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"22.02.2017 19:40:03" theguardian.com Could Donald Trump's 'junta' be his salvation? | Mary Dejevsky The president's choice of respected military men such as lieutenant general HR McMaster for key roles may be his best protection from himself "Mercifully, he appears not to be recruiting top officials in his own image. He may even be learning."
"22.02.2017 19:40:01" theguardian.com Spaniards' lack of sleep isn't a cultural thing – they're in the wrong time zone | Paul Kelley A Franco-era decision to adhere to Central European Time is to blame for everything from poor productivity to a low birthrate. But that could change "Spain has a dysfunctional time system that deprives everyone in Spain of an hour of sleep every day."
"22.02.2017 19:20:06" theguardian.com After Guantánamo: what became of the Britons freed from the US camp? Jamal al-Harith joined Isis and became a suicide bomber, but what did the future hold for the other UK citizens and residents? 17 British citizens and residents are known to have been imprisoned in the US Guantánamo camps in Cuba.
All were interviewed by the British authorities on their return. In 2010 the government agreed to pay them millions of pounds in compensation.
"22.02.2017 19:01:03" theguardian.com Thrilling discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought Literally astronomical!
"22.02.2017 18:40:01" theguardian.com Now a degree is a commodity, no wonder more students are cheating Of course plagiarism is wrong. But treating students as consumers sends them a very clear message: your money is just as important as your mind "When large amounts of money are necessary to attend university, and degrees are described more and more often simply as a route to a profitable job, it's not surprising that a pure interest in education is jettisoned."
"22.02.2017 18:20:01" theguardian.com Why Hell or High Water should win the best picture Oscar David Mackenzie's cops and robbers thriller is a throwback to a golden age of Hollywood that reflects smartly on the current plight of post-industrial America "It has a considerable amount to say about post-industrial, post-crash America."
"22.02.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber 'still viable' with no gig economy workers Firms admit to MPs they would not go out of business if change in law meant they could no longer rely on self-employed staff “You are asking people to commit to your companies but you are not committing to them in terms of sick pay, and other things. You are pushing the boundary here.”
"22.02.2017 17:40:04" theguardian.com This Country: perfect, horrifying TV for anyone who grew up in a village Funny, desperate and spot on, the new BBC comedy about life in a tiny town connects with me in a way no other could. What a terrific achievement The next People Just Do Nothing - Kurupt FM?
"22.02.2017 17:30:10" theguardian.com Manchester city council to create UK's first LGBT retirement home Announcement follows report that LGBT people experience higher levels of loneliness in old age “People shouldn't have to face the prospect as they get older of being surrounded by people who may not accept their sexuality or gender identity,”
"22.02.2017 17:23:23" Guardian Environment A starling murmuration over Winchester, in the south of England. For the past few nights, between 100,000 and 200,000 birds have gathered over the course of about half hour.
The starling population has fallen by over 80% in recent years, meaning they are We're live streaming a starling murmuration over Winchester. Up to 200,000 birds are expected to gather over the course of about half an hour
"22.02.2017 17:15:02" theguardian.com I put Milo Yiannopoulos through the Christopher Hitchens test. He failed | Peter Bradshaw Bill Maher likened the far-right agitator to one of the finest writers of recent times. He isn't even close – Yiannopoulos is a boring narcissist "Maher got it right earlier in the interview: he compared Yiannopoulos to Sacha Baron Cohen's gay Austrian fashion model Bruno. Yes. Minus the laughs."
"22.02.2017 17:00:03" theguardian.com Type casting: the worst novels by Hollywood actors With Tom Hanks announcing a collection of typewriter-themed short stories, which other stars have tried and failed to become bestselling authors? “Well it appears that Chuck Norris is a man of many hidden talents. Not only is he able to roundhouse kick a terrorist into a pile of boxes, and break the world landspeed record in a yacht, but he's also not bad with a typewriter.”
"22.02.2017 16:40:37" theguardian.com If newspapers won't check viral stories, who will listen to them about fake news? Media outlets published video of cyclist responding to cat callers without checking its authenticity. The race for clicks is undermining claims people should trust the news "Much as with Facebook, fake news means easy clicks, but some of the media seems unconcerned when it's on their own sites."
"22.02.2017 16:31:15" theguardian.com French elections: centrist Bayrou offers alliance with Macron François Bayrou, president of the Democratic Movement and veteran of three previous elections, says France needs 'exceptional response' to 'extreme risk' "I have two paths, to stand myself or to look for an unusual solution."
"22.02.2017 16:15:06" theguardian.com Give the poor Sutton goalie a break: this was pie-eating, not match-fixing The non-league keeper Wayne Shaw has lost his livelihood over a silly mistake involving a bet and a hot snack. What a hypocritical overreaction "This is an incredible overreaction to a humorous, misguided – and, I would argue, harmless – incident that has clearly backfired. There is nothing to suggest that Shaw ate the pie for his own fiscal gain. With all Sutton's substitutes used up, he was not
"22.02.2017 16:00:03" theguardian.com EU set to ban raw ivory exports from July Exclusive: Leaked documents indicate that the European Union is now preparing a full ban of raw ivory 'A draft EU guidance document leaked to the Guardian indicates a possible 1 July date for an export ban on unprocessed ivory to “make sure that tusks of legal origin are not mixed with illegal ivory”.'
"22.02.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com If Rory McIlroy must play golf with Trump we need some juicier details Rory McIlroy has faced predictable criticism for playing a round with the US president, but he can take the sting out of the controversy by telling us whether Trump cemented his reputation as a cheat on the course "At least Rory McIlroy has declined to join Donald J. Trump in a thumbs-up, unlike journalism's Michael Gove."
"22.02.2017 15:30:13" theguardian.com Why a viral video of a cyclist's revenge on catcallers may not be all it seems Video of woman tearing wingmirror from catcaller's van is viral dynamite – but it seems no one verified it before covering the story Is this video of a cyclist's revenge simply someone peddling fake news?
"22.02.2017 15:15:44" Did Tom Watson 'dab' during PMQs? The deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson, appears to perform a 'dab' dance move during prime ministers questions in the House of Commons
"22.02.2017 15:00:07" theguardian.com UK braces for winter's worst storm as Doris warnings extended More snow forecast for Scotland as high wind warning extended to almost all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland The worst storm of the winter is set to batter Britain on Thursday, with the Met Office warning that Storm Doris will bring gale-force winds and snow to more areas than previously feared.
"22.02.2017 14:51:10" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in summer if lack of starts continue Wayne Rooney is highly unlikely to leave Manchester United next week and has been left surprised by José Mourinho's claim he could do so Jose Mourihno: "Of course I can't guarantee he will still be here next season. I cannot guarantee that I'm here next week, how can I guarantee that a player is here next season? What I can guarantee is that, if one day Wayne Rooney leaves the club, it is
"22.02.2017 14:41:48" theguardian.com Cressida Dick appointed first female Met police commissioner Met's former head of counter-terrorism to take over from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe as Britain's top police officer Dick's rise to the top of policing comes despite the controversy around her role in the 2005 operation that saw an innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes shot dead by police who mistook him for a suicide bomber. A jury at a criminal trial in 2007
"22.02.2017 14:20:08" theguardian.com Tony Blair attacks Daily Mail's 'hypocrisy' over suicide bomber Former prime minister denies his government paid £1m to British-born jihadi who blew himself up in Iraq this week “It is correct that Jamal al-Harith was released from Guantánamo Bay at the request of the British government in 2004. This followed a massive media and parliamentary campaign, led by the Daily Mail, the very paper that is now supposedly so outraged at
"22.02.2017 14:05:27" Following Diane Abbott MP's revelation that her staff often refuse to let her go out alone and with street parties planned across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, Anushka Asthana is joined by Labour MP Jess Phillips MP to discuss how to
"22.02.2017 13:50:01" theguardian.com Typical Nintendo: there's already a game too big for the Switch hard drive Admittedly, the game is only available in Japan, but the new console's limited internal memory could prove annoying "It could probably only happen to Nintendo."
"22.02.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin The Long Read: Russia's role in Trump's election has led to a boom in Putinology. But do all these theories say more about us than Putin? This is a golden age for Putinology. But do the various theories about the Russian President actually add up?
"22.02.2017 13:20:00" Why do white men still control so much culture? Women of colour are regularly applauded in the worlds of fashion, film and music. But, argues Hanna Yusuf, critical acclaim – awards, reviews and write-ups – remains the domain of the rich few who control the industries. Because of this, she argues,
"22.02.2017 13:00:04" theguardian.com Supreme court spouse rule: 'In one word, we are devastated' Monica Leal faces prospect of having to return to Brazil because her husband does not earn enough money "All our friends in London had no idea we would have to go through this. They say: 'You are crazy, this law can't exist?' But it does."
"22.02.2017 12:40:00" 'Queen hunter': the woman taking on Boko Haram Aisha used to hunt antelopes, baboons and guinea fowl with her grandfather. Now she leads a band of hunters, protecting their town from Boko Haram raids. The Nigerian military enlists thousands of hunters in the region to help fight the extremist group,
"22.02.2017 12:20:12" theguardian.com Tamal Ray's healthy lunch recipes: noodle pots and dal with flatbreads Try these simple dishes for a satisfyingly filling midday meal with no carb coma 'It is time for a change then – of diet, but even more so of habits. And top of the list is lunch.'
"22.02.2017 12:00:04" theguardian.com Hundreds of UK hotels fail food hygiene inspections Inspectors discovered seafood past its expiry date and food stored without temperature controls, says Which? survey Hundreds of hotels in Britain have failed their food hygiene inspections, including establishments with five- and four-star ratings and one with two AA rosettes.
"22.02.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com 'Insane' camera trap video captures rare battle in the Amazon Without camera traps we would never be privy to two endangered species sparring in the remote Amazon rainforest. "Eyewitnesses, our guide insisted, had found the two foes dead together, embracing like lovers but in mutual destruction – the jaguar's jaw still drooped around the anteater's neck.
Later, after the spell – and liquor – wore off, I thought it was
"22.02.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Lindsay Lohan: 'I was racially profiled and asked to remove headscarf at Heathrow' The actor, who has been studying Islam, has said she was 'freaked out' by the request during an airport check “She opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologising but then said, 'Please take off your head scarf.'”
"22.02.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Move over granny: the 'graddy annexe' is on the rise With graduates unable to afford their own home, more parents are building extensions to house their boomerang offspring Granny flats are not what they used to be – today they are increasingly likely to be filled by a millennial desperate for their own space.
"22.02.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Supreme court backs minimum income rule for non-European spouses Highest UK court backs £18,600 threshold but acknowleges that rule has caused hardship for thousands "British families have faced a choice of separation or living in exile. Campaigners highlighted the plight of up to 15,000 British children who have grown up as “Skype kids” since the rule was introduced."
"22.02.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Trump's paradise: how Mar-a-Lago became a presidential playground Florida's Palm Beach has long been an exclusive enclave of wealth and fame. But now the president's palatial club is open to the world's gaze as 'the weekend White House'. Not everyone is happy "It's basically just a big supper club. The people who are members there don't play tennis, don't swim, and don't go to the beach. The whole point is to show that you're a member of the elite."
"22.02.2017 10:00:02" theguardian.com Donald Trump's envoys head to Mexico as cracks emerge in border wall plan Bureaucratic wrangles pose threat to US president's campaign pledge but visit by top officials raises other contentious issues Instead of a 2,000-mile “big, beautiful wall”, Trump may emerge from Washington's policy labyrinth with a fence covering a few hundred miles.
"22.02.2017 09:45:01" theguardian.com French artist to entomb himself in rock for a week, then use body to hatch eggs For his performance called 'Egg, Abraham Poincheval will be inside a 12-tonne boulder and then sit on a dozen hen's egg until the chicks arrive Cracking story.
"22.02.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Boris Johnson accused of bad taste for calling Brexit 'liberation' Footage from recent Munich security conference shows Swedish MEP being applauded as she confronts Johnson "I would like to tell the foreign minister of the UK that the word liberation in the history of Europe has a very strong meaning,” said the Swedish MEP, to some applause.
"22.02.2017 09:15:01" theguardian.com Emmanuel Macron vows aggressive fight against far right on UK visit Centrist candidate for French presidency says he will learn from mistakes of Hillary Clinton and UK's remain campaign “In the current environment, if you are shy, you are dead.”
"22.02.2017 09:00:01" theguardian.com Street parties planned across UK in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox The Great Get Together, launched by Jamie Oliver and the Duchess of Cornwall, aims to stage biggest celebrations since jubilee Street parties, picnics and bake-offs will be held across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox as part of a new community initiative launched by Jamie Oliver and the Duchess of Cornwall.
"22.02.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on Brexit Britain: too many uncertainties Editorial: When the time comes politicians and the public should be able to make a clear-eyed choice about leaving Europe and not relegate themselves to irrelevance at a turning point in modern British history "The bill to trigger article 50 and Britain's long goodbye to Europe is just 67 words long. But how heavy those words feel."
"22.02.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO's annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a 'hostile climate for refugees and migrants' Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned.
"22.02.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Kim Jong-nam's body targeted in morgue break-in, say police Malaysian authorities seek to question senior North Korean diplomat and man connected with Air Koryo, while dismissing claims that assassins were duped Malaysian police investigating the murder of Kim Jong-nam say attempts were made to break into the morgue where his body is being held and have demanded to question a senior North Korean diplomat.
"22.02.2017 08:00:02" theguardian.com Chinese internet giant Weibo gags Donald Trump's feminist critics Ban may reflect Beijing's nervousness about the state of US-China relations in the Trump era “Any news about Trump must be handled carefully; unauthorized criticism of Trump's words or actions is not allowed."
"22.02.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com David Miliband: assault on UK foreign aid spend is populism at its worst Exclusive: Speech by ex-foreign secretary will accuse aid critics of falling victim to fake news and condemn Trump travel ban The media-led assault on the British aid budget represents all the worst aspects of populism, David Miliband will say on Wednesday, warning of the dangers of falling victim to the virus of fake news and blaming others for Britain's problems.
"22.02.2017 07:30:00" theguardian.com Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe' Concern growing in the City that Brexit-related bank moves could unravel related professions and risk wider financial turmoil The City of London has warned that the loss of banking jobs to EU countries due to Brexit could threaten British and European financial stability.
"22.02.2017 07:15:00" theguardian.com Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers Quality of life, language and labour laws are in the mix as competition for City business heats up ahead of Britain's EU exit From Paris to Vilnius, Milan to Madrid and Frankfurt to Valletta, regulators, local authorities and sometimes national governments are clearing a path for the exodus many feel is coming as Theresa May's deadline to start negotiations nears.
"22.02.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Government spending billions on free schools while existing schools crumble National Audit Office says £6.7bn is needed to bring current school buildings up to standard while ministers have pledged to build 500 free schools by 2020 Ministers are choosing to give billions of pounds to build new free schools while existing schools are crumbling into disrepair, Whitehall's spending watchdog has found.
"22.02.2017 00:00:01" theguardian.com Big Sur ravaged by floods, mudslides and storms: 'Paradise can turn on you' The wettest season on record has damaged a bridge at the California tourist attraction possibly beyond repair, and the hospitality industry is taking a hit Since the beginning of California's rainy season, Big Sur has seen 60.25in (153cm) of rain – the wettest on record.
"21.02.2017 23:20:00" theguardian.com Milo Yiannopoulos isn't the only bigot Republicans are cozy with | Jessica Valenti The sad fact is that, while the former Breitbart editor has been disinvited from CPAC, someone else who has repulsive views will likely take his place "The truth, though, is that this is an issue not so much about one hateful writer, but about conservatives' tolerance and support of hateful ideology more generally."
"21.02.2017 23:00:01" theguardian.com Iceland's president forced to clarify views on pineapple pizza ban Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had expressed dislike of tropical fruit on pizza but now says he is glad he does not have power to initiate ban Just until we figure out what is going on.
"21.02.2017 22:40:35" theguardian.com Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart over pedophilia comments The rightwing provocateur stepped down after a livestream resurfaced in which he appeared to endorse sex between 'younger boys' and older men Rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News, a day after he was dropped by his publisher and lost a speaking engagement at a conservative conference, over comments he made that appeared to endorse sex between “younger boys”
"21.02.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com US cinemas to show Nineteen Eighty-Four in anti-Trump protest Coordinated screenings across North America set for 4 April to highlight Orwell's portrait of a government 'that manufactures facts' Showing as the clocks strike 13.
"21.02.2017 22:00:02" theguardian.com The global waiting room: displaced migrants headed to US in limbo in Tijuana Families fleeing violence in Latin America and migrants from outside of it make up an unprecedented crisis of homeless people stranded just outside the US Tijuana is the world's waiting room.
"21.02.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Bao Bao the giant panda leaves Washington zoo for new home in China The three-year-old giant panda left the Smithsonian's National Zoo Tuesday to take a 16-hour non-stop to China to join a panda breeding program there Bao Bao, whose personality is described as “very independent”, like a domestic cat, will travel aboard a specially chartered FedEx plane – the “Panda Express”– in a large box marked “one panda”.
"21.02.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Still buzzing: the people using pagers in 2017 Britain will soon be down to just one paging provider, but for the nation's paramedics, lifeboat crews and birdwatchers the devices remain essential kit Beep beep!
"21.02.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Billions: the show so smart it makes The West Wing look slow As the Damian Lewis v Paul Giamatti epic returns, we salute a fast world where risky behaviour rules – and which will only get more gripping by the week "Manic pursuit has the potential to play out over a long time, which is why Tom & Jerry has survived for almost 80 years and Moby-Dick is 600 pages long."
"21.02.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Female film protagonists reached all-time high in 2016, study shows Women made up 29% of leads in the top 100 films of last year, up 7% from 2015 thanks to Arrival, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Ghostbusters "37% of the top 100 grossing films of the year included major female characters, up 3% from 2015 and another all-time high."
"21.02.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Peter Mandelson: I try to undermine Jeremy Corbyn every day Ex-minister speaks out against Labour leader as Blairite peers express fury about Corbyn's position on Brexit in Lords debate "I don't want to, I resent it, and I work every single day in some small way to bring forward the end of his tenure in office. Something, however small it may be – an email, a phone call or a meeting I convene – every day I try to do something to save The
"21.02.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com Chainmail and shirttails: London fashion week trends you will actually wear This autumn you'll be drawn to chunky jumpers over flowing skirts, statement earrings and power socks. Trust us London fashion week is great – but with everything from eiderdown quilts to giant tulle dresses on the catwalk, the connection to what you wear IRL isn't always clear. Rest assured, there are always some takeaways, and autumn/winter 2017 is no different.
"21.02.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Late night TV hosts on Trump's Sweden gaffe: 'never fjorget' Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers took aim at the president's latest error, claiming he 'only accepts intelligence reports with the logo 'As Seen on TV'' “Clearly, Trump believes everything he sees on TV is real, which would explain his next tweet: 'America is a disaster! Our girls are broke! Our dead are walking! The pope's too young! It's a scandal! #shameless.'"
"21.02.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country "Pakistan is increasingly coming to resemble a tragic clone of pre-9/11 Taliban Afghanistan – a place where violent radicals are welcomed with open arms, where groups like Isis are rapidly gaining influence, and where moderate Muslims and religious
"21.02.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Texas woman fights harsh voter fraud sentence: 'I just wanted them to hear my voice' Rosa Ortega, a mother and green card holder originally from Mexico, was given two eight-year sentences after Donald Trump claimed millions voted illegally "I'm just being set up, that's what it is, just for an example."
