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- (France)Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Indians and cowboys
Cowboys and Indians are at it again. Americans who don't live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians were, after all, defeated and now drive cars, watch television, and shop at Walmart. Not so. That classic American narrative is back big time, only the Indians are now the good guys and the cowboys — well, their rightwing representatives, anyway — are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public (...)- Open pageIt's personal
I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, and because dad-confessions are not among them, I just carried boxes and kept quiet. But what I really wanted to say to her — rather than see you later, call this weekend, do you need money? — was: I'm sorry. Like all parents in these situations, I was thinking about her future. And like all of America, in that future she won't be able to escape what is now encompassed by the word “terrorism.” (...)- Open pageRefugee summits: too little, too late?
On September 20th, on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, President Obama will host a Leader's Summit on Refugees, perhaps the last symbolic overture of the Obama presidency, at a time of unprecedented political fissures and xenophobia in both US and Europe. In the lead up to the summit, several proposals for reform of the international refugee and migration management frameworks have come to light. None, unfortunately, rise to the occasion. The primary agenda of the (...)- Outside in / Exclusive/CommentWill trumpism, Brexit, and geopolitical exceptionalism sink the planet?
In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement — already endorsed by most nations — should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the (...)- Open pageIs Trump an aberration?
Liberal Americans like to think of Donald Trump as an aberration and believe that his idea of building a great wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent immigrants from entering the country goes against American values. After all, as Hillary Clinton says, “We are a nation of immigrants.” In certain ways, in terms of the grim history of this country, they couldn't be more wrong. Donald Trump may differ from other contemporary politicians in so openly stating his antipathy to immigrants of a (...)- Open pageWe, the plutocrats vs. we, the people
Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good place to be a cub reporter — small enough to navigate but big enough to keep me busy and learning something every day. I soon had a stroke of luck. Some of the paper's old hands were on vacation or out sick and I was assigned to help cover what came to be known across the country as “the housewives' rebellion.” Fifteen women in my (...)- Open pageBombs away!
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers, crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The other three hit their targets — the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. — with the kind of “precision” we now associate with the laser-guided weaponry of the U.S. Air Force. (...)- Open pageMission impossible
Sometimes the real news is in the details — or even in the discrepancies. Take, for instance, missions by America's most elite troops in Africa. It was September 2014. The sky was bright and clear and ice blue as the camouflage-clad men walked to the open door and tumbled out into nothing. One moment members of the U.S. 19th Special Forces Group and Moroccan paratroopers were flying high above North Africa in a rumbling C-130 aircraft; the next, they were silhouetted against the cloudless (...)- Open page
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Deadly airstrikes pound Aleppo as UN meets about SyriaAt least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria.Jordanian writer shot dead ahead of ‘anti-Islam’ cartoon trialA gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said.Paris tackles air pollution with second car-free dayParis banned cars from large swaths of the French capital on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s wider efforts to fight air pollution. But critics say her policies are only shifting the problem elsewhere.Two French teenagers arrested for ties to jihadistFrench police arrested two young women from the city of Nice in mid-September for suspected ties to Islamist State militant Rachid Kassim, the Paris prosecutors’ office said on Sunday.French media on alert as Chirac remains hospitalisedJacques Chirac remains in a Paris hospital one week after being admitted for a lung infection, with the charismatic former president’s declining health continuing to dominate the front pages in France.Turkish troops to go further into Syria, says foreign ministerIn an interview with FRANCE 24, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara is planning to send troops 45 kilometres into Syrian territory to establish a no-fly zone and a safe zone.Charlotte police release video of Keith Scott shootingCharlotte police released dramatic video Saturday that shows officers with guns drawn surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles and falls.Tens of thousands march against right-wing government in PolandTens of thousands of protesters hit the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw Saturday to rally against moves by the rightwing Law and Justice government that they say undermine the rule of law.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo as UN Security Council holds emergency sessionAt the UN Security Council emergency meeting, the US accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria. Warplanes supporting Syrian government forces again pounded Aleppo where water supplies have been destroyed.India to ratify Paris climate pact in OctoberIndia, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will ratify the Paris agreement on climate change in October, the country's prime minister has said. The US and China have already signed up to the deal.Jordanian author Nahed Hattar shot dead outside courtThe Christian writer had been expected in court on charges of insulting Islam and inciting sectarian strife. He had circulated a caricature titled "God of Daesh" that satirized the "Islamic State" militant group.Jordan's King re-appoints prime minister after predictable electionsHani al-Mulki has been asked by the king to continue in the post after serving as interim prime minister. The longtime government official has been asked to emphasize economic and electoral reform.Police in France arrest teenagers in Nice on suspicion of terrorismThe suspects confessed to planning an attack in France, but allegedly later abandoned the plot. Several teenagers have been arrested in September on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on French soil.Bosnian Serbs defy Sarajevo with referendum for a national holidayA vote on a national holiday has reignited ethnic tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Bosnian Serbs voting despite a ban by the country's constitutional court. Many see the referendum as a test run for secession.Germany's CDU admits to sexism within the ranksA member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has admitted that it has a problem with sexism. The admission comes after a female politician publicly complained about chauvinistic male behavior behind closed doors.Air controllers report 40 incidents of drones near passenger planesGerman air controllers have noted dozens of incidents with drones in recent months. Flying toys have been directed dangerously close to passenger planes. Controllers want to make drone pilots take a "flying" test.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.
