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‘As a parent, I lost hope for justice’: family seeking answers over death of man on Del Monte farm
Kenyan parents of Peter Mutuku Mutisya claim his neck had marks like he had been strangled. No injuries were recorded on the official report
When Peter Mutuku Mutisya’s body was found floating in a dam on Del Monte’s farm in Kenya last month his family and friends had already been searching for days.
Mutisya, 25, worked as a chemical sprayer at the neighbouring farm and was relied on by his relatives, to whom he would offer lifts on his prized motorbike. Continue reading...Human rights groups investigate death at Kenyan Del Monte pineapple farm
Exclusive: Inquiry comes after discovery of body of Peter Mutuku Mutisya, 25, in a dam on the plantation
Human rights groups are investigating a death at a Del Monte pineapple farm in Kenya after a man’s body was found in a dam there last month.
The body of Peter Mutuku Mutisya, 25, was discovered floating in the dam on Del Monte’s plantation near Thika on 17 November, four days after friends said he had gone there to steal pineapples. Continue reading...Tories warn Rishi Sunak that his Rwanda plan ‘will never be law’
As Tuesday’s crucial vote looms, MPs from both wings of the party say PM has tied his future to a bill that cannot succeed
• Read more: The UK’s deal with Rwanda must stay within the rule of law
Senior Tories from across the party are warning that Rishi Sunak’s emergency Rwanda plan will never become law in its current form, ahead of the most critical vote of his premiership.
Liberal Tories confirmed last night that, despite their desire to back the PM against the right, “serious concerns” remain about the plan and more reassurances will be required. Meanwhile, a self-styled “star chamber” of legal figures examining the proposals for the Tory right is understood to have found problems that are “extremely difficult to resolve”. Continue reading...Sisi poised to win power again, but Egyptians’ minds are on Gaza
There’s no chance of a fair election on Sunday, but Egypt president’s weakness on Gaza is showing in a country racked by poverty, corruption and inflation
For Egyptians, the only signs that an election is imminent are the posters of President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi’s face plastered on every available wall and billboard across the country.
The repetitive images of Sisi – always gazing into the distance with a stiff, forced smile – are so ubiquitous that people have turned to the only venue for free expression they have left and have begun making memes of them to share online. One picture that circulated features Jack and Rose from the film Titanic sitting on the deck of the ship surrounded by Sisi’s campaign posters. In another, people joke that a pregnant woman passed so many pictures of Sisi on her way to work that her newborn baby resembled the incumbent president. Continue reading...Tory right deliver legal rebuke to Sunak’s Rwanda plan
ERG lawyers conclude plans will not forestall court challenges, echoing concerns of goverment’s own legal team
Rishi Sunak has been dealt a fresh blow over his Rwanda legislation as a legal assessment for the Tory right has concluded that the prime minister’s plans are not fit for purpose.
Bill Cash, who chairs the “star chamber” of lawyers for the European Research Group, wrote in the Daily Telegraph that “at present” the legislation is not “sufficiently watertight to meet the government’s policy objectives” such as circumventing individual legal challenges by people seeking to remain in the UK. Continue reading...Cop28 failing on climate adaptation finance so far, African group warns
Continent’s chief negotiator says an agreement for fair and equitable funding is a matter of life and death
Fair and equitable finance for climate adaptation is a matter of life and death for the African continent, but talks at Cop28 so far have failed to deliver, the chief negotiator for the African group has warned.
Adaptation is being discussed as part of the global stocktake (GST), the assessment of where the world is on delivering the commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement. The long-awaited global goal on adaptation (GGA) – a collective commitment proposed by the African group in 2013 and established under the Paris agreement – to drive political action and finance for adaptation on the same scale as mitigation, is also due to be completed in Dubai. Continue reading...Clash between criminal gang and villagers leaves 14 dead in central Mexico
Video of fight shows villagers with sickles and rifles chasing down suspected gang members amid gunfire
A clash between gunmen from a criminal gang and residents of a small farming community in central Mexico left 14 people dead and seven injured, local authorities said on Saturday.
Dramatic video of the fight on Friday posted on social media showed villagers in cowboy hats with sickles and hunting rifles chasing down suspected gang members amid bursts of automatic gunfire. Continue reading...Middle-class fear of green policies fuels rise of far right, Colombia’s Petro warns
Guerrilla leader turned president says, faced with having to reduce their carbon consumption, upper classes fear ‘the barbarians are coming’
Middle-class fears of losing a high standard of living because of green policies is driving the rise of the far right across the world, the president of Colombia has warned.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian at the Cop28 UN climate summit, Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first leftwing president, said the world had to find carbon-free ways of being prosperous, and that his country’s rich biodiversity would be the basis of its wealth after phasing out fossil fuels. Continue reading...US chocolate mogul charged over deaths of Canadian animator and partner in Dominica
Jonathan Lehrer, 57, and alleged accomplice appear in court after bodies of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchand were found
An American chocolatier and his alleged accomplice have been charged in the Caribbean island of Dominica with the murder of a Canadian animation innovator and eco-resort owner and his partner days after their bodies were found in a burned-out car.
Jonathan Lehrer, 57, and Robert Snider appeared in magistrates court in Roseau, the capital, on Wednesday to face charges relating to the murders of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchand. They did not enter a plea. Continue reading...US to conduct flights within Guyana amid Venezuela territorial dispute
US and Britain express support for Guyana over Maduro threat to seize a third of its territory while Brazil calls for peaceful solution
The United States has said it would conduct flight operations within Guyana that build on its routine engagement, as Britain and Brazil expressed concerns about growing border tensions between Guyana and Venezuela.
The long-running spat over the oil-rich Essequibo region, which is being heard by the international court of justice (ICJ), escalated over the weekend when voters in Venezuela rejected the ICJ’s jurisdiction and backed the creation of a new Venezuelan state. Continue reading...Plant fossils turn out to be turtles in ‘unusual misidentification’
Re-examination finds what were taken to be veins of leaves are actually bone growth patterns
Two small, oval fossils thought to be prehistoric plants are actually the remains of baby marine turtles, researchers have revealed.
The fossils, found in rocks dating to between 132 and 113 million years ago, were discovered in Colombia in the middle of the 20th century by Padre Gustavo Huerta, a priest with a penchant for fossil plants. Continue reading...Juanita Castro, sister of Fidel and Raúl who worked with CIA, dies aged 90
The staunch anti-communist, at first supportive of her brothers’ efforts, became disillusioned with the Cuban government
Juanita Castro, the sister of the Cuban rulers Fidel and Raúl Castro who worked with the CIA against their communist government, has died in Miami at 90. Florida had been her home since shortly after fleeing the island nearly 60 years ago.
The journalist María Antonieta Collins, who co-wrote Juanita Castro’s 2009 book, Fidel and Raúl, My Brothers. The Secret History, wrote on Instagram that she died on Monday. Continue reading...Santa ‘won’t be bullied’: Philippines festive convoy sets off for waters disputed with China
40 fishing boats loaded with donations, Father Christmas figurines and nativity displays sail amid rising tensions
Santa Claus is coming to the South China Sea, on a mission to spread Christmas cheer to Filipino fisherfolk, troops and coastguard officials while hopefully avoiding an international dispute with China.
At 1am on Sunday, the convoy of 40 fishing boats loaded with Christmas donations, Father Christmas figurines and nativity displays set sail from El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines, on its way to disputed areas that Beijing claims, without legal grounds, as its own. Continue reading...David Cameron urged to tell China to free Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai
Newspaper tycoon’s son seeks meeting with foreign secretary as Briton, 76, faces trial and possible life sentence
Foreign secretary David Cameron is being urged to demand the release of newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai as the British national prepares for a high-profile trial in Hong Kong this month.
Lai, 76, is facing a life sentence, accused of colluding with foreign forces under the draconian national security law introduced by Beijing in 2020 following mass protests. Continue reading...Almost 100 journalists killed and 400 imprisoned in 2023, says report
International Federation of Journalists says 68 killed covering Israel-Gaza war, more than in any other conflict in over 30 years
A leading organisation representing journalists worldwide has expressed deep concern at the number of media professionals killed around the globe doing their jobs in 2023, with more journalists killed during Israel’s war with Hamas than in any other conflict in more than 30 years.
In its annual count of media worker deaths, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said 94 journalists had been killed so far this year and almost 400 others had been imprisoned. Continue reading...Chinese weather balloon spotted near Taiwan a month ahead of presidential election
Chinese military aircraft including 12 fighter jets also detected in Taiwan’s air defence zone in past 24 hours
Taiwan’s defence ministry has said that a Chinese balloon crossed the Taiwan Strait median line on Thursday, about a month before Taiwan’s presidential election.
The ministry of national defence (MND) earlier described it as a “surveillance balloon” but the defence minister, Chiu Kuo-cheng later told reporters at parliament: “our initial understanding is that it was a sounding balloon”. Continue reading...Kyoto Animation fire: Japan prosecutors seek death penalty over blaze that killed 36
Shinji Aoba has admitted starting fire but has pleaded not guilty, saying a psychological disorder makes him incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong
Prosecutors in Japan are seeking the death penalty for the suspect in an arson attack in 2019 that killed 36 people in one of the country’s deadliest crimes for decades.
Shinji Aoba, who was not arrested until he had recovered from the burns he sustained in the attack on an animation studio in Kyoto, admitted in court in September 2023 to starting the fire. Continue reading...Oppenheimer to finally be released in Japan after ‘Barbenheimer’ backlash
Internet references conflating the two films drew anger in Japan, which was twice attacked by nuclear weapons during the second world war
Audiences in Japan will finally get to see Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan’s hit biopic about the creator of the nuclear bomb – following criticism that it was marketed in a way that trivialised the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The movie’s distributor in Japan, Bitters End, said on Thursday that the film, which examines J Robert Oppenheimer’s moral quandary over his key role in the world’s first nuclear attack on 6 August 1945, would be released in 2024. Continue reading...Annastacia Palaszczuk’s anointed successor, Steven Miles, likely to face challenge, say Queensland Labor MPs
While deputy premier is considered the frontrunner, suggestions his two rivals may team up would make vote ‘incredibly close’
Senior Queensland Labor figures say they expect a contested ballot for the party leadership, despite attempts to rally support behind the deputy premier, Steven Miles, to avoid a messy contest to succeed Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Miles declared his intention to run for the Labor leadership on Sunday, just hours after Palaszczuk announced she would retire from politics and endorsed him as her successor.
Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...Steven Miles confirms run for Queensland Labor leader – as it happened
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Palaszczuk reveals she changed her mind in recent weeks
It was only a couple of months ago that Annastacia Palaszczuk insisted she would lead the Labor party to next year’s state election.
I feel refreshed, I feel energised and I’m absolutely determined to lead the party and this government to the next election. I just want to make that very clear to everybody.
In 2015 Annastacia promised good, decent government for the people of Queensland. That’s exactly what she’s delivered for the last nine years. Congratulations on your premiership. You are one of the true Qld Labor greats Continue reading...Record-breaking heatwave eases as two months’ worth of rain soaks parts of South Australia
Southerly buster sweeps up the NSW coast bringing thunderstorms and dropping temperatures by up to 10C
Parts of South Australia have received more than two months of rainfall in under 24 hours, as a record-breaking heatwave begins to ease across most of New South Wales.
SA’s state emergency service has warned of potential localised flooding with the heaviest rainfall expected on the Eyre Peninsula, the west coast, and the north-west pastoral districts.
Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...Two peopQueensland police investigating alleged domestic violence stabbing murder at Kallangur
Woman found in critical condition north of Brisbane later died at scene while 32-year-old man died in hospital following injuries sustained in nearby house fire
Police say they are investigating the alleged domestic violence killing of a Brisbane woman who was stabbed and later collapsed in front of a neighbour’s home.
About 7pm, emergency services were called to a street in Kallangur, north of Brisbane, where the woman – understood to be a New Zealand national and a mother of young children – was found in a critical condition. She died at the scene soon afterwards.
Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk retires from politics
Labor leader says state is ‘in good shape’ and ‘now is the time for me to leave’ following months of speculation about her future
The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced her retirement from politics, saying she had “given my all” and “now is the time for me to leave”.
Palaszczuk made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday following months of speculation about her future.
Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...Foreign investors who snap up Australian homes to face higher taxes
Fees for foreign investors who leave properties vacant will double and taxes will triple for those who buy existing houses
Foreign investors in Australia will face higher fees and steeper penalties for buying existing homes and leaving them empty as the government aims to address housing affordability.
The federal government on Sunday announced new rules tripling taxes for foreigners who buy existing houses in Australia and a doubling in fees for those who leave dwellings vacant.
Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...Russia-Ukraine war live: Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds call with Emmanuel Macron while he visits Argentina
Ukrainian president updates French president on military progress as he visits Argentina’s far-right populist as he is sworn in
The leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has said she is on her way to Brussels to address foreign ministers and take part in the EU-Belarus consultative group meeting.
“We will discuss legalisation issues, Lukashenko’s sham 2024 elections, stronger sanctions to help free political prisoners and strategies to counter Russia,” she wrote on X.
With the Kremlin in full control of state media and able to decide who can and cannot run, the Navalny camp says this is not a real election.
But it sees the 100-day campaign window as a rare opportunity to draw Russians into a political conversation and convince them that the Ukraine war and the economic strains it has brought are problems of Putin’s making. Continue reading...Iran stops Mahsa Amini’s family from travelling to receive human rights prize
Ban comes as jailed Nobel laureate Narges Mohammadi begins new hunger strike before award ceremony
Iran has banned Mahsa Amini’s family from travelling to France to receive the EU’s top human rights prize on her behalf, as the family of the imprisoned Nobel peace prize winner Narges Mohammadi said she had begun a new hunger strike before Sunday’s award ceremony in Oslo.
In Mohammadi’s absence, her 17-year-old twin children Ali and Kiana, will instead collect the award on her behalf, reading out a speech their mother smuggled out of her cell. Continue reading...Bank of England, Fed and ECB poised to leave interest rates on hold
Stubbornly high inflation forces central banks to avoid cuts, but markets expect falls next year
The western world’s largest central banks are poised to keep interest rates on hold this week amid concerns over stubbornly high inflation, despite growing expectations for sharp cuts in borrowing costs next year.
In a crunch week for the global economy, the US Federal Reserve, Bank of England (BoE) and European Central Bank are expected to keep interest rates at their current restrictively high levels to ensure inflation continues to fall back from the highest levels in decades. Continue reading...Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall wins best film at European Film Awards
Drama also claims the prizes for best director, best screenwriter and best actress for Sandra Hüller
An arthouse whodunit about sexual jealousy and simmering creative rivalry between two married writers was everyone’s envy at Saturday night’s European Film Awards (EFA) in Berlin, with Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall beating her competitors to take home four of the five major awards.
Centred around a deadly fall from the top floor of a chalet in the French Alps, Triet’s drama scooped the European equivalent of the Oscars’ coveted prizes for best film, best director and best screenwriter, as well as a best actress award for the film’s lead, Sandra Hüller. Continue reading...Russia-Ukraine war: Olena Zelenska warns Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without foreign aid – as it happened
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Russian police have put the prominent Russian American journalist and author Masha Gessen on a wanted list after opening a criminal case against them on charges of spreading false information about the Russian army.
The independent Russian news outlet Mediazona was the first to report on Friday that Gessen’s profile has appeared on the online wanted list of Russia’s interior ministry, and the Associated Press was able to confirm that it was. It was not clear from the profile when exactly Gessen was added to the list. Continue reading...Move over millefeuilles: queues in Paris as city gets first taste of Krispy Kremes
Home of the patisserie falls for US doughnuts with hundreds of people lining up for opening of first branch
France, the country that gave the world the word “patisserie”, a nation famous for its macarons, meringues and millefeuilles, whose restaurants strive for gastronomic perfection and whose baguette is on the UN heritage list, has fallen for another foreign interloper: the American doughnut, or more precisely the Krispy Kreme.
On a freezing morning last week, 400 people, some having camped out all night, formed an uncharacteristically orderly queue for the opening of the US chain’s first outlet in a central Paris shopping centre. Continue reading...Israel-Gaza war live: Israel’s bombardment of Gaza ‘narrowing the window’ for renewed hostage deal, says Qatar PM
Qatar says mediation efforts continue to secure new ceasefire and free more hostages despite ongoing bombardment
Mediation efforts are continuing to secure a new Gaza ceasefire and free more hostages held by Hamas despite the ongoing Israeli bombardment that is “narrowing the window” for a successful outcome, Qatar’s prime minister said Sunday.
“Our efforts as the state of Qatar along with our partners are continuing. We are not going to give up,” sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told the Doha Forum, adding that “the continuation of the bombardment is just narrowing this window for us”.
If Israel is above international law, sanctions should be put on it. Israel should not be allowed to continue violating international humanitarian law and international law.
Our main concern is not the day after. It is today. We want the stop of atrocities and genocide that is happening today. Continue reading...Cop28 live: presidency said to be preparing final package for delegates
Developing countries pushing for ‘balanced package’ as summit hopes to keep 1.5C increase alive
• China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’
There is some more food-related news from the conference today, writes Fiona Harvey.
The Alliance of Champions for Food Systems Transformation (ACF) launched on Sunday, a group that’s being called the “high ambition coalition for food”. It has Brazil, Sierra Leone and Norway as co-chairs, and other prominent members include Rwanda and Cambodia.
Strengthen national visions and food systems transformation pathways, inclusive of 10 priority action areas and consistent with science-based targets.
Update Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS), and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in line with these updated National Food System Transformation Pathways and/or Implementation Plans, by 2025 at the latest.
