Russia and Ukraine News Review http://feed.informer.com/digests/PAZ5XAQQ1J/feeder Russia and Ukraine News Review Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:28:04 -0500 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Kim Jong-un sends aid to North Korean border city in lockdown https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/09/kim-jong-un-sends-aid-north-korean-border-city-lockdown/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8cefcbf1-e009-fe87-8b8f-63b34a95dfde Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:15:36 -0400 topics:people/kim-jong-un structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/north-korea topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Leicester lockdown map: What are the rules, and when will it end? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/leicester-lockdown-rules-review-map-restrictions-when-end/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d3c41fc0-796a-f987-3e32-d6f57bece4d8 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:39:11 -0400 topics:places/leicester topics:people/matt-hancock topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe What are the local lockdown rules in Manchester, Preston, Aberdeen, Kirklees and Bradford? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/local-lockdown-rules-preston-aberdeen-manchester-kirklees-bradford/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:647c2e78-68c6-c493-ae1a-0f196b307818 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:38:54 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:places/greater-manchester storytype:standard Harry Yorke Britons flock to Portugal as FCO makes 'progress' in dropping quarantine https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/portugal-insurance-demand-soars-britons-ignore-fco-advice/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2d8b94b4-cc5e-cee3-0cc2-3f7d50a7b9ff Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:04:17 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:places/portugal structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Travel updates: Britons flock to Portugal as FCO makes 'progress' in dropping quarantine https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/portugal-insurance-demand-soars-britons-ignore-fco-advice/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c25fc52e-224e-1269-5c9b-01ae76f3aebf Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:03:45 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:places/portugal structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott How many coronavirus cases are in your area? Use our tool to find out https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/covid-cases-my-area-uk-coronavirus-numbers-near-me/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f44dfd64-d9db-89e2-26bc-0717a1373d40 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:23:56 -0400 topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:in-the-news/global-health-security storytype:standard Ashley Kirk How many coronavirus cases are in the UK - and where are they? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/uk-deaths-coronavirus-cases-today-latest-numbers-data-covid/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9402d266-f987-8e45-27e0-72b1ecb5c609 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:17:37 -0400 topics:organisations/world-health-organisation topics:in-the-news/global-health-security structure:data-story topics:organisations/department-of-health topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Dominic Gilbert Travel updates: Britons ignore FCO advice and flock to Portugal for Covid-safe holidays https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/portugal-insurance-demand-soars-britons-ignore-fco-advice/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d6b1ce07-49a7-4d3e-c5d1-fab78023f819 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 08:14:48 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:places/portugal structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott UK weather: Homes, businesses and lives at risk as severe thunderstorms set to hit https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/heatwave-continue-next-week-beaches-brace-another-day-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:42aebb71-b152-912e-4cbc-c2c3caf5c001 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 06:51:52 -0400 topics:things/weather structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:things/heatwave storytype:standard Mason Boycott-Owen Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/08/magazine/us-russia-intelligence.html NYT > Russia urn:uuid:4bc39a5e-a5ea-fc7d-b08a-80429a4caf24 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:00:07 -0400 Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election. An investigation from the magazine uncovered what happened next. By Robert Draper Travel updates: Demand 'unbelievable' for Covid-safe holidays in Portugal as Britons ignore FCO advice https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/portugal-insurance-demand-soars-britons-ignore-fco-advice/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f73866d3-e0cf-8a99-5d2a-811c2820f1e5 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:58:59 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:places/portugal structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Left-Handers Day 2020: the history behind the celebration and 13 facts about the wonderful left https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/left-handers-day-2020-history-behind-celebration-13-facts-wonderful/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e233a848-8fb7-e515-a8a9-c03d34f897a4 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 03:47:39 -0400 structure:news topics:people/barack-obama topics:people/prince-william storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport, killing 18 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3eabc785-51b5-8046-94eb-cad1149f11ef Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:59:29 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Former US soldiers sentenced to 20 years for bungled Venezuelan coup plot https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/former-us-soldiers-sentenced-20-years-bungled-venezuelan-coup/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8097b20d-5018-49db-f73c-c3e4fabb2b42 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:53:34 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/venezuela topics:places/latin-america topics:people/juan-guaido topics:people/nicolas-maduro storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff The countries exempt from England's travel quarantine - full list https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/countries-quarantine-free-travel-list-england-exempt/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:cd83a0bb-b457-fae8-1ccd-12ec765d89b8 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:40:23 -0400 topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown storytype:standard Charles Hymas US sanctions are 'clowning actions', says Beijing's top Hong Kong office https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/us-sanctions-clowning-actions-says-beijings-top-hong-kong-office/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d1d34a11-2788-f664-ae59-91d3954469e3 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:29:42 -0400 topics:places/usa topics:places/hong-kong structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Donald Trump says he will extend unemployment benefits and coronavirus aid until the end of the year https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/08/donald-trump-says-will-extend-unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bddf374f-1074-03e7-0a99-6a09117b6224 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:51:09 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/us-politics topics:people/donald-trump topics:events/us-2020-election topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Russia, China and Iran seeking to influence US ahead of elections, top intelligence official says https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/us-election-interference-russia-china-iran-intelligence Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:480cbcf2-334d-db3c-7eed-3c6f65b85cd1 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:17:48 -0400 <p>Statement says China is opposed to Trump but offers more concrete evidence of Russia’s efforts to undermine Biden</p><p>Russia is backing Donald Trump, China is supporting Joe Biden and Iran is seeking to sow chaos in the US presidential election, a top intelligence official has warned in a sobering assessment of foreign meddling.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.odni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/item/2139-statement-by-ncsc-director-william-evanina-election-threat-update-for-the-american-public">statement on Friday</a> by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, raises fears of a repeat of the 2016 election, when Russia manipulated social media to help Trump and hurt his opponent Hillary Clinton.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/usps-us-postal-service-changes-mail-in-ballots">US Postal Service announces cost-saving changes amid vote-by-mail fears</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/us-election-interference-russia-china-iran-intelligence">Continue reading...</a> US elections 2020 Joe Biden Donald Trump US news US politics China Russia Iran David Smith in Washington Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images Trump says he may extend unemployment benefits via executive order – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:d611a67c-1ecc-37d1-74df-765651d1d828 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:04:40 -0400 <ul><li>President speaks at golf club in New Jersey after talks collapse</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates?page=with:block-5f2da1938f08fd092ae7557a#block-5f2da1938f08fd092ae7557a">Russia, China, Iran trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’, official warns</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spike</a></li><li>Sign up to our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">First Thing newsletter</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:42:44.418Z">1.42am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><em>From me and Joan E Greve: </em></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/donald-trump-covid-19-unemployment-talks">Trump poised to intervene in Covid-19 relief plans after talks break down</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:20:49.487Z">1.20am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Asked whether the press conference, which was attended by members of his golf club, some of whom were not wearing masks and who were not maintaining social distance, was violating New Jersey guidelines for golf clubs, <strong>Trump</strong> said no, “Because it’s a political activity they have exceptions.” </p><p>Their gathering and refusal to wear masks is “also a peaceful protest,” Trump said, because his wealthy golf club members “know the news is fake.” </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:14:22.188Z">1.14am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Contradicting the intelligence community’s assessment, the president said, “The last person Russia wants to see in office is Donald Trump.”</p><p>Pressed on the matter, he said: “I don’t care what anybody says”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:11:53.277Z">1.11am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Asked if he’s worried about legal challenges to his proposed executive orders, Trump responded: “We’ll see, yeah. Probably we’ll get sued.”</strong></p><p>Democrats have indicated that they will challenge executive orders that bypass negotiations. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:08:04.758Z">1.08am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The president has now turned to the topic of policing, and the protests against police brutality. </strong>The news conference has morphed into a campaign rally, with Trump stirring up fear about “left-wing violent extremism”. </p><p>My colleague <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/profile/lois-beckett">Lois Beckett</a> recently reported this illuminating piece, headlined “Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years”. Have a read: </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/us-rightwing-extremists-attacks-deaths-database-leftwing-antifa">Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:04:27.974Z">1.04am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong> Trump said he is also seeking to sign an executive order to require health insurance companies to cover “all pre-existing conditions”. </strong></p><p>“This has never been done before,” Trump said. But patients with pre-existing health conditions are currently protected by the Affordable Care Act - which the Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down. Twenty million Americans covered by the landmark healthcare law could lose coverage if Trump’s challenge is successful. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:58:11.935Z">12.58am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Fact check: Testing and cases</strong></p><p><strong>“We’re constantly showing cases, cases, cases, cases,” Trump said</strong> - and said that’s because the US is doing more testing than other cases. “We’re doing tremendous testing, and we’re especially doing big testing at nursing homes.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:49:53.382Z">12.49am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong> said that if no coronavirus relief deal is reached, he will also defer the payroll tax until the end of the year, “and it’ll be retroactive to July 1,” and might extend it past the end of the year, defer student loan payments and extend an eviction moratorium. </p><p>The extent of Trump’s authority here is unclear. His executive orders would be vulnerable to legal challenges - as it’s Congress, not the executive, that is responsible for allocating funds. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:42:02.149Z">12.42am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong> is boasting about the 1.8m jobs added in July and 9.3m jobs added since May. But when the pandemic struck, 22 million jobs were lost in March and April. </p><p>He said he will extend<strong> </strong>unemployment benefits through the end of the year via an executive order, though he doesn’t say how much the extra jobless benefit would be. Democrats want to extend the $600 per week benefit, but Republicans have been opposed - and suggested $200 per week. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:36:16.074Z">12.36am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Trump has begun by discussing the economy. Per usual, he is using a racist term to refer to the coronavirus. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:06:11.396Z">12.06am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump is preparing for a press conference from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. </strong>According to Politico’s Meridith McGraw, who is part of the press pool at the event, “dozens and dozens of club members, in golf gear and some holding wine glasses - have filed into the ballroom,” where the conference will take place. </p><p>“Only a handful of the dozens of club members were seen wearing masks, and their temperatures were being taken as they went into the ballroom. It’s unclear if the club members will be present for the news conference with the President,” McGraw said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Country club members awaiting the president <a href="https://t.co/cm9FOvtoC9">pic.twitter.com/cm9FOvtoC9</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:57:02.818Z">11.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate very soon. Here’s a closer look at one of the top contenders, California congresswoman Karen Bass: </strong></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/karen-bass-joe-biden-vp-california-congresswoman">Karen Bass: the progressive congresswoman who could be Biden's vice-president</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:38:48.321Z">11.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump has said he will hold a press conference at 7pm Eastern Time, from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. </strong></p><p>We’ll provide live coverage. In a tweet, Trump indicated that he will discuss the pandemic, and the economy, in light of jobs numbers released today. It is unclear whether he will also announce an executive order on coronavirus relief. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:35:37.748Z">11.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser to Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and a Republican voice against the Iraq war, has died. He was 95. </strong></p><p>President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, said Scowcroft “was an especially important advisor to my father — and an important friend,” and expressed their condolences to his family. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:14:20.681Z">11.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The head of the conservative evangelical Liberty University has been forced to take an “indefinite leave of absence” after <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/jerry-falwell-jr-head-of-liberty-university-photo-pants-unzipped">he shared a photo</a> of himself with his pants unzipped to reveal his underwear.</strong></p><p><strong>Jerry Falwell Jr</strong>, a prominent backer of Donald Trump and one of America’s most powerful evangelical leaders, was accused of hypocrisy after posting the photo to Instagram this week.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:57:36.027Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>“We are going a different way” on economic relief, Trump tweeted</strong>, indicating his administration was not willing to compromise on a coronavirus relief package with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. </p><p>“Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and state,” the president said. But the $1tn in aid at issue here would benefit cities and states run by both Democrats and Republicans. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:51:02.341Z">10.51pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>And here’s what the Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh had to say about the same report: </strong></p><p><em>In 2016 it was the Democrats who actively solicited help from foreign nationals in an unsuccessful effort to beat President Trump, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Democrat operatives were once again up to no good. If anyone should face questions about foreign interference in 2020, it’s Joe Biden’s campaign. We don’t need or want foreign interference, and President Trump will beat Joe Biden fair and square. The intelligence community’s assessment that both China and Iran are trying to stop President Trump’s re-election is concerning, but clearly because he has held them accountable after years of coddling by politicians like Joe Biden. The Trump Administration has been tougher on Russia than any administration in history, imposing sanctions and expelling diplomats, in contrast with the Obama-Biden administration, which choked in the face of Russian interference after Susan Rice gave the ‘stand down’ order and let Russia get away with it.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:35:46.051Z">10.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>House speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff issued a joint statement calling on the ODNI to release more information on election security and foreign election interference. </strong></p><p>“Today’s statement still treats three actors of differing intent and capability as equal threats to our democratic elections,” they write. According to the ODNI report, While Russia is spreading disinformation about Joe Biden to boost Trump, China and Iran are against the president. According to Pelosi and Schiff the three countries have “different and unequal aims, current actions, and capabilities”: </p><p><em>Members of Congress have now been briefed on the specific threats facing the 2020 election, and we have been clear with the Intelligence Community that the American people must be provided with specific information that would allow voters to appraise for themselves the respective threats posed by these foreign actors. </em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:21:00.917Z">10.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh, reporting from the west coast. </p><p><strong>The Biden campaign’s Tony Blinken, in light of the ODNI report, said: “Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly invited, emboldened, and even tried to coerce foreign interference in American elections.”</strong></p><p><em>[Trump] urged Russia to hack the emails of his opponent in 2016, sided with Vladimir Putin over his unprecedented violation of American sovereignty that year, publicly called on China to investigate Joe Biden while begging them to help him win re-election, and attempted to blackmail his Ukrainian counterpart into propagating a widely-debunked conspiracy theory about the Vice President -- getting impeached in the process.” </em></p><p><em>Joe Biden, on the other hand, has led the fight against foreign interference for years, and has refused to accept any foreign materials intended to help him in this election - something that Donald Trump and his campaign have repeatedly failed to do.</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:00:09.733Z">10.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>That’s it from me this week. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.</p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:44:14.097Z">9.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>pledged that <strong>Democrats </strong>would “not stop fighting” for a coronavirus relief package after negotiations with the White House fell apart.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump &amp; Senator McConnell for months have refused to act and downplayed the threat of COVID.<br><br>Now they seem to be walking away from the table. What will it take for Republicans to take COVID seriously?<br><br>Democrats will not stop fighting for Americans across this country. <a href="https://t.co/PtUGF2Chay">pic.twitter.com/PtUGF2Chay</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:25:56.861Z">9.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is now expected to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief over the weekend after negotiation talks between the White House and congressional <strong>Democrats </strong>deteriorated.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said the president would sign orders aimed at extending unemployment benefits, renewing the moratorium on evictions and postponing student loan repayment.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:09:13.315Z">9.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>said they would urge <strong>Trump </strong>to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:43:45.630Z">8.43pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina </strong>cited a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker’s attacks on <strong>Joe Biden </strong>as one example of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.</p><p>Evanina’s statement says, “We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:22:13.524Z">8.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. </strong></p><p>Acting committee chairman <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> and vice chairman <strong>Mark Warner </strong>said in the statement, “NCSC Director Evanina’s statement today builds on and provides additional context to his previous statement two weeks ago. We thank him for providing this additional information to the American people, and we look forward to his continued engagement, along with other members of the Intelligence Community and the Administration, with the public over the next 87 days.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Intelligence Acting Chairman Sen. <a href="https://twitter.com/marcorubio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarcoRubio</a> and I released a joint statement in response to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCSCgov</a> Director Bill Evanina’s statement on election security.<br>Read it here: <a href="https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm">https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1DO2sL4JU">pic.twitter.com/M1DO2sL4JU</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:14:42.727Z">8.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>More details from Daniel Strauss on the ODNI statement:</strong></p><p>The statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina</strong> specifies the agency’s assessment of what China, Russia and Iran are each doing to interfere in the US elections:</p><p><strong>CHINA</strong> – We assess that China prefers that P<strong>resident Trump </strong>– whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China. Although China will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues. For example, it has harshly criticized the Administration’s statements and actions on Hong Kong, TikTok, the legal status of the South China Sea, and China’s efforts to dominate the 5G market. Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.</p><p><strong>RUSSIA</strong> – We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former <strong>Vice President Biden</strong> and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian <strong>Andriy Derkach</strong> is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:07:11.100Z">8.07pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:</strong></p><p>The office of the director of national intelligence warned Friday that Russia, China and Iran are all taking steps to influence US elections in 2020. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NCSC Director William Evanina has today issued another election threat update for the American public, building on his July 24, 2020 public statement on foreign threats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020Election?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020Election</a>. See: <a href="https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF">https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF</a> <a href="https://t.co/fyXmLIbBQ1">pic.twitter.com/fyXmLIbBQ1</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:56:32.525Z">7.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has reportedly warned Russia against offering bounties to Taliban insurgents to kill US troops.</strong></p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/world/asia/pompeo-russia-afghanistan-bounties.html">reports</a>:</p><p> Mr. Pompeo delivered the warning in a call on July 13 with the minister,<strong> Sergey V. Lavrov</strong>, choosing to do so during a conversation that, officially, was about an unrelated topic — the possibility of a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. officials said in the past week.<br></p><p>The secretary of state did not explicitly point to the covert bounties scheme organized by a Russian military intelligence unit that was first reported in late June by The New York Times, most likely because the details of what American intelligence has learned and how it gathered the information remain classified, one of the officials said. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:29:42.229Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other high-ranking Democrats have written to the United States Postal Service (USPS) inspector general, Tammy Whitcomb, to ask for an investigation into recent changes to the agency’s operations.</p><p>The Democrats write in a letter that they are concerned about changes to US US politics US news World news Donald Trump Joe Biden US elections 2020 US economy Black Lives Matter movement Russia China Iran Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now), Joan E Greve in Washington and Martin Belam (earlier) Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Trump says he may extend unemployment benefits via executive order – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:749e604d-d061-10da-3f02-41376413e778 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:04:40 -0400 <ul><li>President speaks at golf club in New Jersey after talks collapse</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates?page=with:block-5f2da1938f08fd092ae7557a#block-5f2da1938f08fd092ae7557a">Russia, China, Iran trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’, official warns</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spike</a></li><li>Sign up to our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">First Thing newsletter</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:42:44.418Z">1.42am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><em>From me and Joan E Greve: </em></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/donald-trump-covid-19-unemployment-talks">Trump poised to intervene in Covid-19 relief plans after talks break down</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:20:49.487Z">1.20am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Asked whether the press conference, which was attended by members of his golf club, some of whom were not wearing masks and who were not maintaining social distance, was violating New Jersey guidelines for golf clubs, <strong>Trump</strong> said no, “Because it’s a political activity they have exceptions.” </p><p>Their gathering and refusal to wear masks is “also a peaceful protest,” Trump said, because his wealthy golf club members “know the news is fake.” </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:14:22.188Z">1.14am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Contradicting the intelligence community’s assessment, the president said, “The last person Russia wants to see in office is Donald Trump.”</p><p>Pressed on the matter, he said: “I don’t care what anybody says”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:11:53.277Z">1.11am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Asked if he’s worried about legal challenges to his proposed executive orders, Trump responded: “We’ll see, yeah. Probably we’ll get sued.”</strong></p><p>Democrats have indicated that they will challenge executive orders that bypass negotiations. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:08:04.758Z">1.08am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The president has now turned to the topic of policing, and the protests against police brutality. </strong>The news conference has morphed into a campaign rally, with Trump stirring up fear about “left-wing violent extremism”. </p><p>My colleague <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/profile/lois-beckett">Lois Beckett</a> recently reported this illuminating piece, headlined “Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years”. Have a read: </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/us-rightwing-extremists-attacks-deaths-database-leftwing-antifa">Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-08T00:04:27.974Z">1.04am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong> Trump said he is also seeking to sign an executive order to require health insurance companies to cover “all pre-existing conditions”. </strong></p><p>“This has never been done before,” Trump said. But patients with pre-existing health conditions are currently protected by the Affordable Care Act - which the Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down. Twenty million Americans covered by the landmark healthcare law could lose coverage if Trump’s challenge is successful. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:58:11.935Z">12.58am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Fact check: Testing and cases</strong></p><p><strong>“We’re constantly showing cases, cases, cases, cases,” Trump said</strong> - and said that’s because the US is doing more testing than other cases. “We’re doing tremendous testing, and we’re especially doing big testing at nursing homes.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:49:53.382Z">12.49am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong> said that if no coronavirus relief deal is reached, he will also defer the payroll tax until the end of the year, “and it’ll be retroactive to July 1,” and might extend it past the end of the year, defer student loan payments and extend an eviction moratorium. </p><p>The extent of Trump’s authority here is unclear. His executive orders would be vulnerable to legal challenges - as it’s Congress, not the executive, that is responsible for allocating funds. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:42:02.149Z">12.42am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong> is boasting about the 1.8m jobs added in July and 9.3m jobs added since May. But when the pandemic struck, 22 million jobs were lost in March and April. </p><p>He said he will extend<strong> </strong>unemployment benefits through the end of the year via an executive order, though he doesn’t say how much the extra jobless benefit would be. Democrats want to extend the $600 per week benefit, but Republicans have been opposed - and suggested $200 per week. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:36:16.074Z">12.36am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Trump has begun by discussing the economy. Per usual, he is using a racist term to refer to the coronavirus. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:06:11.396Z">12.06am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump is preparing for a press conference from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. </strong>According to Politico’s Meridith McGraw, who is part of the press pool at the event, “dozens and dozens of club members, in golf gear and some holding wine glasses - have filed into the ballroom,” where the conference will take place. </p><p>“Only a handful of the dozens of club members were seen wearing masks, and their temperatures were being taken as they went into the ballroom. It’s unclear if the club members will be present for the news conference with the President,” McGraw said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Country club members awaiting the president <a href="https://t.co/cm9FOvtoC9">pic.twitter.com/cm9FOvtoC9</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:57:02.818Z">11.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate very soon. Here’s a closer look at one of the top contenders, California congresswoman Karen Bass: </strong></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/karen-bass-joe-biden-vp-california-congresswoman">Karen Bass: the progressive congresswoman who could be Biden's vice-president</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:38:48.321Z">11.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump has said he will hold a press conference at 7pm Eastern Time, from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. </strong></p><p>We’ll provide live coverage. In a tweet, Trump indicated that he will discuss the pandemic, and the economy, in light of jobs numbers released today. It is unclear whether he will also announce an executive order on coronavirus relief. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:35:37.748Z">11.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser to Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and a Republican voice against the Iraq war, has died. He was 95. </strong></p><p>President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, said Scowcroft “was an especially important advisor to my father — and an important friend,” and expressed their condolences to his family. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:14:20.681Z">11.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The head of the conservative evangelical Liberty University has been forced to take an “indefinite leave of absence” after <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/jerry-falwell-jr-head-of-liberty-university-photo-pants-unzipped">he shared a photo</a> of himself with his pants unzipped to reveal his underwear.</strong></p><p><strong>Jerry Falwell Jr</strong>, a prominent backer of Donald Trump and one of America’s most powerful evangelical leaders, was accused of hypocrisy after posting the photo to Instagram this week.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:57:36.027Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>“We are going a different way” on economic relief, Trump tweeted</strong>, indicating his administration was not willing to compromise on a coronavirus relief package with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. </p><p>“Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and state,” the president said. But the $1tn in aid at issue here would benefit cities and states run by both Democrats and Republicans. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:51:02.341Z">10.51pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>And here’s what the Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh had to say about the same report: </strong></p><p><em>In 2016 it was the Democrats who actively solicited help from foreign nationals in an unsuccessful effort to beat President Trump, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Democrat operatives were once again up to no good. If anyone should face questions about foreign interference in 2020, it’s Joe Biden’s campaign. We don’t need or want foreign interference, and President Trump will beat Joe Biden fair and square. The intelligence community’s assessment that both China and Iran are trying to stop President Trump’s re-election is concerning, but clearly because he has held them accountable after years of coddling by politicians like Joe Biden. The Trump Administration has been tougher on Russia than any administration in history, imposing sanctions and expelling diplomats, in contrast with the Obama-Biden administration, which choked in the face of Russian interference after Susan Rice gave the ‘stand down’ order and let Russia get away with it.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:35:46.051Z">10.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>House speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff issued a joint statement calling on the ODNI to release more information on election security and foreign election interference. </strong></p><p>“Today’s statement still treats three actors of differing intent and capability as equal threats to our democratic elections,” they write. According to the ODNI report, While Russia is spreading disinformation about Joe Biden to boost Trump, China and Iran are against the president. According to Pelosi and Schiff the three countries have “different and unequal aims, current actions, and capabilities”: </p><p><em>Members of Congress have now been briefed on the specific threats facing the 2020 election, and we have been clear with the Intelligence Community that the American people must be provided with specific information that would allow voters to appraise for themselves the respective threats posed by these foreign actors. </em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:21:00.917Z">10.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh, reporting from the west coast. </p><p><strong>The Biden campaign’s Tony Blinken, in light of the ODNI report, said: “Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly invited, emboldened, and even tried to coerce foreign interference in American elections.”</strong></p><p><em>[Trump] urged Russia to hack the emails of his opponent in 2016, sided with Vladimir Putin over his unprecedented violation of American sovereignty that year, publicly called on China to investigate Joe Biden while begging them to help him win re-election, and attempted to blackmail his Ukrainian counterpart into propagating a widely-debunked conspiracy theory about the Vice President -- getting impeached in the process.” </em></p><p><em>Joe Biden, on the other hand, has led the fight against foreign interference for years, and has refused to accept any foreign materials intended to help him in this election - something that Donald Trump and his campaign have repeatedly failed to do.</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:00:09.733Z">10.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>That’s it from me this week. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.</p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:44:14.097Z">9.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>pledged that <strong>Democrats </strong>would “not stop fighting” for a coronavirus relief package after negotiations with the White House fell apart.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump &amp; Senator McConnell for months have refused to act and downplayed the threat of COVID.<br><br>Now they seem to be walking away from the table. What will it take for Republicans to take COVID seriously?<br><br>Democrats will not stop fighting for Americans across this country. <a href="https://t.co/PtUGF2Chay">pic.twitter.com/PtUGF2Chay</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:25:56.861Z">9.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is now expected to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief over the weekend after negotiation talks between the White House and congressional <strong>Democrats </strong>deteriorated.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said the president would sign orders aimed at extending unemployment benefits, renewing the moratorium on evictions and postponing student loan repayment.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:09:13.315Z">9.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>said they would urge <strong>Trump </strong>to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:43:45.630Z">8.43pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina </strong>cited a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker’s attacks on <strong>Joe Biden </strong>as one example of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.</p><p>Evanina’s statement says, “We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:22:13.524Z">8.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. </strong></p><p>Acting committee chairman <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> and vice chairman <strong>Mark Warner </strong>said in the statement, “NCSC Director Evanina’s statement today builds on and provides additional context to his previous statement two weeks ago. We thank him for providing this additional information to the American people, and we look forward to his continued engagement, along with other members of the Intelligence Community and the Administration, with the public over the next 87 days.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Intelligence Acting Chairman Sen. <a href="https://twitter.com/marcorubio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarcoRubio</a> and I released a joint statement in response to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCSCgov</a> Director Bill Evanina’s statement on election security.<br>Read it here: <a href="https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm">https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1DO2sL4JU">pic.twitter.com/M1DO2sL4JU</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:14:42.727Z">8.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>More details from Daniel Strauss on the ODNI statement:</strong></p><p>The statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina</strong> specifies the agency’s assessment of what China, Russia and Iran are each doing to interfere in the US elections:</p><p><strong>CHINA</strong> – We assess that China prefers that P<strong>resident Trump </strong>– whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China. Although China will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues. For example, it has harshly criticized the Administration’s statements and actions on Hong Kong, TikTok, the legal status of the South China Sea, and China’s efforts to dominate the 5G market. Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.</p><p><strong>RUSSIA</strong> – We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former <strong>Vice President Biden</strong> and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian <strong>Andriy Derkach</strong> is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:07:11.100Z">8.07pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:</strong></p><p>The office of the director of national intelligence warned Friday that Russia, China and Iran are all taking steps to influence US elections in 2020. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NCSC Director William Evanina has today issued another election threat update for the American public, building on his July 24, 2020 public statement on foreign threats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020Election?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020Election</a>. See: <a href="https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF">https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF</a> <a href="https://t.co/fyXmLIbBQ1">pic.twitter.com/fyXmLIbBQ1</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:56:32.525Z">7.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has reportedly warned Russia against offering bounties to Taliban insurgents to kill US troops.</strong></p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/world/asia/pompeo-russia-afghanistan-bounties.html">reports</a>:</p><p> Mr. Pompeo delivered the warning in a call on July 13 with the minister,<strong> Sergey V. Lavrov</strong>, choosing to do so during a conversation that, officially, was about an unrelated topic — the possibility of a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. officials said in the past week.<br></p><p>The secretary of state did not explicitly point to the covert bounties scheme organized by a Russian military intelligence unit that was first reported in late June by The New York Times, most likely because the details of what American intelligence has learned and how it gathered the information remain classified, one of the officials said. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:29:42.229Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other high-ranking Democrats have written to the United States Postal Service (USPS) inspector general, Tammy Whitcomb, to ask for an investigation into recent changes to the agency’s operations.</p><p>The Democrats write in a letter that they are concerned about changes to US US politics US news World news Donald Trump Joe Biden US elections 2020 US economy Black Lives Matter movement Russia China Iran Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now), Joan E Greve in Washington and Martin Belam (earlier) Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP White House duo urge Trump to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief as talks collapse – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:7239a6af-fd4f-eda2-a2e3-c57c11607a82 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:20:31 -0400 <ul><li>Executive orders recommended after talks with Democrats stall</li><li>ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’<br></li><li>Report says China would prefer ‘unpredictable’ Trump to lose</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spike</a></li><li>Sign up to our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">First Thing newsletter</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T23:06:11.396Z">12.06am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump is preparing for a press conference from his golf club in Bedminister. </strong>According to Politico’s Meridith McGraw, who is part of the press pool at the event, “dozens and dozens of club members, in golf gear and some holding wine glasses - have filed into the ballroom,” where the conference will take place. </p><p>“Only a handful of the dozens of club members were seen wearing masks, and their temperatures were being taken as they went into the ballroom. It’s unclear if the club members will be present for the news conference with the President,” McGraw said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Country club members awaiting the president <a href="https://t.co/cm9FOvtoC9">pic.twitter.com/cm9FOvtoC9</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:57:02.818Z">11.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate very soon. Here’s a closer look at one of the top contenders, California congresswoman Karen Bass: </strong></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/karen-bass-joe-biden-vp-california-congresswoman">Karen Bass: the progressive congresswoman who could be Biden's vice-president</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:38:48.321Z">11.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump has said he will hold a press conference at 7pm Eastern Time, from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. </strong></p><p>We’ll provide live coverage. In a tweet, Trump indicated that he will discuss the pandemic, and the economy, in light of jobs numbers released today. It is unclear whether he will also announce an executive order on coronavirus relief. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:35:37.748Z">11.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser to Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and a Republican voice against the Iraq war, has died. He was 95. </strong></p><p>President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, said Scowcroft “was an especially important advisor to my father — and an important friend,” and expressed their condolences to his family. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T22:14:20.681Z">11.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The head of the conservative evangelical Liberty University has been forced to take an “indefinite leave of absence” after <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/jerry-falwell-jr-head-of-liberty-university-photo-pants-unzipped">he shared a photo</a> of himself with his pants unzipped to reveal his underwear.</strong></p><p><strong>Jerry Falwell Jr</strong>, a prominent backer of Donald Trump and one of America’s most powerful evangelical leaders, was accused of hypocrisy after posting the photo to Instagram this week.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:57:36.027Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>“We are going a different way” on economic relief, Trump tweeted</strong>, indicating his administration was not willing to compromise on a coronavirus relief package with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. </p><p>“Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and state,” the president said. But the $1tn in aid at issue here would benefit cities and states run by both Democrats and Republicans. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:51:02.341Z">10.51pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>And here’s what the Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh had to say about the same report: </strong></p><p><em>In 2016 it was the Democrats who actively solicited help from foreign nationals in an unsuccessful effort to beat President Trump, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Democrat operatives were once again up to no good. If anyone should face questions about foreign interference in 2020, it’s Joe Biden’s campaign. We don’t need or want foreign interference, and President Trump will beat Joe Biden fair and square. The intelligence community’s assessment that both China and Iran are trying to stop President Trump’s re-election is concerning, but clearly because he has held them accountable after years of coddling by politicians like Joe Biden. The Trump Administration has been tougher on Russia than any administration in history, imposing sanctions and expelling diplomats, in contrast with the Obama-Biden administration, which choked in the face of Russian interference after Susan Rice gave the ‘stand down’ order and let Russia get away with it.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:35:46.051Z">10.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>House speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff issued a joint statement calling on the ODNI to release more information on election security and foreign election interference. </strong></p><p>“Today’s statement still treats three actors of differing intent and capability as equal threats to our democratic elections,” they write. According to the ODNI report, While Russia is spreading disinformation about Joe Biden to boost Trump, China and Iran are against the president. According to Pelosi and Schiff the three countries have “different and unequal aims, current actions, and capabilities”: </p><p><em>Members of Congress have now been briefed on the specific threats facing the 2020 election, and we have been clear with the Intelligence Community that the American people must be provided with specific information that would allow voters to appraise for themselves the respective threats posed by these foreign actors. </em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:21:00.917Z">10.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh, reporting from the west coast. </p><p><strong>The Biden campaign’s Tony Blinken, in light of the ODNI report, said: “Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly invited, emboldened, and even tried to coerce foreign interference in American elections.”</strong></p><p><em>[Trump] urged Russia to hack the emails of his opponent in 2016, sided with Vladimir Putin over his unprecedented violation of American sovereignty that year, publicly called on China to investigate Joe Biden while begging them to help him win re-election, and attempted to blackmail his Ukrainian counterpart into propagating a widely-debunked conspiracy theory about the Vice President -- getting impeached in the process.” </em></p><p><em>Joe Biden, on the other hand, has led the fight against foreign interference for years, and has refused to accept any foreign materials intended to help him in this election - something that Donald Trump and his campaign have repeatedly failed to do.</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T21:00:09.733Z">10.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>That’s it from me this week. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.</p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:44:14.097Z">9.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>pledged that <strong>Democrats </strong>would “not stop fighting” for a coronavirus relief package after negotiations with the White House fell apart.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump &amp; Senator McConnell for months have refused to act and downplayed the threat of COVID.<br><br>Now they seem to be walking away from the table. What will it take for Republicans to take COVID seriously?<br><br>Democrats will not stop fighting for Americans across this country. <a href="https://t.co/PtUGF2Chay">pic.twitter.com/PtUGF2Chay</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:25:56.861Z">9.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is now expected to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief over the weekend after negotiation talks between the White House and congressional <strong>Democrats </strong>deteriorated.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said the president would sign orders aimed at extending unemployment benefits, renewing the moratorium on evictions and postponing student loan repayment.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:09:13.315Z">9.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>said they would urge <strong>Trump </strong>to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:43:45.630Z">8.43pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina </strong>cited a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker’s attacks on <strong>Joe Biden </strong>as one example of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.</p><p>Evanina’s statement says, “We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:22:13.524Z">8.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. </strong></p><p>Acting committee chairman <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> and vice chairman <strong>Mark Warner </strong>said in the statement, “NCSC Director Evanina’s statement today builds on and provides additional context to his previous statement two weeks ago. We thank him for providing this additional information to the American people, and we look forward to his continued engagement, along with other members of the Intelligence Community and the Administration, with the public over the next 87 days.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Intelligence Acting Chairman Sen. <a href="https://twitter.com/marcorubio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarcoRubio</a> and I released a joint statement in response to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCSCgov</a> Director Bill Evanina’s statement on election security.<br>Read it here: <a href="https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm">https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1DO2sL4JU">pic.twitter.com/M1DO2sL4JU</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:14:42.727Z">8.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>More details from Daniel Strauss on the ODNI statement:</strong></p><p>The statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina</strong> specifies the agency’s assessment of what China, Russia and Iran are each doing to interfere in the US elections:</p><p><strong>CHINA</strong> – We assess that China prefers that P<strong>resident Trump </strong>– whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China. Although China will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues. For example, it has harshly criticized the Administration’s statements and actions on Hong Kong, TikTok, the legal status of the South China Sea, and China’s efforts to dominate the 5G market. Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.</p><p><strong>RUSSIA</strong> – We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former <strong>Vice President Biden</strong> and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian <strong>Andriy Derkach</strong> is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:07:11.100Z">8.07pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:</strong></p><p>The office of the director of national intelligence warned Friday that Russia, China and Iran are all taking steps to influence US elections in 2020. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NCSC Director William Evanina has today issued another election threat update for the American public, building on his July 24, 2020 public statement on foreign threats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020Election?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020Election</a>. See: <a href="https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF">https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF</a> <a href="https://t.co/fyXmLIbBQ1">pic.twitter.com/fyXmLIbBQ1</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:56:32.525Z">7.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has reportedly warned Russia against offering bounties to Taliban insurgents to kill US troops.</strong></p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/world/asia/pompeo-russia-afghanistan-bounties.html">reports</a>:</p><p> Mr. Pompeo delivered the warning in a call on July 13 with the minister,<strong> Sergey V. Lavrov</strong>, choosing to do so during a conversation that, officially, was about an unrelated topic — the possibility of a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. officials said in the past week.<br></p><p>The secretary of state did not explicitly point to the covert bounties scheme organized by a Russian military intelligence unit that was first reported in late June by The New York Times, most likely because the details of what American intelligence has learned and how it gathered the information remain classified, one of the officials said. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:29:42.229Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other high-ranking Democrats have written to the United States Postal Service (USPS) inspector general, Tammy Whitcomb, to ask for an investigation into recent changes to the agency’s operations.</p><p>The Democrats write in a letter that they are concerned about changes to USPS “staffing and policies” put in place by the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump appointee and ally of the president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawmakers ask for <a href="https://twitter.com/USPS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USPS</a> IG probe <a href="https://t.co/ZGk9iZDdsW">pic.twitter.com/ZGk9iZDdsW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:55:19.122Z">6.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s some thoroughly unsurprising news: <strong>Democrats</strong> and <strong>Republicans </strong>remain in a stalemate over the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>said they offered to compromise on a topline of roughly $2 trillion for the package, but treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>rejected that offer.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Secretary Mnuchin called it a “non-starter,” when asked about Speaker Pelosi saying him and Meadows needed to come up a trillion dollars in negotiations. <a href="https://t.co/m9ApxFEQle">pic.twitter.com/m9ApxFEQle</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:33:00.429Z">6.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>New York Governor <strong>Andrew Cuomo </strong>announced today that schools across the state would be allowed to reopen for the new academic year.</p><p>Cuomo said the state had successfully lowered the rate of transmission of coronavirus, allowing schools to hold in-person classes for at least part of the week as long as students wear masks.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open. <br><br>If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly.<br><br>School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:06:49.147Z">6.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:53:47.563Z">5.53pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>has released a <a href="https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8720-0">“Dear Colleague” letter</a> outlining the remaining points of contention in negotiations over the next coronavirus relief bill.</p><p>And the list is not short.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:38:26.519Z">5.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House rejected Democrats’ offer to compromise on the topline of the next coronavirus relief package, according to House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer.</strong></p><p>Pelosi and Schumer are holding a press conference on Capitol Hill before meeting again with treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows.</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:21:31.386Z">5.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House believes the biggest sticking point preventing a deal on coronavirus relief is <strong>Democrats’ </strong>call for nearly $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments, according to a CNN reporter.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>reportedly voiced those concerns during a private call with Republican senators today.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On a private call with GOP senators today, Mnuchin and Meadows said they believed that the Democrats’ demands for nearly $1 trillion for state and local government is the biggest sticking point over a deal, per multiple sources.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:01:45.416Z">5.01pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House team will meet again with congressional Democratic leaders today to try to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said he and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>would meet with House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>in about an hour to continue their negotiations.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkMeadows?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkMeadows</a> and I will be meeting with <a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SpeakerPelosi</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSchumer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SenSchumer</a> at 1PM today to continue our discussions. More to follow...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:49:59.938Z">4.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden has released a statement on this morning’s jobs report, </strong>arguing the lingering economic effects of the pandemic demonstrate “why leadership matters.”</p><p>“While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 millio US politics US news World news Donald Trump Joe Biden US elections 2020 US economy Black Lives Matter movement Russia China Iran Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now), Joan E Greve in Washington and Martin Belam (earlier) Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/EPA Russia, China and Iran meddling in US elections, top intelligence official says https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/us-election-interference-russia-china-iran-intelligence Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:2b947fd7-3eca-e2c3-0331-8e9129da517c Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:06:37 -0400 <p>Statement says China is opposed to Trump but offers more concrete evidence of Russia’s efforts to undermine Biden</p><p>Russia is backing Donald Trump, China is supporting Joe Biden and Iran is seeking to sow chaos in the US presidential election, a top intelligence official has warned in a sobering assessment of foreign meddling.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.odni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/item/2139-statement-by-ncsc-director-william-evanina-election-threat-update-for-the-american-public">statement on Friday</a> by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, raises fears of a repeat of the 2016 election, when Russia manipulated social media to help Trump and hurt his opponent Hillary Clinton.