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Rome spares Iranian president’s blushes by covering nude statues

Giuseppe, Lami EPA

Italian officials keen to spare the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, any possible offence on his visit to Rome covered up nude statues at the city’s Capitoline Museum, where Rouhani met Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister. Photographs of Monday’s visit show both men standing near a grand equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor. Nude statues in the vicinity were covered by large white panels.     A spokesman for Renzi did not immediately return a request for comment. A spokesman for the city of Rome, which manages the museum, said any decision regarding the ceremony with Rouhani and display…

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Dreamers on the campaign trail: ‘We cannot vote, but we do have a voice’

The Guardian

Nobody could accuse Erika Andiola or César Vargas of joining Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign because they fantasized about working in the West Wing. As “Dreamers”, young immigrants protected by presidential action, his Latino outreach directors keenly feel the limits that bound their ambitions.   Could Latino voters decide the next American president? Read more   Not only will the young Mexicans be barred from voting for the Vermont senator as he campaigns for the Democratic nomination this spring, they will also be blocked from the polls in November, after devoting more than a year of their lives to the election. And should…

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Haiti presidential candidate won’t participate in election

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Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate. The January 24 election is the latest attempt to restore stability in one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the Americas. Since the end of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, Haiti has been jolted by coups and contested elections that have further undermined the fragile economy. After being mired for years in a political crisis that kept any elections from being held, Haiti went on an electoral marathon in 2015, holding…

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Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal ‘own goal’

BBC

Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create “new ways things can go wrong”. Prof Hawking is giving this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. “Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth…

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Leonardo DiCaprio wants to play Putin and Lenin

Pravda

A spokesman for Russia’s film company “Lenfilm,” Valery Karpov, said in a recent interview with “Radio Baltic” that the company would be interested in having US actor Leonardo DiCaprio for a film project. “It is always interesting to create films. Leonardo DiCaprio is often compared to Lenin in his youth. We have plenty of scenery and props to recreate the era of the revolution,” he said. Earlier, DiCaprio told Welt am Sonntag that would be interested in playing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Grigory Rasputin or Vladimir Lenin. Film director Vladimir Bortko also expressed his desire to work with the US-based…

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Haïti organise la conférence ministériel de l’AEC

Metropole Haiti

La 21ème réunion ordinaire du Conseil des ministres de l’Association des États des Caraïbes (AEC) se tiendra demain mardi 19 Janvier, 2016 à Pétion-Ville. Le Ministre haïtien des Affaires étrangères, Lener Renauld, prononcera le discours inaugural de cette réunion ministérielle. Les discussions entre les ministres sur le développement durable de la mer des Caraïbes et les résultats du Symposium I de la Commission mer des Caraïbes seront à l’ordre du jour de cette réunion. Les ministres débattront des conclusions et recommandations adoptées lors du Colloque des 23 et 24 novembre, 2015 à Port of Spain, République de Trinité-et-Tobago. La réunion…

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Obama’s Isis quandary: clock ticks on viable strategy as criticism intensifies

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When Air Force One next touches down on US soil, at an Alaskan refuelling stop on Sunday, Barack Obama will have completed a week-long circumnavigation of a world that can rarely have felt further from his control. The president flew east from a shell-shocked G20 summit in Turkey to meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders that had been designed to reassure them about China. His trip was overshadowed by bloodshed in Paris and Mali, chaos in the Middle East and political warfare back in Washington. Linking it all, Obama’s strategy for defeating Islamic State is under question as never before. Not just from Republican critics whose doubts…

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Harvard ‘black tape’ vandalism brings law school’s controversial past to fore

The Guardian

Derecka Purnell was one of the first Harvard law students to see the black tape placed over about six portraits of Harvard Law School’s tenured black facultyWednesday morning. “I was surprised to see it …” Purnell said, before reconsidering: “Actually, I wasn’t surprised at all.” The incident comes at a moment when, nationwide, college students are demanding action against the entrenched white supremacy and racism they say still pervades campus life. Even at elite liberal universities such as Harvard – places where some might believe that racist symbols and behavior are a relic of the past – these discussions and protests persist. And…

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Obama: Protecting homeland does not mean closing doors to refugees

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President Obama says protecting America’s homeland does not mean it must close its borders to refugees. “We have shown that we can welcome refugees and ensure our security — that there’s no contradiction,” he said Saturday in Malaysia, according to The Washington Post.   “As long as I’m president, we will keep stepping up and ensure America remains, as it has always been, a place where people who in other parts of the world are subject to violence and discrimination have in America a friend and a place of refuge,” Obama said while visiting a refugee center in Kuala Lumpur. “[Refugee…

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Kerry, diplomats agree to Syria transition plan

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By Devin Henry – 11/14/15 01:24 PM EST Diplomats have agreed on a timeline for a political transition in Syria, though major sticking points remain on the right way to draw down the four-year-old conflict. At a meeting in Vienna on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said leaders had agreed to set a Jan. 1 date for the beginning of talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad and opposition groups fighting against him, the Associated Press reports. Within six months, those negotiators would be required to decide on a “credible, inclusive and nonsectarian” transitional government for the country. That government…

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