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    Yuval Noah Harari extract: ‘Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. We’re a post-truth species’
    Aug17

    Yuval Noah Harari extract: ‘Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. We’re a post-truth species’

    In his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the bestselling author turns his attention to the problems we face today. Here, he argues that ‘fake news’ is much older than Facebook Read a Q&A with Yuval Noah HarariWe are repeatedly told these days that we are living in a new and frightening era of “post-truth”, and that lies and...

    Oleg Sentsov is 82 days into a hunger strike – I and many others are by his side | Jonathan Littell
    Aug17

    Oleg Sentsov is 82 days into a hunger strike – I and many others are by his side | Jonathan Littell

    This is an open letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker unjustly imprisoned by Putin. His plight must be known, to save his lifeDear Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov, you must feel very lonely, way out in the Labytnangi penal colony, the northernmost one in Russia, so far from Ukraine and from your loved ones. I am writing to you – without knowing if this...

    Manafort put himself ‘above the law’ to fund his expensive tastes, court hears
    Aug17

    Manafort put himself ‘above the law’ to fund his expensive tastes, court hears

    Defence in trial of Trump’s former campaign chair claims his deputy, Rick Gates, betrayed himDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort put “himself and his money above the law” to bankroll a lavish lifestyle that included a $21,000 watch and a $15,000 jacket made from ostrich, a court heard on Tuesday.“As the old adage...

    Manafort put himself ‘above the law’ to fund his expensive tastes, court hears
    Aug17

    Manafort put himself ‘above the law’ to fund his expensive tastes, court hears

    Defence in trial of Trump’s former campaign chair claims his deputy, Rick Gates, betrayed himDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort put “himself and his money above the law” to bankroll a lavish lifestyle that included a $21,000 watch and a $15,000 jacket made from ostrich, a court heard on Tuesday.“As the old adage...

    Czech NGO comes out in support of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov
    Aug17

    Czech NGO comes out in support of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to twenty years in jail in a political trial after protesting against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has been on a hunger strike in a Russian prison for over three months now. Amidst growing international concern for his health, the Czech NGO People in Need has launched a campaign calling...

    Femen co-founder Oksana Shachko found dead in Paris flat
    Aug17

    Femen co-founder Oksana Shachko found dead in Paris flat

    Suicide note found next to body of 31-year-old feminist activist, say Femen membersOksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris apartment, the group has said.The 31-year-old Ukrainian was found on Monday with a suicide note next to her body, according to Femen activists. …...

    ‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates
    Aug17

    ‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates

    As Rick Gates testified to a packed courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday, he carefully avoided making eye contact with his former business partner and mentor, Paul Manafort. But as Gates implicated himself and Manafort in multiple criminal acts, Manafort — who could spend the rest of his life in prison — fixed the cooperating witness with...

    Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list
    Aug17

    Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list

    Russia reacted furiously on Wednesday to new EU sanctions imposed on companies involved in constructing the Kerch bridge between Russia and the annexed Crimea peninsula. The Council of the EU on Tuesday added six Russian companies to its sanctions list, citing their role in building the bridge. “Through their actions they supported the...

    Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president
    Aug17

    Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday called the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church a national security threat. At a ceremony marking the country’s conversion to Christianity 1,030 years ago, AFP reported that the Ukrainian leader said that the Russian church’s sway among Ukrainian believers is a “direct threat...

    Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea
    Aug17

    Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to end its annexation of Crimea in a declaration Wednesday, reaffirming a long-held U.S. position a week after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The United States calls on Russia to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and...

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