World News

Sorry, this feed is currently unavailable or does not exists anymore.

Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 5:58 am

The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar. […]

Gough Whitlam: Queen not told in advance of...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 4:42 am

Her representative dismissed Gough Whitlam without telling her first, newly released letters show. […]

South China Sea dispute: China's pursuit of...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 3:58 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is treating the disputed waters as its "maritime empire". […]

Brazil: Outrage over São Paulo policeman...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 3:29 am

Pictures are broadcast on TV showing a police officer stepping on the neck of a black woman. […]

Coronavirus: Asia's 'shining star' suffers...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 3:26 am

Singapore falls into recession as as the global economy braces for the pandemic downturn. […]

Roger Stone: Trump clemency order spares ally...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 2:28 am

The president's former adviser was due to begin a prison term on 14 July after lying to Congress. […]

Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief...
Posted on July 14, 2020 at 12:33 am

A memo leaked over the weekend said several officials were "concerned" by Dr Fauci's past comments. […]

South Asian anti-black racism: 'We don't marry...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Amit's relationship with Michelle was a secret for years because he feared his family's reaction. […]

Coronavirus: How did Florida get so badly hit by...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:05 pm

Florida is becoming the new US epicentre - but what's behind the rising case counts? […]

The woman leading the first Arab interplanetary...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:05 pm

The UAE's Hope probe will study the planet's weather and climate, in order to learn about its past. […]

Tea, drugs and war: Hong Kong's British history...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

How the British obsession with tea in the 1800s started the unique story of Hong Kong. […]

Coronavirus: How to talk about conspiracy theories
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 11:02 pm

Conspiracy theories have thrived during the pandemic - what's the right way to talk to someone who believes them? […]

Rouaa’s story: From Syrian refugee to UK...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 9:45 pm

The BBC's Caroline Hawley follows Syrian refugee Rouaa to her new home, four years after first meeting her in Lebanon. […]

Naya Rivera: Police identify body as missing Glee...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 9:40 pm

The actress went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her son at a lake in California. […]

Coronavirus: France's health workers given pay...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 8:59 pm

The government signs a deal worth €8bn (£7.2bn; $9bn) hailing the workers' role in the pandemic. […]

Ask a Reporter: Molly Hennessy-Fiske on covering...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Join us at 1 p.m. July 15 with reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to talk about her reporting from the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis and COVID-19 hospital units. […]

Washington Redskins to drop controversial team...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:06 pm

The Washington team's decision follows a wave of calls to scrap the name long-criticised as racist. […]

Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Mixed messages from leaders are undermining public trust in the virus response, warns the WHO chief. […]

Daniel Lewis Lee: US judge delays first federal...
Posted on July 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm

The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee in Indiana is stopped just hours before it was due to go ahead. […]

The 1918 flu hammered this Arizona mining town....
Posted by Kurtis Lee on July 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

This southeastern Arizona town, once a tourist haven, is struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers
Posted on July 12, 2020 at 11:03 pm

Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be a challenge. […]

Three generations on the impact of George Floyd's...
Posted on July 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm

Three generations of one family discuss their experiences of racism and whether things are changing. […]

US Navy ship fire: Sailors and fire crew injured
Posted on July 12, 2020 at 9:47 pm

At least 21 sailors needed medical care following a fire on the vessel, moored at San Diego Naval Base. […]

Central and southern China hit by heavy flooding
Posted on July 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm

The country's flood response alert has been raised to the second highest level. […]

Mexico City was once the realm of the mammoth
Posted by Patrick J. McDonnell on July 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

The giant pachyderms once roamed the Valley of Mexico. […]

Robert Mueller defends Russia probe — and...
Posted by Jennifer Haberkorn on July 11, 2020 at 10:51 pm

A day after President Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime confidante Roger Stone, former special counsel Robert Mueller III broke his silence to sharply defend the prosecution and his investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. […]

Srebrenica: Scaled-back ceremony marks 25 years...
Posted on July 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus meant fewer dignitaries were able to attend the ceremony. […]

Column: In Peter Beinart's latest article, a...
Posted by Nicholas Goldberg on July 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. […]

The new Hong Kong: Disappearing books, illegal...
Posted by Alice Su, Rachel Cheung on July 11, 2020 at 2:16 am

Less than two weeks under a new national security law enacted by Beijing, Hong Kong residents already feel a curtain of control falling over the city's realms of speech and thought. […]

Trump commutes prison sentence for Roger Stone
Posted by Chris Megerian on July 11, 2020 at 12:17 am

President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime advisor and Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress and trying to interfere with a witness during the Russia investigation. […]

Sorry, this feed is currently unavailable or does not exists anymore.

