Emil Kostadinov

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Where America's Terrorists Actually Come From

Syrian refugees have committed zero attacks in the United States.<p>This weekend, Rudy Giuliani went on <i>Fox News</i> to explain why Donald Trump’s decision to bar Syrian refugees from U.S. shores and suspend visas for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries did not amount to a Muslim ban. “What we did …

Immigration

Here’s a handy cheat sheet of false and misleading “news” sites

• “Fake, false, regularly misleading sites” which rely on “outrage” using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits” (examples: Politicalo, AmericanNews.com)<br>• Websites that may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable …

Ramadi has been taken back from ISIS, Iraqis say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi troops have retaken the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the country's military said.<p>Troops have raised the Iraqi flag on top of the government compound in central Ramadi, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said Monday.<p>Ramadi, in Anbar province, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) from …

Tyson Fury Ends Wladimir Klitschko’s Heavyweight Reign

Briton defeats Ukrainian by unanimous decision to end 9½-year reign<p>DUESSELDORF, Germany—Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian’s 9½-year reign as heavyweight champion and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.<p>After a bruising encounter that ended …

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

27 Breakfast Sandwiches That Cure a Hangover With Less Grease

Sometimes the best breakfast is one you can eat on the go. As much as we try to sit down for meals, we're often too rushed in the a.m. hours, …

Breakfast

The fortune-teller of Kabul | May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled the hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?<p>Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the …

What you need to know about Eritrea – the Guardian briefing

<b>What’s the story?</b><p>Guardian Africa series: Inside Eritrea<p>Read more<p>Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans are voting with their feet and embarking on a perilous journey north through Sudan and Libya or to Egypt and Israel, their goal to eventually reach safer destinations in Europe. An estimated 5,000 …

Should Blair have intervened in Labour's leadership race? Of course

Those tempted to back the untainted, authentically leftwing Jeremy Corbyn might usefully ponder the fate of Syriza<p>Where does loyalty lie in politics? In sticking to your party, come what may? In telling the world “it’s left me, not the other way around” as you walk out? Or in speaking out when and …

City Life

Somewhere between the ball game played to an empty stadium and the arrest of six police officers on charges including manslaughter and murder, somewhere around the time that a leaked document suggested that a man who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody had died of a …

Ukraine to rewrite Soviet history with controversial 'decommunisation' laws

In Kiev, a Soviet memorial to the second world war stands at one end of Shevchenko boulevard, which is named after the poet who formulated Ukrainian language and literature as distinct from Russia’s.<p>The boulevard passes monuments to Mykhailo Hrushevsky, a founder of the short-lived Ukrainian …

Are demographic changes causing deflation?

<i>What’s at stake: A view has appeared arguing that the low-inflation environment experienced by advanced economies may be structural, rather than</i> …

How the Recession Changed Long-Term Unemployment

This downturn and recovery have been different than others, and workers of all types have suffered.<p>The number of Americans who have been out of work for six months or more steadily declined within the last year by 1.1 million people. The national unemployment rate fell, too, to 5.5 percent, as the …

Iran nuclear deal: negotiators announce 'framework' agreement

Iran has promised to make drastic cuts to its nuclear programme in return for the gradual lifting of sanctions as part of a historic breakthrough in Lausanne that could end a 13-year nuclear standoff.<p>The “political understanding”, announced on Thursday night in the Swiss city’s technical …

Varoufakis spreads gospel of radical reform to Italy’s capitalists | Financial Times

By John Thornhill in Cernobbio<p>Fresh from his appearance in the glossy pages of Paris Match as a model of militant chic, Yanis Varoufakis pitched up …

Crack Baby Myth

PHILADELPHIA – From the moment she was born, much of the country assumed Jaimee Drakewood was doomed. Her mother had her in the throes of a crack cocaine addiction. She was, as the politicians dubbed it, a crack baby.<p>"I immediately get defensive," Drakewood, now 25, says about hearing the term. …

Dijsselbloem interview: the annotated transcript

During a 45-minute interview in his Dutch finance ministry office in The Hague, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of the eurogroup, offered up a detailed …

France awaits landmark ruling on 'racial profiling' ID checks

In the wake of last month’s terror attacks, French people of ‘Muslim appearance’ complain of being arbitrarily stopped by police<p>The strained relationship between French police and the country’s non-white population is under fresh scrutiny in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks as a Paris …

In the long run we’re all charted

2015-02-25T07:52:51.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>These came out yesterday courtesy of BofAML’s 2015 look at looong term trends in financial markets by …

Isis has reached new depths of depravity. But there is a brutal logic behind it

The burning to death in a locked cage of captured Jordanian pilot Muadh al- Kasasbeh by Islamic State (Isis), a film of which has surfaced online, was barbarous even by its own brutal standards.<p>The group struggled to justify the live immolation of a Muslim prisoner with the ease it did in previous …

Saudi King Salman cements hold on power

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has cemented his hold on power with a government shake-up.<p>Thursday's changes saw two sons of the late King Abdullah relieved of their responsibilities, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet …

Russia mulls censuring 'annexation' of East Germany, some 25 years late | DW | 28.01.2015

More than 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (pictured), Russian lawmakers on Wednesday said they would discuss a proposal to condemn what …

US wants to dominate the world, says Russia's Lavrov | DW | 21.01.2015

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov had disparaging words for US President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address, saying it showcased …

Sanctions on Russia: the all-round impact

“Sanctions are like exposure to radioactive materials,” says Stanislaw Secrieru, an analyst at the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM). …

Rethinking China’s state-owned enterprises

The last time China got serious about reforming its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) was nearly two decades ago when hundreds of firms were privatized …