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Multilingual Media Summarization and Sentiment Analysis

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Clusters: 788
Articles: 2896
Average tonality: 2.8988254
Entity mentions: 517269
Comments: 735430
Average tonality: 0.8135105
'Wait for the show': How John McCain torpedoed the Republican health plan
There were gasps when McCain joined Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins in opposing the bill, ending Republicans’ latest effort to kill the health law
Articles: 75 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 1.2533333
Top entities
Comments: 14518
Tonality: 0.23543188
  • He’s a great, great American’ Donald Trump has forced out Reince Priebus as the White House chief of staff and replaced him with the homeland security secretary, Gen John Kelly.
  • Senate Republicans are desperately trying to cobble together a compromise plan to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act
  • As the row over treatment of boy with very rare medical condition continues to make headlines, here’s a brief summary of the issues What is wrong with Charlie Gard?
  • Arizona senator John McCain provided a historic and critical vote to torpedo the Obamacare repeal bill – and with it Donald Trump’s legislative agenda "
  • The wrong people have been left to run the Republican party!
  • Please don't forget that ACA was named Obamacare by the Republicans AND that ACA is the health care bill of Republican Mitt Romney.
  • That ole cracker Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is about to be fired by Trump.Then the Amerikan people need to wake up and fire that pathologically toxic freak himself before he destroys the country.
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2.6 2.9
China has been given two headaches – Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
Beijing unlikely to be happy with president’s outburst over North Korea and some observers now feel China should push back against US
Articles: 46 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -9
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Comments: 8302
Tonality: -5
  • Lim was arrested in 2015 for allegedly meddling in North Korean state affairs.
  • The Trump administration’s narrow-minded focus on North Korea means it’s taking its eye off China as a result.
  • Letters: The actions of Venezuela’s socialist president are condemned by Dr Richard Harrold, while Dr Kevin Bannon defends Nicolás Maduro’s right to rule.
  • Donald Trump has promised ‘fire and fury’; Kim Jong-un has threatened a missile strike on Guam.
  • North Korea will never come close to dominating the 21st century.
  • North Korea talks bravado and builds a nuclear arsenal in order to deter the US from invasion and they've had this same strategy since the end of the last Korean War.
  • In fact, he has “some rationale backing his actions” regarding the country’s nuclear weapons.
  • If a nuclear war was likely to kick off it will not be at the behest of Trump.
  • Anyways: Trump in the White House > a nuclear North Korea with ICBMs.
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2 6 0.245
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3.3 1.7
EU tells Britain to 'settle the accounts' and speed up Brexit progress
Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier says he asks why there is still major uncertainty over UK’s approach on key issues
Articles: 40 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -0
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Comments: 27959
Tonality: 0
  • An international week in Brexit that saw Theresa May head to Vancouver before meetings in London and a big speech in Florence.
  • The pound is down against the euro and the dollar as the Prime Minister lays out her Brexit position in a crucial speech in Florence
  • The trial was held as relations between Madrid and Barcelona curdled rapidly and seven months before the pro-independence Catalan government plans to hold a binding referendum on splitting from Spain.
  • Fellow cabinet member and leave campaigner Michael Gove backs Boris Johnson over controversial £350m a week claim.
  • In catalonia the regional Catalan legislation prevents labeling in Spanish, but in the rest of Spain does not prevent speaking in Catalan, who represses whom?
  • The Spanish language has largely disappeared from public life and Catalan dominates.
  • People like Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson have no problem spouting vindictive rubbish and getting their rantings aired in the media.
  • "More than 80% of voters voted for parties clearly stating their intention to leave the single market and customs union at the last general election. (AKA hard brexit).
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0.2 4.7 0.285
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2.8 0.9
In America, bias, hate and racism move from the margins to the mainstream
President Trump has often sowed the seeds of division for his own advancement. But his lack of leadership after Charlottesville leaves many disgusted
Articles: 36 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -9
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Comments: 3750
Tonality: -3
  • Now Trump has belatedly condemned neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan, two days after instead blaming “many sides” for Saturday’s carnage in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • We break down how the White House, Breitbart News, Steve Bannon and Trump’s cabinet are all connected to recent events in Charlottesville Has the White House been fanning the flames of white supremacy in America?
  • When they don’t, that speaks volumes.
  • President Trump has often sowed the seeds of division for his own advancement.
  • Also Trump did blame white supremacists for the violence, "many sides".
  • And Trump does not comprehend that China has the upper hand?
  • The Nazi scum, Klanclowns, white supremacists, assorted other racists and the "fine people" who are quite happy to be associated with these repugnant bastards recognise a fellow traveller in Trump.
  • What kind of "very fine people" accompany blatant neo Nazis, with swastikas, calling hail trump and marching to defend a symbol of racist oppression?
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3.6 1.7
Tracking Trump: a blow for 'Dreamers' and a deal with Democrats
On the heels of Hurricane Harvey Trump cut a deal with Democrats on relief and the debt ceiling, while earlier repealing protections for young immigrants
Articles: 28 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -7
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Comments: 1130
Tonality: -1
  • A slew of Trump properties stand in the path of Hurricane Irma, and sea-level rise raises the threat of repeated flooding Mar-a-Lago.
  • Maps and charts tracking the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards Florida.
  • Most powerful hurricane ever recorded over Atlantic Ocean batters Barbuda, St Martin and Puerto Rico as it moves west with category 5 winds and rains
  • Tornado warnings for Florida amid 130mph winds and record rain
  • Trump warned of “a storm of absolutely historic, destructive potential”.
  • The news focus in western media is of course, President Trump, who has a property in Florida, and his view on climate change.
  • Trump puts special interests before the planet and before people.
  • The storm already fucked up a bunch of islands where people live.
  • Trees fall, power lines flash like fireworks as conductors short, but all people of reasonable means live in homes that can take it.
  • "Hurricane Irma: 'the most catastrophic storm Florida has ever seen'"
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3.2 10.3 0
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2.7 2.6
Trump calls Kim the aggressor – while trying to take down the Iran nuclear deal
The 2015 deal is a much-needed force for good. It’s vital that Britain and other nations convince the US hawks to retain it, writes former British ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott
Articles: 25 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -1
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Comments: 3574
Tonality: -5
  • The best we can hope for is a world where Trump and Kim decide they would rather play with other toys than their nuclear missiles Donald Trump will always be Donald Trump.
  • Like Bush 15 years ago, Trump concentrated on trio of enemies: although the current president removed Iraq and added Venezuela alongside North Korea and Iran.
  • His speech will be remembered principally for its name-calling (he dubbed Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man”) – and his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea.
  • It's worth pointing out that the world didn't end up with madmen in Iran and North Korea on the verge of nuclear capability because of 9 months of Trump's administration.
  • That war will likely include some exchange of nuclear weapons, not necessarily America vs Iran.
  • The big difference between George W Bush's invasion of Iraq and Donald Trump's threatened military action against North Korea is that nobody in the Bush administration ever suggested first use of nuclear weapons against Saddam.
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2 6.1 0.245
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Tracking Trump: goodbye to the Mooch as leaked transcripts wreak havoc
It’s been a rough ride for Trump, starting with reports he helped write Trump Jr’s statement and ending with revealing transcripts of his personal phone calls
Articles: 25 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 0
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Comments: 5085
Tonality: 0
  • Gossip continued to swirl around the role of the accident-prone White House press secretary as he tried to handle questions about the Russia investigation It was a quieter week for the Russia investigation.
  • This is the White House transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull on 28 January 2017, as published by the Washington Post Malcolm Turnbull: Good evening.
  • “Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in his investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign,” he began.
  • Donald Trump began the week by turning a national scout jamboree into something resembling a youth rally.
  • The American establishment incited a civil war in Syria, and supported regime change in Ukraine (with the same disastrous results).
  • Those people on the left who encouraged others to vote for brexit thinking it would prevent TTIP ought to hang their heads in shame Trump wouldn't do it and enough in the EU opposed it.
  • Nah, he's going to join the Village People.
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0.1 4.7 0.321
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3.2 1.6
North Korea's Kim to assess 'foolish Yankees' before deciding on Guam missile attack
Leader’s comments come after US defence secretary warned North Korean missile attack ‘could escalate into war very quickly’
Articles: 20 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -2
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Comments: 5731
Tonality: -3
  • Letters: More than 120 nations are preparing to sign the UN nuclear prohibition treaty.
  • Foreign interventions in Iraq and Libya had convinced the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, that he needed nuclear weapons to survive, Putin said.
  • The US president, Donald Trump, said military action against North Korea was not a first choice after what he called a strong and frank discussion with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, about the issue.
  • Editorial: The world will have to learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.
  • Kim wasn't upset when China condemned North Korea's missile launches and nuclear tests?
  • Kim's neck is certainly a big target.
  • Were Russia and China to exit the NPT, resume nuclear weapons testing and threaten to destroy the US every week I suspect the currently stable international structure would deteriorate quite quickly, MAD or no.
  • The US should withdraw from North East Asia and help South Korea and Japan become nuclear weapons states I bet the Chinese and North Koreans would be thrilled at their great victory.
