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Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets
Sterling crashed to eight-week low but analysts say possibility of softer Brexit may eventually work in UK currency’s favour
Articles: 192 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 1.9270827
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  • Vermont senator said strong figures show that ‘people are rising up against austerity and inequality’ across the globe Bernie Sanders has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s performance in the general election.
  • Seven people have died after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
  • The Conservative party has made a deal with the Democratic Unionist party so it can form a government.
  • Editorial: The election has confounded Theresa May and many others.
  • The leader of the Scottish Conservatives helped her party to 13 seats north of the border.
  • If the Prime Minister refuses to engage on the terms of a referendum before Brexit takes place then she is effectively trying to block the people of Scotland having a choice over their future.
  • But the Labour party policy supports what the definition of this so-called hard Brexit seems to be?
  • Here's Labour's Scotland branch manager last week basically telling Labour voters to vote tactically for Tories against Labour candidates in SNP-Tory marginals.
  • Jeremy Corbyn is the first Labour leader to break from austerity.
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Trump to visit Israel, Vatican and Saudi Arabia in first foreign trip as president
President will also attend Nato meeting in Brussels and Group of Seven summit in Sicily later this month, according to administration official
Articles: 92 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 1
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  • The US president is travelling to the Middle East and Europe, and we want to hear from people in the countries he is visiting Donald Trump is taking his first foreign trip since taking office in January.
  • On Tuesday evening, the New York Times reported that Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • The White House is aware of phone calls between retired lieutenant-general Michael Flynn and ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a senior US official told the Associated Press.
  • The FBI was investigating both campaigns, there is no reason why a President Clinton would prevent Comey carrying on with the investigation into Trump's campaign links to Russia.
  • Is Donald Trump the man to promote peace with North Korea?
  • "The decidedly Trump-unfriendly Washington Post revealed the president had disclosed classified intelligence"
  • If Pence becomes president the Republicans will be getting the true believer they've wanted ever since Reagan.
  • How much chocolate cake will it take to convince Trump to go home to Moscow?
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The Snap: will UK MPs vote for an early election?
May asks the Commons to back her snap election; Labour MPs win right to automatic reselection; and newspapers target the Brexit ‘saboteurs’
Articles: 78 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 3
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  • Only Jeremy Corbyn’s party has the capacity to bring Britain together and genuinely protect jobs and communities Theresa May’s announcement of a snap election is one of the most unscrupulous election announcements of modern times.
  • The prime minister claims to want unity, but this move is designed to cast other parties as Brexit wreckers Psychologists talk about hindsight bias: our tendency to project inevitability on to unforeseen events.
  • Less than four weeks from the presidential election, Mélenchon is now stalking the rightwing Les Républicains candidate, François Fillon.
  • Remain voters will vote Lib Dems because they see the bigger picture after labour has failed to be an opposition party when they decided to wave through May's hard Brexit with zero resistance.
  • In point offact, the University of Dundee conducted a poll and people who voted or intended to vote SNP identified closely with UKIP and Tory policies.
  • At 13h42, barely 2 hours after Theresa's pronouncement, Jeremy Corbyn wrote to me as a Labour party member with a demand for money to fight this sudden general election.
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'Losers': Trump's favorite word may diminish the gravity of UK attack
Trump’s insult of the Manchester attacker gained support beyond his usual backers in the media in this instance, but some call it offensive to the victims
Articles: 69 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -3
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  • Shows at London’s O2 Arena among those cancelled after Manchester suicide bombing kills 22 Ariana Grande’s European tour has been suspended following the terror attack at her show at the Manchester Arena on Monday.
  • The US president displays woeful ignorance by making a bogeyman of Iran One of the key questions posed by Donald Trump’s presidency is whether you can believe what he says and even whether he believes it himself.
  • Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, also allegedly attended the meeting.
  • The only people who like him -- Erdogan, Netanyahu, Duterte, the Saudi princes -- are thugs and dictators.
  • A lot of people suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • Hell, even the 'President Trump' joke was funny...for a bit.
  • For European gourmets: How to deal with Trump.
  • Wow....you'd prefer an idiot as your president, 'cause you don't like smart people.
  • If NATO wants to get anything done, it needs the US.
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Why I support Trump’s Syria strike – Tim Farron
When Assad first used chemical weapons I didn’t vote to punish him, and I regret that. It’s up to Theresa May now to kickstart the diplomatic process
Articles: 69 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -4
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  • North Korea and US-China trade will be high on the agenda, but can the Mar-a-Lago summit soothe relations after Trump’s combative campaign talk?
  • The 2013 chemical weapons deal let Assad’s slaughter continue with barrel bombs and starvation tactics.
  • The president’s gunslinging was an impulsive deed.
  • Any reaction from Moscow will depend on whether Russia was complicit in Syria chemical attack, while Beijing may have to recalculate stance towards US Donald Trump has made his point.
  • Without assad Syria will turn out as yet another Iraq the middle eastern states inevitably turn into islamist anarchy without a strongman and this is yet another proxy war over Russia's gas monopoly.
  • Why I support Trump’s Syria strike – Tim Farron This week, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria used chemical weapons to attack his own people.
  • That was Donald Trump tweeting on 12 October 2012.
  • Trump just want the Chinese leader's assurance that China will not intervene; when Trump declares war on North Korea.
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In Donald Trump’s fantasy world, hints of reality are dawning
From the travel ban to healthcare to Nato funding, the president is realising that there are limits to the power of his falsehoods
Articles: 61 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 3
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Comments: 18486
Tonality: 0
  • Monday’s intelligence hearing highlighted the ‘big gray cloud’ of suspicion hanging over the White House.
  • In the final hours before the House was expected to vote, Trump summoned wavering – and obstinate – Republicans to the White House while another group met with Vice-President Mike Pence.
  • Why did Hillary Clinton’s emails supposedly warrant an FBI intervention in the election campaign, yet Donald Trump’s Russian connections didn’t?
  • FBI director James Comey had a very busy July.
  • Repealing the ACA would restrict health care access, plain and simple.
  • Trump and his people keep lying because they are GUILTY.
  • Trump may not get his health care bill until after 2018.
  • People lose health care just so Republicans can claim they've got their act together?
  • Emissaries for Donald Trump have told Republicans that the president was done negotiating over healthcare legislation and that the House of Representatives must vote on the current bill Friday or he would leave the Affordable Care Act in place.
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Why Spain will block any attempt by Scotland to join the EU
An independent Scotland’s route to EU membership would be easier, and possibly quicker, if the SNP delayed until after Brexit
Articles: 56 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 6
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Tonality: 1
  • From Brexit to Scotland, the prime minister has become one of modern politics’ greatest risk-takers.
  • May has accused the Scottish National party leader of having “ tunnel vision” and rejected her planned referendum timetable.
  • The Conservative party has been fined a record £70,000 and its former treasurer reported to police after an Electoral Commission investigation found “significant failures” by the party to report its campaign spending.
  • Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon presses for a new referendum – but could it really happen?
  • 4) The SNP does not command universal respect in Scotland.
  • As Sturgeon knows the only thing that will swing the Scottish electorate to independence is the spectre of a Tory government being seen to deny Scotland a voice or a fair deal in Brexit.
  • Then there's the unfairness of Scottish people getting to essentially veto Brexit whilst people in England/Wales/NI get no such vote and have to accept whatever Brexit the extremists in cabinet hand us.
  • Single market Scotland vs Hard Brexit Engalund...
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France’s terrorism is largely home grown – yet both Macron and Le Pen look away
Neither candidate has a coherent plan to tackle the very real issue of fundamentalism in France. This is shocking and inexcusable
Articles: 47 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 6
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Tonality: 0
  • With a week until the first round of voting, support for veteran La France Insoumise candidate is rising in a four-way contest Will the real Jean-Luc Mélenchon stand up?
  • Decision over allegations of misuse of public funds increases pressure on campaign of French presidential candidate The rightwing French presidential candidate François Fillon has been placed under formal investigation for misuse of public funds.
  • Macron is arrogant and incompetent with no solid backing.
  • Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have progressed to the runoff on 7 May
  • Excluding Ile de France Macron was behind Le Pen.
  • Macron doesn't know much about French people.
  • In backing Emmanuel Macron over Le Pen and the other candidates, the French people have voted wisely in the first round.
  • Macron is as much of an outsider as Trump was.
  • Within a short period of time investments into France drastically reduced, the global financial rating firms threatened to downgrade Frances credit rating and wealthy French business people threatened to leave the country.
  • Macron time... do the right thing, France.
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Trump’s first 100 days: he is listening and learning how to take good advice
The president has toned down the rhetoric and, abroad at least, he has learned to co-operate
Articles: 47 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 3
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Comments: 14910
Tonality: -1
  • Sanders also says Senate should use Australian system as model while crafting an alternative to Republicans’ replacement for Obamacare Bernie Sanders has declared President Donald Trump was right to say Australia has better healthcare than the US.
  • If Trump strikes North Korea, God help us.
  • President forced to make a quick getaway after his first visit home since moving into the White House It was a case of so near and yet so far.
  • The US president often closes an eye to autocrats.
  • But the feat comes with a trade-off.
