Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

February 12, 2018 1:42 am
Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring (L) and Oxfam’s chair of trustees Caroline Thomson leave the Department for International Development (DFID) in central London on February 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The deputy chief executive of Oxfam, Penny Lawrence, has resigned over the involvement of the British charity group’s workers in […]

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites’ computing power to “mine” cryptocurrencies, security researchers say. […]

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Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

February 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

File photo of the Assembly Hall of Church House in London during a meeting of the Church of England’s general synod. A senior Church of England bishop has revealed that the Anglican Communion led by Queen Elizabeth II is facing more than 3,300 sexual abuse allegations before an independent inquiry […]

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US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

February 10, 2018 1:02 pm
US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia says he does not see chances the UN Security Council could adopt any time soon a Russian-drafted resolution on a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, blaming the US for […]

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Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

February 7, 2018 12:02 am
Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz (L), and the chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (C) enter the conference room at the SPD headquarters for coalition talks to form a new government, in Berlin, February 2, 2018. […]

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

February 4, 2018 12:51 am
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its new strategy to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal. “As in the times of the Cold War, we in Europe […]

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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected with eyes on new peace push

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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected with eyes on new peace push

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (C) waves to his supporters after casting his ballot at a polling station in the coastal city of Limassol on February 4, 2018 during the second round of the Cyprus presidential elections. (Photo by AFP) Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday won re-election for a second […]

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Thousands march in London to protest government inaction on NHS crisis, budget cuts

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Thousands march in London to protest government inaction on NHS crisis, budget cuts

Thousands of people in British capital of London have braved cold weather and rain to march on Downing Street demanding an end to the persisting crisis affecting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and challenging Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to adequately fund the NHS. Londoners waged the massive protest march […]

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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

February 1, 2018 1:25 am
Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to […]

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Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom ruled the government’s mass surveillance powers as ‘unlawful’

January 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom ruled the government’s mass surveillance powers as ‘unlawful’

A businessman stands and speaks on his mobile phone outside the Bank of England in London on March 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom has ruled the government’s mass surveillance program for spying on internet use and phone records of the British people […]

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European Union threatens members France, Germany, Britain with court action over pollution

January 30, 2018 10:01 am
European Union threatens members France, Germany, Britain with court action over pollution

EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella addresses a press conference on the environment implementation review at European Commission in Brussels, February 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The European Union (EU) has threatened to take top air-polluting members France, Germany, and Britain to court if they fail to heed a final warning […]

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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeking immunity for leadership vote

January 29, 2018 8:51 am
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeking immunity for leadership vote

This photo taken on October 27, 2017, shows Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont at a session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region has requested the parliament of the semi-autonomous territory to grant him immunity against an arrest warrant […]

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New US sanctions move attempt to influence presidential election: Russia

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New US sanctions move attempt to influence presidential election: Russia

A woman pushes a stroller while passing by a billboard with an image of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and lettering “Strong president – Strong Russia!” in Simferopol, Crimea, on January 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The sanctions report expected to be released imminently by the United States against Russia intends […]

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International Paralympic Committee bans Russia from Pyeongchang Paralympics over doping, exempts certain athletes

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International Paralympic Committee bans Russia from Pyeongchang Paralympics over doping, exempts certain athletes

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin watches the downhill ski competition at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, on March 8, 2014. (Photo by AP) Russia will not be represented at the upcoming Paralympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over doping records of the country’s athletes in the past, but certain […]

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Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed without charges after brief detention

January 28, 2018 4:23 am
Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed without charges after brief detention

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks during an interview with AFP at the office of his Anti-corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow on January 16, 2018. (Photos by AFP) Russian opposition Leader Alexei Navalny has been released without charges several hours after he was detained by police during a rally. Navalny’s […]

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Greek Cypriots voting to elect new president

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Greek Cypriots voting to elect new president

Greek Cypriots cast their ballots in the presidential election at a voting station in Tseri, a southern suburb of the capital, Nicosia, on January 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP) People in the Greek-majority Republic of Cyprus are taking to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential election, with […]

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