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7 Reasons You Want Referral Business and How to Get Them


Studies have proven that there is one reason why people don't do more referral business: they don't ask. There are two reasons why, they forget or they don't have a strong enough relationship with their clients, so they don't feel comfortable The truth is every professional should strive to have all of their business be referral because the benefits of referral business are undeniable and extensive.
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Top 10 Ways Websites Makes Me Suffer


I believe some people create and publish websites for the sole purpose of tormenting their visitors. Browsing various websites and navigating the Web can often be like trying to read on an airplane while a kid kicks the back of your seat and the baby next to you alternates between screaming, crying and drooling on you.

Business Profitability - 10 Ways To Boost


10 Ways to Boost your ProfitabilitySo many business owners work hard - really hard - just to break even or keep afloat. Each one of us deserves reward for our efforts, whether that be financial or personal.

Wealth Building Scams


I have some good news and I have some bad news. First the good news.

Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life


Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life One of the most powerful tools we have as humans is our ability to ask questions. The more adept we are at asking them (and waiting for and listening to the answers), the more effective we will be.

Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Reading Habit


Most people wish they read more. It is an activity that is both fun and enlightening.

Ten Tips for Cross Cultural Communication


Here are some simple tips to help you improve your cross cultural communication skills: Slow Down Even when English is the common language in a cross cultural situation, this does not mean you should speak at normal speed. Slow down, speak clearly and ensure your pronunciation is intelligible.

7 Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To


Seven Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To Improve Your Results OverviewAbraham Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." As managers, leaders and change agents, we want to improve our organizational performance.

Your Leadership Shopping List


'Tis the season to give. And finding the right gift to give the people on your team can be challenging.

Top Seven Reasons to Publicize your Business with Articles


Do you want to be #1-10 on Google and other search engines? Do you want quadruple your Web sales in five months? Promote your business to the top with these 7 reasons to write and submit how-to articles. 1.

Top Ten Tips for Online Publishing Success


Use the checklist below to make sure your article, tip, or book excerpt will get published and make you a household name on the Internet. 1.

Top Ten Things to Do to Make your Signature File Sell


Always include a powerful signature on every email you send out, even to friends. It's even more important when you send out articles to opt-in ezines (no spam) and top web sites in your field--more important than your article's message.

The Top Ten Ways to Attract Buyers, Not Just Visitors to your Web Site


Have you put a lot of effort, time, and money into your site and are frustrated with low sales? If you are like many professionals out there, you know your subject; you are excellent at your craft. You have a great service and maybe a great product to sell.

Plan Your Success In Seven Ways


Many businesses lose money yearly because they don't think creatively about the future. They run their businesses doing what they think they should: dealing with customers, dealing with problems, ordering for their business, and paying their expenses.

Want a Web Site that Turns Lookie Loos into Buyers? Seven Passion Copywriting Tips


Web Site Blues? Need one, don't know where to start? Got one, but aren't getting enough sales? If you need a Web site soon you may be wondering where to start and who to trust. All Web masters are not equal.

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  • John McCain returns to vote in favor of motion to proceed to debate
  • Trump says: ‘The Senate must now pass a bill and get it to my desk’

Senate Republicans on Tuesday took a tentative step toward fulfilling seven years of promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), something they achieved only after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed last week with brain cancer.

The procedural vote, which passed without the support of a single Democrat, allows the Senate to open debate on repealing and replacing the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare, even though it remains unclear exactly what legislation they will be voting on.

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Mahmoud Abbas to maintain freeze on coordination with Israel even after it dismantled metal detectors at Jerusalem site

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem appear likely to maintain a boycott on the compound housing al-Aqsa mosque, with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, saying he will maintain a freeze on coordination with Israel even after it dismantled controversial metal detectors that triggered more than a week of violent conflict.

“Unless all measures go back to what they were before 14 July, there will not be any changes,” Abbas said in a speech before a meeting with the Palestinian leadership. Security was increased after the 14 July attack at the compound in which two Israeli police officers were killed by three Israeli Arab gunmen, who later died in a shootout.

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Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric appears at Melbourne magistrates court for first hearing

Cardinal George Pell has appeared in the Melbourne magistrates court charged with multiple historical sexual abuse offences.

Seated behind his lawyer, Robert Richter, QC, dressed in a simple black suit and clerical collar, Pell did not speak throughout the six-minute filing hearing.

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Federica Mogherini says it is important to keep a dialogue open despite growing pressure for Brussels to condemn Ankara’s human rights abuses

The EU’s foreign policy chief defied calls for a tougher line on human rights abuses in Turkey to insist the country remains on track to join the bloc.

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, told reporters on Tuesday that it was important to keep a dialogue open with Ankara. “Clearly Turkey is and stays a candidate country,” she told reporters. “Many of our colleagues prefer to focus on the red lines. I prefer to focus on what we have in common.”

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Incident marks first time Israel has implemented new law that bars entry by foreign activists who support BDS movement

Five US Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have been barred from Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country.

The Israeli interior minister, Aryeh Deri, said in a statement on Tuesday that the five had a long record of advocacy for the BDS movement, which seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, artists and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state.

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Trump’s new communications director told reporters he has the president’s backing to purge anyone who leaks information from within the administration

Donald Trump’s new communications director has vowed to “fire everybody” if that is what it takes to plug leaks from the White House press office.

