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The EU resolution on Egypt shows concern wrought with indifference

The most recent European Union resolution has effectively condemned Egyptian security forces for the murder of Italian PhD student, Giulio Regeni. The young Cambridge scholar was forcibly disappeared and killed while conducting research on independent trade unions in Egypt. Despite signs of torture, including pulled nails and cigarette burns on his body, Egyptian officials claimed …

Wael Eskandar

Young people vote far-right in Europe

In the European Union, which was founded upon ideals of democracy and inclusion, more and more young people are turning to far-right parties that lure them in with simple messages. Some experts see democracy in danger. The National Front in France and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) are just two examples of far-right nationalist …

Deutsche Welle

Independent scientists warn over Monsanto pesticide

Two major agencies disagree over whether the world’s most-used pesticide, glyphosate, is safe. As the European Union debates the topic, nearly 100 scientists from around the world have urged it to heed safety warnings. It’s the most commonly used – and perhaps also most controversial – pesticide in the world: glyphosate. Opinion between the European …

Deutsche Welle

Tricky talks with Erdogan in Brussels

The EU is turning to Turkey for help with the refugee crisis. The political price is likely to be high, though, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using the opportunity for his own ends. Barbara Wesel reports. The EU wants “an agreement of mutual trust, which is necessary given the central role Turkey plays …

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Jerusalem’s Temple Mount calmer after days of clashes

Relative calm has returned to Jerusalem’s contentious holy site after three days of clashes. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has vowed to take tougher actions against stone-throwing Palestinian protesters. Apart from a brief scuffle between Israeli security forces and members of the Waqf, a Jordanian organization that administers the Al-Aqsa mosque, Wednesday passed without any …

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EU interior ministers fail to agree on refugee deal

EU interior ministers were supposed to agree on a relocation scheme for refugees. But they split up without even coming to a common conclusion, postponing any decisions to October. Andrea Rönsberg reports from Brussels. In the end, Luxembourg’s minister for immigration and asylum was proven wrong. “I am convinced that we can muster the power, …

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