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Russia is not alone in exploiting Africa

 

Tracey Lindner says the scramble for Africa is largely about securing resources that are crucial for military and civilian digital technology. Terry McGinn shines a spotlight on the US

 

Letters

Fri 14 Jun 2019 16.36 BST Last modified on Fri 14 Jun 2019 17.16 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pro-Kremlin media 'spread false claims that EU has Nazi roots'

 

Security commissioner reveals disinformation acts aimed at influencing EU elections

 

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

Fri 14 Jun 2019 15.49 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/14/pro-kremlin-media-spread-false-eu-nazi-roots-european-elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The US economic recovery is far from being a world record

 

It uses different rules to other countries to measure business cycles and recessions

 

Fri 14 Jun 2019 11.42 BST Last modified on Fri 14 Jun 2019 11.53 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Democratic candidates debate: Sanders, Harris and Biden will spar in two-night event

 

NBC announces pairings for debates later this month, the first of the 2020 presidential campaign season

 

Guardian staff and agencies

Sat 15 Jun 2019 02.52 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/14/democratic-candidates-debate-sanders-harris-and-biden-will-spar-in-two-night-event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made as much as $135m last year

 

In their second year as White House aides, couple took in funds from real estate holdings, stocks, and a book deal

 

Associated Press

Sat 15 Jun 2019 01.14 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Republican who dared to take on Trump – and how the party machine hit back

 

Justin Amash has been the lone GOP congressman to call for Trump’s impeachment – but such dissent is not to be tolerated

 

Tom Perkins in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fri 14 Jun 2019 22.53 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/14/smash-justin-amash-republican-congressman-drew-the-ire-of-his-party-trump-impeachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s get real before deepfake videos corrupt our democracy

 

As Mark Zuckerberg has now discovered, digital trickery can make anyone say anything. It’s time to stop laughing along

 

Sat 15 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Sat 15 Jun 2019 08.14 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/15/deepfake-videos-corrupt-democracy-mark-zuckerberg

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The previous Politics & Environs articles thread got locked ( probably had grown too huge in size by now, I'd suppose).....

 

Mods have been so kind to already start this  new one here on my behalf....

 

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Iran-US dispute grows over attacks on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

 

Tensions remain high as Arab League calls for restraint – and Labour warns of UK being drawn into conflict
 

Martin Chulov, Julian Borger and agencies

Sat 15 Jun 2019 20.37 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/iran-us-divisions-deepen-over-gulf-of-oman-oil-tankers-attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill amid protest pressure

 

Carrie Lam says legislation that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China ‘caused a lot of division’

 

Emma Graham-Harrison and Verna Yu in Hong Kong

Sat 15 Jun 2019 17.33 BST

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-extradition-bill-delay-protests-china

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plan ‘will trigger early election’

 

Top Tories say attempt to appease hardliners means coalition of support for his leadership bid will not survive the autumn
 

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

Sat 15 Jun 2019 22.25 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/15/boris-johnson-no-deal-brexit-plan-will-trigger-early-election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolsonaro stabber absolved for reasons of mental illness

 

Judge rules to convert Adélio Bispo de Oliveira’s detention to internment in state medical facility

 

 

Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

Sat 15 Jun 2019 12.23 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/bolsanaro-stabber-absolved-for-reasons-of-mental-illness

 

Of course the attempted killing is / was an horrible thing to do...I do hate violence ( no matter who the target is, obviously...Needless to say)...

 

I must add I was totally unaware the stabber  had mental illness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sanders' job was to be the female face of a misogynistic administration

 

Sanders helped to roll back women’s rights while allowing the Trump administration to boast about ‘empowering women’

 

Sat 15 Jun 2019 13.00 BST Last modified on Sat 15 Jun 2019 13.01 BST

Arwa Mahdawi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/sarah-sanders-job-was-to-be-the-female-face-of-a-misogynistic-administration

 

 

 

 

Good riddance, Sarah Sanders: Washington's worst communicator

 

She wasn’t spicy like Sean or hopeful like Hicks, but she was the perfect spokeswoman for a perfectly lazy and dishonest president

 

Fri 14 Jun 2019 13.44 BST Last modified on Fri 14 Jun 2019 21.33 BST

 

 

 

 

Accused: the Russians facing 'politically motivated' charges

 

Journalist Ivan Golunov was freed after an outcry. Others have not been so fortunate

 

Marc Bennetts in Moscow

Sat 15 Jun 2019 05.00 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/accused-the-russians-facing-politically-motivated-charges

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Is the global economy in for a new oil shock?

