Jacob Zuma refuses to testify before major corruption inquiry

From The Guardian World:   South Africa Former South African president claims he was treated unfairly during cross-examination Jacob Zuma. His lawyer claimed he had been subjected to ‘relentless cross-examination’ in a process that had become ‘political’. Photograph: Reuters The former South African president Jacob Zuma has refused to testify

Brexit activist James Goddard admits guilt over Anna Soubry 'Nazi' abuse

From The Guardian World:   UK news 30-year-old from Cheshire also admits racially abusing police officer outside parliament James Goddard admitted causing alarm and distress using threatening or abusive language. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA A self-styled yellow vest activist has admitted harassing the remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry and racially abusing a

Bolsonaro declares 'the Amazon is ours' and calls deforestation data 'lies'

From The Guardian World:   Brazil Far-right president said Brazil is open to partnerships exploiting biodiversity and mining in a conversation with journalists ‘We preserve more [rainforest] than anyone. No country in the world has the moral to talk about the Amazon,’ Bolsonaro said. Photograph: Marcos Corrêa/Palácio do Planalto The

Donald Trump said he tried to stop the 'send her back' chants … but did he? – video

From The Guardian World:   Play Video 0:56 Donald Trump claimed Thursday he tried to stop his supporters chanting ‘send her back’ after he assailed Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar who he’s suggested should leave the US. The chant came after he recited a litany of complaints about Omar of Minnesota,