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The Man Who Gave White Nationalism A New Life

Fifty years ago, France lost a war while trying to keep millions of Muslims French citizens. One French writer launched a movement to rethink “identity” in its aftermath and helped reinvent nationalism for the 21st century.<p>PARIS — The man the alt-right claims as its spiritual father is a …

Jean-Luc Mélenchon

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The Neymar Deal Was Certainly Crazy. But Was It Smart?

Paris Saint-Germain didn’t break the transfer record when it signed Neymar from Barcelona on Thursday, it destroyed it. Over the last decade, the …

What counts as 5-a-day?

The confusing way Mexicans tell time

Understanding this word takes not a fluency in the language but rather a fluency in Mexican culture.<p>When I first stepped foot on Mexican soil, I spoke relatively good Spanish. I was by no means fluent, but I could hold a conversation. So when I asked a local ice-cream seller in downtown Guadalajara …

Language

He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off.

William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the alt-right. Now, the press-shy white …

New York Times

Lionel Messi's brutal performance at just 10 years old

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is considered the best player in the history of football. Messi has been building this year after year, but it started …

Soccer
Donald Trump

5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

It wasn't my fault.<p>When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living …

Ivanka Trump's glamorous photo op prompts Twitter backlash as Muslim ban rages

Ivanka Trump on Saturday posted a photo of herself and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, decked out in formal wear — as …

Donald Trump

Analysing Pep Guardiola's tactical mistakes at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola says he must adapt his ideas to work in English football and that he's made mistakes. But has he? And what are they?<p>The principles of Guardiola's philosophy, that goalkeepers start attacks and attackers are first to defend, are nothing new. But in England, a physical team that are …

Soccer

A 1958 TV Show Had an Unsavory Character Named “Trump” Who Promised to Build a Wall & Save the World

You're not watching an episode from the <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. No, this clip is from the 1950s western TV series <i>Trackdown.</i> Or, to be more precise, it …

Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement" (Exclusive)

"I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," Bannon tells THR media columnist Michael Wolff as the controversial …

Donald Trump

Transcript of Sir Alex Ferguson's Interview On the Charlie Rose Show

Sir Alex Ferguson was interviewed by Charlie Rose on Tuesday night on PBS. The famous American interviewer sat down with Ferguson for a candid, …

Bumpy beginning for Obama in China, starting on the tarmac

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — If President Barack Obama was hoping for a graceful start to his final trip to Asia as commander in chief, this wasn't it.<p>Confrontations between Chinese officials and White House staff and other diplomatic dust-ups were out in the open from the moment Air Force One landed in …

China

The 1917 Houston riot. And the era of Black Lives Matter.

It was another hot and humid August day in Houston. The policeman on his horse figured that the man approaching him was just another “n-----.”¹ To …

Extra cash 'gift' for Nigerian team to be flown to Rio

A benefactor is flying to Rio to hand $200,000 (£153,500) to the Nigerian Olympic team, in addition to his promise to pay a $30,000 (£23,000) bonus to each player if they win gold.

Olympics

Rio 2016: Nigeria Olympic kit ‘arrived too late'

<b>Nigerian athletes in Rio received their Olympic kits only on day 13 of the Games, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Most of them had finished competing by the time the outfits arrived.<p>"We are disappointed and embarrassed. We've been wearing kits from the World Athletics Championships," one athlete, requesting …

Africa
Human Rights

Watch Trump Contradict Himself On Almost Every Issue

It’s not unusual for a politician to change his mind on an issue over time. But it seems like Donald Trump has changed his mind on pretty much all issues.<p>The video above shows the GOP presidential candidate flip-flopping on everything from the Iraq War to minimum wage ― and even the abilities of …

Donald Trump

Charles Barkley? He's now just the Round Mound Of Enough Already

​<i>If both of you can laugh, you have a lot to laugh about. On the other hand, if only one of you can laugh, one of you, inevitably, is laughing at the</i> …

Charles Barkley

Honoring the heroic ‘Montford Pointers,’ the African American Marines the corps didn’t want

CAMP JOHNSON, N.C — “If it were a question on having a Marine Corps of 5,000 Whites or 250,000 Negroes, I would rather have the Whites.”<p>So said the U.S. Marine Corps’ 17th commandant, Gen. Thomas Holcomb, in May 1941 and then again in January 1942, one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor.<p>There …

Military

Doing business abroad in a volatile world

I don't think many people in Canada could have predicted July's attempted coup d'état in Turkey, or the fact that the coup failed, giving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an excuse to declare a state of emergency and purge the civil service of almost 50,000 employees (including almost 3,000 …

My night out in Cleveland with the worst men on the internet

At the Republican convention, Laurie Penny was invited to a rally led by alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopolous and an unholy cast of characters united behind Donald Trump – for whom turning raw rage into political currency is just a game<p>This is a story about how trolls took the wheel of the clown …

Republican Convention

Watch: Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump impression is eerily accurate

Every election season is more bearable when there’s someone there to do a really good impression of one of the key players. The high watermark is, of course, Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin, but Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert unveiled a new candidate for the throne: Laura Benanti as Melania Trump.<p>Benanti is …

Donald Trump

Breaking the mattress of America. https://t.co/M4Cq62YS2c

A Propagator of Race Hatred and Violence

This isn’t getting a lot of attention. But it should. Everybody took note when Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that American Muslims across the river …

Rights & Freedoms

Focus on 'glamorous' farming to combat migrant flight from Africa: former Nigerian president | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The image of African farming as a route only to dead-end poverty must be challenged to stem the exodus of migrants to Europe, a former Nigerian president said.<p>Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo attends a World Economic Forum on Africa session in …

Africa