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Retiring the Statue of Liberty
The attempt to block Hoda Muthana's return represents a potentially giant step by the Trump administration, setting a precedent that could weaken the formerly sacrosanct idea of citizenship in the United States.- Open page / CommentIraq's choice: US air strikes or Iranian air conditioners?
As American delegations swoop in and out of Iraq attempting to persuade, cajole or bully Iraqi politicians to limit relations with Iran, there is a running joke in the region: ‘With summer around the corner, must we choose between American air strikes and Iranian air conditioners?'- Outside inRojava survives for now
The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria has had talks with the Damascus government on its de facto autonomy, without success. But tensions between Arab and Kurdish populations are decreasing.- 2018/12 / articleRussia extends Black Sea control
Russia has strengthened its grip on the Black Sea since annexing Crimea. Turkey controls the Bosphorus and Dardanelles, curbing Moscow's maritime expansion. Between them, they keep western forces in check.- 2019/02 / article, 2019/02 Black SeaGilets jaunes: the French uprising
In the winter of 1997-98, Pierre Bourdieu called an unemployment movement ‘a social miracle', arguing that its first achievement was its very existence: ‘It wrests the unemployed and with them all precarious workers, whose numbers are growing by the day, out of invisibility, isolation, silence ... out of non-existence.' The sudden emergence of the gilets jaunes, just as miraculous and far more powerful, demonstrates the gradual impoverishment of an ever-larger section of society. It also (...)- 2019/02 / Dossier, ebookMarch: the longer view
A selection of archives related to this month's edition.- 2019/03 / perspectiveRwanda now sets its own aid rules
It is difficult to find countries in sub-Saharan Africa where forms of South–South Cooperation (SSC) are not visible. Rwanda is no exception, with the presence of China, in particular, in various parts of the country.- Outside in / CommentThe rise of the hardliners
The Zarif resignation crisis threw into stark relief the deep tensions within Iranian politics and raised a key question: as the Trump administration accelerates its efforts to seek a confrontation, will they find an echo among Iranian hardliners who'd like nothing more than a face-off with the United States?- Open page / Comment
Yellow Vest protests: Macron's 'risky' plan to put army on streetsFrench President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during Yellow Vest protests planned this weekend. But the move has been met with fierce criticism.Mosques attacked in New Zealand reopen with 'march for love'Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died.Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes Russia investigation, submits report to attorney generalSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded the Russia investigation and has submitted a report to Attorney General William Barr.Europe cannot remain a 'prisoner' to Brexit delays, Macron saysFrench President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that Europe must not remain a "prisoner" to the uncertainties and delays of the Brexit process as Prime Minister Theresa May again seeks parliamentary approval of a new exit deal.Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rally to demand Bouteflika's resignationHundreds of thousands of Algerians braved heavy rains on Friday to take to the streets again demanding the resignation of longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Pressure on Iran, Hezbollah is working, Pompeo says on visit to LebanonU.S. sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah are working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the Shi’ite group that is also a popular political party in Lebanon.Major exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts opens in ParisA new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital.Kashmir: The forgotten victims of an endless warKashmir, in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a region claimed by both India and Pakistan. On both sides of the border, the mainly Muslim population is caught up in a decades-long conflict. The desire for independence is strongest on the Indian side. Separatist groups, sometimes supported by Pakistan, are violently opposed to Indian rule. With tensions high following a recent attack on Indian security forces, our reporters went to Kashmir to see how the conflict has affected ordinary people.
