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Iran's two armies
When Iraq invaded Iran, the regular army defended the country. But the Revolutionary Guards were given military legitimacy, too, with a mission to serve the ideology of the Islamic Republic.- 2019/06 / article, 2019/06 IranAlgeria's voices of protest
Protests continue in Algeria, not least in football stadiums where, with their songs and chants, supporters of the top teams lit the fuse of the uprising that brought down Bouteflika.- 2019/05 / articleThe Corbyn controversy
Accusations of antisemitism against British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have distracted the media when genuine far-right antisemitism is on the rise in Europe and the US.- 2019/06 / articleJuly: the longer view
Archives related to the July issue- 2019/07 / perspectiveDemocratic Socialists of America
How did the US socialist movement, which five years ago could have fitted its true believers into a medium-sized hall, return to national politics and help create the agenda for all of America's left?- 2019/06 / articleAn interview with Franco ‘Bifo' Berardi
What is a code actually? The code is a philosophical picture, which is similar to prophecy.- Outside in / CommentLearning the lessons of the Arab Spring
Our guest this month, Gilbert Achcar of SOAS, University of London, discusses what lessons those leading the recent uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have learned from the failures of the Arab Spring eight years ago.- 2019/06 / Podcasts, 2019/06 Sudan AlgeriaMay 2019 parliamentary election
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Iraq: On the fault line of rising US-Iran tensionsAmid rising tensions between the US and Iran, Iraq risks becoming a proxy battlefield if the crisis continues. That prospect became palpable last month, when several rockets hit US interests across Iraq with no one claiming responsibility. Meanwhile, Baghdad is stepping up efforts to assert its authority over Iraqi armed groups, which are accused of having links to Iran. Our reporters gained exclusive access to a training camp for one such group.French pension reform offers incentives to work until age 64The age when French citizens can receive a full pension should be put back to 64 from 62 now, the government's special adviser on pension reform said on Thursday.G7 ministers ‘agree in principle’ on deal taxing digital giantsMinisters from G7 top economies on Thursday reached consensus on steps towards an accord on taxing digital giants, an issue that has divided the United States and its allies Britain and France.Sea-Watch captain Rackete faces Italian prosecutor over migrant rescueGerman captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.Deadly fire at Japanese anime studio kills dozensA man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, and set it on fire Thursday, killing at least 33 people, according to authorities, shocking anime fans across the world.Celebrate! France's love affair with holidaysWith a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down. So what do they do with all those cherished "congés payés"? We take a closer look.US Senator calls for investigation into FaceApp over security concernsPopular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.Has Netflix lost its shine?Shares in Netflix slumped by almost 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street, after the online streaming giant announced a big slowdown in adding new customers. What's behind these disappointing figures? FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll explains.
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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
EU interior ministers fail to find compromise on Mediterranean refugee rescueInterior ministers from across the European Union have failed to agree on temporary measures to manage increased migration across the Mediterranean. Officials have told DW that the future of the bloc is at stake.Germany: 1.8 million people sought humanitarian protection in 2018Germany's Central Register of Foreigners registered 1.8 million people seeking protection in 2018. Most of those who had protection status came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.UK government warned by watchdog of no-deal Brexit recessionThe UK government has been warned of a recession in the absence of a Brexit deal with the EU. Lawmakers have voted to block the path of any future Conservative leader trying to force through a no-deal exit.Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TVIran's Revolutionary Guards told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling oil through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the region have led to escalating tensions between Tehran and the West.Japan animation studio hit by deadly fireJapanese authorities say at least 30 people are feared dead in a suspected arson attack on an anime studio in Kyoto. A man reportedly started the blaze after pouring a suspicious liquid around the premises.Trump ramps up diatribe against four Democratic congresswomenTrump is setting the tone for the 2020 election by painting four leftist congresswomen as the face of the Democrats. It comes after the House called his comments against the four minority women racist.German police raid suspected Islamists' homesThe raids in the western cities of Düren and Cologne came after credible tip-offs were received by police. Six men have been taken in for questioning, according to German media.Three French troops killed in Guiana gold-mining raidThe soldiers died from toxic fumes while trying to blow up an illegal gold mining installation underground. France has deployed hundreds of troops to French Guiana's remote jungle to clamp down on the criminal activity.