Related: Exit Spicey, enter the Mooch: another day in Trump's tragicomic America | Richard Wolffe

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Parents and family of scouts complained after Trump encouraged boos for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and bragged about attending ‘hot’ New York parties

Donald Trump faced criticism on Tuesday for a speech to the annual Boy Scouts of America jamboree in West Virginia in which he urged his audience of 12- to 18-year-olds to boo Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, pitched for Republican healthcare reform and bragged, again, about the size of his electoral college victory.

Related: Trump's speech to Boy Scouts: fake news, crowd size and New York's hottest people

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  • House votes 419-3 in favor of new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea
  • Bill likely to become law despite opposition from White House

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday to approve new sanctions on Russia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House.

Related: Why did Donald Trump turn on attorney general Jeff Sessions?

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The media-powering technology was once inescapable – but it began to fall out of favor after Apple decided not to use it on the iPhone

Adobe Flash, a once ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.

Adobe – along with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Mozilla – said support for Flash would ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years.

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Franz Wrousis arrested after more than a day on the run, around 28 miles away from health insurance company office where attack happened

The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s office in Switzerland that left five people injured was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said.

Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, around 45km (28 miles) from the scene of Monday morning’s attack in Schaffhausen, according to police. The lakeside town is in Zurich canton (state), which neighbours Schaffhausen.

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French president says Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar have shown ‘historic courage’ at the meeting outside Paris

Libya’s two main rival leaders have agreed to call a ceasefire and hold elections early next year after a meeting in Paris hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Macron said Libya’s UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Khalifa Haftar – the military strongman whose forces control large tracts of land in the east of the country – had displayed “historic courage” at the talks outside Paris on Tuesday.

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Reasons for the ‘shocking’ drop are unclear, say researchers, and represent a huge and neglected area of public health

Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear.

The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall drop of just over 52%.

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The tech giant and a leading US fusion company develop a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress towards clean, limitless energy

Google and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments on plasmas, the ultra-hot balls of gas at the heart of the energy technology.

Tri Alpha Energy, which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has raised over $500m (£383m) in investment. It has worked with Google Research to create what they call the Optometrist algorithm. This enables high-powered computation to be combined with human judgement to find new and better solutions to complex problems.

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The two countries are conduits for 37% of money heading to tax havens, most of which have strong links to Britain

Almost 40% of corporate investments channelled away from authorities and into tax havens travel through the UK or the Netherlands, according to a study of the ownership structures of 98m firms.

Related: European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance

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Natasha Politakis says US embassy has refused to say why she and her Turkish-born husband were stopped at LA airport

A British woman has said her honeymoon was ruined after she was held in detention for 26 hours by US border officials before being sent back to the UK.

Natasha Politakis said she and her husband, Ali Gul, were barred from entering the US after flying to Los Angeles to begin their £7,000 honeymoon.

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Move to dismantle security barriers near al-Aqsa mosque comes after days of violent confrontations that have claimed seven lives

Israel is removing metal detectors from entrances to the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque.

The move was announced late on Monday night by the office of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and is designed to end a crisis over the holy site. Days of violent confrontations have claimed seven lives.

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Musk described the Facebook CEO’s knowledge of the field as ‘limited’ after Zuckerberg publicly dismissed AI doomsday warnings as ‘irresponsible’

Tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have entered into a public squabble about artificial intelligence in which Musk described the Facebook CEO’s knowledge of the field as “limited”.

Related: Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat 'existential threat' before it's too late

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On Twitter, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s US election and hit the attorney general for not investigating Clinton

Donald Trump on Tuesday escalated his attacks on Jeff Sessions, questioning why the US attorney general was not investigating his former opponent Hillary Clinton, the latest turn in the president’s extraordinary feud with one of his top lieutenants.

Related: Trump's Russia problem: who's in the deepest?

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Research involving brains of former NFL players find 99% suffered from disease with symptoms that include memory loss and mood disorders

The largest ever study of cases of football players with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has, again, found a link between the condition and “prior participation in football”, particularly in professionals.

The study looked at the brains of 111 NFL players and found CTE in 110 of them, or 99% of those studied.

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Judiciary committee issues a subpoena to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager after failing to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview

The Senate judiciary committee has issued a subpoena to Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager, seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday.

Related: 'I love it': Donald Trump Jr posts emails from Russia offering material on Clinton

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  • Olympic swimming champion is looking to tie record for golds at event
  • Twenty-year-old finished 19 seconds ahead of competitors in Budapest
  • Lilly King tips Yulia Efimova, breaks world record in 100m breaststroke

Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most gruelling night of the meet. Ledecky captured the 1500m freestyle by more than half the length of the pool on Tuesday, and returned just 49 minutes later to post the fastest time in the semifinals of the 200 free.

Long or short, it doesn’t seem to matter to the American star.

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Search warrant says ‘upon police arrival, a female slaps the back of the patrol squad’, but does not say if the woman was Damond, whom police shot and killed

A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and “slapped” it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota bureau of criminal apprehension (BCA).

Related: Justine Damond's fiance says he regrets not staying on phone before shooting

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Judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision gives the Iraqis, 234 of whom are currently detained, time to appeal their deportation cases in court

A federal judge on Monday blocked the potential deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis, indefinitely halting efforts by immigration authorities to remove a population that fears persecution in their home country.

Related: Iraq veteran facing deportation speaks out from jail: 'I would feel utterly alone'

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Guerrillas handed in weapons as part of peace deal with Colombian government but have long feared assassinations, as they prepare to take seats in Congress

A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1m to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia’s Farc rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on Tuesday, as the group prepares to take seats in Congress as part of a peace deal.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, fought the government for more than half a century but handed in its weapons as part of the deal, negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba.

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  • Senior Republican senator, who has brain cancer, could play crucial role
  • Trump tweets: ‘Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have pen in hand’

John McCain is to return to the Senate for the first time since he announced his brain cancer diagnosis, for a make-or-break session in Republicans’ effort to repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms.

Related: 'Female senators' to blame for health bill struggle, says Republican congressman

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Andrzej Duda promised to veto two bills seen as limiting judicial independence but has now signed a third

Poland’s president has signed into law one of three contested bills that organises the judiciary in a way that critics say limits their independence.

The move came after senior members of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) reacted furiously to Andrzej Duda’s decision to veto two out of three controversial bills that critics argue would have given the government control over the country’s judicial system, portraying him as bowing to the will of hostile foreign powers.

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Holy See authorities say 100 fountains will be turned off as way of ‘living in solidarity’ with Rome

Vatican authorities have turned off 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter’s Square, due to a prolonged drought affecting the tiny city state and the city of Rome, which surrounds it.

Suffocating summer heat has followed two years of lower-than-average rainfall in Rome, forcing the Italian capital to close drinking fountains and consider the prospect of water rationing.

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The 59-year-old billionaire is said to be the spearhead of Trump’s agenda, and alarm is growing at her plans for privatization – and her erosion of civil rights

Ivanka Trump, wearing a blue lace dress, beamed, hugged, high-fived and took a group selfie. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, smiled and chatted with the boys and girls, too. But only one of them looked like she could have been a children’s TV presenter – and it was not Betsy DeVos.

Trump and DeVos read the book Rosie Revere, Engineer to a group of around 40 six- to 10-year-olds – most of them African American - who had travelled on Tuesday from a YMCA boys and girls club in Washington to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, a short walk from the Trump international hotel.

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Latest blaze comes day after country asked Europe for help to tackle flames, which had already devoured 4,000 hectares

Almost 12,000 people have been forced to evacuate after a new wildfire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes that have consumed swaths of forest, authorities have said.

Local authorities said the priority had been to evacuate people from tents at campsites. French holidaymakers evacuated from one campsite said they had been moved at around midnight and welcomed by volunteers at a gymnasium with mattresses, some of which were donated from a local nursery school.

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A venue advertising its ‘bullet-ridden’ wall has caused outrage in Crown Heights, with residents accusing the owner of insensitive stereotyping

Despite rapid gentrification, the realities of routine gang violence and its cost remain vivid in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn, New York.

So it was perhaps unwise for Becca Brennan, a 31-year-old former corporate tax attorney from Toronto, to use the totems of thug life to promote Summerhill, her new “boozy sandwich shop” in a traditionally Jewish and West Indian neighbourhood.

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A group of horses caught in a flooded river make a run for it after heavy rains in New Zealand’s South Island over the weekend. Three wild rabbits also managed to escape floods by hopping on to the backs of some sheep. Videos courtesy of fergs3374 and Kyla Jasperse

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Many who lost their parents in the battle for the Iraqi city have been traumatised by war, but are now targets for recrimination

For the past seven months, Abu Hassan, an army medic, has treated the damaged and desperate people of the Iraqi city of Mosul as they arrived from the cauldron of war.

Soldiers, women and children often trembled in fear in front of him, hours after escaping the bloody clashes, as Iraqi forces battled to wrest control of the city from Islamic State fighters. But not nine-year-old Mohammed.

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Occupation may complicate issues after reports in Israeli media that Netanyahu had asked security forces to hold off clearing it

About 120 hardline Jewish settlers have occupied a house in the old city of Hebron, citing Israel’s handling of the crisis over the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem that has sparked days of violence.

The settlers broke into the building, which is located close to a religious site in the southern West Bank city – the Ibrahimi mosque and Tomb of the Patriarchs – a location that rivals the Jerusalem holy site for sensitivity.

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Christopher Nolan’s epic Dunkirk is a golden opportunity for this French port city to branch out from the heavy industry that has dominated it for a century

Not many small cities get a Hollywood blockbuster named after them, but then not many small cities are caught up in events as momentous as what unfolded on the French coast between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The 75th anniversary of the evacuation, Operation Dynamo, passed two years ago; Christopher Nolan’s epic is sure to bring further attention for this port city of 90,000 that almost spills over the Belgian border. It’s another opportunity to branch out from the heavy industry that has dominated since the late 19th-century and to deepen its tourist credentials.

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Free swimming at La Villette is first step in Paris’s efforts to reopen some of its murky waterways to casual bathers, and the Seine could be next

Standing in his swimming trunks, Gilles looked up at the modern grey apartment buildings and trees that lined the Paris canal. He took a deep breath, then dived into the dark mass of water that had been officially banned to swimmers for decades.

“Bliss,” he said after doing 500m of front crawl, occasionally brushing past bits of green algae in the new temporary swimming zone at La Villette canal basin, where Parisians can take their first legal dip in a city waterway for a century.

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The work of a French illustrator on Tumblr has been picked up by US cities to encourage travellers to intervene in abuse

A viral online illustrated guide on how to respond to Islamophobic harassment has been adopted by US cities in a bid to make commuters more confident to intervene if they witness abuse.

Marie-Shirine Yener’s step-by-step guide first appeared on Tumblr in September, in response to what she described as “wave of Islamophobic hatred” in France. In it, the Paris-based illustrator, who goes by the alias Maeril, suggested supporting the victim by engaging them in conversation.

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Warraq has become a battleground as Egyptian authorities demolish houses in what locals fear will be a glossy transformation of their island

Heba Nagaa Otmorsi was at work when a relative called to say her house had been demolished. That day she had boarded a ferry from Cairo’s Warraq Island to the mainland, unaware her home was under threat.

Most families had been asleep when government forces arrived early in the morning in armoured cars. “It was our neighbours who rescued the children,” says Otmorsi. “The government said [residents] had Molotov [cocktails] and weapons. They arrested anyone who confronted them.”

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In postwar France, two men had a bold, even utopian idea: a peace-loving network of ‘world cities’. Is it time to give mondialism another chance?

In 1948, a dashing American actor and wartime hero surrendered his passport at the US embassy in Paris. He would go on to live the rest of his 92 years without any ID besides a passport he had printed himself, declaring him to be a “citizen of the world”. It had no other function than a symbolic one. Unsurprisingly, he was often arrested at borders.

His name was Garry Davis, a former Broadway actor and dancer, turned bomber pilot, turned pacifist. The depredations of two world wars – one that he witnessed close up – had convinced Davis that nation states were obsolete at best, and dangerous at worst. Only a global citizenship, he believed, could save people from their nationalist impulses.

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From the confusing new slogan I.Seoul.U to the viral sensation of Gangnam Style – an inside joke about the city’s success that was lost on most foreign viewers – Seoul is a city struggling to define its brand. But why?

In November 2015, a much-publicised process of crowdsourcing ideas and putting them to a vote culminated in the city of Seoul unveiling its current English-language slogan: “I.Seoul.U.” It met with more ridicule from the local English-speaking community than most of the South Korean capital’s international PR moves (including, but hardly limited to, photoshopped versions for the long-suffering village of Fucking, Austria).

“The arrogance, the vitriol and the self-appointed expertise evident in this explosion of online bile is extraordinary,” wrote Korea Times columnist Andrew Salmon as he surveyed the announcement’s aftermath. He argued that “the obvious, natural focus for Seoul tourism promotion is China and Japan”, and thatthe stark simplicity of I.Seoul.U may well speak to tourists hailing from these high-potential target markets [who have], on the whole, a poor command of English”.

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On the surface, Lake County, Illinois – the setting for John Hughes’ 1980s films of affluent suburban angst – is all detached houses, swimming pools and malls. Hidden from view, though, is the growing need

Lake County, Illinois – one of the wealthiest counties in the United States – conforms to many popular conceptions of the American suburban ideal. Set beside Lake Michigan north of the city of Chicago, Lake County abounds with large single-family homes built mostly since 1970. Parks, swimming pools and recreational spaces dot the landscape. Commuter trains and toll roads ferry workers into Chicago, and back again.

Residents are highly reliant on cars for local trips to work, school or child care stops, and to strip malls containing familiar chain stores and restaurants. Officeplexes, megachurches and well-equipped modern school buildings can be found across the county. In more exclusive residential areas, one can glimpse mansions inhabited at various points in time by iconic Chicago figures, such as Michael Jordan. The county even served as a backdrop for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and film-maker John Hughes’s other movies about affluent suburban youth angst in the 1980s.

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As capital of a poor western province, Guiyang’s sudden development into China’s ‘Big Data Valley’ has brought astonishing change, with Foxconn and Tencent already drawn to the city. Could the city one day rival Shanghai?

“The difference between the Guizhou of today and when I was young is huge,” declares 56-year-old Li Maoqin, a resident in the south-western province’s capital Guiyang. “It’s like the difference between the earth and the sky.”

Guiyang, nestled among luscious green mountain peaks, has typically been known more for poverty than innovation. As a child, Li was so poor she went with her grandmother from village to village, begging for food. But this rapidly developing city has a plan to reinvent itself as a technology hub, attracting thousands of tech-savvy entrepreneurs to a week-long Expo, drawing big names to open data centres and embracing the self-proclaimed nickname “China’s Big Data Valley”.

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Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it

Ask a Cairo resident to describe the most frustrating thing about living in the Egyptian capital, and they will likely tell you about the noise, the chaotic streets and the proselytising taxi drivers.

However for director Tamer El Said, it is precisely these everyday gripes that form a central part of his new film In The Last Days of the City – a proud requiem to the bustling metropolis that also reflects on how the 2011 revolution has changed Cairo’s urban fabric.

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In this excerpt from The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel

In this episode of the Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Al Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel. Below is an abridged transcript of their conversation.

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Mark Dixie, serving life for murder of 18-year-old model in 2005, tells Southwark crown court he admits 1987 rape

The man serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of model Sally Anne Bowman has admitted raping another woman when he was aged 16.

Mark Dixie, a former chef, was jailed for 34 years in 2008 for repeatedly stabbing 18-year-old Bowman before raping her as she lay dead or dying in south London in 2005.

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One hundred children a day are now crossing the border into Uganda from the war, without their parents – creating a ‘children’s emergency’

Nadal and his four siblings went to school as normal on a bright day in late summer. They returned to carnage.

“When we came back home for lunch, we found it had been bombed and our parents killed. They threw a bomb into the house that killed my father and mother,” says Nadal, 16.

