FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP RELEASES FAREWELL MESSAGE

Tue 19 January 2021: As the presidential transition is underway, first lady Melania Trump delivered a farewell message Monday, thanking frontline workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and calling on Americans to “remember that violence is never the answer.” First Lady  in a video, has given a “farewell message” to the United States, […]

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SWISS GOV’T URGES VOTERS TO REJECT NIQAB BAN IN REFERENDUM SAYING THE MOVE WOULD HURT TOURISM

Tue 19 January 2021: The Swiss government recommended on Tuesday that voters reject a proposal in a planned March 7 referendum to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs, worn by some Muslim women, saying the move would hurt tourism. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, any proposal to change the constitution goes […]

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NO INDICATION OF INSIDER THREAT BEFORE JOE BIDEN INAUGURATION: ACTING PENTAGON CHIEF

Tue 19 January 2021: The acting Pentagon chief Christopher Miller said on Monday the FBI is assisting the U.S. military in vetting more than 25,000 National Guard troops being deployed to assist in protecting the U.S. Capitol around President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration for potential security concerns. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said in a […]

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US ASKS AUSTRALIA TO SCRAP PROPOSED LAWS TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA PAY FOR NEWS

Tue 19 January 2021: The US has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that would make it the first country in the world to force Facebook and Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. In a submission asking the government to “suspend” the plans, Assistant US Trade Representatives Daniel Bahar and Karl […]

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EU COMMISSION WANTS 70% VACCINATION RATE IN BLOC BY SUMMER

Tue 19 January 2021: Up to 70% of adults in the European Union should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by summer, according to the European Commission. The Brussels-based body plans to publish a corresponding proposal on Tuesday, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) learned in advance. By March, the commission wants an interim goal of 80% of people […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS FROM 13 COUNTRIES CALL ON UN TO ADDRESS FRENCH ‘ABUSE’ OF MUSLIMS

Mon 18 January 2021: An international alliance of 36 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) representing 13 countries has petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) about the systematic anti-Muslim actions of France. Prominent NGOs, lawyers and religious bodies called on the OHCHR to act on France’s “breadth of state abuse against Muslims” that has been raging […]

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RUSSIAN JUDGE JAILS NAVALNY FOR 30 DAYS; KREMLIN FOE CALLS FOR PROTESTS

Mon 18 January 2021: A Russian court has ordered Alexey Navalny be remanded in pre-trial detention for 30 days, a move that will heighten tensions between Moscow and Western leaders who are calling for the Kremlin critic’s release. Monday’s verdict was delivered in a courtroom set up at the police station in Khimki, on the outskirts of […]

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