Ecuadorian border town losing patience with exodus driven by poverty and political turmoilNicolás Maduro has belittled the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing across the Andes as gullible “slaves and beggars” duped into scrubbing foreign toilets by enemies of the Bolivarian revolution. The United Nations says 2.3 million people, more than 7% of Venezuela's population, have left the country since 2015, with most heading to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Half a million have [...]
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FBI ‘missed chance to question' London-based professor over Trump campaign links to Russia
Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating links between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, has detailed how the FBI missed a chance to question a London-based professor caught up in the inquiry. Prosecutors working for Mr Mueller filed court documents recommending a jail sentence for George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser. Mr Papadopoulos has admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Professor Joseph Mifsud. The professor is alleged to have told [...]
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City authorities say all those missing are now accounted for as death toll rises to 43The search operation for those missing after the Morandi motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.A 200-metre section of the bridge gave way in busy traffic on Tuesday, plunging vehicles, concrete and twisted metal to the ground 50 metres (165 feet) [...]
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Survey on anniversary of Warsaw Pact intervention reflects resurgence of ‘Brezhnev-era propaganda' say expertsMore than a third of Russians say the Soviet Union was correct to intervene in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and nearly half the country says it knows nothing about the invasion at all, according to new polling data obtained by the Guardian before its release on the 50th anniversary of the crushing of the Prague spring.The polling data reflects the resurgence of “Brezhnev-era [...]
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Authorities recovered 17 devices in first four months of this year, up from 40 seized between 2013 and 2017A sharp rise in the number of grenades seized from criminals trying to smuggle the explosives into the UK has been recorded, according to government figures.In just the first four months of this year, 17 devices were discovered by UK authorities, compared with the 40 seized between 2013 and 2017. Continue reading... [...]
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Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up
The toll of Genoa's bridge collapse rose to 43 Sunday as rescuers confirmed they had found the remains believed to be of a missing family, a day after Italy held a funeral for the disaster victims. The findings mean that all those reported missing after Tuesday's tragedy have now been accounted for, although rescuers said the would continue combing the wreckage. "The bodies of the final three missing people were found overnight," Italy's [...]
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Aid arrives in Afghan city after Taliban onslaught
Aid trickled into Ghazni Sunday, residents and relief workers said, days after security forces pushed Taliban militants from the eastern Afghan city following nearly a week of heavy fighting. "We need this aid to survive," said Gul Badshah, one of many in Ghazni who made their way to distribution centres Sunday, who said his home had been destroyed by two rockets during the onslaught. Siraj Ahmad, another resident, said he was collecting aid [...]
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Meet the stars of an award-winning project celebrating the lives and recipes of the true heroes of family cooking“She cooks like no one else I know,” says Anastasia Miari of her grandmother, whose name is also Anastasia Miari (her grandchildren call her Yiayia – the Greek for granny) and who lives by herself in a tiny house in Corfu. “She's pretty ferocious, but she cooks the most phenomenal food over an open fire, aged 80, [...]
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Home Office ignored concerns over ‘disproportionate concentrations of asylum seekers', they sayCouncil leaders have threatened to pull out of a scheme to house asylum seekers unless their concerns over the current system are addressed.In letter to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, the heads of 14 local authorities across Yorkshire warned that the current system was at risk of “catastrophic failure”. They said their concerns over “cohesion or disproportionate concentrations of asylum seekers” in some places [...]
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