Thursday, October 17, 2019

#POLAND: Ruling Law And Justice Party Wins Parliamentary Election

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Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice Party has won the most votes in the country's parliamentary election, according to partial official results.

The state electoral commission reported Monday that Law and Justice won 44.6% of the vote. The opposition Civic Coalition, comprising the Civic Platform Party formerly led by European Council President Donald Tusk and some smaller liberal parties, came second with almost 27%.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#HONGKONG: Leader Carrie Lam Shouted Down In Legislature While Giving Speech

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Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam attempted to deliver her annual policy address today in the Legislative Council, the first time the governing body had met since June, when protested surrounded the building, preventing lawmakers from entering to debate the controversial extradition bill that sparked the protests that have gripped Hong Kong for months.

But Lam's speech was interrupted by pro-democracy lawmakers shouting slogans, including “Five demands, not one less”, which refers to their demands for an independent inquiry into police behaviour, amnesty for those arrested, democratic reforms to give Hong Kong residents universal suffrage, the withdrawal of the emergency law which allows for a ban of face masks during protests, a halt to categorising the protests as riots.

She left the chamber after only one minute into her speech, which was later given by video.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#SPAIN: Catalan Independence Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Sentences

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Spain’s supreme court has sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.

Three other defendants who were also on trial for their involvement in the October 2017 referendum held in spite of a ban and a short-lived independence declaration, were found guilty only of disobedience and not sentenced to prison.

All defendants were acquitted of the gravest charge, rebellion, but leading separatists were quick to condemn the court’s decision and the jailed men sent out messages of defiance, urging people to take to the streets.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

#TUNISIA: Independent Law Professor Wins Presidential Election

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Independent law professor Kais Saied looked set to win Tunisia's presidential runoff, as exit polls forecast an overwhelming victory against his rival.

Polls carried in Tunisian media on Sunday projected that Saied would win with between 72 and 77% of the vote. His opponent Nabil Karoui, who was in jail for most of the campaign, was forecast to win between 23 and 27%.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

#FRANCE: New Law Requires Classrooms Display French, EU Flags

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after a new law was passed in the nation's National Assembly, all French classrooms are now required to display both the French and European Union flags. Supporters describe it as “an important step forward” for French education, but the move is not without criticism.

The national motto “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” must also appear, along with the words from the national anthem “La Marseillaise."

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

#ETHIOPIA: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for "his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation", beating 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg who was considered the favourite to win.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee credited the 43-year-old with ending the two-decade-long conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea as they announced the award in Oslo on Friday night.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

#ROMANIA: Prime Minister Dancila Loses Vote Of No Confidence

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Romania’s Parliament Thursday passed a no-confidence motion against the Social Democrat government led by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. The motion passed with 238 votes for, five more than the minimum required, 233 votes..

It is for the first time since May 2012 and for the second time in the last 30 years when the opposition manages to overthrow a Government by no-confidence motion.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

#CANADA: PM Trudeau Hit With Questions Over Why He Quit Teaching

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The Conservative Party of Canada sent out a press release questioning why Liberal Leader and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave different reasons for why he abruptly left his teaching job at a private school mid-school year in 2001.

“After media reports revealed that Justin Trudeau wore blackface during an event at West Point Grey Academy, Canadians have been asking why exactly Justin Trudeau left his teaching job at the school," the release starts.

The release hints at, but does not mention,  unsubstantiatedrumors online that there is a scandal behind his departure and that a Canadian paper received an injunction preventing it from publishing details of this scandal.

Trudeau has publicly addressed his departure from the school by saying that he simply moved on with his life, contradicting an earlier account in which he stated that he was asked to leave the school after encouraging a student to write an essay criticizing the school's dress code, which didn't sit well with school administrators.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

#IRAQ: Nearly 100 Dead In Baghdad Rioting, 4,000 Injured

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The death toll from anti-government protests in Baghdad is nearing 100, with nearly 4,000 injured.

Demonstrators say they are taking a stand against unemployment, poor public services and corruption in the country.

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