Report annually on targets and priority intervention areas
“Peasant family farmers, Indigenous and local communities, forest collectors, pastoralists, fisherfolk, and agricultural workers, are among the populations most harshly affected by climate change worldwide. Yet they are also the central actors who can sustainably transform food systems. Supporting their livelihoods through specifically tailored public policies is essential to achieve an agroecological transition towards healthy, resilient and sustainable food systems.”
Let’s face it: climate summits are broken. The delegates talk and talk, while Earth systems slide towards deadly tipping points. Since the climate negotiations began in 1992 more carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels has been released worldwide than in all preceding human history. This year is likely to set a new emissions record. They are talking us to oblivion. Continue reading...Groundbreaking graphic novel on Gaza rushed back into print 20 years on
When Joe Sacco created Palestine no one knew what ‘comics journalism’ was. Now his pioneering book has eager new readers
An acclaimed nonfiction graphic novel about Gaza, which pioneered the medium of “comics journalism”, has been rushed back into print after surging demand since the fresh outbreak of the conflict two months ago.
Palestine, by Joe Sacco, was originally released in comic book form by the American publisher Fantagraphics 30 years ago, then published as a single volume by the company, and by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2003. Continue reading...UN chief vows to go on seeking ceasefire in Gaza despite US veto
António Guterres says UN has no clear route map to stop conflict and world institutions are ‘caught in a time warp’
The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has vowed he will not give up seeking a ceasefire in Gaza after the US wielded its veto to block the move at the security council on Friday, leaving the UN without a clear route map to stop the conflict lasting many months.
Speaking at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Guterres did not directly criticise the US in his address but said the security council was “paralysed by geostrategic divisions”. He added world institutions “are weak and outdated, caught in a time warp reflecting a reality of 80 years ago”. Continue reading...Biden bypasses Congress to sell tank shells to Israel amid further fighting in Khan Younis
Emergency declaration used to sell $106.5m worth of ammo for Israel’s tanks as reports of fierce fighting in southern Gaza city of Khan Younis emerge
The Biden administration has used an emergency authority to allow the sale of about 14,000 tank shells to Israel without congressional review, the Pentagon said on Saturday.
The state department on Friday used an Arms Export Control Act emergency declaration for the tank rounds worth $106.5m for immediate delivery to Israel, the Pentagon said in a statement. Continue reading...‘I keep asking myself how will I die?’ Gaza residents in fear as battle for Khan Younis escalates
The Israeli military has launched a relentless bombardment of the city, which it claims is the Hamas command centre
For Almaza Owda, in Gaza’s besieged second city of Khan Younis, thoughts have turned to how she might die.
On Thursday night, four days into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) assault on the southern city, Owda – who is living in a tent in the grounds of a UN school turned shelter – described her feelings. Continue reading...No 10 team arrives in Delhi to revive talks over free trade deal
Exclusive: Pre-election agreement would provide a major boost to Narendra Modi and Rishi Sunak
Senior Downing Street officials have flown to Delhi to kickstart talks over a multibillion pound free trade agreement, with the government of Narendra Modi having indicated it is keen to finalise a deal in the next three months.
UK trade negotiators are in the Indian capital talking to their Indian counterparts as they look to revive a deal that looked a distant prospect just a few months ago. Continue reading...Weather tracker: Low Mississippi River levels take toll on farmers
Economic loss from disruption on important travel route for grain exports estimated to be $20bn
Extreme drought and a warm autumn have left water levels on the Mississippi exceptionally low for the time of year. This is causing problems for farmers who rely on the river as a travel route for the crops: 60% of US grain exports use the waterway to reach the Gulf coasts.
The total economic loss is estimated to be about $20bn and, despite attempts to dredge the river, it remains worryingly low as the country enters an important month for grain transport. Continue reading...India unveils ‘flatpack’ field hospital with mini x-ray for use in disaster zones
The portable unit, comprising mini cubes of medical equipment, enables surgeons to be operating within an hour, designers claim
India has designed and built a “flatpack” field hospital that can be flown to a disaster area by helicopter and assembled faster than an Ikea bookcase.
The hospital is contained in 72 small waterproof cubes, each weighing under 15kg and measuring 38cm x 38cm x 38cm (15 x 15 x 15in). They are packed with tents and specially designed medical equipment. Continue reading...Taliban causing ‘irreversible damage’ to whole education system in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch warns bar on women means unqualified men now teach boys, fewer subjects are taught and beatings are routine
The Taliban is causing “irreversible damage” to Afghanistan’s education system through the reintroduction of corporal punishment, curriculum changes and the use of unqualified teachers to replace women, most of whom have been barred from schools, Human Rights Watch has warned.
After taking power in 2021, the Taliban banned girls from secondary schools. A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW), published on Wednesday, warns that boys’ education has also suffered under the Taliban, although this has gone largely unreported. Continue reading...‘Jail crushes you slowly’: Kashmiri journalist reflects on prison ordeal
Fahad Shah, whose case was a symbol of harassment of region’s media, says he has different outlook after months behind bars
During his more than 600 days behind bars, Fahad Shah, a Kashmiri journalist, had begun to lose hope that he would ever see freedom again. It was in February last year that Shah, 34, the editor of the Kashmir Walla, one of the last remaining independent news websites in the region, was arrested on charges of “glorifying terrorism” and publishing “anti-national content”.
What followed was a crushing 21 months for Shah as his high-profile case became a symbol of the growing harassment faced by Kashmiri journalists. He was granted bail in one case, only to be swiftly re-arrested and hit with new, more draconian charges. Continue reading...iPhone manufacturers in India halt production due to Cyclone Michaung
Foxconn and Pegatron temporarily shut factories near Chennai because of torrential rains that have claimed at least four lives
Taiwan’s Foxconn and Pegatron have halted production of Apple iPhones at their factories near Chennai in southern India because of heavy rains, sources close to the matter said on Monday.
In Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai, the state’s largest city and a major electronics and manufacturing hub, at least two people died and the runway of one of the country’s busiest airports was submerged after torrential rain as the city braced for a severe cyclone expected to hit in the next 24 hours. Two others had died elsewhere. Cyclone Michaung was expected to make landfall on the coast of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh around noon on Tuesday, the country’s weather office said, with sustained winds of 90kph to 100kph (56mph to 62mph), gusting to 110kph. Continue reading...Comfort eating can impair body’s recovery from stress, study shows
Researchers find turning to fatty and other unhealthy foods for solace reduces vascular function and raises risk of heart disease
Using fatty foods to comfort eat during times of stress can impair the body’s recovery from the pressure, research suggests.
Many people turn to unhealthy foods such as chocolate or crisps when they are feeling the strain, but researchers have found that this can reduce blood flow to the brain and cause poorer vascular function – which in turn can have a negative effect on mental health and cognitive function, and increase the risk of heart disease. Continue reading...Wes Streeting says NHS uses winter crisis as excuse to ask for more money
Shadow minister tells health service ‘money is tight’ and that it must provide better value for taxpayers
The shadow health secretary has accused the NHS of using every winter crisis and challenge it faces as an excuse to ask for more money.
Speaking on a visit to Singapore, Wes Streeting said the health service needs to accept “money is tight”, and that it must rethink how the care it provides could be better value for money for the taxpayer. Continue reading...Saudi Arabia could take ‘effective majority control’ of London Heathrow
Investors may sell shares to oil-rich state’s Public Investment Fund, which already owns a stake, report says
Saudi Arabia could take effective majority control of London Heathrow, the UK’s major airport, with other investors considering selling their stakes, according to reports.
The oil-rich state’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) allied with private equity investor Ardian to announce the purchase of a 25% stake in the airport last month from Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure giant that had been the primary owner of Heathrow for 17 years. Continue reading...‘The optics are terrible’: how Rishi Sunak’s 2020 ‘eat out to help out’ scheme backfired
The then chancellor’s plan proved to be of no economic benefit and was decried by scientists – but it clearly set out the political aims of ‘Dishy Rishi’
There is no blue heritage plaque above the stainless-steel open kitchen at the branch of Wagamama at London’s Festival Hall – but the restaurant might have claims to one. It was here, in delivering a couple of plates of katsu curry – one chicken, one vegan – on 8 July 2020, that our current prime minister in effect launched his campaign for the country’s leadership.
During that lockdown spring as pandemic chancellor, Rishi Sunak had one of the few enviable public roles: he was cast as the man who saved the economy by giving money away. By the time he pitched up at Wagamama that lunchtime, his various Covid-help schemes had dished out £176bn in furlough payments and loans and deferred taxes. In those efforts Sunak, little known before the crisis, had sometimes looked like the only sober and responsible member of her majesty’s government. The headline act of his summer budget statement, “eat out to help out”, changed that narrative. Continue reading...Robert Jenrick says he will not vote for Sunak’s Rwanda bill
Former immigration minister says legislation will not work, as talk grows of Tory plot to oust PM
The former UK immigration minister Robert Jenrick has said he will not vote for Rishi Sunak’s bill aimed at deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda this week, in a blow to the prime minister.
