Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

The Freedom party will take control of the defence, interior and foreign ministries while its leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who has warned of Austria’s “Islamification”, will become vice-chancellor.


Basque protesters demand ETA prisoner rights



“We’re demanding that the common law be applied to Basque detainees” Jean-Rene Etchegaray, mayor of Bayonne.
























Frédérique Giffard accuse playwright Israël Horowitz of sexual misconduct.

Playwright Israel Horovitz accused of sexual harassment, assault by nine women.

Yemen civil war : in Sanaa



Saudi warplanes unleash massive bombing campaign in Yemen’s capital.


































A man speaks to his family members behind the wall in the United States

The Mexico-United States  barrier between  Tijuana and San Diego.

Corsican nationalists win historic victory in French elections

Corsican nationalists celebrate election victory, call for greater autonomy.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art says it will not remove a painting of a young girl by Balthus, that has been targeted by an online petition.

“Thérèse Dreaming” (1938) by Balthus.
“The Met is romanticizing voyeurism and the objectification of children” .The petition’s author, Mia Merrill, suggested that the painting be replaced by a painting by a female painter from the same time period as Balthus.

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparks West Bank clashes

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Seven landscapes – 6 – France , arson attacks against the gendarmerie


“Fire to the prisons! Fire to their justice! Fire to the state! Fire to their world!” Crimethinc, ‘rebel alliance’–





Seven landscapes – 5 – France’s new prostitution law : awareness classes.



France’s new prostitution law : awareness classes.–

Seven landscapes – 4 – Trump nominates economics professor to US Federal Reserve board

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The choice of Mr. Goodfriend is a victory for conservatives.–

Seven landscapes – 3 – Is Delhi the most polluted city on Earth?

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The world’s 20 most polluted cities (fine particules)

  1. Zabol, Iran – 217
  2. Gwalior, India – 176
  3. Allahabad, India – 170
  4. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 156
  5. Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia – 152
  6. Patna, India – 149
  7. Raipur, India – 144
  8. Bamenda, Cameroon – 132
  9. Xingtai, China – 128
  10. Baoding, China – 126
  11. Delhi, India – 122
  12. Ludhiana, India – 122
  13. Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 121
  14. Shijiazhuang, China – 121
  15. Kanpur, India – 115
  16. Khanna, India – 114
  17. Firozabad, India – 113
  18. Lucknow, India – 113
  19. Handan, China – 112
  20. Peshawar, Pakistan – 111


Seven landscapes – 2 – Israeli settlement in Israel.

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Human Rights Watch  has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to publish as planned a database of companies involved in Israeli settlement activity.


Seven landscapes – 1 – Glyphosate wins new five-year lease in Europe

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Seven landscapes – 1 – Glyphosate wins new five-year lease in Europe





Atkins, Krenwinkel, Van Houten, laughing.

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Susan Denise Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten laugh after receiving the death sentence for their part in the Tate-LaBianca killing at the order of Charles Manson, March 29, 1971

























Primary school in France

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JM Blanquer, french minister of education,  has halved class sizes for children in the first year of primary school (CP) in schools in priority areas (or REPs).

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of death

Cardiology study links higher coffee intake with lower risk of early death

Paul François, poisoned by Monsanto

Paul Francois, farmer poisoned by herbicide Lasso is suffering neurological problems.

Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s leader

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president, ending 37-year rule.

Employees of Cyclocity (Velib)

Employees of Cyclocity, a branch of France's advertising group JCDecaux that maintains the 'Velib' bike-sharing system, gather outside the Hotel de Ville in Paris to protest ahead of the decision of the Union Autolib' Vélib' Metropole's bidding commission to select a new provider service '315 workers unemployed'

Bangkok nites

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Bangkok nites, a movie by  Katsuya Tomita
with Subenja Pongkorn, Sunun Phuwiset, Chutlpha Promplang.



Charlie versus Mediapart

Is laicity used as a weapon against Muslims in France ?

Cop 23 : is it worth the trouble ?

Too polluting, too expensive – requiring too much sponsorship by big corporations….?

Global meat consumption


The global demand for meat is growing, particularly in China and India, which could see an 80% boom in the meat sector by 2022 due to a new (and growing) middle class.

"Catering for this growing demand means industrialized farming methods: Animals are pumped full of growth hormones. This has terrible consequences on how animals are treated and on the health of consumers." Barbara Unmuessig, Henrich Boell foundation,meat atlas

Sweden knock Italy out of World Cup qualifying

For the first time since 1958 and only the second time ever, the Italian national team will not qualify for the World Cup.

Catalonia – demonstrators demanding release of jailed Catalan leaders

Jordi Cuixart, leader of Catalan group Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly were remanded in prison last month after they were quizzed by a judge on suspicion of sedition.
Eight former members of Puigdemont's deposed Catalan government, including ex vice-president Oriol Junqueras, are also in jail awaiting trial on similar charges, after it was ruled they were too much of a flight risk to be released on bail.

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Study for Patrice Evra

Study for Patrice Evra
Former Manchester United star Evra lost his cool and punted a supporter around the side of the head.
Patrice Evra has left Marseille by mutual consent and been banned from Uefa competition for the rest of the season for kicking one of his own fans.

Internet harassment and online threats targeting women

Is abuse and harassement diminishing free speech ?