Estonia's capital is a fairytale town with fantastic food. It has coffee shops with huge comfy sofas to welcome you in for a warming hot chocolate and brandy after a gentle morning walking through the beautiful old town."
"09.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Jennifer Lawrence offends with story about 'butt-scratching' on sacred rocks Actor's story about actions while filming Hunger Games movie in Hawaii criticised as 'disrespectful and inconsiderate' Jennifer Lawrence: "There were sacred rocks, and you're not supposed to sit on them. I, however, was in a wetsuit for this whole shoot – oh my god, they were so good for butt itching!"
"09.12.2016 07:20:01" theguardian.com Sleaford byelection: Caroline Johnson holds seat for Conservatives Local doctor wins ahead of Ukip candidate Victoria Ayling in poll triggered by resignation of Stephen Phillips The Conservatives have held the seat of Sleaford and North Hykeham in Lincolnshire in a byelection triggered by the resignation of Stephen Phillips over “irreconcilable policy differences” with Theresa May.
"09.12.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com For Chris Grayling trains are always about ideology, not passengers The leak of the transport secretary's letter shows he is willing to take out his political frustrations on London's mayor – and Southern rail commuters "Yet, if ever there were a case for a change in the structure of the railways, the continuing debacle over Southern rail makes it incontestable. It was precisely because of meddling from the Department for Transport, a ham-fisted approach by management
"09.12.2016 00:02:00" theguardian.com Facebook court filings hint at possible political future for Mark Zuckerberg Lawsuit over extent of CEO's control of company shows board voted to give him two-year leave if he serves 'in a government position or office' According to the court documents, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen texted Mark Zuckerberg regarding a corporate shake-up of Facebook that would dilute the voting power of shareholders: “The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river.”
"08.12.2016 23:30:01" theguardian.com Andrew Puzder criticized as 'cruel and baffling' choice for labor secretary Labor unions, politicians and restaurant workers said fast food CEO's 'anti-worker extremism' will harm ongoing fight for fair wages and acceptable conditions Labor unions and law enforcement officials have condemned President-elect Donald Trump's “cruel and baffling” nomination of fast food executive Andrew Puzder for labor secretary on Thursday.
"08.12.2016 23:00:00" John Glenn – video obituary John Glenn, who served 24 years as a US senator from Ohio and later became the oldest person to be sent into space, has died aged 95.
"08.12.2016 22:30:01" theguardian.com The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: plain speaking without a purpose | Editorial Editorial: Bluntness can be valuable, but foreign secretaries should deploy it for a reason and not on a whim "Boris Johnson's avoidance of the circumlocutions favoured by most politicians led to a popular misconception that he is a straight shooter. It would be more accurate to say that he frequently shoots from the hip or goes off half-cocked, as his public
"08.12.2016 22:00:01" theguardian.com Greg Lake, legendary prog rock bassist, dies aged 69 Though he made his name with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lake also wrote one of the most enduring Christmas hits Though he made his name with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, he also wrote one of the most enduring Christmas hits.
"08.12.2016 21:40:01" Trump Force One vs. Air Force One Donald J. Trump's plane isn't better than Air Force One.
"08.12.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com Artist publishes spoof photos despite fear of being sued by Trump Alison Jackson says 'litigious' president could have chilling effect on artistic freedom as she publishes book featuring Trump lookalike “I wanted to publish photos that I wanted to shoot but it's very difficult to get other publishers to publish a work if they feel any type of threat or if they are worried in any shape or form. I don't even think it's a question of taste … It's legal.”
"08.12.2016 20:55:01" theguardian.com John Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit Earth, dies aged 95 Glenn served 24 years as a US senator from Ohio and later became the oldest person to be sent into space Former astronaut and US senator John Glenn has died in Ohio aged 95.
"08.12.2016 20:40:01" theguardian.com Dinosaur tail trapped in amber offers insights into feather evolution Fragment complete with fossilised bones and traces of muscles, ligaments and mummified-looking skin dates from around 99 million years ago “It is the first time we are seeing skeletal material with feathers coming off of the sides of it and we know for sure that we are dealing with something that is not a bird, it is more dinosaur-like”.
"08.12.2016 20:20:01" theguardian.com Burst your bubble – again: five conservative articles to read this week Looking for more rightwing perspectives to balance your news diet? Here's some more pieces analyzing Trump's foreign policy, sanctuary cities and populism "Reading rightwing authors and sites is not an exercise in empathy. It's about seeing what we can learn from and about them. Here are five pieces by conservative outlets and authors to read this week."
"08.12.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com France's honest tax system crusader is jailed for hiding millions of euros Jérôme Cahuzac, appointed by Hollande to lead clampdown on wealthy avoiders, hid cash in a secret Swiss account for 20 years Jérôme Cahuzac, the minister who led François Hollande's drive for a more honest tax system, has been jailed for three years for tax fraud and secretly stashing his wealth in tax havens around the world.
"08.12.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Boy George: 'We're all clinging to a rock, and some people have got a better grip than others' Nine years sober and back on tour, the Culture Club star talks about the power of positivity and why pop needs mystery Boy George.: "In America if they can see you're in a good place, that's enough for them, they don't want to dredge up the miserable shit and I like that. In the UK, they like to put you in a box. The National Treasure box: tolerated and occasionally
"08.12.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com 'Impunity has consequences': the women lost to Mexico's drug war At least 50 women disappeared from the city of Xalapa over three nights in 2011 – just some of thousands of victims in the 10-year battle against drug trafficking "I've been investigating my daughter's case since the day she never came home, and while at first I wanted to believe they'd been trafficked, I now know they must be dead. The girls knew too much, they saw and heard things at these parties, who was mixing
"08.12.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com Sprucing up Robert the Bruce: Scottish king's face gets 3D treatment Facial reconstruction experts use cast of skull to recreate Bannockburn hero's face in 3D digital images The heavy-set face of Robert the Bruce, the father of Scottish independence, has reemerged from the shadows nearly 700 years after his death.
"08.12.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com The eyes of the city: 20 years of street photography – in pictures Street photography from Boston and New York, by Richard Sandler From 1977 to 2001, photographer Richard Sandler regularly walked the streets of New York and Boston, capturing all that the streets had to offer.
"08.12.2016 18:20:01" theguardian.com Gin enjoys record sales in 2016 as people drown their sorrows Chief of trade group says boost may be down to a series of blows such as celebrity deaths and divisive votes on Brexit and Trump A tonic.
"08.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Sprucing up Robert the Bruce: Scottish king's face gets 3D treatment Facial reconstruction experts use cast of skull to recreate Bannockburn hero's face in 3D digital images The heavy-set face of Robert the Bruce, the father of Scottish independence, has reemerged from the shadows nearly 700 years after his death.
"08.12.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead EPA, reports say Donald Trump's latest reported cabinet pick has focused on limiting federal regulations and has sued the Environmental Protection Agency several times “Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”
"08.12.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Michael McIntyre – the new king of Saturday night. Who knew? McIntyre may be a floppy-haired berk who has built a career out of listing things people do, but his cheeky Big Show is the best weekend variety telly in years "Let me begin by running through some basic facts we all know to be true. First, Michael McIntyre isn't funny. Second, Michael McIntyre doesn't so much tell jokes as just baldly list things that people do."
"08.12.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com What's my cure-all for the misery of 2016? A big tub of ice-cream Trump, Brexit, Bowie: it's time for some serious comfort eating "Lock the doors, switch off the phone, clear a space on the sofa and pull off the lid. It's time."
"08.12.2016 16:20:01" theguardian.com Michael Sheen, Passengers and why Hollywood's hottest leads need a quirky Brit How do you make Tom Cruise seem more heroic? Add Simon Pegg. Need Chris Pratt to be more macho? Add Michael Sheen. Why are Britain's character actors becoming kooky foils to Hollywood smoothies? 'Why are British character actors becoming kooky foils to Hollywood smoothies?'
"08.12.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Don't assume Trump is dumb. He knows exactly what he's doing His Taiwan call was written off as a gaffe. Actually, like so much else, it was more calculated than it seemed "Yes, Trump tweets like a buffoon. But we should not assume that all the missteps by the petulant president-in-waiting are down to ignorance: they aren't."
"08.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Yotam Ottolenghi's sweet treats for the Christmas table – recipes Four brilliant bakes to make the home cook the star of the show this Christmas, from festive biscuits to celebratory puddings I'm dreaming of a sweet, sweet Christmas.
"08.12.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com Jill Stein: US election recount is vital to reform our broken voting system Rebecca Solnit, who has written passionately about the recount, interviews Stein about getting an accurate count and ending systematic violation of voting rights "The election didn't end on 8 November. It just morphed into a crisis whose resolution is not in sight."
"08.12.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com When Greg Lake wrote to the Guardian about 'I Believe in Father Christmas' In 2005 the singer replied to a reader query to answer whether a rock star's family could really survive on the royalties of one long-gone Christmas hit Greg Lake: "I can tell you from experience that it's lovely to get the old royalty cheque around September every year, but on its own, the Christmas song money isn't quite enough to buy my own island in the Caribbean."
"08.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com 'If you choose to be alone you can't be lonely': meet the modern-day hermits The hermit tradition has endured in some cultures for millennia. But what does it mean today? We meet those who are cut off for a variety of reasons "I get genuinely excited to see another human being."
"08.12.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com This time it's Saudi Arabia: even when Boris Johnson gets it right, he's wrong | If our bigmouth of a foreign secretary is serious about saving children in Yemen, he should suspend UK arms sales to Riyadh, and support Saudi reformers "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, a proposition Boris Johnson reinforces whenever he opens his mouth."
"08.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Leonardo DiCaprio talks environment and jobs with Donald Trump Meeting at New York Trump Tower comes as US president-elect picks climate change sceptic to head Environmental Protection Agency “Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation.”
"08.12.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com US Border Patrol uses desert as 'weapon' to kill thousands of migrants, report says Arizona advocacy group says agents chase border crossers from Mexico into hostile terrain in a strategy that leaves many injured, dead or lost With each passing day, another father, sister, aunt, brother, partner or child goes missing while attempting to cross the Southwest border.”
"08.12.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com Welcome to the age of anger The Long Read: The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain 'Nobody can explain what's happening right now – here's why.'
"08.12.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Hostile states pose 'fundamental threat' to Europe, says MI6 chief Although Alex Younger does not name specific country, he makes clear that Russia is target of his remarks The head of the British intelligence agency MI6 has said that cyber-attacks, propaganda and subversion from hostile states pose a “fundamental threat” to European democracies, including the UK.
"08.12.2016 12:50:00" theguardian.com Champions League last 16: who can Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester City face next? The last 16 of the Champions League has been completed and the draw awaits for the three remaining English sides Arsenal and Leicester City will both be seeded as group winners and are joined by the other top-placed finishers Napoli, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.
"08.12.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson's remarks about Saudi Arabia 'not the government's view' No 10 distances itself from foreign secretary's comments that Saudi state abuses Islam and is puppeteer in proxy wars Boris Johnson was not representing the government's views on Saudi Arabia when he accused the state of abusing Islam and acting as a puppeteer in proxy wars, Downing Street has said.
"08.12.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Politicians have got what they wanted: more UK workers in poverty than ever before Tories and Labour decided that inequality was a price worth paying for growth. When employment is not a way out of poverty, what is? "This is not just about cuts. We have a crisis of pay. And of housing. Decent wages and affordable homes are but a dream for many. But failure to live the dream is so often experienced as individual failure."
"08.12.2016 12:10:01" theguardian.com Kickstarter darling Pebble shut down after being bought for $40m Wearables maker Fitbit buys smartwatch startup for fraction of reported value in 2015 Pebble dashed.
"08.12.2016 12:00:04" theguardian.com Andrew Marr to undergo 'controversial' US stroke treatment Broadcaster, who is semi-paralysed on one side, to have drug injected into spine, despite warning over its use Andrew Marr said the treatment, which is known to cost several thousand dollars, would be “my Christmas present to myself”.
"08.12.2016 11:50:01" theguardian.com A year in the life of the Beckham industrial complex Brand Beckham marches on with news that Cruz is releasing a Christmas single, while Brooklyn aims for the book charts. What have the rest of the clan been up to in 2016? "The question here is not so much what Victoria Beckham has been up to – various garm-related escapades – but what she has managed to swerve."
"08.12.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Junk food ads targeting children banned in non-broadcast media Committee on Advertising Practice says it is bringing print and web in line with TV rules, but campaigners say it is not enough Junked.
"08.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Baby boomers 'should work for longer to stay healthy' Government's chief medical officer says those aged 50-70 should delay retirement or volunteer to stay mentally and physically active "The baby boomer generation, now in their 50s to 70s, should stop thinking about putting their feet up when they retire – and maybe not retire at all for the sake of their health, according to the government's chief medical officer."
"08.12.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com The best Christmas food tested by Ruby Tandoh, Felicity Cloake and Yotam Ottolenghi We asked our favourite food writers and chefs to try the best mince pies, panettone, salmon, gravy, stuffing, biscuits, port and more "The filling is the best I've tried – dark, fruity and rich – and the pastry is perfectly tender and sweet."
"08.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Britain is heading for the hardest of hard Brexits, but Theresa May can limit the damage | Charles Grant Issuing threats to Europe is futile. To limit the damage, the prime minister should show what the UK can contribute once it has left "One of Theresa May's strengths is that she believes in evidence-based policymaking. If she concludes that the national interest requires it, she may find the courage to break with the hard right and go for a not-so-hard Brexit."
"08.12.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com 'Democracy was hijacked. It got a bad name': the death of the post-Soviet dream Independence promised to bring freedom and prosperity to central Asia, but kleptocratic regimes have left many yearning for the past "Imagine if in England they turned it into a dictatorship overnight. You can't transition that quickly. Democracy was hijacked by demagogues. It was spoiled, and got a bad reputation.”
"08.12.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com Momentum is a beacon of hope. It must be saved from the saboteurs | Owen Jones A sectarian takeover threatens Labour's grassroots movement: it will be a betrayal of youthful optimism if it succeeds "When Jeremy Corbyn stood, few believed he could win: the function of his candidacy was to shift the terms of debate leftward."
"08.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com The supreme court is doing MPs' dirty work for them on article 50 | Simon Jenkins With its badly drafted legislation, parliament created this mess – and parliament should sort it out "The joy of an unwritten constitution is that everyone can claim to be its custodian. That includes journalists, scholars, soldiers and, in pride of place, judges."
"08.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Britain's power brokers – the hidden world of the Cabinet Office It's 100 years since the creation of the Whitehall department that can make or break a prime minister's reign. How will it rise to the challenge of Brexit? Since 1916 there have been 18 prime ministers, but only 11 cabinet secretaries.
"08.12.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Giraffe facing extinction after devastating decline, experts warn Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows world's tallest animal is on the brink, but some good news for Madgascan freshwater fish “These gentle giants have been overlooked. It's well known that African elephants are in trouble and there are perhaps just under half a million left. But what no one realised is there are far fewer giraffes, which have already become extinct in seven
"08.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Revealed: Rio Tinto to use drones to monitor workers' private lives Exclusive: Privacy campaigners express alarm after company contracts Sodexo to 'capture individual insights' from staff in Western Australian mining camps “Our goal is to get to the point where we can capture individual insights on where employees are spending their time and money and improve the quality of their lives."
"08.12.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com The people of Sleaford are set to reaffirm the Brexit vote. No wonder Unlike Richmond, Thursday's byelection takes place in a region that has been crippled by a broken economic system. Its residents are desperate for change "Politics right now needs insight, not navel-gazing. How long is it going to be before we actually get some?"
"08.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Gendered toys could deter girls from career in engineering, report says Insitution for Engineering and Technology found toys with a technology focus were three times as likely to be targeted at boys Toys for boys - and girls.
"08.12.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Liberalism need not be on the retreat – rightwing populism is beatable | Cas Mudde Just look at Austria, and at Clinton's success in the popular vote. Politicians of the centre and left must change the narrative to sell their progressive values "Rather than seeing Clinton and Van der Bellen as anomalies, blips in an inevitable trend towards populist radical right dominance, liberal democratic parties and politicians of all persuasions should learn lessons from their successes."
"08.12.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com You can question May's Brexit strategy. Just don't ask if she's up to the job | Anne Perkins No one queried David Cameron's credentials to be prime minister, or Tony Blair's, even after manifest failure. So why doubt May? Because she's a woman "Being up to the job is nothing to do with actually being any good at it ... It's all about whether you emanate the kind of pheromones that make people think you are, about whether you look as if you are."
"08.12.2016 00:25:41" theguardian.com US launches airstrike on Mosul hospital used by Isis, military says Central Command says 'precision strike' targeted building from which Isis fighters had fired at Iraqi forces for more than a day The US military has deliberately conducted an airstrike on a hospital in the Iraqi city of Mosul, it said on Wednesday, after saying its Iraqi allies came under fire by Islamic State fighters from the hospital complex.
"07.12.2016 23:11:11" theguardian.com Ohio legislators pass restrictive abortion bill, citing Trump victory State senate president says twice-defeated 'heartbeat bill', which would be one of the nation's most prohibitive, came up again because of the election result Ohio legislators passed a controversial bill to ban abortion from as early as six weeks into pregnancy, known as a “heartbeart bill”.
The bill, which is on its way to Republican governor John Kasich after passing the state house on Tuesday night, would
"07.12.2016 22:40:01" theguardian.com Investigation after death of second immigrant in UK detention in a week Death of 49-year-old man at Morton Hall removal centre follows alleged murder of Tarek Chowdhury, 64, at Colnbrook An investigation has been launched following the death of a second man in immigration detention in a week.
"07.12.2016 22:20:01" theguardian.com Obama under mounting pressure to disclose Russia's role in US election Senior House Democrats seek briefing on 'Russian interference of involvement' a week after senators signed letter asking for information to be declassified "Barack Obama is facing growing pressure from congressional Democrats in both houses demanding further disclosures regarding Russia's role in the 2016 US elections."
"07.12.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Austria's quiet Green victory, trading in the politics of hope not fear | Molly Scott Cato The president-elect, Alexander Van der Bellen, may have removed his colours in order to stand, but his win illustrates a Green choice of openness to the world "Van der Bellen's win makes it clear that Greens have learned to operate effectively within the mainstream political system. But we can do so untarnished by being associated with failed political elites who have ignored working people's concerns."
"07.12.2016 21:40:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of 'twisting and abusing' Islam Foreign secretary, who has been accused of a series of diplomatic gaffes, breaks with convention by publicly criticising UK ally Boris Johnson accused Saudi Arabia of abusing Islam and acting as a puppeteer in proxy wars throughout the Middle East, in remarks that flout a longstanding British Foreign Office convention not to criticise the UK's allies in public.
"07.12.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com What's the significance of Wednesday's article 50 vote? Our panel responds | Martin Kettle, Anne Perkins and Giles Fraser MPs have backed a Brexit plan to trigger article 50 by end of March with a majority of 373. Our writers give their opinions on Wednesday night's vote 'Article 50 is unknown territory. And nothing will make it otherwise'
"07.12.2016 21:00:01" theguardian.com The Gambia's new rulers vow to prosecute outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has 'bunkers and treasure' at his farm near Senegal border and could start rebel movement, claims coalition “We don't trust him. The longer we leave him, the more possibilities he has to leave the country, to escape from the country and to even do an insurgency. He is capable."
"07.12.2016 20:20:01" theguardian.com Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor for second year in a row The Alice Through the Looking Glass star has topped the annual Forbes list again, with Will Smith coming in at number two For every dollar Depp was paid he brought in $2.80.
"07.12.2016 20:04:00" theguardian.com MPs vote demanding Brexit plan and triggering article 50 by majority of 373 - Politics live Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including PMQs and the Commons debate on a motion saying the government should publish a plan for Brexit British MPs have voted by a majority of 373 for a Brexit plan and triggering article 50 by end of March 2017.
"07.12.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com Why Steve Bannon wants to destroy secularism The former head of Breitbart and senior Trump strategist blames the decline of Judeo-Christian values for most of the Western world's ills Just what does Steve Bannon believe? For some, his thinking can be boiled down to racism. For others, he is merely a sinister opportunist taking advantage of Trump and the “alt-right”, a far-right movement in the US, for economic gain and fame. But what
"07.12.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com The Holocene hangover: it is time for humanity to make fundamental changes Fredrik Albritton Jonsson examines Amitav Ghosh's take on climate change and considers if the basic aims of economic development must be completely redefined to acknowledge Earth's finite resources “Every family in the world cannot have two cars, a washing machine, and a refrigerator—not because of technical or economic limitations but because humanity would asphyxiate in the process.”
"07.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union Belarusian politician recalls his role exactly 25 years ago in reaching deal that led to breakup of USSR without major bloodshed “I'm disappointed because the Belavezha Accords opened big opportunities, but Putin wants to turn this around. He said the breakup of the Soviet Union was a tragedy, but this is an unacceptable statement, because tens of millions died for this communist
"07.12.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Pope Francis compares fake news consumption to eating faeces Pontiff says journalists must avoid falling into 'the sickness of coprophilia', an abnormal interest in excrement Using striking terminology, Pope Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an abnormal interest in excrement.
"07.12.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Remembrance of tastes past: Syria's disappearing food culture The Long Read: For Syrians in exile, food is more than a means of sustenance. It is a reminder of the rich and diverse culture being destroyed by civil war “Women are no longer cooking the complicated stuff. There aren't large families to feed any more.”
Even in exile, many Syrians talk about food with the same pride, fervour and obsession as the French do, but it's a culture that is close to being wiped
"07.12.2016 18:00:02" theguardian.com TV for the fake news generation: why Westworld is the defining show of 2016 HBO's sci-fi hit is a show for our troubled times "Westworld is a violent, amoral but ambiguous parable that's pored over by an online fandom looking for hidden meaning. If that isn't a show for our times, I don't know what is."
"07.12.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com UK brussels sprout harvest hit by 'super-pest' moths Supermarkets say they are pulling out all the stops to ensure there are no empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas European moth invasion divides Britain over necessity of sprouts aligned with Brussels.
"07.12.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com Paris bans cars for second day running as pollution strikes Vehicles with odd-number plates were banned on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, it was the even numbers' turn Following a ban on vehicles with odd-number licence plates on Tuesday, it was the turn of those with even numbers to be told to leave the car at home on Wednesday. To encourage them, public transport in the city and suburbs was free.
"07.12.2016 17:01:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump named as Time magazine's person of the year US president-elect joins Obama, Hitler and Stalin in list of people deemed most influential 'for better or for worse' “It's hard to measure the scale of his disruption … For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and
"07.12.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com How does Donald Trump's private jet match up to Air Force One? The president-elect says he wants to cancel an order for new presidential planes and has said he will use his own 'bigger' Air Force Trump instead Gold sinks, suede ceilings, a mohair divan - inside Donald J. Trump's private jet.
"07.12.2016 16:20:01" theguardian.com Saving Shaba: how to rescue an orphaned elephant A team from Save the Elephants races to locate a baby elephant after her mother is killed near Shaba National Reserve, Kenya "Although the little one was only a year and a half old it still weighed almost half a tonne, and it took the combined effort of around 10 of us placed around the elephant to get some ropes and a tarpaulin under it and eventually lift her, head first,
"07.12.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com What do dreams mean? The five most common explained Have you ever dreamt about failing an exam? If so, a dream researcher says you're in good company What do the five most common dreams actually mean?
"07.12.2016 15:51:07" theguardian.com Dale Cavese: the football chant that took over the internet and the world A song written in Venezuela in the 1950s and recorded by Julio Iglesias in the 1970s is now sung in stadiums across the world – thanks to a YouTube video "No song has spread across the planet like Dale Cavese, the first football chant to gain global popularity through the internet."
"07.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com How a Polish ad out-Christmased John Lewis's bouncing badger An advert for an auction site sees a grandfather learning English to introduce himself to his granddaughter in the UK. Even Brexit Britain has taken this EU migrants' tale to its heart “There are many cases like this one, when one person emigrates to UK (or other countries), lives there, gets married and has kids. So our ad is about life.”
"07.12.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com China's terracotta warriors to return to UK for first time in nearly a decade Ancient Chinese treasures from first emperor's tomb will be among 120 objects to go on display at Liverpool's World Museum in 2018 It was 1974 when a man digging a well struck upon one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries the world has seen. Since then, more than 8,000 lifesized terracotta warriors – with individual clothing, hair and facial features – have been
"07.12.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Michael Gove's anti-Turner prize tweets are childishly prejudiced The former education secretary has dubbed the work of Turner prize winner Helen Marten 'modish crap' – and championed his own blinkered version of post-Brexit art history Another area of Michael Gove's non-expertise.
"07.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com Malta becomes first European country to ban 'gay cure' therapy Under new law anyone found guilty of trying to change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation faces fine or jail There ain't no cure for love.
"07.12.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com How a network led by the billionaire Koch brothers is riding the Trump wave The business brothers's sprawling network, which spent $250m this election cycle, is emerging as a winner as the Trump administration takes shape Despite deciding not to back Donald Trump financially with ads during the presidential election, the sprawling donor and advocacy network led by the multibillionaire Koch brothers is emerging as a winner in the transition.
"07.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Amy Schumer says trolls' backlash over Barbie casting shows she's right for role Comedian says body-shaming attacks show 'something's wrong with our culture' after news of Grammy nominations Amy Schumer: “My deepest sympathy to the trolls, who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice."
"07.12.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Threats unnerved business owners in days before 'Pizzagate' incident Washington businesses near Comet Pizza, the restaurant where a man showed up wielding an assault rifle this weekend, recieved 'disturbing' threats "Disgusting, grotesque and violent death threats."
"07.12.2016 13:20:04" If fascism arrived tomorrow, would we recognise it? Britain likes to think it doesn't do fascism – we beat Hitler, after all. But, asks Rachel Shabi, are we complacent? Would we miss the signs if fascism was appearing under our noses? She argues that today's climate, with the far right resurgent around the
"07.12.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com For trans women killed by Oakland fire, struggle for respect continues in death The tragedy has shaken a community facing disproportionate discrimination, a reality amplified by police and the media referring to transgender victims as 'he' “We fight hard enough every single day to be seen as our authentic selves and to be treated with respect. In death, you can't defend yourself anymore, so it falls on your friends to do it for you.”
"07.12.2016 12:48:36" theguardian.com Pakistan passenger plane crashes in north of country Police official says Pakistan International Airlines flight PK661, which had about 47 people on board, has crashed en route to Islamabad from Chitral Pakistan International Airlines flight PK661 has crashed in the mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with “around 40 people” on board.
"07.12.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Where is the world's most 'godless' city? Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the 'atheist capital of Europe'. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? "From the Sodom and Gomorrah to the urban canyons of Gotham, the literary depictions of godless cities have usually focused on venality and despair, but researchers in real life find atheists to be at least as tolerant, keen on civic duty, and mindful of
"07.12.2016 12:20:01" theguardian.com Best albums of 2016: No 9 Konnichiwa by Skepta It won the Mercury prize and sold grime to a new generation – most of all, the rapper's debut album made British music cool again "Once you've established this kind of Midas touch, it begins to act as a vortex, making everything you do, think and say – even reminiscing about “sitting in the flats” or getting drenched on a London street seem somehow aspirational. For all Konnichiwa's
"07.12.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Malta becomes first European country to ban 'gay cure' therapy Under new law anyone found guilty of trying to change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation faces fine or jail "No sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression constitutes a disorder, disease or shortcoming of any sort."
"07.12.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Trump adviser's son loses transition team job for spreading fake news Michael Flynn Jr sacked over 'Pizzagate' claims that led to shots being fired at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington Even after a man on Sunday fired a rifle in the restaurant, in an incident apparently sparked by the conspiracy theory, Flynn took to Twitter to say the fake news would “remain a story” until proven false.
"07.12.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com Fleabag five-star review – filthily funny show's shattering return to stage Phoebe Waller-Bridge expertly controls the audience as she performs the original monologue that led to her TV smash "The work of another playwright-comedian, Victoria Wood, comes to mind in the combination of whipping one-liners. Frightened of kindness, haunted by a betrayal that proved fatal, having turned sexual freedom into another kind of cage, the character is a
"07.12.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com Theresa May risks becoming an accidental Europe-wrecker | Rafael Behr The prime minister is feeding a Ukip-inspired image of the EU as hostile, where any interest in the continent's future is unpatriotic "There are wreckers and reconcilers. The wreckers despise the EU and see the coming negotiations in adversarial terms – a demand for restitution of stolen sovereignty. The reconcilers dwell on what may be worth preserving in existing relations with the
"07.12.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Austrians on why they rejected the far-right: 'After Brexit and Trump, we need a temperate voice' Voters celebrate after Norbert Hofer is defeated in the country's presidential elections, but warn that populist forces may yet gain ground “It's just like the Trump phenomenon in the US. Non-urban, less educated, male voters go for Hofer's Freedom party. Hofer is in fact even worse than his image. His ideas are racist, sexist and fascist.”
"07.12.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com We've swapped Rich Tea for Oreos: what happened to the UK's dunking spirit? The country's biscuit habits are changing – in favour of brands that won't stand up to being immersed in a cup of tea "It is too easy in 2016 for right-thinking people to feel hopeless. Get out there. Be the change you want to see. Buy a packet of Rich Tea."
"07.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com British Antarctic research station to be moved due to deep crack in the ice Dormant chasm has opened up and risks cutting the station off from the rest of the ice shelf Location, location, location.
"07.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS Pharmaceutical giant hiked price of anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600%, says competition regulator Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the UK's competition regulator after the price charged to the NHS for an anti-epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600%.
"07.12.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump: 'We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes' President-elect in Fayetteville declares focus on destroying Isis, hours after Barack Obama dismissed 'false promises' of bombing terrorists into surrender Donald J. Trump: “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn't be involved with. Instead our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying Isis, and we will.”
"07.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Theresa May sidesteps question about £995 leather trousers Reporter asks prime minister if expensive clothing worn for photoshoot shows her distance from general public The wrong trousers.
"07.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com 'A landscape of exhaustion and moral decay' – lessons from the 'lost decade' of the 1860s You'd need to go back 150 years to find the last time wage growth was this stagnant, according to the governor of the Bank of England. But even then there were a few reasons to be cheerful You'd need to go back 150 years to find the last time wage growth was this stagnant, according to the governor of the Bank of England. What was life like back then?
"07.12.2016 08:40:01" theguardian.com Earth's day lengthens by two milliseconds a century, astronomers find The gradual slowing of the planet's rotation is causing our day to lengthen, a comparison of nearly 3,000 years of celestial records has revealed "For those holding out for a whole extra hour a day, be prepared for a long wait. Barring any change in the rate of slowing down, an Earth day will not last 25 hours for about two million centuries more."
"07.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Staff at Cameron and Xi pub bought by Chinese say nothing will change The Plough at Cadsden, where former PM shared a pint with China's leader, 'won't turn into a Chinese restaurant' “We've got 28 tourists coming in just on Thursday,” he said. “I think maybe the Chinese look at their politicians slightly differently than we do.”
"07.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Vinyl sales overtake digital sales for first time in UK Records sales hit £2.5m last week compared with £2.1m for digital, with surge partly attributable to Christmas gift buying Tables turned.
"07.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water Huge flock of migratory birds landed on acidic waters of an open pit mine where employees attempted to scare them off Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana.
"07.12.2016 07:18:35" theguardian.com 'Red, white and blue Brexit': explaining May's bunting-draped vision The PM's update on her EU exit strategy suggested a jolly, patriotic and bespoke future – but how would it hang in Brussels? What is a “red, white and blue Brexit”? No, this isn't a Christmas cracker joke – the prime minister said it.
"07.12.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Vince Cable: hacking scandal 'will happen again' without regulation The former business secretary is also expected to say that the government is afraid of crossing newspaper owners Vince Cable is to call on the government to get on with creating a system of press regulation that matches the recommendations of the Leveson inquiry, or risk a repeat of the scandals that led to it.
"06.12.2016 22:00:01" theguardian.com Absent father no longer: men confront stereotypes to become involved parents Fatherhood support groups in Boston help working-class dads deepen relationships with children that go beyond the ascribed role of breadwinner “I found my purpose in my son. He makes everything worth it.”
"06.12.2016 21:30:00" theguardian.com Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty? A scheme that alleviates poverty while giving training and support has transformed the lives of more than a million of the world's poorest families "I would see people feeding their children bananas, good food, but never taste it. They would just shout at me to stop staring."
"06.12.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Walter Scott was shot on camera. When will he receive justice? | Steven W Thrasher Despite video evidence of his killing, the case ended in a mistrial. It is a reminder that American law simply does not value black life "Like most black people I know, I wasn't especially surprised that a jury was unable to convict white South Carolina police officer Michael Slager for killing Walter Scott, despite shooting him multiple times in the back and on video."
"06.12.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com Best albums of 2016: No 10 – A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead Was Radiohead's ninth album the sound of them opening up? An accidental soundtrack to the era of Trump? Whatever the answer, it was one of their best "Contained within A Moon Shaped Pool was also a Hail to the Thief-like warning about the state of the world, which felt more appropriate than ever. Burn the Witch's McCarthyist overtones and Orwellian lyrics came at a time when one of Yorke's biggest
"06.12.2016 20:20:01" theguardian.com No country with a McDonald's can remain a democracy | George Monbiot The best way to combat the likes of Trump, Le Pen and Farage and the politics they represent is to rescue power from the grip of transnational corporations "Transnational capital that McDonald's exemplifies, democracy as a living system withers and dies. The old forms and forums still exist – parliaments and congresses remain standing – but the power they once contained seeps away, re-emerging where we can
"06.12.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Trump: Boeing should lose Air Force One contract over 'out of control' cost Boeing share price briefly plummets after president-elect claims project is costing $4bn: 'I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number' “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” the president-elect wrote.
"06.12.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com Clarke Peters: 'I was 15 when I first stuck out my thumb and ran away from home' He has starred in The Wire and sung with the Stones. As Clarke Peters returns to crooning, he talks about hating pop, playing pimps and making his first recording – at the age of four Clarke Peters: "After my role as a pimp in Mona Lisa, I wasn't willing to play that again. I didn't think any black actor should. I wanted a role that had some integrity."
