The piece of fatberg was slightly smaller than a loaf of bread and looked like it might have come from the moon. It was putty-colored and marked everywhere with geological-looking indentations, including a cluster of fingerprints from when it was removed from a sewer in east London, last October, and lifted through a manhole. On the surface, there was also a dark fragment from an autumn leaf, which must have slipped down the drains and into its maw.
The U.K. is now about halfway through the difficult negotiations to extricate itself from the European Union, and, since the turn of the year, Theresa May’s Conservative government has been increasingly beset by uncertainty and discord about how best to proceed. The euphemisms employed to describe the points of disagreement shift constantly, but the latest schism is between those who want Britain to remain “closely aligned” with the E.U.
President Emmanuel Macron, of France, knows gesture. Twenty-two days after he was elected, he walked Vladimir Putin through an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles devoted to Peter the Great. Last fall, on the Pnyx, a hill in Athens where ancient citizens came to vote, he opened a speech with two minutes of Greek that he had learned by heart. A few weeks ago, he brought a bay cavalry horse by the name of Vesuvius all the way to China, as a present to President Xi Jinping.
What is troubling to me, though, is that for all of us obsessed with Manafort, Page, Miss Universe 2013, minor Papadopouloses,.... it's not clear that any of this decided the election. The legal case against Trump ≠ the political one.
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Selecting a term
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