Wednesday, April 21, 2021

#IRELAND: New Law Allows Press To Name Murdered Children

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A law to allow the media identify murdered children has passed all stages in the Seanad and will now go to the President for early signature.

The legislation will also allow parents to publicly remember their child, while allowing for the identification of the person accused of their child’s murder or manslaughter.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said she was aware of the profound impact of the ruling on parents, some of whom were left unable to publicly remember their deceased children’s names or legacies.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

#CANADA: Alberta Premier Signs Agreement With Other Provinces To Develop Small Nuke Power Plants

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney formally signed a memorandum of understanding with Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to support the development of small-scale nuclear power technology Wednesday.

The joint announcement with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs saw the release of a feasibility study with proposals for developing the technology.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

#CUBA: Raul Castro Stepping Down As Leader Of Communist Party

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Raul Castro is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

#KENYA: Officials Say China Can't Seize Port If It Defaults On Debts

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Authorities in Kenya have allayed fears that China will seize the Port of Mombasa if the country defaults on loans procured to finance the loss-making Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). 

The project is part of China's worldwide "Belt and Road Initiative," meant to facilitate World trade, and some say, to entrap poor Nations in debt and seize their assets when they inevitably cannot pay to loans back.

Many have speculated that China could seize the valuable Mombasa port if the country fails to make payments.

But National Treasury cabinet secretary Ukur Yatani said Kenya did not offer the strategic national asset as collateral for the $3.2 billion loan sourced from the Export Import Bank of China to finance the project.

“The port of Mombasa has no adverse exposure to any lender or category of lenders through existing loan agreements with the government,” said Yatani.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

#SOMALIA: President, Parliament, Extend Terms Two Years; US, EU Condemns

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The United States and European Union have condemned the move by Somalia’s parliament to extend the terms of the president and members of parliament by two years amid concern it could deepen divides in the country.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he was “deeply disappointed” by the approval of the legislation

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

#AUSTRALIA: Parliament Staffer Says She Was Drugged, Raped, In Parliament House In 2019

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A former political adviser who alleges she was raped by a senior colleague in Australia's Parliament House, says she will make a formal complaint.

Brittany Higgins spoke out in a TV interview that has prompted shock and outrage over her treatment.

In the interview, she said she feared losing her job after the alleged assault in 2019 and had little support from her bosses.

Higgins has urged a "comprehensive investigation."

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Monday, April 12, 2021

#CANADA: Justice Group Sues Over Saskatchewan Ban On Protests Over 10 People

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The Justice Centre, a civil rights and freedom defending organization, has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two anti-lockdown protesters who were ticketed for attending peaceful outdoor protests that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit.

On December 19, 2020, these individuals participated in a peaceful protest at the Vimy Memorial in Kiwanis Park in Saskatoon, against the Government’s lockdown measures.

The Justice Centre alleges in the filed court document that prohibiting outdoor protests in excess of 10 people violates the freedoms of thought, belief, opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and association, guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

#UK: Poll Shows London Mayor Handily Winning Re-election

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan is coasting towards a clear victory in the battle for re-election against Conservative challenger Shaun Bailey, an exclusive new poll shows today.

The sitting Labour mayor is ahead of his Conservative rival by 47% to 26% with a month to g in the campaign, the YouGov research for the Mile End Institute (MEI) revealed.

But two minor candidates have picked up support from standing starts.

Laurence Fox, the actor and activist running for mayor for the new Reclaim Party, has overtaken other minor candidates to notch up to 4% after just four weeks of campaigning.

Former Wall Street banker Brian Rose, whose social media videos and animated billboards have grabbed attention, is just behind him at 3%.

But the pair are lagging behind Green Party candidate Sian Berry, in third place with 9%, and Liberal Democrat Luisa Porritt, who comes in fourth at 7%.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

#GERMANY: Vice Chancellor Supports Controversial EU Army Proposal

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The Vice Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, who might succeed outgoing leader Angela Merkel after September’s federal elections, has revealed that he backs the creation of a European army controlled by the European Parliament and other EU organs.

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung, Scholz, who is the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, confessed: “For me, a common army is part of the idea of European sovereignty.”

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