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‘The party tips its hat’: Democrats take debate to Atlanta hoping to woo black voters

‘The party tips its hat’: Democrats take debate to Atlanta



Choice of Atlanta is testament to power of the black vote as Democrats hope to turn solidly Republican state blue in 2020At an open plan loft space in central Atlanta the sense of excitement among assembled Democrat voters was palpable, despite the grey sky outside.As the city prepared to hold the fourth debate in the Democratic presidential primary, Stacey Abrams the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who last year came within 50,000 votes of becoming the first female African American governor in the US, delivered a brief address: “We know that when we can fight together, when we can stand together, when we can vote together, our nation changes,” she said as the diverse crowd applauded. Continue reading…



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Author : Oliver Laughland in Atlanta

Publish date : 2019-11-20 07:00:20

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Christian Porter calls for Facebook and Twitter to be treated as publishers

Christian Porter calls for Facebook and Twitter to be treated



Australia’s attorney general says reform is necessary to create level playing field between social media platforms and traditional mediaAttorney general Christian Porter has called for digital platforms, including social media giants, to be treated like other publishers to create a fair media playing field.Although the comments on Wednesday were made in the context of defamation law reform, the sweeping statement has broad implications for social media companies’ future legal liability and the Coalition’s response to the digital platforms review. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/20/christian-porter-calls-for-facebook-and-twitter-to-be-treated-as-publishers

Author : Paul Karp

Publish date : 2019-11-20 05:14:58

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World’s first printed Christmas card goes on display at Dickens museum

World’s first printed Christmas card goes on display at Dickens



Printed in 1843, the hand-coloured card originally sold for one shilling and shaped the popular traditionThe world’s first printed Christmas card, an artwork created in 1843 that went on to spawn a global industry, has gone on show at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.Designed by Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, in the same year that Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published, the hand-coloured card shows a family gathered around a table enjoying a glass of wine with a message: “A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you.” Continue reading…



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South Australia bushfire peril as temperatures above 40C forecast for several states

South Australia bushfire peril as temperatures above 40C forecast for



Extreme heat expected in parts of South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, while more than 50 fires continue to rage in NSWAdelaide is on track to smash its November temperature record as the state swelters amid catastrophic bushfire conditions, with high temperatures also increasing the bushfire threat in New South Wales and Queensland.The city was forecast to have a top of 42C on Wednesday, just below the November record of 42.7 set in 1962. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-11-20 02:09:03

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Church of England urges UK voters to ‘leave their echo chambers’

Church of England urges UK voters to ‘leave their echo



Justin Welby and John Sentamu remind people of ‘democratic duty to vote’The leaders of the Church of England have urged the public to “leave their echo chambers” during the general election campaign in an effort to understand those with whom they disagree.The archbishops of Canterbury and York released a message on Tuesday, saying voters, campaigners and candidates “have a responsibility to speak accurately, to challenge falsehoods when we hear them, and to be careful to separate facts from opinion”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/20/church-of-england-urges-uk-voters-to-leave-their-echo-chambers

Author : Harriet Sherwood

Publish date : 2019-11-20 00:01:12

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Tottenham close to José Mourinho deal after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

Tottenham close to José Mourinho deal after Mauricio Pochettino sacked



• Daniel Levy locked in talks with Mourinho
• Pochettino dismissed after dismal run of resultsMauricio Pochettino has been sacked as the manager of Tottenham, with the club already locked in talks with José Mourinho to be become his replacement. Mourinho, who has been out of work since his dismissal by Manchester United last December, has made little secret of his desire to return to the Premier League.Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, has opened talks with Mourinho, who has managed Chelsea on two occasions, with the discussions focusing on transfer budgets and the club’s vision for the immediate future. Levy is a longstanding admirer of Mourinho and both parties now believe a deal for him to take over is close. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/19/mauricio-pochettino-sacked-tottenham-manager

Author : David Hytner and Fabrizio Romano

Publish date : 2019-11-19 23:14:00

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Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump’s ‘inappropriate’ Ukraine call

Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump’s ‘inappropriate’ Ukraine call



Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testify publiclyPanel hears Trump demanded investigation tied to Joe BidenImpeachment hearings – live coverageTwo witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have described their concern over an “unusual” call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president in July, in which Trump ignored official talking points about fighting corruption to instead “demand” an investigation tied to Joe Biden. Related: Donald Trump has dragged America’s global reputation to an all-time low | Simon Tisdall Continue reading…



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Author : Tom McCarthy in New York and Lauren Gambino in Washington

Publish date : 2019-11-19 22:02:45

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Dozens of stowaways found on UK-bound ferry, reports say

Dozens of stowaways found on UK-bound ferry, reports say



Some of 26 people reportedly found in refrigerated container travelling from the NetherlandsDutch authorities have discovered 26 stowaways on a ferry bound for England, with reports suggesting some were found inside a refrigerated container.According to a statement published on a local government website, all those onboard were found alive, with one of the stowaways thought to be a child. Continue reading…



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Author : Molly Blackall

Publish date : 2019-11-19 20:16:02

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Arron Banks’s private Twitter messages leaked by hacker

Arron Banks’s private Twitter messages leaked by hacker



Leave.EU co-founder accuses platform of leaving his personal data online for 24 hoursArron Banks’s Twitter account has been hacked and the entire private message history of the Leave.EU founder uploaded to the internet, in what appears to be a targeted attack that has been reported to the police.The founder of the pro-Brexit campaign group, who has been the subject of questions about the source of his group’s funding and rule breaches during the EU referendum, confirmed the hack and accused Twitter of leaving his personal data available for anyone to access for almost 24 hours. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/19/arron-bankss-private-twitter-messages-leaked-by-hacker

Author : Jim Waterson

Publish date : 2019-11-19 18:44:19

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Stuck for ideas on the lesbian tourist trail? Welcome to Halifax!

Stuck for ideas on the lesbian tourist trail? Welcome to



Yorkshire town rivals Lesbos as popular destination thanks to TV series Gentleman JackThe Greek island of Lesbos has long been a magnet for gay women, attracted by the poetry of Sappho, literature’s most famous lesbian, who wrote an ode to the goddess Aphrodite in the 7th century BC.Now Lesbos has a rival on the sapphic tourism circuit. Halifax in Yorkshire is rapidly becoming a popular destination for lesbians thanks to the BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/19/stuck-for-ideas-on-the-lesbian-tourist-trail-welcome-to-halifax

Author : Helen Pidd North of England editor

Publish date : 2019-11-19 17:02:19

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Jeffrey Epstein: two New York prison guards to be charged

Jeffrey Epstein: two New York prison guards to be charged



Charges to relate to pair’s alleged failure to check on Epstein Epstein death ruled a suicide after he was found in prison cellTwo New York correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself are set to be arrested and charged, it was reported on Tuesday. Related: New Epstein accuser sues estate and calls on Prince Andrew to share information Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-11-19 15:49:59

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Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine call – live news

Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine



Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams to testify publicly about Trump’s July conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy – get the latest liveIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.29pm GMT Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House intelligence committee, used his opening statement to denounce the media for allegedly spreading false reports about Trump and his aides — even though a number of the articles Nunes cited were far from false.NUNES statement focued almost entirely on media, recites a series of headlines re: Russia investigation that he says turned out to be false. (Some were decidedly not false and others were things that were investigated and later found to be false).Much easier for Nunes to blast the media and the whistleblower than it will be to challenge a witness in dress uniform. 2.21pm GMT Adam Schiff emphasized in his opening statement that Lt Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are not political figures and are not testifying today to argue for or against impeachment.“Ms. Williams, we all saw the President’s tweet about you on Sunday afternoon and the insults he hurled at Ambassador Yovanovich last Friday,” Schiff said, referring to the president’s tweet calling Williams a “Never Trumper.” “You are here today, and the American people are grateful.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/nov/19/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-ukraine-live

Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-11-19 14:29:54

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Prince Andrew: Standard Chartered pulls plug on mentor scheme – report

Prince Andrew: Standard Chartered pulls plug on mentor scheme –



Bank is said to be latest firm to end involvement with prince’s initiative after BBC interview Standard Chartered has reportedly become the latest corporate partner to pull the plug on its involvement with Prince Andrew’s business mentoring initiative as pressure continues to build on both sides of the Atlantic.The reported move by the banking multinational, which is not expected to review its partnership when it ends in February, comes after KPMG ended its £100,000-a-year sponsorship and a page listing corporate sponsors was removed from the [email protected] website. Continue reading…



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Author : Jedidajah Otte and Ben Quinn

Publish date : 2019-11-19 12:50:42

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Scott Morrison to announce $3.8bn infrastructure stimulus package

Scott Morrison to announce $3.8bn infrastructure stimulus package



PM says government will support jobs without succumbing to panic as the economy faces global uncertainty The prime minister, Scott Morrison, will announce a $3.8bn infrastructure stimulus package on Wednesday, saying the government will support jobs and investment as the economy faces global uncertainty without succumbing to “panic”.Following calls from Labor, the International Monetary Fund and the Reserve Bank for the government to provide more fiscal stimulus amid slowing growth and record low interest rates, Morrison will use a major speech to the Business Council of Australia to outline how the government will “practically and soberly” support growth in the current economic climate. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/19/scott-morrison-to-announce-38bn-infrastructure-stimulus-package

Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

Publish date : 2019-11-19 11:30:02

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Hong Kong protesters escape through sewers in attempt to leave university – video

Hong Kong protesters escape through sewers in attempt to leave



Protesters in Hong Kong have been going into the sewers to escape the Polytechnic University campus they have been occupying since last week, which police have surrounded. About 600 protesters surrendered to authorities overnight, while 200 remain inside the building, which has become the focus of the most prolonged and tense confrontation between police and protesters in more than five months of conflict in the semi-autonomous city.Hong Kong protests: hundreds arrested as university standoff enters third day Continue reading…



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