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The leftwing Workers’ party enjoyed 13 years on top – but recession, crime and widespread disenchantment have prompted many Brazilians to turn to the right

Fernando Holiday is one of the few openly gay, black politicians in Brazil, but before he won a single vote, he first reached national fame in 2015 with a string of viral videos in which he attacked Brazil’s affirmative action system for black, indigenous and poor people.

“We blacks and poor can win in life on merit,” he said in one Facebook video. “I don’t play the victim.”

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The man was shot outside a florist’s shop after a confrontation with police

A man has been shot at Sydney’s Central station following a confrontation with police.

The man, who was believed to be armed with either a knife or scissors, was shot outside a florist’s shop on Eddy Avenue just before 7pm.

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European court of justice backs original decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement on terrorism blacklist

The European Union’s top court has ruled that the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, should remain on the EU terrorism blacklist.

The EU originally listed the organisation as a terror group in 2001 in a move that froze its assets within the member states.

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  • Pentagon believes missile test could take place on 27 July
  • Nikki Haley says US and China have made progress on new sanctions

The Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is preparing for another missile test, a US defense official said on Tuesday, as the US cited progress in pushing China to impose tough new UN sanctions.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that if the test goes ahead, it would “probably” occur on 27 July, which is the 64th anniversary of the signing of the Korean armistice agreement.

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As general strike begins, more than 100 have died and hundreds more arrested in anti-government protests since April

It was the second time Wuilly Arteaga’s violin was damaged during anti-government protests in Caracas, but it was the first time he was injured by police.

Arteaga, who has become a symbol of Venezuela’s protest movement for playing his instrument amid raging street battles, was injured during Sunday’s clashes. Footage from the incident showed police firing rubber bullets and teargas, as protesters threw stones.

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Magazine has three-hour conversation with Medhanie Yehdego Mered, ‘most wanted’ people smuggler, who heard of his own arrest while already in prison

One of the world’s most-wanted people smugglers was in jail in the United Arab Emirates when Italian prosecutors travelled to Sudan and arrested an innocent refugee in his place, the New Yorker has reported.

Prosecutors in Palermo announced the capture and extradition of Medhanie Yehdego Mered in June 2016, describing it as “the arrest of the year”. The suspect was extradited to Italy with the help of the British Foreign Office and the UK’s National Crime Agency, which had participated in the operation.

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No more petrol and diesel cars by 2040 … east London the scene of latest acid attack … and the software that can make you think it’s Barack Obama

Good morning, it’s Warren Murray with the news to start your day.

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President claims tribal schools are teaching students to rebel against the government and says he will launch air strikes

The Philippine president has sparked alarm among human rights groups after he threatened to bomb tribal schools, accusing them of teaching students to become communist rebels.

In a televised news conference on Monday, Rodrigo Duterte condemned insurgents for destroying bridges and torching schools in the countryside but said they were sparing indigenous Lumad schools, which he alleged were operating under rebel control without government permits.

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Critics say mini-constitution would be contravened by Chinese officers controlling part of new high-speed rail station and enforcing mainland law

A Hong Kong government plan to lease part of a new high-speed rail station to China and allow Chinese police to enforce mainland laws has sparked new fears the city is losing its autonomy.

The proposal, which has drawn heavy criticism from pro-democracy lawmakers, would see mainland police patrol Hong Kong for the first time as part of joint immigration checks at a rail terminus in the West Kowloon neighbourhood, possibly in violation of the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law.

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26 July 1958: The old order has been obliterated and the house of the Hashemites expunged from Bagdad

Bagdad, July 25

Bagdad is hot but apparently not excessively bothered as Iraq settles down into its new revolutionary mould.

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Farmer in New Zealand photographs bunnies hopping on to the backs of his flock during bad weather in the South Island

A New Zealand farmer has a newfound respect for the ingenuity of rabbits after he photographed them riding on the backs of sheep to escape a flood.

Ferg Horne, from Mosgiel in the South Island, was checking on his neighbour’s sheep on Saturday morning after a near-record breaking flood tore through Otago, prompting evacuations and forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency.

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Two young men are being treated after an incident involving corrosive liquid near Bethnal Green tube station

Two young men have been rushed to hospital after being attacked with a noxious substance on a busy street in east London.

The attack – the latest in a series of similar incidents this summer – took place at around 7pm on Roman Road in Tower Hamlets, east London on Tuesday.

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Agriculture minister, former Brazilian soccer association president, and close friend of Michel Temer targeted in movement ahead of congressional vote

Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer association, and a close friend of President Michel Temer.

The invasions on Tuesday form part of a campaign called “Corrupt People! Give Us Back Our Land” launched by the Landless Workers Movement – known by its Portuguese initials, MST – launched to ramp up pressure on Temer before a 2 August congressional vote on whether he should stand trial on corruption charges.

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The omens are better, with the IMF calling for debt write-offs – but the chances are Greece will require another bailout

Compare and contrast. As Greece raised money in the bond markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, prime minister Alexis Tsipras declared that the fundraising was “the most significant step to finish this unpleasant adventure”, meaning the country’s bailout.

Back in April 2014, when Greece was returning after a four-year absence, the country’s finance minister drew a similar moral. The return to international borrowing markets was “a catalytic undertaking,” he said. The crisis soon returned. The next bailout followed after a referendum on the terms of austerity.

