Monday, September 25, 2017

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AfD leaders will ‘hound Angela Merkel’ after strong showing at polls

Leaders of Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland have vowed to “take back our country and our people” and “hound Angela Merkel” with a legal investigation into the refugee crisis as they became the first...

Catalan campaigners hand out a million referendum ballots

Catalan independence campaigners have held rallies across the region, distributing a million ballot papers a week before people are set to vote in a sovereignty referendum that the Spanish government has vowed to...

Why India's farmers want to conserve indigenous heirloom rice

India is rice country: the cereal provides daily sustenance for more than 60% of the population. Half a century ago, it was home to more than 100,000 rice varieties, encompassing a stunning diversity...

Fearful neighbours look on as Iraq’s Kurds stake claim to nationhood

Below the Erbil citadel, where empire and insurrection have been fought out over the course of 5,000 years, Kurdish flags stake out the claim to a nascent era – that of a sovereign...

China finds its own Top Gun and Rambo in wave of patriotic movies

When terrorists overrun an unnamed central Asian nation, capturing Chinese civilians and seizing missiles which they threaten to turn on Beijing, China’s top gun heads straight for the eye of the storm. “Sit tight!”...

Sundance on Skye: local hero to launch cinematic revolution on his home island

When Burt Lancaster walks along the beach of the fictional village of Ferness in the hit film Local Hero, the outline of a dark island is visible across the sea behind him. The...

The week in patriarchy: Ivanka Trump continues to disappoint | Jessica Valenti

This week, Ivanka Trump came out about having postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children. Struggling with mental health challenges after childbirth is common, and terrible, and I feel...

The Resistance Now: campaigners warn fight for healthcare is not over

Not out of the woods yet … Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were teetering on the brink of failure on Friday, after John McCain said he would vote no on the...

Paul Manafort: why Trump's old ally could hold the key in Mueller's Russia hunt

When Paul Manafort, the former Washington super-lobbyist, bought an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan for $3.7m in 2006, there was no reason at the time to read the hand of destiny in...

Trump's debut at the UN: threats, taunts – and gasps of alarm from the diplomats

The summit week of the UN general assembly was always bound to be fraught with risk for US prestige: it would involve Donald Trump interacting in a multilateral arena – and Trump famously...

Vegan Advise

At £4.40, Surrey becomes most expensive place in UK to buy...

Surrey has overtaken London as the most expensive place in the UK to buy a pint, according to the latest Good Pub Guide. Despite...