A Polish court on Thursday ordered anti-communist dissident and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa to apologize to opposition party leader Jarosław Kaczyński for comments made on Wałęsa’s Facebook page. Wałęsa suggested that Kaczyński, leader of the currently ruling Law and Justice Party, was responsible for a 2010 air crash that killed Kaczyński’s twin brother and [...]

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The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs on Monday launched the first UN Flagship report on Disability and Development. The report focuses on “Realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by, for and with persons with disabilities.” The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the UN in 2015, which include [...]

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A Turkish court ruled Friday that the former leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party will remain in prison, despite calls from top EU officials for the politician’s swift release. Selahattin Demirtaş is the former co-chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and one of Turkey’s best-known politicians. He was detained two years ago on terrorism-related [...]

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The US Justice Department has secretly filed criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The charges were revealed on Thursday in an unrelated court document in which prosecutors mentioned the charges against Assange. The document was an unrelated request for a sealing of charges for sex crimes against someone named Seitu Sulaymen Kokayi. There are [...]

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on Thursday outlining a policy framework aimed at curbing sources of youth nicotine addiction. Planned policies include limiting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to in-person, age-restricted locations such as tobacco shops. The FDA also intends to ban combustible menthol cigarettes, and to ban future introduction of [...]

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