Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests

Austrian-American Carl David Goette-Luciak had reported on unrest since April An Austrian-American reporter who has been covering Nicaraguas political upheaval for outlets including the Guardian and the Washington Post has been deported, his father has confirmed. Nicaraguan law enforcement officials took Carl David Goette-Luciak from his home in Managuas Centroamrica…

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Fantastic Beasts isn’t racist, but JK Rowling should stop tweaking the source material

The latest row over casting in the Harry Potter wizarding world highlights the authors problem with retroactive character changes When it comes to Harry Potter, JK Rowling just cant leave it alone. This is not necessarily a bad thing fans have got to see Harry and friends all grown-up in…

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Kavanaugh v Ford: the parading of sexual assault victims has to end | Catherine Bennett

The Senate hearing resembled nothing so much as a 17th-century rape trial. Lets hope the grotesque spectacle enhances justice Had it been a rehearsal, not the final hearing, notes for Rachel Mitchell would have gone over and, sparing us all, dabbed his nose for him. As for Trumps verdict, on…

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Russia is mocking us. First the Salisbury attack, then information warfare. Time to wake up | Carole Cadwalldr

Its ambitions are to disrupt Britains politics, so why are the government and security services seemingly in denial about the threat? Have you been to Salisbury? Have you visited the cathedral, whose 123-metre spire the two men identified as Russian military intelligence assassins claimed was the reason for their visit…

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Russia main suspect behind illnesses of US staff in Cuba and China report

US suspects mystery ailments caused by electromagnetic weapons but this analysis questioned by neurologists and physicists Russia is the main suspect in US agencies investigation of mysterious illnesses in American personnel in Cuba and China, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Evidence from communications intercepts has pointed to Moscows involvement during…

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‘All the time in the world’: Trump says no rush for North Korea to denuclearise

Relaxed tone marks change from claims that earlier summit with Kim Jong-un would lead to rapid disarmament Donald Trump has said he is in no rush for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, noting that missile testing had stopped while sanctions on Pyongyang had not been relaxed. Ive got…

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Ayahuasca rituals can be profoundly beneficial if theyre done properly | Oscar Rickett

The parents of a British teenager who died in Colombia are right to advise a serious approach to offset the dangers, says the journalist and writer Oscar Rickett It wasnt until relatively recently that the plant medicine known most commonly as that offer the potion. Ayahuasca ceremonies now also occur…

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Irish activists pledge to protest against Donald Trump visit

Politicians urge public to send a clear signal to the American people during US presidents November trip Politicians and activists in Ireland have pledged to protest against Donald Trump when he visits in November. On Friday, the Solidarity People Before Profit all pledged to organise protests surrounding the visit, within…

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Tesla shares soar after Elon Musk floats plan to take company private

Musk tweets plan as it emerges Saudi Arabia has built up $2.9bn stake in tech giant Elon Musk has launched a campaign to take Tesla private on a day that included several provocative tweets, a suspension (and resumption) of trading in the companys shares, reports of a significant Saudi investment,…

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Seriously ill Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson

Singers nephew says family and friends trying to keep her spirits up as she receives hospice care at home Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those to visit the seriously ill soul singer Aretha Franklin, who is close to the end of her life and receiving hospice care at…

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