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2018

16

Nov

US will support Israel in UN Golan Heights resolution

The U.S. plans for the first time to vote against a United Nations resolution that calls on Israel to end its occupation of the Golan Heights, highlighting a shifting American perspective on the strategic plateau. A draft of an annual resolution expected to be voted on Friday by the UN General Assembly calls attention to […]

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Country: United States
Source: Bloomberg

16

Nov

First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had “overstepped the mark” in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Prosecutors allege the patient’s will was “unclear and […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC

14

Nov

CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in the […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

13

Nov

Belgian lawmaker suspected of spying for China

Filip Dewinter, a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament from the right-wing Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, is suspected of advising a Belgium-based Chinese company, which allegedly attempted to influence the decision-making process in Belgium, the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on Monday. The Belgian State Security Service suspects that Dewinter maintained close links to a […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Sputnik

09

Nov

Mariana Mazzucato says application refused and Italian passport kept by Home Office

The London-based international economist Mariana Mazzucato has said her application for permanent residency in the UK was turned down, prompting renewed anger about the government’s immigration policy. Mazzucato, the founding director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of several influential books on the economy, was born in Italy […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

09

Nov

20 yıldır İngiltere’de yaşayan profesörün daimi ikamet başvurusu reddedildi

Londra’da yaşayan ve uluslararası tanınırlığı olan iktisatçı Mariana Mazzucato’nun, Birleşik Krallık’a yaptığı daimi ikamet başvurusunun reddedilmesi hükümetin göçmen politikası hakkında yeniden öfkeye yol açtı. College London Üniversitesi’nde İnovasyon ve Kamu Amaçları Enstitüsü’nün kurucu direktörü ve ekonomi üzerine çeşitli etkili kitapların yazarı olan Mazzucato İtalya’da doğdu ancak 20 yıl İngiltere’de yaşadı. 2017’de daimi ikamet başvurusunda bulundu […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

08

Nov

Trudeau apologizes for Canada’s 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized on Wednesday for the country’s 1939 refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees, adding that the country would do more to protect Canadian Jews from violence. The St. Louis left Hamburg in May 1939 in a desperate search for a safe haven from […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Reuters

08

Nov

Emmanuel Macron honors Nazi collaborator

French president Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage today by paying tribute to his country’s most infamous Nazi collaborator. The head of state said Philippe Petain was “a great soldier” during the First World War, and simply made some bad choices during the Second World War. Petain led a Nazi puppet government of France after the country […]

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Country: France
Source: The Sun

06

Nov

Germany’s armed forces continue to train Saudi military officers

Germany’s armed forces will continue a program to train Saudi military officers. This comes despite a rift developing after the killing in Turkey of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a call to end German arms exports. Germany’s Bundeswehr is still training Saudi troops despite the diplomatic fallout from the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

31

Oct

Belgium accused of financing militias involved in human trafficking

The Belgian government has been accused of financing Libyan militias involved in human trafficking through frozen Libyan assets, a report by Belgian RTBF radio said on Tuesday. An anonymous source “close to the secret services”, said that Belgium had not been neutral in Libya’s 2011 migration crisis, the radio reported. On Tuesday the Libya Herald […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: IOL News , Star