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#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

| April 23, 2019

  Ukraine now has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. The new democratically elected president, comedian, received around 73 percent of the votes in this weekend’s election and the current Prime Minister,  Volodymyr Groysman, is a Jewish politician who was the mayor of the city of Vinnytsia – writes Willy Fautré , Editor-in-Chief. of Human […]

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Italy’s #League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

Italy’s #League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

| April 23, 2019

Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency, writes Gavin Jones. Antonio Rinaldi, who teaches economics at Rome’s Link Campus University and is a frequent guest on television talk shows, has campaigned for years for Italy […]

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Irish #Brexit border issue could endanger EU-US trade deal – Congressman

Irish #Brexit border issue could endanger EU-US trade deal – Congressman

| April 23, 2019

An influential US congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-US trade deal, the Irish Times reported last week, writes Conor Humphries. The European Union has said it was ready to start talks on a trade agreement with the United States and […]

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#EmmaThompson joins peaceful climate protest in London

#EmmaThompson joins peaceful climate protest in London

| April 22, 2019

Film star Emma Thompson (pictured) joined climate-change activists in a central London shopping district on Friday (19 April) to read poetry praising Earth’s bounties, part of five days of protests which clogged the British capital with transport snarl-ups, write Emily G Roe and Hannah McKay. Organizers Extinction Rebellion have called for non-violent civil disobedience to force the British […]

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#Brexit inertia means London’s finance workers face summer slump

#Brexit inertia means London’s finance workers face summer slump

| April 22, 2019

The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays, write Sinead Cruise, Josephine Mason and Huw Jones. But this year comparatively little has been happening. City workers had been hoping the torpor […]

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#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

| April 22, 2019

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal, writes Clodagh Kilcoyne. Lyra McKee (pictured), 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing a book on the […]

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UK should ‘cool down’ and drop #Brexit – Socialist candidate to head European Commission

UK should ‘cool down’ and drop #Brexit – Socialist candidate to head European Commission

| April 22, 2019

Britain should use the next few months to “cool down and rethink” its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission, Frans Timmermans (pictured), said last week, writes Peter Maushagen. Two weeks ago, EU leaders gave Britain an extension of its departure date until 31 October, with the possibility […]

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