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    • In an aerial view from a drone, a mural that reads Count Every Vote is seen painted on Montgomery Street on November 10, 2020 in downtown San Francisco, California
      Last update: 14:16 GMT 03.12.2020
      14:16 GMT 03.12.2020

      Giving Data The Cold Shoulder (Then Getting Caught)

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      Recent comments online by the San Francisco Republican Party's Executive Director, Clint Griess, who serves concurrently as Secretary as well, are bizarre - a denial of reality, a poor excuse for a failed March Primary candidate, and expose the critical lack of innovative and technological thought.

    • Women wearing face masks walk past a Christmas tree and lights in Burlington Arcade, where all non-essential shops are temporarily closed during England's second coronavirus lockdown, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020
      Last update: 15:03 GMT 01.12.2020
      15:03 GMT 01.12.2020

      Pantomime Pandemic Politics!

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      Has a global pandemic killing thousands really come down to whether you can eat a scotch egg with a pint? Well, you would think so if you read the MSM press this morning and watched the lamestream broadcasters.

    • Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon flanked by Scottish National Investment Bank CEO Eilidh Mactaggart and Chair Willie Watt pose at the bank's official launch at their headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 19, 2020.
      Last update: 22:14 GMT 30.11.2020
      22:14 GMT 30.11.2020

      St Andrews Day Message 2020 – Scotland Free in 2021: SNP Must Deliver

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      Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to her virtual party conference today was brimming with confidence and a progressive policy agenda which very much sounded like the starting pistol for the May Scottish elections next year and the challenge of IndyRef2. Why shouldn’t she be confident?

    • Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) and Zwarte Piet (Black Pete)
      Last update: 10:14 GMT 30.11.2020
      10:14 GMT 30.11.2020

      Black Pete For Dummies: European Blackface Explained

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      We all know Father Christmas and his American colleague Santa Claus. Less well-known are the Slavic character Ded Moroz and the catholic Saint Nicholas who do as their Anglo-Saxon companions do: bring presents to children around Christmas time. Even lesser-known are Santa's pagan companions.

    • Health workers at the XL test facility where tests on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are held, in Utrecht, Netherlands, 17 November 2020.
      Last update: 17:59 GMT 27.11.2020
      17:59 GMT 27.11.2020

      Dutch Politician in Trouble Over Corona Conspiracy

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      Just a few months before the national elections, the main opposition party in The Netherlands, Forum for Democracy, imploded. Its political leader Thierry Baudet is accused of having suggested corona is a Jewish conspiracy "to take away our freedom and to create a New World Order".

    • Middlesbrough fans applaud as players come out before the match as a limited number of fans are allowed to attend  September 19, 2020
      Last update: 17:36 GMT 27.11.2020
      17:36 GMT 27.11.2020

      Tiers of Dissatisfaction: Some Spectators Are Coming Back But the Government Moved the Goalposts

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      There was a pleasant surprise on Monday when we learnt that spectators were to be allowed back into sporting events in England, but the placing of around 98% of the country into the toughest two ’tiers’ has greatly dampened enthusiasm.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Downing Street, in London, Britain November 26, 2020.  Jamie Lorriman/Pool via REUTERS
      Last update: 17:06 GMT 27.11.2020
      17:06 GMT 27.11.2020

      Boris Johnson’s New Tiers are the Tears of a Clown!

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      A dangerous clown who has spent most of the year delaying and dithering in Downing Street.

    • Chinese and U.S. flags
      Last update: 14:10 GMT 27.11.2020
      14:10 GMT 27.11.2020

      Could Biden Drop China Hostility?

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      If US presidents genuinely have independent executive power, then, in theory, the presumed incoming Joe Biden administration could radically change the dynamic with China in order to calm bilateral tensions.

    • A woman takes a photo in front of an I Voted sign at a San Francisco Department of Elections voting center in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, ahead of Election Day.
      Last update: 13:46 GMT 25.11.2020
      13:46 GMT 25.11.2020

      San Francisco Lessons: Marjan Philhour Should Not Have Conceded Her Race

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      We have seen San Francisco district city council supervisor races attract over a million dollars in campaign contributions, as the stakes are quite high, for both governance of the district and participation on the all-important city council board in city hall. There is a saying, as San Francisco goes, so goes the nation.

