Thursday, 21 February 2019
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[Ticker] Swedish climate activist to face Juncker in Brussels

Added: 21.02.2019 7:52 | 1 views | 0 comments

Swedish activist, 16-year old Greta Thunberg, will discuss climate change at an event with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Economic and Social Committee, an EU advisory body, in Brussels on Thursday morning prior to joining street protests by young people calling for change. Thunberg travelled to Belgium by train, Belgian media said, to highlight the damage done by aircraft emissions.

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet

Added: 21.02.2019 6:18 | 2 views | 0 comments

A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an artistic outlet in the words and beats of homegrown rapper Ahmed Chayeb.

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Heavily armed foreigners arrested in Haiti sent to United States, officials say

Added: 21.02.2019 5:36 | 11 views | 0 comments

A heavily armed group of foreign nationals, who were arrested in Haiti on Sunday after days of massive anti-government protests, were handed over to U.S. authorities on Wednesday, Haitian and U.S. authorities said.

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Ukraine Commemorates Bloody Maidan Protests

Added: 20.02.2019 17:57 | 2 views | 0 comments

More than 50 anti-government protesters were killed five years ago today in Maidan Nezalezhnosti five years ago, with many shot by snipers during the bloodiest day of demonstrations calling for pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych to sign an agreement for closer ties with Europe, according to NBC News. Ukrainians gathered at Maidan to show respect for the protesters who were shot, draping the area in blue and yellow ribbons in honor of those who fought for Ukrainian independence. Some citizens made memorials out of bricks, safety helmets, and remnants of the barricades for those who lost their lives during the Maidan Revolution. “Maidan is still a place of pain for me,” said Yevgen...

Portugal nurse protest leader goes on hunger strike

Added: 20.02.2019 16:06 | 9 views | 0 comments

The leader of one of Portugal's main nurses' unions started a hunger strike on Wednesday after prosecutors declared unlawful a crippling three-week-long walkout by surgical nurses and threatened to impose penalties on those still taking part.

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Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentences for 16 over 2013 Gezi protests: NTV

Added: 20.02.2019 13:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking aggravated life sentences for 16 defendants including businessman Osman Kavala for financing widespread protests around Turkey in 2013 and attempting to overthrow the government, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday.

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Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

Added: 20.02.2019 10:16 | 10 views | 0 comments

There have been reports of anti-Semitic abuse from some French protesters, writes the BBC's Lucy Williamson.

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France protests: Thousands gather for rallies against anti-Semitism

Added: 20.02.2019 10:13 | 15 views | 0 comments

Huge crowds gathered across France to rally against a surge in anti-Semitism across the country.

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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Added: 20.02.2019 5:00 | 10 views | 0 comments

Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.

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Serious Crimes Unit Will Investigate Heavily Armed Foreigners Arrested In Haiti

Added: 20.02.2019 4:47 | 14 views | 0 comments

Haiti's Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant said the serious crimes unit would be investigating the arrest of several foreign nationals, including American military veterans, who were in possession of several semi-automatic weapons earlier this week. Ceant also said the investigation was turned over to the Judicial Police Department, which is the detective division which works on organized and transnational crime in the Caribbean nation. The individuals were arrested while driving on Sunday in two separate vehicles in the capital of Port-au-Prince, which has been rocked by major protests this month since Feb. 7 calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise due to corruption scandals and...

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