Trump says ‘we’re trying to find out about a whistleblower’ amid impeachment inquiry – live

Trump’s comment the White House is trying to find out more about the whistleblower raises concerns of defying federal protections Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.03pm BST One of the whistleblower’s lawyers has sent a tweet defending the person’s anonymity despite Trump’s claim that the White House is trying to find about more about the official. The lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, warned that retaliating against…

October 29, 2019
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The future of the global economy hinges on four games of chicken | Nouriel Roubini

Trump’s rows with China and Iran, Brexit and Argentina’s populism put the world on a knife edge In the classic game of chicken, two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the loser. If neither swerves, both will probably die. In the past, such scenarios have been studied to assess the risks posed by great-power rivalries. In the case of the Cuban missile crisis, for…

October 24, 2019
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‘The poor are punished’: Dorian lays bare inequality in the Bahamas

The tourist destination relies on a life support system of fishermen, hotel workers and laborers. They’ve been hardest hit Holidaymakers queuing at immigration at the Bahamas’ Nassau airport are still serenaded by three pink-shirted men playing jovial music. They are still sunbathing on the beaches and still swimming in the sea. It is as if nothing has changed in paradise. Yet 40 minutes away by plane, on the Abaco Islands,…

September 15, 2019
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as Australian-British academic jailed in Iran since 2018

Cambridge-educated lecturer in Islamic Studies at Melbourne University has been in prison in Tehran for almost a year The Australian government has named the third person revealed this week to be in detention in prison in Iran as a Melbourne academic who has published work on the 2011 Arab uprisings and on authoritarian governments. British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic who has worked as a lecturer in Islamic Studies at…

September 15, 2019
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‘Few acts more horrific’: former US priest jailed for 30 years for child sexual abuse

Catholic priest Arthur Perrault convicted of ‘long-term’ abuse of altar boy in New Mexico in 1990s A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The US district judge, Martha Vazquez, imposed the sentence on Arthur Perrault, 81, a onetime…

September 15, 2019
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Two protesters arrested over Heathrow drone threat

Flights operate as normal after climate activists ‘blocked by signal-jamming technology’ Two people have been arrested as protesters attempted to fly drones near Heathrow to highlight the role air travel plays in the escalating climate emergency. Activists attempted to launch the first drone at about 3am within the airport’s three-mile (5km) exclusion zone but they said the authorities used jamming technology to prevent it taking off. Continue reading… Original Article…

September 14, 2019
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So long and thanks for the fish: EU trawlers set new course post-Brexit

Amid prolonged political wrangling, families fishing in UK waters for decades are forced to reassess The Beernaert family has been catching sole, turbot and monkfish in north-western Europe for at least three generations. But, because of Brexit, decades of seafaring could soon come to an abrupt end. Benoit Beernaert, the owner of the Mare Nostrum trawler, makes half his annual catch in UK waters. And nobody knows whether his boat…

September 13, 2019
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Socialism used to be a dirty word. Is America now ready to embrace the ideology?

Voters’ feelings on socialism have shifted with half of those under 40 saying they would prefer to live in a socialist country In his 1998 film, Bulworth, Warren Beatty played a Democratic senator who goes rogue, embarking on a truth-telling binge in which he spouts radical truths no Democrat serious about election would ever utter. At one stage, Bulworth even mentions socialism. “In America that’s like saying cocksucker,” Beatty once…

September 8, 2019
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Mexican Court Approves Recreational Cocaine Use

August 23, 2019

Pixabay/PA Images A Mexican court has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally in the first ruling of its kind.  Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), a non-governmental organisation which seeks to end the country’s war on drugs, filed legal papers in the case as part of its strategy to change the country’s drug policy. The court said it would not allow the claimants to sell cocaine but they…

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44 People Injured After Wave Pool Malfunctions Creating Tsunami

August 2, 2019

NewsFlare 44 people have been injured after a terrifying malfunction in a wave pool created a 10-foot tsunami. The incident happened at Shuiyun Water Park, a popular tourist destination in Northern China. Frightening footage shows pool goers screaming and swimming for their lives as the enormous wave rises, leaving the sides of the pool drenched. An injured, bloodied swimmer can be seen lying by the side of the pool in…

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