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China's internal colony
China may have interned as many as a million Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy and perhaps even independence; this may just increase that desire.- 2019/03 / article, 2019/03 UyghursThe fall of liberal triumphalism
The notion, popular in the 1990s, that liberal democracy triumphed on 9 November 1989, ringing in an ‘end of history' and a post-ideological world, has been so thoroughly debunked that focus fell instead on the ‘reunification of Germany', another wishful formulation.- 2019/11 / article, DossierSarah Seo on Americans, their cars and the law
Why has driving always been such a legally fraught area of American life? Legal historian Sarah Seo explains why law enforcement so often comes into conflict with motorists, even in an age of sophisticated enforcement technology.- 2019/11 / Podcasts, 2019/11 carsHow a Podemos ‘We can' became ‘Can we?'
Podemos was supposed to take the democratic vitality, youth and radicalism of the Indignados into Spanish party politics. But it's losing its difference, and there are elections coming up. Spain's Podemos (We Can) came out of nowhere five years ago, with great ambitions, and seemed set to regenerate how people did, and talked about, politics in Europe. Today, no one expects a quick victory, and the party is in danger of becoming part of a political landscape it once rejected. Is the downturn (...)- 2019/04 / articleNovember: the longer view
Archives related to our November issue.- 2019/11 / perspectiveEast Germany's loyal returnees
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, who remembers the generation of artists and academics who returned from exile in the hope of creating a socialist future?- 2019/10 / articleThe hawks come in to land
Democrats blamed their 2016 failure on the electoral system, fake news and even Russian collusion. The appointment of a hawk as Trump's new National Security Advisor doesn't entirely displease them. The bombing of Syria by the US, France and the UK, following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain, has driven Russia-West relations to a new low. However, not everyone is displeased: the New York Times on 26 March published an editorial suggesting that the US (...)- 2018/05 / articleIbrahim Warde on the rise and fall of Abraaj
Abraaj, the private equity firm that specialised in the developing world, counted the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among its high-profile backers. Ibrahim Warde explains how its success story all went wrong.- 2019/11 / Podcasts, 2019/11 abraaj
France: After the Nice terror attack, dealing with trauma and trying to move onAs the International Congress for the Victims of Terrorism opens in the southern French city of Nice, FRANCE 24 reports from the terror-struck Riviera city. On July 14, 2016, thousands of people were celebrating Bastille Day when a Tunisian national deliberately drove a truck through the crowd. Some 86 people were killed and more than 400 were injured, while thousands more are still trying to deal with the trauma of what they experienced. Our team meets parents who lost a child in the attack and a young woman who will be forever scarred by the horror of what she saw.Democratic candidates in fifth presidential debate agree on impeachment, little elseFor the fifth round of US Democratic debates on Wednesday, ten 2020 presidential hopefuls sparred in Atlanta, Georgia over health care, climate change, taxes, and race.French hotel groups threaten to withdraw from Olympics planning over Airbnb partnershipFrench hotel owners assailed Airbnb on Wednesday over its new partnership with the International Olympic Committee, warning they would stop working on the planning for the Paris 2024 summer Games to protest against what they call an unfair competitor.French court sentences sister of IS group propagandist to nine yearsA French court on Wednesday sentenced Anne Diana Clain, whose brother was a notorious propagandist for the Islamic State group, to nine years in prison for terrorist association.US Congress passes bills linking Hong Kong trade status to human rightsThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, sending two bills to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign them into law.Bolivia's interim govt proposes election bill as deadly unrest continuesBolivia's interim government presented a bill on Wednesday that aims to forge a path to new elections and defuse street violence that has racked the country and killed 32 people since a disputed October vote.With no coalition in sight, Benny Gantz says he is unable to form a governmentLeader of the opposition Blue and White party Benny Gantz announced that he has been unable to form a coalition government by a Wednesday midnight deadline. Lawmakers now have 21 days for new coalition talks.‘It’s your right to arrest us’: Beirut protesters vow to keep up the pressureLebanese protesters vowed on Wednesday to keep pushing for an overhaul of the country’s politics, a day after violence rocked Beirut as riot police clashed with demonstrators who prevented lawmakers from reaching parliament.
