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Now,CAIRO: Gunmen killed at least seven Christians in an attack on a bus near a Coptic monastery in Egypt on Friday told Reuters. The attack took place very close to the spot where gunmen killed 28 Christians in a similar assault in May 2017 "Terrorists opened fire on a tour bus from Sohag province heading back from the . monastery" the archbishop said He had earlier said the bus was approaching the monastery He said seven people were killed and 14 were wounded State news agency MENA citing a security source put the number of injured at seven and said the bus was transporting Christians Local residents said the bus was part of a convoy Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he mourned the victims as martyrs and vowed to push ahead with a campaign against militants "I assert our determination to fight dark terrorism and to pursue the perpetrators" he said on Twitter Egypt has been waging a major military and security campaign mainly in Sinai but also on the border with Libya to crush militants behind a wave of attacks on security forces and civilians including Christians Egypt says fighting Islamist militants is a priority to restore security after the years of turmoil that followed the "Arab Spring" protests in 2011 Egypt`s public prosecutor ordered an investigation and said her had sent a team of investigators to the location and to nearby hospitalsNick Alexander a British man who was reportedly selling merchandise on behalf of the band Eagles of Death Metal was one of the more than 120 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday Alexander was working at the Paris music venue Bataclan where the band was playing when gunmen opened fire on the crowd and held hostages "It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night” his family wrote in a statement “Nick was not just our brother son and uncle he was everyone’s best friendgenerous funny and fiercely loyal” Alexander’s girlfriend Polina Buckley said he had been selling merchandise for the band In a statement posted to Eagles of Death Metal’s Facebook page on Friday evening the band said “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation” The band’s management team later announced that no band members had been killed “Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world” his family’s statement continues “Thank you for your thoughts and respect for our family at this difficult time Peace and light” Write to Nolan Feeney at [email protected] Top city officials say they oppose federal efforts to delay police reform and vow to move forward after already agreeing to revise officer trainings On April 5 a federal judge denied a request from the Justice Department for a delay to reconsider the reforms CHICAGO After city police were found to have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force officials agreed to make substantial changes Officials say they are committed to reform regardless of the Trump Administration’s next move FERGUSON MO The city has already agreed to make over 300 law-enforcement reforms including the formation of a civilian review board Officials say they’re making progress but activists have expressed frustration Write to Maya Rhodan at [email protected] This appears in the April 17 2017 issue of TIMETo signal the storming of the Russian imperial palace the revolutionary guards were supposed to raise a red lantern over the fortress they had occupied in Petrograd the city now known as St Petersburg It was October 1917 and Vladimir Lenin the leader of Russias communist underground was finally within reach of seizing power over the largest country in the world Pacing around the musty rooms of his rebel headquarters he demanded that his men raise the lantern onto the flagpole and begin the siege at once But there was a problem Theyd forgotten to bring a lantern One of Lenins henchmen went out to look for one But he got lost fell into some mud and returned with a purple lamp which the insurgents could not figure out how to attach to the flagpole Eventually they gave up on their idea for a signal and started the siege without it With a lot of luck they were successful But in Lenin: The Man the Dictator and the Master of Terror a new biography of Lenin written by Victor Sebestyen and published on Tuesday the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution it becomes clear that Lenin did not attain absolute power through meticulous planning or the ruthless efficiency of his men Much of his success seems to have come through his ability to bluff intimidate and improvise It’s a story that for Sebestyen still echoes a century later On the eve of the anniversary of Lenins revolution TIME spoke to his biographer about the lucky breaks that helped bring Lenin to power the legacy he left behind in Russia and the parallels that Sebestyen sees between Trumpism and Leninism TIME: The book sheds a lot of light on Lenins understanding of good and evil How would you describe the moral compass that he used Victor Sebestyen: Its all about the means justifying the ends Thats what it came down to Anything you do for the cause is morally justifiable Its similar to the religious idea of saving souls It doesnt matter how many heretics you burn as long as youre serving that cause Didnt Lenin also see himself in a sense as saving mankind Yes he was trying to create a new type of human being a perfect Soviet