close

The Guardian

The Guardian

Shutdown enters 27th day with grim poll news for Trump – live updates

no thumb



The president will go to the Pentagon today to make an announcement on the government’s missile defence reviewSign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.30pm GMT Nancy Pelosi says she has yet to receive a response to her letter about the State of the Union from Trump.Per @mkraju: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says this morning she still hasn’t heard back from the President yet about her letter on moving the #SOTU “No, no response,” she said. 2.08pm GMT CBS reports that the White House is mulling the option of having President Donald Trump deliver the State of the Union in the Senate chamber after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the address until after the shutdown. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/jan/17/trump-latest-live-news-updates-shutdown-pelosi-us-politics-today

Author : Ben Jacobs in Washington

Publish date : 2019-01-17 14:30:56

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

UK weather: Met Office warns of ice and snow across eastern regions

no thumb



Arctic weather front will affect coastal strip between Northumberland and SuffolkThe Met Office has issued a new warning for snow and ice for much of eastern England as the unusually mild start to January is brought to an end with an Arctic weather front.The warning covers a strip of England’s east coast from Northumberland to Suffolk, where up to 3cm of snow is forecast in some places later on Thursday and into Friday. The snow will be confined to coastal areas before dying out, the Met Office said. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/17/met-office-warns-of-ice-and-snow-across-eastern-uk

Author : Matthew Weaver

Publish date : 2019-01-17 13:17:09

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Our Lady of Kibeho review – startling story of a heavenly ‘visitation’

no thumb



Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Katori Hall’s astonishing drama, based on the alleged visions of three schoolgirls, explores the power of faith and miracles as Rwanda’s genocide loomsKatori Hall’s astonishing play, dealing with the apparent visitation of the Virgin Mary to a trio of Rwandan schoolgirls in 1981, has some distinguished forbears. Like Shaw’s Saint Joan, it explores the nature of miracles, and, like Miller’s The Crucible, it raises the spectre of mass hallucination. But it is very much Hall’s own work in that it roots religious ecstasy in a world of political tension between Tutsi and Hutu that was to lead to Rwandan genocide in 1994. Related: The schoolgirls who warned of Rwanda’s genocide Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jan/17/our-lady-of-kibeho-review-royal-and-derngate-northampton-katori-hall-rwanda

Author : Michael Billington

Publish date : 2019-01-17 11:42:21

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Labour frontbench back Corbyn in boycotting Brexit talks until May rules out no deal – Politics live

no thumb



Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 10.34am GMT And Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Commons Brexit committee, told Sky’s All Out Politics a few minutes ago that he would be meeting David Lidington, the Cabinet Office meeting, Michael Gove, the environment secretary, and Gavin Barwell, the PM’s chief of staff, to discuss Brexit. Yvette Cooper, the Labour chair of the Commons home affairs committee, has been invited too.The Labour frontbench is boycotting these meetings until Theresa May rules out a no-deal Brexit, but Benn said he was going because he chaired a cross-party committee. 10.31am GMT The Tory Brexiters David Davis, Iain Duncan Smith, Mark Francois, Owen Paterson and Steve Baker, went into the Cabinet Office this morning for talks with the government about Brexit, the Press Association reports. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/jan/17/brexit-deadlock-as-theresa-may-and-jeremy-corbyn

Author : Andrew Sparrow (now), Matthew Weaver and Kate Lyons (earlier)

Publish date : 2019-01-17 10:34:57

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

A semi-Brexit, with just England and Wales leaving the EU, is the solution | Kim Lane Scheppele

no thumb



If Scotland and Northern Ireland remained, as voters there wanted, it would open the door to a better deal all round When all solutions are bad, it’s time to reinvent the problem. Is it still possible to honour the initial Brexit referendum without crossing the EU’s red lines? Yes – through semi-Brexit.The UK is divided into four nations, two of which voted remain and two of which voted leave. The British government could honour those decisions and allow Scotland and Northern Ireland to remain in the EU as the successor state to the UK, while permitting England and Wales (if it still wants to) to exit. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/17/semi-brexit-england-wales-leaving-eu-solution

Author : Kim Lane Scheppele

Publish date : 2019-01-17 09:00:13

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Brazil environment chief accused of ‘war on NGOs’ as partnerships paused

no thumb



Civil society groups condemn move by minister, appointed by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, as illegal attack on environmentBrazil’s new environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has suspended all partnerships and agreements with non-governmental organizations for 90 days, in a move that was described as “a war against NGOs”.Announcing the move, Salles said the three-month suspension was to allow a re-evaluation of such partnerships, but civil society organizations described the move as a blatant and illegal attack on the environment and those working to protect it. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/16/brazil-environment-chief-accused-of-war-on-ngos-as-partnerships-paused

Author : Anna Jean Kaiser in Rio de Janeiro

Publish date : 2019-01-17 07:30:11

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained again after last-minute appeal

no thumb



Former president remains in ICC custody after acquittal on charges of crimes against humanityThe International Criminal Court has dashed Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following the acquittal of the Ivory Coast’s former president on charges of crimes against humanity.Trial judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude to be immediately freed after clearing them of any role in a wave of post-electoral violence in 2010-2011 that killed 3,000 people. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/17/ivory-coast-laurent-gbagbo-detained-again-after-last-minute-appeal

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 2019-01-17 01:21:14

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

‘Time to start talking about consent’: Thailand’s nascent #MeToo moment

no thumb



A web project that let people share stories of sexual assault is growing into a n influential force for changeIn a small bookshop in Suan Phlu, a lively district of Bangkok, an unusual conversation is taking place. Men and women crammed into the nooks and crannies between the books listen intently as Wipaphan Wongsawang picks up a microphone and gestures around her. “Women in Thailand should not have to be silent about rape and assault any longer,” she says. “It’s time people started talking about consent.”Wongsawang is the founder of Thaiconsent, a project that began as a series of articles explaining the concept of sexual consent to her friends. In the past 12 months it has grown into an online platform containing hundreds of stories of rape and assault, and inspired an exhibition of artworks designed to challenge Thailand’s culture of misunderstanding over sexual assault. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/17/time-to-start-talking-about-consent-thailands-nascent-metoo-moment

Author : Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Bangkok

Publish date : 2019-01-17 00:00:02

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

no thumb



Road toll analysis shows 1,146 deaths in 2018, 78 fewer than in 2017Australia’s road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.There were 1,146 deaths on the nation’s roads in the 12 months to December, a 6.4% drop from 2017, when 1,224 were killed. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/17/australias-road-deaths-at-lowest-level-in-four-years

Author : Australian Associated Press

Publish date : 2019-01-16 21:56:02

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
The Guardian

Greens to introduce bill for royal commission into Murray-Darling

no thumb



Sarah Hanson-Young says Menindee fish kill is just the latest example of mismanagement, but Labor defends basin plan The Greens will introduce legislation to establish a royal commission into the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin when parliament returns in February, in the wake of the massive fish kill at Menindee last week.The Greens environment and water spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young, said she would move to set up the inquiry, which will have power to compel testimony from bureaucrats and ministers. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/17/greens-to-introduce-bill-for-royal-commission-into-murray-darling

Author : Anne Davies

Publish date : 2019-01-16 20:45:29

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

read more
1 2 3 123
Page 1 of 123