In recent years, the crisis of liberalism has been much debated, ever since Donald Trump sent shockwaves through world politics by defeating Hillary Clinton to take the White House. Then there were Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, both of whom mounted a bold (though far from revolutionary) challenge to the liberal centre from the socialist…

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US news US advice not to test people without symptoms, even if they had been exposed to virus, contradicted agency’s previous position People arrive at a coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles, California. New guidance on testing asymptomatic people was not written by CDC scientists, reports say. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images Guidance about coronavirus…

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As historic statues are torn down or questioned across America, Frank Gehry, one of the world’s leading architects, has declared an end to the age of bombastic “great man” monuments. To illustrate the point, Gehry’s $150m tribute to Dwight Eisenhower, second world war general and 34th US president, includes a bronze sculpture of Eisenhower as…

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William Barr told prosecutors to explore aggressive charges against people arrested at recent demonstrations across the US, even suggesting bringing a rarely used sedition charge, reserved for those who have plotted a threat that posed imminent danger to government authority, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. The move signals a doubling down on Barr’s aggressive…

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Cynthia Nixon Zooms on to my screen from some decking in Long Island. The blue-grey sky is dramatically ominous, a sea breeze blows her hair into photogenic chaos and she is, of course, pretty damn famous – especially to those of us of the Sex and the City generation. So the overall effect is of…

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US elections 2020 The fundraising ad uses an image featuring Russian MiG-29s and at least one soldier with an AK-47, experts say A Donald Trump re-election campaign used a stock image that featured Russian fighter jets. Photograph: Sergei Savostyanov/TASS A fundraising ad for US president Donald Trump’s re-election campaign reportedly used a stock photo featuring…

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Play Video 1:01 Speaking from a rally in Freeland, Michigan, Donald Trump boasted of his recent Nobel peace prize nomination. A Norwegian far-right MP, named Christian Tybring-Gjedde, has nominated the US president for the prize for a second time, citing his role in the normalising of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. • Norwegian…

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