Sunday, January 26, 2020

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FT: Consumers Need to Assert their Digital Sovereignty

FT: Consumers Need to Assert their Digital Sovereignty

From the Financial Times: Facebook is hardly the first company to harvest customer data and resell it. Neither does this practice always have a nefarious odour. Many of us still have a little card hanging from our key chains.

No Brexit Deal is Nightmare Scenario for Europe’s Exporters

No Brexit Deal is Nightmare Scenario for Europe’s Exporters

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It’s a nightmare scenario for any Dutch tulip or tomato grower: A truck laden with fresh produce trapped in a traffic jam at Rotterdam or Hook of Holland waiting for customs clearance.

Austrian Court to Consider Third ‘Inter’ Gender Identity in Records

Austrian Court to Consider Third ‘Inter’ Gender Identity in Records

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s Constitutional Court says it will consider whether a third gender should be an option for official records, taking up the case of a person who unsuccessfully sought to have their entry changed to “inter” or a similar word.

Washington Post: Churchill Was a Mass Murderer

Washington Post: Churchill Was a Mass Murderer

Winston Churchill was “one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century”, so claims the Washington Post which has elected to publish a piece by outspoken Indian politicianShashi Tharoor, a long-serving and enthusiastic critic of Britain.

Bannon in France: ‘History Is On Our Side’

Bannon in France: ‘History Is On Our Side’

PARIS (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon re-energised France’s Front National on Saturday by speaking at a party congress and telling Marine Le Pen’s nationalist supporters: “History is on our side.

Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal Handing Her 4th Term

Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal Handing Her 4th Term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important that as government we start quickly with our work.

5 Dead, 5 in Hospital After Leicester Shop Explosion

5 Dead, 5 in Hospital After Leicester Shop Explosion

LONDON (AP) — Five people have died of injuries from an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in the central England city of Leicester, police said Monday.

Oxfam Reports Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Scandal

Oxfam Reports Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Scandal

LONDON (AP) - Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims.

Oxfam Faces Fresh Child Sex Abuse Allegations Among ‘Sex For Aid’ Claims

Oxfam Faces Fresh Child Sex Abuse Allegations Among ‘Sex For Aid’ Claims

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan. Helen Evans, former global head of safeguarding, also warned of assaults on children volunteering in Oxfam’s hundreds of high-street charity shops in Britain.

Oxfam Deputy Chief Executive Resigns Over Charity Sexual Abuse Scandal

Oxfam Deputy Chief Executive Resigns Over Charity Sexual Abuse Scandal

LONDON (AP) – Oxfam’s deputy chief executive resigned Monday, saying she took “full responsibility” for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving the charity’s workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

‘10,000 Homeless Migrants’ in Italy as Election Nears

‘10,000 Homeless Migrants’ in Italy as Election Nears

ROME (AP) — A humanitarian group says some 10,000 homeless migrants in Italy are living in makeshift settlements, occupying abandoned buildings or out in the open while their asylum bids are being processed.

Man Who Shot Migrants After Italian Teen’s Murder Unrepentant, Say Police

Man Who Shot Migrants After Italian Teen’s Murder Unrepentant, Say Police

MILAN (AP) - A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.

German Parliament Debates Increasing Chain Migration

German Parliament Debates Increasing Chain Migration

BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers are debating regulations over migrants' rights to bring close relatives to the country, a topic which has been a major issue of coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats.

EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court says that asylum-seekers in the bloc shouldn’t be psychologically tested on their sexual orientation as part of the procedure to grant them protection.

REUTERS: UK Employment Surges to Record High, Wages Increase

REUTERS: UK Employment Surges to Record High, Wages Increase

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in work in Britain surged and one measure of wage growth rose to a near one-year high, according to data that may encourage some Bank of England policymakers to think interest rates should rise again before long.

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union needs to reform itself this year to be able to compete with big powers like China and the United States.

Sterling Climbs Above $1.40 to New Post-Brexit-Vote High

Sterling Climbs Above $1.40 to New Post-Brexit-Vote High

One of the key critiques used bylegacy pro-European Union campaigners has been undermined today as Britain’s currency climbed back to pre-Brexit vote levels. Pound Sterling hit the $1.40 mark against the dollar today, before easing back one point.

BLOOMBERG: German Social Democrats Back Merkel Coalition Talks in Tight Vote

BLOOMBERG: German Social Democrats Back Merkel Coalition Talks in Tight Vote

(BLOOMBERG) -- Germany’s Social Democrats backed formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel after a divisive party convention, marking a potential breakthrough toward her fourth term and an easing of political uncertainty in Europe’s biggest economy.

Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.

‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with ‘Controversial’ Prof. Jordan Peterson

‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with ‘Controversial’ Prof. Jordan Peterson

Repeated attempts to skewer clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson fell flat in a remarkable interview with Britain’s Channel 4 news, reports theSpectator. Douglas Murray writes of the interview for theSpectator’s Coffee House blog: In the magazine this week (out tomorrow) I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson.

Egypt: Masked Killers Gun Down Coptic Christian

Egypt: Masked Killers Gun Down Coptic Christian

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country's Christian minority.

France: Court Can’t Agree on Muslims Fired for Beard Length

France: Court Can’t Agree on Muslims Fired for Beard Length

PARIS (AP) — A French labor court was unable to agree Thursday whether four Muslim security guards were unfairly fired from their jobs at Orly airport after the 2015 Paris terror attacks for refusing orders to trim their beards.

German Federal Court Overturns ‘Sharia Police’ Acquittals

German Federal Court Overturns ‘Sharia Police’ Acquittals

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of seven men who posed as a self-styled “Sharia police,” ordering a retrial on charges that they violated rules on wearing uniforms.

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country's election.

Four Dead in London NYE Stabbings

Four Dead in London NYE Stabbings

From the Guardian: Four young men have been stabbed to death in unrelated attacks in the space of 15 hours in London, Scotland Yard said. The killings – three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth in the early hours of New Year’s Day – happened in north, east and south London and none were being treated as linked, the Metropolitan police said.

Britain Rings In 2018 Amidst Heightened Security

Britain Rings In 2018 Amidst Heightened Security

The United Kingdom has rung in 2018 amidst heightened security in the British capital of London, including reports of elite snipers on the roof topsof buildings in order to thwart attempted terrorist attacks.

Spain: Catalonia’s New Parliament to Convene Mid-January

Spain: Catalonia’s New Parliament to Convene Mid-January

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Friday he intends to convene Catalonia’s new parliament on Jan. 17 and hopes the restive region’s next government won’t renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: Christmas is Islamophobic!

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: Christmas is Islamophobic!

Christmas is a time where Christians pick on Muslims in the United Kingdon, Yasmin Alibhai-Brownclaimed Friday in the International Business Times. Decrying “Muslim panic stories”,Alibhai-Brown wrote: Every year, in the lead up to Christmas, tabloids run turkey (that is, dumb and stupid) stories about Muslims objecting to the festival, cards, crackers, music, trees, pressies, paper hats, church services, mince pies, street decorations, and ho-ho-hoing Santas.

Hundreds of Migrants Out in Open Along Serbia’s EU Borders

Hundreds of Migrants Out in Open Along Serbia’s EU Borders

SID, Serbia (AP) — Several hundred migrants were camping along Serbia’s borders on Monday, sleeping rough in make-shift shelters from the cold as they look for a chance to cross into neighboring European Union countries.

Lebanon Arrests Uber Driver Suspected in British Diplomat Murder

Lebanon Arrests Uber Driver Suspected in British Diplomat Murder

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested an Uber driver suspected of killing a British woman who worked for the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found beside a motorway north of the city with a rope around her neck, officials said Monday.

Croat War Crimes Convict Reportedly Dies After Drinking Poison

Croat War Crimes Convict Reportedly Dies After Drinking Poison

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Croatian state TV reported Wednesday that a convicted Croat war criminal has died after swallowing what he said was poison seconds after a United Nations judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for involvement in crimes during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.