Jenrick, who resigned over the bill, said it would not work and needed to go further in setting aside human rights law if it was to have a chance of getting the Rwanda scheme to work. Continue reading...UK weather: more heavy rain as Met Office gives four yellow warnings
Storms bring warnings for north-east and south-west Scotland, north-west of England and West Yorkshire
The UK will continue to be battered by heavy rain caused by the coming together of two storms, Elin and Fergus, with four yellow weather warnings for rain in place on Sunday.
The Met Office warnings for heavy rain are in place in the north-east of Scotland including Aberdeen, the south-west of Scotland and most of the north-west of England and West Yorkshire. Continue reading...‘If this was about money, we’d still be teaching’: inside the longest adjunct strike in US history
Academics at Columbia College in Chicago are in a fierce dispute over cuts to courses and poor working conditions
The longest strike of adjuncts in US labor history is still ongoing, with academics at Columbia College in Chicago remaining in a fierce dispute over cuts to college courses and a host of complaints over poor working conditions.
The fierce dispute began when Columbia College leadership suddenly announced plans to implement significant cuts to courses and course sections, and consolidating classes which have ballooned class sizes, citing a $20m budget shortfall. Continue reading...Local elections officials inundated with records requests by rightwing activists
Counties in swing states like Georgia overwhelmed with requests at the same time as they scramble to prepare for 2024
Deb Cox has been elections director of Lowndes county in southern Georgia for more than a decade – and has never before received so many time-consuming demands for public information.
Like many elections officials across the country, Cox has been inundated with Freedom of Information Act and open records requests from rightwing activists who believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. That’s forced her and other local officials to spend an unusual amount of time and money providing polling documents to partisan groups – an additional burden as they scramble to prepare for the fraught 2024 presidential election. Continue reading...Republicans to meet allies of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán on ending Ukraine aid
Hungarian appearance at two-day event part of Orbán’s transatlantic attempt to bolster Russia’s war
Allies of Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán will hold a closed-door meeting with Republicans in Washington to push for an end to US military support for Ukraine, the Guardian has learned.
Márton Ugrósdy, the deputy state secretary for the prime minister’s political director’s office, and Attila Demkó, a leading pro-Orbán academic, along with members of the Hungarian embassy in Washington, will on Monday begin a two-day event hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation thinktank. Continue reading...Elon Musk says X will reinstate Alex Jones’s account after poll of users
Rightwing conspiracy theorist was banned from platform in 2018, but could be back after 2m votes cast
The social media platform X will reinstate the account of the US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after a poll of the site’s users backed his return, its owner, Elon Musk, has said.
“The people have spoken and so it shall be,” Musk posted in reply to a poll on Saturday on whether to reinstate the Jones account. Close to 2m votes were cast by the time the poll closed, with about 70% voting in favour of Jones’s return. Continue reading...Tennessee storms: tornadoes kill at least six and cut power to tens of thousands
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Trump ahead 47% to 43%, worrying some Democrats as others caution avoiding ‘mad poll disease’
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The Wall Street Journal poll shows Biden with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, a finding broadly in line with other recent studies that have sparked concern in Democratic circles less than a year before voters go to the polls. Continue reading...
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Kommentti | Salibandynaisten valmentajan viimeinen tanssi päättyi mahalaskuunLasse Kurrosen viimeisestä pelistä Suomen valmentajana tuli murhenäytelmä, kirjoittaa toimittaja Annina Vainio.Darts | Pieksämäkeläinen isoäiti matkustaa Englantiin useita kertoja vuodessa – tulokset ovat häkellyttäviäKirsi Viinikainen on pitkään kilpaillut Suomen huipulla ja menestynyt myös kansainvälisissä kisoissa. Tänä vuonna hän kilpaili myös kaikissa naisten ammattilaiskisoissa.Salibandy | Katkera MM-finaalitappio: Suomen naiset murtuivat kyyneliinSuomi hävisi salibandyn MM-finaalin Ruotsille 4–6.Lainat | Asuntolainojen marginaalit ovat nyt matalia – ”Pankeilla ei ole mahdollisuutta korottaa niitä”, sanoo ekonomistiAsuntolainojen marginaalit ovat pysyneet tasaisina talouden muutoksista huolimatta.Diplomatia | The New York Times: Suomen Washingtonin-suurlähettiläs on ottanut yhteyttä Donald TrumpiinTarkoituksena vakuuttaa entinen presidentti Suomen arvosta Naton jäsenmaana.Iran | Nobelin rauhanpalkittu nälkälakkoon vankilassa, palkintoseremonia järjestettiin OslossaRauhanpalkinnon saajan seremonia järjestettiin Oslossa, kun taas muiden palkintojen juhlallisuudet järjestetään Tukholmassa.Lukijan mielipide | Arkkitehdit, säilyttäkää Merirasti-kappelirakennusAlueen ainoan arvorakennuksen kohtalo määritellään arkkitehtitoimistojen piirustuspöydillä.Urheiluperhe | Mico Ahonen, 22, löi kaiken yhden kortin varaan, vaikka rahat käyvät vähiin: ”Jotenkin sitä pystyy näinkin elämään”Useat vastoinkäymiset selättänyt Mico Ahonen kertoo menevänsä hyppyrimäelle nykyään omana itsenään, ei enää isänsä kopiona.Onnettomuudet | Henkilöautoa kuljettanut mies kuoli törmättyään liikenteenjakajaan SeinäjoellaPoliisi pyytää silminnäkijähavaintoja onnettomuudesta.HS Argentiinassa | Zelenskyi juhlistaa ”moottorisahapresidentin” nousua valtaan ArgentiinassaJavier Milei astuu Argentiinan presidentiksi kahtia jakautuneen kansan ja talouskatastrofin keskelle.Rikosepäilyt | Poliisi tutkii epäiltyä tappoa NokiallaSekä uhri että epäilty tekijä ovat mielenterveyskuntoutujien asumisyksikön asukkaita.Gazan sota | Israelin panssarivaunut raivasivat tiensä Khan Yunisin kaupungin keskustaanIsrael iskee voimalla Gazaan, koska aluetta hallitseva Hamas hyökkäsi 7. lokakuuta Israeliin. HS seuraa tapahtumia hetki hetkeltä.Rakennukset | Meilahdessa myynnissä hulppea asunto arvohuvilassa – Remontti moninkertaisti talon arvonKaupunki myi koko Villa Furunäsin vuosia sitten noin 850 000 eurolla. Nyt yhdestä asunnosta pyydetään yli 1,5 miljoonaa euroa.Politiikka | Tuore väitöskirja paljastaa: Poliitikkojen ja virkamiesten välillä paljon epäluottamustaMervi Kataisen väitöskirjan mukaan epäluottamuksen negatiivisia vaikutuksia ovat päätöksentekoprosessien hidastuminen, valmistelun laadun heikkeneminen ja kustannusten lisääntyminen.Uusikaarlepyy | Kuolonkolarin syynä törmäys ja auton suistuminen väärälle kaistalleHenkilöauto törmäsi traktorin takarenkaaseen ja suistui väärälle kaistalle.Työelämä | Tekoäly uhkaa täysin etänä tehtävää työtä, sanoo professori BloombergilleStanfordin yliopiston taloustieteen professori Nicholas Bloom sanoo Bloombergin haastattelussa, että tekoäly todennäköisesti tekee hybridityöntekijöistä tuottavampia.Rakentaminen | Helsinki havittelee kerrostaloja Kannelmäkeen 700 uudelle asukkaalleKannelmäkeen