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Living Sustainably: Can We Save the Planet Without Having to Do Without?Many in Germany are trying to do their part to slow climate change. They are conscientious about the purchases they make, they ride bikes and they try to reduce their trash and carbon footprint. They can't solve the problem on their own, but they could force politicians and businesses to act.The New European Commission President: Von Der Leyen's Election Is a Big Moment for EuropeFor the first time in more than 50 years, a German will head the European Commission. It was a close vote, and the role of the Social Democrats raises questions.'Euro Orphans': The Romanian Children Growing up Without Their ParentsAs the European Union has expanded eastward, hundreds of thousands of children have been turned into orphans in all but name. They grow up without their parents, who have no choice but to work in rich, Western European countries for a lack of job options back home.Far-Right AfD: Germany's Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist WingThe far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned their resistance and are taking steps to embrace the extremists.A Question of Trust: Ursula Von Der Leyen Recruits Team to Win Over BrusselsUntil recently, Ursula von der Leyen was largely unknown in Brussels. Now the German defense minister needs to win over a majority of the EU Parliament to secure the presidency of the European Commission. She remains an enigma to many, but is hoping some high-profile advisers can help change that.Feeding People With Science: Plant Researchers Brace for Population ExplosionBy 2050, the world will require nearly twice as much food as today. But producing it without consuming any extra resources -- so as not to exacerbate climate change -- will be tricky. Three scientists explain how this agricultural feat may be possible.A Heroine and a Figure of Hate: Carola Rackete and Europe's Troubling Refugee PoliciesSeventeen days at sea, chaos, distress and an act of desperation: The drama surrounding German captain Carola Rackete has exposed the cynicism behind European migration policy. The EU is no longer rescuing drowning migrants and the number of refugees continues to fall. By DER SPIEGEL StaffSea-Watch Captain Carola Rackete: 'We Were All in a State of Total Despair'Carola Rackete saved 53 migrants adrift at sea. In an interview, she discusses the hardships on board, her arrest in Italy and the failure of European immigration policy.
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Thousands seduced by longevity “guru” PanzironiPanzironi festival in Rome attracts coachloads of fans from all over Italy2026 Winter Olympics: how Italy was awarded the GamesThree different teams in action simultaneously: representatives from politics and sport, captains of industry, and athletes (in general, but above all the women).Young man stabbed to death for splashing waterArgument at drinking fountain during village festival. Victim was 25-year-old deliveryman, who was stabbed several times and bled to death. A 47-year-old worker with a wife and children confessed to the crime and was arrested a few hours later by carabinieri“We left steady jobs and the city to move to the mountains”At the age of 30, Martina and Andrea decided to reject the idea of a steady job. The couple from Bolzano decided to take over a summer mountain refuge on Mount Mendola. Their dream will come true when the season starts, at 1,073 metres above sea levelDe Rossi set to leave Roma: “The end of an era”Announcement made on Roma’s official website. Last match on 26 May against Parma at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico before leaving to play in the USCourt condemns “exorbitant costs” of Pompeii restorationCourt of Auditors convicts former site commissioner Marcello Fiori: “Making the most of an historical asset cannot mean merely ‘exploiting’ it for business purposes”Benedikt XVI: Die Kirche und der Skandal des sexuellen MißbrauchsDies ist der lange Artikel, den der emeritierte Papst Benedikt XVI in Form von Notizen zum sexuellen Missbrauch in der katholischen Kirche verfasst hat. Es ist eine gründliche und gnadenlose Analyse der Entstehung und Verbreitung dieses Verbrechens auch in der kirchlichen Welt. Ein Verbrechen, das aus einem so schwer zu bekämpfenden «moralischen Zusammenbruch» entstanden ist. Joseph Ratzingers Reflexion deckt ein halbes Jahrhundert Geschichte ab und wird im deutschen Monatsblatt «Klerusblatt» veröffentlicht. Corriere della Sera hatte den exklusiven Text für Italien, den wir den Lesern anbieten.
