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How Morales stays in power
Evo Morales is likely to claim his judicially sanctioned right to run for office a fourth time, and his party will have to be satisfied with solidifying its fractious base just long enough to get him voted in. Evo Morales declared, before being sworn in as Bolivia's president in January 2006, that he would ‘lead by obeying' (mandar obedeciendo); a slogan borrowed from Mexico's Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos . It was a sign he intended his presidency to be a collaboration with the social (...)- 2018/08 / articleThe emerging US-China cold war
In this month's podcast, Philip S Golub of the American University of Paris explains that Trump's trade war with China is not only damaging bilateral relations between these countries, it's also fundamentally altering the character of international relations and the course of globalisation.- 2019/10 / Podcasts, 2019/10 chinaIn America, identity replaces solidarity
In universities and the workplace, the new online call-out culture defines identities in terms of race and gender. But it views class as a personal issue.- 2019/08 / article, 2019/08 USLebanon fouls the Mediterranean
Lebanon's government suspended trash collection in 2015. Contractors shifted the waste, some of it toxic, to coastal dumps. Over a million tonnes sit on the shore. One January morning this year, after a stormy night, Zouk Mosbeh beach was entirely covered in rubbish. This environmental and health disaster 12km from Beirut triggered a war of words between politicians: some claimed the garbage had been carried downstream by rivers from mountain villages controlled by the (Christian) Kataeb (...)- 2018/09 / articleXinjiang: the Uyghurs' resource-rich homeland- Asia / Map, 2019/03 UyghursResponse to Pierre Bourdieu
In April 1996, we published a text by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu in which he analysed his own participation to a show – ‘Arrêt sur images' – and questioned the nature and the workings of television, and the capacity of that mass medium to criticise itself. In our democracies of opinion, while the media exercises such a powerful influence, such questioning is obviously political. Daniel Schneidermann, the producer of the programme in question – which is rare in France for doing the (...)- 1996/05 / 1996 Bourdieu TV, Newly translatedAnalysing an appearance on the airwaves
Several television programmes claim to decipher the images audiences receive on their sofas. Based on the idea that television can critique television, they attempt to combat the public's growing mistrust of the medium. Here, Pierre Bourdieu, who in January 1996 took part in one of these programmes, ‘Arrêt sur images', gives an account of his experience. I wrote these notes in the days after my appearance on the television programme ‘Arrêt sur images.' Already then, I felt my trust had been (...)- 1996/04 / Newly translated, 1996 Bourdieu TVIraq's demographic time bomb
What began as peaceful protests on 1 October morphed into chaos and violent clashes between protesters and Iraq's security forces within a few days. Among the protesters' demands were basic services, the right to work and an end to corruption. The protests — which were concentrated in Baghdad and the southern regions of Iraq, and had no effect on the Kurdish region in the north of the country — have now ceased more or less, but resulted in more than a hundred deaths and over 6,000 wounded. The (...)- Outside in / Comment
Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, calls Syrian border ceasefire ‘big success’US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the United States would be lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria, which he says is now permanent.As Kremlin eyes Africa, Putin praises ties at major summitPresident Vladimir Putin on Wednesday opened a major summit aimed at reviving Russia's influence in Africa, telling leaders from the continent he would seek to double trade in the coming years.Child killed in mounting Chile unrest as general strike beginsA four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests against economic inequality in Chile, raising the death toll from five days of social unrest to 18 as unions launched a general strike on Wednesday.Russian forces enter Syria's Kobane after deal with AnkaraRussian forces in Syria headed for the border with Turkey Wednesday to ensure Kurdish fighters pull back after a deal between Moscow and Ankara wrested control of the Kurds' entire heartland.Bolivia opposition stages strike over poll results, Morales likens it to ‘coup’Bolivia's opposition launched a general strike Wednesday over disputed election results suggesting another term for President Evo Morales, who likened the stoppage to a right-wing coup.Tunisia's new president sworn in after surprise election winTunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.Turkish civilians on Syria border back Erdogan's offensiveWhile the international community has criticised Turkey's offensive in northeast Syria, Turkish civilians along the border are broadly supportive of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's campaign against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. FRANCE 24's Amar al Hameedwi, Karim Hakiki and Clovis Casali sent this report from the Turkish border town of Akcakale.
