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www.pbs.org Gaza Strip pier project is completed, U.S. military says

Officials are poised to begin ferrying badly needed humanitarian aid into the enclave besieged over seven months of intense fighting in the Israel-Hamas war.

Gaza Strip pier project is completed, U.S. military says
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www.theguardian.com Dutch woman, 29, granted euthanasia approval on grounds of mental suffering

Zoraya ter Beek, who has chronic depression, anxiety, trauma and unspecified personality disorder, expected to end her life soon

Dutch woman, 29, granted euthanasia approval on grounds of mental suffering
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Nearly all major car companies are sabotaging EV transition, and Japan is worst, study finds
  • Montreal?

    I think the OP has a point here: most of North America is distinctly not urban, distinctly not pedestrianized, and really spread apart. EVs take a substantial range hit in the cold, which might not be a problem in the Montreal area but is a bit more of an issue when living in bumfuck, Wisconsin.

  • Mexico receives first direct flight from China since 2020
    riviera-maya-news.com Mexico receives first direct flight from China since 2020 - Riviera Maya News

    Mexico City, Mexico -- Mexico has received its first direct flight from China since the beginning of the pandemic four years ago.

    Mexico receives first direct flight from China since 2020 - Riviera Maya News
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    Russia’s Putin to remove Sergei Shoigu as defence minister
  • Shoigu is being replaced by Belousov, an economist. Shoigu was planning to retire before the invasion of Ukraine anyway, but this reflects either a dire need for an economics expert or a lack of need for someone with conflict experience.

    Given Russia's recent successes in the Kharkov region, it's looking like Putin has already assumed that victory is inevitable and is planning for how to manage the post-war economy given the rapid expansion of Russia's military-industrial complex over the course of the Ukraine conflict.

    That, or Putin is unhappy with Shoigu's progress... But again, looking at recent successes in the Kharkov region I highly doubt that.

  • www.aljazeera.com Russia’s Putin to remove Sergei Shoigu as defence minister

    President proposes Andrei Belousov as defence minister with Sergei Shoigu to become secretary of Security Council.

    Russia’s Putin to remove Sergei Shoigu as defence minister
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    www.livescience.com Gargantuan sunspot 15-Earths wide shoots powerful X-class flare toward Earth, triggering radio blackouts

    A sunspot so big it rivals the gigantic sunspot responsible for the Carrington Event in 1859 has unleashed another X-class solar flare, triggering radio blackouts on Earth.

    Gargantuan sunspot 15-Earths wide shoots powerful X-class flare toward Earth, triggering radio blackouts
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    Record-breaking increase in CO2 levels in world’s atmosphere
  • sigh

    China is heading towards peak coal demand, national association says

    China Coal Group Says Peak Demand Imminent as Clean Power Grows

    In a major turning point for the world, China’s fossil fuel use is projected to decline starting in 2025.

    Blaming an increase in the rate of carbon increases on China's coal consumption seems rather incongruent with the facts. Are we all choosing to ignore the second-order effects of methane emissions from natural gas? Methane does break down back to CO2, after all, but while it's still methane it's a substantially more potent greenhouse gas.

    Fuck. Natural. Gas.

  • apnews.com Dozens of deaths reveal risks of injecting sedatives into people restrained by police

    The medical syringe has become a tool of control during police encounters, a practice that quietly spread based on questionable science.

    Dozens of deaths reveal risks of injecting sedatives into people restrained by police
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    Shafik authorizes NYPD to sweep ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment,’ officers in riot gear arrest over 100
  • Why is this escalating so much faster than the 1989 Chinese democracy protests or the 2019 Hong Kong protests? In those cases, it took weeks for arrests to happen and months for force to be deployed. Most law enforcement in those cases were unarmed.

  • A Statement From The New York Times on Presidential News Coverage

    For anyone who understands the role of the free press in a democracy, it should be troubling that President Biden has so actively and effectively avoided questions from independent journalists during his term. The president occupies the most important office in our nation, and the press plays a vital role in providing insights into his thinking and worldview, allowing the public to assess his record and hold him to account.

    Mr. Biden has granted far fewer press conferences and sit-down interviews with independent journalists than virtually all of his predecessors. It is true that The Times has sought an on-the-record interview with Mr. Biden, as it has done with all presidents going back more than a century. If the president chooses not to sit down with The Times because he dislikes our independent coverage, that is his right, and we will continue to cover him fully and fairly either way.

