quarta-feira, 29 de março de 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES-What the Fight Against ISIS Looks Like to Mosul’s Terrified Civilians

Trump Signs Order Undoing Policies to Fight Climate Change

  • President Trump, flanked by coal miners, described the order to undo President Obama’s climate legacy as a step toward energy independence.
  • Climate diplomats from other major economies said they would continue to carry out their agreements with or without the U.S.

Coal Miners Can Only Hope It Helps

For those in coal country who felt bullied by the previous administration’s policies, a rollback is cheered, though expectations remain muted.

Russia Inquiry Stalls, Democrats Say, With Nunes Calling Shots

Democrats lamented canceled meetings and questioned the impartiality of Representative Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who has rebuffed calls to recuse himself from the investigation.

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  • When the Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018, NBC will be broadcasting the Winter Games live across all time zones for the first time, the network said.
  • Eleven people who performed a macabre ceremony outside the gates of Auschwitz were pacifists trying to send an antiwar message, not neo-Nazi extremists, officials said.
  • Steve Stockman, a former United States representative from Texas, and an ex-aide are accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for charity and using some to pay for his campaigns.
  • The bodies of two United Nations researchers investigating a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in shallow graves. Colleagues said they were known as professionals with experience in tough places.
  • Here’s an interactive look at Britain’s new pound coin, the first in 30 years, which is replete with security features aimed at preventing counterfeiting.
  • The United States women’s hockey team will not boycott the world championship after reaching a deal with U.S.A. Hockey for better pay and more support.
  • Television ads for “low T” have caused a rise in the use of testosterone treatments. But recent studies of the hormone show efficacy is limited and evidence of its safety is lacking.
  • The Connecticut women’s basketball team,undefeated since 2014, will play Mississippi State in the national semifinals on Friday in Dallas.
  • The World Video Game Hall of Fame announced 12 finalists for its third class of inductees, including “Donkey Kong” and “Wii Sports.”
  • John Singleton’s new BET series, “Rebel,” is an attempt to mix Black Lives Matter with blaxploitation entertainment. Our critic says it’s dirty, guilty fun.
  • “Atlantis,” a new musical inspired by the hip-hop mogul Pharrell Williams’s childhood, is heading to the big screen. Mr. Williams will co-produce the film.
  • The Daily Mail sparked outrage when the tabloid’s front page focused on the legs of Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, and Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland.
  • The South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died at 87. He spent 26 years in prison, many alongside Nelson Mandela, for resisting white minority rule.
  • There are some things you just can’t say.Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been suspendedfour games after using “insulting words” to an official last week.
  • The unofficial role of Rhona Graff, President Trump’s longtime executive assistant, raises questions about whether the president isskirting the Federal Records Act.
  • The father of a Maryland teenager who was charged with rape was arrested. He had entered the country illegally from Guatemala, officials said.
  • The star-crossed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 — the ambitious new smartphone whose problems with fires prompted a costly product axing — may be headed back into the hands of consumers.
  • A Kansas man who was shot and wounded when he reacted to an attack on two Indians received a $100,000 check from a group of Indian-Americans to help buy a home.
  • A news broadcast on Chinese state-run TV showed police forces training at a replica of the house where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. It took an eagle-eyed viewer to point it out.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull canceled a vote to ratify an extradition treaty with China on Tuesday, showing that Australia’s concerns about China will continue to limit how close the two countries become.
  • Ralph Toledano, one of French fashion’s most high-profile executives, has unexpectedly resigned as president of Puig’s fashion division and chief executive of Nina Ricci and Jean Paul Gaultier.
  • David Storey, a British novelist and playwright who drew on his experiences as a miner’s son, a farmworker, an art student and a professional rugby player, died at 83.
  • Two years after Germanwings Flight 9525crashed, killing all 150 aboard, the co-pilot’s father challenged the authorities’ conclusion that his son deliberately caused the accident.
  • Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, a Colombian designer, has died at 40. His company, Nancy Gonzalez, is one of the world’s largest purveyors of crocodile handbags.
  • Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader who was jailed in New York on charges of violating Iran sanctions, added a new member to his legal team: Rudy Giuliani.
  • John Leguizamo’s hyperkinetic solo show “Latin History for Morons,” which opened Monday at the Public Theater, is harshly funny and surprisingly poignant, our critic writes. 
  • Drinking and driving is as dangerous for adolescents as you think it is, and a recent study found that more restrictive policies were associated with fewer deaths.
  • Saudi Arabia plans to invest $10 billion in an atoll in the Republic of Maldives, but residents there fear that new development could disrupt the island lifestyle.
  • The world’s largest gold coin, a 221-pound monster estimated to be worth $4.5 million, was stolen overnight from the Bode Museum in Berlin.
  • The fury over United’s refusal to let two girls fly in leggings did not surprise airline employees. Passes for unsold seats come with a dress code on most carriers.

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