Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival in pictures

The streets and public spaces of Vevey are transformed biannually for its Festival Images Sixty-one bodies of work by photographers and artists from 19 countries are on display until 30 September. Each illustrates or explores the theme: Extravaganza Out of the Ordinary. The festival is enlivened by the inventive staging…

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Pope Francis speaks to thousands at Sunday Mass in Dublin amid sex abuse scandal

Dublin, Ireland (CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people braved wet and windy weather to attend Pope Francis’ Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday, while thousands more gathered in the city center for protests against clerical sexual abuse amid fresh reports the Pontiff ignored allegations stretching back years. On Sunday,…

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Trumps Trade War Is Killing American Blue Jeans

Victor Lytvinenko is thumbing through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company. The 37-year-old — dressed in a black t-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths…

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Trump shows he trusts an ex-KGB agent more than US intelligence

New line on Russia opens up an unprecedented chasm between London and Washington For those hoping the US president would refrain from making unwarranted concessions to Vladimir Putin, the omens were not good. Before his departure for Europe, Trump predicted the Putin conversation was likely to be easier than his…

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Tube station named Gareth Southgate

Image copyright Eddie Keogh/The FA/PA Wire Image caption The England team flew home from Russia on Sunday afternoon One local resident said the temporary signage was a “fantastic” way to say thank you to the England manager. Were England good, lucky, or a bit of both? How Southgate’s team represent…

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Harley Hitting the Road Is Just the Start

As one Trump administration trade policy backfires, another looks set to. On Monday, Harley-Davidson Inc. said it would shift some production out of the U.S. in order to mitigate the impact of European Union tariffs targeting its motorcycles. Those penalties — which Harley-Davidson estimates may cost it as much as $100 million…

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Americans Still Arent Saving, Despite the Booming Economy

Despite recent job gains, rising wages and falling unemployment, almost a quarter of Americans said they still have no emergency savings, according to an annual Bankrate.com report released Wednesday. The number of Americans who said they have no money readily available in either a checking, savings or money market account fell to a…

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Don’t have sex with men from ‘different race’ during World Cup, warns Russian politician

Tamara Pletnyova warns Russian women not to have sex with non-white men as their children may face discrimination Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed-race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday. Even…

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of…

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the…

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Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over forced consent

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or leave it’ stance…

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Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like this’

Juan Carlos Cruz, who was sexually abused, says pontiff told him God did not mind that he was gay A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to…

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Black bishop delivers passion and soul in powerful royal wedding address

London (CNN)In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke passionately about the power of love. “Dr. King was right,” he said. “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that,…

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