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Global report, Headlines from the last seven days (10 mn)

1. CLIMATE CHANGE Only 12 years left to curb global warming’s excesses The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there are only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum ...


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All fall down, Eye Witness Spain (1 mn)

Members of Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls fall after building a human tower during the 27th Tarragona Competition in Tarragona, Spain. The Catalan tradition is believed to have been created at the en...


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Global report, United kingdom (2 mn)

Paw-litics Dogs and owners gathered in London ahead of a march to Parliament Square in a ‘Wooferendum’ to demand a People’s Vote on Brexit TIM IRELAND/AP POLITICS May appeals to Labour MPs for su...


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The big story, Kavanaugh confirmation (3 mn)

The power and the fury Activists outside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC ALEX WONG/GETTY • After a three-month confirmation process, Brett Kavanaugh finally sworn in as an associa...


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The big story, Kavanaugh confirmation : Analysis, The Political Fallout (6 mn)

Mr Justice Kavanaugh takes the oath of office SHAWN THEW/EPA Brett bounce? Confirmation battle may have huge effect on midterm voting Even before Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, stories emerged abo...


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Brazil, Bolsonaro nears victory in battle of ‘democracy or facism’ (2 mn)

Front runner Jair Bolsonaro fell short of an overall majority but is favourite to to prevail in a second-round run-off PILAR OLIVARES/ REUTERS After a campaign as improbable and electrifying as any...


Analysis, The Opposition : Haddad’s task only a grand democratic alliance can stop Bolsonaro (2 mn)

Brazilian leftists heaved a huge collective sigh of relief last Sunday night after Jair Bolsonaro – the homophobic, dictatorship-praising far-right frontrunner – fell just short of a stunning first...


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UN climate report, What exceeding 1.5C means (1 mn)

A landmark report on Monday from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that urgent change is needed to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C. The Paris climate agreem...


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Hong Kong, China’s new border in the middle of Hong Kong (3 mn)

Taking charge The Mainland Port Area at West Kowloon station GETTY The new Vibrant Express rail line and West Kowloon terminus brings the territory ever nearer to the mainland Inside the new West ...


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China, The missing film star (and a $127m tax bill) (2 mn)

Off the radar Fan Bingbing has had tax troubles GISELA SCHOBER/GETTY Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson went missing and nobody knew where they had gone – even three months later. T...


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Eyewitness, Indonesia : Dismal dawn (1 mn)

Indonesians stand among beach debris near Palu, Central Sulawesi, following the powerful earthquakes and tsunami that hit the region on 28 September. Last weekend the official death toll stood at ...


Brexit, Music stars fear ‘cultural jail’ sentence with new visa rules (6 mn)

Bob Geldof leads an all-star cast of musicians in a letter to British PM about the importance of EU touring Last year, the British music industry posted sales not seen since the commercially bloate...


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California, The man who beat Monsanto (6 mn)

Monsanto is fighting against the order to pay Dewayne Johnson $289m JOSH EDELSON/AP A jury ruled the company caused Dewayne Johnson’s cancer. He wants to make a difference – while he can Dewayne J...


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Afghanistan 17 years on, The war the world forgot (5 mn)

Relentless A woman is rushed from the scene of a car bomb in Kabul in 2009. Violence continues today ADAM FERGUSON 30 June 2018 24 hours of violence One day in the Afghan war after the three-day...


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Africa, With Bobi Wine, people power could finally win in Uganda (3 mn)

Patience Akumu is a writer for the Kampala Observer in Uganda We Are Fighting for Freedom is the unofficial anthem of Kamwokya, a slum in Kampala, Uganda, where the musicianturned-politician Robert...


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Opinion, Why are so few us politicians from the working class? (4 mn)

Nicholas Carnes is associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University This year at least two races for seats in the US House of Representatives will feature high-profile ...


It is time to tackle our vulnerabilities in the ongoing cyberwar (2 mn)

The farcical aspects of the attempted Russian cyber-attack reported by the UK and the Netherlands last Thursday must be satisfying to those who counter such efforts, and are superficially amusing t...