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The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy #FREE on Amazon 6/23 & 6/24

TODAY’S THE DAY!<p>The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy is Free on Amazon today and tomorrow to celebrate International Fairy Day!<p>This is your …

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re …

Grenfell Tower fire: police considering manslaughter charges

Detectives say building’s insulation and cladding tiles failed fire safety tests and they are establishing if use was illegal<p>Police have said they are considering manslaughter charges in relation to the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze as they revealed that the insulation and cladding tiles at the …

Grenfell Tower

It's official. Business isn't investing in Britain.

The man running Britain's economy has warned that uncertainty over Brexit is stopping businesses from investing in the country.<p>"There is a large amount of business investment that is being postponed until business can see more clearly what the likely outcome of [Brexit] is," Treasury chief Philip …

Philip Hammond

Satirical Banksy-style mural shows Donald Trump as evolutionary misstep

With Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, street artists in Britain are having a blast.<p>The most popular of them all, mysterious master Banksy, …

Iraks Regierungschef: Damit hat der IS seine Niederlage eingestanden

Die Einschätzung von Ministerpräsident al-Abadi nach der Zerstörung der Al-Nuri-Moschee in Mossul hat Einiges für sich: Offenbar ist die Terrormiliz …

So You Want to Read Occult Horror: Here’s Where to Start

Young married couple Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse think they’ve found the perfect New York City apartment, only to discover they have the neighbors …

Korean War

Tackling Racism, Misogyny, And Harassment Through Street Art

On an afternoon, a couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were walking down the sidewalk, when a man rode by us on a bicycle and yelled out that he liked my hair.<p>I smiled, politely, and thanked him. Not because I was actually thankful to be yelled at about my physical appearance while trying to walk …

Feminism

The Brexit Dilemma

The General Election, which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament, has widened the potential future economic relationships with the EU. The start of formal talks between the EU and the UK this week has cast into stark relief the Brexit dilemma.<p>In economics, there is a concept …

What Germans eat in the summer

Germans don't eat sausage, sauerkraut and potatoes all the time. Here are some of the lighter dishes they'll typically prepare during the summer. …

Germany

Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, remarking pointedly that the U.S. …

Cavalcade Of Hundreds Of Bikers To Escort Bullied Fourth-Grader To School

Bikers in Nova Scotia say bullied 10-year-old Xander Rose is "one of our brothers” now.<p>Xander Rose’s commute to elementary school on Wednesday morning promises to be a journey to remember.<p>Hundreds of local bikers were due to accompany the 10-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from Nova Scotia, Canada, …

The revolutionary technology pushing Sweden toward the seemingly impossible goal of zero emissions

Degerhamn, Sweden<p>As far as the eye can see, the only thing polluting our pristine environment is the gas-guzzling car I’m riding in.<p>It’s a chilly April morning in Kalmar county in southern Sweden, and as we drive past pastel-colored wooden houses separated by acres of farmland, Martin Olofsson, a …

Carbon Dioxide

Average yearly income of top 1% in America: $1.3 million

The jobs market is humming these days, but income inequality continues to grow. Torsten Slok, Chief International Economist with Deustche Bank …

Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa wins €100,000 International Dublin literary award

The prestigious win, for A General Theory of Oblivion, will allow the novelist to fulfil a dream of building a public library, he says<p>When Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa was told he had won one of the world’s richest book prizes, it realised a dream. The author, whose novel A General Theory …

Literature

Queen stellt Mays Regierungsprogramm vor

Ohne den üblichem Pomp verlas die Queen ihre Thronrede und damit das knappe Programm der geschwächten Regierung von Theresa May. Im Mittelpunkt steht …

EU citizens in Britain to be asked to register for post-Brexit status

Ministers planning stocktake of Europeans living in the UK to gauge demand for residency applications<p>The government is preparing to announce a registration process for the estimated 3 million EU citizens living in the UK, as a first step towards regularising their legal status post-Brexit.<p>It is …

Chief rabbi intervenes in Orthodox rabbis' row over homosexuality

Ephraim Mirvis steps in as Joseph Dweck accused of heresy over reinterpretation of traditional teachings on homosexuality<p>The Orthodox Jewish community in the UK has been divided by a bitter row after a senior rabbi’s comments about homosexuality led to accusations of heresy and corruption.<p>The …

Mood in Germany, EU relaxed as Brexit talks begin

While Britain is in turmoil, calm prevails among Europeans as Brexit negotiations kick off. EU supporters think they hold the better cards and are …

Europe

George Orwell’s idea of a better England is stirring again today | Fintan O’Toole

The nation is better than the shameful circumstances that led to Grenfell Tower<p>To win a prize that carries George Orwell’s name is a source of pride for any journalist. But it was impossible for me to accept it in a city struggling to come to terms with the horrors of Grenfell Tower without being …

georgeorwell's

Classic Books to Reread This Summer

Sometimes it's best to revisit the old and faithful.<p>Now that summer reading season is upon us, student book list titles are again filling up bookshop …

Thank you, Britain – Brexit has vaccinated Europe against populism | Jean Quatremer

Even after the election we don’t know what you want. But your act of self-harm has brought the EU’s members together, and dealt heavy blows to nationalists<p>Watching Brexit unfold is such a pleasure. One year on from the referendum of 23 June 2016, it is now clear that what we predicted is coming …

Great Britain

Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

I spent ten years “writing” a TV show about Silicon Valley. I spent hundreds of hours talking about it, collecting ideas in a giant Evernote file, …

Comic Books

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Science Fiction

Now five men own almost as much wealth as half of the world’s population

<b>(Alexander Kalina via Shutterstock)</b><p>While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with the fruits of our labor<p>Paul Buchheit<p>June 15, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five.<p>While Americans fixate …

Schwere Vorwürfe nach Brandkatastrophe

Fast zwei Tage nach dem verheerenden Feuer im Grenfell Tower in London qualmt die Ruine still vor sich hin. Es gibt noch immer zahlreiche Vermisste. …

FBI denies CNN FOIA request for Comey's Trump memos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI on Friday formally denied a CNN Freedom of Information Act request to turn over former director James Comey's memos documenting his conversations with President Donald Trump.<p>The move comes one day after CNN filed a lawsuit asking the agency to release the documents.<p>Comey …

Donald Trump

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Mindfulness