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‘Germany crime up due to immigration,’ Trump tweets, and media go into frenzy

Donald Trump’s opponents and the media have lambasted the president and accused him of lying, after he made a series of tweets savaging German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy and calling for tougher laws at home. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. ...

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Israeli banks ‘pillage’ Palestine through settlement program and may be guilty of war crime – HRW

Deep involvement of Israeli banks in the building of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank may amount to the war crime of pillage, HRW has said. While the settlements are condemned worldwide, Israel keeps building more. “Israeli banks are facilitating their expansion and thus bankrolling these abuses,” said the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sari Bashi, ...

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Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as barangay captains – was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. ...

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49 years in prison, $192m fine: Life of crime catches up on El Chapo’s former ally, La Barbie

Texas-born crime boss Edgar Valdez Villareal has been sentenced to 49 years in prison over cocaine trafficking and links to El Chapo’s violent drug cartel. The cartel mobster, who is known as La Barbie due to his light-skinned complexion, pleaded guilty to charges related to running operations for the Mexico-based Sinaloa and Arturo Beltran-Leyva gangs. He was arrested in 2010 ...

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‘Deliberate war crime’: Palestinians decry murder of 21yo female paramedic at Gaza border

The killing of a 21-year-old female medical worker during the Great March of Return at the Gaza border is nothing short of a war crime, Palestinian officials said, calling on the international community to hold Israel responsible. The murder of 21-year-old medical volunteer, Razan Al-Najar, is a direct violation of all “international treaties and conventions” that ensure the protection of ...

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Moscow authorities plan dedicated law for homeless to protect tourists from crime

The council of political parties with the Moscow City Government is developing a law on the status and rights of homeless people. One of the main goals of the bill is to protect tourists from potential crime by the homeless. The head of the council, Yelena Morozova, told the Moskva agency that the work on the bill had been restarted ...

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‘It’s like a warzone‘: Trump takes swipe at London knife crime in speech to NRA

US President Donald Trump has once again sparked controversy with the UK, after telling an audience at a National Rifle Association (NRA) event that a knife crime surge has turned London into a “military warzone.” Addressing the audience at the gun lobby’s conference in Dallas, Texas, the president bemoaned the UK’s strict laws around firearms and the surge in knife ...

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‘Incitement to crime’: Russian senator blasts Saudi advice to send Qatari troops to Syria

A member of the Russian upper house security committee has described a recent Saudi statement urging Qatar to send troops to Syria as blackmail, and warned that any such step would bring only chaos and casualties to the region. “The statement made by the head of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry is a very real blackmail. Saudi Arabia is inciting Yemen ...

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Douma ‘chemical attack’: ‘It would be stupid for Assad to commit war crime amid landslide victories’

It would be illogical for the Syrian government, which previously seems to have acted strategically, to suddenly launch a chemical attack on Douma amid its successful recapturing of territory, experts told RT. Two F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province on Sunday night, shortly after Western powers accused the Syrian government of orchestrating an alleged chlorine attack in ...

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ACLU sues workers’ group for race crime after Islamic State flag mistake

A Malaysian flag at a lakeside party in Wichita has triggered an FBI investigation after it was mistaken for an Islamic State flag. The ACLU is now suing an employee group for racial profiling and discrimination over the incident. The ACLU of Kansas filed a complaint against Spirit Boeing Employees’ Association (SBEA) for racial profiling and religious discrimination against Muni ...

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