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0.2 3.4 0.192
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2.5 1.8
The Guardian view on Ryanair: the low expectations airline
Editorial: The forced cancellation of 400,000 people’s flights is bad for them and for the business too
Articles: 16 (Rank: 4)
Tonality: 2
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Comments: 7420
Tonality: 1
  • Ryanair rejected allegations that the real reason for the cancellations is a shortage of pilots.
  • Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary used to have a phrase for such behaviour.
  • Ryanair said passengers whose flights were cancelled could apply for a refund which would be processed within seven working days.
  • The Irish airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, apologised this week after saying that up to 50 flights a day would be cancelled until 31 October, affecting about 400,000 passengers.
  • BA haven't cancelled my flight because the pilots had all booked their holidays at the same time, (or left to fly with another airline).
  • Personally, i'd rather pay a little more and have well-rested pilots who feel valued.
  • I have never flown with Ryanair and never will.
  • Do pilots have to choose Ryanair to be their employers?
  • First prize a Ryanair flight, Second prize two Ryanair flights?
  • Can you imagine Ryanair offering FREE WiFi or FREE anything for that matter?
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0.2 8.2 0.357
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2.8 4.9
In an era of dire climate records the US and South Asia floods won't be the last
From the US to India and China, human impact on the climate is likely to have made droughts and storms more severe – and the trend is only set to continue
Articles: 16 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -8
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Comments: 2108
Tonality: -0
  • The size of storm Harvey is unusual – but rapid expansion, poor infrastructure and a distinctive topography have played a role in the devastating impact Flooding is nothing new to Houston residents.
  • We can’t say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change.
  • As the air above them warms, it holds more water vapour.
  • The National Hurricane Center warned of “ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding” spreading from Texas to Louisiana, with total rainfall of 50 inches (1.27 metres) in some parts.
  • "Regional trends in tropical cyclone frequency and the frequency of very intense tropical cyclones have been identified in the North Atlantic and these appear robust since the 1970s" - IPCC AR5.
  • When volcanoes ignited coal seams in the distant geological past, the extra CO2 produced by the process caused global warming and ocean acidification, and these led to extinctions.
  • You should acknowledge that climate change affects hurricane patterns, but you must also acknowledge that Houston owes its existence to the Texas oil boom and the oil refining industry.
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2.3 3.5
Venezuela to vote on constituent assembly after months of protests
Critics warn that a vote to create the 545-member assembly with power to rewrite constitution will damage democracy
Articles: 16 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -9
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Comments: 495
Tonality: 0
  • Maduro and his closest allies have vowed to use the assembly to jail key opposition leaders, remove the country’s outspoken chief prosecutor from her post and strip opposition legislators of their constitutional immunity.
  • He is the author of Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela THE MADURO FILE Born Nicolás Maduro Moros, 23 November 1962, in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • “We know, without any doubt, that the turnout of the recent election for a national constituent assembly was manipulated.” The turnout figure had previously been contested.
  • Chavez was not forced into firing all foreign and many Venezuelan oil workers for which Venezuela's oil industry has still not recovered.
  • It seems to be conveniently forgotten history that the real Venezuelan crisis predates both Chavez and Maduro.
  • This sham constituent assembly does not provide food, medicine and security for the people of Venezuela, it consolidates the government's lock on power in the face of overwhelming public dissatisfaction.
  • In other contexts, people holding petrol and possibly pipe bombs would not be captioned as "activists".
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4.3 6.3 0.343
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4.7 1.4
Death toll climbs as volunteers join search for Mexico earthquake survivors
Death toll from 7.1 magnitude earthquake climbs to at least 237 as discovery of girl, 12, at collapsed school gives rescuers hope
Articles: 10 (Rank: 7)
Tonality: -5
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Comments: 231
Tonality: 0
  • Central Mexico has been hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
  • Mexico City mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera said 52 people had been pulled alive from the rubble of collapsed buildings.
  • Two earthquakes have hit Mexico within two weeks, both occurring on the Cocos tectonic plate.
  • President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the grim news on Tuesday night from the Enrique Rebsámen school, surrounded by desperate parents looking for their missing children.
  • Mexico City was given 10-15 seconds of warning during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
  • Might it be the weight of the extra volume of water now pouring into the seas from the ice melt that is contributing to the rupture of tectonic plates and the sporadic volcanism we are currently globally experiencing?
  • Mexico City was given 10-15 seconds of warning during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
  • Mexico withdrew their offer only when their quake hit, and Trump offeredas our situation became a known quantity.
  • Ignore them, most people understand earthquakes, it is taught at school.
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2.4 22 0.079
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4.2 2.4
Joe Arpaio: Donald Trump signals presidential pardon for controversial sheriff
President tells a rally in Phoenix that Arpaio was ‘going to be just fine’ but that he wouldn’t pardon him immediately because he wanted to avoid controversy
Articles: 10 (Rank: 5)
Tonality: -0
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Comments: 1787
Tonality: -2
  • In pardoning the former sheriff of Maricopa County, our president sided with a lawless renegade over our federal judiciary and the constitution itself Who will go first, President Trump or our constitutional order?
  • During Donald Trump’s campaign, Joe Arpaio joked about how much the two had in common.
  • In 1993 Joe Arpaio, America’s ‘toughest sheriff’, opened a temporary outdoor jail in Phoenix.
  • An unnamed administration official, however, said Gorka did not resign but “no longer works at the White House”.
  • Trump pardoning Arpaio is a cheap political stunt from a cheap political hack.
  • No, local law enforcement is not tasked with investigating immigration offences.
  • Luckily breaking the law isn't an issue for Trump.
  • And today you have seen further signs of Trump's total disregard for the law and human dignity, now taking advantage of the distraction generated by a catastrophic storm to pardon Arpaio.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio did exactly what the pro law breaking, illegal alien groups do all the time, ignore the immigration laws.
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0.5 4.9 0.068
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6.1 3.1
Why are North Korea's leaders specifically threatening US bombers?
In response to Trump, Ri Yong-ho threatened to ‘shoot down strategic bombers’, showing fear of US bombardment and a potential for wider conflict
Articles: 9 (Rank: 5)
Tonality: -12
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Comments: 385
Tonality: -5
  • Devastating,” Trump said in a White House news conference.
  • Nor about North Korea describing the first remark as a “declaration of war” and threatening in response to shoot down US bombers outside its airspace.
  • The RUSI paper said a preventive war waged by Trump would be likely to escalate very quickly.
  • On Thursday North Korea accused Trump of exploiting Warmbier’s death.
  • It is hard to imagine any North Korean government official better placed to steer his country through the current crisis, particularly given his close ties to Kim.
  • Trump is a coward at heart and war with a nuclear capable NK is highly unlikely .
  • No Kim has threatened to Nuke, Australia United States Japan Guam South Korea That's only 525,000,000 people, but hey lets bash Trump.
  • The US and North Korea are technically still at war.
  • "People are so ignorant about the nature of the North Korean regime and the history of the country which is why it is so easy to focus on Trump, but that is so perversely wrongheaded."
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5.7 2.8
New iPhones: why is Apple's pricing the same in pounds and dollars?
New products have same price in both currencies, suggesting Apple is taking advantage of British customers’ acceptance of price hikes since the EU Referendum
Articles: 7 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 14
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Comments: 961
Tonality: 3
  • The first outing in the Steve Jobs Theater saw unveiling of flagship iPhone X, as well as iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and updated Apple Watch and Apple TV
  • On 12 September Tim Cook’s company will hold its first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
  • The iPhone X is a thing of beauty, but what is its true value?
  • There are other devices that use facial recognition to unlock, including Samsung’s flagship phone the Galaxy S8.
  • Since people are just paying to be a part of the Apple brand, why don't they just charge $2,000 for their regular phone?
  • Whatever is in the new thousand-dollar iPhone will be available in some other phone from China or Korea for half that price very quickly.
  • Enough people would still buy them to make Apple a trillion dollar company.
  • I have a bigger problem with other manufacturers charging around apple iPhone 8 price but their SoC provides only half of the single thread performance as Apple A11.
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5.3 1.6
Let’s try and understand North Korea’s actions: it sees the world as its enemy
It is up to the US to dispel tensions on the Korean Peninsula, writes Gabrielle Rifkind
Articles: 6 (Rank: 12)
Tonality: -7
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Comments: 1461
Tonality: -3
  • Haley spoke to the UN security council after the 15-member body imposed the sanctions against North Korea in response to its two long-range missile tests in July.
  • US President Donald Trump’s administration has been frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea and Washington has threatened to impose new sanctions on Chinese firms doing business with Pyongyang.
  • “China is aware they must act,” Haley said, urging Japan and South Korea to increase pressure and calling for an international solution.
  • What some people would like to see is UN sanctions on countries suppling military hardware to Saudi Arabia to continue their genocidal war in Yemen.
  • Most of that nearby landmass is occupied by China and Russia.
  • I don't blame NK (or other countries) for wanting to overturn this system, and to limit the nuclear weapons countries from imposing their will.
  • China recognizes that a North Korean nukes that can reach mainland US will inevitably lead to a nuclear Japan and a nuclear South Korea.
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5.9 2.6
Merkel must strike a deal. Europe’s future depends on it
Who ends up in Germany’s ruling coalition will have huge repercussions for Europe, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède
Articles: 6 (Rank: 12)
Tonality: 5
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Comments: 2159
Tonality: 1
  • Who ends up in Germany’s ruling coalition will have huge repercussions for Europe, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède This German election matters greatly to the whole of Europe, not just to Germany alone.