"06.12.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com Fidel Castro worked on Gabriel García Márquez's manuscripts The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisher Feted as a revolutionary hero and demonised as an enemy of the free world, Fidel Castro also played an unexpected role in global literature. The Cuban president, who died on 25 November, acted as unofficial copy editor for the acclaimed novelist Gabriel
"06.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest It is not a final victory, and there is much to fear from pipeline investor Donald Trump, but much will come of this gathering and its vision, tactics and power "This is a moment when the civil rights movement's victories seem to be in jeopardy – but that is all the more reason to remember that they were victories, and they were achieved in blood and pain and dedication when victory was far from sight."
"06.12.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton conspiracy theories are a generation in the making Clinton's supporters aren't 'sore losers,' and Donald Trump's way of working isn't normal. The far right has spent years building opposition to her "It is too easy to write off Clinton supporters who oppose Trump as sore losers. We all have a right – and a duty – to call out misinformation and divisive tactics from Trump and his enablers at places like Breitbart. Much is at stake if Trump and his
"06.12.2016 18:20:01" theguardian.com Rouhani: we won't let Trump tear up US–Iran nuclear deal Iranian president says 10-year extension of US sanctions could be violation of the accord signed in July 2015 “Iran is the only country that, as our supreme leader stated, would neither mourn nor celebrate Trump's coming to power.”
"06.12.2016 18:00:02" theguardian.com Plans for Transport for London to take over capital's rail lines ditched Transport secretary instead says TfL will be involved in new Southeastern franchise that will hand more control to private firms “A complete cop-out and failure and certainly makes no sense at all as far as rail users in my constituency or I am concerned."
"06.12.2016 17:45:01" Skating while blind 19-year-old Marcelo Lusardi (@the_blind_rider) went blind due to a genetic disorder last year. But this hasn't stopped him doing the thing he loves most in the world - skateboarding. His friends and family encouraged him to get back on his board after he
"06.12.2016 17:30:02" theguardian.com Twenty reasons why Brexit will be even trickier than we thought From the wrong kind of fish off our coasts, to divorcees stuck in marital limbo, Britain's painful extraction from the EU will send shockwaves through almost every part of our lives. Here are just some of the side-effects... "There are no rules for what Britain is doing because no one has been stupid enough to try it." – 20 hurdles to a Brexit good for Britain.
"06.12.2016 17:15:14" theguardian.com May says she will reveal Brexit plan before triggering article 50 Government accepts Labour motion to publish plan for leaving EU but calls on MPs to vote for process to begin by late March The prime minister caved in to pressure from Labour and some formerly pro-remain Tory MPs, as No 10 largely accepted an opposition motion calling on her to publish a plan for Brexit.
"06.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Peter Vaughan: a life in pictures When asked the secret of his longevity, the actor once replied 'luck, good wine and beer' Peter Vaughan, who played Grouty in Porridge and Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones, has died aged 93.
"06.12.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com Art Basel Miami: how the art fair landscape reflects Trump's America The current US climate has led to a racially charged and overtly political range of artworks on display at this year's show “Even as art benefits from general income inequality, the art world itself is an unequal place. This is not a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats situation.”
"06.12.2016 16:20:00" Skating while blind 16-year-old Marcelo Lusardi (@the_blind_rider) went blind due to a genetic disorder last year. But this hasn't stopped him doing the thing he loves most in the world - skateboarding. His friends and family encouraged him to get back on his board after he
"06.12.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com We are swamped with pointless packaging - a pear doesn't need a polythene wrap Companies and individuals have a duty to recycle everything possible and to create and use more sustainable packaging Modern life is rubbish.
"06.12.2016 15:40:01" theguardian.com Mark Carney says we face a 'lost decade'. Here's what the left must do It's painful to think that the future belongs to Trump, Farage and Le Pen. But we live in desperate times – and nobody is offering a cogent, hopeful alternative "This is a crisis of radical proportions, and as such it has only radical solutions. The champions of the Blair-Clinton centrism of the 1990s – rather than addressing the reasons for their own terrible political plight – lash out at the new left for being
"06.12.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy from 2017 Internet giant says renewable energy is increasingly lowest cost option and it will not rule out investing in nuclear power "We are convinced this is good for business, this is not about greenwashing. This is about locking in prices for us in the long term. Increasingly, renewable energy is the lowest cost option."
"06.12.2016 15:02:00" theguardian.com Holidays, equal pay – Brexit threatens these rights. We are fighting to keep them As the sole union involved in the most important case for workers in a generation, the IWGB doesn't want to block Brexit, but fight for employment rights "The UK leaving the EU represents potentially the biggest assault on workers' rights and migrants' rights in a generation."
"06.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com Where can you beat the Brexit effect on holiday? The EU and US are more pricey since the EU referendum – but there are a handful of places where the pound buys you more Brits dreaming of a winter getaway in the sun could make their pounds go further in a handful of foreign destinations despite the sharp fall in the pound since the Brexit vote.
"06.12.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Lesley Regan: 'I have a responsibility to tell pregnant women the truth' The new president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is determined to be honest about the dangers of obesity and other health issues "I do certainly tell my patients if they need to lose some weight. And I sometimes get myself into trouble. Sometimes people who are very overweight get very, very defensive about it."
"06.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Brazil's lynching epidemic: 'A good criminal is a dead criminal' Guardian analysis reveals 173 people have been killed by mobs this year in the country as expert describes 'a hunt for infection' amid vulnerable people On the walls of Dias Macedo graffiti warns would-be infractors:
“You steal, you die.”
"06.12.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Why Amy Schumer's the best thing to happen to Barbie Why all the fuss over Schumer in the role of the iconic toy? It's a winning situation for the actor, her fans, Sony Pictures and Mattel. The only losers are the misogynists "Amy Schumer's casting means we might just be getting a Barbie movie that rises above the toy's rather naff roots."
"06.12.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Standing Rock activists stay in place, fearing pipeline victory was a 'trick' Though the US denied a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, many worry that the Trump administration and the pipeline company could reverse the decision "I celebrate with caution. We know that Trump is coming and with that, we know our fight will continue."
"06.12.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Why we're all everyday climate change deniers | Alice Bell Global warming is scary and abstract. No wonder we struggle to face up to it – and let politicians and industry off the hook "By talking about climate change that we'll break the silence that allows it to go unnoticed and ignored."
"06.12.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Theresa May calls for 'red, white and blue Brexit' For weeks after the EU referendum, the only description Theresa May gave was “Brexit means Brexit” Theresa May has a new Brexit slogan ...
"06.12.2016 12:20:01" theguardian.com The forgotten people in the grammar school debate? Disabled children I've seen first-hand how much progress has been made in including disabled children in mainstream education. Expanding grammars would be a regressive move "Do we want an education system bent on the creation of an intellectual, physical elite, with more losers than winners?"
"06.12.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Joe Biden hints at 2020 presidential run: 'Fate has a way of intervening' The departing vice-president's profile rose during his years with Obama, and many on the left consider him a formidable opponent to Donald Trump Biden his time?
"06.12.2016 11:40:11" theguardian.com UK will have under 18 months to negotiate deal, says EU's Brexit broker Michael Barnier says 'short transitional agreement' is possible but article 50 agreement would have to be reached by October 2018 "Time will be very short."
"06.12.2016 11:20:01" theguardian.com Can grammar schools really sprinkle fairy dust on struggling secondaries? Theresa May expects selective schools to take over their neighbours and magically improve them "The government's green paper argument is nonsense. Selective schools do well because they take the brightest children."
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft team up to tackle extremist content The tech companies plan to create a shared database of 'unique digital fingerprints' that can identify images and videos promoting terrorism “What we want is to eliminate this global megaphone that social media gives to groups like Isis. This doesn't get done by writing a press release.”
"06.12.2016 10:40:00" Slow-motion pile up of cars, buses and trucks in snowy Montrea... Slow motion car crashes were a reality in Montreal where icy conditions led to some fortunately injury free road accidents.
"06.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com The recovery and rise of Luvo Manyonga Three years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medallist. This is his journey from the tik-addled townships to Rio glory, with the help of an Irish former street-sweeper turned strongman From crystal meth to Olympic glory.
"06.12.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com Helen Marten: an artist who thinks differently from the rest of us Marten's playful and inventive way with language and things won the Turner Prize over Andrea Hamilton's bottom, while Michael Dean's installation was a pile-up of too many elements The first time I saw the work of Helen Marten – who has just won the Turner Prize – I knew I was in the presence of an artist who thinks differently from the rest of us."
"06.12.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com Sleaford and North Hykeham voters express impatience over Brexit Unlike in Richmond, London, byelection in Lincolnshire could see revolt over pace and firmness of Theresa May's march out of EU "I do like Ukip and I am pleased about Brexit, except everyone is trying to destroy it. May started off wonderful and could be another Maggie Thatcher, but she really has to go for it and quickly as well before people get despondent."
"06.12.2016 09:21:01" theguardian.com Sorry, Louise Casey, but Muslim women are held back by discrimination I thought my degree would be a passport to a dream job, but in Bradford the ladder of social mobility was always out of reach "If like me you're female, Muslim and from an ethnic minority background, it sometimes feels like a one-way ticket into economic and social purgatory."
"06.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Tony Blair calls for 'strong and vibrant' centrist voices during Washington visit Former British prime minister warns that a 'weak centre' cannot prevent the rise of authoritarian figures but avoids pessimism over Donald Trump “I think there is a real risk that we forget what liberal democratic values are about and we don't understand that these values are absolutely fundamental to the human condition improving. But I think it all comes back to, well, what is going to be the
"06.12.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Brace, brace: why cinema loves a plane crash The waking nightmare of a plane going down is a Hollywood staple. But are films such as Clint Eastwood's Sully a healthy way to confront our dread – or just an epic backdrop for heroics? "This is probably where I should say that I have a fear of flying…"
"06.12.2016 08:22:00" theguardian.com Slo-mo snow mayhem in Montreal as buses, cars and trucks crash Footage shows a bus sliding out of control and hitting a group of cars, before a pickup truck, second bus, police car and salt truck suffer the same fate A slippery covering of ice and snow on a steep street in downtown Montreal has caused a slow-motion pile-up of cars, buses and trucks.
"06.12.2016 08:04:01" theguardian.com UK coffee chains criticised over sugar-laden products Pret a Manger lemon drizzle cake contains 18 teaspoons, says Action on Sugar, with a Starbucks carrot cake next worst on 15 "A 172g lemon drizzle product from Pret A Manger contains 18 teaspoons of sugar a slice."
"06.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Chris Grayling to unveil plans for new fully privatised railway line Track and trains on Oxford-Cambridge route to be run by one firm, in first fully integrated operation since 1990s privatisation The British government is to unveil plans for a fully privatised railway line, with track and trains operated by the same company.
"06.12.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 'iron lady' of Tamil Nadu, dies at 68 Tamil film star who challenged state's male-dominated politics and went on became chief minister died in hospital Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the “iron lady” of Tamil Nadu, who riveted and ruled the south Indian state for more than half a century as an actor and then chief minister, has died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.
"06.12.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Len McCluskey expected to resign as Unite head – in order to stay longer Jeremy Corbyn ally who heads UK's biggest union reported to be planning to stand down in tactic to extend term in office Len McCluskey is expected to resign this week as head of Britain's biggest union in an effort to seek a third term in office.
"06.12.2016 00:05:25" theguardian.com First Republican 'faithless elector' announces intent to vote against Trump Christopher Suprun vowed to break ranks with Texas electoral college members out of 'constitutional duty', joining seven others in growing protest attempt A Republican presidential elector has become the first to announce that he intends to defect from Donald Trump when he casts his vote as part of the electoral college, vowing to try and block the president-elect from reaching the White House.
"05.12.2016 23:35:13" theguardian.com Armed man charged after 'self-investigating' pizzagate conspiracy Edgar Welch was charged Monday with four offenses after firing three shots at Comet Ping Pong, which a fake news story had alleged ran a child sex ring The man who brought a gun into a pizza restaurant to “self-investigate” a series of fake news stories was charged Monday with four offenses, including assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a pistol without a license.
"05.12.2016 23:01:42" theguardian.com Matteo Renzi's resignation 'frozen' by Italy's president PM to stay in office for at least a week as Sergio Mattarella resists opposition calls for snap election after referendum Matteo Renzi will remain in office for at least a week after Italy's head of state asked the centre-left prime minister to “freeze” his resignation temporarily until the senate passed a 2017 budget.
"05.12.2016 22:30:01" theguardian.com The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point | Bill McKibben The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age "From the start, this has been an against-the-odds battle."
"05.12.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com G5 summit photograph shows Merkel as last leader standing Picture taken in Hanover in April reveals how quickly west's ruling elite has changed This photograph was only taken in April, but now all but one of these leaders are gone or going along with much of what their careers represented.
"05.12.2016 21:30:01" theguardian.com Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango controversy is 'ridiculous' The Last Tango in Paris director has spoken out about suggestions that a scene in the movie constituted an act of sexual violence against Maria Schneider Bernardo Bertolucci has released a statement in response to widespread anger over an interview where he claimed to have conspired against a female actor in the filming of a rape scene in 1972 drama Last Tango in Paris.
"05.12.2016 21:00:02" theguardian.com Walter Scott shooting: mistrial declared in case against former police officer Jury of 12 unable to reach unanimous decision on charges against Michael Slager after four days of deliberations The trial of the former police officer who shot dead Walter Scott, an unarmed African American, in an incident that was caught on cellphone video and reignited the debate on race and policing in the US, has ended in a mistrial.
"05.12.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com Sizing up: women prefer slightly larger penises, new study reveals Women chose bigger penises for a one-time sexual encounter versus a long-term partner, showing that the ideal penis is larger than the global average Previous studies had presented women with 2D, flaccid penises, so this is the first research to provide hard evidence that women's ideal penises are slightly larger than average penis size.
"05.12.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com Academia is now incompatible with family life, thanks to casual contracts I want to be a good scientist but that means I can't be anything else, as all my time is taken up trying to find contracts "We can only plan our future a few years at a time: we can't commit to a mortgage, we can't plan which school our child will attend, we can't even plan a family holiday next summer because we don't know if I will have a job then."
"05.12.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Austria defeated the far-right Norbert Hofer – finally, some hope for Europe In a runoff between hatred and empathy, Alexander Van der Bellen's victory has given us reason for optimism – within reason "Yes, there is reason for optimism – but optimism within reason. After all, 46% of Austria's votes went to a man whose party was partly founded by Nazis with a record of antisemitism and an agenda of anti-Muslim bigotry. The sheer fact that a country in
"05.12.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com Amber Rudd says EU nationals in post-Brexit UK will need 'form of ID' Latest migration data shows 100,000 EU citizens living in Britain have applied for permanent residence More than 3 million European Union citizens living in Britain after Brexit will have to be issued with “some form of documentation”, the home secretary has said.
"05.12.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after ten years issuing visas Ghanaian and Turkish crime rings 'paid corrupt officials to look the other way' to illegally obtain authentic documents Until it was shut down, the sham embassy was housed in a rundown, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew an American flag outside. Inside hung a portrait of the US president, Barack Obama.
"05.12.2016 19:00:02" theguardian.com 2016 was jinxed by karmic voodoo but never thought I'd live to see it Death has been relentless this year, with one quite important exception – me. When I was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, the worst case scenario was 'dead by Christmas 2006' "My cancer was sudden and aggressive. My antibodies went nuts and started eating my nervous system."
Ian Martin wasn't likely to ever see 2016, but he's lived to spend much of the last decade writing The Thick of it and watching the NHS that treats him
"05.12.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Ancient shellfish used for purple dye vanishes from eastern Med Red-mouthed rock shell was one of main sources of Tyrian purple and study blames its collapse on rising sea temperatures The shellfish that was one of the main sources of Tyrian purple – one of the most storied and valuable trading products in the ancient world – has disappeared from the eastern Mediterranean coast, amid warnings of an ongoing multi-species collapse blamed
"05.12.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com An introvert's guide to the office Christmas party If you're an introvert, parties can be tricky. Don't drink too much and remember that everyone's human, advise our panel "Don't expect conversation to be deep and meaningful at parties."
"05.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Google alters search autocomplete to remove 'are Jews evil' suggestion Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results "Google has altered autocomplete suggestions in its search engine after it was alerted to antisemitic, sexist and racists entries."
"05.12.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 video game of 'gay propaganda' Developer EA Sports backed a campaign in the UK to combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football Russian MPs are worried that these Rainbow Laces may “harm ... children's health and development”.
"05.12.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com The Last Guardian review – a joyous meditation on companionship Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 4 title has been a decade in the making. From the game's exquisite animation to its emotional intelligence, it has been worth the wait "This story of therapeutic friendship and survival is told lightly in the dialogue. But it's far more meaningfully told through the action, which shows an unspoken, healing bond forged in real time by two underdogs together facing otherwise insurmountable
"05.12.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Google's satellite timelapses show the inconvenient truth about our planet Google's new Timelapse project allows you to see how anywhere in the world has changed in the last 32 years; from evaporating lakes to exploding cities, it's a document of recklessness "We are mentally imprisoned, unable to soar in our minds to see the Earth as a satellite can see it. And it's killing us."
