The Daily Populous

Saturday September 22nd, 2018 evening edition

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Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building a wall across the Sahara desert, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.

According to Josep Borrell, the US president brushed off the scepticism of Spanish diplomats – who pointed out that the Sahara stretched for 3,000 miles – saying: “The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.”.

Trump wooed voters in the 2016 election with his promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” across the US/Mexico border, which is roughly 2,000 miles long.

Hundreds storm border fence into Spain's north Africa enclave of Ceuta Read more.

Borrell’s comments were made at a lunch event in Madrid this week and widely reported in the Spanish media.

Trump is thought to have made his frontier recommendation when Borrell accompanied King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the White House in June.

“European societies aren’t structured to absorb more than a certain percentage of migrants, especially if they are Muslims. »

China said to call off trade talks as tariff war escalates: WSJ

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China has canceled planned trade discussions with the United States as both sides escalate their dispute in the wake of a new round of tariffs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

This week, President Donald Trump slapped a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods ahead of scheduled trade talks with Beijing, placing 10 percent duties on $200 billion of goods.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had been pressing ahead with attempts to restart trade talks with China. »

The biggest killer diseases in history

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However, compared to other viruses and global epidemics in history, the Ebola virus’ impact has, so far, been minimal.

By contrast, Malaria is reported to have wiped out half of all people who have ever lived – and continues to be one of the biggest killers today.

“Did malaria kill between 53 and 54 billion of the 96 billion who lived before 1900? »

Nintendo Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Wish To Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Taylor worries he won't live long enough to see the games he has been excited for, Super Smash Bros.

Taylor has tweeted about this wish before, which gained some attention, which then set off a chain reaction across gaming subreddits driving attention to his wish.

Fortunately, Nintendo was made aware of this, and flew a demo build of the game to him early this morning. »

PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones’s Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants

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More recently, PayPal stopped working with neo-Nazi and alt-right websites.

For now, Infowars is still able to sell at least some of its goods on Amazon and eBay, where its payments are not handled by PayPal.

The article said PayPal had told Infowars that the decision was made because Infowars had violated its “acceptable use policy.” »