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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she has heeded calls for renewal to revive her grumbling party. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Manchester City win their first trophy under Pep Guardiola as they easily beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Inspired by the Olympics? People of all skill levels can get into winter sports like figure skating, bobsledding and, yes, even curling. Here's how. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Watch highlights of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she is heeding calls for renewal. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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President Moon Jae-in scored a potential diplomatic breakthrough when a senior North Korean official told him that the North was willing to open dialogue with the United States. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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New flagship offers super slow-mo videos, less noisy low-light photos and animated selfie emojis. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said he will not resign, despite mounting questions over how his office handled the Parkland school shooting. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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SEOUL (Reuters) - Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, according to the South's presidency, hours after the North accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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For decades, a poor fishing village has tried to stop a state-run refinery from polluting a bay they share, but the battle has increasingly become one man's charge. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalize on a remarkable comeback over the past year, Nokia phones are expanding to include their first premium Android smartphone model, as well as a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" feature phone. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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The campus police brought charges against a student, but the accused man's lawyers say they are doing the administration's bidding. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Democrats at the party convention threw their support behind Kevin de León, the Democratic leader in the California Senate, who has been running an insurgent campaign. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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The man died after going off-piste in the Alpe d'Huez ski resort, mountain rescue authorities say. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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USA Olympic silver medal winner Lauren Gibbs lets President Trump's daughter Ivanka try her medal on. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiating with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Some areas will feel colder than parts of the Arctic Circle, with up to 20cm of snow forecast. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Since the Florida attack, there has been a 'significant' spike in threats to US schools, say safety experts. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Substitute Jesse Lingard scores the winner as Man Utd come from behind to beat Chelsea and move back into second in the Premier League. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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State and local governments should pass laws to protect facilities that help curb overdose deaths, in the face of the Trump administration's threats. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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NBC's suburban-crime caper is well cast and enjoyable, but it needs time to figure out how seriously it wants to take its premise. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Watch the best of the action from day 16 of the Winter Olympics including a golden goal in the men's ice hockey final and take a look back at some of the Games' lighter moments. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Members of The New York Times Olympic staff share their favorite moments from the Pyeongchang Games. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Harry Kane's 88th-minute header snatches Tottenham all three points against relegation-threatened London rivals Crystal Palace. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Athletes from North and South Korea waved the flags of their own countries as they arrived for the closing ceremony. Only time will tell whether Olympic diplomacy has had a lasting effect. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Doing Cafe, a feminist cafe in Seoul, opened a year ago in March. In that time, over 10,000 people have passed through — most of them women in their 20s and 30s. It's the first place like it in South Korea, according to owner Kim Ryeo-il. Recently, the cafe held [...]
2018-Feb-25
Source: Global Voices
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The most famous version of the logo of Mosfilm, the most influential film studio in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which produced three Academy Award winners. Although the communist Soviet Union's (1922-1992) official ideology derided America's capitalist film industry, it submitted films to their Academy Award (also known [...]
2018-Feb-24
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Bandar bin Mohammed Alaiban, President of the Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council on 28 February 2017. Photo Credit: United Nations Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of the Gulf Center for Human [...]
2018-Feb-24
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Tiina Sanila-Aikio leads a workshop on Sámi languages at the Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos. Credit: Nicholas Magand for GEN This story by Lucy Sherriff for GlobalPost originally appeared on PRI.org on February 16, 2018. It is republished here as part of a partnership between PRI and Global Voices. Tiina Sanila-Aikio isn't your [...]
2018-Feb-24
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Image for which the youth from Jaén, Spain has to pay a fine, for “offending religious sentiments.” Photo published by laicismo.org and used with permission. Daniel Serrano was ordered to pay a fine of 480 Euros for superimposing a photoshopped image of his face over that of Christ and circulating the [...]
2018-Feb-23
Source: Global Voices
Photo by Flickr user zeevveez. CC BY 2.0 In July 2018, Mexicans will elect a new president and all federal legislative offices will be renewed. At the local level, nine states will have elections to select a new governor. With more than 3400 public positions being contested, it is said to [...]
2018-Feb-23
Source: Global Voices
Encouragement on the streets of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of election. Photo by Pernille Baerendsten, used with permission. Elections annulled. Media gagged. A citizen deported. These phrases are easy to find in today's headlines in Kenya. The ceremonial “swearing-in” was meant to be a symbolic gesture by the main opposition party [...]
2018-Feb-23
Source: Global Voices
Cartoon by Doaa Eladl via Flickr, Web We Want ( CC BY-SA 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The Mexican government has failed to investigate allegations that government agencies used surveillance software to infect the smartphones of [...]
2018-Feb-22
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Indian forces make a formation to stop the stones after protests erupted in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Image from Instagram by Ieshan Wani. Used with permission. India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) — a counter-terrorism law enforcement agency — has outlined what Kashmiri journalists should report on in [...]
2018-Feb-22
Source: Global Voices
George Christensen posts gun threat to ‘greenie punks'
George Christensen posts gun threat to ‘greenie punks' – Screenshot 7 News video A conservative Australian Federal parliamentarian has caused a stir in the wake of the fatal shooting of 17 people — including 14 students — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. George Christensen's original Facebook post [...]
2018-Feb-22
Source: Global Voices