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Philanthropist unveils plan for global network of institutions at Davos and attacks Trump as ‘ultimate narcissist’
Soros gives $1bn to fund universities 'and stop drift towards authoritarianism'
#GeorgeSoros #Business #Davos #Davos2020 #DonaldTrump #USnews #Worldnews #Hungary #Europe
 
Lisbon police say they are prepared to help with Angolan corruption investigation after death of EuroBic manager Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha
Executive at Portuguese bank co-owned by Isabel dos Santos is found dead
#IsabeldosSantos #Portugal #Banking #Europe #Business #Angola #Africa #Worldnews
 
Sami people say supreme court victory strengthens their fight to control ancestral land
Indigenous reindeer herders win hunting rights battle in Sweden
#Indigenouspeoples #Worldnews #Sweden #Europe
 
Police say the woman from Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshire has confessed to the killing

A British woman has been detained in Finland after being accused of murdering her young child.

The child died on Sunday at a two-bed apartment in the Suurpelto area of Espoo, Finland’s second biggest city. Details were confirmed by Finnish police on Wednesday, when a woman, aged 35, was detained prior to trial by Länsi-Uusimaa district court.
British woman held in Finland over murder of her young child
#Finland #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews
 
Chinese embassy in Paris urges citizens to comply after woman tells of travelling from Wuhan
Chinese tourist says she evaded coronavirus checks to fly to France
#Coronavirusoutbreak #China #France #AsiaPacific #Europe #Worldnews
 
Fashion’s enfant terrible leaves industry with collection that upcycles past glories

Jean Paul Gaultier was never going to make a French exit from the fashion world. The 67-year-old designer staged his swansong on Wednesday evening, bidding adieu to the industry as loudly as he could.

Supermodels were joined by celebrities, dancers, contortionists and drag queens on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet – an unforgettable show that had the hundreds of audience members cheering non-stop for almost two hours. For many there, it was an emotional goodbye, not only because Gaultier is beloved for his iconic designs, but because he is one of the few living designers to be considered a national treasure, instantly recognisable to the public for his peroxide hair, Breton stripes and Cheshire cat grin.
Paris says adieu as Jean Paul Gaultier puts up an exit show
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Charity says Athens depriving minors of adequate medical care for chronic illnesses

Greece’s government has been urged to order an immediate evacuation of more than 100 sick children from a notorious refugee camp on Lesbos.

Médecins Sans Frontières accused Athens of “deliberately depriving” at least 140 minors of adequate medical care for what it described as chronic, complex and life-threatening diseases and said it was urgent they were moved to the mainland or to other EU member states.
Greece urged to move 140 ill children from Lesbos refugee camp
#Greece #Refugees #Migration #Europe #Worldnews
 
Five men acquitted of human trafficking as country seems to be losing war on smugglers

A judge in Sicily has acquitted five Eritrean men of participating in a human-trafficking ring, marking another failed attempt by Italian investigators to tackle migrant smuggling at source.

Despite anti-mafia expertise and international police cooperation, Italy seems to be losing its war against smuggling networks. Countless innocent people continue to end up in prison, while the smugglers’ businesses remain largely intact.
Italy’s anti-trafficking tactics fail again as Eritreans released
#Italy #Worldnews #Humantrafficking #Migration #Europe #Mafia
 
Country’s top security official says move is ‘clear message’ against far-right extremism
Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland
#Germany #Thefarright #Worldnews #Europe
 
"Actual" Destruction of "Ancient" Rome - The Terrible Deluge In The Noble City of Rome

https://invidio.us/watch?v=OuR-giHDeeY
Rome was destroyed in 1530 by tsunami, which is not mentioned in historical works of the mainstream, but, there are some old French books, which are quoted in detail in the video.
Sources:
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k855093f/f6.image
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k15228558.r=Le%20terrible%20deluge%20advenu%20en%20la%20noble%20cit%C3%A9%20et%20ville%20de%20romme?rk=42918;4
English translation from Middle French: https://pastebin.com/CuXKTux8

#ancient #catastrophism #deluge #documents #europe #past #revision #rome #timespace
 
Tackling climate crisis is laudable, but the plan pushes the European Central Bank into a legal grey area
Who pays for the EU's €1tn green deal? | Hans-Werner Sinn
#Greeneconomy #Climatechange #EuropeanCentralBank #Business #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Eurozone
 