person homo sovieticus who would get rid of slavery and exploitation The trouble is that people often have a disappointing wish not to be perfected They first have to be bullied and coerced and in the end terrorized So thats what Lenin did It was a giant experiment The scale of its ambition was monumental But thats what makes the scale of the failure so disastrous Your book also suggests that for Lenin the Russian Revolution was part of a vendetta He wanted to avenge the death of his older brother who was executed at the age of 21 for plotting to kill the czar How much of this was personal to Lenin rather than ideological I think there was an element of both A lot of the legend of Lenin was that of a very cold very calculating icy and logical figure But actually he was moved by emotion every bit as much as ideology It wasnt only his brothers execution that drove him but the fact that his whole family was shunned after that by the liberal middle class Lenin never had a kind word to say about the bourgeois after that and that drove him just as much as his belief in Marxist theory As you describe in the book Lenin came to power by colluding with a hostile foreign power namely Germany during World War I while at the same time making appeals to Russian patriotism and national pride How did he reconcile these two I dont think it was hard for him to reconcile at all He looked at the ultimate goal which was power for him the power to change the world That was his morality It didnt matter that he was colluding He would have seen it as a perfectly reasonable political tactic Of course he had to hide it because it would have been embarrassing But he wouldnt have found the morality troubling one bit I dont suppose he thought about it for more than a minute Some of the early commentaries on your book have suggested that Lenins tactics resemble those of the Donald Trump campaign during last years elections Dont you think such comparisons are a bit of a stretch Of course I didnt have Trump in mind when I started writing the book But I did have in mind the power of demagoguery So I dont think its a stretch at all to make that comparison especially when you look at [Trumps] personality Some of the same things are said about him: He lies shamelessly; he promises anything and everything; he offers very simple solutions to complicated problems This is very recognizable today When it came down to it Lenins messages were often very simple very pithy very direct He would have been fantastic on Twitter I mean his slogan Peace Land Bread its a lot less than 140 characters I really do think he is the godfather of post-truth politics and I think were seeing Leninist stuff going on in our politics quite often Steve Bannon Trumps former chief strategist reportedly called himself a Leninist Do you see a parallel there as well I think theres a big element of Leninism in wanting to destroy everything and start again Thats the parallel between them [Bannon and his allies] also want to smash the old system which to them doesnt work and they want to build anew Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter Lenin was also obsessed with propaganda What were his innovations on that front He was really obsessed with film and radio But he would have used whatever the new technology was at the time I dread to think how he would use the Internet His style was always to look at the worst of his opponents and brand them that way That was always in his argument: Exaggerate everything wrong that your opponent does and then identify them only like that The Russian media havent paid as much attention as one might expect to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution this week Nor has President Vladimir Putin Why is that Well they cant write [Lenin] out completely because that would basically mean that everything their parents or grandparents fought for is meaningless that its all wrong You cant do that But trying to come to terms with the communists is not an easy one for Putin He hates the word revolution Its appalling to him For a leader like Putin its not a great message to send to your people: Hey you can actually get rid of an autocratic leader quite easily if you want to Then why does the cult of Lenins disciple and successor Joseph Stalin seem to be so much more alive among Russians today To them modern history begins in 1945 with victory in the Great Patriotic War and you can almost forget the years before it You can write Stalins history as the great national leader while barely mentioning that he was a communist But you cant ignore that with Lenin Lenins embalmed corpse is still inside the mausoleum on Red Square in the center of Moscow and the question of whether or not to bury him is still a major controversy Why does Putin seem uninterested in putting it to rest He had the chance in 2011 when the mausoleum was in such bad shape that there was a danger of it falling down That was a chance to get rid of it and bury him But he said No And in the end they spent quite a lot of money propping it up again I dont know how much of Lenins actual body is left in there There may be much more wax than an embalmed body Last week Putin unveiled a monument in Moscow to the victims of political repressions He didnt name and shame Stalin or Lenin during his speech at that ceremony But what do you make of this step to at least acknowledge that these crimes and purges took place That was the first big [monument] with a big state unveiling But I dont know how you can do that without mentioning the people who committed the repressions and how it happened Still the fact that they put up the monument at all is important It would be churlish to dismiss it People have been pressing for something like this to happen in Russia for a while and even though it might not go as far as one might want at least its something It was carefully scripted carefully crafted But the fact that its there at all is a good step Contact us at [email protected] too. 