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European Parliament issues Resolution to condemn China’s camps

Many were hoping for Europe to publicly condemn the persecution of religious minorities by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the EU-China Summit held in Brussels on the 9th of April, 2019. It is broadly known that within China there have been many recorded cases of human rights abuses towards over 1 million Uyghurs, Tibetans, […]

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China’s Business of Organ Harvesting

It has been estimated that there are between 60 000 to 100 000 organ transplants reportedly being performed in China each year. Ethan Gutmann, an award winning analyst, author and notable expert on the subject, has estimated that between 2000 and 2016 up to 1.5 million transplants were performed in China. Even more concerning, is […]

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Turkey’s ‘Communist mayor’ tears down walls with fresh approach

On his election, Fatih Macoglu’s first move as mayor of his Turkish city was to knock down the walls around his office as a symbol of his transparency. He refuses to use his official car and has posted his administration’s finances on a banner on the front of his office building to show people how […]

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Israel says hits Hamas site after arson balloons

Israel said Thursday its aircraft struck a Hamas military site in the Gaza Strip overnight after balloons carrying firebombs and explosives were launched from the Palestinian enclave. Following the airstrike, Israel’s military said there had been two “launches” — likely rockets — from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. No further details on the launches were […]

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Torino aim to honour past heroes in derby clash with Juve

Torino are pushing for a first-ever qualification for the Champions League as they face local rivals Juventus on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the air disaster that wiped out their all-conquering team of the 1940s. Eighteen Torino players and officials were among 31 people killed in the accident on May 4, 1949, when […]

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Judge rules Lyft must follow New York rules for driver minimum wage

Ride-hailing company Lyft must abide by a new rule in New York guaranteeing the equivalent of a minimum wage to drivers, a judge ruled Wednesday. The company, which made its NASDAQ debut in March, has been fighting since January to block a city regulation starting in February requiring ride-sharing drivers to make at least $17.22 […]

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Alaska’s indigenous people feel the heat of climate change

The cemetery has already been moved twice, the old school is underwater and the new one is facing the same fate as erosion constantly eats away at the land in Napakiak. The tiny village located in southwestern Alaska, along the meandering Kuskokwim River, is one of dozens of coastal indigenous communities across the state that […]

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Mikdad underlines importance of cooperation with DPRK in face of unilateral economic measures

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad on Wednesday met Vice Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Pak Myong Guk and the accompanying delegation. Mikdad underlined the deep-rooted historic relations binding the Syrian Arab Republic and the DPRK in different economic, military and political domains. He underlined the necessity of […]

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Deputy Reznik detained at May Day march released without administrative protocol

 St. Petersburg parliament member Maxim Reznik, detained by the police at the May Day march in the city, has been released after a preventive conversation, the press service of the regional branch of the Interior Ministry told Interfax on Wednesday. “Reznik committed violations of the procedure of holding a public event. A preventive conversation was […]

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Over 400K employees regularized under Duterte admin: DOLE

Over 400,000 workers from the private sector have been regularized since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016. Data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) show that for the period 2016-2018, a total of 413,940 workers have been regularized. Of the figure, 291,612 benefitted from voluntary regularization and 122,328 were regularized through inspection. […]