  • The prospect of Merkel sharing power in a coalition with the pro-business Free Democratic party could create problems for Macron’s plans for deeper integration of the eurozone with a shared budget and finance minister.
  • The French president said the EU needed to encourage “radical” digital innovation to compete internationally.
  • The Visigrad countries and the East of Germany want a different future.
  • Macron and Merkel, the former a sitting duck since entering office, the latter since sunday, arrogate to themselves the grandeur of a vision of the future of Europe.
  • Merkel made a huge mistake in welcoming thousands of refugees who have no affinity to Germany and now she is paying the political price.
  • When people start espousing overblown rethoric about the demise of the EU it's usually pro-Brexit people gleefully anticipating the ruin and fall of Europe.
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Hurricane Harvey: at least one dead in Texas as storm moves inland
The strongest hurricane to hit US in 13 years kills at least one and batters the Texas coastline before moving inland, bringing fears of disastrous floods
Articles: 5 (Rank: 20)
Tonality: -10
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  • Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi late on Friday as a category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 130mph.
  • President Donald Trump on Twitter asked people to get ready for the hurricane and posted links to websites for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Hurricane Center and a Homeland Security site with tips for emergency preparedness.
  • Texas governor Greg Abbott said about 20in (50.8cm) of rain had fallen in the Corpus Christi area and 16in (40.6cm) in the Houston region.
  • So in a way, looking from the opposite perspective, Trump supporters who take the do nothing approach and deny climate change exist like he does are indirectly helping to cause the deaths of other people.
  • "Trump’s newly minted head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was busy pushing for decreases in federal disaster relief "
  • Ted Cruz Demands Federal Money For Texas Floods After Blocking Hurricane Sandy Relief Is there nothing you guys will not lie about.
  • Looks like Texas is being punished for the atrocity that is Donald Trump.
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4.7 4 0.361
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2.9 3.1
Die Partei: satirical German party gains ground on social media
Group that pledges to introduce cocaine on prescription has gathered more new Facebook fans than AfD or Merkel’s CDU
Articles: 4 (Rank: 21)
Tonality: 1
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Comments: 698
Tonality: -1
  • Farage complained that Brexit was not playing a large enough role in the German election campaign, noting that neither Merkel nor Schulz had brought up the issue in last Sunday’s TV debate.
  • One thing, however, seems as certain as Merkel’s continued premiership, and it’s more important: the far-right populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party will enter the Bundestag.
  • Overall, and like other populist parties around Europe, AfD vastly outperforms traditional parties on social media.
  • Germany's UKiP has emerged because the EUmpress found a neat 'shame the conservatives on immigration' trick to guarantee her popularity with German left-liberals i.e. conscientious SPD voters.
  • Göring-Eckardt Green: Natürlich gehören Muslime zu Deutschland – ohne sie wäre es „sehr langweilig“ Naturally Muslims (and Islam) belong in Germany - without which Germany would be boring.
  • I hate it when journalists use Right-Left to describe a political party.
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Danish police confirm headless torso is missing journalist Kim Wall
Police find DNA match to Swedish reporter who is believed to have been killed on a homemade submarine
Articles: 3 (Rank: 29)
Tonality: -2
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  • “We believe he is telling the truth when he says she died in the submarine,” the Danish police chief president, Steen Hansen, told Swedish news agency TT.
  • Madsen, 46, who has been held in formal custody since 12 August on suspicion of “negligent manslaughter”, says Wall died in an accident on board a submarine he had built.
  • Police refloated the Nautilus and towed it into harbour for investigation, later suggesting that Madsen may have sunk the boat on purpose to hide evidence.
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3.9 2.2
'Increasingly Nazified' white nationalist rally descends on Virginia amid expected protests
Far-right monitoring groups estimate between 500 and 1,000 people will head to Charlottesville to hear from ‘alt-right’ ideologues such as Richard Spencer
Articles: 2 (Rank: 59)
Tonality: -6
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  • There was a confrontation late Friday ahead of the main rally when protesters and a smaller group of counter protesters came together on the University of Virginia campus.
  • Counter-protesters cleared when a gas weapon was released.
  • Statue controversy In February, the city council narrowly voted to remove and sell the Robert E Lee statue, and to rename the park in which it stands from Lee Park to Emancipation Park.
  • In response, last May, Richard Spencer led a torchlit white nationalist parade around the park.
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6.9 7.4
China should cut off North Korea oil supply, Turnbull says
PM says Beijing has ‘by far the greatest leverage’ over Pyongyang and could use sanction to bring ‘regime to its senses’
Articles: 25 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -1
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Comments: 5394
Tonality: -0
  • US president Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have vowed to increase pressure on North Korea following the launch, with Abe describing the situation as an “unprecedented and grave threat”.
  • The talk of the prime minister’s visit will be the ‘progress’ of UK-Japan trade deals.
  • Hopes for a smooth buildup to the trip were dashed when North Korea fired the missile across northern Japan in the early hours of Tuesday morning, triggering emergency alarms on the island of Hokkaido.
  • North Korea isn't averse to aid from abroad, so crank it up, on the understanding that Kim Jong-un stops his nuclear programme and missile tests.
  • Just too much of a coincidence that Kim Jong-un happens to fire a missile over Japan just when the Socceroos are in Tokyo.
  • Like Trump, they periodically threaten fire and fury, but to think that the North Korea would actually strike first and attack South Korea or Japan (unless they were attacked themselves) is misguided.
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Trump’s posturing on Pakistan is a gift to China
The US president’s attack on the country has gifted China greater influence in an unstable region, writes academic and journalist Abhishek Parajuli
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  • After risking blindness and public mockery by staring directly at the eclipse, the president embarked on a series of wildly varying speeches It was a tale of three speeches for Donald Trump this week.
  • The sternest rebuke in Trump’s speech was aimed at Pakistan.
  • Editorial: The most combative White House aide has gone.
  • The stakes obviously are much higher regarding North Korea, with US-South Korean joint military exercises this week aggravating already-high tensions.
  • Barack Obama understood this as US president, and pressed Pakistan more subtly.
  • President Trump correctly said this and condemned both sides.
  • Trump needs friends in India too just to keep china honest.
  • Once Trump got the nomination partisan and tribal politics took over and they put the party interest ahead of national interest.
  • Lick some boots in the entertainment industry for a few years, and keep reminding people that you hate democracy, free speech and Trump.
  • China promised to support the North Koreans in the event of a war against South Korea.
  • China desperately needed the economic and military aid promised by the Soviets.
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Caribbean faces fresh devastation as Hurricane Maria hits islands
Eye of storm expected to pass near Dominica on Monday evening with hurricane set to hit eastern islands still struggling after Hurricane Irma
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  • The category five storm passed directly over the island nation of Dominica on Monday night local time.
  • The official death toll from Hurricane Maria is 10, with two deaths confirmed on the French island of Guadeloupe, and one so far in Puerto Rico.
  • Islands already reeling after Hurricane Irma prepare for more devastation
  • Up to 20in of rain could drench the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands through Wednesday night – conditions that could cause life-threatening floods and mudslides.
  • This w as the perfect time to check the small print on the insurance policy Any insurance company which insured against hurricane damage in hurricane prone areas of the globe,would be committing financial suicide.
  • I don't understand why anyone would ignore the implications of climate change and buy a very expensive propery on a barrier island six feer above sea level.
  • These people have totally wrecked the islands...oh, shock, a hurricane hit...what a surprise.
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UN chief urges Myanmar to end violence as 120,000 Rohingya flee
Military operation pushing 15,000 Muslim ethnic minorities into Bangladesh every day, raising fears of border camp crisis
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  • Fresh outbreak of violence after decades of ethnic tensions has prompted tens of thousands of people to flee to Bangladesh Who are the Rohingya?
  • International pressure is growing on Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader and a Nobel peace laureate, to intervene decisively and curb the military operations.
  • Reporter sees Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militants in control of border post at frontier with Bangladesh Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar.
  • Some people would kill for a Nobel peace prize.
  • But I do see people calling for Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out against genocide.
  • Yet genocide of the arminian people isn't recognised by many.
  • Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize.
  • The Burmese did not suddenly decide genocide against the Rohingya people over night.
  • Why do people always have to link these things with religion?
  • & whilst Aung San Suu Kyi is a buddhist, Myanmar Buddhists monks have been at the forefront of much violence.
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World Athletics: Guliyev beats Van Niekerk to take gold in men's 200m final – as it happened
Ramil Guliyev pipped Wayde van Niekerk to win the men’s 200m gold, Turkey’s first ever at the championships; Christian Taylor won the the men’s triple jump and Kori Carter the women’s 400m hurdles
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  • Isaac Makwala showed remarkable powers of recovery by running twice at the world championships on Wednesday night to qualify for the 200m final It has taken a series of plot twists worthy of a Hollywood thriller.
  • The usually calm Van Niekerk was visibly tearful and angry, speaking after taking 200m silver behind the shock victor, Ramil Guliyev of Turkey.
  • Usain Bolt’s final race ended in injury as Britain held off America to win the men’s 4x100m relay, after Mo Farah had to settle for silver in his last appearance
  • Also great for Ujah after his comments about not being afraid of Bolt were used against him a bit.
