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Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global FascismMr. Trump’s campaign has engendered impassioned discussion about the nature of his appeal and warnings from critics on the left and the right.Nebraska’s Ben Sasse: A ‘Never Trump’ Holdout in the SenateTo the consternation of many in his state’s Republican Party, Mr. Sasse, 44, has called for someone to challenge Donald J. Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go BigThe limits of the presumptive Republican nominee’s managerial style, reliant on his gut and built around his unpredictable personality, are becoming apparent.Argentine Court Confirms a Deadly Legacy of DictatorshipsFourteen former officers were sentenced for their role in a regionwide scheme that involved kidnapping, torture and murder during an era of South American military dictatorships in the 1970s and ’80s.Iran-Led Push to Retake Falluja From ISIS Worries U.S.An operation to oust the Islamic State from a stronghold in Iraq raises concerns that it could feed the same sectarian tensions that have let militants flourish there.Behind Long Airport Lines, a Chain of T.S.A. Cuts, Missteps and CrisesWith the Transportation Security Administration struggling with shrinking resources and low staff morale, an expert said that “a structural change is needed.”Your Daily Mini CrosswordSolve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government ShutdownThe country is adjusting to a new normal of closed government and business offices, food shortages and cuts in water, electricity and phone service.
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For U.S. field hockey, the road to Rio starts in Pennsylvania’s Amish countryThe squad came in last at the London Olympics, so restarting the program meant leaving Southern California for the sport's roots in Lancaster County. There, athletes have received a warm welcome and homegrown financial support that comes with morale-boosting messages.Palin calls Obama’s visit to Hiroshima an ‘apology lap’The historic trip by a sitting U.S. president was criticized by the former vice-presidential nominee, who accused him of "dissing our vets."In campaign chaos, Trump shows his management styleThe public has seen glimpses of the polarizing techniques that the GOP candidate honed over decades in business and would carry into the White House. He is attempting to bend the nature of a presidential campaign to his unpredictable and outsize personality, eschewing the strategist-heavy mode of most candidates.1 poll puts Clinton ahead. Another says Trump. Both — and neither — are right.Depending who asks the questions — and what types of people the pollsters survey — vastly different conclusions can be drawn. But it helps to remember that polls are merely barometers, not crystal balls.The top 5 contenders to be Trump’s running mate this fallBased on conversations with Republicans, a study of the candidate's public comments and good ol' intuition, these people might be on the short list.
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A Dubious Benefit: Big Employers Steer Workers to Troubled For-Profit CollegesAmerican Airlines tells its workers that one of the employee benefits for which they are eligible is "career development training," and an internal employee benefits web page lists American's "learning partners and other sources for tuition discounts, waived enrollment fees and education grants to help you further develop your professional skills." The schools listed by the company as providing benefits for its thousands of employees -- managers, pilots, flight attendants, reservations agents, and others -- are for-profit colleges DeVry, the University of Phoenix, American Intercontinental University, Strayer University, and Capella University, plus a single state-run institution -- Penn State's online World Campus. The American emplo...Trump Style: Insults and Domestic AbuseAs I watch Trump raging against Elizabeth Warren and other women it strikes me that his verbal abuse is very much in the spirit of "the battered wife" syndrome. "Ugly pig. Disgusting! Bleeder!" Crook! Who knows? Could be murderer?" Women? I love them. Women? They love me! etc." Abuse. Abuse. Abuse. Abuse. Then flash a smile. "You know I'm really a good guy - come here darlin' and let me' - whack - abuse - abuse - abuse. What American needs with Trump is not only an election that rejects him and his kind totally, but a restraining order. Trump's verbal abuse of the women he disdains is a version of domestic abuse. Give him a jeering crowd and there are no limits to his abuse. Go, Elizabeth Warren. Step up your game, Hillary. Bernie - f...INTERVIEW: Kate Beckinsale on Love & FriendshipKate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship. The film, currently in limited release, reunites Beckinsale with writer-director Whit Stillman, with whom she first worked on 1998's Last Days of Disco. Based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel Lady Susan, Stillman has turned the epistolary prose into a film that not only highlights not only Austen's particular brand of comedy, but Beckinsale as the conniving "Lady" of the title, Susan Vernon, who is at turns devious and alluring as she manipulates friends, family, and acquaintance alike in her search for physical and mater...Justin Bieber's Crotch Grab Completes His Transformation Into Marky Mark
Maybe in 20 years' time, we'll barely remember Justin Bieber the singer as we toast his soul-baring performance as a down-and-out boxer at the 100th Academy Awards. Hey, if Mark Wahlberg dared to dream... LOL JK COULDN'T EVEN FINISH THAT SENTENCE.
