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Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

United Kingdom

How clean energy is transforming the world, in 5 charts

Take it straight from a major fossil fuel supplier: The world's energy mix is changing, and it's shifting toward lower-carbon fuels.<p>BP, the British …

Fossil Fuels
Geopolitics

The Original Lie About Obamacare

You hear it from Republicans, pundits and even some Democrats. It’s often said in a tone of regret: <i>I wish Obama had done health reform in a bipartisan way, rather than jamming through a partisan bill.</i><p>The lament seems to have the ring of truth, given that not a single Republican in Congress voted …

Health Care
Middle East

McCain attacks Trump administration and inability to 'separate truth from lies'

Republican senator uses Munich speech to reflect on ‘disarray’ in Trump White House, saying president contradicts himself<p>John McCain said on Friday that Donald Trump’s administration was in “disarray” and that Nato’s founders would be alarmed by the growing unwillingness to “separate truth from …

Donald Trump

Argentina: fiscal pide cruzar llamadas de Kirchner en caso AMIA | América Latina | DW | 10.02.2017

Un fiscal pidió revisar las llamadas que entre 2011 y 2015 realizaron la expresidenta argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner y otros acusados por …

Theresa May says Britain will be 'poorer' and public services 'weaker' without EU workers

• <b>PM: Britain will be 'poorer' without EU workers</b>• <b><br>MPs debate Brexit Bill amendments</b>• <b><br>PM will refuse to offer a compromise to rebel Tory MPs</b>• <b><br>May hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu</b>• <b><br>Number 10 expects to win Wednesday's crunch vote</b>• <b><br>Government will not back any of the amendments</b>• <b><br>UK travellers could</b> …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Repeal without replace: a dangerous GOP strategy on Obamacare and climate

House Republicans are explicitly saying that protecting public and environmental health isn’t worth a few jobs or a small cost.<p>House Republicans have introduced a bill to rewrite the Clean Air Act. The bill, which has 114 co-sponsors (all Republicans), would revise the Clean Air Act such that:<p><i>The</i> …

Clean Technology

Sharp rise in children killed and maimed in Afghan war, UN report reveals

Civilian casualty toll in 2016 was highest in 15 years, with 923 children killed and 2,589 injured, mainly from ground engagements<p>The number of children killed and maimed in the Afghan war increased dramatically last year, according to the UN, which has documented the highest civilian casualty toll …

Afghanistan
Europe

Merkel to Meet Ukraine’s Poroshenko After First Trump Call

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump’s frenetic day of phone calls …

Resurrection of Keystone and DAPL cements America's climate antagonism

Contrary to all evidence, the new US president will ignore climate change science and proceed with aggressive pro-oil and gas policies<p>If there were any lingering doubts over Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for shoving the US back into the smoggy embrace of fossil fuels, his decision to revive the …

Climate
Africa

Immigration is lowest concern on young voters’ Brexit list

Young voters aged 18 to 34 believe that reducing immigration is the least important issue Theresa May should focus on as she prepares to take the UK out of the EU, a new poll has found.<p>The survey by Opinium found that people in this age group put reducing numbers coming into the UK last out of 22 …

United Kingdom

The Justice Department Says President Trump Can Hire His Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

In one of the first official acts of the Trump administration, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel released an opinion supporting the …

Donald Trump

Why Brazil’s Greatest Writer Stopped Writing

In 1984, at the height of his literary fame, Raduan Nassar announced his retirement, to become a farmer.<p>In 1973, the Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar quit his job. After six years as editor-in-chief at the <i>Jornal do Bairro</i>, an influential left-wing newspaper that opposed Brazil’s military regime, he …

Literature
Africa
Oil
Border Crossings

Four versions of Brexit law prepared as Government braced for Supreme Court defeat in Article 50 case

Four different versions of the law giving Theresa May the power to start Brexit have already been prepared as ministers brace themselves for Supreme Court defeat this week.<p>Drafts have been circulating in an attempt to make sure the Government is ready for every eventuality when the 11 Supreme Court …

The man fighting for independence of the West African nation of Biafra... from a flat in Peckham

It has been nearly 50 years since Biafra’s bitter independence struggle, the inspiration for Frederick Forsyth’s bestselling The Dogs of War. Now a south London DJ currently imprisoned in Nigeria has taken up the battle, and Biafrans are once again fighting – and dying – for the dream of their own …

US airstrike kills more than 100 alleged al-Qaida militants in Syria, Pentagon says

A B-52 bomber and aerial drones struck a training camp in Idlib province Thursday, less than a day after Isis targeted in Libya airstrike approved by Obama<p>More than 100 alleged militants have been killed in a US airstrike on an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, the Pentagon said, announcing the …

Middle East

Steinmeier parte hacia Colombia para acompañar la desmovilización de las FARC

El jefe de la diplomacia alemana destaca la experiencia que puede aportar el país en temas como la memoria histórica. En febrero dejará el cargo para …

How Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Contradicted Him

Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks have been unafraid to contradict their future boss.<p>In confirmation hearings this week, five of the President-elect’s …

Donald Trump

One of the world's longest-running geopolitical disputes could be solved this week

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, who have negotiated for more than 18 months in the run-up to the talks, have been among the most outspoken proponents of a deal.<p>But both acknowledge key issues still need to be thrashed out, with the prospects of …

Cyprus
United Kingdom

For better schools, abolish the politicized Department of Education and give local districts more control

Republicansopposed the Department of Education from its beginning and regularly threaten to abolish it now, arguing that educational policy should be reserved to the states. Two respectedDemocratsalso objected to the department’s creation almost 40 years ago. New York Sen. Daniel Moynihan warned …

Assad: 'Everything' up for discussion in Astana talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that his government was willing to negotiate on "everything" during proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan. …

Middle East
Black Lives Matter