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8h Are people becoming less reliant on Facebook for their news? | Paul Chadwick
The Guardian
Two new surveys suggest the public still value traditional news publishers When you try to imagine a media diet consisting only of retweets, random blogs or the Facebook posts of family and friends, you grasp the value of journalism created by professional media organisations. Traditional news organisations aren’t perfect, but they are not fake. Nor are they as readily manipulated as we know social media can be. Professional journalism’s longstanding skills of access to sources, verification, presentation and dependable distribution remain an essential element of what nourishes democratic societies. That insight, sharply conveyed in images accompanying this column, informs a new campaign to promote the well-regarded
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8h The Guardian view on Yemen: our complicity lies bare | Editorial
The Guardian
Even if the UK warned against attacking the vital port of Hodeidah, we bear responsibility for the horrors of this warThe fig leaves covered little to start with, and withered long ago. Now the excuses for our role in Yemen’s misery have fallen away entirely. The
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Sajid Javid could cement his legacy by legalising medicinal cannabis, and now is the perfect time to do it8h Sajid Javid could cement his legacy by legalising medicinal cannabis, and now is the perfect time to do it
The Independent
It wouldn't take very much effort by ministers to amend the law – yet it would have a lasting impact with minimal repercussions
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9h The government cannot stick to its stance of refusing medical marijuana now that it's bent the rules for Billy Caldwell
The Independent
The case forced a decision: do we stick to our guns and let a child suffer, or create a new policy based on the advice of experts and on an approach that puts the wellbeing of millions of people at the forefront
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Rail privatisation has been a disaster for taxpayers | Letters9h Rail privatisation has been a disaster for taxpayers | Letters
The Guardian
A renationalised railway would require less government subsidies and provide better value for money for the taxpayer and better services, writes
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9h Sir Matt Busby airbrushed from Liverpool FC history? | Brief letters
The Guardian
Upskirting | Sir Matt Busby | Sign language | Vegetarianism | Thameslink | Clive JamesOnce the law is eventually passed to class upskirting as the criminal offence it clearly is (
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What would a denuclearised North Korea mean for the balance of military power in Asia?10h What would a denuclearised North Korea mean for the balance of military power in Asia?
The Independent
World leaders are racing to adapt to the new state of relations with Kim Jong-un's regime
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Five things to look out for to understand the economic impact of Trump's trade nationalism11h Five things to look out for to understand the economic impact of Trump's trade nationalism
The Independent
Market reactions to the president's policies, both in the US and China, will help assess the damage that might result from rising global trade tensions
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Don't be fooled by Theresa May's £20bn NHS funding pledge – it's just a distraction to win her some much needed goodwill12h Don't be fooled by Theresa May's £20bn NHS funding pledge – it's just a distraction to win her some much needed goodwill
The Independent
This is not a generous 70th birthday present to the NHS. On the eve of another frantic week of Brexit votes in the Commons, it is about hijacking what she knows to be a transparently fake claim, and making it her own
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The Tories’ NHS pledge puts them on a Brexit bus to nowhere | Matthew d’Ancona12h The Tories’ NHS pledge puts them on a Brexit bus to nowhere | Matthew d’Ancona
The Guardian
Magical thinking can’t solve the conundrum of the leave ‘dividend’. But will the Tories stomach a wealth tax?As Theresa May would say: let me be clear. There is no “Brexit dividend”. There is no glorious golden handshake to look forward to when we leave the European Union. If there is to be
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12h Over a decade ago I made legal history in Egypt, but to fight for women's rights we need to change the culture not just the laws
The Independent
Arab Muslim societies continue to treat women as second class citizens, as protectors of the family's 'honour', as potential sources of disgrace rather than individuals who have rights
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Could this be the end of Facebook controlling news?13h Could this be the end of Facebook controlling news?
The Guardian
Two reports show signs of a shift in the wake of electoral and data misuse scandals Has social media – that ad-guzzling tyrant of a teenager – reached a turning point on the way to adulthood? Scandals over electoral fraud and misuse of data appear, for the first time, to be affecting the behaviour of Facebook and those who use it. Journalists love to announce a watershed moment and the relationship between those who produce most of the world’s news, and those who host it online, is still as fractious as that between parent and teenage child. But two hefty reports last week show signs of a shift. First, the
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13h May double-crossed Grieve over Brexit – this is a constitutional crisis | Andrew Adonis
The Guardian
So much for parliament taking back control. Now MPs are being asked to deprive themselves of any meaningful voteEver since she took office, Theresa May has sought to evade and avoid parliamentary sovereignty. Her assertion of “government sovereignty” has reached crisis point, and it is imperative it is rejected by both the Lords and Commons in this week’s
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The shameful prosecution of a Greek civil servant is a reminder that there's more to democracy than the ability to vote13h The shameful prosecution of a Greek civil servant is a reminder that there's more to democracy than the ability to vote
The Independent
Andreas Georgiou's real 'crime' was, finally, starting to tell the truth about the extent of Greece's public sector borrowing in 2010. Surely something like that could never happen here... or could it?
