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Mexican president demands apology from Spanish King, Pope Francis for 16th century conquests

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has formally requested an apology from both Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis for the Spanish conquest some 500 years ago. The letter cited massacres that took place during the Spanish conquests of the indigenous peoples of Mexico throughout the 16th century. He also referenced the imposition of Read More

What is Article 13? Controversial EU copyright law faces final vote

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A hotly-contested copyright provision is haunting Europe, troubling internet freedom advocates and content creators alike. Article 13, facing its final vote, would place heavy restrictions on content sharing, from films to memes. The proposed law requires anyone sharing copyrighted content to obtain permission from rights owners, even if the content is just an animated gif Read More

Trump’s Golan Heights recognition is a ‘move towards further isolation’ for the US

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The US move to recognize the Israeli claim to the occupied Golan Heights will unlikely result in legal repercussions for Washington, but will further set it apart from the rest of the international community, analysts told RT. US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory of the Golan Heights, seized by Read More

7 arrested after Hindu sisters ‘kidnapped, converted to Islam & married off’ in Pakistan

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Seven people have been arrested in Pakistan in connection with an alleged abduction and forced conversion to Islam of two teenage Hindu sisters, which has sparked a war of words between India and Pakistan. The girls, Raveena (16) and Reena (14), were allegedly abducted by a group of men from Pakistan’s Sindh Province and forced Read More

Trump’s Golan Heights recognition ‘an act of brigandry’ – George Galloway

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US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory is “an act of brigandry,” former Labour Party MP George Galloway told RT. Trump’s declaration has been condemned in the Arab world. Trump on Monday signed a declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day Read More

US sanctions don’t work, make human rights situation worse – UN sanctions rapporteur

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From Venezuela to Iran, Liberia to Belarus, there’s barely a corner of the world not sanctioned by the US. But economic penalties don’t help regime change and unfairly impact civilians, the UN sanctions rapporteur told RT. When direct military action is out of the question, economic sanctions are often the US’ next weapon of choice. Read More

ADNOC awards Block 1 exploration rights to Indian consortium

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3/25/2019 Photo: His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and ADNOC Group CEO, Duraiswamy Rajkumar, chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation, and Sanjiv Singh, chairman of Indian Oil Corporation. ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed agreements, awarding the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi Onshore Read More

UK urged to suspend arms sales to Saudi over Yemen war

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The leaders of Britain’s five main opposition parties have demanded the UK government halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen, stops all British military operations in the kingdom and condemns Riyadh’s conduct in the conflict. The message was due to be delivered to Read More

Teacher who gives away 80% of his salary is named the world's best

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A maths and physics teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help the poor has been named the best teacher in the world. Peter Tabichi received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his efforts in turning around the fortunes of Keriko secondary school, located in an impoverished village in the Read More