Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar fears ‘no deal Brexit’ and potential ‘Eurosceptic’ PM – ‘In a period of DANGER’

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar fears ‘no deal Brexit’ and potential ‘Eurosceptic’ PM – ‘In a period of DANGER’

Prime Minister Varadkar: Brexit may be entering “very dangerous” new phase for Ireland

The election of a new prime minister in Britain may lead to a new phase in Brexit negotiations that could be “very dangerous” for Ireland, its Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Continue reading Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar fears ‘no deal Brexit’ and potential ‘Eurosceptic’ PM – ‘In a period of DANGER’

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India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

NEHANDRA Modi Heading for 2nd Term//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Continue reading India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

A Danish jailed by Russia in Jehovah’s Witnesses crackdown loses appeal – group’s spokesman

A Danish jailed by Russia in Jehovah’s Witnesses crackdown loses appeal – group’s spokesman

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Danish adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses jailed for six years in Russia after being found guilty of organising a banned extremist group lost his court appeal on Thursday, a spokesman for the group said.

Armed police detained Dennis Christensen, a builder, in May 2017 at a prayer meeting in Oryol, some 200 miles (320 km) south of Moscow after a court in the region outlawed the local Jehovah’s Witnesses a year earlier.

A Russian court in February jailed him for six years in a case critics condemn as crushing religious freedom.
Continue reading A Danish jailed by Russia in Jehovah’s Witnesses crackdown loses appeal – group’s spokesman

AL JAZEERA’s ‘AJ Shorts’ wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

AL JAZEERA’s ‘AJ Shorts’ wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

The Al Jazeera English Online unit AJ Shorts was honoured alongside fellow awards winners from The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, Washington Post and leading East Asian news outlets at this year’s Human Rights Press Awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

The AJ Shorts digital documentary, Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan, won in the Short Video (English) category, which was announced at the event on May 16. The film is the first-person narrative of a 14-year-old boy, Khudai, whose father was killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) group, forcing him to abandon school and take odd jobs to ensure the survival of his mother and five younger sisters.

Filmed and directed by Preethi Nallu, Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan also garnered two awards at the Webby Awards gala in New York City earlier this month.

Al Jazeera Media Network’s director of Digital Innovation and Programming Carlos Van Meek said he is proud of his team’s accomplishments.

“This was a great collaboration between our broadcast partners and our digital team. I credit everyone involved for thinking laterally and working together across platforms to get the most out of a great story. Much more of this to come,” said Van Meek. Continue reading AL JAZEERA’s ‘AJ Shorts’ wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers behind closed doors that Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s attorneys, encouraged him to give untrue information to lawmakers about the Trump Tower project in Moscow, according to transcripts released Monday. Continue reading Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress