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Meat goes out of style
A meat-free diet used to indicate poverty, but now the affluent adopt it to better their health, or to save animals and the planet. Instead of meat, what does the food industry have on the menu? Under a new law passed by the French parliament this May, French cows may soon be killed in a manner that reduces their distress; an animal welfare officer in every abattoir will ensure livestock are properly stunned by electrocution or gas before slaughter. This is unlikely to significantly (...)- 2018/08 / article, 2018/08 - AnimalsFood's greenhouse gas footprint
Source: Stephen Clune, Enda Crossin and Karli Verghese, ‘Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 140, part 2, 1 January 2017- Environment / 2018/10 - salmon, MapEast-west divide
Sources: Eurostat; national statistical yearbooks- Demography / Map, 2018/07 - European PopulationA planet in crisis
I'm standing atop Rush Hill on Alaska's remote St. Paul Island. While only 665 feet high, it provides a 360-degree view of this tundra-covered, 13-mile-long, seven-mile-wide part of the Pribilof Islands. While the hood of my rain jacket flaps in the cold wind, I gaze in wonder at the silvery waters of the Bering Sea. The ever-present wind whips the surface into a chaos of whitecaps, scudding mist, and foam.- Open page / CommentQatar, wealthy, worried, and isolated
Qatar was isolated by its neighbours' sudden blockade last year, led by Saudi Arabia. The furore over Jamal Khashoggi's killing may check the aggressive foreign policies of its crown prince, Muhammad Bin Salman, but Qatar is taking no chances. This summer the tourists stayed away and the traditional dhows waited idle in the bay of Qatar's capital city, Doha. These wooden sailing boats, once used for fishing and transporting goods, are a rare concession to nostalgia in a city that's been (...)- 2018/11 / article, 2018/11 - QatarVenezuela's crazy economics
The rift between Nicolás Maduro's government and the opposition, and now international sanctions, worsen Venezuela's inflation daily and offer little hope for a better future.- 2018/12 / articleVannevar Bush, prophet of high tech
Bushes were much in the news in 2018, with the death of George HW Bush, the 41st president, at the end of November, and former First Lady Barbara Bush in April. All the recent talk of Bushes got me thinking about another Bush, who is scarcely remembered today, Vannevar Bush. But for small numbers of engineers, a cadre of MIT alums, erudite historians of science and technology, and the occasional economic and political historian, this Bush — no relation to the presidents — is virtually (...)- Outside in / CommentJanuary: the longer view
A selection of archives related to this month's edition.- 2019/01 / perspective
One couple, two seats: France and Germany renew vows after golden jubileeMore than five decades after sealing their post-war reconciliation, France and Germany aim to inspire greater unity in a fractured Europe by further deepening their relationship – though the French have no plans to share their precious UN seat.Japan court rejects second bail request by ex-Nissan chief GhosnCarlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch personal appeal by the former Nissan boss.British PM May refuses to rule out no-deal BrexitBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she would try to break the deadlock over her Brexit deal by seeking further concessions from the European Union on a backup plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland.Venezuelan military group arrested after calling for President Maduro's removalA group of 27 soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas on Monday, but they were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video.Exclusive: Civilians pay the price for war in Houthi-controlled northern YemenExactly four years ago, Yemen's presidential palace was taken over by Houthi rebels, a decisive day for the country that has since sunk into a deadly civil war that has triggered a humanitarian disaster. A FRANCE 24 team travelled to northern Yemen, a region held by Shiite Houthi rebels that has been at the centre of a Saudi-led military campaign. Vehicles zip through this part of Yemen, a scenic region of lofty volcanic plateaus once ruled by ancient kings. "There were more bombardments yesterday. They can strike at any moment, you never know when … it's very tense here," explains Mohamad, a Houthi driver. Since a Saudi-led coalition intervened to try to overthrow the Houthis in 2015, this area has come under almost daily bombardment. T...France hits Google with record €50m fine under new EU data rulesFrance's data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time.Surprising winners and losers for the 2019 Michelin starsA French chef who had shocked the culinary world by handing back his Michelin stars was stunned on Monday to find himself back in the prestigious guide’s new edition.African Union delays DR Congo mission over disputed presidential voteThe African Union has postponed sending a delegation to the DR Congo over the country's disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU spokeswoman said Sunday.