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Trump's Palestine plan: enshrining occupation
Sources: www.peacenow.org; ‘Peace to prosperity', January 2020- Middle East / Map, 2020/03 PalestineReligion in India
Source: Census of India 2011, www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census- Asia / Map, 2020/03 AssamWakaliwood forever
A small studio is making action movies that reflect the violence of Uganda yet are full of humour. Low-budget, egalitarian, it has fans around the world.- 2020/03 / articleCopenhagen, cycle city
Bikes are cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly, but many European cities still lack infrastructure for them. Copenhagen has a safe, continuous network and nearly half of daily journeys there are now made on two wheels.- 2020/03 / article, 2020/03 CopenhagenWalmart's planned economy
The mighty global chain operates according to highly efficient, constantly reactive, yet long-term plans, which leftwing governments can only envy.- 2020/03 / articleIn the name of the rose
That bunch of supermarket roses bought for a wife or mother was almost certainly grown under glass in Africa or South America. It has drunk thousands of litres of water and contaminated many more.- 2020/03 / articleSerbia's strongman tightens his grip
Aleksandar Vučić's Serbia is firmly under his authoritarian command, and year-long protests are now flagging for lack of hope and outlets. He wants to join the EU, and may one day succeed.- 2020/03 / articleThe Sanders-media showdown
In 2016 the Washington Post published 16 articles hostile to Bernie Sanders in 16 hours . Yet the would-be Democratic party presidential candidate has not courted the Post since; it hates him and he knows it. He even makes light of this, ritually asking his supporters, ‘Do you know how much Amazon paid in income taxes last year?' ‘Zero,' they reply. Sanders goes on: ‘I talk about [Amazon's taxes] all of the time. And then I wonder why the Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns (...)- 2020/03 / box, 2020/03 Bernie
Greece stops 4,000 migrants at Turkey borderTurkey vowed the Syrian regime will "pay a price" for dozens of dead Turkish soldiers and raised pressure on the EU over the conflict by threatening to let thousands of migrants enter the bloc.US poised to sign peace accord with Afghanistan's TalibanThe United States is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.Coronavirus epidemic surges in South Korea as cases exceed 3,000South Korea confirmed 813 more coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest increase to date for the country, taking the national total to 3,150 infections with four additional deaths.Walkouts at 'French Oscars' as Roman Polanski wins best directorRoman Polanski won best director for "An Officer and a Spy" at a fractious ceremony for the French Oscars, the Cesars, that ended in walkouts and recrimination in Paris early Saturday.Guinea delays controversial referendumGuinea's President Alpha Conde announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll's fairness.Voting begins in Slovak election overshadowed by journalist's murderSlovaks began voting in a general election on Saturday with the governing populists fighting for survival amid outrage over the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist whose stories exposed high-level corruption plaguing the eurozone country.Trump accuses Democrats of coronavirus 'hoax' as confirmed cases in US gather pacePresident Donald Trump accused Democrats of a new “hoax” over criticism of his handling of the coronavirus threat, as US health officials reported Friday a fourth case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin, indicating the disease was spreading in the country.French jihadists are active in Battle of Idlib in Syria, FRANCE 24 reportsFrench jihadists are fighting in the Battle of Idlib against the Syrian regime. They are following orders from the French jihadi recruiter Omar Omsen, who claimed independence from the Islamic State (IS) group and al Qaeda.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Syria: Erdogan left out in the cold by Arab states in anti-Assad fightAt the height of the Syrian war, a range of Arab states joined Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in supporting the Syrian opposition. As the last rebel stronghold in northern Syria is bombarded, where are they now?Idlib: 'I'd rather suffer bombs than Assad'The battle for Idlib is likely to be the last, bloody conflict in the Syrian war. Refugees have fled the city in droves, but Huda Khayti is determined to stay and fight for her Syria — with peaceful means.Will the EU-Turkey refugee deal collapse?The EU is skeptical about rumors that Turkey may let more Syrian refugees into Europe, pointing out that the "refugee deal" is still in place. But just how dependent is the EU on Turkey?Coronavirus: Wall Street reports worst week since 2008 — live updatesThe US, Mexico and South Korea reported more cases of COVID-19 and the ASEAN summit has been canceled as Wall Street wrapped up its worst week since the financial crisis. Follow the latest from DW here.How long is the coronavirus incubation period?Evidence of an incubation period twice as long as currently estimated is cause for concern among health authorities. A longer incubation period would have drastic consequences.Greek police fire teargas at migrants on Turkish borderGreek police have clashed with migrants on the Turkish border where as many as 4,000 migrants attempted to cross into the EU. On Friday Ankara said it would no longer stop migrants from crossing into Greece.Slovakia goes to the polls amid corruption controversySlovakian voters are widely expected to remove the center-left Smer party in Saturday's election. The election has been overshadowed by corruption allegations and the 2018 murder of a journalist.Russia: Dry ice accident kills 2 at Moscow bath complexA 29th birthday event turned sour when two people died in a dry ice accident. Some 25kg of dry ice was reportedly tipped into a pool for visual effect.
