Eve Badía

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Ian Bremmer: Trump Threw Starburst Candy at Angela Merkel at G7 When Asked to Sign Joint Communique

Despite the “wildly successful Korean summit” wherein Donald Trump personally removed the threat of nuclear war off the face of the earth, and the …

Donald Trump

Ancient Royal Tomb Yields Strange New Ape Species

The toothy creature provides rare evidence of early human-caused extinctions.<p>Lady Xia's tomb would have certainly been something to behold. Excavated in 2004, the tomb belonged to the grandmother of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang. Inside was an array of riches—jade, gold, silver, engraved …

Anthropology

Orcas Slap, Kill, But Don't Eat Their Prey

It’s impossible to tell why the whales didn’t eat their prey, one expert says, but here are a few suggestions.<p>When Jorge Cervera Hauser went diving with friends in the Sea of Cortez in Baja, California, he was on a mission: to find orcas. Getting in the water with orcas is incredibly rare, Hauser …

Whales

Why Koko the Gorilla Mattered

Featured twice on the cover of National Geographic magazine, Koko led to major revelations about animal empathy and communication.<p>Koko, the western lowland gorilla that died in her sleep Tuesday at age 46, was renowned for her emotional depth and ability to communicate in sign language.<p>She became …

Gorillas

The bottom line: What happens when families cross the border

Nearly 2,000 child migrants have been separated from their parents in the six weeks following the implementation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' …

Immigration

Migrant children: Separated from his mother, 7-year-old boy is one of first to be reunited

PHOENIX – A Guatemalan woman had walked, hitched rides and crossed a country to escape violence in Guatemala.<p>On Thursday, Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia sat in a Washington, D.C., courtroom waiting to hear whether she’d get her 7-year-old son back.<p>She didn’t speak English. So an interpreter …

Immigration

EU slaps retaliatory tariffs on US goods

The European Union has slapped tariffs on some $3.2bn(£2.4bn) worth of US goods, in retaliation for tariffs the Trump administration imposed on …

Globalization

Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' border prosecutions led to time served, $10 fees

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration border crackdown that has separated thousands of children from their parents is built on a mountain of small-time criminal prosecutions that typically end with people sentenced to spend no additional time in jail and pay a $10 fee, according to a USA TODAY …

Immigration

The big picture: What we know and don’t know on child separation

President Trump's executive order Wednesday night didn't solve the crisis of separated migrant families, with most questions still unanswered — like …

Immigration

Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net

WASHINGTON — President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans.<p>Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget …

Donald Trump

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.<p>For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an interrogation by federal authorities in a …

Immigration

National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say

During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid’s articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication, according to three people with knowledge of the matter — an …

Donald Trump

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London's Highgate …

Alice In Wonderland

Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump’s immigration order

President Trump’s executive order to halt family separations unleashed confusion in Washington and at the Mexico border Thursday, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop referring such cases for prosecution and migrant parents arrived at courthouses in Texas and Arizona wearing …

Immigration

An Introduction to Ivan Ilyin, the Philosopher Behind the Authoritarianism of Putin’s Russia & Western Far Right Movements

Fascism had been creeping back into European and North American politics for many years before the word regained its currency in mainstream discourse …

Political Science

Barack Obama Shares a List of Enlightening Books Worth Reading

<i>Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov</i><p>Whatever historians have to say about his political legacy, Barack Obama will be remembered as …

Books

Dear America, we can teach you a few things about cruelty to refugees. Love, Australia

Every time there is mass gun violence in America, Australians can be counted on to give Americans an earnest lecture on how we do it better. We got rid of guns after Port Arthur in 1996 – why can’t they just do that, and solve their gun problem?<p>But Australia has been more subdued this week – a week …

Australia

Defense contractors shouldn't be in the childcare business. Must that be said?

The news that the Trump administration is aggressively pursuing policies separating undocumented migrant children from parents has caused a groundswell of justified revulsion. Congressional Democrats are attempting to introduce legislation curtailing the practice, and a variety of figures – …

Immigration

Trump's cruel border policies created a needless crisis. It's far from over

Was it the “tender age” inmates, the rare sight of all the Senate’s Republicans growing a spine, or the even rarer sight of intervention from every one of the nation’s first ladies?<p>We’ll never know the truth behind Donald Trump’s humiliating reversal of his own brutal policy of separating thousands …

Immigration

Homeless people on their pets: 'She saved me as much as I saved her'

Heather, 22, Seattle<p>Before we found Poppy, I didn’t feel like I had anything to wake up for. I was going through a rough time in my life and didn’t care about myself. I’d been homeless since my parents told me to leave our family house in June 2016 and was so miserable in my situation. Everywhere I …

Pets

Three women in Los Angeles and Seattle talk about how they ended up without a home and how they survived the first night

Homelessness

Feuding brothers, thwarted lovers, and a lot of spoiled views: ‘spite buildings’ are our smallest human pettiness made manifest in bricks and mortar. Here are some of the best/worst<p>“Spite buildings” are constructions specifically intended to irritate or protest: our smallest human pettiness made …

Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship review – unmissable images of the dispossessed

“The camera,” Dorothea Lange once said, “is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera.” Her portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, now universally known as Migrant Mother, provided powerful evidence that this was indeed the case. Taken in a camp for destitute migrant workers in …

Art

David Bowie Aladdin Sane photograph gifted to V&A museum

A photograph from the photo session for David Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane has been gifted to the V&A as it announced record visitor figures for its world-touring David Bowie is exhibition.<p>The V&A said on Wednesday that the archive of the late photographer Brian Duffy had donated a print of a …

David Bowie

US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year

A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, according to visitor logs seen by the Guardian.<p>Adam Waldman, who has worked as a Washington lobbyist for the metals tycoon since 2009, had more meetings …

Julian Assange

Nato head calls for unity after Trump discord and Russia threat

The Nato secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, is to use a major speech in London on Thursday to express hope the alliance will hold together in spite of threats from Donald Trump.<p>He will acknowledge differences and disagreements between the US and other allies are real. But he will argue that Nato …

Russia

China's Twitter erases John Oliver after scathing Xi Jinping skit

The British comedian John Oliver has been scrubbed from China’s version of Twitter after the host of Last Week Tonight ran a 20-minute segment satirising Chinese president Xi Jinping.<p>New posts mentioning his name or the show have been blocked on the microblogging site Weibo.<p>Oliver’s scathing parody …

China

National Enquirer publisher subpoenaed in Michael Cohen inquiry

Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Enquirer’s publisher for records pertaining to a $150,000 payment the magazine made before the 2016 presidential election to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump.<p>The subpoena, first reported by …

Donald Trump

No one knows when meeting about it will be held either, contrary to Trump’s promise after Singapore summit<p>The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has said he is unaware of any steps taken by North Korea towards dismantling its nuclear weapons programme since the Singapore summit and does not expect …

North Korea

Fate of 2,300 separated children still unclear despite Trump's executive order

Donald Trump may have signed an executive order to end the separation of families at the southern border, but his administration is not making any special efforts to immediately reunite the 2,300 children who have already been separated from their parents under his “zero tolerance” policy.<p>The lack …

Immigration