 

Trump’s hawkish stance with Iran could prove too much for an already fragile world economy

 

Sun 16 Jun 2019 10.41 BST Last modified on Sun 16 Jun 2019 13.45 BST

By  Larry Elliott

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/16/is-global-economy-in-for-new-oil-shock-trump-iran

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Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual treason' over Russia cyber warfare report

 

US president again accuses journalists of being ‘the enemy of the people’

 

Agence France-Presse

Sun 16 Jun 2019 07.49 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/16/trump-new-york-times-virtual-treason-report-digital-incursion-into-russia

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Israeli court convicts Sara Netanyahu for misusing state funds

 

Prime minister’s wife admits to lesser charge in plea bargain and pays £12,000 fine

 

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

Sun 16 Jun 2019 13.45 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/16/israeli-court-convicts-sara-netanyahu-for-misusing-state-funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war'

 

  • ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’
  • US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpability

 

Victoria Bekiempis in New York and agencies

Sun 16 Jun 2019 16.45 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/16/mike-pompeo-iran-tanker-attacks-we-dont-want-war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect in German politician's murder 'has links to far right'

 

Local media reports say victim’s pro-migrant stance could be a motive for the killing

 

 

Agence France-Presse in Berlin

Sun 16 Jun 2019 18.56 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/16/suspect-in-german-politicians-has-links-to-far-right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Trump Heights': Israeli settlement in Golan named after US president

 

‘It will mean something for him, that there is a place in the world, far away from the States, with his name,’ says resident in community

 

Oliver Holmes and Quique Kierszenbaum in Bruchim

Mon 17 Jun 2019 06.55 BST

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/minefields-and-ruins-israeli-settlement-called-trump-built-on-conquered-land

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Is showing compassion to migrants a crime?

 

Trump – and governments across the western world – are putting humanitarians on trial. That should scare us

 

Mon 17 Jun 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Mon 17 Jun 2019 13.23 BST

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Environment reporters facing harassment and murder, study finds

 

Tally of deaths makes it one of most dangerous fields for journalists after war reporting

 

Juliette Garside and Jonathan Watts

Mon 17 Jun 2019 17.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/17/environment-reporters-facing-harassment-murder-study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohamed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt, dies in court

 

Imprisoned former leader, 67, collapses and dies while on trial on espionage charges

 

Ruth Michaelson in Cairo

Mon 17 Jun 2019 17.15 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/mohamed-morsi-dead-ousted-president-egypt-collapses-after-court-session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran to break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days

 

Atomic agency says limit will be breached on 27 June and Iran could start enriching up to 20%

 

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Mon 17 Jun 2019 18.59 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/iran-it-will-break-uranium-stockpile-limit-set-nuclear-deal

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Mohamed Morsi buried as detention conditions denounced as torture

 

Egyptian former president’s burial takes place under heavy security in remote area of Cairo

 

Ruth Michaelson in Cairo and Patrick Wintour in London

Tue 18 Jun 2019 15.09 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/mohamed-morsi-buried-as-detention-conditions-denounced-as-torture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Los Angeles, only people of color are sentenced to death

 

The county’s prosecutor has won death sentences for 22 defendants, none of them white, report shows

 

Sam Levin

Tue 18 Jun 2019 14.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/18/los-angeles-death-penalty-sentences-jackie-lacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Values I believe in': Brazil's new rightwing rappers embrace Bolsonaro

 

The country’s hip-hop is typically progressive, but MCs in Maga hats provide the soundtrack to a far-right presidency