    • Supporters of the 'Stop the war' coalition and 'Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament' march through central London.
      Last update: 13:28 GMT 25.11.2020
      13:28 GMT 25.11.2020

      SNP Backsliding on Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament is Very Concerning

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      Is the SNP evolving into a latter-day version of the right-wing New Labour party which obliterated so many Labour principles that it became indistinguishable from the Tories on all the major issues throughout the 1990’s and up to Corbyn’s reign in 2015?

    • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
      Last update: 06:30 GMT 25.11.2020
      06:30 GMT 25.11.2020

      Russia and Austria: Interests Instead of Friendship - Complex Relations Full of Ambivalence

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      Germany and Russia are not the only ones to have bilateral relations within the EU, which other countries sometimes get suspicious of. Austria has also historically negotiated special relations with Moscow. Vienna sees itself as a mediator without denying its ties to the West.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes pictures of fireworks with children at a school in Suffolk
      Last update: 16:04 GMT 24.11.2020
      16:04 GMT 24.11.2020

      Boris, Treat us like Grownups!

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      Boris Johnson didn’t just have problems with communicating via his Zoom call yesterday. He had a major problem connecting with the public.

    • U.S. Army soldiers prepare to clear and secure a building during exercise Hammer Strike at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait
      Last update: 13:09 GMT 24.11.2020
      13:09 GMT 24.11.2020

      US Back to 'Normal' Imperialism

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      The next US administration is taking shape with President-elect Joe Biden naming his picks to top cabinet posts and national security. It heralds a return to "normal" US imperialism and militarism. That is something to dread not celebrate, as American and European media would have us believe.

    • Priti Patel, now Britain's interior minister, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London, Britain June 27, 2016.
      Last update: 21:56 GMT 22.11.2020
      21:56 GMT 22.11.2020

      Boris Defends Bully Patel but Not Pensioners – His Govt is Morally Repugnant

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      Anyone surprised by BoJo’s decision to condone shameful bullying at the heart of his government and order a “square” of defence be formed “around the prittster” after he decided to keep Priti Patel in his cabinet despite her being found guilty of breaching the Ministerial Code and bullying, has plainly been sleeping over the past eleven months.

    • People wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk along Regent Street in London, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Around 100,000 people are catching the coronavirus every day in England, according to the latest Imperial College London study.
      Last update: 18:38 GMT 20.11.2020
      18:38 GMT 20.11.2020

      Did I Break the Law?

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      Yesterday I broke the law! Or did I? I decided for the good of my ‘mental health’ that I needed a long walk and an even longer ‘think’ so I drove to the Beautiful Stowe Gardens and went walking and contemplating in this beautiful National Trust property.

    • Last update: 11:51 GMT 19.11.2020
      11:51 GMT 19.11.2020

      Sick Britain’s Orwellian Dystopia

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      Britain’s sorry excuse for a leader, Boris Johnson, has proudly announced the biggest spending spree on the nation’s military in 30 years. This comes as the country is reeling from disease, a healthcare crisis and economic misery for millions of workers.

    • Memorabilia is on sale at a stand at the Scottish National Party (SNP) Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on October 15, 2016
      Last update: 10:15 GMT 18.11.2020
      10:15 GMT 18.11.2020

      Devolution Has Been A 'Disaster' – For Johnson and the British Union

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      It is a rare occasion indeed when I agree with bungling Boris Johnson, but I cannot demur from his latest example of the foot in mouth disease he has suffered from most of his adult life.

    • Ethiopians celebrate the progress made on the Nile dam, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August 2020.
      Last update: 12:26 GMT 17.11.2020
      12:26 GMT 17.11.2020

      Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia War

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      The news that Russia is to build a naval base adjacent to the Red Sea underscores the geopolitical background to the recent escalation of conflict in Ethiopia.

    • Last update: 12:25 GMT 17.11.2020
      12:25 GMT 17.11.2020

      Donald Trump’s Finest Hour

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      The media and ‘Inside the Tent’ journalists keep telling us that Trump’s refusal to concede defeat in the US Presidential is quite dreadful, but in fact, it shows admirable fighting qualities, given the context.

    • A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on November 11, 2020.
      Last update: 14:31 GMT 16.11.2020
      14:31 GMT 16.11.2020

      Why is Boris Self-Isolating Again?!

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      Describing the chaos at No. 10 as like ten-year-olds arguing in the playground is unfair….to ten-year-olds!

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