Press freedom, civil liberties concerns over French security bill

Press freedom, civil liberties concerns over French security bill

Paris, France – Journalists and activists have raised concerns over a new bill by the French government, aimed at ushering in the so-called “global security” law, saying civil liberties and press freedom could ultimately be compromised. Under the law, tabled by members of Parliament from President Emmanuel Macron’s governing La République En Marche (LREM) party, sharing images of on-duty police “with the aim or harming their physical or psychological integrity” will be punishable with up to a year in prison and a maximum 45,000-euro ($53,360) fine. Keep Reading Other proposed…

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Trump tells Biden: Will use these charts in court case

Trump tells Biden: Will use these charts in court case

According to a recent tweet by Donald J. Trump: Will use these charts in court case. The Election was a HOAX. Thank you Justin! Will use these charts in court case. The Election was a HOAX. Thank you Justin! https://t.co/9Ue7ysDIVb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2020 Read Also: How President Trump Can Still Win The US Election

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South Australia Scraps Lockdown After ‘Lie’ Discovered

South Australia Scraps Lockdown After ‘Lie’ Discovered

South Australia is to lift a strict six-day coronavirus lockdown early, saying the curbs were imposed after a man who tested positive misled contact tracers about his activities. The shock announcement came just two days after the state government ordered people to stay at home and closed businesses to combat what it thought was a highly contagious outbreak of coronavirus. The state premier, Steven Marshall, told a media conference in Adelaide that a man at a pizza bar linked to the outbreak had “deliberately misled” contact tracers, telling them he…

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UN Says Planning for 200,000 Ethiopian Refugees in Sudan

UN says planning for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

The United Nations’s agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, a UN refugee agency official said. “Together with all the agencies, we have built a response plan for about 20,000 people and currently we are at about 31,000 so it has already surpassed that figure,” Axel Bisschop told a Geneva briefing on Friday. Keep Reading “The new planning figure is around 200,000.” Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people have died since Ethiopian government troops launched a war two…

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China is getting smarter – but at what cost?

China is getting smarter - but at what cost

Shenzhen has grown into a futuristic city in just 30 years Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village, surrounded by paddy fields. Then came a plan to build China’s first special economic zone to allow foreign investments, and out of the quiet rural landscape grew private businesses and factories which over time transformed into a city. Now Shenzhen, with a population of 12 million, is just one part of a huge urbanised area running down the Pearl River Delta. China’s smart cities ambitions are among the grandest in the…

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