 

Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Tue 18 Jun 2019 09.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/brazil-rightwing-hip-hop-rap-bolsonaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 13,000 violent rightwing extremists now living in Germany

 

Scale of problem revealed as details emerge of suspect in pro-refugee politician’s murder

 

Kate Connolly and Philip Oltermann

Tue 18 Jun 2019 15.02 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/nearly-13000-violent-rightwing-extremists-now-living-in-germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s true role in Yemen’s deadly war

 

Britain does not merely supply the bombs that fall on Yemen – it provides the personnel and expertise that keep the war going. But is the government breaking the law?

 

Tue 18 Jun 2019 06.00 BST

By Arron Merat

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/the-saudis-couldnt-do-it-without-us-the-uks-true-role-in-yemens-deadly-war

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani

 

Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to region

 

David Smith, Julian Borger and agencies

Tue 18 Jun 2019 09.42 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/iran-will-not-wage-war-against-any-nation-says-hassan-rouhani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Jones sent Sandy Hook victims files with child sexual abuse images, say lawyers

 

Far-right conspiracy theorist denied the allegations and accused one of the lawyers of framing him

 

Associated Press

Mon 17 Jun 2019 22.00 BST Last modified on Tue 18 Jun 2019 12.37 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Donald Trump attacks ECB for 'currency manipulation'

 

Global trade war fears deepen after US president reopens EU spat after talk of new rate cut plan

 

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

Tue 18 Jun 2019 14.21 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/18/donald-trump-attacks-ecb-for-currency-manipulation

 

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'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing – UN report

 

Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated over journalist’s murder, says report

 

Nick Hopkins and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Wed 19 Jun 2019 11.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/jamal-khashoggi-killing-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-evidence-un-report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump sets stage for 2020 fight with false claims and recycled attacks

 

President kicked off his bid with lies, attacks on the press and claims a Democrat president would ‘shut down your free speech’

 

David Smith in Orlando, Florida

Wed 19 Jun 2019 05.09 BST

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/19/trump-2020-campaign-launch-keep-america-great

 

 

 

 

 

The Iran crisis was created in Washington. The US must be talked down

 

President Trump claims he doesn’t want conflict, but his actions could accidentally trigger another Middle East war

 

Tue 18 Jun 2019 18.02 BST Last modified on Tue 18 Jun 2019 18.50 BST

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U.S. builds fan base in Cuba, aims at regime change

 

June 19, 2019 9:08 AM CDT By W. T. Whitney Jr.

 

 

 
U.S. builds fan base in Cuba, aims at regime change
The U.S. government is funding efforts to provide "leadership development" training to Cuban youth in the U.S. or third countries. | AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Morsi, Egypt’s freely elected and imprisoned president, killed by regime

 

June 18, 2019 12:37 PM CDT By Aboulfotouh Kandil

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/morsi-egypts-freely-elected-and-imprisoned-president-killed-by-regime/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor Juneteenth by closing the racial economic divide

 

June 19, 2017 10:05 AM CDT By Jessicah Pierre

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/honor-juneteenth-by-closing-the-racial-economic-divide/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

 

June 17, 2019 10:47 AM CDT By Frank Jordans

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/climate-talks-held-as-arc/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic money bill halts Trump rollback of OSHA beryllium rule

 

June 19, 2019 11:35 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/democratic-money-bill-halts-trump-rollback-of-osha-beryllium-rule/

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Europe must stop this disgrace: Viktor Orbán is dismantling democracy

 

The Hungarian prime minister is consolidating his illiberal regime – with the help of European Union funding

 

Thu 20 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019 07.19 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040

 

Seawalls could cost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, with Florida facing $76bn, report finds

 

Emily Holden in Washington

Thu 20 Jun 2019 05.01 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/us-rising-seas-defense-seawalls-cost-report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biden clashes with 2020 rivals over his work with segregationist senators

 

Former vice-president defies calls for apology after highlighting his relationships with lawmakers known for racist views

 

Lois Beckett in San Francisco and Edward Helmore in New York

Thu 20 Jun 2019 03.37 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/19/joe-biden-segregationist-senators-criticism

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Angela Davis praises CPUSA for its history “of militant struggle”

 

June 20, 2019 12:50 PM CDT By Angela Davis

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/angela-davis-praises-cpusa-for-its-history-of-militant-struggle/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join nationwide call-in on drug prices today!

