John McDonnell: I’m in Davos to tell the elite they are held in contempt

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The UK shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum to warn leaders of global businesses that they are held in contempt by ordinary voters who have struggled through a decade of austerity.

more via John McDonnell: I’m in Davos to tell the elite they are held in contempt | Business | The Guardian

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins Nobel peace prize

Monsanto banned from European parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller

Source: Monsanto banned from European parliament | Environment | The Guardian

The Tomb of an Ancient Mayan God-King Was Just Discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of an ancient Mayan king at the pre-Columbian site of El Perú-Waka’ in Guatemala.

Source: The Tomb of an Ancient Mayan God-King Was Just Discovered in Guatemala | artnet News

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Sales of mind, body, spirit books boom in UK amid ‘mindfulness mega-trend’

While fewer titles are selling in other genres, reading that offers a path to spiritual growth has risen 13% in 2017

Source: Sales of mind, body, spirit books boom in UK amid ‘mindfulness mega-trend’ | Books | The Guardian

Treaty banning nuclear weapons approved at UN

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Supporters hail step towards nuclear-free world as treaty is backed by 122 countries

More than 70 years after the world witnessed the devastating power of nuclear weapons, a global treaty has been approved to ban the bombs, a move that supporters hope will lead to the eventual elimination of all nuclear arms.