"21.02.2017 18:50:00" When sports publicity goes wrong Wayne Shaw has left Sutton United FC amid investigations into his pie-eating antics during the FA Cup game against Arsenal but he is not the first person in sport to have a publicity stunt backfire. We take a look at some other cases where things just
"21.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com The rise and fall of Milo Yiannopoulos – how a shallow actor played the bad guy for money Like Donald Trump, Yiannopoulos grew out of a grotesque convergence of politics and the internet, and thrived by turning hate speech into showbusiness "What does Milo Yiannopoulos stand for?
He is a gay man who hates the gay rights movement. A libertarian who calls an authoritarian president 'Daddy'. A vigorous opponent of Black Lives Matter who says he can't be racist because 'I just like f*ck*ng
"21.02.2017 18:20:02" theguardian.com UK should expect a very hefty bill for Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker European commission president uses salty language to warn PM that Britain will not be able to negotiate 'cut-price' exit from EU “Therefore the bill will be – to use a rather vulgar term – very salty. It will be necessary for the British to respect commitments which they freely entered into.”
"21.02.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Have you had problems entering the US since the travel ban? A British Muslim teacher has been denied entry to the US even though Trump's travel ban has been suspended. Tell us your recent experiences of flying to the US Juhel Miah, 25, a maths teacher from Swansea, had planned to visit the country as part of a school trip. They were about to take off from Reykjavik in Iceland when he was removed from the plane.
Have you experienced something similar?
"21.02.2017 17:40:02" theguardian.com Trump plans to greatly expand number of immigrants targeted for deportation New guidelines include people in US illegally who have been charged with or suspected of a crime, but officials say they will prioritize those deemed as threats The new guidelines under the administration of Donald Trump call for the deportation of any individuals in the country illegally if they are convicted, charged or suspected of a crime, which could include traffic infractions.
"21.02.2017 17:20:01" theguardian.com Hidden disabilities at work: 'Everyday I'm fatigued and in pain' People with invisible disabilities face a daily dilemma of whether to conceal or reveal their conditions to colleagues "There's a total lack of understanding in the workplace of what a hidden disability is, whether it's real or not, whether it could exist at all. To most people, a disability still means being in a wheelchair."
"21.02.2017 17:00:02" theguardian.com Forget walking 10,000 steps a day – I have another solution | Stuart Heritage Fitness trackers are pointless, especially when you're only walking to the kitchen for another bacon sandwich "You would probably lose more weight if you took off your fitness tracker right now and spent an hour violently tutting at it."
"21.02.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Holistic awakenings and harem pants: a guide to the worst gap year cliches As a new E4 comedy TV series about backpacking around China begins, here are the tropes of student travel that are beyond parody "Back in the UK, a gapper will relentlessly mock other 'posh white people' for their 'gap yahs', seemingly unaware that they are talking about themselves."
"21.02.2017 16:20:01" theguardian.com Outside coastal bubbles, to say 'America is already great' rings hollow Beyond successful neighborhoods in DC, New York City and elite college campuses is an America that has been on a downward trajectory for decades "Obama promised a lot and only a little came of it. Maybe New York City got delivered promises. This street here is still filled with homes falling down.”
"21.02.2017 16:00:04" British Muslim teacher denied US entry: 'I felt powerless' British teacher Juhel Miah on being barred from flying to the US.
"Everyone was looking at me. As I was getting my luggage the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn't believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a
"21.02.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com No, wives 'withholding sex' are not to blame for male violence Publishing an article that normalises sexual assault in relationships is not only wrong, it is dangerous – the Daily Mail knows better "If anything risks having “a profoundly negative effect on our society … potentially leading to violence and crime”, it is not women who choose when they do and don't want to have sex. It is messages like these and the media outlets, like the Daily Mail,
"21.02.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Milo Yiannopoulos's enablers deserve contempt – and must be confronted The poster boy of the alt-right has lost his book deal after speaking in defence of suggested sexual relationships between older men and younger boys, but his lucrative bigotry was left unchecked for far too long "Now there is video evidence that he is an apologist for relationships between older men and younger boys, some of his associates (but not all) and his enablers are electing to distance themselves. His past statements, on the other hand, were apparently
"21.02.2017 15:00:05" theguardian.com Storm Doris to batter Britain with 80mph winds and heavy rain Met Office predicts widespread travel disruption and danger of injury from flying debris and warns people to be prepared The Met Office is warning of significant disruption from gale-force winds and heavy rain in much of Britain as the balmy start to the week is due to be blown away by Storm Doris.
"21.02.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com British Muslim teacher taken off US-bound flight: I was treated like a criminal Juhel Miah, 25, calls for explanation for treatment by US officials, which left him feeling angry and humiliated "No one could give me an explanation. The only thing I can put it down to unfortunately – I hope I'm wrong – is because I'm a Muslim. That's all I can put it down to. I hope that's not true."
"21.02.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Storm Doris to batter Britain with 80mph winds and heavy rain Met Office predicts widespread travel disruption and danger of injury from flying debris and warns people to be prepared The Met Office is warning of significant disruption from gale-force winds and heavy rains in much of Britain on Thursday as the balmy start to the week is due to be blown away by Storm Doris.
"21.02.2017 14:00:03" theguardian.com Cost of Trump family security vexes New York and Florida officials Senator Chuck Schumer says costs of guarding Trump Tower may add up to $183m a year, while Palm Beach officials complain about cost of Mar-a-Lago visits New York Senator Chuck Schumer has ramped up pressure on Donald Trump and the federal government to accept the mounting costs of protecting the president, the first family and their extended entourage.
"21.02.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Lorraine Bracco on Goodfellas, therapy, and almost turning down The Sopranos The star talks about fighting with Martin Scorsese, missing James Gandolfini – and her dad scaring Dustin Hoffman at the Oscars Lorraine Bracco: "I worried doing The Sopranos had been the wrong call. Every scene, the same chair. I thought, 'Lorraine, you may have been a schmuck.' But my instincts were right."
"21.02.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com Revealed: Kim Jong-nam was gripped by paranoia and fear, says friend Exclusive: Kim Jong-un's half-brother felt powerless and conflicted over North Korea's fate and feared for his own safety in exile “There would have to have been a lot of blood to change the system and I don't think he was up for that.”
"21.02.2017 13:00:04" theguardian.com Can we trust the Rorschach test? To its critics, it is dangerous pseudoscience. To its supporters, it offers unique insights. What is the future of this controversial psychological test? Two birds kissing? A dead butterfly? What does this image say to you and does your response mean anything at all?
"21.02.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Four more Liverpool libraries face closure in fresh round of cuts While the city council struggles to maintain services as budgets fall, mayor announces it is likely that additional branches will be wound up If the closures go ahead it will mean the city has lost more than half its libraries in the last two years.
"21.02.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com You can escape the identity trap – but that freedom comes at a cost It's disheartening that even someone as resilient as Diane Abbott was hounded into defining herself in terms of race and gender "Silence is not an option. Even those not personally distressed have a duty towards others – those younger, more vulnerable or just made of different stuff – to clear the way for them to claim their rightful positions in public life."
"21.02.2017 12:30:01" theguardian.com Climate scepticism is a far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia It's up to progressives to fight back against this idiocy-promoting rhetoric and save the Earth "It's time to overcome queasiness and restraint. We, the liberal and progressive people of the world, are at war with the far right to save the earth. The extreme temperatures and climate-related disasters of the past 24 months mean this is not some
"21.02.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com The Ladybird phenomenon: the publishing craze that just won't go away The Books for Grown Ups series is worth nearly £30m – so it's no wonder that retro books for 'kids' have spread to other publishers. Now, serious subjects are getting the toilet-book treatment, too "Legend has it that 'The Computer: A Ladybird Book' was so well regarded that 100 copies were ordered by the Ministry of Defence to be circulated among its staff in plain wrapping so they wouldn't know they were reading a book intended for kids."
"21.02.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com Many House of Lords members claim £300 a day 'for doing nothing' Lady D'Souza, former Lord Speaker, cites example of peer running in while taxi sat outside as BBC screens documentary on workings of Lords “Families can drop him or her in and make sure that the staff will look after them very well, nice meals subsidised by the taxpayer, and they can have a snooze in the afternoon in the chamber or in the library.”
"21.02.2017 11:45:00" theguardian.com The British media are failing Brexit's test | Sarah Helm American reporters are asking the kind of tough questions our children will be astonished we didn't "Trump tweets that the American media are “the enemies of the people” – a phrase favoured by Stalin and Mao. Meanwhile the Murdoch press claims it speaks for “the people” even as its flagship paper, the Times, sends Michael Gove – one of its columnists –
"21.02.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer's, says study Research finds distinctive language deficits in people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia Rambling and long-winded anecdotes could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to research that suggests subtle changes in speech style occur years before the more serious mental decline takes hold.
"21.02.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com It's not politics of envy to be disgusted by the super-rich They can keep their Ferraris and £10,000 watches. I just want them to stop ramming their wealth up everyone's nose "I don't want to hear that silly phrase “politics of envy”. I don't want what they have: in the case of the Candy brothers, Nick has boasted of owning a £10,000 Girard-Perregaux watch, a private jet, several homes and cars, including a Rolls-Royce
"21.02.2017 11:00:17" theguardian.com We will keep fighting until civil partnerships for mixed-sex couples are recognised Although we lost our legal challenge today and despite the government's efforts, the Court of Appeal ruling shows that ending this discrimintion is closer than ever "Naturally we are deeply disappointed by this ruling. The narrowness of the defeat makes it all the harder to swallow: we came so close to winning, yet lost on a technicality. Nevertheless, there is so much in the ruling that is positive."
"21.02.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com From Eurovision to a randy elk: what really hit Swedish headlines last Friday Donald Trump may think a terrorist attack struck, but the Nordic country had a relatively quiet day in the news – unless you were driving between Katterjåkk and Riksgränsen ... "In northern Sweden, a pensioner revealed the surreal moment when a large male elk entered his garden and mounted his wooden elk statue. “I shouted at him 'Get lost', but he didn't give a toss,” said Ove Lindqvist. One assumes the elk, the country's
"21.02.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com In Paul Nuttall, Ukip's hypocrisy is finally being revealed With its leader's untruths over Hillsborough now exposed, the party's claim to champion the common man is falling apart "Wealthy donors can alter the political process by simply flooding parties such as Ukip, or campaigns such as Leave, with money. Politics changes, and for a reason; not because large swaths of people feel ignored, but because a handful of decamillionaires
"21.02.2017 10:15:01" theguardian.com Heterosexual couples should not be allowed civil partnerships, court rules Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, a couple who say traditional marriage is patriarchal, lose court of appeal case Heterosexual couples should not be allowed to enter into civil partnerships with one another, the court of appeal has ruled.
"21.02.2017 10:08:43" theguardian.com Sutton United's reserve keeper may face FA investigation into pie-eating stunt Sutton United's reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is likely to face an FA investigation into a breach of its betting rules after admitting that he knew a betting company was offering odds of 8-1 against him eating a pie on the bench during the club's 2-0 "He has got himself in the papers again and the fame obviously has gone to his head a little bit, but we will soon bring him back down to earth, don't worry about that."
"21.02.2017 10:00:02" theguardian.com 'Some people don't like the phrase man and wife' – the campaign for equal civil partnerships There are lots of straight couples don't want to get married but worry about the financial and legal risks of cohabiting. Extending civil partnerships could be one answer – and the pressure is growing “What we want to be about is treating love, and couples, entirely as equals. Everyone's relationship is special. But if it's seen as good enough for same-sex couples, it should be good enough for mixed-sex couples.”
"21.02.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com How difficult, and how costly, is a hard Brexit? Leaving the EU without a deal and falling back on WTO rules would mean paying customs duties on British exports to the EU Guardian calculations put the annual bill at $7.6bn just in tariff costs. Here's why.
"21.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Star of postwar German cinema was Soviet spy, declassified files show Marika Rökk revealed as Soviet agent working from 1940s onwards for network passing Third Reich secrets to Moscow Marika Rökk, who was banned from acting for two years for her apparent closeness to the Nazi regime, had in fact been working from the 1940s onwards for a reconnaissance network passing Third Reich secrets to Moscow.
"21.02.2017 09:00:05" theguardian.com 'Last night in Sweden' was a figment of Trump's Fox News-inspired imagination Donald Trump wants Americans to be very afraid of Muslim immigrants and refugees. He will warp reality to do so if needed "Trump is leveraging two things when he suggests Sweden is under attack: a lack of knowledge about the country, and a core of anti-Muslim bigotry."
"21.02.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Ryanair flight takes off without passenger in wheelchair Student Niamh Herbert says she was left at the gate at Dublin airport after being told the flight would not be able to wait for her “Ryanair is the only airline I've ever flown with that puts passengers in wheelchairs on last rather than first.”
"21.02.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Should Donald Trump be affrorded a state visit to Britain? After Trump was invited to meet the Queen, 1.85m Britons signed a petition against the idea. As parliament debates the issue, two MPs go head-to-head "Future generations will judge us if we meekly hold hands with Donald Trump. We must question bigotry, racism and sexism, not stay silent in the face of injustice. He must not receive a state visit."
"21.02.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip Juhel Miah from south Wales was removed from plane in Reykjavik despite suspension of president's travel ban "Everyone was looking at me. As I was getting my luggage the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn't believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a criminal. I couldn't speak, I was lost for words."
"21.02.2017 07:22:01" theguardian.com MPs pour scorn on 'racist and sexist' Donald Trump in state visit debate Parliament holds three-hour debate over whether US president's invitation should be revoked after 1.8m sign petition against visit British MPs lined up on Monday to pour scorn on a “racist and sexist” Donald Trump, who they said should not be allowed to come to Britain for a state visit because of the risk it would embarrass the Queen.
"21.02.2017 07:00:06" theguardian.com Fake news and neurobabble: how do we critically assess what we read? With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point "In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter."
"20.02.2017 23:42:09" theguardian.com Milo Yiannopoulos book deal cancelled after outrage over child abuse comments Simon & Schuster pulls forthcoming autobiography, titled Dangerous, for which it had reportedly paid a $250,000 advance “They canceled my book.”
"20.02.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com If Trump hates leaks, he needs to give up his phone | John Naughton The leader of the free world's 'invincible ignorance' about cybersecurity is worrying in the extreme "To the astonishment of everyone in the tech community, King Donald is still tweeting and nattering away on his Samsung Galaxy phone, an Android device that in security terms is the equivalent of emmental cheese."
"20.02.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Which simple recipes should your children be able to cook? | Jay Rayner By the time you pack them off to university, a good tomato sauce and a roast chicken are a must. The perfect hollandaise? Not so much "My son is preparing for his A-levels. If all goes to plan, he'll be off to university come the autumn. Surely good parenting, albeit of the belly-obsessed kind, demands that you send your progeny out into the world armed with some key recipes?"
"20.02.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Why do all the women on Fox News look and dress alike? Republicans prefer blondes From pundits like Ann Coulter to Kellyanne Conway, American rightwingers are a uniform vision of don't scare-the-horses dressing 'These are the kind of women who take pride in saying things like “I'm not into fashion – I like style”, and by “style” they mean “clothes that men like me to wear”. They think anyone who criticises Disney's fetishisation of princesses is just jealous.'
"20.02.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Are Soas students right to 'decolonise' their minds from western philosophers? Outraged headlines erupted when students launched a campaign to challenge the great western philosophers. We went to the source of dissent – London's School of Oriental and African Studies – to investigate “They Kant be serious!”, spluttered the Daily Mail in its most McEnroe-ish tone. “PC students demand white philosophers including Plato and Descartes be dropped from university syllabus."
But what's the truth behind the outraged headlines?
"20.02.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Palm Beach confidential: inside Trump's super-rich south Florida social set How the 1% lives in the town now dominated by Trump's lair Mar-a-Lago, where glitzy parties and rounds of golf can lead to business deals and ambassadorships "All these people, either through charitable causes or through their actual business, have been involved with money transactions either going from Trump or to Trump, and now they're being considered for ambassadorships."
"20.02.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com We need to talk about sense and sensitivity | Lionel Shriver Some publishers now employ 'sensitivity readers' to check books for potential offence – a step that can only have a chilling effect on creativity "As a woman, I'd be uneasy about being given the power to determine what is insulting to women in general. Membership of a group doesn't make one an expert on that group, and doesn't preclude misconceptions about one's own kind."
"20.02.2017 19:00:00" The Intelligence Explosion - how to stop a robot from turning ... Guardian Original Drama returns with a third instalment, a superintelligence sci-fi.
It's 2027 and Mental Endeavours Ltd has a problem with their flagship robot Günther. How do you program an intelligent machine not to annihilate humanity?
"20.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Imelda Staunton: 'I'm intimidated by following in very big shoes… But I bloody well will' As she prepares to play Martha, Elizabeth Taylor's role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the actor talks about how she 'ducked and dived' her way to the top "I remember being taken to the theatre when I was 17, watching Long Day's Journey Into Night with Laurence Olivier and Constance Cummings. I remember looking at her and thinking: oh my God… could I do something like that? Drama was my subject, my thing.
"20.02.2017 18:20:01" theguardian.com Trump's Sweden tweets expose the essential problem with social media The fantasy of a democratised communication has given way to all kinds of abuse, including misogyny and death threats – and trolling by Donald Trump "What Donald J. Trump says may be unhinged, misspelt and ungrammatical, and it may make many recoil, but by claiming his is a “real” voice, where all else is mediated and therefore distorted, is working for him strategically. He is not bypassing the
"20.02.2017 18:00:03" theguardian.com You won't feel alone if you go to a protest on your own Don't be frightened of joining tonight's Stop Trump march without friends. Take it from me, the sense of unity and camaraderie will be empowering "We are not compliant, powerless beings who have to accept the world as we find it. If all of us who are unhappy make our voices heard, our governments, who exist to serve us, will have to listen."
"20.02.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Moonlight review – a five-star symphony of love Barry Jenkins's Oscar-nominated coming-of-age film is a heartbreaking, uplifting, minor-key masterpiece "This environment may be harsh but there is exquisite beauty here, in the sunburst days and neon-tinged nights of Miami."
"20.02.2017 17:34:02" theguardian.com Steve Hewlett, broadcaster and journalist, dies aged 58 Presenter of BBC Radio 4's Media Show revealed last year he had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus Broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett has died from cancer at the age of 58. He had documented the impact of the disease in a series of candid radio interviews and newspaper articles.
"20.02.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com When good TV goes bad: how Popworld's bubble burst In a new column pinpointing the moments great TV shows jumped the shark, we remember Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver's irrepressible double act – and the ship that sank without them Hosted by gangly geek Simon Amstell and the apparently perpetually hungover Miquita Oliver, Popworld's aim was to crawl under the veneer of pop stardom and poke it until it said something interesting.
"20.02.2017 17:00:03" theguardian.com Nigel Slater's winter citrus recipes Winter citrus adds colour to the dark days of February. Refresh your plate with lemon, grapefruit and blood orange "There is no better time for those clean, vivid citrus flavours than now – frost on the hedges, the scent of lemon zest in the air."
"20.02.2017 16:51:56" theguardian.com Marine Le Pen's Front National headquarters raided by police French far-right party dismisses police search as 'media operation whose goal is to disturb course of presidential campaign' The European parliament has said that, in her role as FN leader during the 2011-12 legislature, Le Pen paid party staff with EU funds, which EU rules say should be used only to pay EU lawmakers' assistants.