 

June 20, 2019 10:23 AM CDT By Alex Lawson

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/join-nationwide-call-in-on-drug-prices-today/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAFTA old and new — deals by the rich for the rich

 

June 20, 2019 11:09 AM CDT By Leo Gerard

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/nafta-old-and-new-deals-by-the-rich-for-the-rich/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shady contractors jailed in Bay area and on Long Island

 

June 20, 2019 11:47 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/shady-contractors-jailed-in-bay-area-and-on-long-island/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Trump Heights, Israel’s newest illegal town

 

June 19, 2019 11:55 AM CDT By Morning Star

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/welcome-to-trump-heights-israels-newest-illegal-town/

 

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Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran because 150 would have died

 

US president tweets that he intervened 10 minutes before planned retaliatory attack

 

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor and Julian Borger in Washington

Fri 21 Jun 2019 14.41 BST

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/donald-trump-retaliatory-iran-airstrike-cancelled-10-minutes-before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM's home

 

Neighbour records shouting and banging at flat MP shares with Carrie Symonds

 

Jim Waterson

Fri 21 Jun 2019 19.12 BST Last modified on Fri 21 Jun 2019 22.20 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Will he? Won't he? How Trump's impulses are driving his Iran policy

 

Everything Trump has done in relation to Iran, driven by his duelling impulses, has kept the US on a trajectory towards conflict

 

Julian Borger in Washington

Fri 21 Jun 2019 18.59 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/trump-iran-airstrikes-drone-attack-analysis

 

 

 

 

Istanbul set for mayor vote re-run that could cement blow to Erdoğan

 

Opposition candidate portrays vote as battle for democracy and polls show his lead growing

 

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

Fri 21 Jun 2019 14.58 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/istanbul-turkey-gears-mayoral-vote-re-run-erdogan-power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration raids slated to begin in major US cities as early as Sunday

 

Raids ordered by Trump will reportedly target more than 2,000 migrants who received letters ordering them to appear in court

 

Amanda Holpuch in New York

Fri 21 Jun 2019 22.02 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/ice-immigration-raids-us-cities-trump

 

 

 

 

 

'An existential threat': Bernie Sanders faces mounting opposition from moderate Democrats

 

Moderates are increasingly vocal in their disdain for socialism, and Sanders, but the question of how to constrain him is complicated

 

Lauren Gambino in Charleston

Fri 21 Jun 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/bernie-sanders-centrist-democrats-brand-existential-threat-2020-campaign

 

 

 

 

 

'This is all stolen land': Native Americans want more than California's apology

 

Indigenous people hope governor’s words to lead to action on land and water rights, education, justice and more

 

Sam Levin in San Francisco

Fri 21 Jun 2019 06.00 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/20/california-native-americans-governor-apology-reparations

 

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In Moscow, Riyadh and Washington, this is the age of the shameless lie

 

As David Miliband argues in his Fulbright lecture, world leaders have found they can lie with impunity. We must not be complicit in their mendacity

 

Sat 22 Jun 2019 12.59 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

‘We’re watching’: Trump stokes UFO rumors during ABC News interview

 

Three senators had recently been briefed by the Pentagon on navy encounters with unidentified aircraft, a report said

 

Miranda Bryant

Sat 22 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Sat 22 Jun 2019 06.55 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oregon senator walkout: 'patriot' groups vow to protect Republicans who fled state

 

Lawmakers were again a no-show at the state house to block the passage of landmark climate legislation

 

Jason Wilson in Portland, Oregon

Fri 21 Jun 2019 22.51 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/oregon-senator-walkout-patriot-groups-vow-to-protect-republicans-who-fled-state

