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The New-York Times looking at June 16 – June 26

Ten days in the spotlight: Afghanistan, Ukraine, Russia, Colombia, Israel, France, Great Britain, a.o. countries.

Apartheid South Africa and Israel’s Treatment of the Palestinians – Modern Parallels

Originally posted on BPP Human Rights Law Blog:
Hamza Fareed Malik discusses the discriminatory treatment of Palestinians by Israeli authorities and considers comparisons drawn between apartheid in South Africa and contemporary Israel. The 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (“Apartheid Convention”) and the 1998 Rome Statute to the…

Omicron could be blessing in disguise

The last few days fear has entered the parliamentarians’ meeting rooms, looking for stringent measures so that we could safely pass the end of year feasts.

U.K. Omicron infections hitting 200 000 a day

After the Delta variant the world is plagued with another Covid-19 variant which spreads much faster.

For this week at the beginning of December 2021

December has been a decidedly drizzly affair. But that’s the perfect excuse to pop the kettle on and catch up on the news moments you might have missed with our carefully selected stories, below. If you want you might find following articles of interest. You’ll be kept expertly informed on every must-read development around Covid-19.Continue reading “For this week at the beginning of December 2021”

New coronavirus measures having come into force

The necessity of stronger measures to avoid more people entering the hospital, has now children from 6 years onwards to wear mouth masks.

Only German-speaking Belgian MEP victim of petrol bomb attack on his home

Belgian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Belgium’s German-speaking region Pascal Arimont his house was attacked this weekend in the night while his family was inside. A Molotov cocktail was thrown under his children’s bedroom windows. He published a picture of “hateful slogans” spray-painted on his garage door in a Facebook post, writing thatContinue reading “Only German-speaking Belgian MEP victim of petrol bomb attack on his home”

South African Corona variant endangering the world

Thanks to a combination of infection and vaccinations Britain might be nearer the end of its pandemic than any other country in Europe, whilst those countries are having to face a new more dangerous variant, called B.1.1.529 — which has been identified in South Africa. At present in the UK there are about 1,000 deathsContinue reading “South African Corona variant endangering the world”

Fourth wave of COVID-19 a pandemic of the unvaccinated

Undeniable ruler of European health Nobody can ignore what is raging around the world and has the power to make several people die. On Tuesday, speaking to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen cited large and worrying disparities in different EU member countries’ vaccination rates. In Bulgaria, slightlyContinue reading “Fourth wave of COVID-19 a pandemic of the unvaccinated”

Federal PM condemns Sunday’s violence on the streets of Brussels

There is freedom of expression, but it is unacceptable that a demonstration turns violent. What was seen in Brussels, The Hague, Rotterdam and some other towns, was criminal behaviour and is repugnant.