on luvassa runsaasti lisää täydennysrakentamista. Myös vanha päiväkoti ja toimistorakennuksia puretaan uudistusten alta.Ukraina-seuranta | ISW: Venäjä hyökkää lähes koko rintamalinjallaHS seuraa Ukrainan sotaa ja sen seurauksia hetki hetkeltä.Hiihto | Remi Lindholm hiihti uransa parhaan kisan – löi Iivo NiskasenNorja juhli Östersundin maailmancupissa. Remi Lindholm oli paras suomalainen.X | Elon Musk kutsuu salaliittoteoreetikko Alex Jonesin takaisin viestipalvelu X:äänPorttikielto määrättiin vuonna 2018 vihapuheen levittämisestä.Afganistan | Nuori poliitikko nousi juhlituksi sensaatioksi, sitten kaikki ympärillä romahti – HS matkasi salattuun paikkaan ja löysi länteen pettyneen naisenEnsin hänestä tuli kansainvälinen sensaatio: 26-vuotias nuori nainen alkoi johtaa afganistanilaista kaupunkia. Sitten hänestä tuli pakolainen Saksaan. Mutta yksi asia pysyi samana: Taleban haluaa Zarifa Ghafarin yhä hengiltä.Lakot | HS:n tiedot: AKT aikoo pysäyttää laajasti suurimpien kaupunkien bussiliikenteen torstainaYhdessä AKT:n ja JHL:n lakot vaikeuttaisivat merkittäväsi työmatkaliikennettä esimerkiksi Helsingissä torstaina.Nyrkkeily | Kohuttu ”Blondi pommittaja” hävisi yllättäen MM-ottelun”Blondina pommittajana” tunnettu Ebanie Bridges menetti MM-tittelinsä.Rkp | HBL: Henriksson moittii oman puolueensa ministerin toimintaa – ”Ajattelematonta ja väärin”Liikunta-, urheilu- ja nuorisoministeri Sandra Bergqvist lähetti Paraisten päättäjille aktiivisesti viestejä, joissa hän kyseenalaisti erään ravintolan saaman melurajoituspäätöksen. Bergqvist on itse osakkaana kuolinpesässä, joka omistaa ravintolan kiinteistön.Etelä-Kiinan meri | Kiinan ja Filippiinien alukset törmäilivät jälleen – Video näyttää selkkauksenFilippiinit ja Kiina syyttävät ”tahallisista törmäyksistä” toisiaan.Yhdysvallat | Huippuyliopiston rehtori erosi antisemitismiin liittyvän kohun takiaPaineet Harvardin ja MIT:n rehtoreita kohtaan kasvavat yhä.Lukijan mielipide | Sosiaalityöllä on keinoja pitkäaikaistyöttömyyden vähentämiseenMonialainen yhteistyö on avainasemassa työ- ja toimintakyvyn tukemisessa.Gazan sota | Huthikapinalliset tekevät Punaisestamerestä Gazan sodan näyttämöä – Israel uhkaa puuttuvansa asiaanJemenin huthikapinalliset ovat uhanneet hyökätä jokaista Israeliin suuntaavaa alusta vastaan Punaisellamerellä, jos Gazaan ei toimiteta lääkkeitä ja ruokaa.Myanmar | Yli 300 rohingyapakolaista jumissa indonesialaisella rannallaViranomaiset eivät aio antaa ruokaa eikä suojaa.HS-analyysi | Suomi on hylkäämässä vanhukset – Nyt katseet siirtyvät Etelä-EurooppaanIkäihmisten hoivavastuu siirtyy yhteiskunnalta yhä enemmän perheille. Päivystykset pysyvät ruuhkaisina.HS Turku | Turkulaisista taaperoista löytyi poikkeuksellinen määrä myrkyllistä ”ikuisuuskemikaalia” – Näin vesiyhtiö kommentoiTerveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos tutki pienten lasten altistumista myrkyllisille pfas-kemikaaleille, ja turkulaislapsilla oli selvästi suurimmat pitoisuudet. Syytä ei tiedetä.Miniristikko | Unohda hetkeksi joulustressi, tänne nyt joka Esko ja Essi!HS:n 5x5-miniristikko ilmestyy päivittäin vaihtuvalla aiheella. Kokeile saatko kaikki sanat omille paikoilleen.Jalkapallo | Poika Birminghamista kerää ylistystä kypsyydestä illasta toiseen – mutta äiti Denise petaa yhä hänen sänkynsäJude Bellingham, 20, saattaa olla jo maailman paras jalkapalloilija. Kaikki hokevat, miten kypsä Real Madridin tähti on nuoresta iästään huolimatta. Bellingham on antanut toisen viestin kertomalla muun muassa julkisesti, että oma äiti petaa yhä hänen sänkynsä. Juttu julkaistaan yhteistyössä Urheilulehden kanssa.Puheenvuoro | Rahalla todellakin voi ostaa rakkautta, sanoo Anna-Leena HärkönenKirjailija Anna-Leena Härkönen oli uusimman romaaninsa vuoksi valmis kokeilemaan maksullisen miehen ostamista, mutta alkoi sitten empiä. Siitä Härkönen on varma, että rahalla voi ostaa hellyyttä, huolenpitoa ja rakkautta. Helsingin Sanomien uudessa Puheenvuoro-sarjassa esitetään kiinnostavia keskustelunavauksia.Autot | Uhkaavatko sähköautot tappaa huoltoasemat? Asemien määrä on jo vähentynyt rajustiSähköautoilun yleistyminen tarkoittaa suurta murrosta huoltoasemille. Yrittäjän kannalta hyvä puoli on, että lataaminen pysäyttää autoilijan palveluiden luo pidemmäksi aikaa.Onnettomuudet | Entinen NHL-kiekkoilija kerää rahaa halvaantuneelle Sanni Hakalalle – lahjoittajien joukossa huippupelaajiaRuotsin pääsarjan ottelussa halvaantunutta Sanni Hakalaa tuetaan taloudellisesti.Yhdysvallat | Tornadot tappoivat ainakin kuusi ihmistä Tennesseessä, video näyttää tulipallonClarksvillen pormestari julisti alueelle hätätilan.HS Kuopiossa | Pattitilanne perinnetilalla: Yrittäjinä toimivat vuokralaiset eivät suostu poistumaanUusien yrittäjien piti päästä kuopiolaiselle Konttilan perinnetilalle joulukuun alussa, mutta entiset yrittäjät eivät suostu lähtemään. Kuopion kaupunki hakee käräjäoikeudelta häätöä.Jääkiekko | NHL-tähti makasi liikkumattomana jäässä – joukkuekaveri kosti rumalla tavallaDetroitin ja Ottawan välillä kuohahti. David Perronin kostoretki teki rumaa jälkeä.Asuminen | Mikko Kaukonen on asunut aina Helsingin arvokkaimmilla paikoilla – Kolme vuokra-asukasta kertoo, mitä kaikkea voi saada, kun ei omista asuntoaVuokralla asuminen on yleistynyt ja siihen on selvät syynsä. Yksi on se, että vuokralaisena voi saada hulppean kodin alueelta, jolta ei ikinä olisi varaa hankkia omistusasuntoa. Tässä jutussa kolme ihmistä kertoo, miksi he eivät osta asuntoa, vaikka voisivat.Espanja | Espanjan Aurinkorannikon suomalaiset eläkeläiset ovat ahtaalla – ”Kipuraja on tullut vastaan”Espanjan Aurinkorannikolle muutettiin aiemmin edullisten ja aurinkoisten eläkepäivien viettoon. Nyt kallistuneet elinkustannukset ovat laittaneet monet suomalaiset ahtaalle.Asuminen | ”Osa vanhemmista herrasmiehistä ei ymmärrä...” – Kuvakooste näyttää, miten opiskelijat asuivat ennen vanhaanKeskustelu opiskelijoiden asumisesta on vellonut tänä syksynä hallituksen opiskelijoihin kohdistuvien leikkausten sekä kansanedustaja Teemu Keskisarjan (ps) puheiden myötä. Vanhat valokuvat näyttävät, millaisissa kodeissa opiskelijat ennen asuivat.Stora Enso | Uusi toimitusjohtaja puristaa tappiollisesta metsäyhtiöstä tulosta amerikkalaisen pääomasijoittajan opeillaStora Enson tulos on romahtanut tänä vuonna tappiolle, ja samaan aikaan sen pitäisi maksaa jätti-investoinnit Ouluun ja Hollantiin. Yhtiön uusi toimitusjohtaja Hans Sohlström panee nyt tulosta kuntoon Ahlstromissa oppimillaan keinoilla.Kuuba | Mies ajoi 150 kilometriä vesiskootterilla terroriaikeissa, väittää KuubaKuuban mukaan miehellä oli mukanaan käsiaseita ja paljon ammuksia.Kirjat | Viikon varatuimmat kirjat: kaunon ja tiedon Finlandia-voittajatTässä ovat 29.11.