Until he's inducted into the Academy, we're left with Bieber going full tilt fuccboi, channeling Wahlberg's permanently shirtless alter ego, Marky Mark, on Instagram. The pop star (and Calvin Klein spokesperson) shared a photo of himself on Friday grabbing his nether regions sans all clothing except underwear.
[Insert he's quite a handful joke here].
"#mycalvins," he captioned the photo of himself staring lovingly into the mirror.
#mycalvinsSuperintendent Says Sorry For Letting Students Drink Lead-Tainted Water
The superintendent of Oregon’s Portland Schools has apologized for letting staff and students keep drinking water at two schools after tests indicated dangerous levels of lead.
"Portland Public Schools regrets not having notified families and staff as soon as the tests indicated that there were elevated levels of lead,” wrote Carole Smith in an email sent to families Friday, which local news site KGW published. “While PPS staff worked quickly to replace all fixtures that indicated elevated levels of lead, we did not turn off the water in those faucets and drinking fountains prior to them being replaced and we should have."
The district arranged to have water tested at two schools in March and April after local communities requested it, t...Frozen at Disneylandphoto by BMeyers Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, is certainly destined to become a successful and long-running stage musical. In the meantime, an abbreviated stage version of the film had its world premiere this week at the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure. This adaptation, which was directed by Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy, is tailored more for Disneyland visitors than for Broadway audiences, and is a separate endeavor from the stage version in development for a pre-Broadway engagement in 2017. This production, which is trimmed to a little over an hour, hits the high points of the film, including the popular musical numbers "Let It Go", "For the First Time in Forever" and "Do You Want to Build...Trump Supports Cutting Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint:’ Report
Donald Trump supposedly told House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) he supports cutting Social Security but will not admit it publicly because it would hurt his election chances, according to a report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee reportedly made the comments during a May 12 meeting with Ryan aimed at mending ties between the two top Republican leaders, Bloomberg reported, citing an unnamed source who was in the room. (Ryan has yet to endorse Trump.)
“From a moral standpoint, I believe in it,” Trump said of cutting Social Security. “But you also have to get elected. And there’s no way a Republican is going to beat a Democrat when the Republican is saying, ‘We’re going to cut your Social Security’ an...When Young Men CookSoup by Jay Astafa Two of the best dinners I've had recently were not in restaurants. One took place at an art gallery in New York's trendy Chelsea area; the other in a lovely apartment in Bronxville, New York. The first, for forty-two people seated around one long table, was served and eaten in total silence. Created by chef and caterer Jay Astafa on behalf of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, it was a ten-course study in mindfulness. The second dinner, no less thought-provoking, featured six-courses with spot-on wine pairings, orchestrated by CIA student George Musho. Both menus were prepared with poetic sophistication that belied the ages of their chefs. Jay is 23 and George is 20, and both started cooking in their...
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Pakistan: Light beating of wives urgedSponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.Depp ordered to stay away from HeardA Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive.At least 30 sought in Brazil gang rapeBrazilian police are searching for 33 people suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old as graphic video and images of the girl posted on social media have shocked the South American country.Dinosaur-killing asteroid: Secret revealedWhen a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in AmericaDeadly boat collision in FloridaTwo boats collided outside a Coast Guard station in Florida, killing person and injuring two others, authorities said.
