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Rape and sexual violence levels ‘staggeringly high’ in Switzerland with women ‘failed by dangerous laws’

Switzerland has “staggeringly high” levels of rape and sexual violence and the problem is radically more widespread in the country than is commonly assumed, a…

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Factbox: What would a UK Labour Party government nationalize, and how?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party wants to nationalize energy and water infrastructure if it can oust Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservatives from…

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Election security bills in the Senate are hitting one big roadblock: Mitch McConnell

While the issue of Russian collusion is very clearly politically charged, concerns about election security and foreign interference have historically been more bipartisan. As Mitch…

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Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, U.N. urges world

GENEVA (Reuters) – Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday, urging other states not…

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Abortion ban: Georgia prosecutors refuse to enforce ‘heartbeat’ law

District lawyers in Georgia have announced they will not prosecute women for getting an abortion after the US state effectively banned the procedure. Georgia governor Brian…

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Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president’s re-election

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his…

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NRA linked to sheriffs who promoted gun sanctuaries, emails reveal

The National Rifle Association (NRA) was more deeply involved than previously disclosed in the formation of a movement that encouraged county sheriffs not to enforce…

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Polish towns go ‘LGBT free’ ahead of bitter European election campaign

SWIDNIK, Poland (Reuters) – Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik…

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Black woman charged after ‘playing Malcolm X speeches too loudly’

Nine police officers in Garner, North Carolina raided a black woman’s house and charged her over a noise violation after a neighbour complained she was…

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Brexit shifts politics in Ireland as parties look north

DUBLIN (Reuters) – When Britain voted to leave the European Union, few voters outside Northern Ireland thought about what it would mean for the British…

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Water supplies restored to besieged Libyan capital

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials…

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Father shoots intruder outside his teenage daughter’s bedroom before suspect stabs himself

A father wrestled a gun from an intruder outside his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom before shooting him multiple times, according to reports. The armed suspect, who…

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Don’t play that song for me: anthem plan highlights German divisions

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) – Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bodo Ramelow, premier of the eastern state of Thuringia, thinks it might…

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