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What justice for coerced migrants?
In the by-now creased photocopy of a photograph, Bakary Cham is wearing a dark blazer over a white shirt. Standing to his right are two other young men. All three stare into the camera, open-faced and serious, hands at their sides, in front of a wall of simple shelves full of binders labelled in marker on their spines. They are in the headmaster's office at the Wonder Years Centre of Excellence, a school and social services centre in southern Gambia. In blue ink Cham has written the words (...)- Outside in / Open accessThe Pentagon's provocative encirclement of China
On May 30th, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From now on, he decreed, the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which oversees all U.S. military forces in Asia, will be called the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). The name change, Mattis explained, reflects “the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans,” as well as Washington's determination to remain the dominant power in both. What? You didn't hear about this (...)- Open page / Open accessWelcome to North Macedonia
The Republic of Macedonia reached a deal with Greece on 12 June to change Macedonia's name: it will now be known as Severna Makedonija, or the Republic of North Macedonia. The country will use the name both domestically and internationally, and will change its constitution to reflect the change. Although the Macedonian population and Greek parliament must still approve the deal, a new diplomatic horizon in the Balkans is within sight. The conflict over Macedonia stretches back to the turn (...)- Outside in / Open accessSpecial Report: World Cup 2018
As football fans across the world follow the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we celebrate the world's favourite sport by sharing a selection of football articles from our archives. Whether it is labour conditions for workers building stadiums for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar or Algerian rebels organising their own football team, we have something for you.- 2018/06 / DossierAmerican wars and self-decline
Think of it as the all-American version of the human comedy: a great power that eternally knows what the world needs and offers copious advice with a tone deafness that would be humorous, if it weren't so grim. If you look, you can find examples of this just about anywhere. Here, for instance, is a passage in the New York Times from a piece on the topsy-turvy Trumpian negotiations that preceded the Singapore summit. “The Americans and South Koreans,” wrotereporter Motoko Rich, “want to (...)- Open page / Open accessInfinite War
The United States of Amnesia. That's what Gore Vidal once called us. We remember what we find it convenient to remember and forget everything else. That forgetfulness especially applies to the history of others. How could their past, way back when, have any meaning for us today? Well, it just might. Take the European conflagration of 1914-1918, for example. You may not have noticed. There's no reason why you should have, fixated as we all are on the daily torrent of presidential tweets and (...)- Open page / Open accessConfidentiality Policy
1 - Introduction As part of its commercial activity as a press publisher on paper or digital media, and its derived commercial activities, Le Monde Diplomatique may process information concerning you. For example, by filling out a subscription form, making a purchase on our online store, contacting our Customer Service Department, registering for an event we are organizing, browsing our websites, clicking on a promotional link for the titles and services we offer, you are sending us (...)- 00 / Open accessChange in Eastern Europe?
The 2018-19 elections in Russia and Ukraine will change Eastern Europe's political landscape. That could mean new chances for an end to (or escalation of) the war between Russia-led irregular separatists and Russian regulars, on the one side, and Ukrainian governmental forces (as well as some paramilitary units) in the eastern parts of the Ukrainian Donets Basin, on the other. In both cases the Russian and Ukrainian political leaders' behaviour has more to do with internal than foreign (...)- Outside in / Exclusive/Comment
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'I accept these election results,' says Erdogan rival InceThe main rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a weekend presidential election said Monday he accepted results handing victory to the Turkish strongman in the first round.Erdogan declared winner in Turkey presidential electionTayyip Erdogan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.Trump calls for summary deportations of migrants who 'invade' USUS President Donald Trump on Sunday said migrants who "invade" the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.Nearly 1,000 migrants picked up by Libyan coastguard in one dayLibyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said.Scores killed in attack on Nigerian farmersNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country.France arrests 10 radical far-right suspects over plan to attack muslimsTen people with links to the radical far-right have been arrested by anti-terrorist police in France over an alleged plot to attack Muslims, judical sources said Sunday.Mali: Dozens of civilians killed as farmers and herders clash over landAt least 32 civilians were killed and 10 are missing following an attack in central Mali believed to have been carried out by traditional hunters, local officials said Sunday, as the government said 16 bodies had been found.EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talksThe leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity.
