Tag: Europe

First person convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law

Danish national wrongly accused police of slow response after Palestinian lecturer was killed A Malaysian court has convicted a Danish citizen over inaccurate criticism of police on social media, the first person to be prosecuted under Palestinian lecturer Fadi al-Batsh was shot dead by two men on 21 April. Police have yet to identify the suspects, …

UK home secretary resigns over immigration scandal

(CNN)UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd stepped down Sunday because she “inadvertently misled” a government committee about deportation quotas for immigrants, she said in a resignation letter obtained by CNN. Prime Minister Theresa May accepted Rudd’s resignation, writing: “I was very sorry to receive it, but understand your reasons for doing so.” Windrush scandal May’s government recently …

Merkels antisemitism envoy not surprised Jews want to leave Germany

Felix Kleins comments come after music award is given to bestselling rap album that makes light of Holocaust A newly appointed special envoy tasked by the German government with tackling different type of antisemitism, which some of the million-plus refugees from Muslim countries had brought to Germany since the summer of 2015. German rappers Farid Bang, …

EU Braces for a Trans-Atlantic Trade War

EU in the dark as exemption from metal tariffs expires Tuesday Bloc won’t accept curbing exports at 90% of last two years European Union warned about the costs of a trans-Atlantic trade war while bracing for one to erupt after the U.S. signaled it will reject the bloc’s demand for an unconditional waiver from metals-import tariffs. …

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

London (CNN)Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne. Catherine and William emerged onto the steps of the Lindo Wing to introduce the baby to the world’s media shortly before 6 p.m. local time. …

Now is chance for Kosovo deal, says Serbian president but at what cost?

Aleksandar Vui will accept independence only if Serbia gets something concrete in return When Nato bombed Serbia in 1999, Aleksandar Vui was information minister, enforcing censorship rules for the countrys president, Slobodan Miloevi, who would later be Vui himself is Serbias president. Claiming to have shed many of his former nationalist views, and brushing off accusations …

Brexit Fuels Talk of United Ireland Even as Loyalists Hold Firm

A hard Brexit may risk redrawing the borders of the U.K. U.K. unlikely to hold vote soon as polls still against unity Why Ireland’s Border Is Brexit’s Intractable Puzzle: QuickTake Fifty-six percent of Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union, and now with polls showing rising support for reunification, anti-Brexit forces in the region …
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