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'We're Not Prepared at All'More people in Germany have been infected with the new coronavirus. A widespread outbreak could push the country's public health infrastructure to its limits, as doctors, agencies and hospitals are overwhelmed. But experts insist there's still no cause for panic. By DER SPIEGEL StaffNouriel Roubini on Coronavirus: "This Crisis Will Spill Over and Result in a Disaster"Economist Nouriel Roubini correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Now, he believes that stock markets will plunge by 30 to 40 percent because of the coronavirus. And that Trump will lose his re-election bid.Right-Wing Extremists Could Win Big in Slovak ElectionA far-right party in Slovakia could become a powerful parliamentary force after elections this weekend. Long cheered as a model central European country, Slovakia is now at risk of following the same path as Poland and Hungary.Can the Virus Be Stopped?: The Global Effort to Contain Covid-19Epidemiologists and doctors around the world are doing all they can to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But new hotspots continue to pop up, indicating that it may already be too late.Social Design Award: On the Lookout for Good Ideas"Together We Are Strong!" This year's reader competition from SPIEGEL Wissen is looking for projects and ideas that promote greater social cohesion in our society. Apply now!Brazil's Traveling Judges: A Floating Courtroom Brings Justice to the JungleThere are 14,000 people living in the remote Bailique archipelago in the Amazon delta, but the region is so remote that the state's presence is minimal. So every two months, a team of judicial officials comes to them and holds legal hearings -- on a boat.German Mass Shooter's Manifesto: The Delusional World of the Suspected KillerA 43-year-old man is the prime suspect in the mass shooting that left 10 dead in Hanau, Germany, on Wednesday. Before killing himself, the man left behind an internet manifesto exposing his racist worldview.Auto Executive Carlos Ghosn on His Risky Escape from JapanFormer Renault-Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in a dramatic escape just over a month ago. He is currently the subject of an Interpol search warrant. DER SPIEGEL met him in Beirut for an interview.
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Vatican invested in Lapo Elkann and Elton John filmInvestments in Malta involving capital held by the Vatican’s Secretariat of State – in real estate, mineral water and websites – have led to investigations by Holy See prosecutors. At the heart of the operations is the Centurion investment fund, based in VallettaJudges acquit Salvini: “NGOs should go to their own country”The Court of Ministers on the migrant case: the “first-contact country” is that whose flag the ship fliesGiovanni Evangelisti and his medal for rigged long jumpThirty-two years after being unfairly awarded a medal at the Athletics World Championships, the former long-jumper recalls: “I was one of the few athletes who was clean; the use of illegal substances was covered up”. His new passions are painting and sculptureLiliana Segre “ready to head anti-hate commission”The senator said she was tired but had no intention of giving up. She talked to us about the insults, her police escort, and how her life has changed at the age of 89Ceramics 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”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
EU opens probe into Alitalia bridge loanBrussels, February 28 - EU antitrust authorities have opened a probe into Alitalia's 700 million euro bridge loan after complaints that it constitutes illegal state aid to industry, the European Commission said Friday. The EC said it had opened an in-depth probe to establish if the loan was state aiCoronavirus:First economic measures tonight says ConteRome, February 28 - Premier Giuseppe Conte said Friday the government would take its first economic measures to cope with the coronavirus emergency with a decree Friday evening. "We'll put the first economic measures into the decree, the most immediate ones," he said. Asked when schools in affectedCoronavirus: 1st 2 cases in UmbriaPerugia, February 28 - Umbrian health authorities on Friday reported the first two cases of coronavirus in the central Italian region. One of them travelled to Emilia Romagna, which has many cases, earlier this week while the other came into contact with a man from Castiglione d'Adda in the LombardyCoronavirus: Lombard hospitals close to bursting-GalliMilan, February 28 - Lombardy's hospitals are close to breaking point due to the coronavirus with "most of the beds, in the IC wards, occupied by this pathology", Milan's Sacco Hospital virologist Massimo Galli told a press conference at the Lombardy regional government HQ Friday. "Some hospitals arCoronavirus: 1st cases in 5 countries linked to Italy - WHORome, February 28 - World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday "since yesterday we have had the first cases of (coronavirus) infection in Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Nigeria. All these cases have links with Italy". He said "24 cases have beenPope slight indisposition, still working - BruniVatican City, February 28 - Vatican press office chief Matteo Bruni told ANSA Friday on Pope Francis's health that "there is no evidence that prompts a diagnosis of anything other than a slight indisposition" after some British and US media outlets appeared to link his condition to the coronavirus.Switch off TVs, ditch phones for Lent tweets popeVatican City, February 28 - Pope Francis tweeted Friday "Lent is the right time to make room for the Word of God. It's the time to turn off the television and open the Bible. It's the time to take a break from your phone and connect with the Gospel."Conte's cabinet to examine coronavirus measuresRome, February 28 - Premier Giuseppe Conte's cabinet is scheduled to meet at 19:30 on Friday to look at a first set of measures to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. "This first decree will be quite broad and approved in record time," Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri. "There w
