EU Commission strikes back at Hungarian migration campaign ‘fiction’

The European Commission sought on Thursday to address suggestions in a Hungarian government information campaign that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and billionaire investor George Soros seek to flood the country with migrants. source

Venezuela’s Guaido to meet Brazilian president in anti-Maduro push

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido met with European Union ambassadors to Brazil on Thursday ahead of a meeting with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro in an effort to drum up international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down. source

In-Suite Theatrical Shows – The Shangri-La London’s ‘Theatre in the Clouds’ Shares an Intimate Play (

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Burden back on diplomats as Trump and Kim fail to reach North Korea deal

The failure of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to secure even a limited deal at their second nuclear summit means any breakthrough now depends on working-level talks that have made little progress since last year. source

Explainer: What does failure of Trump-Kim summit mean for key players in nuclear standoff?

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.-led sanctions, Trump said. source

Activist lawyer takes lead in polls ahead of Slovak presidential vote

Environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova has vaulted past the Slovak ruling party’s candidate in opinion polls, just weeks before a presidential election which voters may use to give their verdict on government efforts to crack down on corruption. source

Respect Chinese sovereignty in South China Sea, Beijing warns Washington

Beijing has accused Washington of “stirring up trouble” with its planned increase in naval operations in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said China resolutely opposed the plan, describing it as a violation of its sovereignty and security, as well as reflecting “disregard for international laws and rules”.“The Chinese […]

UK farming minister resigns over prospect of Brexit delay

British farming minister George Eustice said on Thursday he had resigned from government over Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to offer parliament a possible vote on delaying Brexit. source

EU countries should be free to tackle online hate speech: EU court adviser

EU countries should be able to curb the spread of hate speech online without fear of breaching the bloc’s broadcasting rules, an EU court adviser said on Thursday, in a vote of support for Lithuania’s fight against inflammatory content. source

Senegal president wins re-election with 58 percent of vote

Senegal President Macky Sall won re-election with 58 percent of votes cast in last Sunday’s poll, according to provisional results announced by the official counting body on Thursday. source

Senegal election runner-up says will not appeal election result

The runner-up in Senegal’s presidential election, opposition candidate Idrissa Seck, said on Thursday he will not appeal election results showing a comfortable victory for President Macky Sall. source

Top ally supports embattled Canada PM, easing pressure for now

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday won the public support of a top political ally, indicating there is no immediate pressure inside his Liberal Party to oust him over a political scandal. source

Brexit riddle goes on: May’s deal, delayed no-deal or referendum?

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union in less than a month, yet there is still no ratified divorce deal so it faces three main options – swing behind Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, leave without a deal in late June or throw the question back to the people. source

How much does your government spy on you? U.N. may rank the snoopers

A U.N. human rights expert has published a draft list of questions to measure countries’ privacy safeguards, a first step toward ranking the governments that are potentially doing the most snooping on their own citizens. source

Ukraine president tries to salvage corruption law as tough election looms

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed fresh legislation on Thursday aimed at fighting corruption, after the constitutional court threw out a previous anti-graft law, raising concerns that the country was backtracking on the issue. source

India says ‘happy’ Pakistan is releasing downed pilot

The Indian government was “happy” that Pakistan had decided to return one of its captured air force pilots and it looked forward to his return, defense officials told reporters on Thursday. source

Layering titanium oxide’s different mineral forms for better solar cells A research team has improved the efficiency of a new type of solar cell with a double layer consisting of pure anatase and brookite, two different mineral forms of titanium oxide. Using water-solute brookite nanoparticles, a brookite layer was fabricated on top of anatase, increasing solar cell efficiency by up to 16.82 percent. Vía […]

Interactive surfaces enter a whole new dimension of flexibility Researchers propose a novel flexible tube display that is able to take various surface shapes. Information is expressed by streaming colored fluids through the tube and controlling the positions and lengths of the droplets. The tube’s flexibility makes it possible to wrap the tube around the surface of an object and present information on […]

Cramer: ‘Solid evidence’ shows that investors can make money in this market even without a China trade deal – CNBC Cramer: ‘Solid evidence’ shows that investors can make money in this market even without a China trade deal  CNBC Jim Cramer explores how stock traders can win on M&A deals, earnings, and the tech sector even if a trade deal does not pan out. Vía “making money” – Google News

Catalan Lamb Skewers

These Catalan lamb skewers, seasoned with a marinade made with garlic, paprika, and cumin and served with a spicy pepper and sofregit sauce and a cooling cucumber-yogurt salad, are an authentic tapas or entrée. Who doesn’t love food on a stick? Adapted from Daniel Olivella | Catalan Food | Clarkson Potter, 2018 These Catalan lamb […]