recent articles.en-usRssGerman Prosecutors Search Daimler Offices in Diesel Emissions Inquiry company is one of several European automakers that have attracted the attention of regulators on both sides of the Atlantic over environmental standards.Tue, 23 May 2017 13:43:06 -0400 Administration Is Split on Adding Troops in Afghanistan Trump is weighing the wisdom of pouring more soldiers into a 16-year-old conflict, and is also expected to put NATO members on the spot over the issue.Tue, 23 May 2017 13:01:41 -0400 Arena attacker named as Salman Ramadan Abedi | UK news police say 22-year-old was responsible for suicide attack that killed 22 and injured 59 at Ariana Grande concertManchester attack - latest updatesWhat we know so far The man who murdered 22 people and injured 59 others has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent.Police confirmed the 22-year-old’s identity after officials in the United States passed it to news reporters, apparently against the wishes of the police and security services in the UK. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 12:25:52 -0400 London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley | Business regional breakdown of taxes and spending highlights Brexit threat – and clouds case for Scottish independenceIt hardly counts as news that the UK is really two economies but here are the hard numbers to demonstrate the point. London, the south-east and the east of England recorded net fiscal surpluses in 2016 – in order words, tax receipts exceeded public spending on a per-head basis. The rest of the UK was in deficit, says the Office for National Statistics in its first such regional breakdown.Some differences were substantial. At one end of the scale, London showed a surplus of just over £3,000 per person – the difference between revenues of £15,756 per head and spending of £12,686. Northern Ireland had the biggest deficit – about £5,400 per person – and Wales was next at £4,500. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 12:14:39 -0400 Trump's panoply of abuses demand more than a special prosecutor | Joshua Matz | Opinion public needs a quick, transparent investigation into the president’s foreign entanglements. Robert Mueller will not be able to deliver thatLast week, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, named the former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump”. Mueller may also examine “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”. He is empowered to “prosecute federal cries arising from the investigation of these matters”.This is a very big deal, as you surely know if you have recently glanced in the general direction of any newspaper. Defenders of the rule of law had spent months calling for a special counsel. Finally, they got their wish: an special counsel focused on Trump and Russia. Trump responded by fuming and cowering in the White House. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:54:01 -0400 Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys | UK news Chapman sentenced to 16 years in prison for using Facebook to blackmail children into engaging in sexual activityA former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.Jamie Chapman created fake Facebook personas of teenage girls called “Emily” and “Molly” to get vulnerable boys to send him naked images of themselves. Having duped 18 victims, he then told them to engage in sexual activity with boys. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:53:27 -0400​Ivanka doesn’t moderate Trump; she sells him to moderates | Lindy West | Opinion president’s daughter is a proponent and beneficiary of the outrageous robbery her family is perpetrating against those they purportedly serveAre there still people out there who think that Ivanka Trump is a moderating influence on her father? If you believe that – that the Donald Trump currently Big-Wheeling all over the Middle East is the toned-down version – can I just ask, respectfully: what exactly do you think Donald would be doing to the country if he wasn’t under the supposedly soothing spell of Ivanka? Outlawing renewable energy in favour of whale oil? Replacing the constitution with the lyrics to Ted Nugent’s Free for All? Just straight-up cannibalism?That’s like saying that fur is a moderating influence on a wolf. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:44:42 -0400 rule of law applies to everyone. Even Manchester hate peddlers like Katie Hopkins | Hugh Muir | Opinion have responded to the atrocity with the usual words. But if we really want unity, our laws of incitement should be applied thoroughlyWe have now seen enough horror and atrocity to recognise what comes after. The bewilderment, the shock and anguish; and then in the cold light of day, the attempt to make sense of the senseless by way of context and community leadership.By this morning, Manchester’s leaders and community figures were seeking to react; grasping for the right pitch and tone. Andy Burnham, newly elected mayor of Greater Manchester spoke well – as did local commentator Mohammed Shafiq mindful of the need for a Muslim voice to be heard in condemnation. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:16:40 -0400 Dumoulin retains Giro d’Italia lead amid controversy on stage 16 | Sport• Movistar riders opt to join attack as pink jersey holder takes comfort break• Sunweb rider’s lead over Nairo Quintana down to 31sec amid gruelling climbsSunweb’s Tom Dumoulin has retained the pink jersey, albeit with a significantly reduced advantage, after an extraordinary and controversial stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, eventually won by home rider Vincenzo Nibali.Dutchman Dumoulin was left by the Movistar team after their riders joined in an attack while the pink jersey holder briefly left the course and made for a roadside ditch for a comfort break. The incident left observers debating whether riders failed to observe the sport’s “unwritten rules”, as competitors would traditionally not attack the overall leader in such circumstances. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:14:57 -0400 attack: social media trolls and fake news British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the good work of the emegency services following the Manchester attack, which occurred at the end of an Ariana Grande concert In addition, the hashtag #RTue, 23 May 2017 11:12:04 -0400 the mind-bending herb of choice for today’s students | Life and style of the plant’s oil – which reportedly improves memory – have shot up in the past year. So, which other natural remedies may aid learning?Students are known for dabbling with mind-altering herbs, and the latest tale of herbal experimentation shows there has been a rush on rosemary. Following a report that the woody herb may improve memory, students have been seeking it out to give them the edge in exams.Health store Holland & Barrett has reported a 187% increase in sales of rosemary oil in the past year. A spokesperson said that most in-store questions about rosemary “came from parents hoping to boost their children’s success for exam season”. The store also said that relaxation aids and “natural energy drinks ... have been popular this exam time as alternatives to caffeine”. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:47:12 -0400 Anderson facing long spell on the sidelines with torn groin | Sport• ECB medical team to determine extent of seamer’s injury• England’s leading Test wicket-taker collapsed in pain on FridayJimmy Anderson is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the seamer has torn his groin.The 34-year-old, England’s leading Test wicket-taker with 467, collapsed in pain on Friday while bowling for Lancashire against Roses rivals Yorkshire. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:37:25 -0400 in shock as families search desperately for missing victims | UK news to blast at Ariana Grande concert speak of ordeal as Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham condemns ‘evil act’Ariana Grande had just taken her final bow, the house lights had come up and 18,000 concert-goers were filing cheerfully towards the doors when the excitable hubbub inside Manchester Arena was suddenly shattered. Related: Manchester Arena attack: what we know so far Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:31:20 -0400 and chill: how TV relaxed its view of dating | Television & radio Sex and the City told audiences to wait for The One, contemporary shows such as Master of None and Casual have suggested that it’s better to keep swipingThere was a time when television shows about dating all moved in the same direction: toward The One. Sex and the City was about exploring the options, every last one of them, but ultimately, its gallivanting gals wound up with at least a degree of stability, and romance triumphed over loveless sex, even for Samantha Jones. Classic teen shows have always paired unlikely duos, who must melodramatically battle teachers, parents and friends to be together – Joey and Pacey, Marissa and Ryan, and, in the case of Buffy, an assortment of bad boys with no pulse. Chandler and Monica were the solid backbone of Friends, which also tried to match the philandering Joey with a woman he might actually fall for; sadly for viewers, that happened to be Rachel and led to one of the worst TV couplings of all time. Still, for the most part, TV dating led to TV love. Related: Dating out of your league? There’s no such thing | Oscar Rickett Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:23:55 -0400 Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89 | Film much-loved English actor, who made his name on the small screen before taking on the mantle of 007, has passed away in SwitzerlandPeter Bradshaw on Roger Moore: a modest, self-deprecating James Bond who brought some serious aplombBond actor Roger Moore: a life in pictures‘A force of nature’: tributes pour in for Bond and The Saint actor Roger MooreMoore on how to make the perfect MartiniHe was the epitome of the suave English gent, quipping sweatlessly in a bespoke three-piece suit, who enjoyed an acting career spanning eight decades. On Tuesday, Roger Moore’s children announced his death at the age of 89 in Switzerland, saying: “he passed away today ... after a short but brave battle with cancer”. Related: Roger Moore: ‘Being eternally known as James Bond has no down side’ Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:37 -0400 aged 14 killed man in London as taxi driver waited, court hears | UK news Bailey trial of two 14-year-olds and 16-year-old hears they kept cab waiting while they murdered Hussein Ahmed in Harrow Two 14-year-old boys are among four people accused of killing a man in an “unprovoked” and “senseless” knife attack while they kept a taxi driver waiting to take them home, a court has heard. The defendants took a minicab from Hendon to Harrow, north-west London, then asked the driver to wait for them as they murdered Hussein Ahmed, 19, and attacked two 17-year-olds, the court was told. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:04:31 -0400 police raid Daimler offices sites belonging to the Mercedes-Benz owners are searched by 230 police officers.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:02:06 -0400 private sector growth stays strong businesses have maintained April's blistering growth rate this month, according to surveys of thousands of companies by IHS Markit.