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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
NATO chief warns 'fight against IS is not over'Jens Stoltenberg has warned that NATO must continue its fight against IS after the US withdrawal from Syria. He welcomed Germany's call for an international presence in Syria as a possible political solution.UK police discover 39 dead bodies in truckThe victims were found crammed into the truck's container, causing speculation of a people trafficking incident. Police have not confirmed the link, but have made an initial arrest.Germany defends vision of international 'security zone' in SyriaAs Russian troops are deployed to northern Syria, Germany has reasserted the need for an internationally-run safe zone in the area — and criticized the deal struck between Russia and Turkey.Vladimir Putin opens first ever Russia-Africa SummitThe Russian president has welcomed thousands of African leaders to discuss politics and business "worth billions of dollars." Unlike China, Putin has promised to refrain from 'political or other' influence.Germany prevented 7 attacks since Berlin Christmas market atrocityAn attack like the one that left 12 dead in 2016 would not be possible today, says the head of the Federal Criminal Police Office. But the effects of online hate speech have officials worried for democracy in Germany.European lawmakers condemn Turkish operation in SyriaMEPs universally condemned the Turkish military action in Syria but were divided on how to respond. Some called for further sanctions and the suspension of the customs union.Painting stolen by Nazis from influential Berlin family recovered in New YorkThe FBI seized the painting that had first been purchased by a prominent German-Jewish publisher in 1900. In 2017, his heirs launched an effort to recover stolen works.Germany: neo-Nazi politician voted out of town councilA town council in the German state of Hesse has reversed its unanimous decision to add a politician with neo-Nazi ties to its ranks.
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'We Are Doing What We Can': German Domestic Intellience Chief on the New Wave of HateIn an interview, Thomas Haldenwang, the president of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, discusses the new threat of extremism in the wake of the Halle attack and his agency's need for greater authority in the monitoring of such threats.A Nightmare Scenario Come True: Berlin Worried about IS Fighters Coming HomeThe German government long shied away from bringing German Islamic State fighters and their families back from Syria. But with the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, that hesitancy is coming back to haunt Berlin.Blind Spot: German Politicians Grapple with Tracking ExtremistsFollowing the attempted mass murder at a synagogue in Halle, political parties in Germany are debating what action can be taken to prevent radicalization on the internet. Some politicians say surveillance is the answer. By DER SPIEGEL StaffLondon Mayoral Candidate Rory Stewart: 'What Boris Is Doing with Europe Is Extremely Dangerous'In an interview, former Tory Party rising star Rory Stewart discusses his views on Brexit, the decline of British politics, his aim of becoming London's next mayor and why he believes that politics would be healthier if it were a bit more boring.A Look Back at a Millennium Village: Fighting Poverty in Rural TanzaniaFor a decade, significant amounts of money flowed to a handful of sub-Saharan Africa's poorest villages. It was earmarked to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease. But did it work?The Bridge to Nowhere: A Trip to the Pro-Russian Pseudo-State of LuhanskThe war is essentially over in eastern Ukraine, but peace hasn't yet begun. A visit to the self-proclaimed mini-state known as the People's Republic of Luhansk shows that the road back to normality is long and full of obstacles.'Do It Many Times a Day, My Friends': Billie Eilish on the Best Way To Fight StressIn an interview, 17-year-old American pop star Billie Eilish discusses the stress of fame, a time she feared was a never-ending black hole and the best coping mechanism.The Triumph of the Autocrats: What the Syrian Debacle Means for the Middle East and EuropeNow that the U.S. has withdrawn from northern Syria, a trio of autocrats is dividing the country up between them. But with Putin, Erdogan and Assad now having the say in the region, dangers are on the horizon for Europe. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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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)Planpincieux glacier: “It’s like life in the trenches”The hotelier Ludovico Colombati and his family live in a mountain refuge on the edge of Planpincieux, about 1000 metres below the glacier. “We’ve put deckchairs in the garden for the technicians who come to carry out surveys; it’s the closest point to the glacier”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 Italy
