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‘Everyone else must take my place’: Assange in letter from British prison

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In a handwritten letter from Belmarsh prison, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says he is being denied a chance to defend himself and that elements in the US that “hate truth, liberty and justice” want him extradited and dead. The letter was sent to independent British journalist Gordon Dimmack. It was dated May 13 – ten Read More

EU’s Juncker says ‘stupid nationalists’ are ‘in love with their country’ & hate foreigners

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Ahead of the EU elections, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has blasted “stupid nationalists,” who dare to “love their own counties” and dislike migrants. Juncker took to CNN on Wednesday to share his belief the nationalist politicians pose a distinct threat to European unity with their stance on migration. “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they Read More

Swedes up in arms as govt mulls potential ban on ancient ‘Nazi’ runes

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The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols have been misappropriated by neo-Nazi groups. Justice Minister Morgan Johansson is currently investigating whether or not runes should be banned in Sweden as a way to deter hate groups, a Read More

Sex between Earthlings and future Martians would be fatal – evolutionary biologist

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While many futurists, tech entrepreneurs and science fiction fans are all abuzz about the idea of a manned human colony on Mars within the next few decades, one evolutionary biologist has shared a rather cold dose of reality. NASA, Elon Musk and many others, including current and former US presidents, have publicly discussed plans to Read More

In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation

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MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis’ jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo But that doesn’t mean full employment in North Minneapolis, where job advocate Tony Tolliver said half of Read More

Russian plan to free whales risks their survival, say scientists

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – International scientists criticized on Friday a Russian plan to release 10 captive killer whales into the Sea of Japan rather than return them to their original habitat, saying it could endanger the mammals’ lives. FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace activists hold a protest against the “whale prison”, a facility in Primorsky Region where nearly Read More

Louvre pyramid, JFK library & other iconic designs by late Chinese-US architect I.M. Pei (PHOTOS)

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World-renowned Chinese-born architect I.M. Pei has died at the age of 102, his son Li Chung Pei confirmed, leaving behind dozens of distinctive buildings as well as three children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Pei trained under modernist architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, getting his start with commercial real estate developer Zeckendorf in New York and Read More

Fed faces tough sell on inflation framework

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PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Federal Reserve policymakers fear they are ill-equipped to battle the next recession under their current inflation-targeting approach, and this year are well into an effort to vet new strategies for managing interest rates in a world of muted inflation and low borrowing costs. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is Read More

Teenage climate change protesters target Britain’s parliament

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Climate change activists lock themselves at the gate of the Houses of Parliament during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage environmental activists locked themselves to the railings of Britain’s parliament on Friday to demand politicians take more radical measures to fight climate change after weeks Read More