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Margaret Thatcher backed single market in draft Bruges speech

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Documents show that former leader looked forward to development of EU trade rulesMargaret Thatcher was not a proto-Brexiter but an enthusiastic supporter of the single market, according to draft versions of her celebrated 1988 Bruges speech. Often described as the moment the Conservative party proclaimed its disenchantment with Europe, the prime minister’s address in Belgium’s historic trading city has recently been reinterpreted as the beginning of the UK’s long road to withdrawal. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/21/margaret-thatcher-backed-single-market-in-draft-bruges-speech
Author : Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent
Publish date : 2018-07-20 23:01:20
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Ohio State says more than 100 ex-students reported sexual misconduct by doctor

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Investigation continues into the late Richard Strauss, facing accusations involving male athletes from 14 sportsMore than 100 former students have provided first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of a continuing investigation, the university said on Friday.More than 200 former students and university employees have been interviewed by independent investigators reviewing allegations against Richard Strauss involving male athletes from 14 sports as well as his work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office, the university president, Michael Drake, said. Continue reading...

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Author : Associated Press
Publish date : 2018-07-20 19:16:38
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Formerly extinct ibis taught to migrate by following light aircraft

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Birds bred in captivity are led on their three-week migration south from Germany by human ‘foster parents’ in light aircraftLeaning out of an ultralight aircraft, Corinna Esterer turns toward a flock of peculiar black birds soaring just a few metres away. “Come, come ibis,” she yells through her megaphone. Drawn by Esterer’s voice, the birds dart to the aircraft, and follow it to a field overlooking Lake Constance in southern Germany. Once on the ground, the ibis flock to Esterer. To the birds, the young woman is their parent. For more than 300 years, the northern bald ibis has been extinct in the wild in central Europe, with small populations surviving only in zoos. But recently, it has celebrated a slow but steady comeback thanks to human foster parents who have shown the birds how to migrate south by leading the way in ultralight aircraft.
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/20/formerly-extinct-ibis-taught-to-migrate-by-following-light-aircraft
Author : Denise Hruby in Überlingen, Germany
Publish date : 2018-07-20 15:00:10
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Donald Trump rides out critics with Putin White House invitation

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US president faced accusations of treason for embracing Russian autocrat but 79% of Republican voters approve of his stuntsDonald Trump began the week facing accusations of treason over his embrace of Vladimir Putin. He ended it with a middle finger to his many critics by inviting the Russian autocrat to the White House.The defiant gesture illustrated Trump’s confidence that he had weathered yet another political storm. While opponents had briefly hoped that what they saw as his disastrous showing alongside Putin in Helsinki would be the breaking point for his presidency, for American conservatives it appears to be business as usual. Continue reading...

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Author : David Smith
Publish date : 2018-07-20 10:49:47
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Motorcyclists banned from wearing hoodies as Uganda gets tough on crime

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President Yoweri Museveni moves to quell concern about rising crime with introduction of 10-point security planUganda’s president has banned motorcycle drivers from wearing hoodies in an attempt to tackle rising crime rates in the country.
Figures published this week show the number of reported crimes grew by 3.3% between 2016 and 2017. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jul/20/motorcyclists-banned-from-wearing-hoodies-uganda-gets-tough-crime
Author : Alon Mwesigwa in Kampala
Publish date : 2018-07-20 06:00:01
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Rightwing rally cancelled as Maxine Waters supporters stand guard

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Many gathered outside the congresswoman’s LA office where an Oath Keepers demonstration had been planned
A rightwing group that had vowed to stage weeks of protests against California’s best-known African American member of Congress, Maxine Waters, was a no-show at its own demonstration as activists thronged to offer their support outside Waters’ district office in south Los Angeles.
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/19/maxine-waters-oath-keepers-protest-los-angeles
Author : Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Publish date : 2018-07-20 00:57:28
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Theresa May: I will never accept EU's ideas on Irish Brexit border

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EU must ditch ‘unworkable’ plans and break impasse, she tells Belfast summit Theresa May is to tell the European Union it is time to drop what she feels is their inflexible view on an Irish border solution and “evolve” their position to break the impasse in Brexit talks. In a speech in Belfast on Friday she is expected to brand the bloc’s calls for regulatory alignment north and south of the border as a “backstop” solution in the event of no deal as “unworkable”, and repeat her assertion that a border down the Irish Sea is unacceptable to any British prime minister. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/theresa-may-i-will-never-accept-eus-ideas-on-irish-brexit-border
Author : Lisa O'Carroll in Belleek
Publish date : 2018-07-19 21:40:46
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Enter Dominic Raab, a veritable chip off the old Brexit block

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The new Brexit secretary is showing every sign of being as clueless as his predecessor There is no sincerer form of flattery. It had been expected that the appointment of Dominic Raab to replace David Davis as Brexit secretary might raise the average IQ of the department by a few dozen points. After all, even appointing my dog – one of the dimmer creatures on this planet – would have been an improvement. But these hopes have been quickly dashed. Either there is something about the Brexit department that renders all ministers who work for it catatonically stupid or Raab is determined to live down to the standards of his predecessor. An act of kindness. What Raab does have, however, that Davis doesn’t, is a limited amount of self-awareness. He realises that the whole purpose of his job is that it’s entirely cosmetic. He’s not there to actually do anything. He’s there to give the impression that he’s doing something. The Brexit negotiations are far too complex to be left to any of the halfwits in the Brexit department. They’re also way too tricky for the prime minister and the civil service, but it’s they who are calling the shots and Raab’s main function is to do the photo-copying and make the tea. Jobs he can just about manage. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/19/enter-dominic-raab-a-veritable-chip-off-the-old-brexit-block
Author : John Crace
Publish date : 2018-07-19 17:28:56
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Macron security official filmed beating protester while wearing police visor

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Élysée Palace says Alexandre Benalla was suspended for two weeks after 1 May incidentFrance’s public prosecutor has opened a preliminary inquiry after one of Emmanuel Macron’s top security officers was filmed hitting and stamping on a young man at the edge of a Paris demonstration while illegally dressed as a police officer.Prosecutors are investigating possible charges of violence by a public official as well as pretending to be a policeman and illegally using police insignia. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/emmanuel-macron-security-official-alexandre-benalla-filmed-hitting-protester
Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Publish date : 2018-07-19 12:58:12
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Trump says he holds Putin responsible for US election meddling – video

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The US president, Donald Trump, tells CBS News’s Jeff Glor he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential electionDonald Trump blames Putin personally for election meddling in latest reversal
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Publish date : 2018-07-19 08:21:43
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