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EUA follow-up pact to the Elysee Treaty marks the latest gesture of friendship between France and Germany. The new bilateral pact pledges deeper cooperation between the two nations and paves the way for EU reforms.'Europe's youth are more Europe-minded than the public thinks'Many young Germans and French are proud Europeans, says Tobias Bütow, the new German head of the Franco-German Youth Office. But he believes more needs to be done to address the realities faced by Europe's youth.Brexit: What Europe wantsThe EU's preferred option is for Britain to stay. Failing that, Brussels would like the UK to remain as close as possible. For now, though, Europe's leaders just want some clarity on what the British government wants.UK PM Theresa May to take Brexit options back to EU negotiatorsAfter last week's resounding defeat for her Brexit proposal, Prime Minister Theresa May was back before lawmakers to present her plan for the way forward. It focused on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.France fines Google €50 million for EU privacy breachesThe biggest penalty so far under new EU rules was justified by the severity of the infringements of transparency, information and consent, France's regulator ruled. It is a challenge to Google's business model.Venezuela captures troops rebelling in CaracasSecurity forces in Venezuela have arrested 27 members of the National Guard who took part in a public mutiny against the regime of Nicolas Maduro. Previously, the guardsmen urged Venezuelans to take to the streets.Mexico sets new murder record with more than 33,000 killed in 2018Mexico saw more murders in 2018 than any other year since nationwide records began some two decades ago, according to the country's interior ministry. Mexico might soon get a national guard tasked with combating crime.China's birth rate falls to historic lowChina's statistics bureau has announced a significant dip in the country's birth rate. The number of babies born in China last year fell by 2 million, despite Beijing's shift on family planning restrictions.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
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'More Work to Do': German Economy Prepares for No-Deal BrexitA no-deal Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the European economy. Companies have long since begun making concrete preparations for an eventuality that is looking increasingly likely.Britain's Brexit Dithering: It's Time to Let the UK GoWith this week's vote in parliament, it's clear that the British aren't close to clarifying their future relationship with Europe, or even knowing what they want. It might be best if we let them figure that out on their own, outside the European Union.Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal BrexitCan Britain still regain control? After weeks of power struggles and an historic parliamentary defeat for the prime minister, it is unclear if the UK can still agree on a Brexit deal. Or whether a no-deal departure has become inevitable.Budapest Raid: Football Leaks Whistleblower ArrestedPortuguese authorities have accused a 30-year-old of attempted blackmail and data theft. Authorities have demanded the detainee's extradition to Portugal, a move his lawyers are seeking to prevent.Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the AmazonJair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate.May's Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts RealityNow that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by parliament, it is time for the European Union to concentrate on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Because a deal with the UK is not currently possible.Saving a Memorial: The Immense Challenge of Preserving AuschwitzConservators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial are doing all they can to preserve artifacts left behind by those murdered at the camp in the Holocaust. Structures, too, need refurbishment. But the goal of authenticity is a difficult one to reach.Isolated in Berlin: Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in GermanySince arriving in Berlin as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has flouted diplomatic conventions and attempted to interfere in domestic politics. He has since become politically isolated in the German capital.
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Teenage runaway found in hotel with crystal meth pushersThe 13-year-old girl, without documents, showed extensive bruising, and was taken to the Mangiagalli clinic. Police are investigating. She is not suspected of having committed any crimeAddicts smoke heroin on Milan metro at rush hourPhoto of two addicts taking drugs in crowded carriage. They had come from the woods in Rogoredo, on the southern outskirts of the city, where more drugs are sold than anywhere else in northern ItalyCesare Battisti arrested in Bolivia. A last beer, then tearsReconstruction of raid that led to arrest of former Armed Proletarians for Communism terrorist. Traced thanks to complex checks on mobile phones belonging to underworld figures. He only had a few coins in his pocketsChildren of woman strangled by husband “adopted by town”Town council resolution: “Considering the strong feelings of local people ... it was considered appropriate to start proceedings for “adoption by the town”. Hundreds of donations to help women’s children up to university age. The mayor: “I was moved”Briatore: “I would prefer work to university for my son”Businessman speaks of his son, Nathan Falco: “I won’t stop him from going to university, but he shouldn’t go just for appearance’s sake: only one of the managers in my company is a graduate, and many of them left school at 14Investigation into death of AIDS immunologist Fernando AiutiFamous immunologist who fought against the marginalization of AIDS patients had been admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital. The hospital states that the celebrated doctor fell down the stairs. The police, who rushed to the scene at 11.20 this morning, have suggested it was suicideControversy over Di Maio’s support for gilets jaunes protestersFive Star leader tells protesters: “Don’t give up, you can use the Rousseau platform.” More cautious Salvini condemns use of violence, while Paris retorts that Italy should worry about its own problems
