Greta Thunberg told to study economics by US treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin takes swipe at activists call for immediate fossil fuel divestment Donald Trumps treasury secretary has dismissed at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Quick guide What is Davos 2020? Show Hide Davos is a Swiss ski resort now more famous for hosting the annual four-day conference for the World […]

Trump hails 1tn trees plan but ignores roots of problem

If US president really wants to protect trees he should rethink his climate-wrecking policies Trees are great. They give us oxygen, take away CO2, provide nests for birds and habitats for wildlife, protect against flooding and even help to clean up lung-shredding air pollutants from traffic. As the fires, agriculture and logging, the World Economic […]

Arctic blast grips eastern US as cities reach record low temperatures

At least five died on icy roads while snowfall records shattered and forecasters predicted a brutal winter From a frozen-over Niagara Falls to record low temperatures, the arctic blast that struck the midwest is now tightening its grip on the eastern US as forecasters predict the possibility of a brutal winter with potentially long periods […]

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Trump officials snub strongman Khalifa Haftar as US shifts course on Libya

Administration gives Libyan National Army chief cold shoulder less than two months after Trump showed support in surprise call The Trump administration has given the cold shoulder to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, less than two months after Trump appeared to show support for himwho was visiting Washington a few days earlier, and did not signify […]

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest

As relentless rain wreaks havoc in the farm belt, many struggle to cope Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the numbers and calculated that it was worth holding out. The rate at which water was pouring out of the rain-swollen Keystone dam less than 10 miles up […]

Comey says Mueller’s evidence enough to charge Trump if he weren’t president

The former FBI director says there were at least two incidents that prove criminal intent on the presidents part to obstruct justice James Comey, the former director of the FBI, has said that the Mueller report contains sufficient evidence that Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice that he would have been charged, were he not […]