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Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini face migrant crisis | World News

Italy's extreme right-wing deputy prime minister, Mateo Salvini, clashes with Richard Gere over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, suggesting that the Hollywood star should accommodate those left aboard the rescue ship after an American actor called for an Italian actor stop Gere, who is currently on the island of Lampedusa, Sicily, after visiting a Spanish NGO ship, the Proactiva …

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Russia protests after Google tells Google not to advertise illegal events

People attend a rally to ask the authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local elections in Moscow, Russia, August 10, 2019. REATERS / Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – State Agency for Communications of Russia said on Sunday that it had asked Google ( GOOGL.O ) to stop advertising "illegal mass events" on its YouTube video platform. …

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Police fire tear gas as thousands reunite in Hong Kong | News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters after gas bombs exploded in downtown Wang Chai as clashes intensified during a tenth weekend in the city. Reuters reported on Sunday that its reporters in Van Chai saw two bombs thrown, igniting small fires in the streets, while tear gas and incoming police sent some protesters on the run. Demonstrators demand …

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Vladimir Putin, Leather-Dressed, Attends Cyclist Festival in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the annexed Crimean peninsula to attend the festival for cyclists. Mr Putin – who arrived at the event on a motorcycle – turned out to be an honest guest, with motorcyclists tossing around the Russian leader, Ukraine said Saturday's visit was a "gross violation of Ukraine's sovereignty". Source link

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Hong Kong protests: tear gas fired at protesters

Hong Kong's SWAT team fired tear gas at protesters, forcing them to flee after a fire broke out in front of a police station. Protesters also staged a demonstration at the city's airport to greet the arriving tourists. Weeks of protest plunged Hong Kong into the biggest political crisis of decades. Rob McBride from Al Jazeera. – Subscribe to our …

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Europe is not afraid of Boris Johnson

The logic is something like this: Brexit without a deal will cause chaos not only in the UK but also in European countries. And seeing Johnson as serious, Europe will eventually blink and renegotiate the deal that was reached in May last year (and has since been voted three times by the UK Parliament) After taking office, Johnson not quite …

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PM creates 10,000 new prison places and boosts stop and search

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Boris Johnson has outlined his law and order plans in a newspaper column                  The government will create a room for 10,000 new prisoners and expand stop and search powers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Johnson said after a "spate of violent crime … the time …

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Hermit-driven hermit nation: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

The frames paint a picture of a happy, prosperous nation. As a hermit nation, rivals North Korea. Just over 6,000 people visited Turkmenistan in 2016, according to local media reports. Entry visas are notoriously difficult to obtain. Awaza has been lying idle for most of the year. For years, Turkmenistan has managed to survive on its vast gas reserves. But …

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