"05.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Trophy hunting could help conserve lions, says Cecil the lion scientist Oxford University professor who studied Cecil says strictly regulated hunting could help stop destruction of lion habitats "The big issue here is lion conservation and how it can realistically be achieved. Whether or not I personally like lion hunting is irrelevant."
"05.12.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com Kiev apartment resident turns scruffy stairwell into a gilded palace Vladimir Chaika has spent years installing plaster mouldings and art reproductions in a Soviet-era block of flats "What does my wife think of it? She hasn't ever commented. I guess that means she likes it.”
"05.12.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don't assume western democracy will last for ever The liberal order could fall apart just as suddenly as the USSR. If we want it to survive, we have to learn from what happened in Russia "We too have lived for 30 years under an economic system that proclaimed its own permanence. Globalisation was an unstoppable natural process; free-market economics simply the natural state of things. But when the country that designed globalisation,
"05.12.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com Ukip donor Arron Banks hints he may stop supporting party Farage ally says he is unhappy with some of new leader Paul Nuttall's appointments “I'm certainly not thrilled that the people that caused so much trouble have been promoted.”
"05.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Ramesses II, victor of Kadesh: a kindred spirit of Trump? Much like the president-elect, Ramesses II knew that bombast can sometimes outweigh truth. His tale of triumph at the Battle of Kadesh is a perfect example "By comparing the Hattusa letters with the Ramesses-sanctioned Poem and Official Record, we already get a remarkable insight into royal propaganda. The narrative designed for internal consumption was fiction moulded around a kernel of fact."
"05.12.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Last Tango's abuse reveals the broken promise of the 1970s sexual revolution | Suzanne Moore Before she died, Maria Schneider spoke about the butter rape scene taking place without her consent – but nothing happened. Her plight must not be forgotten "The reality of the sexual revolution, as we now know, was often an abuse of power that left women reeling, not quite sure what happened or who was to blame. Confusion and humiliation was far too often the price you paid to be sexually liberated."
"05.12.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com I've lost all interest in sex – although I still find women attractive I'm worried my issue will cost me my relationship – but the thought of sex fills me with dread "I just don't want sex – the thought fills me with anxiety and utter dread. My last partner used to get uncontrollably angry and aggressive, so I just used to have sex to stop any conflict."
"05.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com 'Lack of representation in parliament is concerning': Sikhs on living in the UK We asked you to share your experiences of being a British Sikh. Here's what some of you said "I dread travelling to those far corners of the country that I used to enjoy and I dislike travelling by air, because my turban and beard have become symbols of the lurking terrorist."
"05.12.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com Defriend everyone on Facebook if you really want to see the world as it is Agreeing with everyone on your feed is boring and creates political apathy. Shake things up and become a social media freedom fighter, working behind enemy lines "I get it. The world is a scary place and posting condemnation or worthy quotes enables us to feel OK about doing absolutely nothing about it."
"05.12.2016 14:00:00" The 24-hour emergency hotline for Syrian refugees Mohammed Abu Amar runs a makeshift 24-hour helpline from his flat in Hamburg, guiding scared refugees fleeing the violence in Syria across the water to Europe. Despite losing the use of both legs in a shelling in Damascus in the early days of the
"05.12.2016 13:46:55" theguardian.com To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist language Accomack County has suspended Harper Lee's novel, as well as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from classrooms and libraries after parent's complaint “By avoiding discussion of controversial issues such as racism, schools do a great disservice to their students.”
"05.12.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com 'Human swan' crosses Channel on her epic 4,500-mile migration Sacha Dench is first woman to cross the Channel in a motorised paraglider, as part of her journey following migrating birds from Russia to Britain Travelling at just 35mph – struggling to keep up with the birds – Sacha Dench flew in a v-formation with geese over Russia.
"The whole way I've been trying to put myself in the head of a swan. There are times when I wish I was a swan. It would've been so
"05.12.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com The misery of weird phobias: 'In the office, there are buttons everywhere' Having a fear of buttons may sound hilarious, but in reality it can be debilitating. Patients need to be taken more seriously, by both the media and doctors, say experts "This situation is to me what other people may feel being locked in a burning building, or drowning and not be able to swim to the surface."
"05.12.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com Bob Dylan to 'provide' speech for Nobel prize ceremony The singer has supplied a speech which 'will be read' at the event on Saturday, in acceptance of his Nobel prize in literature "Bob Dylan's on-again, off-again flirtation with the Nobel prize is back on – though he's keeping his distance, with hand-holding but no kissing."
"05.12.2016 12:21:00" theguardian.com Fake news tries to blame human-caused global warming on El Niño | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: Climate scientists and real science journalists pushed back, holding the post-truth crowd accountable The argument is easily debunked – here's how.
"05.12.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Norway tells Britain: no Brexit 'silver bullet' over single market access Norwegian foreign minister Børge Brende to meet Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox for talks over post-EU future "Being a part of the single market, as we are, also means to implement all directives, and we are not in the room when these directives are decided on."
"05.12.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Kafka's sexual terrors were 'absolutely normal', says biographer Reiner Stach, author of a three-volume life of The Trial's author, says his 'anti-sensual' fears were shared with millions of middle-class peers who dreaded STDs "This anti-sensual and misogynist syndrome was shared by millions of middle-class men, whose upbringing simply did not allow for erotic happiness."
"05.12.2016 11:30:01" theguardian.com What happens now after Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat? Italy's president is expected to put together a new government, with the Five Star Movement expecting a snap election Could a snap election see the Five Star Movement seize power in Italy?
"05.12.2016 11:14:13" theguardian.com Brexit: article 50 supreme court hearing opens - live updates Follow live updates as the UK's 11 most senior judges hear arguments as to whether parliament or the government has the authority to trigger Brexit Culminating on Thursday, the Supreme Court is due to decide whether Parliament will have to vote on triggering article 50. Follow developments live.
"05.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Victoria Coren Mitchell: 'The Observer and I have been a very happy fit' The columnist looks back on some of her highlights at the paper - including the time she busted some 'funeral crashers'• Click here for more on the Observer at 225 Victoria Coren Mitchell: "Whether it's rustling through the letter-box like a delivery from Father Christmas, or I'm picking it up from a shop on the way to read it slowly over a cafe breakfast, I love the feel and promise of a newspaper."
"05.12.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com 'I knew nothing would be the same again': readers on their partner's death The death of an 89-year-old war veteran's wife led him to find a new purpose in life. Here, others talk about how they coped with the loss of their other half "I experienced almost every possible emotion: grief, shock, bewilderment, guilt – especially guilt – anger, but above all love. It was like falling in love with Louise for the first time all over again, but this time without the possibility of her
"05.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Gunman detained at Comet Pizza restaurant was 'self-investigating' fake news reports Restaurant was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and an aide US police have arrested a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide.
"05.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Shame: a Scandi TV sensation for the social media generation The Norwegian teen drama is updated in real time on Instagram and has already gained a cult UK following Shame: the Scandi TV series that's gone from much-loved secret to the internet's latest obsession in the course of three seasons.
"05.12.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com In their ruthless flight from liberalism, Tories have left morality behind From what we can discern about our promised new role in the world post Brexit, it seems a morality-free zone "Who do the Tories want all this free trade with? So far, the countries mentioned or visited by trade ministers as potential close trade partners include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and China."
"05.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Casey review raises alarm over social integration in the UK Official study attacks efforts to boost ethnic integration as 'saris, samosas and steel drums for the already well-intentioned' “The fact people live parallel lives in modern Britain has been swept under the carpet for far too long and deemed too difficult to deal with, which has left a vacuum for extremists and peddlers of hate on all sides to exploit."
"05.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Graduate sues Oxford University for £1m over his failure to get a first Faiz Siddiqui claims 'appallingly bad' teaching during degree course prevented him from having a successful career An Oxford graduate is suing the university for £1m claiming the “appallingly bad” and “boring” teaching cost him a first-class degree and prevented him from having a successful career.
"05.12.2016 08:40:01" theguardian.com Tories must publish Brexit plan or there's zero chance of a good deal It's time to halt this destructive uncertainty over quitting the EU. MPs should support Labour's Brexit motion, to be debated this week Keir Starmer: "I have been left in no doubt that our EU negotiating partners are deeply concerned that the government's tone and approach are hindering a mutually beneficial Brexit deal."
"05.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Islamist, gay man, teacher: TV housemates bid to show the diversity of British Muslims Producers defend groundbreaking BBC documentary Muslims Like Us billed as a 'Muslim Big Brother' "Muslims Like Us has been described as the 'Muslim Big Brother', and in its own way it is as groundbreaking as the original BB concept."
"05.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com New Zealand prime minister John Key resigns Key says he would vote for his deputy prime minister, Bill English, if he put his name forward for leader New Zealand prime minister John Key has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise.
"05.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Carry on sexting? That's no way to help your kids… Parents may not want to go as far as Jeremy Hunt in policing cyberspace, but the desire to be 'cool' can make a laissez-faire approach even more dangerous "Would you be comfortable with a naked or otherwise compromising photo of yourself doing the rounds of your social circle, or even beyond, potentially for ever? I imagine not, so why, when schoolchildren go through it, do some people file it under the
"05.12.2016 07:19:17" theguardian.com Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat High voter turnout, the rise of the populist Five Star Movement and Northern League and the unpopularity of Renzi were all factors The Italian prime minister conceded defeat in an emotional speech at his residence, Palazzo Chigi, and said he would submit his resignation to Italy's president on Monday afternoon.
"05.12.2016 07:00:01" theguardian.com How our laws inspired Trump's attack on free speech Hard-won press freedoms are under attack on both sides of the Atlantic "Anyone feeling morally superior to Americans should reflect on how Donald Trump feels about us. 'In England, they have a system where you can actually sue if someone says something wrong. Our press is allowed to say whatever they want'."
"04.12.2016 23:43:02" theguardian.com Italy referendum: Matteo Renzi to resign after defeat as Austria rejects far right – live Join us for live coverage of Italy's high-stakes constitutional referendum, and reaction and analysis of the far right's electoral defeat in Austria Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi confirms he will resign after what looks set to be a heavy defeat in his referendum on constitutional reforms: "I have lost and I say it out loud"
"04.12.2016 22:28:27" theguardian.com Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, a win for tribe Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists In a major win for the Sioux tribe protesters, the Dakota Access pipeline has been denied permission to drill under the river at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
"04.12.2016 22:00:01" theguardian.com On my radar: Sofie Hagen's cultural highlights The Danish comedian on paranormal events, decluttering and the value of a steady supply of rye bread Sofie Hagen: "On my tour I'm trying to make all the venues have gender-neutral toilets, and I got that idea because The Spook School did this. I have women coming up to me with tears in their eyes saying: 'Thank you, because my daughter or son is
"04.12.2016 21:30:00" theguardian.com Full stream ahead? The brave new world of cinemagoing The 21st century has seen a revolution in how we consume cinema, from streaming a movie the day it's released to forking out for a plush boutique experience. How did we get here – and how do we navigate the new landscape? "Could there come a time when all films become available for home viewing at the same time as their release in cinemas?"
"04.12.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Will Trump go to Mars? Nasa's nervous wait The president-elect's priorities for the US space agency are of crucial importance for Earth as well as for future space exploration "My biggest concern with Trump is that he keeps saying our space programme is worthy of a third-world nation. What is he even talking about?"
"04.12.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com Child's cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother Extending free childcare will not change parents' work patterns, study suggests It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?
"04.12.2016 19:30:01" theguardian.com Beryl Vertue: 'Sherlock is a family affair' 'Sherlock's godmother', a pioneer of independent TV production, says making things for accountants 'wouldn't be much fun' "This year we had our own Sherlock convention. Loads of people came from abroad just for a few days and brought things for Benedict and Martin they'd made."
"04.12.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com Drink and be merry: why alcohol makes us feel good, then doesn't Dean Burnett: Alcohol has many negative effects on us, but we indulge in it regardless. Why is this? "The unpleasant effects of alcohol are well known, but as a society we've clearly decided (for the most part) that these down-sides are 'worth it'. Sure, alcohol makes us feel wretched the next day, but at the time it's great! But why?"
"04.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com In these turbulent times, take a break from social media to find comfort Online is often a stream of anxiety-inducing hatred. Solace can only be found in the real world "Not so long ago, the internet was a reliable escape from the harsh reality of the world. Today, it is the reality we need to escape from. Like many others, I am seeking comfort away from the screen."
"04.12.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com The afternoon Mae West dazzled us with her wit over carrot cake and tea Los Angeles, 1973, and DJ Tony Prince is granted an audience with screen legend Mae West "Ken mentioned the line "Come up and see me some time," and Mae West said: “'You know what? I never said that'."
"04.12.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Putin says Trump's business record shows he is a 'smart man' Trump will 'quickly realize' his new responsibilities, says Russian leader Vladimir Putin: "Donald J. Trump could achieve success in business, which says that he's a smart man. And if he's a smart man, that means that he'll fully and quickly enough realize this different level of responsibility."
"04.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Small earthquake in south-west London. Full tremors yet to be felt The Lib Dem victory in Richmond Park contains implications that should worry both the Tories and Labour "A Remain constituency voted for a Remain candidate. That will give heart to Remainers, but they shouldn't lose their heads. A Leave constituency voting for a Remain candidate would be much more interesting because it would be evidence of remorse among
"04.12.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com Tim Roth: 'If you neglect the working class for so long they will rebel against you' The actor, who plays a serial killer in new BBC drama Rillington Place, talks about the rise of 'fascism' in the US, the abuse he suffered as a child and why he cares only about reviews from the staff in his local supermarket Tim Roth: "There was a dire need to stop a rise of fascism in America and we didn't take it seriously enough."
"04.12.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com Felicity Cloake's top 10 Christmas cooking cheats – recipes Can't face a lot of last-minute, late-night cooking? Then use these shortcuts, from an easy Scandi smörgåsbord to perfect mince pies Can't face a lot of last-minute, late-night cooking? Then use these shortcuts, from an easy Scandi smörgåsbord to perfect mince pies.
"04.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Riz Ahmed: 'We have to be vocal. We're living in scary times' He's the outspoken British Star Wars actor who still gets interrogated at airports. Carole Cadwalladr steps inside the confusing world of Riz Ahmed Riz Ahmed: "In the career of any minority actors, stage one is the two-dimensional stereotype – the minicab driver/terrorist/cornershop owner. Stage two challenges the stereotype. And stage three is the promised land, where you play a character whose
"04.12.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Last Tango scandal shows toxic extent of male power in film industry Marlon Brando and Bernardo Bertolucci's prioritisation of cinema over human feeling is the tip of the iceberg in industry that has seen abuse go unchallenged for decades "Hollywood history is full of these iceberg-tips of abuse peeping out."
"04.12.2016 16:20:01" theguardian.com Would you like some dope with that cute puppy? Alongside all the cute kids and cuddly puppies, one online community has developed a digital drug den, says Eva Wiseman "Here I was, uploading a photo of my two-year-old stroking a puppy to Instagram, when I got a follow request from a cheeky weed leaf. I could tell it was cheeky because it was winking. I saw, when I clicked on his profile pic, that he was a drug dealer."
"04.12.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Osteria Francescana: does the world's best restaurant live up to the hype? Tanya Gold goes very, very fine dining in Modena, Italy "It is, technically, a weather report under a cloud of foam, and it is the first dish I do not want to eat. It is undercooked vanity, and muddy; no copywriting, no matter how crazed, can remake it as something it is not. It is stock, and it is not good
"04.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Can a pen colour define your class? Quiz Find out what your choice of pen colour says about you, says Ben Choose one of these five pens to discover what your selection says about your social class.
"04.12.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com How polls are a threat to US democracy The US media and public's shared obsession with polling fuelled an entire election season that virtually ignored policy – and perhaps helped Trump win "Journalism's contribution to democracy was never about predicting public behavior; it was about informing it."
"04.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com Jill Stein drops Pennsylvania recount suit after failing to raise $1m bond Green Party fails to raise $1m bond ordered by court but persists in recount efforts in Michigan, Wisconsin and some Pennsylvania precincts Jill Stein: "No voter in America should be forced to pay thousands of dollars to know if her or his vote was counted."
"04.12.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com Italy heads to the polls: 'We are playing for the next 20 years' – Renzi Voters to decide between the political establishment and rising populist forces in referendum that could see Renzi resign Matteo Renzi: "We are playing for the next 20 years. The results are on a knife's edge."
"04.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Government memo demanding end to Brexit leaks is leaked Cabinet secretary warns senior civil servants of crackdown on leaks, but message is passed to newspaper days later The memo from the cabinet secretary was itself passed on to a national newspaper within days.
"04.12.2016 13:40:01" theguardian.com I'm American and devastated. Why did we vote for Trump? | Mariella Frostrup One woman, scared by her country's election result, sees no chink of light. Remember the millions, like you, trying to make the world a better place, says Mariella Frostrup "My shame, confusion, fear, anger, and sadness are unrelenting. I witnessed 9/11 from my school window as a teenager, so I will never think of the US as a place of unending harmony or prosperity, but I cannot believe that so many people would allow this
"04.12.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com Caitlin Moran: 'I brought the Observer staff a suitcase of vomit, and they gave me a job' Former winner of the Observer's young reporter of the year award, at the age of 15, talks about her first day in the office Caitlin Moran: "I had no idea how very quickly I'd get lost, and how quickly my pixie boots would tear all the skin off my feet, and I ended up being two hours late, with the staff of the Observer freaking out because, as far as they were concerned, a
"04.12.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Google, democracy and the truth about internet search Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to 'game' the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president "This is awful. It's horrible. It's the equivalent of going into a library and asking a librarian about Judaism and being handed 10 books of hate. Google is doing a horrible, horrible job of delivering answers here. It can and should do better."
