What the George Floyd protests say about America

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn explains why the unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd could be a defining moment for racial politics in America, and how the coronavirus pandemic set the backdrop for the protests Inside the George Floyd protests in New York: ‘We are not the problem’ – video Moments of … Read more What the George Floyd protests say about America

Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk

Matt Hancock has urged Britons to avoid large protests over the weekend ‘for the safety of your loved ones’. The health secretary said he understood why people are appalled at the death of George Floyd but warned that coronavirus remains a ‘real threat’ in the UK as lockdown easing measures come into effect Subscribe to … Read more Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk

Donald Trump holds press conference on US job numbers – watch live

President Donald Trump holds a news conference about the latest US jobs numbers Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture … Read more Donald Trump holds press conference on US job numbers – watch live

Video shows police in New York state shoving 75-year-old to ground

A 75-year old man is in a stable but serious condition after being shoved by police officers, causing him to fall backwards, hit his head, and bleed from his ear. The incident, which happened in Buffalo, New York state, was captured on video by a local reporter from the public radio station WBFO. It shows … Read more Video shows police in New York state shoving 75-year-old to ground

Covid-19 in Canada: Quebec’s immigrant ‘guardian angels’ hope for formal status

In Canada’s Quebec region, many people answered the provincial government’s call to work in the understaffed health sector during the Covid-19 crisis. But these “guardian angels”, who make regular visits to retirement homes or isolated elderly people, are often female asylum seekers or refugees. Exposed to the virus, they risk their own health and due to a lack of working papers, they … Read more Covid-19 in Canada: Quebec’s immigrant ‘guardian angels’ hope for formal status

UK hosts global vaccine summit alongside Gavi, the vaccine alliance – watch live

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Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport in England

Face coverings on public transport will be compulsory from 15 June in England to help stop the transmission of coronavirus as more people go back to work, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has said. The government will require people to wear face coverings on buses, trains, tubes and other modes of public transport from that … Read more Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport in England

‘Absurd’ to claim pro-Cummings tweet undermined legal process, says attorney general

The UK attorney  general Suella Braverman said her tweet in defence of Dominic Cummings did not amount to any undue interference in the potential legal process  After the Guardian and the Daily Mirror revealed Cummings had travelled to Durham from London during the lockdown, in apparent breach of lockdown rules Braveman tweeted: ‘Protecting one’s family is what … Read more ‘Absurd’ to claim pro-Cummings tweet undermined legal process, says attorney general

Meghan on George Floyd killing: ‘the only wrong thing to say is nothing’

In a video for a virtual graduation ceremony at her old high school in LA, the Duchess of Sussex recalled words of advice given by a teacher when she was 15, who said to her: ‘Always remember to put another’s needs above your fears.’ She told the graduating students: ‘I am sorry that in a … Read more Meghan on George Floyd killing: ‘the only wrong thing to say is nothing’

Priti Patel faces MPs in the Commons following PMQs – watch live

Priti Patel, the home secretary, takes questions from MPs in parliament Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Life in coronavirus lockdown: Fighting the social crisis in Middlesbrough | Anywhere but Westminster ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD2UxKWDRgc Coronavirus latest updates ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/jun/03/uk-coronavirus-live-keir-starmer-boris-johnson-lockdown-easing-pmqs-covid-19-latest-updates-news Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: … Read more Priti Patel faces MPs in the Commons following PMQs – watch live

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson holds UK daily briefing – watch live

Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance hold a briefing on the coronavirus outbreak in the UK Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport … Read more Coronavirus: Boris Johnson holds UK daily briefing – watch live

Moments of hope and solidarity from the George Floyd protests

Cities across the US witnessed another night of protests despite widespread curfews a week after George Floyd’s death. Among the violence and anger, moments of peace and hope have emerged as some police forces have shown solidarity with protesters, and anti-racism demonstrations have spread around the globe Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub … Read more Moments of hope and solidarity from the George Floyd protests

MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

The independent Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan appeared sitting on his bed wearing a shirt and only a pair of pants on his bottom half. Flanagan was taking part in a European parliament committee meeting on agriculture. The Midlands-North West representative laughed off the incident afterwards on social media, claiming he had just come back … Read more MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

‘We will march with everybody’: Houston police chief tells George Floyd protesters

The UK’s Guardian picked up the story of Houston police chief, Art Acevedo, who has joined marches, and spoke of reacting to recent uprisings following the death of George Floyd with love and compassion. A police chief in Houston was welcomed with cheers as he gave an impassioned speech to a crowd of protesters demanding … Read more ‘We will march with everybody’: Houston police chief tells George Floyd protesters

CNN journalists arrested live on air while covering George Floyd protests

CNN has reported that its correspondent Omar Jimenez, producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez have been released from police custody after they were arrested in Minneapolis live on air. The crew were covering the riots that have followed the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in police custody on 25 … Read more CNN journalists arrested live on air while covering George Floyd protests