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An easy step-by-step guide for Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister by Christmas13h An easy step-by-step guide for Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister by Christmas
The Independent
Labour is so conditioned to opposition and protest that it cannot see that the Conservative party is limping around like a wounded gazelle, inviting predation
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The order Trump holds in contempt was once America’s proudest creation | Jonathan Fenby15h The order Trump holds in contempt was once America’s proudest creation | Jonathan Fenby
The Guardian
Seventy years ago, as a new major book suggests, America helped rebuild Europe and assumed the role of global peacemakerBehind the Twitter storms and hyperbolic self-promotion, Donald Trump is nothing if not consistent in his approach to the world. A single aim runs through his international policy – to liberate himself and his country from constraints and to leave it free to pursue whatever he determines to be its destiny. Thus, this month, he has
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17h Before my dad died I didn't know how to express my emotions towards him – this Father's Day I want to encourage more sons to say 'I love you'
The Independent
Many young boys are still growing up with an awkwardness when it comes to showing their fathers true affection
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Yes, we can teach our children about technology, but let’s just ban phones in school | Sona Sodha17h Yes, we can teach our children about technology, but let’s just ban phones in school | Sona Sodha
The Guardian
We need to provide safe spaces where kids can learn positive online behavioursWhen I heard that Eton now requires its year 7s to
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Europe is fast losing interest in the Brexit soap – it has bigger worries | Andrew Rawnsley19h Europe is fast losing interest in the Brexit soap – it has bigger worries | Andrew Rawnsley
The Guardian
Faced with challenges that threaten the EU’s very existence, continental leaders have little patience left for Britain’s baffling theatricsTravel does not always broaden the mind, but it can sharpen perspective. Recent weeks have taken me to Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain. I learned much about these very different countries, but the most important takeaway was about my own. The largest conclusion I drew from recent conversations on the continent is that Europe is no longer terribly interested in these islands. How much attention are our closest neighbours paying to what is happening to the United Kingdom? Not much, in truth. The week ahead in Britain will see the energies of its parliament expended on the latest developments in a Brexit plot that is becoming hideously complex even for those of us paid to follow it. Exactly like the week just gone then. No different to many weeks previously. Breathless news bulletins bring the latest about the drama of tight parliamentary votes along with threatened cabinet resignations and actual ones lower down the political food chain. Reporters endeavour to explain to head-scratching viewers why the cabinet is angrily divided over “time-limiting the backstop”. Theresa May thinks it a good night’s work when she survives to prevaricate another day. Jeremy Corbyn achieves the unusual feat of splitting Labour MPs three ways over a key vote on what kind of Brexit we should be having. The Westminster air grows fetid with tales of last-minute bargains and stories of betrayal. The characters alternate between insulting each other in the most vitriolic language and torturing us with rival ways to define “a meaningful vote”.
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Dementia: the fight for dignity goes on | Letters21h Dementia: the fight for dignity goes on | Letters
The Guardian
John’s Campaign, which fights for the needs of people with dementia and their carers, is to be applauded – but there is still work to be doneThere is still some way to go with John’s Campaign (“
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21h The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction | Observer editorial
The Guardian
It should be clear to Daniel Ortega that change is urgently needed now his people have turned against himThere was a time, in the 1980s, when Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, was hailed as a hero in the insurrectionary tradition of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. The Reagan administration’s covert (and illegal) efforts to vanquish Ortega by force, after the Sandinistas helped topple the Somoza dictatorship in 1979, provoked an international campaign in support of the revolution. The fight against the US-backed Contra rebels was part of a wider, cold war struggle to defeat US hegemony in Central America. Many on the British left campaigned passionately on the subject. The Observer is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, founded in 1791. It is published by Guardian News & Media and is editorially independent.
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Labour Live: Party faithful commune with JC in a north London rec27h Labour Live: Party faithful commune with JC in a north London rec
The Independent
'The mass adulation, the cult of personality, the T-shirts, the badges and the posters; it was all there in the park, and all of it unprecedented for Labour'
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27h Lies, fears and cover-up: Russia’s role in the Brexit vote is too big to ignore | Nick Cohen
The Guardian
In any other country this scandal would cause uproar but the BBC and Labour party just prefer to change the subjectThe first duty of the leaders and citizens of a democracy is to defend its elections from subversion. Yet a country that boasts of giving the world free parliaments feels little obligation to even look at allegations that Russia subverted British democracy. The government and opposition are compromised and want the scandal closed down. As does an embarrassed rightwing press and a shamefully negligent BBC. “Suggest we send a note of support to the ambassador,” wrote Andy Wigmore, press officer for Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU just before the Brexit referendum. Arron Banks, who gave the campaign the largest political
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