  • I stand in solidarity with my American brothers and sisters from here in Australia against Trump, and our Prime Minister Turnbull for congratulating Trump leaving millions of Americans without adequate health care!
  • The Guardian needs to explain that drugs and drug dealers kill people?
  • Why stop Donald Trump from embracing strongman Rodrigo Duterte?
  • There's been this view, exemplified by Obama that as Trump is now president that people have to work with him.
  • Many people were worried it would compromise health care in Australia.
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Sean Spicer refuses to deny that Trump is taping White House visitors
Spokesman parries questions on tweeted threat to ex-FBI director that raised Watergate echoes, as Democrats demand tapes be given to Congress – if they exist
Articles: 46 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 2
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  • The US president’s ousting of the FBI boss has raised concerns about the bureau’s inquiry into Trump’s election campaign Why does the White House say James Comey was fired?
  • Trump’s decision to fire James Comey stunned Washington, upset the bureau, and brought Russia back into focus.
  • The White House knew its national security adviser was compromised but Donald Trump kept him in the post.
  • Join us for all the latest news and reaction as Trump dumps Comey as FBI director
  • I think that part of the problem is that people are falling into the trap of thinking of Trump as the President of the United States of America.
  • Donald J Trump @realDonaldTrump Awesome turnout in Harrisburg.
  • My cursory understanding of the topic is that Trump’s critics say he fired Comey to put a chill on the FBI’s investigation of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
  • It would be simpler if Putin gave Trump's press briefings, instead of Sean Spicer.
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Brexit is a tragedy, but there’s much we can do before the final act
Negotiations will last well into the 2020s, giving plenty of time for a change in public mood, and direction
Articles: 45 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 5
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  • Scotland’s first minister is demanding a second independence referendum in the belief that Scots don’t support Theresa May’s Brexit vision Nicola Sturgeon disagrees profoundly with Theresa May about Brexit.
  • In the week Theresa May finally triggers article 50 to launch Britain’s divorce from the EU, the noises coming from the two camps sound ominously different.
  • David Davis, the Brexit secretary, said EU migration may rise some years after Brexit under the government’s plans.
  • The real Brexit secretary is on the opposite trajectory.
  • We are watching the people of Gibraltar being sold down the river by Westminster - note that no one from this government has categorically guaranteed their future - it's all the usual spin and soundbites.
  • The people have already voted on the terns of Brexit.
  • How do all these people know what is best?
  • According to The Herald, a recent poll showed that 53% of Scots believe that Holyrood should decide if Scotland should have a referendum to choose between Brexit and independence and only 35% think Westminster should.
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Vladimir Putin denies he has compromising material on Donald Trump
Russian president tells Megyn Kelly he has no relationship with Trump and had never met him
Articles: 45 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -4
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  • Russian president tells Megyn Kelly he has no relationship with Trump and had never met him Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied he had any compromising material about US President Donald Trump.
  • Several Arab countries have announced that they are breaking diplomatic ties with Qatar.
  • The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment.
  • On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain launched an unprecedented campaign to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically over links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran.
  • Trump is siding with the prime instigator and supporter of international terrorism and extremist religious intolerance - Saudi Arabia.
  • The sooner liberals understand this fact the sooner people like Trump will never get into positions of power.
  • I am more bothered about Saudi Arabia than about Iran or Qatar.
  • I hope the American people have a just and righteous government they deserved instead of the present White House-Kremlin secret administration puppeted by one Donald Dick.
  • As a salesman, what Trump sad and did was part of salesmanship.
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Elon Musk and Disney boss quit Trump's business panel over Paris pullout
High-profile departures from business advisory role shine light on other panel members and their beliefs
Articles: 41 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: 6
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  • The Guardian revealed Farage is a ‘person of interest’ in the Trump/Russia investigation.
  • His withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement belittles his country, but could galvanise the world Life here in the US feels surreal lately, like a very bad reality TV show, thanks to Donald Trump.
  • “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” Trump said, speaking in the White House rose garden on Thursday.
  • Bankers and celebrities are often on the forefront of climate change discussions.
  • What people do or don't do can protect the environment and prevent catastrophic climate change.
  • The heads of some of the largest and most influential American technology companies expressed their “deep disappointment” at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord.
  • TRUMP" will appear at the top of the list!
  • Pittsburgh makes people think about steel mills and coal.
  • Only people dumber then Trump are those that continue to support him.
  • Michaelia Cash says Donald Trump should keep US in Paris climate deal.
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How Theresa May went from supreme confidence to doubt and panic
It was supposed to be a coronation for Queen Theresa … but that was back in April. Now, as the Tory leader found on the campaign trail in Yorkshire, nothing can be taken for granted
Articles: 41 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 5
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  • The surprise British election was meant to be all about Brexit, and to pitch the prime minister as the only serious leader.
  • The pledge will be one of the main offers in the SNP’s general election manifesto as Sturgeon seeks to bolster her party’s claim its MPs will protect Scottish interests at Westminster.
  • But Jeremy Corbyn has incorporated more green policies than any past leader and I live in a safe Labour seat, so I want to feel I haven’t wasted my vote.
  • Scotland did vote to Remain by a large majority, but it's quite a clear that a sizeable proportion of the Scottish brexit voters are working class SNP voters who defected from Labour after the 2014 referendum.
  • Fundamentally, Sturgeon has offered the people of Scotland a say on the Brexit deal.
  • If you hate Brexit, voting for the Tories or Labour is a wasted vote.
  • I suspect a lot of people who like Labour economic policy will vote Tory because Labour's 'social engineering' type attitudes stink.
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Russia decries cancelled Boris Johnson visit and warns on further Syria attacks
Moscow says decision to cancel trip shows Britain has no real influence and new aggressions in Syria will be met with force
Articles: 38 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -3
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  • Until late last month, Donald Trump was fine with Bashar al-Assad remaining in power.
  • We shouldn’t overstate the foreign secretary’s powers where Russia and the G7 are concerned.
  • The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is to fly to Moscow on Tuesday, where the novice US diplomat is expected to discuss the fate of Bashar al-Assad.
  • But the investigations continue to haunt the Trump administration.
  • The 2013 chemical weapons deal let Assad’s slaughter continue with barrel bombs and starvation tactics.
  • "There isn't a shred of evidence that Assad's state is behind the chemical weapons attack" your mother didn´t tell you that lying was a bad thing?
  • PUTIN’S_OVERTURE: (political ACCOLADES for trump, Assad is chastened, keep control of SYRIA) DISTRACT from trump’s TREASON.
  • Foreign secretary is the PERFECT place to put Johnson and kudos to May for finally putting him a position that exposes the inadequacies that the British public and media have always chosen to overlook.
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'Unprecedented public stroke-fest': late-night hosts on Trump's cabinet meeting
Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers, took aim at the president’s bizarre inaugural cabinet meeting on Monday
Articles: 35 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 4
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  • President’s tweet confirms reports of obstruction of justice investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that he was under federal investigation on Twitter on Friday morning.
  • One White House version of events said that Trump fired the FBI director on 9 May after concerns over his performance were raised by Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
  • The president dodges his critics but flies headlong into his admirers.
  • Rosenstein appointed Mueller to head the Russia investigation shortly after the president sacked James Comey as FBI director.
  • Time to hammer Russia with the most severe financial sanctions possible & let the Russian people depose of this war criminal.
  • Why are the media full of anti-Trump comments?
  • Republicans need to get rid of Trump before the Russia/Comey infection takes hold.
  • “We won’t allow US dollars to prop up military monopolies that exploit and abuse the people of Cuba,” Great words,Mr Trump!
  • The sooner liberals understand this fact the sooner people like Trump will never get into positions of power.
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London fire: May offers £5m to victims amid criticism of response
Prime minister offers cash and help with housing to victims and visits scene of deadly blaze after initial response criticised
Articles: 35 (Rank: 3)
Tonality: -7
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  • Follow the latest updates as police say they expect death toll to rise in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster in west London
  • Residents repeatedly voiced concerns about fire safety in Grenfell Tower, including that there was only one escape route and no building-wide fire alarm or sprinkler system.
  • After blaze at block of flats in west London, recent refurbishment, the alarm system and ‘stay put’ advice come under scrutiny What started the fire?
  • Few wanted to talk about Theresa May, whose first non-visit had just occurred.
  • The current Building Regulations already require effective cavity barriers in retro-fit cladding systems with external wall insulation.
  • Hope not, I attended at council meeting sometime ago & two of the speakers represented local housing associations which were it seemed a sideways movement of council responsibility to remove the costings from the balance sheet.
  • For people to not know there is a fire in the building until its too late in 2017 is beyond shocking.
  • I hope the victims recieve some justice and those who put profit before people face the consequences.
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Emmanuel Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election
En Marche! movement says posting of huge email leak online ‘clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the US’
Articles: 30 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 3
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  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, of the far-right Front National, go head to head before Sunday’s decisive second-round vote to choose France’s next president
  • Editorial: Defeating Marine Le Pen is not enough.
  • And we don’t know who Macron is.
  • In theory Macron should beat Marine Le Pen hands down.
  • The right to abstain during the second round of the French election – that is, to cast a blank vote – is the most controversial debate France has known for decades.
  • A vote for Le Pen is a vote for France.
  • The by far biggest difference between Macron and you is that the former admits that France itself is at the root of the vast majority of French problems.
  • Macron wins this time mélenchon or less pen wins next time.
  • Le Pen's constant attacking Germany, Britain, Anyone-not-French etc. is to be expected.
  • Macron trounced Le Pen on economics, a subject she prefers to avoid.
  • She is accusing Macron of being Merkel's lap dog.
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Europe's governments signal relief as Dutch election defeats far-right
Geert Wilders loss in Netherlands hailed by leaders as key moment for tolerant societies and serious politics on continent
Articles: 27 (Rank: 3)
Tonality: 5
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  • On Monday Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, threatened to impose sanctions on the Netherlands after two of his government ministers were prevented from holding political rallies in Rotterdam over the weekend.
  • Editorial: Dutch voters have shown that xenophobic populism need not advance unchecked.
  • But I wouldn’t expect Wilders to be prime minister.
  • Here’s a summary: The results The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam anti-EU populist Geert Wilders to claim victory in parliamentary elections.
  • The biggest headaches in the Dutch election are Wilders and his party, as well as the political parties funded and led by Erdogan - like DENK.
  • Dutch people have witnessed Brexit and Trump and thought that that sort of chaos is not for us.
  • If the MSM wasn't so afraid of telling the truth and nothing but the truth we would not have people like Geert Wilders becoming so popular.
  • Has Turkey been confirmed as part of Europe, politically speaking?
  • Reliable and down to earth people I would describe the dutch.
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Crossrail 2 is vital for the expanding capital
Letters: Labour parliamentary candidate Catherine West says the train line project is vital, and questions the government’s commitment to it, while Jonathan Marsden calls for more rail spending in the north
Articles: 22 (Rank: 3)
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  • Detectives say Salman Abedi was seen in Wilmslow Road area and city centre carrying suitcase in days before attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena attack have released CCTV pictures of the bomber wheeling a large blue suitcase.
  • Six people have died after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
  • Singer whose concert in Manchester ended in horror is photographed on social media hugging one of the girls injured in the attack American singer Ariana Grande has visited young fans injured in the Manchester terror attack in hospital.
  • I'm in favour of crossrail but hundreds of thousands of people travel daily between towns between Manchester and Leeds metropolitan districts - and thousands travel between Manchester and Leeds cities.
  • If argue that a big infrastructure investment in Northern intercity rail links could revolutionise investment in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.
  • A thriving London is a cash cow for the treasury and the rest of the country will be a lot poorer - literally -if projects like Crossrail Two are not supported.
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Is Donald Trump the man to promote peace with North Korea?
After Kim Jong-un’s failed missile test and the US president’s cosying up to China, this is the west’s chance to reset negotiations for a nuclear-free South China Sea
Articles: 16 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: -7
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  • Behind the rhetoric and mind games, Donald Trump depends almost entirely on China not to have Pyongyang call his bluff It used to be North Korea’s intentions that baffled analysts.
  • Editorial: The uneasy standoff in the Korean peninsula cannot be resolved by a war.
  • Pence praised Turnbull for publicly calling on China to do more to pressure North Korea to dump its nuclear warheads and ballistic missile program.
  • Vice-President Mike Pence traveled to the Korean peninsula to warn the North not to test Donald Trump.
  • Is Donald Trump the man to promote peace with North Korea?
  • China of course objects strongly to North Korea possessing nuclear weapons and long range missiles but have you ever thought why a small country like NK would want to have such weapons?
  • Secondly, North Korea invaded South Korea to start the Korean War First off, The country is called Korea, It's not two separate countries.
  • May be some one should show Trump pictures from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he may then diffuse the N. Korean situation without war.
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EU leads attacks on Trump's rollback of Obama climate policy
Europe poised to take baton from US as leader in global efforts to fight climate change, with America’s commitment to Paris accords at risk
Articles: 15 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 5
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  • China is seizing Trump’s election as an opportunity to become a global climate leader.
  • Nick Loris, a fellow in energy and environmental policy, said the clean power plan is “high cost and very minimal climate benefit”.
  • Pruitt said the Trump order would undo the Obama administration’s clean power plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.
  • In 2015 it was billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president but criticised for targeting coal-fired power plants.
  • Market forces always win, technological advances and mass production of solar panels, cheap shale gas and mass produced wind technology will eventually render coal, surplus to requirements.
  • The price of energy depends much more upon the perceived economic worth in the market than the actual cost of production.
  • I'd happily continue using fossil fuels - just long enough to toast Trump, Pruitt and anyone else who ignorantly refuses to accept the overwhelming evidence for climate change.
  • Natural gas put the coal business under the ground.
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Top Democrats call for Devin Nunes to recuse himself from Trump-Russia inquiry
Nancy Pelosi joined Adam Schiff in demanding Nunes step aside from inquiry into 2016 election interference ‘in interest of a fair and impartial investigation’
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  • Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of House intelligence committee, alienated peers in both parties this week by going to the White House with the claim that US intelligence may have accidentally but legally surveilled Trump associates.
  • On Thursday, Flynn indicated he was willing to testify before the FBI and congressional committees about potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity.
  • Afterward, Nunes again referred to Flynn in batting back criticism of his focus.
  • Even the White House was calling Flynn a liar.
  • If your definition of winning or losing is based on who sits in the chair, sure Trump won.
  • Trump has a string of bankruptcies behind him, and has stiffed thousands of people who worked for him.
  • I'm beginning to wonder if trump's frequent expressions of admiration for Putin and Russia mean that he set out to introduce Russian-style kleptocracy here in America.
  • The latest explosive revelation is that sacked security chief Michael Flynn is seeking immunity from prosecution to come clean on Trump’s links with Moscow.
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US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assault
Adm Harry Harris sounded dire notes before a congressional panel on Wednesday, but did not outline any timeline for additional military steps
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  • The Pentagon said the deployment was a critical measure to defend South Korea and its allies against North Korean missile threats and it would be completed “as soon as feasible”.
  • While Tillerson repeated the Trump administration’s position that all options are on the table if Pyongyang persists with its nuclear and missile development, Yi said military threats would not help.
  • At the White House meeting, Trump pledged a different course on North Korea stemming from his ability to “get things done”, according to a Senate aide.
  • China pressurising North Korea at Trump's behest?
  • The two TT's , Trump and Turnbull war mongering.
  • The problem is you have america with the largest Nuclear arsenal on earth being the only country on earth to ever actually use a weapon of mass destruction (japan ) America has weapons pointed at everyone on earth .
  • As with Japan in 1942, in the early years of the war China will probably occupy South East Asia in it's entirety before attacking Australia.
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Timeline: Chelsea Manning's long journey to freedom
Here’s the rundown of events that led to Manning’s release from military prison in Kansas, after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence
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  • A potential UK arrest and US extradition still loom over the WikiLeaks founder after Sweden dropped its rape inquiry What has happened to Julian Assange?
  • On Wednesday, after seven years, Chelsea Manning will walk out of military prison a free woman.
  • Trump praised WikiLeaks on the campaign trail, telling a Pennsylvania rally in October 2016: “ I love WikiLeaks.” The organization had leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  • Swedish prosecutors have dropped their rape investigation into the WikiLeaks founder.
  • This could potentially lead to an extradition request for Assange.
  • Good luck Chelsea Manning- breathe fresh air of freedom.
  • However some people like to deflect, obfuscate and attempt to conflate/confuse every post they don't agree with...not unlike Trump himself.
  • Trump is dangerous and does not respect American law, constitution or protocols and I wouldn't put it past him to ignore Obama's pardon of Chelsea Manning.
  • Manning's only crime is making the public aware of what its government was doing in its name.
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Macron and Merkel signal new move to strengthen eurozone
French president joins German chancellor in Berlin where they say they may look at changes to EU treaties
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  • Macron, who served as economy minister under the Socialist former president François Hollande, has attracted dozens of centre-left MPs to his new movement and needed to reach out to the right.
  • She was Macron’s top European adviser during the presidential campaign, masterminding his meetings with the German chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Those criticisms intensified after Macron appointed Philippe – a right-wing mayor who had worked for the French nuclear giant, Areva – as prime minister.
  • Rocket-powered comes nowhere near describing the political ascent of Macron.
  • Macron - endorsed by the liberal media, EU eurocrats, Merkel.
  • When you consider the fact that the entire tax income of France isn't enought to pay the interest payments on French public debt Yet more fake facts!
  • Macron will provide post Thatcher Blair policy or Schroeder job laws.
  • Juncker and Tusk are the very definition of distant and unaccountable politicians, and if you happen to live anywhere but France or Germany, so are Merkel and Macron.
  • Emmanuel Macron-a French version of Justin Trudeau.
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Football must learn from sorry rush to play Borussia Dortmund game
Thomas Tuchel was wrong to blame Uefa alone for the Monaco match going ahead a day after the bomb attacks but decision-makers must start to put people ahead of schedules, TV, sponsors, money and the like
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  • A guide to the explosions that hit a bus carrying German football team BVB Where and when did the attack happen?
  • “The tight schedule between the quarter- and semi-final [of the Champions League] leaves us with no alternative”.
