From The Guardian

  • World economy faces weakest growth since financial crisis, warns OECD

    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the OECD slashes its growth forecastsLatest: OECD cuts 2019 and 2020 growth forecastsIntroduction: BoE rate decision todayLast night, Federal Reserve cut rates by 25 basis points

  • Brexit: John Major tells supreme court it would be 'naive' to believe Boris Johnson on prorogation

    Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful 11.45am BST Now Michael Fordham for Welsh governmentFordham is the author of the most detailed practitioner guide on judicial review may be only barrister to have read and considered every single judicial review case everUbergeekHence why this is case-heavy 11.44am BST...

  • County cricket: Yorkshire v Kent, Lancashire v Middlesex – live!

    County Championship updates from around the groundsThe Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 11.48am BST

    And there goes Malan for a two ball duck, caught by a diving Bailey off Onions. Middlesex 3-3. The Middlesex president watching from the box, is not happy. 11.45am BST

    Bailey looks like an athlete, long legs, lean, untucked shirt. He sprints in, straight as an arrow, and Malan

  • ‘The pressure is on Japan’: Russia seek upset in Rugby World Cup opener

    • ‘We’ll have enough adrenaline to raise the dead,’ says captain• Friday’s match, in Tokyo, set to be first of 48 sell-outs

    When Japan last played Russia in Tokyo, nine years ago, the attendance was little more than 6,000. On Friday night the Ajinomoto Stadium will be at its 49,970 capacity as the two countries open the ninth Rugby World Cup, the first of what the organisers are confident will be 48 sell-out crowds in a nation where rugby union is far from an institution.

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  • EU must take risks with Irish border, says Barclay

    UK Brexit secretary calls for flexibility and says ‘rigid’ approach is no way to reach deal Follow the day’s Brexit developments - liveStephen Barclay, the Brexit secretary, has said the “purist” EU will have to “take risks” with the Irish border for a deal to be struck, as the government prepared to lay out its plan for replacing the Irish backstop.

    As the government announced that Barclay would visit Brussels on Friday to reopen talks with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, the cabinet...

  • Climate strike in Australia: everything you need to know about Friday's protest

    Time and location for the 20 September school strike for climate change in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and more as organisers expect a stronger presence from unions, workers and companies as student activists reach out to adults

    Thousands of Australian school students are again preparing to walk out of classrooms across the country to demand action on the climate crisis.

    The global mass day of action will take place on Friday 20 September, three days before the...

  • Thieves steal €2m of jewels and cash from French chateau

    Police seek six suspects who tied up owners of the opulent Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris

    Six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France’s most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least €2m (£1.8m) worth of jewels and cash, according to French authorities.

    The prosecutor Béatrice Angelelli-Lamotte said on Thursday police were hunting for the perpetrators after the overnight robbery at the Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau, south-east of Paris. Continue reading

  • Anton Corbijn's unseen portraits of Arcade Fire – in pictures

    Arcade Fire released their classic album Funeral 15 years ago this month. These photos, unpublished until now, were taken by Anton Corbijn just as the band broke through Continue reading

  • US briefing: Greta Thunberg, Justin Trudeau and a Trump whistleblower

    Thursday’s top story: Teenage climate activist tells Congress to ‘listen to the scientists’. Plus, Who will win at the Emmys – and who should win instead

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  • Let's follow California's lead and regulate companies like Uber

    The ‘gig economy’ is terrible for workers. We must tackle the problem head-on

    This week, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom – a darling of tech capitalists – signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. The bill codifies the “ABC test” to determine the applicability of California employment laws and makes it harder for companies to get away with misclassifying workers as independent contractors. If properly enforced, AB5 will have enormous impacts for vulnerable workers in the trucking, janitorial...

  • Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

    Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate

    The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new short film.

    Natural climate solutions could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as plants grow. But these methods receive only 2% of the funding...

  • For decadent, deficient Real Madrid the problems start in midfield

    The team were incapable even of the basics in Paris and it is a wonder Spanish clubs have not exploited the weaknesses more

    As Thomas Meunier and Juan Bernat capered through the open savannah that archaeologists believe was once populated by the Real Madrid midfield, the mind was drawn to another Parisian night two and a half years ago, when Ángel di María orchestrated an even more emphatic victory for PSG over a Spanish side. As it turned out, that 4-0 win over Barcelona didn’t turn out...