Freelance foreign correspondent: Guardian, Observer, LA Times. Paris, France. Former Reporter of the Year: UK Press Awards. Views my own. RT≠ endorsement.

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Kim Willsher retweeted
My worst childhood experince was getting evicted from our place, and having to walk around the streets in the cold with my grandma. I don't think I'd mind wearing a mask. I see this debate as a first-world issue, for the most part. Sorry.
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Jailed women in UK five times more likely to suffer stillbirths, data shows - The Observer reports on the shocking risk to life of babies born in prison. theguardian.com/society/2021…
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From *the day before* the packed No10 Xmas party... ... this was our @metpoliceuk.
Officers have shut down a wedding where 40 people were in attendance. Holding large gatherings could be the difference between life and death for someone else. #London is in Tier 3. You must not mix inside with anyone, who is not in your household or support bubble.
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Local residents of a Belgrade housing estate want to remove a mural of the convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal, Ratko Mladić, that appeared overnight on a wall of a building last July. But the government won't let them.
An einer Hauswand in Belgrad prangt das Porträt des serbischen Kriegsverbrechers Ratko Mladić. Die Hausgemeinschaft will es beseitigen. Doch der Staat hindert sie daran. trib.al/urYkCKr
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Kim Willsher retweeted
Hillsborough? Cash for questions? Jimmy Savile, Jonathan King, Rolf Harris, Gary Glitter. Pretty much every paedophile, ever? Libor rate fixing. Brinks Mat. The Great Train Robbery. Fairly sure Slipper of the Yard didn’t give up on Ronnie Biggs just because it was a while ago.
Raab, "The police don't normally look back and investigate things that have taken place a year ago"
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“L'idée que la France de Vichy a essayé de protéger les Juifs est absurde”. En 1973, Robert Paxton, un historien américain sort un livre révolutionnaire qui dévoile le rôle actif de Vichy pendant l'Occupation.
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Kim Willsher retweeted
Thanks @ObserverUK for making me a face of 2021.
“Stock is adamant she doesn’t consider herself “silenced”; indeed, she refuses to be. But that isn’t, for her, the point. “…there are hundreds of other people who are silenced because they cannot face this. That’s the problem”theguardian.com/uk-news/2021… @Docstockk #WomenWontWheesht
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5 December 1935 | Dutch Jewish girl Annie Koekoek was born in Amsterdam. In September 1944 she was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.
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5 December 1886 | A Czech Jew, Adolf Běhavý, was born in Jičín. He was deported to #Auschwitz from #Theresienstadt ghetto on 16 October 1944. He did not survive.
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5 December 1944 | A Gehölz-Abbruchkommando was formed at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau. 50 female prisoners worked near gas chamber and crematorium IV & V. They cleared and covered with turf the pits which had been created for burning corpses of people murdered in gas chambers.
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Kim Willsher retweeted
The @metpoliceuk will no longer investigate retrospective crimes but will instead focus all efforts on crimes yet to be committed, forming a new team headed up by Detective Chief Inspector Tom Cruise.
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5 December 1943 | A transfer transport of 1,200 prisoners & POWs arrived at #Auschwitz from Flossenbürg. They were to be sent to gas chambers but instead they were kept at BIIa sector in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. 80 weakest people were left on icy ground & water was poured on them.
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Winter landscape by Canadian born printmaker and artist Carol Collette #WomensArt
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David Bowie, Paris, 1976 Photo by Andrew Kent
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The thing I wonder is, how on earth is Paris to host the Paralympics? It's impossible to get around Paris in the Metro with a pushchair let alone a wheelchair. You could try navigating pavements and places like Place de la République with a disability, but good luck with that.
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Rarely heard words of such violence in a French campaign, let alone about a president. Zemmour in Paris tonight: Macron is a ‘teenager’, a ‘plastic model’, a ‘robot’. ‘Nobody knows who he is because he is nobody. France elected a void in 2017 and then fell into it.’ A new era
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Last year in the US over 5000 children were shot. Over 1300 died. Yet a Republican politician decided this is the festive photo. Now imagine, if this was a photo by a black or Muslim family this Christmas. This is what a White Privileged Christmas looks like. Disgusting.
Merry Christmas! 🎄 ps. Santa, please bring ammo. 🎁
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