"20.02.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds Government green paper discusses giving annual rises based on CPI, not RPI, which could cost average of £20,000 over lifetime Companies could slash pension promises to 11 million employees, potentially knocking thousands of pounds off the incomes of people in retirement, if proposals in a government consultation paper are approved.
"20.02.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Ross Kemp: 'People still think I'm Grant Mitchell' The actor and documentary maker, 52, on talking posh, supporting the Labour party and why he'll never have a midlife crisis "He had a Neanderthal-type thuggery about him. I'm not necessarily professing to be the brightest person on the planet, but I think once people have a conversation with me, they work out he was just a character I played."
"20.02.2017 16:15:01" theguardian.com When good TV goes bad: how Popworld's bubble burst In a new column pinpointing the moments great TV shows jumped the shark, we remember Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver's irrepressible double act – and the ship that sank without them "Water-cooler moments included the openly gay Amstell flirting with the openly homophobic Beenie Man; Gwen Stefani refusing a piece of cheese offered by Amstell on the Brit awards red carpet; and Björk gamely telling a story about how she once urinated on
"20.02.2017 16:00:02" theguardian.com Could your 60s and 70s be the best decades of life? Retirement is often portrayed as a time of decline, but many older people say their lives are more fulfilling and joyful than ever "When you're older you lose the angst about what people think of you: the size of your bum or whether others are judging you correctly. All those roles you played to fit in when you were younger are irrelevant."
"20.02.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Life as a Syrian refugee in Canada's frozen north In communities such as Yellowknife, the temperature can sink to -40C, a dramatic change for refugees who had 'never experienced anything like it' “Everyone knows we are Syrian refugees. They stop and shake hands with us and ask us how we are doing. Here it's not warm in weather, but warm in emotions and feelings.”
"20.02.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Article 50 bill: Lords 'highly likely' to pass amendment on EU citizens Lib Dems' Dick Newby tells crowd at Westminster that Labour peers will also back the amendment on EU citizens' rights "These are people, not bargaining chips."
"20.02.2017 15:14:07" theguardian.com How do I explain death of our cat to my two-year-old? | Eva Wiseman Edie has been a much-loved family cat for years, but when she died it led to some interesting conversations between Eva, her mum and her young daughter… Our daughter noticed a tone change at teatime. At home, all her toys became ill in an afternoon, and our flat took on the biscuity scent of a hospital as she cheerily administered opium to Puppy, his batteries removed. So this week we've been working out
"20.02.2017 15:00:04" theguardian.com SS-GB review – Britain is under Nazi rule and I can't help laughing at the oppression The jackboot is on the other foot in this thriller, but why are the women all sex workers or mysterious sirens? Was the BBC's portrayal of British life under an imagined Nazi rule authentic?
"20.02.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com 'Prejudices play out in the ratings we give' – the myth of digital equality Sharing apps – from Airbnb to Uber – were supposed to make services open to everyone. But real-life discrimination can be exacerbated in an economy where we are vulnerable to others' biases "At a time when racial tensions have exploded and racist hate crime is on the rise, discrimination has reared its head in another, more unexpected place: in the sharing economy – from Airbnb to Uber."
"20.02.2017 14:21:00" theguardian.com Milo Yiannopoulos denies supporting paedophilia amid criticism over livestream Alt-right provocateur's remarks about being 'hung up on child abuse' raises tensions over forthcoming speech at CPac talks American conservatives have expressed anger at the booking of rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos as a conference speaker after footage emerged in which he discusses sex between “younger boys” and older men.
"20.02.2017 14:00:05" theguardian.com What the EU27 want: Brexit red lines from the other side of the table While Britain's dealbreakers are well known, we look at what they are for its negotiating partners. Not all are shared, yet all will play a part in any final deal What will our European neighbours be demanding when it comes to negotiating Brexit?
"20.02.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com Angelina Jolie speaks out on 'difficult' Brad Pitt divorce for first time Actor says 'we are and forever will be a family' in emotional BBC interview before screening of new Cambodia film "We are and forever will be a family".
"20.02.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Since my husband's affair, I'm afraid he will reject me sexually We are rebuilding our relationship, but neither of us feel free to initiate "We grew apart, took each other for granted and he had an affair. We are rebuilding our relationship, but we show our wounds when it comes to sex. We are both often afraid to initiate, and I fear rejection."
"20.02.2017 13:00:04" theguardian.com Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump allies' secret peace plan Under deal reportedly discussed by allies of US president and Ukrainian politician Russian sanctions would be lifted A secret attempt to persuade Donald Trump to strike a deal that would involve Moscow keeping Crimea in return for ensuring peace in eastern Ukraine must be seen off, the Ukrainian ambassador to London has said.
"20.02.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com GB v EU: how the Brexit negotiating teams line up It's a long-awaited international fixture and the article 50 starting whistle is due to sound towards the end of March. In the Brexit match, tactics, teamwork and squad selection will eventually determine whether Team GB crashes ignominiously out of If the UK and EU's Brexit negotiators were football teams - who would be heading for a half-time grilling?
"20.02.2017 12:20:01" theguardian.com Why Moonlight should win the best picture Oscar Benjamin Lee makes the case for Barry Jenkins' heartfelt and artful look at the life of a black gay man in America "It's not a film that should win best picture as a response to #OscarsSoWhite, it should win because it's a landmark film about the power of empathy and the importance of being loved. It's also not a film that was made to impress or even be seen by
"20.02.2017 12:00:05" theguardian.com 'I will mumble this only once': BBC's new Nazi drama SS-GB hit by dialogue complaints Viewers say even English-speaking sections need subtitles and corporation has failed to act after Jamaica Inn debacle SS-GB, the BBC's new alternative history miniseries, has become the corporation's latest prime time costume drama to be marred by complaints about mumbling.
"20.02.2017 11:40:01" theguardian.com The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? I've seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there "Come the spring, thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and violence will die in Libya, but I doubt you'll hear much about it." - Ross Kemp
"20.02.2017 11:30:46" Justice pour Adama? La famille proteste contre la brutalité po... Adama Traoré est décédé en garde à vue l'année dernière. La lutte de sa famille pour la justice a mis la brutalité policière sous les feux de la rampe en France et sa sœur aînée Assa mène la bataille pour la vérité autour de la mort de son frère. Iman
"20.02.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com John Oliver on Trump: 'He dominates the news like a fart dominates a car' The Last Week Tonight host critiqued the president's notorious press conference and his false claims about Sweden's terrorist attack John Oliver: "Sifting through Trump's brain to see why he said something is now like examining a shark's stomach to see what it ate."
"20.02.2017 11:00:02" theguardian.com Healthier teeth, stronger fighters: meet Ukraine's frontline dentists Volunteers of Ukrop Dental are helping soldiers and civilians in region where aid is woefully lacking "This is our philosophy: cure the pain and you'll fight better in battle."
"20.02.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Emmanuel Macron: the French outsider who would be president Centrist maverick, who is expected in London next week, says France has lacked a true leader ever since the revolution "Poverty and inequality is something he wants to bring an answer to but not necessarily the traditional answer of the French left. I think he's convinced that you fight poverty by giving opportunities rather than in giving money. Equal opportunities
"20.02.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Ben Jennings on the Stoke byelection – cartoon Allies of Jeremy Corbyn are optimistic that Labour will defeat Ukip in the electoral battle and say his leadership is not under threat regardless of the result "Remember, that's the only party leader we mention on the door, okay?"
"20.02.2017 10:06:46" On One Day Without Us: UK National Protest, Owen Jones gives his view on immigrants being used as scapegoats for the ills of society. Leave your questions below
"20.02.2017 10:00:03" theguardian.com Populist correctness: the new PC culture of Trump's America and Brexit Britain| Arwa Mahdawi Rightwing snowflakes are offended by everything from Kermit to holiday greetings and Starbucks cups "Populist correctness is the smearing and silencing of points of view by labelling them 'elitist' – and therefore at odds with the will of the people and the good of the country. "
"20.02.2017 09:40:00" Trump's first month of lies The Guardian examines Donald Trump's most egregious falsehoods in his first month as president.
"20.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Thousands of migrant workers to take part in UK's first day of action Migrants to demonstrate in events to highlight contribution to UK economy with one estimate putting it at £328m per day Tens of thousands of migrants and their supporters are staging their first day of action on Monday to highlight their contribution to the UK economy, alongside a thousand EU citizens demanding the right to remain in Britain after Brexit.
"20.02.2017 09:00:01" theguardian.com One in four UK families have less than £95 in savings, report finds Savings gap between low- and high-income households passes £62,000 as rates of homeownership fall among the latter It means the savings gap between the richest and poorest has grown by 25% over the past year.
"20.02.2017 08:40:01" theguardian.com New Zealand startup offers unlimited holiday and profit share to attract workers Gaming company Rocketwerkz claims staff focus better when not stressed by issues that need attention outside the workplace A gaming company in New Zealand is luring employees from around the world by offering unlimited paid annual leave, a share in the company's profits and no set work hours.
"20.02.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com North Korea killing: video appears to show attack on Kim Jong-nam As the diplomatic spat between Malaysia and Pyongyang escalates, Japanese TV releases grainy footage purporting to show the Kuala Lumpur attack A Japanese broadcaster has released what appears to be CCTV footage of a deadly poison attack on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by two women at a Malaysian airport last week.
"20.02.2017 08:00:02" theguardian.com 'JeSuisIkea': Trump's comments confuse Swedes as president's supporters cry cover-up After Trump suggests a non-existent terrorist attack took place in Sweden, supporters claim the media is covering up migrant crimes While the Swedes are still scratching their heads over the US president's comments, some Trump supporters believe the media is “intent on covering up what migrants have done to Sweden.
"20.02.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Divide and rule tactics could leave UK without deal, say EU politicians Britain accused of trying to 'move the goalposts and do away with the referee' in Brexit negotiations British attempts to “blackmail and divide” EU countries in the run-up to Brexit negotiations will lead to a disastrous “crash-landing” out of the bloc, European politicians have told the Guardian.
"20.02.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Trump's Sweden comment referred to 'rising crime', White House says President appeared to refer to a non-existent terror attack in the country during a rally on Saturday in Florida, prompting questions from Swedish officials The White House has said Donald Trump was speaking about general “rising crime” when he seemed to describe a non-existent terror attack in Sweden on Saturday night, as the president defended his ideas about banning refugees and travel from seven
"20.02.2017 07:00:01" theguardian.com There is no 'rule of six' – the truth about the science of queueing You wait longer when other people are behind you, we should stand on both sides of an escalator, and we usually get away with pushing in. Psychology professor Adrian Furnham explains what studies show us about standing in line "If you're standing in a queue and you're number seven and it's moving slowly, you might leave. But if, suddenly, a group of people arrive behind you, then you're in the middle of the queue and you think: 'Oh well, at least I'm halfway through.'"
"19.02.2017 21:00:01" theguardian.com Hollywood chooses protests over parties as the stars get ready for Oscars activism The Trump travel ban has led to outcry and rallies for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, nominated for an Academy Award Jeremy Zimmer: "Don't get me wrong, I like lobster rolls and handfuls of lamb chops as much as anyone, and more than most. However, this seems like a moment for us, at UTA, to speak up and put our money where our mouth is."
"19.02.2017 20:30:00" theguardian.com Tom Daley: 'Maybe to beat Chinese divers you have to eat like them' Britain's Olympic diver on childhood broccoli dinners, training camp chicken claws and why wine is like a doughnut Tom Daley: "On weekends, if I wasn't diving, I'd say, 'I'll make dinner for everyone,' and get really chuffed with myself. But I wasn't trusted with chicken again after putting a whole chicken in a frying pan and thinking it was cooked once brown on the
"19.02.2017 20:00:02" theguardian.com Interviewing Donald Trump: how to get straight answers from difficult people Simon Hattenstone has spent a professional lifetime asking questions people don't want to answer. With Trump, we have a corker – but he has some tips One of the Guardian's most experienced interviewers on how he would tack Trump.
"19.02.2017 19:41:27" theguardian.com Australia's new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat In Sydney's baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting Will climate change make Australia uninhabitable?
"19.02.2017 19:31:07" theguardian.com Is Finland's basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work Finland's experiment is a variation on the idea of a universal basic income: an unconditional income paid by the government to all citizens, whether or not they're in work.
"19.02.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Léa Seydoux: 'I have got lighter as I've got older' She is the darling of independent French cinema who's also been a Bond girl. On the eve of her latest film – and as she becomes a mother for the first time – she tells Will Lawrence how she balances her crippling anxiety with an exhibitionist streak Léa Seydoux: "Some actors say they have to become the character. But I never have to become the character. I am the character."
"19.02.2017 18:30:01" theguardian.com Liberal voters warn Democratic officials: resist Trump or be replaced Activists are pressuring lawmakers to 'fight Trump or we'll find someone who will', but they must also worry about those facing elections in states Trump won "Our message to Democrats is simple: fight Trump or we'll find someone who will."
"19.02.2017 18:00:05" theguardian.com I was wrong to defend Jeremy Corbyn. He has betrayed us over Brexit | Ed Vuilliamy I gave him a chance, but he is unfit to be called leader of the opposition "I hoped the Labour party would choose internationalism over xenophobia."
"19.02.2017 17:30:03" theguardian.com The story of my purity ring and feeling like I didn't have a choice When my dad gave me the ring, he said it represented my commitment to guard my heart. But after a while, my virginity vow no longer felt empowering True love waits?
"19.02.2017 17:00:03" theguardian.com Yotam Ottolenghi's Taiwanese recipes Ready, steady, wok… Create a stir in the kitchen with a Taiwanese feast "I would love to feast the night away at one of Taipei's many food markets. Freshly made dumplings, bowls of hot noodles, fried chicken, sticky rice, Chinese tea eggs, oyster omelette, fermented tofu, mochi balls… I'd be the one arriving very early and
"19.02.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com John McCain on Trump: suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started' Despite 'hating the press', Republican senator says media is necessary after president calls media 'the enemy of the American people' John McCain: "I hate the press. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it."
"19.02.2017 16:00:10" theguardian.com Sarfraz Manzoor: Our long, hard battle to have a second child We had our daughter without a problem, so when my wife and I decided to try for a second baby, we never imagined we would need repeated IVF One morning at breakfast our daughter, Laila, looked up from her cornflakes and said: “Why am I the only child in this family?”
"19.02.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Stop Trump group aims for biggest protests in UK history Group has hired a staff member to coordinate plans for demonstrations during president's state visit Activists, MPs and trade unions have vowed to hold the biggest demonstrations in UK history, outstripping the Iraq war protests, when Donald Trump makes his state visit later this year, and will kick off a programme of opposition to the US president with
"19.02.2017 15:10:00" theguardian.com Top orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown Concern from its musicians about travel restrictions mean the Oxfordshire-based EU Baroque is moving to Belgium One of Britain's most successful orchestras is moving to Belgium amid fears that its musicians may be among the victims of a post-Brexit crackdown on immigration.
"19.02.2017 14:49:49" theguardian.com 'Sweden, who would believe this?': Trump cites non-existent terror attack At Florida rally president refers to attack in Sweden that did not happen, possibly confusing it with Sehwan in Pakistan Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan.
"19.02.2017 14:30:01" theguardian.com Parallel lives: how the Brexit vote revealed Britain's divided culture How did our culture became so polarised – and what can Richard Hoggart's The Uses of Literacy, written 60 years ago, teach us about how we live today? "We all need to remember that in the last resort there is no such thing as the 'common man. If we do not, we may in the end have allowed individual decision to slip away in our dutiful democratic identification of ourselves with a hypothetical figure
"19.02.2017 14:00:06" theguardian.com Chaos in the White House: 'There's never been anything like this' After the fastest, most furious week yet for the Trump administration, America's elder statesmen say they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude The verdict on Trump's 'fine-tuned' machine:
“From what I can tell, it's non-functional. It's not firing on all cylinders, and the timing is off, and the transmission won't engage.”
"19.02.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Why some Tories fear blood on the streets in a couple of years Further spending cuts, higher taxes and a renewed squeeze on living standards all add up to trouble ahead "The lack of a functioning official opposition is more of a mixed blessing for the government than it may at first appear. One of the safety valves of democracy is that it offers the aggrieved the possibility that their rulers can be changed, which
"19.02.2017 13:00:05" The Romanians standing up against corruption Hundreds of thousands of Romanians have staged massive protests on consecutive days, for the past two weeks, calling on the government to resign over corruption. The demonstrations have mobilised the younger generation and become Romania's biggest protest
"19.02.2017 12:30:01" theguardian.com 'You're all fake news': US late-night TV comedians mock Trump's press conference – video Donald Trump's first solo press conference provided the bulk of material for late-night hosts on Thursday Donald J. Trump was widely mocked on US television last night.
"19.02.2017 12:00:06" theguardian.com Trump attacks 'dishonest media' while making false claims at Florida rally The president returned to the speech lines of his campaign and insisted that the White House is running 'so smoothly' despite reports of chaos and infighting Trump also used his speech to repeat the claim that Intel was investing $7bn to build a factory in Arizona, creating about 3,000 jobs. However, the company had already announced the same factory back in 2011 when Barack Obama was in power.
"19.02.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Women and desire: the six ages of sex Six women across six decades talk about how their sex lives and sensuality have changed, and what they've learned about the politics of pleasure "I had always assumed my 30s would represent a time when my sexuality, and my life, would “settle down”. The opposite happened. I felt an opening-up as I learned more about possibilities that I had naively assumed were not for me. I am no longer scared of
"19.02.2017 11:00:04" theguardian.com 'I didn't realise he was dying' - losing my fiancé, and then his family They were engaged and on the trip of a lifetime when tragedy struck. What would she tell his parents? "This is what I remember about waiting at the temple in Ko Pha Ngan that August: cold, bitter black coffee. I can still taste it 15 years later. It must have been around 2am. Women were passing out the cups, and a small group of men gathered around a red
"19.02.2017 10:30:01" theguardian.com The utlimate roast chicken - recipe The chef and former MasterChef winner is happiest cooking at home. In an exclusive extract from her new book, she shares her favourite starters and main courses Is a Sunday complete without a roast chicken?
"19.02.2017 10:00:05" theguardian.com Can I learn to love football? I can fake it with a stranger, but I don't feel a passion for the beautiful game. Can Scotland's superfans show me the way? 'I want to care like they care. I want a conversion experience'
"19.02.2017 09:30:00" Timeline Photos Highlights from the Observer today:
It's OFM's annual 50 favourite things and Observer magazine speaks to women born in six different decades about their changing views on body and pleasure
"19.02.2017 09:00:08" theguardian.com Experience: I rescued a man dangling from a chairlift Richard was hanging by his rucksack. Hans screamed, 'He's choking!' and I realised our friend was being strangled by his bag "When I got to him, I jumped down into the chair and saw he was unconscious. That's when I realised I didn't have my knife. I tried to break the strap of his rucksack with my foot, but it was too strong. Then ski patrol arrived and threw me a knife, and I
"19.02.2017 08:30:01" theguardian.com Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was honest about her wealth. Today's It girls? Not so much TP-T was all too willing to show the unInstagrammable jagged seams required to stitch together this patchwork picture of glamour "TP-T, by contrast, was entirely honest about her privilege, and self-mocking with it. She was all too willing to show the unInstagrammable jagged seams required to stitch together this patchwork picture of glamour: the loneliness, the awful parties, the
"19.02.2017 08:00:02" theguardian.com A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what's the catch? The 'innovative finance' Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who's offering them and how they work Are rates like this simply too good to be true?
