BLOOD SPORT BULLFIGHTING IS BANNED BY COLOMBIAN LAWMAKERS

Wed 29 May 2024: Colombia’s Congress has approved a bill banning bullfighting. On Tuesday, lawmakers passed the bill with a vote of 93-2. Activists have long campaigned to end the controversial blood sport, a centuries-old colonial tradition in Colombia. The ban will be implemented gradually over three years, during which the state will be required […]

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VATICAN ISSUES APOLOGY AFTER POPE FRANCIS’S ‘HOMOPHOBIC’ SLUR

Wed 29 May 2024: Pope Francis has issued an apology after he was quoted as having used a highly derogatory word to describe the LGBT community, the Vatican said. Italian media reported on Monday that Francis used the Italian term “frociaggine”, roughly translating as “f****try”, in a private meeting last week when he was asked […]

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OVER 939,000 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER AFTER STORMS HIT U.S. TEXAS

Tue 28 May 2024: More than 730,000 customers in the U.S. state of Texas were still without power after storms hit the state, according to an update of PowerOutage.us on Tuesday morning. The numbers continued to climb and more than 300,000 outages occurred in Dallas County alone. Over 160,000 homes and businesses across the states […]

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FRENCH PARLIAMENT BEGINS DEBATE ON BILL TO LEGALIZE ‘ASSISTED DYING’

Tue 28 May 2024: The French parliament on Monday began debate on a bill to legalize “assisted dying,” which the health minister says is not euthanasia, according to media reports.  The draft law seeking to legalize “assisted dying” will be debated for two weeks in the lower chamber of parliament, or the National Assembly, with […]

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NUMBER OF WOMEN AMONG TOP EARNERS IN UK FINANCE HAS DECLINED SINCE PANDEMIC

Tue 28 May 2024: Research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found that the proportion of women among the top earners in the UK’s financial and professional services sector has decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the first quarter of 2020 and the second quarter of 2023, women constituted 19.4 […]

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POPE USED HOMOPHOBIC SLUR IN MEETING WITH BISHOPS, ITALIAN MEDIA SAYS

Tue 28 May 2024: Pope Francis reportedly used a homophobic slur during a meeting with Italian bishops, reaffirming his stance that gay men should not be allowed to become priests, as reported by Italian media. The newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera stated on Monday that the 87-year-old Pope made the derogatory comment during […]

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SIX NATO COUNTRIES PLAN TO CREATE ‘DRONE WALL’ AGAINST RUSSIAN ‘PROVOCATIONS’

Mon 27 May 2024: NATO countries bordering Russia, including the Baltic states, Finland, Norway, and Poland, are planning to develop a coordinated “drone wall” system to enhance border defense amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and recent “provocations.” Officials from Finland, Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have discussed creating this system to jointly defend […]

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“BANKRUPT OF IDEAS”: UK’S SUNAK PROMISES MANDATORY NATIONAL SERVICE FOR 18-YEAR-OLDS IF ELECTED

Sun 26 May 2024: Britain’s Conservative Party, if victorious in the national election on July 4, plans to implement mandatory national service for 18-year-olds, encompassing military or community service, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Sunday. Sunak stated that young adults could either volunteer one weekend a month for a year or join 30,000 available […]

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