Archive for January, 2017

‘War on the poor’: Amnesty slams Duterte’s anti-drug campaign as ‘crime against humanity’

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Preview Officials involved in the Philippines’ war on drugs, launched by President Rodrigo Duterte last year, are targeting innocents, faking evidence, and profiting from murder as they carry out thousands of extrajudicial killings, says advocacy group Amnesty International.
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‘Ghost worker’: Spanish civil servant paid €50,000 annually despite ditching work

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Preview A Spanish civil servant from Valencia has been receiving an annual salary of €50,000 despite not showing up for work. The provincial council has launched an investigation into how this ‘ghost worker’ was paid for so long.
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Kiev continues to violate ceasefire agreement, opts for military solution – Moscow

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Preview Ukrainian forces are using heavy artillery to shell Donetsk residential areas in a clear violation of the Minsk agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Kiev seems to favor a military resolution of the Ukrainian conflict.
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Russia to take tit-for-tat measures if MSM acts to limit RT broadcast in US – telecom watchdog

Posted by RT on January 31, 2017  |   Comments Off on Russia to take tit-for-tat measures if MSM acts to limit RT broadcast in US – telecom watchdog
Preview Moscow has warned it will take relevant reciprocal measures should the US MSM attempt to limit RT’s broadcasting; emphasizing US media pressure on RT’s partners will not be tolerated, the head of Russia’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor has said.
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Blizzards wreak havoc on Russia’s Arctic city of Norilsk (VIDEO)

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Preview A powerful cyclone has triggered days of severe snowstorms in the world’s northernmost city of Norilsk, leaving inhabitants battling to maintain a regular lifestyle in the face of extreme cold, biting winds, and low visibility.
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Fin24.com | Cabinet reshuffle risks damaging SA’s fiscal discipline

Posted by Fin24 Markets on January 31, 2017  |   Comments Off on Fin24.com | Cabinet reshuffle risks damaging SA’s fiscal discipline
A change in finance minister will not only be bad news for the rand but it could also jeopardise the country’s fiscal discipline, warns Overberg Asset Management.

Asylum can be rejected for refugees with extremist links, EU court rules

Posted by RT on January 31, 2017  |   Comments Off on Asylum can be rejected for refugees with extremist links, EU court rules
Preview EU member states can now reject asylum applications for people who have extremist links, the EU Court of Justice has said. The ruling extends to those who provide indirect support to terrorist groups without actually committing attacks.
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Madrid mayor hints at Trump-Hitler parallels

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Preview The mayor of Madrid seems to have hinted the policies of US President Donald Trump are reminiscent of those of Adolf Hitler, without naming the notorious Nazi dictator directly, but mentioning the "terrible genocides" of World War II.
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Germany begins tank deployment to Lithuania as part of NATO commitment to Baltics

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Preview Germany started the deployment of tanks to Lithuania on Tuesday as part of the NATO mission to bolster confidence in Eastern European allies in the face of what they see as Russian aggression.
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Iran warns US against ‘creating new tensions’ as UNSC to meet over suspected missile test

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Preview Iran has warned the US against “creating new tensions” with Tehran over an alleged ballistic missile test the US says Tehran held, as concerns mount over whether President Trump will tear up the nuclear deal signed between Iran and six world powers.
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