Dutch anti-racism activists protest over blackface character

City of Apeldoorn is hosting nationally televised arrival of St Nicholas and ‘Black Pete’

Anti-racism campaigners are protesting in cities across the Netherlands as Dutch children anticipate the annual arrival of St Nicholas and a blackface character who traditionally accompanies him.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:53am

OMB official breaks ranks to testify in impeachment inquiry

Mark Sandy becomes the first employee from the Office of Management and Budget to testify. So far, several of his colleagues have defied subpoenas. MSNBC’s David Gura and a panel of guests discuss why this could be a game-changer.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:33am

Grenfell United raises concerns over cladding after Bolton student fire

Campaign group wants national emergency to be called over building safety inaction

Concerns have been raised over the cladding at a student accommodation building in Bolton where a fire spread “extremely rapidly”, gutting the upper floor.

An investigation is under way into the cause of the blaze and calls are growing for an overhaul of UK fire safety regulations.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:27am

Louisiana governor race is an early test of Trump's power to draw voters

Democrat John Bel Edwards is running against Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, who has been backed by the president

A tightly contested gubernatorial election run-off in Louisiana on Saturday will test Donald Trump’s sway among conservative voters in the deep south as Democrat John Bel Edwards fights for a second term against Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.

The election drew the president to northern Louisiana on Thursday evening for a campaign rally in Bossier City during which he urged Republican voters to turn up to the polls on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:17am

Secret Service memos show Doral last-minute addition for G7

Secret Service emails, which the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington obtained and released, show agents were told to add Trump Doral to the G7 vetting late in the game. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold has details.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:13am

Top lawyer calls Prince Andrew BBC interview 'a catastrophic error'

Mark Stephens says such strategies only work ‘if you’ve got a full answer to every question’

Prince Andrew’s decision to take part in a BBC interview on his relationship with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been described as a “catastrophic error” by a top media lawyer.

The Queen’s son has broken his silence on his friendship with the disgraced financier and allegations of a non-consensual sexual encounter with a 17-year-old, in a pre-recorded interview for Saturday evening’s Newsnight programme.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:04am

Hong Kong: Chinese troops deployed to help clear roadblocks

Controversial move could exacerbate tensions in territory dealing with months of anti-government protests

Chinese troops in Hong Kong have been deployed to help clear roads blockaded by anti-government protesters in a controversial move that could escalate the already high tensions in the Chinese territory.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:55am

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