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Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in presidential and parliamentary electionsTurkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has won another term, securing an outright majority according to official results. The elections are the first held under a new system which gives the president expansive powers.Turks in Germany praise 'our leader' after two-thirds vote for ErdoganSupport for Erdogan was proportionally higher among the Turkish community in Germany than it was in Turkey. That, alongside celebrations in German cities after Erdogan won the election, have drawn criticism.Chancellor Angela Merkel advocates bilateral, trilateral deals over migrants to EUChancellor Merkel has sought to downplay expectations from this week's EU summit for a European solution. The mini-summit of 16 EU leaders created "a lot of goodwill" to discuss EU disagreements on migration, she said.Opinion: We can build a fortress Europe!Angela Merkel may not have been handed a lifeline at the EU's mini-summit on migration, but the bloc now agrees that migrants must be kept far away. The price for this? Law and humanity, says DW's Barbara Wesel.Donald Trump wants to deport illegal immigrants with 'no judges or court cases'Trump may have reversed his policy of separating children from their families at the border, but his tough stance on immigration endures. Civil rights activists decried his latest Twitter call as unconstitutional.China frees up more money as trade war takes shapeChina's central bank has said it will further reduce the reserve requirement ratio for the majority of lenders in the country. The move is intended to ensure enough funding for firms amid growing trade tensions.Curfew ordered after deadly clashes between herders and farmers in NigeriaAt least 86 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. The attack is part of a seemingly unstoppable cycle of violence that many consider to be Nigeria's largest security challenge.Police force in Mexico town of Ocampo arrested over dead politicianMexico officials have detained all the town of Ocampo's police officers in connection with the murder of center-left mayoral candidate Fernando Angeles Juarez. The country is struggling with violence as elections beckon.
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Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's TenureWith the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end. By DER SPIEGEL StaffChild Migrants in the U.S.: 'As an American, I Feel Deeply Ashamed'U.S. President Donald Trump says he has put an end to the separation of migrant families. But 2,300 children remain incarcerated with no plan in place to reunite them with their parents. Human rights lawyer Michael Bochenek has visited them.Erdogan's Endgame: Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for MoreThe elections in Turkey on June 24 will determine President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's future and his legacy. He is currently at the zenith of his power and is looking to add even more. But he remains desperately afraid of losing it all.Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime StatisticsU.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong.Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White HouseTrump's latest lies are an open attack on the German government and the European Union. This U.S. president was never a partner. He is an aggressive opponent and should be treated as such.Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple MerkelWith elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL StaffEurope's Sputtering Motor: France and Germany Far Apart on EU ReformThe cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals. By DER SPIEGEL StaffA Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune: The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at BilfingerBilfinger, one of Germany's best-known construction firms, pledged to clean up its global business practices as it pivoted to the oil sector. But when an investigator began digging into one of the company's deals in the Middle East, she suddenly fell ill - and things only got stranger from there.
