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A move by hundreds of parents in Birmingham, who objected to a curriculum featuring lessons about LGBT lifestyles, stirred vigorous discussion on social media.
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On 6 March Paris introduced a digital tax targeting American big tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon. Speaking to Sputnik, European and US scholars explained the rationale behind the effort and possible consequences of the EU resistance to Silicon Valley giant's dominance in the European market.
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BERLIN (Sputnik) – The German Public Prosecutor General has brought charges against two people who were detained last year on suspicion of producing biological weapons and plotting acts of terrorism, the body said on Thursday in a statement.
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The chairman of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, faced an outcry over his claims that Benito Mussolini and his administration did things which turned out to be beneficial to Italy.
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The baby died of pneumonia in a detention camp in Syria; the notorious jihadi bride has already lost two other children to malnutrition and illness.
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The US shipping giant has stopped delivering parcels to one of Sweden's "most multicultural" town's notorious "no-go zones", amid a wave of attacks on its personnel from locals. UPS is merely following in the footsteps of Sweden's own national post service, PostNord, which last year halted mail delivery to parts of Stockholm and Malmö.
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Despite previous warnings from terrorist researchers that the jihadists who still remain in the Middle East are among the most hardened and dangerous, a Norwegian crisis psychologist nevertheless wants her country to bid the returnees a "warm welcome".
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Several European aviation authorities have recently banned Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from their airspaces in wake of Sunday's deadly crash of a passenger plane of the same model in Ethiopia.
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While Denmark seeks to throttle foreign donations to religious communities and institutions if they are deemed to undermine the country's fundamental freedoms and democracy, experts warn of a diplomatic backlash.
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On Saturday, Germany updated its travel advisory for citizens visiting Turkey, warning that they could be arrested by expressing opinions displeasing to the administration of the current Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Peaceful weekly protests against Serbia’s current president, Aleksandar Vučić, have swept across the country since early December, with demonstrators demanding his resignation.
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HOUSTON (Sputnik) - The United States is advancing financing of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in northern Germany, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said at the CERAWeek conference on Thursday.
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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a ministerial meeting of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna on Thursday. He warned about Dark Web being used for “contactless drug trafficking”, slammed attempts to legalize recreational drugs.
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the European Parliament's resolution calling on the European Union to formally suspend talks on Turkey's admission to the bloc.
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Mr. Kelvin founded the fashion chain in 1988, which has grown into 500 outlets across the UK and overseas. Whilst Mr. Kelvin denies the allegations, he stepped down on Monday to allow acting CEO Lindsay Dennis Page to guide the company.
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The Progress Party's decades-old red apple symbol has been contested by technology giant Apple Inc, which claims that that the two apples are too easy to confuse.
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A black smoke seen over Stockholm is of unknown origin. However, social media users have suggested that it could be coming from a bus on fire.
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The UK parliament agreed on 27 February to have another vote on the terms of Brexit by mid-March, with an option to delay the exit if both the new deal and a no-deal scenario are rejected.
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The UK Parliament faces a number of crucial votes this week, while on the other side of the Channel attitudes towards a possible Brexit delay are reportedly "hardening."
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The leader of UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, slammed on Tuesday the new arrangements regarding the Brexit deal, reached by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Commission, saying that the result of negotiations did not even remotely resemble the changes that May had pledged to secure.
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A string of reports by the Swedish Defence Research Institute has claimed the "Russian threat", a common trope for both politicians and journalists alike, is exaggerated.
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HOUSTON (Sputnik) - It will be up to the European energy market to decide whether the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, "is worth it or not", and Europe's needs will be the decisive factor, Paula Pinho, head of a unit at the Directorate-General Energy in the European Commission, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
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MPs rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time last week and then backed plans to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal. Sputnik looks at whether there has ever been a more incompetent prime minister.
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German top diplomat Heiko Maas has shared his view on the new threats amid the Russia-US row over the withdrawal from the INF treaty in an interview with Tagesspiegel am Sonntag. He blamed Beijing’s reluctance to become party to any international agreements on the matter for contributing to the INF fiasco.
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Despite Polish politicians repeatedly confirming the construction of a new military base at the country's own expense, Washington has been cautious in making promises and so far has only been considering taking up Warsaw's offer to deploy troops.
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After two failed attempts to pass the government's Brexit agreement, and rejecting a no-deal solution, the House of Commons backed a motion last week suggesting to extend the withdrawal period from the European Union beyond 29 March.
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Police have cordoned off a large area of the Belgian capital near the British Embassy, as the Brussels fire service reported receiving a phone call saying that a bomb was going to explode.
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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has voiced his firm support for some of the proposals put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the reforms of the European Union and the leader's call for unity among EU member states in the face of modern-day challenges.
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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned on Saturday that any possible measure that could put at risk Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s freedom and safety would lead to a new escalation of crisis around the Latin American country and face a strong international condemnation.
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The Liberal Democrats stood on a firmly pro-Europe platform at the 2017 general election but won only 12 seats and saw their popular vote fall, leading to the resignation of leader Tim Farron.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Manfred Weber, the European People's Party top candidate to head the European Commission, on Wednesday promised to end talks with Turkey on EU accession if he is elected.
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While Denmark is pondering what to do with returnees from Daesh's "caliphate", the Aarhus municipality claims to have integrated most terrorists via an exit programme. Despite praise from a local imam fronting a controversial local mosque that supported Daesh, experts are sceptical of its long-term benefits.
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