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‘You’ve gained public trust’: Japan’s Abe boasts army’s reputation as he drives to beef up defense

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that 90 percent of the Japanese population respects the military as he pushes to expand it and change the country’s constitution to get rid of its post-WWII pacifist requirements. “Ninety percent of the population now treats the Self-Defense Force (SDF) with respect,” Abe said during a military-themed event on Sunday. “You have gained public trust ...

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Indonesia launching public ‘fake news’ briefings to fight hoaxes

The Indonesian government has stepped up its fight against ‘fake news’ in the lead up to next year’s presidential election by launching weekly briefings aimed at informing citizens of false reports. “Every week we will announce hoax news,” Communications Minister Rudiantara told CNN Indonesia. “The ministry will not just stamp a story as hoax, but we will also provide facts.” ...

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Avenatti makes new misconduct claims against Kavanaugh public

Michael Avenatti has followed through on a promise to name a third woman with misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but the timing before Thursday’s confirmation vote has been slammed as political. The lawyer, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, said at the weekend that he had“significant evidence” that Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes while in ...

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US considers restrictions on green cards for immigrants receiving public benefits

The Trump administration may deny green cards to legal immigrants, both living in the US or just seeking to enter, if they have been dependent on certain public benefits, like housing vouchers, Medicaid or food stamps. The possible new restriction on migration policy was proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Saturday. The proposal could make it harder ...

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Paris-funded video about public urination called ‘so funny that one just wants to pee’

Singing through toilet seats accompanied by dripping sounds – the Paris City Council has funded a music video urging men to not urinate in public, but some say it could achieve the opposite effect on viewers. “No peeing in Paris,” the catchy chorus sung by comedian and YouTuber Swann Perisse, gives a clear understanding what the video – shot in ...

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U-turn on multiculturalism? Danish public broadcaster told to stress importance of Christianity

New guidelines for the Danish public broadcaster DR have put an emphasis on its highlighting the roots in Christianity of the country’s society, instead of multiculturalism and integration, which DR had been promoting. The new contract with the state broadcaster was published by the Danish Ministry of Culture on Tuesday. Apart from budget cuts, which could mean up to 400 ...

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Ukrainian region bans 'Russian-language cultural products' in public spaces

A region in western Ukraine has decided to ban public displays of pretty much anything in Russian, claiming the move is necessary to preserve unity in the country. The authors want the ban to go nationwide. The Lvov region’s legislature voted on Tuesday to impose a moratorium on the “public use of Russian-language cultural products in all forms,” with 58 ...

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‘Fell asleep’: Trump unimpressed as Obama makes 1st public attack on his policies in midterm speech

Former President Barack Obama has backed the Democratic party’s campaign efforts by throwing shade at President Donald Trump and voicing support for progressive policies. Trump shot back that he found it “very good for sleeping.” Obama, who bar a handful of public appearances and an exclusive content deal with Netflix has been relatively quiet since leaving the Oval Office, accused ...

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Putin’s reform proposals quench public discontent, latest poll shows

More than half of Russians say they don’t expect any serious protests in the near future. Researchers link this to Vladimir Putin’s recent speech outling plans to soften the negative effects of the forthcoming pension reform. According to the poll conducted by the state-run public opinion research agency VTSIOM, 55 percent of Russians consider mass protest rallies in places where ...

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Spy porn crackdown: Seoul tasks 8,000 workers with searching for hidden cams in public bathrooms

South Korea’s capital has expanded its crackdown on the ‘hidden cam’ porn industry, ordering daily inspections of all public bathrooms for spying devices. It comes after a series of mass protests against the porn genre. Seoul authorities unveiled the new plan on Sunday aimed at ensuring that the city’s 20,554 public restrooms are free of secret cameras. Around 8,000 workers ...

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