Andrew Buncombe, The Independent

Andrew Buncombe

The Independent

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Recent articles by Andrew:

US states race to reimpose lockdowns as Covid infections pass 2.5m – and Trump heads to golf course

A number of US states are racing to reimpose lockdowns amid a new leap of coronavirus infections that have taken the total to more than 2.5m – apparently triggered by the push to reopen the economy. → Read More

Val Demings: The black former police chief tipped to be Joe Biden's running mate

Barack Obama said having Biden join his ticket was among his wisest decisions, writes Andrew Buncombe, and now the Democrats’ presumptive nominee must make his own choice → Read More

'We can't have another four years of Donald Trump': TikTok grandmother who disrupted president's rally reveals she is working for Joe Biden

The “TikTok grandmother” whose viral video post helped disrupt a Donald Trump rally and infuriate the president, has revealed she is formally putting her digital skills to work for Joe Biden. → Read More

Milton Glaser: Designer of I heart NY logo dies, aged 91

When a design enthused with affection and love for your home town becomes known around the world, you are likely on to something good. → Read More

The strange story of the real-life Indiana Jones and Mongolia's fight to recover stolen dinosaur fossils

When Bolortsetseg Minjin learned that a Mongolian Airlines plane had taken off from Seattle International Airport this week, she enjoyed a few moments of celebration. → Read More

Coronavirus: Mongolia delivers PPE equipment to US as Covid-19 infections soar

The nation of Mongolia has delivered 60,000 items of personal protective equipment to America, as coronavirus infections in the US continue to soar. → Read More

The real reason Donald Trump is visiting an Arizona church

There are few things that get Donald Trump and his supporters more excited than the wall along the US’s border with Mexico. → Read More

Kentucky primary election: How George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s deaths are impacting battle to oust Mitch McConnell

The battle to take on Republican senator Mitch McConnell – a race long-considered a done deal – is coming down to the wire, as a progressive outsider seizes on the demands for racial justice sweeping the country. → Read More

Seattle's CHAZ: Inside the occupied vegan paradise

with bullhorns, there were artists painting designs on the street. There were stalls collecting donations for the homeless, others offering vegan curry. There were people posing for images in front of a boarded-up police station, while others sat on the grass. There were people of colour, and there were white people, lots of white → Read More

Bernie Sanders' speechwriter on senator's softer side, the heart attack, and how to defeat Trump in November

During the course of two defiant, but ultimately unsuccessful presidential bids, Bernie Sanders has become famous for the passion of his speeches and the finger he frequently jabbed in the air to make his point. → Read More

Why Trump’s loss of evangelical support could cost him the election

One evening a long time ago, in what feels like a galaxy far away, Donald Trump was utterly charming. → Read More

Black Lives Matter logo painted on streets near White House seen from space

A logo written in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign on the streets near the White House, can be seen from space. → Read More

Will black lives ever matter in America?

The Minnesota state capitol has a number of boasts. → Read More

'The community is looking out for the community’: Minneapolis volunteers led by local comedian organise as George Floyd protests’ close groceries

On the first day Ashli Henderson put out a message for donations, she had one table and just a few paltry items. The following day, word had spread far and wide by social media. She needed a dozen tables, and had enough food and other essential items to distribute to hundreds of people. → Read More

George Floyd's brother calls for end to violence as he visits scene of fatal arrest

Terrence Floyd has visited the scene where his brother George was detained by four police officers, resulting in his death, to call for an end to the violence that has marred mostly peaceful protests against police brutality, and to urge people to vote. → Read More

George Floyd: Fury as dozens of Minneapolis protesters nearly mowed down by truck ‘arrested without being read their rights’

‘They used the tear gas and flash blasts to herd us together – like cattle’ → Read More

George Floyd protests: Fuel truck drives at crowd of protesters on Minneapolis highway

A fuel truck has driven directly at crowds of protesters marching along a Minneapolis highway – heightening tensions in a city already pushed to the edge. After a day that had been seen entirely peaceful demonstrations, local television stations were broadcasting live as the truck drove at the people, who numbered in the hundreds. → Read More

‘Nobody can give you freedom. You have to take it’: Police use tear gas to force peaceful protesters from streets of Minneapolis

Police fired tear gas and non-lethal rounds to force peaceful protesters from the streets of Minneapolis, less than an hour after a 8pm curfew was imposed. → Read More

Trump threatens protesters with 'vicious dogs' and 'most ominous weapons' as nation braces for more violence

Donald Trump has threatened protesters with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” as demonstrators vowed not to back down and the nation braced itself for more violence and chaos. → Read More

'We have to protect our community: Native Americans launch patrols as protests threaten indigenous buildings

Native Americans in Minneapolis have launched night patrols to protect their community, after a number of indigenous business were damaged or destroyed amid several days of protests and destruction. → Read More