However moral questions surrounding two of his ministers could test his pledge to run a clear authorities. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said he was “completely acutely aware of the exasperation of the French.”
• The U.S. started delivering weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters as they closed in on Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold. The choice infuriated Turkey, a NATO ally.
The 2 assaults that shook Baghdad yesterday, one in every of which killed youngsters out at an ice-cream parlor, above, created wrenching scenes harking back to these in Manchester, England, final week.
• Ariana Grande, in the meantime, plans to perform again in Manchester on Sunday, virtually two weeks after the live performance the place a bomber killed 22 individuals and wounded dozens extra.
The 23-yr-previous singer might be joined by a medley of pop stars, together with Justin Bieber and Coldplay.
“Music is supposed to heal us, to deliver us collectively,” Ms. Grande wrote in a note to fans.
• An antiterrorism advert that includes a suicide bomber, launched simply forward of Ramadan, has led to impassioned debates throughout the Center East. Whereas some stated it failed to deal with the deeper causes of such violence, others praised its constructive message.
Fasting might be troublesome through the Muslim holy month, nevertheless it’s an act of devotion throughout a time full of charity and festive gatherings. Our meals author requested some residence cooks about their most cherished recipes for Ramadan.
• A brand new research compared “graduates” of preschools with an academic focus with youngsters whose packages emphasised play. By the top of kindergarten, youngsters within the first group have been considerably forward of their friends.
However don’t put away the Legos simply but. Some mother and father are involved about placing an excessive amount of strain on youngsters.
• Dutch lawmakers signed off on a European Union trade agreement with Ukraine. The Netherlands was the final holdout, after voters rejected the deal in a nationwide referendum final yr.
• Uber fired a star engineer who was accused of stealing self-driving automotive know-how from Google, his former employer.
• Figuring out plagiarized pc code has develop into a new challenge for educators as demand for coding courses grows.
• Right here’s a snapshot of global markets.
• Our reporters in Kabul are looking for out extra about a big explosion close to embassies within the Afghan capital this morning. Examine again for updates. [The New York Times]
• In struggle-torn Yemen, a whole lot have died of cholera, and fogeys are promoting women into marriage to purchase meals as hundreds of thousands face famine, the United Nations stated. [The New York Times]
• A courtroom in Turkey acquitted two Kurdish German males accused of serving to to kill their sister in 2005 due to her Western way of life. [The New York Times]
• In Britain, a scathing track that calls Prime Minister Theresa Might a liar has climbed to the highest of the charts forward of subsequent week’s basic election. [The New York Times]
• A courtroom in Switzerland convicted a person of defamation, partially for “liking” derogatory posts on Fb. [Swiss Info]
• Greater than 25,000 photographs that have been stolen from cosmetic surgery clinics have been leaked on-line, the police in Lithuania stated, after hackers demanded ransom from shoppers throughout Europe. [Associated Press]
• We’ve all been caught in dangerous conferences. Right here’s the right way to run an effective one.
• Analysis on Russian cosmonauts means that salt makes you hungry however not thirsty, and may help burn calories.
• In case you’re craving an previous-faculty recipe, tuna-macaroni salad is a wonderful choice.
• Belgium’s prime minister, Charles Michel, above left, stated he suffered listening to loss when Princess Astrid fired a starter’s pistol close to his ear at a race on Sunday.
• “Home of Playing cards” is again. We’ve put collectively a cheat sheet on where the show left every major player, and right here’s an interview with Kevin Spacey, the star.
• The previous few days have brought considerable change among the many higher echelons of European soccer, simply not at Arsenal.
• Paris Open: Listed here are five tennis matches to watch today. Alexander Zverev and Johanna Konta, two hopefuls, were ousted early.
• Discover the Venice Biennale with our longtime culture reporter in a video journal.
• “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band” was launched 50 years in the past. Our music critic re-examined the legacy of the Beatles’ album, calling it “a relic of a vanished period.”
In a speech to graduates of Rhode Island School (the varsity that went on to develop into Brown College) in 1774, Barnabas Binney, who was later a surgeon through the Revolutionary Warfare, made a plea for an “toddler” America to uphold religious freedom. He was an early voice in American historical past to supply phrases of knowledge to graduating college students.
It’s unclear when universities and army faculties began to ask sitting presidents to deal with departing courses. The American Presidency Undertaking’s first graduation speech on document dates to 1914, when Woodrow Wilson addressed the United States Naval Academy.
Nevertheless it wasn’t till the Nineteen Forties that presidents started to make common appearances at graduations, the place they took on noble beliefs and provided inspiration to the subsequent era. Subjects included schooling, civil rights, technological achievement and courage.
Harry S. Truman spoke concerning the importance of public service in 1947 at Princeton College. John F. Kennedy tackled the topic of world peace underneath a rising nuclear menace in 1963 at American College.
Notre Dame holds the document amongst nonmilitary faculties for internet hosting probably the most sitting presidents (six), whereas Barack Obama has given the most graduation speeches (24). President Trump has already given two.
Is it a uniquely American custom for sitting presidents to deal with school graduates? Share your commencement traditions with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danielle Belopotosky contributed reporting.
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