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Australia offshores its refugee problem
Australia has paid a fortune in costs and aid to Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia to detain, or resettle, asylum seekers attempting arrival by boat. It hasn't solved the problem.- 2019/04 / articleIndia still awaits the good times
India had a massive general strike in January, and unemployment remains a major issue. No one knows what impact that will have on this spring's election.- 2019/03 / articleIran and the US, a tale of two presidents
Iran and the United States have reached one of the most crucial turning points in their 40-year non-diplomatic relations since Iran's revolution in 1979.- Outside in / CommentTerry Gou, Taiwan's billionaire and political wildcard
A surprise announcement last month catapulted Taiwan's richest man Terry Gou into the spotlight.- Outside in / CommentEcuador's crackdown on abortion is putting women in jail
For decades, abortion was considered a private matter. Now women who terminate pregnancies are facing prosecution and prison time.- Open page / thenationWorkers and unions vs Viktor Orbán
Hungary's new law to make working hours ‘flexible', which came into force on 1 January, triggered unprecedented protests. It has also brought the trade unions back into politics. The unions have been associated with the one-party era (which lasted until 1989) and have few members (9% of employees nationwide), but a new generation of leaders has managed to mobilise thousands of people in Budapest against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The new law allows business (...)- 2019/03 / article, 2019/03 Eastern EuropeArgentina swings into financial crisis
Argentina is yet again in financial trouble, and has taken an enormous IMF bailout. Agricultural oligarchs have all the money and most of the power; the working class only have their unions. Will the pendulum swing once more?- 2019/01 / articleChina's internal colony
China may have interned as many as a million Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy and perhaps even independence; this may just increase that desire.- 2019/03 / article, 2019/03 Uyghurs
Doctors to switch off life support for vegetative Frenchman in controversial caseDoctors were due from Monday to start switching off the life support of a quadriplegic Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a case that has divided France and even his own family.Sudanese army and protesters to resume negotiations after failed talksSudan’s army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalising the makeup of a new ruling body, after hours of negotiations through the night ended without agreement.Cannes 2019: 'We are all transgender,' says actress Leyna BloomThe first transgender lead actress of colour to star in a film at the Cannes Film Festival speaks to Eve Jackson about making history, trans rights in the US and why it was important her movie "Port Authority" was authentic. Also on the programme, another woman breaking glass ceilings at Cannes, Mati Diop, becomes the first black female director to have a film in competition.Cannes 2019, Day 6: Sisterhoods shine a light in bleak tales from China and AlgeriaChina’s Diao Yinan takes film noir to a new level of darkness with his fugitive thriller “The Wild Goose Lake”, while Algeria’s Mounia Meddour brings a timely tale of female defiance and resilience in her Cannes debut “Papicha”.Google restricts Huawei’s access to Android after Trump blacklistingAlphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday.Australia's conservative coalition secures majority after shock election victoryAustralia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.Alain Delon’s Cannes prize sends ‘bad message’, says French rights groupRights groups are railing against this year’s Cannes Film Festival for its decision to honour legendary French actor Alain Delon, whose views on women, same-sex couples, and politics have stirred controversy.Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against MonsantoThousands of protesters gathered across France and in over 30 cities around the world to march against the activities of Bayer-Monsanto and others agrochemical giants on Saturday, while Monsanto lost its third lawsuit in the US.
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Google severs Huawei access to Android softwareThe move means new Huawei smartphones won't be able to access many popular apps. The embattled Chinese company is under immense US pressure over its alleged government ties.Donald Trump threatens 'official end of Iran'In a provocative tweet, the US president described retaliation that would mark "the official end of Iran." Iran has remained defiant in the face of US threats, saying Trump is playing a "political game."Al-Jazeera fires two journalists over 'Holocaust denying' videoThe Qatari broadcaster has come under fire for a controversial video about the Holocaust. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it represented "the worst kind of pernicious evil."US ambassador to China to make rare visit to TibetUS ambassador to China Terry Branstad's trip to Tibet will be the first to the region by an American envoy in four years. He is expected to raise concerns about human rights violations there.Islamic State militants riot in Tajik prison, dozens deadThree prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan.Italy seizes Sea-Watch 3 rescue vesselItaly's far-right interior minister has condemned the seizure of the ship, saying migrants on board should not have set foot in Italy. However, the condition of the refugees had swayed the authorities' opinion.Forward or backward? Decision time in the EUThe elections for the European Parliament at the end of May will decide the EU's future course: A return to nationalism or more integration to increase its global strength? Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.German data protection agency criticizes Austrian Ibiza videoA German data protection agency has suggested German media outlets were wrong to publish video that exposed Heinz-Christian Strache's allegedly corrupt intentions.