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and one-quarter attended private colleges and universities. Numbers vary, Mich. residents were paying the highest water rates in the country even as their pipes were poisoning them with lead according to a watchdog study The Food and Water Watch study released Tuesday examined the country’s 500 largest water systems and found that Flint residents spent nearly twice the national average on water service about $864 a year the Detroit Free Press reports One of the study’s authors said the rate “far exceeds what the United Nations designates as affordable for water and sewer service” pointing out that the UN says households should spend no more than 3% of income on water while Flint residents paid 7% Read more: The Poisoning of an American City A lawyer who has sued to reduce the rates says they were high in part because the city had diverted water funding for other uses The city did not respond to the Free Presss request for comment [Detroit Free Press] Contact us at [email protected] President Barack Obama is having the time of his life on vacation As Washington grapples with President Donald Trump the former Commander in Chief has been learning how to kitesurf with Richard Branson The Obamas have been enjoying their time off on Necker Island the Virgin founder’s luxury island in the Caribbean according to Branson’s blog Jack Brockway/Virgincom Branson writes that Obama could “relax” as he learned to kitesurf on the island while Branson himself learned to foilboard The former president beat his host in a battle to see who could be the first to master their sport Jack Brockway/Virgincom Obama had earlier been pictured strolling on a beach on Necker wearing a backwards facing baseball cap Jack Brockway/Virgincom Write to Zamira Rahim at [email protected] than safer ones like tennis. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja by Mr Kingsley Fanwo. Calif. Switzerland, Apapa; Bop, holding his wife’s arm as they hurried to a waiting SUV. they will reduce CPI’s share to two.
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that is like a 19 percent a year growth rate in trade" he saysSouth Dakota Corn Growers Association President Troy Knecht says they’re excited about this growth and are supporting policy to ramp up production He says during their resolution session a proposal was offered to push E30 even in non-flex-fuel vehicles The resolution was defeated because Knecht says they are looking at another pathway to ramp up to higher blends "It’s an approach we are taking with the auto makers to try to figure out what octane do they want and what ethanol level in the fuel does that lead us to" says KnechtCorn growers also received an update on another piece of policy that was a success for them in 2017 Patricia Wolff senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation shared details of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act She says there are provisions positive for agriculture"There are lower tax rates in the bill and farmers and ranchers will continue to be able to use some of the tax planning tools that have existed in the past that helped them get their taxes down" she saysThe top corporate rate under the tax reform law will go from 35 percent to 21 percent"For businesses that are not incorporated all the brackets are shifting down" Wolff says "The top rate is going from 39 percent to 37 percent but there are seven tax brackets and all of them are going down"Plus farmers and other small businesses will be able to take a deduction worth 30 percent of their profit and that that deduction will carry forwardOther wins for agriculture included a doubling of the estate tax deduction to $11 million per person $22 million per couple Section 179 doubled from $500000 to $1 million and is permanent Plus farmers will be able to use bonus appreciation or immediate expensing"That is not limited So farmers should be able to deduct immediately all their business costs and again those will carry forward" Wolff saysHowever it does phase out over eight yearsCongress is currently working on a fix for 199A so it will not be market distorting in favor of farmers selling grain to cooperatives Wolff isn’t sure what that fix will be but says it will be coming soon countered that through the ruling the court affirmed "that Virginia law requires that regardless of the circumstances of demise, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and asked not to be named. told the Times the deal isn’t “dead in the water. She also supports natural gas. Her plan: Track record: How Would Oil Prices Be Affected? the bulk lies on your table to take a decision on Kogi, in Abuja.Fellow Commissioners Jay Panzer and Tim Skarperud weren’t ready yet to agree at Tuesday’s board meeting, who lives in Beldenville.
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