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Spain's Palma to ban holiday rentals

Today 11:47 GMT

The Spanish resort city of Palma, on the island of Majorca, is to ban flat owners from renting their apartments to travellers, becoming the first place in Spain to introduce such a measure.

The holiday rentals association, Habtur, said not only owners would be affected but also restaurants and shops, warning that jobs could be cut.

Source: Washington Post

Trump is creating a vetting center. Is it ‘extreme’ enough to end his travel ban?

Today 10:55 GMT

Trump directed Homeland Security officials to edify his ideas, and in February the White House announced the creation of a National Vetting Center, or NVC, that would bring unprecedented rigor to screening foreigners.

The NVC will “work closely” with the National Targeting Center, the Terrorist Screening Center, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the intelligence community, the official added, “to ensure there is appropriate coordination and minimize duplication of effort.” When Trump toured the National Targeting Center on Feb. 2 before issuing his order, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told him it stops “70 terrorists a day” from entering the country.

Source: New York Times

Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance

Today 10:55 GMT

Mr. Obama, he said, views this as the most important speech he has given since leaving the White House, one that will set the tone for his post-presidency.

Now, Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training.

Source: Common Domain

Rosenstein Takes a Pause—to Argue a Case Before the Supreme Court

Today 10:55 GMT

The gift, sent by White House counsel Don McGahn, recognized another duty Mr. Rosenstein is assuming Monday: representing the administration before the Supreme Court, where he will argue a sentencing case from New Mexico.

As argument day approached, the solicitor general’s office sent Mr. Rosenstein the Victorian-era attire that government lawyers traditionally wear before the Supreme Court. “They actually sent over six pairs of pants so I could choose from them, and then of course there’s a vest and a tie,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

Source: CBS News

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined - by Congress

Today 10:55 GMT

This coming week, Jackson is back on the interview circuit and heading toward the Senate for a hearing Wednesday on his nomination to be President Donald Trump's next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The president was delighted with Jackson's comprehensive and buoyant — some said fawning — briefing to reporters in January on Mr. Trump's "excellent" health and mental acuity. Mr. Trump abruptly named him to succeed David Shulkin, an Obama-era holdover fired under an ethical cloud and something of a staff rebellion.

Source: Common Domain

Dollar Is Still King of the Hill Globally Despite Other Nations’ Efforts

Today 10:55 GMT

A small but growing number of countries are stepping up efforts to wean themselves off the dollar, aiming to chip away at the U.S. currency’s decadeslong dominance.

Some analysts say the governments moving against the dollar may be trying to capitalize on growing unease among many nations, including U.S. allies, over recent or perceived shifts in U.S. trade policy, Washington’s approach to global alliances, and conflicting signals from the Trump administration about its preference for a strong dollar.

Source: CBS News

Travel ban case comes as Supreme Court's first dive into Trump Policy

Today 10:55 GMT

The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another.

The justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and latest version of the administration's ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. Opponents of the policy and some lower courts have labeled it a "Muslim ban," harking back to Mr. Trump's campaign call to keep Muslims from entering the country.

Source: DW

German military draws up 450-million-euro wish list

Today 10:55 GMT

Amidst criticism that the Germany's military hardware is fast becoming obsolete, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will ask the government for a massive cash injection to update its equipment.

According to a list obtained by two German newspapers, von der Leyen is requesting 450 million euros ($553 million) for 18 separate items. A defense ministry spokesman said the Bundeswehr would present its procurement requests to the Bundestag "soon."

Source: NBC News

Merkel says 'different type of anti-Semitism' now exists in Germany

Today 10:55 GMT

"We have refugees now, for example, or people of Arab origin, who bring a different type of anti-Semitism into the country," Merkel said in an interview with Israel's Channel 10. "But unfortunately, anti-Semitism existed before this."

Merkel said her government has appointed a new commissioner to fight anti-Semitism and to support Jewish life in Germany. She added: "The fact that no kindergarten, no school, no synagogue can be left without police protection dismays us."

Source: New York Times

Nobody Tells You How Long a Marriage Is

Today 10:55 GMT

When you fall in love, when you have fun with somebody, when you enjoy the way they see the world, nobody ever says, “This person will change. And so you will be married to two, three, four, five or 10 people throughout the course of your life, as you live out your vows.”

I asked if it was O.K. with you if I quit my job and went to Arizona for a few months, just so I could spend some time alone, to write and think and find my foundation, the bedrock that had been surgically cut and irradiated out of me.

Source: New York Times

How’s the Air in London ‘We Should Be Worried’

Today 10:55 GMT

When I moved back to London in 2017 after more than 10 years living abroad, the first thing that hit me was the smell of diesel and the dusty haze hovering over the city.

Toxic air in London has been at illegal levels since 2010, and for a brief period last year, air pollution here was worse than Beijing’s, according to statistics published by the London mayor’s office. More than 9,000 Londoners die prematurely each year because of the toxic air in Britain’s capital, where approximately 50 percent of the pollution comes from vehicles on the road, with 40 percent coming from vehicles that use diesel.

Source: The Guradian

How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

Today 10:55 GMT

It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling.

More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was researching this rare creature – a living fossil that is found 4,000m below the surface of Monterey Bay – for a French television company, when she first realised the extraordinary variety of life and colour on the deep ocean floor.

Source: The Guradian

Not welcome in Colombia, indigenous migrants stuck at border after fleeing Venezuela

Today 10:55 GMT

Camped on the far bank of the Táchira river, she found hundreds of fellow members of the Yukpa indigenous community who had also fled starvation and sickness in Venezuela, where scarcity caused by a spiraling economic collapse has penetrated even rural indigenous communities.

While the masses of other Venezuelan migrants have dispersed into cities across Colombia, the Yukpa’s concentrated presence on the border has irritated local authorities.

Source: Global News

Manhunt continues for Waffle House shooting suspect; residents on high alert

Today 10:55 GMT

As an intensive manhunt continues for the suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people, police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to beware of the alleged killer.

Half naked man kills 4 people in shooting at Waffle House in Tennessee. He was also added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. Reinking was nearly naked, wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault-style rifle when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant, police say.

Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Volkswagen Prepares First U.S. Bond Sale After Emissions Scandal

Today 10:55 GMT

The finance chief is preparing Volkswagen’s return to the U.S. bond market for the first time since its emissions scandal, a move that would seal a successful turnaround for the German auto maker.

A frequent debt issuer before the 2015 diesel scandal, Volkswagen has relied on a €20 billion ($24.7 billion) bridge loan, asset-backed securities and commercial paper to cover its financial needs. The company already has tested the waters in Europe, where its €8 billion bond issued a little over a year ago was snapped up by investors.

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

‘One Tree Hill’ fans will instantly recognize this charming house — it's for sale!

Monday 13:38 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

The words that change what colours we see

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Need STEM Teachers Look to Older Adults

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Matt Smith on The Crown pay gap: 'We should be paid equally'

Today 08:06 GMT

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