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The Single Market Act has given rightwing governments carte blanche to sit back and watch millions of people lose their livelihoods, writes Ian MacKillop. But Nick Dearden cautions against stepping away from the EU and towards the US

Polly Toynbee (Labour should exploit the Tories’ disarray on Europe, not copy it, 25 June) claims it is wrong to suggest the EU prevents state ownership and gives as an example how European rail networks remain state-owned; she should have added “for now”. The market pillar of the fourth rail package, as agreed in April 2016, mandates “more competition and performance targets for public service contracts, so as to improve cost-efficiency and get better value for money for taxpayers”, which sounds wearingly familiar. And with 2020 as the target date.

Given that the EU court of justice has deliberated that article 106 of the Single Market Act – the one prohibiting renationalisation – gives private companies the right to argue before their national courts that services must remain open to private-sector competition, it is hard to see any wriggle room there when Jeremy Corbyn seeks to implement his manifesto.

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It was not because she suffered from gender dysphoria in the modern sense, but because women were barred from entering the medical profession, says Louise Perry

Your article (Secret transgender Victorian surgeon feted by Historic England, 25 July) incorrectly stated that the first Caesarean section was not performed in Britain until 1833. In fact, the first recorded attempt at C-section took place in 1737, performed by Edinburgh surgeon Mr Smith. The patient, Mrs Paterson, died along with her baby. The first successful C-section in the British Isles was performed in either 1738 or 1739 by an Irish midwife called Mary Donally. The patient, Alice O’Neal, survived. Despite this remarkable success, Donally was dismissed by male writers of the 18th and 19th centuries as an ignorant woman who simply got lucky.

Female medical practitioners have all too often been overlooked by both their contemporaries and later historians, and sadly your article about Dr James Barry continues in this unfortunate tradition. Using the term “transgender” misrepresents the reasons why Barry chose to disguise herself as a man: it was not because she suffered from gender dysphoria in the modern sense, but because women were barred from entering the medical profession.

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A zookeeper in China has to dress up as a panda and interact with panda cubs in order to help them learn to live without relying on humans. The pandas, kept in the Wolong national nature reserve in south-west China’s Sichuan province, are due to be released in protective wildlife and must learn to live on their own

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My father, Sydney Cohen, a scientist with a deep love of nature, who has died aged 95, developed from his South African education and wide travels in Africa a determination to vanquish malaria, the continent’s scourge.

His pursuit of a vaccine led, in 1961, to a landmark paper in Nature, co-written with Ian McGregor, that found that immunoglobulin from immune Gambian adults had an anti-parasitic effect when administered to infected children. While variation in parasites has precluded to this day an effective vaccine against all strains of malaria, Sydney was one of the first to show that successful vaccination was possible, using forms of the parasite that live in the blood.

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Polish ambassador Arkady Rzegocki responds to criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip; Paul Craig and seven other Oxford University law academics express support for Polish judges

I feel I have to protest against some outrageous claims by Kate Maltby in her article (Less a royal visit, more a coup for ugly nationalists, 22 July) relating to the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Poland. I would like to emphasise that the decision to visit Gdańsk and the northern part of Poland where Stutthof is located, as well as the other sites in Warsaw, was entirely at Kensington Palace’s discretion. The Polish side was obviously consulted but didn’t wish to nor could impose its suggestions regarding the royal programme.

I don’t deny the author’s right to hold her own views on the political situation in Poland, but playing down the suffering of Stutthof’s prisoners or of the Warsaw uprising’s victims, just to prove the author’s preconceived thesis, is simply disgraceful. Those people deserve as much respect as the other victims of the German Nazi terror. No one’s suffering is better or worse. And certainly both memorials – the Stutthof and the Warsaw Rising Museum – deserved the royal visit, and their victims being commemorated by the duke and duchess.
Arkady Rzegocki
Polish ambassador

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Higher than normal levels of enterocci sparked bathing ban at Canal de l’Ourcq structure that drew queues of Parisians trying to beat the heat

A new public swimming area on Paris’s Canal de l’Ourcq has reopened after it was temporarily closed due to higher than normal bacteria levels following weekend rains.

The floating structure that has been put in place for the summer has allowed Parisians to legally swim in the canal at La Villette for the first time in decades. It proved very popular when it opened this month and was hailed by the Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, as the beginning of a “dream” to launch open swimming areas in other city waterways, including on the river Seine in 2024 if Paris succeeds in its bid to host the Olympics that year.

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Arrest warrants, the first of their kind, a surprise as overwhelming majority of war crimes during 1979-1992 war were attributed to US-backed armed forces

Arrest warrants have been issued in El Salvador for three former leftwing guerrilla fighters wanted in connection with the execution of two American soldiers whose helicopter was shot down during the country’s 1979-1992 civil war.

The warrants are the first of their kind since a 1993 amnesty law guaranteeing impunity for civil war crimes was annulled a year ago. They were issued amid growing anger at the government’s reluctance to pursue perpetrators.

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To mark the release of Christopher Nolan’s film we asked readers to share their memories of relatives’ experiences of the evacuation

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“We were told we had to make ourselves as comfortable as possible and there would be transport to take us home. We were wading out to this boat and some German planes came over and they bombed the boat. They bombed everything that was around. One of these bombs went down the funnel of this boat – we at least thought it looked very much like that. It just went bang. And that was it. Our transport home had gone.”