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong imposes strict...
Posted by Helen Sullivan on July 14, 2020 at 6:20 am

Cases rise by 1m in five days; 5.4m Americans have lost their health insurance; Hong Kong reimposes social distancing measures. Follow the latest updatesGlobal coronavirus report: restrictions return around world as cases pass 13mWHO chief warns against ‘shortcuts’California orders closure of bars and indoor operations of restaurants and theatresFauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaign 7.20am BSTHello - it’s Archie Bland here, picking up the global coronavirus blog. If there’s anything you think we should be covering or any heinous errors that need pointing out you can reach me at archie.bland@theguardian.com.We reported earlier that […]

Palace letters: release of Queen's correspondence...
Posted by Naaman Zhou on July 14, 2020 at 6:08 am

After a four-year legal battle by the historian Jenny Hocking, the National Archives of Australia releases letters. Follow updates • The palace letters: what we know so far • ‘Better for Her Majesty not to know’: letters reveal Queen’s role in sacking • Read the full documents from the national archives 6.57am BSTThe chair of the Australian Republican Movement has said he is “gobsmacked” by the letters and it revealed an “undemocratic power structure that should offend all Australians”.“Unelected English officials ... know what is going to happen before anyone in the Whitlam government does,” said the journalist and author […]

Coronavirus global report: restrictions return...
Posted by Helen Sullivan and agencies on July 14, 2020 at 5:53 am

Hong Kong, California and Manila tighten rules; WHO warns there are no shortcuts out of a pandemic; Australia passes 10,000 casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCities and states around the world returned to tighter coronavirus restrictions to battle recurring outbreaks, as global infections passed 13 million and the World Health Organization warned there were “no shortcuts out of the pandemic”.Hong Kong will impose strict new social distancing measures from midnight on Tuesday, the most stringent there since the start of the pandemic, as authorities warned the risk of a large-scale outbreak was extremely high.The measures dictate that face […]

High court backs negligence claim of Bangladeshi...
Posted by Karen McVeigh on July 14, 2020 at 5:30 am

Ruling may persuade shipping companies that scrapping vessels in the dangerous, unregulated yards of south Asia is a false economyA widow whose husband fell eight storeys to his death while breaking up a supertanker in Bangladesh can pursue a negligence claim against Maran (UK), a British company involved in the ship’s sale, according to a high court ruling.The judge in London ruled shipping firm Maran (UK) Ltd arguably had a duty of care towards Mohammed Kalil Mollah, 32, who died working on the Ekta, a 300,000-tonne vessel, that was being scrapped at a yard in Chittagong, now Chattogram, Bangladesh. The Guardian wrote about Mollah’s death earlier this year. Continue reading... […]

Hong Kong primaries: China declares pro-democracy...
Posted by Helen Davidson on July 14, 2020 at 5:13 am

City’s leader announces investigation into vote that has been seen as an act of opposition to new security laws China has declared primaries held by Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties on the weekend “illegal” and the city’s leader has announced an investigation, saying that the candidates’ intention to vote against government legislation could break national security laws.The primary polls, while not a formal part of Hong Kong’s election process, drew an estimated 600,000 people out to vote for democracy candidates ahead of the legislative council elections scheduled for September. Continue reading... […]

Sound of the police: how US law enforcement uses...
Posted by Luke Ottenhof on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Potentially harmful military-grade weapons such as flashbangs are being utilized with accelerating regularity at US protests In Silver Spring, Maryland, fireworks can still be heard months after they first began and well past the Fourth of July holiday. “When it comes to the theory of cops being involved, I wouldn’t put it past them,” says Ira, who participates in protests and activism there. Ira, who prefers to use only a first name because of fear of police reprisal, is referring to a theory that became especially popular on Twitter which posited police were supplying or abetting the recent onslaught of fireworks in major cities in an effort to exhaust and agitate […]

Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court via video...
Posted by Victoria Bekiempis on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Maxwell faces up to 35 years in federal prisonProsecutors are fighting a bail request by insisting she is a flight riskGhislaine Maxwell is due to appear on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court via video feed for arraignment and bail arguments involving her alleged participation in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minor girls.The British friend of Epstein is requesting bail, while prosecutors are fighting her release before trial. Continue reading... […]