  • The Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, looked ashen after the 3-2 defeat against a predictably professional Monaco, claiming Uefa had high-handedly insisted the match must be played.
  • The 26-year-old defender Marc Bartra was injured when shrapnel lodged into his arm.
  • Football teams in Europe play roughly 40 game seasons.
  • Great response by both sets of fans, from the supportive "Dortmund" chants by Monaco fans at the stadium to the quick offers of food and a place to sleep.
  • If you delay weeks, travelling fans go mad and people complain that you let the terrorists win.
  • However, I don't really buy into Tuchel's narrative that UEFA forced Dortmund to play the game one day after such an attack on the players' lives.
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Why now is the time to talk to Hamas
Concerns remain, but efforts in the group’s new charter to distance it from antisemitism are an opportunity to be grasped
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  • The move comes just two days before a White House meeting between Donald Trump and Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah movement remains at odds with Hamas.
  • Justin Welby spent three and a half hours in the Gaza Strip, which has been the scene of repeated conflicts over the past decade and is governed by the militant group Hamas.
  • Hamas, which wrested control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 from the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority – controlled by Fatah.
  • The PA’s intention is to put pressure on Hamas.
  • 2.4.4&5 The people of Persia were forced to convert to Islam, pay extortion, or fight and die.
  • Unlike Hamas’s original charter, this document does not justify the quest for liberation using rabidly antisemitic language.
  • Israel wanted peace, when the very conciliatory Barak offered an unprecedented deal at the Camp David and Taba talks.
  • Hamas must recognise that whatever borders are arrived at, the Jewish Zionist democratic sovereign state of Israel is no longer Muslim Land.
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Protesters disrupt rightwing German AfD party congress
About 50,000 demonstrators attempt to block party delegates from entering hotel venue in Cologne
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  • If Petry managed to hold on to co-leadership and the AfD underperformed at the federal elections, Amann suggested, the party’s most recognisable face could prepare a comeback in 2018.
  • About 50,000 protesters were expected to mobilise during the two-day AfD party congress in the western city of Cologne, with 4,000 police officers dispatched to keep the peace.
  • Delegates in Cologne declined to discuss ending attempts to oust Höcke, in the only apparent setback to Petry’s opponents.
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Don't think twice, oh, all right: Bob Dylan finally agrees to collect Nobel prize
Singer to accept prize in ‘small and intimate’ Stockholm setting having turned down invitation to official ceremony last year
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  • Singer to accept prize in ‘small and intimate’ Stockholm setting having turned down invitation to official ceremony last year Bob Dylan, it seems, is not a man to be rushed.
  • They were handed to Dylan at a “private ceremony in Stockholm” attended by 12 academy members, Sara Danius, the academy’s permanent secretary, said in a blog post.
  • Dylan was honoured “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the Nobel committee said when the award was announced last October.
  • Why would Trump get the Nobel Prize for Literature?
  • At this point and in these times, who really cares about Bob Dylan's award?
  • As much as I like Dylan and am from Minnesota, this is pretty silly.
  • It is just a beautiful sentiment to see us in this age pay Homage to Homer by awarding Bob for...wait for it...
  • Love Bob Dylan music and lyrics but this fuss is disgrace.
  • If any songwriter ever deserved the Nobel prize for literature it's Dylan.
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Stockholm truck drives into crowd, killing three people
Police treat incident in Swedish capital as terror-related and warn public to avoid city centre
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  • The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, blamed Isis for the attack, which was then claimed by an unknown Palestinian group called The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective, who stated political motives.
  • Karin Rosander, a communications director at the Swedish prosecution authority, said that police suspected the arrested man had carried out the attack.
  • 8 January 2017: Jerusalem, Israel A Palestinian attacker killed four people and injured 15 after driving a truck into a group of uniformed Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers.
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Facebook video killing: shooting footage sparks US hunt for suspect
Cleveland police search for Steve Stephens, who they say posted videos on Sunday which include claims of other killings
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  • Pennsylvania state police said Steve Stephens was spotted on Tuesday morning in Erie County, in the state’s north-west corner.
  • Godwin apparently was shot while out picking up cans in a plastic shopping bag, his daughter said.
  • Facebook said the video was posted after the killing but was not broadcast on Facebook Live as police initially indicated.
  • Investigators said Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite the suspect’s claim in a separate video on Facebook that he had killed more than a dozen people.
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Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him
His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ – cost him politically this week
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  • President Trump himself called it “ unprecedented judicial overreach”.
  • Revelations about the president’s 2005 return prompted White House fury – but they’re true to his leadership style of mixing personal and business interests Praise the lord.
  • Has the chaos surrounding the rollout of Trump’s revised travel ban left you confused?
  • The German chancellor and US president represent contrasting poles of the western alliance, and every moment of their awkward encounter shouted it The cameras clicked and the photographers asked Angela Merkel and Donald Trump to shake hands.
  • And Trump is insisting Germany repay its NATO debts.
  • Trump has told Merkel to pay up for the protection given to Germany by the US & NATO.
  • I suspect that the 2005 tax return was the BEST of Trumps returns, hence the leak.
  • People like Jeffrey Skilling from Enron, Robert Maxwell from the Mirror group and who can forget our faves Stalin and Hitler.
  • The tax return being compared with other information ends up tripping up a lot of people much more intelligent than Trump.
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Macron's victory shows cheap xenophobia can be beaten
Confront racism, oppose economic isolation, offer hope – Macron won because he built an alliance around this message. Britain’s progressives must do the same
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  • If the radical centrist frontrunner blames France’s problems solely on the lack of supply-side reform he is setting himself up to fail There is a familiar rhythm to French politics.
  • Reaction and developments in France in the aftermath of the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron over the far-right Marine Le Pen
  • Editorial: Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France introduced a new political entity.
  • If, as expected, Theresa May prevails on 8 June, her success will owe much to the collapse of the UK Independence party.
  • Marine Le Pen may not win a majority, however she won the hearts and minds of millions of French people who, like those who voted Leave, represent the new era of political mobility.
  • NO the intelligent people of France got it right; well done.
  • Can Emmanuel Macron solve France's economic riddle?
  • France isn't in an economic depression yet and so Macron being elected was a foregone conclusion.
  • I think people object to those saying it was a great victory for Macron.
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Brexit talks uncertainty 'leaves 45% chance of no deal', says article 50 author
Lord Kerr, who helped draft EU legislation, says uncertainty over who will lead negotiations for UK is ‘very real problem’
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  • Talks between EU commission president and British PM started pleasantly enough, say reports, but then they started discussing Brexit Jean-Claude Juncker had prevaricated when he was first asked to Downing Street for dinner.
  • Theresa May complains that ‘some in Brussels’ do not want the UK to succeed in Brexit.
  • With a landslide on the cards, the prime minister must show leadership for the whole country An awesome responsibility awaits Theresa May as the country staggers towards the general election on 8 June.
  • I don't think people quite understand how big brexit is.
  • Would the EU27 change their negotiating stance if Labour were in power?
  • Sensible tax policy and the former Labour shadow cabinet member who criticised it for upsetting rich people is in the wrong political party.
  • The immense challenge presented by Brexit is of greater moment.
  • If there is any chance that this will be an election about Brexit rather than one fought about traditional party lines, then with any luck the Tory leave vote will be diluted by Labour and UKIP.
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Late-night TV hosts on Comey's Trump testimony: 'How is he still president?!'
Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed James Comey’s widely watched Senate testimony
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  • During the hearing, Comey is expected to be asked about Trump’s attempts to soft-pedal the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia.
  • Before Comey spoke, it seemed likely that firing the FBI director was one of Trump’s poorer decisions.
  • To that end, Comey’s oral testimony would be crucial.
  • First and foremost, that Donald Trump is a liar.
  • What the former FBI director tells a committee on Thursday could decide whether Trump survives his first term.
  • Obviously, Trump had knowledge that Flynn was the target of an FBI investigation.
  • The President 'hoped' that Director Comey would do something dodgy that was easily within his power.
  • Based on Comey's testimony,Trump likely attempted to obstruct a federal investigation into a potential national security risk (Flynn) by asking the Director of the FBI to essentially scuttle the investigation.
  • Obviously Americans don't care that Putin picked their President.
  • It is his word against that of President Trump.
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Nicola Sturgeon accused of hypocrisy as independence debate begins
Tories and Labour says first minister ignores will of Scottish parliament on issues she disagrees with yet wants Westminster to back Holyrood’s decision
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  • With the Welsh first minister’s comments following Nicola Sturgeon’s repeated demands on Sunday for a second Scottish independence referendum, Guardian readers shared their hopes for the future of Wales.
  • Met and authorities to examine arrangements following terror attack with focus on Carriage Gates entrance The Metropolitan police and parliamentary authorities are examining security arrangements at Westminster after Wednesday’s terror attack.
  • And what kind of message is that to the people of Wales?
  • He says other EU countries will get a vote on the Brexit deal.
  • Then, when the Greek-style austerity kicks in, Scotland depopulates as people move to the rUK to resume the levels of tax and government spending they have become accustomed to.
  • Being Scottish, I voted brexit because I knew it would force the SNPs hand to hold a secons independence referendum, so there's no sense of perpetual anger from me.