"18.02.2017 21:00:02" theguardian.com Standing Rock: DoJ steps up aggression against those still battling the pipeline Holdouts at the camp see the justice department's recent round of arrests and warrants as an attempt to kill the movement's momentum “Our brothers and sisters are being snatched right in front of us.”
"18.02.2017 20:00:02" theguardian.com From Black Mirror to Stranger Things, why do we keep going back to the 80s? The 1980s has become the most beloved decade on TV, with leading shows mining inspiration from its defining films. But it's not just a case of style – the era's refreshing approach to social issues still appeals "Not since the actual 80s have there been so many TV shows set in that decade. When it comes to period drama on TV, oversized denim jackets are the new corsets."
"18.02.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Liv Tyler: 'My fathers are both unconventional' The actor talks about meeting her real father for the first time, and how she and her partner have blended their own young families I'm so grateful to Todd [Rundgren] for choosing to be a father figure to me. It's a big thing for a man to say, “I know this kid might not be mine, but I still want to be her father.”
"18.02.2017 19:00:03" theguardian.com My father's claim on my heart put an end to my young love affair When his mother left, Alan Balfour, aged six, vowed he would never let his father down. But when he fell in love with a German girl, he knew his Jewish father would never approve "Several years ago, my son married an Asian woman who converted to Judaism. At the simchah, my daughter-in-law wore a burgundy-and-gold sari. Thumbprints of sandlewood were pasted on their foreheads. A young Indian, barefooted and clothed in an ivory
"18.02.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com We've been children together, my daughter and me Heather O'Neill came to motherhood early and unexpectedly, but life with her daughter became an innocent, shared, second childhood with strangers often mistaking them as sisters It was so freakish to be having a child at my age, that as I grew bigger, my friends gathered around me to marvel. I pulled up my black, ragged sweater and showed them my belly. They all reached out and touched it. It was proof that a strange rumour they
"18.02.2017 18:00:03" theguardian.com Archie's odyssey: the bench that was lost at sea but found its way home After Archie died at 16, a bench dedicated to him stood at Port Isaac harbour until, at Christmas, it was washed out to sea. But Archie wasn't done … This is the story of his journey home o one talks about memorial benches much. Private tributes in public spaces, they keep alive the names of loved ones known to few. This is the story of one such bench. Its plaque reads, “In memory of Archie Thomas, 1969-1985. He loved this place.”
"18.02.2017 17:30:01" theguardian.com Mark Zuckerberg rules his empire but politics is another country The Facebook founder could yet lead other tech titans into the arena of public life. But they would need a whole new set of skills Mark Zuckerberg for US president?
"18.02.2017 17:00:06" theguardian.com Agent Provocateur: the pants that punctured the patriarchy The lingerie firm – and its celebrity models, from Kate Moss to Kylie – defined a certain kind of 90s feminism. But times have changed “It was about being overtly sexual. All that underwear, previously, you could only buy in a sex shop. It was very daring. They sold leather whips, for god's sake.”
"18.02.2017 16:30:33" theguardian.com We are overdosing on empathy The popular trend insists we self identify with those we might show kindness. But that actually limits our scope for generosity "The politics of empathy sells itself less on what politicians can do, than on how much they're like the voter."
"18.02.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Lobster corn dogs and gold-dusted popcorn: the stars' Oscars canapes Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, cooking for the Governors Ball afterparty for the 23rd year in a row, unveils his luxurious menu “This year we have lobster corn dogs. We make our own lobster mousse and then make little sausages and then put them in batter and fry them. We serve them with a little jalapeno sauce, so it's really tasty. It's a good snack. A twist on a classic English
"18.02.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble The 5,700-word mission statement reads like a State of the Union address, tackling everything from fake news to growing anti-globalization sentiment "Mark Zuckerberg deleted a potentially controversial reference to monitoring the private messages of users from the 5,700-word manifesto he published on the future of Facebook – and the world – this week."
"18.02.2017 15:00:02" theguardian.com A London penthouse for £60,000. No, not to buy – that's the weekly rent Capital's most expensive apartment is one of new breed of ultra-luxurious properties aimed at cash-splashing global super-rich "It may cost £60,000 a week to rent, but London's most expensive flat does come with a butler, a choice of daily newspaper – and the use of an Aston Martin."
"18.02.2017 14:30:01" theguardian.com When the remain camp needed a hero, it got Tony Blair 'Rise up,' implored the former Labour PM. He was the wrong man at the wrong time, but he wasn't going to let that stop him "This was more the Tony we used to know and love. Or hate. When the former Labour prime minister is in full-on messianic mode, he doesn't particularly mind which. He is happy to let history be his judge. And on Brexit, he may be judged rather more kindly
"18.02.2017 14:15:01" theguardian.com People are dying at the hands of austerity, says Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader blames social crisis on 'disgraceful neglect' of government as crucial Stoke and Copeland byelections approach “People are dying because of the choices made by this government. Councils are at breaking point on social care. Our social care system has been privatised, outsourced and cut. It has dehumanised our parents, grandparents and neighbours.”
"18.02.2017 14:00:01" theguardian.com De Menezes family call for Cressida Dick to be barred from leading Met Family of Brazilian shot dead in police operation led by Dick say she should not be in running to be force's next commissioner “At the helm of the police on that fateful day, when the life of Jean was taken, included Cressida Dick."
"18.02.2017 13:30:01" theguardian.com World's first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair Limited edition doll, which is modelled on teenage transgender activist Jazz Jennings, will retail at about £72 “Ever since I was little, I always loved playing with dolls. It was a great way to show my parents that I was a girl, because I could just express myself as I am. So this really resonates with me, because it was something so pivotal in my own
"18.02.2017 13:00:03" theguardian.com It's painful watching the male crisis onscreen – more painful in real life | Deborah Orr By exploring negative aspects of masculinity, Manchester By the Sea and Moonlight help us all "Boys are told not to cry, told to fight back, told to toughen up, in a way that girls less frequently are."
"18.02.2017 12:30:01" theguardian.com Humble French restaurant swamped after Michelin mistake makes it a star Serving beef bourguignon for €12.50, Bouche à Oreille temporarily found itself among France's finest thanks to mix-up Jacquet's cook Penelope Salmon, asked whether she ever dreamed of earning a Michelin star, said: “No, not at all. I cook with my heart.”
"18.02.2017 12:15:01" theguardian.com Mike Pence widens US rift with Europe over Nato defence spending On first visit to Europe since taking office, US vice-president tells Munich conference Nato allies must step up their contributions "The time has come to do more."
"18.02.2017 12:00:03" theguardian.com A letter to … My brother, who is now my sister The letter you always wanted to write When I see you again, I will give you the biggest hug. I will experiment with your makeup, and listen to what you have to say.
I will also do this for your wife, who holds a huge place in my heart.
Love, your sister
"18.02.2017 11:45:01" theguardian.com 'He said he could do what he wanted': the scandal that rocked Bikram yoga Bikram Choudhury built hot yoga into a global brand, with trainees willing to pay him thousands. Then came the lawsuits – and a lawyer who now owns the business “It was like the lair of a Bollywood villain. It was very showy and elaborate, not quite what I was expecting from a yoga guru.”
"18.02.2017 11:40:01" theguardian.com Life forms that could be 50,000 years old found in caves in Mexico The bizarre, ancient microbes and viruses found living in crystals in extremely punishing conditions deep in an abandoned lead and zinc mine The life forms – 40 different strains of microbes and even some viruses – are so weird that their nearest relatives are still 10% different genetically. That made their closest relative pretty far away, about as far away as humans were from mushrooms.
"18.02.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com A friend is flirting with my husband. She cheats on all her partners, so I don't trust her I find it hard to believe any man would not want sex with her, but won't confront her unless she goes further. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "I thought maybe it was my insecurities making me imagine the dynamic, but when I talked with my husband, he said he had noticed it too."
"18.02.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com I have left the family home. Divorce proceedings are under way My wife and I have separated after years of struggling to make our marriage work "My wife has become convinced that ADHD is at the heart of my personality and behaviour."
"18.02.2017 10:40:00" Donald Trump's first press conference as US president - in full We've waited till the weekend so you have time to watch it, and you'll need volume on, but here's every extraordinary minute of the most bizarre political press conference of the 21st Century.
"18.02.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Trump is a media troll – so stop feeding him | Marina Hyde The president's supporters don't care if he's mean to journalists. So ignore his insults and focus on his lies "Guys! Nobody cares how mean Trump was to journalists! Well, some people do – but not in the way you want. I keep reading that Trump has 'turned on the media', to which the only reasonably response is: really? Which way was he facing before?"
"18.02.2017 10:00:09" theguardian.com 'A fabulous press conference': who are Trump's British cheerleaders? Sebastian Gorka accuses BBC of fake news, while Piers Morgan, Nigel Farage and Aaron Banks form core of Trump's UK fan club 'By any measure it would be hard to follow President Donald Trump's transfixing 77-minute press conference on Thursday, but the deputy assistant to the administration – British-born Sebastian Gorka – made a good fist of it.'
"18.02.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Angry? Don't let it get to you and you'll make a bigger difference Being outraged all the time won't help you fight back "Getting enraged about politics feels like a substitute for action: an addictive emotional experience that tricks you into thinking it might be effective, but mainly just serves as a distraction."
"18.02.2017 09:30:01" Timeline Photos Highlights from the Guardian today:
Exclusive recipes from Thomasina Miers' new cookbook and the Guide explores why TV has fallen in love with the 80s
"18.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Dwight Yorke 'felt like criminal' as he was denied entry to USA The former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said he was made to feel like a criminal as he was denied entry to the United States because of an Iranian stamp on his passport “The two officials told me if I got on the flight I would simply be deported back to Qatar once I arrived in the States. I tried to explain I didn't even live in Qatar and was just trying to get to my home in the Caribbean.”
"18.02.2017 09:00:03" theguardian.com Late-night hosts on Trump's disastrous press conference: 'We elected a mess' Comics, including Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, dissect the president's first solo presser, filled with 'bizarre paranoia' “If you can't trust your president to get the right information on a Google-able fact then can you really trust him with the harder stuff, which, by the way, is everything else the president of the United States has to deal with.”
"18.02.2017 08:41:01" theguardian.com McCain savages Trump administration and inability to 'separate truth from lies' Republican senator uses Munich speech to reflect on 'disarray' in Trump White house, saying president contradicts himself "This administration is in disarray."
"18.02.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Aminatta Forna: 'We must take back our stories and reverse the gaze' Writers of African heritage must resist the attempts of others to define us and our history Aminatta Forna: "The wilful amnesia of a dominant culture that would rather forget its historical transgressions must be challenged."
"18.02.2017 08:00:02" theguardian.com Unhappily married? You're not alone | Virginia Ironside As an agony aunt I've heard all sorts about couples. But this doesn't make it any easier to judge whether Tini Owens's loneliness should be grounds for divorce "Sometimes dysfunctional relationships totter on because partners' behaviour resembles what they each experienced as a child. Although the protagonists may not exactly enjoy it, at least it reminds them of the security of being at home."
"18.02.2017 07:30:01" theguardian.com 'Creativity improves wellbeing': art transforms mental health ward A psychiatric ward in London has been given a makeover, with work donated by artists and workshops for patients "If you have the right sensory stimulation, then it can improve how you feel."
"18.02.2017 07:15:00" theguardian.com Liverpool mayor plans council tax rewards to tackle dog fouling Anyone who provides evidence leading to a conviction will get a year's exemption from council tax, mayor proposes Liverpool's mayor has said he will offer a year's exemption from council tax to anyone who provides evidence of dog owners failing to clean up their pet's mess.
"18.02.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com 'People wanted to meet me and the donkey': my role in a bestselling children's book Susanne Schäfer-Limmer recalls finding a donkey on Rhodes, and how her father turned the story into a simple tale "Due to the book's popularity we occasionally had people from Germany show up at our house, wanting to meet me and the donkey. I didn't like it, and would always disappear to my room while my parents would ask them to respect our privacy."
"17.02.2017 23:30:00" theguardian.com White House on leaked memo: national guard swoop on migrants is not policy Draft memo called for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement, including targeting undocumented people nowhere near Mexican border The White House is backtracking on a leaked memo that suggested turning the national guard into a deportation force.
"17.02.2017 23:00:01" theguardian.com Loneliness, isolation and pressure: the inner demons of elite swimming It's requires a particular brand of mental constitution to thrive in a sport where the world only sits up and takes notice once every four years "If you have inner demons, swimming's probably not the sport for you. You have a lot of time to think about things."
"17.02.2017 22:30:00" theguardian.com 10 questions that were left off Trump's mainstream media accountability survey 'Don't you think it would be cool if the mainstream media looked the other way every once in a while?'
"17.02.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Shooting the messenger: how Trump's media vitriol could ultimately backfire The president's belligerent approach to the press may distract from problems in the short term, experts say, but history shows such hostility can end badly “It is not the media that made the call to the Russians. It is not the media that apparently lied to the vice-president. It is not the media that prompted six Republicans to tank the labor secretary nominee. It's not the media that ruled against the
"17.02.2017 21:35:01" theguardian.com The death of Karen Batts: the homelessness case that shocked Portland She was discovered half-naked and dead in a freezing parking lot. What does her drift into homelessness tell us about how Oregon treats its neediest citizens? The maintenance worker found the woman just before 2pm. She had made her way inside the parking garage in downtown Portland, Oregon. The temperature was about 18F (-7C) with a wind chill. The woman started to remove her pants, a common reaction to severe
"17.02.2017 21:00:01" theguardian.com Europe's biggest paper ran a bogus refugee 'sex mob' story. What now? | Christian Christensen No amount of retractions, excuses or apologies from the outlets that ran with it will heal the damage. That goes for 'Bowling Green' and other false stories, too "It was tailor-made for the anti-immigration press: a crazed man wearing a suicide vest 'filled with gasoline and gunpowder' enters a supermarket in a small town in northwestern Spain, shouts 'Allahu Akbar!' and opens fire.
One small problem: it didn't
"17.02.2017 20:30:00" theguardian.com John Cleese: how to write the perfect farce From the runaway rat in Fawlty Towers to Monty Python's cheese shop, John Cleese has clocked up 50 years of sublime silliness. As his new comedy Bang Bang hits the stage, he talks about fear, Feydeau and his love of farce John Cleese: "Bad farce is embarrassing. Worse than that. Excruciating. And there is a lot of it about, because performing farce properly is much harder than acting ordinary comedy."
"17.02.2017 19:30:01" theguardian.com 10 most influential personal computers – in pictures Machines that helped transform the way we work and play, from big beige boxes to laptop-tablet hybrids "The Alto introduced the world to computers built around a graphical user interface (GUI), instead of the norm of command line up until that point, a decade before GUIs went mass market. It filled a small cabinet, had a three-button mouse, a portrait
"17.02.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com German parents told to destroy doll that can spy on children German watchdog classifies the My Friend Cayla doll as an 'illegal espionage apparatus' and says retailers and owners could face fines Germany's telecommunications watchdog has ordered parents to destroy or disable a “smart doll” because the toy can be used to illegally spy on children.
"17.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com 'You can taste it in the air': your stories of life in polluted cities Readers shared their experiences of living in cities affected by air pollution – from the curse of the 'Delhi chest' in India's capital to celebrating blue sky in Shanghai "We celebrate when we see blue sky."
"17.02.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Mark Zuckerberg's letter annotated: what he said and what he didn't Facebook founder genuinely views the social platform as a new paradigm for the organisation of human civilisation We've analysed Mark Zuckerberg's 5,700-word mission statement on the goals of Facebook, highlighting what he really meant and what he left out.
"17.02.2017 18:00:04" theguardian.com Adele's tribute to Beyoncé was a frank admission of privilege. I salute it Speaking at the Grammys, the white, working-class Londoner shattered the taboo of race and class with a display of solidarity "Queen Beyoncé's reaction was so graceful: she was as shocked as we were. Then she blushed as she cried: tears equally laced with humility and pain."
"17.02.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: my psychiatrist told me I could be one too While studying medicine, I suffered from mental health problems that required treatment. My doctor told me they needn't stop me pursuing my dream "I would not have fitted in better anywhere else in medicine, and I think I've been a more empathic doctor because I know what it's like from both sides."
"17.02.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com 'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air "We have been asked to design an entire city where you don't only have one tall building but you have 100 or 200 buildings of different sizes, all with trees and plants on the facade."
"17.02.2017 17:00:08" theguardian.com Jon Richardson: 'The first series of The League Of Gentlemen blew my mind' The standup and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown team captain on what makes him laugh the most Jon Richardson: "If I could have had any other career than the one I've had, I wish I could've been the fifth Gentleman. I am in awe of them."
"17.02.2017 16:40:01" American homelessness: 'No matter how we ended up here, we're ... Of the 10 American states with the highest rates of homelessness, seven are in the western half of the country. A new series from Guardian US, Outside in America, will explore the homelessness crisis in the United States — and offer ways you can help
"17.02.2017 16:20:49" theguardian.com Robert Mugabe could contest election as corpse, says wife Grace Mugabe tells supporters that Zimbabwe's 92-year-old president should be on ballot even if he dies Robert Mugabe should run “as a corpse” in Zimbabwe's election next year if he dies before the vote, his wife has said.
"17.02.2017 16:03:02" theguardian.com Suspect in North Korea killing 'thought she was taking part in TV prank' Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, duped and 'not aware it was assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents', says head of police An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's national police chief has said.
"17.02.2017 15:35:20" theguardian.com Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups Draft memo calls for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement, including targeting undocumented people nowhere near Mexican border BREAKING: A draft memo outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.
"17.02.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Going, going, gone: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London As the government admits England's housing market is 'broken', we speak to homeowners and tenants who say they cannot afford to stay in the capital “There's no way we could have contemplated having another child if we'd stayed in our one-bed flat in north London – we didn't even have enough room for a table to sit and eat at.”
"17.02.2017 15:00:10" theguardian.com Quiz: How well do you know your punk anthems? Do you know your Pistols from your Pogues, or your Slits from your Subs? Be inspired by the soundtrack of Oscar-nominated 20th Century Women, in selected cinemas 10 February and nationwide on 17 February, and prove your punk IQ by completing these lyrics Do you know your Pistols from your Pogues, or your Slits from your Subs?
"17.02.2017 14:40:01" theguardian.com Big Little Lies: Kidman and Witherspoon shine in masterful twist on Desperate Housewives Bitchy mums, sexy dads, puppet sex and murder. What more could you want? 'Let me ask you a question. Would you like a series that has everything? Good. Because it is, emphatically, HERE.'
"17.02.2017 14:20:00" Justice For Adama? The family protesting police brutality in F... WARNING: Some viewers may find this video distressing.
Adama Traoré died in police custody last year in France. His family's struggle for justice has put French police brutality back under the spotlight and his older sister Assa is leading the battle for
"17.02.2017 14:00:10" theguardian.com Understanding Trump's narcissism could be the key to deposing him It may be unethical to declare the new US president to be mentally ill, but studying his personality is both legitimate and important "Beneath narcissism festers a deep-seated sense of inadequacy; it is a defence mechanism designed to protect against the painful reality of a narcissist's belief in their own inferiority."
"17.02.2017 13:59:57" Today, Keith and Jordan are playing TOKYO 42, with its developers Maciek and Sean, and For Honor by Ubisoft Montreal Studio. Thank you for all your questions and comments!
"17.02.2017 13:40:00" Reporter calls out Trump on his electoral college mistake A reporter calls out Donald J. Trump on his electoral college mistake: 'Why should Americans trust you?'
