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Parliament must vote before UK can trigger Brexit, top court rules

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain’s exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them. 924 more words

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How can life go on?

Thanks to Susanna Hunter-Darch for this link.

Our film for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2017 challenges us to think about how we can support those who face hostility today and create a safer society together.

Politics And Current Affairs

Three detained in Sweden on suspicion of broadcasting rape on Facebook Live

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook, police said. 205 more words

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Meddeas Program: Final Stage

On January 19th, I was notified via e-mail that I’ve made it to the final stage for candidates in the Meddeas program:

Dear Laura,

My name is Leyre and I am one of Meddeas’ International Relations Advisers.  157 more words

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German SPD chief Gabriel makes way for Schulz to run against Merkel

By Madeline Chambers and Holger Hansen

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) will put forward Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, to challenge conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in a national election on September 24, sources said on Tuesday. 382 more words

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Brexit: Will it ever happen?

7 months on from the vote and I am starting to think that Brexit won’t happen. Today there was a ruling by the Supreme Court… 588 more words

Thoughts

Visiting Rome

An American in Italy – Americans, regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation, are welcome visitors in Italy. Your privilege as an American typically trumps your perceived ethnicity or skin color.   1,907 more words