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump accused of sexually assaulting writer E Jean Carroll

 

Carroll alleges that Trump assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in 1995 or 1996, as president says he ‘never met’ her

 

Ed Pilkington in New York

Fri 21 Jun 2019 19.12 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/donald-trump-sexual-assault-allegation-e-jean-carroll-new-york-latest-accusation

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook's plan to break the global financial system

 

The tech giant knows its best weapon is mobilizing the faux-populism other Silicon Valley companies have used to defeat regulation

 

 

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Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder

 

  • President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to Saudis 
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Jon Swaine

Sun 23 Jun 2019 15.14 BST First published on Sun 23 Jun 2019 14.49 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hunt ramps up pressure on Johnson to explain police visit

 

Tory leadership candidate says his rival ‘needs to show he can answer difficult questions’

 

Rajeev Syal

Sun 23 Jun 2019 14.36 BST First published on Sun 23 Jun 2019 12.02 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iran may pull further away from nuclear deal after latest sanctions

 

Comments follow US warning not to ‘mistake prudence and discretion for weakness’

 

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Sun 23 Jun 2019 14.52 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/23/iran-may-pull-further-away-from-nuclear-deal-after-latest-sanctions

 

 

 

 

 

‘A leftward shift’: Communist party USA sees chance as progressives surge

 

In Chicago, an American party derided and feared for 100 years looked eagerly to a brighter future

 

Eric Lutz in Chicago

Sun 23 Jun 2019 13.30 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/23/communist-party-usa-chicago-cpusa-convention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'It's totally unfair': Chicago, where the rich live 30 years longer than the poor

 

In rich white Streeterville, Chicagoans can expect to live to 90. In poor black Englewood, it’s just 60 – the most divergent of any US city

 

Jamiles Lartey in Chicago

Sun 23 Jun 2019 07.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/23/chicago-latest-news-life-expectancy-rich-poor-inequality

 

 

 

 

 

Merkel: rightwing extremism must be fought 'without taboo'

 

Chancellor warns against losing credibility after arrest over murder of Walter Lübcke

 

Associated Press in Berlin

Sat 22 Jun 2019 17.19 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/angela-merkel-rightwing-extremism-must-be-fought

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forget China – it's America's own economic system that's broken

 

US weakness is inbuilt – the big 500 companies owe loyalty only to themselves and the public is shut out from prosperity

 

Sun 23 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Sun 23 Jun 2019 06.01 BST

By Robert Reich ( former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good. He is also a columnist for Guardian US )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Democrats look for that old debate magic – but can anyone defeat Trump?

 

Twenty presidential contenders go head-to-head in the opening test of 2020, and the president will loom large

 

David Smith in Washington

Sun 23 Jun 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/23/democratic-debates-2020-joe-biden-bernie-sanders

 

 

 

 

 

The left is fighting back, even in Republican states, as it attempts to reshape capitalism

 

As Trump announces his candidacy, forces are already mustering to confront him

 

Sun 23 Jun 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Sun 23 Jun 2019 15.34 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trump announces delay in planned Ice raids on migrant families

 

  • President had told reporters operation would begin soon
  • Pelosi: faith leaders must ask Trump to stop ‘brutal action’

 

Amanda Holpuch and Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

Sat 22 Jun 2019 20.35 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/22/trump-ice-immigration-raids-migrant-families

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US government lawyer: detained children do not need soap and blankets – video

 

Soap, toothbrushes and blankets are some of the items migrant children detained in the US do not need, a Trump administration official has claimed.......

