Skeptical U.S. Rebuffs Mexico’s Request for Aid in Spyware Inquiry

Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, center, arriving at a business summit in San Luis Potosí last year. Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg MEXICO CITY — American officials have rebuffed repeated requests from Mexico to help investigate the use of government spying technology against innocent civilians, wary that Mexico wants to use the United States as cover in a …

Elise Christie out of Winter Olympics after disqualification in 1,000m heat

• Medal hope given yellow card in dramatic heat • Race had been restarted after British skater fell Elise Christie of Great Britain crashes out during the speed skating 1,000m heats on Tuesday. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Elise Christie’s Olympics dream is over after she was dramatically disqualified from her women’s 1,000m heat in Pyeongchang. …

Scientists race to explore Antarctic marine life revealed by giant iceberg

British Antarctic Survey is trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelf The calving of A68 is a unique opportunity to study marine life as it responds to a dramatic environmental change. Photograph: British Antarctic Survey A team of international scientists is due …

Carl Frampton: ‘I never feel any fear but that doesn’t mean my family don’t’

Carl Frampton joins his wife Christine and daughter Carla after beating Horacio García in November. Photograph: Presseye/Inpho/Rex/Shutterstock The first day of training camp is over for featherweight boxer Carl Frampton and he finally has time to relax in his rented flat in Bolton. For once, Frampton can enjoy being alone. His close friends, flatmates and …

London Leopards project to put 100 women coaches into girls’ football | Suzanne Wrack

New coaches backed by seven professional clubs, including Arsenal, to deliver introductory football sessions for 1,000 girls aged five to eight in the city The London Leopards programme is aimed at increasing the number of coaches able to spread the word in girls’ football. Photograph: London FA The FA launched its women’s football Gameplan for …

Vodafone pilots new software to thwart rogue drones

Telecom hopes to track drones too small for radar just as air-traffic control tracks planes A drone carries medical supplies to King’s College hospital in south London. Photograph: David Parry/PA Vodafone is testing technology to track and control drones to let authorities protect aircraft from accidents and terrorist attacks and stop incursions into “no-fly zones” …

Davis accused of ‘living in cloud cuckoo land’ after claiming Brexit won’t create ‘Mad Max dystopia’ – Politics live

4.23am EST 04:23 3.56am EST 03:56 On the basis of today’s speech, you can’t accuse David Davis, the Brexit secretary, of over-selling the benefits of leaving the EU. Promising voters that the UK won’t be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” does seem to be setting the hurdle rather low for …

A Hero for High Times by Ian Marchant review – the forgotten man at the heart of the counterculture

The stories of Bob Rowberry, the first person to sell acid to RD Laing, provide a perfect initiation to four decades of beats, hippies, punks and freaks Festival of the flower children at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire during the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images This book is not for me. Nor was it …

Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes

Like Terminator and Darth Vader, Erik Killmonger’s evil is all the more compelling when we find out the wrong turn he has taken The villain steals the show from the title character … Erik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan) and T’Chall (Chadwick Boseman) in Black Panther. Photograph: ©Marvel Studios 2018 When Empire magazine published its list …