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- (France)Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Climate change as genocide
Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries — Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan — as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. “We are at a critical point in history,” he declared. “Already at the (...)- Open pageHow to lose the next war in the Middle East
Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped. Sure, Washington traded in George W. Bush's expansive, almost messianic attitude toward his Global War on Terror for Barack Obama's more precise, deliberate, even cautious approach to an unnamed version of the same war for hegemony in the Greater Middle East. Sure, in (...)- Open pageTrump, a symptom of what?
You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher's voice as he named “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government." With those words, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., launched a scathing indictmentof America's war in Vietnam. It was April 4, 1967. That first antiwar sermon of his seemed to signal a new high tide of opposition to a brutal set of American policies in Southeast Asia. Just 11 days later, unexpectedly large crowds would come out in New York and San (...)- Open pageFound in Cuba: the American dream (and nightmare)
I'll tell you up front that my personal vehicle has crowns of rust on the rear wheel wells and an interior that smells vaguely of dog puke. It's a 2006 Mazda3 with 150,244 miles on it and it gets me around my modest world well enough, but I sure never considered it the stuff of headlines — until I went to Cuba, an experience that tuned up my feelings about several American phenomena. I'd booked the trip because I wanted to get out of this American time. Cuba seemed like a prime destination for (...)- Open pageThrough the bars
‘A cage is more than bars,' reflects Egyptian photojournalist and documentary photographer Hamada Elrasam. ‘It is something to be lived in, to create freedom in.' Holding up a print from Cairo-based Irish artist Bryony Dunne's recent series Seeds from the Zoo, he says: ‘When I look at this chimpanzee reaching out one hand through the bars — creating his or her own freedom — I ask myself: what crime did they commit?' Elrasam, who has covered protest clashes, post-conflict trauma and press freedom (...)- Outside in / ExclusiveResurrecting the unholy trinity
When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney launched their forever wars — under the banner of a “Global War on Terror” — they unleashed an unholy trinity of tactics. Torture, rendition, and indefinite detention became the order of the day. After a partial suspension of these policies in the Obama years, they now appear poised for resurrection. For eight years under President Obama, this country's forever wars continued, although his administration retired the expression “war on terror,” preferring to (...)- Open pageWar in the Gulf (no, not that Gulf!)
It's war in the Gulf and the U.S. Navy is on hand to protect us. No, not that Gulf! I'm talking about the Gulf of Alaska and it's actually mock war — if, that is, you don't happen to be a fin whale or a wild salmon. This May, the Navy will again sail its warships into the Gulf of Alaska. There, they will engage in military maneuvers and possibly drop bombs, launch torpedoes and missiles, and engage in activities that stand a significant chance of poisoning those once-pristine waters, while it (...)- Open pageDemobilizing America
On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age of Trump. The first, “Hippie Modernism,” an exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s (heavy on psychedelic posters), was appropriately enough at the Berkeley Art Museum. To my surprise, it also included a few artifacts from a movement crucial to my own not-especially-countercultural version of those years: the vast antiwar protests that took (...)- Open page
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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressureNorth Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.Tillerson urges further North Korea sanctions at tense UN meetingUS State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Friday toughened his rhetoric regarding North Korea, calling on even stiffer sanctions against the isolated regime, but drew rebukes from his Chinese and Russian counterparts.Far-left Mélenchon refuses to pick sides in French presidential run-offDefeated French presidential election first-round candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon said on Friday he would not give any indication as to who his supporters should vote for in the May 7 run-off.Anti-austerity strikes spark travel chaos across BrazilNationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer’s austerity measures crippled public transport in several major cities early on Friday across this continent-sized nation, while factories, businesses and schools closed.Pope heads to Egypt to mend ties with Islam, reassure ChristiansIn keeping with his inclusive approach to his role, when Pope Francis visits Egypt on Friday he will meet with the head of the most important institution in the Islamic world as well as leaders of the nation’s embattled Christian community.How Le Pen’s party obstructs EU moves to defend workersMarine Le Pen’s National Front party claims its Eurosceptic platform is aimed at protecting workers. But in the European Parliament, critics say the French far-right party has done everything to scuttle workers' rights.The booming business of cannabis in SpainIn Spain, thanks to the success of the "clubs" that have cropped up since 2011, cannabis has become a gold mine. From by-products such as cannabis lollipops and drinks, to specialised clinics and tourism, an entire economy has flourished around the plant, even though its production remains illegal in Spain. Our reporters explored both the public and hidden side of this booming activity.First-round candidate Dupont-Aignan backs Le Pen for French presidencyFormer presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan on Friday endorsed far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s bitter presidential run-off.
