Luke Baker

Luke Baker

@BakerLuke

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International affairs correspondent @Reuters. Ex-Paris, Brussels, Jerusalem, Baghdad and places in between. Author of “Dateline Baghdad”. Tar Heel

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Joined on January 10, 2012
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Fun Fact

2012 brought an 800% increase in top TV show tweets.

I have a sense that in 30 years’ time we’ll read interviews with a 50-something Zuckerberg ruefully admitting that he made terrible errors with Facebook and would do it differently if he had a chance again https://t.co/S1IxIkJ56Y

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Shana Tova v metuka to all who are celebrating

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Prayer book vending machine at #Jerusalem’s Western Wall today.... never seen anything like this before..... https://t.co/41YIfUWSB8

Prayer book vending machine at #Jerusalem’s Western Wall today.... never seen anything like this before..... https://t.co/41YIfUWSB8

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Quoted @JZarif

On the occasion of the New Year, I wish Iranian—and indeed all—Jews happiness, and most of all, good health. The children of Adam, Abraham and Moses are siblings who deserve to live in a real democratic peace—not business deal. Our proposal has been #Referendum. L'Shana Tova! https://t.co/aHA8FCKiFs

On the occasion of the New Year, I wish Iranian—and indeed all—Jews happiness, and most of all, good health.

The children of Adam, Abraham and Moses are siblings who deserve to live in a real democratic peace—not business deal. Our proposal has been #Referendum. 

L'Shana Tova! https://t.co/aHA8FCKiFs

Not uncommon, but interesting Iranian outreach nonetheless, and notable that he chose to reference Abraham in this week of the “Abraham Accords” https://t.co/iNV8UN8y2T

Quoted @susie_dent

An ultracrepidarian (19th century) is one who consistently holds forth on a subject they know nothing about. I've just opened the dictionary to discover there is also a verb for it: to venture far beyond your understanding is to 'ultracrepidate'.

Tailor-made for Twitter https://t.co/80GZVg3Itd

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Stop what you’re doing and follow the denouement of the 3rd final ENG vs AUS one-day game.... Australia could land an impressive victory or, on the other hand (fingers crossed) they could lose the series.... 🏏 #ENGvsAUS

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This piece is fine and relevant, but I wonder how the phrase "a continent not known for common purpose" got into the lead. What would be the equivalent sweeping statement about the United States? https://t.co/qD7tCIl2m0

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EU from NYT... "Europe was supposedly done with political histrionics. In the face of the pandemic, a continent not known for common purpose had put aside long-festering national suspicions to forge a collective economic rescue, raising hopes a sustainable recovery was underway"

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My bit on David Cameron, appearing this week in Sasha Swire’s diaries and other ghastly venues https://t.co/pX6z52ZElj

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Snake oil or a Covid testing breakthrough? Great reporting by the ⁦@FinancialTimes⁩ here. I only wonder what iAbra is saying about the retail price of its virus testing machine https://t.co/MW0Vp7FuyN

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Is it permitted to say I’m interested to read JK Rowling’s new book when it comes out? Will be intriguing to see how she tackles the issues

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Quoted @LeviYonit

אם המנהיגים יכולים גם אנשי החדשות יכולים: ברכה משולשת של מגישי המהדורות - בדובאי, בחריין ונווה אילן https://t.co/4VF7527i6S

אם המנהיגים יכולים גם אנשי החדשות יכולים: ברכה משולשת של מגישי המהדורות - בדובאי, בחריין ונווה אילן https://t.co/4VF7527i6S

This is pretty remarkable. Yonit Levi, who is (for want of a better comparison) the Huw Edwards or Sophie Raworth of Israel, introducing the evening news in live-link with evening news presenters UAE and Bahrain. It’s v good PR if nothing else https://t.co/uD3geXVRcd

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Palestinians have had the same strategy for years: fight for a two-state solution, appeal to international law, and lean on Arab allies for support. They're sticking to that old playbook, even as the UAE/Bahrain open to Israel. Critics want a change. https://t.co/3mqDp7Opej

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Is Saudi Arabia softening its stance on Israel? Smart analysis from @Reuters. After UAE and Bahrain, Saudi is sending up trial balloons that hint at normalization with Israel down the road https://t.co/l4q7wcSvDw

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When I want a meeting to be short. https://t.co/v7ANuPl7fq

When I want a meeting to be short. https://t.co/v7ANuPl7fq

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I can just picture the official thinking carefully through the most pressing issues confronting Germany and concluding that, no, Brexit is not in fact among the main ones https://t.co/fnTtjYd6en

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Excited — apparently I will reach the nadir in about 2-1/2 months and then it’s increasing happiness all the way ... https://t.co/6uDA2SlTjm

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What are the chances Saudi Arabia waits until a week or so before the U.S. election to announce a form of normalization of ties with Israel as some kind of pre-election boost for Trump? https://t.co/OcnmiX9UvS

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Here are two extracts of the UK government’s explainer in October 2019 of the delicate compromise that was reached: https://t.co/LhfTK6vAIU https://t.co/j73l34L4TC
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Here are two extracts of the UK government’s explainer in October 2019 of the delicate compromise that was reached: https://t.co/LhfTK6vAIU https://t.co/j73l34L4TC

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