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Will the killer of Hendrik Verwoerd, prime minister of South Africa, finally be recognised as a politically motivated assassin rather than a man who, conveniently, was just mentally ill?- 2019/08 / articleManufacturing public debate
How are the contours of public debate delineated and how does the opinion of a minority become ‘public opinion'? That was the topic of a lecture given by the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu in 1990 at the College de France. A public official is a ventriloquist who speaks for the state: he takes an official stance and speaks for the group he is addressing (for their benefit and as their mouthpiece); he speaks for and on behalf of all; and he speaks as a representative of the universal. This (...)- 2012/01 / ExclusiveAugust: the longer view
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Sources: Election Commission of India; ndtv.com/elections- International / Map, 2019/07 IndiaA religious map of India
Source: Census of India 2011- International / Map, 2019/07 IndiaSocialism no longer a dirty word in America
Where did the current qualified enthusiasm for socialism in the US Democratic Party come from? What changed, and can the rest of the electorate be persuaded they might benefit too?- 2019/07 / articleIndustrialists vs planners
Industrialists may have favoured state involvement in development, but what they really wanted was subsidies, not economic planning — profit without risk.- 2019/07 / article, 2019/07 industrialisationYes we can. Why not?
We could relocalise and protect industries, pay workers more and use state aid. All this is possible if we ignore everything we've been told for 40 years.- 2019/07 / article, 2019/07 industrialisation
Iranian tanker in standoff with US leaves Gibraltar for GreeceAn Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.Macron urges Putin to back a Ukraine leaders' summit over coming weeks at French talksFrench President Emmanuel Macron said Monday there was a “real opportunity” for peace in Ukraine following the election of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Google, Amazon, Facebook slam French digital tax as ‘discriminatory’American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.US financier Epstein signed will just two days before suicideJeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in the Manhattan federal jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a yearslong battle over the financier's fortune.Stranded migrant rescue ship Open Arms refuses to leave Italian watersThe commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major attack' by ‘terrorist armed groups’Unidentified militants killed more than a dozen soldiers in northern Burkina Faso Monday in what the army described as a "major attack" by "terrorist armed groups".Sudanese ex-leader Bashir in the dock as graft trial opensSudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.Hong Kong's Lam promises to 'immediately' start peace dialogueHong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Brexit: UK to end EU freedom of movement rules in no-deal scenarioThe British government said if it were to leave the EU without a deal on October 31, freedom of movement rules with the EU would immediately end. Critics have blasted the move as "reckless."Macron, Putin optimistic on Ukraine, clash on SyriaThe French and Russian leaders have said the change of power in Ukraine has boosted chances of peace in its east. But they were less in agreement over Syria — and how to deal with protests.Twitter accuses China of anti-Hong Kong protest campaignChina sowed political discord and undermined the protest movement in Hong Kong on Twitter, the company has said. The social media platform notified Facebook, where a state-backed disinformation operation was also found.Chinese pop stars back Beijing over Hong Kong protestsPatriotic posts have been uploaded from some of the music industry's biggest stars in the region. They are seen as a show of support for China against the demonstrators in Hong Kong.'Hong Kong mob' — How mainland Chinese see the democracy movementFor weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the increasing influence of the Beijing government over their region. People in mainland China, however, have little sympathy.Trump urges restraint on Kashmir in call with India and PakistanUS President Donald Trump said Kashmir was a "tough situation" and that he had "good conversations" with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan. He urged them to work towards reducing tensions.German Greens attempt to win over voters in lagging EastGreen party co-leader Robert Habeck is touring eastern Germany ahead of crucial state elections. The region is rough terrain for the liberal Greens, far away from the urban centers where most of their supporters reside.Spain: Gran Canaria wildfire an 'environmental tragedy'A wildfire on Spain's Gran Canaria has forced thousands of people to evacuate. Some 6,000 hectares have burned so far and the fire has entered the northwestern Tamadaba natural park.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.