"04.12.2016 12:50:00" theguardian.com How Antonio Conte beat Pep Guardiola in the battle of three-man defences In a tactical sense, the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Antonio Conte at Chelsea has taken the Premier League to a new level "The tactical battle explains the pattern of a football match, but the result is dependent upon small moments – and Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Manchester City was a perfect example."
"04.12.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com My Paul Nuttalls routine has floated back up the U-bend I'm glad my Ukips bit has a second life and I hope it cheers people up… But I don't know if I could write it today Stewart Lee: "Some routines take years to write. But the Paul Nuttalls of the Ukips routine shot out hot and fast, in one unbroken coil, like a good shit."
"04.12.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Ukip leader Paul Nuttall under fire over PhD claim and NHS New leader says he did not make erroneous claim on LinkedIn that he held doctorate and party is committed to health service Ukip's newly elected leader Paul Nuttall has come under fire over errors in his CV and views on privatisation of the NHS.
"04.12.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com 'Putting lipstick on a pig': experts on why Obama is lending Trump a hand The president has a cordial relationship with his successor, who questioned his birthplace and whom he called 'unfit' and 'unprepared' to enter the Oval Office "The president-elect set about the transition with daily meetings at Trump Tower, a slew of cabinet appointments and, apparently, Obama on speed dial."
"04.12.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Boris Johnson plays down prospect of EU payments after Brexit Foreign secretary says idea that UK could pay for single market access, as suggested by David Davis, is 'pure speculation' Boris Johnson has played down speculation that the government could pay out large sums of money in return for access to the European single market as part of its Brexit deal.
"04.12.2016 11:20:01" theguardian.com Fidel Castro's name will never appear on a Cuba monument, says brother Raúl Government will prohibit naming of streets or monuments after Fidel Castro in keeping with his desire to stop a personality cult developing Raúl Castro has said his government would prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid developing a personality cult.
"04.12.2016 11:10:05" theguardian.com Simon Parkin: best video games of 2016 From the lush medieval world of The Witcher 3 to the touching narrative of The Last Guardian, let's give thanks for rich escapes from a tough year "Many of 2016's standout games have taken inspiration from other sources, away from current affairs, and thereby provide a smoother route to escapism."
"04.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Confused by momentous times? Me too. Let's talk The new world order of 2016 ignites wildly contradictory thoughts. And maybe that's the healthiest response Armando Iannucci : "Maybe it's good that confusion reigns at the moment. If someone is confused they hold two contradictory opinions at once. If they do that, then at least, if ever so briefly, they know what it's like to hold an opposing point of view."
"04.12.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Brexit arrogance exposes ineptitude of Tory elite | Kevin McKenna The party of privilege is bungling the EU deal and Scotland's wishes are being sidelined "It has always been a curious anomaly of the the Tories that they preach the virtues of honest and hard graft but in practice will always promote the interests of those at the top of society who rarely work and who will do anything to avoid contributing
"04.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Jenni Murray: 'I want to see how women run the world' The broadcaster, 66, on body clocks, longevity and the secret to a happy relationship "Maybe we will make as much of a mess of it as men have, but for goodness sake give us a chance."
"04.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, China state media say Trump advisers point to China's measured reaction but experts say Beijing leaders will be privately enraged and unnerved Donald Trump's controversial decision to hold a 10-minute phone call with Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, was caused by the billionaire's lack of foreign policy experience, a mouthpiece for the Chinese government has claimed.
"04.12.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com It's the children's first Christmas without their mum Planning to make it as good as it can be has banished my worries about redundancy "Reaching the car, I make a mental note to watch my swearing in front of Matt. The much bigger, darker note, though, is of a new weight on my shoulders as a dark cloud descends. Matt's tree has highlighted the impending reality of spending our first
"04.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com How Disney gave voice to a boy with autism As a young boy, Owen Suskind suddenly stopped talking. Diagnosed with autism, he remained largely silent until an obsession with Disney movies unexpectedly gave him a voice "It was the evening of his older brother Walter's ninth birthday that a breakthrough came. Walter was a bit tearful and Owen suddenly said, 'Walter doesn't want to grow up – like Peter Pan and Mowgli.' It was the most complex, insightful sentence he had
"04.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Top Tories: hard Brexit stance could lose us next election Ex-ministers reject 'Ukip-lite' views and urge Theresa May to spell out her EU strategy "The Conservative party needs to be alert that there is a moderate core of Conservative voters, who voted Remain, and who want to hear the Conservative government speaking above the noise of the Brexiters."
"04.12.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com How I photographed my mother's last days When she knew her mother was dying, Celine Marchbank wanted to capture memories of her. She talks about how the photographs became something they could share “She would say, 'Let's look at the pictures when I am better.' Even when they told her that her cancer was terminal, she was so determined that they were wrong. That she was going to be OK.”
"04.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Tim Dowling: The flowers are ruined and the pumpkin pie's burnt. Happy Thanksgiving My wife has invited friends and family with American connections round on the Sunday following Thanksgiving 'My wife calls me from outside a butcher's shop to shout at me for being American. “This is your stupid holiday,” she says.'
"04.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com John Simpson: 'Most embarrassing moment? Revealing my bright blue underpants in front of the Queen' The journalist on his happiest moment, saying sorry to his mother and his fascination with rogues John Simpson: "The problem with my job is that you meet people you admire and then you don't admire them so much. The only one I carried on admiring was Nelson Mandela."
"04.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Samantha Cameron pursues long-held goal with fashion label launch Friends say fashion has always been central to her ambitions for life after No 10, and she is working flat out to succeed "You used to say to David Cameron: 'Come for a walk,' and he would say: 'I'm very sorry, I've got a big, high-powered meeting on.' Now he's doing the babysitting. They are totally equal in the relationship, absolutely."
"04.12.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Adil Ray: 'I used to do impressions of Prince Charles at family parties' The creator and star of Citizen Khan talks about the effect of his parents splitting up when he was a child, and why he gave his degree certificate to his mum "My parents split up when I was 11. I couldn't get my head around why they would do that. It made me very independent, suddenly. I realised I couldn't rely on my parents … and that if they were not always going to be together, maybe I would be on my own
"03.12.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Dolly Parton pledges $1,000 a month for families hit by Tennessee fires The country music singer, whose Dollywood theme park is close to the centre of the fires, says she wants to give victims a 'hand up' Dolly Parton has pledged to give $1,000 a month to people made homeless by the deadly wildfires that have ravaged a swathe of her home state of Tennessee.
"03.12.2016 21:40:01" theguardian.com Laura Jane Grace on being transgender in the age of Trump: 'Panic isn't the answer' As she publishes an intimate new memoir, the Against Me! founder shares her thoughts on the presidential election, parenting and the healing power of punk "LGBTQ stuff was almost completely absent from any of the debates, and it hasn't been at the forefront of what's being talked about,” she says. “And it should totally be."
"03.12.2016 21:20:01" theguardian.com Same old Trump: Ohio 'thank you' stop has all the trappings of a campaign rally Chants of 'lock her up', attacks on the media and a slew of tirades against his rivals – despite winning the election, Trump still focuses on petty squabbles "Instead of thanking voters who supported him, the president-elect devoted much of his energy to targeting those who had stood in his way."
"03.12.2016 21:00:01" theguardian.com Eerie portraits of cars in 1970s New York – in pictures Forty years later the collection has been published in his new book, Cars – New York City 1974-1976 by Steidl Langdon Clay spent two years in the 1970s roaming the streets of New York at night, photographing parked and abandoned cars, a period when America was producing some of the most distinctive cars ever made.
"03.12.2016 20:40:01" theguardian.com Divided times: how literature teaches us to understand 'the other' In an era of fear and division, fiction plays a vital role in dramatising difference and encouraging empathy "Fiction teaches us to think creatively about difference."
"03.12.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com Everything you need to know about Trump and the Indiana Carrier factory He made the company a punchbag during his anti-globalisation election crusade, and now takes credit for saving jobs. But how did it happen, and who really won? "The case – and its implications – are more complex than they first appeared."
"03.12.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com Amy Schumer set for title role in Barbie movie Comedy star in late-stage talks to rewrite and then take lead in big-screen debut for Mattel's iconic doll The Barbie movie has unveiled what might appear to be an unlikely star.
"03.12.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com 'Don't play identity politics!' The primal scream of the straight white male | Hadley Freeman Donald Trump appealed unashamedly to white men – yet it's members of that very group who now accuse others of being divisive "Identity politics sceptics ask why we can't just emphasise what we have in common instead of focusing on the differences. Sadly, that's a little tricky, given that white American voters just elected a man whose campaign repeatedly insulted Muslims, Jews
"03.12.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com A world in a jar: potted landscape photography – in pictures Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander has found a way to bottle the landscapes of his childhood After becoming a father two years ago, Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander started feeling nostalgic about his own childhood. He began photographing landscapes that reminded him of growing up in rural Finland: "It felt like something important for
"03.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Critics say Trump's call with Taiwan may alter decades of foreign policy The phone call was the first publicly known conversation between US and Taiwan leaders since 1979, and was preceded by a hotel development inquiry "This may make for great reality TV, but it doesn't make for great leadership in a divided world."
"03.12.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Pierre Hermé's recipe for chocolate shortbread | A taste of home A taste of home: Christmas at his parents' home in Alsace, with the aroma of traditional sablé biscuits baking, is master patissier Pierre Hermé's taste of home "The secret to the texture is to make sure the dough is cold before going in the oven, and not to overbake. The centre should be soft."
"03.12.2016 18:20:01" theguardian.com Senators aim to protect undocumented immigrants before Trump takes office Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are crafting legislation to send a message to Trump, who made a hardline approach to immigration central to his campaign "This is a test for America, not just Donald Trump, about who are we as a nation."
"03.12.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com The Weeknd: 'Drugs were a crutch for me' Abel Tesfaye's tortured, genre-bending R&B has brought him millions of fans, a triple platinum album and collaborations with Daft Punk and Beyoncé. Will mainstream success make him happy? The Weeknd: "We're all insecure, aren't we?"
"03.12.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com Jonathan Safran Foer: technology is diminishing us Have you found yourself checking email at dinner, or skipping from book to screen, unable to focus? The closer the world gets to our fingertips, the more we stand to lose "Each step 'forward' has made it easier to avoid the emotional work of being present information rather than humanity."
"03.12.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com Florida's Cubans take sober look at ties with homeland after post-Castro party President-elect Trump has talked tough on Obama's opening to Cuba but some doubt he will act, while the exile community no longer speaks with one voice "Fidel Castro was more than just a symbol. His physical disappearance will be far-reaching, past the celebratory atmosphere in south Florida and of so many who see his death as a burial of the worst of Cuba."
"03.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Mo Amer sat next to Eric Trump on a flight. Here's what they said When Mo Amer got an upgrade that put him in the seat next to Donald Trump's son, he got straight to the point: 'I sat down. I said: I'm a Muslim' Mo Amer: "I put my bags up, I sat down, introduced myself as Mohammed. I said: ''I'm a Muslim. I'm not gonna do that Muslim ID thing. That's not gonna fly'.'"
"03.12.2016 16:42:01" theguardian.com Corbyn: far right are 'parasites feeding on people's concerns' Labour leader says progressive parties need to break away from establishment to prevent populists filling political void Jeremy Corbyn: "The populist right are political parasites feeding on people's concerns and worsening conditions, blaming the most vulnerable for society's ills instead of offering a way for taking back real control of our lives from the elites who serve
"03.12.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Nigel Farage says he's willing to serve Trump 'formally or informally' The former Ukip leader told CNN: 'I would like to do whatever I can to bring our great nations a bit closer together' Nigel Farage: "I just happen to know a few people in his administration. I've clearly got Trump's confidence and I want us to move as quickly as we can towards a free trade deal between the UK and the USA."
"03.12.2016 16:10:33" theguardian.com Why is the Turner prize failing to engage with politics? With the arts under pressure, the Turner should bring audiences into contact with work that reflects the political realities of our times. Instead, it's playing it safe "Of course artists are under no obligation to make politicised art. However, as the Turner enters its third phase – after a financial crisis, in an austerity-riven present – the prize highlights a failure to engage with what is happening now."
"03.12.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Nico Rosberg shakes the addiction to glory that comes with a dark side As the new Formula One champion's shock decision to retire has shown, once the hunger for success goes, the dangers in sports like F1 become apparent "Unlike the rest of us, these unique human beings define their sense of self-worth by their athletic talent and hunger for victory. Few experience the grind of mundane living. Every moment promises – but does not always deliver – the applause and the
"03.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Vegetarian cafe refuses to accept £5 note made with animal byproduct Rainbow cafe in Cambridge under fire for taking stand over new polymer currency manufactured using tallow "We all said we all felt very uneasy about handling it. We thought the only way round this is to just not accept them."
"03.12.2016 15:19:57" theguardian.com Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clásico – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will Barcelona close the gap on their fierce rivals? Join Tim Hill for the latest news and action December has arrived, and for the first time this season, the clásico has, too.
"03.12.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Why I love… Michelle Obama I watched an arena of people swoon over her. It was difficult not to join them "The office of the first lady of the US is a weird, elevated mantle to uphold, a semi-archaic symbol with limited power, but, gosh, she's worn it so well."
"03.12.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com After Isis: the families returning home in Iraq While the battle for Mosul rages, residents are returning to the ghost town of Jalawla. Can they rebuild their lives after a year of occupation? "Isis were sleeping and eating in our home."
"03.12.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Blind date: 'We had a long conversation about cows' Will lawyer Jen, 26, hit it off with chartered surveyor Jeremy, 29? "I was delighted I hadn't been stood up."
"03.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Being bisexual is on the up – so how come people think I just can't decide? When I came out I thought I had to renounce the years of dating terrible guys It is presumed that you are either a straight woman experimenting, or a gay man in denial. (You can't help but notice that, either way, all roads lead to men: a bisexual man really wants to be with a man, and so does a bisexual woman, apparently.)
"03.12.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com The years of calm are over. In Donald Trump we'll have a child at the White House President Obama's term passed without a whiff of scandal. But with Trump we face an era of lawsuits, feuds, threats, denials and insults "Donald J. Trump wants most to be liked and admired, and when he isn't, he lashes out with insults and aggrieved demands for apologies. He has no patience and little self-control. He cannot spell and does not read. He is the new president of the USA."
"03.12.2016 13:29:01" theguardian.com 'I worried I'd get big if I did powerlifting, but I've dropped a dress size' Nicolle Smith, 49, powerlifter "I thought about the women I've seen lifting weights who look lean, and changed my mind."
"03.12.2016 13:21:05" theguardian.com Was the Richmond Park byelection the start of the Brexit fightback? | Ian Jack In a constituency that was 72% remain, tactical voting created a bottom-up progressive alliance that may be hard to replicate elsewhere "Did the electorate vote on grounds of hard Brexit v soft Brexit? Do they believe, in the words of Bob Geldof, that 'the fightback starts here'?"
"03.12.2016 13:00:00" The story of Tyra Patterson Tyra Patterson is serving a life sentence for a 1994 murder that she says she had no involvement in. The victim's sister – a key witness in the case – has come forward to also say that Patterson didn't have anything to do with the killing. Ohio governor
"03.12.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson is really taunting the BBC now Clarkson, Hammond and May's new show is part tease, part watch advert – with swearing and stunts that would give the BBC standards committee palpitations "Richard Hammond seems to be scorching the stone directly outside the Uffizi gallery, and surging through Venetian waters that are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Careful viewing, though, suggests that skilful filming and editing have been used to confuse
"03.12.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com 'Our parents went without food so we could eat': growing up in Manchester in the 1960s Paul Pryde on living in Manchester's Moss Side "I was five when this picture was taken. Yes, we were poor, but it was Moss Side in 1969 – everyone was poor."
"03.12.2016 12:00:00" Italy's referendum: five things you need to know Italy's constitutional referendum on Sunday is the latest front in the global tide of anti-establishment sentiment. PM Matteo Renzi says he will resign if Italians reject his proposed reforms – and Eurosceptic populists stand ready to reap the benefits.
"03.12.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Christmas gift guide 2016 Browse our interactive gift guide, share your favourites and create your ideal Christmas wish list Somehow, it's got to be that time of year again. But fear not: with gifts across any price range, and for any person (even your pet if you're that way inclined), here is your ultimate Christmas gift guide for 2016.
"03.12.2016 11:31:00" theguardian.com China lodges complaint with US over Trump's Taiwan phone call Conversation with Tsai Ing-wen thought to be first between US and Taiwanese leaders since ties cut in 1979 at China's behest China has lodged 'solemn representations' with the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen.
"03.12.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com A letter to … My mother, who hit me when I was a child The letter you always wanted to write "I still don't like my brother, and sometimes I think I stopped loving you that day. Shortly after this incident, I started to fantasise that you would die. You are elderly now and I should forgive you, but I can't."
