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AP Explains: Did a coup force Bolivia's Evo Morales out?

AP Explains: Bolivians are divided over whether Morales was ousted by a coup or a popular uprising.

U.S. condemns latest Hong Kong violence, urges both sides to de-escalate

The United States on Monday condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest Hong Kong violence and urged police and civilians alike to de-escalate the situation, a senior Trump administration official said.

Nigel Farage, Brexit Party Leader, Lends Hand to Boris Johnson. Mostly.

Mr. Farage won’t run candidates in seats held by Mr. Johnson’s Tories. But his party may still hurt the Tories in other races.

OAS to meet on Bolivia situation on Tuesday

The Organization of American States plans to hold a special meeting on the situation in Bolivia at its Washington headquarters on Tuesday, the OAS said on Monday after the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales.

UK PM Johnson to chair emergency meeting on flooding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the government's emergency 'COBR' committee on Tuesday to discuss the response to flooding in the north of England, his office said.

Jordan, UAE, Turkey, Sudan accused of violating sanctions on Libya - U.N. report

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is "highly probable" that a foreign attack aircraft is responsible for a deadly strike on a migrant detention center, according to U.N. experts monitoring the implementation of sanctions on Libya.


Southwest will speed up inspections of 38 used 737 airplanes after FAA concerns

Southwest Airlines Co said Monday it will complete inspections on 38 737 airplanes it acquired from foreign air carriers by Jan. 31 that may not meet all U.S. aviation safety requirements.

WeWork begins search for a new CEO: sources

WeWork has started a search for a new chief executive following the departure of its co-founder Adam Neumann, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the U.S. office-sharing start-up seeks to reverse its widening losses.

Oil slips as trade worries offset Cushing drawdown

Oil prices edged lower on Monday as little progress on U.S.-China trade negotiations kept prices pressured, but bullish inventory data in the United States offered some support.

State attorneys general meet in Colorado to discuss Google antitrust probe

State attorneys general are meeting on Monday in Colorado to discuss their probe into whether Google's business practices break antitrust law, according to two sources knowledgeable about the meeting.

Trump to meet with vaping industry as he mulls tighter regulation

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry representatives as his administration considers tightening e-cigarette regulations amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related injuries and deaths.


France puzzled over 'very pure' cocaine washing up on Atlantic coast

Rennes’ public prosecutor warns people who spot packages to refrain from touching them

French police are investigating how a “significant amount” of cocaine and other drugs have washed up on beaches along the Atlantic coast in recent weeks. New packages continue to appear daily.

The cocaine is particularly pure and therefore dangerous, according to the prosecutor’s office in the western city of Rennes, who urged people who spot packages not to touch them but immediately call the police.

Related: 'They come back with big eyes': pétanque rocked by drug allegations

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Marseille's mothers call on Macron to use gangland profits to revive communities

Women from France’s second city estates argue that channeling criminal proceeds back into educational projects will keep teenagers away from organised crime

Malika looked out of her window on the tenth floor of a run-down tower-block in northern Marseille across at the Mediterranean Sea. “There are good things about living here, despite the bad reputation,” said the 43-year-old mother of four. “When I was down, when I had no food, my neighbours always helped. We’re one big family here.”

On a nearby estate, visible from the window, a 29-year-old was recently shot dead with a Kalashnikov machine-gun in a criminal turf-war. It was the tenth criminal gang death in the Marseille area this year. Military weapons are sometimes fired in broad daylight and can sell for as little as €500.

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The first fairytales were feminist critiques of patriarchy. We need to revive their legacy |...

The women who created the first fairytales were far more radical than the Brothers Grimm have led us to believe

Most revolutions begin quietly, in narrative. Take, for instance, fairytales. The popular understanding is that fairytales evolved exclusively from oral folktellers – from the uneducated “Mother Goose” nurse, passing into the imaginations of children by centuries of fireside retellings.

But this story is a myth. Fairytales were invented by the blue blood and pomaded sweat of a coterie of 17th century French female writers known as the conteuses, or storytellers.

Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy’s central theme was the critique of arranged marriage, her heroines agents of their own destinies

From that day he refused to eat, and his looks underwent a great change; he became yellow as a quince, thin, melancholy, and depressed. […] Observing him continually for three days and three nights, they concluded that he was in love and that he would die if they did not find the sole remedy for him.

Related: Harriet the Spy helped me come to terms with my queer identity

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The Guardian view on the fall of the Berlin Wall: history’s lessons | Editorial

It was hailed as the definitive triumph of liberal democracy. Thirty years on, the lessons of 1989 look rather different

“The owl of Minerva begins its flight only with the coming of the dusk,” wrote Hegel in the Philosophy of Right. This was a poetic way of saying that wisdom and understanding only come with hindsight, and history never ceases to play itself out in unanticipated ways. As Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, a flapping of wings is audible.

After the extraordinary events of 9 November 1989, when east Berliners poured through the Wall’s checkpoints, calling time on the cold war and the communist era in Europe, many assumed that a definitive victory had been won for liberal democracy. Francis Fukuyama famously suggested the triumph of western values could signal “the end of history”.

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'He's now at peace': lost soldier identified and buried after 102 years

Lance corporal reburied with full military honours in front of granddaughter after 1917 death

But for a spoon and a “lightbulb” moment, Linda Cook would never have found her grandfather, who had been missing for 102 years.

He was lying where he fell, gradually hidden then finally lost as shellfire exploded in the earth around him in a field near Lens, northern France.

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Elisabeth Moss wants to star in a Hallmark Christmas movie

If you can somehow erase Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale" from your mind, she wants us to imagine her in a much lighter role. A role, say, as a Hallmark Channel heroine who saves some small-town bookstore form shutting down just in time for Christmas.

'Lady and the Tramp' issues a familiar bark to introduce Disney+

Disney's strategy of turning animated classics into live-action movies takes a streaming detour with "Lady and the Tramp," a respectable if uninspired version of the 1955 film that grooms some of its more problematic elements. Premiering on Disney+, it's a modest addition to the genre that passes, barely, the "Who's a good family movie?" test.

'Game of Thrones' coffee cup mystery deepens after star denies responsibility

Game of Thrones' eight-year run ended in May to decidedly mixed reviews.

Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreate fathers' Army picture

Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie pose as their fathers did during Army service 65 years ago.

Scottish gallery to pull BP Portrait Award exhibition from 2020

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery says wants "to address the climate emergency".

Roman Polanski denies new 'violent' rape claim

The film director threatens to sue after a fresh allegation from a former French actress.

Joker: How it became the most profitable comic book film ever

The comic book film has now made more than 15 times what it cost to make at the global box office.

BBC apologises for using wrong Remembrance Day clip

BBC says a production mistake led to BBC Breakfast showing footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath in 2016.


How One of the Whitney Biennial Protesting Artists Spends Sundays

This week, Korakrit Arunanondchai will present his most ambitious project to date, a live show with multiple performers over two nights.

My First Produced Play? Ah, I Remember It Well.

The return of Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day” prompted us to ask leading writers: How did it go for you? And what did you learn?

Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ Notches a Fifth Week at No. 1

The singing rapper’s blockbuster album has topped the chart five nonconsecutive times, the most since Drake.

Review: On Disney Plus, a Show That Goldblumsplains the World

The quirky star of “The Fly” and “Jurassic Park” takes on the role of zeitgeist whisperer, innocently inquiring into our fascinations with sneakers, jeans and tattoos.

Two Vogue Shows Strike Art-World Poses

Rashaad Newsome and Kia LaBeija provide fierceness and flash but their shows come up short as dance.

How Did I Get That Yoga Story? You Really Had to Be There

As I participated in a workshop, the story came to life right in front of my eyes, right in front of the TV camera for “The Weekly.”

Brexit Dancing

Leaving the European Union is hard. Having a party is easy.


Horses euthanized after injuries in races 90 minutes apart

Two horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries on Sunday in races 90 minutes apart at Del Mar racetrack in southern California, officials said.

Tsitsipas gets win he craved over Medvedev

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated victory over fellow ATP Finals debutant Daniil Medvedev like he had won the title on Monday as he finally snapped a jinx against his Russian bogeyman.

Divisive Comments by a Hockey Institution Prompt Calls for His Firing

Many Canadians say that Don Cherry, who has offered his bombastic opinions on television for nearly 40 years, has finally gone too far.

College Basketball Just Started. Here’s What There Is to Know So Far

Cole Anthony had a strong debut for North Carolina, Memphis already has drama swirling, and some surprises have made for an eventful start to the season.

Venezuelan baseball's bid to save sanctions-shortened season hits snag

The U.S. Treasury Department has told Major League Baseball that a change to its sanctions on Venezuela last week does not allow MLB to resume a partnership with the Venezuelan baseball league, according to a person familiar with the matter.


Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.

This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years. Then It Appeared on Camera.

By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist.

Ultra-Black Is the New Black

Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.


Microsoft says in blog post that it will honor California's privacy law in U.S.

Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law, known as CCPA, throughout the United States.

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Italy’s Mediaset hikes stake in ProSieben in pan-Europe TV drive

Italy's top commercial broadcaster Mediaset has raised its stake in German rival ProSiebensat.1 to 15.1% as it presses ahead with plans to create a pan-European TV platform to tackle slow growth and stiffer competition.

Venezuelan foreign ministry temporarily loses access to Twitter account

Venezuela's foreign ministry temporarily lost access to its account with social media service Twitter Inc over the weekend, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Apple throws Instagram 'stalker' app off store

Like Patrol had offered users a way to see which posts their "friends liked" and whom they followed.