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Robert Mueller delivers Russia probe to US Justice DepartmentSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on the Donald Trump campaign and potential Russian involvement in the 2016 election, according to US officials. The report has not yet been made public.German prosecutors arrest 10 suspects over Islamist attack planProsecutors in Frankfurt said the ten individuals were detained on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack using a car and guns. The aim was to kill as many people as possible.South America leaders form Prosur to replace defunct Unasur blocThe heads of Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and other Latin American states have created a new regional bloc, Prosur. It will replace Unasur, which was founded by late Hugo Chavez in a bid to limit US influence.ICC to examine Mexican ex-presidents' guilt in over 100 journalist murdersReporters Without Borders and Mexican nonprofit Propuesta Civica have asked the court to prosecute two former Mexican presidents for criminal negligence in "crimes against humanity" — the deaths of over 100 journalists.My Europe: The dangerous 'Balkanization' of the EUIn today's European Union, bickering local elites rely on the support of global powers. Europe has been torn apart by competing factions, warns Ivaylo Ditchev, a cultural anthropologist from Bulgaria.Aid agencies in race against time after Cyclone IdaiWith heavily-populated areas of Mozambique now covered by a massive lake, survivors of Cyclone Idai face disease and hunger. Aid agencies say time is running out for the victims.UK Labour deputy backs second referendumTom Watson, the opposition Labour deputy, will be his party's only leading light on the second People's Vote march in London. The rally has gathered cross-party support as the prime minister offers to talk to MPs.Stop Brexit: Millions sign petition to British governmentIn nearly 48 hours the petition has gained more than 3 million signatures. That's well over the 100,000 needed to trigger a parliamentary debate.
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Brexit Chaos: Theresa May's Days Are Numbered. Now What?Even if British Prime Minister Theresa May's last attempt to get her much-maligned withdrawal agreement through parliament succeeds, she is unlikely to keep her job. But whoever comes next probably won't manage to defuse the crisis.The Emergence of Homo Sapiens: 'Those Who Obeyed the Rules Were Favored by Evolution'British anthropologist Richard Wrangham believes our humanity began with the murder of a tyrant. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he explains why homo sapiens are so murderous, while also being among the most peaceful species.An Epidemic and a War: Doctors Face Two Enemies in Fight Against EbolaThe second-largest outbreak of Ebola in history is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. But as humanitarian organizations and the Congolese government struggle to fight the virus, they find themselves thwarted by the very people they are trying to help.Cursed and Sold: Voodoo Spells and Forced Prostitution in GermanyVirtually all the Nigerian women forced into prostitution in Germany were bound to their madams through a bizarre voodoo curse. One year ago, the spiritual leader Oba Ewuare II issued a countercurse in the hope of putting a stop to human-trafficking in the region. Has it helped?The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled'Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.Brexit Delay: 'Why Would We Extend These Discussions?'Any Article 50 extension delaying Britain's withdrawal from the EU would come with its own set of problems. There is plenty of disagreement among the remaining 27 EU member states on how long the delay should be.Theresa May's Brexit Disaster: The Prime Minister of HumiliationDespite facing one embarrassment after the other, British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to plow ahead, seemingly undeterred. It's becoming increasingly clear that she is the main impediment to solving the Brexit mess.Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a CrisisBoeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order.
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School bus hijacker found to have criminal recordOusseynou Sy, the 46-year-old driver who hijacked a bus carrying 51 schoolchildren and teachers, and then set it on fire, had previous conviction for child abuseCatherine Spaak “was bullied on Italian film sets”“On the set of the film Brancaleone I was the victim of unpleasant episodes. And of harassment when shooting other films. In 1963, they took away my daughter from me: for the judge, being an actress was tantamount to being a prostitute”Ever-present mother crochets at trial over daughter’s deathEmanuela, one of the 32 victims of the Viareggio railway disaster, died ten years ago. Her mother Daniela attends every hearing of the trial: “I crochet because I need to concentrate on something that distracts me slightly from some of the words and arguments I hear in the courtroom”War reporter Gabriele Micalizzi recounts brush with deathItalian reporter hit by IS grenade in