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Iceland could be ‘punished’ for Palestinian flag display at Eurovision, say Israeli hosts

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The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision said Iceland could be punished for holding up Palestinian flags during live coverage of the competition’s voting results. Members of the Hatari group held up Palestinian flags with ‘Palestine’ written on them as the cameras were fixed on them during the announcement of their public votes at the final Read More

BDS = anti-Semitism? Germany passes motion against Palestinian protest movement

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Germany’s parliament has passed a motion defining the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. It calls on Berlin to cut funding to groups supporting BDS. The Bundestag voted to adopt the non-binding motion backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party on Friday, making it the first European parliament to do so. The FDP Read More

Absence is coming: Game of Thrones finale could kill workplace productivity on Monday

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The final Game of Thrones episode premiering on May 19 is likely to cause major workplace conflicts, a new survey from the Workforce Institute at Kronos, conducted by the Harris Poll, has found. According to the study, the “Absence is Coming” episode could be as disastrous to America’s workplaces on Monday morning as it will Read More

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, violate animal protection laws due to their “extreme cruelty”. FILE PHOTO: Dolphins are seen at a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adrian Mylne/File Read More

Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

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(Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Read More

‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban

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Gucci is under fire for selling a so-called ‘Indy Turban’ for a whopping $800, just weeks after the Italian fashion house was forced to recall ‘blackface’ turtlenecks after a huge social media backlash. The luxury label was called out for ‘cultural appropriation’ when the headwear made its runway debut at Milan Fashion Week in February. Read More

Jeremy Kyle did not kill anyone & poor people can decide for themselves if they want to go on TV

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The cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show is a typical British middle-class moral panic that treats working-class people as children – too stupid to even be allowed to participate in (or watch!) a daytime TV program. Having looked down on what is a parochial watered-down Jerry Springer Show clone for its entire 14 year run, Read More

French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon

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US social justice activists incensed at the Cannes Festival’s intent to honor Alain Delon have started a petition to stop it, citing the legendary actor’s “close-minded” views. The festival, and the French public, were not amused. Cannes organizers have held firm in their intent to honor the actor, now 83, with a Palme d’Or for Read More

Trump – bad! Migrants – good! Venice Biennale is liberal establishment smugness as art

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It pretends to shock and challenge, but the talking points of the art at the world’s biggest exhibition come straight from the New York Times op-ed page. And despite the counter-cultural non-conformism – everything is for sale. Let’s leave for the moment the “is-it-art?” and “my-four-year-old-could-do-it” discussions as they pertain to the 87 pavilions throughout Read More

US to face ‘deadly punch’ from ‘kung fu master’ China in response to trade war tricks – ex-official

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Beijing has various means to strike back at Washington’s tariffs on Chinese goods amid mounting trade tensions and is ready to fight a “prolonged war,” China’s former vice minister of commerce has warned. “China will not only act as a kung fu master in response to US tricks, but also as an experienced boxer and Read More