Chris Jackson

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Both left and right are failing young people on jobs

Some people might not want to hear lectures on unemployment from a prince. They might think a man who had never had a proper job might not be the best person to get into a tizz about people who didn't have all that much to do, particularly one who filled his time by writing "black spider" letters …

Bangladesh election marred by opposition boycott, violence | Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh holds a parliamentary election on Sunday, a contest boycotted by the main opposition, marred by violence that has killed more than 100 people and shunned by international observers.<p>People take part in Friday prayers as members of the police stand guard in Dhaka January …

Andrew Sullivan looks back on the Daily Dish’s performance in 2013, and talks about the future

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Albert Chau<p>When blogger Andrew Sullivan left the Daily Beast at the beginning of last year to launch his own …

South Sudan rivals set stage for peace talks with a hug | Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and government negotiators will hold their first face-to-face talks on Sunday, after several days of delay, to thrash out a ceasefire deal and end weeks of ethnic fighting in the world’s youngest state.<p>Chief of Staff of South Sudan's army, General James …

Anti-Assad monitoring group says Syrian death toll passes 130,000 | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria’s civil war has risen to at least 130,433, more than a third of them civilians on both sides of the conflict, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter stands on a back …

'Traditional masculine values' are evolving, not dying

I thought I had heard enough febrile, hyperbolic pronouncements on modern masculinity to get me through any year, but I had not counted on Camille Paglia. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the maverick libertarian feminist pondered the implications of the feminisation of society and the …

Pictures of Irish farmers taking 'selfies' have gone viral on the Internet, with dozens of websites around the world publishing the photos More here: http://fw.to/GXQE2Al Photo: Irish Farmers Journal/Facebook

Unreliable statistics of 2013

The fudge<p>"Only crisis-hit Spain has higher numbers of young unemployed people than the UK." <i>Ed Miliband</i><p>The truth<p>This is sleight of hand. Miliband's point, blokishly expressed in January for the benefit of Sun readers, was that "we are in the relegation zone when it comes to youth unemployment". And …

Do you think your life will get better or worse, or stay the same, in 2014? http://bbc.in/KeY2bO Nearly 50% of people believe things will improve for them in the coming year, according to a global survey conducted annually since 1977. How far do you agree with the findings? And how would you describe your year, in a nutshell?

Who was the worst troll of 2013?

Don't feed the trolls. That's rule number one of the internet. When you're confronted with someone who enjoys deliberately making unnecessarily inflammatory statements, the best course of action is to deny them the emotional response they crave. Everyone knows that.<p>But, oh, it's hard. Especially …

Afghanistan rejects grim U.S. intelligence forecast as baseless | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan on Monday rejected as baseless a U.S. intelligence forecast that the gains the United States and allies have made in the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017.<p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul December 8, 2012. …

Uganda says region ready to take on, defeat South Sudan rebel leader | Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) - Uganda’s president said on Monday east African nations had agreed to move in to defeat South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar if he rejected a ceasefire offer, threatening to turn an outburst of ethnic fighting into a regional conflict.<p>Hours after President Yoweri Museveni’s …

Egypt likely to change roadmap, hold presidential vote first - sources | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s government is likely to call a presidential election before parliamentary polls, officials said on Monday, rearranging the political timetable in a way that could see army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.<p>A supporter of Egypt's army chief …

2014 in film preview: thrillers

Thrills, spills and – hopefully – not too much bellyaching about our pick of 2014's upcoming thrillers<p>• 2014 preview: comedy • 2014 preview: Oscar hopefuls • 2014 preview: science fiction • 2014 preview: romance • 2014 preview: drama<p>Monuments Men<p>George Clooney gets the gang (Matt Damon, John …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't)<p>Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start …