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
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Muti's Italian Opera Academy back in RavennaRavenna, July 18 - From 20 July to 2 August, the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy in Ravenna will be holding rehearsals and concerts open to the public of "The Marriage of Figaro". "Today the world rushes by, but time is needed for opera: to study and rigorously analyse the musical scores; undersMigrant rescue ships to be fined 1 mn for defying banRome, July 17 - NGO run migrant rescue ships will be fined up to one million euros for defying a ban on entering Italian waters under a new League amendment to the government's second security and migrants decree. NGO skippers will be arrested if they fail to obey the orders of police or navy ships,Writer and director De Crescenzo diesRome, July 18 - Writer, director, actor and TV host Luciano De Crescenzo died in Rome Thursday at the age of 90. De Crescenzo was born in Naples on August 18, 1928. He had been in hospital for the last few days. His publishing house Mondadori, which published all his many books, confirmed the news oNigerian mafia clan bustedBologna, July 18 - A Nigerian mafia clan that allegedly controlled a big chunk of the drugs and prostitution markets in Piedmont and Emilia Romagna was busted by Turin and Bologna police in twin operations on Thursday. Among those arrested were the heads of the so-called Maphite Cult, which initiateGovt crisis talk swirls, Di Maio says stabbed in backRome, July 18 - Mounting tensions bubbled close to boiling point on Thursday between the two partners in Italy's populist government, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right nationalist League. M5S leader Luigi Di Maio first denied there would be a crisis before admitting thatNo govt crisis says Di Maio amid tensions with SalviniRome, July 18 - There will be no government crisis amid tensions with League leader Matteo Salvini over the new European Commission chief and an alleged conversation in a Moscow hotel in which a League associate allegedly discussed skimming Russian oil profits to fund Salvini's party, his governmentOnly elections beyond this govt - SalviniHelsinki, July 18 - Beyond the current Italian government "there are only elections," Deputy Premier and League leader Matteo Salvini said Thursday replying to questions on a possible government crisis. Told that the 'window' for elections was closing, Salvini said "the window is always open". On thWorker dies in ship hold fallSavona, July 18 - A dock worker died after falling into the hold of a ship in Savona on Thursday. The man died instantly in the fall at the Alti Fondali dock, sources said.
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Spain will propose economy minister as new IMF chief if backed by EUThe government is waiting to see what other candidates are put forward before suggesting Nadia Calviño as the successor to Christine LagardeSpain has lowest annual mortality rate in the EUIn 2016, there were 829 deaths for every 100,000 people, far below the European average of 1,002, according to data from EurostatJunior soccer players from Sierra Leone disappear after playing match in SpainWhen the time came to return to home, the two 14-year-olds escaped through a window and have yet to be foundEU justice settles partner war at iconic Café del Mar in IbizaThe Court of Justice in Luxembourg rules that one of the shareholders acted in bad faith when he registered the brand name to sell music, fashion and other productsProperty owner charged with homicide for toddler’s fatal fall down boreholeProsecutors are seeking a three-year prison term against David Serrano for failing to place warning signs near the 28-centimeter hole where Julen Roselló fell on January 13After 25 years, Madrid’s Chamartín megaproject is about to get underwayThe €7.3 billion plan will create over 240,000 jobs and revitalize the economy, says the new administration in the Spanish capitalIn Spain, wages for unskilled youths now the same as in the late 1990sThe Bank of Spain warns that the young are bearing the brunt of the effects of the 2008 economic crisisA team for Europe that does not exciteThe back-room method of choosing the candidates for the top European Union jobs has produced a list of names that prompt little enthusiasm, but could still produce some surprises
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Conservative deputy mayor arrested after police find HUNDREDS of marijuana plants growing in his home in Spain’s AndaluciaA new deputy mayor will be selected from the PP listBritish cyclist Chris Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta a Espana after Spanish champion stripped of title over dopingCelebrating his new victory, Froome said: “Better late than never! The 2011 Vuelta holds some very special memories for me”Ex-soldier shoots wife dead with rifle from terrace before killing himself outside ex-wife’s home in Spain’s AndaluciaOne neighbour said: ‘I do not understand how a human being can do such a thing’Expat Marbella restaurant owner and bikini-model girlfriend arrested on money laundering and drug charges as Costa del Sol home raidedThe pair, who reportedly met in London before 'falling in love in Ibiza', are being held in prison in HelsinkiIS IT YOURS?: Police in Spain’s Andalucia search for owner of €400 found in hotelSo far no one has come forward for the cash and police are still searching for the unlucky ownerOver 1 million people in Spain sign petitions supporting euthanasia, to be put before Government on FridayIt comes after surveys have shown that 84% of Spain supports changing the legislation on euthanasiaGibraltar Chief Minister Picardo meets outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Iran crisis and BrexitBritish Royal Marines commandeered Iran's vessel off the Rock earlier this month on suspicion of violating sanctions against SyriaBlood-soaked man arrested after allegedly stabbing dad to death before taking bus to hotel on Spain’s Costa del SolUniformed and plainclothes officers arrested the man, before transferring him to a health centre, where he remained under police supervision
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MPs pass amendment seeking to thwart no-deal Brexit prorogation
Minister resigns and others do not vote as amendment is passed by 41 votes in Commons
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MPs have easily passed a backbench amendment seeking to block any attempt by a future government to prorogue parliament to ensure a no-deal Brexit, in what is likely to be seen as a pre-emptive strike against Boris Johnson’s authority.
