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Not since the 1930s has isolationist sentiment gained such prominence in the U.S.
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Not since the 1930s has isolationist sentiment gained such prominence in the U.S.

In 1940, as Hitler’s troops rolled across Europe, a growing chorus of Republicans argued against sending American weapons to Britain.The United States, they said, would be wasting resources sending help to London and instead Washington should put “America First.”Now, former President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress use the same slogan to make similar arguments against sending military aid to another democratic country in Europe under assault by a powerful authoritarian regime.“The American people deserve to know what their money has gone to. How is the counteroffensive going? Are the Ukrainians any closer to victory than they were 6 months ago?” more than two dozen Republican lawmakers wrote in a letter this month, declaring their opposition to additional U.S. military aid to Uk...
Meet the housing market’s ‘new normal,’ 7% mortgage rates and all
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Meet the housing market’s ‘new normal,’ 7% mortgage rates and all

Mortgage rates are high and housing inventory is tight, but some experts see the market’s deep freeze starting to thaw this spring.Homebuying started to pick up during and after the holidays. Existing home sales increased 3.1% from December to January, according to the National Association of Realtors. Meanwhile, the inventory of unsold existing homes rose 2% from December to January, totaling around 1 million at the end of last month, slightly expanding buyers’ options.“While home sales remain sizably lower than a couple of years ago, January’s monthly gain is the start of more supply and demand,” NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said in a news release Thursday.“This might be the market’s first steps toward a ‘new normal’– a world where inventory remains rather scarce by pre-pandemic s...
The latest billionaire trend? Doomsday bunkers with a flammable moat | Arwa Mahdawi
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The latest billionaire trend? Doomsday bunkers with a flammable moat | Arwa Mahdawi

What’s your plan for the apocalypse? I’ll tell you what mine is: death. I am not really built for battle – I need five cups of coffee just to function and I have terrible allergies. My body can’t even handle pollen, it’s not going to do well with nuclear war. Plus, even if I was hardier – who wants to live a few extra months in a completely destroyed world?Billionaires. Billionaires do. As you have probably noticed bunkers have become the ultimate status symbol among the 1%. The bunker craze, accelerated by the pandemic, has been going on for a while now. However I’m starting to think that bunker-fever is getting out of hand. The rich are no longer content with run-of-the-mill $500,000 survival shelters, they’re taking things to the next level: a development which should probably worry ...
Fears of famine grow in Gaza as aid agencies suspend deliveries
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Fears of famine grow in Gaza as aid agencies suspend deliveries

JERUSALEM — As crowds of hungry people crowded around a food distribution point in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah, Magdy Hussein waited patiently in line, a dignified figure amid the chaos.His wait proved in vain — the food ran out before he reached the front.“For the love of God, every time we come, we leave with nothing,” Hussein said to the young men dishing out the soup, as he was filmed by an NBC News crew last week. “Please, every time I tell you, I have 25 people at home.”“What kind of life is this?” Hussein, who is in his 60s, wondered aloud to no one in particular.Magdy Hussein waits in line for food in Gaza. NBC NewsHussein’s situation underscores a bleak reality for many in Gaza, as the Israeli military’s ground invasion and aerial bombardment continues. A dire food and wa...
Los astilleros de Portugal donde se fabrican las narcolanchas con destino a España
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Los astilleros de Portugal donde se fabrican las narcolanchas con destino a España

El mar está agitado en Moledo, una antigua freguesía portuguesa en la región del Alto Miño, que limita al norte y al este con Galicia. Los pescadores no se atreven a salir del puerto en un día de invierno en la última playa atlántica de Portugal. A partir de ese punto, el río Miño baña la tierra y es la frontera natural entre los dos países, desembocando en la localidad de Caminha. En sus orillas, e l comercio transfronterizo es una forma de vida . Sin embargo, en algunas comunidades pesqueras la antigua práctica del contrabando ha dado paso al tráfico de drogas . Noticia Relacionada OPERACIÓN POLICIAL estandar No Narcolanchas 'made in' Cataluña para transportar hachís desde Marruecos Elena Burés Es la primera vez que los Mossos y la Guardia Civil detectan en Gerona una organización ded...
Rocking the boat: would your marriage survive being shipwrecked together? | Marriage
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Rocking the boat: would your marriage survive being shipwrecked together? | Marriage

