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  • Coronavirus live news: full lockdown recommended for Madrid; Iceland cluster traced to French tourists 25.09.2020
    Spanish government calls for Madrid to be locked down again; cases in Reykjavík linked to two French visitorsRio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1mCoronavirus continuing to mutate, study findsWhat lessons can Europe learn from Sweden’s Covid-19 experience?Helsinki airport enlists sniffer dogs to detect CovidUK coronavirus updates – live […]
    Kevin Rawlinson (now); Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier)
  • UK coronavirus live: R number rises to between 1.2 and 1.5; new restrictions for Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli 25.09.2020
    New infections in UK growing by 4% to 8% every day; measures to come into force in three areas in Wales this weekend; London placed on watchlistLeeds and London face Covid interventions as virus fears riseUniversities ‘should be two-thirds empty to avoid Covid spikes’‘It’s depressing’: curfew criticised as last orders arrive early in SohoRishi Sunak […]
    Jedidajah Otte (now) and Haroon Siddique (earlier)
  • Breonna Taylor's family to speak after second night of protests for justice – live 25.09.2020
    Taylor’s family to give first press conference since verdictArrests made as protesters took to streets in many citiesBarr’s kinship with Trump fuels election fearsCould Republicans ignore the popular vote and choose own electors?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 1.46pm BST It feels like the news is quite court heavy […]
    Martin Belam
  • Scott Morrison to tell United Nations that if Australia finds Covid vaccine 'we will share it' 25.09.2020
    The prime minister warns nations will be severely judged if they try to profit from hoarding a vaccineScott Morrison will use a speech to the United Nations general assembly in New York to urge countries to share a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as a successful candidate emerges, characterising such collaboration as a “global and moral […]
    Katharine Murphy Political editor
  • Netflix faces call to rethink Liu Cixin adaptation after his Uighur comments 25.09.2020
    Five US senators have written to question plans to adapt The Three-Body Problem after its author voiced support for China’s mass internments in XinjiangFive Republican US senators have asked Netflix to reconsider its plans to adapt the bestselling Chinese author Liu Cixin’s book The Three-Body Problem, citing Liu’s comments in support of the Chinese government’s […]
    Alison Flood
  • Two injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices in Paris 25.09.2020
    Media reports of two arrests after attack near former home of satirical newspaper A counter-terrorism investigation has been launched in France after two people were seriously injured in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.French media reported that two suspects have been arrested. Continue reading...
    Jon Henley and Kim Willsher in Paris
  • Masked Spanish councillor's English accent proves to be a dub misstep – video 25.09.2020
    A councillor from Valencia surprised listeners with a minute-long speech in stunningly fluent English and without the slightest trace of a Spanish accent for the city's bid to become the European Capital of Innovation 2020, an honour later awarded to Leuven in Belgium.Carlos Galiana was being live-dubbed by a native English speaker – with a […]
  • Digested week: with Covid and winter days upon us, I'm trying to store up nice memories | John Crace 25.09.2020
    Six more months of pandemic in Boristime may mean at least one more year of dread in real timeThere was a heartbreaking story in the Times on Saturday about how Boris Johnson was feeling overworked and underpaid. How the flat in No 10 was a bit small, how the rent from the home he shares […]
    John Crace
  • MS treatment a step closer after drug shown to repair nerve coating 25.09.2020
    Side-effects of bexarotene rule out use but trial suggests other drugs may halt multiple sclerosisDoctors believe they are closer to a treatment for multiple sclerosis after discovering a drug that repairs the coatings around nerves that are damaged by the disease.A clinical trial of the cancer drug bexarotene showed that it repaired the protective myelin […]
    Ian Sample Science editor
  • Ugandan government rejects plan for Murchison Falls hydropower dam 25.09.2020
    Activists praise decision to reject energy ministry’s proposal to dam the world-famous waterfallConservationists in Uganda have hailed a bipartisan decision to reject the government’s plan to construct a hydro-power dam at the country’s biggest tourist attraction.Lawmakers unanimously adopted a report by the 28 member parliamentary committee on environment on Thursday, rejecting the Ministry of Energy […]