Tommy Brabban’s account of what happened on the beaches of Dunkirk was just one of the stories we received about the events surrounding the evacuation of allied forces in 1940.

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Campaigns to get people cycling are focusing on girls and women, making it easier for them to get to school, helping with business and reducing sex attacks

A teenage girl cycles down a dusty road in rural Ghana, a younger sibling balanced precariously on the back of her saddle. A dozen other cyclists are pedalling up and down the road, all men. As in many parts of the country, it is unusual to see a woman riding a bike. Yet it is women who stand to gain the most from cycling.

Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa are among several African countries targeted by campaigns to get people cycling. Such schemes generally involve shipments of donated bicycles from the west: Village Bicycle Project delivers 10,000 bicycles a year to Sierra Leone and Ghana, while World Bicycle Relief and Ghana Bamboo Bikes manufacture two-wheelers specifically for African markets.

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NGO urges donor countries to speak out about sexual violence in South Sudan, following Amnesty report detailing scale of atrocities

Donor countries should be pressuring the government of South Sudan to end the sexual violence being carried out on a mass scale and with impunity in the country, say campaigners

Karen Naimer, a director at advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, said countries that give aid must hold the recipient government’s “feet to the fire”by speaking publicly about atrocities and insisting they do the same.

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South Sudan has the largest number of child soldiers in Africa. Most are still fighting, but efforts are being made to disarm and reintegrate them into society

David Zelu, not yet 16 years old, looks up, smiles, and stretches his arms to the sky where the sun is finally breaking through the clouds. The rain that has hammered on the wooden roof of the small hut he shares with four other teenagers has passed. Crows wheel overhead, and small thin children jump in puddles.

David is one of seven “bodyguards” of a senior officer of a rebel militia in the east of South Sudan, and so a “child soldier”, like thousands of others in his country, and tens of thousands more across Africa.

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As experts converge on Paris for major summit on HIV science, study highlights potential benefits of deploying low-cost drug combination in sub-Saharan Africa

A package of low-cost drugs designed to prevent deadly infections among people who are starting HIV treatment late could save 10,000 lives a year across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists believe.

About one in five people who start HIV treatment in poorer countries are doing so later than advisable, which means they have a low number of CD4 cells, a key component of the immune system. This leaves them far more vulnerable to developing serious illnesses. Roughly one in 10 such people die within the first few weeks of treatment because their immune systems cannot recover fast enough.

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Africa’s first elected female president has made giant steps in ridding her country of warlords, rape and child soldiers, but much remains to be done

It’s not every day a president invites you into their bedroom. But then Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, is not your typical president. A woman for one thing, the first ever elected to lead an African nation, she’s also had several previous lives: freedom fighter, banker, UN bureaucrat, rebel, farmer, grandmother-in-chief. Would I like to go inside her room? Hell, yes!

We went to school in the city, and spent the vacations here in my father’s village. We crossed two different worlds

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The roads of Vietnam’s capital have been taken over by the two-wheeled horde, but bringing in a ban by 2030 will be a tough ask

It is easy to spot a foreigner in Hanoi. Cowering at intersections, staring in awe as the traffic hurtles past, tourists wait for a break in the flow of motorcycles, bicycles, carts, cars and buses – or for a kind driver to stop and bestow them the right of way – so that they may finally cross the road.

That break never comes, of course, which is why the Vietnamese capital’s chaotic congestion is a phenomenon that hotel concierges often address with first-time visitors. The New York Times even published a how-to guide for tourists on safely crossing the road. With 5m motorbikes on the city’s streets – many of them carrying entire families, or stacked up with boxes, window frames or flowers – Hanoi has long been either a thrilling, or terrifying, experience for the uninitiated.

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A literary tour of Ghana takes in the early disappointments of independence, a woman’s search for personal freedom, and the gradual evolution of democracy

This morality tale’s unnamed narrator, a railway clerk in Accra, strives to maintain his integrity amid the corruption that surrounds him in newly independent Ghana. His refusal to accept bribes, despite struggling to make ends meet on his meagre salary, angers those around him – especially his acquisitive wife.

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With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost

Six months ago, one powerful white man in the White House, watched by seven more, signed a piece of paper that will prevent millions of women around the world from deciding what they can and can’t do with their own bodies.

In that moment, on his very first Monday morning in office, Donald Trump effectively signed the death warrants of thousands of women. He reversed global progress on contraception, family planning, unsustainable population growth and reproductive rights. His executive order even has implications for the battle against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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The rich inhabitants of a luxury gated community in India’s capital were content to run an apartheid-style system for workers – until their employees turned. Now a riot by slum dwellers has resulted in sackings and boycotts

It looked for all the world like a class war breaking out on India’s streets: armed police protecting the wealthy, who were left cowering in their luxurious apartments as a crowd of slum dwellers threatened to storm through their gated complex.

The standoff between cooks, cleaners, drivers and childminders of the rich, who last week stormed across the well-manicured lawns at Mahaguna Moderne in Noida, a Delhi suburb, has turned from violent to political. Dozens of people whom residents believe took part in the angry uprising have been sacked, and in response trade unions are calling for a boycott of all domestic help.

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Analysis: The president’s public anger at one of his early supporters is rooted in Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation – to Trump, a personal betrayal

Donald Trump’s rage toward his attorney general has been simmering since the evening four months ago when Jeff Sessions left the president not just politically exposed but – to Trump, just as bad – also looking foolish and powerless.

Related: Donald Trump denounces Jeff Sessions for being 'weak' on Hillary Clinton

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Who from the Trump campaign is allegedly connected to Russia – and how are they trying to refute the allegations?

Five key figures from the Donald Trump campaign are facing new complications in their efforts to rebut allegations of inappropriate contacts with Russian operatives during and after the presidential race. Here’s a look at the latest.

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Fears Duda is not defending of rule of law but coordinating response with ruling party to eventually put judiciary under its control

The Polish president Andrzej Duda’s decision to yield to street protests and veto two of three bills that threatened to give the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) control of the country’s judicial system was as surprising as it was dramatic.

A former PiS MEP and relative unknown before his election to the presidency in 2015, Duda, as the country’s head of state, is nominally above party politics. In practice, however, he has played an instrumental role in his former party’s hostile takeover of public media outlets and the country’s highest constitutional court. Critics have accused him of violating his oath to uphold the Polish constitution on innumerable occasions.

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The US president addressed the Boy Scouts at their jamboree, but amid the scripted praise of scouting values, there were some familiar ad libs

On Monday evening, Donald Trump gave a speech to the 19th National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. Although he came armed with a prepared speech about the merits of scouting – each US president serves as the group’s honorary president – and declared at the start that he would not talk about politics, Trump went predictably off-script to talk about some favourite topics. And politics.

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Kushner’s statement raises new questions about how Donald Trump could have entrusted someone with so little foreign policy experience with such a powerful international portfolio

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has been drawn into the billowing inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, told congressional investigators on Monday that he hoped his appearance before them would clear his name and “put these matters to rest”.

Related: Jared Kushner confirms Russia meetings but insists: 'I did not collude'

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With thousands of people marooned in Greece, Serbia and Italy, Europe is split down the middle about how to deal with the influx of migrants

British holidaymakers heading for Italy’s beaches and other popular Mediterranean destinations this weekend, as the summer school break begins, may get more than they bargained for.

Europe’s sun-kissed southern shores are more sought-after than ever. But many of this year’s visitors belong to new waves of refugees fleeing persecution and poverty in Africa, south Asia and the Middle East.

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Ventimiglia is the new frontier of a humanitarian crisis

On a hot afternoon in the northern Italian border town of Ventimiglia, a group of well-dressed French tourists is making its way towards air-conditioned buses that will take them back to their homes along the Côte d’Azur.

They’re returning from a day of shopping at Ventimiglia’s lively Friday market, a mecca on the town’s seafront for visitors flocking across the frontier to rummage through an irresistibly cheap selection of clothes, food and trinkets.

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The president, under pressure over a deepening scandal, says ‘all agree’ that he has ‘the complete power to pardon’, but analysts suggest this is not the case

An apropos-of-nothing assertion by Donald Trump on Twitter on Saturday morning, that “all agree the US president has the complete power to pardon”, raised interesting questions: How broad is the president’s pardoning power, and does it extend to self-pardons?

As the Russia scandal deepens, with Congress preparing to interview Donald Trump Jr and special counsel Robert Mueller accessing the president’s tax returns, Trump has been seeking legal advice on the question of self-pardons, the Washington Post reported on Friday morning.

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After a six-month debate and seven years of promising they would repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans don’t have many good options left to pass a bill

Mitch McConnell likes to say that finding 50 Republican votes to pass healthcare reform is like solving a Rubik’s cube. As he pushes his party toward a vote expected early next week, the Senate majority leader is still furiously twisting the puzzle.

Related: Republicans still can't craft healthcare plan that won't drop coverage for tens of millions

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President Donald Trump continued his attacks on US attorney general Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, saying he wants the attorney general to be ‘much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before’. On Sessions’ future in the administration, Trump said: ‘Time will tell.’

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Donald Trump gives a press conference with the Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, at the White House on Tuesday, saying he is very happy with the healthcare vote in the Senate and calling it a ‘big step’. Trump also thanks John McCain, who returned to Washington despite his brain cancer diagnosis to cast a vote

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Senator John McCain speaks in the Senate on Tuesday following his return to vote on the healthcare bill. McCain, recently diagnosed with cancer, told both parties that cooperation would be necessary in the future. He also said he would not support the healthcare bill in its current form

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Donald Trump’s new communications director says on Tuesday that the president is ‘obviously frustrated’ with Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Trump launched a series of Tweets rebuking his cabinet officer. During an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Anthony Scaramucci then replied ‘you’re probably right’ when Hewitt said it was clear that Trump wants to fire Sessions

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The Senate minority leader, speaking before Tuesday’s vote on whether to proceed to debate on legislation to repeal the ACA, said the GOP bill will hurt millions of Americans. He also appealed to Republicans to work with the Democrats to build a better bill

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Donald Trump gives a speech to the 19th National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday evening. He speaks about the merits of scouting but manages to slip in comments about crowd size, the ‘fake media’ and has a jab at Barack Obama

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A protester with the group Americans Take Action approached White House senior adviser Jared Kushner as he left a Senate intelligence committee, asking him to sign his Russian flag. Kushner was being interviewed over allegations of collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 US election.

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Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said he did not have ‘improper contacts’ with Russia and that Trump won the election because he ‘had a better message and ran a smarter campaign’. Kushner made the statements after facing the Senate intelligence committee investigating allegations of improper communications with Russian officials during the 2016 US election campaign

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