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Widower killed in workplace accident, leaves 2 kidsGenoa, January 21 - A widower was killed in a workplace accident in Genoa Monday leaving children aged six and 11. Unions called an immediate strike at Ansaldo Energia after the man was hit by material falling from a crane.IMF slashes 2019 Italy growth forecast to 0.6% tooDavos, January 21 - The International Monetary Fund said Monday that it revised down its GDP growth forecast for Italy for 2019 to 0.6%, down from the 1% it predicted in October - in line with a similar reduction in forecast by the Bank of Italy last week. The IMF kept its forecast of 0.9% growth foItaly envoy called to French foreign ministry over Di MaioRome, January 21 - Italian Ambassador to France Teresa Castaldo was summoned to the French foreign ministry Monday over remarks Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio made over alleged French policy in Africa, diplomatic sources told ANSA. French diplomatic sources told ANSA Monday that Di Maio's remarks wereNew gene treatment for thalassemia kidsRome, January 21 - Three children with the blood disorder thalassemia can look forward to a life without transfusions thanks to a new gene therapy which has proved particularly effective with young patients, a study in Nature Medicine said Monday. Thanks to the new treatment at Milan's San RaffaeleBonafede says Milan legal clerk's fall 'unacceptable'Milan, January 21 - Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said Monday that a fall from the fourth to the third floor of Milan's main court building that critically injured a clerk was "unacceptable". On a visit to Milan, Bonafede vowed "immediate action" to improve safety at the building. He said "The rBoy, 2, dies of meningitis in BolognaBologna, January 21 - A two-year-old boy died of meningitis in Bologna on the night of January 18-19, local sources said Monday. The case of sepsis was reported to Bologna's health department which ordered prophylactic treatment of 34 relatives and health operators. It emerged that the boy did not fLeague furious over transgender's lesson to kidsRome, January 21 - League lawmaker Simone Pillon on Monday blasted a lesson given to schoolchildren by transgender actor and former parliamentarian Vladimir Luxuria that was screened by State broadcaster RAI. "Gender lessons to a class of children are unacceptable," said Pillon, the vice-president oCold snap set to hit ItalyRome, January 21 - A cold snap is set to hit Italy this week with snow forecast in Florence, Bologna and other cities. Rome is salting its streets even though there is only a slim chance of snow in the Italian capital. 3bmeteo.com forecaster Edoardo Ferrara said "very bad weather is looming with sca
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Timeline of Julen tragedy: “A child has fallen down a hole. He needs to be rescued”EL PAÍS recounts the events following the disappearance of the two-year-old, who fell down a borehole in Málaga on January 13Spain, UK sign deal guaranteeing voting rights for residents after BrexitThe agreement will guarantee the chance for Spaniards and Britons to participate in, and run for, the municipal elections due to be held in May in their adoptive countriesSpanish taxi drivers begin indefinite strike in Madrid and BarcelonaThe stoppage is part of an ongoing protest against the increased presence of ride-hailing services such as Uber and CabifyDeath row inmate Pablo Ibar found guilty of triple murder for a second timeA Florida jury did not explain its decision for convicting the half-Spanish defendant, who has maintained his innocence throughout three trials and 24 years spent in prisonIn Spain, many face stark choice between proper meals or warm homesA Red Cross study shows that nearly a million of its beneficiaries have trouble paying for food, medicine and school suppliesThe Guarrazar Treasure: a Visigoth mystery solved after 150 yearsAn archeologist has revealed why numerous golden crowns and other jewels were buried in a field 15 kilometers outside of ToledoHow an imposter ruined the life of an Indian immigrant in SpainBalwant Singh lost his job and residency permit after a criminal assumed his name on a failed breathalyzer testBrexit: Uncertainty, bitterness, rancorTheresa May may yet suffer further defeats thanks to the shredding power of Brexit
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IS IT A BIRD? Gibraltar introduces helicopter sightseeing tours in 2019 with Norwegian firm FonnaflyIt comes after years of collaboration between the Gibraltar government and Mr John-Erik Sogn, a Norwegian pilot living in MarbellaMarbella shooting victim identified as high profile Costa del Sol businessmanThe entrepreneur, who owns at least five establishments, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs, died inside his Bentley while trying to escape outside the passenger's sideHow the EU has ordered Spanish Courts to review compensation for wrongful imprisonmentTHE Spanish Constitutional Tribunal has had to accept that people wrongly held in custody should be entitled to state compensation. It comes after it was forced by various rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to review the law – not without significant reticence from the Supreme Court. As a result, it is now […]Spain to invest €235 billion to tackle climate change over next decadeIt comes as the country sets a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2050Popular Casino Games Across EuropeThe online casino gaming trend has seen massive growth over the past few years which has been enhanced by the growing number of Europeans who have their Smartphone almost permanently attached to them, allowing them access to online casino gaming 24/7. The Casino market in Europe constitutes approximately fifty percent of land based and online […]Spain and UK sign landmark deal mutually protecting voting rights after BrexitThose wishing to vote at the next local elections will have to register by January 30WARNING: Orange alerts for SNOW, wind and strong waves across Spain and Andalucia this weekA cold Atlantic front is believed to be behind the mercury dropRED FLAG: British expat bar owner in southern Spain faces huge fine for refusing to take down Union JackTracey Walker and her customers think Brexit could be a factor
- (UK)UK news | The Guardian
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May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion'
PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’
Theresa May reiterated her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.