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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Hong Kong: China slams US bill backing protestersIn a nod to pro-democracy protesters, US Congress has passed two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong. China has threatened unspecified countermeasures if the bills become law.Indian couple go on trial in Germany accused of spyingThey are charged with spying on Sikh opposition and suspected Kashmiri separatist groups and passing on the information to India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing.UK election: Labour's Corbyn unveils 'radical' manifestoSweeping nationalization, higher taxes on corporations and pay rises for public workers: Britain’s main opposition Labour has floated a radical pre-election manifesto. But they trail Boris Johnson's Tories in the polls.Iran unrest: EU urges end to protest violenceThe EU has urged Iran to show "maximum restraint" in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have arrested protest leaders and imposed a near-total internet blackout.Climate activist's Holocaust remarks spark outrage in GermanyExtinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam's description of the Holocaust as "just another f—kery" has sparked widespread anger in Germany, with politicians and environmental activists firmly rejecting his remarks.What we know about the killing of former German president's sonA 57-year-old man is in psychiatric detention after the killing of a Berlin doctor — a son of late German President Richard von Weizsäcker. Prosecutors have revealed the motive behind the attack.Donald Trump impeachment inquiry has Ukraine, Zelenskiy in a bindThe public impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump has moved Ukraine into the global spotlight. Officials in Kyiv are worried about the negative fallout, which has already begun.Facebook, Google business models a 'threat to human rights': Amnesty reportAmnesty International said in a report that Facebook and Google's "surveillance-based business model" is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy. The NGO urged governments to take action.
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Hong Kong on the 'Brink': City Edges Toward Precipice as Violence EscalatesWith police firing on protestors and students undergoing weapons training, the situation has escalated dramatically in Hong Kong in recent days. The city is rapidly moving toward the precipice as the opposition's original goals fade into the backgroundAnti-Government Protests: Democracy's Crisis of Faith Reaches South AmericaFor many of the protesters in South America, democracy has not been the guarantor of stability and prosperity it promised to be. Leaders remain corrupt, inequality is still rampant and no one has a viable economic plan for the future.Interview with India's External Affairs Minister: 'With More Weight Comes More Responsibility'Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar defends his government's isolation of Kashmir and explains how his country is doing better on climate protection than the Europeans.Elon Takes Berlin: Plans for Tesla Plant Jostle German Car IndustryElectric automaker Tesla announced its plans to build a major factory just outside Berlin this week. The move is a major development in an industry shakeup that is causing the upheaval of the entire German automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL StaffParis Soloist: Macron Plays Fox in the EU Hen HouseFrench President Emmanuel Macron has a grand foreign policy vision for Europe and he has been energetically pushing it forward. In the process, though, he has angered Germany and other European Union allies.Deathly Silence: An Inside Look at KashmirKashmir has been largely cut off from the outside world for months and the internet remains cut off. Residents share stories of state violence and terror.Nord Stream 2: The Cold War Returns to GermanyShortly before its completion, the United States aims to torpedo the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. Berlin is caught between the fronts in a global conflict over energy.Trans-Atlantic Hate: Neo-Nazi 'Atomwaffen Division' Spreads Fear in GermanyGerman politicians and activists have been the focus of a wave of vicious, neo-Nazi threats of late, many of them signed by a new extremist group from the U.S. called the "Atomwaffen Division." Security officials in Germany are concerned.
