Coronavirus latest updates: 14 more people die in UK as flight bans and lockdowns increase globally | World news

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced details of a three-month coronavirus action plan designed to ensure “as strong a sector as possible as we come out the other side of this crisis”. ACE has a £622m annual budget supporting England’s arts organisations – including theatres, orchestras, festivals and opera and dance companies – as well as individual artists, museums and libraries....

Australia to sign petrol and oil deal with US to boost emergency stockpile | Australia news

The federal government will sign a new agreement with the United States to boost Australia’s emergency fuel stockpiles. The energy minister, Angus Taylor, will sign a deal in Washington to secure access to the US petrol and crude oil supply. Australia has an international obligation to have 90 days worth of supply, but in August it had only enough petrol and crude oil to last 28...

MSNBC star Chris Matthews mistakes black Senate challenger for South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott in uncomfortable interview – The Sun

MSNBC host Chris Matthews awkwardly confused the Democratic opponent of Sen. Lindsey Graham with Sen. Tim Scott live on air Friday night during a cringeworthy segment. Matthews was interviewing Jaime Harrison, a Democrat who's running for Graham's seat in Congress, when a clip of Graham and Scott, both South Carolina Republicans, appeared on air. 2 Chris Matthews confused Jaime Harrison, right,...

More US voters than ever care about climate – but will they go to the polls? | Environment

A growing share of voters list climate and the environment as their top priority, according to a new poll from the Environmental Voter Project. Of the registered voters surveyed, 14% named “addressing climate change and protecting the environment” their No 1 priority over all other issues, compared with 2% to 6% before the 2016 presidential election. Climate and environment voters are also...

Supreme court to rule on release of Donald Trump’s financial records – live | US news

12.47am GMT00:47 In case you missed it, sketch comedy group the Upright Citizens Brigade dunked on both Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg by releasing a cringeworthy Bloomberg 2020 dance that was just dorktastic enough to challenge the Team Pete dance: Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) Look out #TeamPete because us Bloomberg Heads have our own dance! Taken at the Mike Bloomberg rally in Beverly...

Impeachment hearings: Trump poses ‘imminent threat’ to US national security – live | US news

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris and, until a week ago, presidential candidate, hasn’t wasted a lot of time since abruptly leaving the 2020 campaign trail. Today she leads 26 of her colleagues in a letter to Donald Trump, demanding the immediate removal of the right-winger and white nationalist at the core of Trump’s inner policy circle, Stephen Miller, from his position as a White House...