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U.N. health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call over ZikaThe WHO says there is “no public health justification” for postponing or canceling because of the Zika outbreak.Vintage plane fished out of Hudson after fatal crashThe body of 56-year-old man was recovered from the wreckage, police say.Lightning strikes injure dozens in France, GermanySeparate strikes hurt children at a birthday party and attendees at a soccer game.Pilot killed in vintage plane crash was airshow veteranThe pilot killed when a vintage World War II plane crashed in the Hudson River was the former chief pilot and chief mechanic at a New York a...LG's robovac: a killer cleaner with a few flawsTests show the new LG Hom-Bot is a great performer, but it's missing some key features.Harvard researchers unveil new Alzheimer's theoryResearchers at Harvard this week offered a new theory of Alzheimer’s Disease that - if true - would upend our understanding of the disease a...A brother and uncle and the horrible price of warA reporter looks back at the story his father wrote after a visit to the American Cemetery and Memorial in the Netherlands.Bernie Sanders' call for ouster of two convention co-chairs rejectedDNC officials say "no" to his challenge.
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No, Bernie Sanders Didn't Enter a Rally to a Homophobic DMX Song
In what may be one of the most confusing episodes featuring an allegedly doctored video from this already very weird nominating contest, the Bernie Sanders campaign is staunchly denying that the senator entered a rally to an extremely homophobic DMX song in California earlier this week. The reports began on Thursday, when a video popped up on YouTube and Twitter that appeared to show Sanders entering a rally in California to DMX’s Where the Hood At?
Billboard even got a comment from DMX on Sanders using his song: "When God shows up he shows out." And that’s where it seemed to end until the video started making the rounds and people started realizing that the song in question has some horrifically homophobic lyrics:Man, cats don't know...World Health Organization Rejects Call to Move Olympics Over Zika Fears
The United Nations health agency says the 150 public health experts who wrote an open letter calling for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be moved or postponed because of the Zika virus are wrong. “Cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus,” the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The WHO responded a day after the 150 public health experts said that moving forward with the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro would lead to “an unnecessary risk.”
The response by the WHO likely did not surprise those who wrote the open letter as they had warned that the global health organization suffers from a “conflict of interest” due to its partnership with the Inter...Donald Trump Blasts “Mexican” Judge in Trump University Case
You know what’s presidential? Using 12 minutes of a campaign rally to criticize a judge who is overseeing civil litigation against your failed “education” venture. And that’s exactly what Donald Trump did in San Diego when he seemingly bored his audience with details about the ongoing case, specifically attacking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel for being a “hater” and even speculating about what his ethnicity might be.
“The trial is going to take place sometime in November. There should be no trial. This should have been dismissed on summary judgment easily,” Trump said. “Everybody says it, but I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater. His name is Gonzalo Curiel.”
Curiel “is not doing the right thing. And I...Amicus: A Bird With a Broken Wing
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer this week told an interviewer that the court has not been diminished by the Senate’s inability to fill its empty seat, despite appearances to the contrary. On this episode, we consider the evidence for that claim with the Atlantic’s Garrett Epps. Then we’re joined by legal scholar Jonathan Adler, who weighs in on Donald Trump’s recently released shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees. Adler counts himself among the conservatives who are deeply troubled by the prospect of Trump’s impact on the judiciary were he to be elected preside...Sea of Noise
There are the noises we make in the air, and then there are the noises we make below the waves. This video shows how scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's plan to find out more about what kind of impact we’re having.
We know that oceans have gotten noisier over the last 100 years thanks to our own anthropogenic input: motors of our ships and tankers, noises and explosions from energy exploration and construction, and various loud sounds produced during naval operations. Research suggests these noises can seriously interfere with the sounds animals use for communication, whether they’re trying to find food, navigate, mate, or avoid predators. They can even endanger animals.
In October 2015, scientists on th...Come See Me at Star Trek: Mission New York
On Sept. 8, 1966, NBC aired the first regular episode of a new TV show called Star Trek. It had a bit of a rocky beginning, and had a rocky end three years later. But like Spock himself it would be resurrected and go on to become a major force in popular culture.
I don’t need to give you details; if you read my blog, you probably know them as well as I do. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Trek, with more than 700 episodes and a dozen movies covering that time span.
Holy cripes. That’s a lot of Trek! But hey, it’s well-loved, including by me. And that’s why I’m as happy as a tribble in an overhead bin of quadrotriticale to let y’all know that I’ll be at the Star Trek: Mission New York convention to celebrate the show’s golden anniv...The Villains Edition
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On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the baddies of the week. Topics discussed on today’s show include:
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Glycine found around comet: Did life on Earth come from space?
