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Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit against Tories to defend NHS from ‘privatization’

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 19:35 World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has reignited his war of words with the Conservative Party, joining a lawsuit to prevent sweeping reforms of the British healthcare system which he believes would lead to widespread privatization. The lawsuit seeks to prevent a major NHS shake-up which would include the introduction of the first Accountable Care Organization ...

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Declassified documents reveal US plan for war against North Korea in 1994

Newly declassified documents reveal that the Clinton administration planned for war against North Korea in 1994. The war plans came as the US was negotiating North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. “Of course, with the combined forces of the ROK and US, we can undoubtedly win the war,” Defense Secretary William Perry told South Korean President Kim Dae Jung at the time. ...

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‘IOC decision is against Russia, not just athletes’ – 3-time Olympic champion Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina, the most decorated figure skater in history who is now a member of the Russian State Duma, has spoken out on the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to impose sanctions on Russia. On Tuesday, the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. READ MORE: Russian Olympic Committee ...

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CAS registers lawsuits from 22 Russian athletes against lifetime Olympic bans

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 13:00 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered 22 cases from Russian athletes against their lifetime Olympic bans and the annulment of their records at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Read more The cases were received just one day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

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Russian lawmakers mull tit-for-tat ban against foreign-funded journalists at parliament sessions

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 00:10 A media regulating committee in the Russian lower house, the State Duma, has supported a proposal to adopt tit-for-tat measures against certain foreign-funded journalists working in the country by banning them from attending Duma sessions. During a meeting Monday, the committee on control and regulation of media issues agreed to go forward with a ...

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Most Russians support sanctions against parents who allow kids to join sects

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 10:07 Almost four-fifths of Russians have told researchers they support a proposal to deprive citizens of parental rights if they allow their children to join destructive sects or extremist groups. According to a poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM in late November, 79 percent of Russians currently support the idea, while 16 percent of respondents said ...

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S. Korean army launches 'decapitation unit' against Kim Jong-un’s govt – report

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 16:15 The South Korean army has launched a special operation force aimed at overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the event of war, according to The Korea Times. The “decapitation unit” consists of around 1,000 soldiers. The unit, which is modeled on the US Army Rangers, Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, and the Green ...

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US to stop arming Syrian Kurds in fight against ISIS – Pentagon

Washington will stop providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militias, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said. This follows a vow US President Donald Trump made to his Turkish counterpart to scale down support to the groups Ankara sees as terrorists. “The YPG is armed and as the coalition stops operations then obviously you don’t need that, you need security, ...

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Polish website allows residents to report ‘slander’ against country by foreign press

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:58 A Polish group backed by the Foreign Ministry has launched a website allowing people to report potential slander against the nation in the foreign media, saying that Poles need to respond to “manipulated” and “inaccurate” news about their country. The Rycerz (Knight) Initiative was launched earlier this week by the Polish League Against Defamation ...

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