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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of international pressurePyongyang has launched a mid-range rocket that broke apart shortly after launch, according to the US and South Korea militaries. The test came shortly after the UN issued a warning to North Korea to cease provocations.EU pre-Brexit talks set to kick off in Brussels, focus on 'people, money, Ireland'Britain must first settle issues of "people, money and Ireland" before talks on a post-Brexit trade deal can start. That's what the EU's Donald Tusk told leaders of the remaining 27 states ahead of a summit in Brussels.Germany admits 'mistakes' in case of soldier allegedly plotting attackBerlin has said that it will leave "no stone unturned" to discover how a soldier was able to register as a Syrian refugee. The 28-year-old German man is suspected of planning to carry out a xenophobic terror attack.Basic income scheme comes to Canada's poorThe Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.Pope Francis denounces religious extremism on historic Egypt visitPope Francis has called on Muslim leaders to unite in blocking the flow of money and arms to jihadi groups. The Catholic pontiff has also paid tribute to the victims of recent attacks on Coptic churches.Brazil snarled by nationwide strike, demonstrationsBrazilian unions backed by various social movements are striking against pension and labor reforms. Organizers claim the strike will be the "biggest in Brazil's history."Germany scraps 'two-person' cockpit ruleGermany's airlines have decided to do away with rules requiring two people in the cockpit at the same time, the country's aviation association said. The rule had been introduced after a deadly crash in 2015.Germany rejects calls for EU to end Turkey accession talksGermany said it's against breaking off accession talks between Brussels and Ankara. The country's sentiment echoed EU foreign affairs head Mogherini's desire for Turkey to join the EU, if it can meet all the conditions.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
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100 Days of Chaos: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American DemocracyWith his attacks on judges, journalists and critics, U.S. President Donald Trump is chipping away at the foundations of democracy. Is the American Constitution strong enough to withstand the assault?John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an 'F!''John Dean has no lack of experience with difficult politicians -- he served as Richard Nixon's right-hand man and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal. In an interview, he explains why he believes the best hope for Donald Trump is his incompetence.Eroding Friendship: German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the WorseThis week's diplomatic row over German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel is indicative of growing mistrust between the two governments. But it's unusual for tensions between the two countries to be this open.Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror SuspectA suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles.The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray LadyDonald Trump bashes no other newspaper to the degree he does the New York Times. But it hasn't damaged the paper -- on the contrary. The newsroom may be exhausted, but it is more motivated than ever.Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text MessageA young woman claims that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her. Following the publication of a report on the allegations, the Real Madrid player's agency dismissed the story as "journalistic fiction." But DER SPIEGEL has evidence indicating that Ronaldo was privy to negotiations with the American.Deadly Game: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear WarWith prospects growing that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could soon have long-range nuclear missiles at his disposal, Donald Trump is threatening a military response. Suddenly nuclear war seems possible, but how great is the threat of escalation?Social Design Award 2017: Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are seeking entries for this year's Social Design Award, which is being presented for the fourth time. This year's theme: ideas for improving life in our public green spaces.
