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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Kawazu, Yusuke
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    "Ve are only followink orderz" Trump administration scrambles as outrage grows over border separations Homeland security secretary claims administration is simply enforcing the law as photos and audio of children fuel anger The Trump administration struggled on Monday to defend its policy of separating parents from their sons and daughters at the southern US border amid growing national outrage and the release of a shocking recording of sobbing children. As the White House scrambled to respond to the deepening political crisis, the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, flew from New Orleans to Washington to face a barrage of questions from reporters, even as Democratsdemanded her resignation and the outcry reached a critical mass. Nielsen claimed that America was a country of “compassion” and “heart” but was unable to square the circle regarding whether the separations were a vindication of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal immigration or an unintended consequence of a law made by the US Congress.
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    Clark Gable in It happened One Night
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    *A to Z of Movies*

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    TRUMPISM IN EUROPE Angela Merkel promises to support Italy on migration after Giuseppe Conte meeting in Berlin The German chancellor says she wants to work with Italy to reduce the number of refugeesentering the European Union. Merkel is facing a rebellion inside her governing conservative alliance over migration. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to support Italy in tackling mass migration from outside the European Union during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday. "We want to support Italy's desire for solidarity, and also hope that Germany receives understanding when it comes to European solidarity on the question of migration," she said in Berlin. Merkel and Conte agreed on the need to beef up Frontex, the EU's external border police, and to work with international organizations to tackle the causes of migration in Africa and the Middle East, Merkel said. They also agreed that EU asylum applications should be processed in origin or transit countries before would-be migrants enter the bloc, she added.
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    Trump & International politics Australians' trust in U.S. sinks to lowest in over decade amid Trump presidency SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians’ trust in the United States as a global power is at its lowest in over a decade, and they have more confidence in the leaders of China and India than they do in President Donald Trump “to do the right thing regarding world affairs”, according to survey released on Wednesday. The telephone poll of 1,200 Australian adults commissioned by the Lowy Institute found 55 percent trusted the U.S. to “act responsibly in the world”, down six 6 percentage points from a year earlier. It was the lowest rating since the Lowy Institute started conducting its annual poll in 2005, and showed perceptions of the United States in one of its closest Pacific allies had deteriorated since Trump was elected in November 2016. “There’s a clear correlation between confidence in the president and trust in the country,” said Lowy research director Alex Oliver. “When American presidents are unpopular, trust in the country falls,” she added.
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    TRUMPISM IN EUROPE Russia & India ditching US dollar in defense deals Moscow and Delhi are seeking to bypass US sanctions by using the rupee and the ruble in facilitating military deals, according to Indian daily, the Economic Times. The paper reports that US sanctions are hampering $2 billion in defense deals between Russia and India, as payments are getting stuck. The countries are seeking to avoid this by switching to settlements in domestic currencies and ditching the greenback. India is one of the largest buyers of military equipment from Russia. Since the 1960s, the countries have signed military contracts worth $65 billion. Now, trade deals between the countries are estimated at $12 billion. India is ready to purchase Russia's S400 air-defense system in a $5-billion deal. However, the sale is being heavily opposed by the United States, which is also trying to stop a similar deal between Russia and Turkey.
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    TRUDEAU'S CANADA Three people in a polyamorous relationship recognized as legal parents of a child in Canada A Canadian court has declared two men in a polyamorous relationship with a woman as legal parents of a child in the first such case in the country’s history. The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court came up with a ruling in April, but it was only publicly announced last week. Canadian law recognizes polyamorous relationships, but bars bigamy and polygamy, in which the same person is involved in several marriages. “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” Justice Robert Fowler wrote in his decision. “This must be recognized as a reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.”
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    SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & NATURE Puan, the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62 Puan lived well beyond her typical life expectancy and was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest verified member of her species in 2016 The world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday. Puan – Indonesian for “lady” – died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. “She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species,” said primate supervisor Holly Thompson. “Apart from being the oldest member of our colony, she was also the founding member of our world-renowned breeding programme and leaves an incredible legacy. “Her genetics count for just under 10 per cent of the global zoological population.” Puan had 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in the United States, Europe, Australasia and the jungles of Sumatra.
  10. California splitting would probably help the GOP.
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    & then there's the rest of the WORLD... Colombian Far-Right Candidate Duque Wins Presidential Elections With 100% of the polls accounted for the far-right candidate has won the elections One hour after the polls closed on Sunday for the second round of Colombian presidential elections, electoral authorities announced that far-right candidate Ivan Duque won over the leftist alternative Gustavo Petro with 53,98 percent versus 41,81 percent as 100 percent of the vote was counted. The turn out rate was about 53 percent, with a total of 19.411.268 Colombians going to the polling stations this Sunday out of the 32 million eligible voters. Petro acknowledged the defeat on Twitter responding to Caracol Radio, after the daily paper reported that he had recognized the results. "Which defeat. Eight million Colombian men and women standing freely. No defeat here. We will not be part of the government for now."
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1954

    Ernst Thalmann - Son of his Class - Really good East German biography of Ernst Thalmann beginning with his early years. It starts with Thalmann and Luxemburg during the failed Spartacist Revolution. After he hears that Luxemburg was murdered, Thalmann vows revenge and fights the Freikorps and Social Democrats. He continues the fight but the first film ends with his weapons being stolen by the enemies and the revolution a failure. This is a really good dramatization of events with vivid color and good cinematography. It is like an East German "epic" film with many staged battles and a retelling of events. I recommend it.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    L'homme de Rio Next: espionage

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