Lessons of Hong Kong: The West's Guiding Light Has DimmedIn Hong Kong, protesters are courageously fighting for democracy, rule of law and human rights -- values that the West used to promote. But not anymore, showing just how dramatically the world order has changed.Hostile Takeover: Fears Mount of Chinese Intervention in Hong KongBeijing is mobilizing troops at the border and the protest movement is hoping to attract thousands of demonstrators following the occupation of the airport this week. The threat of a military intervention appears to be growing in Hong Kong.Microfinance in Cambodia: When Microloans Do More Harm Than GoodMillions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem.A Hidden Legacy: Time for a New Look at Nazi ArtThousands of artworks from the Nazi period lie hidden away in storage depots, far from the public eye. The U.S. also holds a number of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Third Reich under lock and key. It is time that they be more closely examined.White Terror: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Racist HateThe massacre in El Paso is the consequence of growing racist extremism in the United States. As president, Donald Trump's task should be that of uniting the country, but he himself has contributed to the climate of hate.Spat on the Nile: Ethiopia and Egypt at Odds Over Massive Dam ProjectAfrica's largest hydroelectric power station is slated to go online next year in Ethiopia. But the project along the Blue Nile River is also the source of conflict.A Clique of 'Pseudo-Adults': Britain's Elite-School ProblemBoris Johnson is the 20th prime minister to come out of Eton College. The school represents a system in which the elite stay among themselves and fail to see the problems of others. And it is becoming a serious problem for the country.Trade War: Trump Weaponizes Currency in Fight Against ChinaU.S. President Donald Trump is using every opportunity to escalate the trade war with China. Now, he is accusing his rival of currency manipulation, a move that could further exacerbate tensions -- and might even push the global economy into recession.
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Renzi considers split from PD in bid to form new governmentBettini meanwhile seeks to broker new long-term coalition.Father defends son over Carabiniere death: “He’s no murderer”The father of Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth, one of the two American youths arrested for the murder of Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome on the night between 25 and 26 July: “He didn’t know the man was a carabiniere, he’s desperate”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 US
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
M5S, PD ponder ahead of Conte speechRome, August 19 - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Monday pondered a possible government alliance replacing the M5S's 14-month executive with the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League, on which League leader Matteo Salvini pulled the plug only to have secHumanitarian women sign of God's compassion tweets popeVatican City, August 19 - Pope Francis tweeted Monday, World Humanitarian Day, that "today we remember all the brave women who help their brothers and sisters in difficulty. Each of them is a sign of the closeness and compassion of God. #WomenHumanitarians".Escaped Thai pig caught on Florence streetFlorence, August 19 - Florence police captured a 100-kilogram Thai pig that was wandering streets in the city's Isolotto neighbourhood on Monday. The pig had escaped from its pen by digging a hole under the fence while its owner was on holiday abroad. The officers led the pig back home by dropping a18-yr-old arrested for Vigevano post office robberyPavia, August 19 - A man held to be responsible for the July 29 robbery of a post office in Vigevano in which a man was seriously injured has been arrested. The suspect is an 18-year-old from the area who fled and sought refuge with friends in Sicily after the crime was committed. The man is chargedFlames engulfing Lipari put out at dawnLipari, August 19 - A vast fire broke out on Sunday evening on the Aeolian island of Lipari on Monte Sant'Angelo. The fire spread across the entire northern side of the mountain in the direction of Quattropani for about 10 hectares. The fire was extinguished at dawn on Monday and is the tenth this sBlack sexton racially attacked near MilanMilan, August 19 - A Burundian-Italian sexton was the target of a racist attack at Gallarate north of Milan on Sunday, local media reported Monday. Deodatus Nduwimana, sexton at the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta for almost 20 years, told Varesenews he was "pushed and shoved" by a man who had beenVenice issues 100th urban DASPO banVenice, August 19 - Venice on Monday issued its 100th soccer-style DASPO ban from entering the lagoon city since the inception of the penalty on June 19. The recipient was a 32-year-old Romanian woman collecting money near the Rialto Bridge for a non-existent disabled children's centre. She was alsoKiller of Chinese barista gives self upBologna, August 19 - The suspected killer of a female Chinese barista gave himself up Monday morning after more than 10 days on the run. Hicham Boukssid, a 34-year-old Moroccan national, handed himself in at a Carabinieri barracks in Reggio Emilia. He is suspected of stabbing to death 24-year-old Hu