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Austria: The Strache Recordings - The whole StoryIn a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support. By DER SPIEGEL StaffArchive Document: Queen Outed Herself as a Fan of the EUDoes Britain's future lie in Europe? In 1988, long before the prospect of Brexit, the queen spoke about the issue with a German diplomat. A document viewed by DER SPIEGEL shows that she held a very clear view.A Bloc Against the Right: The Dream of a Green Party Alliance with MacronInfluential Franco-German politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit would like the German Greens to join forces with French President Emmanuel Macron to get the European Union back on track. But not everyone is taken with the idea.The End of the Bashir Regime: Sudan Revolution Struggles to Keep MomentumIn a working-class neighborhood of Khartoum, six friends helped topple Sudan's dictator, Omar al-Bashir. Now, as they hope for a transition to civilian power, they are afraid their protest is devolving into a street party, and that the military will remain in control.Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is leading in the British polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. In an interview, the former UKIP front man talks about upending the UK political system and how he plans to do it.Climate Stasis: German Failure on the Road to a Renewable FutureIn 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting."He Said: 'Save My Life'": Pamela Anderson Discusses Her Visit with Julian AssangeCanadian actress Pamela Anderson, a friend of Julian Assange, recently visited the WikiLeaks founder in prison in Britain. In an interview, she reports on his condition and his fight against extradition to the United States, where he could face additional charges.Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for GermanyThe U.S. under Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions with Iran, leading many to fear war may be just around the corner. Any military conflict would have dire consequences for Europe, but the Americans remain undeterred. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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De 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.Benedict XVI: The Church and the Scandal of sexual abuseThis is the long article that the Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, wrote in the form of notes on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It is a thorough and merciless analysis of how this crime was born and spread even in the ecclesiastical world. A crime which is the child of a «moral collapse», and always so difficult to fight. Joseph Ratzinger’s reflection covers half a century of history, and will be published by the German monthly Klerusblatt. Corriere della Sera offers to its readers the exclusive text for ItalyCandreva offers to pay for poor children’s school mealsIn a primary school in Minerbe, young Moroccan girl whose parents were in arrears with school meal payments was only given tuna and crackers for lunchIn the footsteps of Father Paolo Dall’OglioOn 29 July 2013 he arrived in Raqqa. He had an appointment with the leaders of IS, who had just taken over, and of whom the world at the time knew nothing. He was never seen againStefano Leo’s killer should already have been in prisonThe killer was given a prison sentence in May 2018, but was still free when he committed the murder on 23 February 2019
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La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Over half of Italians 'closed' or 'scared' about LGBT peopleRome, May 17 - More than half of Italians - 56% - say they are closed to (28%) or scared by (28%) LGBT people, according to a survey by the IPSOS research agency for the Anti-Racial Discrimination Office (UNAR) of the Italian equal opportunity ministry, released Friday on the occasion of InternationSoccer: Inter exits Fair Play agreement, accounts OkMilan, May 17 - Inter Milan on Friday exited UEFA's Financial Fair Play Settlement Agreement with its accounts getting the green light. The Nerazzurri were judged to be compliant with "the general objective of the accords", which were signed in May 2015. UEFA said Inter thus had emerged from the "trLeague,M5S spar on teacher suspended on Mussolini comparisonRome, May 17 - The League and government partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S) on Friday sparred over a teacher suspended for two weeks because her students compared League leader Matteo Salvini's recent hardline security and migrant decree to the race laws of Benito Mussolini. Salvini said "the compariSeaWatch families authorised to landRome, May 17 - Families from the migrants rescued by the German NGO ship SeaWatch3 were authorised to land on Friday, the NGO tweeted. "The Italian authorities have given us permission to land the families present on board: children, mothers, fathers and an injured woman," it said. "The offloading oGovt destiny tied to family decree - Di MaioTurin, May 17 - Deputy Premier and 5-Star (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Friday that the government's destiny was tied to the family decree. "We can split on everything in this government, but not on the family," he said. "The destiny and survival of the government is at stake with this decree. "IGiro: Bilbao wins in breakaway, Conti still pinkL'Aquila, May 17 - Spain's Pello Bilbao won the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia after a breakaway on Friday. Italy's Valerio Conti kept the leader's pink jersey for the second day. France's Tony Gallopin came in second and Italy's Davide Formolo third after the 185km stage from Vasto near ChietiPM doesn't come into it, no to SeaWatch - SalviniMilan, May 17 - Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on the Seawatch German NGO rescue ship and its 65 rescued migrants Friday "the premier (Giuseppe Conte) and the 5-Star (M5S) minister don't come into it, human traffickers won't get to Italy any more". The attack on Conte openeTennis: Federer withdraws from Italian OpenRome, May 17 - Tennis great Roger Federer has had to pull out of the Italian Open due to an injury to his right leg, the tournament said on Friday. The Swiss was touching his leg during his win over Borna Coric on Thursday. He had been set to take on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals. "I say '