– 7.12. eniten uusia varauksia saaneet kirjat pääkaupunkiseudun Helmet-kirjastoissa.Ruotsi | Ainakin kolme loukkaantui ampumisessa SödertäljessäPoliisi on ottanut kiinni kolme epäiltyä.MLS | Columbus Crew voitti mestaruuden keskellä jalkapallon suurta nostetta YhdysvalloissaJalkapallon katsojamäärät ovat kasvaneet, toisin kuin Yhdysvalloissa perinteisesti suurempien lajien.Norja | Lehti: Nainen kuoli lomalennolla Kanarialle, matkustajat joutuivat yöksi LontooseenMatka jatkui hätälaskun jälkeen vasta seuraavana päivänä.Egypti | Al-Sisin vaalivoitto sunnuntaina vaikuttaa taatulta jo etukäteenVaalien tulos on määrä julkistaa 18. joulukuuta.Lukijan mielipide | Nuorten yksinäisyyttä pitää torjuaPitkäjänteinen nuorisotyön rahoitus on investointi tulevaisuuteen.Tänään televisiossa | Nobel-gaalan iltapuvut sähköistävät TukholmanRuotsin kuninkaallisten pukuvalinnat ovat vuosien varrella herättäneet keskustelua.Lukijan mielipide | Tarvitsemme kipeästi ulkomaista työvoimaaTyövoiman houkutteleminen Suomeen edellyttää myös meiltä joustoa, kuten englannin kielen käyttöä.Viikon puheenaiheet | Viikon puheenaiheetTv-urheilu | Tällainen on sunnuntain huippukattausSunnuntai on vilkas urheilupäivä.Maailman lehdet | Kaurismäen elokuva on pieni ihmeAki Kaurismäen elokuva Kuolleet lehdet kerää yhä poikkeuksellista suitsutusta maailmalla.Lukijan mielipide | Elintapoihin liittyvät valinnat eivät tapahdu tyhjiössäSydänliiton selvityksen mukaan työikäisten keskeisimmät huolenaiheet hyvinvointiin liittyen ovat jaksaminen ja painonhallinta.Pääkirjoitus | Joulukuu on vaaleissa ihmeiden aikaaJoulukuussa presidentinvaalien äänestäjät alkavat toden teolla valita mielitiettyään. Silloin ehdokkaan on aloitettava nousunsa, jos mielii toiselle kierrokselle.Lukijan mielipide | Pystyvyyden kokemus on tärkeä niin opettajille kuin oppilailleOppilaat tarvitsevat pystyvyyden kokemuksia, jotka eivät koostu niinkään mielihyvästä vaan pikemminkin sitkeästä ponnistelusta merkitykselliseksi koetun asian eteen.Kolumni | Raamit kaulassa presidentiksiNykyisten presidenttiehdokkaiden mediajulkisuus alleviivaa tasapuolisuutta. Urho Kekkosen kaltainen ikoninen hahmo ei olisi enää mahdollinen.Uutisguru | Missä Espoossa sijaitsi jättimarket Maxi? Muistuuko mieleen?HS:n Uutisguru testaa oletko ajan tasalla. Kymmenen kysymyksen avulla saat selville kuinka hyvin olet lukenut Hesarisi viime aikoina.Kolumni | Koulun uudistuksia on johdettu hölynpölylläLapsia halutaan tutustuttaa digilaitteisiin jo päiväkodissa. Ehkä tarkoitus on opettaa laitteiden hallittua käyttöä. Pitääkö samalla logiikalla yläkoulussa tarjota viinaa, jotta nuoret oppivat kohtuukäyttäjiksi?Lukijan mielipide | Ranskassa ministeriö ohjeistaa kuluttajia olemaan ostamatta – pitäisikö Suomessakin?On syytä miettiä, miten löytäisimme yhteiskunnallisesti rakentavan tavan puhua kulutuksen vähentämisestä.Muistokirjoitus | Jarkko Arra 1928–2023EkonomiLukijan mielipide | Kuinka voisimme olla levollisesti lujia?Lujuus edustaa minulle ajatonta ja viisasta kykyä elää nopeasti muuttuvassa maailmassa.HS 50 vuotta sitten 10.12.1973 | Puutaloja kunnostetaan Iisalmen keskustassaMuistokirjoitus | Reijo Työrinoja 1948–2023ProfessoriEssee | Sodan ja vihan keskellä lohtua tuo humanistin elämänviisaus, kirjoittaa Pekka Haavisto esseessään Mika Waltarin teoksesta Sinuhe egyptiläinenMika Waltarin romaani Sinuhe egyptiläinen (1945) muistuttaa siitä, että valtiot sotivat ja vallanpitäjät vaihtuvat, mutta ihmisyys pysyy. Ei ole mitään uutta auringon alla, kirjoittaa presidenttiehdokas Pekka Haavisto.Rikokset | Ranska pidätti 80 epäiltynä lasten hyväksikäytöstäPidätyksiä tehtiin ympäri Ranskaa.Elokuvat | Kaurismäen Kuolleet lehdet jäi ilman palkintoja BerliinissäKuolleet lehdet kisasi viidessä pääkategoriassa.Aluevaatimus | Venezuelan ja Guyanan presidentit tapaavat sodan uhan keskelläTorstain tapaamista isännöi Saint Vincent ja Grenadiinit.Baseball | Japanilainen monipuolisuusihme teki urheilun kaikkien aikojen rahakkaimman sopimuksenShohei Ohtani kirjoitti ennätyskirjat uusiksi.Vihti | Mies kuoli nokkakolarissaHenkilöautolla Porin suuntaan ajanut mies kuoli turmassa, joka tapahtui kello 17:n jälkeen.Iran | Oikeudenkäynti ruotsalaisdiplomaattia vastaan alkoi TeheranissaIranin tiedustelupalvelu otti 33-vuotiaan Johan Floderuksen kiinni huhtikuussa 2022, kun hän yhdessä ystäviensä kanssa vieraili maassa.Jalkapallo | Valioliigan kärkitaisto tiivistyi entisestään – ManUlle ruma kotitappioLiverpool nousi Valioliigan piikkipaikalle.Olympialaiset | Jan Vapaavuori puolustaa Olympiakomitean linjaa – syyttää suomalaisia kaksinaismoralismistaOlympiakomitean puheenjohtaja reagoi keskusteluun Venäjän urheilijoiden päästämisestä Pariisin olympialaisiin.Irtisanomiset | Ahvenanmaalaisjohtaja Christian Wikström sai potkut yllättäen – Syynä omavaltaisesti tehty päätösIrtisanominen oli infrastruktuuriministerille yllätys.Kyltit | ”Nauraminen kielletty” – Helsinkiläiset saivat tarpeekseen viranomaisten kieltokylteistäKylteissä otetaan kantaa kieltokyltteihin. Tekijä ei ole tiedossa.Tuomiot | Miehellä ”napsahti” kesken yhteisen viikonlopun: Piti naista vankinaan HelsingissäMies piti nuorempaa naista vankinaan Helsingissä pahoinpidellen ja raiskaten tätä.Jääkiekko | Tappara jatkaa hurjassa vireessä – Kärpät romahti Lukkoa vastaanJukurit kaatoi sarjajumbo SaiPan ja nousi viidenneksi.Asuminen | Berliiniläinen baarimikko tarvitsee lähes tuhat kiloa hiiltä vuodessa kotinsa lämmitykseenSaksalla on edessään valtava urakka uudistaa lämmitysjärjestelmät ilmaston kannalta kestäviksi. Budjettikriisi tuo leikkauksia ilmastotukiin.Etelä-Amerikka | Brasilian Lula varoittaa Venezuelaa yksipuolisista toimista rajakiistaan liittyenRajakiista Venezuelan ja Guyanan välillä liittyy Venezuelan pyrkimyksiin liittää kolme neljäsosaa Guyanasta itseensä.Essee | Sukupolveni on ehkä viimeisiä, joille itse ilmaiseksi hankittu sivistys oli vielä mahdollinen, kiitos nykyhallituksenKirjastojen runohyllyt tekivät minusta sen ihmisen joka olen, ja siksi hallituksen kaavailut tuntuvat erityisen pahalta, kirjoittaa Vesa Rantama.Jalkapallo | Bayern Münchenille harvinainen nöyryytys – tuttu joukkue takoi murskalukematBayern Münchenin kauden ensimmäinen tappio oli harvinaisen tyly.Uusikaarlepyy | Kaksi ihmistä kuoli ohituskolarissaOnnettomuus tapahtui noin kello 16 Valtatie 8:lla.HS-analyysi | Mika Moringin tapaus paljastaa oikeuslaitoksen totaalisen epäonnistumisenLukuisat naiset joutuivat kärsijöiksi, kun viranomais- ja oikeusjärjestelmä ei onnistunut suojelemaan uhreja sarjarikolliselta, kirjoittaa HS:n oikeus- ja rikostoimittaja Riika Nykänen.Ilmastopolitiikka | Vihreiden Ohisalo syytti nykyhallitusta aiempien vuosien ilmastotoimista – HS tarkisti laskelman perusteetTiedot perustuvat erityisesti tilastoihin vuodelta 2022, jolloin Ohisalo toimi ympäristö- ja ilmastoministerinä. Pudotus johtuu suurelta osin metsien nielujen pienentymisestä.Pääkirjoitus | Läski tappaa suomalaisia enemmän kuin koronaYlipainoisten määrä kasvaa Suomessa. Verisuonitautien aleneva suunta kääntyi viime vuonna.Lähi-itä | Palestiinalaishallinnon Abbas syytti Yhdysvaltoja Gazan lasten verilöylystä, Turkin Erdoğan arvosteli YK:n turvallisuusneuvostoaGazan 36 sairaalasta vain 14 on toimintakykyisiä, sanoi YK:n alainen OCHA.Urheilupolitiikka | Miksi Venäjän urheilijat päästetään mukaan olympialaisiin? KOK:n jäsen Sari Essayah selittää päätöstäSari Essayahin mukaan Pohjoismaat ja Baltian maat eivät saaneet kantaansa läpi.Olympialaiset | Kalervo Kummola otti tiukan kannan KOK:n kohupäätökseen – ”Täynnä vellihousuja”Kalervo Kummola ottaa tiukasti kantaa Kansainvälisen olympiakomitean Venäjä-päätökseen.Purkaminen | Lauttasaaressa puretaan kokonaisia kerrostaloja – Kuvat näyttävät mitä tilalle tuleeKolme pienkerrostaloa halutaan purkaa Lauttasaaressa ja rakentaa tilalle korkeampia kerrostaloja.50-vuotias | Tuomas Aarto on nähnyt, kuinka työehtoriitaan voi kaatua jopa pääministeriVielä kisällinä ollessaan nykyinen työmarkkinapomo oppi vanhemmalta mestarilta, että vastapuolta on arvostettava eikä kiistojen ei pidä antaa henkilöityä.Kirja-arvio | Kesäinen dekkari tarjoaa kivaa veneilyä ja synkkiä varjoja Saimaan maisemissaRikoksen vuoksi on mukavaa cosy crimeä Saimaan kesäisiltä vesiltä ja rannoilta.HS-analyysi | Jos Venezuela hyökkäisi Guyanaan, sen pitäisi tunkeutua Brasilian läpiValtiot eivät ole sotineet vastakkain Amerikoissa lähes 30 vuoteen, eikä aluevaltaus nytkään vaikuta Venezuelan perimmäiseltä aikeelta, kirjoittaa HS:n ulkomaantoimittaja Tommi Hannula.Hiihto | Ruotsin maajoukkueen johtaja aiheutti skandaalin sprinttifinaalissa – Sami Jauhojärvi pöyristyi ViaplayllaRuotsin huoltomies häiritsi yhdysvaltalaishiihtäjän menoa kesken sprinttifinaalin.Podcast | Presidenttiehdokas Li Andersson: Eduskunnassa puhutaan ihmisistä välillä ”todella kylmäävästi”Vasemmistoliiton presidenttiehdokas Li Andersson nostaa tärkeimmiksi arvoikseen tasa-arvon, oikeudenmukaisuuden ja kestävyyden. Helsingin Sanomien tuoreessa Pressapodissa hän kertoo yhteydenotoista, joissa esimerkiksi työttömät ovat kuvanneet arvottomuuden tunnettaan.Kirja-arvio | Entäpä jos hiljaisuus ja pienet käänteet ovatkin suurinta odottamatontaAino Vähäpesolan toinen romaani on liiankin sopusointuinen.Kirja-arvio | Suomen tasavallan onni oli, että sen viholliset olivat sellaisia kuin Vihtori KosolaKapinaa nostattanut äärioikeistojohtaja oli juoppo, epävarma ja epäröivä.Venäjän hyökkäys | Ukrainassa kesäkuussa kaatunut suomalaissotilas haudattiin TampereellaVainajan evakuoiminen Etelä-Ukrainasta kotiin kesti melkein puoli vuotta.
