The Guardian

The Guardian, is a British national daily newspaper. Currently edited by Alan Rusbridger, it has grown from a 19th-century local paper to a national paper associated with a complex organisational structure and international multimedia and web presence.

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Latest Articles

Trump ousts top adviser John Bolton: 'I disagreed strongly with him'

Donald Trump has fired his national security adviser, John Bolton, in a pair of tweets in which he laid bare searing internal divisions within his inner circle, saying he had “disagreed strongly” with his top aide. The departure of such a resolute hawk raises the possibility that Trump’s foreign policy could now make a dovish turn in the run up to next year’s elections, in particular with respect to Iran. The president’s firing of his third national security adviser in as many years appears to
By Josh Lewis
The Guardian

US woman charged with trying to smuggle baby out of Philippines

An American woman has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly attempting to smuggle an undocumented six-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden in a bag. Jennifer Erin Talbot was arrested at Manila’s airport on Wednesday and charged with human trafficking, kidnapping and child abuse.
By Leonie Kijewski
The Guardian

Inside Exarcheia: the self-governing community Athens police want rid of

It’s just after 5am in the central Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia. A group of Afghans and Iranians are sitting down together for breakfast in the middle of the street, with a banner that reads “No Pasaran” (“They shall not pass”) strung between the buildings above their heads. They laugh and joke as they help themselves to bread and cheese pies from the communal table. The public breakfast is outside Notara 26, a self-organised refugee accommodation squat. Since opening in September 2015, at
By Dromografos Dromografos
The Guardian

Humiliating Kashmir is part of Modi’s plan to remake India | Kapil Komireddi

On Valentine’s Day this year, Narendra Modi went on a date with Bear Grylls. As the two men set off on an “adventure of a lifetime” in India’s Corbett national park, 500 miles to the north in the valley of Kashmir a suicide bomber drove a truck laden with explosives into a convoy of vehicles carrying Indian paramilitary forces. Forty troops were blown to bits in the blast. It was the bloodiest single atrocity suffered by Indian security personnel in the savage history of the Kashmir conflict. A
By Kapil Komireddi
The Guardian

Arsenal sign Madrid’s Ceballos on loan and £27m St Etienne defender Saliba

Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of the Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan and bought William Saliba from Saint-Étienne in Ligue 1 for a fee rising to €30m (£26.9m) before loaning him back to the French club. The pair become the club’s second and third summer signings, after the 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli, although Saliba, another 18-year-old, will not join the squad for a year. Ceballos captained Spain Under‑21s to European championship glory in June and
By Sonny Cohen
The Guardian

'No judgment. We just run': inside San Quentin's 1,000 Mile Club

Some prisons are trying to reduce recidivism by offering organized sports programs. These programs go beyond one or two hours of daily recreation by introducing volunteer coaches from outside the prisons, as well as rules to remain in the program. Through sports such as baseball, running and rugby, inmates are finding structure, learning social skills and building self-esteem.
By Jeffrey Burtka
The Guardian

Discrimination in football ‘like wild west’ at grassroots level

A leading figure from Kick It Out has labelled grassroots football in this country as the “wild, wild west” in regards to the level of discrimination that takes place at that level and has even gone as far as calling for parents who are found of guilty of abusive behaviour to be banned from watching their children play. Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s development officer, was speaking on the day that the anti-discrimination organisation released figures which showed reports of discrimination acros
By Sonny Cohen
The Guardian

Today In Focus: Is prime minister Boris Johnson leading us to a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson will enter Downing Street this afternoon as Britain’s new prime minister. But Britain is still hurtling to the Brexit deadline of 31 October – with parliament rising this week for its summer recess. Rowena Mason and Daniel Boffey map out the coming months as Johnson’s plan comes into contact with the harsh realities in Brussels. Plus: Rebecca Nicholson on comedy and canned laughter
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at world championships

Adam Peaty claimed the 100m breaststroke title at the world championships on Monday for a third time but was unable to break the record he set 24 hours earlier. Peaty became the first man to go under 57 seconds when he shattered his own world mark with a time of 56.88 in the semi-finals on Sunday in Gwangju, South Korea. In the final he finished in 57.14sec, more than a second faster than James Wilby in a British one‑two. Peaty is now unbeaten in five years over 100m and the gold medal provide
By Sonny Cohen
The Guardian

Today In Focus: Stranded in Pakistan: why did the Home Office deny a baby a visa?

Nina Saleh, a British resident for 20 years, travelled to Pakistan to adopt a baby and was then repeatedly denied a visa, leaving her trapped abroad for months on end. Plus: Zoe Williams on what her time as a waitress taught her about being a good diner In 2018 Nina Saleh, a British resident, travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, to adopt a child, Sofia. Direct adoption from Pakistan to the UK is not allowed as there is no inter-country adoption agreement in place. Instead, couples or individuals com
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Something of a revolution is under way in terms of what we eat, with growing numbers of people opting to go vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian. But what about the food we give to our pets? What’s in it, and is it worth spending more on premium brands? My two cats are generally not fussy eaters, but last year, after one became ill, I started to look into the ingredients in their food. Oscar and Dennis are two-year-old moggies and, apart from killing sprees of the local wildlife in our London neig
By Rebecca Goodman
The Guardian

Today In Focus: Why do so many people still believe the moon landings were a hoax?

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that first put humans on the moon, Richard Godwin explores why conspiracy theories about the landings still endure. Plus Geoff Andrews on his part in the Guardian’s lunar front page from 1969 – and how he missed the famous quote
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Today In Focus: The real Boris Johnson: politician or journalist?

The Tory leadership hopeful has long attempted to hold down careers in both politics and journalism. As he hopes to take over as prime minister, his biographers Sonia Purnell and Andrew Gimson look at what his career in newspapers says about his character and abilities for the top job in UK politics. Plus: Sabrina Siddiqui on the widespread condemnation of Donald Trump’s racist remarks about four congresswomen
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Today In Focus: Stop and search is discriminatory, so why is it on the rise?

The first stop and search Jamal ever experienced was when he was 11 years old. Now, at 24, he has been stopped numerous times. Most recently, a stop became aggressive and he was hit in the face with handcuffs, but was charged and convicted with assaulting an officer. There is little evidence stop and search works in combating violent crime, but critics say it disproportionately targets young black men
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Today In Focus: What is happening to migrant children at US border facilities?

Elora Mukherjee is a prominent US immigration lawyer. Several weeks ago she visited the Clint border facility in Texas, which was holding hundreds of children who had tried to cross the border. What she saw was so shocking she has decided to speak out. And: Jennifer Silvers on how our experiences when we are young can affect the rest of our lives
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Today In Focus: The sea captain facing jail after saving the lives of refugees

Carola Rackete defied Italy’s ban on migrant rescue ships by forcing her way into the port of Lampedusa last week. She tells the Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo she would do it all again, even though she faces a lengthy trial and a possible jail sentence. Plus: Simon Jenkins on the leaked diplomatic cables of the UK’s Washington ambassador, which were highly critical of Donald Trump
By Courtney Yusuf
The Guardian

Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

The cows grazed under the midday Amazon sun, near a wooden bridge spanning a river. It was an idyllic scene of pastoral quiet, occasionally broken by a motorbike growling on the dirt road that cuts through part of the Lagoa do Triunfo cattle farm to a nearby community.
By Andrew Wasley
The Guardian