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Venice to Test Tourist Headcount SystemCity council decides to install systems in strategic areas such as the Ponte di Calatrava and the Ponte degli Scalzi. Mayor talks of “Concrete measures”5 Star Movement Seeks ‘Mercy’ for High School StudentsClash in Parliamentary Committee over high school exams, as 5 Star Movement asks for easier papers and chance to use “cheat sheet containing mathematical formulas”. Deputy minister De Filippo rejects proposal: “memory is itself a skill”Woman Scarred with Acid by Ex-Boyfriend Appears on TVGessica Notaro, the 28-year-old Miss Romagna attacked on 10 January by her ex-boyfriend Edson Tavares appeared on Italy’s “Maurizio Costanzo Show”: “I want people to see what he did to me. This is not love”Flyover Collapses in Fossano, Crushing Carabinieri CarThe officers, manning a checkpoint, were unharmed. Alerted by a creaking noise, they had time to get to safety“I’d like my anti-cancer test to be free for everyone”Based on a colleague’s findings, oncologist Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot developed a test that detects cancer cells in the blood: it costs €486 but is not refundableProsecutors in Rome and Naples Clash over Consip CaseSuspicions of false leads laid by carabinieri captain from the Ecology Unit. Search for accomplices. Neapolitan magistrates confirm their confidence in carabinieri investigatorItaly's Petrol Most Expensive in Europe: €1 in Tax per LitreHighest prices among 28 EU countries, almost three times what Americans pay. Every litre of fuel carries €1 in tax. Nevertheless, some have also proposed adding a "carbon tax"Special Units Deployed in Hunt for “Igor”Manhunt involving 1,000 men, including paratroopers and snipers, with lookouts posted at farmhouses in the area. Jacket and bike found, as search continues. Former criminal accomplices: “He’ll be using his old hiding-places”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Vatican daily blasts 'umpteenth' migrant scandal(see related) Vatican City, April 28 - Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano expressed dismay on Friday after Catania Prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro said that some NGOs involved in migrant-rescue operations in the Mediterranean could be financed by human traffickers. "The horrors of war, the struggles of eViolence negation of religious expression pope says in EgyptCairo, April 28 - Pope Francis called on leaders of all religions to unmask attempts to use faith to justify violence and hatred as he kicked off a two-day visit of Egypt on Friday. Francis was greeted by Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch oReligious hate is idolatrous caricatures of God- popeCairo, April 28 - Pope Francis condemned attempts to use religion to justify terrorism as he addressed Cairo's Al-Azhar University on Friday. "As religious leaders, we are called to unmask the violence that masquerades as purported sanctity and is based more on the "absolutizing" of selfishness thanViolence negation of all true religiousness - popeCairo, April 28 - Pope Francis told a peace conference at Cairo's Al-Azhar University on Friday that violence is incompatible with true religion. "Violence is the negation of all true religiousness," the pope said. "Symbolically looking to Mount Sinai, I'd like to refer to those commandments... At tAmazon allegedly evaded 130 mn euros in tax - finance policeMilan, April 28 - Milan finance police have identified alleged tax evasion by Amazon amounting to around 130 million euros, sources said on Friday. The alleged evasion was uncovered in relation to a probe by Milan prosecutors opened over a year ago when it emerged that a manager from the LuxembourgPope Francis starts Egypt visit, meets Sisi (3)Cairo, April 28 - Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday to kick off a two-day visit to Egypt. Francis was greeted by Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as he got off the plane at Cairo airport. He was also welcomed by Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria. The pope tEU needs radical change, says Renzi (2)Brussels, April 28 - Ex-premier Matteo Renzi said Friday that the European Union needs "a radical change" during a press conference in English at a hotel near the European Parliament in Brussels as he wrapped up his campaign for Sunday's Democratic Party (PD) leadership primary. "Europe must be saveSchools, jobs priority for quake effort - Errani (3)Rome, April 28 - Education and jobs are the "absolute priorities" for the re-birth of the areas of central Italy devastated by a recent series of earthquakes, Reconstruction Commissioner Vasco Errani told an ANSA Forum on Friday. He also announced that "21 new schools" will be built in the affected
