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Saturday, July 30, 2016

BRITAIN's Brexit boom has hit new heights with 27 countries announcing that they want a trade deal with the UK and a tourism bonanza expected this summer because of the cheaper pound. read more


According to video obtained by the New York Daily News, a nearly naked Brooklyn woman was dragged from her apartment and handcuffed by 12 NYPD officers. The officers were reportedly responding to a domestic disturbance call from a different apartment in her building.

The New York Daily News reports that police demanded entry to 48-year-old Denise Stewart's apartment at 11:45 p.m. on July 13. Stewart cracked open the door wearing only a towel and told the officers that they had the wrong apartment, at which point they pulled her into the hallway and attempted to handcuff her. She lost her towel in the struggle, leaving her wearing only underwear. read more


Friday, July 29, 2016

Werner Herzog has travelled to the world's most distant climes to document the world and establish how humankind interacts with and exists in it. Which is why it's about time he found out about Pokémon Go. read more


The Economist: As political theater, America's party conventions have no parallel. Activists from right and left converge to choose their nominees and celebrate conservatism (Republicans) and progressivism (Democrats). But this year was different, and not just because Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party. The conventions highlighted a new political faultline: not between left and right, but between open and closed. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, summed up one side of this divide with his usual pithiness. "Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo," he declared. His anti-trade tirades were echoed by the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. read more


A "piecemeal" World War III may have already begun with the current spate of crimes, massacres and destruction, Pope Francis has warned.

He was speaking during a visit to Italy's largest military cemetery, where he was commemorating the centenary of World War I.

"War is madness," the Pope said at a memorial to 100,000 Italian soldiers at Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia.

The Argentine Pope has often condemned the idea of war in God's name. read more


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