Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser

Adviser, who reportedly strongly opposed imposition of tariffs, becomes latest high-profile departure from Trump administration Gary Cohn, Donald Trumps top economic adviser, has quit, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council, had reportedly threatened to leave after Trumps

How a small town reclaimed its grid and sparked a community revolution | Aditya Chakrabortty

When a German utilities contract expired, one man thought his neighbours could take over. Wolfhagen not only reclaimed its grid, it cut energy prices and inspired hundreds of other cities, writes Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty Martin Rhl never imagined this fight would define the rest of his life. Not for

Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water

Company sued Quebec township of 157 people after it created a no-drill zone, fearing for its water supply A small municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec that was facing a million-dollar lawsuit from an oil and gas exploration company has won its court battle, bringing an end to a

Exclusive: Puigdemont vows to lead Catalan government in exile

Fugitive says his Council of the Republic will continue drive for independence from Belgium The fugitive Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has suspended his attempts to return to office but intends to preside over a government in exile and carry on his drive for independence from the safety of Belgium. Speaking

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change? There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across

Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: ‘Attacks would end!’

President expands on idea to arm some teachers in schools and says gun-adept teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to address school shootings by giving some teachers guns, tweeting on Thursday it would be a great deterrent to killers. At a meeting at

Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight ‘untrue’ charges as Gates cuts plea deal

Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in federal court but Manafort maintains his innoncence Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort protested his innocence and vowed on Friday to fight numerous federal felony charges against him, after his former colleague and confidante Rick Gates cut a plea

Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister I know, I am her son

After Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, some questioned how she would cope. They should look at Pakistans late leader Benazir Bhutto Last modified on Sun 18 Feb 2018 23.27EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with his mother Benazir Bhutto. Photograph: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat

Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for states third congressional district, according to Chicago Sun-Times Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for third congressional district Anti-Defamation League calls Jones a long-time neo-Nazi Lois Beckett @loisbeckett Last modified on Mon 5

Elon Musk sells all 20,000 Boring Company ‘flamethrowers’

Stunt generates $10m for billionaires personal hobby despite warnings from Home Office and US politicians Elon Musk sells all 20,000 Boring Company ‘flamethrowers’ Stunt generates $10m for billionaires personal hobby despite warnings from Home Office and US politicians Samuel Gibbs Last modified on Thu 1 Feb 2018 06.00EST Share via