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- (France)Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Loving America and resisting Trump
So reality has inexorably, inescapably penetrated my life. It didn't take long. Yes, Donald Trump is actually the president of the United States. In that guise, in just his first weeks in office, he's already declared war on language, on loving, on people who are different from him — on the kind of world, in short, that I want to live in. He's promised to erect high walls, keep some people in and others out and lock up those he despises, while threatening to torture and abuse with impunity. (...)- Open pageExiled in Exarchia
The Exarchia district slouches up the Athenian hillsides, twenty minutes' walk from Syntagma Square, seat of government in the heart of Athens. Occasionally it stirs, exploding in violence and protest at a variety of injustices: some new, others perennial. Exarchia is a political and artistic hub in a country asphyxiated by demands from distant politicians at the behest of banks. Its inhabitants are a band of anarchists, refugees, artists and others, whose lives and philosophies are entwined (...)- Outside in / Exclusive/CommentAmerica third
If there's a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump's strategic vision, it's this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country's vital interests placed above those of all others. “We will always put America's interests first,” he declared in his victory speech in the early hours of November 9th. “From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first,” he insisted in his Inaugural Address on January 20th. Since then, (...)- Open pageIs president Trump headed for a war with China?
Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that country, “nothing is off the table.” Instead, focus for a moment on something truly scary: the possibility that Donald Trump's Washington might slide into an actual war with the planet's rising superpower, China. No kidding. It could really happen. Let's start with silver-maned, (...)- Open pageThrough the looking glass
You know you're living in a looking-glass world when former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks out against one of Donald Trump's executive orders. He's a good example of how past adversaries of movements for peace and justice are lining up against our current adversary, the new president. The United States, Cheney told radio host Hugh Hewitt, should not exclude people from our territory on the basis of religion. That was just a few days after Trump had signed an executive order entitled (...)- Open pageCrimes of the Trump era (a preview)
It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young's “Rockin' in the Free World.” (“But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead, there's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead, don't feel like Satan, but I am to them...") In a sense the rockin' has never stopped and by now the world, free or not, has been rocked indeed. No one, from Beijing to Mexico City, Baghdad to Berlin, London to Washington could question that. Who today (...)- Open pageIceland worries about tourist boom
Iceland is surfing a tourist boom. From 440,000 tourists in 2008, numbers started surging in 2011, and reached 1.3 million in 2015, and 1.8 million in 2016. (The population is 330,000 in an area some 40% of that of the United Kingdom.) How did this happen? Iceland experienced the sharpest crash of all the OECD economies in 2008-9. It regained its pre-crash level of average income by late 2014; its 2016 GDP grew super-fast, at over 6%, and forecasts suggest annual growth of almost 5% between 2017 (...)- Outside in / Exclusive/CommentAll the world's women
The Women's March that followed Donald Trump's inauguration brought together nearly five million people — on all seven continents — to safeguard women's rights. But for all its global success, the Women's March platform has one glaring oversight: international gender inequality. There are roughly three billion women who live in less economically developed countries. These women rank lowest in all human rights indexes, yet they are not explicitly mentioned in the Women's March mission statement or (...)- Outside in / Exclusive/Comment
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‘Last night in Sweden’: Sources behind Trump claims say facts, quotes were distortedThe police officers who appeared in a video that US President Donald Trump cited in his false claims of an incident in Sweden have lashed out at the US filmmaker who interviewed them, saying their quotes were heavily edited and taken out of context.French police arrest three men over alleged terror plotFrench police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand, legal sources said.Circus in France is an ever-changing art formWith the announced closure of the famed Ringling Brothers Circus, it may appear that a beloved form of entertainment is dying. But here in France, circus is not only alive and well, it is thriving and evolving.Video: Vermeer masterpieces brought together in Paris for rare showThe Louvre Museum in Paris on Wednesday will unveil a rare exhibition on Flemish master painter Johan Vermeer, the first such show in France in half a century.French-Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing wounded PalestinianA French-Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail.'Turkey is the biggest jail for journalists in the world'Can Dündar is the former editor in chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. After being charged with espionage and surviving an assassination attempt in May 2016, he fled his country and now lives in exile in Germany. Dündar has become a symbol of the crackdown on the press in Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He spoke to FRANCE 24 from Geneva about the state of press freedom in his home country.Staten Island, the New York borough where Trump is a heroChaotic press conferences, concerns over Russia and an aborted attempt at an immigration ban: For many observers, President Donald Trump's first month in office has been a bumpy ride. But many in the New York borough of Staten Island disagree.Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of ParisFrom ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner Dominique Abel. Blending dance, mime and theatre, the duo have brought their synchronicity to their latest film "Lost in Paris". Fiona joins us in the studio to talk about upturning Parisian clichés, the awkwardness of human interactions and finding inspiration in everyday clumsiness.