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«Salvini uses hatred as a decoy, while pitiful M5S looks on»Saviano: «Closing the ports, removing my police escort; how can life ever improve for millions of Italians?»Toninelli stresses government commitment on migrantsMinister of Transport, Danilo Toninelli: “Speaking as a father I guarantee that we will save human lives, but with the help of other countries. We have to share responsibilities with the countries from which migrant boats depart and those whose flag NGO ships fly. We are entering a new phase.”League driving force of centre-right. PD and M5S lose groundDemocratic Party (PD) candidate Del Bono keeps mayor’s post in Brescia, as centre-right forge ahead in Viterbo and Catania. Centre-left, meanwhile, leads the field in Ancona and Siena. Good performance from the League. Five Star Movement (M5S) in difficulty in Rome, with heavy losses in the city’s municipal districts.Fiorentina captain Davide Astori “didn’t die in his sleep”Pathologist’s report rules out bradyarrhythmia, instead stating the cause of death as a sudden acceleration of the footballer’s heart rate. He might have been saved if he had shared his hotel room with someone else, who could have raised the alarmCecchinato’s fairy-tale victory against Djokovic“I can’t believe it, but if this is a dream, don’t wake me up.” Italian through to semi-finals of French Open for first time in 40 years: “I hope that the whole of Italy is happy about this result”Conjoined twins Evelina and Elisabetta successfully separatedMonths of anguish culminating in operation in Bergamo. The parents: “They have been born all over again”Alex Zanardi to try his hand at DTM racing“They say of me ‘Let’s see what he’s come up with now’. I do the things I love, and that’s why I’ll be back racing. I know it’s a tough championship, but I feel ready. BMW is providing me with an excellent team and car”‘Irresponsible’ attitude as country looks on bewilderedThis is not the first time that a head of state has asked the parties to change a ministerial candidate, but what we have witnessed over the last few days is unprecedented
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La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Salvini proposes south Libya hotspots, Tripoli says NoRome, June 25 - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday that hotspots for asylum seekers trying to enter Europe should be in the south of Libya, rather than in Italy. "Reception hotspots in Italy? It would be a problem for Italy and for Libya itself because the death fluxes would not stop," SalLibya says no to 'migrant camps here' (2)Rome, June 25 - Libyan Deputy Premier Ahmed Maiteeq on Monday ruled out the prospect of the North African country hosting camps for asylum-seekers trying to enter Europe during a press conference following a meeting with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in Tripoli. "We categorically reject (PD suffers another debacle in local election runoffsRome, June 25 - The Democratic Party (PD) is again reflecting on how to turn around its fortunes after suffering another debacle in a round of runoff ballots for local elections in many Italian cities on Sunday. The centre-left lost traditional strongholds such as Massa, Pisa, Siena and Terni, as weMigrant hotspots in south Libya, not Italy - Salvini (2)Rome, June 25 - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday that hotspots for asylum seekers trying to enter Europe should be in the south of Libya, rather than in Italy. "Reception hotspots in Italy? It would be a problem for Italy and for Libya itself because the death fluxes would not stop," SalCorea Nord:Trump, la vogliamo denuclearizzata, sta accadendoNEW YORK, 24 GIU - "Vogliamo" una Corea del Nord denuclearizzata ed è "quello che sta accadendo". Lo afferma il presidente americano, Donald Trump, sottolineando di aver un buon rapporto con il leader nordcoreano Kim Jong-un. "Andiamo d'accordo. E' un grande negoziatore". (ANSA).Macron drinks too much champagne - Salvini (2)Massa Carrara, June 22 - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday described French President Emmanuel Macron as "a polite young man who drinks too much champagne" after the latter's jibe about "populist leprosy", reportedly regarding the Italian government and its hard-line stance on migrants. "HeRegistering Roma people unconstitutional - top justice (3)Naples, June 22 - Giorgio Lattanzi, the president of Italy's Constitutional Court, said Friday that forming a register of people of Roma ethnicity would be a breach of the charter. Earlier this week Interior Minister Matteo Salvini proposed holding a census of Roma people in Italy. "Any argument thaItaly's real constraint market confidence, not EU rules-Tria (3)Luxembourg, June 22 - Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said Friday that the Italian government was more limited in its policies by the need to maintain the confidence of the financial markets than it was by European Union budget rules. "Italy must pursue its interests, while considering that it is an
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In English Section | EL PAÍS
