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Ireland

2019

22

Mar

US-backed PKK carries out brutal massacre in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

U.S.-backed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists have murdered hundreds of innocent civilians in its latest attacks on Syria under the pretext of fighting Daesh. Horrific images have emerged of the aftermath of the PKK attack on the Baghouz enclave in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, showing hundreds of corpses, once more revealing the brutality of the terror […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA

22

Mar

Anti-immigration populists surge in fragmented Dutch elections

An anti-immigration populist party has won the most votes in elections for the upper house of parliament in the Netherlands, days after a shooting in Utrecht, robbing the governing coalition of its majority and forcing it to seek new alliances on the left. In a further fragmentation of Dutch politics, the Forum for Democracy (FvD) […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , The Guardian

22

Mar

Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in US policy and comes before the Israeli prime minister’s planned visit next week to the White House. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , Aljazeera

21

Mar

France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, in comments reported on Wednesday by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, are already deployed across the country in what the military calls Operation Sentinel, which […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , France 24

21

Mar

Austria government MPs exposed as members of ‘blood libel’ Facebook group

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) stands accused of stoking hatred online after two of its MPs were found to be members of a closed Facebook group in which antisemitic and pro-Nazi content was shared. FPÖ MPs Edith Mühlberghuber and Peter Gerstner were part of the “German Reich” Facebook group, which has 4,000 members and is […]

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Country: Austria
Source: AA , The JC

21

Mar

Pro-Palestine students denied university access during Queen’s visit

Pro-Palestine students at one of the UK’s top universities have said they were denied university access over security concerns during a visit by the Queen on Tuesday. Students at King’s College London said they were barred from attending classes and sitting exams because of their political activity, a claim which appears to be supported by […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Middle East Eye

20

Mar

Danish MP told baby ‘not welcome’ in parliament chamber

A Danish MP has spoken out after being told to remove her baby from the parliament’s chamber. Mette Abildgaard said it was the first time she had brought her five-month-old daughter to work, as her father could not step in to take care of her. Pia Kjaersgaard, parliament speaker and ex-leader of the right-wing Danish […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: NTV , BBC

20

Mar

Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime – potentially even years – after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies. The court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines, with its conservative justices in the […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

20

Mar

European Court clears way for Germany to deport refugees to other EU countries

The deportation of refugees under EU law from northern European countries to their southern counterparts has come under criticism in recent years. The court ruled however that such deportations were justified under the ‘mutual trust’ principle. The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that Germany can more easily deport asylum seekers to other European […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local , DW

20

Mar

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty in immigration protest given probation

The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Independence Day last year to protest against the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Patricia Okoumou, who is known as Patricia, was sentenced in […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian