US on brink of trade war with EU, Canada and Mexico as tit-for-tat tariffs begin

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Trump administration goes ahead with threatened tariffs on steel and aluminium as allies pledge to hit back Trump imposes tariffs – business live The United States and its traditional allies are on the brink of a full-scale trade war after European and Canadian leaders reacted swiftly and angrily to Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs […]

Italy's populist leaders strike deal to resurrect proposed coalition

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Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio’s announcement averts prospect of new snap election Italy’s two populist parties have reached a new agreement to form a government, days after a standoff with Italy’s president over their stance on the euro abruptly ended an initial bid to assume power. A joint statement by the anti-establishment Five Star […]

Posh royal expert exposed as Tommy from upstate New York

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Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills dispensed advice to Duchess of Sussex on how ‘us’ Brits behave Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills Esq, the plummy-voiced leader of the British Monarchist Federation, was a regular feature on TV channels during May’s royal wedding, dispensing wisdom on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s union while wearing a bow tie and tweed jacket. In […]

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

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Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock – it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming […]

School chaplains: secular groups say review is proof of proselytising

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Supporters and opponents of the program indicated that faith was being discussed in schools, despite ban Almost one in five public school parents have objected to religious views being shared with their children through school chaplains, a review has found. The review by research consultancy Kantar Public for the education department found that parents have […]

Dinesh D’Souza: far-right provocateur and key figure in US culture wars

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Conservative commentator pardoned by Trump is a big fan of the president and has special enmity for Clinton and Obama Donald Trump pardoned Dinesh D’Souza today. Who is he? Dinesh D’Souza is a conservative commentator, film-maker and author. Ever since his student days at Dartmouth in the 1980s, he has been an enthusiastic participant in […]