15 European Nations Urges Israel To Stop Settlement Expansion

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Several European countries on Friday urged Israel to reverse its decision to advance plans to construct around 4,000 housing units in the West Bank. In a joint statement by fifteen spokespersons of the Foreign Ministries of France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, …

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UN Rebukes Canada for the 3rd Time Over Indigenous Policing

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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has rebuked Canada for the third time over police intimidations against the Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en peoples.  In a letter dated April 29, CERD accused the government of Canada and …

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Lafarge Found Guilty of Selling Cement to ISIS

France’s top court has found the cement giant Lafarge guilty of complicity in a crime against humanity for financing the Daesh/ISIS groups in the Syrian civil war. Lafarge was accused of paying about $13.5 million and providing construction materials such …

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