03 August 2017

All the news for 03 August 2017 [ 285 news items | Now showing page 1 of 15 ]

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Arrival of the sumo wrestlers

The bashoiri – the arrival of sumo wrestlers before a tournament – unfolds outside a venue in Tokyo. With the sumo lifestyle still dictated largely...   [ continue reading...]

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The Future of Greece

In Greece, it’s not quite accurate to talk about the “rise and fall” of the left-wing party Syriza. “Rise and plateau” would...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a da...   [ continue reading...]

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Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention

With Republicans in control of 32 state legislatures, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been actively pushing the idea of a second Constituti...   [ continue reading...]

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Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 94: BJP’s Flip-Flops and State of Healthcare in India

Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government's changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea — It’s the United States

The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.   [ continue reading...]

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'This Is Nuts': Trump Fumes to Generals That US Should Plunder Afghan Minerals

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a recent situation room meeting with generals and top national security advisors, President Donald Trump reportedly compared war po...   [ continue reading...]

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Women in Rural Asia Are Transforming Their Lives With Solar Power

By Paul Brown / Climate News Network In remote parts of India and Nepal, female entrepreneurs bring electricity to their villages.   [ continue reading...]

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The UN’s Antonio Guterres: an Agent of the Neocons

The new General Secretary of the UN does nothing to stop the wars that are destroying Libya, Syria, Yemen or those threatening to erupt in Qatar, in Lebanon or...   [ continue reading...]

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Attorney General Sessions Threatens to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

  Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pictured at a May appearance, is sending warnings to four so-called sanctuary cities around the country. (Shane T. McCo...   [ continue reading...]

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Bihar: Bajrang Dal Activists Thrash Three Men Over Suspicions of Transporting Beef

The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing. The post Bihar: Bajrang Dal Activists Thrash Three Men...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Trump's New Surgeon General Should See Climate Change as a Global Health Issue

As Dr. Jerome Adams, the new surgeon general, takes on the role of the most prominent physician in the US, we can only hope that he will pay serious attention t...   [ continue reading...]

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Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

It’s a common enough scenario. A vegetarian has been invited to a friend’s place for dinner. The host forgets that the guest is a vegetarian, and pl...   [ continue reading...]

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With the new nuclear ban treaty, it’s time to scrap Trident – and spend the money on our NHS

As a doctor, I want to see money spent on healthcare not warfare, writes David McCoy - Britain should join the growing international movement for disarmament   [ continue reading...]

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Is Privacy An Elitist Privilege?: A Dummies’ Guide to the Ongoing Debate in India

Supreme Court this week finished hearings on one of the most significant and emotive issues – privacy. It will pass it’s judgement in next few days...   [ continue reading...]

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The War on Immigrants: Racist Policies in the Trump Era

President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for August 3, 2017

President Trump Hails Bill to Drastically Cut Legal Immigration, Trump Aide Stephen Miller Spars with CNN Journalist over Immigration, Federal Court Blocks Payo...   [ continue reading...]

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Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s Guide for the Anxious and the Depressed

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Plus John Nichols on Medicare-for-All and Rosa Brooks on the generals. The post Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s...   [ continue reading...]

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John Bolton's 'Military Options' for North Korea Denounced as 'Utter Lunacy'

Jake Johnson, staff writerAmid reports that he is being considered by President Donald Trump to replace Gen. H.R.   [ continue reading...]

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Populism for Plutocrats

Last week, the Democrats launched their drive toward the midterms by identifying a target even more moribund than themselves: the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign....   [ continue reading...]

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