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2019

18

Jul

Data of ‘nearly all adults’ in Bulgaria stolen

According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised. Bulgarian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Among the stolen data were names, addresses and even some details of personal income, local media reported. The […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Sputnik , BBC

09

Jul

Parents of Frenchman in right-to-die case ‘resigned’ to his death

Vincent Lambert was involved in a near-fatal car crash in 2008 that left him a quadriplegic with severe brain damage which doctors say is irreversible. Since then, he has been kept alive artificially, sparking a years-long legal struggle between his deeply Catholic parents, who have fought to keep him alive, and his wife and doctors, who say […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , France 24

02

Jul

EU court rejects Puigdemont’s request to claim MEP seat

Exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont won’t be able to claim his seat in the European Parliament. The EU’s General Court is considering a complaint brought by the pro-independence politician related to moves by Spanish authorities to block him from being recognized as an MEP after winning a seat in May’s election. In the interim, […]

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Country: European Union
Source: Euro News , Politico

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

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

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

11

Jun

Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would ‘push back’ against Corbyn

Labour has accused Donald Trump’s top official, Mike Pompeo, of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister, after he was caught on tape telling Jewish leaders that he would “push back” against the party’s leadership. In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, the US secretary of state was asked what he would do […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , The Guardian

06

Jun

Trump officials approved Saudi nuclear permits after Khashoggi murder

The Trump administration twice approved licenses for the export of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia after the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, it emerged on Tuesday. In response to repeated requests, the US Department of Energy informed the Senate on Tuesday that, of a total of seven permits for nuclear technical expertise […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian , Euro News