Brexit: European commission confirms it is considering extension – live news

Rolling updates on latest political developments, including whether Speaker will allow ‘meaningful vote’ on Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill this afternoon EU would agree to Brexit delay, says German minister How the numbers add up on Brexit and possible amendments Labour Read More

Pete Buttigieg third in new Iowa poll behind Biden and Warren

South Bend mayor’s rating rises after Democratic debate Teachers for Bernie, CEOs for Buttigieg – who’s backing whom Pete Buttigieg has surged to third place in a new Iowa poll, within striking distance of Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden, the Read More

Residents of Syrian city pelt retreating US troops with potatoes

Scenes in Kurdish city demonstrate sense of betrayal amid rushed US withdrawal Residents pelted apparently retreating US troops with potatoes as they drove through a Kurdish-dominated city in Syria. A video by the Kurdish news agency, posted on Monday, shows Read More

Google to add eye detection to Pixel 4 after privacy concerns

Update will prevent new smartphone being unlocked using owner’s sleeping face Google has said it will update its new Pixel 4 phones to prevent them being unlocked using the sleeping faces of their owners. The phones, which are not yet Read More

Swedish Academy defends Peter Handke's controversial Nobel win

Members behind decision to award Austrian writer the prize in literature say he will be seen as an ‘obvious choice’ in 50 years The Swedish Academy has defended its controversial choice of Peter Handke as this year’s Nobel literature laureate, Read More