    However, in meetings with Vice President Harris and other administration officials, the publisher of The Times focused instead on a higher principle: That systematically avoiding interviews and questions from major news organizations doesn’t just undermine an important norm, it also establishes a dangerous precedent that future presidents can use to avoid scrutiny and accountability. That is why Mr. Sulzberger has repeatedly urged the White House to have the president sit down with The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNN and other major independent news organizations that millions of Americans rely on to understand their government.

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    Bicycle use in Paris now exceeds car use
    english.elpais.com The cycling revolution in Paris continues: Bicycle use now exceeds car use

    A study indicates that 11.2% of trips in the French capital are made on two wheels, compared to 4.3% in four-wheel vehicles

    The cycling revolution in Paris continues: Bicycle use now exceeds car use
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    www.bloomberg.com Macron Says Europe Can No Longer Rely on US for Its Security

    French President Emmanuel Macron said the American security umbrella is a thing of the past and that Europe needs to build its own credible defense strategy if it wants to survive.

    Macron Says Europe Can No Longer Rely on US for Its Security
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    Chinese EV makers won’t get subsidies from Mexico after US pressure
  • Subsidized by the government like...

    Tesla?

    https://newrepublic.com/article/175397/teslas-cheaper-now-thanks-subsidies-musk-hated

    https://qz.com/elon-musks-spacex-and-tesla-get-far-more-government-mon-1850332884

    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-list-government-subsidies-tesla-billions-spacex-solarcity-2021-12

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-musk-subsidies-20150531-story.html

    https://www.govtech.com/policy/gov-newsom-says-california-subsidies-powered-teslas-success

    Oh, sorry, you must have meant a traditional car manufacturer like Ford.

    https://www.cbtnews.com/ford-scores-massive-9-2-billion-loan-for-electric-vehicle-batteries/

    https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/news/ford-loses-billions-on-evs-despite-government-subsidies

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-13/ford-jobs-cost-414-000-apiece-as-fight-for-factories-takes-off

    https://www.heritage.org/government-regulation/commentary/taxpayers-are-subsidizing-rich-electric-vehicle-owners-the-tune

    https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ford-factory-subsidies-are-much-higher-other-deals

    Oh, you meant other traditional car manufacturers like GM who took government loans to bail them out from bankruptcy.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/subsidies-supercharge-gms-ev-strategy-11668776501

    https://www.energy.gov/articles/biden-harris-administration-announces-155-billion-support-strong-and-just-transition

    https://www.mackinac.org/blog/2022/general-motors-should-not-get-soar-subsidies

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/19/bush-bails-out-us-automakers-dec-19-2008-1066932

    https://www.marketplace.org/2018/11/13/what-did-america-buy-auto-bailout-and-was-it-worth-it/

    Or maybe you meant non-American car manufacturers like Volkswagen?

    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/volkswagen-subsidy-cost-canada-c24-bln-more-than-forecast-2023-06-14/

    https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/germany-has-subsidised-total-two-million-electric-cars

    https://industryeurope.com/sectors/transportation/germany-to-double-ev-subsidies-as-vw-launches-car/

    They're made to saturate and destroy markets with cheap goods, driving out the competition. Once there is no competition, they have the market to themselves and can manipulate as they see fit.

  • www.sixthtone.com China Moves Toward Ban on Japanese-Style ‘Maid Cafés’

    A Chinese court has ruled that the controversial businesses violate women’s right to personal dignity.

    China Moves Toward Ban on Japanese-Style ‘Maid Cafés’
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    www.aljazeera.com Nearly 200 bodies found in mass grave at hospital in Gaza’s Khan Younis

    Palestinian authorities say 180 bodies recovered from Nasser Medical Complex so far as Israel continues attacks on Gaza.

    Nearly 200 bodies found in mass grave at hospital in Gaza’s Khan Younis
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    The US veto against Palestinian statehood does not reflect opposition to Palestinian statehood: US Ambassador to UN
    m.youtube.com LIVE: US vetoes UN resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine

    The United States vetoed a widely supported UN resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine. Read more: https://bit.ly/4aLZtKs #unitednations #unsecur...

    LIVE: US vetoes UN resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine
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