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Israeli minister wants to close embassy in Ireland after vote to ban imports of settlement goods

Israel’s defense minister has called for its embassy in Ireland to be closed after the country proposed a law that would ban the importation of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements. READ MORE: ‘You can’t fend off terrorists with pizza trays’: Israel reportedly plans relaxing gun laws Despite opposition from the Irish government, the Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) ...

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Czech PM signs power-sharing deal with Communist Party ahead of key vote

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has signed a power-sharing agreement with the country’s Communist Party, marking the first time the party will have a governing role since the anti-communist Velvet Revolution in 1989. The agreement will ensure that the left-wing party supports the government coalition headed by Babis in a confidence vote which will take place in the parliament on ...

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European MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy

A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal — meaning it will now face further debate and scrutiny in the parliament, rather than be fast-tracked towards becoming law via the standard EU trilogue negotiation process. Crucially MEPs will have the chance to amend the controversial proposals. Last ...

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UN committee blasts Trump adm. dismal job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, urges secession vote

Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. In its annual resolution on Puerto Rico, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization demanded the US allow its Caribbean territory, still reeling in the ...

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‘UN vote on Gaza violence shows isolation of US, Israel & proves this oppression has no future’

The UN resolution condemning Israel shows overwhelming international recognition that what’s going on in Gaza is wrong and that there’s no future in continuing this oppression, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told RT. The UN has adopted a nonbinding resolution condemning Israel’s excessive use of force during clashes in Gaza which have left more than 120 Palestinians dead since the end ...

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Dutch ‘burqa ban’ proposal nears final vote before expected adoption into law

The upper house of the Dutch parliament has finally put to a vote a controversial bill banning face-covering clothes in public places, including transport and schools. Officials say it does not discriminate against religious garb. The Dutch Senate debated the so-called “burqa ban” bill on Tuesday, scheduling it for a vote on June 19. The legislation is expected to pass ...

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Anti-migrant party set to win Slovenia election as vote count underway

The rise of right-wing governments continues across Europe as the opposition anti-migrant Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) is leading at Sunday’s general election in Slovenia, with the vote count still underway. The SDS was ahead of the pack with 26.3 percent after some 25 percent of votes had been counted, the State Election Commission said. They were followed by Lista Marjana ...

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Spain’s PM Rajoy steps down after losing no-confidence vote over corruption scandal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose People’s Party has been embroiled in a scandal over kickbacks, is stepping down after losing a no-confidence vote. Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez will replace him. The no-confidence motion was initiated by the opposition Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) on Thursday and supported by Catalan parties and the leftist Podemos. With the centrist party Ciudadanos ...

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‘Not a German or EU colony’: EU’s budget chief Oettinger slammed for telling Italians how to vote

An outraged public has slammed Germany’s European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger for telling Italians that ‘markets will teach them not to vote for populists’. “My concerns and expectations are that the coming weeks will show that markets, government bonds and Italy’s economy could be so drastically impacted that they would serve as a signal to voters not to vote for populists ...

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Google is banning Irish abortion referendum ads ahead of vote

Google is suspending adverts related to a referendum in Ireland on whether or not to overturn a constitutional clause banning abortion. The vote is due to take place in a little over two weeks time. “Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have decided to pause all ads related to the Irish referendum on the eighth amendment,” a ...

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