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Salon.com
Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in PolandWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an
Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland
Salon.com / Posted 16 hours ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards. Members... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Human-smuggling network extending into Canada uncoveredItalian prosecutors have uncovered a human-smuggling network that extends into
Human-smuggling network extending into Canada uncovered
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Italian prosecutors have uncovered a human-smuggling network that extends into Canada from Europe and North Africa. It is being investigated for a range of criminal activity, including the possible delivery of terrorists into North... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
European bishops welcome EU classification of Islamic State 'genocide'A European bishops' commission has welcomed a move by the European Parliament t
European bishops welcome EU classification of Islamic State 'genocide'
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
A European bishops' commission has welcomed a move by the European Parliament to classify atrocities and religious cleansing by the Islamic State as genocide. Fr. Patrick Daly, general secretary of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conference... Read more
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Christian Today
Islamic State atrocities are 'genocide' says European ParliamentChristians have abandoned their homes in Iraq to escape violence from Islamic S
Islamic State atrocities are 'genocide' says European Parliament
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
Christians have abandoned their homes in Iraq to escape violence from Islamic State militants. It is the first time an ongoing conflict has been recognised as genocide. There has been considerable debate around the world as to whether the... Read more
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The Christian Post
EU Parliament Recognizes ISIS' Genocide of Christians, Calls on World Leaders to Take ActionDisplaced Iraq Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray
EU Parliament Recognizes ISIS' Genocide of Christians, Calls on World Leaders to Take Action
The Christian Post / Posted 3 days ago
Displaced Iraq Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee camp in Erbil September 6, 2014. The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday in France to designate the ongoing mass slaughter... Read more
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iafrica.com
France told to ban corporal punishmentFrance, which has come under fire for not fully banning smacking, must "explici
France told to ban corporal punishment
iafrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
France, which has come under fire for not fully banning smacking, must "explicitly prohibit" all forms of corporal punishment of children, a UN report said Thursday, criticising its treament of Roma and asylum-seeking minors. The recommendations,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Arguments rage over whether to accuse Islamic State of genocideIS IT accurate and/or expedient to use the word “genocide” to describe the pers
Arguments rage over whether to accuse Islamic State of genocide
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
IS IT accurate and/or expedient to use the word “genocide” to describe the persecution of religious minorities by the terrorist group known as Islamic State, Daesh or a variant of that name? Hypothetical as it might seem, that question is a real... Read more
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Irish Examiner
UN: End religious criteria in schools | Irish Examiner Stop discriminating against children on religious grounds
UN: End religious criteria in schools
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
| Irish Examiner Stop discriminating against children on religious grounds was the blunt message delivered to the State by the UN committee reviewing the country’s... Read more
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EuroNews
Refugee crisis: a Nobel Peace Prize for the “Heroes of the Aegean”?The people of the eastern Aegean islands have seen their lives change dramatica
Refugee crisis: a Nobel Peace Prize for the “Heroes of the Aegean”?
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
The people of the eastern Aegean islands have seen their lives change dramatically over the last 12 months. An unprecedented wave of refugees, many of them fleeing conflict in the Middle East, began engulfing their gardens and courtyards at the... Read more
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Artvoice
News of the WeirdLead Story • “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbou
News of the Weird
Artvoice / Posted 4 days ago
Lead Story • “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbourne, the hard-rock singer and reality-TV star, who says he is now clean and sober after a lifetime of almost unimaginably bad habits. In June, he started two new ventures:... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Kosovo FM 'received death threat from IS leader'PRISTINA - Kosovo's foreign minister and former premier Hashim Thaci says he re
Kosovo FM 'received death threat from IS leader'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
PRISTINA - Kosovo's foreign minister and former premier Hashim Thaci says he received a death threat purportedly from the leader of the Islamic State organisation over his opposition to the extremist group. Kosovo's Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Kosovo FM 'received death threat from IS leader'PRISTINA: Kosovo's foreign minister and former premier Hashim Thaci says he rec
Kosovo FM 'received death threat from IS leader'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
PRISTINA: Kosovo's foreign minister and former premier Hashim Thaci says he received a death threat purportedly from the leader of the Islamic State organisation over his opposition to the extremist group. "It was a death threat against me and my... Read more
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The Local
Nordic transgender film cheered despite Arab bansThe film's stars Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in Copenhagen this week. Ph
Nordic transgender film cheered despite Arab bans
The Local / Posted 4 days ago
The film's stars Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in Copenhagen this week. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT The Local · 3 Feb 2016, 10:22 Published: 03 Feb 2016 10:22 GMT+01:00 'The Danish Girl',... Read more
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International Business Times
France's state of emergency impedes civil liberties says Amnesty International Amnesty International's report on the abuse of people's civil rights post of th
France's state of emergency impedes civil liberties says Amnesty International
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
Amnesty International's report on the abuse of people's civil rights post of the 2015 Paris terror attacks, come close on the heels of France seeking to extend its state of emergency by three more months. Various human rights groups have alleged that... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Lord Roper, Lib Dem peerThough an infrequent speaker in the Commons, Roper was instantly recognisable.
