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EN IMAGES. Vous aurez des étoiles dans les yeux après avoir vu ces neuf photos de Hubble, qui fête ses 28 ans en orbite

Développé par la Nasa et l'Agence spatiale européenne, le célèbre télescope spatial a permis d'importantes avancées dans le domaine de …

Oskar Gröning, the ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,’ Is Dead at 96

BERLIN — Oskar Gröning, an unassuming onetime corporal in Hitler’s Waffen SS who became known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, one of the very last Germans to face war-crime charges arising from the Holocaust, has died. He was 96.<p>Hans Holtermann, a lawyer for Mr. Gröning, told the German public …

Auschwitz

Sept mystères anciens qui seront résolus par les archéologues au 21e siècle

Fredrik Hiebert, archéologue à National Geographic, prédit les incroyables trouvailles que nous pourrions faire au 21e siècle.<p>Quand la National …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

New JFK assassination files say Oswald-CIA link 'totally unfounded'

• New release contains 1975 CIA memo denies ‘any conceivable’ link<br>• Many documents in latest batch are still heavily redacted<p>Government documents newly released on Friday regarding the assassination of President John F Kennedy say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were …

Why 'Bushman banter' was crucial to hunter-gatherers' evolutionary success

Barely a day goes by when proponents of greater taxation, universal income and other initiatives aimed at addressing systematic inequality are not accused of inciting the “politics of envy”. Doing so is an effective way of closing down debate; envy is, after all, among the deadliest of the “deadly …

Hunter Gatherers

Donald Trump can’t be trusted on foreign policy – and his top team know it

While the focus was on the terrible massacre in Las Vegas, some remarkable developments were taking place involving the President’s senior men in …

Anger Management at Prada and Moschino

It’s about time someone got mad on the runway.<p>Gender discrimination, the wage gap, issues of body image and the activism it has all engendered may be dominant themes in the broader conversation, but women’s fashion, a sector that should by all rights be highly attuned to any disturbance in the …

Trump’s fascist contagion gives the anti-Brexit cause what it lacked: an emotional heart | Jonathan Freedland

With his war talk and support for illiberal regimes, the US president is reminding us what the European Union is for<p>To the remainer, and even to the neutral, our current politics contains a big mystery. Put simply, where is the sentiment we hoped to call regrexit? Where is the collective outbreak …

Corbyn betraying young people on Brexit? What colossal nonsense | Matt Zarb-Cousin

Middle-class, middle-aged remainers will have to try harder to drive a wedge between young Labour voters and the only politician acting in our interests<p>• Matt Zarb-Cousin is a former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn<p>Amid cabinet chaos on Brexit and the debate over whether chlorinated chicken is …

How could the UK-US trade deal affect your food? – Q&A

Food,Farming,EU referendum and Brexit,Chicken,Food & drink,Life and style,Foreign policy,Environment,UK news<p>Chlorinated chicken is the tip of the iceberg. Current EU standards cover everything from conditions for battery hens to antibiotics use in farms, and they are all up for negotiation

Work with the EU, not against it, Michel Barnier tells May

EU’s chief negotiator dismisses notion that Brussels is seeking to punish UK for Brexit or create problems for its government<p>The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has appealed to Theresa May to work with the union during the negotiations and not against it, following the prime minister’s claim …

Great Britain

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the occupants of the car, Jerry Kane Jr, and his teenage son, Joseph Kane, were self-described “sovereign citizens”: members of a growing domestic …

Rights & Freedoms

Labour party’s future lies with Momentum, says Noam Chomsky

The US radical thinker blames the media for Jeremy Corbyn’s unpopularity and says he would vote for him<p>Professor Noam Chomsky has claimed that any serious future for the Labour party must come from the leftwing pressure group Momentum and the army of new members attracted by the party’s …

Labour Party

Air pollution plan: sacrificing the nation's health to save an election campaign

Penalising UK drivers in the heat of an election campaign promises a political car crash, so the government has hit the brakes and slammed clean air policy into reverse<p>For seven years, people in Britain have been forced to hold their breath and wait for a comprehensive plan to tackle the nation’s …

