sábado, 8 de julho de 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES-The U.S., Once Dominant at G-20, Finds Itself Alone

The U.S., Once Dominant at
G-20, Finds Itself Alone

  • For years, the United States was the dominant force at the annual gathering of the leaders of the world’s largest economies.
  • But when President Trump met with other leaders at the Group of 20 conference, his country was isolated on everything from trade to climate change.

Trump Says He Is Still Planning to Visit London

No further details were forthcoming, but the president said that he and Prime Minister Theresa May held “tremendous talks” on trade at the G-20 summit meeting.

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  • The Brewers ended a long run of futility at Yankee Stadium. Jesus Aguilar’s grand slam helped Milwaukee end a 10-game skid in the Bronx that stretched back to 1996.
  • The French experimental composer Pierre Henry was a leader in the development of musique concrète and anticipated the innovations of techno. He has died at 89.
  • Netflix and Ava DuVernay, the director of “Selma,” will collaborate on a five-episode series on the Central Park jogger rape case.
  • Some stubborn holdouts don’t rely on streaming services to get their tunes. In the recently released film “Baby Driver,” old iPods play a supporting role.
  • How do you attach a video camera to a humpback whale? You’re going to need a long pole and a quiet boat. It also helps if the whale is napping.
  • Lena Dunham says she had to give up her dog Lamby because of behavioral issues, but an employee at the shelter where the writer got him disputes that claim.
  • Even some Republican officials are resistingthe request from President Trump’s voter fraud panel for access to personal data on the nation’s voters. Here’s why.
  • “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on July 16, and we’re looking back at the first six seasons. Season 3 was defined by civil war, mutiny and a certain Red Wedding.
  • More than 100,000 years ago in a Siberian cave, a girl lost a tooth. Scientists say she was a Denisovan, a species of extinct cousins of Neanderthals and modern humans.
  • Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education advocate and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as a voice against Islamic violence, has graduated from high school.
  • Sarah Lane, Christine Shevchenko and Devon Teuscher, longtime American Ballet Theatermembers who rose through the ranks, have been promoted to principal dancers.
  • The first time Jimmy Causey escaped from a South Carolina state prison, he did so on a trash truck. This time, he may have used a drone to help him flee. He was caught Friday.
  • An American neurologist has kept alive the hopes of a terminally ill infant’s parents in London despite conceding that his experimental therapy is unlikely to succeed.
  • In just under 10 years, Cole Escola, who is 30 but looks much younger, has become a ubiquitous presence on the downtown alt-cabaret circuit.
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  • Scientists at the CERN laboratory say they havediscovered a new particle that could provide insight into how the building blocks of protons and neutrons interact with each other.
  • Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, and his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, were scheduled to visit the prison at Guantánamo Bay Friday. They were expected to make a gesture of support for its continued use.
  • A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed around 1,600 people. The bacterial infection has spread to 21 of the impoverished and wartorn country’s 22 provinces.
  • The cyberattack that spread across the globe in June is still causing headaches. For example, many U.S. hospitals remain unable to create electronic records.
  • Hundreds of people lined up on the Atlantic City boardwalk to access a liquidation sale of items from the ill-fated Trump Taj Mahal. A $65 horse statue was first to go.
  • Approaching the net in a second-round singles match at Wimbledon, Bethanie Mattek-Sandsshouted “Help me!” as her right leg crumpled, writhing on the court in agony.
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  • Two Asian-American actors, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, left “Hawaii Five-0” amid reports of unequal pay. “The path to equality is rarely easy,” Mr. Kim wrote.
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  • The viral media company Distractify, known for repackaging the content of others, has accused its rival 22 Words of “digital piracy and plagiarism” in a lawsuit.
  • Images at the National Gallery of Art offer a lesson in how the Eastern wilderness — beautiful and grand — was tamed, exploited and transformed.
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