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- (France)Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Mali's general election this month looks uncertain, with rebels — partly inspired by Islamist jihadism — offering an alternative source of law and order in the central regions Young men in yellow jackets meet at nightfall in Konna, near Mopti in central Mali. They divide into groups of eight or nine and, armed with sticks, machetes and walkie-talkies, set off on motorcycles to patrol the streets until dawn. This ‘brigade' of 500 volunteers aims to provide security in Konna, which the (...)- 2018/07 / 2018/07 - Mali, articleAyn Rand's Promethean myth
Ayn Rand skilfully spread her ideas to a huge audience through her bestselling novels, turned into major films; and disciples tried to turn her fictional utopia into a reality. Like Nietzsche, Rand thought it is great men who justify humanity's existence. The artist is the master of his work; his refusal to conform to society's demands gives society its greatest benefit Alan Greenspan recounts in his memoir The Age of Turbulence how “mind-boggling” he found it to be approached after an (...)- 2009/01 / 2009/01 - Ayn Rand, articleThree years of devastation
This Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's armed intervention in Yemen. Three years during which the country has imploded while the world looked on, and during which its people, and most of all its children, have sunk into poverty, malnutrition and disease, with cholera once again rampant. Tens of thousands are at risk of starvation. What started as an uprising by the country's Shia minority gave way to a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in which the West (...)- 2018/03 / Dossier, articleThe Trump blame game
Donald Trump became president through his own conmanship. He didn't need Russian help with his election, and he may not have got it. Since election day 2016, the controversy over alleged Russian meddling and Trump campaign collusion has consumed Washington and the media. Yet one year later there is still no concrete evidence to support it — let alone any evidence that a Russian intervention might have altered the election result. US intelligence officials claim that the Russian government (...)- 2017/12 / thenation, articleYemen: humanitarian disaster of Saudi intervention
Sources: Riskintelligence.eu; Criticalthreats.org; UN Population Division, World Urbanisation Prospects (2014 revision); UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ‘The situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014', 5 September 2017; US Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2017- Middle East / Map, 2017/12 - YemenIranians can't wait till 2020
There's nowhere like Iran to generate weekly, if not daily, headlines around the world. Since the 1979 revolution, there's always been some event or other to make headlines; wherever I went, from Senegal to the Maldives, I always found a story on Iran in the local newspaper. Its geostrategic location in the Middle East, with its wealth and natural resources, mean the country can't be ignored or demolished. Since last December, the world has been hearing of demonstrations in Iran's cities. The (...)- Outside inTrump's Iranian diktat
Donald Trump made his money by reneging on and renegotiating contracts to his own advantage. But in the case of the Iran nuclear deal and the return of sanctions, peace in the Middle East is at stake. Donald Trump built his businesses on the principle that everything can be renegotiated. As a property developer, Trump would claim when a building project was complete that the work was shoddy, or some similar accusation, to void his contracts. He would then impose new financial terms on (...)- 2018/06 / articleIran returns to the world
Iran moderated its Islamic aims to secure a strong regional position: it needs to open up to the world and fix its economy so ordinary Iranians, and most especially the young, can realise their aspirations. The Revolutionary Guard interventions in Syria and Iraq were Iran's first military victory outside its own borders in modern history. President Hassan Rohani declared the end of ISIS (Islamic State) on 21 November 2017, and General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Al-Quds special (...)- 2018/02 / 2018/02 - Iran, article
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‘Immense tragedy’ as Genoa motorway bridge collapsesA bridge on a main highway between Italy and France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a storm, sending vehicles plunging into a heap of rubble below and killing 11 people, according to initial Italian media reports.Driver arrested on suspicion of terrorism after car crashes near UK parliamentBritish police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism offences on Tuesday after he drove a car through a group of cyclists and into security barriers outside parliament, injuring three people.Mali opposition leader rejects election result as counting underwayMalian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."French port of Sete offers to accept stranded migrant rescue vesselThe director of the French port of Sete on the Mediterranean coast said that he would be prepared to let the French rescue vessel Aquarius dock there, if the French government gave the all clear.Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in the back’ as it tries to calm markets while lira nosedivesTurkey's central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the US.UN: Up to 30,000 Islamic State group fighters left in Iraq, SyriaBetween 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.Australian former archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuseA former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home.Tunisian president proposes equal inheritance rights for womenTunisia's president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Italy: Motorway bridge collapses over GenoaA motorway bridge, reported to reach around 50 meters over the northwestern city, has collapsed. Italy's deputy transport minister has said at least 22 people have died in the tragedy.Erdogan: Turkey can do without US electronic goodsTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned his country would boycott electronic goods from the United States in