 

 

Source: US court of appeals for the ninth circuit

Sun 23 Jun 2019 14.55 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/jun/23/us-government-lawyer-detained-children-do-not-need-soap-blankets-video

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No war with Iran, for now — but Mike Pompeo and John Bolton still really, really want one

 

Trump's "war hawks" have been cooking up war with Iran for at least a year. But much of their evidence is nonsense

Gareth Porter
June 24, 2019 12:00PM (UTC)

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/06/24/no-war-with-iran-for-now-but-mike-pompeo-and-john-bolton-still-really-really-want-one/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the debates begin: Time for progressive candidates to seize the moment

 

The Democratic Party needs real debate on identity and mission. Even in this atrocious format, it's a huge moment

 

Bill Curry
June 24, 2019 10:00AM (UTC)

 

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/06/24/let-the-debates-begin-time-for-progressive-candidates-to-seize-the-moment/

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Iranian rep says a U.S. attack would hurt not help democracy

 

June 23, 2019 10:20 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/iranian-rep-says-a-u-s-attack-would-hurt-not-help-democracy/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Communist leader Rowley hits Trudeau Liberals’ OK of pipeline

 

June 24, 2019 11:10 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/canadian-communist-leader-rowley-hits-trudeau-liberals-ok-of-pipeline/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communists link saving planet to slashing military

 

June 23, 2019 1:58 PM CDT By Blake Skylar

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/communists-link-saving-planet-to-slashing-military/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration enforcement funded far better than labor law enforcement

 

June 21, 2019 12:51 PM CDT By Daniel Costa

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/immigration-enforcement-funded-far-better-than-labor-law-enforcement/

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Brazilian diplomats 'disgusted' as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy

 

Former ambassadors say far-right leader has cuddled up to rightwing nationalists, irked China, infuriated Middle Eastern partners, and jettisoned its position as climate crisis leader

 

Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Tue 25 Jun 2019 09.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/brazilian-diplomats-disgusted-bolsonaro-pulverizes-foreign-policy

 

 

 

 

 

Arab world turns its back on religion – and its ire on the US

 

Survey of 25,000 people in Middle East and North Africa also shows 52% of 18- to 29-year-olds are thinking about migrating

 

 

Kate Hodal

Mon 24 Jun 2019 05.00 BST Last modified on Mon 24 Jun 2019 17.45 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iran says it will never build a nuclear weapon

 

Minister says Islam forbids such a move as country prepares to breach nuclear deal

 

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Tue 25 Jun 2019 16.21 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/iran-says-us-sanctions-on-supreme-leader-means-permanent-closure-of-diplomacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Kushner's economic blueprint for Palestinians faces boycott and derision

 

Trump son-in-law’s plan, which ignores the key political issues, is dismissed as ‘a fantasy that is completely divorced from reality’

 

 

Julian Borger in Washington

Tue 25 Jun 2019 08.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/jared-kushner-economic-blueprint-palestinians-boycott-derision

 

 

 

 

 

 

The US’s Middle East ‘peace summit’ is nonsense. Palestinians are right to boycott it

 

The Trump administration is notoriously biased towards Israel, and its $50bn offer to Palestinians pointedly avoids land rights

 

Tue 25 Jun 2019 11.33 BST Last modified on Tue 25 Jun 2019 12.02 BST

By  Ian Black
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trump's toadyism to Saudi Arabia: a new moral low

 

The Saudis are good customers, Trump says – which evidently outweighs the fact they murdered and carved up a Washington Post journalist

 

 

Tue 25 Jun 2019 12.30 BST Last modified on Tue 25 Jun 2019 18.12 BST

By  Richard Wolffe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How banning dangerous chemicals could save the US billions

 

It’s a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year

 

 

Leonardo Trasande

Tue 25 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Tue 25 Jun 2019 18.22 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Young protesters at DNC headquarters demand debate on climate crisis

 

DNC has declined to hold a climate-specific debate even as Democratic voters rank rising temperatures as a top priority

 

Emily Holden in Washington

Tue 25 Jun 2019 22.26 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/protesters-dnc-headquarters-climate-crisis

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Shocking photo of drowned father and daughter highlights migrants' border peril

 

The toddler’s arm was still draped around her father’s neck after bodies were found in the Rio Grande as they sought asylum Warning: graphic images

 

 

Patrick Timmons in Piedras Negras, Martin Hodgson in New York, and David Agren in Mexico City

Wed 26 Jun 2019 16.09 BST

 