- (Germany)Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
Most Israelis oppose soldier's manslaughter convictionThe trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was contentious from the start. He was found guilty of manslaughter for killing an injured Palestinian assailant and sentenced to 18 months. Calls for a pardon prevail.Will the Dutch populists win even if they lose?The Dutch far-right populist party is currently leading in the polls. While it’s unlikely to be part of the next government, many people fear its ideas will be implemented. Thessa Lageman reports from The Hague.US National Security Advisor requires 'the right mind-set'President Trump's new National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is a smart choice and a step in the right direction for an embattled administration, says security expert Frank Cilluffo of The George Washington University.Populism: Analyzing a phenomenonIt's the word on everyone’s lips, and has lent its name to our times: We are living in an age of populism. Being populist has long been seen as a political stigma. But what is populism, and who does it speak to?France's Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti over headscarfFrench presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti. The far-right leader refused to wear a headscarf for the tete-a-tete with one of the country's foremost religious figures.Peugeot: We'll uphold Opel-Vauxhall jobs guaranteeThe French carmaker has promised it will not to immediately force job cuts on German assembly workers. Talks are advancing for a 1.9 billion euro takeover of General Motors Europe, which owns Opel and Vauxhall.Warsaw waves off EU demands for judicial reforms to uphold rule of lawPoland has dismissed European Union demands it implement judicial reforms it considers essential to the rule of law. Warsaw risks being stripped of its voting rights in the 28-member EU bloc as a result.Paris fights public peeing with eco-friendly composting urinalsFlowering compost urinals are being trialed in the French capital as a green weapon in its long-standing battle against "wild peeing." Because urinating in public also causes environmental problems, not just a stink.
- (Germany)SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.
Spotlight on Schulz: Merkel Rival Criticized for Role in Dubious Staff PerksEuropean Parliament officials in Brussels are criticizing Angela Merkel's only real rival in upcoming German elections. Martin Schulz stands accused of circumventing standard channels to grant lucrative perks to his staff -- at the expense of taxpayers.Collapse of the Caliphate: Dire Straits for Islamic State FinancesIslamic State is in deep financial trouble. A new study by King's College in London provides the first in-depth look at the terrorist group's revenue structure and why its business model is now failing.Rubble and Delusion: A Journey Through Assad's SyriaWith the fall of Aleppo, the regime of Bashar Assad once again controls the country's second-largest city. But is reconciliation possible in the country? A journey through the dictator's rump state.Looking Beyond NATO: Europe Must Plan to Defend ItselfEurope has long relied on America for its defense. But that era is rapidly coming to an end. It is time for a stronger European defense alliance that is less dependent on the U.S. and more capable of asserting its own interests with Russia and Turkey.NATO Funding Target: U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense SpendingWashington is threatening consequences if NATO member states don't increase their defense spending. Germany is the primary focus of the demand. But the Defense Ministry in Berlin is already having trouble spending the money it currently has at its disposal.History Repeating: The Greatest Threat to Security Since WWIINATO is in danger and the West is losing its cohesion. Lessons of the past warn us to stand tall against those seeking to unravel a global security framework that has kept us safe since World War II.Battling for Hearts and Minds: Kiev Fights for Loyalty in Eastern UkraineThe Minsk agreement, designed to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, turned two this week. But it hasn't stopped the violence -- in part because Kiev has done little to promote reconciliation. If that doesn't change, unifying the country will prove impossible.Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a "muscular democracy" and take the lead in Europe.
