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Italian politician Attilio Fontana 'white race' comment causes furor

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:13
The candidate for Italy's Northern League party sparked controversy calling for the "white race" to be defended. While other politicians quickly condemned the remark, some of his party's allies implied limited support.

Italian politican Attilio Fontana 'white race' comment causes furor

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:13
The candidate for Italy's Northern League party sparked controversy calling for the "white race" to be defended. While other politicians quickly condemned the remark, some of his party's allies implied limited support.

US withholds millions from Palestinian refugee aid programs

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:58
The US State Department has demanded the UN aid agency UNRWA "fundamentally re-examine" its work. President Trump has been critical of the agency and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for it to "disappear."

Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed as part of Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:42
Steve Bannon could be forced to testify before a grand jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia probe. The ex-White House strategist has become an increasingly isolated figure among US conservatives.

PLO recognition threat on Israel: Posturing or hardline diplomacy?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:10
The Palestinian Liberation Organization and its head, Mahmoud Abbas, have threatened to no longer recognize Israel. How do Israeli and Palestinian officials view the move and what are the consequences for Abbas himself?

Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to return Rohingya refugees in two years

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:50
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees within two years. NGOs viewed the deal with skepticism, saying it doesn't fully address safety and resettlement concerns.

Romania's democracy in danger after Mihai Tudose resignation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:48
After a brief struggle for power, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has resigned. President Klaus Johannis named Defense Minister Mihai Fifor as interim prime minister, but the political crisis continues.

Is Tanzania going too far in banning ‘half naked’ photos?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:41
Bikini photos and sexy dance videos might soon be a thing of the past if Tanzania’s government has its way. A number of artists have now been banned from posting their content.

Germany: Medical experts urge top court to revisit state's right to rule on suicide cases

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:07
Germany's medical regulatory body plans to challenge a court ruling forcing it to decide whether to assist individuals in committing suicide. The ruling has come under scrutiny both in the industry and in parliament.

Philippine President Duterte lashes out over Rappler news site shutdown

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:42
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has denied that he influenced the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the license of the Rappler news site. Rights activists call it an attack on press freedom.

Far-right Identitarians want to become guardians for refugees

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:05
The far-right Identitarian youth movement has called on its members to become guardians for underage refugees. The provocative action has been condemned by German authorities.

Czech government loses confidence vote in parliament

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:37
Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the country's second richest man, is mired in opposition over corruption concerns. His ANO party will remain in power, but his own future remains uncertain.

Who was Oliver Ivanovic, the murdered Serb politician in Kosovo?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:11
The murder of key Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic threatens to reignite tensions in the ethnically-fueled dispute between Serbia and Kosovo. The moderate politician has faced intimidation before.

Poland's new foreign minister aims to improve ties with Germany

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:05
On his first visit to Germany, Poland's new Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has his work cut out for him. Will he be able to mend the turbulent ties between the two European neighbors?

EU unveils plan to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:01
The EU wants to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reduce single-use plastic and restrict microplastics. The plan would "lay the foundations for a new plastic economy."

Blackberry tool aims to stop self-driving cars from being hacked

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:53
The struggling phonemaker is staking its future on new cybersecurity software that aims to protect driverless cars. It says the tool could also have uses in the healthcare and industrial sectors.

On Chile visit, Pope Francis apologizes for 'irreparable damage' by pedophile priests

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:26
Pope Francis has expressed his "pain and shame" for the "damage" caused by priests who sexually abused children in Chile. He said the Catholic Church was committed to "ensuring that such things don't happen again."

Trial in Cologne city archive collapse set to begin

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:57
Nine years after the devastating collapse of the city's historic archive, six defendants will finally go on trial. The men face charges of negligent homicide and hazardous building practices.

EU heads warm to idea of UK cancelling Brexit

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:50
Jean-Claude Junker and Donald Tusk have said the door remains open for the UK to change its mind on leaving the EU. Talks of second referendum have been quashed by Prime Minister Theresa May's office.

Refugee numbers in Germany dropped dramatically in 2017

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:37
186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That's down more than 100,000 from 2016 - the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been "overcome."