"03.12.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com So many lowlights from the life of Zac Goldsmith - how to choose? The Richmond Park debacle follows a colourful pattern of errors and failures. He is like a gambler addicted to losing Marina Hyde: "In the immediate aftermath of his mayoral campaign, there was only one debate: was Goldsmith too wet to say no to a racist campaign imposed on him, or was he simply a racist?"
"03.12.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Trump angers Beijing with 'provocative' phone call to Taiwan president Diplomatic experts predict fraught start to US-China relations after conversation with Tsai Ing-wen Donald J. Trump looked to have sparked a potentially damaging diplomatic row with China after speaking to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on the telephone – in a move experts said would anger Beijing.
"03.12.2016 10:20:01" theguardian.com The 'war on drugs' doesn't work. It's time for a grown-up conversation People will always take drugs, regardless of personal risk and the legality of it. Our laws should be amended to reflect that "It is time to have an honest, grown-up conversation about drugs in Britain."
"03.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Meet the regulars: what makes people want to eat in the same place every day? From a steak tartare in London's West End to a burrito in Bath, seven diners explain what keeps them coming back "When they see me come in, they start pouring the wine"
"03.12.2016 09:40:01" theguardian.com Adama Barrow: from Argos security guard to president of the Gambia Former shop worker ousts Yahya Jammeh on promise of change, transforming him into a national hero in only a few weeks “It seems hard to believe that he could go from that job to president. Fair play to him.”
"03.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com What the Richmond Park vote could mean for a general election The wider implications depend on whether voters were sticking two fingers up at Zac Goldsmith or Theresa May "The reasons that voters use them to stick two fingers up at a sitting government can be telling, and ought to be listened to."
"03.12.2016 09:00:01" theguardian.com The Lib Dems have rediscovered their byelection mojo – can they capitalise? | John Curtice Sarah Olney's win may be unlikely to affect Brexit, but her party's victories in Richmond Park and elsewhere point towards a new chapter "If Thursday's byelection could help open a new chapter in the story of British domestic politics, it is much less likely that the victory for an anti-leave candidate will have any immediate impact on the government's pursuit of Brexit."
"03.12.2016 08:40:01" theguardian.com Our obsession with the natural world isn't about power – it's about love Why do we get a kick out of looking at animals? We're asserting our dominion over nature – but also trying to understand and preserve it Linnaeus, like Hogarth, Stubbs and Watteau, should be a hero to anyone who cares about our planet. You can't save what you can't name. Science and art look at nature not out of an urge to dominate but a longing to understand. Stubbs could place himself in
"03.12.2016 08:20:01" theguardian.com My forgetfulness may annoy my family, but it has its benefits I feel guilty when I can't remember my children's names, or lose my laptop, but my poor memory does have some positive qualities "What we forget and what we remember are a key part of who we become. What we remember of our lives is like the evening sky where we see a few night stars in the foreground, while the multitudes are hidden from our view."
"03.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Housing crisis, what crisis? Let's expose those profiting from others' misery My film Half Way documents my family's experiences when we were made homeless. I hope it goes some way towards changing the way we look at housing "If the government can afford to renovate Buckingham Palace, do up the Houses of Parliament or support the Garden Bridge project in London, all to make Britain look like one of the greatest places in the world, don't we have a duty to make sure everyone
"03.12.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com How to stop teenagers sexting Dean Burnett: A ban on sexting will do nothing to curb teenage sexual activity, and totally misunderstands the issue. "You've got millions of individuals with an increased sex drive, reduced self-control, a fondness for risk and an established aversion to authority figures. Even if you could work out a way to ban sexts among teenagers that wouldn't solve the problem."
"02.12.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com It's too late for hand-wringing – globalisation is already dead Donald Trump and Theresa May are not flagbearers in the distance. We are already some years into a phase of deglobalisation "This is Deglobalisation 2.0."
"02.12.2016 19:40:02" theguardian.com The best US TV shows of 2016 … that you probably didn't watch In the golden age of TV, it's easy to miss shows that are well worth a look. We picked a handful of the criminally underrated for your viewing pleasure The brilliant TV shows that slipped under your radar this year.
"02.12.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com Will Donald Trump actually be able to avoid conflicts of interest? The president-elect has claimed he will distance himself from his sprawling business empire. But little is known about how exactly this would work Blind trust?
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com Why is the Obama administration opposing rights for immigrant detainees? Non-citizens are often locked up as they fight deportation proceedings, even if they're in the country legally or don't pose a flight risk "Trump has made it clear that he has little respect for constitutional rights. Obama's dismal record will make it all the easier for the president-elect to shred them."
"02.12.2016 18:40:00" Is your money vegetarian? The Bank of England has confirmed the new plastic fivers contain traces of animal fat, outraging vegetarians, vegans and some religious groups. There is a petition with over 120,000 signatures, calling for a change in the production process, but the BoE
"02.12.2016 18:20:05" theguardian.com Experience: I fell down a canyon I tried to stay positive. But there was nobody around – it was the middle of December, in the middle of nowhere "At night the temperature dropped below freezing. I couldn't go to sleep or I would die of hypothermia, so I stayed awake doing mini-crunches – lifting my head a few inches, over and over."
"02.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com We live together, but my sister and I are like strangers We seem so different now that we are adults, and I long for a return to the closeness we had as children. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "I was struck by something: when you describe what you want, it sounds very much like a home environment – you may get that in a few years, but it probably won't be your sister who provides it."
"02.12.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com Tyra Patterson is in prison for murder – now victim's sister says she is innocent The victim's sister, a key witness, has petitioned Governor John Kasich to use his clemency powers to free Patterson, who has always insisted that she is innocent Tyra Patterson, the Ohio woman who has been fighting for 22 years to clear herself of a life sentence for murder, has received a major boost to her hopes of freedom after the key witness and surviving victim in the case told the Guardian that she is now
"02.12.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Fake news: an insidious trend that's fast becoming a global problem With fake online news dominating discussions after the US election, Guardian correspondents explain how it is distorting politics around the world How fake news is changing the world.
"02.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com The Gambia's President Jammeh to concede defeat in election Head of election commission says Yahya Jammeh will accept defeat to Adama Barrow after more than 22 years in power The Gambia's autocratic president, Yahya Jammeh, who once claimed a “billion-year” mandate to rule, has agreed to concede defeat after a shock election loss to a real-estate developer.
"02.12.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Facing my fear: to save my autistic son's future, I had to let him go It's always hard for parents when their children leave home. But usually they can fend for themselves when they do "I knew I had to send my child, who was still effectively a toddler, away for his own good. It was the hardest decision I ever made, and I had to convince my husband that it was the right one as well."
"02.12.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump announces James Mattis as his choice for secretary of defense The retired marine general, known for his blunt approach toward the US military and Middle East conflicts, raises establishment hopes that he can rein in Trump Donald J. Trump's pick for secretary of defense: “I've always found, give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I do better with that than I do with torture.”
"02.12.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City will ban the most polluting cars and vans by 2025 to tackle air pollution "Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes, particularly for our most vulnerable citizens.”
"02.12.2016 15:40:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson may wish otherwise, but the old world order is finished The new populism and the conflicts of the current century require fresh ways of thinking. His latest speech shows the foreign secretary is stuck in the past "The conflicts of the current century are likely to emerge from movement of populations, not from any zest for imperial conquest. The weaponry of the cold war has become useless, trapped in a military-industrial morass. Wars of the future will be won by
"02.12.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com The Brexiters want a 'Canada-plus' trade deal. They won't get one | Leah McLaren As a Canadian, I can see Britain's EU talks will be like an acrimonious divorce after 40 years of marriage. Your spouse is angry, and your entanglements deep "Team Brexit, here is my advice: before you start making vast, sweeping comparisons between Canada and the UK regarding trade deals with the EU, consider the following. The EU likes Canada."
"02.12.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com 'FGM happened to me in white, midwest America' A Christian doctor removed my clitoris when I was three years old as a 'cure' for masturbation, writes Renee Bergstrom "FGM is not my shame, it is my story. I witnessed Christian religions declaring masturbation a sin, “some Christian leaders and doctors” recommending circumcision to prevent it, physicians carrying out the practice and our American culture first accepting
"02.12.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com Proposal to bury London's traffic says it's 'next best thing to teleportation' The proposed CarTube supposedly reclaims streets for people by moving cars on to a underground network of automated tracks. But do these transport ideas mean the 'smart city' is going backwards or forwards? The tube for cars?
"02.12.2016 14:30:00" theguardian.com So you feel like dropping out of uni. What are the options? Sometimes leaving higher education is the right move. But it's worth considering the other possibilities You are not the only one.
"02.12.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com Trump's rich pickings: president-elect's team could be wealthiest ever Opponents warn the administration is set to be packed with tycoons who will do nothing to fulfil his promise of helping working-class Americans Trump is surrounding himself with the 1%: the POLITICO website estimates the worth of his cabinet to be around $35bn.
"02.12.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Whether it's Brexit or Trump, populists are such sore winners Unlikely political victors in the US and UK are now even angrier: because, robbed of the ability to blame everything on others, they can no longer play the victim Matthew Parris describes Brexiters obsessed with extending their fight against the vanquished side even after the battle is won as victorious troops still stalking the battlefield, kicking the corpses of the dead. Actually it's more disturbing – the
"02.12.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Animal architects: the landlords and house swappers of the natural world Beavers have their megadams, foxes their city 'studios' – clearly, humans aren't the only species to take pride in a welcoming home "When researchers placed new, large shells on the shore, hermit crabs wouldn't instantly claim them – even though they need bigger shells as they grow, to protect their soft bodies. Instead, the crabs would stand by their discovery for anywhere between 15
"02.12.2016 13:29:24" theguardian.com Nico Rosberg confirms shock retirement from Formula One after maiden world title The Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has announced a shock retirement from the sport “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my 'one thing' to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I've made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this
"02.12.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Concerned Mexicans find lost dog – but where is the outrage for missing people? After Mika the dog's story went viral, many saw the apparent double standard, as authorities and the media show little interest in most missing persons cases "So much unity to find 'Mika'; but I don't see them joining to find the thousands of disappeared."
"02.12.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Carrier deal saves Indiana jobs, but Trump critics fear dangerous precedent The generous tax incentives offered in exchange for the Carrier plant keeping manufacturing jobs in the US are unsustainable on a large scale, critics warn “Companies are not going to leave the United States any more without consequences,” he told workers at the Carrier furnace and fan coil plant in Indianapolis. “It's not going to happen. It's simply not going to happen.”
"02.12.2016 12:50:00" theguardian.com José Mourinho searching for a route out of the land of nothing special The Manchester United manager needs the fix that only a string of wins can bring and his frustrating team are not a million miles away from finding a rhythm "For a man whose career has been built on a powerful obsession with winning, it is bizarre to see Jose Mourihno's Premier League win percentage could not be more average. "
"02.12.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com 'I know nothing!' Manuel's most farcical moments in Fawlty Towers Andrew Sachs, the beloved British actor who played Manuel, has died. From his talking moose to his pet rat, here are five of his standout scenes "There are more laughs in these 90 seconds than many sitcoms manage in an entire episode."
"02.12.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Richmond Park marks the start of a new, cross-party rejection of Brexit Zac Goldsmith's defeat is a pivotal moment for those opposed to Brexit. The Lib Dems can't stop it on their own, but Sarah Olney's win shows the way forward "The best chance of stopping Brexit is not in the next few months but in two years' time, when May returns from her European negotiations with either a bad deal or no deal at all. That's when more MPs may have the courage to say that the madness must be
"02.12.2016 12:00:01" theguardian.com Run the NHS and social care like John Lewis, says Frank Field Ex-Labour welfare minister says new integrated service run on a mutual basis should be funded exclusively by national insurance contributions “Surveys show that the public not only wish to support the vision they have for the NHS, but that they are up for a change in funding which will deliver them a better health and social care package when they need it.”
"02.12.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Good riddance to Zac Goldsmith. His vainglorious political career is over | Owen Jones The former MP's Richmond Park defeat is a testament to human decency, after his shameful and shamelessly racist campaign for mayor of London "No mercy for this loser. Goldsmith is a multimillionaire chancer who attempted to seize the London mayoralty with a shameful and shamelessly racist campaign."
"02.12.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com Eager 89-year-old seeks job: cafe snaps him up Widowed Devon resident Joe Bartley 'dying of boredom' now bowled over as local ad brings work offers "We are never going to be rich, but we like to give something back, so when we saw the advert there was no question – the minute we saw it we knew we'd give him a job.”
"02.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Trump reverts to campaign mode on victory tour, bashing Clinton and media President-elect hit the same notes he campaigned with at the start of a victory lap where he will hold campaign-style rallies across the US “He's president-elect so that's presidential behavior.”
"02.12.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com Brexit: 1m EU citizens in Britain 'could be at risk of deportation' Campaigners say it would take the Home Office 47 years to process applications from EU citizens for permanent residency It could take the Home Office 47 years to process applications from EU citizens for permanent residency if a simpler process is not found.
"02.12.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Christmas isn't being banned. But we should play along with those who think it is | Gaby Hinsliff Even though the campaign to save Santa is pointless, the left should realise many voters want to be reassured that their world isn't changing "When inflation rises and growth slows next year, make sure Brexit's role is clearly spelled out."
"02.12.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com Drinking too much water when ill can be harmful, finds study Doctors warn excessive intake can pose risks for some patients and say medical advice needs to be more specific "Drink plenty of water" – but not this much.
"02.12.2016 09:40:01" theguardian.com Don't help the state bully migrants – boycott the school census Government plans to use parents and schools to police immigration are an attempt to blame children for problems created by its own austerity measures Today brought confirmation of what we at the Against Borders for Children campaign have suspected for months: the government is trying to make schools part of its agenda to create a “hostile environment” for migrants accused of entering the country
"02.12.2016 09:30:00" theguardian.com £5 animal fat bank note: British vegetarians being 'stupid' says inventor Professor David Solomon says polymer notes contain trivial amounts of tallow which is also found in candles and soap Professor David Solomon says the polymer notes contain trivial amounts of tallow, an animal fat found in candles and soap.
"02.12.2016 09:15:00" theguardian.com Martin Shkreli rattled by Sydney high schoolers who cooked $2 malaria pills 'Pharma bro' who hiked the price of Daraprim by 5,000% goes on defensive after year 11 students make same life-saving drug in their school laboratory Australian students recreated a drug that Martin Shkreli sells for $750 a tablet for $2. He's not happy.
"02.12.2016 09:00:00" Sarah Olney wins Richmond Park in Brexit byelection This is the moment Zac Goldsmith lost the Richmond Park byelection to Sarah Olney.
"02.12.2016 08:40:00" Limitless energy for the whole world, forever? The multi-billion euro Iter nuclear fusion project in France represents our best chance at cracking nuclear fusion. The project expects to generate record breaking fusion runs, which would produce more energy than it consumes for the first time. But since
"02.12.2016 08:21:00" theguardian.com Richmond Park: Lib Dems' celebration should be a cautious one Lib Dems should celebrate Richmond Park win cautiouslu one "The Lib Dems have made it into the foothills of a hike back to electoral relevance."
"02.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com MPs may be told to curb lucrative second jobs in new code of conduct Proposed changes could require MPs to drop jobs lobbying for outside interests and impose ceiling on additional work The call comes after a study last year from Transparency International found that scores of MPs were being paid millions of pounds a year for outside jobs. The research found that 73 MPs, who are paid £74,962 per annum, also received £3.4m in the previous
"02.12.2016 07:45:00" theguardian.com Liberal Democrats celebrate after surprise win over Zac Goldsmith in 'Brexit byelection' - live reaction Rolling coverage of reaction to the Lib Dem byelection win in Richmond Park, where Sarah Olney overturned Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority A Brexit backlash? An advert for a progressive alliance? The Richmond Park byelection has sent a political shockwave through the UK. Follow live developments here.
"02.12.2016 07:30:00" theguardian.com Andrew Sachs, Manuel from Fawlty Towers, dies at 86 British actor much loved for his role as Manuel was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012 "A very sweet gentle and kind man and a truly great farceur. I could not have found a better Manuel."
- John Cleese
"02.12.2016 07:15:10" theguardian.com Zac Goldsmith loses to Lib Dems in 'shockwave' Richmond Park byelection Sarah Olney overturns 23,000 majority of Tory MP who quit party over plans for Heathrow airport expansion “This was a remarkable, come-from-nowhere upset that will terrify the Conservatives … If this was a general election, this swing would mean the Conservatives would lose dozens of seats to the Liberal Democrats – and their majority with it.”
- Tim Farron
"02.12.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Boris Johnson: democracy is in retreat across world In a speech at Chatham House, Britain's foreign secretary will warn that the cult of the strong man is taking hold internationally Boris Johnson will issue a warning that democracy is in retreat across the world and that a “cult of the strongman” is taking hold, raising the prospect that the concept of a global liberal order will fade into irrelevance.
"02.12.2016 00:38:01" theguardian.com Trump files objection to Jill Stein-led election recount in Michigan President-elect's attorneys claim Stein is not entitled to a recount and describe Green party candidate's actions as creating an 'electoral farce' Donald Trump asked the state of Michigan on Thursday to reject Jill Stein's request for a recount of the presidential election.
