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29.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome. In the tent camp below the destroyed town of Accumoli, parents chat listlessly in… »

29.08.2016 Pressenza London

Jeremy Corbyn: secure houses for all

Jeremy Corbyn: secure houses for all

A million new homes and every family in a secure home they can afford A new generation of council homes to end the housing crisis New rights and security for private tenants and new opportunities for home ownership Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour party, today pledges that a… »

25.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Germany is home to 83 million people. But that isn’t the country’s total population: It’s also home to about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens. Their lives are very hard. Many of these animals live their lives densely crammed together in industrial-scale… »

24.08.2016 ANDES, Agencia pública de noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Ecuador expresses its concern for inadequate response to “serious incident” in its embassy in London

Quito,  Aug 23 (Andes).- The Ecuadorian government expressed Tuesday its concern for the inadequate response by British Authorities after the “serious incident” reported on the 22nd in the embassy in London, when a man attempted to get inside the building where Julian Assange has been holed up. “The Ecuadorian government expresses… »

24.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Various trade unions and other groups have called for protests against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) across Germany on September 17. A trade agreement with Canada has also come under attack. An alliance consisting of various public organizations across Germany said they expected hundreds of thousands of protesters… »

23.08.2016 Silvia Swinden

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been on the cards for more than 15 years to be built in Somerset, England by French state run EDF with the addition of Chinese capital. The cost has been spiralling up and it stands now at around £29.7 billion. EDF has negotiated a… »

23.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Germany mulls bringing back compulsory military service

Germany mulls bringing back compulsory military service

Berlin has said it’s considering changing its position on military conscription. The country is mulling new strategies to deal with possible security threats. Germany’s interior ministry is considering taking steps toward bringing back the country’s compulsory military service, which was suspended five years ago. A confidential draft of the proposal… »

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