Pollution has killed 93,000 people in Spain in the last decadeExperts are calling for urgent action to tackle the problem which causes more deaths than car accidents‘Manada’ sex offenders walk out of jail in Pamplona after posting bailNationwide protests scheduled today across Spain after Navarre court frees five men convicted of abuse until their appeals are consideredRunning of the Bulls without bullfights? Pamplona mayor says it’s possibleJoseba Asirón draws industry ire after suggesting the world-famous festival’s “corridas” could disappear in the not-so-distant futureIs Spain set for a milder summer this year?Seasonal forecast shows no strong signs indicating that Spain is in for another scorcher like last yearHow penguins toppled two Chilean government ministersDivision over a mining project located near a unique marine nature reserve in Chile has taken its first political casualtiesThe young virtuoso who wowed pianist James RhodesA Madrid teenager is getting free lessons from the world-famous musician after dazzling him with his talent at a radio showThe ‘wild’ Osho cult seen through Spanish eyesDisciples of the controversial Indian guru Osho defend his memory after the hit Netflix series ‘Wild Wild Country’ explores the dark side of the movementKleptocracy and kakistocracyIn a kleptocracy all high-level government officials are complicit and their priority is to enrich themselves, and use their accumulated wealth to perpetuate themselves in power
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My sexy choice of hubby
Food columnist Lisa Burgess of Joffrey’s La Cala on why chefs, and not politicians, are top of the pile for desirable lovers
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World Cup fever is here and there’s nothing you can do about it
The post Football Crazy! appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.West End comes to Sotogrande in aid of charity
Theatre will bring alive the Santa Maria Polo Club for a charity gala arranged by the Arturo Darch Foundation, raising money for the fight against leukaemia
The post West End comes to Sotogrande in aid of charity appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.New squatting rules in Spain drastically speed up the eviction process
THE Senate has approved specific measures against illegal occupiers of private property. Under the new bill, squatters will be served with an eviction notice and told to either justify ownership of the property through a title deed, or show the lack of one on behalf of the claimant. If no sufficient justification can be provided, […]
The post New squatting rules in Spain drastically speed up the eviction process appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.A Q&A with inland property real estate Grapevine Properties
IT’S been another busy month for us at Grapevine Properties in the Guadalhorce Valley. We have been running around here there and everywhere dealing with clients and their myriad of issues. So what are the questions we get asked the most on a day-to-day basis when listing properties? Hint: it’s not ‘what’s the best sangria […]
The post A Q&A with inland property real estate Grapevine Properties appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Meet the women in Spain’s most female-led cabinet ever
As Pedro Sanchez forms a cabinet with the highest amount of female ministers in Europe, we take a look at the women behind the suits
The post Meet the women in Spain’s most female-led cabinet ever appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Are Spanish valuations worth the paper they are written on?
IT is often said something is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it. This is true but in order for a bank to lend money against a property they first need to establish its objective value. In Spain, a property must be valued by a ‘tasador’ before its value is officially registered […]
The post Are Spanish valuations worth the paper they are written on? appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Give war a chance – a Spanish village at war with France
How a 100-year ‘war’ between an Andalucian village and France forged lifelong friendships
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I’m just back from the Number 10 lobby briefing. It was one of those ones that conformed to the rule that the length of a briefing is in inverse proportion to its news value - lots of tough questions, met by bland and defensive answers. We did not even get to find out where Boris Johnson will be tonight, although, when pressed, the prime minister’s spokesman did say that Theresa May considered him to be an “honourable man”.
While we were there the Evening Standard published its first edition, with a story quoting Johnson as saying: “My resignation would have achieved absolutely nothing.”
“My resignation would have achieved absolutely nothing,” says Boris on Hea...No plans to change law on single-sex spaces, government confirms
Confirmation follows remarks in support of trans community by Penny Mordaunt last week
The government has confirmed it has no plans to change the law to allow transgender people to use single-sex spaces such as changing rooms and toilets.
The equalities minister, Penny Mordaunt, last week told a committee of MPs that the trans community faced “discrimination and bigotry ... very much like what gay men went through in the 1980s” after some people self-defining as a gender different from their biological sex were turned away from single-sex spaces.Continue reading...Bristol police arrest two after man dies in suspected burglary
Two other men left with life-threatening injuries as police launch murder inquiry
One man has died and two others have been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after reports of an aggravated burglary in Bristol, police have said.
Avon and Somerset police said officers were called to a property just after 1am on Monday and found several people had been assaulted.Continue reading...Countrywide seeks fresh funding as property sales slide
UK’s biggest estate agency group issues fourth profit warning in eight months
Shares in Britain’s biggest estate agent, Countrywide Properties, have plunged 25% after it issued its fourth profit warning in eight months and called on shareholders to raise fresh funds to cut its debt.
Countrywide, the company behind Hamptons, Bairstow Eves, Taylors and Gascoigne-Pees, has been hit hard by a downturn in the housing market in London and the south-east, a botched revamp of the business and growing competition from new online firms such as Purplebricks.Continue reading...Jeremy Hunt name curse strikes again at BBC
Yet another broadcaster replaces crucial consonant in health secretary’s surname
It is a verbal landmine that has gone off at Sky News, BBC Television and the BBC’s flagship morning radio show.
And once again, Jeremy Hunt’s name has been taken in vain, with a presenter on the Today programme mispronouncing his surname by replacing a crucial consonant.Continue reading...Tributes paid to Briton killed in Cyprus hit-and-run
Charlie Birch, from Powys, Wales, struck by car as he walked along road near Paphos
Tributes have been paid to a 39-year-old British man who was killed in a suspected deliberate hit-and-run in Cyprus.
Charlie Birch, from Powys, Wales, was struck by a car as he walked along a road near Paphos with a 32-year-old man at about 2.30am on Sunday.Continue reading...Uber's appeal over London licence ban begins
Magistrate to decide if Uber is ‘fit and proper’ to operate after reforming business
Uber’s appeal against the decision not to renew its licence in London will begin on Monday.
The hearing will be held at Westminster magistrates court and will last for several days.Continue reading...Monday briefing: Corbyn hits turbulence over Heathrow vote
Labour leader’s union ally urges MPs to mutiny on third runway policy … Tory call for buy-to-let curbs … England surge to last 16 of World Cup
Good morning. I’m Martin Farrer with the best news and views this Monday morning.Continue reading...
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'Hoarder' woman was found dead surrounded by 82 CHIHUAHUASThe 82 dogs filled every corner of the 'filthy and cramped' house in Birmingham (pictured), and poured out from behind kitchen appliances as officers arrived.American flies 4,000 miles to tell friend 'you're it' in game of tagDrew McEwan was posing for a photo at his niece's christening at Loch Lomond in Scotland when his friend Georgina Wilkinson, who was posing as a gardener, tagged him.British driver is clocked at 160MPH in FrancePolice in France stopped seven British drivers on the road from Calais to Reims on Sunday - with one clocked going 160 miles an hour.China is secretly developing an army of robot SPY dovesChina is building drones that look, and fly, like real-life birds. They come fitted with a high-definition camera, GPS antenna, flight control system and satellite data link and can fly at 25mph.Shocking pictures show the neglect of three cats and two dogs by Northumberland coupleAlisa Brown and Stewart Herd have been banned from keeping pets for life after RSPCA inspectors visited their home in Blyth, Northumberland and found five animals in horrendous condition (pictured).Two suspects are arrested on suspicion of murder after Bristol burglaryTwo men from London have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died and two others suffered life-threatening injuries during a burglary in Bristol on Monday morning, police said.'Rush hour sex prowler' groped women and a girl of just EIGHT'Rush Hour Prowler' Kevin Bond, 51, of Chislehurst, South East London, sexually assaulted girls as young as eight in daylight, and groped his victims before running off.Prince William visits Roman ruins in Jordan where Kate played as a childPrince William has revealed that his wife the Duchess of Cambridge spent almost three years in Jordan as a child when her father worked there for British Airways.