Lawmaker seeks public’s help in fighting destructive sects
Mar29

Lawmaker seeks public’s help in fighting destructive sects

An MP in Russia’s lower house of parliament has proposed launching special hot lines that concerned citizens could call to report the activities of banned sects or other destructive groups. “The broad public must participate in fighting illegal sects and, for this, we must organize hotlines at regional offices of the Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry,” MP Dmitry Belik (United Russia) said, as cited by RIA Novosti. “We...

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‘Culture change’: DNC orders all staff to submit resignations
Mar29

‘Culture change’: DNC orders all staff to submit resignations

The new leadership of the Democratic National Committee has asked its entire staff to resign as the party seeks to rebuild from the 2016 electoral losses. Immediately following the hotly contested DNC chair race in February, the winner Tom Perez, a former labor secretary under President Barack Obama, asked the entire DNC staff to submit their letters of resignation by April 15, NBC News reported Tuesday. DNC spokeswoman Xochitl...

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Aoun supporters: “We believe in our president even if an extended parliament brought him to presidency”
Oct31

Aoun supporters: “We believe in our president even if an extended parliament brought him to presidency”

For many Lebanese, today was a “national wedding”, since the deputy they support, Michel Aoun, was announced president. That was not surprising for anyone residing in the country, or following the updates in the 10,452km country. As Aoun supporters have been preparing for this day since a while, many Lebanese opposed the idea of a president being elected from an extended parliament, asking: “How is this called...

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How did politicians react on Aoun’s presidency of the Lebanese Republic?
Oct31

How did politicians react on Aoun’s presidency of the Lebanese Republic?

After Deputy Michel Aoun won Lebanon’s presidency in the third ballot of the second round, obtaining 83 votes, politicians’ statements were all over media outlets. Some supported his presidency, while others congratulated him although they did not vote for him.  Here are some of the local and international politicians’ reactions:   Nasrallah calls Aoun, congratulates him… The media bureau of Hezbollah issued the...

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EU Commissioner defends Chinese ‘slitty eyes’ comment
Oct31

EU Commissioner defends Chinese ‘slitty eyes’ comment

Germany’s European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger on Sunday defended his use of the term “slitty eyes” for Chinese people which triggered outrage after they were revealed in a leaked recording of a speech to business leaders. Oettinger — the commissioner for digital economy who was last week named to the more powerful post of budget commissioner — also made disparaging remarks about women and gay...

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