Lord Roper, Lib Dem peer
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Though an infrequent speaker in the Commons, Roper was instantly recognisable. Always with a file of papers under his arm, he would digest the proceedings at the Bar of the House before moving, as if on castors, to his seat. Roper was reckoned among... Read more
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Rappler
Russian opposition demands probe into Chechen leader over 'sniper' videoRAMZAN KADYROV. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov attends the dedication ceremon
Russian opposition demands probe into Chechen leader over 'sniper' video
Rappler / Posted 5 days ago
RAMZAN KADYROV. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov attends the dedication ceremony of a new mosque in the Arab Israeli town of Abu Ghosh, west of Jerusalem on March 23, 2014. File photo by Menahem Kahana /AFP MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian opposition... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Britain has jumped the gun on gene editingFuture generations, however, are not able to consent to germline editing that w
Britain has jumped the gun on gene editing
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Future generations, however, are not able to consent to germline editing that will manipulate their welfare in ways that we cannot yet predict or alter if things go wrong. Looking back, our descendants might or might not accept our decision as... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Chilling Instagram video highlights dangers faced by Russia’s oppositionThe video clip is chilling to anyone who watches it. Two of Russia’s most promi
Chilling Instagram video highlights dangers faced by Russia’s opposition
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
The video clip is chilling to anyone who watches it. Two of Russia’s most prominent opposition figures, Mikhail Kasyanov and Vladimir Kara-Murza, filmed through what appears to be the scope of a sniper’s rifle as they chat on a street... Read more
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Daily Mail
Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairsChechnya's leader posts chilling video showing Russian opposition politician Mi
Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Chechnya's leader posts chilling video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's CROSSHAIRS Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov posted video of ex-PM on Instagram Shows Mikhail Kasyanov, now opposition leader, in sniper's... Read more
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TribLIVE
Putin loyalist Kadyrov of Chechnya posts chilling ‘death threat’Putin loyalist Kadyrov of Chechnya posts chilling 'death threat' | TribLIVE.com
Putin loyalist Kadyrov of Chechnya posts chilling ‘death threat’
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
Putin loyalist Kadyrov of Chechnya posts chilling 'death threat' | TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Putin loyalist Kadyrov of Chechnya posts chilling 'death threat' Most of Moscow city employees pass polygraphs MOSCOW — About 94 percent of Moscow city... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Putin ally posts video of Russian opposition leader in sniper's crosshairsVladimir Putin's Chechen ally posts video of Russian opposition leader Mikhail
Putin ally posts video of Russian opposition leader in sniper's crosshairs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Vladimir Putin's Chechen ally posts video of Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in sniper's crosshairs Photo: A screenshot of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's Instagram video showing Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in the... Read more
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express
PM warned not to 'sacrifice' Britain's financial sector as EU talks stall DAVID Cameron was today warned not to "sacrifice" the City of London after th
PM warned not to 'sacrifice' Britain's financial sector as EU talks stall
express / Posted 7 days ago
DAVID Cameron was today warned not to "sacrifice" the City of London after the French government attempted to wreck his plans for new safeguards for Britain's financial... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Putin ally issues video of opposition leader in sniper's cross-hairsThe video, released on social media by Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leade
Putin ally issues video of opposition leader in sniper's cross-hairs
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
The video, released on social media by Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, follows weeks of increasingly hostile rhetoric towards the liberal opposition from the former rebel fighter, who has called Putin's opponents "enemies of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Chechnyan leader posts video of former Russian PM in crosshairs | Irish Examiner Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:27 pm The leader of Russia
Chechnyan leader posts video of former Russian PM in crosshairs
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
| Irish Examiner Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:27 pm The leader of Russia's Chechnya republic has posted a video that... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Putin ally's video of opposition leader 'incitement to murder'One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal allies has stirred fear am
Putin ally's video of opposition leader 'incitement to murder'
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal allies has stirred fear among Kremlin critics by releasing a video showing opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in the cross-hairs of a sniper’s rifle. The video, released on social media by Ramzan... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Putin ally issues video of opposition leader in sniper's cross-hairsMOSCOW: One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most loyal allies has stirred
Putin ally issues video of opposition leader in sniper's cross-hairs
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
