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Survey Finds Lack of Holocaust Knowledge Among American Young Adults

Survey Finds Lack of Holocaust Knowledge Among American Young Adults A “shocking” number of American young adults lack a basic understanding of the Holocaust, according to a new survey. According to the first-ever, state-by-state [...]

Businessman Acquitted in Murder of Jan Kuciak, Journalist in Slovakia

Businessman Acquitted in Murder of Jan Kuciak, Journalist in Slovakia Marian Kocner was acquitted of ordering the 2018 killing of an investigative journalist that set off anticorruption protests. PEZINOK, Slovakia — After eight months [...]

Florida mosquitoes: 750 million genetically modified insects to be released

Local officials in Florida have approved the release of 750 million mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to reduce local populations. The aim is to reduce the number of mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue or the Zika virus. The [...]

Poland

Council of Europe 'alarmed' at Poland's plans to leave domestic violence treaty The Council of Europe has said it is alarmed that Poland’s rightwing government is moving to withdraw from a landmark international treaty aimed [...]

Kyrgyzstan’s rights activist Azimzhan Askarov dies at 69

MOSCOW (AP) — Azimzhan Askarov, a human rights defender in Kyrgyzstan who was serving a life term on charges of involvement in ethnic violence that were widely criticized as trumped-up, has died in a prison clinic. He was 69. The U. N. [...]

Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision

The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque. In a letter to Mr Erdogan, the Council, which counts 350 churches [...]

What’s the Deal With Parler and its Rising Popularity?

Examining the “free speech”–centric, far right–friendly alternative to Twitter. The  basic idea of Parler is an awful lot like Twitter. But instead of  tweets, users post “Parleys”. Instead of retweets, there are “echoes.” [...]

Sudan Allows Alcohol Consumption After 30 Years of Islamic Law

Sudan abolished a law against apostasy that carried the death penalty  and loosened prohibitions on drinking alcohol, removing some of the  most notorious restrictions of ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir’s Islamist  rule. Authorities [...]

Minneapolis police department pulls out of union contract negotiations

Minneapolis police department pulls out of union contract negotiations Police chief says the contract needs to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for true reform The Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, center, [...]

LGBTQ News

Hungary votes to end legal recognition of trans people Activists say new law will increase discrimination, especially as Hungarians must often display their ID cards Hungary’s parliament has voted to end legal recognition for trans [...]