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/usps-us-postal-service-changes-mail-in-ballots">US Postal Service announces cost-saving changes amid vote-by-mail fears</a> </p> <a 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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/lottery-win-carpenter-scoops-1-million-day-made-redundant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b96766c1-add8-d3a8-bc30-a5dee64a5722 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:17:41 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/national-lottery structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe White House duo urge Trump to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:710a00ff-03f4-8eb7-cd18-9562a0ec2808 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:25:56 -0400 <ul><li>Executive orders recommended after talks with Democrats stall</li><li>ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’<br></li><li>Report says China would prefer ‘unpredictable’ Trump to lose</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spike</a></li><li>Sign up to our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">First Thing newsletter</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:25:56.861Z">9.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is now expected to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief over the weekend after negotiation talks between the White House and congressional <strong>Democrats </strong>deteriorated.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said the president would sign orders aimed at extending unemployment benefits, renewing the moratorium on evictions and postponing student loan repayment.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:09:13.315Z">9.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>said they would urge <strong>Trump </strong>to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:43:45.630Z">8.43pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina </strong>cited a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker’s attacks on <strong>Joe Biden </strong>as one example of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.</p><p>Evanina’s statement says, “We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:22:13.524Z">8.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. </strong></p><p>Acting committee chairman <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> and vice chairman <strong>Mark Warner </strong>said in the statement, “NCSC Director Evanina’s statement today builds on and provides additional context to his previous statement two weeks ago. We thank him for providing this additional information to the American people, and we look forward to his continued engagement, along with other members of the Intelligence Community and the Administration, with the public over the next 87 days.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Intelligence Acting Chairman Sen. <a href="https://twitter.com/marcorubio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarcoRubio</a> and I released a joint statement in response to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCSCgov</a> Director Bill Evanina’s statement on election security.<br>Read it here: <a href="https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm">https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1DO2sL4JU">pic.twitter.com/M1DO2sL4JU</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:14:42.727Z">8.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>More details from Daniel Strauss on the ODNI statement:</strong></p><p>The statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina</strong> specifies the agency’s assessment of what China, Russia and Iran are each doing to interfere in the US elections:</p><p><strong>CHINA</strong> – We assess that China prefers that P<strong>resident Trump </strong>– whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China. Although China will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues. For example, it has harshly criticized the Administration’s statements and actions on Hong Kong, TikTok, the legal status of the South China Sea, and China’s efforts to dominate the 5G market. Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.</p><p><strong>RUSSIA</strong> – We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former <strong>Vice President Biden</strong> and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian <strong>Andriy Derkach</strong> is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:07:11.100Z">8.07pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:</strong></p><p>The office of the director of national intelligence warned Friday that Russia, China and Iran are all taking steps to influence US elections in 2020. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NCSC Director William Evanina has today issued another election threat update for the American public, building on his July 24, 2020 public statement on foreign threats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020Election?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020Election</a>. See: <a href="https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF">https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF</a> <a href="https://t.co/fyXmLIbBQ1">pic.twitter.com/fyXmLIbBQ1</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:56:32.525Z">7.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has reportedly warned Russia against offering bounties to Taliban insurgents to kill US troops.</strong></p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/world/asia/pompeo-russia-afghanistan-bounties.html">reports</a>:</p><p> Mr. Pompeo delivered the warning in a call on July 13 with the minister,<strong> Sergey V. Lavrov</strong>, choosing to do so during a conversation that, officially, was about an unrelated topic — the possibility of a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. officials said in the past week.<br></p><p>The secretary of state did not explicitly point to the covert bounties scheme organized by a Russian military intelligence unit that was first reported in late June by The New York Times, most likely because the details of what American intelligence has learned and how it gathered the information remain classified, one of the officials said. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:29:42.229Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other high-ranking Democrats have written to the United States Postal Service (USPS) inspector general, Tammy Whitcomb, to ask for an investigation into recent changes to the agency’s operations.</p><p>The Democrats write in a letter that they are concerned about changes to USPS “staffing and policies” put in place by the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump appointee and ally of the president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawmakers ask for <a href="https://twitter.com/USPS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USPS</a> IG probe <a href="https://t.co/ZGk9iZDdsW">pic.twitter.com/ZGk9iZDdsW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:55:19.122Z">6.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s some thoroughly unsurprising news: <strong>Democrats</strong> and <strong>Republicans </strong>remain in a stalemate over the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>said they offered to compromise on a topline of roughly $2 trillion for the package, but treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>rejected that offer.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Secretary Mnuchin called it a “non-starter,” when asked about Speaker Pelosi saying him and Meadows needed to come up a trillion dollars in negotiations. <a href="https://t.co/m9ApxFEQle">pic.twitter.com/m9ApxFEQle</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:33:00.429Z">6.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>New York Governor <strong>Andrew Cuomo </strong>announced today that schools across the state would be allowed to reopen for the new academic year.</p><p>Cuomo said the state had successfully lowered the rate of transmission of coronavirus, allowing schools to hold in-person classes for at least part of the week as long as students wear masks.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open. <br><br>If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly.<br><br>School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:06:49.147Z">6.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:53:47.563Z">5.53pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>has released a <a href="https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8720-0">“Dear Colleague” letter</a> outlining the remaining points of contention in negotiations over the next coronavirus relief bill.</p><p>And the list is not short.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:38:26.519Z">5.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House rejected Democrats’ offer to compromise on the topline of the next coronavirus relief package, according to House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer.</strong></p><p>Pelosi and Schumer are holding a press conference on Capitol Hill before meeting again with treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows.</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:21:31.386Z">5.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House believes the biggest sticking point preventing a deal on coronavirus relief is <strong>Democrats’ </strong>call for nearly $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments, according to a CNN reporter.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>reportedly voiced those concerns during a private call with Republican senators today.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On a private call with GOP senators today, Mnuchin and Meadows said they believed that the Democrats’ demands for nearly $1 trillion for state and local government is the biggest sticking point over a deal, per multiple sources.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:01:45.416Z">5.01pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House team will meet again with congressional Democratic leaders today to try to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said he and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>would meet with House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>in about an hour to continue their negotiations.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkMeadows?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkMeadows</a> and I will be meeting with <a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SpeakerPelosi</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSchumer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SenSchumer</a> at 1PM today to continue our discussions. More to follow...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:49:59.938Z">4.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden has released a statement on this morning’s jobs report, </strong>arguing the lingering economic effects of the pandemic demonstrate “why leadership matters.”</p><p>“While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million workers who are without a job and a paycheck, and to their families who are without peace of mind. It did not have to be this bad,” Biden said in the statement. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million Americans still out of work. The truth is it didn't have to be this bad, but Donald Trump failed to act. He's the one person who should lose his job. <a href="https://t.co/eIHGRjwJd3">https://t.co/eIHGRjwJd3</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:30:01.298Z">4.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is one of those days in Washington where everyone is taking the same set of facts and crafting their own narrative around them to suit their needs.</p><p>Here are the facts: the new jobs report showed the US economy regained 1.8 million jobs last month as the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 10.2%. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today’s incredible jobs report is proof that we will rebuild the greatest economy ever. President Trump and Republicans did it once, and we are going to do it again.<br><br>Democrats would rather Destroy, but Republicans will Rebuild!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:11:52.887Z">4.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Congressional Democratic leaders are calling on the White House to return to the negotiating table today to reach an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill.</p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>issued a joint statement moments ago, saying the new jobs report underscores the urgency of the issue.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The latest <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsReport?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsReport</a> shows that the economic recovery spurred by the investments Congress has passed is losing steam and more investments are still urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:57:21.630Z">3.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>A federal appeals court has ruled that the House judiciary committee has standing to enforce its subpoena of Don McGahn, </strong><strong>Trump</strong>’s former White House counsel.</p><p>The DC circuit court of appeals ruled that Article III of the Constitution grants the committee the power to sue to enforce its subpoenas.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: The Appeals Court rules that the House Judiciary Committee has standing to enforce its MCGAHN subpoena. <a href="https://t.co/kb4MOjwUQr">pic.twitter.com/kb4MOjwUQr</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:31:35.679Z">3.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The White House is reportedly leaving open the possibility of signing executive orders on coronavirus relief even if a deal is reached with Democrats. </strong></p><p>Axios <a href="https://www.axios.com/trump-executive-action-stimulus-dc299861-f3cb-464a-84d0-e42ef203902b.html">reports</a>:</p><p> The White House is finalizing a series of executive orders addressing key coronavirus stimulus priorities if negotiations with Congress fall apart, and it’s leaving the door open for<strong> President Trump</strong> to use them even if a deal is reached that doesn’t encompass all of his priorities, two administration officials tell Axios. <br></p><p>What we’re hearing:<strong> </strong>‘I wouldn’t be surprised that, if something gets left off the table, we’d be like ‘we can take this executive action too and be able to win on it anyway,’’ one official said.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:14:05.481Z">3.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump is celebrating this morning’s jobs report, </strong>which showed the US added 1.8 million jobs in July.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great Jobs Numbers!</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:54:00.700Z">2.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>As White House negotiators and congressional Democratic leaders struggle to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief bill, <strong>Trump </strong>is at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.</p><p>The White House has just called a “lid” for the day, meaning the president does not plan to leave Bedminster or see the press pool for the rest of the day.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:40:12.655Z">2.40pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.</p><p><strong>Today marks the White House’s self-imposed deadline to reach a deal with congressional Democratic leaders on the next coronavirus relief package.</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:15:14.352Z">2.15pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump </strong>has repeatedly touted that he might take unilateral action over some kind of coronavirus economic rescue plan. Patricia Zengerle at Reuters has been looking at how that might take shape in practice – and whether he can really do it at all:</p><p><strong>What does Trump want to do?</strong><br>Trump said on Twitter he is considering executive orders to continue expanded unemployment benefits, reinstate a moratorium on evictions, cut payroll taxes. There have been no specifics.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:55:53.516Z">1.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>My colleague Dominic Rushe in New York has obviously recovered from the power outage there earlier today and written about <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">the economic news on jobs data</a> that has dropped this morning.</p><p>The US economy added just 1.8m jobs in July after a record gain in June, as signals mounted that a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some states is weighing on the labor market recovery. The unemployment rate has now fallen for three months in a row, but it remains above the 10% peak of the Great Recession and is three times the 3.5% rate from February.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added just 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:52:51.989Z">1.52pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump is up and firing off his usual morning salvo of tweets</strong>. As well as retweeting some <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/06/us-senate-tiktok-ban">news reports of his TikTok ban</a>, he has stated that Joe Biden has “lost the Black vote” with his comments yesterday. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sleepy Joe Biden just lost the Black Vote. This statement is a disaster from which their is no recovery! <a href="https://t.co/NmxVW7L2ae">https://t.co/NmxVW7L2ae</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I called the politicization of the China Virus by the Radical Left Democrats a Hoax, not the China Virus itself. Everybody knows this except for the Fake and very Corrupt Media!</p><p>The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus… One of my people came up to me and said “Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia, that didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax that was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything, they tried it over and over, they’ve been doing it since you got in… And this is their new hoax.</p><p>But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We’re 15 people [coronavirus cases] in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:41:39.845Z">1.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reuters are reporting the somewhat underwhel US politics US news World news Donald Trump Joe Biden US elections 2020 US economy Black Lives Matter movement Russia China Iran Joan E Greve in Washington (now) and Martin Belam (earlier) Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/EPA US intelligence accuses Russia, China and Iran of election meddling – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/07/coronavirus-us-covid-19-death-toll-nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-live-updates Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:9eb20956-5b3c-3585-3ea2-a54032e21a2a Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:09:13 -0400 <ul><li>ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’ </li><li>Report says China would prefer ‘unpredictable’ Trump to lose</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/donald-trump-claims-joe-biden-against-god">Trump claims Biden is ‘against God’</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/karen-bass-joe-biden-vp-california-congresswoman">Karen Bass: progressive congresswoman could be Biden’s vice-president</a></li><li>Sign up to our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">First Thing newsletter</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T20:09:13.315Z">9.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>said they would urge <strong>Trump </strong>to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:43:45.630Z">8.43pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina </strong>cited a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker’s attacks on <strong>Joe Biden </strong>as one example of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.</p><p>Evanina’s statement says, “We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:22:13.524Z">8.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. </strong></p><p>Acting committee chairman <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> and vice chairman <strong>Mark Warner </strong>said in the statement, “NCSC Director Evanina’s statement today builds on and provides additional context to his previous statement two weeks ago. We thank him for providing this additional information to the American people, and we look forward to his continued engagement, along with other members of the Intelligence Community and the Administration, with the public over the next 87 days.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Intelligence Acting Chairman Sen. <a href="https://twitter.com/marcorubio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarcoRubio</a> and I released a joint statement in response to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCSCgov</a> Director Bill Evanina’s statement on election security.<br>Read it here: <a href="https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm">https://t.co/pruo82Fxlm</a> <a href="https://t.co/M1DO2sL4JU">pic.twitter.com/M1DO2sL4JU</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:14:42.727Z">8.