The amendment, tabled by a cross-party group led by Labour’s Hilary Benn and the Conservatives’ Alistair Burt, passed by an unexpectedly large margin of 41 votes, with 315 MPs backing it and 274 opposed.Continue reading...Gordon Brown: 'Boris Johnson could be UK's last prime minister'
Ex-PM says Johnson’s anti-Europe conservatism is seen in Scotland as anti-Scottish
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Boris Johnson could be the UK’s last prime minister, Gordon Brown has warned, after the Conservative leadership frontrunner met Scottish MPs to reassure them of his desire to bolster the union.
Johnson’s meeting with 11 out of the 13 Scottish Conservatives at Westminster on Wednesday is understood to have covered when he should first visit Scotland if elected, how colleagues north of the border could feed into policy decisions and the future structuring of government – Johnson has proposed a “union unit” within Downing Street. The meeting was described as “positive” and “businesslike”.Continue reading...Charles Dickens museum buys lost portrait 130 years after it went missing
London museum raises £180,000 to buy lost Margaret Gillies portrait of young author found in South African auction
A portrait of Charles Dickens that was lost for more than 130 years is “coming home” after a successful fundraising campaign.
The Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street in London said the target of raising £180,000 had been reached to buy the painting by Margaret Gillies of the writer when he was 31.Continue reading...Labour peers could hold Corbyn no-confidence vote over antisemitism
Motion would not have formal effect but would be a blow to Labour leader’s authority
Jeremy Corbyn faces a new front of internal dissent over his handling of antisemitism in the party, with Labour peers potentially set to hold a vote of no-confidence in the leader next week, it has emerged.
The plan is for Labour peers to hold an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon to consider the idea. If it is taken forward, the ballot would take place over Tuesday and Wednesday, with the result soon afterwards, it is understood.Continue reading...Labour mayors urge government to speed up gender law changes
Khan and Burnham among those saying process for trans people to self-ID should be easier
The mayors of London, Greater Manchester and other English cities have written to the government urging faster implementation of “desperately needed” changes to gender recognition legislation.
Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, wrote to the equalities minister, Penny Mordaunt, along with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, and Steve Rotheram and Dan Jarvis, the mayors of the Liverpool and Sheffield city regions.Continue reading...Knife crime in England and Wales rises 8% over year
Police record 43,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, official data shows
Knife crime-related offences rose by 8% in England and Wales in the past year, government figures have shown.
Between April 2018 and March 2019, police forces recorded 43,516 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, in comparison with 40,215 in the year ending March 2018.Continue reading...Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium
Family of Zac Cox say a British judge will look for lessons to be learned from death in 2017
The Qatari organisation in charge of staging the 2022 World Cup has agreed to hold a wide-ranging inquiry led by a British judge into the death of a British worker during construction of a stadium for the event.
The decision, two-and-a-half years after the death of Zac Cox in January 2017, is seen as a breakthrough for campaigners disturbed by health and safety issues surrounding the building of the stadiums, even though it comes relatively close to the completion of the bulk of the construction work for the tournament.Continue reading...British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint
Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to match
A British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal complaint with the UN about his treatment.
In the 27-page complaint, Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, documents his alleged torture at the hands of the UAE authorities in January and February of this year while he was visiting the country to watch Asian Cup matches.Continue reading...
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Ilhan Omar: Does this photo prove Trump tormentor's marriage is a sham?Trump caused uproar yesterday when he repeated the suggestion at an impromptu media huddle outside the White House that Representative Ilhan Omar had married her own brother.Sam Connor, 14, 'left a suicide note with a code to unlock his mobile phoneEXCLUSIVE: The brief note is also said to have contained two names and was handed with his phone and school bag to a friend before the 14-year-old stepped in front of a train at Chertsey station.MPs vote to STOP Boris Johnson suspending Parliament in run-up to BrexitThe Commons has passed an amendment designed to thwart any effort by the new PM to suspend Parliament to ensure Brexit happens on October 31.RSPCA launch hunt for sick yob who ripped off seagull's headRSPCA officials are hunting for a thug caught on camera viciously killing a seagull by shaking it around and ripping its head off in front of laughing friends in Kidderminster.NASA reveals incredible panoramas of the Apollo moon landingsIndividual images taken by the Apollo astronauts were pulled together by NASA imagery specialist Warren Harold and their accuracy verified by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt.Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother arrives at courtHashem Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded hundreds more when he detonated a nail bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will return to Mustique for their family summer holidayA royal insider has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will return to the Caribbean island of Mustique this summer with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.Mobility scooter hit-and-run driver runs over grandmother, 87Olive Harris, 87, will need at least four months of care after being knocked off her feet by the impact of the mobility scooter hitting her while walking through Plymouth city centre in Devon.