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Source: DW

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

Monday 20:55 GMT

Jules Mulimbi, in charge of environment and sustainable development at Kinshasa City Council, is worried about the quality of life in the capital too.

The waste water flowing freely in the poor districts must be canalized, the litter collected and composted in proper landfills, incinerated or processed for recycling. The recycling of valuable raw materials could even develop into a profitable business model, said Jules Mulimbi of the Kinshasa City Council.

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Source: Fox News

Cracks in Iran deal coalition Europeans fume over Tehran missile test

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Diplomats from European countries on Tuesday blasted a recent Iranian missile test as “inconsistent” with a key U.N. Security Council resolution, as they struggle to keep the Iran deal intact amid U.S. pressure to get tough on the Islamic regime.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the missile was capable of carrying multiple warheads and was in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231 -- which calls on Iran to refrain from “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”

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Source: The Guradian

Across Trump’s America, the grassroots are growing radical

Thursday 06:05 GMT

Beto O’Rourke’s surprisingly strong challenge in Texas, and a host of unheralded victories across Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan are the fruits of a new effort by a generation of young organisers committed to building political power from the grassroots: organisers such as Waleed Shahid and Corbin Trent of Justice Democrats, a group calling for “a Democratic party that fights for its voters, not just its corporate donors”.

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Source: DW

Opinion: The supreme leader comes first in Iran

Friday 11:46 GMT

On December 4, 2018, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asked the Majlis (Iran's parliament) to correct its recent bill on retirees saying, "There are some gaps in the law which should be addressed." Although he stressed on the necessity and importance of the "No Retirees Law," he said it needed to be modified after some officials asked him to allow a number of retired managers to be reinstated.

By forcing parliament to review a law, the supreme leader has made it clear that he is the real decision-maker and neither parliament nor government can function the way they are supposed to, says Jamshid Barzegar.

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Source: DW

Australia passes law forcing tech firms to hand over encrypted data

Friday 11:46 GMT

Australia's parliament on Thursday passed a controversial bill that will force tech firms to give police access to the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals.

The law, which has been opposed by tech giants, has caused heated debate over national security and privacy at a time governments across the globe are grappling with how to access encrypted information to monitor illegal activities.

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Source: Fox News

Facebook is in trouble with users -- Here's how it can save itself

Sunday 03:18 GMT

Facebook should seize this opportunity to make itself welcoming for a plurality of voices, fulfilling its mission to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”

Facing increasing scrutiny, Facebook recently announced its new “Blueprint for Content Governance and Enforcement,” outlining how the company wants to change its approach to moderating speech and working with regulators.


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