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>More details from Daniel Strauss on the ODNI statement:</strong></p><p>The statement from National Counterintelligence and Security Center director <strong>William Evanina</strong> specifies the agency’s assessment of what China, Russia and Iran are each doing to interfere in the US elections:</p><p><strong>CHINA</strong> – We assess that China prefers that P<strong>resident Trump </strong>– whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China. Although China will continue to weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive action, its public rhetoric over the past few months has grown increasingly critical of the current Administration’s COVID-19 response, closure of China’s Houston Consulate, and actions on other issues. For example, it has harshly criticized the Administration’s statements and actions on Hong Kong, TikTok, the legal status of the South China Sea, and China’s efforts to dominate the 5G market. Beijing recognizes that all of these efforts might affect the presidential race.</p><p><strong>RUSSIA</strong> – We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former <strong>Vice President Biden</strong> and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia. For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian <strong>Andriy Derkach</strong> is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T19:07:11.100Z">8.07pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:</strong></p><p>The office of the director of national intelligence warned Friday that Russia, China and Iran are all taking steps to influence US elections in 2020. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NCSC Director William Evanina has today issued another election threat update for the American public, building on his July 24, 2020 public statement on foreign threats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020Election?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020Election</a>. See: <a href="https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF">https://t.co/0eRd6GgMgF</a> <a href="https://t.co/fyXmLIbBQ1">pic.twitter.com/fyXmLIbBQ1</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:56:32.525Z">7.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has reportedly warned Russia against offering bounties to Taliban insurgents to kill US troops.</strong></p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/world/asia/pompeo-russia-afghanistan-bounties.html">reports</a>:</p><p> Mr. Pompeo delivered the warning in a call on July 13 with the minister,<strong> Sergey V. Lavrov</strong>, choosing to do so during a conversation that, officially, was about an unrelated topic — the possibility of a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. officials said in the past week.<br></p><p>The secretary of state did not explicitly point to the covert bounties scheme organized by a Russian military intelligence unit that was first reported in late June by The New York Times, most likely because the details of what American intelligence has learned and how it gathered the information remain classified, one of the officials said. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T18:29:42.229Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and other high-ranking Democrats have written to the United States Postal Service (USPS) inspector general, Tammy Whitcomb, to ask for an investigation into recent changes to the agency’s operations.</p><p>The Democrats write in a letter that they are concerned about changes to USPS “staffing and policies” put in place by the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump appointee and ally of the president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawmakers ask for <a href="https://twitter.com/USPS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USPS</a> IG probe <a href="https://t.co/ZGk9iZDdsW">pic.twitter.com/ZGk9iZDdsW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:55:19.122Z">6.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s some thoroughly unsurprising news: <strong>Democrats</strong> and <strong>Republicans </strong>remain in a stalemate over the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>said they offered to compromise on a topline of roughly $2 trillion for the package, but treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>rejected that offer.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Secretary Mnuchin called it a “non-starter,” when asked about Speaker Pelosi saying him and Meadows needed to come up a trillion dollars in negotiations. <a href="https://t.co/m9ApxFEQle">pic.twitter.com/m9ApxFEQle</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:33:00.429Z">6.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>New York Governor <strong>Andrew Cuomo </strong>announced today that schools across the state would be allowed to reopen for the new academic year.</p><p>Cuomo said the state had successfully lowered the rate of transmission of coronavirus, allowing schools to hold in-person classes for at least part of the week as long as students wear masks.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open. <br><br>If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly.<br><br>School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T17:06:49.147Z">6.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s where the day stands so far:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:53:47.563Z">5.53pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>has released a <a href="https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8720-0">“Dear Colleague” letter</a> outlining the remaining points of contention in negotiations over the next coronavirus relief bill.</p><p>And the list is not short.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:38:26.519Z">5.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House rejected Democrats’ offer to compromise on the topline of the next coronavirus relief package, according to House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer.</strong></p><p>Pelosi and Schumer are holding a press conference on Capitol Hill before meeting again with treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows.</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:21:31.386Z">5.21pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House believes the biggest sticking point preventing a deal on coronavirus relief is <strong>Democrats’ </strong>call for nearly $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments, according to a CNN reporter.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>reportedly voiced those concerns during a private call with Republican senators today.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On a private call with GOP senators today, Mnuchin and Meadows said they believed that the Democrats’ demands for nearly $1 trillion for state and local government is the biggest sticking point over a deal, per multiple sources.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T16:01:45.416Z">5.01pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House team will meet again with congressional Democratic leaders today to try to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief package.</p><p>Treasury secretary <strong>Steven Mnuchin </strong>said he and White House chief of staff <strong>Mark Meadows </strong>would meet with House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>in about an hour to continue their negotiations.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkMeadows?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkMeadows</a> and I will be meeting with <a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SpeakerPelosi</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSchumer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SenSchumer</a> at 1PM today to continue our discussions. More to follow...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:49:59.938Z">4.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Joe Biden has released a statement on this morning’s jobs report, </strong>arguing the lingering economic effects of the pandemic demonstrate “why leadership matters.”</p><p>“While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million workers who are without a job and a paycheck, and to their families who are without peace of mind. It did not have to be this bad,” Biden said in the statement. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million Americans still out of work. The truth is it didn't have to be this bad, but Donald Trump failed to act. He's the one person who should lose his job. <a href="https://t.co/eIHGRjwJd3">https://t.co/eIHGRjwJd3</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:30:01.298Z">4.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is one of those days in Washington where everyone is taking the same set of facts and crafting their own narrative around them to suit their needs.</p><p>Here are the facts: the new jobs report showed the US economy regained 1.8 million jobs last month as the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 10.2%. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today’s incredible jobs report is proof that we will rebuild the greatest economy ever. President Trump and Republicans did it once, and we are going to do it again.<br><br>Democrats would rather Destroy, but Republicans will Rebuild!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T15:11:52.887Z">4.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Congressional Democratic leaders are calling on the White House to return to the negotiating table today to reach an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill.</p><p>House speaker <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>and Senate minority leader <strong>Chuck Schumer </strong>issued a joint statement moments ago, saying the new jobs report underscores the urgency of the issue.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The latest <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsReport?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsReport</a> shows that the economic recovery spurred by the investments Congress has passed is losing steam and more investments are still urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:57:21.630Z">3.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>A federal appeals court has ruled that the House judiciary committee has standing to enforce its subpoena of Don McGahn, </strong><strong>Trump</strong>’s former White House counsel.</p><p>The DC circuit court of appeals ruled that Article III of the Constitution grants the committee the power to sue to enforce its subpoenas.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: The Appeals Court rules that the House Judiciary Committee has standing to enforce its MCGAHN subpoena. <a href="https://t.co/kb4MOjwUQr">pic.twitter.com/kb4MOjwUQr</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:31:35.679Z">3.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>The White House is reportedly leaving open the possibility of signing executive orders on coronavirus relief even if a deal is reached with Democrats. </strong></p><p>Axios <a href="https://www.axios.com/trump-executive-action-stimulus-dc299861-f3cb-464a-84d0-e42ef203902b.html">reports</a>:</p><p> The White House is finalizing a series of executive orders addressing key coronavirus stimulus priorities if negotiations with Congress fall apart, and it’s leaving the door open for<strong> President Trump</strong> to use them even if a deal is reached that doesn’t encompass all of his priorities, two administration officials tell Axios. <br></p><p>What we’re hearing:<strong> </strong>‘I wouldn’t be surprised that, if something gets left off the table, we’d be like ‘we can take this executive action too and be able to win on it anyway,’’ one official said.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T14:14:05.481Z">3.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump is celebrating this morning’s jobs report, </strong>which showed the US added 1.8 million jobs in July.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great Jobs Numbers!</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:54:00.700Z">2.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>As White House negotiators and congressional Democratic leaders struggle to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief bill, <strong>Trump </strong>is at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.</p><p>The White House has just called a “lid” for the day, meaning the president does not plan to leave Bedminster or see the press pool for the rest of the day.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:40:12.655Z">2.40pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.</p><p><strong>Today marks the White House’s self-imposed deadline to reach a deal with congressional Democratic leaders on the next coronavirus relief package.</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T13:15:14.352Z">2.15pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump </strong>has repeatedly touted that he might take unilateral action over some kind of coronavirus economic rescue plan. Patricia Zengerle at Reuters has been looking at how that might take shape in practice – and whether he can really do it at all:</p><p><strong>What does Trump want to do?</strong><br>Trump said on Twitter he is considering executive orders to continue expanded unemployment benefits, reinstate a moratorium on evictions, cut payroll taxes. There have been no specifics.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:55:53.516Z">1.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>My colleague Dominic Rushe in New York has obviously recovered from the power outage there earlier today and written about <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">the economic news on jobs data</a> that has dropped this morning.</p><p>The US economy added just 1.8m jobs in July after a record gain in June, as signals mounted that a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some states is weighing on the labor market recovery. The unemployment rate has now fallen for three months in a row, but it remains above the 10% peak of the Great Recession and is three times the 3.5% rate from February.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/07/us-jobs-unemployment-figures-covid-19">US added just 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence</a> </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:52:51.989Z">1.52pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Donald Trump is up and firing off his usual morning salvo of tweets</strong>. As well as retweeting some <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/06/us-senate-tiktok-ban">news reports of his TikTok ban</a>, he has stated that Joe Biden has “lost the Black vote” with his comments yesterday. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sleepy Joe Biden just lost the Black Vote. This statement is a disaster from which their is no recovery! <a href="https://t.co/NmxVW7L2ae">https://t.co/NmxVW7L2ae</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I called the politicization of the China Virus by the Radical Left Democrats a Hoax, not the China Virus itself. Everybody knows this except for the Fake and very Corrupt Media!</p><p>The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus… One of my people came up to me and said “Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia, that didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax that was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything, they tried it over and over, they’ve been doing it since you got in… And this is their new hoax.</p><p>But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We’re 15 people [coronavirus cases] in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2020-08-07T12:41:39.845Z">1.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reuters are reporting the somewhat underwhelmed reaction of <strong>Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousav</strong> to the announced changeover between <strong>Brian Hook</strong>, who is leaving the role, and <strong>Elliott Abrams</strong> as the top US envoy to Iran.</p><p>“There’s no difference between John Bolton, Brian US politics US news World news Donald Trump Joe Biden US elections 2020 US economy Black Lives Matter movement Russia China Iran Joan E Greve in Washington (now) and Martin Belam (earlier) Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP River Wharfe: First official UK bathing water spot set to be declared https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/river-wharfefirst-official-uk-bathing-water-spot-set-declared/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2301d959-14e5-c118-72cf-e12a3d65a438 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:29:33 -0400 topics:organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs topics:places/west-yorkshire structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport, killing 16 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0df96603-1e47-3610-6ae0-25ba9857c20a Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:41:38 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Ammonium nitrate: what is it and why did it cause the blast in Beirut? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/beirut-explosions-ammonium-nitrate/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9819666d-ce91-2808-061e-80b5e718731e Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:26:39 -0400 topics:places/beirut topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport, killing 14 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7a23bf3f-2d4d-c3d1-998f-7815026b94f2 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:25:47 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff What are the local lockdown rules in Preston, Aberdeen, Manchester, Kirklees and Bradford? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/local-lockdown-rules-preston-aberdeen-manchester-kirklees-bradford/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:38c7318e-dde5-294a-5434-71c2b0320411 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:47:46 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:places/greater-manchester storytype:standard Harry Yorke Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport, killing five https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ffb38680-0f32-ccc1-b87e-9f2a931eebd2 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:45:54 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Friday evening news briefing: Quarantine conundrum for UK tourists https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/friday-evening-news-briefing-quarantine-conundrum-uk-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:fbeca962-4195-ace1-4ec8-fab0d2261559 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:15:10 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:places/france structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Chris Price Travel news: European countries tighten measures as cases spike https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/travel-news-holiday-map-shrinks-three-countries-lose-travel/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ae28afcf-b31f-00cf-3c59-6f72d68b9f98 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:14:14 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Emma Featherstone Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:54bc0c30-03db-952e-8066-5872890786dd Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:13:02 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport, killing two  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/air-india-express-flight-dubai-crashes-calicut-airport/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c299a790-feeb-a0b0-4929-d7d4da60552b Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:13:02 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:things/plane-crashes topics:places/india topics:places/dubai source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Coronavirus latest news: Coronavirus cases now 'levelling off' in UK, latest ONS figures show https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0fab9935-c80b-cdde-df7a-5df2984194f5 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:54:51 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Mason Boycott-Owen US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/us-sanctions-hong-kong-chief-executive-carrie-lam/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c44ae7c2-9bc8-351b-0ad9-54fb6a8dba29 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:48:42 -0400 structure:news topics:places/china topics:places/hong-kong topics:places/asia topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Agence France-Presse Travel news: Quarantine reimposed for three countries and Sunak hints more could be added https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/travel-news-holiday-map-shrinks-three-countries-lose-travel/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:87be4956-506a-e02f-1f69-cf8ef65169e5 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:01:55 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Emma Featherstone Coronavirus latest news: Matt Hancock to give local lockdown update for Leicester and Preston https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c533d82c-8ded-b8e5-5e58-d5e8b42e98b6 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:35:24 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Georgina Hayes I’m a Celebrity swaps jungle for British castle, as producers confirm new series will be filmed in the UK https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/celebrity-filmed-uk-castle-show-avoids-going/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b688d26a-0eb3-a59c-44c2-97263eef64f8 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:28:32 -0400 topics:things/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here structure:news topics:organisations/itv topics:things/celebrity-news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Patrick Sawer China hits out at US over ban on WeChat and Tiktok as tech war hits new peak https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/donald-trump-bans-dealings-chinese-owners-tiktok-wechat/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e923e8a6-dd8a-1300-a59c-6893482b805d Fri, 07 Aug 2020 07:50:48 -0400 topics:organisations/tiktok topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/china topics:people/donald-trump topics:organisations/microsoft structure:technology topics:organisations/bytedance storytype:standard Sophia Yan Prince Harry accuses social media of stoking a 'crisis of hate' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/prince-harry-says-social-media-stoking-crisis-hate/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:992ec504-ab78-94a9-4272-4c51f057e742 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 07:28:13 -0400 structure:news topics:things/social-media topics:people/prince-harry topics:people/meghan-markle structure:news/uk-news structure:royal-family topics:people/the-royal-family storytype:standard Victoria Ward Travel news: Holiday map shrinks as three countries lose 'travel corridor' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/travel-news-holiday-map-shrinks-three-countries-lose-travel/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:750d6e82-537e-0931-cbb1-5458175752d8 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:49:29 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Emma Featherstone Coronavirus latest news: Britain will not hesitate to add more countries to its quarantine list warns, Rishi Sunak https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:30f5876b-c454-621d-eb09-8bdb6b378491 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:42:13 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Georgina Hayes Leicester lockdown map: What restrictions are being lifted, and when is the next review? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/leicester-lockdown-rules-review-map-restrictions-when-end/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:96921e69-3b32-a0bd-e936-475fbb1f5385 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:40:55 -0400 topics:places/leicester topics:people/matt-hancock topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe Travel news: Holiday map shrinks as three countries lose ‘travel corridor' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/travel-news-holiday-map-shrinks-three-countries-lose-travel/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d4787306-614b-af47-ee3c-af9ab67c88f3 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:30:07 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:news structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Emma Featherstone Coronavirus latest news: Britain will not hesitate to add more countries to its quarantine list warns Rishi Sunak https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:631a0402-063b-61fd-8c66-2ac3044e68ab Fri, 07 Aug 2020 03:42:56 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Jessica Carpani Friday morning news briefing: Rising Covid risk to holidays https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/friday-morning-news-briefingrising-covid-risk-holidays/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:52ba6c1a-2b10-4739-aeb9-d1cf24018f15 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:50:31 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Danny Boyle Coronavirus latest news: Young women worst hit by mental health issues during lockdown https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a4e83b35-8932-d3da-1754-49c779cb0dd5 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:15:43 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Jessica Carpani Pentagon chief Mark Esper raises concern with Chinese counterpart about Beijing's 'destabilising' activity in South China Sea https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/pentagon-chief-expresses-concern-chinese-counterpart-beijings/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e96f2ff2-75c3-e328-d72e-bfb3698ae24c Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:35:56 -0400 topics:places/usa topics:places/taiwan structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:people/mike-pompeo topics:places/china storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Pentagon chief Mark Esper raises concern with China over its 'destabilising' activity in South China Sea https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/pentagon-chief-expresses-concern-chinese-counterpart-beijings/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e0f7bc79-2600-f5c3-b2a1-8e604649ace5 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:35:56 -0400 topics:places/usa topics:places/taiwan structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:people/mike-pompeo topics:places/china topics:places/south-china-sea storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Prince Harry says social media is stoking a 'crisis of hate' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/prince-harry-says-social-media-stoking-crisis-hate/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:17d9fb3b-f85c-6dc6-10d9-66ed1f5c14bf Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:56:51 -0400 structure:news topics:things/social-media topics:people/prince-harry topics:people/meghan-markle structure:news/uk-news structure:royal-family topics:people/the-royal-family storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Coronavirus latest news: Young women disproportionately affected by mental health issues during lockdown https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8fff4a0b-1a3b-e784-354c-54ecba39d229 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:34:50 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Global Health Security Team Shutdown of NHS in second wave risks thousands of deaths, doctors warn https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/shutdown-nhs-second-wave-risks-thousands-deaths-doctors-warn/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d31fda59-ead9-6b70-09da-2befca902218 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:21:22 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:organisations/nhs structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Donald Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/donald-trump-bans-dealings-chinese-owners-tiktok-wechat/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:07e29fac-732c-042f-a000-dbb9af2250b9 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:08:36 -0400 structure:news structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/tiktok topics:people/donald-trump topics:places/usa topics:places/china topics:organisations/microsoft topics:organisations/bytedance storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Donald Trump bans all US dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/donald-trump-bans-dealings-chinese-owners-tiktok-wechat/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a266198c-d5f3-8b81-155c-789dd09028c7 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:08:36 -0400 topics:organisations/tiktok topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/china topics:people/donald-trump topics:organisations/microsoft topics:organisations/bytedance structure:technology storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Coronavirus latest news: Life-saving medical research cancelled as coronavirus hits funding https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/07/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-second-wave-local-lockdowns/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a314e63a-4ff3-c713-b7e0-fff6416784dd Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:23:03 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/social-distancing structure:global-health-security topics:things/uk-economy structure:science-and-disease topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Global Health Security Team Man who spat at railway worker who died of coronavirus will not face criminal charges because he tested negative https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/cps-rules-charges-virus-death-railway-worker/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7a597a69-fb0c-0c4d-7788-032a3d596bbc Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:53:23 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Academic wrongly suspended for alleged grade tampering set to be awarded damages, tribunal rules https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/academic-wrongly-suspended-alleged-grade-tampering-set-awarded/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:388a600f-30ba-f178-2f9c-a20a8e18a4e7 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:50:06 -0400 topics:organisations/durham-university structure:news structure:news/uk-news topics:things/grammar-schools topics:places/buckinghamshire storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Academic wrongly suspended for alleged grade tampering set to receive damages, tribunal rules https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/academic-wrongly-suspended-alleged-grade-tampering-set-awarded/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:6cb6bd9a-7e31-6b29-1233-3079810ebe8d Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:50:06 -0400 topics:organisations/durham-university structure:news structure:news/uk-news topics:things/grammar-schools topics:places/buckinghamshire storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Wildlife trust critcised by residents over plans to build 'hen and stag' do lodges at nature reserve https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/wildlife-trust-critcised-residents-plans-build-hen-stag-do-lodges/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:364217a2-9d56-d20a-52a2-fb0118cfa74e Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:40:54 -0400 structure:news topics:places/herefordshire topics:things/planning structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Thursday evening news briefing: Is France next on quarantine list? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/thursday-evening-news-briefing-france-next-quarantine-list/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f3577320-86dc-c1d3-fde7-acbd05f9d85a Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:17:46 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Chris Price Travel news: European countries reimpose travel restrictions as cases rise https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/travel-news-france-holidays-risk-two-month-high-new-cases/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d9e0bafa-903a-ceb6-17dc-f8e54405fcd9 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:07:28 -0400 structure:news structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Oliver Smith Travel news: France holidays face quarantine risk after two-month high in new cases https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/travel-news-france-holidays-risk-two-month-high-new-cases/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:91c395c0-ef97-f1a5-7fd8-f1b3795ae256 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:22:14 -0400 structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news storytype:standard Oliver Smith North of England lockdown: what are the rules for Greater Manchester, Bradford and Blackburn? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/north-england-lockdown-rules-manchester-blackburn-bradford/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9018a732-2917-9992-c5d9-9fef9bdc5aef Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:43:04 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:places/greater-manchester storytype:standard Harry Yorke Madeleine McCann suspect's rape appeal 'likely invalid' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/madeleine-mccann-suspects-rape-appeal-likely-invalid/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:347f0eb5-884b-c608-3fd4-0d738ffdf191 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:53:33 -0400 topics:people/madeleine-mccann structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Izzy Lyons Caroline Flack: police appealed CPS decision to hand presenter a caution for assault, inquest hears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/met-policeappealed-cps-decision-hand-caroline-flack-caution/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d40aab3f-a853-8316-d0bc-b0d7371c5b24 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 06:32:43 -0400 structure:news topics:people/caroline-flack structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Jessica Carpani Caroline Flack: Mother accuses CPS and police of 'having it in for' her daughter https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/met-policeappealed-cps-decision-hand-caroline-flack-caution/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d75f587b-a709-21b3-5da9-9f10b9f6cc67 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 06:32:43 -0400 structure:news topics:people/caroline-flack structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Jessica Carpani Madeleine McCann suspect was extradited to Germany without proper permission, court says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/madeleine-mccann-suspect-extradited-germany-without-proper-permission/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8770f2a8-6b67-8f6e-a1c4-35981b22c3c0 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 06:02:18 -0400 topics:people/madeleine-mccann structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Izzy Lyons Beirut explosions in pictures: Ancient city ripped apart https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/beirut-explosions-pictures-ancient-city-ripped-apart/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a1294884-8452-a664-8997-57f61dfb0121 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:39:49 -0400 structure:news topics:places/lebanon topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news topics:places/beirut Travel news: France holidays at risk after two-month high in new cases https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/travel-news-france-holidays-risk-two-month-high-new-cases/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bea578cd-6440-ae39-da6d-ed64b26853f6 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:17:28 -0400 structure:news structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Oliver Smith North Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/north-koreas-escalating-virus-response-raises-fear-outbreak/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:648a7df3-e738-68cf-650e-371ce66eff0d Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:16:58 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/north-korea topics:in-the-news/coronavirus source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Thursday morning news briefing: Explosive chemical storage under scrutiny https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/thursday-morning-news-briefing-explosive-chemical-storage-scrutiny/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a92cef42-4622-f9ff-0f9f-1c4eb8a3d052 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 02:48:50 -0400 structure:news structure:news/uk-news structure:news/world-news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Danny Boyle Edinburgh accent among most attractive in the world due to 'Bond Effect', survey finds https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/edinburgh-accent-among-attractive-world-due-bond-effect-survey/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0c54080d-bffd-fc10-bb81-5bc1c9ff97b0 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 01:00:00 -0400 structure:news topics:people/sean-connery topics:things/james-bond topics:places/edinburgh structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Beirut explosion: international rescue workers fly in to boost search for survivors https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/beirut-explosion-international-rescue-workers-fly-in-to-boost-search-for-survivors Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:703dc810-c253-4233-27a1-07cdb8988a8a Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:15:09 -0400 <p>Race begins to find alive those trapped in rubble of Lebanon’s capital after Tuesday’s enormous blast</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/floating-bomb-disclosed-documents-reveal-path">Anger in Beirut after missed warnings over ‘floating bomb’</a> </li><li> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/beirut-blast-what-we-know-so-far">Beirut explosion: what we know so far</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/beiruts-ground-zero-a-rip-through-the-heart-of-an-already-dying-city">Beirut’s ground zero: a rip through the heart of an already dying city</a> </li></ul><p>International rescue workers and aid have begun arriving in<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/floating-bomb-disclosed-documents-reveal-path"> the ruins of Beirut</a>, joining local teams combing the rubble for signs of life after a huge explosion on Tuesday destroyed swaths of Lebanon’s capital.</p><p>From Australia to Indonesia to the EU, Russia and the United States, governments mobilised to send in aid ranging from sniffer dogs to a mobile hospital to help a country already struggling with the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/crisis-upon-crisis-blast-rocks-a-lebanon-already-on-its-knees">worst economic crisis</a> in its modern history.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/beirut-explosion-how-you-can-help-lebanon-victims-fund-donate-donations-food-relief">Beirut explosion: how you can help victims in Lebanon</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/we-are-still-in-shock-beirut-brides-wedding-video-captures-explosion">'We are still in shock': Beirut bride's wedding video captures explosion</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/beirut-explosion-international-rescue-workers-fly-in-to-boost-search-for-survivors">Continue reading...</a> Beirut explosion Lebanon European Union Russia France United Nations Middle East and North Africa Europe Guardian staff and agencies 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topics:people/donald-trump topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:things/depression storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Michelle Obama reveals she has 'low-grade depression' due to coronavirus and Trump administration https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/michelle-obama-reveals-has-low-grade-depression-due-coronavirus/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:22470586-9931-be44-7f3c-cac1c7746e5b Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:22:23 -0400 topics:people/michelle-obama topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/racism topics:people/donald-trump topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:things/depression storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Man accidentally sets fire to his flat after using 100 tea lights to write 'Marry me?' for girlfriend https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/man-accidentally-sets-fire-flat-using-100-tea-lights-write-marry/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c71b0a80-54ad-d346-25cd-cd5618810f06 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:41:19 -0400 structure:news topics:places/sheffield structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters ‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia,’ and the Lost Individuals Who Played Them https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/books/review/the-lost-pianos-of-siberia-sophy-roberts.html NYT > Russia urn:uuid:5549fa6b-3d42-3c13-5673-8175c73d42ff Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:11:01 -0400 Sophy Roberts goes on a quest for a rare instrument, and discovers a vast, uncharted history along the way. By Sophie Pinkham Beirut explosion: 300,000 homeless, 135 dead and food stocks destroyed - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosion-blast-news-video-lebanon-deaths-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f309078d-14f4-f73d-e1da-5958c4d88571 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:46:43 -0400 topics:places/beirut structure:news/world-news topics:places/middle-east structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard James Rothwell Beirut explosion: 300,000 homeless, 100 dead and food stocks destroyed - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosion-blast-news-video-lebanon-deaths-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0e3471c0-522d-6419-1cd5-6c82b3dc0fe8 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:06:03 -0400 topics:places/beirut structure:news/world-news topics:places/middle-east structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard James Rothwell Holiday fears as Greek PM warns of 'worrying' rise in cases https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/travel-news-two-cruise-lines-discover-cases-covid-19/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7bc90da3-b164-6201-8ddf-8b201e8e632d Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:02:33 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:content-tbn structure:travel topics:in-the-news/coronavirus travel:cruises storytype:standard Greg Dickinson Wednesday evening news briefing: Inside story of the Beirut explosion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/wednesday-evening-news-briefing-inside-story-beirut-explosion/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:668eb741-7dd3-fa9b-cc2f-6d8691e27c79 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:00:24 -0400 structure:news topics:places/beirut topics:places/lebanon structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Chris Price Travel news: Holiday fears as Greek PM warns of 'worrying' rise in cases https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/travel-news-two-cruise-lines-discover-cases-covid-19/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b5b80d2c-286e-65cf-d898-7edd70f27582 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:29:46 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:content-tbn structure:travel topics:in-the-news/coronavirus travel:cruises storytype:standard Greg Dickinson Beirut explosion: How chemicals abandoned by a Russian businessman triggered a devastating blast felt in Cyprus https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosion-chemicals-abandoned-russian-businessman-triggered/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d1fa333f-8d1c-ca1e-58c8-87d854941c86 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:59:41 -0400 topics:places/beirut structure:news/world-news topics:places/middle-east structure:news topics:places/russia topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard John Mullin Beirut explosion: At least 300,000 homeless and death toll of 100 