Europe’s ‘ruthless’ animal attractions


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/12/europes-ruthless-animal-attractions-q-a-with-filmmaker-aaron-gekoski/?n3wsletter
While Asia’s wildlife tourism industry is often critiqued negatively by the press, similarly troubling European attractions featuring large animals go largely unreported, featuring animals like wolves, zebras, hippos and rhinos in ‘ruthless’ venues such as Cirkus Humberto in the Czech Republic, where one can witness bears riding skateboards.
#animals #wildlife #cruelty #abuse #ruthlesstourism #entertainment #tourism #Germany #Spain #France #CzechRepublic #Europe #AaronGekoski #FourPaws #mongabay
Europe’s ‘ruthless’ animal attractions: Q & A with filmmaker Aaron Gekoski

Conservation news: Europe’s ‘ruthless’ animal attractions: Q & A with filmmaker Aaron Gekoski (Erik Hoffner)

 
Scientists discover vitrified remains caused by immense 520C heat of disaster in AD79
Mount Vesuvius eruption 'turned victim's brain to glass'
#Archaeology #Science #Italy #Europe #Worldnews
 
Politician seek to calm turmoil within party but will retain role as country’s foreign minister
Luigi Di Maio resigns as leader of Italy's Five Star Movement
#Italy #Worldnews #FiveStarMovement #LuigiDiMaio #Europe #MatteoSalvini
 
Lord Dubs, who drafted amendment, calls MP opposition to measure ‘bitterly disappointing’

The government has been condemned by opposition MPs after overturning a House of Lords amendment to its Brexit legislation which would have restored the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their families in the UK.

Lord Alf Dubs, the Labour peer and former child refugee who drafted the amendment which would have guaranteed the rights, said it was “bitterly disappointing” that the government had ordered Conservative MPs to oppose the measure.
Government rejects Lords bid to protect child refugees
#Brexit #Refugees #HouseofLords #HouseofCommons #EuropeanUnion #Politics #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews
 
High winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves hit the eastern side of the country

Nine people have died and four are missing after storm Gloria continued to batter eastern Spain with high winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves.

The storm, which had left 220,000 people in the Tarragona region without electricity on Tuesday, began to shift away on Wednesday, but some north-eastern and Balearic areas remained on orange alert.
Nine dead and four missing as storm Gloria batters Spain
#Spain #Worldnews #Europe
 
We would like to hear from you if someone in your family has applied for another EU nationality because of Brexit
Has a member of your family applied for a different EU nationality?
#Brexit #Politics #UKnews #Europe
 
The original sheep, which had been painted over, has now been revealed, ‘freaky’ eyes and all. No wonder – it is a symbol of Jesus, and he was more man than baa-lamb
Why laugh at the humanoid sheep in the Ghent altarpiece? It is majestic
#JanvanEyck #Art #Artanddesign #Culture #Belgium #Europe #Worldnews
 
A crop of hyper-imaginative producers like Lighght, ELLLL and those on the Flood label all emanate from Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ – but can it hold on to them?
'No Fiat 500 techno!': why electronic music in Cork is popping off
#Dancemusic #Electronicmusic #Experimentalmusic #Music #Clubbing #Ireland #Culture #Europe #Corkholidays
 
Guardian reporting from the day the United Kingdom officially became a member of the EU
We're in: the UK enters Europe - archive, 1 January 1973
#EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #EdwardHeath
 
This astonishing account of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Warsaw resistance who tried to incite rebellion in the camps, won the Costa biography award
The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather review – the hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
#Historybooks #Books #Culture #Secondworldwar #Worldnews #Nazism #Poland #Europe
 
Shepherds are forced to ship their livestock to markets in the Middle East due to a lack of meat processing facilities at home
'A whole sheep for £18': how live exports are hurting farmers in Romania
#Environment #Farming #Romania #Food&drinkindustry #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica #Europe
 
The rest of the EU is mesmerised as the UK prepares for Brexit – and Harry and Meghan begin their transition to exiting the royal family
Andrzej Krauze on Brexit and Megxit – cartoon
#Brexit #Monarchy #PrinceHarry #Meghan #DuchessofSussex #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews
 
Countries from Britain to Greece are guilty of democratic backsliding. And that threatens the integrity of the EU itself, says researcher Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
Make no mistake: Poland and Hungary aren’t the only EU states abusing the law | Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
#EuropeanUnion #Hungary #Poland #Europe #Law #Worldnews
 
Painstaking operation to return Adoration of the Lamb to its former glory has left many speechless
'Alarmingly humanoid': shear disbelief over restoration of Ghent altarpiece
#Belgium #Art #Europe #Worldnews #Artanddesign
 
All #swpats are invalid in #europe but you focus on what a corrupt #epo tells us (unlike courts) https://twitter.com/bardehleIP/status/1219605876505546752 more in http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Software_Patents_in_Europe
 
Talks in Davos raise hope of agreement to find multilateral solution to taxing digital firms

France is poised to announce on Wednesday that it is dropping its go-it-alone plan to tax big US tech companies in exchange for Washington’s agreement to press ahead with attempts to find a multilateral solution.

Hopes were rising in Davos on Tuesday night of an agreement after several days of intense talks involving the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, the US treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, and Ángel Gurria, the head of the rich-country thinktank the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
France poised to drop plan to tax tech giants amid signs of US deal
#France #USnews #Davos #Business #Europe #Worldnews #Technology #E-commerce #Internet #Amazon
 
Defence, foreign and interior ministers remain in place while sport and culture change hands
Top Russian ministers keep posts as Putin appoints new cabinet
#Russia #VladimirPutin #Europe #Worldnews
 
Built in 1804, it was easy. Ostensibly in purpose to entertain soldiers from idleness. Land and sand in sacks. I suspect that the general used the method, having picked it up during the Egyptian campaign. It took 27 days to build a pyramid 36 meters high.
Image/photo
Построена в 1804 г. "в легкую", якобы для развлечения солдат от безделья. Земля и песок в мешках. Подо
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The last thing Europe needs is another talking shop chaired by the polarising Guy Verhofstadt, says Alberto Alemanno, professor of EU law at HEC Paris
The EU won’t fix its democratic deficit with another top-down ‘conference’ | Alberto Alemanno
#Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #UrsulavonderLeyen #Europe #Worldnews
 
Thousands of people die annually trying to cross borders. It’s often argued stronger borders and more checks would deter people from making dangerous crossings. But how accurate is this? Maya Goodfellow explores what the current border regime means for people seeking asylum
Why 'stronger borders' don't work
#Immigrationandasylum #Society #Refugees #Europe #Migration #Greece #Syria #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica #Africa
 
Portrait of a Lady was hidden in same Italian gallery from which it went missing in 1997
Klimt art thieves confess to stealing then returning painting
#Arttheft #GustavKlimt #Artanddesign #Culture #Art #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Painting
 
Minister hits out at ‘scandalous’ action targeting Orly airport and thousands of homes and businesses

French energy workers cut electricity supplies to about 35,000 homes and businesses south of Paris, including to Orly airport and the city’s fresh food market, as they continued to protestagainst pension reforms.

Members of the hardline CGT union’s branches said the action was targeted to “have an impact on the economy and above all make ourselves heard”.
French energy workers cut power to 35,000 homes in pensions protest
#France #Europe #Worldnews
 
Trump’s request that Ukraine help find dirt on Joe Biden has led to an impeachment inquiry – and drawn in multiple people
Trump, the whistleblower and the comic: key players in the Ukraine scandal
#Trumpimpeachmentinquiry #Ukraine #DonaldTrump #USnews #Europe #Worldnews #Trumpadministration #USpolitics
 
Mauro Ferrari joins organisation at a tricky time and says his focus is on identifying ‘breakthrough people’

At the age of 43, Mauro Ferrari astonished his peers by giving up his career as a highly regarded professor of engineering at the University of California in Berkeley to enrol at medical school.

He had been driven to find a cure for the cancer that had killed his wife at the age of 32, leaving him alone with three traumatised children. “I feel comfortable talking about this now – I didn’t for years,” he says. “Everyone has got a wound that pushes them to do better.”
New EU science chief warns of drop-off in UK research funding
#Science #EuropeanUnion #Researchfunding #Europe #Worldnews #NewsCorporation
 
● NEWS ● #jacobin #france #fr #europe #eu ☞ France’s Transit Workers: “We’re Fighting for Everyone”
 
#europe is still not taxing a mass, repeat, blatant, serial criminal such as #microsoft (have their bribed enough of our politicians too?) https://twitter.com/NicholasVinocur/status/1219211648357097472 see http://techrights.org/2020/01/08/microsoft-criminality/
 
"A declaration in the response to the nullity action that the patent is defended in a limited form has no limiting effect"

Challenging fake #patents in #germany or #europe
Patent case: Intrakardiale Pumpvorrichtung, Germany
 
Men in New Zealand and Spain calculated longitude and latitude to perfectly align both slices
'Earth sandwich': two men, two slices of bread and 12,724km of filling
#NewZealand #Spain #AsiaPacific #Europe #Worldnews
 
More than 60% of businesses believe an EU trade deal is more important than one with the US

The government must urgently publish its negotiating objectives for the next stage of Brexit talks, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said, as it warned that business needs time to prepare for a new relationship with the EU by the end of the year.

In a survey, the IoD found that directors are holding back on investment in business because of the continued uncertainty over Brexit.
Business leaders urge government to publish aims for Brexit deal
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews #Europe #Tradepolicy #InstituteofDirectors
 
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