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All countries must heed UN Charter – Secretary-General after US-led Syria strike

Following airstrikes on Damascus, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that all countries are obliged to “act consistently” with the UN Charter, noting that the document is “very clear on these issues.” Read more “There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with the matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nationals and with international ...

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Germany must veto Trump's Syria strike plan within NATO – Left Party chair

Germany needs to fight Donald Trump’s plan to launch a military attack on Syria, the co-chair of the country’s Die Linke (Left Party) has said, adding that war would only escalate an already-bad situation. Speaking to Taz newspaper, Katja Kipping said that intervention in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma would not help the people in ...

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Moscow: WHO must clarify sources behind statement on 500 victims in Douma

The WHO may have fallen for lies coming from flawed sources, when it released a statement reporting that 500 people with signs of chlorine poisoning had been treated in Syria’s Douma, said a senior Russia diplomat. The statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday cited “Health Cluster partners” as the source of the information, which the UN ...

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‘The EU must be grateful’: Turkish PM says Ankara serves as bulwark against terrorism

The West should be grateful to Ankara for stopping terrorists from entering the EU, Turkey’s prime minister has said, following criticism from the bloc regarding the country’s offensive against Kurdish groups in Syria. Read more Binali Yildirim said the European Union would likely face serious problems if Turkey stopped preventing migrants from pouring into Europe. “The EU must be grateful ...

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‘Sex must be voluntary’: Sweden bolsters rape, sexual abuse laws

Sex without first getting explicit consent is to be criminalized in Sweden. The new bill was sent to lawmakers Tuesday, despite some deeming the law unnecessary. Sweden already has extensive sexual assault laws, but country’s lawmakers want to further cement the need for consent in the hope that the new law will see more sexual assault cases being prosecuted. The ...

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Internal border checks must stay until EU can ‘effectively’ shield its borders – German minister

Internal border checks must stay in place in Germany for as long as the EU fails to protect its external borders, newly-appointed German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, slamming the Schengen Agreement. “As things stand now, there are not too many border points in Germany that are permanently occupied,” Seehofer told German weekly newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag. Read more ...

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‘You can hack a dildo, so we must act’: Labour MP demands sex toy regulation

Smart sex toys may be innovative – but they are also vulnerable to hackers. Fears over sex-toy safety is prompting Labour MP Chi Onwurah to call for regulation of the adult market to avoid such a disaster. Onwurah, Labour’s Newcastle Central MP, says she is shocked by the lack of regulation surrounding smart sex toys. High-tech sex toys use cameras, ...

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‘Tortured’ Pakistani must be freed from Guantanamo – UN body

A Pakistani man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since 2006 should be released immediately and given a right to compensation, as his detention violates international human rights, a UN working group said. Ammar Al-Baluchi, a Kuwaiti-born Pakistani citizen also known as Abdul Aziz Ali, allegedly conspired with his uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was accused of being the architect of the ...

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AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants

AI will create more jobs than it destroys was the not-so-subtle rebuttal from tech giants to growing concern over the impact of automation technologies on employment. Execs from Google, IBM and Salesforce were questioned about the wider societal implications of their technologies during a panel session here at Mobile World Congress. Behshad Behzadi, who leads the engineering teams working on Google’s eponymously ...

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