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Hero or criminal? German boat captain threatened with prison for aiding illegal migrants

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Boat captain Pia Klemp is taking heat from Italy for rescuing migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. Rome has accused the German national of aiding human traffickers – charges that have sparked fierce debate. Klemp and her crew are credited with rescuing more than 1,000 North African migrants who tried to sail – or float Read More

Presidential hopeful Inslee unveils plan to reclaim U.S. leadership on climate issue

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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee released a sweeping plan on Wednesday to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change that includes proposals to resettle hundreds of thousands of climate refugees, and raise barriers to fossil fuel imports. Democratic presidential candidate and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee speaks during the California Democratic Read More

US State Dept’s $75mn grant will help war-torn Syria… combat ‘Iranian disinformation’

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After spending years trying to topple Damascus, Washington has now pledged to protect war-scarred Syrians from Iranian “disinformation.” The act of altruism is part of a grant aimed at “advancing US interests” in the country. The US State Department wants to give $75 million to an eligible NGO as part of an initiative aimed at Read More