  • He's clearly dismayed by the concentration on the British team when there are scores of other athletes who warrant the public's attention.
  • Bolt pulled a hamstring during the relay race, colleagues blamed it on waiting in a cold room (In August?) and the GB team won !
  • Thank the lord the relay team won the gold medal and allowed discussion about how great they were.
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Fact check: Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis
Address by de facto leader of Myanmar on forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Muslims contained truths, half-truths and falsehoods
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  • On Tuesday, when the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, was asked if Australia would consider taking any Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, she said Australia wanted them to return to their country if possible.
  • As a leader of Myanmar’s opposition Aung San Suu Kyi won international praise and a Nobel peace prize in 1991.
  • More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh since Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts in late August, prompting a massive military crackdown.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi has collided head first with political reality and that is a shame, but Mother Theresa deliberately perpetuated suffering and poverty whilst sitting on a literal fortune.
  • Pakistan has own developed cruise missiles Myanmar military wouldn't stand chance against such combined military power.
  • The west wanted Aung San Suu Kyi to be a saint.
  • So she is a puppet of the military regime who simply want to open up the country and make more money, despite the genocide/ethnic cleansing.
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More than 500,000 sign petition to save Uber as firm fights London ban
Strong support for ride-sharing firm whose boss vows to show it is a ‘great company meaningfully contributing to society’
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  • The London mayor’s transport authority has surprised Uber and its 40,000 drivers by refusing to renew the ride-hailing company’s operating licence.
  • Uber is cheap, convenient and by and large safe, but it has serious flaws too.
  • The council should be monitoring it and the landlords must be at fault if they know what’s going on.” These comments were echoed by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
  • Mayor Sadiq Khan has surprised Londoners and infuriated Uber drivers.
  • Look up the number of sexual assault claims made against UBER drivers.
  • If only London had a highly developed and efficient transport network utilising trains, trams, buses, boats and cycle routes.
  • How will it be a monopoly if Uber and black cabs are operating?
  • I'm sure Uber sre taking business from black cabs in central London but they do seem to offer a service black cab drivers don't (i.e to Zone 3 south east London).
  • Can we say the same to black cab drivers?
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From gas blast to carnage in Las Ramblas: the attacks that shook Spain
A night of terrorism in Catalonia that left 19 people dead - including five terrorists - and more than 130 injured began with a botched attempt to construct a gas bomb
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  • Hours after van killed 13 people and injured 100 in Las Ramblas, seaside town of Cambrils hit by second vehicle attack, leaving one dead and six wounded
  • When a huge blast tore through a country house, police at first thought it was related to illegal drugs.
  • Several of those suspected of involvement in the attacks are thought to come from Ripoll, an inland town of 11,000 people about 60 miles (100km) north-west of Barcelona.
  • Las Ramblas is the boulevard known to all visitors to Barcelona.
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Spanish attacks death toll rises to 16 after woman dies in hospital
Officials in Catalonia say 51-year-old German woman died from injuries suffered in terrorist attack in Barcelona
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  • All three took part in the Cambrils attack, which left one woman dead and six people injured.
  • A new plan was rapidly hatched, resulting in one cell member, Younes Abouyaaqoub, driving a hired Fiat van along Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130.
  • Police have pieced together fragments from 120 gas canisters that exploded at the house last week, killing two people.
  • Police are also investigating whether the suspect stabbed a Spanish man and stole his car, some 90 minutes after the Barcelona attack.
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Venezuela crisis: US imposes fresh sanctions in effort to stop rewrite of constitution
Sanctions unveiled for alleged human rights abuses and corruption, as opposition activists launch 48-hour strike before vote on constitution rewrite
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  • The opposition has vowed to redouble its resistance and US president Donald Trump has promised broader economic sanctions against Venezuela after the vote, suggesting the oil-rich nation’s crisis is set to escalate.
  • He is the author of Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela THE MADURO FILE Born Nicolás Maduro Moros, 23 November 1962, in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Maduro has convened a national vote to elect a Constituent Assembly to redraft the country’s constitution.
  • The opposition has called a general strike and fresh street demonstrations in protest.
  • Running out of beer was possibly socialism's finest moment in Venezuela.
  • Venezuela is the world's richest country in OIL Reserves.
  • The problem with Venezuela isn't "socialism".
  • Because the country had so many many poor people the funds that should have been invested in diversification and investments for the future were spent on sustaining and lifting the poor people of the country.
  • Chavez and Maduro adopted policies that were widely acclaimed as Socialist by people who claim to know what they are talking about.
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Kenyans queue for hours to vote amid fears of post-election violence
Result of tight contest between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga could be known by Wednesday morning
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  • The election pits the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, in power since 2013, against the veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga.
  • Non-aligned voters hoped for a new Kenya post-election.
  • In 2007, Odinga’s claims of vote-rigging prompted rioting and retaliation by security forces, which tipped the country into its worst crisis for decades, with about 1,200 people killed.
  • There were also reports of clashes between protesters and riot police in opposition strongholds in the city as well as in the western city of Kisumu.
  • It sums up politics in Africa, sadly. (If a British journo wrote this it wouldn't get published in the Guardian).
  • The test of a real leader is how the poorest do under their leadership and in Kenya as elsewhere around the world the mass of ordinary people have and will struggle to survive whilst the elite get richer.
  • It is no wonder that in places like Nairobi Jubilee overwhelmingly won the governorship from the NASA candidate who I can tell you is extremely unpopular.
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Bof! Why Emmanuel Macron is already tanking in the polls
Only two months in, the new president of France has suffered a precipitous decline in approval ratings. Zut alors!
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  • Only two months in, the new president of France has suffered a precipitous decline in approval ratings.
  • Last week the French president enjoyed celebrity visits from Rihanna and Bono.
  • Earlier this month, Macron was accused of betraying his manifesto promises by putting off promised tax cuts.
  • But Haftar, who this month declared victory over rival armed groups in the battle for Libya’s second city, Benghazi, has refused to accept the government’s legitimacy.
  • The numbers aren’t likely to dissuade Macron.
  • There are no defence interests because STX France hasn't built military vessels for years, DCNS/Naval Group do that AND can build aircraft carriers, contrary to what the French are claiming.
  • Poor Brits Unable to understand why it is has been bought by the French government.
  • If Macron can achieve the goal of reforming labour laws and making a level playing field for French businesses in Europe then France will very quickly outcompete Germany.
  • Macron has, to most people with a brain, exceeded expectations.
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Let’s face it – too much of the food chain is broken
Contaminated food is the price we will increasingly pay as the farming industry chases profits
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  • UK food safety inspectors trying to trace 21,000 eggs imported from affected Dutch farms but experts say that may be difficult Eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide harmful to humans may have reached shops in the UK.
  • Waitrose free-range reduced fat egg mayonnaise deli filler – 170g – 14 August.
  • It emerged this week, courtesy of an angry and defensive Belgian agriculture minister, that as far back as November the Dutch authorities received a tipoff that fipronil was being used illegally in farms in the Netherlands.
  • Because the German consumer wants the lowest possible price and is prepared to turn a blind eye on the lack of quality whereas the British and French are prepared to spend more and have higher expectations.
  • But by 'industrialising' production, of food as well as things, wealthier nations have freed up resources to greatly improve health care, education and so on.
  • I am no fan of farmers, but isn't the food contamination crisis a symptom of supermarkets controlling our food security.
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Eyes down for the run-in as F1’s season reconvenes at Spa
Sebastian Vettel has a 14-point lead in his Ferrari but the second half of the racing year sees the majority of races favouring the Mercedes’ setup and Lewis Hamilton
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  • Hamilton pitted to take the harder soft rubber on lap 13 and his team-mate Bottas came in two laps later but Ferrari chose not to respond, leaving Vettel and Raikkonen out.
  • Hamilton, speaking before the Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday, trails Vettel by 14 points in the world championship.
  • Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was in third, with the sister Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen fourth and the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas fifth.
  • Vettel has acknowledged Ferrari will be on the back foot in Spa.
  • Interesting as Hamilton definitely outbraked Vettel after the SC restart into Les Combes - it looked like the Ferrari was through otherwise.
  • Surely they have to fire Pérez at the end of the season.
  • The safety car, for all his radio messages, perhaps saved the race for Hamilton.
  • Lewis H = coolness under fire Great effort by Vettel-Ferrari though: much closer than all the pre-race punditry would have us believe.
  • I think Mercedes will need the team orders to battle against Ferrari or risk losing the drivers title.
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Iraqi Kurds polarised as region holds historic referendum on independence
Excitement has been building in Erbil, where veteran Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is popular, but 150 miles to the east, in Sulaimaniya, it’s business as usual
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  • Excitement has been building in Erbil, where veteran Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is popular, but 150 miles to the east, in Sulaimaniya, it’s business as usual Its streets bustled with Sunday shoppers.
  • However, Iran, Turkey and Baghdad fear the ballot could provide momentum to restive Kurdish movements and potentially destabilise borders elsewhere in the region.
  • Massoud Barzani, the de facto president of the region’s Kurds, had hoped to transition strong support for the poll into political leverage that could eventually help negotiate independence from Iraq.
  • Kurdish independence is a noble cause which should have been achieved a century ago, but the machinations of Imperialist British and French politicians, desperate to get control of Kurdistan's oil-production, prevented it.
  • Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey are all volatile nations who stand to lose territorially and financially from an independent Kurdistan.
  • The arguments rest on their desire to secede from Iraq and in claiming all areas where Kurds live or have lived as belonging to Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Poland's president signs controversial law despite protests
Andrzej Duda promised to veto two bills seen as limiting judicial independence but has now signed a third
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  • The two laws signed by Duda give the justice minister the power to select the heads of the local courts, and allows greater government control over the country’s school of judiciary.
  • Donald Tusk, the European council president and a former Polish prime minister, had warned of a “black scenario that could ultimately lead to the marginalisation of Poland in Europe”.
  • Poland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) has been in almost constant conflict with the European commission since it was elected.
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Dreamers condemn 'extremely wrong' Jeff Sessions: 'We're not taking jobs from anybody'
The attorney general said Dreamers were ‘denying jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans’ – an unfounded claim that has prompted anger and disbelief
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  • Donald Trump is scrapping the Obama-era program for children brought to the US illegally.
  • Daca, which protected immigrants known as Dreamers, granted temporary status to roughly 800,000 people, allowing them the right to live, study and work legally in the US.
  • Gonzales said the Daca program, contrary to Sessions’ claims, actually boosted the economy.
  • New applications under Daca will no longer be accepted.
  • His tone was so friendly to the Dreamers that you half expected Trump to deny that Sessions was his appointee.
  • Why in the world would Democrats sit and sulk when it's the Democrats who've been arguing for comprehensive immigration reform for years and are the greatest supporters of dreamers between the parties?
  • Trump must think it a mere "nicety", Jay, after all he did pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio who blatantly profiled people of Hispanic descent while they were simply driving, walking or working.
  • Obama issued executive orders (DACA, et al) related to immigration -but these required that ICE act contrary to law.
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Sam Shepard was wild at heart and mapped the American soul
From Paris, Texas to Buried Child, Shepard’s writing hits you in the gut. He never failed to show audiences something they’d never seen before
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  • From Paris, Texas to Buried Child, Shepard’s writing hits you in the gut.
  • Buried Child is an “American family play”, but it’s also one that bucks and kicks against the tropes of those plays with howls of violence and anger.
  • One of his earliest great plays, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, was staged at the Royal Court after Shepard moved to London in the early 70s.
  • • Samuel Shepard Rogers, writer and actor, born 5 November 1943; died 27 July 2017
  • A straw man argument crowbarred onto the end of a piece celebrating his life and work.
  • RIP Sam Shepard, saw Lie of the Mind at the Royal Court back in 1987 with Miranda Richardson , Great stuff, talented man.
  • So sad that a great playwright and actor has died.
  • So too Sam Shepard- his sadness and sensitivity made him more real than the average actor.
  • What a great actor, always enjoyed his movies.
  • A true great and an icon in American theatre, he will be truly missed.
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North Korea: US detects signs of new missile test, official says
US defense official says Pentagon believes test could go ahead on 27 July, on the 64th anniversary of the Korean armistice agreement
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  • The launch on Friday from Chagang province came less than a month after Pyongyang claimed to have tested its first ICBM.
  • North Korea’s latest missile test came hours after Kim Jong-un had visited a military cemetery to mark the 64th anniversary of the 1953 armistice.
  • North Korea conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test late on Friday in what it called a warning to the “beast-like US imperialists”.
  • The North last August successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
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Ryanair ‘barring passengers from new compensation flight offer’
Airline facing claims it issued refunds without telling customers they could switch airlines
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  • In July, it analysed data from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and found that where passengers took a compensation complaint against Ryanair to the regulator, Ryanair was in the wrong in 77% of cases.
  • Airline facing claims it issued refunds without telling customers they could switch airlines Ryanair was facing a fresh backlash on Saturday as customers complained they had been told they were ineligible for an improved compensation offer for cancelled flights.
  • The airline said it had emailed affected customers to offer a refund or an alternative flight.
  • In short other Ryanair customers are not subsidising anyone who had their flight cancelled.
  • I don't care how cheap the flights are, I wouldn't go near O'Leary's airline ever again.
  • There should be special travel insurance for Ryanair passengers.
  • I get some cheap trips to Euroland if they do fly, and €250 compensation per cancelled flight if they don't -- what's not to win win!
  • With RyanAir you don't even get what you paid for.
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Second man held after sword attack at Buckingham Palace
Counter-terrorism officers arrest 30-year-old at address in west London
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  • Police confirmed that no members of the royal family were in Buckingham Palace at the time.
  • Officers inside the vehicle spotted a large knife displayed openly in the suspect’s car.
  • The man, who repeatedly shouted Allahu Akbar, was incapacitated with CS spray.” The investigation is being led by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command.
  • Witness Kiana Williamson said the incident lasted around a minute: “The police were trying to get the man out of the car, shouting.
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Brazil's president keeps job as congress votes against corruption charges
Lawmakers overwhelmingly oppose charges for Michel Temer despite broad popular support, as observers condemn ‘bankruptcy of political system’
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  • Rousseff denounced her impeachment as a coup and accused Temer, her former vice-president, of conspiring to usurp her.
  • That aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, was later recorded intervening with an antitrust organ in a business dispute and filmed furtively exiting a São Paulo pizzeria with more than $150,000 in a suitcase.
  • An enormous graft scheme at the state-run oil company Petrobras was first unveiled in 2014 and enveloped members of Rousseff’s Workers’ party and its congressional allies.
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Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne win the 2017 Nobel prize in physics – as it happened
The trio have been honoured for their work on constructing Ligo and the detection of gravitational waves – follow the live reaction here
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  • The 2017 physics Nobel prize was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves.
  • The trio have been honoured for their work on constructing Ligo and the detection of gravitational waves – follow the live reaction here
  • Independently, Ronald Drever, a Scottish physicist, also began building prototype detectors in Glasgow and after moving to Caltech, he, Weiss and Thorne formed a trio that laid the groundwork for Ligo.
  • In the future, scientists hope to supernovae, pulsars and the insides of stars as they collapse into black holes.
  • Gravitational waves were of course predicted by Einstein but he never received a Nobel for relativity.
  • As for solving Einstein's equatiions to arrive at the prediction, all you need is basic knowledge of calculus and tensor algebra (done in undergraduate physics courses, like I did as a teenager).
  • There have been lots of black hole mergers all over the universe, but only a tiny fraction with precisely matching age and distance to let us detect them.
  • Of course These 3 Americans fully deserve the Nobel Prize for physics.
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The big issue: only Theresa May can save us from the car crash of Brexit
The referendum result does not have to be set in stone
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  • This state of affairs can be overcome with a referendum in 2019 on the terms of the EU withdrawal bill Where there is no vision, the people perish, says the Book of Proverbs.
  • The interplay between a referendum and such a Merkel-Macron offer will be vital.
  • Dr Richard Bewley Glossop, Derbyshire Vernon Bogdanor says voters must have a second referendum on Brexit.
  • Month by month in Brussels, David Davis is undergoing the same political evisceration that Theresa May endured during the election campaign.
  • Obviously Boris's bus slogan was a crude pitch that failed to explain that the £350 million figure was net rather than gross, but the big lie is the remainer claim that it made a promise.
  • Though I do agree with Lord Adonis that a second referendum is necessary I don't share his optimism over a Merkel/Macron offer.
  • I opposed Brexit and voted to Remain but there's a degree of contempt and entitlement exhibited by Adonis and his supporters which illustrates why a majority voted to Leave.
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Mexico earthquake kills at least 61 and sparks mass evacuations
Buildings collapse and power cut for a million people as magnitude 8.1 quake made houses ‘move like chewing gum’
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  • The tremor appears to have been stronger than the magnitude 8.0 earthquake in 1985 that levelled large parts of Mexico City, killing 5,000 people and destroying 10,000 houses.
  • On Friday morning, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, tweeted: “Sadly, there are reports that people have died.
  • The Mexican seismological authority said the quake was 19km deep and triggered a series of magnitude 6 aftershocks.
  • In Mexico City, windows were broken at the airport and power went out in several neighbourhoods.
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Myanmar says 40% of Rohingya villages targeted by army are now empty
Spokesman says 176 villages have been cleared by army, as Aung San Suu Kyi pulls out of UN general assembly
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  • Fresh outbreak of violence after decades of ethnic tensions has prompted tens of thousands of people to flee to Bangladesh Who are the Rohingya?
  • There is scant sympathy among Myanmar’s Buddhist majority for the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group branded “Bengalis” – shorthand for illegal immigrants.
  • The Myanmar government treats them as stateless people, denying them citizenship.
  • Some argue that Aung San Suu Kyi fears an unpredictable military.
  • Violence broke out in northern Rakhine state on 25 August, when militants attacked government forces.
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'You can't hide from the water': Irma hits Florida with surges and flooding
Storm weakens as it moves up coast towards Tampa but officials warn of continued danger and full extent of damage may not be known for days
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  • Irma is now moving up the west coast of Florida but has been downgraded to a category 2 storm with winds of 105mph
  • But Florida senator Marco Rubio said in a television interview: “You can’t hide from the water.
  • Two giant cranes collapsed in downtown Miami, one leaving its boom dangling by metal cables.
