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UK father and children who drowned in Costa del Sol pool named

Gabriel Diya, his son Praise-Emmanuel and daughter Comfort died at holiday resort Police in Spain have named the three members of a British family who drowned in a hotel swimming pool on the Costa del Sol on Christmas Eve. They were identified as Gabriel Diya, a 52 year-old London-based pastor, his son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, […]

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A recession is coming. When it does, we need to demand a Green New Deal | Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler

Having squandered the last financial crisis, we cannot make the same mistakes again. A Green New Deal is the only reasonable response American carnage and Brexit collapse, detention camps and environmental breakdown the daily barrage of bad news makes it easy to forget that these are disparate symptoms of the same disease unleashed by the […]

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Boris Johnson ‘will ask EU for extension’ if no Brexit deal by Saturday

Brexit secretary suggests PM will send letter to Brussels if no agreement reached The Brexit secretary has indicated Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU seeking an extension if there is no agreement by Saturday. Pressed by the Brexit select committee as to whether the prime minister would obey the Benn act, Stephen […]

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US diplomats told Zelenskiy that Trump visit was dependent on Biden statement

Newly released texts show diplomats made clear that better Kyiv-Washington relations were linked to cooperation US diplomats told Ukraines president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, that a prestigious White House visit to meet Donald Trump was dependent on him making a public statement vowing to investigate Hunter Bidens company, and a Ukrainian role in the 2016 elections, according […]

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Climate change made Europe’s July heat wave up to 3 degrees hotter, scientists say

London (CNN)The scorching heat wave that broke records across Europe last month was made more likely, more intense and up to three degrees Celsius hotter by climate change, a study has found. The group have analyzed every heat wave in Europe in the 21st century (in 2003, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018, June 2019 and July […]

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30 Reactions Europeans Had To The Record-Breaking Heatwave

For those of you from hotter climates, at the ready with your “meh, that’s just a normal day here” comments, remember, Europe is not used to these kinds of extremes! Houses are insulated against the winter cold, and air conditioning is rare. It hit almost 40C in Poland for goodness sake. Poland. This is not […]

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Frozen wolf’s head found in Siberia is 40,000 years old

Fur, teeth and tissue largely intact on remains of animal bigger than a modern wolf The severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia, and because of the freezing conditions, the remains are so well preserved that the fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. […]

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Heres How the Russia-Friendly Far-Right Demagogues of Europe Buy and Bury the Press

You may not have heard the crash of Austrias government collapsing on Monday, but the circumstances that brought it down are, shall we say, instructive about the way far-right populists in Europe, and at least one very prominent American politician, suck up to Russia. More important still, the background to the debacle in Vienna speaks […]

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Remain v hard Brexit: what the UK’s EU election results tell us

Both sides of Brexit divide have claimed victory, but the truth is far from conclusive The European election results have left those on all sides of the Brexit divide claiming victory. Here we analyse the results and what they mean for leave and remain. 1. Support for pro-remain parties eclipsed pro-leave parties, despite the Brexit […]

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Spanish king asks socialists to form new government

King Felipe has tasked acting prime minister Pedro Snchez with pulling together a coalition won a general far-right Vox have already resigned themselves to being in opposition. The Spanish parliaments speaker, Meritxell Batet, told a news conference on Thursday that the king had asked Snchez to attempt to create a coalition that can govern. The […]

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