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Republican party storm of discontent rumbles on over Donald Trump

Senior figures including two ex-presidents have snubbed tycoon despite presumptive nomination, but he has so far brushed it off<p>Donald Trump has been confronted with deep discontent among senior members of his own party, including two former presidents, just days after becoming the presumptive …

Government

Iranian view of Donald Trump: familiar but no atomic challenger

Donald Trump is viewed with much amusement in Iran – his rhetoric and inflammatory statements remind many of their former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.<p>Seda, a reformist weekly publication, recently published a special report examining “the phenomenon of Trump and his similarities with …

South Asia

Samuel West as Henry V: 'Upon the king' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Samuel West speaks Henry V’s soliloquy from Act IV, Scene 1. On the night before battle, Henry reflects upon the public’s expectations of the king<p>Read the full text of this …

Pascal

Camille O'Sullivan as Constance in King John: 'Thou art not holy' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Camille O’Sullivan plays Constance in King John, Act III, Scene 4. Constance laments the loss of her son, Arthur, who has been captured, but disputes the suggestion that she …

Edinburgh Festival

Daniel Mays as Macbeth: 'Is this a dagger which I see before me?' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Daniel Mays speaks Macbeth’s lines from Act II, Scene 1. As Macbeth waits for the bell to signal the time for him to murder Duncan, he has a vision of a dagger<p>Read the full …

Macbeth

David Threlfall as Prospero in The Tempest: 'Our revels now are ended' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, David Threlfall speaks Prospero’s lines from The Tempest, Act IV, Scene 1. As a masque comes to its close, the sorcerer contemplates the end of life – and the playwright, …

The Tempest

Joanna Lumley as Viola in Twelfth Night: 'I left no ring with her' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Joanna Lumley speaks Viola’s soliloquy from Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 2. Viola, disguised as a page boy, wonders why the countess Olivia has sent her a ring and whether …

Joanna Lumley

Sacha Dhawan as Shakespeare's Parolles: 'Are you meditating on virginity?' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Sacha Dhawan delivers an edited version of Parolles’s lines from the first scene of All’s Well That Ends Well. Parolles urges Helena to consider the importance of losing one’s …

Pascal

Donald Trump and the Stunts That Expose the G.O.P.

Those of us who accept the common-sense idea that everyone having guns is a good way to insure that a lot of people die from gunshots were first in despair at, and then darkly amused by, the success of a recent petition demanding “open carry” at this summer’s Republican National Convention, in …

Sanders trip to Vatican conference causes dust-up

Bernie Sanders announced Friday he will attend a Vatican City conference next week, touching off a long-distance dispute over whether the Democratic presidential candidate had elbowed his way into the summit.<p>Bloomberg News quoted a senior Vatican official alleging the Vermont senator sought the …

We mustn't let this Panama Papers anger go to waste

As a senator, I tried to end tax haven abuse, but my efforts were blocked. Public outrage over the Panama Papers means now is the time to try again<p>The Panama Papers’ 11 million plus documents detail how thousands of clients of one Panama law firm used shell corporations to hide billions of dollars …

Corruption

400 reporters kept the Panama Papers secret for a year. Here's how they pulled it off.

Marina Walker remembered when she heard a source claimed to have possession of leaked data "bigger than anything you have seen before."<p>Could it …

More American than apple pie, Muslims have been migrating to the US for centuries

Muslims have been coming to the US for centuries, but you wouldn’t know it by the intense debates that continue to surround the movement of Muslims across international borders.<p>Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have called for the US to effectively ban Syrian …

Trump: Abortion response was 'not a wrong answer'

Donald Trump gave a “great answer” last week when he said women could be punished for having abortions, he said on Monday evening.<p>Trump and his campaign last week walked back his comments during an MSNBC town hall, in which he told host Chris Matthews he backed an abortion ban and suggested women …

Donald Trump

Cruz reaches out to women voters, answers abortion questions on Fox exclusive

Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday reached out to female voters, claiming Donald Trump seems to have "a problem with strong women" as the two prepared for Tuesday's Wisconsin primary.<p>The Texas senator appeared to try to capitalize on Trump’s recent campaign missteps that seem to be alienating women voters, a …

Who will succeed Ban Ki-moon? A guide to the possible candidates

The UN secretary general’s term is up at the end of this year. Here are some of the confirmed and possible runners and riders in the organisation’s first open contest for its next head<p>Declared candidates<p><b>António Guterres</b><p>The most high-profile candidate to date, Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister …

Europe

Trump, Cruz take different paths Saturday but stay on the attack

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz took different approaches Saturday toward winning the GOP president nomination but stuck with the personal attacks in an effort to discredit each other’s campaign.<p>“Such deception and such lying,” the front-running Trump said about Cruz, at a rally in Racine, Wis., …

The rise of Donald Trump is a battle for the soul of the Republican party

After Mitt Romney failed to beat a vulnerable Barack Obama in 2012, a chastened Republican party arrived pretty quickly at the answer to their electability problem.<p>They were the party of old, angry white men, and in a much-heralded Washington DC press conference in March 2013, senior officials …

Republicans

Donald Trump withdraws pledge to support Republican nominee

Donald Trump has backtracked on his much ballyhooed pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee as he deals with swirling controversy after his campaign manager was charged with assaulting a reporter.<p>In a television town hall in Milwaukee with CNN on Tuesday night, Trump insisted he had been …

Republicans

Newt Gingrich: Wives spat is Trump's 'wake-up call'

It was "utterly stupid" for Donald Trump "to get sucked into" a fight over his and Ted Cruz's wives, Newt Gingrich scolded the front-runner on Monday night while discussing the Republican candidate's retweet of an image perceived to negatively compare the appearance of his wife, Melania, against …

Republicans

Hilarious Description of Products at Home Goods Store Goes Viral

Tumblr user Obvious Plant (aka Jeff Wysaski/PleatedJeans) is known for conducting some pretty clever pranks in which he “plants” fake signs around …

This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest

It’s impossible to miss the “Hillary for Prison” signs at Trump rallies. At one of the Democratic debates, the moderator asked Hillary Clinton whether she would drop out of the race if she were indicted over her private email server. “Oh for goodness – that is not going to happen,” she said. “I’m …

Government

CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured

Classified pictures showing CIA captives bruised, blindfolded and bound raise new questions about US’s willingness to use ‘sexual humiliation’ on suspects<p>The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal.<p>A former US official who had seen …

Human Rights

Bitter GOP divisions are like nothing the party has seen before

Every day there's a new development in what pollster Randall Gutermuth calls this “hold your nose”<p>presidential election. One dayDonald TrumpandTed Cruzare beating each other up over policies; the next day they're exchanging blows over their wives. TheDemocrats, for once, seem mild-mannered in …

Government

Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but …

Middle-class

Trump denies role in Cruz tabloid story, blames rival – as it happened

• <b>Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton to a debate before the New York primary,</b> and said the influence of “big money” in Hillary Clinton’s campaign is “obscene”.• <b><br>He criticized wealthy people who would pay thousands of dollars to attend a pro-Clinton event hosted by actor George Clooney.</b> “I have a …

Government

Deal reached to boost California's minimum wage to $15, avoiding ballot box battle

Lawmakers and labor unions have struck a tentative deal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15, averting a costly political campaign this fall and possibly putting California at the forefront of a national movement.<p>The deal was confirmed Saturday …

Unions

Hadley Freeman: in Donald Trump’s world, you’re classy or a loser. Which is he?

The temptation is great, when reading the transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting last week with the Washington Post editorial board – in which the self-described “presidential” man spent more time discussing the size of his hands than Isis and police brutality combined – to wonder what, exactly, is …

Donald Trump

Petition to allow guns at Republican convention earns 24,000 signatures

An online petition to allow guns into the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July has received more than 24,000 signatures in favor of overturning the “irresponsible and hypocritical act of selecting a ‘gun-free zone’” for the party’s quadrennial gathering.<p>1968 and all that: how Donald …

Guns

2016 Presidential Primaries and Caucuses | Politics

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