Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its …

‘People are afraid to be Hispanic’: Trump visits an angry, grieving El Paso

President faces protests as he spends day at sites of mass shootings in Texas and Dayton, Ohio Donald Trump arrived in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the victims of one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history. But the president calls to stay away, as hundreds of residents gathered in the citys Washington Park, mere streets from the US-Mexico border, to denounce him.With much of Donald Trump, your racism, your hatred, your bigotry …

What links a migrant child’s tragedy to Jeffrey Epstein’s downfall? Donald Trump

The media has focused on Epstein at the expense of the tale of Yaszmin Jurez, but the two stories share themes For the TV producer or the newsroom editor it must be, as they say, a no-brainer that the crimes of a billionaire convicted sex offender and each new revelation about his behavior, most recently his plans to testimony at a congressional hearing: Jurez described the death of her 19-month-old daughter, Mariee, after they were imprisoned by Ice at the …

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries | Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from advisers and de-escalate explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf, says Mohammad Khatami, former president of Iran Twenty-one years ago, on my recommendation, the UN general assembly named 2001 the year of Syria and Iraq, and the depredations and war crimes still unfolding in nuclear programme became a test of the dialogue on peace. In order to build trust with the international community my administration sought dialogue, and after years of difficult and …

Pete Buttigieg: white supremacy could be the end of America

South Bend mayor says this is the only issue that almost ended this country amid controversy over Trumps racist remarks White supremacy could be the lurking issue that ends this country, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has said. He added: The entire American experiment is at stake. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana made the stark comments racist remarks about four Democratic congresswomen. That is the only issue that almost ended this country, Buttigieg said. Weve had a lot challenges …

I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun

Advice columnist E Jean Carroll on what happened after she told her story Miss Bingley greets you in the driveway to the house in upstate New York, surrounded by a tangle of knotted woodland. The Toyota Prius, named after the spiteful Caroline Bingley in Jane Austens Pride And Prejudice, is an appropriate place to start because without the car there would have been no road trip and without the road trip there would have been no reckoning with a list …

Megan Rapinoes egotism is the perfect antidote to Donald Trump | Emma Brockes

A man with little talent squats in the White House, so its like balm to see a female sports star with real ability whos unafraid to brag about it, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes This week it has been gratifying to watch Americans specifically, American men grapple on social media with a concept long cherished by the British as a thing we love to hate. If our characters are organised as much around that which we despise as revere, it …

Theresa May has ‘full faith’ in Kim Darroch but rejects his view of Trump

May launches inquiry into leak of US ambassadors memos that described US leader as inept Theresa May has expressed full faith in her ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, but rejected his description of Donald Trump as inept and insecure, as she launched an inquiry into leaker to be prosecuted. He told the BBC: This is such a damaging, potentially damaging, event that I hope the full force of our internal discipline, or even the law, will come down on …

Trump hits back over UK ambassador’s leaked memos

US president criticises Kim Darroch, saying he has not served Britain well Donald Trump has said Britains ambassador to the US has not served the UK well as he hit back following the leak of confidential internal memos that presented an unflattering portrait of the president and his administration. Earlier, the Foreign Office ordered an inquiry into the leaking of the cables, written by the ambassador, Kim Darroch, in which Trumps White House is described as uniquely dysfunctional and inept. …