  • Typical nice comment from a remainer below: I want to stuff brexit down the fucking stupid throats of the people who voted for it until they choke on it.
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Juventus 1-0 Porto (agg 3-0): Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened
Paulo Dybala’s first-half penalty was enough to settle a dull match, and send Juventus into the quarter finals.
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  • This truism haunted the ultimate shock‑and‑awe manager, Pep Guardiola, as Manchester City sleepwalked out of the Champions League.
  • Updated at 7.17pm GMT 7.13pm GMT 19:13 87 min The game is petering out.
  • Afobe then took the ball off King’s feet, charged towards the edge of the box and mishit a low shot that took a big deflection off Mawson.
  • Champions League quarter-finals Atlético Madrid v Leicester City; Borussia Dortmund v Monaco; Bayern Munich v Real Madrid; Juventus v Barcelona.
  • Nothing against City but, you know, pleasing.
  • When have City (or PSG for that matter) bought the Champions League?
  • Pep hasn't yet spent a full season at City and his players have been very erratic under Pellegrini and Mancini as well.
  • Actually, i think Leicester would have preferred Dortmund or Monaco, a high octane attacking team with poor defense, rather than the stodgy Atletico who are renowned for their counter attacking themselves.
  • Pep has been embarrassing himself in the Champions League for the last four years.
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Let's stop calling North Korea 'crazy' and understand their motives
The world knows little about the palace politics in North Korea, the world’s most opaque country. Yet it seems like Kim is acting intelligently
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  • The world knows little about the palace politics in North Korea, the world’s most opaque country.
  • Last week the US president, Donald Trump, warned China that if it failed to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear program then the US was prepared to take action against Pyongyang on its own.
  • The USS Carl Vinson and its strike group are currently sailing north from Singapore, and are reportedly planning to conduct drills with Japanese self-defence force vessels en route to the waters off the Korean peninsula.
  • Could you please explain how basically unarmed democratic South Korea can realistically engage 'meaningfully' with communist dictatorship nuclear armed China?
  • Malcolm Turnbull says China not doing enough to curb North Korea Well well well, Australia now has its very own Trump-lite.
  • Labor leader Bill Shorten labelled North Korea a rogue nation.
  • Trump's recklessness added to his disorientation.If he befriends Saudi Arabia he will disagree with Russia's Iran.If he threatens North Korea he will displease China.He has to be a superacrobat.
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Erdoğan’s referendum victory spells the end of Turkey as we know it
My country has voted for greater authoritarianism. What we saw yesterday was the revenge of those on the periphery of Turkish society
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  • The amendments will empower Erdoğan, the most influential politician in Turkey since the country’s founding on the ruins of the Ottoman empire by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • International observers monitoring the Turkish referendum concluded in a preliminary report on Monday that the campaign and vote took place in a political environment where the “fundamental freedoms essential to a genuinely democratic process were curtailed”.
  • The US president spoke on Monday with Erdoğan, whose triumph in the constitutional referendum escalated concern over his increasingly authoritarian grip on power.
  • That elite has tried every tactic to regain power from putting Erdogan in prison, trying to ban the AKP party, encouraging Turkey's international isolation and supporting attempted military coups.
  • What I get most angry about is all the Turkish people living in foreign - first and foremost European - countries and voting for Erdogan and his constitutional amendment which practically abolishes democracy.
  • So western mainstream international media needs to apreciate Turkey's already complicated local political problems as well the geopolitical realities in the region.
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'Like a jumbo jet on my roof': Cyclone Debbie hits north-east Australia – as it happened
The eye of one of Australia’s worst storms in years hits the mainland between Bowen and Airlie Beach moving south-west at 12km/h
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  • The storm was downgraded to a category three cyclone just after 3pm, but strong winds continued to lash Airlie Beach, Proserpine and Bowen late in the afternoon.
  • Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said there are “preliminary reports” of significant structural damage in Proserpine, and has urged people to remain indoors while the slow-moving storm continues to batter the region.
  • They’re all getting so low on everything now.” Debbie was not the most damaging cyclone to hit the Queensland coast, even in recent years.
  • If Cyclone Debbie trends North when it hits the coast, Palm will be cut off.
  • North Queensland is tropical and cyclones have always been a feature of the tropics.
  • Australia's deadliest cyclone occurred north of Cooktown in 1889, when 307 people died.
  • The problems that South Australia has with its privately owned inter-state under capacity interconnectors are the same problems New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania have with their privately owned undercapacity interstate inter-connector.
  • Cyclones occur in the north due to tropical pressure systems.
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What's in a ring? Iran's Khamenei sends mixed election messages
The supreme leader’s jewellery became the focus of frenzied speculation in a ballot where more than the presidency is at stake
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  • Raisi has been touted as a frontrunner to succeed the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • Rouhani is most often described as a moderate rather than a reformist.
  • Hassan Rouhani, 68, the reformist-backed moderate incumbent, is a former chief Iranian nuclear negotiator who served as the secretary of Iran’s supreme national security council for 16 years.
  • Rouhani’s main opponent in Friday’s ballot is the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi.
  • Ebrahim Raisi, 56, is allied with Iran’s conservatives.
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Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism
In meeting on company culture, David Bonderman said there was ‘likely to be more talking’ when Arianna Huffington mentioned having more women onboard
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  • On Sunday, the board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the recommendations of a workplace review led by the law firm of the former US attorney general Eric Holder.
  • Kapor Klein also said Kalanick’s leave from the company “enhanced” Uber’s ability to hire a strong COO.
  • During the meeting presenting the report to Uber employees on Tuesday, Bonderman interrupted his fellow board member Arianna Huffington with a sexist remark, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by Yahoo Finance.
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What is 'WanaCrypt0r 2.0' ransomware and why is it attacking the NHS?
Malicious software has attacked computers across the NHS and companies in Spain, Russia, the Ukraine and Taiwan. What is it and how is it holding data to ransom?
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  • Malicious software has attacked computers across the NHS and companies in Spain, Russia, the Ukraine and Taiwan.
  • The attack hit England’s National Health Service (NHS) on Friday, locking staff out of their computers and forcing some hospitals to divert patients.
  • Barts Health NHS Trust’s computers, attacked by ransomware in January, ran Windows XP.
  • By Friday evening, the ransomware had spread to the United States and South America, though Europe and Russia remained the hardest hit, according to security researchers Malware Hunter Team.
  • Replacing the XP machines is a huge task, but the government had a support contract with Microsoft to keep legacy Windows operating systems patched with security updates.
  • Oh the people in the NHS were aware, but the government cut the budget for maintainance.
  • The Tories are responsible for protecting the NHS from attack.
  • Tory government have chosen underfunding the nation's healthcare system.
  • The British hospitals hit by this latest attack, which weaponised a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system revealed in February, are hopelessly outgunned.
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Cassini spacecraft finds possibility of alien life, then runs out of fuel
Scientists say discovery of ingredients for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is bittersweet as spacecraft prepares to end 20-year mission
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  • Spacewatch First in a sequence of dramatic manoeuvres that will end with the spacecraft burning up in the planet’s atmosphere Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has plunged between Saturn and its rings.
  • Scientists say discovery of ingredients for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is bittersweet as spacecraft prepares to end 20-year mission Could there be life in our own solar system?
  • Cassini began an ambitious plan to map the whole of France using triangulations.
  • The spacecraft will transmit science readings back to Earth during that fiery plunge.
  • Will the earth eventually develop a ‘space junk’ ring?
  • Picard laid out and measured the Paris meridian before Cassini moved to France.
  • Spacecraft discovers possibility of alien life, then runs out of fuel Scientists say discovery of ingredients for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is bittersweet as spacecraft prepares to end 20-year mission....
  • Do you think, given the fact that Enceladus is likely to have weaker gravity than earth, that bacterial spores from Cassini could have survived a 50km descent through the Enceladanian atmosphere?
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Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed
Kenneth Williams put to death by lethal injection after appeal to US supreme court fails to secure a stay on his sentence
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  • Three men have been put to death: Ledell Lee last week, and Marcel Williams and Jack Jones on Monday night in the first double execution in the US in 16 years.
  • Williams admitted responsibility to the state parole board last month.
  • Campaigners are seizing on the sudden burst of executions in Arkansas as a potentially crucial moment in the fight over the death penalty.
  • Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips.
  • Williams was sentenced to death for the October 1999 murder of Cecil Boren.
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Polarised Ecuador puts president-elect's big promises to the test
Lenín Moreno says he will fight poverty and corruption and go easier on the media – but as his election opponent refuses to concede, trouble lies ahead
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  • “I cordially invite Lasso to leave Ecuador within 30 days [with or without his tax haven millions],” Assange tweeted – a reference to allegations the ex-banker has money stashed in offshore accounts.
  • Ecuador’s outgoing president, Rafael Correa, a fiery critic of the US, granted Assange asylum and Moreno has vowed to uphold it.
  • However, a different polling firm, Cedatos, switched their positions, putting Lasso ahead on 53% with Moreno trailing on 47%.
  • They cry fraud when they loose and the media, the majority of them controlled by the big media international maffia, echo their cry as parrow.
  • Lasso was not leading at any time during the vote count.
  • Lasso's party insisted that they had evidence of fraud, claiming that the vote count for the two candidates were reversed.
