Monday, May 16, 2022

#UK: Former PM Blair Urges Current Labour Party Leader To Drop "Woke" Politics

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Former Labour Party Leader and Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged current Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer to reject “woke” politics and present a program for government that is “radical without being dangerous."

A report published by the Tony Blair Institute analyses the impact of class on voting in the 2019 general election and beyond. Based on analysis by the veteran pollster Peter Kellner, it points to particular problems for Labour with two groups: the 26% of voters who fit into the formal definition of middle class; and the 12% who would be defined as working class by pollsters but consider themselves middle class.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

#MALAWI: Parliament Considers Abolishing Death Penalty

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Following the passage of a report proposing the abolition of the death sentence last month, the parliament of Malawi has begun public inquiries in the capital, Lilongwe, on the idea.

The courts in this Southeast African nation have also begun to consider whether the death penalty violates the Constitution's protection of life, but have thus far stopped short of overturning the death penalty.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

#COSTARICA: President Declares State Of Emergency After Ransomeware Attack Paralyzes Gov't

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The Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves has declared a national emergency following cyber attacks from Conti ransomware group on multiple government bodies.

Tech observers say Conti published most of the 672 GB dump that appears to contain data belonging to the Costa Rican government agencies.

The declaration was signed into law by Chaves on Sunday, May 8th, same day as the economist and former Minister of Finance effectively became the country's 49th and current president.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Friday, May 13, 2022

#FINLAND: Country Will Apply For NATO Membership "Without Delay"

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Finland must apply to join NATO “without delay” in the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, its president and prime minister have said, signalling a historic shift in the country’s security policy that drew a blunt warning of retaliation from the Kremlin.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

#THEPHILIPPINES: Son Of Former Dictator Elected President

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Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, the son of a former Philippines' dictator, has asked to be judged on his actions not his ancestors after dominating the country's presidential election.

With more than 98% of an initial count completed, the 64-year-old senator has a seemingly unassailable lead with double the votes of his nearest rival.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

#LITHUANIA: Russia's War Against Ukraine Is "Genocide," Russia Is "Terrorist State"

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Lithuania has recognized Russia's war against Ukraine as a genocide, and called Russia a "terrorist state."

The Lithuanian parliament voted unanimously on a resolution stating that Russia's intent is to wholly or partially destroy the Ukrainian nation.

There is great fear in the Baltic Nation, which borders Russia, that Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia may be next on Russia's list to invade.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

#CANADA: Parliamentarians Question RCMP's Use Of Facial Recognition Program

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An attempt by members of Parliament to find out more about the RCMP's use of controversial facial recognition software hit a wall as one MP accused police officials of being "intentionally evasive."

The standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics met this morning to continue its study of the use of the emerging technology in Canada.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has said the RCMP's use of facial recognition software created by the U.S.-based Clearview AI violated Canada's privacy laws.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Monday, May 09, 2022

#MONTENEGRO: Parliament Approves Minority Pro-EU Gov't

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Montenegrin lawmakers have approved a new, pro-Western government that promised to speed up European Union integration and make an effort to bridge a deep political divide in the small Balkan nation.

The government of Prime Minister Dritan Abazović won support from 45 lawmakers in the 81-member parliament, with three votes against. Pro-Serb groups did not attend the session.

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Sunday, May 08, 2022

#EU: European Parliament Introduces Election Reforms: Younger People Voting, At-Large Seats

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European lawmakers have backed a proposal to reform the way they are elected which they say would allow citizens to have a greater say in how the European Union is run.

The draft legislation plans for European voters to cast two votes, one to elect MEPs in national constituencies and another to elect 28 additional MEPs that would have the whole EU as their constituency.

They also want voters to be able to elect the European Commission president with each political group in the parliament putting forward a candidate during the election. The top job would then be given to the nominee from the group that secured the most seats.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Saturday, May 07, 2022

#CANADA: Raucous First Conservative Party Leadership Debate

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The early days of the Conservative leadership campaign have featured top-tier candidates declaring each other unfit to lead, exclusionary and untruthful, so you had to wonder what would happen when they were asked to debate face-to-face. Insults? Badgering? Accusations?

Yes, yes and yes. Two things rang out through the 90-minute debate: posturing about truckers’ convoys and nasty exchanges.

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Friday, May 06, 2022

#BULGARIA: Parliament Approves Military-Technical Aid To Ukraine, But No Direct Military Aid

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The Bulgarian parliament has passed a resolution to enable the government to provide necessary military-technical support to war-torn Ukraine.

The parliament also approved a plan that involves repairing Ukrainian heavy military equipment.

Despite this, proposals that included sending direct military aid to the embattled country did not win enough votes, Reuters reported.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, May 05, 2022

#SRILANKA: Gov't Wins Key Vote In Face Of Confidence Vote Threat

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Sri Lanka's parliament Thursday elected a ruling party-backed candidate as deputy speaker, signaling that it may have enough legislative support to sail through impending no-confidence motions against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government.

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was re-elected with 148 votes in the 225-member house.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

#UK: MP Resigns After Viewing Porn Site While In Parliament

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Neil Parish has resigned as a Conservative Member of Parliament after admitting watching pornography in the House of Commons in what he described as a “moment of madness."

Fighting to hold back tears in his first TV interview since the scandal broke, Parish, a farmer, said that he had looked at adult material twice, the first time stumbling on a porn website while looking for tractors online, but returning deliberately on the second occasion.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

#NEWZEALAND: Former Deputy PM Banned From Parliament After Meeting With Protesters

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Former deputy prime minister of New Zealand Winston Peters will not be allowed to enter parliament grounds for two years after breaking the protocol of the institution as he visited anti-vaccine-mandate protestors who have been occupying the parliament grounds.

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Monday, May 02, 2022

#ESTONIA: Symbols Supporting Russian Invasion Banned

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The Estonian parliament has passed a Bill that criminalizes the use of symbols linked to an act of aggression, such as those supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It is now illegal to openly display symbols linked to the act of aggression, genocide, or a crime against humanity.

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Sunday, May 01, 2022

#EGYPT: Small Leftist Party Draws Attention To "Excessive Foreign Borrowing" In National Budget

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MP Farid El-Biaddi, a member of the leftist-oriented Egyptian Social Democratic Party, announced in a statement on Wednesday that the party's seven deputies have voted against approval of the state's 2020/21 budget.

El-Biaddi said the balance sheet of the 2020/21 budget showed that the government has been heavily involved in "foreign borrowing." 

Figures released by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on Monday show that Egypt's foreign debt rose to $145.5 billion at the end of the second quarter of the current fiscal year, from $137.4 billion at the end of the same period of FY 2020/19.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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