The Greek Ministry of Labor and Social Security announced Monday that they would be restricting outdoor work, ordering businesses to refrain from allowing their employees to perform heavy outdoor labor during the afternoon as the extreme heatwave plaguing southern Europe enters its second week.  With temperatures expected to hit 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and [...]

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The Tunis Court of Appeal Specializing in Financial Corruption Cases has issued arrest warrants against Tunisian businessman and former MP Lotfi Ali, as well as the former CEO of the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG), Romdhane Souid, TAP reported Saturday.  Speaking to TAP, Deputy Attorney General Sonia Moussaoui confirmed the issue of the arrest warrants, and [...]

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The Federal Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday voted to pass the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill, which introduces fundamental changes to the freedom of information framework under current legislation and will codify key improvements that will enhance the government’s operational efficiency, promote transparency in the rule of law and limit, if not [...]

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Prosecutors in France have charged a 19-year-old man and another, minor, youth in the vicinity of Paris with ‘terrorist conspiracy’ after they were found to be planning a militant terrorist attack on Jewish targets, a judicial source told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Friday.  The teens, who met via social media, were allegedly planning a “violent [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ruled that the Russian “undesirable organization” law was incompatible with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which Russia was a signatory to until 2022. In the case of Andrey Rylkov Foundation and Others v. Russia, the Strasbourg court unanimously held that there [...]

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Thousands of women on Saturday took to the streets of the Brazilian city of São Paulo in sweeping opposition to a legislative bill currently under consideration in the country’s Congress intended to criminalize abortions further. Proposed by conservative lawmakers, the bill—if passed—would equate termination after the 22-week mark of pregnancy with homicide, and establish sentences [...]

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Vietnamese authorities announced on Friday that they arrested and charged Truong Huy San, a prominent journalist, with violating the national security law by posting on Facebook criticizing the country’s government. Tran Dinh Trien, a lawyer, was arrested alongside San and faces similar charges. According to the Ministry of Public Security, San—whose legal name is Huy [...]

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A Pakistani Christian who was attacked by a mob last month after being accused of blasphemy has succumbed to his injuries, local media reported Monday. Nazir Masih, 72, sustained severe head injuries during the May 25 attack and underwent two surgeries before his death. He was buried in Sargodha, a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province.  [...]

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German police on Friday shot and wounded a knifeman who attacked a right-wing, anti-Islam demonstration in the city of Mannheim, local police shared in a statement. The attacker, whose name has not been disclosed, is described as a 25-year-old man born in Afghanistan who has lived in Germany since 2014 and resides in Heppenheim, Hesse, [...]

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Thousands of people gathered in Spain’s Balearic Islands on Saturday to protest against mass tourism ahead of the upcoming summer season. Tourist numbers in the Spanish archipelago this summer are forecasted to exceed last year’s 14.4 million, as reported by the Spanish National Statistics Institute. Protesters carried posters and signs that read “SOS Residents, Enough [...]

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