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2017

22

Sep

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Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

On a stage where many world leaders spotlight their successes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday about one of his nation’s historic failures: the injustices long faced by its native people. “For indigenous peoples in Canada, the experience was mostly one of humiliation, neglect and abuse” under successive governments […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Daily Sabah

20

Sep

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Spain national police raid Catalan government headquarters

Spain’s paramilitary national police have raided the headquarters of the Catalan government in the latest offensive against the proposed referendum on independence set to be held in less than two weeks’ time. The Guardia Civil police on Wednesday morning searched several government departments, including the economy ministry and the foreign ministry as well as the […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Financial Times

16

Sep

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France’s top court bars access to Rwanda genocide files

France’s top constitutional authority says presidential archives on Rwanda should remain secret, thwarting a genocide researcher. In 1994 France backed Rwanda’s ethnic Hutu leaders at the time of the genocide by Hutu militias. Some 800,000 people – mostly Tutsis – were killed. The Constitutional Council says a 25-year block on ex-president François Mitterrand’s documents is […]

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Country: France
Source: BBC

14

Sep

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Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain’s state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of hundreds of Catalan mayors cooperating with the region’s independence referendum. Spain’s king and prime minister have both decried the vote as unconstitutional. The office of Spain’s state prosecutor announced on Wednesday that it is investigating hundreds of Catalan mayors for cooperating with an October 1 independence […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Deutsche Welle

14

Sep

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French court bans couple from using ‘ñ’ in baby’s name

A French court on Wednesday banned a couple from giving their baby a name containing a tilde, ruling that the “n with a squiggle over it” was incompatible with national law. The couple from Brittany wanted to call their newborn baby boy Fañch, a traditional name in the northwestern region which has its own language. “The principle according to […]

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Country: France
Source: Enca

15

Aug

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Briton who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims

Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in separate malicious software targeting bank accounts. According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday, […]

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Source: The Guardian


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01

Aug

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Female RAF recruit hurled around by naked servicemen

A woman recruit is hurled around by naked servicemen in a shocking “initiation ceremony”. Rebecca, then just 21, was the only female among 28 RAF recruits and says sexual harassment became simply a matter of routine. It comes after an investigation reveals military police launched at least 113 probes into claims of rape, sexual assault […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Mirror , Daily Mail

13

Jul

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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, High Court rules

After seeing secret evidence, the High Court has rejected claims that the Government is acting unlawfully by failing to suspend the sale of UK arms to Saudi Arabia. The case was brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which says UK fighter jets and bombs sent to the Gulf state have been used in the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Telegraph

04

Jul

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German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House – SPIEGEL ONLINE

The chapter is only a few pages long, but it addresses a potentially explosive suspicion: Did Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, spy on its most important partner, the United States, in the past? For Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, the answer is clear. The BND has never spied on the United States, members of both […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Der Spiegel English

22

Jun

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German firms breach human rights abroad, says study

An NGO study has found that foreign operations of German companies have been responsible for numerous human rights abuses. Rights groups have urged the German government to crack down on such violations. In a joint publication released Wednesday, NGOs Germanwatch and Misereor have highlighted numerous examples of human rights abuses by German companies operating abroad. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW English