Brodsky threatened judge before the indictment of American drug dealer

Brodsky threatened judge before the indictment of American drug dealer

A judge from Kiev has received threats on the eve of decision on arresting of an American drug lord. The later was detained last week in the capital of Ukraine. The threats were traced back to Mikhail Brodsky, a local businessman and politician, with whom the drug dealer held a meeting. The site of the prosecution office of Kiev reported that US citizen will be held under arrest for forty days. He will be kept in the city’s detainment center until the decision on deportation will take place. He will…

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Around 30,000 people march for climate in Brussels

Around 30,000 people march for climate in Brussels

Latest figures show that some 30,000 people marched through the streets of the capital on Friday to mark the international strike for the climate, according to the Brussels-Capital / Ixelles police. Flemish activist Anuna De Wever, accompanied by her grandmother, described this day of global mobilization as historic. “This is a very strong signal. Strikes are going on in more than 100 countries. The movement continues to grow,” she said. This massive mobilisation for the climate is of an unprecedented scale and has been taking place all over the globe…

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French government unprepared for gilets jaunes riots, critics say

French government unprepared for gilets jaunes riots, critics say

The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has held talks with ministers after opposition politicians accused the government of being unprepared for rioting during gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests on the Champs Élysées in Paris. The president, Emmanuel Macron promised to come up with strong measures to prevent further violence after rioters threw paving stones at police and restaurants, luxury stores, news kiosks and cars were torched, ransacked and looted. The police had seemed overrun as both rioters and protesters filled the Champs Élysées on Saturday afternoon. Masked men vandalised and…

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Flemish animal welfare minister Weyts gets thank-you letter from Pamela Anderson

Flemish animal welfare minister Weyts gets thank-you letter from Pamela Anderson

Ben Weyts, minister for animal welfare in the Flemish government, has had a letter from a well-wisher – none other than Baywatch star Pamela Anderson. Anderson, an animal rights activist, was writing to congratulate Weyts and the Flemish government on their decision to ban the raising of animals for fur and for force-feeding. Fur farming is already banned in Wallonia and Brussels region, although neither had any fur farming facilities at the time of the ban. The Flemish government decided in July last year to introduce a ban on the…

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