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Red Cross Ready to Mediate Talks on Safety Zones in Donbass

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The Red Cross’ international committee said it was ready to mediate talks on safety zones between the warring parties in Donbass. 440 more words
War & Conflict

‘State trojans’: New German law enables police to hack into encrypted messengers

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German police may now hack into messengers like WhatsApp using “state trojans” to intercept user communications before they are encrypted on their devices, according to a new law swiftly passed by the parliament. 590 more words
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EU leaders urge internet giants to fight online extremism

EU leaders are urging firms like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google’s YouTube to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to block terrorist material (AFP)
There is growing alarm in Europe over use of social media as recruiting tool, especially by Islamic State group… 343 more words
Human Rights Violations

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On June 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the latter’s initiative.
While discussing the prospects of bilateral dialogue, Mr Lavrov described as delusional the attempts to exert pressure on Russia with sanctions as Washington did again on June 20. 163 more words
War & Conflict

Here’s Your Guide to Understanding Protest Deaths in Venezuela

Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, amid ongoing anti-government protests. | Photo: Reuters
At least 86 people have died since opposition-led protests aimed at toppling the government began. 2,795 more words
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Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran

June 22, 2017 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in Internet censorship and harassment of citizen-journalists in Iran. According to RSF’s tally, 94 Internet users, mainly users of the instant messaging service Telegram, have been arrested since the start of the year. 312 more words

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