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Quagliarella Hounded by Policeman Posing as FriendPostal Police detective inspector convicted for plaguing the striker during his time at Napoli. It all started with a favour regarding a problem with his phoneFather of Hashish Suicide Calls for Greater DialogueGiò, 16, was a promising young footballer. The pain of his teammates and father: “Maybe I wasn’t a good father, and didn’t understand him”Librarian Tells of Drugs and Violence at Bologna UniversityTrainee librarian talks of needles in the toilets, drug dealing and theft. “On one occasion this guy masturbated in front of a girl ... Another time I called out to a girl who was about to be robbed, and the thieves chased me and threatened to beat me up”Discounts for good behaviourTuesday, 14 February 2017Rigopiano Avalanche Survivors: “This has to be stopped”Giorgia Galassi, pulled out from the rubble after 58 hours: “ This is premature”. Giampiero Parete: “Can they do this? Can’t they be stopped? Whatever happened to respect and sensitivity?”Pope Francis: «There is corruption in the Vatican. But I’m at peace»«If there is a problem, I write a note to St. Joseph and put it under a statue that I have in my room. It is a statue of St. Joseph sleeping. And now he sleeps on a mattress of notes!»MomoDesign, from Formula 1 Steering Wheels to Graphene Helmets"We went from 3,000 helmets in the first year to 30,000. Now there are over one million in circulation. And in a month we will be launching the new model in graphene, the world's first."Shock Photos on Web Highlight New Drug Risk for TeenagersSmoke-filled gas masks, cough medicine cocktails and ice cream with codeine sauce are just some of the new methods used by youngsters to get high and attract “likes”
- (Italy)La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Spread closes steady on 188Rome, February 21 - The spread between Italian and German 10-year bond yields, a gauge of Italy's borrowing costs and of market confidence in the Italian economy, closed steady on 188 points Tuesday with a yield of 2.18%. The lower the spread is, the better it is for the Italian economy and debt-serEU report to warn on slowing reforms - sources (3)Brussels, February 21 - Italian structural reforms "are being slowed down because of the country's internal political situation", a debt report to be published by the European Commission will say Wednesday, EU sources told ANSA Tuesday. The ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) is being racked byTwo migrants arrested for allegedly raping man (2)Brindisi, February 21 - Brindisi police on Tuesday arrested two Pakistani citizens for allegedly raping a young Italian man in the Puglia city. The two suspects were identified as Rab Nawaz, 29, who has a regular residence permit, and Ali Imram, 28, whose permit was being renewed. The two suspects aMilan bourse closes 0.34% up (2)Milan, February 21 - The Milan bourse closed 0.34% up Tuesday with the bellwether FTSE-MIB index rising to 19,043 points. London closed 0.24% down, Frankfurt 1.18% up and Paris 0.49% up.Working on new centre-left group - Speranza (2)Rome, February 21 - Former Democratic Party (PD) House whip Roberto Speranza said after his PD minority split Tuesday that "we are going forward on the path of the construction of a new Italian centre-left political subject aiming to correct those policies that have driven away from our field many wGirl, 7, crushed to death by falling masonry (2)Biella, February 21 - A seven-year-old girl was crushed to death by falling masonry near the northern city of Biella Tuesday. The girl was hit by a piece of a cornice stone while playing in a courtyard with her elder brother, as her father looked on. The girl was rushed to hospital but nothing couldSoccer: Bonucci will accept omission - BuffonTurin, February 21 - Leonardo Bonucci will accept being left out of the Juventus squad in its Champions League last 16 first leg at Porto for disciplinary reasons, captain Gianluigi Buffon said Tuesday. "Leo personifies the Juve style," said Buffon. Bonucci is set to be omitted following a well-publSix suspected members of Mafia Alcamo clan arrestedPalermo, February 21 - Police from the DIA special anti-Mafia force in Trapani on Tuesday arrested six suspected members of a Mafia clan in the town of Alcamo. The suspects include the alleged clan's boss, Ignazio Melodia, a 50-year-old doctor who was sentenced to an eight-year jail term in 2010 for
- (Spain)In English Section | EL PAÍS
In English Section | EL PAÍS
How millions of fans are watching pirated soccer on Facebook LiveA complicated network of webpages and specialist sites attracts millions of viewers in the Spanish-speaking world, who avoid paying the subscription fees for such channelsBarcelona police fire shots to stop man who stole gas-canister truckThe suspect hijacked the vehicle at 10.40am before driving it for 11 kilometers, including the wrong way up a city freeway, smashing into other vehiclesSpain increasingly addicted to environmentally unfriendly fossil fuel importsA staggering 98% of coal, gas and oil consumed in 2015 was purchased abroadFacebook user faces €30,000 fine for posting video of policemanFootage, which has since been taken down, shows seemingly out of shape officer failing to catch psychiatric patientWorld’s largest luxury sailing yacht seized in Gibraltar over debt claimGerman shipbuilder demands final payment of €15 million for billionaire’s €400 million ‘superboat’Mexico triples its arms purchases in space of five yearsMost other Latin American countries are reducing their investment in military equipment, new study showsHigh Court confirms Barça will be prosecuted for Neymar signing fraudCases expected to be brought against Brazilian international and president of Catalan side after appeal rejectedEL PAÍS English Edition on Facebook LiveCatch up on our most recent broadcast where we spoke about Trump and Spain, the strange case of a Ukrainian footballer, and Airbnb in Barcelona