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In English Section | EL PAÍS
Why a medical convention could be more profitable for Madrid than the Champions League finalThe annual congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology is expected to lead to 200,000 overnight stays and generate around €65 millionAfter top pick gets rejected, Spain’s PM makes new choice for Senate speakerPedro Sánchez has been forced to name a new candidate for the upper house after Catalan separatist parties vetoed his first nominee, Miquel IcetaSpanish health authorities crack down on opioid abuseStudies have detected excessive prescriptions of immediate-release fentanyl, a drug 100 times more powerful than morphineHow a failed “inland sea” project made this Spain’s most debt-ridden villageVallada is home to just over 3,000 people but is saddled with up to €37 million in debt thanks to the ruinous schemeFormer ETA chief ‘Josu Ternera’ arrested in France after 17 years in hidingThe ex-leader of the now-defunct Basque terror group fled Spain in 2002 to avoid being tried for an attack in Zaragoza that killed 11 peopleGaudi’s last tenantThe writer Ana Viladomiu is the only resident living in La Pedrera, a World Heritage building designed by the iconic Catalan architect and visited by over one million tourists a yearSpanish police find a fortune in van teetering on the brink of an abyssThree people who emerged from the accident with minor injuries deny the money is theirs but will likely be fined for money launderingViggo Mortensen: “Vox’s political and media blunder”The actor has attacked the far-right group for using his Aragorn character in a Twitter message aimed at winning over voters at the Spanish general election
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7 times town halls in Spain had us screaming ‘what were they thinking?’If you’re still chuckling over Estepona’s farcical ‘death slide’ then you’ll enjoy our giggle-worthy roundup of government gaffesSpanish study finds that eating nuts in first trimester of pregnancy improves child brain developmentThe nuts involved were almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pine nuts and hazelnutsLeft-wing government could spell trouble for property investorsA LEFT-wing coalition government may see tax breaks for property investors come under fire, experts have warned. It comes after the PSOE has begun seeking support from the likes of anti-capitalist Podemos after failing to win an overall majority in last month’s snap general election. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez has already announced his party wants […]HAPPY BEE-DAY: Bees are disappearing across the planet and Spain, could we be on the brink of ecological Armageddon?As conservationists around the globe mark World Bee Day on May 20, Claire Leibovich got busy to find outEating ultra-processed Spanish chorizo, cereals and pastries increases depression risk by 33%, study warnsThose who consumed ultra-processed foods were a third more likely to suffer depressionANOTHER chiringuito in Spain’s Andalucia faces environmental protests just weeks after blue flag lossesMiguel Diaz, the group’s mayoral candidate for Marbella also claimed the blueprints for the beach bar are ‘suspicious’Five Madrid campsites for under €50 a night that won’t leave you priced out of Champions League weekendOver 90% of Madrid city centre is now booked up, with nowhere for two people for a two-night stay over the weekend for under €2,000GUILTY: Westley Capper and Craig Porter verdict in but ‘both will AVOID JAIL’ over Agnese Klavina disappearance, Capper to appealBoth Brits are believed to have been ordered to pay €10,000 to the family of Agnese and pay one third of their legal costs
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Brexit party's funding must be investigated, says Gordon Brown
Former PM is concerned ‘dirty money’ from foreign donors could reach Nigel Farage’s party
The Electoral Commission is under mounting pressure to launch an investigation into the funding of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party because of concerns that its donation structure could allow foreign interference in British democracy.
Before Thursday’s crucial European elections, Gordon Brown has written to the Electoral Commission calling on it to urgently examine whether the party has sufficient safeguards on its website to prevent the contribution of “dirty money”.Continue reading...UK's 'cruel and harmful policies' lack regard for child hunger, says NGO
Damning Human Rights Watch report accuses the government of breaching its duty
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UK government of breaching its international duty to keep people from hunger by pursuing “cruel and harmful polices” with no regard for the impact on children living in poverty.