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Ceramics company set to move to Armenia bought out by staffWorkers made redundant by company in Città di Castello due to relocation use severance pay to buy the machinery and rent the premises. After winning back their old customers, business is boomingEscort for Liliana Segre following insults and threatsCarabinieri to provide escort for senator, who receives an average of 200 hate messages a day on social media platformsTask forces, seizures and arrests to fight drugs in RogoredoBuyers down from a thousand a day to about thirty. The drug selling marketplace of the Rogoredo woods, the largest in northern Italy, with rock-bottom prices, has, at least temporarily, been emptied, thanks to constant surveillanceCouncil approves Milan’s new stadium, with 16 conditionsMilan’s city council decides that new stadium is matter of public interest. The mayor: “Now negotiations can begin.” Inter and AC Milan: “We’ll assess the council’s conditions; the Sesto alternative is still an option”Injured party becomes main suspect in Schwazer doping caseThe order of Bolzano magistrates on doping case “of the century” overturns roles in the proceedings, and asks for 50 athletes to act as guinea pigsNursery school in Scampia surrounded by illegal dumpThe principal had refused entry to a child with coloured braids, since they “were not decent”Luca Parmitano first Italian to command International Space StationHe takes over from the Russian Alexei Ovchinin, marking the beginning of Expedition 61: Parmitano will be engaged in numerous experiments and will personally work on repairing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Pope in Thailand denounces child prostitutionBangkok, November 21 - Pope Francis addressed the problem of prostitution, including child prostitution, linked to sexual tourism, during a Mass he celebrated on Thursday at the National Stadium in Bangkok, and said it causes the victims to be "disfigured in their most authentic dignity". The probleConte invites ministers to team-building dinnerRome, November 21 - Premier Giuseppe Conte has invited his ministers to a "team-building" dinner after a cabinet meeting later on Thursday, sources said. The meeting is set to look at proposals to solve the emergency regarding the former ILVA steel group after ArcelorMittal said it wants to back out'Sardines' say 'party over for populists' in manifestoBologna, November 21 - "The party is over for populists", a group calling themselves 'sardines' for how they pack squares around Italy against rightwing strongman Matteo Salvini said in their manifesto Thursday. "Dear populists, you have now realised. The party is over," said the manifesto entitledSoccer: Roma's share price soars on Friedkin rumoursMilan, November 21 - AS Roma's share price rose another 16% on the Milan stock exchange Thursday amid speculation that US magnate Dan Friedkin may be readying a bid for the Giallorossi. This came after a 16.6% surge on the initial rumours Wednesday. Friedkin, billionaire owner of the Texan group, is20 arrested in Rome public contracts probeRome, November 21 - Finance police on Thursday executed 20 arrest warrants in relation to a probe into alleged corruption in contracts for work at courthouses in Rome. Four of the suspects were taken to jail, while 10 were put under house arrest and the other six are now obliged to regularly sign inRaggi demands landfill site for Rome from ZingarettiRome, November 21 - Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi has sent an urgent letter calling on Lazio Governor Nicola Zingaretti to indicate by Thursday an alternative site for dumping the city's daily 1,100 tons of rubbish, following the recent closure of the Colleferro landfill due to a worker death there. TheSeason of health cuts is over says SperanzaRome, November 21 - Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Thursday that the government's abolition of the so-called 'super-ticket' charge for some medical examinations and tests marked a turning point for the national health system. "With the farewell to the worst tax, the superticket, and more fundOECD sees Italy growing 0.4% in 2020Paris, November 21 - The OECD said in its latest economic outlook on Thursday that it forecasts Italy's GDP will grow by 0.4% in 2020 and 0.5% in 2021, up from 0.2% in 2019. It said Italy's unemployment rate dropped from 10.6% in 2018 to 10% this year and would stay at the same level in 2020 before
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Spain’s High Court opens investigation into Russian spying unit in CataloniaJudge Manuel García-Castellón is probing whether an elite military group known as Unit 29155 carried out actions aimed at destabilizing the region during the separatist pushAmnesty International calls for release of two Catalan separatist leadersThe rights group says that the Supreme Court trial covering the secessionist drive of October 2017 was not unfair, but that it made an overly broad interpretation of the crime of seditionCould the Thirty Meter Telescope be built in Spain’s Canary Islands?The scientific consortium behind the observatory now has all the permits it needs to start work on the €1.2 billion-project in La Palma, if it cannot go ahead with the plan in HawaiiBrussels urges Spain to form “stable government” to deal with high debtThe European Commission warns about the risk of non-compliance with EU rules after Madrid submitted a budgetary plan for 2020 “based on a no-policy-change scenario”Two “La Manada” members get extra jail time for filming gang rapeFour of the men also stood trial this week over claims they sexually abused an unconscious 21-year-old woman two months before the assault in PamplonaMeet the Spanish deafblind man who has invented a new sign languageTaking his disabilities in his stride, 37-year-old Sergio Romero has set up a platform to offer the 7,000 Spaniards who live with a similar condition an alternative form of communicationFive of Spain’s most captivating castlesTravel writer Paco Nadal lists his favorite fortresses in the country, and explains why they are so specialA new waiting game in SpainThe deal signed yesterday between the Socialist Party and Unidas Podemos to form a coalition government is a step forward, but explanations are still required