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Free speech in the Twitter era: no laughing matter in SpainExperts disagree on where the legal boundaries should be drawn to combat incitement to hatred online without encroaching on civil libertiesTwo terrorists arrested in Barcelona were at Brussels airport on day of attacksMohammed Lamsalak and Youssef Ben Hammou, detained on Tuesday, are being held in custody in SpainFive Spanish regions among EU’s top 10 unemployment black spotsNew Eurostat data shows that the economic recovery in Spain is uneven and there is still has a long way to goVideo: Why you shouldn’t drum and drive on Spain’s roadsFootage captured by Civil Guard helicopters reveals the wide range of dangerous behaviors on show behind the wheelArgentina’s Macri meets Trump to discuss closer partnershipAt White House, US president suggests there could be a solution to a longstanding ban on Argentinean lemon importsPro-independence Catalans photographed with Venezuela’s MaduroModerate PDeCAT party describes image of embattled president of crisis-hit South American country with ‘esteleda’ flag as “serious error”Head for heights: 10 vertiginous walks in Spain and PortugalDizzyingly high mountain trails that offer spectacular views of valleys and rivers on the mainland, in the Balearic Islands and the CanariesSpain’s unemployment edges up by 17,200 in first three months of 2017After poor winter, traditionally a difficult time in Spain, jobless rate now at 18.75%, slightly above figure for the end of 2016
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Surianne Dalmedo song chosen as anthem for United Nationalities Marbella Summit
Surianne co-wrote the song titled We Are As One with UK musician Terry Shaughnessy
The post Surianne Dalmedo song chosen as anthem for United Nationalities Marbella Summit appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Fuengirola to host acrobatic skating at the Recinto Ferial
Professional inline skater Strada will showcase his talents in an effort to encourage more people to get involved with the sport.
The post Fuengirola to host acrobatic skating at the Recinto Ferial appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Multi-million euro boost ‘will attract more visitors’ to Andalucia
The fund is the latest attempt by the junta to encourage more ecotourism in the region to make the sector more sustainable.
The post Multi-million euro boost ‘will attract more visitors’ to Andalucia appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Funds raised at Maurice Xiberras funeral presented to Gibraltar Samaritans
Son David Xiberras says his father would have been 'very pleased' with Gibraltar Samaritans launch
The post Funds raised at Maurice Xiberras funeral presented to Gibraltar Samaritans appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Costa Del Sol super structure washes down Mediterranean after breaking loose
Platform travels 20km from Malaga City to Benalmadena
The post Costa Del Sol super structure washes down Mediterranean after breaking loose appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Three hundred illegal wells shut down in Donana in bid to stop landowners draining wetlands
Junta officials swooped on the sites which unscrupulous parties had been using to tap an aquifer on which the Sevilla and Huelva-based national park is dependent
The post Three hundred illegal wells shut down in Donana in bid to stop landowners draining wetlands appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.New bid to finally solve Marbella’s illegal housing crisis
Four of Spain’s top urban planners hope to draft a new urban plan (PGOU) for the town, which still has to rely on an outdated plan from 1986
The post New bid to finally solve Marbella’s illegal housing crisis appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Palma de Mallorca pervert shamed by woman on nudist beach
Man spotted pleasuring himself at Son Serra de Marina
The post Palma de Mallorca pervert shamed by woman on nudist beach appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.
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Tory MP drops out of election after telling pupils 'homosexuality is wrong'
Amid furore Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner agrees to go before being forced out, sources say
A long-serving Conservative MP has said he will not stand in the general election, just hours after A-level students revealed he had told them that he believed “homosexuality is wrong” and “dangerous to society”.
Andrew Turner, who has represented the Isle of Wight since 2001, made the comments during a question and answer session at Christ the King College in Newport. One student describing herself as a “passionate campaigner for LGBT rights” asked her local MP if he was involved in the Isle of Wight’s first ever Pride event.Continue reading...UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow
In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin
The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to court papers.
Reports by Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, on possible collusion between the the Trump camp and the Kremlin are at the centre of a political storm in the US over Moscow’s role in getting Donald Trump elected.Continue reading...EU leaders to insist UK pays its Brexit bills as precursor to trade talks
Summit to toughen stance as one diplomat says Britain is not only on a different planet but in a different galaxy over divorce
EU leaders will toughen their stance on Britain paying its Brexit bills when they agree negotiating guidelines at a special summit on Saturday.