"17.02.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com The former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties Mensch works at News Corp by day, probes Trump-Moscow by night. Here's how she learned the secret that eluded even the best journalists Louise Mensch, the woman who once dominated the chick-lit bestseller lists in the UK has reinvented herself once more: working as an executive for Murdoch's News Corp by day, and probing Trump's Moscow connections by night.
"17.02.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com Trump loyalists stand by their man – but the resistance is taking root After the blur of Donald Trump's opening weeks, what impact is he having in a former steel county in Pennsylvania which flipped for him in November? To his critics, the first month of Trump's presidency has been a historic disaster. But his supporters see things very differently: "He's just making good choice after good choice."
"17.02.2017 12:40:00" 'Eating disorders are black women's issues too' Georgia suffered from eating disorders through her teenage years. Thinspiration Tumblrs inspired her to lose weight but that spiralled to starvation and bulimia. Now recovered, she wonders why black women are rarely identified as having eating disorders.
"17.02.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com On Brexit, Tony Blair should get real – and butt out The former PM says remainers should rise up against a referendum that duped them. In truth, it was more open to the public than some of his own decisions "No electorate ever has the full facts. What of the elections he won? When did he set out the 'true terms' of his various foreign wars?"
"17.02.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Mick Jagger wrote a 'masterpiece' memoir that has never been published Rolling Stones manager has denied publisher John Blake permission to put out manuscript that includes tales of the singer buying a mansion while high on acid 'The book is reported to feature stories of Jagger buying his Hampshire mansion, Stargroves, while tripping on acid and having to punch a horse between the eyes to slow it down when he decided to try “the life of a horse-riding country squire”.'
"17.02.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump attacks press and defends his administration – video Donald Trump used his first solo press conference as president to announce his new labor secretary pick, but it turned into a bitter critique of the media One of the strangest press conferences ever given by a US president.
"17.02.2017 11:20:01" theguardian.com Tony Blair: debilitated Labour is facilitating a disastrous Brexit Former Labour PM turns on his own party, accusing it of putting up inadequate opposition to Theresa May's pursuit of Brexit at any cost Tony Blair has accused a “debilitated” Labour party of allowing a disastrous Brexit to happen, as he called for a cross-party political movement to oppose leaving the EU.
"17.02.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com Why Manchester By the Sea should win the best picture Oscar Kenneth Lonergan's haunting family drama stands out from the pack thanks to its subtlety, complexity and bravery in tackling the big issues "If you are able to stomach it, this film proves immensely rewarding."
"17.02.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Out of the loop: Rex Tillerson finds state department sidelined by White House America's top diplomat is operating with senior staff positions left vacant, his deputy vetoed and foreign policy made by an ideological clique around Trump "When Trump decided over a dinner to approve a special forces counter-terrorist raid in Yemen, there was no one from the state department present who would normally have highlighted the dangers of civilian casualties from such operations for wider US
"17.02.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com 'Least racist person' Trump asks black reporter if black caucus are 'friends of yours' President tells journalist April Ryan to arrange him a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus after she asks about his 'inner city' policies Minutes after Donald Trump insisted he was “the least racist person” at a press conference on Thursday, the president asked a black reporter to arrange a meeting for him with the Congressional Black Caucus.
"17.02.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com 'Why was my Aunt Phyllis murdered? I badly needed to know' The nephew of a woman killed by her lodger in Cheltenham in 1970 knew little about her death. Ageing, and in ill health, he asked two crime reporters to unravel the mystery In 1970, Barrie Jefferies, an adventurous young photographer living in Malawi, received a letter from a nurse in the home for blind people where his mother was living. “Your mother is in a rather bad state. Her sister was murdered,” said the letter,
"17.02.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Alas, poor Yorick! The shocking life of theatre's greatest skull It's been licked, kissed and caressed. It's been played by a beige sweater and the real remains of a Hamlet-loving horse thief. As Andrew Scott gets ready to be or not to be, we look at the history of Yorick's cranium The history of theatre's most famous skull.
"17.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for continent we didn't know we had The landmass – about two-thirds the size of Australia – of which 94% is under water, is a step closer to being recognised, scientists say The area, about the same size as the Indian subcontinent, is believed to have broken away from Gondwana – the immense landmass that once encompassed Australia – and sank between 60m and 85m years ago.
"17.02.2017 09:00:01" theguardian.com Billionaires' bolthole: how New Zealand became an escapee's paradise Remote towns and beauty spots have attracted the attention of the mega-rich, including Trump cheerleader Peter Thiel, wanting a first-class hideaway Where better to wait out the apocalypse?
"17.02.2017 08:40:01" theguardian.com Morgan and Rowling's clash of values shows up what Westminster's lost From Gary Lineker to Michael Sheen, social media players have taken over the battleground of ideas – and we are gripped by them "When Piers Morgan and J.K. Rowling square up, we are seeing not just a fight between rich celebrities but between dramatically opposing worldviews. This is a fight about the role of women in public life, about the behaviour of Trump's America, about
"17.02.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Tony Blair calls on remainers to 'rise up in defence of our beliefs' Former PM says that the British people were misinformed by Brexit campaign and would be correct to change their minds “The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind. Our mission is to persuade them to do so.”
"17.02.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com We shouldn't ignore the Ukip donor trolling the Hillsborough disaster | David Conn It's a shame to pay attention to Arron Banks, whose funds bolstered the anti-immigrant leave campaign. But his views are now dangerously mainstream "Arron Banks worldview is no longer fringe; it is becoming our country's dominant perspective, and Theresa May, so sound and sensible in recognising the truth about Hillsborough, is taking the country his way."
"17.02.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump's anti-press conference would be funny – if it weren't so scary If Donald Trump is qualified for any job – and that's a rather big if, based on this press conference – it's clear that he wants to be a media critic on Fox News All hail, President Ricky Gervais.
"17.02.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com John Bercow backed by MPs across Commons MPs from all parties support Speaker in amended motion after Tory effort to oust him for bar on Trump MPs from parties across the House of Commons, including Labour, Conservatives, the SNP and Ukip, have signed an amendment backing the Speaker, John Bercow, to try to halt attempts by Tory backbenchers to remove him from office.
"17.02.2017 07:00:01" theguardian.com Microsoft raises prices of some laptops by up to £400 due to Brexit Move follows Apple and Sonos rises, with cost of Surface and Surface Book computers increasing by 15% Microsoft has increased the price of its Surface and Surface Book computers in the UK by more than 15%, due to sterling's drop in the value post-EU referendum.
"16.02.2017 23:24:37" theguardian.com Donald Trump's press conference proves he'll never be presidential Trump spent his first solo press conference as president berating the press and dodging any serious questions – and none of it is ever going to be normal It was an exhausting 77-minute extravaganza.
"16.02.2017 22:37:12" Donald Trump goes toe-to-toe with the press Donald J. Trump held a long-winded press conference in which he attacked the media, said Russia was "fake news," proclaimed he was the "least racist" and "least antisemetic" person you've ever seen in your entire life, boasted about the size of his
"16.02.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com First Dates and the unbearable awkwardness of going Dutch The thorny issue of bill-splitting made for a cringeworthy encounter on Channel 4's dating show. I would like to suggest a few basic rules Do you go Dutch?
"16.02.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com 'Draconian' Trump gag on scientists could affect legislation, experts warn 'Oppressive' approach to federal agency communications could result in misinformation on climate change, former presidential science advisers said “It looks like this administration plans to control everything that goes out. I'd be fearful that we'll get wrong statements about science, false information about science.”
"16.02.2017 21:20:01" theguardian.com Late-night TV roundup: Trump's government is 'fully engulfed in chaos' Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert and others discussed the administration's ties with Russia and Paul Ryan's poor impression of a moral watchdog “As a courtesy, Trump asked his staff to put a 24-hour hold on retweeting neo-Nazis. That's just good manners, he's a lovely host. It's funny because it's necessary.”
"16.02.2017 21:00:02" theguardian.com Not so business-savvy: the CEO in the White House is bad at hiring people | Lucia Graves Trump built his brand on hiring the best people – and firing the rest. Flynn and Puzder prove he can't even do that well "Trump built his entire brand on being an expert manager and hiring the best people, from The Art of the Deal to The Apprentice. Now he is failing at what was meant to be one of his core strengths."
"16.02.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds Southern Poverty Law Center credited rise in racist and far-right groups to Donald Trump's 'incendiary rhetoric' and his senior staff of 'anti-Muslim ideologues' "It's clear that more and more of these people are operating only on the internet, except when the moment comes to start shooting."
"16.02.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Matthew Shepard was lynched for being gay. Now Trump risks his mother's fight for justice Matthew Shepard's murder in Wyoming in 1998 spurred his mother Judy to get the law changed but Trump's election means 'my plan got blown to smithereens' “My plan got blown to smithereens. Now we have to work back at the grassroots level, which is right where we were all those years ago.”
"16.02.2017 20:00:03" theguardian.com Moonlight review – a visually ravishing portrait of masculinity A gay man's journey from a deprived childhood through rage and towards self-realisation is a moving, mysterious dance to the music of time "Love, sex, survival, mothers and father figures ."
"16.02.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com How I feel about my decision to get cosmetic surgery – 10 years on Our readers talk about the procedures they have had done and whether now, looking back, they have any regrets "As soon as I am able to afford it, I will be removing my implants. I would rather live my life with A-cup boobs than continue this constant pain from the implants."
"16.02.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Top Trump diplomacy: we rate the president's calls and calamities with world leaders Since entering the White House, Donald Trump has had dozens of interactions with leaders. Flip the cards below to see some of his most colourful ... so far Which world leader has had the most controversial dealings with Donald J. Trump so far?
"16.02.2017 19:15:00" theguardian.com Are you at risk? How pollution increases your chance of death – interactive Greenpeace has calculated the increased risk of death at varying levels of air pollution in 3,000 cities around the world – by combining risk analysis from the IHME's Global Burden of Disease project with annual average background levels of fine Type in your city - find out how air pollution there is affecting your health.
"16.02.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Trump says team is running 'like fine-tuned machine' at press conference President attacks media and announces Florida International University law school dean to replace Andrew Puzder, who pulled out of consideration Donald Trump has dismissed reports of chaos in his administration and claimed his team is running like “a fine-tuned machine” during a press conference at which he tried to reset his beleaguered presidency and fired off numerous broadsides at the media.
"16.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com The death of Kim Jong-nam: what we know Half-brother of North Korean leader died within minutes of being attacked with an unidentified poison at Malaysian airport "At least two women, one wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the letters LOL, approached Kim. While one woman distracted him, a second grabbed him in a chokehold and administered the poison, the local New Straits Times reported."
"16.02.2017 18:30:01" theguardian.com Democrats demand transcripts from Michael Flynn's talks with Russian ambassador Senate judiciary committee Democrats ask attorney general to recuse himself from any internal inquiry into contact between Russia and Trump campaign Pressure is mounting on the US security agencies to disclose vastly more about Donald Trump's connections to Russia as the president is signaling a crackdown on the intelligence community in response.
"16.02.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com Girls allowed back on junior basketball team after boys threaten boycott A group of fifth-graders in New Jersey were celebrating on Thursday after they won their battle to play mixed-sex basketball A slam dunk for solidarity.
"16.02.2017 18:00:05" theguardian.com How America counts its homeless – and why so many are overlooked In the first dispatch of the year-long series Outside in America, we explore the challenges facing the country's street count of homeless people every two years Why are there so many homeless people on the streets of US cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Anchorage?
Today, Guardian US is launching Outside in America, a year-long series focusing on the people and places scrambling to cope
"16.02.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Whole world benefits from a strong EU, Justin Trudeau tells MEPs Canadian prime minister gives rousing speech at European parliament a day after MEPs pass Ceta trade deal Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has told MEPs that the European Union is vital to the world's peace and prosperity, in a rousing speech that appeared to distance him from the United States under Donald Trump.
"16.02.2017 17:20:01" theguardian.com Thirty killed in Isis suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan More than 100 injured as jihadi group claims it bombed famous shrine to Sufi saint in Sindh province Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb that killed more than 30 people and injured more than 100 when it ripped through a crowded shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday.
"16.02.2017 17:00:09" theguardian.com Brexit diaries: 'It's a relief that things are starting to move' A hundred people across the UK are keeping diaries for the Guardian, and the dominant sentiment among leavers this week is relief that the process has begun "It's sad and now boring, like everything this country does, drag it into the muck till no one recognises what it was in the first place we are trying to achieve."
"16.02.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Argos fined £1.5m for paying below minimum wage HMRC forces retailer to repay 37,000 workers a total of £2.4m after asking them to attend staff briefings and carry out security checks outside working hours Argos was found to have been paying less than the legal minimum wage to workers because it was asking them to attend staff briefings and carry out security checks outside the working hours for which they are paid.
"16.02.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com 'Myths and selective facts': IPCC attacks Met chief's call for more trust in police marksmen Police watchdog leader Dame Anne Owers accuses Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe of using 'selective facts' in speech about treatment of firearms officers “Rigorous independent scrutiny is not a threat; it is a protection. If the police appear to shy away from this, there is a real risk to public trust.”
"16.02.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com How Donald Trump became Deutsche Bank's biggest headache It's no surprise the bank that likes to say yes to Trump is reviewing its arrangements with him now he is president In 2008, Deutsche Bank sued Donald J. Trump for failing to make a $40m loan payment. He hit back with a $3bn lawsuit. Then it carried on lending him money.
Now sources say the bank has reviewed the president's account to see if it can find financial
"16.02.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Woolly mammoth on the cusp of resurrection, scientists say Scientist leading “de-extinction” effort says Harvard team just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in which mammoth traits would be programmed into an Asian elephant The creature, sometimes referred to as a “mammophant”, would be partly elephant, but with features such as small ears, subcutaneous fat, long shaggy hair and cold-adapted blood.
"16.02.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Socialist MEPs' leader: MPs who defied Corbyn on Brexit were 'correct' Gianni Pittella, who leads centre-left group in Brussels, says he also wishes that Labour leader were 'more European' “The UK remains a key country in Europe, maybe not in the European Union, but in Europe. The Labour party can be a pillar of socialist and progressive forces in Europe.”
"16.02.2017 15:11:00" theguardian.com Obsession over who can fill Arsène Wenger's shoes obscures Arsenal's real problems The true football nous on the board disappeared with David Dein and it is questionable whether anyone at Arsenal is qualified to choose a successor to a manager more powerful than any other in the world “We're talking about a man who goes into the dressing room after every single game, shakes every player by the hand and who knows all the youth team players.”
"16.02.2017 15:00:10" theguardian.com Black and mixed race people in London more likely to be Tasered Figures show 40% of cases where stun guns used since 2014 involved people of black or mixed white and black ethnicities Black and mixed-race people in London have been on the receiving end of more than 40% of police Taser use since 2014, despite accounting for less than one in six of the capital's residents, the Guardian can reveal.
"16.02.2017 14:40:00" Barack Obama, the world's latest football hipster? It has emerged that Barack Obama follows just one European football club on Twitter: the relatively unknown German side SV Darmstadt 98. Is he the world's most famous football hipster?
"16.02.2017 14:22:00" theguardian.com Kim Jong-nam: jovial half-brother with sword of Damocles over his head Assassinated North Korean heir to 'great leader' title was bon viveur with no interest in power who lived in fear for his life On the surface, Kim Jong-nam appeared to friends as a quiet and jovial man. But a source close to Kim has revealed that the estranged half-brother of the secretive North Korean leader felt he had a 'sword of Damocles' hanging over him, and lived in fear
"16.02.2017 14:10:00" theguardian.com Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers Which French club bought Ray Wilkins? Which London club picked up George Best? And which Scottish club signed – and quickly released – Fabrizio Ravanelli? Manchester United, Stockport, Cork Celtic, LA Aztecs, ****, LA Aztecs, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Hibs, San Jose Earthquakes, Sea Bee, Hong Kong Rangers, Bournemouth, Brisbane Lions, Osborne Park Galeb, Nuneaton Borough, Tobermore.
"16.02.2017 14:04:38" Punk-rocker and tattoo artist Frank Carter joins Kate Hutchinson live to talk about the music and art that means the most to him. Have a question for Frank? Leave it below
"16.02.2017 14:00:04" theguardian.com Celia Imrie on Victoria Wood, writing novels – and being caught in the Nice terror attack The star talks about her novels for neglected women, missing her 'dear pal' Victoria Wood – and how it was a miracle she survived the lorry attack in Nice Celia Imrie: "Victoria Wood got us all together and, the more we worked, the easier and more creative it got. We were like Monty Python. I think about her every day. Always will. I wish I was still working with her. She was my dear pal."
"16.02.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Trump and the Islam delusion The Long Read: Trump's inner circle is convinced that America is fighting a battle to the death with Islam We already know what Trump's reaction to the next atrocity will be: “I told you so”
"16.02.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy With cases of scurvy appearing in Sydney and Zimbabwe, Jonathan Lamb looks at the history of a disease that was once thought to belong to the past (B)limey.
"16.02.2017 13:15:01" theguardian.com Kim Jong-nam killing: two more held as details emerge of airport attack A 25-year-old Indonesian held in Malaysia as South Korean spy chief says apparent assassination was ordered by Kim Jong-un "Kim died after apparently being killed with a fast-acting poison as he prepared to board a flight to his home in Macau on Monday morning."
"16.02.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com Deutsche Bank examined Trump's account for Russia links Bank looked for evidence of whether loans to president were underpinned by guarantees from Moscow, Guardian learns The bank said it would not be drawn on what had prompted the internal examination, who had undertaken it or what its findings had been.
"16.02.2017 12:45:01" theguardian.com 'Don't go back to work if you're half-cut' – should liquid lunches be banned? Lloyd's of London has prohibited its employees from drinking during the working day. We ask the public what they make of the new rules "Drinking at lunchtime is a complete no-no for me as a builder. If they smell it on your breath then you're out."
"16.02.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Happy 90th June Brown! A celebration of Dot Cotton, EastEnders' coiffured queen She's been playing Albert Square's chain-smoking misery guts for the past 32 years. Long may she reign 'Dot is the last matriarch standing. Long may she gossip.'
"16.02.2017 12:20:01" theguardian.com Where's Gandalf? Photographer snaps wizard at New Zealand beauty spots Indian amateur photographer Akhil Suhas gains thousands of Instagram followers with his quirky holiday project “Luckily, not a single person said no as they must've realised that if you're in Middle Earth, might as well live the fantasy of being Gandalf.”
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump isn't mad – he's the arrogant boss we've all seen before For millennia, entitled men have had their boorish behaviour rewarded. Far from insane, the US president is the epitome of a depressingly recognisable type "Trump the madman is a soluble problem: we just impeach and replace him. Trump the perfectly sane result of a deeply broken system is far more terrifying, which is why we are putting so much effort into inventing reasons it cannot be true."
"16.02.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Giggs and Neville skyscrapers 'threaten Manchester's heritage' Government heritage agency says £200m scheme, which includes 153 apartments, would erase city centre's history "The proposals, announced last July, would lead to the demolition of a 1950s synagogue, a 1930s police station and a historically important pub."
"16.02.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Forget smartphones – the Nokia 3310 is still the mobile of the future Who needs massive memory, email access and kitten memes when you have a phone that can survive any dystopian apocalypse? The days of flinging your phone across the pub without consequence have returned.
"16.02.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff Retailers, restaurants and hotels among a record 360 firms named for shortchanging staff by almost £1m The government has named and shamed a record 350 firms for underpaying their staff, with the list of offenders topped by Debenhams after nearly 12,000 of the department store's workers were short-changed.
