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Moon bears: Korean campaigners call for farm closures

Animal rights campaigners are asking the South Korean president for help to save hundreds of the country’s caged moon bears. More than 400 bears are being kept on farms across the country. They’re waiting to be killed for their parts which some people use as medicine. It’s legal in South Korea to slaughter the bears […]

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Ethics commissioner monitoring Liberals’ WE Charity grants, while Tories call for procurement ombudsman review

Article content continued “Outsourcing a $900 million-dollar program designed to pay students and recent graduates for volunteer work to a third party raises justifiable concerns and a number of questions. In addition, the connections between WE Charity, the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister’s relatives are well documented,” the Conservative MPs wrote in their letter […]

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The one Republican Senate candidate willing to call out Donald Trump

“Plenty, plenty of issues,” James responded. “Everything from cutting Great Lakes funding to ‘shithole countries’ to speaking ill of the dead,” apparently referring to Trump’s disparagement of the late Sen. John McCain. “I mean, where do you want to start?” “And so yes, there’s gonna be places that I disagree with the president and those […]

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Coronavirus: Business leaders tell Trump testing is key to restarting economy during taskforce phone call, report says

Guaranteed widespread coronavirus testing is the key to restarting the United States workforce, industry leaders told President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of a new phone-call led business council, reports say. Members on the call emphasised the importance of testing in the first meeting of Mr Trump’s new business council according to one person briefed on […]

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Call for clarity on cap for personal injury damages

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal injury court awards as €500,000, and not €450,000 as had been previously believed. The difference is important as the figure is used as a guide against which all other awards and […]

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Call for respect for press freedom and journalistic independence in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

At the conference it is organising in Paris on 6 December, the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) joined forces with other organisations defending press freedom to call on European institutions and governments to adopt effective measures to protect the Fourth estate for the sake of democracy. VoxEurop joins the call. Association of European Journalists Reporters […]

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GOP Rep. Defends Trump’s Ukraine Call As ‘Blunt Talk Of A Manhattan Businessman’

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) on Sunday shrugged off President Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, chalking up the president’s actions as “the blunt talk of a Manhattan businessman.” McClintock, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump […]

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