Barghuz, Syria: “My camera shielded me. I have put things in perspective”Five banks investigated and €700m seized over diamond scamVictims of fraud include rock star Vasco Rossi and other celebrities. Banco BPM, Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, MPS and Banca Aletti are involved in the inquiry, along with the two companies IDB and DPI, for aggravated fraud and money laundering. Rossi reportedly invested €2.5m. Customers also included Federica Panicucci, Simona Tagli and industrialist Diana BraccoMatteo Renzi’s parents under house arrestTiziano Renzi and Laura Bovoli charged with fraudulent insolvency and issuing false invoices, “maliciously” causing three cooperatives to go under after having emptied their coffers. List of suspects also includes former driver of camper van used by Matteo Renzi when campaigning in PD leadership primariesItaly forced to take back IS foreign fightersFighters from Italy have not climbed up the hierarchies of the Caliphate. Deaths among foreign fighters from Italy particularly high. One man and two women held by KurdsEnrico, from catering college to MITLinguist, 32, from Iglesias in Sardinia, is working in field of artificial intelligence. “I just went to a catering college, not a high school, and got through university thanks to scholarships. I paid for my time abroad as an Erasmus student with compensation I received after an accident”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Soccer: Gravina says no to Serie A in ChinaRome, March 22 - Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) President Gabriele Gravina on Friday rejected a proposal to play Serie A matches in China. "Serie A in China? No, the championship is played in Italy, that's why it's called Italian," he said. He said an accord with China to be discussed Sunday wouldWoman stabbed to death by nephewModena, March 22 - A woman was stabbed to death by her 36-year-old nephew in a flat near Modena on Friday, local sources said. The alleged murder took place at Finale Emilia. Police are at the scene.Soccer: Win for Euro 2020 and ranking - ManciniUdine, March 22 - Italy coach Roberto Mancini said on the eve of a Euro qualifier against Finland in Udine that a win would help Italy rise in the FIFA rankings. Italy has been steady at 18th in the rankings for several months. "We'd like to get back up this ranking a bit, which we don't like much aCasarini probed in Mare Jonio caseLampedusa, march 22 - Activist Luca Casarini, mission chief of the migrant rescue NGO Mediterraneo, has been placed under investigation for his part in the rescue of 50 migrants by the Mare Jonio ship off Libya earlier this week, sources said Friday. Casarini has been accused of complicity in suspecSy says heard voices of kids dying at sea and actedMilan, March 22 - Ousseynou Sy, the Senegalese-Italian bus driver who on Wednesday hijacked a schoolbus with 51 kids aboard and later torched it near Milan, said he did so because he had heard "the voices of children dying in the Mediterranean" and "asking him to do something sensational to stop itDi Maio urges US-style security strategy, Salvini demursRome, March 22 - Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio on Friday called for the government to adopt a US-style national security strategy, prompting his government partner and other Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini to demur and say he would "hold dear the Italian system". Di Maio said that "we need to start movEU external service to propose Sophia mission closureBrussels, March 22 - The EU's external action service (SEAE) led by Federica Mogherini will on Monday propose to EU ambassadors the definitive closure of the anti-migrant smuggler operation Sophia, sources said Friday. In a document distributed to the 28, the SEAE also proposes the possible birth ofSy says wanted international impactMilan, March 22 - Ousseynou Sy, the Senegalese-Italian bus driver who on Wednesday hijacked a schoolbus with 51 kids aboard and later torched it near Milan, wanted to carry out a "demonstrative action and have not a national impact but a maximum international impact," his lawyer Davide Lacchini said
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
The herculean task of pushing back the desert in SpainEntrepreneurs in Almería, Granada and Murcia have joined forces to restore a huge tract of dry land over a period of 20 years with the help of international investors and philanthropistsCatalan premier facing prosecution for not removing separatist symbolsPublic prosecutor will bring charges of disobedience against Quim Torra, who will not face prison time but could be removed from his position and barred from public officeSpanish police bust Europe’s largest illegal TV streaming serviceFive people have been arrested – including three in Málaga – for providing pirated IPTV in a criminal operation estimated to have made €8 million in profits since 2013Spain joins global race to adopt proton therapy against cancerTwo private hospitals are due to open centers in Madrid, where children and patients with rare tumors will especially benefit from a treatment with fewer side effects than X-raysSpanish PM on Brexit: “We want a deal, but it no longer depends on us”Following Thursday’s key European Council meeting, Pedro Sánchez underscores that the EU has gone as far as it can to deal with the ongoing crisisVox leader calls for law change so Spaniards can keep guns at home“We are a common-sense party and of course we support the right to self-defense of upstanding Spaniards,” says Santiago Abascal, the head of the far-right groupWolves make a comeback in Madrid 70 years after their disappearanceFive packs have set up home in the region but ranchers are worried that the rising numbers could lead to more attacks on their livestockFalse alarm: Knife-wielding man on Metro revealed to be expert ham cutterA video of the passenger sharpening his tool went viral on social media, with many concerned he had dangerous intentions
