Tories Wrestle With Prospect of Trump-Like Prime Minister

The similarities are striking. They were both born in New York. They both have colorful hair styles and handsome girths. Both have led outrageous private lives. Both have fascinating, and international, biographies. Both are accused of being charlatans. Both come from privilege and are ruthlessly ambitious. Both came to prominence as liberals, libertines and TV personalities.

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Europe Worries as Bacteria Wipe Out Ancient Italian Olive Trees

Italian biologists, laboratory workers and government officials under investigation for failing to stop the early spread of an incurable and catastrophic plant infection from Central America that is killing tens of thousands of olive trees in southern Italy will not face criminal charges, but the scientific investigation continues.

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EU Plan to Burn Wood Instead of Coal Threatens Forests

It’s the rave in Europe: Instead of burning coal and fossil fuels to generate heat and electricity, wood chips and pellets are being fed into Europe’s boilers. In what critics consider a dangerous sleight-of-hand and act of political greenwashing, an updated set of European Union rules encourage the burning of wood in power plants and claim it’s “carbon neutral” — meaning it won’t add to the planet’s warming — under the assumption that trees grow back.

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Lawyers Call EU Immigration Policies Crimes Against Humanity

More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European immigration policy that is responsible for crimes against humanity, according to a legal document Monday asking the International Criminal Court to address the case.

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