With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she was willing to change course.Continue reading...Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour
Bangladeshi firm that made charity Spice Girls T-shirts also works with major UK retailers
- Revealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hour
Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Mothercare use a factory in Bangladesh that paid the equivalent of 35p an hour to machinists making Spice Girls T-shirts sold to raise money for Comic Relief, it can be revealed.
A Guardian investigation disclosed that the predominantly female employees claimed they experienced verbal abuse and harassment from management during shifts of up to 16 hours.Continue reading...HMP Bedford inmate caught rats in his cell during inspection visit
Vermin infestation at prison one of many problems cited in damning report last year
An inmate at a jail that was subject to urgent measures was witnessed catching and killing rats in his cell during an inspection, it has emerged.
The chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, issued an urgent notification protocol – the most severe course of action at his disposal – over HMP Bedford last year.Continue reading...Blood test could detect Alzheimer's more than 10 years earlier – study
Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease long before symptoms appear
Changes in levels of a protein in the blood could help shed light on damage in the brain more than a decade before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease develop, researchers have revealed.
While there is no drug to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, or cure it, the researchers said the study findings could be used by doctors to help anticipate when patients might start to show symptoms of the disease.Continue reading...Northern Ireland: masked men hijack two vehicles in Derry
Separate incidents cause security alerts and disruption two days after car bomb in city
Masked men have hijacked two vehicles in separate incidents in Derry in Northern Ireland, causing fresh security alerts and disruption two days after a car bomb exploded outside the city’s courthouse.
Police established cordons and evacuated homes around both scenes on Monday at a time of widespread condemnation of what appeared to be an escalating campaign by dissident republicans opposed to the peace process.Continue reading...Mentally ill people more at risk of losing benefits, study shows
Concerns that DLA system discriminates against those with psychiatric disorders
People with mental health problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and low mood are at far greater risk of having their benefits stopped than those with physical ailments, research shows.
Benefits claimants who have a psychiatric condition are 2.4 times more likely than those with diabetes, back pain or epilepsy to lose their entitlement to disability living allowance.Continue reading...Speedboat crash victim's family push home secretary for action
Man convicted of killing Charlotte Brown on river Thames remains on the run
The family of Charlotte Brown, who died after a speedboat crash, will demand to know what is being done to catch her fugitive killer in a meeting with the home secretary, Sajid Javid.
Jack Shepherd, 31, is still on the run after he was sentenced to six years imprisonment for manslaughter by gross negligence in his absence last summer, after vanishing before his Old Bailey trial.Continue reading...Police seek digger driver who trashed brand new Travelodge
Reception area of Liverpool hotel was destroyed reportedly because of a dispute over wages
Police are appealing for information after a man used a digger to destroy the reception area of a new Travelodge hotel on the day building was due to be completed.
Footage shared on social media showed the vehicle repeatedly smashing into the hotel on Edge Lane, Liverpool.Continue reading...
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Tupac is 'ALIVE' and 'in the studio working on new music' according to rapper Suge Knight's sonThe son of ex-music mogul and convicted felon Suge Knight has claimed yet again that Tupac Shakur is alive, adding this time that he's working on new music with him in the studio.Earthquake rocks Raba on Indonesian island of SumbawaAn earthquake of magnitude 6 struck south of the city of Raba on Indonesia's central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Erin O'Connor Vogue model does Paris catwalk eight months pregnantSEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: It's not easy hiding your figure on the Paris catwalk when you're eight months pregnant, but Vogue model Erin O'Connor proves she can handle it.UK weather: Britain faces further snow and sub-zero temperaturesDaytime temperatures will struggle to get above 3C (37F) to 6C (43F) for many areas this week, triggering a 'severe' cold weather alert from Public Health England and a Met Office snow warning.Labour opens door to a second vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likelyIn significant shift, the Labour leader tabled a Commons amendment that would require the Government to provide time for Parliament to legislate for ‘a public vote’ on the final Brexit deal.Eat your way to a healthier life: From banoffee waffles to tofu stir fry, lose weight with WWYou are what you eat — it’s an old adage but it’s very true,’ says dietitian Zoe Griffiths from WW, formerly Weight Watchers. ‘From the womb onwards, nutrition is vital to health and wellbeing.’Russians' trust in Vladimir Putin falls to a 13-year low according to state pollsterThe Russian leader's trust rating has slumped to 33 per cent, its lowest since 2006 - from a high of 71 per cent in July 2015 after Russian troops annexed Crimea the previous year.How Russian agents tried to create a conspiracy theory that MI6 was behind Skripal murder plotFormer KGB spook Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia collapsed on a bench at The Maltings shopping centre on March 5 last year after being poisoned by novichok.