Globalisation as we know it will not survive Trump. And thats a good thing | Larry Elliott

The markets are spooked, but we need a new world order making room for local solutions, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott The significance of the trade war between China and the US goes well beyond the impact of tit-for-tat tariffs, or which of two self-styled strongmen wins the bragging rights. As was the case in the 1930s, the seemingly inexorable drift towards protectionism is part of a deeper crisis of the international status quo. When worsened the climate emergency. True, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty in the past 25 years, but most of them live in a country China that has kept the market at arms-length. The worlds stock markets see things differently. They tremble …

Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats: I want Trump ‘in prison’ but not impeached

House speaker reportedly told Democrats I dont want to see him impeached in a closed-door meeting The House speaker, Donald Trumps Politico. Pressed on the issue by Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary committee, Pelosi said of Trump: I dont want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison. Pelosis spokeswoman, Ashley Etienne, would not confirm the speakers comments. Speaker Pelosi and the chairs had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report, Etienne said. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the presidents corruption and abuses of power uncovered …

The confusion around Russian meddling means theyre already winning | Gabriel Gatehouse

Among the legitimate questions is a swirl of speculation. Vladimir Putin and Vladislav Surkov have got in our heads, says Gabriel Gatehouse, a BBC foreign correspondent It is the fashion these days, in certain circles, to see the hand of Moscow behind all of the political turbulence of the present moment: Brexit, Trump, the rise of the European right. John McCain once even suggested that Vladislav Surkov, also known as Putins Rasputin (in the west) or the grey cardinal (in Russia). He rose from a background in the theatre and PR to become the architect of Putinism the undisputed master of Russias internal politics. At the height of his power, he represented a sort of Kremlin svengali, controlling most of …

Mueller failure to have Trump testify would be a mistake Schiff

House intelligence chair wants president put under oath but White House lawyers have resisted putting liar Trump at risk The chairman of the House intelligence committee said on Sunday it would be a mistake if special counsel Robert Mueller does not get Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury assigned to weigh criminal charges in the ongoing investigations of framing the likelihood of Trump lying to prosecutors as a perjury trap laid by Mueller. Famously, Watergate reporter Bob Woodward concluded his Articles of impeachment against Clinton accused him of making perjurious, false, and misleading statements before the grand jury. But Schiff warned that without sworn testimony by Trump, the public is unlikely to learn the details of his business …

Vietnam summit: North Korea and US offer differing reasons for failure of talks

US president says North Korea wanted all sanctions lifted for only partial denuclearisation, a claim disputed by Pyongyang North Korea and the US have given differing accounts of why the second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended in failure on Thursday. The abrupt end to the Hanoi meeting, which was cut short by several hours, was a setback from both leaders who had made long journeys Kim by rail and Trump by air in the expectation that a deal was within reach. There are no plans for a third summit, but the US has expressed willingness to continue talks at a lower level. In his version of events, Trump said the deal had broken down because Kim wanted …