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Wildfire in Gran Canaria forces 9,000 people from their homesFirefighters are struggling to put the blaze, which has already spread to an area of 6,000 hectares and reached the Tamadaba National ParkConditions on Spanish rescue ship ‘Open Arms’ reach crisis levelFour people jumped into the sea and tried to swim to the coast of Italy, which has denied the ship entry even though six EU countries have offered to take in the migrantsMaking sheep cheese with solar powerA young shepherd from a village in Castellón has raised €7,200 for the project, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of farming while creating a high-quality artisan productBenidorm, the pioneering resort disdained in Spain but praised abroadApplauded for its sustainability but vilified for triggering mass tourism, the coastal city has some of the most iconic skyscrapers in the countryHow Spain is failing to curb food wasteMore than 84% of products are tossed directly in the trash without even being cooked, a problem that is also increasing pressure on climate, water, and land resourcesAfghanistan’s ambassador to Spain victim of violent robbery in BarcelonaThe incident took place in the center of the city when a group of youths surrounded the diplomat and threw him to the ground to steal his watchThe shadowy rent-a-womb business thriving in SpainSurrogacy is not legal here, but there are low-key agencies in the Madrid region representing companies that operate in Ukraine and GeorgiaItaly’s Salvini refuses entry to ‘Open Arms’ despite EU offer of helpSpain, Portugal, France, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg are willing to welcome some of the 138 people who have been on board a rescue ship for two weeks
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EMERGENCY declared over wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol as 50 evacuated, while helicopters, planes and 170 firefighters battle blazeMeanwhile, five people have been treated for smoke poisoning, minor burns and bruises, but they were not hospitalisedListeria outbreak infects 80 people including 15 pregnant women in Spain’s Andalucia after bacteria found in 2,000 packs of popular meatHealthy people may have mild symptoms, however listeria can be fatal for older people, newborns and patients with weakened immune systemsSAVING THEIR BACON: Second pig in two months runs from slaughter and into Brit-run Costa Blanca animal shelterTHIS is the second pig to have trotted into a British-run rescue centre on the Costa Blanca. The Olive Press reported last month how ‘Rupert’ ran 3km from the ‘filthy, dirty shed’ where he was living into the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre near Torrevieja. The clever pig trotted in ‘as if he knew where […]No deal Brexit risks for British in Spain and Gibraltar, detailed in leaked UK Government reportThe secret Yellowhammer documents have suggested British citizens travelling to the EU will be limited to 90-day stays and subject to tighter passport checksDead turtle trapped in wooden pallet found off Spain’s Costa BlancaA DEAD turtle has been found trapped inside a wooden pallet off the Costa Blanca. The creature was discovered off the coast of Granadella beach, in Javea, by jetskiers on Friday morning, August 9. The jetski group, from MAREMOTOsports on Javea’s Arenal, dived into the sea to rip the pallet apart – but the turtle […]WATCH: Two helicopters and 55 firefighters battling wildfire on Spain’s Costa del SolCrews from Estepona, Manilva and Algatocin have all been sent to tackle the blazeWildfires in Spain’s Gran Canaria declared ‘unstoppable’ as 8,000 evacuated"One of the most painful images I've seen in my life"Man arrested after FIVE gunshots fired on Spain’s Costa del Sol, streets away from where 10,000 people partied at Malaga Feria“Do you want shots? Well, you are going to have shots”
- (UK)UK news | The Guardian
Latest news, breaking news and current affairs coverage from across the UK from theguardian.com
Brexit: EU unconvinced by Johnson's fresh bid to remove backstop
PM says new commitments to stop hard Irish border should be considered by the bloc
Boris Johnson has written to the EU suggesting the backstop could be replaced by some form of commitment to prevent a hard Irish border in his first major move to explain the UK government’s new position to Brussels.
Ahead of talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, Johnson released a four-page letter setting out his position that the backstop is “anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the UK”, because it could keep the UK indefinitely in a customs union with no means of exit.Continue reading...Man, 20, charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper
Jed Foster charged with murder and theft after death of police officer in Berkshire on Thursday
A man has been charged with the murder of the newlywed police officer Andrew Harper, who was killed on Thursday night while investigating a burglary.
The 28-year-old constable died from multiple injuries close to the village of Sulhamstead, Berkshire, after being dragged under a vehicle and possibly hit by a police car.Continue reading...Employee at UK's consulate in Hong Kong detained in China
Detention comes amid more than two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
An employee at the UK’s consulate in Hong Kong has been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city, his girlfriend has said.
