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Trump v Hollywood? Don’t expect to see the culture war play out on screen

Industry figures might march in protests or give critical speeches, but waging a crusade against the White House is not in the job descriptionMeryl Streep used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to fire what appeared to be an opening salvo in Americas latest culture...

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Manchester United may go for jugular against Liverpool, Morgan Schneiderlin must settle quickly at Everton and Ahmed Musa has chance to shine for Leicester1) Will United go for the jugular against Liverpool? Manchester United were on the receiving end of heavy criticism when they...

Hungary defends planned crackdown on foreign-backed NGOs

PMs spokesman says Trump inauguration in US will herald new era more favourable to marginalising civil activistsHungarys populist rightwing government has offered a robust defence of its plans to curtail foreign-backed civil society groups and suggested the change in the US administration means a...

Sudanese men arrested in Saudi Arabia for supporting ‘stay-at-home’ strikes

Two men could face torture if extradited to Sudan for posting about civil disobedience on Facebook, as Bashir and Saudi kingdom seem to grow closerTwo Sudanese men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting their support for protests in their home country on...

Buzzfeed was wrong to publish the Trump rumours. Here’s why | Jane Martinson

Printing unverified claims, no matter how newsworthy they may appear to be, damages proper journalism. And thats a very dangerous thing to doWhy did Buzzfeed publish an unverified dossier on Donald Trumps ties with Moscow? It wasnt for clickbait or financial gain, according to...

Yes, Donald Trump is free to dismiss the press. But that spells trouble | Suzanne Nossel

The president-elects shutdown of a CNN journalist calls to mind the way tyrants around the world treat the media. Its a profoundly alarming signalTrumps first press conference since July made plenty of news. He acknowledged Russias role in the Democratic National Committee hack for...

If President Obama doesn’t commute her sentence, Chelsea Manning won’t survive | Evan Greer

The whistleblowers degrading treatment is likely to worsen under Donald Trump. There are only a few days left to rescue herReports suggest that imprisoned transparency advocate Chelsea Manning is on President Obamas shortlist for a possible commutation. If true, this move would offer a...

Eyewitness: President’s farewell

Photographs from the Eyewitness seriesRead more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/picture/2017/jan/12/eyewitness-presidents-farewell

Body of Briton killed fighting Isis in Syria ‘has been recovered’

Remains of Ryan Lock, 20, retrieved from Isis territory and taken to north-east Syria for postmortem, Kurdish activists tell BBCThe body of a British man who was killed while fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Syria has been recovered from Islamic State territory, Kurdish...
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