expected to rise - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosion-blast-news-video-lebanon-deaths-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a6b64b42-af15-61ee-4103-4fe2422c2b91 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:25:31 -0400 topics:places/beirut structure:news/world-news topics:places/middle-east structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard James Rothwell Travel news: Two more cruise lines discover cases of Covid-19 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/travel-news-two-cruise-lines-discover-cases-covid-19/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:942304d1-ff20-1548-079f-26d54d0ffb94 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:24:54 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:content-tbn structure:travel topics:in-the-news/coronavirus travel:cruises storytype:standard Greg Dickinson Caroline Flack: Inquest into presenter's death resumes  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/caroline-flack-inquest-presenters-death-resumes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:99b6e275-7a1e-573e-7bc9-91a5fd5f6211 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:52:16 -0400 structure:news topics:people/caroline-flack structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Martin Evans Caroline Flack tried to take her own life the night before she was due in court for 'show trial', inquest hears   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/caroline-flack-inquest-presenters-death-resumes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:99a65167-102c-c1e9-0473-5242eadf0535 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:52:16 -0400 structure:news topics:people/caroline-flack structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Martin Evans Prosecutors wanted to caution Caroline Flack following assault but police appealed, inquest is told  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/caroline-flack-inquest-presenters-death-resumes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:cf37ce20-d2cc-225e-1341-9b81b0a64f0b Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:52:16 -0400 structure:news topics:people/caroline-flack structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Martin Evans Beirut explosion: Lebanon awakes to devastation as more than 100 confirmed dead - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosion-blast-news-video-lebanon-deaths-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:29ad2331-9350-6ce2-c102-bb7ada0b1687 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:47:13 -0400 topics:places/beirut structure:news/world-news topics:places/middle-east structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Meghan Markle wins right to keep friends' names private in latest High Court skirmish https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/meghan-markle-privacy-claim-mail-sunday-publisher-loses-latest/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ff0e976e-f905-480a-c3b1-fd9e628db415 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:41:40 -0400 structure:news topics:people/duchess-of-sussex topics:people/meghan-markle structure:news/uk-news structure:royal-family storytype:standard Steve Bird Beirut explosions: Blast detonated 2,750 tons of chemicals - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosions-rock-central-beirut-citys-hiroshima/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d6538fb4-0f55-1d1c-17e5-63533ca50414 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:56:11 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon Campbell MacDiarmid 2,750 tons of chemicals detonated in Beirut blast https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosions-rock-central-beirut-citys-hiroshima/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:793c5a16-6f27-1818-bd28-f784364dc2c5 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:56:11 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon Campbell MacDiarmid Wednesday morning news briefing: Beirut ripped apart by explosion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/wednesday-morning-news-briefing-beirut-ripped-apart-explosion/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d3639703-0574-2712-6ec2-3d015652308b Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:42:48 -0400 structure:news topics:places/lebanon structure:news/uk-news structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Danny Boyle What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/what-coronavirus-how-spread-uk-global-pandemic/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ee5b99b6-cb3f-d007-6085-b118e577b2ce Wed, 05 Aug 2020 01:47:58 -0400 topics:places/asia topics:places/china topics:things/viruses topics:in-the-news/global-health-security topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:things/health storytype:standard Sarah Newey Isaias kills at least six people as Tropical Storm pounds United States https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/isaias-kills-least-four-people-tropical-storm-pounds-united/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0570dff1-b41e-ac7d-64ef-81bf8541c23e Wed, 05 Aug 2020 01:32:43 -0400 topics:places/usa topics:things/weather topics:things/hurricane structure:news/world-news structure:news storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Mi pan, su su su: how a dancing llama and a nonsensical song captivated TikTok https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/05/mi-pan-su-su-su-how-a-dancing-llama-and-a-nonsensical-song-captivated-tiktok Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:a2b7ed24-7991-104e-ee9c-f8574d8fcb8d Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:02:39 -0400 <p>Acoustic remix of Miel Pops Russian cereal jingle becomes a strange anthem for a stranger time</p><p>There are only two types of people in this world. Those who are obsessed with a CGI llama dancing to an acoustic remix of a 2010 Russian cereal commercial jingle, and those over the age of 23.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jun/22/what-is-elite-alt-tiktok-and-what-has-it-got-to-do-with-donald-trump">What is Elite TikTok and what has it got to do with Donald Trump?</a> </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Idk what’s going on but this song kinda slaps <a href="https://t.co/w1hSUHwbcs">pic.twitter.com/w1hSUHwbcs</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/05/mi-pan-su-su-su-how-a-dancing-llama-and-a-nonsensical-song-captivated-tiktok">Continue reading...</a> TikTok Pop and rock Music Social media Russia Matilda Boseley Photograph: TikTok Beirut explosions: What is ammonium nitrate? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosions-ammonium-nitrate/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:dbc8864a-ff52-09d4-6ed3-f553da51f42a Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:59:57 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Beirut explosions: What is ammonium nitrate and why did it cause the blasts? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/beirut-explosions-ammonium-nitrate/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:da84d044-0a4c-c2a5-d421-e69a4aebb5d8 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:59:57 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Isaias kills at least four people as Tropical Storm pounds United States https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/isaias-kills-least-four-people-tropical-storm-pounds-united/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ec0bd770-120b-d50d-dc0a-8d7857bd7646 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:32:05 -0400 topics:places/usa topics:things/weather topics:things/hurricane structure:news/world-news structure:news storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Beirut explosions: Blast detonated 2,000 tons of chemicals - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosions-rock-central-beirut-citys-hiroshima/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2dcc75cc-1997-f1bf-ea4c-3eec03d93541 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:00:35 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Beirut explosions: Many feared dead in 'national disaster' - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosions-rock-central-beirut-citys-hiroshima/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ebe3c030-ce78-cceb-97b4-57ae2ef7dbf9 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:33:01 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Funeral service advert banned for claiming competitors 'took advantage of vulnerable customers' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/funeral-service-advert-banned-claiming-competitors-took-advantage/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f4f10c85-1ee0-10c2-ec95-cf7a16740403 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:01:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/funerals topics:organisations/advertising-standards-authority storytype:standard Sam Meadows Beirut explosions: Many feared dead in 'national disaster akin to Hiroshima' - latest news and video https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosions-rock-central-beirut-citys-hiroshima/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5340ad91-6bcf-d28b-561e-7933b90d30e5 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:05:53 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Council charged over death of girl, 5, killed by playground swing faces £2m legal bill https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/council-charged-death-girl-5-killed-playground-swing-faces-2m/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5fe13a14-3ae6-a6fb-48b7-d82955dc6d65 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:26:05 -0400 structure:news topics:places/east-london structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Tate Britain will make dining room featuring mural depicting slaves 'more welcoming' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/tate-britain-will-make-dining-room-featuring-mural-depicting/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:07888fd4-6b82-90e2-fef5-0da8cc3ef51b Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:35:45 -0400 topics:places/tate-britain structure:news topics:things/racism structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Liam Fox faces growing scrutiny over Russian hack of personal email https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/04/liam-fox-faces-growing-scrutiny-over-russian-hack-of-personal-email Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:24096a8e-cb1e-b817-cffc-8913af4eb517 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:25:33 -0400 <p>Opposition MPs and former civilian servants demand to know exactly how UK-US trade dossier appeared online</p><p>Liam Fox is facing questions from opposition politicians, former civil servants and campaignersabout how Russian hackers were apparently able to obtain government documents marked “official sensitive [UK eyes only]” from his personal email last year.</p><p>The former minister’s account <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails">is believed to have been accessed repeatedly</a> between July and October, and 451 pages of emails and policy documents were subsequently posted on Reddit, prompting questions as to whether the dossier had come directly from Fox’s personal email.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/04/liam-fox-faces-growing-scrutiny-over-russian-hack-of-personal-email">Continue reading...</a> Liam Fox Politics Conservatives Foreign policy Trade policy Russia Hacking Europe UK news World news Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Sri Lankan minorities fear landslide victory for Rajapaksa brothers in parliamentary elections https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/sri-lankan-minorities-fear-landslide-victory-rajapaksa-brothers/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9c6d70d6-69b3-9e38-d4a8-a5c0bb6c967d Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:43:19 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/sri-lanka structure:global-health-security storytype:standard Joe Wallen Tuesday evening news briefing: Is a second wave sweeping Europe? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/tuesday-evening-news-briefing-second-wave-sweeping-europe/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:cbb1c1e9-5976-7f7a-ecf1-00f754d93e85 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:32:49 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Chris Price Tui cancels more holidays and offers refunds for Spain and Portugal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/easyjet-expands-schedule-ba-ryanair-holiday-bookings-summer/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0a6f11e7-8c26-2789-c12b-7f4e0f5dfef4 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:04:27 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Huge explosions rock central Beirut wounding a 'large number' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/explosion-rocks-central-beirut/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:465dbf22-213b-cbd4-2466-8645a8932745 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:43:16 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Beirut explosions: Huge blasts rock Lebanon's capital, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 2,700 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/explosion-rocks-central-beirut/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f6c3cfe3-4006-b85b-e7b6-294d6acb528e Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:43:16 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Beirut explosions: Huge blasts rock Lebanon's capital, killing at least 70 and wounding more than 2,700 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/explosion-rocks-central-beirut/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9d560e7e-119d-f85d-d312-e858022883df Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:43:16 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Beirut explosions: Huge blasts rock Lebanon's capital, killing at least 70 and wounding more than 4,000 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/explosion-rocks-central-beirut/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:362aa649-e93a-6e1e-dd72-2abe41e3839f Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:43:16 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Beirut explosions: Huge blasts rock Lebanon's capital, killing at least 78 and wounding more than 4,000 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/explosion-rocks-central-beirut/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:24abe70f-776a-1d48-251e-53309cbabbb8 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:43:16 -0400 topics:places/middle-east structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon storytype:standard Campbell MacDiarmid Travel updates: Tui cancels more holidays and offers refunds for Spain and Portugal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/easyjet-expands-schedule-ba-ryanair-holiday-bookings-summer/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f48e2aab-a8cc-bba9-90ff-c164b9492c4d Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:32:27 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Donald Trump flounders in interview over US Covid-19 death toll https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/donald-trump-on-the-ropes-in-interview-over-us-covid-19-death-toll Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:d7eb2652-7d78-9e51-7b5a-cdfa4c17ec53 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:21:13 -0400 <p>President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/coronavirus-live/latest">Coronavirus – latest updates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">See all our coronavirus coverage</a></li></ul><p>Donald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.</p><p>The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey Epstein, and said of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who has pleaded not guilty to participating in the sex-trafficking of girls by Epstein, that he wished her well.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/30/can-trump-delay-the-election-mail-in-voting-attacks">Why Trump cannot delay the election – plus the truth about mail-in voting</a> </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump again wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well <a href="https://t.co/whWhZoO4mC">pic.twitter.com/whWhZoO4mC</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/donald-trump-on-the-ropes-in-interview-over-us-covid-19-death-toll">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump US politics US news World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Ghislaine Maxwell Russia US elections 2020 Republicans Democrats Joe Biden Martin Belam in London and Joanna Walters in New York Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Global report: France 'could lose control of Covid-19 at any time' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/global-report-france-could-lose-control-of-covid-19-at-any-time Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:99f7936f-bccd-0ef0-487c-7907ef367400 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:09:28 -0400 <p>Experts say Germany is already in second wave as UN warns of global education catastrophe</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/coronavirus-live/latest">Coronavirus – latest updates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">See all our coronavirus coverage</a></li></ul><p><strong>France</strong>’s top scientific body has said the country risks losing control of its Covid-19 outbreak and the head of the doctors’ union in <strong>Germany</strong> has said it is already facing a second wave, as the number of infections ticks up across Europe.</p><p>The French government’s scientific council said a second wave was highly likely this autumn or winter, and that the situation was currently “under control, but precarious. We could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control”.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/global-report-france-could-lose-control-of-covid-19-at-any-time">Continue reading...</a> Coronavirus outbreak Europe France Germany Poland Russia World news Jon Henley Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters Travel updates: EasyJet adds more flights following surge in bookings https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/easyjet-expands-schedule-ba-ryanair-holiday-bookings-summer/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e06e8c08-971f-3000-185b-1205c1628e28 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:56:35 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Thailand launches another probe in Red Bull heir's 'hit-and-run' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/thailand-launches-another-probe-red-bull-heirs-hit-and-run/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b4ab88b4-e162-dd5a-3d4b-3cbdcfb136a0 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:50:20 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/thailand topics:places/bangkok source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Donald Trump on the ropes in interview over US Covid-19 death toll https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/donald-trump-on-the-ropes-in-interview-over-us-covid-19-death-toll Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:6da5a44c-3781-2d9d-8e3f-fa664c6c03b0 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:39:23 -0400 <p>President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/coronavirus-live/latest">Coronavirus – latest updates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">See all our coronavirus coverage</a></li></ul><p>Donald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.</p><p>The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey Epstein, and said of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who has pleaded not guilty to allegedly participating in the sex-trafficking of girls by Epstein, that he wished her well.