Israel minister under fire for gay conversion therapy support | News | DW | 14.07.2019

Peretz also caused outrage earlier this month over reported comments to a cabinet meeting. Israel’s Channel 13 reported that he told ministers that Jewish intermarriage and assimilation, particularly in North America, are like a “second Holocaust.”

Source: Israel minister under fire for gay conversion therapy support | News | DW | 14.07.2019

Scarlett Johansson: comments on ‘authentic casting’ taken out of context | Film | The Guardian

On Saturday, Johansson said those comments were subsequently edited in other publications for “clickbait”. “I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness,” she said in a statement. “I recognize that in reality, there is a wide spread discrepancy amongst my industry that favors Caucasian, cisgender actors and that not every actor has been given the same opportunities that I have been privileged to.”

Source: Scarlett Johansson: comments on ‘authentic casting’ taken out of context | Film | The Guardian

Inoreader – Donald Trump tells US congresswomen to go back to where they came from

The US President tells a number of prominent Democratic congresswomen to go back to the “totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”, despite them all being American citizens and all but one being born in the US.

Source: Inoreader – Donald Trump tells US congresswomen to go back to where they came from

Trump tells Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘fix’ countries they came from

So Trump is going back to Germany? What a racist! U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.

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The week Trump said jump – and Johnson asked ‘How high?’

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After an explosive leak, the British ambassador resigned. The special relationship has been propelled into a strange and uncertain new era

Donald Trump, president and showman, was staging a military pageant to celebrate the Fourth of July and independence from the British empire. George Washington’s soldiers, he told a rainsoaked crowd in Washington, toppled a statue of King George and melted it into bullets for battle.

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Permafrost thaw sparks fear of mammoth ivory ‘gold rush’ in Russia

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Prospectors dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated £40m a year

Activists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors dig up tusks and other woolly mammoth remains that can net a small fortune on the rapacious Chinese market.

Melting permafrost from global heating has made it easier for locals to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths, which have been extinct for thousands of years, and sell them on to China, where the ivory is fashioned into jewellery, trinkets, knives, and other decorations.

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