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Week 8 2017
V = video report
My Pick of the Week
V Victim of Soviet test wants all nuclear weapons destroyed
The man who rebuilt a village
V Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal
FRANCE, UK & Europe
Calls for blasphemy ban on Russian film Matilda
Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill
France ‘attack plot’: Three arrested
Paris unrest: Banlieue youths see French state as the enemy
Francois Fillon goes back on promise to quit if investigated
V Where will the EU’s real centre be after Brexit?
Is Sweden’s feminist agenda working?
USA & Canada: Trump & his team
How much has President Trump achieved so far?
Robert Harward turns down Trump’s national security adviser offer
V V V Trump’s most extraordinary news conference
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Come to France post-Brexit, banks urged
Trump’s mental health debate: What is it about?
Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030
The surprising truth about why we sleep and how much we need (contains many synonyms for ‘sleep’)
EDUCATION & FAMILY
Lack of sex education a ticking time bomb, councils warn
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
How an empty sea helped the blue whale grow so enormous
Facebook algorithms ‘will identify terrorists’
Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’
Kerb lights guide ‘smartphone zombies’
CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)
How Nasa hired its first black women ‘computers’
Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?
V The British woman fighting IS in Syria
‘Fake news city’ is now pumping out odd Facebook videos
Iceland police tell drivers to stop staring at sky
New Zealand garden gnome thefts ‘fund meth trade’
Toilet finder app for Japanese workers (now that would be useful in France!)
(Article on the source of lithium)