House passes ambitious voting rights and police reform bills – Live updates

Capitol Police warned of possible militia plots targeting Congress today Voting rights law targets gerrymandering, funding and electoral restrictions George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would ban strangulation Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily email briefing 11:30 GMT It seems unlikely to write a sentence, but the reason we got two landmark […]

Meghan accuses the palace of ‘perpetuating lies’ in new Oprah clip | Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex has claimed in a new clip from her upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey that the palace is “perpetuating lies” about her and Prince Harry. In the clip released Wednesday night in the United States, Oprah asked Meghan what she thought of the palace hearing her “speak her truth today”. “I don’t […]

US decision not to punish Crown Prince puts us in grave danger, Saudi exiles say | Mohammed ben salman

Exiled dissidents who were warned against them by Saudi Arabia said they had been put at risk by the Biden administration’s decision to waive direct sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – even as US intelligence agencies admitted he was an accomplice in the murder. by Jamal Khashoggi. Activists, including some who had previously […]

Melissa Caddick Investors Lose Nearly $ 25 Million, Liquidators Report Says | Business

Melissa Caddick’s investors have lost nearly $ 25 million, according to a redacted report on her financial affairs, as police continue to search for her body. An investor confirmed to Guardian Australia that a report provided by court-appointed interim liquidators Jones Partners contained the figure, which is almost double the early estimates provided by corporate […]

Coronavirus Live News: Covid death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight | World news

11:57 p.m. GMT 23:57 Brazil suffers another day of record Covid death Tom phillips Brazil has suffered another day of record Covid losses with at least 1,910 new deaths reported in the crisis-stricken South American country. On Wednesday evening, the National Council of Secretaries of State for Health said the deaths brought the country’s total […]

Australia live news: Linda Reynolds does not deny reports that Brittany Higgins was a ‘lying cow’ | Australia News

8:49 p.m. GMT 20:49 Let’s talk for a moment about these allegations of bullying at Buckingham Palace (we are still in the British Empire after all). Ben quinn, Archie Bland, and Caroline davies have the cover: Buckingham Palace must investigate allegations of intimidation against the Duchess of Sussex by a former royal staff member, he […]

The ‘bad girls’ of gangland LA: Janette Beckman’s best photograph | Art and design

I was at a friend’s house in Los Angeles in 1983 documenting the punk scene when I saw a story in LA Weekly about this Mexican American gang, the Hoyo Maravilla. No one has given much thought to East LA and the different communities there. I was fascinated by this culture which I was not […]

Budget 2021 live: Sunak to freeze income tax thresholds and increase corporate tax to pay for recovery from Covid

Latest updates: Chancellor extends holiday leave, universal credit increase and stamp duty Budget 2021: the key points at a glance The coronavirus crisis of the UK economy in five charts Darlington Named North Campus Site of Planned Treasury 1:09 p.m. GMT Sunak turns to corporate tax. 1:06 p.m. GMT Sunak says he will now announce […]

Nicola Sturgeon testifies to Alex Salmond’s investigation amid calls to quit – live updates | Politics

10:30 GMT 10:30 Allan asks why the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have different roles in the new procedure compared to the old policy of fairness at work? Sturgeon responds that the world has changed in light of the MeToo movement and it is important to address perceptions. She says it was better […]

Meghan “saddened” by allegations of bullying at Kensington Palace | Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex is “saddened” by a report that she faced a harassment complaint while at Kensington Palace, her spokesperson said. The Times reported that a complaint was filed in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, then Sussex communications secretary, who alleged Meghan had kicked two personal assistants out of the house and was undermining […]