How Nespresso's coffee revolution got ground down
Posted by Ed Cumming on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Nestlé’s sleek, chic capsule system changed the way we drink coffee. But in an age when everyone’s a coffee snob and waste is wickedness, can it survive? By Ed CummingIn 1975, a young engineer named Eric Favre took a trip to Rome that would change the history of coffee. Favre had recently started working at Nestlé’s headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, and one of his first projects was to develop a machine that would combine the convenience of domestic coffee with the quality of an Italian espresso bar, where customers paid more for a product made by an expert using large, expensive equipment.Successful products can look inevitable in hindsight, but the gap in […]

Roger Stone speaks in Fox News interview after...
Posted by Daniel Strauss in Washington on July 14, 2020 at 3:02 am

Donald Trump’s longtime confidant repeatedly thanked the president while calling the Mueller investigation ‘a goose egg’Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone gushed over his political allies during an interview on Fox News on Monday, his first major television appearance since the president commuted Stone’s prison sentence on Friday.Stone had been convicted of seven felony counts – including obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering in the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election – and was sentenced to more than three years in jail. The president, in defending his […]

Video of drunken Brits maskless in Magaluf appals...
Posted by Stephen Burgen in Barcelona on July 14, 2020 at 3:00 am

Tourists flouting rules on face coverings and social distancing prompt fears of second wave Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpaniards fear that the sacrifices made during the coronavirus lockdown will be in vain after tourists from overseas flouted regulations about wearing masks and social distancing.As footage of drunken British tourists dancing on cars in the Mallorcan resort of Magaluf went viral, one Twitter user commented: “Parts of Spain in lockdown, the elderly shut away in care homes, we all wear masks in the street, but in Magaluf the antisocial and irresponsible Brits do whatever they please. It’s shameful.” Continue reading... […]

'Better for Her Majesty not to know': palace...
Posted by Christopher Knaus on July 14, 2020 at 2:38 am

Governor general John Kerr canvassed Queen and her personal secretary about his powers to dismiss Gough Whitlam but did not forewarn themFollow our palace letters live blog hereRead the palace letters in fullWhat we know so far about the palace lettersSecret correspondence between Buckingham Palace and the governor general of Australia reveal discussion of a “last resort” option to dismiss then prime minister Gough Whitlam, but the final decision on the sacking was kept from the Queen as it “was better for Her Majesty not to know in advance”.The historic trove of letters between the Queen, her representatives, and then governor general John Kerr in the lead-up to […]

Hong Kong's national security laws are designed...
Posted by Tom Grundy on July 14, 2020 at 2:26 am

The legislation imposed by China intends to make journalists tiptoe around ill-defined red lines. The need to hold power to account is growingBeijing’s far-reaching security law was foisted on Hong Kong with breathtaking speed, sweeping aside guarantees of freedom of expression and freedom of the press overnight. Analogies of slow-boiling frogs and civil liberties suffering a “death by a thousand cuts” now feel redundant as independent media outlets scramble to future-proof themselves against vaguely worded legislation that carries a punishment of life imprisonment for crimes such as “subversion” and “collusion.”I founded Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) […]

Todd Muller's resignation is a National nightmare...
Posted by Richard Shaw for The Conversation on July 14, 2020 at 2:21 am

Muller alluded to the job’s toll on his health and that of his family, just two months out from the electionAnd then there were none. Early this morning the National Party caucus awoke to a nightmare. Todd Muller, their newly minted leader of some 53 days, had resigned his position. Continue reading... […]

South China Sea: US says Beijing's claims to...
Posted by Agence France-Presse on July 14, 2020 at 1:35 am

Beijing rejects US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s comments as ‘inciting confrontation’ The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said Washington will treat Beijing’s pursuit of resources in the South China Sea as illegal, inflaming tensions between the two countries and ramping up support for Southeast Asian nations.It was the latest forceful statement by President Donald Trump’s administration to challenge China, which he has increasingly cast as an enemy ahead of the November presidential election. Continue reading... […]

Northern Ireland businesses ‘must get Brexit...
Posted by Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent on July 13, 2020 at 11:07 pm

MPs say government should pay millions to cover cost of trading with Great BritainNorthern Irish businesses must be compensated for the millions of pounds in extra costs they are expected to face to trade with firms in Great Britain after Brexit is completed, a group of MPs have said.As part of Boris Johnson’s deal to avoid a border on the island of Ireland, businesses in Northern Ireland face checks and controls on all goods coming from the rest of the UK from January and are threatened with some checks going in the other direction. Continue reading... […]