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Man cited for flying drone over Trevi FountainRome, October 23 - A 27-year-old Ukrainian man was cited Wednesday for flying a drone over the Trevi Fountain in Rome. He was cited for breaching an 'overflight' ban in the Italian capital.Girl, 8, dies after bad turn at schoolRome, October 23 - An eight-year-old girl died at Rome's Policlinico Gemelli Hospital Wednesday after suffering a bad turn at a school in Monterotondo near Rome Tuesday afternoon. The girl collapsed and turned blue shortly after lunch. An autopsy has been ordered.Jobless youth commits suicide after attending 'false course'Rome, October 23 - A young man has committed suicide in the town of Castrovillari in Calabria, southern Italy, after discovering that the courses for healthcare workers that he had attended were not officially registered as such. Six people were arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the fSalvini should say why in Moscow with Savoini - ConteRome, October 23 - League leader Matteo Salvini should "clarify" why he was in Moscow with former spokesman Gianluca Savoini when the latter, chair of the Lombardy-Russia association, allegedly discussed Russian funding via oil kickbacks with three Russians in a Moscow hotel, Premier Giuseppe ConteTrump never spoke to me about Russiagate says ConteRome, October 23 - Premier Giuseppe Conte told a press conference Wednesday he had told the parliamentary intelligence oversight committee COPASIR that US President Donald Trump "never" spoke to him about Russiagate. Conte said US Attorney General William Barr verified the work of US agents in two vBarr verified US agents work says ConteRome, October 23 - Premier Giuseppe Conte told a press conference Wednesday he had told the parliamentary intelligence oversight committee COPASIR that US Attorney General William Barr verified the work of US agents in two visits to Rome to talk to intelligence chiefs. He said he himself had never sConst'nal court opens to permits for mafia lifersRome, October 23 - The Constitutional court on Wednesday opened up to permits for mafia lifers who don't collaborate with justice, like those enjoyed by other prisoners serving life. A failure to turn state's evidence should not disallow furloughs and bonus permits provided that a link to organisedSandro Gozi quits as French PM advisorRome, October 23 - Former Italian cabinet secretary Sandro Gozi on Wednesday quit as advisor to French Premier Edouard Philippe. "Since last Monday I have once more been the target of press revelations that have as their only purpose that of undermining my job and my professional activities," Gozi s
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
UK blocks Spanish judge from questioning Assange over spying allegationsThe magistrate has requested to interview the WikiLeaks founder by videoconference as a witness, and says the refusal by British judicial authorities is unprecedentedTorrential rains claim one life in CataloniaFour more people remain missing after being swept away by floodwaters; the storm has caused power cuts and travel disruption in the northeastern regionSpanish company tasked with lifting Franco’s gravestone hounded by far rightThe brothers from the company responsible for lifting the tombstone of the Spanish dictator have been inundated with abuse and threatening phone callsOpioid overdoses cause more than 1,000 deaths a year in SpainAccording to a first-of-its-kind study, the number of fatalities related to the drug has increased more than 50% in seven yearsWhy I’m joining the climate protests, and you should tooJames Bryce, a Briton living in Spain, may not be an environmental “saint” but regular folks like him still can and must do their part to pressure governments into taking urgent action, he arguesCatalan leader targets police, not protesters, over street violenceThe regional law enforcement agency says it feels “defenseless” after the government fails to press charges against individuals accused of participating in acts that injured officers“There are no bartenders like me any more, I’m a museum piece”EL PAÍS speaks to Amadeo Lázaro, the 90-year-old owner of the iconic tavern Casa Amadeo, about success, preparing snails and why he has no plans to retireThe war on truthWe have more information than ever before, but its veracity is often in doubt. In this century it is likely that cyberwars will be fought over who controls data and information
