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European court slams Russia’s “gay propaganda” law

A top European court has issued a sharply-worded rebuke to the Kremlin over its so-called “gay propaganda” law, saying it breaches human rights laws by reinforcing the stigma around homosexuality and encourages homophobia. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued its much-anticipated ruling Tuesday, leaving the Russian government in no doubt that its defense that the law is designed to protect the “morals and health of children” had been flatly rejected by the judges. “By adopting such laws the [Russian] authorities reinforce stigma and encourage homophobia, which is…

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Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules

The statutes, which prohibited “creating a distorted image of the social equivalence of traditional and nontraditional sexual relationships,” are discriminatory, the court found. The NewYork Times: Visit Site

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One man in a tiny Irish town could derail Apple’s plans for Europe

ATHENRY, Ireland — It was a sunny Monday in August 2015 when a trio of Apple executives rolled into this tiny west of Ireland town. They drove up the tree-lined avenue leading to the Raheen Woods Hotel to meet Allan Daly, a local resident who had submitted some observations to the local planning authority about Apple’s plans to build a billion-dollar data center in an isolated forest, three miles from the village. Daly is an American by birth and an environmental engineer by trade, and his main objections to the project…

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‘Soft Brexit’ Forces Rise in Britain on the Eve of Talks

Once written off, Britons who support the European Union are in a better position now that Theresa May’s Conservative Party has lost its majority. The NewYork Times: Visit Site

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