US Closure, Brexit, Congo: Your Thursday Briefing


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Closing discussions in the United States collapse, The British Parliament take the Brexitand in Belgium debate a law on the slaughter of animals. Here is the last one:

President Trump's frustration subsided as the partial shutdown of the US government marked the 19th day. he stormed a meeting of the White House Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi once again declared that she would not fund a wall on the southern border, even though he agrees to reopen the government.

Democrats accused the president of launching a "tantrum," while Trump called the meeting on Twitter a "total waste of time." highlighting the costs of closing – farmers have lost the payment of their crops, national parks have been destroyed – rather than plunging into the issue of a fence.

End of game possible: Mr. Trump again raised the possibility of declare a national emergency and order the wall built himself, which could be a way to save the face but could also be a violation of constitutional norms.

Go further: A border is rarely just a border. Here are some of the most controversial borders around the world.

The British Parliament debate resumed on Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit – which is virtually certain to be rejected in a crucial vote next week.

developments: Parliament has already treated Ms. May two setbacks in as many days. First, legislators have limited its ability to block outings and not run over time, forcing it to return in the days following a lost vote with a new plan. (Legislators could also submit their own solutions.) And they adopted a measure making it difficult for Britain to leave the EU. without agreement.

And now? Ms. May may be thinking that a so-called dead end, which is looming larger, will force a divided Parliament to support its plan quickly. But this strategy only works through increased national tension and economic uncertainty – and those who think that the exit without agreement can be managed can be immune from the pressure. As for persuading the US To renegotiate the conditions, analysts say that Ms. May's hopes are misplaced.

Alternative paths: The prospect of a second public referendum on Brexit is developing and there is also talk of delaying the departure date of March 29th.

A group of 49 migrants stranded at sea after being denied entry into European ports has been allowed to dock in Malta. Our journalist went on board rescue ships and noted the human impact of the drastic change in European migration policy, which has declined dramatically at sea.

Details: Most asylum seekers had been rescued on December 22 from the Sea-Watch 3, a boat belonging to the German private rescue organization Sea Watch, following a faulty rubber dinghy at wide of Libya. But this ship and another were then forced to wander the waves, often in difficult weather, as they were tossed between the ports.

Future: New Member States will receive migrants, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta, who, like Italy, has blocked private rescue vessels.

Brazil: The new president of the far right, Jair Bolsonaro, withdrew the country of a migration agreement signed last month with the United States.

A fight for religion, politics and animal suffering has erupted in Belgium in response to a new requirement that the animals are stunned before being killed, which according to Muslim and Jewish leaders, is banned in their religion.

Debate: Muslim and Jewish religious leaders argue that stunning can cause great suffering and that their ritual slaughter – carried out with a sharp blade at the neck – aims to minimize the pain. Belgium is now considering whether or not to create a religious exemption like that of the United States.

L & # 39; s history: In 1933, the Nazis banned the massacre without stunning, citing animal cruelty, and because many right-wing activists join animal rights advocates in support of the ban, some see anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim accents dangerous.

American-Chinese trade war: Three days of discussions between senior officials ended on a positive note in Beijing, helping pave the way for potential talks at a higher level aimed at preventing a major escalation of the trade war on March 2, the Trump government's deadline to raise tariffs on many imports from China.

Democratic Republic of Congo: The hope of a first unchallenged transfer of power in the country failed when Congolese election officials announced that Felix Tshisekedi, the outgoing president's favorite candidate, had won the presidential elections, defying independent evaluations that he lost massively.

Rod Rosenstein: The US Deputy Attorney General, who oversaw the investigation of the special council on Russia, is expected to withdraw after President Trump's confirmation of the appointment of the Attorney General, according to officials of the administration.

China: New research shows how an institute founded by Coca-Cola and other multinationals in the beverage and snack sector has influenced Chinese health policy.

Saudi Arabia: The young Saudi woman who barricaded herself in a hotel room at Bangkok airport to avoid any deportation was obtained refugee status by the Australian authorities have declared, paving the way for a claim for asylum.

Women in power: There are now more women over the age of 50 in the United States than at any other time in history – and they are becoming more visible and powerful. our written genre editor.

Norwegian Air: The cheap airline was forced to land in Iran because of a technical mistake. A month later, the An American-made plane is still blocked because the American sanctions made it difficult to buy spare parts.

Fiat Chrysler: The constructor is said to have agreed to pay $ 650 million to settle the American lawsuits on the tests of emission of rigging without admitting their guilt.

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Tintin, the naïve and adventurous young reporter created by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi (better known as Hergé), is celebrating its 90th birthday today.

The intrepid boy made his official debut January 10, 1929 in a supplement for young readers of the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle.

Like other comic book characters, Tintin has moved from the page to other forms: Belgian theater, cartoons and movies, including "The Adventures of Tintin, "The 2011 animated film directed by Steven Spielberg.

(A Article Times About the suggested film to pronounce Tintin in the French: "Tanh-tanh", and not as a rhyme of "winner winner".

Neither Tintin nor its creator has been without controversy.

Ten years ago, Charles McGrath, a legendary book writer, Hergé trajectory track accusations of anticommunism, racism, colonialism, anti-Semitism and Nazi collaboration.

But fans seem to connect with Hergé's own evaluation of Tintin, as a projection of "my desire for adventure and violence, courage and resourcefulness in me".

George Gene Gustines, a publisher covering the comics industry since 2002, wrote Back Story today.

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