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Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, has been assassinated near Tehran, the country’s capital. The attack, which took place on Friday, severely injured Mr Fakhrizdeh, who later died in hospital.  Iran’s defence ministry described the events in a statement released shortly after Mohsen Fakhrizdeh’s death: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of…

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Hungarian Government to Introduce New Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Hungarian government has proposed new constitutional amendments that would further restrict the rights of their LGBTQ+ community. The changes would prevent same-sex couples from adopting children, something only possible currently if only one parent applies for adoption. The amended constitution would require a married man and a woman to apply for child adoption together….

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarussian officials

Following August’s controversial presidential election result, the EU has imposed sanctions on a number of Belarussian officials. The election, which saw a disputed victory for incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, has seen numerous allegations of election fraud. The EU’s sanctions affect 40 officials, for “misconduct of the electoral process”. Sanctions include a travel ban within EU…

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US Court rules NSA spying to be illegal

A court ruling has deemed the NSA’s (National Security Agency) program of mass surveillance of US citizens to be illegal. The program was exposed seven years ago by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Snowden, who has been living in Russia since and still has charges of espionage in the US, said on Twitter: “Seven…

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