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2019

09

Dec

New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles

Boris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist. In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

09

Dec

Four-year-old boy forced to sleep on hospital floor due to lack of beds

A four-year-old boy was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited for more than eight hours in A&E. Jack Williment-Barr laid down on a coat in Leeds General Infirmary’s emergency department after being taken to hospital with suspected pneumonia. A photo showing him sleeping on the floor of a clinical treatment room has been […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

06

Dec

Tear gas and arrests at ‘largest French strike in decades’

Protesters choked on tear gas shot by French police as tens of thousands of union members marched through the centre of Paris in a show of force on Thursday. Dozens were arrested by riot police in the capital, and tear gas was also fired at protesters marching in the western city of Nantes. The marches […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AJ

06

Dec

Corrections officer class gives Nazi salute

A number of employees of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation have been suspended amid an investigation into a photograph showing a training class apparently giving a Nazi salute, officials said. The image shows the class members each with a raised arm as the text above reads “HAIL BYRD!” The faces of the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , CNN

05

Dec

‘People are not animals’; stranded migrants freeze in Bosnian forest

A senior human rights envoy who visited the camp on Tuesday demanded its immediate closure, though a Bosnian government minister said it could take up to a month to move the refugees to a more secure location. “People are people, not animals,” said Mauloddin, 24, an Afghan who set off for Europe 3-1/2 years ago. […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: AA , Reuters

05

Dec

What the C.I.A.’s torture program looked like to the tortured

Drawings done in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways. One shows the prisoner nude and strapped to a crude gurney, his entire body clenched as he is waterboarded by an unseen interrogator. Another shows him with his wrists […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , NYT

04

Dec

In France, anti-Zionism and antisemitism will be considered equivalent

The French National Assembly approved the draft law, which regarded anti-Zionism as equivalent to antisemitism. French National Assemblyin the voting, anti-zionismn Anti-Semitismand without any sanction, the bill was accepted with 72 ‘no’ vote and 154 ‘yes’ vote. The bill was based on the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. In an open letter published in the […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , MBS News

04

Dec

‘Medevac’ law: Australia denies medical evacuations for refugees

Australia has controversially repealed a law which allowed sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country. The government’s push to scrap the “medevac” law – passed by opposition MPs in February – has drawn criticism as cruel and inhumane. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued the law had presented a “national security” risk. […]

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Country: Australia
Source: AA , BBC

02

Dec

ICE set up a fake university, then arrested 250 people to whom it gave visa papers

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal. The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , MySanantonio

02

Dec

Germany: Thousands of migrants return after deportation, report says

Thousands of migrants in Germany have applied for asylum multiple times and return to the country after having been deported, according to a report by German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday. There are nearly 5,000 asylum-seekers who have reapplied for asylum after being deported from Germany since 2012, according to the report, which cites official government figures. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW