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When Even Legal Residents Face Deportation

The U.K.’s “Windrush” scandal shows the wide reach of the country’s immigration crackdown.<p>In the aftermath of World War II, the British government invited thousands of people from Caribbean countries in the British Commonwealth to immigrate to the United Kingdom and help address the war-torn …

Windrush scandal puts UK immigration policy on the spot

The UK government has resorted to damage-control mode after an outcry over the deportation and hounding of British Caribbean citizens resident in the …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

End these offshore games or our democracy will die

The Paradise Papers are not about tax. They do not focus on palm-tree islands strewn around the Caribbean. Their implications are not technical but political. What they reflect is something far bigger: the rottenness of democracy, both in Brexit Britain and across much of the west. And headline by …

United Kingdom

Germany has way more industrial robots than the US, but they haven’t caused job losses

The rise of the robots, coming first for our jobs, then maybe our lives, is a growing concern in today’s increasingly automated world. Just today (Oct. 10), the World Bank chief said the world is on a “crash course” to automate millions of jobs. But a recent report from Germany paints a less …

German Economy

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they admitted it exists. Three senior economists at the IMF, an organisation not known for its incaution, published a paper questioning the benefits of neoliberalism. In so doing, they …

Economics

There is no homophobia in the animal kingdom

Think being gay is unnatural? Then look no further than the animal kingdom, where homosexuality is very common. Studies suggest that around 1,500 …

Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

The European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Trump forges a protectionist path.<p>The deal, which brings together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy, would be a potent …

Economy

In 2017 alone, enough US coal plants to power Qatar have announced closures

“Stay strong, Gillette,” reads a sign in Gillette, Wyoming. The small city of 30,000 people calls itself the energy capital of the nation. There are enough mines around the city to produce more than a third of all the coal burnt in the US.<p>The boom town is going through a bust. The city of coal …

Fossil Fuels

On this day in 1935: The death of Lawrence of Arabia

Thomas Chapman was an Anglo-Irish landowner. He ran away with his mistress, and moved around Britain and France. The couple adopted the name Lawrence, and Thomas Edward ("Ned") was born in Tremadoc in 1888. The family eventually settled in Oxford.<p>Lawrence attended Oxford High School, then won an …

This Secret Form of Voter Suppression Might Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

When federal judge Nelva Gonzales struck down Texas’ discriminatory voter-identification law on Monday, voting rights advocates applauded the ruling …

Could a £400bn plan to refreeze the Arctic before the ice melts really work?

Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colleagues from Arizona State University want to replenish the region’s shrinking sea ice – by building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would …

Global Warming

My middle-age dread

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Mind

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls earlier today.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the twentieth century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty …

Migrants must learn German or lose benefits under new integration laws

Asylum-seekers in Germany will have to learn German and attempt to find work or face losing access to benefits, under a package of new laws agreed on Thursday by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.<p>Germany is facing a massive integration challenge after more than 1.1 million asylum-seekers …

Asylum Seekers

God and state: Nietzsche explained horrors of modern world best

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Unable to deal with religion no longer being dominant, groups like ISIS are trying to recreate a world where reason …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Israel's unwanted African migrants

<b>For nearly a year Israel has been offering African migrants cash and the chance to go and live in what is supposed to be a safe haven in a third country - but the BBC has spoken to two men who say that they were abandoned as soon as they got off the plane. One was immediately trafficked, the other</b> …

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets.<p>But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan.<p>A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they …

Terrorism

FALSE: ISIS Flag Among Refugees in Germany

FACT CHECK Does a leaked photograph show refugees in Germany displaying an ISIS flag while fighting with police in mid-2015?<p>Claim: A leaked …

How I went from being a People-Pleasing Princess to a Bada$$.

<i>“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>It took a long time to gain the courage to …

Positive Thinking

What You Don’t Know About the End of World War II

TIME / Monsanto<p>TIME / Caterpillar Tractor<p>TIME / Douglas<p>TIME / General Motors<p>TIME / Anaconda Wire & Cable<p>TIME / The Airlines of the United States<p>TIME …

You Asked: Why Do I Get Hangry?

Long-term couples know all too well the perils of the early evening hours: that touchy time after work but before dinner hits the table.<p>It’s prime …

Germany is the hypocritical worst: Arrogance, austerity — and zero sense of history

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 11, 2015, the day after the state election in the German state of Bremen. Germany's main center-left party won the election in the country's smallest state, Bremen, and is expected to prolong its decades-long</b> …

Testicle-munching fish species found in US lake

The pacu is native to the Amazon, but one was caught this week in New Jersey<p>A species of fish best-known for attacking human testicles has apparently invaded America.<p>A father and son were fishing in New Jersey when they got a bite from an unfamiliar fish with a startling array of near-human teeth. …

New Jersey

How Germany Called Greece's Bluff Ahead of Bailout Vote

At first the call for a referendum was bold enough to seem clever, or at least typical of the chutzpah that helped bring Prime Minister Alexis …

The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>‘When did you last get a job from a poor person?’ So goes my favorite Tea Party slogan. The Americans are good at slogans but the Tea Party specializes in discombobulatingly daft ones.</i> …

At last, a prescription weight-loss service designed for men

Obese men in Britain will soon have access to weight-loss clases designed specifically for men. Andrew Shanahan, the man behind Man V Fat, explains why the move comes not a moment too soon<p>Professor Alison Avenell from The University of Aberdeen is a woman with a big problem on her mind: fat men.<p>The …

Torture report provided rare public accountability for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — In February 2009, the Senate intelligence committee gathered in a soundproof room to learn the stomach-churning details of the …

Surveillance

Our dangerous new McCarthyism: Russia, Noam Chomsky and what the media’s not telling you about the new Cold War

Perverse, diabolical obsession: Policy cliques in D.C. have no intention of desisting in this war until they win it<p>It is time to attempt that hardest of things—to see ourselves for who we are, to see what it is we are doing and what is being done to us.<p>Two things prompt the thought. We have the …