Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 30th 2020There were fears in Europe of a resurgence of covid-19. Catalonia returned to a form of lockdown. Britain announced that people arriving from Spain, including British tourists coming back from the beach, should quarantine for 14 days. The Spanish government was irked. Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg and Romania all saw localised spikes of coronavirus.…

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Glance: U.S. adults who principally depend on social media for facts are much less educated, uncovered to more conspiracies

Glance: U.S. adults who principally depend on social media for facts are much less educated, uncovered to more conspiracies

A new report from Pew Research makes an attempt to better understand U.S. adults who get their news largely from social media platforms, and compare their understanding of current events and political knowledge to those who use other sources, like TV, radio, and news publications. The top-level finding, according to Pew, is that social media…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 25th 2020After intense wrangling, the heads of government in the European Union agreed to a €750bn ($869bn) stimulus package. The negotiations were even more tricky than usual, though the outcome was hailed as a breakthrough. It is the first time the EU as a bloc will issue bonds on a huge scale to back…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 23rd 2020After intense wrangling, the heads of government in the European Union agreed to a €750bn ($869bn) stimulus package. The negotiations were even more tricky than usual, though the outcome was hailed as a breakthrough. It is the first time the EU as a bloc will issue bonds on a huge scale to back…

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Politics newest data: Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clash over Russia in supreme PMQs sooner than recess – leer dwell – Telegraph.co.uk

Politics newest data: Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clash over Russia in supreme PMQs sooner than recess – leer dwell – Telegraph.co.uk

Coronavirus latest news: Care home visits can resume in England, Government announces ​Labour agrees to pay ‘substantial damages’ to Panorama film’s anti-Semitism whistleblowers Jeremy Corbyn deserves to lose the whip, but it would plunge Labour into its worst civil war yet Revealed: The parts of Portugal where we could get regional air bridges from Monday Russia…

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Venice has been fighting floods for hundreds of years. It be losing – CNET

Venice has been fighting floods for hundreds of years. It be losing – CNET

Libreria Acqua Alta is Instagram famous. More than 30,000 people have tagged themselves visiting the enchanting bookstore, but unlike other popular buildings in Venice, Libreria Acqua Alta isn’t a church or canalside palazzo. It’s quintessentially Venice in another way: It’s designed to outsmart the floods that have plagued the city for centuries.Inside you’ll find books…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 18th 2020Donald Trump signed an executive order ending Hong Kong’s privileged trading status with America, in response to China’s imposition of a crushing national-security law. Under new legislation, banks aiding officials who implement the law may face sanctions, as may the officials. See article.Separately, China announced sanctions against American officials, including Marco Rubio and…

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The Gap in Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Climate Concept Shows the Most keen Fight to Reach

The Gap in Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Climate Concept Shows the Most keen Fight to Reach

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries on July 09, 2020 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images)On Tuesday, Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden released a major update to his climate plan. It has a big splashy number—$2 trillion over four years—and some solid policies. It shows, definitively, that progressives are winning…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 11th 2020Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the threat of covid-19, flouted social-distancing guidelines and said that his “athletic history” would protect him, tested positive for the coronavirus.Luis Abinader, a businessman from the centre-left Modern Revolutionary Party, won the Dominican Republic’s presidential election. His victory ends 16 years of rule by the Dominican…

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The overwhelming whiteness of Netflix’s ‘Stateless’ undermines its felony intentions

The overwhelming whiteness of Netflix’s ‘Stateless’ undermines its felony intentions

Something about Stateless doesn’t sit right.  Debuting globally on Netflix today (following its Australian broadcasting premiere in March), the six-part limited series paints a moving portrait of immigration detention in Australia. One of the world’s largest refugee safe havens, Australia has long grappled with a human rights crisis similar to that of the United States…

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College reopening plans are now portion of COVID-19 politics. Lecturers effort for their safety.

College reopening plans are now portion of COVID-19 politics. Lecturers effort for their safety.

CLOSE Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it’s safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus. USA TODAYCoronavirus cases are soaring across the country and some states are pausing the reopening of their economies. Still, pressure is mounting to reopen schools full-time this fall — and it’s…

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The George Floyd protests can even change into a defining moment within the manner ahead for American politics

The George Floyd protests can even change into a defining moment within the manner ahead for American politics

The level of activism that came after George Floyd’s death feels more impactful than ever.We have already seen encouraging police reforms in response to protesters’ demands.Protesters’ ability to enact change will depend on whether they can set up an infrastructure beyond the barricades.Dana R. Fisher is a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.This…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 4th 2020Police in Hong Kong made the first arrests under a draconian national-security law imposed from Beijing. Hong Kongers can now be jailed for life for vaguely defined crimes such as “subversion” or “conspiring” with anyone abroad to provoke “hatred” of the communist regime. Mainland secret police can now operate in Hong Kong. America’s…

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