"16.02.2017 10:40:01" theguardian.com Late-night TV hosts skewer Michael Flynn: 'It's funny 'cause it's treason' Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discuss the controversial resignation of Trump's national security adviser and the ensuing fallout "He didn't know that the US government routinely taps calls to the Russians, which is stupid. It's the plot of every spy movie: America taps Russia's calls. Everyone should know that."
"16.02.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com Greater privacy and Snake II: could the Nokia 3310 be making a comeback? A homage to the retro handset is rumoured to be launching later this month. And it's not the only basic mobile in Nokia's arsenal hi nice 2 meet u agn
"16.02.2017 10:00:03" theguardian.com Canadian professor discovers what could be only footage of Marcel Proust Black-and-white film shows man who could be French writer at wedding of daughter of one of Proust's close friends, says Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan The black-and-white footage of a wedding cortège filmed in 1904 shows a brief glimpse of a man in his 30s with a neat moustache, wearing a bowler hat and pearl-grey formal suit, descending a flight of stairs on his own.
"16.02.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com English social care system for elderly facing 'complete collapse' Age UK report calls for urgent action, including cash injection in spring budget and development of long-term plan Social care in England is at risk of imminent collapse in the worst affected areas unless urgent steps are taken to address the crisis engulfing the sector, Age UK has warned.
"16.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Yes, Donald Trump is a monster. But his agenda isn't all bad | Simon Jenkins Insults won't damage him – they shore up his image as a brave outsider attempting a new form of government "We may puzzle at how a man so hostile towards Mexicans, Muslims and gun control can be equally hostile to the CIA, the FBI, the Federal Reserve and the Iraq war. That is the new politics, the tearing up of tribal beliefs and identities."
"16.02.2017 09:00:03" theguardian.com Churchill essay on the possibility of alien life discovered in US college Winston Churchill's essay Are We Alone in the Universe? was penned the year before he became prime minister, and reveals his keen interest in science In the 1920s and 1930s Winston Churchill wrote scores of magazine and newspaper pieces on popular science – but this one on alien life has sat unread.
"16.02.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com North Korea killing: Kim Jong-nam pleaded for his life, say reports The dead half-brother of Kim Jong-un said in a letter that his family had 'nowhere to go', South Korean politicians claim Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life after he was forced into exile, according to two politicians in South Korea.
"16.02.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Russian hooligans warn England fans of 'festival of violence' at World Cup 2018 A new documentary shows Russian hooligan groups warning of '100% guaranteed' violence for England fans travelling to next summer's World Cup England fans have been warned that they are “100% guaranteed” to be the target for Russian hooligans at the 2018 World Cup and that the tournament will be “a festival of violence” for some locals.
"16.02.2017 08:00:04" theguardian.com Adding vitamin D to food would reduce deaths, say scientists Move would also save NHS money, argue authors of major study that shows vitamin D can reduce risk of respiratory infections Adding vitamin D to food would reduce deaths and significantly cut NHS costs, say the authors of a major global study that shows it can reduce the risk of colds, flu and other dangerous infections such as pneumonia.
"16.02.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com North Korea killing: second woman held over death of Kim Jong-nam A 25-year-old Indonesian held in Malaysia as South Korean spy chief says apparent assassination was ordered by Kim Jong-un Malaysian police have detained a second woman in connection with the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
"16.02.2017 07:19:36" theguardian.com 'Luxury water': another ugly indicator of our world's many inequalities Limited edition water, harvested from melting polar icebergs, is now on sale now at Harrods. It's just another ugly indicator of our world's many inequalities "Something so precious, so essential to all life – human, animal and mineral – should never be marketed as a luxury."
"16.02.2017 07:00:02" theguardian.com Enda Kenny says Ireland will oppose any post-Brexit 'hard border' Taoiseach says avoiding fortified border is vital for national interest and adds that Brexit poses major threat to Ireland's economic prosperity Ireland's prime minister has warned that avoiding a post-Brexit “hard border” is now vital for the republic's national interest.
"16.02.2017 00:42:01" theguardian.com Seattle judge demands an explanation after undocumented 'dreamer' arrested Arrest of a 23-year-old Daca recipient, apparently the first case of its kind under Trump, has raised fear of a massive crackdown on undocumented immigrants The arrest of an undocumented immigrant who was granted a work permit under Obama has sparked fears among other recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program and prompted a judge to demand an explanation from the government.
"16.02.2017 00:25:02" How bad is Delhi's air? How bad is Delhi's air? We strapped a monitor to a rickshaw to find out.
"16.02.2017 00:17:01" theguardian.com Desperate McGregor remains a pawn in Mayweather's promotional game Les Carpenter: Conor McGregor won't get a fight with Floyd Mayweather unless Mayweather believes the fight will make him very, very rich. Therein lies the impasse "Who knows if the two biggest names in MMA and boxing will actually step into a ring? They talk and talk about money and talk and talk about a deal but they never sign a contract."
"16.02.2017 00:00:02" theguardian.com Andrew Puzder's downfall shows a flawed trend in Trump's presidency | Dominic Rushe Trump is learning that while he may love to give the middle finger to (supposedly) liberal public opinion, there are Republicans who will not join in "But while Trump and his intimates were immune to the anti-Puzder campaign, other Republicans were not."
"15.02.2017 23:26:15" theguardian.com Andrew Puzder, Trump's labor secretary pick, withdraws from consideration Puzder, who was due to meet lawmakers on Thursday, faced concerns from Republicans over his personal background and business record Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump's controversial choice to run the Department of Labor, has withdrawn his nomination as questions about his byzantine business interests, details about his acrimonious divorce and revelations that he employed an undocumented
"15.02.2017 23:00:02" theguardian.com Yahoo issues new warning of potentially malicious activity on accounts Hackers potentially accessed accounts between 2015 and 2016, and the warning comes two months after saying data from 1bn users was compromised in 2013 Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest in a string of cybersecurity problems faced by the technology company.
"15.02.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com French senate report says UK must not be better off after Brexit Cross-party inquiry also rules out privileged EU access for some UK sectors and says 200,000 jobs are at stake in the City Cross-party inquiry also rules out privileged EU access for some UK sectors and says 200,000 jobs are at stake in the City.
"15.02.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on abuse of public figures: hatred should not be normalised | Editorial Editorial: Diane Abbott has warned that increasing misogynist and racist bile are deterring women from speaking out. We must stand up to the bullies "It should be extraordinary that high-profile women receive a torrent of hate messages directed at their gender and ethnicity, and rape and death threats. Instead, it is becoming routine."
"15.02.2017 22:00:02" theguardian.com Retrieving an untold story: voices of Spanish female artists finally heard Madrid commemorates a lost generation of female writers, artists, scientists and thinkers silenced by Franco "People, both Spanish and British, have written about Spain's ghosts, but the most important ghosts are the women – the invisible 50%."
"15.02.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com North Korea: isolated state with a long history of assassinations Kim Jong-nam's death is believed to have been an ordered hit. If so it would not be the first time citizens were targeted abroad From the Blue House assault to the Kim Jong-nam: North Korea's bloody history
"15.02.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Why did the Dutch smartphone user cross the road? Because the pavement LEDs, as part of a trial in the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, told them it was safe to do so In the future, you won't even have to look up from your phone to cross the road.
"15.02.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com What are your worst dating experiences? A man has asked a first date for his money back after being rejected by her. Let us know the price you have had to pay for a courtship gone awry A woman who tried to let a man down gently after just one date was left surprised by his response: a request for his money back. Have you had a similar experience while dating?
"15.02.2017 20:40:01" Trump on Israel-Palestine Asked what he thought about a two-state solution on Wednesday, Trump said: “I'm looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like,” he said.
"15.02.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Think different: can advertising defeat 'alt-right' propaganda? The UK government has enlisted M&C Saatchi to help in the fight against rightwing extremism. But can the weapons the ad firm used to win elections for the Tories be adapted to beat racist lies? How will the ad agency that demonised the left now take on the alt-right?
"15.02.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com Trump casts aside decades of Middle East diplomacy in one sentence Speaking with Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, president says US is not committed to two-state solution, showing alarming lack of understanding "Honestly if Bibi, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy," said the president of the United States of America.
"15.02.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Philip Pullman's Book of Dust should learn from JK Rowling's magic The two authors have long written in step, and the His Dark Materials promised 'equel' will hopefully use similar tricks to Harry Potter's author in extending Lyra's story 'Ideally, a prequel, sequel or “equel” to an adored story should resemble a party at which those present include some people you already know and love, but also many fascinating newcomers to whom we are thrilled to be introduced.'
"15.02.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com Why Netflix cheating is the ultimate breakdown in marital trust | Stuart Heritage Stuart Heritage: If you sneak a peek at the next episode of your favourite show without waiting for your partner, you're despicable – but you're not alone "If we're going to watch a TV series, we're going to do it together. We're going to experience all the highs together, as a couple. If we're going to watch a TV series, we're going to do it together. And yet this happens."
"15.02.2017 19:00:07" theguardian.com EU fears influx of 'British champagne' once Brexit ends food naming rules Exclusive: Leaked paper shows concern firms could violate protections given to EU foodstuffs while UK products retain status Post-Brexit, will producers of "British fizz" tell champagne producers to put a cork in it?
"15.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Love Actually 2: what should happen in Richard Curtis' sequel Red Nose Day will kick off with a belated sequel to the much-loved 2003 hit – here's how I think the plot ought to play out, hot air balloon crashes and all "For most of the characters in Love Actually 2, the best case scenario would be that they all happened to be crammed onto the same hot air balloon that is struck by lightning over a desert."
"15.02.2017 18:30:01" theguardian.com 'It's important not to be like Bono' - the indie stars banding together for refugees Charli XCX, Pixie Geldof, Olly from Years & Years plus assorted indie musicians are raising money by performing Gimme Shelter at the NME awards on Wednesday. Can they pull it off? "A little bit of me always worries about the perceived vanity of 'I'm supporting a cause', but worrying what people think actually is a vanity problem. It feels like the choice to write about world events is more important now than it was a couple of
"15.02.2017 18:14:13" theguardian.com Trump says US not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution Speaking at press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, US president says he is looking at multiple options for peace “So I'm looking at two states and one state,” Donald Trump said at a joint press conference with the visiting Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. “And I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties
"15.02.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Trash dove: how a purple bird took over Facebook First Thailand, now the world – Trash Dove is everywhere. We asked the creator, Syd Weiler, about the sticker that is all over Facebook comment threads How trash dove took over Facebook.
"15.02.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish Eight million tonnes of waste plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it - and then we do. How bad is it for us? "The quantity is only going to increase."
"15.02.2017 17:30:01" theguardian.com Hope at last? German left dreams of bringing Merkel years to end Martin Schulz's return from Brussels to Berlin is fuelling optimism that the centre-left could make biggest breakthrough in 12 years “Martin Schulz may be part of the federalist avant-garde to some, but to our generation his views are just normal.”
"15.02.2017 17:20:01" theguardian.com What are people in Stoke really thinking about? It's not Brexit With the byelection approaching, many of us feel the real issues confronting our community could be sidelined by this never-ending debate about the EU "For people here it seems the EU is all you ever want to talk to us about. What we're really worried about in Stoke-on-Trent is how to provide a decent future for our children."
"15.02.2017 17:00:41" theguardian.com We will not pay: the Americans withholding their taxes to fight Trump The new president has driven some to make a statement with their bank accounts – despite fears such a protest could send demonstrators to jail “My tax money will be going towards putting up a wall on the Mexican border instead of helping sick people. It will contribute to the destruction of the environment and maybe more nuclear weapons. I think there will be a redistribution of wealth from the
"15.02.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's likely science adviser calls climate scientists 'glassy-eyed cult' William Happer, frontrunner for job of providing mainstream scientific opinion to officials, backs crackdown on federal scientists' freedom to speak out “There's a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult. It's like Hare Krishna or something like that. They're glassy-eyed and they chant. It will potentially harm the image of all science.”
"15.02.2017 16:20:42" theguardian.com Love Actually sequel to screen on Red Nose Day A follow-up to Richard Curtis's loved-and-hated Christmas ensemble romcom will premiere on the BBC on 24 March and NBC the next day for US viewers The day so many have been waiting for has finally come.
"15.02.2017 16:00:07" theguardian.com 'Filthy glamour': could polluted Marylebone Road help fix London's air? Marylebone Road has the odd distinction of being the world's most studied road in terms of air pollution – yet remains a chief culprit in London's 'shameful' air quality. Now it's home to a series of new experiments "If I'm waiting for the green man so I can cross Marylebone Road, I stand well back from the kerb, which is where the pollution is worst. I tell the kids to hold their breath if they're walking past a bus exhaust."
"15.02.2017 15:50:01" theguardian.com Preparing for life without a foremost national asset, Mark Clattenburg Mark Clattenburg's come-and-get-me plea to the MLS or China displayed all the hallmarks of being dictated by his agent, and after lunch at that "In these darkening times, we surely need people who add to the gaiety of the nation. Can't some fighting fund be deployed to keep Mark Clattenburg on our shores?"
"15.02.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Woman died after three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery Coroner says Mary Muldowney probably would have survived if she had been operated on immediately for bleed on brain A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.
"15.02.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Tom Hardy's Taboo and the magical art of TV frustrate-watching A naked, voodoo-loving Tom Hardy is the ultimate suspension of disbelief act. So why do we all persist with shows that baffle us? It's a common curse "Taboo is like one of those hidden stages at Glastonbury where you turn up expecting Mumford and Sons and instead get three circus performers riding naked on a bear."
"15.02.2017 15:15:01" theguardian.com London Dungeon deletes 'inappropriate' Valentine's Day posts Tourist attraction apologises after social media backlash over Facebook and Twitter posts branded sexist and misogynistic London Dungeon has apologised after a series of social media posts promoting the attraction on Valentine's Day were branded as sexist and misogynistic.
"15.02.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died peacefully in her sleep, says family Santa Montefiore says her sister, a former model and TV personality, died of natural causes – a perforated ulcer Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of natural causes and “did not have a brain tumour”, her sister has said.
"15.02.2017 14:40:01" theguardian.com Why is he ignoring me? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan Every day millions of internet users ask Google life's most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries "Being ignored is not a fun ride. It ploughs through our self-esteem, providing fertile ground for catastrophic thinking. Before trying to work out what reasons someone might have for this kind of behaviour, we should consider why it causes so much
"15.02.2017 14:20:01" theguardian.com The first 25 days of Trump have been a zoetrope of galloping despair In the post-Obama United States, there are simply too many emergencies to hold all of them in your mind at once "During my morning routine of opening my laptop, clicking on literally anything, and just screaming and screaming, I made the astonishing discovery that Donald Trump has only been president of the United States for about three weeks."
"15.02.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com What does Donald Trump's handshake say about him? The US president's aggressive 'yank-shakes' are like his political pronouncements – unpredictable and self-serving "Patting someone's hand in this way pretends to be an affectionate gesture of approval, but its real purpose is to remind the other person who's actually in charge. It's what psychologists call a 'status reminder'."
"15.02.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com UK fishermen may not win 'waters back' after Brexit, EU memo reveals Document obtained by the Guardian states existing quotas will remain despite promises made by leave campaigners The hopes of British fishermen that the UK can win its “waters back” post-Brexit are expected to be dashed by the European parliament, despite the campaign promises of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, a leaked EU document reveals.
"15.02.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com Your underwhelming Valentine's Day photos Crap cards, strange meat products and disappointing text exchanges dominated on what was, unequivocally, the most romantic day of the year "I love you the least of people I love. Well, why are you so annoying?"
"15.02.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com Russia rejects claims of links to Donald Trump's campaign as 'fake news' Russian officials and media deride reports that Trump's campaign was in regular contact with Russian intelligence agents The Kremlin has rejected as “fake news” reports that Donald Trump's campaign team spoke frequently with high-ranking Russian intelligence agents over the course of last year.
"15.02.2017 12:40:00" Can democracy survive Donald Trump? Donald Trump is driving liberals crazy, says Jonathan Freedland, but how worried should they really be?
"15.02.2017 12:20:01" theguardian.com Pictures of 'swooning' Ivanka Trump and Justin Trudeau go viral The president's daughter probably doesn't fancy Canada's PM like the rest of the internet – but that didn't stop the jokes "On much of the internet, Justin Trudeau is essentially regarded as a Disney prince come to life – so, naturally, it assumes anyone who meets him is instantly smitten. No one is safe – not even Ivanka Trump."
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head, study suggests Findings show potential link between repeated sub-concussive head impacts and degenerative disease, although no clear link to football established Years of heading balls and colliding with other players could be damaging footballers' brains and putting players at risk of developing dementia, scientists have suggested.
"15.02.2017 11:52:00" theguardian.com Inadequate sex education creating 'health time bomb' 'Shockingly high' numbers of STI diagnoses prompt councils to call for compulsory sex education in UK secondary schools "The lack of compulsory sex and relationship education in academies and free schools is storing up problems for later on in life, creating a ticking sexual health time bomb."
"15.02.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Police who killed Berlin attacker made pro-fascist statements online Germany reportedly considered awarding Italian officers an award but cut short plans when pair's social media posts emerged Two Italian police officers who were hailed as heroes for killing the Berlin Christmas market attacker, Anis Amri, in Milan harboured pro-fascist sentiments, according to statements and images posted on their social media networks.
"15.02.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Malaysian police arrest female suspect over death of Kim Jong-nam Police say woman carrying Vietnamese passport detained in connection to death of North Korean leader's half-brother Malaysian authorities have detained a woman holding a Vietnamese passport in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
"15.02.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust Author's new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials Philip Pullman: "Little by little, through that story the idea of what Dust was became clearer and clearer, but I always wanted to return to it and discover more."
"15.02.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Nokia 3310, beloved and 'indestructible' mobile phone, to be reborn The announcement that a Finnish manufacturer will reissue the world's best-selling mobile phone has been met with joy and trepidation Anyone for a game of snake?
"15.02.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com I fought racism and misogyny to become an MP. The fight is getting harder | Diane Abbott In 30 years I've never complained about abuse. I'm speaking out now because I fear the politics of personal destruction is silencing minorities "But despite these difficult times, Toni Morrison got it right when she said in a 2004 essay: “There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language.”
And we also do politics.
"15.02.2017 10:00:01" theguardian.com The first 25 days of Trump have been a zoetrope of galloping despair In the post-Obama United States, there are simply too many emergencies to hold all of them in your mind at once "The common housefly lives for about four weeks and, in that time, lays about 1,000 slimy white eggs. One can't help but wonder: how much does the fly know? Can the fly sense its own mortality? How competent is the fly? Is the fly crapping out eggs
"15.02.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Harrison Ford in plane crash near-miss The Star Wars actor has survived a potentially serious run-in with a commerical airliner at a California airport “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Harrison Ford is heard asking air traffic controllers in a recording.
"15.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people's instinct to learn and destroying their future "There is no single system for teaching children well, but the best ones have this in common: they open up rich worlds that children can explore in their own ways, developing their interests with help rather than indoctrination."
"15.02.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? Rafael Behr "What restored freedom, what action hitherto proscribed by the tyrannical bureaucrats of Brussels, will you indulge? Bend a banana, perhaps. Or catch the Eurostar to Paris and savour the sensation of no longer having the automatic right to work there. Oh!
"15.02.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Should parents have to pay fees – for a state school education? As more cash-strapped headteachers ask families to contribute money for essentials, some wonder why their taxes don't cover it “Until we are officially privatised and charging becomes the norm, I will continue to refrain from asking taxpayers to make additional contributions towards educating their children beyond the tax they have already paid.”