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British comedy legend Jason Manford to perform in Gibraltar THIS SUMMER for first time everThe funnyman takes to the stage at St Michael's Cave on June 20 this yearPolice capture guinea fowl that sent residents ‘crazy’ with its racket on Spain’s Costa del SolPOLICE have captured a rogue guinea fowl that robbed residents of sleep for ‘a week’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The native African bird makes a sound like somewhere between a goose and a peacock, and disturbed neighbours along Calle Valdepeñas in Torre del Mar both day and night. Local police were called several times […]Naked effigies of Trump, Hitler, Stalin and Franco torched in Valencia’s Las Fallas festivalA WEEK-long festival in Valencia celebrating Saint Joseph has seen the burning of a naked Donald Trump standing next to Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Fransisco Franco. The Las Fallas festival is characterised by the construction of hundreds of wooden, cardboard or papier-mache sculptures, which are called ninots, and often satirise political figures. Pedro Sanchez […]IN PICS: raw sewage pumped out at three places off Nerja beachesRAW sewage is being pumped out in three places just off the shores of Nerja, an investigation by the Guardia Civil has revealed. The three pipes, located at Burriana beach, Torrecilla beach and just off the Maro cliffs, have created untreated sewage clumps measuring 20 metres by 3 metres, along with nine-tonne ‘mountains’ of wet […]EU offers Brexit extension until May if MPs support withdrawal deal next weekBRITAIN has been offered an extension to Brexit up until May 22, but only if Theresa May’s withdrawal deal gains the support of Parliament on a third meaningful vote next Tuesday. If May fails to secure MPs approval, the EU yesterday offered an extension only up until April 12 after eight hours of intense debate. […]Police in Spain catch drug ‘home delivery’ biker gangThe well organised gang used Honda and Yamaha motorcycles to make deliveries 24 hours a dayWATCH: Netflix trailer for NEW natural history series narrated by Spain’s Penelope Cruz and David AttenboroughThe project has taken four years to make and was filmed in over 50 countries, involving over 600 crew membersM1 Legal is stacking up the victories against Spain’s Timeshare giantsCala Pi – Maintenance Fees Victory M1 Legal’s clients had two contracts, Cala Pi Maintenance S.L. and Noarre S.L. The case was initiated by their resort Cala Pi processing a claim against the client for unpaid maintenance fees totalling over €12,000. M1 legal stepped in on the grounds that the company pursuing the case was […]
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Secret Cabinet Office document reveals chaotic planning for no-deal Brexit
Exclusive: paper says ‘critical phase’ could last months as fears rise over disruption to transport and food supplies
The extent and range of the impact of a no-deal Brexit is revealed in a confidential Cabinet Office document that warns of a “critical three-month phase” after leaving the EU during which the whole planning operation could be overwhelmed.
The classified document, seen by the Guardian, sets out the command and control structures in Whitehall for coping with a no-deal departure and says government departments will have to firefight most problems for themselves – or risk a collapse of “Operation Yellowhammer”.Continue reading...Anti-Muslim hate crimes soar in UK after Christchurch shootings
Exclusive: rise in number of incidents related to NZ attacks alarms community groups
The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported across Britain increased by 593% in the week after a white supremacist killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques, an independent monitoring group has said.
The charity Tell Mama said almost all of the increase comprised incidents linked to the Christchurch attacks last Friday, and there had been more recorded hate incidents in the last seven days than in the week after the 2017 Islamist terrorist attack in Manchester.Continue reading...Diabetic prisoner died after being left on cell floor for 21 hours
Annabella Landsberg, 45, who was also HIV positive, was restrained by four officers at HMP Peterborough
A diabetic prison inmate who died after being left on the floor of her cell for 21 hours was denied medication and called “pathetic” by a nurse, an inquest has heard.