War on Doctors: The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical CareWith governments bombing hospitals and militias attacking medical staff, the work of Doctors without Borders is in jeopardy. Rules to protect aid workers in war zones are increasingly being ignored.Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign TrailDonald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever.Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU DemocracyEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs.Down and Out?: How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next YearWith national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run.Never Ending War: Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't HelpThe cease-fire agreed to by Russia and the United States in Syria means that Aleppo and other devastated cities have been given a chance to breathe. But the temporary calm is unlikely to bring us any closer to the end of the war.An Interview with Seehofer: 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'For months, the refugee policy rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nominal political ally Horst Seehofer, the powerful governor of Bavaria, has been widening. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Seehofer says the rift could worsen if Merkel doesn't agree to a hard ceiling on immigration.Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region.EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'With Europe falling ever-deeper into crisis, European Parliament President Martin Schulz is warning of the further advance of right-wing populism. In an interview, he also says he fears the possibility of a President Trump.
Corriere della sera online
Health Minister Lorenzin Defends Fertility DayHealth minister comments on controversy over Fertility Day: “What counts are the facts. There are 700,000 people unable to have a child, and we also support artificial insemination.” Outside the conference centre, #Fertilityfake protesters hold banners demanding jobs, more rights and kindergartensDermatologist Husband Arrested for Woman’s Murder in RavennaThe body of Giulia Ballestri, 40, was found with her skull smashed. Her husband Matteo Cagnoni, a well-known dermatologist in Ravenna, was arrested in Florence after attempting to flee. The couple were separatingMeggiorini and Saved Girl. “She was crying; I ran to help”Story of Chievo’s striker. “I’m embarrassed by all this attention, I’m a normal guy, just like so many other players. On Sundays I go to church”Tiziana’s Shame: “I was fragile and depressed”It was May 2015 when the 31-year-old filed a complaint, saying “It was just a game”. She named the four people she had shared her hard-core videos with, who are now under investigation for libel. Role of former boyfriend also unclear.Fees for Treatment Charged to Patients Entitled to Free CareReport requested by Maroni on cases of corruption in Lombardy’s healthcare system. Charges for surgical dressings in relation to “phantom operations”31-Year Old Commits Suicide after Hardcore Video Goes ViralInterview with friend of Tiziana Cantone, the 31 year old from the Naples area who committed suicide: «She was caught up in this squalid story and felt helpless»“I was mad to come to India, but it takes my breath away”Letter sent to her mother from New Delhi in 1968. The Florentine journalist who died ten years ago wrote: “I am exhausted, but I’ve seen some wonderful things”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Pro-ISIS Moroccan woman deported (2)Rome, September 23 - Italy has deported a Moroccan woman who declared herself in favor of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Friday. The 44-year-old lived in the city of Perugia and "displayed clear signs of religious radicalization, declared hSustainability our duty says Italy's presidentTurin, September 23 - Sustainable development is our duty to future generations, President Sergio Mattarella said Friday at the inauguration of the Terra Madre (Mother Earth) Salone del Gusto, an international event dedicated to preserving biodiversity and securing a better food future for all. TheMoroccan acquitted of 'instigating jihad' (2)Pisa, September 23 - A Pisa court of appeals on Friday acquitted a Moroccan national of charges of instigating jihad, or Islamist holy war, on Facebook. The prosecution in the trial that kicked off in February had requested a prison term of eight years for Jalal El Hanaoui, 26, who lives in the TuscEU mustn't hinder our kids' safety says RenziRome, September 23 - The EU must not hinder the safety of Italy's schoolchildren, Premier Matteo Renzi wrote on Facebook Friday. The premier earlier in the day said funds to make Italy's schools anti-seismic in the wake of a devastating August 24 earthquake in central Italy "will be spent outside" tAriosto's imagination in 90 masterpiecesRome, September 23 - A show exploring the iconographic repertoire that fed the imagination of Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto on the 500th anniversary of the publication of his epic poem Orlando Furioso opens tomorrow in Ferrara. Ariosto (1474-1533) is best known for the epic romance first publishSkipper tries to extort American touristsNaples, September 23 - A boat skipper was cited for attempted extortion and bodily harm after he took two American tourists from a hotel out to sea, then demanded 50 euros to bring them back. The two, a mother and son, dove into the water and swam 40 meters to the shore, where hotel staff rescued thTeacher gets prison for fondling student, 15Bologna, September 23 - A technical high school teacher was sentenced Friday to one year six months in prison for sexual assault on a minor. The teacher was found guilty of fondling a 15-year-old student in spring 2015.University corruption drives brain drain says CantoneFlorence, September 23 - A huge reason for Italy's brain drain is widespread corruption, national anti-corruption czar Raffaele Cantone said Friday. His National Anti-Corruption Agency (ANAC) is "overwhelmed" with reports of corruption in Italy's universities, Cantone said. "The university should se
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Delayed recall referendum in Venezuela pushes elections to 2019Maduro could go in February plebiscite, but the Chavista government would remain in office through vice-presidentSpain’s debt equivalent to a year’s work for every man, woman, and childDebt-to-GDP ratio passes 100% for third time in recent months, reaching levels not seen in more than a centuryMexico’s seldom-seen bone collection sheds light on an ancient pastSpecimens from Museum of Anthropology include remains of the earliest inhabitants of the AmericasBarcelona Bankia branch faces asset seizure over preferential sharesCourt officials will enter offices to recover money on behalf of 81-year old widow who was mis-sold financial productsBurundanga, the stealth drug making a name for itself in the US and EuropeWidely known in Latin America, use by criminals of this incapacitating substance is spreadingSecond headless bison found inside Spanish animal sanctuaryInvestigators confirm that the leader of the herd, who was discovered earlier this week, had its head hacked off with an axeSpanish soccer chief’s niece killed just hours after ransom was paidMaría Villar was kidnapped in Mexico after taking a taxi and murdered two days laterA month on, Spanish teen’s mother appeals to public for helpPolice say that “all hypotheses are open” in a case that has garnered widespread media attention
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Cannabis clubs continue to grow in northern SpainSome 200,000 people are now believed to be membersDoñana National Park in Sevilla on verge of ‘point of no return’, warn UNESCOIts water supplies are in short supplyIconic Harry Potter house goes up for sale for over €500,000The property was used in the early film adaptationsGuardia Civil uncover €250,000 of drugs in international raid12 people have been arrestedArtists come together to present exhibition in OrgivaArtwork ranges from photography to sclupturesFury as Kendall Jenner becomes a ‘ballerina’ for Vogue Espana shootKendall dances around in a tutuBritish crime family who ran global drug operation from Spain jailedThe group sold the drugs online‘Car-free Day’ backfires in Spain after closing of streets leads to traffic jamsCities across Spain closed their busy streets
- (UK)UK news | The Guardian
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BBC could launch Bake Off rival before Channel 4 show, source says
Source at BBC close to show says ‘lots of ideas’ are being discussed by corporation, after Channel 4 bought Bake Off format
A BBC show to rival the Great British Bake Off, featuring Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, could be launched before Channel 4 is able to get its version on screens, according to a source at the corporation close to the show.
Channel 4 bought the Bake Off format from Love Productions earlier this month, but rumours about a BBC rival have been rife since Perkins and Giedroyc said they would not be “going with the dough” and jumping ship. They were followed in pledging their loyalty to the BBC by Berry.Continue reading...Jeremy Corbyn: most Labour MPs should not fear deselection
As leader’s backers call for disloyal MPs to be ousted, he says boundary changes mean new selections in every constituency
Jeremy Corbyn has said the “vast majority” of Labour MPs should not fear deselection, as he prepares to strengthen members’ grip on policymaking.Russia could be guilty of war crimes in Syria, says Boris Johnson
Foreign secretary says the west has not had viable military strategy in Syria, as he questions targeting of bombings
Boris Johnson has said the west lacks a viable military strategy in Syria, and that Russia could be guilty of war crimes if it has been involved in the bombing of civilian targets.