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WATCH: Gota fria wreaks havoc in eastern Spain as one person killed while another four missingSempre que plou fort al Raval, el mateix panorama. L’any passat dos cops. Causa pèrdues i perjudicis a veïns i comerciants. Fins quan? @bcn_ajuntament #Barcelona #Raval #Riuada pic.twitter.com/kKmTjYxLif — Marc Vidal i Juanola (@marc_vi) October 22, 2019 A PENSIONER has been killed after being washed away during intense rainfall and flooding in Catalunya. The 75-year-old […]Top bosses at Spain’s 35 biggest companies earn whopping 123 times more than average workerSteel company ArcelorMittal, Spanish airline IAG Iberia and insurance company Mapfre were the most unequal paying companies of the IBEX 35.Socialists in Spain’s Andalucia inflated flu jab figures by almost a MILLION to impress Madrid government claims senior politicianThe PSOE have denied the allegations, calling them a ‘huge lie.’HOW DAIRY! Spanish cheese grates past British rival to be named in top three in the WORLDA SPANISH cheese has been named the third best in the world at The World Cheese Awards 2019. The Torta del Casar DOP Virgen del Prado, made by Queseria Dona Francisca, beat out more than 3,800 other cheeses from 40 countries to make it to the podium. That includes Britain’s Pitchfork Cheddar (Trethowan’s Dairy), which […]British government issues alert for tourists travelling to Spain’s Barcelona after days of violent protestsTHE UK government has updated its travel advice for Barcelona following more than a week of unruly protests. Clashes between violent and organised protesters have seen cars and bins set alight in the Catalan capital. It comes after nine separatist leaders were sentenced to prison earlier this month. “You should exercise caution in the vicinity […]Foul smell emanating from home on Spain’s Costa del Sol revealed to be rotting corpse of neighbour who died 10 days earlierTHE body of a man has been found rotting in his home after passing away more than a week ago. The 60-year-old resident, known only as JMF, is believed to have died on October 10. Neighbours sounded the alarm yesterday after noticing a strong, foul smell emanating from the home on Calle Vivar Tellez in […]Climate change is bringing more giant 40kg jellyfish to Spain’s Costa del SolA GIANT jellyfish has been discovered in off the coast of Ceuta by the Centre for Studies and Conservation of Marine Animals (CECAM). The find is described as ‘extremely rare’ and has been put down to the effects of climate change. The species is known as a ‘Rhizostoma Luteum’ and can weight up to 40kg. […]WATCH: Incredible moment TORNADO approaches shores near Spain’s Costa del SolEspectacular tornado en Cádiz. Geplaatst door Angela Estudillo Gonzalez op Dinsdag 22 oktober 2019 THIS is the moment a tornado was captured off the shores of southern Spain yesterday afternoon. The clip shows the weather phenomenon seemingly approaching land off the coast of Cadiz. The tornado, which didn’t manage to reach the shore, was recorded […]
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Latest news, breaking news and current affairs coverage from across the UK from theguardian.com
Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex
Man, 25, from Northern Ireland, named locally as Mo Robinson, held on suspicion of murder
A murder investigation has been launched after 39 bodies were found inside a Bulgarian-registered lorry on an industrial estate in Essex.
A 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland was arrested on suspicion of murder.Continue reading...Election rumours intensify after Johnson and Corbyn Brexit stalemate
PM and Labour leader meet but do not agree timetable for withdrawal agreement bill
- Brexit latest – live updates
Downing Street is pushing the possibility of a general election after talks between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on a new timetable for his Brexit bill broke up without agreement, but Labour declined to say it would support an immediate poll.
No 10 also said that Johnson spoke to Donald Tusk on Wednesday morning, telling the European council’s president, who has called for EU leaders to allow a further Brexit extension, that he does not personally want one.Continue reading...Relief for Windrush sisters as removal threat overturned
Bumi Thomas, whose sister got citizenship, wins appeal against removal from UK
Two Windrush sisters who describe themselves as inseparable are celebrating after a judge ruled that one of them should not be sent back to Nigeria.