    Samuel Okirorin Kampala
  • US supreme court vacancy upends Senate races with just weeks to go 25.09.2020
    Open seat offers chance for both parties to rally their bases as Democrats see chance to take control of chamberThe shock of a sudden new vacancy on the US supreme court has rippled out to some of the most contentious Senate races in the final weeks before the 3 November elections, throwing the vital issue […]
    Daniel Strauss in Washington
  • Higher ground: the expert guide to making the perfect cup of coffee at home 25.09.2020
    Over the past six months, many of us have been trying to replicate our morning takeout in our kitchens. From beans to milk, here’s how to get the most from your mugAs the world of work has changed this year, so has the world of coffee. With more people working from home, and fewer opportunities […]
    Stuart Heritage
  • Outcry as Spanish councillor uses face mask to fake speaking English 25.09.2020
    Valencia councillor criticised after it emerges speech made in perfect English was dubbedSome have railed against the mandatory use of face masks, attacking them as a muzzle on their civil liberties. Others have civically adopted them without so much as a whimper. And then there are those who have seen the opportunities they present amid […]
    Sam Jones in Madrid
  • Dominic Cummings' data law shake-up a danger to trade, says EU 25.09.2020
    Exclusive: proposed rewriting of data protection rules said to put vital cooperation in doubtA radical “pro-tech” plan championed by Dominic Cummings to rewrite Britain’s data protection laws is endangering future cooperation with the EU worth billions to the British economy, Brussels has warned.The government’s newly published national data strategy, promising a “transformation” long sought by […]
    Daniel Boffey in Brussels
  • Mexico's Amlo diverts water from drought-stricken farmers to repay US debt 25.09.2020
    Country has one month to deliver outstanding 289m cubic metres and ensure water for 14 major cities and growersMexican farmers in the drought-stricken state of Chihuahua are pitted against riot squads from the national guard in an increasingly violent standoff over their government’s decision to ship scarce water supplies to the United States.The confrontation has […]
    David Agren in Mexico City
  • What lessons can Europe learn from Sweden's Covid-19 experience? 25.09.2020
    Experts say that while contested ‘light touch’ response warrants study each country must find right approach for themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU governments that locked down are increasingly emulating the one that did not, but experts warn that Sweden’s Covid approach, relying more on voluntary compliance than coercion, will not suit all […]
    Jon Henley Europe correspondent
  • Breonna Taylor protesters march in Louisville as state representative among dozens arrested – video 25.09.2020
    Protesters marched and chanted Breonna Taylor's name for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday – after a grand jury decided no police officer would be charged directly with her death in March.On Thursday night, police made several arrests, including the Kentucky state representative, Attica Scott, a Democrat who has called for justice for Taylor, […]
  • From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised 25.09.2020
    As the pandemic wreaks havoc on existing structures, we look at some visions for post-Covid cities – and how they hold up Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is a huge, looming, unanswerable question that overshadows our cities, like an elephant squatting in the central square. Will a Covid-19 vaccine or herd immunity […]
    Chris Michael, Lydia McMullan and Frank Hulley-Jones
  • Turkey issues arrest warrants for 82 over pro-Kurdish protests 25.09.2020
    Mayor among those wanted for unspecified offences during 2014 protests sparked by Isis seizure of KobaneTurkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor, over pro-Kurdish protests six years ago, officials and local media have said.The warrants relate to October 2014 protests in Turkey sparked by the seizure of the mainly Kurdish-Syrian […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • North Korea apologises for 'unfortunate' killing of South Korean official 25.09.2020
    Kim Jong-un says death ‘should not have happened’ after man shot in North Korean watersNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has apologised for the “unexpected” and “unfortunate” killing of a South Korean official this week after he drifted across the countries’ maritime border, possibly in an attempt to defect.In a message to the South Korean president, […]
    Justin McCurry and agencies in Seoul