Despite the admission about strategy, the foreign secretary said there was no appetite for a different military course, arguing that the best way to force Moscow to draw back would be to shame the country in the court of public opinion.Continue reading...Claudia Lawrence case ‘fits behaviour pattern’ of Christopher Halliwell
Former detective says double murderer Halliwell’s links to area where Lawrence vanished in 2009 should be investigated
The disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence, who was last seen in 2009, fits with the pattern of behaviour of double murderer Christopher Halliwell, according to the former detective who originally caught the killer.
Former Wiltshire detective superintendent Steve Fulcher said Halliwell’s links to the area where Lawrence vanished should be investigated and also suggested he could be linked with the disappearance of 25-year-old university graduate Melanie Hall.Continue reading...Tony Blair voices anger at pursuit of British soldiers for alleged war abuses
Former prime minister says such investigations should never have happened and that soldiers and their families should not face such an ordeal
Tony Blair has added his voice to the mounting criticism of investigations into British troops facing allegations of serious misconduct in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The former prime minister said he was “very sorry” soldiers were being put through such an “ordeal”, and said the process looking into claims should never have been set up.Continue reading...Olympic cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott marry
Cycling’s golden couple tie the knot months after they both enjoyed huge success at the Rio Olympics
Cycling’s golden couple, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, have married.
Kenny, 28, tweeted a picture on Sunday morning confirming that they had tied the knot. It showed Trott wrapped in a duvet with the couple’s dogs Sprolo and Pringle, a springer spaniel cross and a poodle, at her feet.Continue reading...Man, 29, charged with murdering Czech man in east London
Raymond Sculley will appear in court on Monday charged with murdering 31-year-old Zdeněk Makar
Detectives investigating the murder last week of Zdeněk Makar in east London have charged a 29-year-old man.
Raymond Sculley, of Sherman House, Poplar, will appear at Thames magistrates court on Monday charged with 31-year-old Zdeněk’s murder in East India Dock Road on Wednesday 21 September.Continue reading...Brexit fears may see 15% of UK university staff leave, group warns
German academics’ body points to growing evidence that EU employees are turning down posts and considering their futures
The government must maintain free movement for EU academics or risk losing up to 15% of staff at British universities, a leading German academics’ body has warned.
It comes as evidence mounts that European researchers and lecturers are leaving or rejecting UK higher education posts because of Brexit fears.Continue reading...
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New report finds the biggest California water wasters are in Bel AirFormer Univision CEO Jerrold Perenchio, producer Peter Guber and investment banker Garry Winnick were named the neighborhood's three biggest water wasters in Reveal's report.Jose Fernandez, 24, of Miami Marlins, killed in Florida boating accidentAmerica's athletes came together to pay tribute to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez Sunday after his life was cut short in a tragic boating accident in Florida.Kate looks every inch the glamorous young royal as she and Wills leave Prince George and Princess Charlotte with their nanny while they enjoy a day in VancouverThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived by 'float plane' into Vancouver on the first full day of their eight-day tour of Canada.'They look like they were dressed in the 1950s!': The young Royals fail to impress Twitter users as they pull out all the stops to ensure they look picture perfect for their trip to CanadaThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been accused of dressing 'too old fashioned' and like 'something out of a 19th century gothic novella' during the opening day of their Canadian tour.'Gunman kills Jordanian writer' charged over anti-Islam cartoonJordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot outside the court in Amann where he was standing trial for insulting Islam by sharing a cartoon which mocked ISIS. The gunman targeted Hattar despite a media blackout on the case.Las Vegas girlfriend gets revenge on 'cheating boyfriend' by tasering him in the crotchMandie Pistol, from Las Vegas, was filmed walking in on her boyfriend with another woman before using the taser gun on him. She claims that he had got her the taser gun for Christmas.Computer-obsessed 'hacker, 35, who plundered Pippa Middleton's iCloud account before offering to sell a huge cache of images for at least £50,000'Unemployed father Nathan Wyatt, 35, was arrested by detectives at his home in Northamptonshire after 3,000 photographs from Pippa Middleton's iCloud account were taken.Tears for Jo Cox: Eddie Izzard wells up during Labour speech dedicated to the late MP as the party is urged to 'heal its divisions' in her memoryMP Rachel Reeves led a special tribute to the mother-of-two Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in her constituency in June, at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.