<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:37:09 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers]]> http://gazette.com/french-government-unveils-tough-measures-for-asylum-seekers/article/feed/541596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/french-government-unveils-tough-measures-for-asylum-seekers/article/feed/541596?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.

The bill, presented at a Cabinet meeting, aims at accelerating the expulsion of people who don't qualify for asylum. It also wants to provide better conditions for those allowed to stay in the country, such as offering more French classes and job training.

Interior minister Gerard Collomb said the plan is "balanced" and "aligned with European procedures."

"If you don't control the migratory flux, you can't offer a destiny" for the nation's youth, he said on BFM TV. "I don't want the European dream to transform tomorrow

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:31:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Britain Brit Awards 2018 Show]]> http://gazette.com/britain-brit-awards-2018-show/article/feed/541576?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-brit-awards-2018-show/article/feed/541576?custom_click=rss Camila Cabello and soccer player Harry Kane present an award at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

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<![CDATA[Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency]]> http://gazette.com/trump-jr-nonsense-that-familys-profiting-from-presidency/article/feed/541413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-jr-nonsense-that-familys-profiting-from-presidency/article/feed/541413?custom_click=rss

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures.

The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet the promoters and buyers of Trump brand luxury homes in the country, said his family is actually missing out on business opportunities because his father pledged to conduct no new foreign business while he was in office.

Trump Jr.

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:20:46 -0700 <![CDATA[Greece Pharma Scandal]]> http://gazette.com/greece-pharma-scandal/article/feed/536442?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/greece-pharma-scandal/article/feed/536442?custom_click=rss Lawmakers attend a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

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<![CDATA[Brit Awards adopt white rose symbol to signal 'Time's Up']]> http://gazette.com/brit-awards-adopt-white-rose-symbol-to-signal-times-up/article/feed/541481?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brit-awards-adopt-white-rose-symbol-to-signal-times-up/article/feed/541481?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Homegrown London talents Stormzy and Dua Lipa were among winners at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where many music stars wore white roses to support campaigns against sexual harassment and assault.

Following up on gestures at the Golden Globes, Grammys and British film awards, guests at Britain's biggest music awards show were given flowers or white rose pins to wear in solidarity with the Time's Up movement.

Calls for change have swept through the entertainment industry since women began coming forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last year.

The white rose symbol made an appearance at the Grammys last month. At the Globes and British Academy Film Awards women wore black to oppose sexual misc

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:16:54 -0700 <![CDATA[US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles]]> http://gazette.com/us-jewish-group-withdraws-holocaust-video-offensive-to-poles/article/feed/541590?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-jewish-group-withdraws-holocaust-video-offensive-to-poles/article/feed/541590?custom_click=rss

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term "Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust.

The private Ruderman Family Foundation also launched a campaign calling for the United States to sever its ties with Poland, an ally in NATO where the U.S. has recently deployed troops.

The Boston-based foundation put out the video on Wednesday in reaction to the new Polish law, which criminalizes falsely attributing the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland.

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:13:17 -0700 <![CDATA[Vandalism, violent incidents mark Italy's election campaign]]> http://gazette.com/vandalism-violent-incidents-mark-italys-election-campaign/article/feed/541558?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vandalism-violent-incidents-mark-italys-election-campaign/article/feed/541558?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — More acts of vandalism, intimidation and violence have been taking place during Italy's tense election campaign, including a bullet placed in mail destined for a candidate for Parliament, and the knifing of two people affixing campaign posters.

Interior Minister Marco Minniti warned on Wednesday that Italian organized crime syndicates could try to influence the results of the March 4 vote which will help determine Italy's next government.

"The risk, is, unfortunately, concrete, that the Mafia can condition the free vote in our country," Minniti said at a presentation of Parliament's annual report on organized crime. "We understand that's a threat to the most important thing in democracy.

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:12:40 -0700 <![CDATA[Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs]]> http://gazette.com/hospitals-overwhelmed-by-bombing-blitz-of-damascus-suburbs/article/feed/541467?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hospitals-overwhelmed-by-bombing-blitz-of-damascus-suburbs/article/feed/541467?custom_click=rss

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days.