- (Spain)Olive Press News Spain
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Police gunfire halts truck laden with gas canisters speeding into Barcelona
A counter-terrorism investigation has been launched
The post Police gunfire halts truck laden with gas canisters speeding into Barcelona appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Rajoy and Hollande pledge to make EU unbreakable force at Malaga political summit
Mariano Rajoy and Francois Hollande outlined their commitment to leading a 'rapid programme of European integration' to pull member states closer together at a press conference in Malaga
The post Rajoy and Hollande pledge to make EU unbreakable force at Malaga political summit appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.European lawyers demand answers after Spanish family kept behind bars for almost 18 months with no formal charges
There has yet to be any formal charges brought against the Kokorevs
The post European lawyers demand answers after Spanish family kept behind bars for almost 18 months with no formal charges appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Olive oil prices in Spain soar to record levels amid fears of global shortage
Bad weather has decimated the crop
The post Olive oil prices in Spain soar to record levels amid fears of global shortage appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Iconic American paintings go on display at Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum
It is the first time that some of these paintings have ever been shown outside the States
The post Iconic American paintings go on display at Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Activists demand a ban on animal circuses in Cadiz town
Rights group Toniza has requested a meeting with Chiclana Town Hall
The post Activists demand a ban on animal circuses in Cadiz town appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.Two dog beaches planned for Marbella this summer
For seven months from March 15, pooches will be allowed to play on two separate stretches totalling 500 metres
The post Two dog beaches planned for Marbella this summer appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.More than 160,000 protest in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees
Spain has so far taken in just 1,100 of the 17,300 refugees it promised to accept
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- (UK)UK news | The Guardian
Latest news, breaking news and current affairs coverage from across the UK from theguardian.com
Peter Mandelson: I try to undermine Jeremy Corbyn 'every single day'
Ex-minister speaks out against Labour leader as Blairite peers express fury about Corbyn’s position on Brexit in Lords debate
Peter Mandelson, the architect of New Labour, has said he is working every day to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, as Blairite peers stood up in the House of Lords to lambast their party’s leadership for backing Brexit.
Mandelson, a former cabinet minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, told an event for the Jewish Chronicle that he was actively working to bring an end to Corbyn’s leadership.Continue reading...UK should expect a very hefty bill for Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker
European commission president uses salty language to warn PM that Britain will not be able to negotiate ‘cut-price’ exit from EU
Britain can expect a “very hefty” bill as the price of leaving the EU, the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has warned.
Speaking to the Belgian federal parliament, Juncker spoke of his personal sadness about Brexit but insisted that the UK would not be able to negotiate a “cut-price or zero-cost” exit.Continue reading...Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership
Campaigners say they have momentum despite judges’ narrow decision to give government more time to review law
A campaign aimed at overturning the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships has gained ground despite defeat at the court of appeal, equal rights supporters have claimed.
By a narrow two-to-one decision, the three judges decided to allow the government more time to review the law that prevents opposite-sex couples from taking advantage of civil partnership arrangements.Continue reading...Armed men help convicted murderer escape from Merseyside hospital
Police says Shaun Walmsley, 28, fled from outside Aintree university hospital as he was getting into car with prison officers
A murderer is on the run after two armed men helped him escape while he was attending a hospital appointment, police have said.
