Monday 15 April 2024

EL PAÍS News in English

Gaza in ruins

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As the Gaza war enters its seventh month, EL PAÍS used satellite imagery and damage assessment data to document the devastation in the Strip caused by the Israeli offensive. Up to 57% of buildings in the enclave have been damaged or destroyed, according to analysis carried out at the University of Oregon, but that figure rises to 75% in the capital, (...). EL PAÍS also spoke to Palestinian journalist Wael Dahdouh, who has lost his wife and three of his children in the war. “Israel is deliberately killing journalists in Gaza,” said the bureau chief of Al Jazeera television in the Strip. “They do not want us to continue documenting what is happening.”

‌The mysterious “Havana syndrome” once again made headlines around the world this week. A fresh investigation into the illness that has apparently affected some 200 people for several years, including employees of the White House, the CIA and the FBI and seems to back the theory pointing to Russia as one of the direct culprits through military intelligence Unit 29155, which allegedly deployed “directed energy” weapons. (...). Both Cuba and Russia have denied the allegations in the report, which Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described as “baseless accusations.”

We also interviewed Nadège Vanhee, who has worked as creative director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès for the last decade, a tenure that has lasted practically an eternity by fashion standards. One of the few women at the helm of a major brand, Vanhee operates in a way that runs in contrast to the public image of the industry, maintaining a low profile and avoiding social media and public exposure. (...).

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