Rosetta's discovery marks the first 'unambiguous' signature of key organic compounds in a comet, supporting the idea that some of the building blocks of life may have come from outer space.Suspected gang rape in Brazil: A wake-up call?
Street protests erupted in Brazil after video showing an alleged gang rape of a Brazilian teen surfaced this week. Could this be a catalyst to address the problem with violence against women?As America took to the skies for Memorial Day, did TSA finally get it right?
On a busy Memorial Day travel weekend, some signs that the TSA airport security logjam may be easing.'Living fossil' in Yellowstone River needs help: Will $57M dam save sturgeon?
Officials and environmentalists differ on the best way to save the pallid sturgeon, a fish that hasn't changed in 200 million years but now faces extinction.Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity
There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. On one side is electric utility NV Energy, owned by billionaire Warren Buffett. On the other is SolarCity, the solar-power company owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Kim Jong Un's American aunt provides intimate view of young dictator
Kim Jong Un's aunt took refuge in the the United States in 1998 and recently approached Washington Post reporters to deliver an intimate view of the young leader of North Korea.Presidential race reveals violent attitudes toward minorities
While political violence is not unknown, like the 1968 violence at the Democratic National Convention, rarely has it been targeted so specifically at minorities, say experts.Zika fears: Why WHO rejected call by scientists to move Rio Olympics
The WHO rejected a letter by 150 scientists and physicians urging it to postpone or move the Rio Olympics because of public health concerns over Zika virus.
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Erdogan Condemns US Forces For Wearing Syrian Kurdish InsigniaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has escalated a row with Washington, over images of U.S. special forces wearing Syrian Kurdish militia patches. “The support the U.S. has given to the PYD and YPG. I condemn it,” Erdogan bellowed to a crowd at an airport opening ceremony in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish south east. Ankara accuses the YPG militia of being a terrorist organization connected to the Kurdish rebel group the PKK, which Turkish security forces are currently fighting. “I am someone who believes that politics should be conducted honestly,” chided Erdogan. “Therefore, our allies, those who are with us in NATO, cannot and should not send their own soldiers to Syria, with insignias of the YPG.” ...New Play Examines Blue-collar Life In Dying DetroitSince the first U.S. cars began rolling off assembly lines in the early 20th century, Detroit, Michigan, has been the center of the U.S auto industry, home of the Big Three automakers, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Today, Michigan still produces more cars and trucks than any other state in America, and this year, U.S. automakers are expected to sell a record number of vehicles. But it's hard to forget 2008, when the U.S. government was forced to bail out two big players, GM and Chrysler, and the third, Ford, needed a government line of credit to get by. During that time, the Motor City, as its known, lost hundreds of thousands of jobs as auto plants and their suppliers downsized or closed. Now, a new play, running off-Broa...Palestinian President Abbas Says 'Ready' for Paris Peace TalksPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a gathering of the Arab League Saturday that the body he represents is ready to accept a “fair and just peace” based on internationally recognized U.N. resolutions in accordance with the 2003 Arab peace initiative. A French-sponsored peace conference is due to begin in Paris on July 3. Arab League foreign ministers met Saturday at the group’s headquarters here in Cairo to discuss resumption of the long-stalled Arab-Israeli peace process. France has offered to host a peace conference on July 3 to help jump start negotiations. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the gathering that his side was willing to attend the conference and resume talks, but in accordance with pre...Upsurge of Migratory Traffic Across Sahara From West to North AfricaNew data by the International Organization for Migration show a significant increase in the number of migrants journeying across the Sahara desert from West Africa to Algeria and Libya and then onwards to Europe. The report finds more than 60,000 migrants have transited through the Agadez region of Niger between February and April. It says close to two-thirds were recorded leaving Niger for North Africa, while the rest was composed of migrants returning to Niger and entering the country. The largest number of migrants surveyed come from Nigeria and Niger. Other nationalities include Senegalese, Gambians, Malians and Cameroonians. IOM spokesman Joel Millman says the upsurge in the number of migrants crossing the Sahara is largely ...Pakistan Prime Minister to Have Heart SurgeryPakistan's prime minister will undergo open heart surgery next week. Nawaz Sharif will have his second cardiac operation in five years in London Tuesday. The prime minister's daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has written about the upcoming operation on her Twitter account. She said the surgery would be for "perforation of the heart," and is a complication from a previous operation in 2011. The prime minister's daughter said her father would have a week-long recovery period and that "prayers are needed." A statement from the prime minister's office Saturday said it is "natural and understandable" that Sharif "will be off from any activities when he is actually operated on by the doctors." India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, wi...Islamic State Presses Offensive in Syria's NorthIslamic State militants pressed their offensive Saturday in northern Syria against a major opposition stronghold, clashing with anti-government forces inside the town of Marea near the Turkish border. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the lightning IS strike north of Aleppo cut a main road linking Marea to the nearby opposition town of Azaz. No further combat details were available late Saturday. But the Associated Press earlier in the day quoted the head of one of the last remaining hospitals in Marea as saying the town has been encircled and his hospital under threat since Friday. "We need urgent protection for the hospital or a way out," physician Abdel Rahman Alhafez told the wire service in an email ...One Year Later, Nigerians Debate Whether Buhari Has Brought ChangeNigeria President Muhammadu Buhari won office over former President Goodluck Jonathan last year, in part, on promises to end the Boko Haram insurgency, which has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced at least 2 million in its seven-year war against the Nigerian state. Buhari, who marks one year in office on Sunday, has made progress in that area. Boko Haram has conducted fewer suicide bombings in major cities in Nigeria’s north, and last week one of 219 schoolgirls abducted two years ago by insurgents in Chibok town was found and rescued. Boko Haram attacks While the northeastern city of Bauchi has been attacked by Boko Haram several times, retiree Haruna Adamu Tiffi said he feels Buhari has kept his campaign pledge. “...Colombia Rebels Release Three JournalistsColombian rebels have released three journalists being held hostage by guerrillas in a remote and restive region of the country. The three were released Friday. Spanish-Colombian journalist Salud Hernandez-Mora was abducted last Saturday in Catatumbo in northeastern Colombia by members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN. She was working on a story about coca growers who grow the plant used to make cocaine in an area known as a corridor for smuggling cocaine to Venezuela. She said she was treated well by her captors who moved her frequently. The 59-year-old journalist, who writes for Spain's El Mundo newspaper and Colombian newspapers, was handed over to a delegation from the Roman Catholic Church. Diego D'Pablo and Carlos M...
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Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protestersSAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him.Venezuela government, opposition hold talks in Dominican Republic: local mediaCARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leaders and top government officials have held talks in the Dominican Republic to lay the groundwork for a potential dialogue to defuse a political standoff and a deepening economic crisis, local media reported on Saturday.Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia's cross-hairsATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear armsHIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.Yellen says Fed rate hike likely appropriate in coming monthsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said on Friday, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July.Fed reaction to data barrage is focus for stocksNEW YORK (Reuters) - Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve are expected next week.France's Macron launches door-to-door campaign as presidency battle loomsPARIS (Reuters) - French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron launched what he called a "Great March" on Saturday, a door-to-door campaign across France to collect voters' grievances ahead of 2017 presidential elections, in a new sign of his political ambitions.Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number.
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Economists overwhelmingly reject Brexit in boost for Cameron
Poll shows 88% of 600 experts fear long-term fall in GDP if UK leaves single market, and 82% are alarmed over impact on household income
Nine out of 10 of the country’s top economists working across academia, the City, industry, small businesses and the public sector believe the British economy will be harmed by Brexit, according to the biggest survey of its kind ever conducted.
Related: Ukip’s use of Great Escape theme tune grates with composer’s sonsContinue reading...Protests grow as Greece moves refugees to derelict warehouses ‘not fit for animals’Closure of Idomeni sees families living in military-run accommodation blocks with no running water or electricity
Conditions inside a network of new permanent refugee camps in Greece have been described as so bleak and lacking in basic amenities that they are “not fit for animals”. Around 3,000 refugees were last week transported to the sites after a vast makeshift camp at Idomeni, near Greece’s border with Macedonia, was finally cleared by police.
Related: Idomeni: Greek riot police move in to clear refugee campContinue reading...All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals
Results of research supported by public and public-private funds set to be made freely available to all
All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas.