The bombardment has forced many among the nearly 400,000 residents to sleep in basements and makeshift shelters, and has overwhelmed rescue workers who have spent days digging out survivors from the wreckage of bombed out buildings.

Dr.

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:03:30 -0700 <![CDATA[APTOPIX Bolivia Morales Reelection]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-bolivia-morales-reelection/article/feed/541587?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-bolivia-morales-reelection/article/feed/541587?custom_click=rss Supporters of Bolivia's President Evo Morales attend a rally in favor of his reelection, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Supporters marched on the two year anniversary of a referendum that rejected his bid for another reelection. Bolivia's Constitutional Court is allowing him to go forward with his run to a fourth mandate.

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<![CDATA[APTOPIX Peru Bus Crash]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-peru-bus-crash/article/feed/526094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-peru-bus-crash/article/feed/526094?custom_click=rss Health workers transport a man injured in a bus crash, in Arequipa, Peru, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The double-decker bus the man was traveling in ran off the Panamerican Highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru on Wednesday, and police said at least 44 people died.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:55:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Italy Politics]]> http://gazette.com/italy-politics/article/feed/456935?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/italy-politics/article/feed/456935?custom_click=rss Leader of The League party, Matteo Salvini, answers reporters' questions as he attends an electoral meeting ahead of March 4 Italy's general elections, in Calvizzano, near Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:55:30 -0700
<![CDATA[The Latest: Stormzy, Dua Lipa take solo prizes at BritsBrits]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-stormzy-dua-lipa-take-solo-prizes-at-britsbrits/article/feed/541573?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-stormzy-dua-lipa-take-solo-prizes-at-britsbrits/article/feed/541573?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local):

8:45 p.m.

Grime artist Stormzy and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa have been named British solo artists of the year at the Brit Awards.

Stormzy won the male artist prize for his distinctly London style of rap, and thanked his mother, his team, south London and God.

Lipa, who topped U.K. charts with her song "No Rules," took the female prize and dedicated her trophy to all the female musicians who "have allowed us to dream this big."

She said: "Here's to more women on these stages, more women winning awards and more women taking over the world."

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8 p.m.

Dua Lipa says celebrity gestures can help put an end to sexual harassment and

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:49:39 -0700 <![CDATA[Argentina Truckers Protest]]> http://gazette.com/argentina-truckers-protest/article/feed/541572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/argentina-truckers-protest/article/feed/541572?custom_click=rss Protestors shout slogans from atop the scaffolding of a construction site during a demonstration against the administration of Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The Argentine truckers and other labor unions organized a massive demonstration against government austerity measures as Argentines continue to lose purchasing power to a high inflation rate and many are frustrated with layoffs, increases in fuel and transportation costs and the slashing of subsidies for utilities.(AP Photo/Victor R.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:47:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal]]> http://gazette.com/top-greek-politicians-facing-probe-over-pharma-scandal/article/feed/541585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/top-greek-politicians-facing-probe-over-pharma-scandal/article/feed/541585?custom_click=rss

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

The allegations against Swiss drugmaker Novartis and include current central bank governor Yannis Stournaras and Dimitris Avramopoulos, a European commissioner

The debate will culminate in a vote early Thursday, on whether to set up a committee to investigate each of the 10. Under Greek law, parliament must first investigate allegations against lawmakers before they can be stripped of immunity and prosecuted by judicial authorities.

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]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:47:12 -0700 <![CDATA[50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack]]> http://gazette.com/50-girls-missing-from-nigerian-town-after-boko-haram-attack/article/feed/541580?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/50-girls-missing-from-nigerian-town-after-boko-haram-attack/article/feed/541580?custom_click=rss MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — About 50 young women remained missing Wednesday after Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fears that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago.

Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman for the governor in Yobe state, said that authorities had no credible information that those missing from the village of Dapchi were taken by Boko Haram. Some witnesses, however, recalled seeing young girls being taken by the armed militants who also abducted 276 girls from the school in Chibok in April 2014.

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