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Sarah Sanders to join Fox News as contributor – live news

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Trump’s former press secretary will make her debut appearance next month on the president’s favorite show, Fox & FriendsSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.58pm BST Trump’s offer to buy Greenland was mostly met with by the international community with derision and laughter – except, of course, in Greenland, where residents were perhaps unsurprisingly indignant.But not for the first time, his rhetoric has resonated with right-wing nationalist groups. In this case, it’s the youth wing of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). Dear President @realDonaldTrump, one euro and Wallonia is yours. Call us. #GreenlandIsNotForSale pic.twitter.com/jcghgrTuRa 5.35pm BST Jay Inslee announced he will seek a third term as governor of Washington state, a day after ending his 2020 presidential campaign singularly focused on climate change. We have provided the nation a road map for innovation, economic growth, and progressive action. And we’re not done yet,” Inslee wrote in an email to donors. “I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and enhancing Washington state’s role as a progressive beacon for the nation.
Related: Washington governor Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/22/trump-news-conservative-radio-host-joe-walsh-considering-2020-run-against-trump-live

Author : Lauren Gambino in Washington

Publish date : 2019-08-22 16:58:21

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Macron warns Boris Johnson Brexit could turn UK into vassal state of US before they meet in Paris – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s meeting with the French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris 10.52am BST During the Tory leadership contest Boris Johnson claimed (implausibly) that the chances of a no-deal Brexit were a million to one. Subsequently he has admitted it is more likely than that, but he has not gone as far as David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, who told the Today programme this morning that he thought the odds on that outcome were now “50/50”. It was now “a high probability”, Davis said.But Davis also insisted that the dangers of a no-deal Brexit had been overblown. Dismissing the claims in the Operation Yellowhammer document leaked at the weekend as “rubbish”, Davis said:I think there will be some turbulence. There will be some bumpiness in terms of cross-border traffic and so on. 10.27am BST The recently-appointed Scottish secretary, Alister Jack, has ignited a furious row with the Scottish National party after claiming it was no different from other nationalist movements as it “needs an enemy to thrive”.In an article for the Times (paywall), his first newspaper opinion piece since being appointed by Boris Johnson, Jack wrote:Scottish nationalists like to claim that theirs is a different kind of nationalism, somehow uniquely benign. I’m sorry but I’m not sure I can spot the difference. Like nationalist movements the world over, it requires an enemy to make it thrive. It needs an ‘other’ to rail against.Wow, I am surprised the secretary of state has sunk to this level. He should withdraw this article and apologise. Lets have an informed debate of Scotland as an independent country and yes unionists should speak of their vision. This is not it. It lacks dignity. https://t.co/1gY2N8vUJGI do struggle with it, because people do associate it with all the various elements of nationalism that exist. [I] think people understand that we are an open and inclusive party. But do I think that the name can present us with some challenges? For sure.Scottish independence is not just at the other end of the spectrum of that, but on another spectrum altogether. The SNP today is and I think I can say it without fear of justifiable contradiction, the most pro-immigration party in the UK which is not what you would expect of a nationalist party, so my nationalism is rooted in a desire to make the country I live in as good as it can be. Continue reading…



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Author : Andrew Sparrow

Publish date : 2019-08-22 10:11:49

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Asic to ban or restrict investment products which lose customers $2bn a year

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Corporate regulator cracks down on sale of binary options and contracts for difference in major move in financial sectorThe corporate regulator says it will ban or restrict the sale of two exotic investment products that cost customers almost $2bn a year.Using new product intervention powers gained in April, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to ban the sale of binary options to ordinary Australians for 18 months – the maximum period allowed under the law. Continue reading…



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Author : Ben Butler

Publish date : 2019-08-22 03:10:09

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Trump attacks Danish prime minister, describing her as ‘nasty’ – live

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President said he cancelled trip to Denmark because Mette Frederiksen criticized his attempt to buy Greenland
Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.17pm BST So why did Trump cancel his trip to Greenland? Here’s our video report. 9.06pm BST Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting have released a sweeping gun-control plan, which would ban assault-style weapons, institute a national buy-back program and boost federal funding for gun violence research.The group’s leaders said they hope to halve US firearms deaths and injuries within a decade.The plan also calls on the government to automatically register all US citizens to vote when they turn 18, a measure that March for Our Lives has pushed in an effort to turn out the youth vote and sway elections to yield tighter gun policies.According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll this month, 69% of Americans said they support “strong” or “moderate” firearms restrictions and regulations, including 84% of Democrats and 56% of Republicans. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/21/trump-news-today-live-greenland-trade-china-jewish-democrats-2020-latest-updates