  • When the oil prices sunk so to did Ecuador's ability to keep up economically.
  • Several exit polls had Lasso winning the election including Cedatos which is the most reputable pollster in Ecuador.
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Brazil president Temer vows not to resign as court approves investigation
President Michel Temer defiant in face of inquiry that will focus on explosive claims he agreed to pay off a witness in a sprawling corruption scandal
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  • Cunha is in the same ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement party as Temer and initiated the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff that allowed him to take over the presidency.
  • Temer was due to address the country on Friday evening.
  • “President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha.
  • On Friday, the former chief justice Joaquim Barbosa added his voice.
  • Joesely Batista is said to have recorded senator and former presidential candidate Aecio Neves of the centre-right Brazilian Social Democratic party requesting two million reais in bribes.
  • Put the Chief Justice in charge temporarily and then change the constitution, laws etc that will stop these creeps from continuing to rip off the country.
  • A political party that promised to clean up corruption might do well, although wasn't that one of the PTs promises years ago?
  • Apparently 2 journalists from O Globo have confirmed Temer will resign today: Noblat e Moreno, do Globo, confirmam renúncia de Michel Temer.
  • Possibly because allegedly, rumour control, JBS is very Lula family connected.
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American student released from North Korea prison, says state department
Rex Tillerson says North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor
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  • Such detentions have added to tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
  • Fred Warmbier told told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that Otto had been “terrorized and brutalized” during his 17-month detention and had been in a coma for more than a year.
  • North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.
  • Warmbier is a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati.
  • Fred Warmbier called his son’s return bittersweet.
  • Tillerson says the state department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea.
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Samsung could sell 'refurbished' Galaxy Note 7 phones
Company trying to manage stockpile of four million handsets that were recalled after battery explosions
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  • That means if you want to replace Samsung’s camera, calendar or email app with Google’s, say goodbye to full integration of your virtual assistant.
  • “The brand lost prestige and consumer trust with the debacle of the Galaxy Note 7,” says Thomas Husson, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester.
  • Samsung recalled an estimated four million of the phones over concerns that batteries could overheat and burst into flames.
  • That means the full width of the gorgeous screen gets wasted.
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The Guardian view on Brazilian corruption: the public deserve a voice
Editorial: The explosive allegations faced by Brazil’s president Michel Temer are just the latest manifestation of a sprawling scandal. A quick political fix will not solve the problems
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  • Editorial: The explosive allegations faced by Brazil’s president Michel Temer are just the latest manifestation of a sprawling scandal.
  • Scuffles between police and protesters broke out as the demonstrations neared Congress.
  • Oust me if you want,” Michel Temer said this week.
  • Images in national media appeared to show police officers firing weapons, and the secretariat of public security said it was investigating.
  • Brazil’s top court is investigating him for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption.
  • To only deal with the "corruption" scandal misses the major part of Brazil's political turmoil.
  • Labour party in Brazil led the country to the actual state.
  • This is impossible in the Brazilian electoral system, which imposes two voting turns when a presidency’s candidate does not win a substantial numerical advantage of the electorate.
  • In sum, a hasty change in the Brazilian constitution, to allow for an unscheduled immediate direct election, is not by any means justifiable in order to promote stable path for the country progress.
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Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew after first hijack for five years
Comoros-flagged ship and eight Sri Lankan crew are freed without payment of ransom after negotiations
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  • An EU naval force statement said the operation had finally made contact with the ship’s master, who confirmed that armed men were onboard the Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13.
  • “Foreign fishermen destroyed their livelihoods and deprived them of proper fishing.” Somali pirates usually hijack ships and crew for ransom.
  • Nur, the local elder, told the AP that young fishermen including former pirates have hijacked the ship.
  • Piracy off Somalia’s coast was once a serious threat to the global shipping industry.
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Hugo Chávez statue torn down as death toll rises in Venezuela protests
Young protester shot in the head amid continuation of demonstrations that brand President Nicolás Maduro a dictator and demand elections
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  • Henrique Capriles, the opposition’s presidential candidate in the last two polls, said the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela was tearing up the rulebook drawn up by its deceased figurehead Hugo Chávez.
  • “The constituent assembly that Maduro has called doesn’t appear in our constitution.
  • How the new constitutional assembly will be selected remains unclear.
  • While Maduro says opposition ranks include armed hoodlums, activists accuse the security forces of using excessive force, including firing teargas canisters directly at people and allowing pro-government gangs to terrorise demonstrators.
  • The take on Venezuela by the most powerful economy in the world: "Venezuela on Wednesday formalized its call for a National Constituent Assembly to modify the country's Constitution.
  • The only people who have sabotaged Venezuela are the Chavistas.
  • January 2015: Vice President Joe Biden warns Caribbean countries that the government of President Nicolas Maduro will soon be “defeated” and therefore they should abandon their discounted oil program with Venezuela, PetroCaribe.
  • You attempting to assist the Maduro regime in a massive fraud on the Venezuelan people with your comments.
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Helmut Kohl, Germany’s reunification chancellor, dies aged 87
Kohl led his country from 1982 to 1998, overseeing the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990
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  • Kohl was impatiently pushed aside by Franz Josef Strauss, the rightwing leader of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the CSU, who alone could match Schmidt in intellect and wit.
  • He devoted his entire adult life to Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politics and was Germany’s longest-serving chancellor of the 20th century.
  • Only Kohl’s political idol, Konrad Adenauer (CDU), the first West German chancellor, had done better.
  • Superficially, sheer physical bulk apart, Kohl bore unlikely comparisons with Otto von Bismarck.
  • He ruined East Germany and Europe by equalising what is too different and German political culture by protecting politicians from contact with normal people.
  • In spite of his mis-steps, personal and political setbacks, one is left with the impression that he always had the best interests of the German people at heart.
  • Kohl was definitely not the father of modern Germany.
  • Actually, if Engholm hadn't lied in the Barschel aftermath Kohl would not have been chancellor when the Wall fell.
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Eurovision: Anja Nissen becomes second Australian in 2017 final
Twenty-one-year-old from the Blue Mountains is representing her parents’ birth country Denmark in annual song contest
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  • The 21-year-old, from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, is representing her parents’ birth country in the song contest in the Ukrainian capital.
  • The pair commented on the first few songs during the live SBS broadcast early on Wednesday morning in Australia, but mentioned technical problems and disappeared until the 11th performance of the night.
  • The new SBS host pairing of Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst made their debut at Eurovision, taking over from Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang.
  • We've given Denmark a princess and now a Eurovision singer.
  • It was such a success that Australia has been sending entries ever since.
  • Eurovision has become politicized, just as exciting as Olympics with countries missing.
  • However as far as Israel goes, they are regarded as Europe for a lot of things for example football.
  • A bit of a joke Australia being in the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • I think in that respect its a nod to SBS's Eurocentric programmers more than Australia.....
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St Petersburg bomb suspect identified as 22-year-old born in Kyrgyzstan
Russian investigators say Akbarzhon Jalilov detonated bomb that killed 14 on metro carriage and left DNA on second device
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  • Critics say the repressive religious policies of governments in Kyrgyzstan and other central Asian countries help make radicalisation a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Russian authorities said Jalilov detonated the bomb inside the metro carriage, and said his DNA had been found on an unexploded device left at a second metro station.
  • Jalilov’s Central Asian background suggests a new profile of terror suspect.
  • During the 1990s and 2000s, Russia suffered frequent terror attacks from Islamist groups based in the North Caucasus, including suicide bombers that hit the Moscow metro in 2010.
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Exclusive: Eta documents reveal details of weapons dumps as group disarms
Arms dumps include 118 guns, nearly 3,000kg of explosive materials and more than 25,000 rounds of ammunition
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  • “The French and Spanish governments must help to resolve all the consequences of this conflict.” Eta is still considered a terrorist group by the European Union.
  • An event is planned in the French Basque city of Bayonne on Saturday to mark “Disarmament Day”, but Etcheverry warned that peace could be harder to find.
  • On Friday Eta, which termed itself a “Basque Socialist revolutionary organisation for national liberation”, issued a statement in which it claimed that both France and Spain had slowed down the disarmament.
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Marine Le Pen: Britain has shown France how to leave the EU
Far-right Front National leader given soft interview by Nigel Farage, who praises her ‘connection with the French people’
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  • Women are crucial for the far-right leader’s bid to become France’s first female president, but can she avoid scaring them off?
  • Le Pen, who avoids the word feminist, is now pushing her feminine side in campaign videos and special pamphlets designed for female voters.
  • Farage, while Ukip leader, refused to set up an alliance with the Front National in the European parliament because of what he called “prejudice and antisemitism” within the French party.
  • It is female voters who could boost her score.
  • "Moreover, Le Pen claimed to have been snubbed by the British prime minister, Theresa May, who did not meet with her, citing a government policy not to deal with the Front National"
  • "Britain has shown France how to leave the EU" haha haha hahahahah hahah!!!!
  • Quel avenir pour la France avec le Front National!
  • It is extraordinary that LBC, a major pulpit of far-right extremism, broadcasts hate every week, unhindered by law or justice.