Bumi Thomas, 36, was at risk of removal from the UK and at one point was given 14 days to leave, while her sister Kemi, 38, was not because of their different dates of birth.Continue reading...Labour defends West Midlands mayoral list amid 'homophobia' row
MPs demand removal of candidate Salma Yaqoob over alleged homophobic comments
Labour has defended its shortlist for the West Midlands metro mayor after it was embroiled in a homophobia row.
Members of the party’s LGBT group demanded the removal of the candidate Salma Yaqoob, the former leader of the Respect party, over alleged homophobic comments.Continue reading...Hillsborough father was told to 'shut your prattle', court hears
In trial of David Duckenfield, Trevor Hicks recalls retort from a police officer during disaster
Trevor Hicks, whose two teenage daughters were killed in the crush at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989, was told to “shut your fucking prattle” when he called on a senior police officer to help as the disaster was unfolding, a court has heard.
Hicks, who went to the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest with his then wife, Jenni, and their daughters Vicki, 15, and Sarah, 19, recalled the retort at the trial of the match commander, David Duckenfield, on a charge of manslaughter.Continue reading...University racism study criticised for including anti-white harassment
Academics and student leaders accuse equalities watchdog of drawing a false equivalence
Prominent academics and student leaders have criticised the government’s equalities watchdog for including prejudice against white British students in its inquiry into racism in UK universities.
They accused the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) of drawing a false equivalence between what it described as racial harassment against white British students and staff and the racism suffered by their black and minority ethnic peers.Continue reading...Letters shed light on lovelorn prince who became George IV
Teenager’s missive to secret crush among 1,600 documents published online for first time
The 16-year-old prince who became George IV did not just quietly fancy one of his teachers at court – he absolutely “esteemed and loved her more than any Words or ideas can express”.
Mary Hamilton’s advantages “in form and person” over other women are eulogised in detail by the lovelorn Prince of Wales in a newly digitised letter.Continue reading...Fugitive jailed for life after 'grotesque' murder at London bar
Shane O’Brien spent more than three years on the run after stabbing Josh Hanson in 2015
One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives who evaded justice for three and a half years has been jailed for life.
Shane O’Brien, 31, slashed the neck of 21-year-old Josh Hanson in an act of “pitiless savagery” at a west London bar in October 2015 before fleeing the UK in a private plane.Continue reading...
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Nine suspected migrants are found alive in back of lorry travelling on M20 towards LondonNine suspected migrants have been rescued from the back of a truck on the M20 in Kent travelling towards London.Taliban fighters pose for photos wearing heavy make-up and holding hands in rare imagesThe bizarre Warholesque images were uncovered in Kandahar, Afghanistan, at the height of the war in 2002 by German photographer Thomas Dworzak.Truck driver arrested after 39 found dead in refrigerated lorryMo Robinson, 25, is believed to have driven from his home in a small village near Portadown, Northern Ireland , over the weekend and collected the trailer from the port of Purfleet late last night.Increasing number of migrants pay £10,000 to get into UKThe National Crime Agency said the number of potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery has continued to rise, with 6,993 cases in 2018 - up 36 per cent on 2017.Donald Trump claims 'big success on the Turkey/Syria border' and lifts ALL sanctions on TurkeyTrump said Wednesday that the ceasefire his administration negotiated last week on the Turkish-Syrian border is intact, even as more blood is spilled in northern Syria.Prince Charles had a 'baptism of fire' when taking on the Duchy of Cornwall aged just 21Speaking on Prince Charles: Inside The Duchy Of Cornwall, which will air at 9pm on Thursday, Prince Charles said that he envied William the time he's had to learn the workings of the estate.Carly Simon says Aristotle Onassis emotionally abused Jackie KennedyCarly Simon writes about the short-lived and tumultuous marriage of her friend Jackie Kennedy and second husband Aristotle Onassis in her new memoir, Touched By the Sun.Oxford University students demand clapping is banned at meetingsThe idea for a British sign language alternative for clapping involving the waving of hands or 'jazz hands' was put forward at the student union's first union meeting of the year on Tuesday.