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2019

25

Jun

Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool

Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the city of Grenoble on Sunday. The Jean Bron swimming […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , BBC

25

Jun

Arms sold from UK to Israel during Gaza protests

The British government approved arms sales to Israel worth over $17 million in 2018 when Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on and murdering Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border, reports Anadolu Agency. The information released by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and compiled by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) shows that […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , MEMO

24

Jun

CSIS destroyed secret Cold War file

Canada’s spy service destroyed a Cold War dossier on Pierre Trudeau in 1989 instead of turning it over to the national archives, The Canadian Press has learned. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the secret file on the former prime minister was scrapped because it fell short of the legal threshold for retention by either […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Sputnik , The Globe and Mail

21

Jun

Mark Field assaults a protester woman

Foreign Office Minister Mark Field has been suspended from his post after he was filmed forcefully grabbing a climate change protester who gatecrashed a back-tie dinner. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said she seen the footage of the incident and “found it very concerning”. The Tory MP was facing calls to be sacked […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: CNN Türk , Sky

21

Jun

72 Philadelphia police officers placed on desk duty over offensive social media posts

The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NPR

21

Jun

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians

Politicians across Germany expressed outrage on Thursday after it emerged that two mayors had been sent threatening emails, just weeks after regional politician Walter Lübcke was killed in what authorities are investigating as a “right-wing exttremist” attack. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker received a death threat that they believe was sent by someone active in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

20

Jun

Indian migrant girl, 6, died in Arizona desert as mother sought water

A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday. The girl, Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

19

Jun

Municipality in Sweden raises USSR flag

The USSR flag has been raised over a municipality building in Sweden, local press reports. The incident took place in the Swedish Täby municipality. One of the employees came to work and noticed the USSR flag hoisted on the building. The staffer immediately took it off, Expressen reported. According to the local security services, no […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik , Unian

19

Jun

Trump says millions in U.S. illegally to be deported starting next week

President Trump says millions of people living in the country illegally will be deported, beginning next week. In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid — Mr. Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CBS

19

Jun

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using underage fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter. The decision, which came after a fierce […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News