Annabella Landsberg, 45, who was also HIV positive, was restrained by four officers at HMP Peterborough and was left on a concrete floor for almost a day without medicine or food before the ambulance was called.Continue reading...Libby Squire death treated as potential homicide, say police
Hull University deploys extra safety measures as campus reels from student’s death
Students and staff at Hull University are devastated by the death of Libby Squire, according to the vice-chancellor and the president of the students’ union, as police said they were treating her death as a potential homicide.
The university has put in place extra measures to support students and keep them safe, including organising for students to walk in groups or with security staff if they want to.Continue reading...Little advice in place for patients in England if drug supplies dry up
Concerns some may go online to get medication if supplies are hit by a no-deal Brexit
The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have given little practical advice to patients in England about what they can do if they are left unable to get hold of their normal drugs.
The Patients Association campaign group is advising people who cannot access drugs from their GP or pharmacy to contact their local clinical commissioning group (CCG).Continue reading...Austerity forcing arts institutions to accept gifts from billionaires
Art Fund director warns of ‘risks’ as criticism mounts of Sackler trust donations of £80m
More than £100m of government cuts to annual arts funding has forced the nation’s top art galleries, theatres and opera houses to accept gifts from billionaires, including the controversial Sackler family, which made a fortune from the deadly opioid painkiller crisis.
A top art funding chief and Labour’s arts minister said austerity cuts have pushed galleries and institutions into relying on the generosity of wealthy benefactors.Continue reading...Hillsborough judge orders jury to ignore claim fans 'forced' gate
Jurors at trial of two men charged over 1989 disaster told to put explanation ‘out of mind’
The judge at the manslaughter trial of the Hillsborough police match commander has directed a jury not to consider the accuracy of his claim that Liverpool supporters forced open a gate in the middle of the 1989 disaster.
David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent in command of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, told Football Association officials that Liverpool supporters had forced a gate, rushed in and caused the casualties, the jury previously heard.Continue reading...Man, 50, charged with attempted murder in Surrey terror attack
Vincent Fuller also facing other charges after teenager was stabbed in Tesco car park
A 50-year-old man has been charged with attempting to murder a teenager in a terror attack in Stanwell on Saturday, Surrey police have said.
In a statement, the force said it was treating the knife attack on the 19-year-old man in a Tesco car park “as a terrorism case”.Continue reading...
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Former college lecturer behind cancel Brexit petition threatened to shoot Theresa MayFormer college lecturer Margaret Anne Georgiadou (not pictured) made a viral petition backed by a host of celebrities, MPs and members of the public who want a second vote.Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’Singer and actor Barbra Streisand, 76, has made bizarre statements about the harm suffered by alleged sexual assault victims of Michael Jackson, in an interview published on Friday.Robert Mueller has handed his report on Trump and Russia to attorney general William BarrMueller handed his completed report to the attorney general at 5 p.m. Friday. Barr now decides how much to share with Congress of the almost two-year probe into Trump and Russia.Amber Rudd ‘trolled' by her own daughter whose article with article on the positives of BrexitFlora Gill wrote the article in support of Brexit saying it would give millenials 'affordable housing' and 'the perfect protest photos'. Her father is former Sunday Times restaurant critic A. A. Gill.Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell off 150 stores with merger in threatThe supermarkets described the Competition and Markets Authority's provisional findings into the merger as 'prohibition in all but name' as they may have to sell up.Romanian singer who fled homophobic abuse in home country was sexually abused and robbed in LondonThe singer, Constantin4U, came to England in 2010 with no money, but revealed that men in the UK demanded sexual favours from him and threatened his life if he did not comply.Nigella Lawson turns tech goddess as she launches a 'fabulous' food photography appTV chef Nigella Lawson's app FOODIM will offer filters and edit settings created specially to make food look its best. The 59-year-old said apps such as Instagram 'do food no favours'.'Class clown' is videoed swallowing a live goldfishJosh Coles, 27, has been banned from keeping fish for five years after he was filmed swallowing a goldfish for a 'social media stunt' at Bridgwater Carnival in Somerset last year.