UK and Germany biggest coal polluters in the EU
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UK and Germany biggest coal polluters in the EU

Coal power plants across the EU are undermining climate change efforts, reveals the ‘Europe’s Dirty 30′ report, released today by the Climate Action Network (CAN), WWF, the European Environmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Climate Alliance Germany. The report exposes the top 30 most polluting power plants in the EU, ranked according … Continue reading

Policy Exchange calls for “radical reform” of UK jobcentres
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Policy Exchange calls for “radical reform” of UK jobcentres

A new report by leading think-tank Policy Exchange says that many people using jobcentres find themselves in and out of employment largely due to having barriers to work which are not fully dealt with. According to the report, Joined-up Welfare, there are 11.5 million people in Britain with a long-term health condition while up to … Continue reading

Police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles in sex crime crackdown
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Police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles in sex crime crackdown

Police forces across Britain have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles during a six-month covert operation to target people accessing indecent images of children online, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said today. Doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers were among those held in the action, which involved 45 police forces around the United Kingdom. The NCA … Continue reading

Dutch state liable for more than 300 Srebrenica deaths, court rules
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Dutch state liable for more than 300 Srebrenica deaths, court rules

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands was liable for the deaths of more than 300 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) from Srebrenica in 1995 because their peacekeeping troops failed to protect them. Srebrenica was the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. The court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday that Dutch mediators … Continue reading

ISIS: a rise in Iraq through social media
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ISIS: a rise in Iraq through social media

The extremist jihadist group leading the insurgency against the Iraqi government is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s second-largest city last week and is now assuring to take Baghdad, is using apps, social media and even a feature-length movie to intimidate … Continue reading

ISIS-linked blog suggests bitcoin for terrorist funding
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ISIS-linked blog suggests bitcoin for terrorist funding

A new blog associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has said that bitcoin could help support their movement by sending “millions of dollars” to fighters. In a post called “Bitcoin and the Charity of Violence Physical Struggle”, the author a man calling himself Amreeki and Amreeki (“American”) Witness on Twitter, argues … Continue reading