Источник
Latest news, sport, business, comment, analysis and reviews from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
Выбор редакции
17 января, 00:18

Top North Korean officials reportedly set for Washington visit

  • 0

Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol are expected to meet on Friday to discuss a second summit, US and South Korean media reportedThree North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with the United States, are booked on a flight to Washington, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, suggesting possible movement toward a second summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.US and South Korean media quoted sources as saying that the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol were expected to meet on Friday in the US capital to discuss the summit. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
17 января, 00:00

Activity sharpens even dementia-affected brains, report suggests

  • 0

Moving more and strong motor skills seem to help cognitive prowess, results showMoving more might help to keep people’s brains sharp as they age – even in the face of dementia, researchers have said.Scientists have found older adults fared better when it came to cognitive tasks if they clocked up higher levels of daily activity on a wrist-based tracker – something the researchers said picked up everything from exercising to mundane tasks like chopping onions. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:59

First history, then the hangover: MPs traipse back to the farce | John Crace

  • 0

It was the day after the night before, and Tories backed their ringleader for this messThe Ship of Fools drifts on, its captain and crew seemingly indifferent to the rocks ahead. There was a time when Westminster was just your average shitshow, but that shark has long since been jumped. A shitshow at least has a certain entertainment value; now there’s more fun to be had from having a panic attack. Which is what the rest of the country has moved on to. That and foraging in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recycling for food to stockpile.And there is nothing average about this parliament. If only. That’s a level of elite performance which most MPs can only dream about. It’s taken years of training for this bunch just to learn how to get dressed in the morning. Or undressed in Boris Johnson’s case. You’d get more sense out of someone who’d overdosed on barbiturates. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:52

It’s now or never for May. Time to compromise on Brexit | Martin Kettle

  • 0

The prime minister has survived a vote of no confidence. Her fate now rests on how flexible she is prepared to beIt is said that the past is a foreign country. But after the Brexit referendum, it is the present, not the past, where we do things differently. No government in British history has taken such a Commons beating as Theresa May suffered on Tuesday. Yet, 24 hours later, the selfsame MPs who had thrown out her UK-EU Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202 now handed her premiership a fresh lifeline. The 118 Conservative MPs who voted her policy down on Tuesday backed her on Wednesday, as though it were the most natural thing in the world to do.By voting by 325 to 306 that they still had confidence in May’s government, the House of Commons turned the ordinary meaning of words on their head. But this wasn’t a vote of confidence in any normal sense. It was a suboptimal tribal choice between a government led by May and one led by Jeremy Corbyn. It was a knockabout partisan diversion from the main national issue, which now resumes. The loss leaves Corbyn with fewer defences against Labour’s second-vote campaigners. But the victory also finds May still wedded to her defeated Brexit policy, and settled in for another year in Downing Street. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:40

Juventus beat Milan to Supercoppa Italiana after Cristiano Ronaldo winner

  • 0

• Juventus 1-0 Milan (Ronaldo 61)• Gonzalo Higuain, linked with Chelsea, comes on for MilanCristiano Ronaldo’s goal secured the Supercoppa Italiana for Juventus after a 1-0 win over 10-man Milan. The Portugal international struck with a second-half header as Juventus, runners-up in the previous two seasons, got their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2015. It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus last summer.Juve dominated the first half with Douglas Costa firing a shot across goal and narrowly wide before João Cancelo also missed the target. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:38

Stuart Broad takes hat-trick in England warm-up but Olly Stone’s tour over

  • 0

• England 317-10; West Indies President’s XI 131-11 (tea)• Scan reveals Stone suffered stress fracture in lower backA second sleepy day of warm-up cricket at the Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown suddenly burst into life on the stroke of tea when Stuart Broad claimed his third hat-trick in the whites of England.Broad, who continues to trial the new shorter run-up he unveiled in Sri Lanka, was returning for his second spell of the day when, with thoughts turning to refreshments, he removed the tailenders Alzarri Joseph and Miguel Cummins lbw. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:33

Labour must pursue a new Brexit deal, not a second referendum | Owen Jones

  • 0

In the absence of an election, Norway plus has the potential to unite parliament – and the countryIt is, perversely, a sign of the government’s weakness, not its strength, that it has inevitably seen off a vote of no confidence. All that unites a bitterly fractious Conservative party is panic at the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government coming to power in a general election, a likelihood many are admirably honest about. If Theresa May was confident about the Tories’ prospects, she would risk throwing the dice. But Labour started the last election campaign 24 percentage points behind the Tories in the polls, and ended two points behind six weeks later. Today, the polling average has Labour slightly ahead. Conservatives fear that a Corbyn-led administration would not be like a “normal” Labour government, and would upend an economic consensus established by Margaret Thatcher. And they would be right. Related: What are the alternatives to May's rejected Brexit deal? Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:04

The Guardian view on Brexit and parliament: now dissolve the red lines | Editorial

  • 0

The prime minister’s offer of cross-party talks rings hollow without evidence of her readiness to compromise on the substance of BrexitA Commons vote affirming confidence in Her Majesty’s government does not indicate that parliament trusts Theresa May. Her reprieve on Wednesday night, by a margin of 19, largely expresses Tory and DUP reluctance to risk a general election. Power is still flowing away from the prime minister.In 2017 voters deprived the Tories of a majority. Last December the government was found in contempt of parliament. One-third of Tory MPs have said they have no confidence in Mrs May as their party’s leader. On Tuesday, the prime minister’s Brexit deal was crushed in a Commons defeat greater than any recorded in the modern era. Mrs May’s authority has been stripped away; her credibility is gone. Every precedent guides her towards resignation. But not much about Brexit follows precedent. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:02

Iranian ambassador claims Free Nazanin campaign is 'unhelpful'

  • 0

Intervention comes as backers say Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has ended her hunger strikeThe Iranian ambassador to the UK has told the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that his campaign to secure her release from a Tehran jail is reducing her chances of freedom.Speaking in response to the announcement by the Free Nazanin campaign that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had brought her three-day hunger strike to an end after prison authorities agreed she could receive medical treatment for a lump in her breast, the Iranian ambassador, Hamid Baeidinejad, claimed that she had already been given full access to the required facilities. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 23:00

Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump's space force

The actor will take the lead in a series he has co-created, following those tasked by the president to develop the space-based initiativeSteve Carell is set to head up a new comedy series for Netflix based on Donald Trump’s space force initiative. Related: Schitt's Creek: the funniest sitcom you're (probably) not watching Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 22:49

Santander recruitment farce puts greed and hubris centre stage | Nils Pratley

  • 0

Andrea Orcel parable shows how little has changed at big banks since the 2008 crisisThe tale of how Banco Santander hired Andrea Orcel as its chief executive, and is now dropping him because it will not pay a €50m golden hello, is a mini classic. All the familiar banking features of greed, incompetence and hubris are present. And all the main players look ridiculous.Top of the list is Ana Botín, the Spanish bank’s executive chair. Recruiting Orcel, an Italian investment banker, was a bizarre move in the first place. Orcel, at UBS and previously at Merrill Lynch, was a longstanding adviser to Santander on acquisitions, but deal merchants tend to make terrible retail bankers. Continue reading...

Выбор редакции
16 января, 22:46

Manchester City to sign 18-year-old Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split for £7m

  • 0

• Palaversa has made first-team breakthrough this season• Midfielder to carry on at Hajduk until summerManchester City have reached an agreement with Hajduk Split to sign the highly rated 18-year-old central midfielder Ante Palaversa for an initial £7m. Related: Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...