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François Fillon is as big a threat to liberal values as Marine Le Pen
Fillon’s victory in the presidential primaries reflects the rise of the new reactionaries – who share many ideas with the far-right Front National
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  • Witness how Russian propaganda has dubbed Europe “Gayropa”.
  • That’s not far from some of the social media propaganda spread by some Fillon supporters.
  • This will surely be Fillon’s strategy in France.
  • As national populism and social conservatism make gains in Europe, liberal progressives might be forgiven for thinking they are fast becoming the political underdog, or even an endangered species.
  • Le Pen described France’s borders and ties with “Italy, our sister” – again a phrase used in Fillon’s April speech.
  • France faces a difficult choice, either water down workers rights and posibly bring down the 10% unemployment but in the process destroy ther welfare state and create a zero hours contract economy like the UKs.
  • They see absolutely nothing wrong insulting people who do not vote for them because degrading the voters who think different has become the normal among advocates of "liberal" values.
  • Le Pen can attack Fillon from the left by promising to protect the French welfare state, as well as from the right on migration, terrorism and crime.
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This is Corbyn’s moment: he’s rescued Britain from the chains of austerity
The Labour leader is a man remade. To a remarkable degree, his respectability and plausibility as prime minster is established
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  • People focused on the NHS, education and equality more than personalities, respondents to our callout tell us The focus on Jeremy Corbyn may be overshadowing the real reason young people voted Labour.
  • The Conservative party has made a deal with the Democratic Unionist party so it can form a government.
  • Formal negotiations are due to begin soon, but the snap election has left Theresa May weakened.
  • Letters: Readers on potential solutions to conducting Brexit negotiations.
  • Theresa May’s failure won’t return the UK to reality-based politics.
  • While there are indeed a lot of people who vote for the scumbags in the DUP, and the scumbags in Sinn Fein, I don't think either party represents the silent majority in Northern Ireland.
  • Hey the people have spoken - no hard Brexit.
  • The Tory Party is the Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • The SNP lost a lot of votes to people who switched to Labour to push through Corbyn, desperate to stop the Tory surge.
  • I'm for Labour but there is no soft Brexit.
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Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had interest in jihad, say police
Scotland Yard says it has yet to find evidence linking Masood, who killed four people in London, with Islamic State
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  • However, the Met deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, who is also the senior national coordinator for UK counter-terrorism policing, said there was no evidence Masood had discussed the planning of his attack with others.
  • Coroner opens and adjourns London hearing into deaths of people killed by Khalid Masood on 22 March An inquest has heard details of the injuries suffered by the victims of the Westminster attack one week after the atrocity.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, police officers gathered on Westminster Bridge to mark a week since the attack.
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Khalid Masood was a convert with a criminal past. So far, so familiar
Attackers inspired by Islamic extremism have rarely lived puritanical lives, but one surprising thing about Masood was his age
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  • Two police officers remained in hospital with significant injuries.
  • A joint investigation by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command and MI5 led to three further arrests on Thursday and early Friday in London, Birmingham and Manchester, with two of them still in custody.
  • More than 50 people, of at least 12 nationalities, were injured in Masood’s attack on Westminster Bridge.
  • Born Adrian Elms, raised Adrian Ajao, died Khalid Masood.
  • Since the attack, police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.
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The grassroots 'guerilla army' powering Macron's French election battle
The presidential favourite is running without a party so unpaid campaigners must convince voters they are building a viable political force
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  • The presidential favourite has chosen a difficult time to recast France as a diverse, inclusive nation At age 39, Emmanuel Macron is a breath of fresh air in French politics.
  • Frontrunners Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen clash during four-hour debate giving equal TV airtime to all 11 candidates It was long – four hours of live prime-time television.
  • Editorial: The French start voting in one month – and Marine Le Pen is set to reach the presidential run-off.
  • Macron is as much of an outsider as Trump was.
  • Compared with Le Pen, Hollande or even Fillon would make France a better place.
  • In 2014, when Le Pen’s National Front Party could not secure any loans from French banks, she turned to Russia and received millions of dollars from a now defunct institution there.
  • In which case why is: "Macron is the only French presidential candidate with a serious chance of reaching the Elysée palace who unwaveringly seeks to recast France’s secular, republican model".
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Military action against North Korea 'an option', warns Rex Tillerson
US secretary of state says policy of strategic patience has ended due to threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme
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  • Jason Greenblatt, a Trump lawyer turned special envoy, was due to arrive in Israel on Monday for talks with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday.
  • “China has made the decision to support North Korea,” Long said.
  • Tillerson said North Korea could no longer be allowed to continue developing its nuclear and missile technology.
  • Trump has repeatedly accused Beijing of decimating US industry through unfair trade practices such as currency devaluation and subsidies, claims that China rejects.
  • Merkel has a PhD in Physics and wiped the floor with Trump yesterday.
  • In his strongest comments yet on concerns that North Korea is moving closer towards developing a nuclear strike capability that could threaten the US mainland, Tillerson said “all options are on the table”.
  • There are accusations of Trump warmongering, when North Korea has openly, publicly and vociferously declared its intent to develop an offensive nuclear warhead (not defensive), capable of being delivered by intercontinental missiles.
  • Are you prepared to go to war with NK?
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Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits nearly 100 countries around the world
More than 45,000 attacks recorded in countries including the UK, Russia, India and China may have originated with theft of ‘cyber weapons’ from the NSA
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  • Cyber security experts said the malware could spread through computers with unpatched versions of Microsoft Windows.
  • Malicious software has attacked computers across the NHS and companies in Spain, Russia, the Ukraine and Taiwan.
  • A computer security expert credited with stopping the spread of the ransomware on Saturday by activating a digital “kill switch” warned on Sunday that a fresh attack was likely.
  • Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it.
  • WannaCry is believed to use the EternalBlue exploit, which was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to attack computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems wiki/WannaCry_cyber_attack.
  • How do you expect people who can't even bother to install security updates to backup their files.
  • It will be the same thing as having a Windows phone.
  • This cyber attack highlights the need for increased NHS funding and resources but more crucially, it also highlights the need for better management and risk assessment of data security.
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Ten Philippine troops killed by friendly fire in battle with Islamists
Defence secretary blames ‘fog of war’ for deaths as clashes with militants in Marawi also claims the lives of foreign fighters
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  • Many residents of Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people, have fled.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the entire southern region of Mindanao in response to the crisis, which he described as the start of a major campaign by IS to establish a foothold in the Philippines.
  • The clashes started after security forces tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, an Islamist militant leader who is the subject of a $5m (£3.88m) reward offered by the FBI and endorsed by Isis.
  • The Philippines isn't a woolly liberal western country.
  • Well Duterte confronted the addiction of its urban poor to meth-based shabu by having 7000 slain in under a year.
  • The common thread for the symptoms (not the disease) you describe is a sense of powerlessness, grinding/entrenched poverty, alienation and suppression by regimes intent on retaining power, corruption, injustice and discrimination.
  • Now he has imposed martial law on the entire island of Mindanao and is eyeing Luzon whose capital Manila is already imposing check points.
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Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court after historic rules change
Gorsuch, Trump’s pick to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat, is in after a three-day hearing and a debate that included an all-night protest by a Democratic senator
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  • Democratic opposition to Gorsuch is rooted in the treatment by Republicans of Merrick Garland, the judge nominated by Barack Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.
  • Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, told reporters on Tuesday that Republicans had the necessary votes to change the rules if Democrats were to filibuster Donald Trump’s first supreme court nominee.
  • The move teed up a final confirmation vote for Neil Gorsuch on Friday and thwarted efforts by Democrats to block Donald Trump’s nominee.
  • Since there's no constitutional basis for 60 vote threshold, I'd be happy with Gorsuch and future SCOTUS picks being confirmed with a simple majority.
  • Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, told reporters on Tuesday that Republicans had the necessary votes to change the rules if Democrats were to filibuster Donald Trump’s first supreme court nominee.
  • And three Democrats voted to confirm Gorsuch: Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
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Arkansas executions: health giant sues state as federal judge issues injunction
Medical supply company McKesson says state deceptively purchased drugs for lethal injection, becoming first in history to sue a death penalty state for misuse
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  • Arkansas rushed to put to death Ledell Lee despite widespread concerns around the use of capital punishment in America Arkansas executed Ledell Lee on Thursday night, after it fought and won a complex and sometimes confusing legal battle.
  • Public attitudes toward the death penalty remain largely in favour.
  • If Gray’s ruling is vacated by the Arkansas supreme court or the state obtains a different supply of vecuronium bromide, the executions of four other inmates who have not received individual stays could potentially go forward.
  • If you lock people up for life for murder and still people murder in society - what then?
  • The death penalty has been a punishment to POOR people since times imemorial.
  • What is the societal benefit of the three drugs states are hoarding to execute people?
  • It does, however, constitute evidence (albeit not proof) that a significant proportion of American criminologists do not think capital punishment is a greater deterrent against homicide than life imprisonment.
  • The death penalty costs more in taxpayer dollars than life in prison.
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Which is the bigger threat, Russia or Isis?
John McCain is sure it’s Putin. There’s room for argument, but he’s right about one thing: our perception of the danger posed by Isis is skewed
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  • Here, Russia’s superiority over Isis is surely incontrovertible.
