On Trump’s Car Tariffs, Companies Are United in Dissent

A Buick at the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, Mich. The Trump administration is considering tariffs on foreign automobiles and parts, but auto companies are opposed to them. Even cars with the highest percentages of American-made content regularly source a quarter or a third of their parts from elsewhere in the world, …

The Guardian appearance on Google’s behemothic fine: arrest big tech | Editorial

The information commissioner gave Facebook a rap over the knuckles earlier this month, putting the company on notice of likely fines – the equivalent of a few minutes’ revenue – for breaches of privacy. Yesterday the European commission gave Google a rather more vigorous correction, fining it €4.3bn for abusing its market dominance with the …

The Guardian appearance on religious education: accompany it up to date | Editorial

In modern secular societies such as Britain, there is a tendency to think “religion” is something that other people do. When we do not understand what it means in the lives of believers, we are unable to understand either them or ourselves properly; and in a world where globalisation has shoved communities with wildly different values into …

Scores of parents chain for Cardiff academy breakfast club place

Scores of parents and grandparents queued up from the early hours outside a Cardiff primary school to try to secure places for their children in a free breakfast club. Some 130 parents, armed with folding chairs, flasks and snacks, lined the pavement outside the school, Ysgol Y Berllan Deg, to grab a spot. Grandmother Annett …

Will Dennis Rodman and Kanye West’s North Korean vacation accomplish America abundant again?

You have to feel for Dennis Rodman. When his basketball career dried up at the turn of the century, he cast around for something new. He tried reality TV, appearing on Celebrity Big Brother and The Apprentice. He tried professional wrestling, joining the WWE and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship. He even, for a brief time, …

Weird new fruits could hit aisles anon acknowledgment to gene-editing

Smooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say. While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as the gene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to …

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus begin to accommodate three mummies

Egyptian archeologists have opened a 30-tonne black granite sarcophagus to find three decomposed mummies after sewage water apparently leaked inside. “The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” said Mostafa Waziry, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities, in response to news reports warning of maledictions hidden inside …