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:56:18 -0400 Describe Manchester Attack - Video, teenagers and adults tell of seeing bodies on the ground and of scrambling to escape the Manchester Arena when a bomb exploded after an Ariana Grande performance.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:55:30 -0400 bombing in Manchester has brought national trauma. We must not lash out | Jonathan Romain | Opinion’s a temptation to react to the Manchester attacks with calls for vengeance. Here are some better alternativesThe Manchester bomber was not just trying to kill those at the pop concert, but he was also targeting you and me. He wanted to make us nervous about going to a shopping centre today or attending events such the FA Cup at Wembley this Saturday. His weapon of choice was the emotional responses that we carry within us and which he was trying to trigger.Emotions such as horror: at the lives snuffed out, the injuries sustained, the families devastated. Or fear: that on another occasion it might be us who is involved and who is carried away in bodybags. Or anger: that a person could do such a thing and be “inspired” by a political or religious ideology. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:04 -0400' £5m donations boost before May called snap general election | Politics received £5.46m from January to March, more than twice the £2.65m given to Labour, official figures showThe Conservatives received a huge boost in donations in the three months before Theresa May called a surprise general election, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission. The party received £5.46m from January to March this year, more than twice the £2.65m given to Labour. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:43:20 -0400 actor Roger Moore: a life in pictures | Film actor, most famous for his seven 007 movies, has died at the age of 89. Here we look back at his life and careerRoger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89 Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:42:50 -0400 Tendulkar: ‘When I was injured I could not sleep at night’ | Sport life was dominated by the sport for almost 30 years, so how has the master of cricket – and idol of India – coped with retirement?At a certain point while talking to Sachin Tendulkar, in a room overlooking the Oval cricket ground, I begin to understand what it might have felt like to bowl at a batsman so sublime he managed to put into doubt Don Bradman’s title of “greatest ever”. It happens after I ask the question to which I most want the answer, as a devotee of cricket: can he select, from all the bowlers he faced, the five-man bowling attack that would have given him, in his prime, the greatest difficulty?“There are so many great bowlers that I’ve played,” he says in his softly spoken, unhurried manner. “You start from the first series [that I played]. You have Imran Khan, Wasim [Akram], Waqar [Younis], Abdul Qadir. Four really great bowlers. Second series I go to New Zealand and you have Richard Hadlee. Third series, I played in England where Angus Fraser really bowled well. Devon Malcolm was good. Eddie Hemmings bowled well at Old Trafford.” Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:41:57 -0400 men caned 83 times in Indonesia for gay sex men yesterday were caned by religious police in Indonesia for gay sex.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:38:35 -0400 you debate toilet etiquette, trans women like Vikki Thompson are dying in the dark | Paris Lees | Opinion silence over the death of this trans woman in a men’s jail speaks volumes. If we’re being raped, murdered or driven to suicide no one wants to know“I know I’m going to do something silly. I don’t want to but I can’t do this,” wrote Vikki Thompson, the 21-year-old transgender woman found dead in a male prison in 2015. Related: Transgender woman at male prison did not mean to kill herself, jury finds Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:34:36 -0400 Barcelona president Sandro Rosell detained in police raid | Football• Police raid offices, homes and businesses in Barcelona• Money-laundering investigation related to TV rights for Brazil matchesThe former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife have been detained in connection with his businesses in Brazil. The detentions were part of a money-laundering investigation related to buying television rights for past matches of Brazil’s national team. Three other people were detained but their identities were not immediately released by authorities.Police raided offices, homes and businesses in Barcelona and other locations in Spain as part of Operation Rimet, a reference to former Fifa president Jules Rimet, who also gave his name to the World Cup trophy from 1930 to 1970. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:31:20 -0400 Girl Was Among the 22 Manchester Bombing Victims Rose Roussos was at the Ariane Grande concert with her mother; Georgina Bethany Callander, 18, and John Atkinson, a 26, have also been identified as victims.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:28:40 -0400 election campaign suspended after Manchester attack ahead of the UK general election was immediately suspended after the attack in Manchester, which killed at least 22 people.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:23:01 -0400 accused of manslaughter tells of attempts to save baby | UK news Tautz, accused of shaking 10-month-old Joshua Paul in fit of temper, recounts day of death in courtA childminder accused of shaking a 10-month-old boy in a fit of temper wept as she told jurors of her attempts to save him after he turned red and stopped breathing.Viktoria Tautz, 34, was looking after Joshua Paul at his home in Haringey, north London, when he collapsed on 29 August 2014. The baby was taken to hospital but died on 1 September in his parents’ arms, the Old Bailey heard. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:14:59 -0400 office rejects White House attempt to halt inquiry into lobbyists | US news rejects Trump budget director’s claim it lacks authority to demand information on former lobbyists granted waivers to work in administrationDonald Trump’s administration says the government ethics office lacks the authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he’s granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:16 -0400 of men who killed themselves at Woodhill jail lose high court case | Society of Ian Brown and Daniel Dunkley sought judicial review over their deaths at prison with the most self-inflicted deathsThe relatives of two inmates who killed themselves at a prison with the highest rate of self-inflicted deaths in England and Wales have lost a high court case calling for action to protect prisoners.The families of Ian Brown and Daniel Dunkley, who died at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes in 2015 and 2016 respectively, sought a judicial review to force the prison’s governor and the justice secretary, Liz Truss, to comply with the requirements under common law, public law and human rights law “to protect prisoners from suicide”. In the past four years, 18 men have killed themselves at Woodhill, a rate that the families’ lawyer called exceptionally high. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:07:54 -0400 FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses FitzPatrick will be acquitted after longest criminal trial in Irish state history collapses.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:04:32 -0400 Herrera: the Spanish scrapper who gives Manchester United a feisty edge | Paul Wilson | Football thought to be too nice to be a destructive force in midfield, the 27-year-old has thrived this season under José Mourinho and aims to drive United to victory over Ajax in the Europa League finalAnder Herrera has already played in one Europa League final but if that makes him more experienced than many of his Manchester United team-mates it is only because his present club have rarely given Uefa’s second-string competition their full attention. The midfielder reached the 2012 final in Bucharest with Athletic Bilbao, only to be beaten 3-0 by an Atlético Madrid side already beginning to respond to the newly arrived Diego Simeone.Bilbao put out Manchester United on the way to the final, along with Schalke and Sporting Lisbon, but when they came across Radamel Falcao and a well-organised Atlético they were out of their depth. “Atlético were better than us,” Herrera said. “They were more experienced and they managed the game well.” Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:04:00 -0400 League: Zack Snyder quits movie after daughter kills herself | Film known for Man Of Steel and 300 steps down to support his family, with Joss Whedon lined up to complete filmDirector Zack Snyder has stepped down from working on Justice League to support his family following the suicide of his daughter.Snyder, who has directed many film adaptations of comic books including 300, Watchmen, Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, has spoken about his family tragedy for the first time. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:44 -0400 Harris embraced fans in ‘brotherly way’, ex-tour manager tells court | UK news Jeacle, giving evidence in indecent assault trial, says he never saw TV star behaving inappropriately with children Rolf Harris embraced children and fans in a “fraternal or brotherly” way, his former tour manager has said during the entertainer’s trial on indecent assault charges.Kenneth Jeacle, tour manager for Harris between the mid-80s and mid-90s, was asked by the prosecutor, Jonathan Rees, if he had ever seen the entertainer pull a young girl or boy on to his lap at an autograph session. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 08:50:36 -0400 economy is stagnant because people fear for the future | Robert Shiller | Business are reluctant to spend because of new technologies that could eventually replace many or most of their jobsSince the “Great Recession” of 2007-09, the world’s major central banks have kept short-term interest rates at near-zero levels. In the United States, even after the Federal Reserve’s recent increases, short-term rates remain below 1%, and long-term interest rates on major government bonds are similarly low. Moreover, major central banks have supported markets at a record level by buying up huge amounts of debt and holding it.Why is all this economic life support necessary, and why for so long? Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 08:35:18 -0400 Saffie Roussos among Manchester bombing victims and young adults may be the largest number among the grievously injured and killed from Monday’s suspected suicide bombing in Manchester, UK.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:33:17 -0400's next for Europe? Live from the European Business Summit European Business Summit is an annual event in Brussels that aims to bridge the worlds of politics and business. The forum attracts more thanTue, 23 May 2017 08:32:27 -0400 and Nokia avoid court battle over patents has settled its legal battle with Apple. They have made a new patent licence agreement and have also signed a fresh business deal.