  • Macron and Putin’s personal relationship will be key factor in the difficult issues of Syria and Ukraine.
  • The red-carpet handshake was swift and polite; Macron used his recent white-knuckle handshake with US president Donald Trump before the Nato summit to make a point that France would not back down.
  • Now, I happen to disagree with McCain both on his view of Russian democracy and on how far Putin harbours malign intentions towards democracy elsewhere.
  • Spain also holds key knowledge about corruption among Russia's governing class and ties to organized crime of the official elite.
  • Who is Macron to talk about red line in Syria?
  • The French working class has more to fear from Macron than they do Putin.
  • Europe is drifting ever further from Russia, and incidentally, from Trump.
  • For once not telling us a Russian is hiding under our bed and that Putin is an evil genius capable of getting a buffoon like Trump elected over the lovable and highly connected Hillary.
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Philippine president Duterte flies to Moscow to meet 'hero' Putin
Rodrigo Duterte embarks on five-day visit as he seeks to loosen ties with Washington and strengthen bond with Russia
Articles: 7 (Rank: 10)
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  • Three-day battle between army and Isis-linked Maute insurgents for city on island of Mindanao has left at least 46 dead The CCTV monitor was showing a live feed of gunmen in the hospital lobby.
  • The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, who cut short a foreign visit to Russia, has imposed martial law in Mindanao and promised bloodshed.
  • Authorities said the militants had killed 19 civilians in Marawi, a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 people.
  • The Philippines declined to comment on the transcript on Wednesday.
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2.5 5.1
Greece reaches deal with creditors to pave way for bailout talks
Euclid Tsakalotos says ‘negotiations are concluded’ and agreement has been reached ahead of meeting with eurozone ministers at the end of May
Articles: 6 (Rank: 12)
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  • His government agreed at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday to talks on big economic reforms in exchange for progress on releasing the next instalment of bailout funds.
  • A meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers broke up late on Monday night, amid a row with the International Monetary Fund about Greece’s debt burden.
  • In return for emergency funds, Alexis Tsipras’s leftwing government in Greece has agreed to swallow austerity demands but his popularity ratings have suffered as a result.
  • Duke University paper on the Greek debt restructuring (link below) http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5343&context=faculty_scholarship.
  • Germany has a massive surplus because the euro aids their export economy, they should recognise this and subsidise Greece for the losses to their economy which result from it.
  • = Once debt relief was in place, Greece would start borrowing money again.
  • The same Greek citizens that never stop telling us how much they love Greece!
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Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights from Middle East
Technologists say new rules against electronics ‘larger than a cellphone’ on flights from 10 airports seem illogical and at odds with basic computer science
Articles: 5 (Rank: 7)
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  • Both the UK and US have enforced a ban on laptops and tablets from certain countries in the Middle East.
  • The EU commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, plans to speak to the British transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to discuss the UK’s ban on carrying electronic devices larger than a phone in cabin baggage.
  • The ban on any electronic item larger than a normal smartphone applies to all direct passenger flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
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Georgia special election: runoff will be expensive, ugly and close
Democrat Jon Ossoff won an impressive but insufficient 48% of the vote in the sixth congressional district. What are the implications for American politics?
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  • Democrat Jon Ossoff won an impressive but insufficient 48% of the vote in the sixth congressional district.
  • A former Georgia secretary of state who has since lost statewide bids for governor and US Senate, Handel is considered the Republican frontrunner.
  • A bastion of the modern Republican party in the state, the district did not embrace Trump.
  • Democrats will tie Handel to Trump and try use the specter of Planned Parenthood to win over suburban women while Republicans will paint Ossoff as a leftwinger who will be a knee jerk supporter of Nancy Pelosi.
  • Progressive candidate James Thompson in Kansas' 4th congressional district's special election offered far more hope, and didn't have to resort to Ossoff's comical wishy-washy policy positions.
  • Why Jon Ossoff – a symbol of the Trump backlash – offers Democrats hope: Because they are so desperately in denial, grasping at straws.
  • The reason Trump did bad against Hillary (not as good as Republicans traditionally), in general election is because in many people thought Hillary was a better Republican candidate than Trump.
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Hillary Clinton: I'm to blame for election loss but outside interference cost me
Democratic nominee says ‘I take absolute personal responsibility’ for defeat but points to Russian hacking and Jim Comey letter as key factors
Articles: 5 (Rank: 13)
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  • So what if the FBI director says he shares our pain.
  • For Clinton, the impact of Comey’s interventions is not in doubt.
  • Compare that with the FBI’s investigation into Russian manipulation of the Donald Trump campaign and its hacking of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  • For progressives, it might be argued that Warren represents the best of Clinton and Sanders rolled into one: strong on issues such as equal pay and reproductive rights but equally strong on class inequality and economic opportunity.
  • When Clinton's email then turned up on a laptop seized by the FBI in connection with a pedophilia investigation, Comey wrote a letter to the relevant Congressional committees.
  • It wasn't that Trump won the US presidential election, it's more that the Democrats lost it when they were caught rigging their own nomination process to install Hilary Clinton.
  • But hope trump is removed for treason long before 2020 In which case republicans did not win and Hillary should be President.
  • Has Hillary Clinton ever taken responsibility for her failures?
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Indonesia's courts have opened the door to fear and religious extremism
By jailing the Jakarta governor Ahok for blasphemy, judges have sent a chilling message to moderates and non-Muslims
Articles: 4 (Rank: 18)
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  • Editorial: The trial of Jakarta’s governor and his tough sentence is a worrying sign of the sway exerted by hardline Islamist groups.
  • International human rights organisations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the verdict would tarnish Indonesia’s reputation for religious tolerance and pluralism, and urged the country to repeal its “unjust” blasphemy law.
  • The Ahok verdict endorsed an Islamist narrative of blasphemy.
  • Ahok, a Christian with ethnic Chinese roots, is a “double minority” in Indonesia.
  • Islam (lit:submission) and democracy are mutually exclusive.
  • "Blasphemy" laws are a blight in much of the Muslim world.
  • The thing is that for so long we were fed the line that Indonesia is the largest Muslim country population-wise and was different from other hard line countries, where people enjoyed a modicum of religious freedom.
  • "he Jakarta court that sentenced governor Basuki “Ahok” Purnama to two years’ imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam has sent a chilling message to non-Muslims in Indonesia."
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Lewis Hamilton sees Valtteri Bottas as ‘credible’ rival for F1 title
Lewis Hamilton has said he believes his Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, is a genuine contender for the F1 world championship after the Finn won the last round in Russia
Articles: 4 (Rank: 20)
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  • Mercedes called the race, one dictated by tyre performance, superbly after Hamilton had lost the lead to the German on the opening lap.
  • Vettel leads Hamilton by 13 points in the world championship with Bottas a further 10 points back, while Mercedes have a one-point lead over Ferrari in the constructors’ championship.
  • Nonetheless Vettel was wringing the neck of his car out front to maintain the lead and proving the Scuderia had more than matched the Mercedes aero improvements in race pace.
  • Definitely a corker of a race for Barcelona standards.
  • Watch it blow up on the warm up lap, followed by Alonso buggering off to Indianapolis and refusing to ever get back in the car again.
  • I ve told you Hamilton is the best......Perfect result i was hoping for Vettel and Bottas to retire due to water issues.
  • Regarding the race, perfect start from Vettel, drove brilliantly all around, Ferrari were comprehensively out thought by Mercedes though who got a deserved win.
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2.4 24.6
Giro d’Italia: emotional Tejay van Garderen claims stage 18 in sprint finish
The American BMC rider Tejay van Garderen won the 137km stage from Moena to Ortisei as Tom Dumoulin held on to the pink jersey
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  • Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Bahrain) +39” 3.
  • Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ) +43” 4.
  • Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +31” 3.
  • The Dutchman Dumoulin fended off some desperate attacks by Quintana.
  • There, Pinot looked the strongest, eventually taking the stage win after making his escape along with Quintana, Nibali, Pozzovivo and Zakarin.
  • Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Sunweb) Overall classification 1.
  • Mikel Landa (Spain / Team Sky) ST 3.
  • That stage to me looked like Quintana & Nibali mentally beaten.
  • Nibali and Quintana should smell Dumoulin's saddle.
  • I relly can't see an alliance of Quintana, Nibali and Pinot working together to topple Dumoulin.
  • He wouldn't take his turn over the last 2 kms trying to save his energy for the sprint.
  • So far in this years Giro, Mr Dumoulin has proved himself to be a very good grimpeur, a not half bad sprinteur, an able puncheur and an exceptional rouleur.
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RBS court case called off but some investors still refuse settlement
Fred Goodwin escapes having to give evidence, but judge leaves door open for diehard investors to revive proceedings
Articles: 4 (Rank: 19)
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  • The extra £1bn is how much Fred Goodwin’s successors have spent settling and fighting claims from irate retail investors who thought the rights issue document was misleading.
  • The court was told the RBS Action Group, representing thousands of retail investors, had agreed to the settlement.
  • The current chief executive of RBS, Ross McEwan, will also be relieved.
  • Popular is the sixth biggest bank in Spain and has been weighed down by the legacy of bad lending decisions made in the run-up to the financial crisis.