As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in ‘Frenchness’

As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in ‘Frenchness’

ALBI, France — The paint is fading, but the word is still clear: Alimentation, “Groceries.” It seems like a stage prop, grafted above the window of the empty old storefront. Opposite stands a tattoo parlor. Nobody enters or leaves. The street is deserted.

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Chechnya’s President: I Will Exterminate The Gay Community By The Start Of Ramadan

Chechnya’s President: I Will Exterminate The Gay Community By The Start Of Ramadan

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly vowed to exterminate his country’s LGBT community by the start of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan on May 26. Britain’s deputy foreign secretary Alan Duncan revealed the chilling threat during a parliament session about the ongoing “purge” of homosexuals in Chechnya. More than 100 gay men have reportedly been detained and tortured in concentration camps, and at least four are believed to have been killed.

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Bill Nye criticizes CNN on air for inviting climate change skeptic

Bill Nye criticizes CNN on air for inviting climate change skeptic

Bill Nye on Saturday accused CNN of doing a "disservice" to viewers by bringing a climate change skeptic onto the network for a panel discussion. "I will say, much as I love CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change," Nye said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day." Nye was participating in a panel discussion on the network with May Boeve, the executive director of the environmental group 350.org, and William Happer, a physicist and climate change skeptic.

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Thousands Join ‘March for Science’ in Chicago

Thousands Join 'March for Science' in Chicago

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday to join the “March for Science” event, one of hundreds of rallies around the world advocating for the scientific community. Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the city’s Grant Park, crowds were so large by 12 p.m. that Chicago police issued a request that anyone planning to attend, but had not yet arrived, refrain from joining the event.

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‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

For more than a century, Turkey has denied any role in organizing the killing of Armenians in what historians have long accepted as a genocide that started in 1915, as World War I spread across continents.

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As US prioritises Julian Assange arrest, UK hints Sweden comes first

As US prioritises Julian Assange arrest, UK hints Sweden comes first

Sweden’s existing warrant to extradite Julian Assange over a sexual assault allegation would be the first consideration for the British government if the Australian were to leave the Ecuadorean embassy, Home Office sources have indicated. The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said on Thursday that the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder was now a “priority”. US federal prosecutors were understood to be considering bringing charges against Assange over a number of the website’s publications since 2010, US media reported, which could potentially lead to a second extradition request for Assange, from Washington.

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What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

What would a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula look like? To many, this question might trigger a severe case of apocalyptic anxiety, where, on the one hand, we assume that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is willing to embrace ötterdämmerung-like catastrophic violence to defend its Stalinist regime, whereas, on the other hand, we seem to be incapable of genuinely fathoming the carnage any military conflict between Seoul and Pyongyang would cause.

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FedEx slammed for ‘lack of sincerity’ in banning shark fin shipments

FedEx slammed for 'lack of sincerity' in banning shark fin shipments

Package delivery company FedEx has come under fire for “lacking sincerity” in banning shark fin shipments after its Hong Kong managing director refused to speak with wildlife activists. On Thursday, activists from environmental group WildAid made a surprise visit to a FedEx media event attended by Anthony Leung, managing director of the company’s Hong Kong and Macau branch. Leung declined to engage with the activists, WildAid said.

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Chinas 1st cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab

Chinas 1st cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab

Chinas first unmanned cargo spacecraft today successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab, state media reported. The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting space lab at 12:23 PM (local time), according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

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