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Crossrail could be delayed beyond 2021 target, admits chief
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Uncertainty over software behind £17.6bn rail line linking west and east of LondonThe new 2021 target for the opening of Crossrail is liable to slip further due to continuing uncertainty about the software behind the new rail line, its chief executive has admitted.Crossrail on Thursday confirmed reports last week that services in central London would not start until as late as March 2021. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Romans revolt as tourists turn their noses up at city’s decay
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Rubbish-strewn streets, potholes and metro closures are contributing to anger among visitors and citizens alikeAs the day draws to a close in Rome, tourists are enjoying a nightcap at a bar on Piazza della Rotonda. In front of them stands the majestic Pantheon, the imposing domed temple built by Emperor Hadrian.To their right, however, is a scene less befitting the piazza, famed for its elegance and history. A photomural of the temple covers boarding that surrounds a building under renovation and as the night gets later it is used to prop up a pile of rubbish bags and boxes discarded by nearby restaurants. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Greta Thunberg's train journey through Europe highlights no-fly movement
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Success of Sweden’s flygskam campaign means rail-only travel agencies are getting a boostWhen Greta Thunberg stepped on to the platform at Stockholm Central station on Thursday after completing her European tour to raise awareness of climate change, an unassuming 69-year-old who runs a tiny travel firm was there to greet her.Ivar Karlsson has found his business in the spotlight as appetite grows for alternatives to flying. It was Karlsson, whose company specialises in rail-only holidays, that Greta and her father contacted to book their trip, which took in stops in Strasbourg, Rome, London before heading back to Sweden. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Police seek public's help to find killer of journalist Lyra McKee
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Main suspect described as short and stocky as footage of night of murder is releasedPolice in Northern Ireland have released fresh footage of a man believed to be the New IRA gunman who killed the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry last week.Det Supt Jason Murphy revealed previously unseen CCTV footage which he said indicated the killer was short, stocky and in his late teens. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'Outrage is justified': David Attenborough backs school climate strikers
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Exclusive: broadcaster says older generations have done terrible things and should listen to youngThe outrage of the students striking from school over climate change inaction is “certainly justified”, according to Sir David Attenborough, who said older generations had done terrible damage to the planet.In an interview with the former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, the broadcaster and naturalist dismissed critics of the widely praised global movement of school strikes as cynics. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Jeremy Hunt hosts talks in effort to save Yemen peace process
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UK foreign secretary meets Saudi and Emirati ministers as Houthi redeployment faltersJeremy Hunt will make a fresh effort to keep the embers of the Yemen peace process alive as he comes under pressure from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to declare that the Houthis have failed to abide by commitments to redeploy their forces from the port city of Hodeida in line with agreements reached in December.The UK foreign secretary is hosting the Saudi and Emirati foreign ministers in London on Friday, as well as David Satterfield, a US acting assistant secretary of state and a Middle East veteran. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
P&O sues over £33m Eurotunnel payout in Brexit ferry fiasco
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Firm says government’s settlement puts it at a competitive disadvantageP&O Ferries is suing the government over its £33m settlement with Eurotunnel, in the latest controversy over the Department for Transport’s fraught no-deal Brexit preparations.The department was forced into the £33m payout after failing to include Eurotunnel in its agreements with ferry operators to provide emergency cross-Channel services, including the scrapped contract with Seaborne Freight. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
US briefing: Joe Biden, mass escape in Mexico and Mozambique storm
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Friday’s top story: Anita Hill not satisfied with apology from former vice-president. Plus, why the Green New Deal is also a new deal for public healthSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Sri Lanka attacks: president says civil war inquiries left country vulnerable
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Maithripala Sirisena says investigations into alleged abuses weakened armed forcesSri Lanka’s president has said investigations into civil war-era human rights abuses weakened the country’s security apparatus and left it vulnerable to last Sunday’s suicide bomb attacks, as members of the government continued to try to diffuse blame for the attacks.Maithripala Sirisena told Sri Lankan media outlets on Friday morning that there were up to 140 supporters of Islamic State in the country and that about 70 had been arrested. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Anti-bullfighting party set for Spanish election breakthrough
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As the right enlists bullfighters as candidates, animal welfare champions are polling wellIf the polls and pundits are correct, Spain’s Vox party will achieve its much-prophesied breakthrough in Sunday’s general election, becoming the first far-right grouping to win more than a single seat in parliament since the country embarked on its post-Franco return to democracy.Although Vox’s chances of attracting about 11% of the vote have hogged the headlines, another small party – and one with a markedly different worldview – is also gearing up for a historic day at the ballot box. Continue reading... (The Guardian)