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8:32, 11 January 2018

Europe Edition: Migrants, Catalonia, CES: Your Thursday Briefing

Europe Edition: Migrants, Catalonia, CES: Your Thursday Briefing


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Here’s what you want to know:

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• Ahead of we get to the news, here’s our annual list of 52 places to inspire your travel plans in 2018 and beyond.

Amongst the gems that made this year’s reduce: Estonia, the Belgian town of Ypres, São Tomé and Príncipe, off Africa’s west coast, and the Chinese province of Gansu, above. (Here’s how we chose the areas.)

And meet Jada Yuan, the fortunate writer we’re sending to every single and every spot this year. You will have all of 2018 to get to know her.


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• In Washington, President Trump named the U.S. courts system “broken and unfair” soon after a federal judge ordered the administration to restart a system that shields young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

In other immigration news, U.S. federal agents raided nearly one hundred 7-Eleven stores across the country to punish employers of illegal workers.

Meanwhile, the “Trump effect” seems to have worn off at the southern border of the U.S. Illegal crossings are up once again.


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• The Libyan Navy said that about one hundred migrants have been missing and feared dead after their dinghy sank in the Mediterranean. The Coast Guard rescued at least 279 migrants.

In Belgium, the migration minister’s decision to expel numerous Sudanese migrants late last year — several of whom say they had been tortured when they went back house — has led to calls for his resignation.

The quantity of migrants reaching Spain from Africa almost tripled to nearly 22,000 final year. Short on space in detention centers, Spain has sent some Algerian migrants to a prison.


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• In Catalonia, the principal parties in search of secession from Spain are mentioned to have reached a preliminary agreement to re-elect Carles Puigdemont as the region’s leader. He remains in Belgium to stay away from prosecution in Spain.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has rejected a proposal by Mr. Puigdemont to meet outside Spain to negotiate a settlement. The Catalan Parliament is set to reconvene next Wednesday, and is expected to elect a regional leader inside two weeks.


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• Our reporter at the International Consumer Electronics Show answered some readers’ inquiries ranging from Apple’s absence to smart kitchens. (Embarrassingly, the giant exhibition had a two-hour electrical energy failure attributed to rain.)

• Canada has filed a sweeping trade case against the U.S. at the Globe Trade Organization. The case also outlines problematic U.S. actions taken against other countries, such as Germany and China.

• Utilizing information, female economists have forced a reckoning over the barriers they face all through their careers.

• A $1.five million spend gap has produced the movie “All the Funds in the World” a new flash point in the debate over gender equality in Hollywood.

Kodakis betting its future on digital currencies with an initial coin providing intended to assist photographers sell their function.

Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

In the News

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• The Islamic State’s Sinai branch in Egypt has urged attacks on Hamas’s members, courts and safety positions, accusing the Islamic group that dominates Gaza of betraying Palestinians. (Above, Hamas supporters at a rally in the West Bank last month.) [The New York Occasions]

• Important European foreign ministers meet their Iranian counterpart today to show their commitment to the 2015 nuclear accord ahead of a deadline for President Trump to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions. [Reuters]

• The arrest of a prominent human rights advocate in Chechnya appears to be part of an effort to drive out dissidents. [The New York Times]

• In a marked adjust from earlier statements, President Trump declined to commit to getting interviewed by the special counsel investigating no matter whether his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election. [The New York Instances]

• Greece has passed a law to limit the powers of Islamic courts in a northern area. [The New York Times]

• Jewish advocacy groups in Germany welcomed an concept to make tours of concentration camps mandatory for immigrants. But some professionals known as the idea simplistic. [The New York Times]

• In an Op-Ed, an Obama-era safety official argues that the European Union needs to rein in the authoritarian impulses of Poland’s government. [The New York Occasions]

• Hackers tied to Russian intelligence released private emails in an apparent attempt to retaliate against antidoping investigators. [The New York Times]

• No plane, no cash: Malaysia will pay a U.S. firm up to $70 million if it finds debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014, inside 90 days. [The New York Occasions]

Smarter Living

Guidelines, each new and old, for a a lot more fulfilling life.

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• Recipe of the day: For a fish dinner, try halibut with brown butter, lemon and sage.

• Fiber’s good for you. Here’s why.

• Eight guidelines to help hold your travel expenses down.


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• Tonya Harding, the disgraced U.S. figure skater, is back. And she’d like an apology. She tells her side of the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan scandal in a new movie, “I, Tonya.

• The Vatican’s program to take 2,100 homeless and poor people to the circus, along with refugees and prisoners, did not go down nicely with animal rights activists.

• Dolphins create the potential to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than young children do, which fits with how quickly they develop typically.

• With the improbable assist of human nose hair, researchers located the earliest fossils of butterflies in 200-million-year-old rocks in Germany.

• The former head of Disney promised Portsmouth, a proud English soccer club fallen on hard times, the prospect of an underdog’s triumph.

A dash of this. A bit of that. Our writer recalls how a French babysitter as soon as taught her to make rice pudding “au pif” — with no the constraints of precision.

Back Story

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In the 1850s, a U.S. Army lieutenant exploring the Grand Canyon produced one particular of history’s much less precise predictions, saying that the location had no economic worth and that his “party of whites” would almost certainly be the final to check out.

Far from it. In 1919, the year the Grand Canyon became a national park, it had far more than 44,000 guests, and today it receives six million a year.

The canyon’s path to national park status began in the 1880s, when Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana introduced several bills, but to no success. Later as president, he made it a forest reserve.

President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed components of it a federal game reserve and then established it as a national monument on this day in 1908.

Five years earlier, on his initial pay a visit to to Arizona (then nevertheless a territory), Roosevelt said he could not attempt to describe the Grand Canyon and implored men and women to preserve it. “You can not improve on it not a bit,” he said.

Like Roosevelt, the environmentalist John Muir was left at a loss for words by the canyon’s beauty, writing in 1902 that no artist could do justice to its colors: “And if paint is of no effect, what hope lies in pen-work? Only this: some may be incited by it to go and see for themselves.”

Jennifer Jett contributed reporting.


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An earlier version of this write-up misstated the year globe powers agreed with Iran on a nuclear deal. It was 2015, not 2014.


Published at Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:49:49 +0000

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