House Republicans pass healthcare bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare

Partisan approval with one vote to spare sends American Health Care Act to uncertain fate in Senate, after negotiations reveal cracks in Republican party<p>House Republicans narrowly approved a controversial plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, taking a significant first step toward …

MPs attack Boris Johnson remarks about strikes against Assad

Foreign secretary suggested UK could join US action in Syria without parliamentary approval<p>Boris Johnson has signalled the UK could join any US military action against Syria without parliamentary approval, prompting an outcry from politicians from across the spectrum.<p>Johnson said he and the prime …

Vu du Japon. MOAB, un message clair de Trump à la Corée du Nord

Le largage de la “mère de toutes les bombes” sur l’Afghanistan par les États-Unis est clairement un avertissement adressé au leader nord-coréen Kim …

Corée du Nord

Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in on Monday as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, placing a devoted conservative in the seat once occupied by Justice Antonin Scalia and handing President Trump a victory in his push to shape the court for decades to come.<p>Justice Gorsuch, 49, took his …

McDonnell: I could weep over Labour's reputation in Jewish community

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said he could “weep” over Labour’s dire reputation in the Jewish community, but refused to call for Ken Livingstone to be kicked out over his claims about Adolf Hitler’s links to Zionism.<p>Former London mayor Livingstone should have apologised immediately over the …

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

Middle East

European parliament backs red lines resolution for Brexit negotiations

The European parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favour of a tough negotiating stance towards the British government in the Brexit negotiations.<p>MEPs in Strasbourg approved a resolution setting out the parliament’s red lines in the coming talks by 516 votes to 133, with 50 abstentions, …

Labour 'failing Jewish community' with Livingstone ruling, says Tom Watson

Senior figures from party and Jewish community condemn decision not to expel Livingstone over comments linking Zionism to nazism<p>Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has accused his party of failing the Jewish community and bringing “shame on us all”, after a disciplinary panel decided not to expel …

Seeking ways to revive Labour’s prospects | Letters

John Harris (Can anyone rescue Labour?, 31 March) is right to refer to the “outstanding irrelevance” of the Labour party in the Brexit debate, but we should make a stab at understanding why this is so. The problem goes back to the party’s acceptance of rule changes that paved the way for setting …

Can Trump's Justice Department Undo Police Reform?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had indicated he would not make law-enforcement reform a priority, but new moves suggest he’ll try to reverse Obama-era changes, too.<p>In the closing days of the Obama administration, the Justice Department hurried to create facts on the ground about police reform. On …

Dismay over Liam Fox's claim of 'shared values' with Duterte's brutal regime

UK trade minister is in the Philippines to meet a president who has publicly encouraged civilians to kill drug addicts<p>Liam Fox’s declaration of “shared values” with Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines leader whose war on drugs has killed 7,000 people, has prompted dismay about the government’s …

Hammond: UK immigration cuts are no barrier to trade deal with India

Britain’s pledge to sharply reduce immigration will not impede the UK from negotiating a free trade agreement with India, the chancellor has said during a visit to Delhi to promote British business.<p>Phillip Hammond said on Tuesday that the brunt of the government’s pledge to shrink net migration to …

Free movement could go on during post-Brexit transition, says May

Theresa May has signalled that free movement of EU citizens could continue during a transitional phase after the UK leaves the European Union in spring 2019.<p>Speaking during a trip to the Middle East, the prime minister did not rule out the possibility, and instead admitted that there would need to …

Theresa May: building Saudi ties better than 'sniping' from sidelines

Visit to the region to explore new trade deals has drawn criticism from MPs and human rights activists<p>Theresa May has said building a relationship with Saudi Arabia is better than “standing on the sidelines and sniping” amid criticism of her decision to visit the region on her first trip to explore …

Gazing Into the Abyss

Astronomers are set to peer into the event horizon of a black hole for the first time.<p>The landscape appeared more Martian than terrestrial—barren for the most part, with a reddish hue, and dotted with salt-splashed mountain ridges. We passed a few wild donkeys among the desert shrubs and a field of …