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Global community, not global market: Rafael Correa and Jose Mujica discuss perils of globalization

Ex-Ecuador President Rafael Correa discussed with his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica how globalization may become less damaging and more benefitting to humanity in general as opposed to rich corporations. Mujica served as president of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015, winning the nickname “the world’s poorest president” over his insistence on living at his wife’s farm and driving an old Volkswagen ...

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Moscow has ‘irrefutable’ evidence chem attack in Syria’s Douma was staged – Russia’s envoy to OPCW

Moscow has “irrefutable proof” that the alleged chemical incident in Syria’s Douma was a “false-flag attack,” orchestrated by UK security services with support from the United States, the Russian envoy to the OPCW said. “We have not just a ‘high level of confidence,’ as our Western partners uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack ...

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Israeli police use stun grenades against ultra-Orthodox rioters in Jerusalem

Israeli police launched stun grenades at hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, who were protesting against plans to arrest a female draft-dodger. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that law-enforcement units dispersed rioters ‘with stun grenades’ after four policemen sustained minor injuries in clashes. Police units in Jerusalem dispersed an ultra religious illegal demonstration with stun grenades after 4 police officers ...

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Junk DNA may actually be essential for human survival

When biologists first examined the landscape of human genes they were perplexed by the, seemingly useless pieces of DNA that floated in the structure. It was labelled ‘junk DNA’ and the name stuck. However, new research suggests it may not be junk at all. In fact the DNA, which is now called satellite DNA, plays a crucial role in holding ...

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Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

France, the US and the UK did not manage to drive a wedge between Turkey and Russia in the latest confrontation over Syria, senior Turkish officials said, refuting French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim. Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was ...

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Backlash as rap album with Holocaust lyrics takes major German music gong (VIDEO)

A top German music ceremony has spectacularly hit the wrong note by presenting a rap duo accused of anti-semitic lyrics with a prize on Holocaust Remembrance Day. At the ECHO music awards, which saw tops artists such as Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora attend, the rap album ‘Young, Brutal and Handsome 3’ by Kollegah and Farid Bang was recognized for ...

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1 dead, 24 injured after fire engulfs care home in western Germany

A fire broke out inside a retirement home in the western German town of Offenbach, leaving one dead and 24 injured. Many of those were affected by smoke, local media reported, citing police. The blaze engulfed the Domicil retirement home in Offenbach, close to Frankfurt-am-Main, on Monday morning, local media outlets said. Fire brigades were scrambled at around 3.40am local ...

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'No release of chemicals is best proof there were none' – employee of bombed Syrian research site

An engineer at the now-bombed-out research facility north of Damascus, which the US claims was the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, says the labs were making medicine and testing toys for safety. RT Arabic correspondents have visited one of the main targets of the US-led missile attack on Syria, the Scientific Studies and Research Center in the Barzeh district ...

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Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria 'for the long term'

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President Donald Trump reportedly decided that ...

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‘We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy’ – German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for ending the demonization of Russia and its people on Sunday. He added that Germany should do more to help de-escalate tensions, given his country’s unique history with Russia. Steinmeier warned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning raised the risk of direct confrontation between US and Russian forces ...

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