"02.12.2016 00:16:13" theguardian.com Martin Shkreli rattled by Sydney high schoolers who cooked $2 malaria pills 'Pharma bro' who hiked the price of Daraprim by 5,000% dismisses the year 11 students who made the same life-saving drug in their school laboratory The “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli who increased the price of a life-saving medicine by 5,000% has been rattled by a group of Australian school students who managed to make the same drug for $2 per pill.
"01.12.2016 23:21:51" theguardian.com Andrew Sachs dies after Alzheimer's, aged 86 The British actor much loved for his role as Manuel in Fawlty Towers was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012 Andrew Sachs, who played the much-loved Manuel from Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.
"01.12.2016 22:30:01" theguardian.com It won't be easy to stop Brexit. But here are four ways to do it | Martin Kettle Chip away, every day. This is a long game but, as harsh reality bites, time will be on the side of the remainers "If Brexit is to be stopped it will require time, a change of public mood, and an alliance."
"01.12.2016 22:00:15" theguardian.com Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: a visual guide The president-elect claims he will be leaving his business interests 'in total', but the Trump Organization still stands to cross paths with the US government on multiple fronts Donald J. Trump and his family businesses have many interests around the world – here's how they might come into conflict with those of his new job as president of the USA.
"01.12.2016 21:40:16" theguardian.com Want to know why young people are sexting? Try asking them | Iman Amrani Jeremy Hunt, parents and teachers fail to understand how teenagers use technology to experiment sexually. Proposing a sexting ban is just puritanical “They tell us, don't share pictures, don't have sex and don't be stupid, but they never say anything to the boys about respect, trust or anything like that.”
"01.12.2016 21:20:03" theguardian.com Obama's dirty secret: the fossil fuel projects the US littered around the world Through the Export-Import Bank, the Obama administration has spent nearly $34bn on dirty energy plants in countries from India to Australia to South Africa Through the US Export-Import Bank, Barack Obama's administration has spent nearly $34bn supporting fossil fuel projects around the world, work by Columbia Journalism School and the Guardian has revealed.
"01.12.2016 21:00:03" theguardian.com Haranguing Chad: how Nickelback became pop's ultimate punchline Canadian police have warned criminals that part of their punishment will include having to listen to the 'Back. From Sting to Phil Collins, some acts just can't escape being the butt of our jokes Police in Kensington, Canada are threatening drink drivers with a blast of Nickleback on their way to the station - how did it come to this?
"01.12.2016 20:40:01" theguardian.com Squatters evicted from building of company that works to stop squatting The squatters say they wanted to shine a light on Britain's homelessness crisis, and will all be homeless tonight following the eviction “We are doing this on behalf of dispossessed, homeless people and guardians who are being exploited. London is built on culture, but artists and creative people can no longer afford to live here. It is becoming a sterile and unaffordable place.”
"01.12.2016 20:20:01" theguardian.com This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking We can't go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it Stephen Hawking on political events in 2016: "What matters now, far more than the choices made by these two electorates, is how the elites react. Should we, in turn, reject these votes as outpourings of crude populism that fail to take account of the
"01.12.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Bad sex award goes to Italian novelist Erri De Luca's genital 'ballet dancers' The Literary Review's annual pillory of overheated erotic writing selects a passage from The Day Before Happiness for high-profile ridicule "I was her plaything, which she moved around. Our sexes were ready, poised in expectation, barely touching each other: ballet dancers hovering en pointe."
"01.12.2016 19:40:02" theguardian.com François Hollande will not seek re-election as president of France Surprise move not to stand for a second term in upcoming presidential election throws selection of a Socialist candidate wide open With a satisfaction rating so low it recently dropped to just 4%, the Socialist president appeared emotional as he said in a live televised address from the Élysée palace that he would not attempt to run for a second term, conscious of the “risks” to the
"01.12.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years From bronze-age Iraq's market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation The world's first great market-driven cities were established more than 4,000 years ago in the early bronze age, and their rich history is only now beginning to be understood.
"01.12.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and the period preceding the second world war “Trump's an entertainment fascist, which may be less sinister but is actually in the end more dangerous. If you're not looking for jackboots and swastikas – although swastikas are indeed appearing – there's a kind of laundry list of things which are truly
"01.12.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Santa Claus is a phenomenal imagination driver. Leave him alone | Padraig Collins Why is scientific study being wasted on finding reasons for humourless people to justify their Santa denial? When does a story become a lie?
"01.12.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Creator of the Big Mac dies aged 98 Jim Delligatti was a McDonald's franchisee who came up with the idea in 1967 but never received any royalties Delligatti never received a penny in royalties.
"01.12.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Selasi from Bake Off: 'Christmas is full of food no one likes' He was the breakout star of this year's Great British Bake Off with his jaffa cakes and piped roses. What happened when we paired him up with our gadget guru for a seasonal masterclass? Plus, try his recipes for pecan and maple layer cake and gingerbread "He enters with his leather bag in tatters, it having fallen off his bike and been dragged for five minutes before he stopped in a bus lane, risking a ticket. His ingredients have all spilled or broken, a cloud of icing sugar billowing out of the open
"01.12.2016 17:45:04" theguardian.com Nokia smartphones to return in 2017 Group of former Nokia executives licenses the brand name from Microsoft and Nokia to make Android smartphones “Consumers may be carrying different smartphones now, but are they really in love and loyal to those brands?”
"01.12.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Should women with PMS get free therapy on the NHS? A leading medical society has suggested that sufferers of severe premenstrual syndrome should be offered free cognitive behavioural therapy. Framing it as a disorder is a political act "Rather than promising to offer CBT to more than a million women, a call unlikely to be heeded in cash-strapped times, we must attempt instead to educate girls in the trials, tribulations, beauty and power of the female reproductive system. We must listen
"01.12.2016 17:15:01" theguardian.com Charge the 'rich' to feed the poor: Madrid's Robin Hood homeless cafe Charity restaurant makes money from customers by day to offer homeless people a dignified dining experience by night "Why not open a restaurant with tablecloths and proper cutlery and waiters? People with nothing can come and eat here in the restaurant and get the same treatment as everyone else."
"01.12.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Daily Mail group refuses to rule out sale of newspaper titles Investment in Mail Online and £25m Elite Daily writedown also hit bottom line at DMGT consumer division “There are no sacred cows. If someone values our business significantly greater than we value it ourselves we will listen.”
"01.12.2016 16:41:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson denies privately supporting principle of free movement British foreign secretary says he told meeting of ambassadors in Rome that while immigration had been good for the UK, it had 'got out of control' Boris Johnson has denied privately telling a group of ambassadors that he supported the principle of free movement and said he had always made it clear the UK needed to “take back control” of immigration.
"01.12.2016 16:21:00" theguardian.com LGBT communities should be havens of tolerance. Instead, racism is rife If more gay people from ethnic minorities are going to come out, they need to feel sure of a warmer welcome. Otherwise the closet will remain the safer option "To wrap up racism under the guise of “but Asians and black people are not my thing” does not mean you can block someone on Grindr purely because their heritage doesn't match what arouses you."
"01.12.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com Keith Richards: 'At first Mick was a little bit, a blues album? Oh no' The band's best album in decades is an 'accidental' covers collection of songs by their early heroes. Backstage in Boston they talk about playing until they're dead, Prince opening for them in his knickers and what Bob Dylan really thinks about his Nobel An interview with The Rolling Stones ...
"01.12.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com How a dubious tweet about illegal votes found its way to Trump's megaphone An obscure Republican official traced as the source of a baseless claim that 'millions' illegally voted says in an interview he has received threats and abuse Tweet, Infowars, Drudge, Trump.
"A tweet can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
"01.12.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Airbnb introduces 90-day annual limit for London hosts Accommodation website bans hosts in UK capital from renting out entire home beyond time limit without consent from council "The problem was that a website that was about people making a little money letting out rooms was being abused by professional landlords turning their properties into hotels by the back door."
"01.12.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Inside Italy's ultras: the dangerous fans who control the game The Long Read: When a key figure in a powerful 'ultra' group killed himself in July, police suspected the mafia was using the ultras to get into the game Are the mafia trying to inflitrate Italy's Ultras - the neo-fascist football hooligans who have alarming control over the game?
"01.12.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com Take a look inside some of the world's most iconic homes – gallery Their exteriors are revered as architectural classics, but the interiors of these famous homes often don't receive the attention they deserve. For any fans of interior design, its time to find out what you've been missing From Gaudi to the Barbican - what goes on inside these famous exteriors?
"01.12.2016 14:20:05" theguardian.com The best biography and autobiography books of 2016 Laura Cumming got the year off to a luminous start with The Vanishing Man (Chatto & Windus), which consists of two abbreviated life stories, entwined like a double helix. Cocktails with Sartre and dark memories of Gaddafi … 2016's most extraordinary lives on paper.
"01.12.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be 'new normal', say senior military “We're going to see refugee problems on an unimaginable scale, potentially above 30 million people.”
"01.12.2016 13:40:02" theguardian.com Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen Denmark's capital has reached a milestone in its journey to become a cycling city – there are now more bikes than cars on the streets. Can other cities follow? "We've shown the world that if you build protected infrastructure, people will start riding their bikes."
"01.12.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com Trees may increase air pollution on city streets Leaves and branches can slow air currents and cause pollutants to settle, says health watchdog "It is not always true that trees reduce air pollution. Their effect is dependent on factors including species, canopy density, time of year and wind direction. Ventilation [on streets] will vary according to the size, distribution and species of tree and
"01.12.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Magic mushroom ingredient psilocybin could be key to treating depression - studies Immediate reduction in depression and anxiety seen in patients with advanced cancer given a single dose of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms A single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six months or even longer, two new studies show.
"01.12.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com Italy referendum: all you need to know about Renzi's crunch vote PM has vowed to resign if voters in Sunday's plebiscite reject his reforms, but it could have even more far-reaching implications This isn't quite Italy's Brexit implications but Sunday's referendum in Italy has far-reaching implications for the future of the EU.
"01.12.2016 12:30:01" theguardian.com Blame the identity apostles – they led us down this path to populism With its over-defensive advocacy of minorities, the left has jeopardised half a century of liberalism "The apostles of identity liberalism see authoritarianism in others, but not in themselves. They see discrimination in others, but not their own. In guarding their chosen tribes, they fail democracy's ultimate test, of tolerance for the concerns of those
"01.12.2016 12:15:00" theguardian.com There's a growing movement among electoral college members to stop a Trump presidency Electoral college member Levi Guerra from Washington state pledged to break ranks with party affiliation to join renegade group's attempt to unseat Trump “The process of the Electoral College affords a moral certainty, that the office of the President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”
Could 'faithless electors' change the
"01.12.2016 12:00:02" theguardian.com What Gamergate should have taught us about the 'alt-right' The 2014 online hate-storm presaged the tactics of the Trump-loving far right movement. Prominent critics of the president elect should take note "If you're just discovering the world of angry, anonymous online dudes masquerading as victims – hi, come in. Some of us have been here for a while."
"01.12.2016 11:49:01" theguardian.com Brexit secretary suggests UK would consider paying for single market access When asked in the Commons, David Davis said the government would look at the options during the article 50 process A significant admission from the Brexit secretary?
"01.12.2016 11:30:01" theguardian.com New York thief walks off with $1.6m bucket full of gold Police search for man who took a container of gold flakes from a truck while security guards were distracted "The video shows the man, wearing green, walking away with some difficulty, carrying the 86-pound (39 kg) container."
"01.12.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com Breitbart declares war on Kellogg's after cereal brand pulls advertising from site The right-wing news organization is calling for a boycott on Kellogg's products after company says Breitbart is not 'aligned with our values' Cereal killers?
"01.12.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Huge backlog as EU citizens rush to secure British residency Home Office under pressure as Labour calls on PM to guarantee residency for more than 3 million people EU citizens worried about their right to remain in Britain have inundated the Home Office with applications to secure their UK residency, leading to an official backlog that has trebled since the summer of 2015.
"01.12.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com May wanted to 'deprioritise' school places for children of people illegally in UK Leaked documents show that as home secretary, her department suggested policy move in contravention of current laws "Denying innocent children the right to an education because of the circumstances of their parents is disgusting."
- Angela Rayner, Labour's shadow education secretary
"01.12.2016 10:21:07" theguardian.com Tasmanian tiger sightings: 'I represent 3,000 people who have been told they're nuts' The Thylacine Awareness Group is 'dedicated to the research, recognition and conservation of our most elusive apex predator' – officially extinct since 1936 "When you're looking at something that's not meant to exist, it tends to make you not believe your eyes."
"01.12.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Chapecoense air crash: fans' anger after confirmation plane ran out of fuel Colombian media release audio of pilot telling air traffic controllers plane – which crashed killing 71 players, crew and journalists – was 'without fuel' “So many brothers lost in such a short time. But we have to go forward and overcome.”
"01.12.2016 09:40:01" theguardian.com China launches replica Titanic project, with Peter Mandelson in tow Labour peer reportedly travelled to Sichuan province to heap praise on plan to recreate famous liner 1,200km from the sea Unthinkable?
"01.12.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Brexit: rising frustration across EU at Britain's unclear exit strategy Mounting concern among EU-27 that UK government and Brexiter MPs seem unwilling to accept that what they want is not on offer EU diplomats and officials have admitted to mounting frustration with the UK's opaque Brexit strategy, but insisted Europe's position on Britain's departure from the bloc remains unchanged.
"01.12.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Nice proposes 'smooth driving' measures to cut pollution and save lives Variable speed limits, removal of speed bumps and 'no idling' zones near schools among recommendations Is it time to dump speed bumps for the good of the environment?
"01.12.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com The case of the desperately ill spy and the untraceable poison It sounds like the stuff of Bond films, but 10 years ago the tragic case of 'Edwin Carter' presented doctors and police with exactly this scenario It sounds like the stuff of Bond films, but 10 years ago the tragic case of 'Edwin Carter' presented doctors and police with exactly this scenario.
"01.12.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Class, race, wealth: Britain is a nation blighted by divisions With a new report expected to trigger fresh concerns on integration, Theresa May has a duty to rise above the outrage and lead a serious debate Britain is strangled by barbed-wire fences of class, region, wealth, faith, age, the urban, the rural, leavers and remainers. This is a national disease for which there is no remedy in singling out a specific group of people and issuing the vacuous
"01.12.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire Carbon dating shows skeletons are from mid-14th century, while DNA tests of teeth find presence of plague bacterium “Mass burials are a signal of when the system has broken down. This community had obviously reached a point where it could not cope.”
"01.12.2016 07:40:01" theguardian.com No Jeremy Hunt, you can't use tech to ban sexting for the under-18s The health secretary needs to stop scapegoating technology companies and tackle sexting and cyberbullying through a government education scheme "Yes, you read that right. Jeremy Hunt wants to delegate the government's responsibilities to our children's wellbeing to some faceless suits in California who, he believes can fix everything."
"01.12.2016 07:20:02" theguardian.com How can Labour dodge the twin bullets of Brexit and Ukip? | Mark Seddon The revolt was real. The party must accept that fact, and reject the elitist tactics of discredited figures such as Tony Blair and John Major "Next year Holland, France and Germany go to the polls, and the populist right is likely to do extremely well. There is every chance that wherever and whenever elections take place in Europe voters will shake their collective fists and reject the status
"01.12.2016 07:00:01" theguardian.com Boris Johnson promotes his Churchill book on official visit to Serbia Labour calls on foreign secretary to explain why he took time to discuss The Churchill Factor and sign copies at Belgrade store Boris Johnson spent time on an official trip to Serbia as foreign secretary promoting his latest book about Winston Churchill, it has emerged.
"30.11.2016 22:20:00" theguardian.com Blaze of Glory: the grand tradition of burning the American flag Donald Trump has tweeted that he wants to jail anyone who sets fire to the stars and stripes. But this act of protest has a special place in US history "Just burn the nearest flag – it's the American way to dissent."
"30.11.2016 22:00:42" theguardian.com To so many Africans, Fidel Castro is a hero. Here's why | Sean Jacobs 'A source of inspiration to all freedom-loving peoples': that's what Nelson Mandela called the Cuban revolutionary leader. And with good reason "If Africa is a country, then Fidel Castro is one of our national heroes."
"30.11.2016 21:31:42" theguardian.com No one should be diagnosed at a distance – even Donald Trump | Hannah Jane Parkinson The 'Goldwater' rule exists to prevent people's mental health being remotely assessed. But it's being flouted Articles on whether Donald J. Trump has narcissistic personality disorder abound, including a cover story in The Atlantic written by a psychologist and an article in Vanity Fair that asked five mental health professionals to assess Trump's mental health –
"30.11.2016 21:00:05" theguardian.com Good luck getting healthcare in Donald Trump's America Despite decades as a doctor, HHS pick Tom Price puts his conservative politics over medical evidence that the ACA has helped many Americans "Among Trump's cabinet announcements this week is that of health and human services, for which he has chosen representative Tom Price, a staunch ACA and reproductive choice opponent. While qualified for the position as a long-time physician and member of
"30.11.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com UK doctors to seek permission to create baby with DNA from three people Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy if government's fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to create Britain's first baby from the DNA of three people if the government's fertility regulator approves the treatment for carefully chosen patients.