"15.02.2017 08:20:01" theguardian.com Leave voters are not all idiots – some Londoners still don't get it | Abi Wilkinson I live in London and voted to stay in the EU, but the contempt and ignorance displayed by some remain voters towards those outside the capital appals me "If you write off more than half of the population and wish further hardship on regions that are already struggling, why should those people listen to a word you say?"
"15.02.2017 08:00:04" theguardian.com JK Rowling lands cunning blow in Twitter war against Piers Morgan Author tweets writer's previous effusive praise for her – only for him to criticise the post, apparently unaware he had written it J.K. Rowling has outsmarted Piers Morgan spectacularly in the latest battle in their Twitter war. After Rowling shared some effusive praise about her accomplishments, Morgan attacked her "BS", apparently unaware they were his own words.
"15.02.2017 07:40:01" theguardian.com Kim Jong-nam was assassinated, say South Korean and US officials Brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un believed to have been poisoned by two women at Kuala Lumpur airport after criticising secretive regime “The only person inside North Korea with the power to decide whether Kim Jong-nam lived or died is Kim Jong-un.”
"15.02.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Leave voters are not all idiots – some Londoners still don't get it I live in London and voted to stay in the EU, but the contempt and ignorance displayed by some remain voters towards those outside the capital appals me "That stuff about smug, out-of-touch metropolitan elites? I can't help but wonder if there was something in that."
"15.02.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com A new satire must emerge – one that breaks out of the liberal bubble We need a rebirth of political comedy: preaching to the converted about Trump and Brexit isn't going to be enough "Satire's golden age will truly be upon us when a Saturday Night Live clip mercilessly dissecting liberal angst gets as much traction as the wonder that is Sean-Spicer-as-a-woman dry-humping a desk. I can't see it happening any time soon. Enjoy the
"15.02.2017 05:29:06" theguardian.com Damning reports emerge of Trump campaign's frequent talks with Russian intelligence Campaign aides said to have been in regular contact, despite repeated insistence there had been no pre-election talks between Trump team and Russia Reports have emerged that aides to president Donald J. Trump's campaign were in frequent contact with Russian intelligence officials over the course of the last year.
"15.02.2017 00:30:00" theguardian.com Trump supporter evacuated from California flood area: 'I feel like a refugee' When Sam Lyon fled with his family he was sheltered by a Sikh temple in Sacramento. His experience gave him new insight into the president's travel ban “They took us in. We had nowhere to go,” Sam Lyon said of the Sikh temple that's providing his family shelter due to threats of an overflowing dam. "Anything I can do to return that 10,000 fold, I would."
"14.02.2017 23:52:42" theguardian.com Donald Trump lifts anti-corruption rules in 'gift to the American oil lobby' Campaigners alarmed as president expunges element of Dodd-Frank Act that obliged energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments Energy industry executives, such as current US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, have lobbied hard against the anti-corruption rules that Donald J. Trump just eliminated.
"14.02.2017 23:41:06" theguardian.com Why the £160,000 'Oscars goodie bag' could come with a five-figure debt The bundle of luxury goods given to Academy Award nominees is an unofficial cash-in – and could mean a hefty tax bill for its recipients Not only must losing Oscar nominees contend with the world's gaze as somebody else heads up the famous steps to pick up the US film industry's highest honour, but they may find themselves facing a whopping tax bill, too.
"14.02.2017 20:20:02" theguardian.com Trump's 'global gag' aid rule endangers millions of women and children, Bill Gates warns Exclusive: Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services “This includes programmes that prevent and treat HIV, TB and malaria, and provide healthcare to women and children around the world. Enabling women to time and space their pregnancies and providing access to treatment and prevention of infectious diseases
"14.02.2017 20:00:03" Wild sea swimming in my 60s 'It's freedom, joy, pleasure' - how wild sea swimming in her 60s re-invigorated one woman's life.
"14.02.2017 19:40:01" theguardian.com Will Trump's presidency finally kill the myth of the special relationship? The Long Read: Ever since Winston Churchill invented it in 1946, successive prime ministers have discovered that the bond between the US and UK is anything but sacred. So, why does this absurd idea refuse to go away? Why has this tired phrase meant so much to the British, when it has so often proved to be so empty?
"14.02.2017 19:18:47" theguardian.com Republicans split over Flynn inquiry amid calls for investigation of Trump's Russia ties Head of Senate intelligence committee suggests he will question former national security adviser as House oversight chair says issue is 'taking care of itself' Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to explain his ties with Russia after it emerged that he knew weeks ago his national security adviser had misled officials about secret communications with Russian officials but did not fire him.
"14.02.2017 19:00:07" theguardian.com Polite children secure discount at Italian restaurant Owner of wine bar in Padua hopes 5% price cut will encourage parents to rein in children who disturb other diners Penne saving.
"14.02.2017 18:40:02" theguardian.com Fictional characters make 'existential crossings' into real life, study finds A fifth of readers report characters from novels cropping up in their daily lives, hearing their voices even after putting books aside "Nineteen per cent of those respondents said the voices of fictional characters stayed with them even when they weren't reading, influencing the style and tone of their thoughts – or even speaking to them directly. For some participants it was as if a
"14.02.2017 18:20:33" theguardian.com Richard Evans interview: the film Denial 'shows there is such a thing as truth' The historian, a key player in the libel case involving Holocaust denier David Irving, talks about Trump, Goebbels and why he agrees with John Bercow “You can put quotes by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, about what he called the Jewish lying press and how it would be closed down when the Nazis came to power, side by side with quotes by team Trump and they look almost exactly the same.”
"14.02.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Flynn's resignation likely the beginning of Trump's Russia woes – not the end National security adviser is the third Trump adviser forced to leave over reports of Kremlin contact, further raising suspicions of the Trump-Putin relationship “Trump may think Flynn is the sacrificial lamb, but the reality is that he is the first domino."
"14.02.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com Why sex is better in your 80s Sexually active older people are considered a curiosity, but a new survey suggests that lovemaking is often more fulfilling for 'sexual survivors' than those in middle age Lust for life.
"14.02.2017 17:20:30" theguardian.com Veterans at Standing Rock see police retribution after arrest and charges Charges against military veterans on their way to Standing Rock have raised concerns that they're being targeted for aiding Native American activists “I don't have any anger in me at the police. I pray that they will somehow understand … that they might not be on the right side of history.”
"14.02.2017 17:06:56" How a diamond ring is made Diamonds are the hardest known natural material, and the word itself comes from ancient Greek, adámas, meaning unbreakable. The ring part dates back to ancient Egypt where it was seen as a symbol of eternity. So if you're planning on giving one this
"14.02.2017 16:40:45" theguardian.com Lars von Trier inspired by Donald Trump for new serial-killer film Exclusive: The Danish director's The House That Jack Built 'celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king' Lars von Trier: “The House That Jack Built celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king.”
"14.02.2017 16:20:30" theguardian.com Kim Jong-un's half-brother reportedly killed in Malaysia Kim Jong-nam, formerly heir apparent until he fell out of favour with his father, was based mostly outside North Korea The estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has died in Malaysia, according to reports.
"14.02.2017 16:00:31" London's invisible killer Air pollution leads to up to 9,000 early deaths per year in the UK capital. Proposals for cleaner air seem quite straight forward but aren't being implemented. Other cities are taking action, so why isn't London?
"14.02.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com Trump's 'global gag' aid rule endangers millions of women and children, Bill Gates warns Exclusive: Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services "This shift could impact millions of women and girls around the world ... This includes programmes that prevent and treat HIV, TB and malaria, and provide healthcare to women and children around the world."
"14.02.2017 15:21:09" Quipu: the story of Peru's inspiring heroes fighting for recog... Quipu: the story of Peru's inspiring heroes fighting for recognition and women's rights in a male-dominated society.
"14.02.2017 15:10:30" Quipu - Llamadas de Justicia Esperanza y Teodula piden justicia en el Perú rural, tras ser esterilizadas contra su voluntad hace más de 18 años. El Proyecto Quipu es una línea de teléfono que permite a las víctimas de todo el país a compartir sus impactantes testimonios, para evitar
"14.02.2017 15:00:50" theguardian.com Funny, filthy and weird: Michael Bolton's move from power balladeer to comedy genius The unstoppably sexy singer's Netflix special is a faux telethon in which he must use his erotic powers to make 75,000 new pregnancies in an hour Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special is weird. It's deliberately, aggressively weird. It's hammy and filthy and stupid, and a full-blown kick in the face to anyone who's ever sincerely loved Bolton's powerfully soft music.
It is also, by
"14.02.2017 14:50:14" theguardian.com Kremlin says Michael Flynn resignation is matter for the US Official response to departure of Trump security adviser is brief as others in Russia see it is a blow to thawing relations "This is not our business."
"14.02.2017 14:42:37" theguardian.com My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back "It was February 1978. I'd just turned 18 and was at a Siouxsie And The Banshees gig at the Greyhound in Croydon. I was a punk and got smacked round the mouth by a teddy boy. I landed between this girl's legs, and she helped me put my earrings back into
"14.02.2017 14:40:38" theguardian.com Why La La Land should win the best picture Oscar In the first of a new series ahead of next Sunday's Oscars, the Guardian's chief film critic urges you to ignore the critical backlash and swoon along with the rest of the world over this gorgeous romantic musical "For me and for everyone else who loves this film, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's professional credentials are just fine: but it is the very fact that they are not slick Broadway hoofers and iron-lunged singers that gives them the humanity and
"14.02.2017 14:20:02" theguardian.com There will be a shameful betrayal of the Brexit low-paid We haven't even left the EU yet but already there are labour shortages as the number of migrants falls. As for the promise of higher pay, forget it "One good thing about the EU, flawed as it is, is that it offers better basic rights and protections to a larger number of vulnerable workers than any other labour market in the world. This is what the left and the centre have allowed to be thrown away."
"14.02.2017 14:00:01" theguardian.com Kim Jong-un's estranged half-brother dies in Malaysia Kim Jong-nam, tipped to succeed father as ruler before he fell out of favour, had spent most of past 15 years outside North Korea South Korean media reports claimed Kim was poisoned by two female North Korean operatives at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Monday. The South Korean cable broadcaster TV Chosun said the elder Kim, who has reportedly never met North Korea's current
"14.02.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com Whistleblowers keep us safe. We can't allow them to be silenced With its proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act, the Law Commission would make it all but impossible for government wrongdoing to be exposed "Journalists and the whistleblowers with whom they work perform an essential service in ensuring transparency – often where government would keep us in the dark. There are at present very few means by which wrongdoing within government agencies can be
"14.02.2017 13:30:00" What happens in your brain when you fall in love? Butterflies in your stomach or neurotransmitters on overdrive – science suggests there's more to romance than our Valentine's cards would have us believe. So, what's dopamine got to do with it?
"14.02.2017 13:17:51" theguardian.com 'The real consequences of fake news': Clinton reacts to Flynn's resignation Clinton's Twitter account has become home to well-selected subtweets about whatever pitfalls President Trump is facing that day Hillary Clinton may not have won the presidency, but she appears to have mastered the delicate art of the subtweet.
"14.02.2017 13:00:46" What's bugging your love life this Valentine's Day? Alix Fox joins us live from Flemings Mayfair Hotel to offer advice on romance, dating and relationship dilemmas. So, leave your questions below, and let's keep things clean and classy for the lunchtime
"14.02.2017 13:00:12" theguardian.com Actor Jimmy Vee named as new R2-D2 The Scot will replace Kenny Baker as the intelligent droid, while Glasgow University is launching its own Star Wars philosophy course Meet the new R2-D2.
"14.02.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Prue Leith to replace Mary Berry on Great British Bake Off – reports Presenter and restaurateur said to be lined up as judge alongside Paul Hollywood when BBC show moves to Channel 4 “In cookery circles, she's practically royalty.”
"14.02.2017 12:30:02" theguardian.com Donald Trump had 'full confidence' in Mike Flynn – hours later he was gone The national security adviser was undone after he was found to have 'misinformed' the vice president about his contacts with Russia At 4.15pm on Monday afternoon, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Donald Trump declared that national security adviser Mike Flynn had the full confidence of the president. Seven hours later, Flynn resigned.
So how did that happen?
"14.02.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Welcome to the new dark ages, where only the wealthy can retire As never-ending politically motivated austerity takes hold, more and more people will find they cannot afford to stop work. But it doesn't have to be like this "We are witnessing a major regression in the treatment of the elderly, something reminiscent of Victorian times or worse, where old age was no excuse for abstaining from an unforgiving world of work. Welcome to the new dark ages."
"14.02.2017 12:10:00" theguardian.com David Squires on … football this Valentine's Day From new romances to creatures of habit, our cartoonist wonders where the love might be in the game today Where's the love?
"14.02.2017 12:00:07" theguardian.com Michael Flynn is gone. But his ties with Russia expose a threat to Europe Trump's US national security adviser resigned over his relationship with Putin, but the Russian leader remains a hero to those on the hard right across Europe "There is a slogan that used to be chanted at protests: neither Washington nor Moscow. It should be dusted off for a new generation."
"14.02.2017 11:45:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's strange handshake style and how Justin Trudeau beat it – video Ever since his epic 19-second-long handshake with a visibly bewildered Shinzo Abe of Japan, Donald Trump's unusual handshake style has been under the microscope How Justin Trudeau neutralised the Trumpshake with a clever combination of timing, balance and control.
"14.02.2017 11:30:01" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn is vital to Labour's future – whether he's leader or not Leadership challenges hog the headlines, but the looming 'McDonnell clause' could determine something far more important: the Labour party's identity "Were someone from another wing of the party to take over as leader, the problems that plague Labour would remain. The old tactics of managing the country's problems, instead of trying to solve them, wouldn't suffice."
"14.02.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Massive supernova visible millions of light years from Earth California observatory spots dying star 10,000 times brighter than the sun before explosion in a spiral galaxy 160m light years from constellation of Pegasus “If you ask swimmers in the sea, they don't want to see sharks. But if you ask divers, that's all they want to see. It's the same thing. We all hope there will be a supernova in the Milky Way soon. As long as it's not too near.”
"14.02.2017 11:00:06" Donald Trump's strange handshake style The strange, jerky movement Donald J. Trump deploys to dominate his counterparts has become something of a talking point. But the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, the latest world leader to meet the US president, has managed to neutralise the
"14.02.2017 10:40:01" theguardian.com Sex-life queries and the alpha combo: what celebs should know about having twins Beyoncé is pregnant with twins; Madonna has adopted twins; now the Clooneys are expecting twins. But I did it first, and this is what I learned "Incredibly, there are people on this planet who see childbirth and parenthood not as a possible rite of life you muddle through as best you can, but as some kind of masochistic one-upmanship. So all that nonsense about how women are now expected in some
"14.02.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Is Theresa May up to the job of prime minister? Here's how to tell Like others who have gone before her, even if the prime minister is on most counts doing well, the seeds of her downfall may lie in her rise to power "One of the dark lessons of leadership is that in their beginnings lie the seeds of their end."
"14.02.2017 10:00:07" theguardian.com This is the most dangerous time for our planet We can't go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it One of our most read stories of 2016. Stephen Hawking on the political outlook in a time of turmoil: "What matters now, far more than the victories by Brexit and Trump, is how the elites react"
"14.02.2017 09:51:44" theguardian.com Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body Drinks industry says consumers and firms face rises from EU referendum's vote effect on the pound, inflation and possible higher duty You may need a stiff drink for this one - before it's too expensive.
"14.02.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history Engine-maker reports £4.6bn statutory pre-tax loss for 2016, including £700m charge to settle bribery and corruption charges Rolls-Royce has suffered the biggest loss in its history due to the cost of settling corruption charges and the impact of Brexit on the value of sterling.
The engine-maker reported a £4.6bn statutory pre-tax loss for 2016, one of the biggest corporate
"14.02.2017 09:00:01" theguardian.com How to dump someone on Valentine's Day – or any day – without being a jerk Some analysts say 14 February is a peak moment for breakups – so I asked people about how they would like to be broken up with, for a change How would you like to be broken up with?
"14.02.2017 08:45:01" theguardian.com The Guardian view on the Baftas and the Grammys: protest and survive | Editorial Editorial: Most winners were a bit political, but only Ken Loach delivered an unequivocal message "Only Ken Loach – collecting the best film Bafta for I, Daniel Blake and attacking a 'callous and brutal' government – left, like his film, an unequivocal message."
"14.02.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Disney cuts ties with YouTube star PewDiePie over antisemitic videos YouTuber with 53 million subscribers posted videos featuring antisemitic jokes or Nazi imagery, including two men holding a 'Death to All Jews' sign “He could be doing all this only to cause a stir things up and get free publicity. Ultimately, it doesn't matter, since the effect is the same; it normalizes Nazism, and marginalizes our enemies.”
"14.02.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Gary Lineker joins stars to condemn scrapping of Dubs refugee scheme More than 200 celebrities including Keira Knightley and Mark Rylance tell Theresa May that ending scheme is 'truly shameful' “The idea that as a country we will slam the door shut after just 350 children have reached safety is completely unacceptable,” they write, adding: “The country we know and love is better than this.”
"14.02.2017 08:00:01" theguardian.com Record numbers of couples living in sexless marriages in Japan, says report Survey by country's family planning association found that nearly half of married couples had not had sex for more than a month "The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research's poll of 5,000 single men and women aged 18-34 found that the proportion of virgins had increased significantly over the past decade: among men, 42% said they had never had sex; among
"14.02.2017 07:41:00" theguardian.com Mike Flynn might be done – but Trump's nightmare has just begun This resignation and scandal is not a surprise. After all, we have a president who is too careless to handle a national security incident in a confidential manner Why didn't Trump do to Flynn what he has done to so many reality TV contestants in his only real preparation for his current job? Why didn't he just fire him instead of allowing him to quit?
After all, that is exactly what he did to the woman who warned
"14.02.2017 07:30:01" theguardian.com Britain's most popular dogs? I have a bone to pick with the top 10 The French bulldog is about to become the top breed in Britain, outrunning the overrated labrador, cocker and springer spaniel, and German shepherd. But for me, there will only ever be one top dog Who's top dog?
"14.02.2017 07:00:04" theguardian.com Boris Johnson in new row over 'siphoning off' from foreign aid budget Foreign secretary criticised for diverting new £700m 'empowerment fund' away from countries in Africa and Middle East Boris Johnson has been criticised for “siphoning off” from the UK's foreign aid budget to fund diplomacy in former Soviet states and the Middle East via a new £700m “pro-democracy” fund.
"14.02.2017 04:10:38" theguardian.com Michael Flynn resigns: Trump's national security adviser quits over Russia links – live Senior aide to president was accused of lying over calls to Russian ambassador in which he reportedly discussed the lifting of US sanctions Breaking news: Donald J. Trump's national security adviser has quit.
"13.02.2017 23:40:00" theguardian.com Justin Trudeau says it's not Canada's duty to 'lecture' Trump on immigration Canada's prime minister holds a joint press conference with Donald Trump and avoids making a statement on travel ban despite his previous tweets about it Justin Trudeau said at a joint press conference in Washington with Donald Trump on Monday that it was not his place to come down to the US and “lecture another country”.
"13.02.2017 23:20:00" theguardian.com Trump avoids Michael Flynn controversy amid rumors of White House shake-up President gets no questions about national security adviser at press conference with Justin Trudeau, as Reince Preibus and Sean Spicer also said to be on notice Donald Trump sidestepped questions over a rumoured purge of senior White House staff, including a national security adviser facing allegations of lying, during a brief press conference alongside his Canadian counterpart on Monday.