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:19:29 -0400 May must do more than just say she’s not Jeremy Corbyn | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion has risen to become prime minister without facing a public vote. Her Andrew Neil interview, hot on a manifesto U-turn, shows it’s time she spelled out who she isOnce upon a time, there was an unelected prime minister who rose into the job at least partly through sheer force of personality. This leader faced no real contest, because there frankly didn’t seem much point; there was only one obvious grownup in the room, whose record seemed to speak for itself. It was only after several months that people began to ask just how much they had taken on trust, and whether they had confused great moral certainty for something more.But enough about Gordon Brown. Last night it was Theresa May getting the once-over from the BBC’s Andrew Neil, fast emerging as the interviewer no underprepared politician wants to meet down a dark alley. It did not go tremendously well. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:13 -0400 hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership vetoes Nato's co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance's partnership activities with 41 countries.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:04:16 -0400 beds and rides home - how Manchester opened its heart to fleeing fans shelter, lifts and other acts of kindness offered after the deadly concert bombing ‘evoke the spirit of Manchester’, it’s been claimed.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:01:16 -0400 claim responsibility for Manchester Arena bomb attack have claimed responsibility for Monday night’s bomb attack at Manchester Arena, which is known to have claimed at least 22 lives.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:55:02 -0400 pleases John Gosden in spin around Epsom before next week’s Derby | Sport• Epsom Derby Trial winner was partnered by big-race jockey Frankie Dettori• Jim Crowley reports Eminent handled the track contours with aplombJohn Gosden was satisfied with Cracksman as he put the finishing touches to his Derby preparation with a spin around Epsom on Tuesday morning.Joint-favourite with Cliffs Of Moher for the blue riband Classic, he was one of a handful of horses to work on the track at the annual Breakfast With The Stars event. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 07:47:57 -0400 was 10 when I witnessed an IRA bomb. The Manchester victims will need years of help | Louise Nevin | Opinion friend and I were caught up in an attack in 1976 and it still affects us. It’s vital to ensure support is readily available for anyone who wants itIt is almost impossible to put into words how horrible the attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday night was. The news will terrify any parent. For anyone who’s ever been near to a terrorist attack, it will provide a reminder of the pain that such events inflicts. This morning, Tessa Jowell reminded us on the Today programme of the long-lasting effects of these atrocities on relatives and friends of the casualties. She said that support for families affected should last “10 years” at least, drawing on her experiences of coordinating the response to the 7/7 attacks. That did not surprise me at all. Related: Manchester is suffering now – but its spirit will overcome this atrocity | Owen Jones Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 07:42:45 -0400 May on ‘The Spirit of Manchester and the Spirit of Britain’ British prime minister’s remarks on the deadly bombing at Manchester Arena.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:38:30 -0400 Manchester Survivors, ‘It Was Meant to Be a Dream, Not a Nightmare’ explosion at a concert hall came as a joyful crowd full of parents and children streamed toward the exit.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:38:01 -0400 Stroll needs to raise his F1 pace in Monaco to keep ‘haters’ at bay | Giles Richards | Sport 18-year-old Williams driver must win points soon to silence the critics who believe he should justify his place on the grid beyond his father’s billions“The haters will always hate,” says Lance Stroll with a passivity that almost certainly belies the fact he knows there is more weight to the phrase than its throwaway juvenilia suggests.The 18-year-old Canadian rookie is already under intense pressure and about to face his toughest test on the streets of Monaco. How he comes through it will determine whether he can give his critics reason to reassess. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 07:19:47 -0400 of university dropouts due to mental health problems trebles | Society shows record 1,180 students who experienced mental ill health left courses early in 2014-15, up 210% from 2009-10The number of students to drop out of university with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years, official figures show.Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency revealed that a record 1,180 students who experienced mental health problems left university early in 2014-15, the most recent year in which data was available. It represents a 210% increase from 380 in 2009-10. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 07:06:22 -0400 and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row two technology firms have ended a dispute over the use of Nokia's patents.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:03:54 -0400 May’s U-turn is a chance to rethink social care | David Brindle | Society swiftly introduced cap on care liability underlines the need for a green paper that deals with the quality of care, not just the costWere it not so serious, the Conservatives’ remarkably ham-fisted approach to deciding how we should pay for care and support in our old age would win high marks for entertainment value. How did they miss the signs warning: “Danger – quicksand”? Related: Theresa May ditches manifesto plan with 'dementia tax' U-turn Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:01 -0400 May: Manchester bombing a 'callous terrorist attack' British Prime Minister said this attack stood out for its "sickening cowardice", targeting children with the aim to cause "maximum carnage".Tue, 23 May 2017 06:56:48 -0400 shopping centre evacuation | Euronews in the northern English city of Manchester are investigating an incident at the Arndale shopping centre in the centre of the city.