retaliation for recent sanctions imposed by Washington over the detention of an American pastor.Car ploughs into London pedestrians in suspected terror attackLondon police have arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism after he ploughed through pedestrians and cyclists in central London. The man eventually smashed his car into barriers outside the Parliament building.Denmark to build controversial German border fenceDenmark is set to build a fence along the German border in an attempt to keep out swine flu. Critics say it won't work, harms wildlife and may only be a symbolic gesture to cater to farmers and anti-immigrant sentiment.Wave of arson attacks hit cars in Gothenburg, other Swedish citiesSwedish police have described the arson attacks on cars as "organized and prepared." They come amid growing concern over violence, which could benefit Sweden's anti-immigration Sweden Democrats in the upcoming election.Australian ex-archbishop Philip Wilson avoids jail for child abuse cover upFormer Australian archbishop Philip Wilson was met by outraged victims as he left the courthouse with no jail time. Wilson's conviction was a landmark ruling in Australia that could affect other cases around the country.Five German cities among 30 most livable in the world: Economist Intelligence UnitVienna has been ranked as the most livable city in the world for the first time, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit global survey. Five German cities, including Frankfurt, have ranked in the top 30.Bangladesh's Zia fights for her political futureSupporters of Bangladesh's embattled former premier Khaleda Zia are hopeful she will be released from prison and run for election at the end of the year. But political experts are less optimistic.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
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The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains ElusiveOn August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repayments, it faces an uphill battle.Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very SecureWith the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting.Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement.Satellite Image Quiz: Where Our Glaciers and Forests Are DisappearingSatellites are taking pictures of the Earth around the clock. The images show how our planet is changing -- both naturally and because of human influence. Test your knowledge!The Country of Hunger: A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela's HospitalsVenezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, but under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro, its hospitals lack equipment, medicines, food, anesthetics and even pens. The doctors who remain face a daily struggle to treat patients with little more than hope.The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change our lives? By DER SPIEGEL StaffPlaying Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AIIBM has big plans for how its Watson artificial intelligence software could change the medical industry. But a number of hospitals have ended their experiments with the platform, arguing that it doesn't help diagnose or treat diseases.Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for MigrantsAlthough the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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‘Out of place’ gondolas on the Navigli divide MilaneseThe arrival of the iconic Venetian boats in the canals of Milan’s Navigli divides opinion among the city’s residents, but one historian observes that they were already there in nineteenth centuryFake accounts used in Twitter attack on President MattarellaOperation thought to be the work of a company specializing in the field, using an anonymous communication system. Alessandro Pansa, director of Italy’s intelligence services (DIS), is set to submit a report to COPASIR today, reconstructing the tweet storm unleashed against the head of state after his refusal to appoint Paolo Savona as economy ministerConfidence (at risk) in ItalyWe risk a “sudden stop”, with the cancellation of all foreign loansMarchionne’s death raises question: ‘Are we making the most of life?’All of a sudden, a successful, rich, much-envied man had gone, leaving everything behind. Rags and riches: wealth, success, envy and adulation‘World’s most beautiful cycle path’ opens on Lake GardaLimone sul Garda invested €5 million to build two-kilometre suspended cycle path, which offers breathtaking views and is itself a tourist attraction. Mayor: “We committed, now it’s up to the other town councils.” Official opening ceremony on Saturday with transport minister Danilo ToninelliMan whose car hit George Clooney “blinded by sun”The star, who suffered only bruises, was riding a scooter when he hit a car driven by a plumberGeorge Clooney in hospital after road accident in SardiniaStar was riding a scooter when he was hit by a car. Taken to hospital in Olbia, he was discharged after a few hours. He suffered a bruise in the knee, and will need twenty days of treatmentZaytsev insulted on social media over daughter’s vaccinationEver since he talked about his decision, the volleyball player has been the subject of violent attacks: “I wanted to let people know about my choice, it’s important: WHO figures are clear”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Bridge collapse: 22 dead, 4 pulled out aliveGenoa, August 14 - The death toll for Tuesday's highway-bridge-collapse disaster in Genoa is 22 at the moment, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Edoardo Rixi reported. Rixi is on the scene and in contact with police. Four people were pulled out of the rubble alive.Bridge collapse: Situation is hell - rescuersRome, August 14 - "Here it is hell" rescuers engaged in trying to save people from under the rubble after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa said on Tuesday. "The fact that, luckily, the heavy rain has stopped, can now make the search and rescue simple," one said.Conte to visit Genoa after bridge-collapse disasterRome, August 14 - Premier Giuseppe Conte will go to Genoa later on Tuesday after a highway bridge collapsed in the northern city, taking many lives. Conte will also spend Wednesday in Genoa, premier office sources said. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Danilo Toninelli on Monday described the cLighting hit Genoa bridge - eye witnessesGenoa, August 14 - Genoa's Morando highway bridge collapsed after being hit by lighting, some eye witnesses said on Tuesday. "It was just after 11:30 when we saw the lighting bolt hit the bridge and we saw the bridge go down," Pietro M. told ANSA.Bridge collapse: child among victimsRome, August 14 - A child is among the victims of the collapse on the Moranti bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, police sources said.Genoa bridge collapses, 11 dead says ministryGenoa, August 14 - The interior ministry said that 11 people are known to have have died after a section of a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday. It said five injured people were in hospital in a serious condition. Several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside and tGenoa bridge collapse: 11 dead so far - ministryGenoa, August 14 - The interior ministry said that 11 people are known to have have died after a section of a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday. It said five injured people were in hospital with a serious condition.Genoa bridge collapses, 10s of deaths reportedGenoa, August 14 - Fire brigade sources said that tens of people have died after a section of a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday. Several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside and two people were pulled out alive, rescue sources said. Some lorries ended up in the
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Spain makes deal with EU countries to take in 60 migrants from ‘Aquarius’The NGO rescue ship has been seeking a safe port since it picked up 141 people off the coast of Libya on FridayCatalan premier offers three ports for ‘Aquarius’ migrant rescue ship to dockQuim Torra tweets offer for 141 migrants on board to be brought to region, but the central government in Madrid will have the final wordOne year on, victims of Barcelona terror attack still in traumaSurvivors and families of those killed in the tragedy continue to undergo therapy in an effort to rebuild their livesVideo: Dramatic cellphone footage shows accident at Vigo music festivalMore than 300 people were injured on Sunday, five seriously, when a boardwalk gave wayOpposition in Vigo denounced state of promenade ahead of festivalPopular Party spokesperson sent out a tweet before Sunday’s collapse drawing attention to the poor state of the area10 rugged beaches in northern SpainFrom secret coves to hideaways, the north of the Iberian peninsula is filled with swimming spots that are best enjoyed in summerThe “perfect crime” in Valencia that saw Daddy Yankee lose €2 millionThe Reggaeton star behind the hit ‘Despacito’ saw the contents of his safe looted last week after thieves passed themselves off as members of his entourageWho is to blame for the accident in Vigo?The City Hall and port authority have both refused to take responsibility for the collapse of a seafront boardwalk that left hundreds injured
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WATCH: Hundreds left injured after wooden walkway collapses into sea at festival in Spain
Revellers dropped 30 metres into the sea below
The post WATCH: Hundreds left injured after wooden walkway collapses into sea at festival in Spain appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.WATCH: Car up in flames after reports of an explosion in popular Marbella resort
Geplaatst door Angelines Ruiz op Zondag 12 augustus 2018 THIS is the moment firefighters brought huge flames under control after a vehicle ‘exploded’ in Marbella. Smoke can be seen bellowing from the 4×4 as bomberos spray the car down in luxury resort Puerto Banus. It comes after Olive Press readers reported hearing an explosion in […]
The post WATCH: Car up in flames after reports of an explosion in popular Marbella resort appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.PSOE to increase numbers of teachers in Andalucia
The Junta has also announced that it will reduce school hours to 18 hours per week.
The post PSOE to increase numbers of teachers in Andalucia appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Why have jellyfish invaded the Costa del Sol?
Study hopes to reveal why the Costa del Sol has been bombarded with jellyfish this year
The post Why have jellyfish invaded the Costa del Sol? appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Locals from hottest town in Spain reveal top tips on how to survive Andalucia’s heatwave
With temperatures hotting up to 46 degrees we made an egg-cellent trip to the ‘frying pan of Spain’
The post Locals from hottest town in Spain reveal top tips on how to survive Andalucia’s heatwave appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Virgin to test the Hyperloop One in Malaga after agreeing a deal with ADIF
The Hyperloop system is designed to transport both people and cargo at approximately 1,200 kilometres per hour.
The post Virgin to test the Hyperloop One in Malaga after agreeing a deal with ADIF appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Over two planets’ worth of ecological resources drained by Spain
From now until December 31 the world is in a situation of ‘ecological debt’
The post Over two planets’ worth of ecological resources drained by Spain appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Malaga launches hospitality recycling campaign on Spain’s Costa del Sol
The campaign is targeting 109 establishments along the Malaga coast
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Ben Stokes cleared of affray after brawl outside Bristol club
England cricketer acquitted after jury accepts he had acted in self-defence
The England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub.
Following almost two and a half hours of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women at Bristol crown court acquitted the Durham all-rounder after he gave evidence saying he had acted in self-defence.Continue reading...Parliament crash: man arrested on suspicion of terrorism
Counter-terrorism police leading investigation after car crashed into security barriers
A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed into a number of cyclists and pedestrians before hitting security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London.
