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German transport ministry under fire over ‘sexist’ bicycle safety campaign

An advertising campaign designed to persuade cyclists to wear helmets, which includes images of a woman wearing only a helmet and underwear, is labelled embarrassing and sexist, but Germany’s Transport Ministry argues it is “deliberately controversial”.


Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’

Trumpworld spent Sunday doing the unthinkable: using Robert Mueller to dunk on Democrats. There was a collective sigh of relief among Trump loyalists—and a very public victory lap—in the hours after Attorney General William Barr

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘did not conspire with Russia’

Mueller report a “complete exoneration”, says US President Trump President Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report submitted to Congress on

House Democrats call on Barr to testify about Mueller report

Following the release of Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, House Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler tweeted Sunday that Democrats plan to call on Barr to testify before the committee. “In light of

Mueller investigation finds no Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia

After taking the weekend to pore over the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr has sent Congress his summary of the “principal conclusions” from the special counsel’s 675-day investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to

French Military Authorized to Use Deadly Force on Yellow Vests

By Tyler Durden (ZH) — French soldiers embedded with Paris police will be allowed to ‘open fire’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this…

The great political parachute: There’s no downside to running for president

Sure, the market for Democratic presidential candidates is getting a little saturated. So why are some Democrats still thinking of jumping in? Because there’s almost never a downside to running. Data: Axios research; Chart: Harry

Fears of a stalemate in Thailand’s election

The kingdom remains bitterly divided despite the junta’s pledge to rescue it from a decade-long treadmill of protests and coups.

UN: More than 130 killed in Mali ethnic attack on Fulani village

Survivors say traditional Donzo hunters carried out the deadly raid in Ogossagou early on Saturday.

The world’s biggest shipping line sees other threats to trade besides the US-China fight

Trade talks between the U.S. and the European Union, as well as possibel changes in the Europe-China relationship, also pose risks, says the chief executive of A.P. Moller-Maersk.


I Ditched My Landline—Cutting the Cord of Memory Is Harder

The home telephone, whether rotary dial or push-button, is dying, but the memories associated with it prove infinitely more durable. A few weeks ago, I disconnected the landline that since 1960 had faithfully served my

‘It didn’t kill them’: Barbra Streisand apologises for remarks against Michael Jackson’s accusers

Barbra Streisand apologises for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying she should have chosen her words more carefully.

Protests held after East Pittsburgh cop acquitted over unarmed black teen’s death

Shots were fired Saturday at the office of the defense attorney of an East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 17-year-old after he was acquitted of homicide, triggering protests, the AP reports.

Trump hails fall of Islamic State ‘caliphate’ in Syria

The Islamic State group remains a threat despite the fall of its final territory, President Trump says.

Pelosi vows to reject classified Mueller briefing

On a Saturday afternoon caucus conference call, House Democrats demanded that the special counsel report be publicly released and underlying documents be shared with Congress. Details: Chairs Jerry Nadler, Elijah Cummings, Richard Neal, Eliot Engel,

Debt-free college: Where the 2020 presidential candidates stand

A clear divide exists among 2020 presidential Democrats who are rolling out plans to tackle the student debt crisis, whether tuition-free or debt-free policies are the way to win voter support. By the numbers: Student

ISIL defeated in final Syria victory: SDF

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announce elimination of ISIL in Syria, ending four-year battle.

Brexit countdown: A clockwork PM

On a summit on 21 March in Brussels EU leaders have granted the United Kingdom a double extension of the deadline to leave the European Union: If the Withdrawal agreement negotiated with London and adopted