"13.02.2017 23:03:47" theguardian.com The president's wild weekend at Mar-a-Lago Members of Donald Trump's Florida club got their money's worth as they watched the president and his team in the dining room react to North Korea's missile launch One of the guests posted on Facebook: "HOLY MOLY !!! It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan… Wow.....the center of the action!!!"
"13.02.2017 22:41:30" theguardian.com Immigrant rights groups brace for more deportation raids: 'This is the beginning' Ice says it arrested 680 people in five states in last week's raids, and immigration lawyers say Trump 'is making good on his promise to deport millions' "This is the beginning of the Trump deportation force. The president is making good on his promise to deport millions of people".
"13.02.2017 22:20:01" theguardian.com North Korea claims missile test success as China rejects US criticism US calls for it to press Pyongyang to ditch nuclear programme are pointless unless Washington looks at own role, Beijing says North Korea has claimed it successfully test launched a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile, with China voicing opposition but rejecting criticism that it could do more to steer the regime away from its goal of developing a nuclear weapon capable of
"13.02.2017 22:00:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump's handshake: never has such a strong grip looked so weak | Moustafa Bayoumi No American president has ever tried to look as hyper-masculine while in fact looking so petty to such a large number of people and governments "With this bizarre behavior, Trump turns basic social etiquette into a weird exercise of authority, giving us one lens through which we can see this president's style of leadership."
"13.02.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Canada arrests 61 more asylum seekers at US border following Trump travel ban Refugee claimants braved extreme cold to reach Quebec and Manitoba, with uncertainty over migrants' status in US puts pressure on bilateral pact More than 60 people seeking asylum in Canada were arrested over the weekend, adding to the small but growing number of refugees who are braving bitterly cold winter conditions to cross the border after Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring
"13.02.2017 21:20:01" theguardian.com Missile crisis by candlelight: Trump's use of Mar-a-Lago raises security questions Trump handled news of North Korea's missile launch at his private club, rather than the situation room, raising an array of ethical and national security issues "In previous administrations, the leaders would be ushered away into the White House situation room or the nearest secure location by their aides. The documents and advice they receive at such moments are often some of the nation's most closely guarded
"13.02.2017 21:00:04" theguardian.com I've always felt too much guilt to enjoy sex – and now I've got no libido either At last, I've met someone I would like to enjoy life with. But, thanks to my Catholic upbringing, I've always had problems with sex, and now I'm perimenopausal "Invite pleasure into your life and allow yourself to have a satisfying sexual relationship for the first time."
"13.02.2017 20:45:00" theguardian.com Iranian president criticised for all-male delegation to meet Swedes Pictures showing majority female Swedish delegation in hijab highlights Hassan Rouhani's broken campaign promises to Iran's women "Women's rights is not this system's priority, it only comes up at election time."
"13.02.2017 20:30:01" theguardian.com EpiPen alternative to hit market at more than seven times the cost Kaléo, company that spiked the price of overdose antidote, will sell epinephrine injectors for $4,500 for a pack of two beginning 14 February “Why would you continue to charge more and more, pricing the product out of the hands of more and more users, regardless of whether or not they have insurance, essentially justifying, 'If we charge more we'll be able to give away more'?”
"13.02.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com World Press Photo Contest 2017 – winning pictures Highlights from the collection of winning images in the 60th World Press Photo Contest Selected from 80,408 images made by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries – Highlights from the winning images in the 60th World Press Photo Contest
"13.02.2017 19:58:10" theguardian.com Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns Exclusive: UK government's treatment of EU nationals may colour EU27's approach to reciprocal rights, says document The UK government's treatment of European nationals may colour the EU27's approach to reciprocal rights, says a leaked EU document.
"13.02.2017 19:40:32" theguardian.com The Young Karl Marx review – intelligent communist bromance Marx and Engels meet cute in this intense, fervent film about the early development of communism from I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck Four out of five stars – almost full Marx.
"13.02.2017 19:20:15" theguardian.com 'Extraordinary' levels of toxic pollution found in 10km deep Mariana trench Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists “We still think of the deep ocean as being this remote and pristine realm, safe from human impact, but our research shows that, sadly, this could not be further from the truth."
"13.02.2017 19:00:00" 'My dream is to make pizza': the caterers with Down's syndrome After years of facing social and work-related discrimination, four friends with Down's syndrome started their own pizza company in Buenos Aires in 2016. Los Perejiles Eventos now has 24 employees and caters for parties across the Argentine capital,
"13.02.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Women in public life are now being openly bullied. How has this become normal? | Suzanne Moore Diane Abbott isn't the only female MP enduring more sexist and racist abuse than usual – and it seems to be completely accepted "All these kinds of behaviour are not about colleagues joking with each other. They are about men making women feel uncomfortable. The reports of Abbott recoiling from Davis do not speak of a reciprocal and jovial situation. If banter is not consensual,
"13.02.2017 18:30:02" theguardian.com Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript Tome raiders have stolen more than 160 rare books by abseiling into a warehouse, but they may struggle to cash in on their £2m crime In a rare book heist described as “extraordinary” for its Mission: Impossible-style stealth, a gang of thieves has stolen more than £2m worth of antiquarian books from a London warehouse. But who would buy such a haul?
"13.02.2017 18:15:01" theguardian.com John Oliver on Donald Trump and the truth: 'a pathological liar' In his return to HBO, the host of Last Week Tonight dissected the troubling falsehoods in the president's statements and exactly where they originate “We have a president capable of standing in the rain and saying it was a sunny day."
"13.02.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Care homes should allow pets – they are the difference between coping and crumbling Older people who insist on keeping their beloved animals can end up 'intentionally homeless' and on the street. But giving up a companion can be deeply traumatic "You would think care homes would be accustomed to dealing with a bit of excrement, vomit and noise, but this one apparently can't."
"13.02.2017 17:45:00" theguardian.com North Korea's missile test is a high five from one narcissist with bad hair to another Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump tend to think of nuclear weapons as toys. Who can halt the standoff? '“I triggered a nuclear war with the USA and reduced South Korea to a toxic wasteland” would be, for Kim, an epitaph worth dying for. Even better if he could add, “and I destroyed the multilateral global order for ever”.'
"13.02.2017 17:30:31" theguardian.com Uzbekistan bans film over absence of Morgan Freeman Action thriller Daydi has been pulled from cinemas after promotional posters featuring the actor turned out to be misleading Is there anything more frustrating than Morgan Freeman photo-bombing your film poster?
"13.02.2017 17:15:01" theguardian.com Ivory is not beautiful, it's barbaric | Nicky Campbell I grew up with a piano in my bedroom, but now the thought of ivory fills me with revolution. The UK needs to impose a total ban on the trade of elephant tusks "The UK is the largest exporter of ivory in the EU, ivory is traded within our borders."
"13.02.2017 17:00:01" theguardian.com South Park to Sesame Street: the TV censorship hall of fame From black Klansmen to giant ceramic vaginas, some deeply strange TV moments have been vetoed. Even Mr Snuffleupagus belongs in the club “They thought nobody loved Snuffy. They worried their own parents were going to get divorced”
"13.02.2017 16:45:00" theguardian.com Swastika and 'Rights for Whites' sign found in Exeter halls of residence University launches inquiry over incidents, which follow reports of students wearing T-shirts with antisemitic and racist slogans “Amongst Jewish students, there is gradually a feeling that there are certain universities that you should avoid."
"13.02.2017 16:15:31" theguardian.com Trayvon Martin's parents, five years on: 'Racism is alive and well in America' Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin's 17-year-old son was killed by a neighbourhood watchman who was acquitted of his murder. They talk about becoming activists – and how they lost 'hope and faith' in justice “When Trayvon's father, called me and said the police were not going to arrest the person who shot and killed our son – although they had him, they had the gun, and they were clear what had happened – I was in disbelief. I could not believe they were
"13.02.2017 16:04:41" theguardian.com A reality TV show from Trump's White House? Don't count on it This journey from the Apprentice to president only exemplifies the infiltration of TV conventions and digital manipulation into our everyday lives "'Reality TV' is a misleading term for something that never really existed, and whether we like it or not the TV reality it exemplified is now just reality. This is not a fad or a passing phase and will not end soon."
"13.02.2017 15:45:35" theguardian.com Pensioners now '£20 a week better off' than working households Property, private pensions and higher benefits have pushed incomes of retirees above working families for first time “One of the most intriguing aspects of the recent living standards story across Britain has been typical pensioner household incomes overtaking working-age households for the first time.”
"13.02.2017 15:41:41" Is Ken Loach right to call the Tory government 'callous, brutal and disgraceful'? Owen Jones offers his thoughts and responds to your questions and comments
"13.02.2017 15:35:40" theguardian.com My mantra used to be 'my lungs will not limit me' – now I'm on oxygen 24/7 I have cystic fibrosis, and being tethered to 30ft of tubing has turned my flat into an obstacle course "The flu had been stalking the office, picking colleagues off at random, and I was one of the unlucky ones. Within 24 hours, I had also developed the sort of loud barking cough that a chain smoker would be proud of, and what felt like a baby rhino taking
"13.02.2017 15:00:03" theguardian.com How much screen time should I let my teenager have? A new study says that up to six hours a day is perfectly normal, and unlikely to do any harm – as long as your child is doing fine at school and getting enough exercise “So long as kids are doing OK in school and getting enough sleep and exercise, then – for most of them at least – screen use is not going to have a profound impact. Our lab recently published one study looking at violent media consumption, anxiety and
"13.02.2017 14:45:03" theguardian.com Brexit can wait. Europe's pressing worry is its fracturing eastern democracies Voters in Romania, Hungary and Poland are tempted by those who offer deceptively easy solutions Is Brexit the least of Europe's worries?
"13.02.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com John Waters: 'A new kind of anarchy is going to happen next' The Hairspray director is famed for his boundary-trashing B-movies but he hopes Trump's presidency will inspire the next wave of punk-rock film-makers "Political activists use humour as terrorism to mortify your opponent. We need that again, and with Trump we'll probably get it'."
"13.02.2017 14:16:34" theguardian.com The bell tolls for Corbyn's leadership, but where are Labour's centrists? Lacking the organisation and stamina on the party's left, moderates need to get their act together fast "There is no shortage of talent among the party's centrists. But where is the coordination, the focus, the rage for victory? At a moment of maximum danger – and opportunity – they are barely ready for a game of rock, paper, scissors, let alone a battle to
"13.02.2017 14:10:01" theguardian.com Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns Exclusive: UK government's treatment of EU nationals may colour EU27's approach to reciprocal rights, says document “The fact that it appears to be particularly difficult for foreign nationals, even if married to UK nationals or born in the UK, to acquire permanent residence status or British nationality may colour member states' approach to this matter.”
"13.02.2017 14:03:40" Indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara are currently touring the UK. They join Kate Hutchinson for a live chat about their work and inspirations. And they want to hear from you, so leave your questions and comments below
"13.02.2017 13:50:30" Ken Loach slams 'brutally callous' government at 2017 Baftas Ken Loach slams 'brutally callous' government at 2017 Baftas
"13.02.2017 13:40:31" theguardian.com UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall With the right to work uncertain after the Brexit vote, many non-UK nationals are returning home or seeking jobs elsewhere “With skills and labour shortages set to continue, there's a risk that many vacancies will be left unfilled which could act as a brake on output growth in the UK in the years ahead.”"
"13.02.2017 13:34:46" theguardian.com The strongest 2017 Grammys red carpet looks – in pictures Gowns, gongs and songs at the 59th annual music awards show Adele, Solange and Rihanna were among the most fierce and fashionable at the 59th annual music awards show.
"13.02.2017 13:15:01" theguardian.com White House official refuses to say if Donald Trump supports Michael Flynn Stephen Miller says 'it's not for me to tell' whether Trump supports national security adviser, who reportedly spoke with Russia about sanctions relief “It's not for me to tell you what's in the president's mind. That's a question for the president. Asked and answered.”
"13.02.2017 13:01:35" theguardian.com Behind the scenes at the Baftas 2017 – in pictures Guardian photographer Sarah Lee captured the stars' preparations, the parties and the red carpet atmosphere of this year's British Academy film awards Exclusive backstage BAFTA's access.
"13.02.2017 12:45:02" theguardian.com Ex-GCHQ whistleblower attacks plans to extend dragnet of secrecy act Katharine Gunn says expanded jail terms for leaking state secrets will deter people from revealing abuses of power “It seems to me that we are living in an increasingly unfree society. The government and its intelligence and security apparatus have amassed ever broader and deeper powers. These laws enable it to survey all private communications and online activity,
"13.02.2017 12:30:03" theguardian.com Food waste is a scandal, but to blame it on millennials is nonsense Instagram snaps of dinner aren't the cause: for that, look to an intensive farming and supermarket culture that has divorced people from how food is produced "The people I know loading up on convenience food and getting takeaways before throwing shrink-wrapped onions into landfill and pouring milk down the sink aren't the young metropolitan food bloggers. They're the middle-aged, middle-income,
"13.02.2017 12:00:06" theguardian.com Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research 15 cities where the air pollution is so bad that exercise is bad for you.
"13.02.2017 11:45:01" theguardian.com This image of terror should not be photo of the year – I voted against it Its impact is undeniable, but the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year furthers the compact between martyrdom and publicity "Burhan Özbilici, an Associated Press staffer from a country where press freedom is constantly under assault, did his job heroically that evening in Ankara. That's not in question. But what is controversial is that an image depicting a premeditated
"13.02.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Lake Oroville dam: threat of collapse eases after mass evacuation Almost 200,000 ordered from homes in California but officials say immediate danger of tallest US dam failing has passed Nearly 200,000 people living downstream from the tallest dam in the US were ordered to evacuate their homes on Sunday because an overflow channel appeared to be in danger of imminent collapse.
"13.02.2017 11:15:02" theguardian.com £115K raised for children of couple who died of cancer within days of each other Luke, 21, Hannah, 18, and Oliver Bennet, 13, 'overwhelmed' by support through JustGiving page set up to help them after parents' deaths last week “Facing a double terminal cancer diagnosis is beyond belief and as a community we are working hard to support the family so that they can stay together and ensure that they can continue their education as planned."
"13.02.2017 11:00:03" theguardian.com Trump powers 'will not be questioned' on immigration, senior official says White House open to new executive order after block of travel ban, says policy adviser Stephen Miller, adding: 'We have a judiciary that has taken far too much power' “The whole world will soon see” that the president's executive powers “will not be questioned”
"13.02.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and we said: 'Enough! The Daily Mail is using scare tactics to undermine any case for decency – solidarity is the only answer "First they came for the pop singer-songwriters, and I did not speak up because I was not a pop singer-songwriter, then they came for the judges, then they came for the footballers … and enough, already. Stand with Gary Lineker. He's a decent guy."
"13.02.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Labour in crisis: Can the party reconnect with its heartland? Labour backed Remain, but much of its working-class base voted Brexit. So can the party reconnect with its core support by rediscovering a new politics of community? “I want to replace the Labour party and make Ukip the patriotic voice of working people.”
Paul Nuttall, leader of Ukip, November 2016.
"13.02.2017 10:15:02" theguardian.com UK hit by 188 high-level cyber-attacks in three months Britain's new cybersecurity chief says Russia- and China-sponsored attacks are among those that have threatened defence and foreign policy “Over the last two years there has been a step change in Russian aggression in cyber space. Part of that step change has been a series of attacks on political institutions, political parties, parliamentary organisations and that's all very well evidenced
"13.02.2017 10:00:07" theguardian.com Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking affair Businessman is seeking damages of up to €45m from Uber over wife's discovery of his extra-marital trips An adulterous businessman in southern France is seeking damages of up to €45m (£38m) from Uber over his wife's discovery of his extra-marital affair.
"13.02.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com Government advisers accused of 'full-frontal attack' on whistleblowers Outcry follows plans to radically increase prison terms for revealing state secrets and to prosecute journalists “This is a full-frontal attack, recommending criminalising even examining secret services' material. The intention is to stop the public from ever knowing that any secret agency has ever broken the law."
"13.02.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com Foreign billionaires in London choosing to rent to avoid stamp duty Number of lettings costing more than £3,000 a week increased by 28% in the last three months of 2016, research shows “They like wine cellars, spas and concierges – those that provide concierge services similar to really high-end hotels can command a premium.”
"13.02.2017 09:00:06" theguardian.com Baftas 2017: the best of the red carpet fashion – in pictures Stars braved a cold red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall for the Baftas 2017 ceremony The best of the BAFTA's fashion.
"13.02.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption Senate vote to repeal law forcing US energy and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments has gladdened the hearts of kleptocrats "To argue that easing up on the fight against corruption is good for business is to turn truth on its head."
"13.02.2017 08:18:02" theguardian.com Grammys 2017: Adele reluctantly beats Beyoncé for top prizes as politics flares The British singer swept the top awards of the night after a performance mishap as A Tribute Called Quest and Busta Rhymes called out 'President Agent Orange' “I can't possibly accept this award,” Adele said, while using superlatives to describe how “monumental” Beyoncé's Lemonade was. Ultimately, Adele walked off the stage having won all five of the awards she was nominated for.
"13.02.2017 08:00:04" theguardian.com Former lover of the poet known as Iran's Slyvia Plath breaks his silence Fifty years after Forough Farrokhzad's death, Ebrahim Golestan talks about his affair with the giant of Persian literature Forty miles south of London, in a quiet West Sussex village, lives a 94-year-old Iranian intellectual who has for half a century kept silent about his former lover, a giant of modern Persian literature who was killed in a car accident aged just 32.
"13.02.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Baftas 2017: seven things we learned from a surprising yet vanilla ceremony La La Land shouldn't count its chickens, actors should compare notes before they soapbox identically – and we Brits need to know who, or what, Jim Crow was "What was meant to be a La La landslide turned into just a minor bit of earthworking as Damien Chazelle's movie musical failed to take predicted wins for original screenplay, costume design, sound, production design and editing."
"13.02.2017 07:20:01" theguardian.com John Bercow told students he voted remain in Brexit referendum Speaker's comments to Reading University prompt senior Tories to further question his impartiality and ability to remain in role MPs must decide whether John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, is impartial enough to stay in his post after he publicly stated that he voted for the UK to remain in the EU, a cabinet minister has said.
"13.02.2017 07:00:07" theguardian.com UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than the rates agreed with new nuclear power stations The industry has also been buoyed by recent figures showing the price of offshore wind power had fallen by nearly one-third since 2012 to £100/MWh, a crucial milestone as the government will only continue to subsidise the technology if costs go down.
"13.02.2017 04:46:44" theguardian.com Adele wins album of the year at 2017 Grammys The Hello singer saw off competition from Beyonce and Drake to take home one of the biggest awards in music A clean sweep for Adele at the Grammys.
"13.02.2017 03:48:02" theguardian.com Adele stops George Michael Grammys tribute: 'I can't mess this up for him' The singer cursed and asked to restart a slowed-down performance of Fastlove after problems with the sound "I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. I can't mess this up for him. I'm sorry, I can't."
"13.02.2017 00:58:23" theguardian.com Grammys 2017: performances, winners and red carpet looks - live! Beyoncé leads the nominations going into the 59th annual award show, but will the likes of Adele and Drake spoil her Lemonade party? Find out with us Will Beyoncé be the big winner at the Grammys? Or will her Lemonade party get spoiled by Adele or Drake?