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Calls to reform UN Security Council after US vetoes Gaza ceasefireCalls are growing for the UN Security Council to be reformed after the US used its veto power to block a Gaza ceasefire.Fact or fiction: Is Israel really rounding up ‘Hamas fighters’?Or is it just humiliating Palestinians civilian men and boys and broadcasting it to the world to dehumanise them?Victims of Argentina’s dictatorship see step backward in Milei’s presidencyCritics accuse Javier Milei’s running mate, Victoria Villarruel, of denying atrocities that killed up to 30,000 people.Palestinians speak of being stripped and abused by Israeli forces in GazaPalestinians who were rounded up by Israeli forces in Gaza City have described being stripped, numbered and tortured. Deadly tornadoes sweep through US state of TennesseeRecovery operations are under way as multiple tornadoes leave behind death and devastation in Nashville area.Haney dominates Prograis to grab WBC super-lightweight world titleDevin Haney beat Regis Prograis by unanimous decision in his division debut to win the WBC super-welterweight title.Palestinian families kept apart by Israeli ‘rules’ mourn loved ones in GazaPalestinians in the West Bank can barely visit family in Gaza, now they fear loved ones will die before they see them.Philippines and China accuse each other of South China Sea collisionsManila and Beijing have a long history of maritime incidents in the contested South China Sea.Is Syria’s al-Assad supporting Hamas for political gain or optics?As Syria slowly reentered the Arab fold, it mended relations with Hamas, but that doesn't necessarily mean much.Egyptians vote in presidential polls clouded by economic crisis, Gaza warIncumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is likely to secure a third term despite the country facing severe economic crisis.Anthony Davis, LeBron James power LA Lakers to inaugural NBA Cup crownDavis recorded 41 points and James scored 24 as the Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 123-109 to win the NBA Cup.Patrice Evra: ‘Not a victim, but a survivor’ of sexual abuseThe former French footballer discusses his journey to stardom, battling racism and overcoming sexual abuse. Leaders of Venezuela and Guyana to meet amid border disputeThe planned meeting comes after Venezuela threatened to annex the oil-rich territory of Esequibo currently in Guyana.Shohei Ohtani agrees to record $700m, 10-year contract with LA DodgersIt may be the largest contract in sports history, topping highs believed to be set by Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.French frigate shoots down drones over Red Sea: MilitaryIncident comes after Houthi rebels threatened to prevent passage of Israel-linked ships if aid is not allowed into Gaza.Libyan militias ‘making a killing’ off kidnapping refugees for ransomRefugee Salem Doma was tortured and held for ransom in Bani Walid, Libya, another victim of human trafficking.Forde, Carty take West Indies to ODI series win over EnglandWest Indies claimed a four-wicket win at Barbados to clinch their first ODI series victory over England since 1998.Indonesians rally in support of Palestinians in GazaMore than 1000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gather in front of landmark palace in North Sumatra's Medan. Hong Kong holds ‘patriot only’ election after shutting out oppositionVote restricts residents to choosing between Beijing loyalists after pro-democracy camp scored landslide win in 2019.University of Pennsylvania president quits after anti-Semitism uproarElizabeth Magill faced backlash after failing to say calling for genocide against Jews would violate university policy.Photos: Israel bombs Gaza areas it declared safe zones for PalestiniansStrikes come a day after the US vetoed a UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.Tens of thousands again march in London calling for Gaza ceasefireLatest protest comes a day after UK abstained from voting on UNSC resolution demanding ceasefire, which the US vetoed.Does the US run the risk of complicity in war crimes in Gaza?Rights groups criticise the US after it vetoes UN Security plan for an immediate ceasefire.Yemen’s Houthis warn they will target all Israel-bound ships in Red SeaRebels warn to block passage of Israel-bound ships of any nationality unless Gaza gets the food and medicines it needs.US skips congressional review for emergency sale of tank shells to IsraelThe 14,000 rounds of shells are part of a bigger sale the Biden administration is asking the Congress to approve.
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What Can You Do With an Einstein?Earlier this year, mathematicians discovered a unique shape. Now do-it-yourselfers have found ingenious ways to put it to use.‘I left my good friends’: In videos shown in Tel Aviv, freed hostages share their stories.Some of those who spent weeks in captivity address the cameras for the first time.New Photos Renew Questions About a Deadly Expedition on AconcaguaDecades after the unexplained deaths of two American climbers in Argentina, a camera belonging to one of them was found in the snow. The film held astonishing images, but the mystery endures.U.S. Is Criticized After Veto of U.N. Call for Gaza Cease-FireAs fighting surged in the territory, Arab leaders condemned the move as a “mark of shame,” one that will haunt the United States for years.Israeli Strikes Pound Gaza a Day after U.S. Vetoes Cease-Fire Resolution.Some of the strikes targeted the southern Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military has ordered civilians to go to avoid bombardment.State Department Bypasses Congress to Approve Israel’s Order for Tank AmmunitionIt is the first time the Biden administration has declared an emergency to expedite arms shipments to the Middle East, which are controversial because of the civilian death toll from Israeli airstrikes.Israel strikes targets across the Gaza Strip.Canada’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Proponents Make Their Case at Climate ConferenceDanielle Smith, the premier of Alberta, and Scott Moe of Saskatchewan made their way to the U.N. climate summit.Fears of a NATO Withdrawal Rise as Trump Seeks a Return to PowerCurrent and former European diplomats said there was growing concern a second Trump presidency could mean an American retreat from the continent and a gutting of NATO.The Palestinian Authority’s leader assails the U.S. veto of a U.N. cease-fire resolution.