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Hit the Tapas Trail in Torrevieja this weekend, 36 bars involved – download map here!IF YOU missed out on the Tapas Trail in San Fulgencio at the weekend, you still have time to prepare for Torrevieja’s celebration of the dish that starts today, Thursday 21, to Sunday 24. The traditional €2.50 is all that’s needed at each of the THIRTY SIX bars that are involved in the 17th annual […]Michelin Star Awards 2020 sees Spain and Portugal get 19 additional StarsThe other seven Mallorcan restaurants with eight stars between them have stayed the same as last year, including British expat Marc Fosh in Palma and the only two-starred restaurant Zaranda by Fernando Pérez Arellano.Vega Baja bounces back after recent floods with top tapas trailONLY two months after devastating floods wrecked hundreds of lives and even killed a local man, the Vega Baja town of San Fulgencio bounced back with it’s fifth ‘Ruta de la Tapa’. Expats and Spanish alike turned out in their hundreds to celebrate the national dish of Tapas in style, with bars across the village […]Exciting new expansion going on at La Trocha market in CoinAs well as new stalls, the market’s updated area will even feature a live band once a month.Court in Spain BANS Ryanair’s ‘abusive’ hand luggage feesRYANAIR’S policy of charging a fee for hand luggage is ‘abusive’ and can no longer be applied in Spain, a court ruled today. The decision came after a passenger took the Irish carrier to court over its new policy, introduced last year, which charges travellers an additional fee for bringing more than one personal item […]Spaniard to be executed in Thailand for murder, torture and theft of friend – but claims he’s been framedThe magistrates rejected his last appeal, to which Segarra told the press ‘it is not a surprise,’ and that ‘it had not been a fair trial.’Incredible stats reveal the HUGE problem of domestic violence against women in Spain’s AndaluciaAnnually around 3,500 women contact the authorities to report domestic violence and around 400 one on one interviews,‘Fit and healthy’ British man, 23, dies from meningitis after ‘dream holiday’ to Spain’s Costa Blanca before saving three people’s lives as an organ donorThe local lad's parents Del and Viv, both 52, believe the flight home from his Benidorm trip may have triggered the deadly infection
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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades
‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisis
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Jeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business and dodgy landlords.
Speaking at an upbeat event at Birmingham City University, where students and activists leaned over balconies adorned with banners setting out Labour’s policies, Corbyn urged the public to vote for “hope” at the general election in three weeks’ time.Continue reading...Prince Andrew to continue work on mentor scheme, says palace
Controversial decision comes after royal said he was stepping down from public duties
Buckingham Palace has risked reigniting the controversy surrounding Prince Andrew a the day after he stepped down from public duties by announcing he would continue his work with a business mentoring initiative.
The Duke of York will continue to be involved with Pitch@Palace, which has held events at Buckingham and St James’s palaces, according to the statement, “but will look at how he takes this forward outside of his public duties, and outside of the palace”.Continue reading...Strictly Come Dancing's first same-sex routine sparks almost 200 complaints
The groundbreaking performance on the BBC ballroom smash has garnered 189 complaints for being ‘offensive’
Strictly Come Dancing has received 189 complaints following the “offensive” broadcast of its first ever individual same-sex routine this month.
On the 3 November edition of the hit BBC ballroom show, professional dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano di Prima danced together during a performance by the singer Emeli Sandé. Radebe – who is gay – told Hello! magazine that the groundbreaking routine made him feel that “for the first time in my life, I feel accepted for who I am” and that being able to perform with di Prima, who is in a heterosexual relationship, “says so much about the people of this country”. In a post on Instagram, the 3...British Airways: 'glitch' delays flights at Heathrow and Gatwick
Airline rebooking passengers on alternative flights after latest ‘technical issue’
British Airways has blamed a “technical issue” for disruption to its flights around the world, but said it expected to operate virtually a full schedule on Thursday.
