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The Spanish National Police announced on Monday that it has arrested three people for the deaths of five migrants who were forced to jump off a boat when crossing the Atlantic Ocean in November 2023. The police identified two men and a woman in Cádiz and Granada as allegedly responsible for the drowning of the [...]

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The lower house of the Spanish Parliament approved on Thursday a controversial legislative proposal granting amnesty for Catalan separatists involved in the 2017 independence bid. The proposed law seeks to “put an end to judicial processes and sentences” against anyone who took part in the Catalan independence campaign that took place between November 1, 2011 [...]

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French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday in an exclusive interview with La Croix and Libération the outline of the French end-of-life bill, which opens the door for assisted dying in the country. According to Macron, the proposed bill consists of three parts: introducing legislation respectively on supportive care, the rights of patients and caregivers [...]

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The Peruvian Congress approved Thursday the disqualification of two members of the National Board of Justice (JNJ), Luz Inés Tello de Ñecco and Aldo Alejandro Vásquez Ríos, from public service for 10 years. During the Thursday plenary session, the Peruvian Congress debated and voted for a final report recommending the ouster of several members of [...]

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South Korea’s Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Park Min-soo announced Monday that the government has begun administrative actions against some 7,000 medical residents who have not returned to work despite the government’s earlier order.  Park Min-soo said that the government’s punishment measures include suspending the trainee doctors’ medical license for 3 months, delaying their [...]

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attended a Parliamentary ethics hearing on Thursday, apologizing for his governing party’s corruption scandal and promising not to host any more fundraising parties during his leadership. The scandal involved individuals from three factions within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)—factions led respectively by the late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, [...]

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Farmers protested outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday, demanding relief from taxes and rising costs, as European leaders met during a summit. They were met by police action with water hoses and tear gas. The protests are a part of a growing farmers movement across Europe to demand action on rising costs.  The [...]

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The junta leaders of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso released a joint statement Sunday on national television saying they were quitting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The joint statement accused ECOWAS of betraying its founding principles, posing a threat to its member states and being influenced by foreign powers. Referring to the sanctions [...]

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Statistics released by France and Belgium on Thursday show the number of antisemitic acts had risen sharply in both countries since Hamas’ attack on Israel and the initiation of the war in Gaza. The French Ministry of the Interior and the Service for the Protection of the Jewish Community of France (SPCJ) announced on Thursday [...]

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Vietnam’s Dak Lak People’s Court sentenced nearly 100 people, handing down ten life sentences, for involvement in the 2023 Dak Lak gun attacks, Vietnamese state media reported. The defendants were charged with various offenses under the criminal code of Vietnam including terrorism against the people’s government, terrorism, organizing the illegal exit or entry of others and [...]

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