  • British defence secretary Michael Fallon rejected criticism of the UK’s emergency preparations on the British Virgin Islands, one of the worst-hit places after the storm hit on Wednesday, killing five people.
  • Florida governor Rick Scott told NBC: “The most important thing is to pray for us.” I hope praying will be a successful strategy against flood damage.
  • Their job is to regularly fly into hurricanes to measure air pressure, wind speed, moisture, temperature etc. using remote sensing ("dropsondes") and the instruments on the plane.
  • It's very hard to "prove" anything as complicated as climate change in the modern era, but not hard to show trends and relationships between trends.
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Emmanuel Macron's popularity slumps again
Poll shows French president’s ‘dissatisfaction rating’ among voters rising to 57%, up from 43% in July
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  • The Ifop poll showed the cumulative drop in Macron’s popularity ratings since May was bigger than that of previous Socialist president François Hollande over the same period.
  • Macron, France’s youngest leader since Napoleon, faces a big test next month when the far-left CGT trade union leads a rally to protest against plans to deregulate the labour market.
  • Macron took to battling with eastern Europe to show he’s on the side of French workers, not EU technocrats.
  • Macron is looking to emulate the failed "british model".
  • But my interpretation is the opposite: those reforms that Hollande begun and Macron is trying to finish will empoverish the French working class (i.e. the French people).
  • Macron had the guts to attack Le Pen and her lies in the TV debate, which he, a political neophyte, won easily against a seasoned politician.
  • The French unions are for France, the last defence against the tyranny of international finance.
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US navy divers search for missing sailors in hull of damaged destroyer
Planes, ships and divers search for 10 crew missing after guided-missile destroyer collided with merchant ship near Singapore
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  • Ten American sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore early on Monday morning local time.
  • Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan in an accident the US navy has conceded was caused by poor leadership and seamanship.
  • Richardson said he was asking his fleet commanders for a one- to two-day staggered “operational pause” to discuss action to ensure safe and effective operations.
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Jeff Bezos: how the world's richest man can change his stingy reputation
The Amazon boss became the world’s richest man on Thursday, but he’s still looking for ways to do good with his money. He could start by improving the lives of his workers
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  • Bezos leapfrogged Gates, who has been the richest man on the planet since 2013, after a rise in the share price of Amazon ahead of its latest results due Thursday night.
  • Amazon’s fierce opposition to unions shows that Bezos is unwilling to grant his workers any democratic input into the company they give much of their lives to.
  • Yet Bezos’s social conscience may finally be stirring.
  • The company’s treatment of its low-level warehouse employees has long been notorious.
  • Gates and Bezos together remain "poor" on Rothschild standards.
  • The rich and the corporations that they own have something like 30 trillion dollars in offshore tax havens.
  • Amazon workers are not only poorly paid but actually treated like robo slaves..Bezos is a sociopathic jerk.
  • True, though I suspect cavecanem was simply inferring that Amazon seem morally bankrupt and that in a more civilised and educated society, people would be repulsed by such companies.
  • Stingy or not, the money is Jeff Bezos' to do as he pleases.
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Rescue ship suspends work after 'threats by Libyan coastguard'
Doctors Without Borders told by Italian authorities that increasing aggression by Libyan ships poses a security risk
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  • Doctors Without Borders told by Italian authorities that increasing aggression by Libyan ships poses a security risk Doctors Without Borders has said that it is temporarily suspending the activity of its rescue ship owing to alleged threats from Libya.
  • But Loris De Filippi, the president of Médecins Sans Frontières Italy which has not signed the code, claimed the Italian government was seeking to criminalise the NGOs.
  • The Libyan coastguard has increasingly become more aggressive in patrolling the waters off its coasts where human traffickers launch boats crowded with migrants desperate to reach Europe.
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In search of the most painless way to exit the EU
Letters: Readers Prof James Anderson, Mike Pender, John Ellis, David Reed, Phil Beyer and Mike Gogan air their views on Brexit
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  • The international trade secretary, Liam Fox, appears to have bowed to the inevitable and realised that some kind of transition is the only way to make Brexit work.
  • On Wednesday the government is publishing a policy paper specifically addressing Irish border issues that will say there will be no need for border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit.
  • Little would change under ‘continued close association’, but the plan is ambitious, untried and relies on EU goodwill Are we leaving the customs union or not?
  • Corbyn and McDonnell should be ashamed for their tacit support for this Tory hard brexit and ignoring the majority of labour voters, trade unions and their young supporters in momentum.
  • I started hearing plain falsehoods thrown around like 'The British people have voted for controlling immigration and leaving the Single Market'.
  • Except that obviously if there are no migration controls at the Irish border, the Northern Irish border or the UK-Northern Ireland border, there are no border controls for people either.
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The EU has tied its own hands. It cannot intervene in Catalonia
Brussels must adhere to its rulebook. It has no mechanism for secession disputes, such as that in Spain, writes Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède
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  • Madrid is determined to prevent an independence vote it regards as illegal Catalonia was tense this weekend ahead of an independence referendum that has divided Spain.
  • Likely scenarios following Sunday’s referendum, after which the Catalan government declared 90% of voters were in favour of independence from Spain What exactly happened in Catalonia on Sunday?
  • The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, speaking on Sunday night, said the government had done what it had had to do and thanked the police for acting with “firmness and serenity”.
  • Amid scenes of chaos and police violence, the Spanish government has said this is just the start of their plans to totally bollocks up this whole Catalan referendum thing.
  • Today, Friday, most people in Spain are so incensed about the Catalan situation that they wouldn't mind a legal referendum to vote about GETTING RID OF CATALONIA!!!!!
  • In Spain we have 4 co-official languages spanish (castilian), basque, galician and catalan, but in Valencia the speaks their own one as Balearic islands.
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Usain Bolt says he is still one of the greats after Justin Gatlin beats him in 100m
Usain Bolt insisted that he was still the greatest athlete in history despite his shock defeat to Justin Gatlin in the world 100m final at the World Athletics Championships
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  • With Bolt having difficulty regaining his top form, many expect Gatlin to defeat the Jamaican in the 100m at the world championships, though the American will not go that far.
  • “Usain Bolt has retired unbeatable over that event.
  • But Ujah is hoping the London organisers do not create an atmosphere resembling a retirement party for the Jamaican because he has been there before.
  • As Bolt’s fellow Jamaican great, Bob Marley, once expressed it: life is worth much more than gold.
  • Justin Gatlin shouldn't even be racing - he's a drug cheat who has been banned twice.
  • Calling it a sports documentary does it a disservice, it's just a truly remarkable film, thrilling and moving in equal measure.
  • The more fans have cheered Bolt, running clean, the more they have heckled Gatlin, for having run dirty.
  • Bolt might be quick but he's no Mercx.
  • What's Bolt got to do to star in the best *sports* documentary - kill someone?
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A day of celebration or violence? Catalonia prepares for reckoning
Whatever happens in referendum, both sides are likely to claim victory and Catalonia will be more polarised than ever
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  • The Catalan high court has assumed control of efforts to prevent the vote, instructing local and national police officers to stop public buildings being used as polling stations and to seize any material related to the referendum.
  • The Catalan parliament has declared that the result will be binding, but the Spanish government says it is illegal.
  • Thousands of people congregated in town squares around Catalonia on Sunday to show their support for the vote as tensions between the pro-independence regional government and the Spanish state continued to rise.
  • Maybe if those who manage to vote get a majority 'si'. the catalan government could declare independence which inevitably would involve more Guardia Civil, Spanish Military and Police taking control.
  • The economic crisis in Spain has only served to magnify calls for Catalan independence – as the wealthy Barcelona region is seen as propping up the poorer rest of Spain.
  • Catalan majority's job in on polling day.
  • Glad someone uses the right word to describe these people.
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Congress could help Puerto Rico recover. What's stopping it?
Puerto Rico’s struggle to rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria is being made harder by its own government, and an indifferent White House
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  • Enough is enough.” The situation in Puerto Rico remains dire as residents face shortages of food, water and fuel.
  • Carmen Yulín Cruz makes direct call to Donald Trump: ‘I am begging you to take charge and save lives.
  • The destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria has received relatively little attention.
  • “We need to make Puerto Rico whole again.
  • These are American citizens.” Rossello said Maria would clearly cost more than the last major storm to hit the island, Hurricane George in September 1998.
  • TRump is focused on salvaging his ego, while people die.
  • Trump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico’s Suffering The administration’s feeble response to Hurricane Maria rivals Bush’s after Katrina.
  • At least in part because the island moved from a universal healthcare system (which they need right now) to a US privatised one, under the advice and pressure from the US government and healthcare companies.
  • This cruel commitment to profits over people will likely result in more desperation in Puerto Rico.
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Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees
Firing of James Damore, engineer behind controversial diversity memo, sparks ire from ‘alt-right’ reminiscent of 2014 Gamergate harassment campaign
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  • Damore became an ‘alt-right’ hero after Google fired him over his views on women.
  • Damore and his memo have quickly become a cause celebre within various rightwing internet communities, including Breitbart News, “alt-right” Twitter and YouTube personalities, Redditors, and disgraced former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • We want to hear from women who work in the tech industry in the context of this story.
  • But YouTube, and its parent company, Google, should be.
  • For people so invested in their own special interest group, entitled white men don't half spend a lot of time complaining about "identity politics".
