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22 января, 18:24

Who supports Trump’s conviction?

Here’s POLITICO’s analysis of how senators would vote if the House impeached the president.

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22 января, 18:16

Trump: Chinese coronavirus 'totally under control'

The CDC anticipates more cases in the U.S., but officials believe the risk to the American public at large is low.

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22 января, 18:12

The story of the Democratic primary: Continued uncertainty

A new poll shows a surge for Sanders, but most Democrats say they haven't made up their minds.

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22 января, 18:06

Bloomberg surges to 4th place in new poll

Outside of Bloomberg’s rise, the Monmouth poll shows a stable race at the top of the field with less than two weeks to go before the first nominating contest.

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22 января, 18:00

Present.Perfect. review – China's livestreamers looking for love

This eerie documentary dives deep into the hundreds of millions of online attention-seekers desperate to make contact via tales of the bizarre and mundaneShengzhe Zhu’s interesting and at times eerie documentary is an edited curation of hundreds of hours of live-stream videos in China. People (or “anchors”) broadcast themselves doing interesting or mundane or bizarre things and sometimes achieve massive followings. Their audiences interact with the livestreamers in real time with comments and requests and donations of virtual gift icons that can be redeemed for cash.This is a social-media attention economy in action, and in recent years it’s grown to be an extraordinary phenomenon in China, with more than 400 million livestreamers in 2017, before the government started cracking down, ostensibly because of a tragic accident in which someone fell to his death while attempting to live video himself doing pull-ups from the edge of a skyscraper. Continue reading...

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22 января, 18:00

These Are the Reasons to Never Fight Another War With North Korea

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia 1 million soldiers and lots of nukes. Key Point: Pyongyang doesn't have the money or equipment to maintain its old tanks and artillery. However, North Korea does have a large military and is pouring its funds into nuclear weapons. Infantry weapons have long been a pillar of the North Korean People’s Army, or KPA for short. The KPA that invaded South Korea was largely an infantry army, and despite significant mechanization in the 1970s the foundation of the army has been its infantry forces. Today, the bulk of the KPA’s 1.1 million army is infantry, with approximately 200,000 light infantry and special forces. After the Korean War, North Korea followed the Soviet Union’s lead in infantry weapons. The oldest gun still in service is the KPA Type 58 assault rifle. A clone of the Soviet AK-47, the Type 58 was produced in two factories, #61 and #65 located near Chongjin, between 1958 and 1968. The Type 58 was a basic AK-pattern rifle with a 30 round magazine and a rate of fire of up to 650 rounds per minute. Approximately 800,000 rifles were produced, and while the 7.62-millimeter assault rifle is no longer in service with frontline units it allegedly still equips reserve units and militia. A new rifle, the Type 68, was a clone of the Soviet AKM assault rifle and manufactured beginning in 1968. In practical terms the Type 68 had few major improvements over the Type 58, although it did come with a folding stock. The Type 68 was also extensively exported abroad, to El Salvadoran Marxist guerrillas and across Central and South America. These rifles are also likely still in service with reservists and rear-area units, as North Korea is undoubtedly still sitting on a considerable supply of 7.62 rifle ammunition. Read full article

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22 января, 17:55

Jerusalem hosts largest-ever political gathering for Holocaust forum

Kings, presidents, premiers and dignitaries fly in to Israel to remember the Holocaust and speak out against antisemitism Jerusalem is holding the city’s largest-ever political gathering as more than 45 heads of state and world leaders, including royals, arrive in the holy city to remember the Holocaust and warn of rising antisemitism.The presidents of France, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine will be joined by kings from Spain and Belgium. Britain’s Prince Charles, as well as the US vice-president, Mike Pence, and speaker of the US house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will also attend. Continue reading...

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22 января, 17:52

All hail the Cardiff ‘maths whisperer’ – and other life-changing teachers

A maths teacher in Cardiff helped his entire class gain A* grades in their GCSEs – six months early. Readers share stories of their own extraordinary teachersFrancis Elive deserves a bonus. The 55-year-old maths teacher recently helped his entire class of 30 year 11 students at the Fitzalan high school in Leckwith, Cardiff, to achieve A* grades in their GCSE maths exam – six months early. Inspirational teachers like Elive, who has been dubbed the “maths whisperer”, don’t come along often. But when they do, they can have a lifelong impact. When Lauren Aitchinson was 17, she had a wobble with her mental health. Her boyfriend had dumped her for her best friend and her confidence plummeted. “I thought I was the most stupid person alive,” Aitchinson, a 31-year-old caseworker from Perthshire, remembers. “I didn’t deserve to go to uni.” Aitchinson refused to sit the exams she would need to pass to go to university. Continue reading...

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22 января, 17:51

South Western Railway not sustainable, says Grant Shapps

Transport secretary warns of contingency measures that could include renationalisation

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22 января, 17:50

The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil with the same prosecutorial angle used by the US... The Empire’s War On Oppositional...

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22 января, 17:50

UN team urges probe into alleged Saudi hack of Bezos’s phone

Investigators say incident probably linked to Amazon founder’s ownership of Washington Post

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22 января, 17:50

Has a member of your family applied for a different EU nationality?

We would like to hear from you if someone in your family has applied for another EU nationality because of BrexitHas a member of your family applied for a different EU nationality because they are resident in another member state and want to guarantee their rights, or because they have a birth right they never bothered with before Brexit?If so, we want to hear from you. We would also like to know how you feel about becoming a new dual-nationality family. Continue reading...