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Thyssenkrupp may have to pay up to forge steel business deal
Reuters exclusively reported that German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp may need to hand over cash or keep hold of some pension liabilities […]
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US power utility Allete explores sale
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U.S., allies pressure Liberia, Marshall Islands, Panama over Russia oil sanctions
Reuters exclusively reported that The U.S., EU and UK are pressuring Liberia, the Marshall Islands and Panama to increase oversight […]
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Boeing eliminated from US Air Force’s ‘Doomsday Plane’ competition
Reuters exclusively reported that The U.S. Air Force has eliminated Boeing (BA.N) from its competition to develop a successor to […]
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Google pushes for antitrust action against Microsoft in UK cloud market
Reuters reported that Google (GOOGL.O) has called on Britain’s antitrust regulator to take action against Microsoft (MSFT.O), claiming its business […]
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ECB haunted by bond buys in Swedish property crisis
Reuters was first to report a debt crunch at Swedish property group SBB has left the European Central Bank at […]
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Huawei’s new smart car firm valued up to $35 billion amid advanced stake talks
Reuters exclusively reported that Huawei Technologies’ (HWT.UL) new smart car software and components firm is set for a valuation of […]
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Four banks quit initiative assessing climate targets
Reuters was first to report that Four major banks, including Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) and HSBC Plc (HSBA.L), have quit […]
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Meta Platforms’ paid ad-free service targeted in Austrian privacy complaint
Reuters was first to report Meta Platforms’ (META.O) paid no-ads subscription service launched in Europe this month faced one of […]
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France’s Orange withdraws from process to buy stake in Ethio Telecom
Reuters was first to report that French telecoms firm Orange (ORAN.PA) told Reuters on Monday that it had decided to […]
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In Jerusalem's Old City, not everyone is celebrating HanukkahHanukkah celebrations in Jerusalem are especially tense this year.Online scamming industry includes more human trafficking victims, Interpol saysCyberfraud is considered human trafficking's newest form of exploitation, according to the global crime-fighting organization. Victims are largely found in Southeast Asia and Latin America.The inauguration of Javier Milei has Argentina wondering what president it will getAs economist Javier Milei assumes Argentina's presidency, the nation wonders which version of the anti-establishment crusader will govern.Penn president, board of trustees head resign after backlash over antisemitism hearingLiz Magill's resignation comes days after congressional testimony by her and other university presidents drew fierce backlash. Scott Bok, the chair of the university's board of trustees, also quit.The latest from Israel: Bombing in areas packed with displaced GazansHeavy fighting continues in Gaza, with Israel's warplanes attacking from the air, and troops battling on the ground. U.N. officials warn of a humanitarian catastrophe.Russians and Belarusians can compete in the 2024 Olympics — as neutral athletesThe International Olympic Committee says that qualifying athletes from the two countries will be allowed to compete in the Paris Games as "Individual Neutral Athletes." State Department approves sale of tank ammunition to Israel, bypassing Congress The Biden administration said it has approved the emergency sale of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition worth more than $106 million as Israel intensifies its military operations in southern Gaza.Israeli strike leaves Gaza's oldest mosque in ruinsThe centuries-old Omari Mosque, Gaza's oldest, was badly damaged in an Israeli strike. An Israeli official told NPR it was targeted because militants were using a tunnel near the structure.Growing Israeli settler violence and army raids in the West Bank raise tensionsWhile the war in Gaza continues, tensions are rising in the West Bank where there are ongoing raids by the Israeli military and warnings of a possible uprising among Palestinians.Winter setting in raises questions about Ukraine's next stage in its counteroffensiveNPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, and war studies expert, Phillips O'Brien, about Ukraine. There's a stalemate on two fronts, the battlefield and funding.Report shows major setbacks in education in Afghanistan since the Taliban took overNPR's Scott Simon speaks to Heather Barr, Associate Director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, about a report showing how the Taliban takeover affected education in Afghanistan.Images showing Israeli soldiers stripping and 'humiliating' Palestinians spark outrageWe look at the outrage caused by the released images of Palestinian men detained by Israeli soldiers and stripped down to their underwear. The men are not proven to be Hamas fighters.A year after lifting COVID rules, China is turning quarantine centers into apartmentsDozens of makeshift centers were built and now stand empty. Now authorities want to revive a stagnating economy and attract young workers to cities by turning the structures into affordable housing.What it means for an oil producing country, the UAE, to host U.N. climate talks The United Arab Emirates is a major oil producing nation, and that's drawing attention to the role oil and gas has at this year's COP28 climate negotiations.Delivering aid in a war zone is always difficult. In Gaza, it's proving even harderAid organizations say they aren't getting enough food, water and medicine into Gaza. Overcrowding and a lack of physical security for relief workers are also major concerns, they say.
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As Government Leans in on AI, Security is Big Concern
CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – As U.S. Government Executives are working to implement the Biden Administration’s new Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence, (AI) they are not [...] More
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Who’s Really Winning the Global 5G and Cloud Computing Infrastructure Race?
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — As the new era of fifth generation (5G) mobile communications advances, China remains steadfast on dominating the field. That poses a national [...] More
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How the Captagon Trade is Bolstering Iran and its Web of Militias
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — In the days after Hamas fighters launched a terrorist attack in Israel in October, an illicit amphetamine known as Captagon was reportedly found in [...] More
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A Look Inside Hamas’s Weapons Arsenal
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — While hardly a match for the overwhelmingly cutting-edge and highly trained Israeli forces, Hamas’s competency on the battlefield lies not in weapons [...] More
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Russia, Hamas and a Moment of Global Challenge
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE – Hamas thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his support as it released 25-year-old Russian-Israeli dual national Ron Krivoi from captivity on Sunday in [...] More
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How Israeli and U.S. Intelligence have rebounded since Hamas Attack
OPINION / EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Israeli intelligence has regained its sea legs. After the terrorist attack launched by Hamas last month, it’s clear that Shin [...] More
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Artificial Intelligence in a Risk-Filled World
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT – Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a meeting held in San Francisco this week, that [...] More
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Is China the Real Winner in Afghanistan?
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — Almost two-and-a-half years after the U.S-backed Afghan government crumbled and the Taliban regime resumed power in Afghanistan, Chinese investors are maneuvering into [...] More
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A Nuclear North Korea Presents Opportunity for Global Leadership in a Complicated World
OPINION / EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — This is the twentieth anniversary of the Six Party Talks, established in 2003, to resolve the nuclear issue with North [...] More
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Director Burns’ Middle East Mission
SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE REPORTING – CIA Director Bill Burns is in the Middle East as part of a Biden Administration push to ease tensions in the region [...] More
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The Price of Putin’s Unkept Promises
EXPERT PERSPECTIVE / OPINION — When Russian President Vladimir Putin rose to power in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, one of his promises to [...] More
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A Call to Action for the Intelligence Community Following Hamas Terror Attack
OPINION — The October 7 massacre perpetrated against innocent Israelis, Americans and other foreign nationals by the terrorist group Hamas and enabled by its primary [...] More
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What Happens if Hezbollah Makes Good on its Vow to Escalate Violence in the Middle East?
CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – As supporters of Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim political party Hezbollah bury dozens of militants killed in small-scale clashes with Israeli soldiers since [...] More
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Is Iran’s ‘Ring of Fire’ Strategy Heating Up?
CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – A second aid convoy arrived in Gaza as Israel continued striking targets in the region ahead of an expected ground operation [...] More
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Deciphering Hamas’s Web of Support
CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – Nearly two weeks after Hamas militants invaded Israel, targeting, kidnapping and killing civilians in a bloody massacre, questions remain around just [...] More
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Ukraine’s Big ‘Adventure Capital’ Opportunity
EXPERT PERSPECTIVE / OPINION — Early after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, as Russian troops threatened Kyiv and Russian cruise missiles destroyed targets [...] More
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Why Hamas’s Attack Will Change Israel As We Know It
OPINION — Many analysts of global affairs play fast and loose with the term “game changer.” My somewhat curmudgeonly analysis of events like UAE-Israel normalization [...] More
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Why Did Israeli Intelligence Fail? History Suggests Many Causes.
OPINION / EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Right from the moment Hamas launched its massive attack on Israel on October 7, everyone has been puzzling about how [...] More
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What are the Implications of the Growing Alliance Between Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea?
SUBSCRIBER+REPORTING — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a rare trip out of the hermit country last month, to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledge [...] More
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The Ukraine Diaries: The Biggest Challenge is not Allowing Ukraine to Lose this War
The Ukraine Diaries is a series of personal writings by national security experts who took part in The Cipher Brief’s recent visit to Kyiv as [...] More
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The Ukraine Diaries: Ukraine Embodies the Values We Were Raised to Believe In
The Ukraine Diaries is a series of personal writings by national security experts who joined The Cipher Brief’s recent visit to Kyiv as part of [...] More
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The Ukraine Diaries: Is Ukraine a Vital U.S. National Security Interest?
The Ukraine Diaries is a series of personal writings by national security experts who joined The Cipher Brief’s recent visit to Kyiv as part of [...] More
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The Return of ‘Iron Felix’ and the Future of Russia’s Leadership
After originally being removed in 1997, a replica statue of “Iron Felix” Dzerzhinsky, has now been placed outside the headquarters of Russia’s foreign spy service. [...] More
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Hezbollah is Operating in Latin America. What does that mean for the U.S.?
SUBSCRIBER+REPORTING — The United States this month, announced a fresh slate of sanctions on a family nexus of seven Hezbollah operatives and bankrollers spanning Lebanon to Latin [...] More
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