"30.11.2016 20:20:01" theguardian.com The Guardian view on world chess rivalries: no return to the cold war | Editorial Editorial: It is tempting to present the Carlsen-Karjakin tussle in world chess championship as a clash between east and west. Thankfully times have changed 'Politics is only politics, but chess is chess."
"30.11.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com The best SF and fantasy books of 2016 In a year in which new and important voices from around the world made themselves heard, Adam Roberts reflects on SF's ever-expanding universe Books for a dystopian present.
"30.11.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Swap driving licence for cheap noodles, Japan urges older motorists Country tries to fight worrying rise in accidents caused by over-75s by offering discounts on ramen if they give up driving Elderly drivers will be given discounts on ramen noodles at 176 outlets of the Sugakiya restaurant chain, but only after they surrender their driver's licence.
"30.11.2016 19:20:03" theguardian.com Labour MPs accuse SNP of opportunism over Tony Blair motion MPs attack Alex Salmond for trying 'to turn collective failure in Iraq into an attempt to pillory and scapegoat one individual' The Labour Party has helped to overwhelmingly vote down a parliamentary motion by the Scottish National Party (SNP) calling for Tony Blair to be held to account over the Iraq war.
"30.11.2016 19:00:00" How Obama's climate change legacy has been weakened Barack Obama has been called the first 'climate president' for acknowledging the real threat of global warming. But research shows Obama's climate record has been badly tarnished by investments made in dirty fuels around the world.
"30.11.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com 'I've ridden camels in fashion shoots' – Lorraine Pascale on the moments that made her From contending with stereotypes as a model to motherhood at 23, the TV cook has lived an eventful life. Is the next chapter replacing Mary Berry on Bake Off? Lorraine Pascale on the moments that made her, from modelling to motherhood.
"30.11.2016 18:20:01" theguardian.com Now is the moment for us Palestinians to renew our national movement | Salem Barahmeh For years the diaspora has been voiceless, failed by a detached political elite. The seventh Fatah conference is a rare chance to put that right "Parliamentary elections haven't been held since 2006, and presidential elections in over a decade. The Palestinian National Council (PNC), the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) parliament-in-exile, has become antiquated in composition and defunct
"30.11.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful Graphic designer Herwig Scherabon visualises the data behind gentrification using a striking array of different styles. These examples look at the patterns of income inequality and segregation in large cities, from London to LA The inequality of cities, mapped.
"30.11.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com It bites: why I'm giving up on The Walking Dead The zombie apocalypse has never been so dull. This season isn't a slow-build, it's a soporific endurance test – and I've had enough "You're not enjoying this season of The Walking Dead. You can't be. It's physically impossible, because it's the most thankless six episodes of television I can recall seeing. And I can remember Eldorado."
"30.11.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Chiara Farragni – how a 'crazy blogger' turned her life into a shop window With her blog The Blonde Salad, the former law student has used her social media style posts to create a multi-million pound business. 'People like my story as a self-made woman,' she explains The Blonde Salad by Chiara Ferragni is part of a "crazy bloggers" takeover of the fashion industry – how did that happen?
"30.11.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com Vegans are right to be furious about beef fat in the new £5 notes | Chas Newkey-Burden So the new fivers contain tallow. How very emblematic of the grand deception the meat and dairy industry relies on for its continued existence "The unnecessary presence of tallow in banknotes is problematic for many vegetarians and members of several faith groups, including Hindus, for whom the cow is a sacred mother. But for vegans it is a further slap in the face."
"30.11.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com World leaders beware: a photo with Trump will expose your soul Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Nigel Farage are all destined to be remembered for how they looked when they were photographed with the president-elect "If this photo had a caption, it would be: 'Honey! What are you doing back so early?'"
"30.11.2016 16:30:01" theguardian.com BME woman blocked from Channel 4 board as four white men join Culture secretary rejects appointment of minority ethnic female candidate, meaning board will remain solely white The Tories have approved the appointment of four new Channel 4 board members, all of whom are white men, but vetoed the fifth candidate, understood to be a highly qualified minority ethnic woman. Only three out of a total of 13 board members will be
"30.11.2016 16:14:29" theguardian.com 'Alt-right': why the Guardian decided not to ban use of the term How the paper came to decision on use of term for far right that one critic described as 'helpfully sanitising nomenclature' The editors of the Guardian's style guide on use of the polarising term 'alt-right'.
"30.11.2016 16:00:44" theguardian.com Netflix lets users download videos for offline viewing Video-streaming service takes on Amazon's Instant Video and Sky's Q with subscription-based video downloads Offline viewing is arguably the most demanded feature by users, and one of the things that differentiated other services including Amazon's Instant Video streaming video service and pay TV services such as Sky and Virgin.
"30.11.2016 15:49:53" theguardian.com Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England manager on four-year contract The new national team coach, who has signed a four-year deal, will face Germany in a friendly in his first game next March Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the England football team's new manager, signing a four-year contract to lead the national team into the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
"30.11.2016 15:40:01" theguardian.com Belgium and the Netherlands agree to swap land to restore border Countries agree to cede small, uninhabited parcels of land to reflect change in course of river – with Belgium giving more land than it will receive The Netherlands is about to get 16 hectares bigger.
"30.11.2016 15:20:02" theguardian.com Carlsen v Karjakin: sudden death climax looms in World Chess Championship After two weeks of pitted play, Wednesday heralds quickfire tie-breaker between current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and his challenger, Sergey Karjakin It's not quite the cold war revisited. But over the past two weeks the world chess No 1, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, has been doing battle against a Kremlin-backed Russian grandmaster who fervently supports Crimea's annexation and the man who did it,
"30.11.2016 15:00:00" David Attenborough on climate change An extract from Liberatum's documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures including Noam Chomsky, David Attenborough and Mark Ruffalo respond to the threat of climate change and to the deniers. The full-length film is
"30.11.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com An invitation to the White House: we go inside Dagenham's experimental art factory A bling soft play centre, an OAP brewery business, a socialist Jack and the Beanstalk … Dagenham's residents are waking up to the possibilities of art in a great suburb-wide experiment "Plonking artists in the middle of a council estate might demystify what it is they do".
"30.11.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis 30 years after Christ film row Pontiff receives Scorsese family at the Vatican a day after a screening of director's new film about Portuguese Jesuits in Japan Nearly three decades after his film The Last Temptation of Christ was deemed 'morally offensive' by officials in the Roman Catholic church, Martin Scorsese has met Pope Francis at the Vatican.
"30.11.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Theresa May defends refusal to guarantee EU citizens' rights in UK PM says she would be leaving Britons in EU 'high and dry' by guaranteeing rights of EU nationals without mutual assurances The prime minister said she wanted to sort out the issue of mutual rights “at an early stage of negotiations” with the EU, but she appeared to rule out a deal before the two-year process triggered by article 50, due to be invoked next spring.
"30.11.2016 13:50:00" theguardian.com Michael Uchebo: the Nigeria striker 'dying in silence' at Boavista Michael Uchebo played for Nigeria against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup but claims he has gone without pay at Boavista since March and been forced to train alone "This case embarrasses the country and Portuguese football."
"30.11.2016 13:42:00" Can France resist the far right? 'Thatcherite' François Fillon has won the presidential primaries in France, but what does this mean for the country's future? It is likely he will go up against far right leader Marine Le Pen, whose chances of winning are far from diminished. Guardian
"30.11.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com Evil Kermit: the perfect meme for terrible times Kermit the Frog's internet popularity continues with Evil Kermit. But why is the Muppet Show character so relentlessly successful online? "Evil Kermit is the perfect devil-on-the-shoulder meme for these times of geopolitical global despair, when the temptation is to throw one's hands in the air and succumb to our worst impulses."
"30.11.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump: I am leaving my business interests 'in total' President-elect says he wants to avoid appearance of conflict of interest and will announce details on 15 December Donald J. Trump has announced that he will be 'leaving' his business interests 'in total' in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest once he becomes president.
"30.11.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Tears and prayers for a tight-knit team as Chapecoense's fairytale ends in tragedy The crash of the Brazilians' plane claimed a 22-year-old striker who was about to become a father but spared a team-mate who missed the flight through injury The players from Chapecoense were heading for a match that would surely mark the pinnacle of their club's history so far: the first leg of the final in South America's Copa Sudamericana – the continent's second most prominent club competition.
It was the
"30.11.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy The long read: For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump's victory is its greatest triumph How the right created the myth of "political correctness" to attack the left.
"30.11.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Supermarket shoppers can get their Christmas dinner for £20 – survey Cost of buying 11 festive ingredients comes to £19.82 if consumers shop around across Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland You can get everything you need for a Christmas dinner for £20 this year.
"30.11.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Photographs of historical England 'challenge Downton Abbey myth' Images of 19th and 20th-century England show reality of rotting houses and poverty as well as grand old buildings “I was struck at how contemporary so many of the issues were: immigration, housing, poverty, urban sprawl, employment conditions. You can see these things behind the superficial attraction of many of the images.”
"30.11.2016 11:20:01" theguardian.com The world's most beautiful airport terminals – in pictures The beauty and design ingenuity of airport terminals – where travellers spend so much of their time – are celebrated in a new photography book, The Art of the Airport First class.
"30.11.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com The best albums of 2016: 40-31 The Guardian music critics' favourite albums of the year, counting down to reveal 2016's best release From Iggy Pop to Kano - our top 40 albums of 2016 kicks off today with numbers 40-31.
"30.11.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Caught on camera: why Downing Street papers keep getting papped The Brexit 'have cake and eat it' leak is the latest sensitive note to be caught by a photographer's long lens. Gaby Hinsliff explains why Whitehall's finest never learn, while snapper Steve Back reveals how he got the shot Note to self: buy new ring binder.
"30.11.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Fidel Castro, cricket, and a crackpot Foreign Office plot for Cuba The revolutionary leader's decision to join a scratch game of cricket in Barbados in 1998 led to one of the more curious British Foreign Office schemes: to take the game to Cuba Howzat for soft power.
"30.11.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com Alexandre Mars: 'States don't have the money to do good. Business does.' The founder of Epic Foundation on Mark Zuckerberg, being called the French Bill Gates, and how technology can boost philanthropy "In the US, no one is ashamed of success. In the UK it's 'don't be too loud about it'."
"30.11.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Intelligence experts urge Obama to end Edward Snowden's 'untenable exile' Fifteen former staff members of the Church committee, the 1970s congressional inquiry into illegal activity by the CIA, wrote jointly to the US president The campaign to persuade Barack Obama to allow the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to return home to the US without facing prolonged prison time has received powerful new backing from some of the most experienced intelligence experts in the country.
"30.11.2016 09:00:00" Timelapse shows Chernobyl shelter construction Timelapse footage shows the construction of a steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site of reactor No 4 at Chernobyl. The series of videos captures the shelter's progression over several years up to its placement on Tuesday. High
"30.11.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Ukip v the Levellers – does Douglas Carswell's comparison stand up? The MP has compared his party to the 17th-century radicals. From democracy and leadership to music and golf, we take a look at their similarities Are Ukip the "heirs to the Levellers" (not the band).
"30.11.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com It's official: your school's marking policy is probably wrong Ofsted is once again trying to bust the myth that extensive marking is best for students. When will the message get through? "There is remarkably little high-quality, relevant research evidence to suggest that detailed or extensive marking has any significant impact on pupils' learning."
"30.11.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com There's an epidemic of sexual assaults in our schools. Yet nothing is done Thousands of girls are being groped, shown pornographic images in class and called slags. But the government has failed to implement any of the suggested solutions "I have heard from boys who are bewildered and confused by the online pornography that suggests they should be aggressive and even abusive in sexual relationships, and who haven't received any information elsewhere to offset these messages. "
"30.11.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Frightened by Donald Trump? You don't know the half of it | George Monbiot Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them Yes, Donald Trump's politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power.
"30.11.2016 07:21:45" theguardian.com Mitt Romney praises Donald Trump after 'deal with the devil' dinner Romney once labelled the now president-elect a 'phony', but after a meal in New York he was effusive – a U-turn that Twitter users were keen to exploit Mitt Romney has praised Donald Trump, saying he has “increasing hope” that the president-elect can lead the country to a “better future."
"30.11.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Scottish mining company sells its first gold Scotgold Resources, hoping to open UK's only underground mine, raised £46,000 by selling 10 commemorative coins at auction "As to what I would do with it now, I would probably look at it and stroke it, and put it in a safe."
"29.11.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com US military admits it mistakenly targeted and killed loyalist Syrian forces 'Good faith' mistake of misidentifying fighters loyal to Bashar al-Assad as Isis militants led to 17 September airstrikes that killed at least 15 in Deir ez-Zor The admission of fault by the US military is the latest potential sign that the US under Donald Trump will acquiesce to a Syria ruled by Assad.
"29.11.2016 21:30:02" theguardian.com Fighting around Mosul leaves majority in Isis-held city without water Key water pipeline hit as UN warns of siege-like situation in Iraq's second largest city where food supplies are running low “We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe.”
"29.11.2016 21:00:02" theguardian.com Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon and how bigotry became a cool new trend | Nesrine Malik Ever since Donald Trump's victory our novelty-fixated media talk about white nationalist extremists as if they were 'edgy' celebrities "After some initial horror, Stephen Bannon is now increasingly being profiled in the mainstream media in almost flattering terms. A “maverick”, a “firebrand”, a “colourful” character, an “establishment-hating Leninist genius behind the throne”: this is
"29.11.2016 20:30:01" theguardian.com Never go to bed angry - study finds evidence for age-old advice The brain reorganises way negative memories are stored during sleep, making them harder to reverse, evidence indicates Time to make up?
"29.11.2016 20:00:02" theguardian.com Security experts join Jill Stein's 'election changing' recount campaign Greens candidate has lodged a lawsuit arguing Wisconsin's plan to allow automatic recounting 'risks tainting the recount process' "There is a substantial possibility that recounting the ballots by hand will produce a more correct result and change the outcome of the election."
"29.11.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Think Trump's scary now? Obama is leaving him with broad war powers The president-elect keeps news cycles churning with his unhinged tweets, but it's the current administration's expanding military license that should scare us "Make no mistake: Trump will have a free hand to use the law meant for the perpetrators of 9/11 to wage war around the world, fashioning it to different enemies at his command, and he will be able to point to precedent set by the Obama administration as
"29.11.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com Colombia plane crash: Brazil declares three days of mourning Michel Temer announces national mourning after plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes killing at least 75 Six people – three players, two crew and a journalist – are thought to have survived.
"29.11.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com The man who made a video game inspired by escaping the secret police The experience of fleeing communist Czechoslovakia in the 1980s has informed a fascinating survival horror driving game "In a society where you were never sure which of your friends were working together with the secret police, it was advisable to remain cautious. And in a society where once you escaped, the secret police would interrogate all members of your family, it
"29.11.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com Disney's Moana strikes at the heart of proto-Trump America Millions of Americans are falling in love with a brown-skinned, undeniably feminist heroine, destroying the premise that they rejected diversity in this election "Perhaps the most middle-American of all genres – the Disney princess movie – has managed to turn out a deeply progressive film without being explicitly progressive at all. Is this what you were afraid of, anti-PC crusaders? This little girl?"
"29.11.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com Fake news and a 400-year-old problem: how can we end the 'post-truth' crisis? The internet echo chamber satiates our appetite for pleasant lies and reassuring falsehoods and has become the defining challenge of the 21st century “Everyone... has a cave or den of his own, which refracts and discolours the light of nature, owing either to his own proper and peculiar nature; or to his education and conversation with others; or to the reading of books, and the authority of those whom
"29.11.2016 18:15:01" theguardian.com Luxembourg PM tells Britain: either you're in the EU or you're not Xavier Bettel opposed to interim agreement while UK's hopes for rapid reciprocal rights deal for EU citizens reportedly quashed European leaders have dismissed two planks of the government's apparent Brexit strategy, ruling out a transitional arrangement bridging the gap between the UK's departure and a final UK-EU trade pact, and reportedly quashing hopes for an early reciprocal
"29.11.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Bank of England urged to make new £5 note vegan-friendly More than 10,000 sign petition to cease use of tallow in production process, saying it is unacceptable to vegans and vegetarians “The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans and vegetarians in the UK."
"29.11.2016 17:40:00" 'They took my son from me': defenders of women's rights speak ... "As women we face a lot of risk that men don't usually face."
Activists championing women's rights around the world are being systematically targeted with threats and abuse. To mark International Women Human Rights Defenders' Day, we hear from four
"29.11.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com The Sun spent £96,000 on poster backing Brexit Pullout 'BeLEAVE in Britain' poster forced parent News Group Newspapers to register as a leave campaign group The Sun had to register as an official Leave campaign group during the referendum due to the amount of money it spent on a poster backing Brexit.
"29.11.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com The 50 best US films of 2016: 50-41 A countdown of the Guardian film team's favourite movies released in the US this year From a teenage eagle hunter to a live action version of The Jungle Book - our list of 2016's best films released in the US starts today.
"29.11.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com The 'Canadian model': why Ceta isn't a blueprint for Brexit Aide's 'cake and eat it' note praised the recent trade Canada-EU trade deal but there are few similarities with the UK Leaked notes suggest the UK government may seek 'Canada plus' with the EU - here's why that is unlikely to work.