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02 Apr

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

English Online International Newspapers

For a change from the same old news stories from the same old news networks, here are links to English-edition online newspapers from other parts of the world. Nearly all of these are English-edition daily newspapers, with an emphasis on the Middle East and Asia. These sites have interesting editorials and essays, and many have links to other good news sources. We try to limit this list to those sites which are regularly updated, reliable, with a high percentage of “up” time.

Some of the available newspapers:

Asia & CIS

www.newscentralasia.com/

China

english.peopledaily.com.cn/home.html

China & Hong Kong

www.scmp.com/news

France

www.france24.com/en/france/

Israel

www.haaretz.com/

Norway

www.newsinenglish.no/category/news/

Palestine

english.pnn.ps/

Russia

english.pravda.ru/

Ukraine

www.ukrainianjournal.com/

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About 200 people rode on horseback to protest against pipeline that encroaches on tribal lands and could pollute Missouri river: ‘We’re looking out for all people’

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‘Without water there is no life, and this is our main source.’ Photograph: Megan Mitchell/NBC North Dakota News

Dozens of tribal members from several Native American nations took to horseback on Friday to protest the proposed construction of an oil pipeline which would cross the Missouri river just yards from tribal lands in North Dakota.

The group of tribal members, which numbered around 200, according to a tribal spokesman, said they were worried that the Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed by a subsidiary of the Dallas, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, would lead to contamination of the river. The proposed route also passes through lands of historical significance to the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Nation, including burial grounds.

“They’re going under the river 500 yards from my son’s grave, my father’s grave, my aunt who I buried last week,” said Ladonna Allard, a member of the Standing Rock nation and the closest landowner to the proposed pipeline. “I really love my land, and if that pipeline breaks everything is gone.”……………..

“They’re going under the river 500 yards from my son’s grave, my father’s grave, my aunt who I buried last week,” said Ladonna Allard, a member of the Standing Rock nation and the closest landowner to the proposed pipeline. “I really love my land, and if that pipeline breaks everything is gone.”…………

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Zaha was an outsider and upfront about the unfair treatment she experienced – but her fight came at great personal cost

Zaha Hadid sits inside her Serpentine Sackler gallery, London.

Zaha Hadid sits inside her Serpentine Sackler gallery, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Zaha Hadid was a few years ahead of me at the Architectural Association (AA). I will never forget the day I sat outside the principal’s office hearing raised voices. Zaha appeared, tears streaming down her face, angry and shaking. Her work wasn’t considered good enough and she stormed out of that office determined to “show them”, and show them she did – winning the coveted AA Diploma prize in 1977; the Pritzker prize in 2004; the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling prize in 2010 and 2011, and last year the Riba royal gold medal.

Zaha was an outsider and upfront about the unfair treatment she experienced as a woman, a foreigner and a designer of expensive, weird-looking buildings – a triple whammy. She did not fit the stereotypical white male profession of registered architects. Jealousy and prejudice failed to bar her way, but it took its toll. Very few people realise the misogynistic, racist and anti-architect environment she had to navigate in Britain. For Muslims, minorities and women, Zaha is a shining torch beaming into the dark minds for whom a few tiles falling off a building seemed a justification to dismiss her work.

She was not only an architect but a designer in every sense of the word. From childhood she was experimenting with space and form, fashion and furniture. Her drawings and paintings are like Le Corbusier, Scharoun and El Lissitzky on speed – full of colour and oscillating from earth-shattering shards to dynamic fluid space.

She was the first woman in her own right to be awarded Riba’s royal gold medal, almost 100 years after the suffragette Ruth Lowy forced the AA to accept female students. Zaha told the Architects’ Journal: “There is still a stigma against women. It’s changed – 30 years ago people thought women couldn’t make a building. There is still enormous prejudice though.”………..

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Critics say move will further increase community tensions, already high after Brussels terrorist attacks

Representatives of Belgian Muslims and other community leaders pay tribute to the victims of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, 1 April.

Representatives of Belgian Muslims and other community leaders pay tribute to the victims of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, 1 April. Photograph: Isopix/Rex/Shutterstock

Non-EU migrants and refugees wishing to live in Belgium will have to sign a statement declaring their acceptance of local values or see their residency claim rejected, a government official said, in a move campaigners fear will fuel anti-immigrant sentiment.

Parliament is expected to pass the proposal to introduce a “newcomers’ statement” in the next few months, according to a spokesman for Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, Theo Francken, who drafted the plan.

People moving to Belgium for more than three months would have to sign the statement which includes a pledge to prevent and report any attempts to commit “acts of terrorism”………….

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Clinton has apologised for using a private email server for official business while in office from 2009 to 2013 but said she did nothing wrong

Hillary Clinton checks her Blackberry

Hillary Clinton checks her Blackberry. US State Department has stopped a review of her emails at FBI request. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/AP

The US State Department has suspended plans for an internal review of whether classified information was properly handled in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails at the request of the FBI, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Clinton, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic party nomination in the 8 November presidential election, has apologised for using a private email server for official business while in office from 2009 to 2013 and said she did nothing wrong. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the arrangement.

On 29 January, the State Department said 22 emails sent or received by Clinton had been upgraded to top secret at the request US intelligence agencies and would not be made public as part of the release of thousands of Clinton’s emails. It said none of the emails was marked classified when sent.

At the time, the department also said it would conduct an internal review on whether the information in the emails was classified at the time it passed through Clinton’s private clintonemail.com account run on a server in her New York home.

The State Department consulted the FBI about this in February, and in March the law enforcement agency asked the State Department to halt its inquiry.

“The FBI communicated to us that we should follow our standard practice, which is to put our internal review on hold while there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation ,” State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters.

“The internal review is on hold, pending completion of the FBI’s work,” she added.” We’ll reassess next steps after the FBI’s work is complete.”………….

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US politics

Election 2016

Hillary Clinton lashes out: ‘I’m sick of Sanders campaign’s lies’ – video

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton loses her patience with a Greenpeace activist who asked her whether she will reject money from the petroleum industry. Coming face-to-face with the activist after a rally in New York, Clinton says she only takes money from people working for companies involved in fossil-fuel and accused Bernie Sanders’ campaign for spreading lies

The campaign minute Fossil feud splits Democrats

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Trump campaign manager sued to get on Massachusetts ballot as 21-year-old

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The continuing refugee crisis in Europe, the EgyptAir hijacking, West Indies’ dramatic semi-final victory over India in the World Twenty20 – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

 

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