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Paris is in flames again as latest yellow vest protests turn violent

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Demonstrators draw attention to the fact that the plight of Notre-Dame has elicited more concern than their ownRiot police and protesters fought running battles in the centre of Paris on Saturday as anti-government gilets jaunes demonstrators led street marches over what they called a crisis of high taxes and inequality.Less than a week after the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral, firefighters rushed to put out multiple small fires around the Place de la République, as motorbikes, bins, bicycles and cars were set alight on roads and pavements. Groups of masked men threw projectiles and police fired teargas. Some rioters in masks smashed the window of a sports shop and ran in to loot it. Continue reading…



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Author : Angelique Chrisafis

Publish date : 2019-04-20 17:59:29

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Britons bask on hottest day of year as mercury hits a 70-year high

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Folk find fun in the sun as temperature of 25.5C recorded, with 27C expected on MondayBritons experienced the hottest day of the year so far on Saturday, and the hottest Easter bank holiday weekend for 70 years, as the mercury hit 25.5C.That temperature was recorded in Gosport in Hampshire. Continue reading…



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Author : Nosheen Iqbal

Publish date : 2019-04-20 16:30:26

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Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

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Next month’s EU poll is almost impossible to call as party loyalties crumble and voters look left, right and beyondThe likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. The expected victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a policy-free parvenu who leads the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, by 35 points could be seen as the ultimate triumph for the anti-politics, anti-establishment mood gripping Europe.Democratic insurrections of this kind, confounding conventional wisdom, are not as rare as might first appear – although Ukraine is an extreme case. The US has experienced periodic, Trumpian spasms of anger against politics-as-usual, spawning rambunctious campaigns to “throw the bums out”. In 1992, a plausible nobody from Arkansas, Bill Clinton, was the direct beneficiary of Ross Perot’s insurgent revolt against the then-president, George HW Bush. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/20/volatile-new-normal-unpredictable-europe-eu-parliament-elections

Author : Simon Tisdall

Publish date : 2019-04-21 08:00:00

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India’s top judge denies victimising worker over alleged harassment

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Woman claims she and family lost jobs after she rejected Ranjan Gogoi’s advances
The chief justice of India’s supreme court, Ranjan Gogoi, has denied allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards a junior court assistant working from his home and that she was subsequently victimised.“This is unbelievable,” India’s most powerful judge told a special hearing of the court he called on Saturday so the allegations could be addressed. “I should not stoop low even in denying it.” Continue reading…



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Author : Reuters in Mumbai

Publish date : 2019-04-20 13:09:57

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Nancy Pelosi shows no restraint on disparaging young progressive women | Arwa Mahdawi

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The House speaker refused to comment on Trump while traveling, but has been openly critical of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan OmarSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading…



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Author : Arwa Mahdawi

Publish date : 2019-04-20 12:00:22

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Teenage girl stabbed in neck in Lurgan

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Northern Irish police call for witnesses to attack which left 15-year-old in critical condition
Police are calling for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the neck in Lurgan, leaving her in a critical condition.The incident happened around 9pm on Friday in the Deans Walk area of the County Armagh town, police said. Continue reading…



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Author : Sarah Marsh

Publish date : 2019-04-20 09:44:57

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Two teenagers arrested over Lyra McKee killing

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Young men detained under anti-terror laws in relation to shooting of journalist in Derry
Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry.The suspects, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Saturday morning. Continue reading…



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Author : Rory Carroll in Derry

Publish date : 2019-04-20 07:51:07

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Life as the Guardian’s Ireland reporter: my return home to a nation in flux

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After two decades away, Rory Carroll reflects on going back to Dublin to cover everything from Brexit and border issues to abortion law and Game of ThronesI managed five months back in Ireland before falling into a bog. The patch of green moss looked firm, but when stepped on it dissolved into a pool of dark water. It swallowed my leg and encased a foot in muck, heralding a long day of squelching.A daft thing to happen, but in my defence I was doing a story about bogs. Bord na Móna, the semi-state company that harvests peatlands, was closing “active bogs”, partly in response to climate change, so last November I found myself touring peatlands in County Kildare. Continue reading…



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Author : Rory Carroll

Publish date : 2019-04-20 07:00:17

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‘He was “Uncle Mike”. And he abused me’: the man who groomed our family

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In February, Michael Murphy was jailed for 16 years for sexual offences against children. Helen was a mother he befriended, Isla her daughter. They tell their storyHe was “Uncle Mike”, a friend of my dad’s. I think he began grooming my parents after my mum went to meet my dad at work when my older sister was a toddler. So he was a family friend from before my twin sister and I were born – he was always in our lives. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/20/the-man-who-groomed-our-family-michael-murphy

Author : Marie Lunn

Publish date : 2019-04-20 05:00:22

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Australian election 2019: Bill Shorten pledges to ‘stop the rot’ on penalty rates

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Labor leader says low-paid workers are losing hundreds in penalty rates during the 10 days from good FridayBill Shorten has used the Easter public holidays to highlight that low-paid workers are losing hundreds of dollars from cuts to penalty rates, and that they will face further hits to their income if the Coalition is re-elected.As both leaders hit the trail again on Saturday after the Good Friday break, Labor focussed on the penalty rates debate while the Coalition was set to announce $100m to fund clinical trials in remote and regional areas. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/20/australian-election-shorten-focuses-on-easter-pay-hits-morrison-on-healthcare

Author : Luke Henriques-Gomes

Publish date : 2019-04-20 04:19:49

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