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Aujourd’hui — 23 octobre 2019Infos - English

Starchitects from around the world are invading New York

New York’s international flavor continues to richen, with several foreign architects making their first marks on the city. Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza’s first building in the US is 611 West 56th Street. The 37-story, 80-residence tower (opening fall of 2020) features a monolithic, windowless crown and is wrapped in Perla Bianca limestone in...

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The boutique ABI Chelsea, at 455 W. 19th St., is courtesy of Lebanese architect Raëd Abillama; units begin at $12 million.

Officer Saved by Vest in Harlem Shooting as Naked Suspect Is Killed

Officers responding to a report of a dispute fired at a man with a gun during a struggle in a building hallway, the police said.

The shooting occurred inside the hallway of a building in Harlem.

New NYC luxury buildings are channeling the city’s Art Deco past

Old New York is new again. Looking to the past for inspiration, a handful of ground-up developments are ditching contemporary glass and steel to embrace historic prewar designs. In NoMad, at 30 E. 29th St., you’d swear the brand new Rose Hill condo tower was built during the Art Deco heyday of the 1920s if it...

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The new Rose Hill tower in NoMad borrows Art Deco details, like setbacks and a geo-metric façade, from NYC’s famed 30 Rock.

Stand-off at Ethiopian activist’s home amid tensions with PM

Par : Reuters
ADDIS ABABA -- Hundreds of supporters of an Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered outside his house on Wednesday, hours after it was surrounded by police following a warning by the prime minister against media owners "fomenting unrest." Read More

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Human trafficking blamed for deaths of 39 people in back of truck in UK

Par : Lee Brown
A British politician blamed Wednesday’s horrific discovery of 39 bodies in the back of a truck on the “vile” business of people smuggling. The bodies — including at least one teenager — were found in Essex in the early hours packed into the back of the truck that is believed to have come from Bulgaria....

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An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England.

Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England.

Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England.

Tour the $98 million penthouse breaking NYC real estate records

Some of the city’s most ambitious new buildings are opening or listing this fall. That means it’s open season for trophy hunters. Perhaps the most significant new work of architecture to arrive this fall is Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53rd Street, with interiors by Thierry Despont — and it’s topped by a 7,973-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom...

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Boeing Sales and Profits Plummet as 737 Max Crisis Continues

The commercial airlines division lost $40 million in the quarter after earning more than $2 billion during the same period a year ago.

Boeing 737 Max aircraft parked at the Boeing Renton facility in Renton, Washington.

Spilled oil and chilli peppers: Wednesday's best photos

Par : Sarah King

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

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Freed of 1MDB taint, Malaysia’s tallest tower opens its doors

Par : Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's tallest skyscraper is ready to take in tenants from December, its developer said on Wednesday, looking to move past its links to the 1MDB scandal and focus on making headway in an oversupplied property market. Read More

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Young, angry Lebanese ditch their differences to target ‘unjust’ system

Par : Reuters
BEIRUT -- Like most young protesters flooding Lebanon's streets to vent their fury over joblessness and inequality, Nina Sabbah demands more than the government's hastily announced reforms if she is to back down. Read More

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Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dead from legal euthanasia in Belgium

Par : Lee Brown
Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort has ended her life through legal euthanasia in her native Belgium, authorities have confirmed. The Olympic champion, who had an incurable degenerative disease that left her wheelchair-bound in 2000, had previously revealed that she had signed the papers ready to end her life. That day came Tuesday, with the 40-year-old’s home...

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A condolence book for Paralympic athlete Marieke 'Wielemie' Vervoort

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U.S. welcomes German security plan for Syria, unlikely to take part

Par : Reuters
BRUSSELS -- The United States and NATO cautiously welcomed on Wednesday a German proposal for a security zone in northern Syria, though Washington's envoy to the alliance saying it should be for Europe to take charge and not U.S. forces. Read More

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Syria to establish 15 posts along border with Turkey – Ifax

Par : Reuters
MOSCOW -- Syria's government will establish 15 posts along its border with Turkey, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Russia's Defence Ministry. Read More

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Belgian Paralympian dies by euthanasia aged 40

Par : Reuters
BRUSSELS -- Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear. Read More

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Grudgingly, E.U. Looks Set to Grant Brexit Extension to Jan. 31

That date, set by the British Parliament, is seen by European leaders as the least likely to cause them trouble.

Pro- and anti-Brexit activists outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday.

England vs New Zealand predicted team: Who should Eddie Jones select to face the All Blacks?

Here's The Independent's line-up for England's date with destiny against the reigning world champions

Manchester United team news: Paul Pogba and David De Gea miss training ahead of Partizan Belgrade tie

In better news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jesse Lingard returned and could play against Partizan Belgrade

UK firms must have global 'duty of care' to stop environmental damage, say Lib Dems

Businesses must take greater responsibility for damage caused overseas, says Jo Swinson

Chile’s Piñera apologises in bid to quell protests

Army remains on street as president’s proposals aimed at defusing crisis fall short of demonstrators’ demands

Alzheimer’s drug revival gives hope to millions

Biogen says seeking approval for aducanumab hails ‘turning point’ in fight against disease

Payne: New report shows 'egregious' California taxes continue to drive out big earners

California's tax plan is "so egregious" that people of every socioeconomic background are leaving the state, host of "Making Money" Charles Payne said Wednesday. 

Houston Astros' AJ Hinch 'very disappointed' over report of exec's alleged Roberto Osuna comments

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Tuesday criticized the leadership of his own franchise after a series of bungled responses to a report alleging a team executive used a player accused of domestic abuse to taunt female reporters in the celebratory aftermath of the team's American League Championship Series win Saturday.

Paralympic gold medalist dies by euthanasia after battling degenerative spinal pain

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the 2012 London Paralympics and silver at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, died by euthanasia Tuesday, Belgian officials said.

Kenneth Bandler: Anti-Semitism in the US is real – It's time to recognize this reality and take action

American Jews are agonizing over apparent disregard for the reality and magnitude of antisemitism in the United States.

Eagles star Fletcher Cox scares off would-be burglar with shotgun

A baseball bat-wielding man tried to break into the home of Philadelphia Eagles’ Fletcher Cox’s last week — but the hulking defensive tackle scared him off with a shotgun, according to a new report. Corbyn Nyemah was allegedly looking for his his ex-girlfriend at Cox’s Mullica Hill mansion, which Nyemah tried to enter by throwing...

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