Author : Adam Gabbatt in New York

Publish date : 2019-08-21 20:17:13

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Police officer badly injured while detaining suspect in Bristol

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It is unclear whether officer was attacked or sustained his facial injuries by fallingA police officer sustained severe facial injuries while attempting to detain a suspect in Bristol.The Avon and Somerset officer will undergo surgery and has not yet been well enough to explain exactly what happened to him. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/21/police-officer-badly-injured-while-detaining-suspect-in-bristol

Author : Steven Morris

Publish date : 2019-08-21 13:12:32

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Activist’s home bombed in suspected attempt to stop Malawi’s mass protests

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Petrol bomb attack targets Timothy Mtambo, at forefront of protests against alleged rigging of May’s electionsThe home of a leading human rights activist in Malawi has been petrol bombed in what is believed to be a deliberate and targeted move to stop mass demonstrations planned for next week.Three bombs were thrown at the car and home of Timothy Mtambo, the chairman of Malawi’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), and the executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRC). Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/aug/21/activist-home-bombed-suspected-attempt-to-stop-malawi-mass-protests-timothy-mtambo

Author : Charles Pensulo in Blantyre

Publish date : 2019-08-21 06:00:09

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Trump uses antisemitic trope to question loyalty of Jewish Democrats – live

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Trump criticizes Jewish Americans who support the Democratic party, saying they show ‘great disloyalty’Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.17am BST We’ve seen this entire news cycle before: like clockwork pic.twitter.com/5e28guRA3F 12.04am BST A good question from Los Angeles Times 2020 correspondent Matt Pearce: The National Rifle Association is in total disarray. It’s struggling financially, ensnared in legal battles, shedding board members, and with its second-in-command, chief lobbyist Chris Cox, exiled from the group after allegations that he participated in an attempted coup against executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre. So why does it appear that LaPierre was still able to get the president to back away from his public endorsement of passing new background check legislation? What are we supposed to read into the fact that the NRA has been having financial cuts and a leadership meltdown and yet LaPierre was *still* able to get Trump to back off background checks? https://t.co/mb5KEDPBfuIf you believe the real barrier to passing gun control is a dedicated minority of pro-gun Republican primary voters–organized, reliable, single-issue voters who could be a decisive margin in any close race–then you’d expect little GOP movement right now, despite the NRA’s woes. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/20/trump-news-live-today-isis-greenland-biden-2020-democrats-latest-updates

Author : Lois Beckett in San Francisco (now) and Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington (earlier)

Publish date : 2019-08-20 23:17:38

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Brazilian police sniper kills bus hijacker in Rio de Janeiro

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All 37 hostages onboard hijacked bus on bridge across Guanabara Bay survive ordealBrazilian security forces have shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro and took nearly 40 people hostage.The hijacking began at about 5am on Tuesday when a masked man commandeered a commuter bus on the bridge, which connects Rio with the city of Niterói. The man took 37 people in the bus hostage before freeing six of them, officials said. Continue reading…



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Author : Reuters in Rio de Janeiro

Publish date : 2019-08-20 16:13:53

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Home and Away star Ben Unwin dies aged 41

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Actor, who played Jesse McGregor in the soap and directed Chumbawumba’s Tubthumping video, was found dead last weekHome and Away actor Ben Unwin has died aged 41, New South Wales police have confirmed.The actor, who appeared as cult character Jesse McGregor in the long-running soap opera, was found dead close to Australia’s eastern Gold Coast on 14 August. The cause of death is currently unknown. Continue reading…



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Author : Gwilym Mumford and agencies

Publish date : 2019-08-20 09:02:15

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Labor urges care on Papua New Guinea’s $1.5bn loan request

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Acting opposition leader Richard Marles says Australia should not let China fears dictate Pacific policyLabor has called on the government to “consider very carefully” a request from Papua New Guinea for a $1.5bn loan, suggesting Australia must do more for the Pacific for its own sake rather than to block China’s growing influence.Acting opposition leader Richard Marles made the call on Tuesday after the Australian Financial Review revealed the loan request. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/20/labor-urges-care-on-papua-new-guineas-15bn-loan-request

Author : Paul Karp

Publish date : 2019-08-20 01:46:04

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