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Europe’s handshake rows: Sweden says Muslims have a right to refuse, Switzerland says they don’t

Two cases with very different outcomes involving the right of a Muslim person to refuse to shake hands with a member of the opposite sex were in the spotlight in Europe this week. A Muslim couple in Switzerland lost their bid for citizenship after a municipal commission ruled that their refusal to shake hands with people of the opposite sex ...

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Putin & Merkel could stick it to Trump as they look to bring Nord Stream 2 over the line

Russia and Germany are both set to benefit from the proposed gas pipeline to be discussed at Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel’s meeting on Saturday. But the pair will be wary of a backlash from an erratic and irate Washington. The Kremlin and the Federal Government office have both confirmed that the €9.5 billion ($ 10.8 billion) project will be ...

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Startups should read this checklist before they go “whale hunting” for big partners

David Frankel Contributor More posts by this contributor You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded? Dear auto entrepreneurs, please think outside the gearbox A top four tech company recently approached the CEO of one of our B2B portfolio companies with a tremendous offer. This company, with buy-in from its world-famous CEO, believes the startup’s core technology ...

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India’s first all-female SWAT team to protect PM as they break police ‘male bastion’

They spring up from sleep and arm in a few seconds, scale high-rise buildings, and defuse bombs, but most importantly break the glass ceiling as India’s first all-female commando group. In what is bound to pave the way for more female ranks joining India’s predominantly male police force, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has started work in India’s ...

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Conservative Twitter voices say they are being attacked with malicious ‘abusive speech’ complaints

Several prominent journalists raised alarm at baseless complaints being sent to Twitter over stories on sensitive topics, such as the activities of British spy Christopher Steele, and links between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and China. Conservative newspaper Washington Examiner’s Byron York was reported for posting an apparently innocuous link to his own August 9 story, which exposed the lobbying work Steele, ...

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Australians troll MPs for free photos of Queen Elizabeth after news article tells them they can

Everybody loves free stuff and Australians are no exception. Many are demanding portraits of Queen Elizabeth after a news report mentioned a little-known rule which entitles them to receive a complimentary photo of Her Majesty. No one seemed to know about the rule, which has existed since 1990, until Vice News ran a story on it. Now everyone seems interested – ...

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First they came for Alex Jones… Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site

Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook has banned the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela. Venezuelanalysis.com, a left-leaning news site that writes from a pro-Bolivarian revolution stance, has been around since 2003. Critics, including the US government, brand it ...

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How did they get it so quickly? Twitter mocks US journalist’s bafflement at t-shirt on Russian TV

A self-styled Russia expert who conspiratorially questioned how a Russian TV host got hold of a controversial t-shirt boasting the phrase “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat” found her answer online: probably on Amazon. Julia Davis describes herself as a Russian media analyst on Twitter. Essentially, she watches Russian media and tweets about it, adding a lucrative twist ...

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‘They cannot be replaced’: Russians pay respects to journalists killed in Africa

Hundreds of people have attended memorial services for three Russian journalists, who were killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). Mourners praised the men’s courage and professionalism while grieving their deaths. Read more Journalist Orhan Dzhemal, director Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko were killed in the CAR on July 30, while shooting a film about mercenaries in the African ...

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‘They drank water all day’: Little orphans of IS fighters struggle to adapt to peace after Iraq

Returning to normal life hasn’t been easy for the two sisters orphaned in Iraq after their parents were killed fighting for Islamic State. RT visits the girls one year since they arrived to their grandparents in Russia’s Dagestan. Fatima and Khadija were brought back to their grandparents last August who had had little hope that they survived in the fighting. ...

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