Examining family poverty in Hull, Cambridgeshire and Oxford, it concluded that tens of thousands of families do not have enough to eat. And it revealed that schools in Oxford are the latest to have turned to food banks to feed their pupils.Continue reading...Unions lobby investors to press Amazon over UK working conditions
GMB tells shareholders that warehouse workers endure targets that cause suffering
Trade unions are lobbying City investors to put pressure on Amazon to improve conditions for its workers in the UK.
At a meeting at the TUC’s head office this month the GMB union made presentations, including one from an Amazon employee, to a dozen leading fund managers and pension funds that own stakes in Amazon including Legal & General, Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard.Continue reading...Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts
Exclusive: plans to put network transmitters on tall structures has caused dozens of disputes
The rollout of the 5G telecommunications network is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling about the control of millions of lampposts, the Guardian can reveal.
Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are clamouring for access to lampposts and other tall structures in cities, and are threatening legal action to any local authorities or landlords who stand in their way.Continue reading...Tories urge leadership contenders to prioritise climate emergency
Moderate Conservatives say environmental issues should be at forefront of debate
Moderate Conservatives including Nicky Morgan and Amber Rudd are urging contenders for their party’s leadership to put the battle against the climate emergency at the forefront of the contest.
The 60-strong One Nation group of senior Tories, created as a bulwark against what they perceive as their party’s lurch to the right, is calling for the environment to form a central part of the leadership debate.Continue reading...Revised MoD guidance could leave door open for torture
Updated protocol allows information sharing even if torture may have been used
The Ministry of Defence has insisted that newly emerged departmental guidance on the sharing of intelligence derived from torture with allies, remains in line with practices agreed in the aftermath of a series of scandals following the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.An MoD document discreetly rewritten in November 2018 and made public on Sunday night says that UK ministers can share information obtained from third parties where there is a “serious risk” of torture “if ministers agree that the potential benefits justify accepting the risk and the legal consequences that may follow”.In a statement, the department said that the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Of...Theresa May prepares 'bold' last-ditch offer to MPs on Brexit bill
Prime minister will ask her cabinet to sign off on concessions this week
Theresa May will ask her cabinet to sign off a package of Brexit concessions this week, as she gears up for one last bid to win over MPs and salvage something concrete from her troubled premiership.
With the Conservatives on course for a drubbing in Thursday’s European elections, the prime minister hopes the results will focus the minds of her own MPs and persuade them to support the long-awaited withdrawal agreement bill (WAB).Continue reading...Rail timetable changes come into effect as industry reels from annus horribilis
Operators have stepped up efforts to avert a repeat of the fiasco of 2018, the worst year on record
Rail passengers in the UK endured the worst year on record for delays and cancellations in 2018, it has emerged, as commuters brace for a new timetable change.
Rescheduling on British railways last May was the catalyst for chaos and disruption, particularly in the north-west and south-east. An estimated 4m hours were lost to passengers over the year through major delays, with 80 trains every day on average held for half an hour or more, according to the consumer group Which?.Continue reading...
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Game Of Thrones fans vent on social media over fate of favorite characters and ending of HBO showGame Of Thrones fans took to social media on Sunday to vent about the fate of favorite characters and the show's ending as the HBO series aired its final episode.UK's Eurovision entry Michael Rice claims Brexit made him loseThe former X Factor hopeful, 21, claimed even Gary Barlow or Elton John would not have been able to take the crown in Tel Aviv, Israel on Saturday due to political bias.Geri Horner BLASTS rumours that the Spice Girls reunion tour is in jeopardyGeri Horner, 46, has blasted rumours of a rift between her fellow Spice Girl bandmates as they prepare for their impending reunion tour.Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 recap detailsSPOILER ALERT After eight epic seasons, Game of Thrones is finally coming to an end on Sunday night with the highly-anticipated series finale that spans 80 minutes.Flights are grounded at Manchester Airport as 'power cut leaves planes unable to be refuelled'A power failure caused a problem with getting fuel into the jets at Manchester Airport, leading to many passengers being stranded on the runway, after planes were unable to be refuelled.British toddler rushed to hospital in Majorca with serious head injuries ‘after freak accident'The child is believed to have got hurt at around 2pm after falling from its mother's arms near two beaches at Sa Calobra, tucked among steep cliffs (pictured) on the island’s northwest coast.William and Kate enjoy day out with children at the Duchess' Chelsea Flower Show woodland playgroundPrince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had a whale of a time during a sneak peek of Kate's stunning garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show today.Post Office network 'is close to collapse' with 2,500 branches set to close or downsizeUK post offices have seen income from Government services fall from £576million in 2004-05 to £99million in 2017-18. Most close because of financial hardship.