Some long-haul flights into the UK’s two busiest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, were severely delayed overnight and the airline said there would be knock-on effects, including further delays.Continue reading...UK growth will dip to 1% even if no-deal Brexit avoided, warns OECD
Prospect of crashing out of EU leaves UK more exposed to global financial risks, thinktank says
The UK’s GDP growth rate will slip to 1% next year even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided, according to the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation.
The OECD said the economy would slow down from growth of 1.2% this year if parliament passes Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal before the 31 January deadline, before returning to 1.2% in 2021.Continue reading...Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape charge
Scotland’s former first minister faces 14 charges that include sexual and indecent assault
Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, has appeared in court accused of attempting to rape a woman at Bute House, the Georgian property in Edinburgh’s new town used as the official residence of Scotland’s first ministers, in June 2014.
He appeared at the high court in Edinburgh on Thursday in front of Lady Dorrian, the lord justice clerk, to face a total of 14 charges, including one of attempted rape, 11 of sexual and indecent assault, some of which allegedly occurred numerous times, and two common law charges of indecent assault dating to 2008. Salmond has repeatedly denied the charges.Continue reading...Downward mobility 'becoming a reality for much of British youth'
Social policy experts call for educational, tax and pay reforms to beat economic slide
Downward mobility – the phenomenon of children doing less well than their parents – will become a reality for young people today unless society makes dramatic changes, according to two of the UK’s leading experts on social policy.
The UK is among the worst of the developed countries for social mobility. It appears increasingly unlikely that people will be able to escape economic disadvantages linked to their background.Continue reading...Thomas Cook's buyer hires 1,500 extra staff in boost for package holiday sector
Hays Travel’s recruitment drive follows rehiring of 2,330 people from collapsed firm
The new owner of the collapsed Thomas Cook travel agencies is hiring almost 1,500 new staff in a vote of confidence in the future of the package holiday industry.
Hays Travel, which last month snapped up Thomas Cook’s network of 555 shops across the UK following its high-profile collapse, said the roles were in addition to the rehiring of 2,330 former employees from the collapsed travel group. Hays says it has so far reopened 450 Thomas Cook branches, rebranded Hays Travel, and continues to hire staff for the stores.Continue reading...
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Jeremy Corbyn unveils manifesto splurging billions on nationalisationJeremy Corbyn is trying to kick-start his stuttering campaign by launching the 'radical and ambitious' hard-Left programme in Birmingham.Sainsbury's, Tesco and ASDA recall heartburn and indigestion drugs over contamination fearsThe UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency today announced the supermarket products were among 13 new additions to a months-long string of recalls.Canadian vaper, 17, suffers a new type of e-cigarette illness dubbed 'popcorn lung'An X-ray scan of the teen, from Ontario, revealed tiny opacities - build-ups of material such as fluid - in both of his lungs, which the doctors said was a sign of bronchiolitis or 'popcorn lung'.Advent of the £100k designer calendar, dahlingIn recent years the advent calendar has become far more sophisticated - and commercialised. But are any good value? Here's our pick of the money-no-object luxury options.Prince Andrew is smiling and waving as he breaks cover for the first time since the Queen sacked himThe Duke of York is expected to discuss losing his salary and how his future as a royal will be limited to smaller family events in more crisis talks with his mother this afternoon.Beauty fans praise £5.99 concealer which claims to cover up redness in just SIXTY secondsYouTuber Dimitra, from Canada, put Catrice's 1 Minute Face Perfectorto to the test and was delighted with the results. Beauty fans have praised the product as 'amazing' and 'miracle in a jar.'The number of Black Friday scams is increasing and they're becoming more sophisticatedCyber-security researchers say there has been an increase in phishing attacks in the UK and elsewhere with two thirds of retailers claiming to have been targeted in this way by scammers.Car tax evasion remains at record levels since paper discs were scrapped in 2014Around 1.6% of motors on in 2019 are dodging paying Vehicle and Excise Duty, figures released by the Department for Transport show. In the final year of paper discs, evasion rates were 0.6%.