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Pensées

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Light shadows

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Literature

Unearthed in Rome’s New Subway: Extinct Elephants and Persian Peach Pits

ROME — The ancient Romans were celebrated for their engineering feats: roads that helped expand an empire; aqueducts that quenched throngs and supplied lavish fountains; monumental bridges, some of which are still in use today.<p>So it seems apt that a modern engineering achievement — the construction …

Archaeology

Surprise Ice Discovery Just Made That Interstellar Object Even More Confusing

Comet? Asteroid? (Aliens?)<p>When 'Oumuamua first came to the notice of astronomers, zooming into the Solar System from very, very far away, it was …

US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an ‘insult’ and saying the US won’t be told where it can put its embassy<p>A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the …

Remembering the ghosts…

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U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to mount a case on Thursday that Iran violated an international agreement to limit its arms dealing, but American officials failed to show how an array of weaponry presented as evidence proved the charges.<p>Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the …

South Asia

Sen. Graham: There's a 30% chance Trump will attack North Korea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.<p>"I would say there's …

North Korea

Mapping of the human heart…

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Revising Story Of Dispersal Of Modern Humans Across Eurasia

By<p>Most people are now familiar with the traditional “Out of Africa” model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached …

Trump’s North Korea policy could trigger famine, experts warn

The Trump administration's primary North Korea strategy would do little to curb the country's nuclear program and could trigger a famine, according to experts.<p>After spearheading several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off oil supplies to Kim Jong Un's regime and the …

North Korea

How Trump’s Jerusalem Move Just Helped Iran Win the Mideast

Some sections of the crazy quilt that makes up the Trump administration want to push Iran back out of the Arab world and weaken it, in support of …

While stars light in the sky, fish swim in the lake…

What do Europeans consider sexual harassment? | Europe | DW | 12.11.2017

Does a sex joke constitute sexual assault? Or only if they grab your bottom? A survey shows that tolerance levels vary across Europe. EU countries …

Europe

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder: How a Rohingya massacre unfolded at Tula Toli

<b>(CNN) —</b> Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.<p>"They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo," says Mumtaz, a Rohingya woman from the village of Tula Toli in western Myanmar.<p>"In the pile there was …

CNN

Saudi crown prince blazes reckless regional trail

Muhammad bin Salman is taking an activist approach that is in sharp contrast to the behind the scenes, nonconfrontational style that had hitherto …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Prime Minister Hariri says he will return to Lebanon 'very soon'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned last week during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger, insisted Sunday he will return to the country soon to "unite the Lebanese people."<p>"I will go back to Lebanon very soon and will take all the necessary …

South Asia

Canada Legal Fight May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties

OVER THE HART RIVER, Yukon Territory — The indigenous groups thought they had reached a deal: A vast landscape in the north of Yukon Territory would be mostly set aside for preservation, with only a small percentage allotted to industrial development.<p>But then the Yukon government decided to push …

Canada

The White House fires back after George H.W. Bush calls Trump a 'blowhard'

The White House on Saturday hit back after former President George H.W. Bush gave his most candid assessment yet of President Donald Trump.<p>"I don't like him," Bush said. His comments were included in a new book by historian Mark Updegrove, called "The Last Republicans," which focuses on the lives …

Paradise Papers Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

It’s called the Paradise Papers: the latest in a series of leaks made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shedding light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens.<p>The core of the leak, totaling more than 13.4 million documents, focuses on the …

Corruption

Their caliphate in ruins, IS militants melt into the desert

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria's remote desert, where experts say they are regrouping and preparing their next incarnation.<p>The Sunni militants' self-proclaimed "caliphate" with its …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance

The WikiLeaks founder’s astonishing admission should prompt MPs finally to start asking questions<p>Last Wednesday, 11 months into Donald Trump’s new world order, in the first year of normalisation, a sudden unblurring of lines took place. A shift. A door of perception swung open.<p>Because that was the …

Who Ordered Killing of Honduran Activist? Evidence of Broad Plot Is Found

MEXICO CITY — It was just before midnight when two men kicked in the door to Berta Cáceres’s house in the small Honduran mountain town of La Esperanza. Moving past the kitchen, one of them opened the door to her bedroom and fired six shots. She died moments later.<p>In a country where the fight to …

Latin America

Catalan police chief sacked as Madrid takes steps to impose direct rule

<b>Barcelona, Spain (CNN) —</b> The Spanish government has taken its first steps to impose direct rule on Catalonia, firing its police chief and nominating the deputy prime minister to take control of the region in an unprecedented effort to quash its attempts at secession.<p>A day after the Catalan …

Europe

Violence Flares and Tensions Rise After Kenya Presidential Vote

NAIROBI — Tensions were on the rise in western Kenya and parts of Nairobi amid confusion and discrepancies surrounding the country’s repeated presidential election this past week, with deadly violence breaking out in some areas.<p>Shops were burned Friday night in Kawangware, a neighborhood in central …

Africa

Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System

For the first time that we know, an interstellar visitor has zoomed through our solar system. The small space rock, tentatively called A/2017 U1, is about a quarter of a mile long and astronomers across the world are racing to study it before it departs just as quickly as it arrived.<p>“We’ve never …

Astronomy

Madrid-Barcelone : la tutelle à tue-tête

Après le déclenchement par Mariano Rajoy de l’article 155, qui confisque les prérogatives du Parlement catalan, les deux camps se défient plus que …

Europe

Jimmy Carter defends Trump in a wide-ranging New York Times interview

In one of his first major interviews since President Donald Trump took office, former President Jimmy Carter opened up about his views on politics and cultural clashes in the Trump era.<p>Speaking with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in a piece titled "Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting", …

Donald Trump