Did Russia Violate Navalny’s Rights? European Court to Rule

Did Russia Violate Navalny’s Rights? European Court to Rule

Nov/15 By

Russia is awaiting a European court ruling on whether it violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny when arresting him on repeated occasions. A leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny is to appear at the European Court of Human Rights in the French city of Strasbourg to …

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Britain’s Brexit Secretary Quits as May Looks for Parliament’s OK

Britain’s Brexit Secretary Quits as May Looks for Parliament’s OK

Nov/15 By

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s already tough task of persuading parliament to approve an agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union took a hit Thursday as her Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned. “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU,” Raab said …

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Draft Brexit Deal Ends Britain’s Easy Access to EU Financial Markets 

Draft Brexit Deal Ends Britain’s Easy Access to EU Financial Markets 

Nov/15 By

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a deal that will give London’s vast financial center only a basic level of access to the bloc’s markets after Brexit.  The agreement will be based on the EU’s existing system of financial market access known as equivalence — a …

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Prince Charles Turns 70 with Party, New Family Photos

Prince Charles Turns 70 with Party, New Family Photos

Nov/14 By

Britain’s Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen Elizabeth …

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British Army Shortfall Opens Door for Commonwealth Citizens

British Army Shortfall Opens Door for Commonwealth Citizens

Nov/14 By

Britain is to allow citizens from all Commonwealth countries to join its armed forces — even if they have never lived in Britain. The new rules are aimed at tackling a recruitment crisis. But campaigners want clarity over the citizenship rights of the new recruits after they leave the services. …

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Britain Army Recruitment Crisis Opens Door for Commonwealth Citizens to Join

Britain Army Recruitment Crisis Opens Door for Commonwealth Citizens to Join

Nov/14 By

Britain is to allow citizens from all Commonwealth countries to join its armed forces – even if they have never lived in Britain. The new rules are aimed at tackling a recruitment crisis. But as Henry Ridgwell reports from London, activists want clarity over the citizenship rights of the new …

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EU Court Rules Taste Cannot Be Copyrighted

EU Court Rules Taste Cannot Be Copyrighted

Nov/14 By

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that the taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright. The European Court of Justice said Tuesday “the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision of objectivity,” thus making it ineligible “for copyright protection.” Dutch cheese maker Levola had …

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Germany’s Merkel Calls for a European Union Military

Germany’s Merkel Calls for a European Union Military

Nov/14 By

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that infuriated U.S. President Donald Trump. Merkel told the European Parliament such an army would not undermine the U.S.-led military alliance NATO but would be complementary to …

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NATO Looks to Startups, Disruptive Tech to Meet Emerging Threats 

NATO Looks to Startups, Disruptive Tech to Meet Emerging Threats 

Nov/14 By

NATO is developing new high-tech tools, such as the ability to 3-D-print parts for weapons and deliver them by drone, as it scrambles to retain a competitive edge over Russia, China and other would-be battlefield adversaries.  Gen. Andre Lanata, who took over as head of the NATO transformation command in September, …

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Media: German States Want Social Media Law Tightened

Media: German States Want Social Media Law Tightened

Nov/13 By

German states have drafted a list of demands aimed at tightening a law that requires social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to remove hate speech from their sites, the Handelblatt newspaper reported Monday. Justice ministers from the states will submit their proposed revisions to the German law called NetzDG …

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