  • Differences in how men and women function stemming from biology?
  • If anything this guy argues against identity politics and treating people as individuals irrespective of them belonging to a self proclaimed different group.
  • From the DT: 'Julian Assange offers job to fired Google employee who wrote anti-diversity memo' Now that's going to tie the Liberals in knots...
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What we know so far about the Las Vegas shooting
Key information about the attack that left at least 58 dead and scores injured at a festival near the Mandalay Bay casino
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  • Paddock opened fire from the windows of his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 at a country music festival.
  • A gunman fired on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas from an overlooking hotel.
  • Stephen Paddock was a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, a retirement and golf community of about 20,000 people about 80 miles north of Las Vegas near the Arizona state line, a police spokesman confirmed.
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The Guardian view on Monarch’s collapse: the market at work
Editorial: The chancellor wants voters to back the Tories as the party of free markets. But he can’t ensure that capitalism delivers for all
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  • What caused the crisis at the British airline and what can passengers expect now?
  • News that the British low-cost airline has been placed into administration has left many travellers wondering how they will get home What happens with Monarch Airlines now?
  • “All Monarch airlines flights from 2 October 2017 are cancelled as the airline has ceased trading,” it said.
  • The government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority to initiate a large repatriation operation but a further 300,000 customers with future bookings have had their flights and holiday plans cancelled.
  • Monarch collapsed because of the weak pound brought to you courtesy of the Tory party and David Cameron's Brexit fiasco.
  • "Good political management"...... fck political management, stay away from interfering in the running of a private company running in a very competitive market.
  • As soon as the government expressed a negative view on Monarch's viability it would have gone under.
  • Monarch airline failure is purely the usual ownership, poor management and capitalism roguery in the tourism industry.
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UN chief urges Myanmar to end military operations in Rohingya crisis
António Guterres warns that crisis is a breeding ground for radicalisation, criminals and traffickers, and risks creating international tension
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  • Myanmar has blocked aid access to the region for United Nations humanitarian agencies, preventing civilians in the conflict zone from receiving food, water and medicine.
  • Guterres warned that the humanitarian crisis was a breeding ground for radicalisation, criminals and traffickers.
  • The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, lambasted the government of Aung San Suu Kyi for the bloodshed.
  • More than half a million minority Rohingya Muslims have fled an army campaign in just a few weeks, escaping Myanmar into Bangladesh.
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The woes of Jay Y: can the Galaxy S6 save Samsung’s crown prince?
Question marks still hang over Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong’s ability to lead the tech giant in his father’s absence. Will the Galaxy S6 change all that?
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  • Question marks still hang over Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong’s ability to lead the tech giant in his father’s absence.
  • According to a 2015 study by the economic reform research institute, Samsung is the single largest advertiser in South Korea, and critics have long accused the company of using advertising contracts to strong-arm media outlets.
  • The court said Lee provided bribes anticipating support from Park, who was still president at the time, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
  • Apple actually copied the design from the Samsung Galaxy Ativ S. I also think it's pretty revolutionary for Samsung to curve the screen on both edges.
  • But Samsung is an extremely diverse company with a very wide range of activities.
  • Stuck in the middle AND attracting the wrong sort of direction from the wrong sort of people.
  • As is customary for chaebols, or family-owned business conglomerates, leadership of Samsung is hereditary and therefore makes Jay Y the heir apparent.
  • Yes, if you choose not to have technology.
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Emmanuel Macron under fire for plan to give wife 'first lady' role
French president facing people’s revolt over proposal to give Brigitte Macron an office, staff and allowance from public purse
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  • During his presidential campaign, Macron promised to “clarify” the role of the French president’s wife by giving them an official status, describing the current situation as a “kind of French hypocrisy”.
  • While Merkel has often cast a sceptical eye on young men who sweep into office with rhetorical bravado, German media report her admiration for the manner in which Macron gained the presidency.
  • His wife, Brigitte Macron, France’s potential première dame, has so far been silent on the matter.
  • Michelle Obama would appear to be a great lady, an enormous support to her husband with an intellect that is streets ahead of Trump's wife, daughter and son in-law.
  • Spokespersons (note that careful wording Anne) for Pres Macron have announced that Madame Macron will not be First Lady of France and will make no demands on the public purse.
  • The French political class exists entirely independently of the French people who unlike the Americans done fawn and scrape in obsequious awe of their leaders.
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'Militaristic and intimidating': St Louis police criticized as protests stretch on
Demonstrations against the acquittal of officer Jason Stockley over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith enter fourth night
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  • “We’re in control.” The protests were sparked by the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley over the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith.
  • Prosecutors said Stockley planted a gun in Smith’s car.
  • One of the primary catalysts for concern was a video that emerged on Monday of a group of officers loudly mocking the popular protest chant “Whose streets?
  • Many protesters believe police provoked demonstrators by showing up in riot gear and armored vehicles.
  • City police described being attacked by protesters using “unknown chemicals”.
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Champions League draw: who could the six British sides face?
Tottenham and Liverpool may face the toughest draws from pot three but seeded Chelsea could still end up with a daunting autumn fixture list
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  • The journey adds to a demanding schedule for Conte and his team who play Arsenal, City, United and Liverpool in the Premier League immediately after Champions League fixtures this season.
  • Prediction 1 Liverpool 2 Sevilla 3 Spartak Moscow 4 Maribor Star player Sadio Mané (Liverpool) Group F Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Manchester City, Feyenoord There can be no excuses for Pep Guardiola this season.
  • They begin their Group F campaign at Feyenoord on 13 September.
  • Prediction 1 Real Madrid 2 Borussia Dortmund 3 Tottenham 4 Apoel Star player Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • Group of death 1: Real Madrid PSG Roma RB Leipzig Group of death 2: Bayern Barcelona Liverpool CSKA.
  • In the extreme case with Liverpool and Spurs, there would certainly be five groups waiting for their English teams.
  • Celtic were the top seed in group 4 btw.
  • Celtic v Liverpool at Anfield during our UEFA Cup run to Seville- what a game!!
  • The next 5 years English teams will dominate the Champions League because they are earning too much money and buying up too much talent to fail.
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Authors voice fury at Russian publisher cutting gay scene from novel
Author VE Schwab ‘devastated’ after discovering a storyline was cut without her permission in Russia, where LGBT books are regularly shrinkwrapped
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  • However, Schwab was horrified to learn last week that her books aren’t quite so diverse in Russian translations, where her publisher excised a scene about the romantic relationship between two male characters.
  • After a Russian fan told her on Twitter what had happened, Schwab tweeted that she was “positively devastated”.
  • Rosman blamed the situation on “the ban on gay propaganda for minors” in the Russian press.
  • “The Russian edition of Shades of Magic has been my favourite.
  • Apart from Brandon Sanderson, an author or book series hasnt had me so hooked since I read Harry Potter as a child.
  • Now there is no criminal prosecution in modern russia to be gay.
  • My parents didn't understand "gays" as legal matter.
  • Anyway, several decades ago it was illegal to be gay in USSR, now there are gay-bars in big cities, everything goes in the right direction.
  • To use Russia to improve the sales of your book is not a good strategy.
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Ram Rahim Singh: deadly clashes follow Indian guru's rape conviction
Army deployed and at least 25 killed after spiritual leader convicted of assaulting two female sect members
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  • The CBI alleges Singh was involved in murdering the journalist after suspecting he was responsible for helping to circulate the anonymous letter, according to the Hindustan Times.
  • Singh tweeted on Thursday that he would be present in court for the judgment.
  • Scrutiny of the ashram grew when a journalist investigating Dera Sacha Sauda was shot dead the same year.
  • Hundreds of hospital beds have been reserved for possible casualties while, in the nearby city of Chandigarh, a cricket stadium has been prepared as a temporary jail, according to New Delhi Television.
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Second arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled over terrorism tip-off
Dutch police say 22-year-old man detained in Brabant after concert by rock band Allah-Las called off following warning from Spain
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  • The Spanish warning led to the cancellation of a performance on Wednesday night by Los Angeles band Allah-Las.
  • Dutch police confirmed they had arrested a 22-year-old man in the early hours of Thursday.
  • Explosives experts checked his van and found nothing suspicious beyond the gas canisters.
  • A check of his van by explosives experts found nothing suspicious beyond five gas canisters, and officers searching his home “uncovered no link with the terror threat ... at the Maassilo,” police said.
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Aldi pulls Dutch eggs in Germany as insecticide scandal widens
Supermarket chain makes move ‘purely as a precaution’ but acknowledges it could lead to ‘market shortages’ for eggs
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  • Around a million eggs destined for Germany were recalled from the border with the Netherlands this week.
  • Aldi said it was making the move “purely as a precaution” but acknowledged it could lead to “market shortages” for eggs in Europe’s top economy.
  • The Dutch food and product safety board, the NVWA, told the newspaper it was unclear whether contaminated eggs had been sold to customers over that period.
  • The Dutch food and product safety board has been criticised its handling of the scandal.
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I have letters from a man I fell in love with 50 years ago. Should I return them?
Although I was recently married, I had an intense but chaste relationship with a young man. I have his outpourings of love to me, but I don’t want my children to have to deal with this
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  • I love my boyfriend but my sister means everything to me, and I want to keep our close relationship alive.