People have been advised not to approach the “dangerous” Shaun Walmsley, 28, who fled from outside Aintree University hospital as he was getting into a car with prison officers.Continue reading...Theresa May's spin doctor quit PR roles after questions over conflict of interest
Katie Perrior did not step down as director of three PR firms until five months after becoming PM’s head of communications
Theresa May’s chief spin doctor officially resigned from three companies set up with a public relations executive days after Labour raised questions of a potential conflict of interest.
Katie Perrior became the prime minister’s head of communications in July last year. She notified Companies House on 21 December that she had stepped down as a director of the public relations companies iNHouse PR, iNHouse Connex and Hersay Ltd.Continue reading...Farmers deliver stark warning over access to EU seasonal workers
NFU president says food will ‘rot in the fields’ unless government guarantees access to workforce
Farmers have warned that food will “rot in the fields” and Britain will be unable to produce what it eats if the government cannot guarantee that growers will continue to have access to tens of thousands of EU workers after Brexit.
Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers’ Union, told the body’s annual conference in Birmingham that farmers and food processors, particularly in horticulture and poultry, were already having difficulty recruiting.Continue reading...British Muslim teacher taken off US-bound flight: I was treated like a criminal
Juhel Miah, 25, calls for explanation for treatment by US officials, which left him feeling angry and humiliated
A young British Muslim teacher escorted off a New York-bound flight by US officials in front of the school party he was helping lead has spoken of his concerns that he was targeted simply because of his religion.
Maths teacher Juhel Miah, 25, who was born in Birmingham and brought up in Swansea, said his treatment left him feeling humiliated. Both he and his school are demanding an explanation from the US authorities.Continue reading...Police are 'only in the foothills' of tackling online abuse, MPs told
Senior officer Mark Hamilton acknowledges not enough has been done about abuse such as that suffered by Diane Abbott
A senior police officer has said they are “only in the foothills” when it comes to tackling online abuse, after being told by MPs that not a single perpetrator has ever been reprimanded for the stream of sexist and racist abuse suffered by Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary.
Asst Ch Const Mark Hamilton, the national police chiefs’ council lead on hate crime, told the Commons home affairs select committee on Tuesday that anybody reporting online abuse would expect to get “a more fulsome response” than that described in Abbott’s case.Continue reading...
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British ISIS fanatic grins before Mosul bomb attackThe terrorist, named by ISIS as Abu Zakariya al-Britani but born Ronald Fiddler (pictured), was photographed moments before dying in a targeted bombing of a military facility near Mosul in Iraq.Scottish hotel owner trafficked four men from BangladeshVictim of human trafficking, Abdul Azad, has said he was treated like 'servant' while working at the Stewart Hotel, close to Fort William. Azad now faces deportation back to Bangladesh.Better brain connections make you creative, finds studyExperts at Duke University have debunked the concept that right brained people are more creative. The study found that creativity depends on how well the two hemispheres communicate.Video shows teens plunge through ice while taking a selfieLourdes Cuevas and her daughter Maia Ramirez, were visiting the New York park during their vacation when they filmed the group of teens as they headed out onto the ice.Video of a mini horse eating in a HIGHCHAIR sparks outrageThe clip, shared online last week, shows the horse tiny propped up in a high chair like a baby, eating what looks like carrot pieces (pictured). It seems to have originated from a farm located in Saku, Japan.18ft crocodile rips off man's leg after being fed chickenThe man, a part-time bird carer at the zoo, was feeding the 800kg monster a chicken at Sandakan Crocodile Farm in Malaysia on Monday when the beast flipped and attacked him.Muslim convert 'planned to join ISIS to buy virgin slave'Woolwich Crown Court heard how Patrick Kabele, 32, from Willesden in north London, kept a diary on his phone in which he detailed how he had a 'death wish' and wanted to die young.Police drilling under garage of Christopher Halliwell homeWiltshire Police started excavating two gardens in Swindon, Wiltshire, on Monday, and today forensic teams were seen removing large dustbins labelled with biohazard warnings (pictured).