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France will resist ban on smacking children despite pressure
The French government has said it will not introduce an outright ban on smacking kids, despite the fact that it’s about to be condemned by the Council of Europe, the EU’s top human rights body.

03.03.2015 16:42

​‘Tools of terrorists and tyrants’: IEDs 2nd most deadly weapon on planet – arms charity
UK charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 60,000 deaths from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) across the globe between 2011 and 2013. Besides firearms, the weapons claim more innocent lives annually than any other weapon.

03.03.2015 12:24

'Europe will face a 9/11 within two years’ – Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin
Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin predicts a “9/11 in Europe within two years,” as Islamic State militants join thousands of migrants beating a path to Europe. His warning comes as Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain’s terror threat is “grave and growing.”

03.03.2015 09:32

Norway campaign to strip mosques of subsidies – ‘political game of populist right-wing party’
MPs from the Norwegian Progress Party are being crass in their anti-Muslim rhetoric, showing concern about immigration in order to keep the support of their political base, Malcolm Langford of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), told RT.

03.03.2015 08:59

Russia may sanction French companies over Mistral non-delivery – media
Russia’s communications minister has reportedly called for sectoral sanctions against French-based communication companies in reply to the scuttled delivery of Mistral warships. Space-related entities are likely to suffer the most.

03.03.2015 08:34

Drug drop: Ton of cocaine worth €50mn found off Belgian coast
Belgian police have discovered over a ton of cocaine worth more than €50 million, with the packages floating in the sea off Ostend.

03.03.2015 06:23

​‘Britain’s inhumane welfare sanctions causing destitution & hunger’ – Church leaders
A coalition of leading church groups said the British government is knowingly harming vulnerable people with its benefit sanctions regime. The austerity policies are causing widespread dejection and hunger, a report published on Monday suggests.

02.03.2015 13:13

Norway strikes deal to send prisoners to Netherlands over jail shortage
Norway has signed a deal with the Dutch to rent 242 prison places in a bid to deal with lack of jail space, and cut the queue of criminals waiting to serve out their sentences.

02.03.2015 15:11

​The world is on fire: Who cares! It’s #TheDress color that matters
Is it black and blue? Is it white and gold? What color is it? The Western media has been fixated on these questions this past week – questions that have dominated TV news bulletins, newspaper headlines, and news websites.

02.03.2015 13:56

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

Anti-govt vs. anti-racism: Thousands gather for rival rallies in Rome (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Northern League party flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday, slamming the government of Matteo Renzi. A rival rally took place at the same time, with organizers calling the League's views “racist.”

28.02.2015 20:13

Egyptian court declares Hamas a terrorist group
An Egyptian court has declared the Palestinian movement Hamas a terrorist organization. The group, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, called the decision “shocking and dangerous,” saying it shows that Egypt is "serving the Israeli enemy."

28.02.2015 16:05