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Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Pictures of overflowing bins and bags shedding out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle waste Mounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas eve, with some occupants adjusting them on fire in protest against a municipal administration that has failed to deliver on its promise to tackle the city’s waste. Scenes …

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Armed police patrol Dublin as Veronica Guerin’s brother warns of gangs anarchy

Sibling of journalist gunned down 20 years ago panics Ireland is misplacing crusade against violence as referendum looms Last week working-class areas of Dublin resembled Belfast during the dark years of the Troubles as armed police in body armour organized checkpoints on streets producing into the strongholds of warring gangland figures. Now the brother of murdered investigative reporter Veronica Guerin …

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Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collects

Pictures of overflowing bins and pockets spilling out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle waste Mounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas eve, with some occupants placing them on fire in protest against a municipal administration that has failed to deliver on its promise to tackle the city’s waste. Scenes …

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May and Davis to travel to Brussels for urgent Brexit talks

Prime minister and Brexit secretary to meet Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier in attempt to break stalemate Theresa May and David Davis will make a astonish trip to Brussels for a private dinner with the European commission bos, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the EU’s top Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in a finesse onslaught before a crucial summit this week. May and …

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Eighty times on, Spain may at last be able to confront the ghosts of civil campaign

The conflict between Republicans and Nationalist that started in 1936 was falsified by Franco and primarily forgotten by later governments. Now awareness-raising campaigns is under way to open the first international museum telling all sides of the story On a sunny morning earlier this month, a small group gathered at the admission to Barcelonas Fossar de la Pedrera, or Mass …

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Serviceman shot dead in Dublin hours after gangland crusade claimed sixth victim

Family of Tom Farnan, who was killed as he opened entrance of home in west Dublin, contend he was not involved in gangland activities A second man was shot dead in Dublin on Monday night, hours after a gangland conflict between Irelands two most notorious criminal organisations, triggered by a firearm attack on a Dublin boxing weigh-in, claimed its sixth …

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Why I’m optimistic about 2017 | Paul Mason

If we accommodate quickly to the reality of the new international order, we can continue to fight for human rights and social justice This Christmas break, for anybody steeped in the presuppositions that have underpinned non-mainstream political theory, needs to be a moment of realisation. Brexit will happen. Globalisation will fall apart. Freedom of push as an unconditional right in …

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Chechnya picks leader’s aide with an Apprentice-style reality show

Russian broadcaster staged eight-episode contest called The Team to find a head of development for Ramzan Kadyrov The reality television format was borrowed from the US president-elects show The Apprentice: an ever-shrinking group of contestants, competing against each other to be picked by the boss for a job at the end of it all. But the prize at stake in …

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Chechnya collects leader’s aide with an Apprentice-style reality reveal

Russian broadcaster staged eight-episode contest called The Team to find a head of development for Ramzan Kadyrov The reality television format was borrowed from the US president-elects show The Apprentice: an ever-shrinking group of contestants, competing against each other to be picked by the boss for a job at the end of it all. But the prize at stake in …

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