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:54:35 -0400 Hayden obituary | Sport MotoGP champion considered one of the great motorcycle racers of the modern eraNicky Hayden, who has died following a cycling accident aged 35, was one of the greatest motorcycle racers of the modern era. He came from humble beginnings in Owensboro, Kentucky, to win the 2006 MotoGP world championship, defeating the reigning champion Valentino Rossi in an unforgettable final-race showdown.Like most riders from the US, Hayden started out in dirt track, wrestling bikes around loosely surfaced oval circuits and learning the art of throttle control. It is no coincidence that many European racers, including Rossi and the reigning MotoGP champion Marc Márquez, now include this discipline in their training regimes. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 06:43:46 -0400 Kvitova: Two-time champion 'on track' for Wimbledon after stabbing Kvitova is "on track" to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:03:46 -0400 borrowing at three-year April high Office for National Statistics says the government borrowed £10.4bn last month.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:02:27 -0400 cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members say the gang used young women and could be behind a fifth of burglaries in Germany.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:43:37 -0400 Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia iPhone maker has agreed to a new licensing deal with the Finnish telecommunications company, ending a six-month battle over technology patents.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:22:31 -0400 Rosell: Former Barcelona president arrested Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:21:46 -0400 in cities 'puts teens at greater risk of psychotic experiences' | Society suggest early interventions for adolescents brought up in urban areas could be valuable, researchers sayTeenagers who live in large cities could be at greater risk of having psychotic experiences, according to research examining the impact of urban life on mental health.The finding ties in with previous studies and suggests that early interventions for young people in deprived urban neighbourhoods could be valuable. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 02:01:44 -0400'A wall of foam rose 6ft high, everyone ran' – your biggest work blunders | Guardian Careers accidentally showing pornographic images to your boss to your trousers splitting open, readers share their biggest work faux pasMy new boyfriend was also a colleague. His name began with “A” and one day I sent him a cheesy Google chat message saying “Hello hunnybun!”. Except I hadn’t sent it to him, I’d sent it to the boss of the whole company, whose name also began with “A”. I called his PA who had access to his emails to try and delete the message, but sadly there was nothing she could do. So I hid under my desk for the rest of the week. Hayley Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:45 -0400 ranked fifth on Lonely Planet's Best In Europe 2017 list | UK news Yorkshire city has been recommended to travellers thanks to its flourishing cultural scene and thriving nightlifeLocated more than 70 miles from the nearest beach and with July temperatures reaching average highs of 19C, Leeds is not necessarily the first place you would think of for your summer holiday. But Lonely Planet travel guides has seen past the city’s grey skies, ranking it fifth on their list of the 10 best places to visit in Europe in 2017.Those responsible for the Best In Europe 2017 list – which claims to celebrate destinations with “something new, exciting or undiscovered” – cited urban regeneration efforts, a flourishing cultural scene, thriving nightlife and a growing reputation for food and craft beer among the West Yorkshire city’s attractions. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 01:01:43 -0400 rejects EU pressure over asylum and university laws EU says recent policy moves by Hungary's government could conflict with EU law and values.Mon, 22 May 2017 18:17:08 -0400 Guardian view on the social care debacle: weak and wobbly | Editorial | Opinion’s a crisis that urgently needs a solution, but not this one, and not like thisNever, in the long history of election manifestos, has a party done a U-turn on a proposal that has already been included in its offer to the electorate. Sir David Butler, who has covered every general election since 1950, used his new Twitter account to declare it unprecedented. A manifesto is set in stone, a sales pitch to voters that becomes a mandate for the exercise of power.But on Monday morning the unprecedented happened. Three torrid days after her “dementia tax” had been unveiled, Theresa May roared into a U-turn on it. There would, after all, be a cap on how much any individual would have to pay. The principle, she insisted to widespread scepticism, was unchanged. This was a mere extra detail. But in fact the plan now looks very like Sir Andrew Dilnot’s plan, endorsed by the Conservatives at the last election, and dismissed only last Thursday. This is all Mrs May’s own work. Continue reading...Mon, 22 May 2017 14:56:11 -0400