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Morning mail: Helsinki summit labelled 'horrifying'

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Tuesday: Trump still refuses to accept that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Plus: huge pay rises for top Australian chief executives Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 17 July. Continue reading...

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Author : Eleanor Ainge Roy
Publish date : 2018-07-16 20:59:18
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France team celebrate World Cup win with Paris victory parade

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Open-top bus travels down Champs-Élysées as hundreds of thousands cheer squad onFrance’s young, World Cup-winning football team have staged a victorious home-coming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées as hundreds of thousands of supporters wrapped in flags cheered them on.The 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday has cemented France’s reemergence as a football superpower and brought the country together. The squad were driven down the packed avenue in Paris, smiling and waving and holding up the cup as the French air force staged a flypast amid plumes of red, white and blue. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/16/france-to-celebrate-world-cup-win-with-paris-victory-parade
Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Publish date : 2018-07-16 19:26:31
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Russian pro-gun activist linked to NRA charged with spying in US for Moscow

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Maria Butina, 29, arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate in Washington on Monday, according to the DoJA Washington-based pro-gun activist affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been charged with spying in the US for Russia.Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian federation within the US without prior notification to the attorney general. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/maria-butina-charged-spying-russia-us-doj
Author : Jon Swaine
Publish date : 2018-07-16 19:13:15
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The Guardian view on the Trump-Putin summit: Russia is the winner | Editorial

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Donald Trump was not adlibbing when he said his meeting with Putin might be the easiest part of his Europe trip. That was his intention tooBefore he left Washington last week for the Nato summit, his UK visit and talks with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump raised eyebrows by suggesting that the meeting in Helsinki on Monday might be the easiest one of the three. In retrospect, it is clear that this was not an off-the-cuff comment. It was his plan all along. First rough up Nato in order to damage transatlantic commitments, then stir things up in Britain in order to damage the EU, and, finally, play the cooperative statesman in his talks with the Russian president. Or, to put it another way: bully, bully and cringe.The European visit and its outcomes have offered a chilling illustration of Mr Trump’s worldview. His strategy decries the values that endured in western policy since the defeat of Hitler. It is a conscious break with the postwar network of alliances and aspiration for universal standards. It is a return to the era in which big powers have self-interests not allies, little countries do not matter, and international standards are subordinate to military might. Because Russia is a significant military power, Mr Trump has brought it in from the cold. It is not just the cold war that is over. The post-1945 order of international values and ethics may be ending too. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/16/the-guardian-view-on-the-trump-putin-summit-russia-is-the-winner
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Publish date : 2018-07-16 17:37:04
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Trump finds Putin's denial of election meddling 'powerful'

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US president indicates Russian leader’s denial outweighs findings of his own intelligence agentsDonald Trump indicated on Monday that he accepted Vladimir Putin’s denial of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election over the findings of his own intelligence agencies, during an extraordinary press conference with the Russian leader in Helsinki.At a joint appearance following their summit in the Finnish capital, the US president said: “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.” Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/trump-finds-putin-denial-of-election-meddling-powerful
Author : David Smith in Helsinki
Publish date : 2018-07-16 16:27:45
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Model was stabbed to death by less successful rival, court hears

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Harry Uzoka, 25, died outside his London home after row on social media, jury toldA well-known male fashion model was knifed to death by a less successful rival in a row over a girl, a court has heard. Harry Uzoka, 25, died on the pavement outside his home in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, after he was stabbed in the heart.The Old Bailey was told that he called George Koh, 24, “a fake” on Instagram and arranged a fight after finding out Koh claimed to have had sex with Uzoka’s model girlfriend, Ruby Campbell. Continue reading...

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Publish date : 2018-07-16 15:10:49
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IMF warns on trade wars; China's economic growth slows – business live

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All the day’s economic and financial news, including new growth figures from China and the IMF’s latest World Economic OutlookLatest: IMF says trade conflict is top threatChina challenges US tariffs at WTOChinese growth slows to 6.7% in Q2 2018
Industrial production growth slowed, but retail picked up
Robot demand has slowed Beijing warns of ‘increased uncertainties’ 3.12pm BST The IMF’s Maurice “Maury” Obstfeld is speaking now, warning that the global recovery has plateaued and become less balanced.Obstfeld says:We continue to project global growth rates of just about 3.9 percent for both this year and next, but judge that the risk of worse outcomes has increased, even for the near term.Political uncertainty has risen in Europe, where the European Union faces fundamental political challenges regarding migration policy, fiscal governance, norms concerning the rule of law, and the euro area institutional architecture. The terms of Brexit remain unsettled despite months of negotiation. 3.00pm BST Newsflash: The International Monetary Fund has warned that hundreds of billions of dollars of growth will be wiped out, if a full-scale trade war breaks out.The IMF estimates that the global economy will be 0.5% smaller by 2020 if the various tariffs threatened by the US, China, Europe, Mexico, Japan and Canada are all implemented.The risk that current trade tensions escalate further—with adverse effects on confidence, asset prices, and investment—is the greatest near-term threat to global growth.Global current account imbalances are set to widen owing to the United States’ relatively high demand growth, possibly exacerbating frictions. The United States has initiated trade actions affecting a broad group of countries, and faces retaliation or retaliatory threats from China, the European Union, its NAFTA partners, and Japan, among others.IMF maintains 2018 global GDP growth forecast at 3.9%
Cuts Euro Area, Japan and UK forecasts pic.twitter.com/oa2tRFjnG3 Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/jul/16/chinese-economy-slows-trade-war-imf-world-economy-business-live
Author : Graeme Wearden
Publish date : 2018-07-16 14:12:55
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Buzzwords and crazes for clinical trials won't fix a broken aid system | 15 leading economists

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Fifteen leading economists, including three Nobel winners, argue that the many billions of dollars spent on aid can do little to alleviate poverty while we fail to tackle its root causes Development efforts over the past few decades have not been as effective as promised.Global poverty remains intractable: more than 4 billion people live on less than the equivalent of $5 (£3.80) a day, and the number of people going hungry has been rising. Important gains have been made in some areas, but many of the objectives set by the millennium development goals – to be reached by 2015 – remain unfulfilled. And this despite hundreds of billions of dollars of aid.
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jul/16/buzzwords-crazes-broken-aid-system-poverty
Author : Guardian Staff
Publish date : 2018-07-16 12:57:15
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UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet to replace Typhoon

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Government sets aside £2bn to pay for design and production between now and 2025The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has unveiled plans for a new RAF fighter jet, the Tempest, which is due to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon by 2035.Speaking at the Farnborough airshow, Williamson unveiled a model of the sixth-generation fighter jet the Ministry of Defence (MoD) expects to emerge from its new combat air strategy, designed to maintain the UK’s status as a so-called “tier one” military power after Brexit. Continue reading...

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Author : Rob Davies
Publish date : 2018-07-16 11:44:47
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Justine Greening endorses second Brexit referendum

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Call from former minister comes as Theresa May suffers another resignation in protest at her Chequers plan Justine Greening has said she believes other senior Conservative MPs also support the idea of a second referendum to end a likely parliamentary deadlock on Brexit, after she became the most high-profile Tory to endorse such a move. Related: May hit by another PPS resignation as Tory MP says he won't accept 'watered down Brexit' - Politics live Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/16/back-second-brexit-vote-says-conservative-mp-justine-greening
Author : Dan Sabbagh and Peter Walker
Publish date : 2018-07-16 10:29:41
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