Build a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy but someone still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700-mile desert barrier keeping Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was build a wall across the Sahara desert. According to Spains foreign minister, Josep Borell, the US president told him: The Sahara border cant be bigger than our border…

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France’s Le Pen scorns court-ordered psych tests for Daesh images

French far-right leader faces prosecution for posting violent images of IS killings in 2015 The French far-right leader attacks in Paris in November 2015. Le Pens immunity as a lawmaker was lifted in order for her to face prosecution in France for posting images considered to incite terrorism or pornography…

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Iran accuses Trump of ‘bullying’ other countries into anti-Tehran stance

Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attacks Trump and says US is abusing presidency of UN security council Irans foreign minister has accused Donald Trump of trying to hijack the United Nations security council for the purposes of bullying others to turn against Tehran. Trump plans to lead Original Article :…

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Jacinda Ardern queried for taking costly flight to minimise time away from baby

New Zealand PM will fly to Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru separately from her deputy, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars Jacinda Ardern has defended making an air force Boeing 757 take an extra trip to the Pacific island of Nauru so she can minimise time away from her…

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How America’s ‘most reckless’ billionaire created the fracking boom

The long read: The wild tale of Americas energy revolution, and the cowboy who made and lost billions on shale Between 2006 and 2015, the energy world was turned upside-down by an epic development in the oil industry few had foreseen. From the low point, in 2006, when it imported…

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At least 26 children and four women killed in airstrikes in Yemen

UN condemns attack by Saudi-led coalition near health facilities and calls for investigation At least 26 children have been killed in the latest round of airstrikes in Yemen, the United Nations has said. The organisations humanitarian office reported that at least four women also died in a strike by the…

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How weak schools serve Trump’s agenda | Arne Duncan

Of course the president says he loves the poorly educated: authoritarian regimes benefit when citizens lack education, writes Obamas education secretary In late July, at a speech for veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, President Trump jabbed a finger at the back of the room, where members of the media were…

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How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

Migration numbers have fallen since 2015 peak, but countries are still grappling with the political and practical fallout How are migration routes in Europe changing? The Balkan route In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more…

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Socialist modernism: remembering the architecture of the eastern bloc

Much of the brutalist architecture of eastern Europe is decrepit, but now a project aims to document and preserve it The monumental but decaying grey, brutalist structures of central and eastern Europe are fading memories of the socialist era. So decrepit are some of these buildings that the socialist @socialistmodernism.…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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