 

Vid  (Warning: graphic images)

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/25/photo-drowned-migrant-daughter-rio-grande-us-mexico-border

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic candidates blame US policy after tragic photo emerges

 

Candidates speak out about image of a Salvadoran father and his daughter, who were found dead at the US-Mexico border

 

Miranda Bryant

Wed 26 Jun 2019 15.24 BST Last modified on Wed 26 Jun 2019 15.58 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Far-right suspect confesses to killing German politician

 

Stephan Ernst cites pro-refugee stance as motive for shooting CDU’s Walter Lübcke

 

 

Josie Le Blond in Berlin

Wed 26 Jun 2019 14.42 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/far-right-suspect-confesses-to-killing-german-politician-walter-lubcke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince William: I’d be absolutely fine if my children were ***

 

But he voices concern about persecution they may face if they came out as *** or lesbian

 

 

Caroline Davies

Wed 26 Jun 2019 15.41 BST Last modified on Wed 26 Jun 2019 15.53 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Democratic debates 2019: everything you need to know

 

20 presidential hopefuls will go head-to-head in Miami on 26-27 June – but what will they discuss, and who needs it the most?

 

Adam Gabbatt in New York

Wed 26 Jun 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/26/democratic-debate-2019-watch-2020-election-when-where-who

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airman with Brazil's G20 delegation held over drug trafficking

 

Spanish police find cocaine in man’s luggage at Seville airport en route to Tokyo summit

 

Sam Jones in Madrid

Wed 26 Jun 2019 12.19 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/soldier-with-brazil-g20-bolsonaro-delegation-held-over-drug-trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

Faces of war: Kurdistan’s armed struggle against Islamic State

 

Since March 2015, the photographer and author Joey Lawrence has had unprecedented access to Kurdish guerrilla organisations fighting Isis, embedding himself into the Iraq and Syrian civil war. His powerful portraits of the fighters give a different perspective to the conflict

 

 

Wed 26 Jun 2019 08.18 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/faces-of-war-kurdistan-armed-struggle-against-islamic-state

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austrian far-right leader searched on suspicion of forming terrorist group with Christchurch shooter

 

Investigation widens to include Martin Sellner’s fiancee Brittany Pettibone following her contact with Australian far-right figure Blair Cottrell

 

 

Jason Wilson

Wed 26 Jun 2019 07.47 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/austrian-far-right-leader-searched-on-suspicion-of-forming-terrorist-group-with-christchurch-shooter

 

 

 

 

 

I was once Orbán’s ally. I despair at what he has done to Hungary

 

Thirty years ago, I took part in the fight for a new Hungary with a courageous young democrat called Viktor Orbán

 

Wed 26 Jun 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Wed 26 Jun 2019 11.31 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mueller to testify before House committees in July

 

Special counsel agrees to testify in open session on 17 July, chairmen of judiciary and intelligence committees say

 

Guardian staff

Wed 26 Jun 2019 07.40 BST First published on Wed 26 Jun 2019 02.14 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trump sexual assault allegation should be investigated, say Republican duo – live

 

 

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Socialist-endorsed Tiffany Cabán wins Queens district attorney primary

 

June 26, 2019 2:37 PM CDT By Tina Nannarone And Gabe Falsetta

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/socialist-tiffany-caban-elected-queens-district-attorney/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student loan wipeout: Bernie says tax Wall Street, erase college debt

 

June 25, 2019 1:00 PM CDT By C.J. Atkins

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/student-loan-wipeout-bernie-says-tax-wall-street-to-erase-college-debt/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump’s prisons for migrant children are “torture chambers” – shut them down

 

June 26, 2019 10:07 AM CDT By Albert Bender

 

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/trumps-prisons-for-migrant-children-are-torture-chambers-shut-them-down/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro-worker Dems mistrust Trump, want worker rights written into ‘new NAFTA’

 

June 26, 2019 1:30 PM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/pro-worker-dems-mistrust-trump-want-worker-rights-written-into-new-nafta/

 
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