Armed police swooped on the scene in marked cars moments after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with the barriers at about 7.40am on Tuesday. Officers pointed their weapons at the vehicle before a driver emerged and was placed in handcuffs.Continue reading...Social housing tenants to gain powers against rogue landlords
Campaigners say green paper proposals fail to tackle urgent need for more affordable homes
Social housing residents will be empowered to take on rogue landlords under the government’s new strategy, but campaigners have criticised the document which offers no new funding.
The social housing green paper has pledged to offer all tenants a “springboard” into ownership, with new shared ownership schemes that allow residents to buy as little as 1% of their homes each year.Continue reading...Pay growth slows to weakest in a year despite fall in joblessness
Jobless rate declines to 4% in the three months to June, the lowest since the winter of 1975
Pay growth in Britain has slowed to its weakest in almost a year despite a fall in the jobless rate to a fresh 43-year low and the biggest annual drop in workers from the EU since modern records began more than two decades ago.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed wage inflation cooling in the second quarter of 2018 even though unemployment fell from 4.2% to 4.0% – its lowest level since the winter of 1974-5.Continue reading...Guernsey resident halts roadworks with ancient plea
Rosie Henderson kneels and cites Clameur de Haro to stop narrowing of road
A woman has activated the ancient Norman rite of Clameur de Haro to protest against the narrowing of a road which she claims would endanger pedestrians and motorists.
Rosie Henderson, from Guernsey, raised the clameur by kneeling and calling for help and reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Norman French. Fully enforceable in Guernsey and Jersey law, it means the construction work in St Peter Port must stop until a court decides the case.Continue reading...View the fat: Museum of London launches live stream of fatberg
Those interested in mass of oils and wet wipes can now watch a sample of it sweat and grow
Those who wish to watch the slow sweating of a disgusting, calcified mass of faeces, fats, oils, wet wipes and sanitary products can now do so at the click of a mouse.
The Museum of London announced on Tuesday that it had permanently acquired samples of fatbergs and would livestream them to the world.Continue reading...Warm weather brings freshwater jellyfish to Cheshire canal
First UK sighting of tiny jellyfish species normally found in the Yangtze basin in China
First came the wasps, exotic sharks and marauding seagulls. Now the long hot summer has revealed another initially alarm-inducing animal in British waters – or more precisely, in the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Freshwater jellyfish more normally found in the Yangtze basin in China have been spotted swimming in the waters near Bridge 23 of the canal between Middlewich and Winsford, according to the Canal & River Trust.Continue reading...Homebase to close 42 stores, putting 1,500 jobs at risk
DIY chain understood to be seeking rent cuts of up to 90% on another 18 stores
Homebase has confirmed plans for a wave of store closures that will result in at least 42 DIY outlets shutting by early next year, putting more than 1,500 jobs at risk.
On top of the closures, which are fewer than had been feared last week, Homebase is understood to be asking for rent cuts of about 90% on 18 more stores, making it possible they will also close with potentially hundreds more job cuts. Homebase said it would redeploy staff where possible.Continue reading...
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Ben Stokes named in England squad for third Test with India after being found not guilty of affrayPAUL NEWMAN: Ben Stokes has been sensationally added to England's squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge after walking away from Bristol Crown Court a free manAllies try to shore up Corbyn amid row over visit to graves of Munich terroristsThe Labour leader is facing a growing backlash over his actions from the Israeli prime minister, relatives of the murdered athletes, Jewish groups and even his own MPs.Trump blasts 'another terror attack in London' and hits out at 'animals'Donald Trump said that terrorists 'must be dealt with through toughness and strength' after a suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday morning.Up to 30,000 ISIS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report revealsBetween 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining, according to a report released by the UN.Genoa bridge collapse: Dozens feared dead in ‘apocalyptic scene’Images circulating on Italian media show the highway through the city with a large section missing. Emergency vehicles are responding fearing cars have fallen into the gap.Twitter users mock Jeremy Corbyn over his claims about tribute to Munich terroristsSocial media has erupted with memes in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn issuing a denial about being involved in a wreath-laying event at graves of Palestinian 'martyrs'.Inquisitive dog has to be rescued from tight gap by firefightersHolly, a 12-week-old boxer, ended up on her back with legs in the air, whining for help, and her owners spent more than an hour trying to get her out from behind their shed in Ashford, Kent.Hackers can take control of MILLIONS of brand-new Android smartphonesThe vulnerabilities were found by mobile security firm Kryptowire, based in Washington, DC, who discovered scores of vulnerabilities on 25 Android gadgets.