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
Catalan premier announces snap election amid dispute over role as deputyIn a surprise institutional statement, Quim Torra said the date will not be set until the regional budget is passed in parliamentDeià: The Spanish village with more tourist accommodation than residentsThe picturesque spot in Mallorca is home to just over 600 people, but the high number of visitors in the summer is putting a strain on resourcesSpaniard in Wuhan faces tough choice: Stay with husband or evacuateSpain is planning to repatriate citizens who are trapped in the Chinese city due to a coronavirus outbreak, but for Dácil Sánchez that means leaving her partner behindJailed Catalan leader speaks in parliament on Article 155: “It did nothing to stop us”Oriol Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year sentence for his role in the 2017 breakaway bid, appeared at an investigation commission into the suspension of the Catalan government’s regional powersIranian exile group paid salaries for two leaders of Spain’s far-right VoxDonations from the National Council of Resistance of Iran also funded other party expenses such as rent and computer equipment in 2013 and 2014Spanish dentist caught secretly filming colleague undress given three yearsThe female employee discovered a pen drive that had been used to record her when she got changed at the Madrid clinic where she worked. The victim has also won compensationIn Madrid, investors eye tenants who still pay just €7 a monthDespite soaring rent prices, there are still a few lucky residents on old Franco-era contracts. Real estate trusts are buying these properties as they wait for the occupants to pass awayThe shoestring superpowerSome nations have acquired the capacity to cheaply and stealthily intervene in the domestic politics of rivals, exacerbating their social conflicts, undermining their institutions and making the country harder to govern
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Malaga Film Festival to bring Hollywood to the Costa del SolThe 23rd film festival is set to return this March to showcase the best of Spanish cinemaSPAIN tells tech firm it ‘must honour customers’ after it accidentally advertised €700 Huawei phones for just €125TECH company FNAC has been left red faced after selling €700 mobile phones for just €125 online. The retail giant made the costly error on its online store, while advertising the brand new Huawei P30 Pro for just €139, and €124 for loyalty card holders. Eagle-eyed consumers were quick to take advantage of the apparent […]Costa Blanca nudist resort gets hands-on to maintain ‘virgin and natural beaches’GUARDAMAR del Segura council have pledged that 7km of the town’s beaches will be cleaned by hand from tomorrow, March 1. The Costa Blanca town’s well-known nudist resort at Los Tusales is included, along with Los Viveros and Les Ortigues beaches. The importance of the task has been stressed by councilwoman, Mari Carmen Aguilera, who […]100 SPANISH ICONS: Number one, Malaga’s Maria ZambranoIN a first of a NEW series we look at names you have heard of, but may not know the fascinating history behind these famous namesSpanish company creates new rum based drink that is mixed with cannabisA SPANISH startup has developed a drink that’s distilled with cannabis.OPINION: Now that we have our first case of Rothschild justice, is this just a one off or will things change?IT has been nearly six years since the Olive Press first demanded answers from the Rothschilds for their expat loan scam.Man found dead inside van on Spain’s Costa TropicalA MAN has been found dead inside a van on the Costa Tropical. The 35-year-old was discovered in Almunecar on Friday morning after a work colleague reported him missing. He had not been seen since the day before when he left to make a delivery route. Guardia Civil took over the case and tracked the […]
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UK weather: critical incident in Wales as Storm Jorge drenches country
England has had more than double its average February rainfall as downpours continue
Police declared a critical incident in flood-hit south Wales overnight, as Storm Jorge brought heavy rain and strong winds in what is Britain’s fourth weekend of downpours.
February’s third named storm is forecast to bring rain, gales and snow, prompting weather warnings stretching from Cornwall to the north of Scotland and across to Northern Ireland.Continue reading...One in five students lose money by going to university, IFS finds
Men benefit more than women and creative arts provide worst returns, according to tax data
One in five students would be financially better off if they skipped higher education, according to groundbreaking research that compares the lifetime earnings of graduates and non-graduates.
Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found while 80% of former students gained financially from attending university, about 20% earned less than those with similar school results who did not attend, highlighting how some subjects, such as creative arts, offer negative financial returns.Continue reading...UK's 20th coronavirus case is first to catch illness in Britain
Man from Surrey is now in isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London
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A man from Surrey has been taken to a hospital isolation unit after becoming the UK’s 20th confirmed case of coronavirus.
He is the first patient in England to catch the illness in the UK. The chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said it was unclear whether they contracted it directly or indirectly from someone who had recently returned from abroad.Continue reading...John Lewis launches hand-me-down clothing drive
Retailer seeks to cut fashion waste with children’s coats featuring reusable name tags
John Lewis is tackling fashion waste by launching a hand-me-down drive with extended name labels attached to children’s coats that can be easily amended by parents.
The department store chain is introducing organic cotton labelling inside its own-brand children’s coats so the new owner can cross out the name of the last person and write a new name. Coats have been chosen to test this labelling because they have a long life and are often the most costly garment for parents.Continue reading...Investor group warns 63 large firms over gender imbalance
Letters sent to UK firms urging them to increase number of women in leadership roles
An influential investor group has warned 63 publicly listed companies, including Stagecoach Group and the Ladbrokes owner GVC, over their failure to increase the number of women on their leadership teams ahead of a year-end deadline.
It marks the third successive year that the Investment Association (IA) has written to companies lagging behind on key targets that aim to bolster the proportion of women in boardrooms and executive committees to 33% by the end of 2020.Continue reading...‘Eyesore’ London tower approved despite housing concerns
Residents criticise 55-storey skyscraper in Ealing while mayor warns over affordability
Plans for one of Britain’s tallest residential skyscrapers have been approved in west London despite complaints from residents that the proposal is “obscene” and an “eyesore” and a warning from the mayor of London that it lacks affordable housing.
The 55-storey twin-towers development in Ealing, sponsored by the Egyptian developer Aldau, will be visible from miles around and will feature 1,000% more floor space than is currently at the site.Continue reading...Woman wins payout for stymied career in landmark divorce case
Lawyer gets £400,000 and half of £10m estate after she quit working to raise children
A woman who “sacrificed” her career as a solicitor so she could look after her children has won compensation on top of an equal share of the family’s wealth after her divorce.
The ruling could have implications for other divorce cases in which one partner has stepped back from their career for the good of the family, a lawyer said.Continue reading...Crown courts 'should sit more often to end delays to justice'
Lord chief justice calls for action as government announces plans to raise legal aid fees for lawyers
Crown courts should sit more often to deal with a backlog in cases, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales has urged, as the government launched a consultation in response to demands for improved legal aid fees for lawyers.
The lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, lamented that delays to justice had been allowed to grow and criticised the state of many court buildings. The courts service last year underestimated the number of days required to hear the volume of criminal cases, Burnett added.Continue reading...
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Health officials desperate to trace contacts of 20th British coronavirus victim in SurreyThe UK's 20th victim, from Surrey, is understood to be a man who was treated at Haslemere Health Centre before being transferred to Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London.Sir Philip Rutnam QUITS after rows with Priti Patel and says he will sue GovernmentSir Philip, who has worked in the civil service for 33 years, said in a statement issued outside his home that there had been a 'vicious and orchestrated' campaign against him.Man kept in coronavirus quarantine can't stop coughing, taking water from 3-year-old daughterFrank Wucinski and his three-year-old daughter Annabel appeared on Fox News Friday to talk about their release from coronavirus quarantine but he can't stop coughing through the interview.Fans clash with police and one man appears to suffer head injury ahead of Crystal Palace matchPhotos of the incident, which took place near the Brighton clock tower, have emerged and one man appeared to sustain a head injury as tensions rose ahead of the game.Serie A games have been called off this weekend amid coronavirus outbreakCoronavirus is wreaking havoc in Italian football as five matches this weekend, including the potential title-deciding clash between Juventus and Inter Milan, have been called off.Boris Johnson's chief adviser accused of 'conflict of interest'Sir Edward Lister, 70, received the six-figure payment from Malaysian property developer EcoWorld between 2016 and 2019. But at the time he was also Chairman of Homes England.Cruise ship crew pepper spray brawling passengers over feared mutinyAngry passengers began fighting on board the MSC Meraviglia which had been denied permission to dock at three Caribbean ports over fears the vessel was carrying coronovirus patients.Talent producer who worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show until it was axed last June has diedEXCLUSIVE: Natasha Reddican was employed on the controversial show from October 2014 until May 2019 when it was pulled after the death of Steven Dymond, 63.