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Source: New York Times

Orthodox Jew, Unorthodox Boxing Teacher

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Yuri Foreman, born an Orthodox Jew in the former Soviet republic Belarus, is a world champion super welterweight who, as a teenager, trained in an Arabic boxing gym in Haifa, Israel.

After a Golden Gloves championship as an amateur and a North American title as a pro, he achieved his ultimate goal when he defeated Daniel Santos in 2009 to become the World Boxing Association’s super welterweight champion, and the first Israeli to do so in any class.

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Source: DW

EU budget chief wants billions more from Germany post-Brexit

Saturday 09:55 GMT

EU budget chief Günther Oettinger says he wants Berlin to pay at least 3 billion euros more to cope with new tasks after Britain leaves the bloc.

Germany will be expected to contribute from €3-3.5 billion ($3.76-4.4 billion) more to the EU than it does now to help meet new challenges facing Europe, European Union Budget Commissioner Günter Oettinger said in remarks published Friday. "With 3 or 3.5 billion euros more from Germany, we could close the gap left by Brexit and finance additional measures," Oettinger told the Bild newspaper.

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Source: DW

Germany's Turks plan to sue over AfD politician's 'camel drivers' rant

Saturday 02:26 GMT

Turks living in Germany have criticized insults made by a right-wing AfD politician, in which he called them "camel drivers" and "fatherland-less riffraff."

Germany's Turkish community has said it would file a legal complaint against a right-wing politician who insulted Turks as unpatriotic "camel drivers" who should go back to their "mud huts." The comments were made by the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Andre Poggenburg, on Ash Wednesday, when German politicians traditionally give fiery speeches.

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Source: DW

Bank of Japan governor Kuroda nominated for second term

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Japan's government has nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor, giving the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and kick-start the world's third largest economy.

In a widely expected move, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday nominated the 73-year-old Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor to serve another five-year term when the current one ends in April.

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Source: The Week

There's nothing futile about the gun debate

Saturday 10:50 GMT

While it's true that the GOP has wedded itself to the extremist ideology of gun rights advocates, there's nothing futile about opposing the NRA.

Even if gun violence can never be reduced to zero, we can pass gun safety laws that would actually reduce the unending carnage so many people would have us accept as an inevitable feature of American life. If you resign yourself to the pro-gun voters being more engaged on the issue and so you never try to get those who agree with you engaged, the engagement gap will only widen.

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Source: Huffington Post

Memo: NYT Editor Explains Why Everyone Hates His ‘Rich And Searching’ Op-Ed Section

Saturday 02:26 GMT

It was the mission The Times rededicated itself to in 1970, when it launched the Op-Ed page to further “our belief that diverse voices in our society must be given the greatest possible opportunity to be heard.”

A rich and searching and at times challenging breadth of arguments and ideas is also what society needs from us now, however imperfectly we might realize this vision, day to day, as we strive toward it.

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Source: ABC News

'We mourn for the potential that was lost': Vigil held for victims of school shooting

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Hundreds of people attended vigils remembering the 17 victims who were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.

"We mourn for the potential that was lost -- for the hopes, for the joys, for the dreams that will never be realized," one speaker said of the young victims and the heroes who died while protecting the students. Nearly every seat in the outdoor auditorium was filled, with an audience so large that it spilled onto the sidewalk on the other side of the fence separating the area.

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Source: DW

Bundesliga preview: Schalke host Hoffenheim in battle for Europe

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The striker, who has found the back of the net 10 times in his 20 Bundesliga appearances this season, recently agreed to join Schalke on a free transfer in the summer.

As for Tedesco's friend from their time together at Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann has personnel issues of his own to wrestle with as he hopes to draw level on points with Schalke. "Dennis Geiger probably won't be available, Serge Gnabry will probably be out, Nico Schulz will probably be out," Nagelsmann said.

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Source: DW

Religion must rise above politics in Jerusalem, says Father Nicodemus

Friday 20:02 GMT

Father Nicodemus of the Catholic Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem has told DW how he feels religion shouldn't be mixed with political strife.

I believe that all religious leaders, irrespective of religion, must be challenged to make clear what religion really stands for.

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Source: The Guradian

The Sackler family's blood money disgraces museums around the world

Saturday 09:55 GMT

The Sackler name is emblazoned on, and disgraces, dozens of the world’s greatest museums, universities, and performing arts centers.

We agree to aggressively prohibit the sale of blood diamonds, but we allow the Sacklers’ clever use of blood money to cloak their drug shame under philanthropic fame. This despite the fact that the Sacklers and the cartels both make money off highly addictive drugs that destroy countless lives.

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Source: NBC News

How to help the Florida school shooting victims — and avoid scammers

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The country is still grappling with Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 dead, and many of us are eager to do whatever we can to help those affected.

Bobby Whithorne, director of North America Communications for GoFundMe told NBC News BETTER in an email that the company has “removed campaigns with no direct, personal connection to the victims or the families," and that it is “reviewing every campaign created related to the shooting in Florida and monitoring the platform for all campaigns set up to support individuals and families impacted.” GoFundMe also “guarantees the money raised by those campaigns will be transferred to the right person,” added Whithorne.

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Source: New York Times

While ‘Last Week Tonight’ Was Away, John Oliver Was Busy

Saturday 11:47 GMT

Though its last new episode aired in November, Mr. Oliver said in a telephone interview this week that he and his staff had not been idle the past three months.

At the same time, Mr. Oliver said he appreciates that his show can do what his competitors on ad-supported broadcast and cable channels cannot. “To get people into a narrative for nine minutes, have a Doritos Locos Tacos ad, and then come back and say, ‘Oh, what were we talking about?’ — it’s hard,” he said.

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Source: DW

Russia: Instagram bows to censors in Alexei Navalny corruption investigation

Saturday 02:26 GMT

Instagram has removed posts related to Alexei Navalny's accounts of a meeting between a Russian deputy prime minister and billionaire tycoon.

The videos and photographs formed part of an investigation published last week by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, alleging that Prikhodko had vacationed on Deripaska's yacht off the coast of Norway. The site, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, obliged to the request on Thursday.

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Source: BBC

Consumer products 'affecting air quality'

Saturday 09:00 GMT

US research has found that chemicals from everyday household products now contribute as much to air pollution in cities worldwide as vehicle emissions.

They looked again at the statistics compiled by industries and regulatory agencies; they flew atmospheric sampling missions above Los Angeles to examine the air chemistry; and they also evaluated indoor air quality measurements made by other researchers.

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Source: Washington Post

‘I came across blood:’ Dramatic 911 calls recount Mount Hood death

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The late-morning sun was beaming down on the snow-covered summit of Oregon’s Mount Hood Tuesday and the ice was slick and feathery at 10,300 feet when Braton Jurasevich spotted the trail of blood.

“Don’t underestimate Mount Hood,” another rescue volunteer, Erik Broms, told KGW. “People do, and bad things happen.”

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: DW

As China takes 'center stage,' Europe stands at a crossroads

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: BBC

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields lower as bond market settles down from wild swings this week

Saturday 13:36 GMT

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