  • Email: private.lives@theguardian.com (please don’t send attachments).
  • Nevertheless, the idea of leaving Italy, where I currently am, scares me because, for the first time in my life, I’m in love and in a stable relationship.
  • For advice from Pamela Stephenson Connolly on sexual matters, send us a brief description of your concerns.
  • You also have love and remembrances of your husband, your family and other significant people in your life.
  • If her children get the impression from the letters that she would rather have been with this man than their father, that might make them feel uncomfortable about their place in the world.
  • Your sister will always be in your life, your boyfriend may not be.
  • I think you're in love with the idea of being in love, otherwise you wouldn't consider damaging the relationship and leaving your boyfriend.
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Exit music: the iPod Shuffles off this mortal coil
Apple’s iconic MP3 player has officially been discontinued, rendered obsolete. In the age of streaming, it’s a wonder it’s survived this long
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  • Apple’s iconic MP3 player has officially been discontinued, rendered obsolete.
  • From the moment the iPhone was launched in 2007 the writing has been on the wall for Apple’s iPod line, and by extension, every other dedicated music player out there.
  • Before music players, compact cameras were killed off by the smartphone.
  • Smartphone dominance The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are just the latest in a long line of single-use devices killed off by the multitalented smartphone.
  • I don't want an iPhone which wouldn't hold my entire CD and music collection, all currently on iTunes.
  • You can rip your CDs to Apple Lossless in iTunes and transfer pristine quality music to your iPod.
  • Lots of decent mp3 players on the market that don't require faffing around with dam iTunes.
  • I was indeed gutted when my iPod Classic gave up the ghost.
  • But what I can't tolerate is Apple 'deciding' that you can no longer use your iPhone as an MP3 player.
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White House begins investigation into use of private email accounts – reports
Jared Kushner among several Trump administration officials alleged to have used personal email to conduct government business
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  • Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had used private emails in the administration’s early days.
  • On Sunday his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said there were fewer than a hundred emails about government business in Kushner’s private email domain, and that all had been forwarded to his White House account.
  • Two days before the election, Comey cleared Clinton again.
  • A report concerning Kushner first emerged in Politico on Sunday.
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Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street
News of heavy losses at Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc, saw shares plummeting by more than 16%
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  • News of heavy losses at Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc, saw shares plummeting by more than 16% Dancing hot dogs were not enough to save Snapchat from another Wall Street pounding on Thursday.
  • Shareholders are always scouring the tech industry for the next Facebook, and Snap is the latest contender for the crown – or at least that was the case when it floated on Wall Street.
  • The company now has four separate clones of Stories, in WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook itself.
  • Facebook (plus Instagram/Whatsapp) never should have chased after Snapchat so heavily.
  • He's now an Angel investor, and made a significant sum on the Facebook IPO.
  • From their market cap and user base, people must reckon that each Facebook user is worth about $200.
  • Now, Snapchat has a third breakthrough filter: a dancing hotdog, that has gyrated virtually on people’s screens around the world.
  • Unbelievable that anyone would pay real money for any of this rubbish.
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US spies in Cuba were among first victims of mysterious sonic 'attacks'
The incidents, which have caused hearing loss and brain injury, began within days of Donald Trump’s election but the motives and culprits remain obscure
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  • “We have underscored repeatedly to the Cuban government its responsibility for the safety, wellbeing, security and protection of our diplomatic staff under the Vienna Convention in Havana,” the state department official said.
  • But the US soon discovered that actual diplomats at the embassy had also been hit by similar attacks, officials said, further confounding the search for a culprit and a motive.
  • Last week, the state department warned Americans to stay away from Cuba and ordered more than half the embassy staff to leave indefinitely.
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Trump’s global vision is a nightmare. The UN has to act
For the sake of world peace and security, António Guterres must stand up to this narcissistic bully, writes Mark Seddon, a former speechwriter for Ban Ki-moon
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  • Kaepernick’s inexplicable absence from Sports Illustrated matters Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated took to twitter to publicize its newest magazine cover.
  • Black athletes from Muhammad Ali to Tommie Smith have taken a stand before – but Donald Trump is the most powerful spur to dissent the US has ever seen.
  • “You see what Trump’s trying to do.
  • The quarterback ignited a storm by kneeling during the national anthem.
  • The president’s comments drew a widespread response among NFL teams with players dropping to their knee during the anthem.
  • Future job losses are hardly going to be as a result of people deciding to skip the national anthem.
  • Trump puts an honest face to what lies underneath.
  • So the real problem is that people were hoping Trump would be more like previous US presidents in his demeanor, but he wasn't.
  • This omission is another step in reframing the aims of the protest, which Kaepernick clearly said was to highlight police violence against people of color, as against the US flag, military and/or Trump.
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Jimmy Kimmel: TV host emerges as unlikely leader in fight to save Obamacare
Republicans are pushing again to tear up Obama’s health plan – but the man once regarded as a lightweight on late-night is fast becoming a powerful GOP foe
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  • Now, alongside Lindsey Graham, Cassidy is pushing yet another bill to repeal Obamacare and take healthcare away from the Americans who need it the most.
  • Kimmel opened up Tuesday’s show by calling out Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy for lying to him about his plans to remove healthcare for millions of Americans.
  • McCain’s pledge, which means Republicans can only afford to lose one more Senate vote in their quest to repeal the ACA, widely known as Obamacare, was met with celebration on the left.
  • They are calling him out relentlessly- Jimmy Kimmel simply got the info to those who do not watch news (other than Fox), or read anything.
  • President Eisenhower (R) Universal Health Care Is The Only Real Solution.
  • That won't happen because people don't want to discuss the truth.
  • I am sick of listening to actors/actresses giving their or their studio bosses opinions of politicians, especially President Trump, Yeah, how dare those actors judge a reality TV show host!
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Uber threatens to leave Quebec in protest at new rules for drivers
Uber complains that province’s proposed 35-hour training requirement for drivers is unfair, and says it will leave if plans are pushed through
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  • Many women feel that Uber provides the least risky transport option – especially at night.
  • This is applying the established law to new business practices.” A spokesperson for Uber said: “Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades before our app existed.
  • Yet safety was one of the reasons the company’s licence was withdrawn.
  • The ride-hailing company to appeal against the decision by Transport for London not to renew its licence to operate in the capital for reasons of public safety.
  • But if same thing happens to you in Black cab or other minicab, you don't even know the name of driver you had waived to at the middle of the road.
  • Don't disagree but do you honestly think those 500,000 people are motivated by uber drivers keeping their jobs?
  • Do taxi drivers get a pension from the cab company?
  • Until Lyft is here, and with Black Cab prices artificially increased by the Tfl, Uber has a government protected monopoly. it is high time that is broken.
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Diana’s life shaped Britain. But in death she’s changed us too
That emotion-fuelled week in 1997 rocked the monarchy, and provided a foretaste of today’s populism, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland
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  • When it comes to the public business of death and mourning, what seemed so novel then has become commonplace now.
  • There was the famous Panorama interview, but there were also private tapes made with her voice coach, Peter Settelen, which are the basis of a Channel 4 documentary Diana: In Her Own Words.
  • Diana has always been a style icon – but only now has she has become truly hip.
  • Former cadet who became Britain’s longest-serving consort to enjoy a fitting farewell with tribute to royal marines.
  • Slapping a poorly photo-shopped Rihanna into the unsightly mix doesn't re-write the history I remember.
  • Plenty of men have pinboards full of press cuttings and photos of Diana.
  • There was no need to make a public spectacle of it and the press and people were wrong to demand it and more or less force Blair to compel the Queen to appear.
  • I remember finding the reaction to her death ridiculous at the time.
  • Diana's life and death didn't change Britain.
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Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke gold but cannot beat own world record
Adam Peaty has won gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke final at the world championships but was unable to beat his own world record, which he set on Tuesday
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  • Ledecky covered the metric mile in 15:31.82 – more than six seconds off her world-record pace from the world championships in Kazan, Russia, two years ago.
  • Van der Burgh was Peaty’s predecessor as Olympic champion, having won at London 2012, and set a personal best over 50m.
  • It was she who concocted Peaty’s brutal training regime.
  • Peaty won Britain’s first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, 1.5sec ahead of his nearest rival.
  • Guardian--> puts a big picture of katie's ledecky disappointment NYTimes--> puts a big picture of Federica celebrating there's something strange here.
  • The Journalist is getting a really bashing in the comment section - for apparently indicating that Peaty cannot break his own world record!
  • When Usain Bolt wins a gold medal at the Olympics the headline isn't "Bolt wins gold but fails to break world record"
  • I love watching the swimming, cringe with the BBC commentators on camera….
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Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union. Here’s why
The 52% who voted for Brexit would consider it a con if Britain was out of Europe but still subservient to its laws and institutions, writes shadow trade secretary Barry Gardiner
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  • The shadow international trade secretary, Barry Gardiner, said remaining part of the customs arrangement would leave the UK bound by EU free-trade deals without achieving the benefits.
  • However, the shadow Brexit and foreign secretaries, Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry, have told senior Labour colleagues that Britain could negotiate a better deal than Turkey and should be trying to do so.
  • Labour must evince a positive vision for the future of our country outside the EU.
  • Kinnock wants Britain to retain single market membership during any transition deal.