The Competitiveness Council, a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry, agreed on the target following a two-day meeting in Brussels last week.Continue reading...Andy Burnham presses George Osborne over Manchester '£1bn black hole'
Labour contender for mayor says northern powerhouse initiative could change region’s fortunes or go down as ‘elaborate con’
Andy Burnham, who wants to be Labour’s Manchester mayoral candidate, has called on George Osborne to take action over what he called a £1bn black hole in the northern powerhouse initiative.
Analysis of public services finances across Greater Manchester has found that a £1bn shortfall would emerge over the course of this parliament. Central government grants to the region’s 10 councils will fall by £836m between 2015 and 2020, and Manchester city council is set to lose £163m by 2019/20, according to Burnham.Continue reading...Ken Livingstone radio show is dropped by LBC
Livingstone denies that decision not to renew his contract is linked to his recent comments about Hitler and Zionism
Ken Livingstone’s Saturday morning radio show has been dropped by LBC in the wake of the controversy surrounding his recent claim that Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism.
The former mayor of London, who had presented the politics programme with David Mellor for the past eight years, denied that his comments had led to the radio station’s decision not to renew his contract this year.Continue reading...UK weapons sales to oppressive regimes top $3bn a yearBig increase since 2014 in quantity of missiles and bombs sold to countries on Foreign Office’s list of human rights violators
The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records. Several have been accused of war crimes or suppressing popular protest.
More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greatest number of, human rights violations take place”, or “where we judge that the UK can make a real difference”. Listed countries which last year bought British arms and...Lightning strikes injure dozens in France and Germany
At least 11 hurt in Paris and 35 in German village as freak thunderstorms hit Europe
Dozens of people, including many children, have been injured as freak lightning strikes hit a Paris park and a football pitch in Germany.
In Germany on Saturday, 35 people were injured in the western village of Hoppstädten when lightning struck the pitch at the end of a children’s football match. Three adults were seriously injured including the referee, who was hit directly and was rushed to hospital by helicopter, DPA news agency reported.Continue reading...Don’t postpone Rio Olympics over Zika, says expert
Wellcome Trust head says potential risks of contracting virus from going to Games do not warrant such a drastic move
Britain’s leading expert on the Zika virus yesterday rejected a call by 150 international academics for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be postponed because of the dangers posed by the disease. Professor Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust, said such a move would be disruptive and completely unnecessary.
In an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO), released on Friday, the group of academics said the Brazilian strain of Zika virus harmed health in ways that science had not observed before. “An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, poten...
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Growing Uneasiness: EU Preparing for a Possible BrexitSPIEGEL has learned that the foreign ministers of six EU countries have met to discuss the implications of Britain's possible departure from the European Union. They fear that difficult negotiations over the course of two years could result.'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee DealMany viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe.Muzzling Brussels: Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating BrexitDavid Cameron has asked EU leaders to keep out of the Brexit debate as millions of British citizens prepare to vote on their future in the European Union. The muzzling has led to political paralysis in Brussels.Embedded in Brexit: An Inside Look at the Anti-EU MovementThe Brexit movement tends to not be particularly open with journalists, so I joined them for a few weeks to get an inside look. What I found was a lot of enthusiasm and some cause for concern in the run-up to the June 23 vote.'Waiting for the World': An Interview with One of Aleppo's Last DoctorsOne of the few remaining doctors in Aleppo discusses the city's desperate situation, speaks of targeted attacks on doctors and hospitals and laments the inability to provide comprehensive treatment in an area ravaged by war.Exceeding Expectations: Federica Mogherini Is Hope of European Social DemocratsEarly on, many considered Federica Mogherini to be too young and inexperienced for the EU's top diplomatic post. Today, her name is being tossed in the ring as a potential leading European politician.The Russian Threat: NATO Struggles to Recover after Years of Budget CutsA recent study set off widespread concern about NATO's readiness to confront Russian aggression. Now, alliance member states are ratcheting up defense spending -- but the numbers still don't add up.Poverty: What Does It Mean To Be Poor?Poverty is measured on the basis of income, but that is often too one-dimensional for such a complex phenomenon. Researchers have developed better ways of defining who falls below the poverty line, but do those concepts stand up to the test?