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LA City Council pres. warns of legal weed regulation blind spots

On the verge of becoming the largest US city to regulate recreational marijuana, Los Angeles city council president and two members are already bracing for potential problems in the bureaucratic system’s structure. On Wednesday, the city council voted 12-0 in favor of the marijuana-related regulations which legalized the licensed sale and cultivation of marijuana in the Southern California city of ...

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Russia won’t be surprised by war in North Korea, it’s been preparing for it – Security Council head

A war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula is one of the scenarios considered by the Russian military, so it would not be blindsided in case it actually happens, the head of Russia’s Security Council said, advocating a diplomatic solution to the crisis. The launch of the Hwasong-15 ballistic missile by North Korea on Wednesday, which Pyongyang claimed is “capable ...

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Russian Security Council seeks to identify online gamers in fight against terrorism

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 11:38 Russia’s national-security advisory body has ordered the development of a nationwide system of identification for computer-game players, claiming that terrorists use anonymous in-game chats for secret communication. Read more The Security Council of the Russian Federation told the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Communications Ministry that the country needed additional measures to regulate ...

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British Council boss sacked for calling Prince George ‘emblem of white privilege’ denied payout

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 12:08 A former British Council manager who was sacked for calling Prince George, the Queen’s great grandson, the emblem of “white privilege” has lost her claim for compensation. Angela Gibbins was fired after making the comments on Facebook in July last year. Gibbins, who earned £80,000 ($ 105,000) per year as head of global estates ...

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Times report ‘Christian girl’ mistreated by ‘Muslim foster carers’ rejected by council investigation

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 21:44 Accusations by the Times newspaper that Muslim carers mistreated their Christian foster child have been widely rejected in a Tower Hamlets Council investigation. The allegations were picked up by a number of other national newspapers with accusations of mistreatment and racism toward the girl being widely shared across social media. In August, the right-wing ...

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Animal welfare or Islamophobia? ‘Unstunned’ halal meat banned in school meals by Lancashire council

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 10:19 An English council has voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. It follows an impassioned debate between the Muslim community and those arguing the practice is “abhorrent” and “inhumane.” The proposal to ban halal meat from unstunned animals was brought by Geoff Driver, the Conservative ...

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Crooked domestic abuser Monserrate sees City Council hopes dashed

Convicted felon and disgraced former Queens politician Hiram Monserrate lost his comeback bid for a seat on the City Council Tuesday as voters in his working class Corona district couldn’t look past his sordid history of corruption and domestic abuse. Monserrate was beaten by Assemblyman Francisco Moya after a mud-spattered campaign that included the National Organization for Women standing on ...

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Crooked domestic abuser Monserrate sees City Council hopes dashed

Convicted felon and disgraced former Queens politician Hiram Monserrate lost his comeback bid for a seat on the City Council Tuesday as voters in his working class Corona district couldn’t look past his sordid history of corruption and domestic abuse. Monserrate was beaten by Assemblyman Francisco Moya after a mud-spattered campaign that included the National Organization for Women standing on ...

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UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in a watered-down resolution without an oil import ban or international asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un that the Trump administration wanted. The resolution does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. But it only caps Pyongyang’s imports of crude ...

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