Sweden approves new law recognising sex without consent as rape

Sweden approves new law recognising sex without consent as rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden’s government says most sex offences go unreported Sweden has passed a new law saying that sex without consent is rape, even when there are no threats or force involved. The new law, due...
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Africa:Sinking or Waiting? The Once Mighty Biafra Movement Under Pressure

Africa:Sinking or Waiting? The Once Mighty Biafra Movement Under Pressure

analysis By Patrick Egwu Ejike At a centre for Biafra war veterans in south east Nigeria, John Oliwe rolls his wheelchair into the backyard. He uses a small cutlass to uproot weeds from his vegetable plot as he recalls his...
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Brazil diesel prices cut in effort to halt strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lorry drivers block lanes in the a highway near the city of Salvador The Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras, has announced it is cutting the price of diesel by 10% to give the government time...
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Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The talks between the two come at a crucial time for their...
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Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart

Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart

BRUSSELS — As Italy’s new populist leaders prepare to form a government, European leaders are bracing for potential new confrontations over migration and some of the core principles of the common currency, the euro. They were already trying to tame...
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Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June 2017 Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) ...
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Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Giuseppe Conte has faced allegations of inflating his CV Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella has accepted a political novice as prime minister, paving the way for two populist parties to form a government. The a...
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Donald Trump can’t block people on Twitter, judge rules

Donald Trump can’t block people on Twitter, judge rules

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision ...
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Saint-Louis Journal: ‘Wrath of Coastal Erosion’ Is Devouring a Senegal Fishing Hub

Saint-Louis Journal: ‘Wrath of Coastal Erosion’ Is Devouring a Senegal Fishing Hub

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal — Houses on the shore seem to have been ripped open by a giant claw. The corner of an abandoned school is gutted, leaving what looks like a gigantic bite mark. All that is left of a nearby...
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WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a ‘knife’s edge’ as urban cases rise

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a ‘knife’s edge’ as urban cases rise

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo has the clear “potential to expand” as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, the World Health Organization warned. Health workers’ response is on an “epide...
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