Simon Cheng, 28, was travelling back from a business trip in Shenzhen province to his native Hong Kong on 8 August when he suddenly stopped messaging, his girlfriend, Li, told the Guardian.Continue reading...National Grid blames lightning strike for blackout
Ofgem to launch investigation after two power generators tripped offline
National Grid has blamed a lightning strike for Britain’s biggest blackout in more than a decade after it caused two power generators to trip offline.
The lightning strike was one of many to hit the grid on the same day as the 9 August blackouts but in an “extremely rare and unexpected event” it managed to bring down two electricity generators more than 100 miles apart.Continue reading...Man shot dead at petrol station in County Down
Victim, believed to be a loyalist, found in car in village of Waringstown
A man has been shot dead at a petrol station in County Down, police have said.
The shooting took place on Main Street in the village of Waringstown on Monday night.Continue reading...NUJ highlights growing number of far-right attacks on journalists
Union says police need to do more to counter ‘surge in violent extremism against journalists and media workers’
- Jamie Grierson: has the far right become mainstream in the UK?
Journalists and camera crews are coming under attack on “an increased basis” from far-right activists, and police need to take a strategic approach to dealing with the growing problem, according to the head of the National Union of Journalists.
The union’s general secretary, Michelle Stanistreet, called on law enforcement agencies to do more to tackle what she described as a “coordinated surge in violent extremism against journalists and media workers” as British politics has become more polarised since the EU referendum.Continue reading...Boris Johnson criticised as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's conditions worsen
PM has not met family of woman held in Iran jail where she can no longer call husband
The husband of a British-Iranian woman being held in Tehran has castigated Boris Johnson for failing to meet the family since taking office, as it emerged that she faces harsh new conditions in prison.
The prime minister has yet to arrange a meeting, despite insisting he felt a “deep sense of anguish” over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case while campaigning for election to No 10.Continue reading...Plans for anti-sex toilets in seaside town 'submitted in error'
Bridgend council says public toilets designed to deter sex and rough sleeping won’t be built
A council has said plans for public toilets in a Welsh seaside town – with design features to deter vandalism, rough sleeping and sexual activity – were submitted in “error”.
Plans for the toilets in Porthcawl’s Griffin Park included weight-sensitive floors that would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time to safeguard against “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism”. Any such behaviour would trigger alarms and water jets.Continue reading...
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Home and Away actor Ben Unwin dies at age 41Popular Home and Away star Ben Unwin has tragically died at the age of 41. NSW police confirmed his death in a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle on Tuesday, but did not disclose how he died.People share the bizarre design flaws of everyday objectsA Reddit user, believed to be from New Zealand, shared a photo of an opaque measuring jug - which would have been unable to fulfil its function, sparking others to post other amusing design fails.Kathy Burke admits she became 'isolated' and 'hated being a woman' during the menopauseKathy Burke has revealed she has no regrets about not having children as the latest series of her documentary series sees her exploring motherhood.Hospitals treat 1,000 dementia patients a day because basic social care is so poorThere were 344,522 emergency admissions involving dementia patients like Alan Spice (pictured) in the UK in 2017/18 - the equivalent to 944 a day and up from 257,559 cases in 2013/14.Hoax Wearside Jack who claimed to be Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe John Humble dies aged 63John Humble sent three letters and a voice recording to police probing the spate of murders committed by Peter Sutcliffe across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester in the 1970s.Indian restaurant owner earns fans on Twitter after hitting back at 'shameless' TripAdvisor criticsThe owner of Shimla Cottage, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, posted a brutal reply to a diner's complaint about their £3.50 meal, which was shared on Twitter and got nearly 2,000 likes.British Council worker Aras Amiri, 34, is condemned to TEN YEARS in an Iranian jailAras Amiri, 34, was arrested and charged with spying in March 2018 when she visited her sick grandmother in Tehran She was sentenced to ten years in jail and has just lost her final appeal.Self-proclaimed 'rich kid of Instagram' fined £249 after hit-and-run crash in mum's carJack Watkin from Alderley Edge in Cheshire was caught out driving his mother's Range Rover when he failed to stop after a crash despite not being responsible for the collision.