INTERNATIONAL

EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk

BRUSSELS: With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house.In an unprecedented move, lawmakers have granted special powers to the president to pull the plug on live broadcasts of parliamentary debate in cases of racist speech ...

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Claude Juncker in push for Europe of ‘multiple speeds’

Juncker at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU should make it easier for some member states to deepen their integration in some areas without the whole bloc following suit. The European Union executive will make proposals in a high-profile policy White Paper it will publish this week, Juncker said in a speech ...

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Maldives making commendable efforts for measles elimination and rubella control – Maldives

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia The World Health Organization commends Maldives for its unprecedented efforts to eliminate measles. The launch of the Measles and Rubella campaign today is a demonstration of its strong commitment to rid the country of the disease, a major childhood killer globally as well as in WHO South-East Asia Region. ...

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