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Argentina’s ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid

2017-06-25 European News Comments Off on Argentina’s ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid
Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in October’s mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his free-market reforms. Fernández’s run, confirmed by a spokesman, comes a little over a week after she formed a new centre-left party independent Read More

Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting
Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each said in interviews they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them. Late on Friday, the Seattle police department released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved in the 18 June shooting of Charleena Lyles, the Read More

Broadway v Trump: ‘feel bad’ politics is new box-office draw

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Broadway v Trump: ‘feel bad’ politics is new box-office draw
New Yorks Broadway is not normally known for political theatre blockbuster musicals will do but, it seems, the times are rapidly a-changing. On Thursday, the Great White Way welcomed a brutal adaptation of George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring Tom Sturridge and Olivia Wilde, a show that debuted in London three years ago. Steps away, the Read More

‘Hi, Dad’: California father buries wrong man after coroner says his son is dead

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on ‘Hi, Dad’: California father buries wrong man after coroner says his son is dead
A southern California man who thought he had buried his son found out 11 days later his son was still alive, after local coroners misidentified a body. On 6 May, a man was found dead behind a Verizon store in Fountain Valley. Frank J Kerrigan, 82, of Wildomar, said he called the coroner’s office and Read More

Trump CIA director blames ‘worship of Edward Snowden’ for rise in leaks

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Trump CIA director blames ‘worship of Edward Snowden’ for rise in leaks
Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, has blamed the “worship” of leakers such as Edward Snowden for a rise in the public disclosure of US intelligence. Donald Trump’s pick to head the intelligence agency said more needed to be done to stem what he called an increase in the leaking of state secrets. “In Read More

Trump officials oppose museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Trump officials oppose museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study
The Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims. The justice department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center would violate an agreement reached Read More

Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier
An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The fish, weighing 8lbs and measuring 28in, was found by a monitoring team in a waterway nine miles Read More

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump
The number of refugees admitted to the US has fallen by nearly half under Donald Trump when compared with the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the supreme court prepares to consider a White House appeal regarding the president’s ban on refugees and Read More

Corey Stoll on Trump-like Caesar play: ‘Being an artist has become a political act’

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on Corey Stoll on Trump-like Caesar play: ‘Being an artist has become a political act’
Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in a New York production of Julius Caesar that was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Donald Trump protesters, has written of the fear such actions engendered among a cast left “exhausted and nervous” by the time of the final show, in Central Park last Sunday. Writing for Read More

New Orleans mayor: US climate change policy cannot wait for Trump

2017-06-24 European News Comments Off on New Orleans mayor: US climate change policy cannot wait for Trump
US cities will lead national policy on climate change after the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said at an annual meeting in Florida. “I think most mayors in America don’t think we have to wait Read More