MOSCOW: One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most loyal allies has stirred fear among Kremlin critics by releasing a video showing opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in the cross-hairs of a sniper's rifle. The video, released on social media by... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairsMOSCOW (AP) - Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the le
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairs
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 7 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) - Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now heads an opposition party, in the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Chechen leader posts video of Russia's opposition leader in crosshairs The video appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov in the crosshairs of a rifle. (AP)
Chechen leader posts video of Russia's opposition leader in crosshairs
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
The video appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov in the crosshairs of a rifle. (AP)Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posted the video online. (AP) The leader of Russia's Chechnya republic... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairsMOSCOW (AP) - Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the le
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairs
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 7 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) - Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now heads an opposition party, in the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairsMOSCOW -- Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader
Chechen leader posts video of opposition in crosshairs
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
MOSCOW -- Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now heads an opposition party, in the crosshairs of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Alex Salmond rebukes Israelis over Holocaust speechHe last night defended his actions, telling the Telegraph that everyone he had
Alex Salmond rebukes Israelis over Holocaust speech
Daily Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
He last night defended his actions, telling the Telegraph that everyone he had spoken to who also attended the council’s commemoration service on Wednesday morning agreed that the “political” attack in the Israeli speech was wrong. However,... Read more
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Christian Today
ISIS is committing genocide, declares Council of EuropeThe Council of Europe passed a resolution on Wednesday saying ISIS is committin
ISIS is committing genocide, declares Council of Europe
Christian Today / Posted 10 days ago
The Council of Europe passed a resolution on Wednesday saying ISIS is committing genocide, just a week before the EU is scheduled to vote on a similar resolution. Thousands of Iraqi minorities, including Christians and Yazidis, camp in an open field... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Data Protection Day: Improve your privacy policy or lose your dataThe 28th of January marks Data Protection Day, as well as its 10th anniversary.
Data Protection Day: Improve your privacy policy or lose your data
Computer Business Review / Posted 11 days ago
The 28th of January marks Data Protection Day, as well as its 10th anniversary. The day stands as an opportunity to highlight the importance of both privacy and security. You could say that this is a great chance for encouraging businesses and users... Read more
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express
Europe bureaucrats call on Britain to BAN morning paper rounds because of 'child cruelty' EUROCRATS have demanded Britain ban teenagers from delivering the morning pap
Europe bureaucrats call on Britain to BAN morning paper rounds because of 'child cruelty'
express / Posted 11 days ago
EUROCRATS have demanded Britain ban teenagers from delivering the morning paper because they claim it "harms" the child's health and violates their human... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Former Danish PM Didn't Save the ChildrenFormer Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's appointment as chief exec
Former Danish PM Didn't Save the Children
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's appointment as chief executive of Save the Children has made headlines in Denmark because of her anti-immigration position and her party's support of a new immigration bill. Many have criticized... Read more
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Times of Malta
Next steps in data protectionRewinding the clock 35 years recalls the day when the Council of Europe Convent
Next steps in data protection
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
Rewinding the clock 35 years recalls the day when the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Automatic Processing of Personal Data, commonly known as Convention 108, was opened for signature in Strasbourg.... Read more
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express
Fury as Eurocrats slam Britain’s ‘migrant rights’ MEDDLING Eurocrats have provoked fury by claiming Britain is failing in its d
Fury as Eurocrats slam Britain’s ‘migrant rights’
express / Posted 12 days ago
MEDDLING Eurocrats have provoked fury by claiming Britain is failing in its duty to uphold the “social rights” of migrants. MP Philip Hollobone said EU wanted to interfere in every nook and cranny... Read more
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Aljazeera
Ai Weiwei closes Denmark exhibition over refugee lawsRenowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has closed an exhibition in Copenhagen in pro
Ai Weiwei closes Denmark exhibition over refugee laws
Aljazeera / Posted 12 days ago
Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has closed an exhibition in Copenhagen in protest against the Danish parliament's approval of laws to deter asylum seekers from entering the country. Weiwei announced the closure of his "Ruptures" exhibition on... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Danish MPs approve seizing valuables from refugeesWorld News of Wednesday, 27 January 2016 The Danish parliament has passed a pa
Danish MPs approve seizing valuables from refugees
