Millions of Kenyans vote today in a tightly contested presidential race between political dynasties that’s been marred by violence and studies of plans to rig the vote.
Individually, a number of individuals have been reported killed in clashes within the Democratic Republic of Congo as President Joseph Kabila clings to power. The opposition has called for a general strike.
• The European Union warned that hen eggs contaminated by an insecticide might have spread to as many as seven European countries, now together with Britain and France.
The scare started final month when Belgium stated that fipronil, which may injury kidneys, lymph glands and the liver, had been present in eggs produced there. Business representatives stated that the related dangers had been overstated.
• Greece said it had accepted the switch of “a small quantity” of asylum seekers from Germany and different nations in an effort to tentatively reimpose the so-referred to as Dublin Regulation, which requires candidates to file their asylum requests upon arrival within the E.U.
Individually, dozens of migrants, some pictured above, overran a border post in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco.
• In Germany, our reporting workforce tagged together with a gaggle of younger journeymen, or “Wandergesellen.”
Following customs that date to medieval times, they spend years touring and dealing in trade for room and board.
“You don’t have any overheads, you don’t have a household or a home to maintain,” one stated. “What you have got is your freedom.”
• President Trump’s stalled commerce agenda and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership have annoyed the U.S. industries he had promised to protect.
• Google fired a software engineer who argued in an inner memo that the low variety of ladies in technical positions was partly a results of organic variations as an alternative of discrimination.
• Tesla is burning via money. It now aims to raise $1.5 billion because it ramps up manufacturing of its first mass-market electrical automotive.
• Renault signed a multimillion-greenback deal in Iran, agreeing to significantly raise vehicle production within the nation.
• Bitcoin hit a new high as digital cash may be on the verge of going mainstream.
• Right here’s a snapshot of global markets.
• Our Paris correspondent seems at how France’s preliminary romance with President Emmanuel Macron, an untested outsider to politics, could also be shortly fading. [The New York Times]
• President Trump seems to have taken what the author Hannah Arendt as soon as referred to as “the battle between fact and politics” to a completely new degree, our correspondent writes. [The New York Times]
• Some C.I.A. officers are involved that partisan instincts colour the views of the director of the intelligence company, Mike Pompeo. [The New York Times]
• In Sicily, the Italian police are investigating a firefighter squad over allegations that it deliberately began fires to be paid to extinguish them. [ANSA]
• For folks of incurably sick youngsters, the dying of Charlie Gard, a British child, evoked reminiscences of their very own seek for remedy. [The New York Times]
Ideas, each new and previous, for a extra fulfilling life.
• Are you a carboholic?
• Don’t fear concerning the toll exercise has on your heart.
• Recipe of the day: In the event you take pleasure in savory-candy dishes, this beef stir-fry ought to be in your rotation.
• We set out to map music fandom throughout the USA using data from YouTube.
• “Recreation of Thrones” rewarded followers with a fireplace-respiration battle royale. Right here’s our recap of the latest episode. (We have now “Twin Peaks” followers coated, too.)
• For some researchers, recent scientific findings on a hormone liable for weight achieve sound too good to be true.
• In memoriam: Martin Roth, who led Britain’s Victoria and Albert Museum, died at sixty two. Christian Millau, the French restaurant information writer, died at 88.
• Lastly, our most-learn article in Europe at present occurs to be a number of years previous, however it ponders a perennial query: Why is it hard to make friends over the age of 30?
Seventy-three years in the past this week, when the headlines have been full of information of World Conflict II, Smokey Bear turned the image for the U.S. Forest Service.
Wildfires have been a wartime concern, and a few feared assaults on the West Coast after a submarine shelled a refinery in California and a aircraft dropped incendiary bombs on Oregon.
The Forest Service first turned to the Disney film character Bambi for a fire safety marketing campaign. Quickly after, Smokey was commissioned as a everlasting alternative and commenced showing in posters urging individuals to prevent forest fires.
A number of years later, a dwelling Smokey Bear emerged. In 1950, a cub was discovered alone clinging to a burned tree in New Mexico. He was rescued by firefighters, dubbed Smokey and brought to the Nationwide Zoo in Washington, the place he lived till his death in 1976.
For decades, there was disagreement about whether or not people attempt to put out too many forest fires that begin naturally. The political and scientific debate continues today, and even Smokey acknowledges the benefits of some natural fires.
Sarah Anderson contributed reporting.
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