Formula E 2019: ‘The most competitive championship in the world’

(CNN)Now entering its fifth season, Formula E feels a world away from the sport that first appeared for its inaugural championship in 2014. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2018/07/27/susie-wolff-venturi-formula-e-williams-f1-supercharged-spt-intl.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_15’,theoplayer: {allowNativeFullscreen: true},adsection: ‘edition.cnn.com_specialreports_formulaesupercharged_inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-small-169.jpg”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-medium-plus-169.jpg”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-large-169.jpg”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-exlarge-169.jpg”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-super-169.jpg”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-full-169.jpg”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180726112653-susie-wolff-gallery-tease-small-11.jpg”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo = false,isVideoReplayClicked = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId […]

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The world doesn’t trust Putin, but Russian influence is still perceived as growing

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) Adam Taylor A new survey of 25 countries has found largely negative views of Russia and its leader, President Vladimir Putin, all around the world. At the same time, however, Russia’s influence […]

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Politics this week

A third Saturday of anti-fuel-tax demonstrations, infiltrated by violent provocateurs from the hard left and the extreme right, saw windows smashed, cars ablaze and monuments defiled in Paris. In response, the French government cancelled a second planned fuel-tax rise, but protesters said this was not enough. See article. An hour proved to be a long […]

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Stephen Colbert rips Trump as ‘the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral’

Allyson Chiu December 6 at 5:26 AM For many, former president George H.W. Bush’s state funeral Wednesday represented a time of reflection and remembrance. Moving eulogies were delivered, prayers were read and hymns were sung. But for late-night hosts, the somber event presented yet another opportunity to make fun of one of their favorite subjects: […]

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