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Rare gape into lifestyles interior Lesbos’ Moria refugee camp

Lesbos, Greece – In March 2016, the European Union and Turkey signed a controversial deal to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching Europe. The agreement came after more than 46,000 refugees had reached the Greek Island of Lesbos in just the two months before it. In April 2016, the month after the deal was reached, the…

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Rat-infested prison has ‘worst cases ever viewed by inspectors’

Communal areas were found strewn with rubbish and broken glass (Picture: PA) Four prisoners took their own lives between the last inspection in 2015 and the latest report (Picture: PA) Many of the cells were found ‘not fit to be used’ (Picture: PA)‘Many cells were not fit to be used and should have been decommissioned,’ Mr…

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Purchase demands to know why two-year rape case in opposition to Oxford pupil dropped week sooner than trial

A rape case against an Oxford University student has been dropped in the latest scandal over failures by police and prosecutors to find and disclose crucial evidence. Oliver Mears, 19, suspended his chemistry studies at St Hugh’s College while awaiting trial for allegedly raping and assaulting a woman at a party in July 2015. But…

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Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May per chance well presumably also merely Possess Paid Charges for Anti-Trump File Creator

TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier. Fusion GPS hired…

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The delusion of Tunisia’s exceptionalism

Tunisia celebrated the seventh anniversary of the downfall of its former dictatorship with protests. For two weeks now, people have been demonstrating in impoverished towns like Tebourba and Ettadhamon, near the capital, Tunis, and towns like Kasserine in the mid-west, Sakiet Sidi Youssef in the north-west, and Sidi Bouzid in the south, where the revolution…

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#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

Thousands of Bulgarians have braved subzero temperatures in some 20 cities across the country to protest against a government decision to amend the management plan of a major national park. The rallies on Thursday were the latest in a number of demonstrations held this month opposing the expansion of the Bansko skiing resort in Pirin…

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One three hundred and sixty five days of Trump: The impact on the Center East

Just over a year ago, the US government earned the wrath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after it ignored his demand to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu summoned the US ambassador in response to the December 2016 vote and made little attempt to disguise his…

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Greek neo-Nazi neighborhood threatens Muslim association

Athens, Greece – A neo-Nazi organisation has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations, amid an uptick in anti-immigrant violence in the Greek capital. On Thursday, the organisation said it had received a menacing phone call from Crypteia, a far-right group that attacked the home of an Afghan child last year. “We are the…

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Emnid-Umfrage: Absage an große Koalition könnte der SPD schaden

Die SPD streitet vor ihrem Parteitag am Wochenende über das Für und Wider eines erneuten Bündnisses mit der Union. Vor allem der Linke Parteiflügel und die Jusos um ihren Vorsitzenden Kevin Kühnert machen Stimmung gegen die mögliche Wiederauflage einer großen Koalition – sie fürchten, dass diese der SPD schaden und die Zustimmung zur Partei weiter…