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Senior official says Netanyahu holding up hostage-truce deal with new demands

>Channel 12 quotes officials as saying that they believe Netanyahu is trying to delay a deal because he is likely to lose his coalition over the deal, with far-right parties vowing to quit if the agreement goes through.

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montreal.ctvnews.ca Tear gas used as pro-Palestinian protesters, Montreal police clash

Pepper spray and tear gas were used as pro-Palestinian protesters and Montreal police clashed during a march one day after the McGill University encampment was taken down.

Tear gas used as pro-Palestinian protesters, Montreal police clash
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thecradle.co Western Yemen comes under heavy attack by US-British warplanes

A violent and illegal bombing campaign on Yemen by the US and UK has failed to deter Ansarallah from continuing its maritime blockade against Israel

Western Yemen comes under heavy attack by US-British warplanes
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www.politico.eu ‘Freedom of speech is not for children,’ Poland’s Kaczyński tells 10-year-old reporter

“This is not a matter for children, so, my dear … go away,” PiS leader tells blogger Sara Małecka-Trzaskoś.

‘Freedom of speech is not for children,’ Poland’s Kaczyński tells 10-year-old reporter
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www.theguardian.com Fresh scrutiny of free speech in Saudi Arabia after brothers’ convictions over tweets

Crown prince criticised ‘bad laws’ for Mohammed al-Ghamdi’s death sentence months before second conviction

Fresh scrutiny of free speech in Saudi Arabia after brothers’ convictions over tweets
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www.newsweek.com Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan blasts Biden's US over Ukraine and Gaza

"The attitude of some of our Western allies towards Russia has only fueled the fire," Turkish President Erdogan told Newsweek.

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan blasts Biden's US over Ukraine and Gaza
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www.theguardian.com Kenyan president sacks cabinet after weeks of deadly protests

Only foreign minister spared as William Ruto tries to quell violence triggered by planned tax rises

Kenyan president sacks cabinet after weeks of deadly protests
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www.nytimes.com France Is Busing Homeless Immigrants Out of Paris Before the Olympics

The government promised housing elsewhere. We followed the buses and found a desperate situation.

France Is Busing Homeless Immigrants Out of Paris Before the Olympics

Archive: [ https://archive.is/Tllsn ]

>The government denies that the busing is connected to the Olympics. But we obtained an email, which was first reported by the newspaper L’Équipe, in which a government housing official said the goal was to “identify people on the street in sites near Olympic venues” and move them before the Games.

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www.nytimes.com Bold Experiment or Safety Risk? Canada Is Divided on How to Stop Drug Deaths.

British Columbia’s partial retreat from an experiment to decriminalize drug possession reveals a political shift in Canada over combating the opioid crisis.

Bold Experiment or Safety Risk? Canada Is Divided on How to Stop Drug Deaths.

Archive: [ https://archive.is/qygxQ ]

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www.theguardian.com US ‘pressuring UK to block ICC’s Netanyahu arrest warrant’

Human rights barrister says US expects Labour government to continue UK challenge to proposed action against Israeli PM

US ‘pressuring UK to block ICC’s Netanyahu arrest warrant’

>Labour officials at the weekend told the Guardian that in opposition Labour had rejected the Conservative legal challenge to the ICC jurisdiction and its policy remained unchanged in government, but did not say if the claim was being withdrawn as a result.

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www.declassifieduk.org Israel lobby funded half of Keir Starmer’s cabinet

Exclusive: Labour’s top team has accepted over £600,000 from pro-Israel funders.

Israel lobby funded half of Keir Starmer’s cabinet
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www.aljazeera.com Colombia deforestation fell to historic low last year

Drop in deforestation comes amid efforts to protect critical Amazon rainforest after years of record destruction.

Colombia deforestation fell to historic low last year
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www.theguardian.com Nato’s 2023 military spending produced about 233m metric tonnes of CO2 – report

Report says member states poured $1.34tn into their militaries last year – an increase of $126bn from 2022

Nato’s 2023 military spending produced about 233m metric tonnes of CO2 – report
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www.smh.com.au University of Melbourne facing investigation over tech surveillance of students

More than 20 university students were sent images of themselves caught by campus CCTV cameras as evidence of wrongdoings during anti-conflict protests.

University of Melbourne facing investigation over tech surveillance of students
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Weaponizing Reality: The Dawn of Neurowarfare
  • Are there any problems with this particular story? I found it to be mostly collating current thought about BCI and its applications.

  • DND ignores requests to release information, undercutting federal law, MPs are told
  • National Defence is continuing to ignore requests to release government records as required under law and in the process is undermining a watchdog agency that reports to parliament, members of Parliament have heard.

    The House of Commons Committee on National Defence is conducting hearings into the lack of openness and transparency within the department and the Canadian military. So far it has heard that National Defence violates the law in almost 40 per cent of the requests it receives to produce records under the Access to Information Act.

    In an increasing number of cases, the department is claiming that records don’t exist, the committee heard.

    At times such responses strain credibility. For instance, National Defence claimed not a single document or any information whatsoever was sent to Anita Anand, then the defence minister, throughout the four-month period covering the selection and announcement of the F-35 fighter jet in a $19-billion procurement deal.