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2019

15

Feb

Slovenia MP quits after stealing sandwich

A member of the Slovenian parliament has stepped down after stealing a sandwich from a shop in Ljubljana where he says he was ignored by staff. Darij Krajcic told local media he was annoyed at being “treated like air” and decided to test the supermarket’s security by walking out. The theft went unnoticed but the […]

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Country: Slovenia
Source: Euro News , BBC

15

Feb

More than 3,600 homeless people identified in Paris

More than 3,600 homeless people have been identified in Paris as part of the second edition of the “Night of Solidarity”, announced Thursday the Deputy Mayor in charge of Solidarity and the fight against exclusion. In total, the approximately 2,000 volunteers and social workers deployed in the field during the night of 7 to 8 […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Investing

14

Feb

France: At least 8,400 arrested in Yellow Vest protests

French interior minister said that some 8,400 people were arrested since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests three months ago, according to local media on Thursday. French daily Le Figaro quoted Christophe Castaner as saying that around 1,300 police officers, firefighters and gendarmes were injured since the beginning of the protests on Nov. 17 last […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , AA

14

Feb

Finnish WWII troops participated in mass murders of Jews

Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre lauded the determination of the National Archives of Finland to release its findings, even if it was “painful and uncomfortable” for Finland. He called it an “example of unique and exemplary civic courage”. The independent 248-page investigative report in English — commissioned by the Finnish government and released […]

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Country: Finland
Source: Şalom , ABC

13

Feb

French mayor issues ban on excessive dog barking

The mayor of a town in northern France has issued a ban on excessive dog barking in a bid to curb canine noise pollution. From Monday, dog owners in Feuquières face a €68 (£60; $77) fine for “prolonged or repeated barking”. Mayor Jean-Pierre Estienne says the ban is in response to dogs “barking day and […]

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Country: France
Source: BBC , BBC

13

Feb

Muslims debate first mixed-gender mosque in France

Kahina Bahloul, a Muslim woman who was born for an Algerian father and a French mother, has established an association for Muslims in France and it is called: “Tell Me About Islam.” The association aims to discuss controversial debates that are not discussed among Muslims. Bahloul was the first to suggest the idea of a […]

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Country: France
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Al Bawaba

13

Feb

Almost 1,800 verdicts issued over yellow vest protests in France

As many as 1,796 verdicts have been issued in France over violence linked to the yellow vest movement since the protests began in mid-November, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday. “Since the start of these events, 1,796 verdicts have been issued by the judiciary and 1,422 people are still waiting for court decisions … More than 1,300 […]

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Country: France
Source: Urdu Point , AA

13

Feb

UN: Belgium must apologize for colonialism, face its racism

Racial discrimination against Africans “is endemic” in Belgium’s institutions and the nation needs to apologize for the crimes committed during its colonization of Congo and make reparations, U.N. experts said Monday. Belgium’s actions in Congo have long been criticized as one of the worst examples of colonial abuse. Writer Adam Hochschild alleged in his 1998 book […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: BBC , ABC News

12

Feb

Populists angry as Italian-Egyptian becomes Italy’s Eurovision entry

An Italian singer has become the latest target of Italy’s populist government after winning the Sanremo song festival. Italian “Morocco-pop” singer Mahmood was also questioned about his nationality after his surprise win at this year’s festival. Alessandro Mahmoud, who performs under the name Mahmood, took first place on Saturday night with votes from a jury […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , The Local

12

Feb

Switzerland’s prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years

Much of this is due to population growth. Switzerland’s population grew 28% over the same period. However, population growth doesn’t account for all of the increase in prison numbers. In 1988, there were 70 prisoners per 100,000. By 2017, the same figure was 17% higher at 82 per 100,000. In 2017 there were 6,863 prisoners […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Euro News , Le News