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Jews told not to wear skullcaps in parts of Germany

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The German government’s top official against antisemitism has warned Jewish people not to wear skullcaps in parts of the country. Commissioner Felix Klein was speaking following a rise in antisemitic attacks in Germany. Mr Klein told the Funke newspaper group: “My opinion has unfortunately changed compared with what it used to be. “I cannot recommend Read More

West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

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When President Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the free and undisputed April elections, most accepted that he was given a fairly strong mandate to lead Ukraine. But it seems not everyone is so democratically-minded. Particularly unmoved by the democratic process are a collection of Ukrainian ‘civil society’ groups, who have just issued a Read More

‘India wins yet again’: Narendra Modi declares election victory

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to retain a strong majority in India’s parliament after his party delivered a “massive victory” against chief opponent Rahul Gandhi in the general election. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are projected to win 345 of the contested 542 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house Read More

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

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Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in two votes that sought to pressure the company into a rethink. Civil rights campaigners had said it was “perhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed”. But investors rejected the proposals at the company’s annual general Read More

Italian fashion house Prada to stop using fur

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By Sarah Hajibagheri, news producer Italian luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using animal fur from next year. The designer brand which has sold mink, fox and rabbit pieces is making the change to meet the demand for ethical products from shoppers. Fur will no longer be part of future designs from Read More

SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world

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Meet ‘crazy’ tech tycoon Masayoshi Son SoftBank and Toyota want to change the world of transportation through autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The high-profile Japanese companies are forming a joint venture called Monet to develop businesses that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which Read More

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost

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ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – Activists disrupted BP’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting “this is a crime scene” in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies. Climate change activists demonstrate outside the BP AGM in Aberdeen, Britain Read More

Climate protesters disrupt BP investor meeting, Shell gets boost

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ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – Climate change protesters disrupted oil and gas group BP’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, shouting “this is a crime scene”, while rival Royal Dutch Shell received some rare praise from shareholders on its climate policies. Climate change activists demonstrate outside the BP AGM in Aberdeen, Britain May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Read More

Parents win right to use dead son’s sperm

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By Alan McGuinness, news reporter The parents of a military cadet who died in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child, a judge has ruled. West Point cadet Peter Zhu, from California, died after sustaining a skiing injury in February. The 21-year-old’s parents got court permission to have his sperm Read More