Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

BBC News: US-Mexico border wall prototype construction starts


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US-Mexico border wall prototype construction startshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41407194

US-Mexico border wall prototype construction starts

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BBC News: The city fit for no-one


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The city fit for no-one – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41405307

Watch “Otto Warmbier’s parents open up about son’s death” on YouTube


Watch “Dinu Lipatti – Barcarolle for piano in F sharp Major op 60” on YouTube


BBC News: Republican push to repeal Obamacare collapses


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Republican push to repeal Obamacare collapses – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41402164

BBC News: Women have ‘quarter of brain’ says Saudi cleric


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Women have ‘quarter of brain’ says Saudi cleric – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-41361123

BBC News: Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted


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Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41408195

BBC News: Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted


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Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41408195

De pe ls Breaza Făgăraşului : Brândușe de toamnă


Brândușe de toamnă

Brândușe de toamnă

France 24 :  Latest Republican bid to replace Obamacare on verge of collapse


Latest Republican bid to replace Obamacare on verge of collapse

The latest bid backed by US President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor’s health care law likely unraveled Monday when a crucial third Republican formally came out against the plan.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170926-latest-republican-bid-replace-obamacare-verge-collapse-collins-affordable-care-act-trump

Senator Susan Collins, who has waffled for weeks on the latest measure that would overhaul Obamacare, joined Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation.

Republican leaders had hoped to schedule a vote on the bill, which replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a system of block grants to states, before a September 30 deadline that would allow them to pass it with a simple majority.

“This is simply not the way that we should be approaching an important and complex issue that must be handled thoughtfully and fairly for all Americans,” Senator Susan Collins said in a statement announcing her opposition.

The bill would make sweeping changes and cuts to Medicaid, with experts projecting a staggering $1 trillion plus in cuts between 2020 and 2036 to the federal health program for the poor and the disabled which has been expanded under Obamacare.

“This would have a devastating impact to a program that has been on the books for 50 years and provides health care to our most vulnerable citizens,” Collins said.

Compounding the problem for the bill, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a preliminary study of the new legislation, and projected that while it would reduce the budget deficit by some $133 billion, it would “result in millions fewer people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events.”

The spread of Spanish:  France 24 :  FRANCE 24, now in Spanish!


FRANCE 24, now in Spanish!

FRANCE 24 in Spanish launched live from Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday, with the Spanish-language news channel’s inaugural broadcast airing at 1pm Paris time (11am GMT).

http://www.france24.com/en/20170926-media-france-24-now-spanish-join-us-live-launch-inaugural-broadcast-bogota

With an editorial staff based in the Colombian capital, the new channel’s team comprises 35 journalists, 10 correspondents and a palette of nationalities (Colombian, Argentinian, Spanish, French and English). FRANCE 24 in Spanish will be headed by Alvaro Sierra.

With a €7.3 million budget for 2018, the channel will air six hours of programming every day split between morning and evening broadcasts, blending 15-minute news bulletins with Spanish-language versions of FRANCE 24’s flagship shows.

Bringing a fourth language to FRANCE 24’s stable of television news channels after French, English and Arabic, the new Spanish-language network will broadcast to 6.5 million homes across 10 countries in Latin and South America and aims, according to FRANCE 24 chief Marc Saikali, “to build bridges at a time when others are building walls”.

To relive the very first moments of FRANCE 24 in Spanish, click on the player above. FRANCE 24’s new Spanish-language website, meanwhile, is available here.

BBC News: Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy


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Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41397742

BBC News: Nine charts which tell you all you need to know about North Korea


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Nine charts which tell you all you need to know about North Korea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41228181

BBC News: North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’


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North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41395970