EU diplomats have agreed unanimously that Britain must settle its bills before embarking on trade talks. The position has been set out by EU leaders from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, to the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, but this will be the toughest statement yet from all 27 countries.Continue reading...NHS pays out millions to patients of surgeon convicted of needless breast operations
Consultant Ian Stuart Paterson carried out unnecessary procedures on 10 patients but could have more than 1,000 victims
The NHS has been forced to pay out almost £10m in compensation to more than 250 patients of a rogue surgeon found guilty of carrying out needless breast operations on patients who were left traumatised and scarred.
Consultant surgeon Ian Stuart Paterson, 59, was convicted on Friday of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man. He was also convicted of three further wounding charges.Continue reading...Britain's Iron Man: inventor takes flight in jet-powered suit
Gravity founder Richard Browning demonstrates his ‘Daedalus’ flight suit at TED conference in Vancouver
Richard Browning, the British inventor dubbed “Wiltshire’s Iron Man”, successfully demonstrated his personal flight suit on the shores of Vancouver harbour, with mini jet engines on his hands.
Inspired by the Marvel comic superhero Iron Man, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground using thrusters attached to his arms and back, captivating attendees at the Vancouver TED conference.Continue reading...Westminster terrorism suspect is 27-year-old British national
Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali is understood to be a British national from Tottenham, north London
The suspected terrorist arrested in Westminster carrying knives is a one-time humanitarian activist who is now facing questions from police about whether he was about to stage a murderous attack in central London.
Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali, 27, was arrested by armed police on Thursday afternoon yards from the Houses of Parliament and the scene of the previous terrorist attack in March in which five people lost their lives.Continue reading...Man charged with murder of former navy officer hit with own car
Ryan Gibbons, 29, faces the charge in connection with the death of Mike Samwell in the early hours of 23 April
A man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a former Royal Navy officer who was allegedly run over by thieves stealing his car.
Mike Samwell, from Chorlton in Manchester who served in the navy for 12 years, died in the early hours of 23 April.Continue reading...Primary school head and deputy quit over 'bland and joyless' curriculum
Couple Alex and Peter Foggo tell parents at Longparish school in Hampshire that Tory education policy is reason they are leaving
A couple working as headteacher and deputy head at a Hampshire primary school rated as outstanding have written to parents saying they are quitting because they are so disillusioned by the direction of education policy.
In their letter, Alex and Peter Foggo said they were so profoundly opposed to recent changes in England’s schools that the only morally honest course open to them was to resign from their jobs at Longparish primary school.Continue reading...
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Melania Trump hugs Children's National Medical patientsFirst Lady Melania Trump dedicated the new Bunny Mellon Healing garden at the Children's National Medical Center on Friday.How Macron and his 64-year-old wife first fell in loveWorking together late at night after school, 16-year-old Emmanuel Macron and 39-year-old Brigitte Auziere first felt the embers of love emerge between them. Now, almost 24 years later, they're still together.Blue Whale blamed for serious injuries of two teensThe 18-year-old confessed to partaking in the Blue Whale challenge after throwing herself off a bridge over a railway line near Albufeira, Portugal.North Korea carries another failed missile launchThe USS Carl Vinson, US super aircraft carrier, was spotted sailing north offshore Nagasaki, Japan on Saturday local time, in a show of force after North Korea's latest test-fire flop.Brazilians clash with police during national strikeMillions stayed home on Friday, and thousands flooded the streets in anger against labour law and pension reform proposed by President Michel Temer.Bella Hadid in Miami as hundreds remain stranded at FyreAs festival goers who shelled out thousands of dollars battled to get home from the Fyre Festival, the 20-year-old spent the day in the lap of luxury on Friday.Elon Musk's Boring Company will transport cars on 'skates'At the TED conference in Vancouver, Musk showed off a new video of electric skates transporting cars in a narrow tunnel, the raising them back to street level in a space as small as two parking spaces.Marine Le Pen closes the gap with Emmanuel MacronMacron is predicted to win 59 per cent of the votes on May 7, down four per cent. Le Pen is enjoying greater support after she upstaged Macrons visit to a Whirlpool factory in Amiens, Somme.