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Julian Assange plea deal live: WikiLeaks founder will seek US pardon after accepting plea deal to go free, wife says
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:44:00 GMT

Assange is reportedly travelling to a US plea deal hearing on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands

The plea agreement comes months after the US president, Joe Biden, said he was considering a request from Australia to drop the US push to prosecute Assange.

Assange was indicted during the former president Donald Trump’s administration over WikiLeaks’ mass release of secret US documents, which were leaked by Chelsea Manning, a former US military intelligence analyst who was also prosecuted under the Espionage Act.

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First Thing: Assange leaves UK after striking deal with US justice department
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:08:23 GMT

WikiLeaks founder reportedly travelling to US plea deal hearing in Northern Mariana Islands. Plus, how fashion entered its ‘ugly’ decade

Good morning.

Julian Assange has struck a deal with the US justice department, freeing him from a UK prison, and is expected to plead guilty to breaching US espionage law in a deal that would allow him to return home to Australia.

Will he face more jail time? Probably not. Under the deal, which must be signed off by a judge, he will probably be credited for the five years he has already served and face no further prison time.

How long was he held at Belmarsh prison? 1,901 days.

How would a ceasefire be worked out? It would be based on prevailing battle lines during peace talks, according to Kellogg and Fred Fleitz.

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Life in the Euro 2024 fan zones: never a dull moment
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 07:00:02 GMT

Supporters come together in host cities despite most of them not having tickets for the games

“European champions – you’ll never sing that.” It’s about three hours before England are due to face Denmark in their second game of Euro 2024 and we find ourselves surrounded by thousands of red shirts in the salubrious surroundings of Frankfurt’s Opernplatz. The Denmark fans, overlooked by the magnificent Alte Oper house that was rebuilt in the 1970s after being destroyed by Allied bombs in 1944, have clearly been working on the impressive repertoire of songs referencing previous English failures that would be repeated throughout the day.

On this occasion, they are being aimed in our direction. Which is probably no surprise given we are possibly the only three England supporters who decided to soak up the pre-match atmosphere in this part of town after making last-minute arrangements to meet some old Danish friends who had travelled to Germany for the game.

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From face-plants to flying across the lagoon: how I learned to kitesurf in Sicily
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 06:00:07 GMT

The coastline near Marsala is the perfect spot to practise your Superman moves on a residential kitesurfing course

There’s no escaping it: kitesurfing is a daunting sport for beginners. Don’t be fooled by the name – it is nothing like flying a kite in a park. On the first day of a week-long kitesurfing course in Sicily, I found myself in the sea attached to an enormous polyester wing that was powerful enough to lift me clear of the water and send me hurtling through the air.

Despite my nerves, I could see that the Stagnone Lagoon near Marsala, western Sicily, is a great place to learn. The lagoon is shallow enough to stand up in, has no waves and is protected by four islands – Isola Grande, San Pantaleo, Santa Maria and La Schola – that create a natural wind tunnel; there is a consistent breeze from spring to the end of October. The area is popular with kitesurf schools, including mine, UCPA Planète, but doesn’t feel overcrowded.

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Will there be more air travel chaos this summer?
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 04:07:47 GMT
Air travel is booming, but last year delays were much worse than pre-pandemic. Will 2024 be the same?
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Julian Assange Strikes Plea Deal, Will Return to Australia
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 01:29:28 +0000

In April, President Joe Biden said he was “considering” dropping charges against the WikiLeaks founder.

The post Julian Assange Strikes Plea Deal, Will Return to Australia  appeared first on The Intercept.


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Biden, Trump eye pick-up opportunities in post-debate travel
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:05:59 +0000

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There is solace in marking time passing | Letters
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:51:54 GMT

Beverley Bathija and Paula McEwan respond to Adrian Chiles’s article about his father’s watch

Adrian Chiles’s article resonated with me (My dad has died but his watch ticks on. Why does that feel so heartless?, 19 June). Last week I travelled from Kenya to a small town in India for the fourth time in nine months, where I was summoned as my mother’s end was near.

Each time I visit, I try to find some way to soothe what is left of her days, and seek to understand what still holds her attention amid the pain and loss of independence.

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From planting seagrass to spotting seals: how to help look after the UK’s coastline
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:00:28 GMT

Whether you want to volunteer or just get up close to marine life, here are some of the best places to visit for a fresh view of your shores

• Get stuck into some slimy stuff with the year-long Big Seaweed Search and help to monitor seaweed biodiversity along UK coastlines, a key indicator of ocean health. Just download the seaweed guide and recording forms and submit your results to
bigseaweedsearch.org.

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Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting — and They’re Doing It to Hide Info From the Public
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:22:46 +0000

If the Biden administration is serious about protecting press freedoms, officials from Washington might want to have a stern talk with federal prosecutors in Detroit.

The post Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting — and They’re Doing It to Hide Info From the Public appeared first on The Intercept.


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NASA, MagniX Altitude Tests Lay Groundwork for Hybrid Electric Planes
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +0000
At a simulated 27,500 feet inside an altitude chamber at NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) facility, engineers at magniX recently demonstrated the capabilities of a battery-powered engine that could help turn hybrid electric flight into a reality.   This milestone, completed in April 2024, marks the end of the first phase in a series of altitude […]
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Rethinking Democracy for the Age of AI
2024-06-18T11:04:08Z

There is a lot written about technology’s threats to democracy. Polarization. Artificial intelligence. The concentration of wealth and power. I have a more general story: The political and economic systems of governance that were created in the mid-18th century are poorly suited for the 21st century. They don’t align incentives well. And they are being hacked too effectively.

At the same time, the cost of these hacked systems has never been greater, across all human history. We have become too powerful as a species. And our systems cannot keep up with fast-changing disruptive technologies...


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These “Tent Massacre” Survivors Couldn’t Afford to Leave Rafah. The Next Israeli Attack Nearly Wiped Their Family Out.
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:00:00 +0000

“I felt helpless watching my family dying and not able to help them. It is a nightmare that I will never wake up from.”

The post These “Tent Massacre” Survivors Couldn’t Afford to Leave Rafah. The Next Israeli Attack Nearly Wiped Their Family Out. appeared first on The Intercept.


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The fake news divide: how Modi’s rule is fracturing India – video
Thu, 30 May 2024 09:31:48 GMT

Ahead of the election in India, the Guardian’s video team travelled through the country to explore how fake news and censorship might shape the outcome.

Almost one billion people are registered to vote. The country's prime minister, Narendra Modi, has been in power for more than 10 years, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is seeking a third term.


But critics of Modi and the BJP say his government has become increasingly authoritarian, fracturing the country along religious lines and threatening India’s secular democracy. At the same time, the space for freedom of speech has been shrinking while disinformation and hate speech has exploded on social media.

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NASA’s X-59 Passes Milestone Toward Safe First Flight
Wed, 15 May 2024 18:14:56 +0000
NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety […]
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Guardian Traveller newsletter: Sign up for our free holidays email
Wed, 12 Oct 2022 14:21:58 GMT

From biking adventures to city breaks, get inspiration for your next break – whether in the UK or further afield – with twice-weekly emails from the Guardian’s travel editors. You’ll also receive handpicked offers from Guardian Holidays.

From biking adventures to city breaks, get inspiration for your next break – whether in the UK or further afield – with twice-weekly emails from the Guardian’s travel editors.

You’ll also receive handpicked offers from Guardian Holidays.

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