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Eye Witness News
Following the money is all of our businessOPINION: ANC,Political party funding,My Vote Counts Judith February and Lind
Following the money is all of our business
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
OPINION: ANC,Political party funding,My Vote Counts Judith February and Lindsay Ferris explore the need for transparency in the funding of political parties. Political parties are vulnerable to... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gasWith more than 2,500 people crossing from non-EU Serbia on Tuesday alone, pushi
Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gas
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
With more than 2,500 people crossing from non-EU Serbia on Tuesday alone, pushing to total for the year above 140,000, Hungary's right-wing ruling party said it wanted to deploy the army. Police used tear gas Wednesday morning to disperse around 200... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20-year sentence in Russia for terrorismA Russian military court sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, to 20 y
Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20-year sentence in Russia for terrorism
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A Russian military court sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, to 20 years in a prison camp on Tuesday after convicting him of terrorism in the Crimean peninsula after its annexation by Russia last year. The punishment was announced from... Read more
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New Kerala
ASSOCHAM organizing summit on cyber and network security The ASSOCHAM is organizing the seventh annual summit on cyber and network sec
ASSOCHAM organizing summit on cyber and network security
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
The ASSOCHAM is organizing the seventh annual summit on cyber and network security "Securing the Digital India" here on Wednesday. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will be the chief... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Squatters want building for failed asylum seekersA group of asylum seekers took over a building in Amsterdam at the weekend whic
Squatters want building for failed asylum seekers
DutchNews.nl / Posted 4 days ago
A group of asylum seekers took over a building in Amsterdam at the weekend which they want to turn into emergency accommodation. According to the police, 30 people are squatting at the former art academy in the east of Amsterdam. Asylum group We... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
IPI Urges Egypt to Heed Press Freedom RecommendationsReleases plan as country approves draconian anti-terror legislation Egypt shou
IPI Urges Egypt to Heed Press Freedom Recommendations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Releases plan as country approves draconian anti-terror legislation Egypt should repeal new anti-terrorism legislation punishing journalists whose coverage of militant attacks does not toe the government line, the International Press Institute (IPI)... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Britain, France join to hold off influx at tunnelCALAIS, France -- The United Kingdom and France on Thursday announced tougher s
Britain, France join to hold off influx at tunnel
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
CALAIS, France -- The United Kingdom and France on Thursday announced tougher security tools to guard the Channel Tunnel, a new joint police command to target human traffickers and $11.2 million in funds from the British government to help asylum... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Minister to proceed with plan to criminalise sex buyers | Irish Examiner Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is to proceed with pla
Minister to proceed with plan to criminalise sex buyers
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
| Irish Examiner Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is to proceed with plans to criminalise people who pay for sex, despite calls by... Read more
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International Business Times
EU migrant crisis: Slovakia criticised for no-Muslim refugee policy and taking only Christians The Slovakian government has drawn widespread criticism for claiming it is read
EU migrant crisis: Slovakia criticised for no-Muslim refugee policy and taking only Christians
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
The Slovakian government has drawn widespread criticism for claiming it is ready to accept Syrian refugees under the condition that they are not Muslims. Under an EU scheme for the redistribution of migrants, the central European country is due to... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Slovakia under fire for religious test for migrantsBRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is under fire for its preference to grant
Slovakia under fire for religious test for migrants
Bennington Banner / Posted 8 days ago
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is under fire for its preference to grant asylum to migrants who are Christians. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland says in a Thursday statement on Twitter: "Refusing refugees on the grounds of... Read more
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Reuters
Firm that vetted Snowden reaches $30 mln settlement with U.S.Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via
Firm that vetted Snowden reaches $30 mln settlement with U.S.
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a meeting about whistle blowers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, June 23, 2015. United States Investigations Services Inc, the private firm... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
Why we’ll be hurt if we scrap the Human Rights ActThe European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg © ALPHA CIT/NEWZULU/PA Images
Why we’ll be hurt if we scrap the Human Rights Act
Prospect Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg © ALPHA CIT/NEWZULU/PA Images In this month’s Prospect, out today, the Conservative former Attorney General Dominic Grieve writes in protest at his party’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. The... Read more
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The Moscow Times
International Rulings Put Russia Under PressureTo read the international press, one would think that the last two years have b
International Rulings Put Russia Under Pressure
The Moscow Times / Posted 10 days ago
To read the international press, one would think that the last two years have been good ones for President Vladimir Putin. Russia has control of Crimea and has destabilized large portions of eastern Ukraine. Plunging oil prices may have wreaked havoc... Read more
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The Star
Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea, warns Tatars on statusOPOLZNEVOE, Crimea (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Crimea's
Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea, warns Tatars on status
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
OPOLZNEVOE, Crimea (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Crimea's minority ethnic Tatars on Monday they should not strive for special status on the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, stoking Cold War-like tensions... Read more
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Daily Record
Cops probing Westminster paedo ring head north to question four witnessesPlain-clothes officers from Scotland Yard ­travelled to the ­Highlands to speak
Cops probing Westminster paedo ring head north to question four witnesses
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
Plain-clothes officers from Scotland Yard ­travelled to the ­Highlands to speak to them as they probe ­historic allegations of child abuse involving some of Britain’s most senior politicians. They interviewed four people, including the widow of the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ireland a bulwark of empire and a mine within its walls Ireland and End of the British Empire: The Republic and its role in Cyprus Em
Ireland a bulwark of empire and a mine within its walls
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
Ireland and End of the British Empire: The Republic and its role in Cyprus Emergency This is a book that improves greatly after the author gets the laborious introduction out of the way.... Read more
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Eu Business
The legacies of World War II — EU(PARIS) - The birth of the United Nations, the death of colonial empires and th
The legacies of World War II — EU
Eu Business / Posted 14 days ago
(PARIS) - The birth of the United Nations, the death of colonial empires and the first steps towards the European Union are all legacies of World War II. - New international institutions - Succeeding the League of Nations, which failed to prevent... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Pro-Pimp Dogma of the 'Feminist Left': A Case Study in Hypocrisy – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsThe Pro-Pimp Dogma of the 'Feminist Left': A Case Study in HypocrisyLaura McNal
