Russia, Syria, Premier League Your Monday Briefing The New York Times

Russia Syria Premier League your Monday briefing the New York Times let us help you start your day want to get this briefing by email hey ray see we're covering Russian disinformation in the European Parliament elections serious secret network of torture prisons and the experiences of pregnant female athletes sponsored by Nike less than two weeks before pivotal elections for the European Parliament a constellation of websites and social media accounts linked to Russia or far-right groups is in the centrist parties Russia remains a driving force but researchers also discovered numerous copycats particularly on the far-right it's also nearly big picture Russia remains undeterred in its campaign to widen political divisions and weaken Western institutions it remains far each other Russian news a Russian television network is telling viewers that there 5g cell phones pose dire health threats like brain cancer autism and Alzheimer's who claims that Hungary's far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban is set to meet President Trump today in the Oval Office it will be the first some say it was embarrassing for mr. Orban to be the first foreign leader to endorse mr. Trump's candidacy for the presidency yet the last leader in Central Europe to be meaning rather than a reward or an affirmation the meeting can instead be framed as a carrot you an attempt to persuade mr. Orban to buy American weapons and give priority to the United States foreign policy interests reaction some of mr. Trump's most senior advisors like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have expressed concerns about the influence Russia and China wield in Hungary and other Central European countries during the last eight years of Syria's Civil War the Syrian government is believed to have detained and tortured hundreds of thousands of civilians in a sprawling system of secret prisons where horrific forms of torture were routine the prison system found that the prisons had far more victims than the Islamic state had accounting for 90% of disappearances tallied by the Syrian Network for Human Rights an independent monitoring group details nearly 100 28,000 detainees never emerged from the prison system and are presumed to be dead or still in custody according to the Syrian network and almost 14,000 were killed under torture how we know over seven years The Times interviewed dozens of survivors and relatives of dead and missing detainees reviewed government documents detailing prison deaths from crackdowns on dissent and examined hundreds of pages of witness testimony in human rights reports and court filings takeaways top officials who reported directly to mr. al-assad knew about the atrocities and even if the Warped kneel page / gel a nurse has confessed to killing 43 people but the authorities believe that he is considered that mr. h / JAL is serving a life sentence for murdering two patients and playing a role in the killing of four others a current trial questions it took more than a decade for a full investigation by the authorities who exceed over 130 bodies in Germany Poland and Turkey according to a forum the hour of reckoning has come the situation is that the year was 2004 and mr. Vajpayee was aiming for a second term for the first time but the opposition Congress party that surprisingly bested the BJP and remained a dominant political force for a decade every BJP government lives in fear of the ghosts of 2004 said Milan by schnaps a South Asia expert at the Carnegie Endowment for international peace Narendra Modi is the BJS he s first prime minister since and the shadow of the victories of the booming economy and mr. Vajpayee Zira didn't trickle down to rural voters you effect that also seems mr. vaishnav said then as now but there is at least one crucial difference between the two Prime Minister's mr. Vajpayee send us your feedback or questions on this series trade the standoff between the US and China the Trump administer Iran president Hassan rouhani in a speech compared the country's economic distress under to the miseries Iran endured during its worst war he also seemed migrants dozens of Micron's drowned on Friday after their a monitoring group reported the latest disaster on a perilous but frequently used crossing in the Mediterranean New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda our turn will travel to France on Wednesday to sign in a court and crafted with President Emmanuel macron of France urging global social media companies to stamp out violent and extremist content representatives for Britain an independent probe found that on behalf of an anglican bishop who admitted to sexually abusing a young novice luxury scam on a Sorokin who swindled her way into Manhattan's elite party circles was sentenced to four to twelve years in prison for bilking hotels banks in a private jet operator out of hundreds of thousands of dollars snapshot London's ice cream trucks like the one above may no longer be a summer staple after councils in the city if the diesel fueled vehicles did not become more environmentally friendly from opinion Nike sponsored female athletes said the company doesn't guarantee them a salary during pregnancy and early maternity getting pregnant in soccer Manchester City claimed its second straight for near elite title on Sunday poetry the 21st poet laureate of the United Kingdom is 55 a critically lauded and popular poet from West Yorkshire in the north of England what we're reading Michael Rustin a science editor writes astronauts are heroic but they're also like us this delightful art cook a race a low-stress dinner to start the week go before there was a TV show there was a Handmaid's Tale opera bar critic called that's watch are you excited for pop Minh detective Pikachu you should be listen Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's new collaboration is a tale of insecurity and a party that somehow smarter living underlying social anxiety could lead you to pick at your skin for help and offering better products or adopting more efficient processes are two ways to and you thought the Met Gala was big several thousand guests most of them very rich but not necessarily famous are preparing to gather tonight in New York for the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit it's the party of the year for The Wall Street set last year's event saw the charity's founder Paul Tudor Jones in feathered cap and tights elicit million-dollar pledges from his audience total raised more than dollar fifty four point five million since 1980 the Rolling Stones Lady gaga in the who have headlined in the past this year also on its boards are Jeff Bezos mother and stepbrother Michael Bloomberg's that's it for this briefing see you next time thank you to mark Josephson Elinor Stanford and Kenneth R Rosen for the break from the news Victoria Shan PS oh we're listening to our latest episode

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