Let’s play it as a game. Two-player, ideally lovers. You could play with a friend, but for real spice – to truly scope out the game’s gnarly potential – it’s best with a partner or spouse, someone you have pledged to love and cherish for the rest of your days.The set-up is simple. You’re in a boat in the middle of an ocean. You have no radio. Oh, and one of you can’t swim. That’s key. A whale collides with your boat and as it fills with water you salvage a few tins of food and containers of fresh water, a couple of books, some clothes, a small inflatable dinghy and an even smaller life raft. You climb into the raft and watch your boat sink below the waves. And then the game begins.The challenges are initially practical: how do you eat? How do you find water? How do you sleep? Then they’...
La geopolítica del móvil: la tensión mundial altera la cadena productiva del sector
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La geopolítica del móvil: la tensión mundial altera la cadena productiva del sector

Cada teléfono móvil es un pequeño mapamundi, si se atiende al origen de las materias primas con las que se produce, la procedencia de sus componentes o las fábricas donde se ensambla. El cuarzo de la pantalla puede venir de Estados Unidos o China, pero el potasio para mejorar su resistencia quizás lo haga de Canadá o Bielorrusia. La microelectrónica de su interior podría incluir cobre de Chile, plata de México y tungsteno de Rusia y, para regular su temperatura, es esencial el tantalio extraído del coltán en la República Democrática del Congo. Su alma energética reside en la batería, armada quizás con litio de Argentina y grafito de la India. Sus microchips y semiconductores vienen probablemente de Taiwán o Corea del Sur, mientras su sistema operativo se ingenió en California. El produc...
Ukraine war live: G7 urges more funding for Kyiv; Ukrainian military shoots down Russian drone attacks | World news
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Ukraine war live: G7 urges more funding for Kyiv; Ukrainian military shoots down Russian drone attacks | World news

Opening summaryHello and welcome to our live coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The leaders of G7 countries have pledged support for Ukraine and new sanctions on Russia after a virtual meeting Saturday on the second anniversary of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which ranks as the deadliest conflict in Europe since World War Two.After the meeting, the G7 leaders didn’t make any public statement about further military aid, but urged “the approval of additional support to close Ukraine’s remaining budget gap for 2024”.Meanwhile, Ukraine’s military says it has shot down 16 out of 18 drone attacks over eight regions across central, western and southern Ukraine, including the capital region, Kyiv’s military said on Sunday on the Telegram messaging app, Reuters reports.More on ...
Middle East crisis live: Israel war cabinet reportedly approves sending negotiators to Qatar for truce talks | Israel
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Middle East crisis live: Israel war cabinet reportedly approves sending negotiators to Qatar for truce talks | Israel

Israel war cabinet reportedly approves sending negotiators to Qatar for truce talksMore now on Israel’s war cabinet approving to send negotiators to Qatar for more truce talks.Negotiators held secretive talks over the weekend in Paris, where the head of Israel’s overseas intelligence service Mossad and his counterpart at the domestic Shin Bet security service met with mediators from the US, Egypt and Qatar.Agence France-Presse reports that national security adviser Tzachi Hanegbi said in a televised interview Saturday evening that the “delegation has returned from Paris - there is probably room to move towards an agreement”.The negotiators had asked to speak to the cabinet “to bring us up to speed on the results of the Paris summit”, he added shortly before the meeting.Israeli media lat...
Experience the Magic of Dubai Marina with a Dhow Cruise: A Spectacular Journey
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Experience the Magic of Dubai Marina with a Dhow Cruise: A Spectacular Journey

Dubai Marina stands as a testament to the city’s grandeur, with its stunning skyline, bustling waterfront promenades, and vibrant atmosphere. Amidst the myriad of attractions, one experience stands out as a must-do for visitors and locals alike – the Dhow Cruise. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the enchanting allure of Dubai Marina through the lens of a Dhow Cruise, where modern luxury meets traditional charm. Setting Sail on an Iconic Journey As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden hue over the Marina’s towering skyscrapers, the Dhow Cruise sets sail, promising an unforgettable evening ahead. These traditional wooden vessels, reminiscent of Dubai’s rich maritime heritage, have been refurbished to offer modern comforts while retaining their authentic charm...