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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...

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. …...

How the GRU spy agency targets the west, from cyberspace to Salisbury
Aug17

How the GRU spy agency targets the west, from cyberspace to Salisbury

Accusations mount against the Russian army’s main intelligence directorateIn Russia’s shadow war with the west, one intelligence agency keeps making headlines.The GRU, or main intelligence directorate, of the Russian army, has been accused of spearheading several of Russia’s most notorious operations in recent years. They...

The EU has already lost the UK – it could lose Italy too
May29

The EU has already lost the UK – it could lose Italy too

When Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency last year, his victory was heralded as the deathblow to the rise of populism in Europe. “European relief as pro-EU centre ground beats far-right” wrote the FT on its front page. “France votes for Europe” opined the Spanish daily La Vanguardia. Macron’s victory was seen as proof that the...

SNP MP mounts more pressure on Alex Salmond to quit RT show
May29

SNP MP mounts more pressure on Alex Salmond to quit RT show

The SNP’s defence spokesman Stewart McDonald has called for greater engagement in Europe’s “forgotten war” in Ukraine – and warned his own party to be wary of the “dangerous instrument” of Russian propaganda. …read more Source: The...

Premier League transfer news: Kylian Mbappe, Riyad Mahrez, Christian Eriksen
May29

Premier League transfer news: Kylian Mbappe, Riyad Mahrez, Christian Eriksen

Description Kylian Mbappe played for France in the 2-0 win against Ireland last night Credits Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Man City transfer news Kylian Mbappe PSG Champions Manchester City are close to sealing a deal for Mahrez and could also move for Mbappe …read more Source: The...

Ukraine president hopes to launch anti-corruption court in July
May29

Ukraine president hopes to launch anti-corruption court in July

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes Ukraine can start setting up a special anti-corruption court in July after parliament passes necessary legislation, he told reporters on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

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