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Abortion bill galvanizes Argentina’s youth to fight

Julieta Poo, a 15-year-old secondary school student, is getting her face painted green outside of Argentina’s Congress while young women chant “legal abortion in the hospital.” Poo wears a symbolic green bandana that reads: “Sexual education to decide, contraceptives to prevent abortion, legal abortion to prevent death.” She has come to the march because she […]

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Hungary rolls out red carpet for Foreign carmakers

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was visibly proud when, after 17 months of negotiations, he recently announced a multibillion-euro investment in his country by a German car manufacturer. “Some 150,000 cars can be produced in Debrecen every year,” said the minister. “This will initially create more than 1,000 jobs.” The plant’s construction is set to begin […]

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Many Cameroonians skeptical as elections approach

In exactly two months, Cameroonians will be going to the polls to elect their president. 28 candidates are in the running, including 86-year-old incumbent Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years. He is Africa’s second longest serving leader after his neighbor Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea. But there are doubts inside […]

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What’s wrong with Indian media?

The recent resignations of two prominent journalists from ABP news channel have once again sparked a debate on media censorship in India. Those who left the channel included the former editor-in-chief, Milind Khandekar, and Punya Prasoon Bajpai, who hosted the popular show “Master Stroke.” Last month, the channel irked India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by […]

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Germans ‘don’t trust the welfare state anymore’

German welfare organization Paritätische Gesamtverband warned in a report released Tuesday that a large section of the population no longer had faith in the welfare state, posing “a threat to social cohesion in Germany.” It said turning the situation around would require several key reforms and an investment of some €50 billion ($58 billion). Read […]

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Frankfurt airport evacuated after French family security scare

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday, following a security scare involving a French family, federal police said. In a tweet, police said the airport was evacuated because of a mistake by an air safety assistant. “Despite a positive explosive test, a four-member French family was released into the security area. […]

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How to bridge the gap between Europe’s streets and Brussels’ corridors | View

Professor Alberto Alemanno from HEC Paris answers Euronews’ questions on the health of the European Union and potential consequences of next year’s European elections. Isn’t it a paradox that people who dream, like Steve Bannon, of dismantling the European Union, are trying to organize themselves in a pan-European movement, whereas the Euro-enthusiasts, on the contrary, […]

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E.U. threatens firms that abide by Trump’s latest Iran sanctions

LONDON — European firms that stop doing business with Iran due to reimposed U.S. sanctions could in turn sanctioned by the E.U., a special adviser to the 28-country bloc’s top diplomat has warned.”If E.U. companies abide by U.S. secondary sanctions they will, in turn, be sanctioned by the E.U.,” Nathalie Tocci, a aide to E.U. […]

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Two far-away bombings 20 years ago set off the modern era of terror

WASHINGTON — Twenty years ago Tuesday, on Aug. 7th, 1998, suicide bombers drove their pick-up trucks to the gates of the U.S. embassies in the capitals of Kenya and Tanzania. What no one knew then — in part because many Americans were paying closer attention to a president’s personal scandal — was that the bombers […]

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Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes trade over rights criticism

OTTAWA — Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. World news In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland […]