After Trump, an Oratorio About ‘Dreamers’ Changes Key

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, talk with the composer Jimmy López (third from left) and the playwright Nilo Cruz (fourth from left), on campus earlier this month about their immigrant experiences. Talia Herman for The New York Times BERKELEY, Calif. — A few months ago, the composer Jimmy López came to the University …

Theresa May refuses to intervene over man’s £54,000 NHS cancer bill

Theresa May has refused to intervene in the case of Albert Thompson, the London cancer patient asked to pay £54,000 for treatment despite having lived in the UK for 44 years, as it emerged that there could be tens of thousands of people in a similarly uncertain immigration position. Thompson, 63, is not receiving the …

The Fiver | Finally, after all these years, a chance to fulfil our dream

Obvious timing issues mean The Fiver doesn’t get the opportunity to report on actual football all that often – basically we’ve been a clanking empty vessel since 1998 – but on Thursday Wales played China in a match that kicked off at 11.35am our time. Finally, after all these years, a chance to fulfil our …

The hard truth about back pain: don’t rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes | Ann Robinson

Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But treatment is often wasteful, wanton and wrong, according to a series of papers in the Lancet . “Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients …

England travel to Netherlands for friendly without Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere’s hopes of earning a first international cap since Euro 2016 appear to have been dashed after he failed to travel to Amsterdam with Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Friday’s friendly against the Netherlands. The 26-year-old was not in the 25-man party which flew from Birmingham airport on Thursday afternoon, with Southgate set to …

Marks & Spencer recruits industry veteran to turn around food halls

Marks & Spencer has ousted the boss of its upmarket food halls and drafted in supermarket industry veteran Stuart Machin with a brief to cut prices and improve the food ranges. Machin, whose career has included stints at Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, worked with M&S chairman Archie Norman in Australia on the turnaround of Coles …

EU expects to escape Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs

The EU believes it has won a temporary reprieve from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium after appealing to Washington to take a step back from a potential trade war. Following intensive talks in the US, the EU’s commissioner for trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, said she believed the omens were good, although she indicated …

Trump Hits China With Trade Measures as White House Exempts Allies From Tariffs

President Trump will announce $50 billion worth of annual tariffs against China on Thursday, punishment for what the United States says is a pattern of technology and trade secret theft that has robbed American companies of revenue and jobs. The measures come as the White House grants a long list of exemptions to American allies …