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China is accusing Australia and Canada of’spreading misinformation’ about jet collisions

Tensions heighten between Beijing and Ottawa, just as crisis over Canada’s 2018 arrest of a Chinese tech executive subsides Beijing has accused Australia and Canada of “spreading disinformation” over allegedly dangerous manoeuvres by Chinese military pilots in international airspace. A day earlier Justin Trudeau hit out at “irresponsible and provocative” actions by Beijing’s air force […]

US increases the monkeypox alert however, the risk to the public is very low.

CDC warns travelers to avoid contact with sick people, with more than 1,000 cases in at least 29 countries The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised its monkeypox alert level and warned travellers to be mindful of approaching sick people, though it also said the risk to the general public remained low. […]

Activists hail Biden’s use of security powers to boost clean energy

President invokes Defense Production Act to increase production of solar panels, building insulation and other equipment Environmental groups have welcomed Joe Biden’s invoking of national security powers to rapidly expand the production of clean energy technology as a significant advance in the effort to curb dangerous climate breakdown. Biden has triggered the Defense Production Act, […]

“Go home”: Honduran community fights against crypto colonialists

The battle over land rights and sovereignty on the island of Roatán has galvanized the whole country Straight ahead of Wilford Webster’s hilltop home, waves break over the turquoise waters that surround the reefs offshore. “Look at this,” he said, his arms framing the panorama. “Who wouldn’t want this?” Sweet as a nut: Hondurans fight […]

Trump 2024 campaign could upset midterms and deflect the the risk of prosecution

Rumors are swirling that the ex-president could make an announcement soon, as January 6 revelations continue Speculation is swirling in the US media that Donald Trump is considering announcing a 2024 presidential run as early as this summer and in the face of ever more damaging revelations from a congressional investigation of his role in […]

“No one can be neutral’ says Planned Parenthood’s chief of abortion rights

InterviewJessica Glenza Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and CEO of the US’s largest abortion provider, outlines the three goals she has to get women the access they need In the time after the US supreme court rescinded the constitutional right to abortion in America and thereby allowed nearly a dozen states to outlaw the procedure, […]

Mean Baby by Selma Blair review – negotiating against adversity

Written with warmth and candour, the actor’s new memoir chronicles her alcoholism and MS diagnosis – alongside tales of dressing up with Carrie Fisher At the age of 3o, Selma Blair saw a fortune teller. She was a successful Hollywood actor – famous for her role in 1999’s Cruel Intentions, and about to set off […]

Bronte Campbell calls for Fina to engage with transgender people on the open swimming categories

Campbell says transgender people must be part of conversation Says Fina has ‘got to balance inclusion and high performance’ Australian Olympic gold medallist Bronte Campbell has called on Fina to consult with the “unbelievably marginalised” transgender community in developing the open category proposed by its new gender inclusion policy. Fina last month became the first […]

Fields medal Kyiv-born professor, and Oxford expert is among the winners

Maryna Viazovska’s work on packing spheres and James Maynard’s solving of prime number conundrum honoured in Helsinki A Ukrainian mathematician who proved the best way to pack spheres in eight dimensions to take up the least space, and an Oxford expert who has solved conundrums in the spacing of prime numbers are among the winners […]

The Breakdown | Continuous online fury threatens to drown out the excitement on the pitch for rugby

Too much shouty negativity and everybody loses: like all the best drama there have to be shafts of emotional light as well Welcome to The Breakdown, the Guardian’s weekly (and free) rugby union newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version every Tuesday, just pop your email in below: Sport […]

No 10 not telling truth over Chris Pincher, says former top civil servant

Boris Johnson briefed in person about 2019 complaint of alleged groping by ex-deputy chief whip, says Simon McDonald Boris Johnson’s claim that he was not aware of prior specific allegations against Chris Pincher is falling apart, after a former top civil servant wrote a formal letter to allege that Downing Street’s version of events was […]

Zimbabwe will introduce gold coins as the local currency.

Soaring inflation piling pressure on country already struggling with shortages and stirring memories of Mugabe chaos Zimbabwe’s central bank will start selling gold coins this month as a store of value to tame runaway inflation, which has considerably weakened the local currency. The central bank governor, John Mangudya, said in a statement on Monday that […]

‘Frankly it blew my mind’: how Tron changed cinema – and predicted the future of tech

From cyberspace to AI, Steven Lisberger’s 1982 sci-fi classic was way ahead of its time. The team behind it explain how they made a game-changer Back in 1982, computers meant one of two things in the popular imagination. Either they were room-sized machines used by the military-industrial complex to crunch data on stuff like nuclear […]