The Pro-Pimp Dogma of the 'Feminist Left': A Case Study in Hypocrisy – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 days ago
The Pro-Pimp Dogma of the 'Feminist Left': A Case Study in HypocrisyLaura McNallyABC Religion and Ethics 12 Aug 2015 Amnesty is calling for decriminalisation of the activities of pimps, sex-buyers and those profiting off exploitation in the sex... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Why it’s wrong to meddle with the Human Rights ActTHE Oldham East and Saddleworth MP opposes Government plans to abolish the Huma
Why it’s wrong to meddle with the Human Rights Act
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 17 days ago
THE Oldham East and Saddleworth MP opposes Government plans to abolish the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights. Here she sets out her case for retaining the act The High Court judgement on the hacking of the phones of eight high... Read more
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Pravda
Council of Europe fears Transnistria may become part of RussiaSecretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland believes that a fu
Council of Europe fears Transnistria may become part of Russia
Pravda / Posted 17 days ago
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland believes that a full-scale armed conflict in Transnistria was unlikely. Yet, even one episode of violence may take the situation out of control. Jagland wrote in an article for The New... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Our 'imperial' judges are out of controlIn large part this has stemmed from the European Court of Human Rights in Stras
Our 'imperial' judges are out of control
Daily Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
In large part this has stemmed from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, greatly encouraged by the Blair government's passage of our own Human Rights Act (which Mr Cameron has promised to abolish). The Court and the Convention which... Read more
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Times of Malta
A government squabble on gender equalityThere appears to be a contradiction in the government’s policy on women’s role
A government squabble on gender equality
Times of Malta / Posted 22 days ago
There appears to be a contradiction in the government’s policy on women’s role in society and gender equality. Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli has been consistent and persistent in her efforts to achieve full gender equality in Malta. There... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male Orgasm – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsA Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male Orgasm – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 24 days ago
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male OrgasmCaroline NormaABC Religion and Ethics 3 Aug 2015 Amnesty described prostituting others as an exercise of "personal autonomy" and condemns government policy... Read more
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The Washington Times
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
The Washington Times / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtKosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court pavin
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Dayton Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtKosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court pavin
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 24 days ago
Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) � Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) � Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) � Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) � Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Daily Herald
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special wa
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Daily Herald / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a spec
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
The Evening Sun / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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York Daily Record
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtMember of the opposition Ramush Haradinaj addresses Kosovo lawmakers during a d
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
York Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
Member of the opposition Ramush Haradinaj addresses Kosovo lawmakers during a debate passing constitutional amendments that would allow the establishment of a special court to prosecute its top leaders and former guerrilla fighters for war crimes in... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Hawaii News Now / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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ABC News
Kosovo Passes Law on War Crimes CourtThe overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will
Kosovo Passes Law on War Crimes Court
ABC News / Posted 24 days ago
The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian guerrillas for the alleged killing of civilian detainees, most of them Serbs immediately after the war ended... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
Bennington Banner / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
KXXV Waco / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Kosovo passes law on war crimes courtPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a specia
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 24 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian... Read more
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Salon.com
Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimesPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional
Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes
Salon.com / Posted 25 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians. The 120-seat legislature voted 82-5... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimesPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional
Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians. The 120-seat legislature voted 82-5... Read more
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The Local
'No evidence' of action plan for integrationHusby in Stockholm has a high immigrant population. Photo: TT Published: 09
'No evidence' of action plan for integration
The Local / Posted 27 days ago
Husby in Stockholm has a high immigrant population. Photo: TT Published: 09 Jun 2015 11:53 GMT+02:00 Sweden has failed to demonstrate a long term action plan for improving integration, a major report... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attackParticipants of an annual gay pride parade react after an Orthodox Jewish assai
Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attack
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 28 days ago
Participants of an annual gay pride parade react after an Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and injured six participants in Jerusalem on July 30. Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters The prophets of old were unpopular people. Their job, their calling, was to... Read more
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International Business Times
Calais migrant chaos: Bring back internal EU border controls says UK MP Sir Roger GaleNorth Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has called on the European Commission to bring b
Calais migrant chaos: Bring back internal EU border controls says UK MP Sir Roger Gale
International Business Times / Posted 29 days ago
North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has called on the European Commission to bring back internal border controls to help ease the migrant issue at Calais as thousands continue to try and make their way into the UK. A total of 26 European countries come... Read more
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Slate
Meet the Country Whose Jailing of Human Rights Activists Is Even More Brutal Than Russia’sOpinions about events beyond our borders. Europe’s Other CrackdownAzerbaijan i
Meet the Country Whose Jailing of Human Rights Activists Is Even More Brutal Than Russia’s
Slate / Posted 29 days ago
Opinions about events beyond our borders. Europe’s Other CrackdownAzerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression. The Kremlin’s sweeping, anti-Western crackdown on freedoms in... Read more
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The Moscow Times
EU Visits to Crimea Reflect Democracy, Not Divisions Over Russia, Say AnalystsAs Ukraine launched a criminal investigation into a visit last week by 10 Frenc
EU Visits to Crimea Reflect Democracy, Not Divisions Over Russia, Say Analysts
The Moscow Times / Posted 29 days ago
As Ukraine launched a criminal investigation into a visit last week by 10 French lawmakers to Crimea, the current trend for delegations of European lawmakers visiting the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine last year shows that opinion on... Read more
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