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/30/can-trump-delay-the-election-mail-in-voting-attacks">Why Trump cannot delay the election – plus the truth about mail-in voting</a> </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump again wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well <a href="https://t.co/whWhZoO4mC">pic.twitter.com/whWhZoO4mC</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/donald-trump-on-the-ropes-in-interview-over-us-covid-19-death-toll">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump US politics US news World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Ghislaine Maxwell Russia US elections 2020 Martin Belam Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Travel updates: EasyJet expands schedule following stronger than expected bookings https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/easyjet-expands-schedule-ba-ryanair-holiday-bookings-summer/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ac430ccf-97a7-6e35-26d7-3b6ae4479944 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:48:16 -0400 topics:in-the-news/uk-coronavirus-lockdown structure:news topics:in-the-news/Travel-ban structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Annabel Fenwick-Elliott Hurricane Isaias roars ashore on US East Coast https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/hurricane-isaias-roars-ashore-us-east-coast/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:23994cc2-47bb-19be-688b-3245824ca29a Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:29:18 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news topics:things/weather structure:news topics:things/non-coronavirus-stories topics:things/hurricane topics:places/north-america source:wirecopy storytype:standard Reuters Beach SOS leads to rescue of sailors stranded on Pacific isle https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/beach-sos-leads-rescue-sailors-stranded-pacific-isle/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b8652854-5fe9-6df6-89fa-554436381a7e Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:26:15 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/micronesia topics:places/australasia topics:places/pacific-ocean source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Australian state to impose hefty fines to compel COVID-19 isolation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/australian-state-impose-hefty-fines-compel-covid-19-isolation/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9f627ffc-f6e1-752f-8b82-16813dcf7240 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:25:38 -0400 topics:places/melbourne structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/australia topics:in-the-news/coronavirus source:wirecopy storytype:standard Reuters Australian state of Victoria to impose hefty fines to compel Covid-19 isolation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/australian-state-impose-hefty-fines-compel-covid-19-isolation/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:45cdae0e-5786-c645-18d5-391d24394f48 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:25:38 -0400 topics:places/melbourne structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/australia topics:in-the-news/coronavirus topics:things/pandemics-epidemics source:wirecopy storytype:standard Reuters Australian state of Victoria to deploy military as police face resistance to Covid-19 orders https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/australian-state-impose-hefty-fines-compel-covid-19-isolation/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:756fd46e-7a25-6178-e132-a8f3a7355c6e Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:25:38 -0400 topics:places/melbourne structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/australia topics:things/pandemics-epidemics topics:in-the-news/coronavirus source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Tuesday morning news briefing: Over-50s isolation plan dropped https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/tuesday-morning-news-briefing-over-50s-isolation-plan-dropped/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:573c1786-42ec-7053-42db-31ad32162e04 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:37:05 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Danny Boyle ‘Hero’ father-of-seven died while rescuing his children who got into difficulty at sea https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/hero-father-of-seven-died-rescuing-children-got-difficulty-sea/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9d006b10-b230-3d9a-cc46-2fa80691c1e5 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:11:35 -0400 structure:news topics:places/wales structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Remains of 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth pulled from Siberian lake https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/04/remains-of-10000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-pulled-from-siberian-lake Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:536ec536-6233-db1c-3001-891a6d005828 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:33:17 -0400 <p>Rare find includes skin, tendon and excrement of what is thought to be an adult male</p><p>Russian scientists are poring over the uniquely well-preserved bones of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth after completing the operation to pull them from the bottom of a Siberian lake.</p><p>Experts spent five days scouring the silt of Lake Pechenelava-To in the remote Yamal peninsula for the remains, which include tendons, skin and even excrement, after they were spotted by local residents. About 90% of the animal has been retrieved during two expeditions.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/28/bark-future-ice-age-puppies-may-reveal-canine-evolution-yakutia-russia">Bark to the future: Ice Age puppies may reveal canine evolution</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/04/remains-of-10000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-pulled-from-siberian-lake">Continue reading...</a> Fossils Russia Science Europe Extinct wildlife Staff and agencies Photograph: mvk.yanao/ Instagram Donald Trump threatens to sue Nevada to stop mail-in ballots https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/donald-trump-threatens-sue-nevada-stop-mail-in-ballots/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:30b16c8f-497c-c777-66f6-4d872ffcc477 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:38:34 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:things/us-politics topics:people/donald-trump topics:events/us-2020-election storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff North Korea likely has miniature nuclear warheads, UN report finds https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/04/north-korea-likely-has-miniature-nuclear-warheads-un-report/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a325dda1-32f5-738b-5061-097052809636 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:24:29 -0400 topics:people/kim-jong-un structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/united-nations structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/north-korea topics:things/nuclear-weapons storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff GCSE English literature exam students to get choice of topics because of school closures https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/gcse-english-literature-exam-students-get-choice-topics-school/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:30a64d1b-7b0e-7b54-1066-81cf68e23a8e Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:42:20 -0400 structure:news structure:education topics:things/gcses topics:things/secondary-education topics:in-the-news/coronavirus structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Russians hacked Liam Fox's personal email to get US-UK trade dossier https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:28fdb7e1-f4e9-c37a-044e-219378e1ec17 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:42:38 -0400 <p>Labour queries why MP used insecure account for classified government business</p><p>A personal email account belonging to Liam Fox, the former trade minister, was repeatedly hacked into by Russians who stole classified documents relating to US-UK trade talks, the Guardian understands.</p><p>The security breaches last year, which are subject to an ongoing police investigation, pose serious questions for the Conservative MP who is currently <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/uk-nominates-liam-fox-world-trade-organization">the UK’s nominee</a> to become director general of the World Trade Organization.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/liam-fox-is-the-latest-in-a-long-line-of-victims-duped-by-russias-gru">Liam Fox is the latest in a long line of victims duped by Russia's GRU</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails">Continue reading...</a> Liam Fox Conservatives Foreign policy Trade policy Politics Russia Hacking UK news Europe Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters BBC says lesbian kiss scene in the Next Step was important for inclusivity message, following 100 complaints https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/bbc-says-lesbian-kiss-scene-next-step-important-inclusivity/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a07343cf-58ed-8481-21a8-bb92e2c1c146 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:26:19 -0400 topics:things/lgbt structure:news topics:organisations/bbc structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph reporters Black Ministry of Justice employee accused of car theft while jogging https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/black-ministry-justice-employee-accused-car-theft-jogging/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f598cfcd-17f5-f291-99c6-4a1cdbfa65c4 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:00:44 -0400 topics:organisations/ministry-of-justice structure:news topics:organisations/kent-police structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Ministry of Justice employee accused of car theft while jogging https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/black-ministry-justice-employee-accused-car-theft-jogging/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:fb1ec6e3-1c19-87b3-a92a-60c1eb4079a5 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:00:44 -0400 topics:organisations/ministry-of-justice structure:news topics:organisations/kent-police structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe To Corbyn's dismay, the story of the US-UK dossier has mostly been its origin https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/to-corbyns-dismay-the-story-of-the-us-uk-dossier-has-mostly-been-its-origin Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:79b95c29-c51a-ccab-0859-3b558a3576a8 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:44:52 -0400 <p>Labour hoped the leak would damage the Tories, but Russian involvement became the focus<br></p><p>As Jeremy Corbyn took to the stage on <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/27/jeremy-corbyn-reveals-dossier-proving-nhs-up-for-sale">a Wednesday</a> in November brandishing secret documents fifteen days out from the 2019 election campaign, it was potentially the Hail Mary moment to salvage the Labour leader’s campaign. Labour had discovered the explosives that would blow up Johnson’s seemingly bomb-proof three-word election campaign: “Get Brexit Done.”</p><p>The documents Corbyn held up to the cameras brought together two of Labour’s most deadly attack lines: Brexit meant desperate free trade deals with the avaricious Americans, and the UK trade negotiators were secretly preparing to expose the NHS to the chill wind of the US private pharmaceutical industry. The beloved NHS was about to be <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/31/trump-will-put-us-interests-first-in-trade-talks-says-kim-darroch-ambassador">sold to Donald Trump’s friends</a>.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/to-corbyns-dismay-the-story-of-the-us-uk-dossier-has-mostly-been-its-origin">Continue reading...</a> Jeremy Corbyn Politics Liam Fox Russia Brexit UK news Patrick Wintour Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights amid 'nighthawk' fears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/metal-detectorist-guards-100k-hoard-silver-two-sleepless-nights/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3078f4b4-524e-94a5-49ef-8a7b2f2e70a7 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:33:55 -0400 structure:news topics:things/history structure:news/uk-news topics:places/suffolk storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights over 'nighthawk' fears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/metal-detectorist-guards-100k-hoard-silver-two-sleepless-nights/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ff2aa94a-b6c6-3ecf-59b7-4b9a8805be47 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:33:55 -0400 structure:news topics:things/history structure:news/uk-news topics:places/suffolk storytype:standard Yohannes Lowe Liam Fox is the latest in a long line of victims duped by Russia's GRU https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/liam-fox-is-the-latest-in-a-long-line-of-victims-duped-by-russias-gru Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:f08d95a0-1d60-d3a3-fdfa-ab4213179f60 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:53:52 -0400 <p>Over the past 20 years, the military intelligence agency has stolen information from targets around the world</p><p>Liam Fox, the former UK trade secretary, is merely the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails">latest in a long line of victims apparently duped by the GRU</a>, Russia’s military intelligence agency.</p><p>Over the past two decades GRU spies have stolen classified information from numerous targets around the world. <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-russia-hack-exclusive/exclusive-papers-leaked-before-uk-election-in-suspected-russian-operation-were-hacked-from-ex-trade-minister-sources-idUKKBN24Z1UL">According to Reuters</a>, last summer they broke into Fox’s email account. They made off with secret US-UK trade documents dumped out ahead of the 2019 election.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/liam-fox-is-the-latest-in-a-long-line-of-victims-duped-by-russias-gru">Continue reading...</a> Russia Sergei Skripal World news Espionage Liam Fox Boris Johnson Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Robert Mueller GCHQ UK security and counter-terrorism Luke Harding Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images The Guardian view on Belarus: slippers and democracy | Editorial https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/03/the-guardian-view-on-belarus-slippers-and-democracy Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:6a7e87c3-050e-2561-a490-b7321c79f944 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:52:27 -0400 <p>A remarkable election campaign by the wife of a jailed blogger is causing major problems for ‘Europe’s last dictator’</p><p>It takes unusual courage to take on Alexander Lukashenko in an election. In 2010, for example, when the president of Belarus was seeking a fourth term of office, a number of his opponents <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/30/belarus-lukashenko-rivals-charged-over-protests" title="">were arrested</a> and charged with organising mass disorder on polling day. But if your spouse has been jailed and your <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/housewife-svetlana-tsikhanouskaya-defying-belarus-leader-president-lukashenko-fears-for-family-b599q53tr" title="">family threatened</a>, the stakes of standing against the man often described as “Europe’s last dictator” must seem unbearably high.</p><p>This is the challenge that 37-year-old Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has accepted, ahead of Belarus’s latest exercise in pseudo-democracy this Sunday. With no previous political experience, Ms Tikhanovskaya took over the presidential candidacy of her husband, Sergei, a well-known blogger, in May, after he was ruled out of the race and imprisoned on trumped-up charges. So far, she is knocking it out of the park.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/03/the-guardian-view-on-belarus-slippers-and-democracy">Continue reading...</a> Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Human rights Vladimir Putin Russia Europe Editorial Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Monday evening news briefing: Trade documents 'hacked from minister' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/monday-evening-news-briefing-trade-documents-hacked-minister/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8eef1cb9-53bd-a9c7-8ecb-d7b0cff7988a Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:41:33 -0400 structure:news topics:people/jeremy-corbyn topics:things/russian-hack structure:politics structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Chris Price Russians 'hacked Liam Fox's emails' to obtain dossier on US-UK trade talks https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:d1ba960a-f9bc-ae3a-76d7-b5122fa1cef8 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:36:39 -0400 <p>Hackers reportedly accessed account last year and obtained dossier cited by Jeremy Corbyn during election campaign</p><p>Classified documents <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/07/russia-involved-in-leak-of-papers-saying-nhs-is-for-sale-says-reddit">relating to US-UK trade talks</a> are believed to have been hacked by Russians from an email account belonging to the former minister Liam Fox, it has emerged.</p><p>A report from Reuters said Russian hackers accessed Fox’s account several times between July and October last year and obtained a dossier that ultimately ended up in the hands of Jeremy Corbyn during the election campaign. The then Labour leader said the 451-page dossier showed the NHS “was on the table” in trade talks with the US.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails">Continue reading...</a> Liam Fox Conservatives Foreign policy Trade policy Politics Russia UK news Dan Sabbagh Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Two-thirds of Europeans would rather cancel holiday than wear a face mask https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/travel-latest-virus-free-italy-pleads-return-british-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:165344e3-4bbb-7402-9e84-ff0839dedf74 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:08:51 -0400 structure:news structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Hugh Morris Classified documents on US-UK trade talks 'hacked from Liam Fox's emails' https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:7e7498f1-8cae-03db-45be-493b07abcbc9 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:56:43 -0400 <p>Hackers reportedly accessed account last year and obtained dossier cited by Jeremy Corbyn during general election</p><p>Foreign Office sources have refused to comment on reports that classified documents <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/07/russia-involved-in-leak-of-papers-saying-nhs-is-for-sale-says-reddit">relating to US-UK trade talks</a> were originally hacked from an email account belonging to MP and former trade minister Liam Fox.</p><p>It follows a report by Reuters that hackers accessed the account several times between July and October last year and obtained a dossier that ultimately ended up in the hands of Jeremy Corbyn. The then Labour leader said the dossier showed the NHS “was on the table” in trade talks with the US.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/03/classified-documents-on-us-uk-trade-talks-hacked-from-liam-fox-emails">Continue reading...</a> Liam Fox Politics Russia Foreign policy UK news Dan Sabbagh Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Travel news: Two-thirds of Europeans would rather cancel holiday than wear a face mask https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/travel-latest-virus-free-italy-pleads-return-british-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:32a92a10-7555-6587-e0dd-3d2a950ed497 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:43:18 -0400 structure:news structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Hugh Morris Travel news: Two thirds of Britons would rather cancel holiday than wear a face mask https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/travel-latest-virus-free-italy-pleads-return-british-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5459d365-6e40-41c3-ff72-34bec0740364 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:40:26 -0400 structure:news structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Hugh Morris Travel latest: Virus-free Italy pleads for return of British tourists https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/travel-latest-virus-free-italy-pleads-return-british-tourists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ce5ed4cf-a895-9ed1-2e0f-3b3ae9e54bc6 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:06:03 -0400 structure:news structure:travel structure:content-tbn topics:in-the-news/coronavirus storytype:standard Hugh Morris Russia claims to be ahead of rivals in race to produce Covid vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/russia-claims-to-be-ahead-of-rivals-in-race-to-produce-covid-vaccine Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:23bf06a2-4c5d-7cb5-eec5-77eca23e3ec9 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:33:54 -0400 <p>Moscow says it will start production next month and mass immunisation by October</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/coronavirus-live/latest">Coronavirus – latest updates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">See all our coronavirus coverage</a></li></ul><p>The Russian government claims to have stolen a march on dozens of global rivals – including the US and UK - in the race to produce a viable coronavirus vaccine, saying it would start production of a vaccine next month and begin mass immunisation by October.</p><p>The announcement came amid controversy over how Russia has rushed its two vaccine candidates through safety testing, in which researchers dose themselves as part of truncated human trials.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/russia-claims-to-be-ahead-of-rivals-in-race-to-produce-covid-vaccine">Continue reading...</a> Russia Coronavirus outbreak Science Europe World news Infectious diseases Peter Beaumont Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters Inauguration of new Genoa bridge a symbol of hope for virus-battered Italy https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/inauguration-new-genoa-bridge-symbol-hope-virus-battered-italy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:68d1fa4b-7ef6-51d0-1a63-b4adffbe1d44 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:24:59 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/italy storytype:standard Reuters Man detained after taking hostage, threatening to detonate bomb in Kiev https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/man-detained-taking-hostage-threatening-detonate-bomb-kiev/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a762c4a1-6ede-edd1-5ff9-c1a80fb5e84e Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:07:18 -0400 structure:news topics:places/ukraine topics:places/europe structure:news/world-news source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Man arrested after taking hostage, threatening to detonate bomb in Ukraine's capital https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/man-detained-taking-hostage-threatening-detonate-bomb-kiev/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:91029fd5-93cd-fb7d-b456-954a008eb53a Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:07:18 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/ukraine source:wirecopy storytype:standard Nataliya Vasilyeva Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/03/detained-drug-smuggler-cat-escapes-sri-lanka-prison/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:288b7f5b-00a4-aa78-b5a8-ab11d219920d Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:45:17 -0400 structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/sri-lanka topics:things/drug-trafficking topics:things/cats source:wirecopy storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff