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Afghanistan Protests Over Quran Burnings Continue

Afghanistan Protests Over Quran Burnings Continue | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least seven people have been killed in protests around the country against the burning of Qurans at a U.S. air base.
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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals

‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say
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We must pay more tax, or be complicit in the slow death of public services | Duncan Weldon

We must pay more tax, or be complicit in the slow death of public services | Duncan Weldon | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Philip Hammond’s retreat on national insurance bodes ill for the role of the state as British people have known it since 1945
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Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened
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Can we trust banks to keep our money safe?

Can we trust banks to keep our money safe? | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Advances in IT have made mobile banking in Sweden a breeze. Most of the time. But do banks have what it takes to keep customers and their money safe from cyberattacks and IT meltdowns?
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Trump’s wiretap paranoia and the reality of modern surveillance

Trump’s wiretap paranoia and the reality of modern surveillance | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The president’s claim that his phone was bugged is straight out of a cold-war time warp. Security services have far easier ways of intercepting communications now
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Democracy in Europe: EU Commissioner Pushes for Hard Line on Poland - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

Democracy in Europe: EU Commissioner Pushes for Hard Line on Poland - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The EU has been unable to find an effective lever to combat the flouting of democratic values in Poland and Hungary. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová proposes cutting funding to the countries.
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Stephen King Mocks Trump Wiretapping Claims with Short Story

Stephen King Mocks Trump Wiretapping Claims with Short Story | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The horror author and longtime Trump critic mocked the president with a short story composed over a series of tweets on Saturday.
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The Real Beneficiaries of Donald Trump's Fake Populism

The Real Beneficiaries of Donald Trump's Fake Populism | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The 1 percent has strengthened its grip on power, and a shadowy "deep state" won't save us. The prospect of four years of Donald J. Trump’s nonstop rants about imaginary conspiracies against his daughter, wholesale slander against the judicial branch and attacks on the press as enemies of the people has caused some Americans to slip into a comforting form of denial. He will be a blip in our history, they say, because our formal institutions, and the American people, will ultimately prevail against a rogue disruptor.
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‘This is what happens when a target gets buggy’: Analyst says Trump rant about ‘tapping’ is a sign he’s guilty

‘This is what happens when a target gets buggy’: Analyst says Trump rant about ‘tapping’ is a sign he’s guilty | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
During a panel discussion on MSNBC’s AMJoy, a security analyst stated that Donald Trump’s accusation that former President Barack Obama had the phones at Trump Tower “tapped” is a sign that the Russia allegations against his administration are finally getting to him. Just hou...
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Helen Dunmore: facing mortality and what we leave behind

Helen Dunmore: facing mortality and what we leave behind | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The novelist, recently diagnosed with cancer, considers the question of legacy and how a wander through a graveyard inspired her latest novel Birdcage Walk
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Vem är juristen Lars Olofsson? Svenska myndigheter är inte säkra

Vem är juristen Lars Olofsson? Svenska myndigheter är inte säkra | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Hans väska stals på ett café. Nu kämpar han för att få tillbaka sin identitet.
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5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age

5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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The Destruction of Understanding: Trump, Erdogan and the Assault on the Free Press - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

The Destruction of Understanding: Trump, Erdogan and the Assault on the Free Press - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan demand reverence rather than enlightenment and both are mounting dangerous attacks on the free press. The threat is real and the media must hold its ground.
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Do the maths, employers: strong unions are good for business | Abi Wilkinson

Do the maths, employers: strong unions are good for business | Abi Wilkinson | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
A claim that councils waste millions subsidising trade unions ignores the much bigger sums of public money that are saved by having happy, protected workers
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Fukushima Radiation: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over, Or Worse......

Fukushima Radiation: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over, Or Worse...... | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
When it comes to environmental disasters, the nuclear fallout at Fukushima has to be amongst the worst that has happened in the past few decades. [...]
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Spain struggles to repopulate its deserted rural interior

Spain struggles to repopulate its deserted rural interior | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Sarnago lost its last resident 37 years ago but Jose Maria Carrascosa and his association are trying hard to revive the village, an uphill battle in one of Spain's most depopulated regions.
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Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create ‘artificial power island’

Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create ‘artificial power island’ | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Three western European countries have revealed plans to build a giant artificial island in the middle of the North Sea where wind farms would create power for 80 million people.
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US Wind Energy Provided 5.5% Of Nation’s Electricity In 2016, Over 20% In 5 Heartland States

US Wind Energy Provided 5.5% Of Nation’s Electricity In 2016, Over 20% In 5 Heartland States | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The energy generated by wind turbines in the United States supplied more than 5.5% of the country’s electricity in 2016, and in Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota, supplie…
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Climate scientist: Trump budget is ‘an all-out assault on Earth’

Climate scientist: Trump budget is ‘an all-out assault on Earth’ | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
A four-page White House budget memo secured by The Washington Post reveals the Trump administration wants a 17 percent cut in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s overall budget …
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BREAKING: Donald Trump Makes His First Move to End "An Open Internet"

BREAKING: Donald Trump Makes His First Move to End "An Open Internet" | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
In the past several weeks, Donald Trump has gone to war with the CIA, Meryl Streep, China, and the media. Now, his latest foe is [...]
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'You're in Deep Sh*t': California Congressman Lowers the Boom on President Trump

'You're in Deep Sh*t': California Congressman Lowers the Boom on President Trump | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Rep. Ted Lieu lets it rip after Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones. California Congressman took to Twitter on Saturday morning to warn President Donald Trump that — if he is correct that his Trump Tower phones were tapped — he is “in deep sh*t.”Early Saturday morning, Trump set the political world ablaze by accusing former President Barack Obama of having his phones tapped prior to the 2016 election.
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Trump torture remarks 'lay down gauntlet' for other states: U.N. expert

Trump torture remarks 'lay down gauntlet' for other states: U.N. expert | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
A U.N. human rights expert voiced alarm on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump might allow torture in interrogations, warning that it "lays down the gauntlet" for other countries to follow suit.
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Paul Wolfowitz on Russian Interference: 'The American People Need To Know the Truth' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

Paul Wolfowitz on Russian Interference: 'The American People Need To Know the Truth' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz says the intelligence service reports on Russian meddling in the U.S. election should be declassified. The call comes amid growing reports of contact between Donald Trump's team and Russian officials.
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Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality | George Monbiot

Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality | George Monbiot | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Immersed in life online like the followers of 4chan or PewDiePie, we start to imagine that nothing matters – even racism, misogyny and resurgent fascism
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EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns

EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite the U.S. company announcing changes to the installation process.
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