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Top European Court Rules Turkish Writer Altan's Rights Were Violated

Top European Court Rules Turkish Writer Altan's Rights Were Violated

Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the right to liberty and freedom of expression of Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan had been violated due to his detention and imprisonment on charges related to a 2016 coup attempt. Altan, 71, has been in prison since September 2016,

Don't Play with Fire on Taiwan, China Tells US

Don't Play with Fire on Taiwan, China Tells US

China told the United States on Tuesday to stop playing with fire over Taiwan and lodged a complaint after Washington issued guidelines that will enable US officials to meet more freely with officials from the island that China claims as its own. The US State Department’s Friday decision to deepe

WHO Urges Pause in Market Sale of Captured Live Wild Animals

The .N health agency is calling on countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency measure, saying wild animals are a leading source of emerging infectious diseases like the coronavirus. The World Health Organization issued new guidance on Tues

China Considering Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines over Low Effectiveness

China Considering Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines over Low Effectiveness

China's top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines, as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy. Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperat

Italy Releases Impounded Migrant Ship for Routine Upkeep

Italy Releases Impounded Migrant Ship for Routine Upkeep

The Alan Kurdi rescue ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization has been released by an administrative court in Italy to return to Spain for routine maintenance and inspection, the group, Sea-Eye, said in statement Sunday. The ship was impounded in the Sardinian port of Olbia in Octo

UN Condemns Denmark’s Decision to Deport Syrians

UN Condemns Denmark’s Decision to Deport Syrians

The Danish authorities are being criticized for revoking the residence permits of dozens of Syrian refugees after declaring parts of Syria as a “safe place to send refugees back.” The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed concern about Copenhagen’s decision

Apartment of Russian Investigative Journalist Raided

Apartment of Russian Investigative Journalist Raided

Russian authorities took a prominent investigative journalist in for questioning after searching his apartment, and the news website he works for said the actions were likely connected to a story about one of President Vladimir Putin´s closest associates. Roman Anin, chief editor of the Vazhnikh

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