UK TAKES ACTION TO BAN TWO RIGHT-WING TERRORIST GROUPS

Tue 25 February 2020: The U.K. took steps Monday in parliament to make membership in two right-wing terrorist groups illegal. In a statement, the government said it will proscribe Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD) as well as System Resistance Network, an alias of the already banned right-wing group National Action. “As part of the order to proscribe […]

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UK: MAN ARRESTED AFTER STORMING MOSQUE AND STABBING ELDERLY MUEZZIN

Thu 20 February 2020: A man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after storming the Regent’s Park Mosque in central London and stabbing an elderly muezzin – prayer leader – in his 70s, police said. The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called to the London Central Mosque near Regent’s Park where “a man in his 70s” […]

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MAYOR SADIQ KHAN PUSHES EU ‘ASSOCIATE’ CITIZENSHIP FOR BRITONS

Wed 19 February 2020: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan pushed the idea of an “associate” EU citizenship for Britons after Brexit, as he visited Brussels on Tuesday to see officials including the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier. “Many Londoners are heartbroken that we have left the European Union but we still very much feel part of […]

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CHINA VIRUS THREATENS GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS SUPPLY: EUROPEAN BUSINESS GROUP

Tue 18 February 2020: The world could face a shortage of antibiotics if the pharmaceutical industry’s supply problems posed by the coronavirus outbreak in China cannot soon be resolved, the head of a European business group in China warned on Tuesday. EU Chamber of Commerce President Joerg Wuttke told a roundtable in Beijing that the […]

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UK TO INVEST $1.6 BILLION IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE SUPERCOMPUTER

Mon 17 February 2020: The British government will invest 1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in what it says is the world’s most powerful supercomputer to provide more accurate weather and climate forecasts. The new supercomputer, which will be managed by the country’s Met Office, will be used to help more accurately predict storms, select the […]

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SOLAR ORBITER LAUNCHES ON MISSION TO REVEAL SUN’S SECRETS

Mon 10 February 2020: The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launched Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, successfully blasted off from the Kennedy […]

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US HAS LOST ITS ‘MORAL LEADERSHIP,’ ACTOR HARRISON FORD SAYS

Thu 06 February 2020: (AFP) Harrison Ford, in Mexico City on Wednesday to promote his latest film, decried the collapse of US “moral leadership” on issues such as improving the environment and immigration policy. “We need moral leadership. We’ve lost some of our credibility and we are anxious to regain it,” the Hollywood star told […]

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PARIS STREETS FILL UP WITH TRASH AS PENSION STRIKES HIT WASTE COLLECTION

Tue 04 February 2020: France’s trains may be running again but the whiff of discontent over the government’s pension reforms still hangs thick in the air as a waste disposal strike begins to bite. Sidewalks in several parts of Paris have become obstacle courses of overflowing wheelie bins after 10 days of blockades at the […]

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