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 12 days ago
World News of Wednesday, 27 January 2016 The Danish parliament has passed a package of measures to deter refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuables to pay for their stay, despite protests from international human rights... Read more
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Rappler
Danish parliament approves controversial migrant billJakob Ellemann-Jensen from the Danish Liberal Party speaks during a debate in t
Danish parliament approves controversial migrant bill
Rappler / Posted 12 days ago
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen from the Danish Liberal Party speaks during a debate in the Danish Parliament on changing Danish law relating to foreigners, in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 26, 2016. Mathias Lovgreen Bojesen/EPA COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Denmark's... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Danish parliament approves controversial migrant billCOPENHAGEN: Denmark's parliament on Tuesday (Jan 26) adopted reforms aimed at d
Danish parliament approves controversial migrant bill
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
COPENHAGEN: Denmark's parliament on Tuesday (Jan 26) adopted reforms aimed at dissuading migrants from seeking asylum by delaying family reunifications and allowing authorities to seize valuables, under legislation that has sparked widespread... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Denmark approves law allowing police to seize asylum seekers' cash and valuables Human rights groups also objected to Denmark's measures delaying family reuni
Denmark approves law allowing police to seize asylum seekers' cash and valuables
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Human rights groups also objected to Denmark's measures delaying family reunifications AP) The Danish parliament has approved a controversial law allowing authorities... Read more
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BBC News
Why are countries taking refugees' valuables?Migrant crisis: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment
Why are countries taking refugees' valuables?
BBC News / Posted 13 days ago
Migrant crisis: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Migrant crisis: Why... Read more
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Times of Malta
Court urged to reject extradition request due to human rights breaches in Lithuanian prisonsA request for the extradition of a Maltese-Australian man to Lithuania must be
Court urged to reject extradition request due to human rights breaches in Lithuanian prisons
Times of Malta / Posted 13 days ago
A request for the extradition of a Maltese-Australian man to Lithuania must be rejected as otherwise the courts could be an accomplice in human rights breaches due to the appalling conditions in Lithuanian prisons, a judge heard this morning. The... Read more
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Aljazeera
Danish MPs to vote on seizing valuables from refugeesDenmark's parliament is set to vote on a bill that allows the confiscation of r
Danish MPs to vote on seizing valuables from refugees
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
Denmark's parliament is set to vote on a bill that allows the confiscation of refugees' cash exceeding 10,000 kroner ($1,450), a move that has drawn international consternation. The bill, which politicians will vote on on Tuesday and is expected to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
European rights watchdog ‘concerned’ by France emergency renewalFrench President Francois Hollande makes a statement after a signing ceremony o
European rights watchdog ‘concerned’ by France emergency renewal
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
French President Francois Hollande makes a statement after a signing ceremony of agreement in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. AP Photo STRASBOURG, France—The Council of Europe on Monday criticised France’s bid to extend the state of... Read more
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heraldscotland
Salmond accuses Hammond of "politicising" Foreign Office in row over Tehran tripThe bill was for 3.5 million rials. Any anxiety was quickly assuaged when it wa
Salmond accuses Hammond of "politicising" Foreign Office in row over Tehran trip
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
The bill was for 3.5 million rials. Any anxiety was quickly assuaged when it was converted into sterling and came in at just over £80. The ex-party leader’s trip, aimed at bolstering economic and cultural links between Scotland and Iran, was... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Migrants' valuables: Denmark faces down EU criticismDanish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. (AP) Brussels - A law that would allo
Migrants' valuables: Denmark faces down EU criticism
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. (AP) Brussels - A law that would allow assets to be seized from asylum seekers entering Denmark is fair and compatible with international rules, Danish officials argued on Monday, one day before the country's... Read more
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Civil Georgia
New PACE President Says Ugulava is �Political Prisoner�Newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Spa
New PACE President Says Ugulava is �Political Prisoner�
Civil Georgia / Posted 14 days ago
Newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Spanish lawmaker Pedro Agramunt said that raising with countries concerned the issue of “liberation of political prisoners”, among them ex-mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava, will... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Europe's rights watchdog warns France over state of emergency2016-01-25 17:25 French president Francois Hollande. (Christophe Ena, AFP) Pa
Europe's rights watchdog warns France over state of emergency
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
2016-01-25 17:25 French president Francois Hollande. (Christophe Ena, AFP) Paris - The head of Europe's top human rights watchdog has warned French President Francois Hollande against... Read more
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