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DVD Movie Review: Freaks (1932)

DVD Movie Review: Freaks (1932)

‘We accept her, one of us!’ This was the film that virtually ended the career of Tod Browning, the director of Dracula (1931) – he only made four more films after this, his last in 1939, with his longstanding career as silent actor and silent/talkies director having been effectively derailed by the controversy his film […]

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Ukraine: MEPs call for EU sanctions against Russian energy firms

Ukraine: MEPs call for EU sanctions against Russian energy firms

The EU must step up sanctions targeting individual Russians and be ready to impose economic sanctions on Russia immediately, MEPs said in a vote on 17 April. They also called for EU measures against Russian firms and their subsidiaries, especially in the energy sector, and Russia’s EU assets, against a background of violence designed to […]

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Statement by President Barroso on passing away of Gabriel García Márquez

Statement by President Barroso on passing away of Gabriel García Márquez

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing away of Gabriel García Márquez. “Gabriel García Márquez was a voice of Latin America who became a voice of our world. His imagination has made us richer, and his passing away makes us poorer. His work will endure. “I present my sincere condolences […]

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Human rights: North Korea; persecution in Pakistan; vulnerable groups in Syria

Human rights: North Korea; persecution in Pakistan; vulnerable groups in Syria

The European Parliament passed three resolutions on 17 April, supporting the recommendations of the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea; expressing deep concern at the increase in sectarian violence and religious intolerance in Pakistan; and condemning the recent attacks against religious and ethnic communities and the suffering of women and […]

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Things we learned in plenary: Banking union, posted workers, aid for natural disasters

Things we learned in plenary: Banking union, posted workers, aid for natural disasters

A reform of Europe’s banking system, quicker aid for member states hit by natural disasters and stricter checks for workers posted abroad… It might have been the last plenary session before the European elections in May, but MEPs managed to approve many new laws that will benefit Europeans for years to come. Read on for […]

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Greens: ‘Geneva talks must be first step to stabilizing Ukraine’

Greens: ‘Geneva talks must be first step to stabilizing Ukraine’

Commenting in the context of the Geneva talks on the situation in Ukraine and following the adoption of a resolution on the situation in Ukraine by the European Parliament, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “Expectations are low for the Geneva talks but the stakes could not be higher for Ukraine. Everything possible should be done […]

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