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2/17 Austrian president warns far right not to slander media

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President Alexander Van der Bellen on Friday warned Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) against using slander to discredit journalists after a series of verbal attacks on state television. “Slander, indeed lying accusations against someone without any substance, have no place in public debate,” Van der Bellen said. In comments to online news outlets, the liberal ecologist targeted […]

The Motives Behind the Massacre

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“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!” These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before.

2/16 German journalist Deniz Yücel to be released from jail in Turkey

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Deniz Yücel, who had been detained in an Istanbul prison for a year without any charges brought, is set to be freed, Germany’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday. A spokesman said the government was “relieved and glad” and thanked the Turkish judiciary. He pointed out that Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had been “working intensively towards […]

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