• Trump boasts US ‘by far the most powerful military force’ • President mocks writer who accused him of sexual assault • Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective A pair of congressmen have
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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including the latest from the Tory leadership contest and Boris Johnson’s LBC phone-in Gordon Brown’s speech this morning to a Fabian Society/Hope
Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to say whether his campaign team passed a photograph of him and his partner to newspapers as a PR strategy during a radio interview which saw the Tory leadership frontrunner
Tehran says ‘idiotic’ sanctions have cut off path to diplomacy Iran says the Trump administration’s “outrageous and idiotic” decision to impose new sanctions on its supreme leader and eight senior military
The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, will face a retrial on a charge of gross negligence
Donald Trump has said a New York-based advice columnist who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a department store in the mid-1990s is not his “type”. “I’ll say it with great respect: number one,
Iran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, its foreign minister has claimed, saying Islam prevented the country from doing so. Iran has previously said it is ideologically opposed to acquiring nuclear weapons
The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human
A US-designed economic blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday, without the participation of either Palestinian or Israeli officials. The Palestinians are boycotting
It’s very, very difficult to do. Everything is stacked against alcohol Linda Bowlin Warwick Milner sits outside Cove Creek Corner Store, a gas station in Cleburne county, Arkansas. Despite a nearby lake
Thousands of playgrounds and sports fields around the country have been covered with crumb rubber from recycled tires, and some experts and lawmakers are concerned about possible health effects on children.
The US supreme court has a message for the federal trademark office: get FUCT. Justices came to that conclusion after the designer Erik Brunetti’s fashion line ran into trouble with the US patent and office
A member of an armed group known for stopping migrants at the US-Mexico border has been arrested and charged with impersonating a US border patrol agent. Jim Benvie, spokesman for the Guardian Patriots,
The Google sister company behind a controversial, hi-tech redevelopment scheme for a swath of Toronto’s waterfront has released the first detailed outline of an ambitious project, but stakeholders say
The US government has removed most of the children from a remote border patrol station in Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate
The hype around the US at this World Cup finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 on Monday with the help of two penalties. Both spot kicks were scored by Megan
Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced legislation to eliminate the entire $1.6tn in student loan debt owed by 45 million Americans. The Vermont senator announced the move as he vies for the Democratic presidential
The reigning champions set up a date with France in the quarter-finals after a nervy win over Spain 1. While Rapinoe and Morgan struggled, the latter because of some intense and sometimes illegal defensive
President at the White House signs executive order that he says will hurt Iran’s economy – follow the latest live Carrying on in a longstanding tradition of this administration, the White House sent oversight
Conservatives stepped up warnings on Monday that a Boris Johnson premiership could lead to the collapse of the government if the leadership frontrunner attempts to pursue no deal. One former Tory minister
More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding for climate change initiatives and range of public issues.
‘Queer people have been afraid since the president was elected,” says Paulx Castello. “He has been demonising us from the start – but this was different. Here we were personally under attack.” The artist,
Nasa’s Curiosity rover has detected its largest belch of methane on Mars so far, fuelling speculation that the robot may have trundled through a cloud of waste gas released by microbial Martians buried
Authorities have urged children and older people to stay indoors and issued severe warnings against dehydration and heatstroke as an unprecedented week-long heatwave begins its advance across continental
E Jean Carroll, the celebrated advice columnist who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s, has said she is considering bringing a complaint to the New York police department
Boris Johnson does speak to Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage has said, increasing the pressure on the Conservative leadership frontrunner to explain his links to Donald Trump’s controversial former campaign
The last partygoers went home as the sun came up. Across Istanbul on Sunday night, hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters danced in the streets waving Turkish flags and brandishing glasses of and
Washington governor Jay Inslee will set his sights on powerful fossil fuel interests on Monday, by introducing a new portion of the presidential campaign he has centered on addressing the climate crisis.
One of the Conservative party’s most generous donors has joined a growing chorus of demands for Boris Johnson to explain why police were called to his home after an altercation with his partner. John the
Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and other officials including eight Revolutionary Guard commanders in the latest step of an escalating pressure campaign.