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2018

25

Apr

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Patient in medical mask stopped under burqa ban in Austria

A 26-year-old leukemia patient, wearing a prescribed medical mask, was stopped by police in Vienna under a ban on the full Islamic veil and other “coverings,” law enforcement officials confirmed on Monday. Doctors told the man, identified only by his first name, Valentin, to wear his mask at all times to protect his weakened immune […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Sputnik , RT

24

Apr

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Bin Laden bodyguard on German welfare

A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man’s […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC Türkçe , BBC

11

Apr

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 10, 2014 shows French right-wing UMP party mayor of Wissous, Richard Trinquier, posing in front of the town hall in Wissous, near Paris.
Trinquier was put into custody  after he threatened Roma people, according to Evry's prosecution on April 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON

Drunk French mayor threatened homeless with samurai sword

While cities around the world try different approaches to the issue of homeless people on their streets, the mayor of the small French town of Wissous has found his own “warrior’s way” to deal with the problem. Richard Trinquier, mayor of the French town of Wissous, Essonne department, was taken into custody after he threatened homeless people with a katana, French […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik

05

Apr

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France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent’s most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The data has led to questions about whether the system is […]

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Country: France
Source: Fox News

02

Apr

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German parties bought voter data from Deutsche Post

Two of Germany’s major political parties bought voter data from Deutsche Post, the former state-owned postal giant, which may have allowed them to target political advertising to specific parts of the electorate, according to documents seen by Bild am Sonntag. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP) began acquiring the information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Politico

27

Mar

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Faculty dean got students beaten up in France

On Thursday, public-sector workers in France went on strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s right-wing labor reforms. While protests are continuing in Montpellier University, university administration’s scandal interference towards students caused eyebrows to raise. Lena R., a law student, stated that a “violence team” which was set up by university administration has beat students up. “We were 50 students in […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber

27

Mar

A Facebook logo is seen on a smartphone in this photo illustration on November 15, 2017. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now tracking immigrants on Facebook

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency may be using backend Facebook data to locate and track immigrants and using those logs to reveal suspects’ phone numbers and locations, The Intercept’s Lee Fang reported Monday. The Intercept’s public records request found that in February and March 2017, several ICE agents corresponded with a detective in Las […]

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Country: United States
Source: Think Progress

15

Mar

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Dutch intelligence services placed 3,553 taps last year

The Dutch intelligence services placed 3,553 taps to eavesdrop on people and organizations last year, Ministers Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Ank Bijleveld of Defense reported to parliament on Wednesday. This is the first time that the services’ tap statistics are made public, NU.nl reports. General intelligence and security service AIVD placed the majority of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times

09

Mar

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Swedish assault case thrown out because man ‘seemed to come from a good family’

n February Solna District Court judged that the Stockholm-based man should be acquitted of an alleged assault against his girlfriend from 2015 because his guilt could not be proven. The woman claimed that he assaulted her by for example pushing her into a chair, striking her and pulling her hair, which the man denied. The […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: The Local

06

Mar

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Kansas man wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, receives no compensation from state

When Lamonte McIntyre was exonerated for a double murder in October, he walked out of a Kansas prison with a clean record – but not a dime to his name, reports CBS News’ Dean Reynolds. After losing 23 years of his life behind bars, the state is offering him nothing. McIntyre was imprisoned in 1994 […]

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Country: United States
Source: CBS News , Newshub