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Source: DW

France, Hungary, Serbia: Is half of Europe protesting?

Today 09:54 GMT

People have taken to the streets to protest against a labor law in Hungary, against high tuition in Albania and against state violence in Serbia.

Last Friday, hundreds, perhaps thousands of students took part in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Kiel, Göttingen and other German cities.

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Source: The Guradian

Hungary’s opposition plans more protests after ‘slave law’ passes

Today 09:54 GMT

Hungary’s beleaguered political opposition has vowed to keep up the pressure on the country’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán, after a week of protests that saw thousands come onto the streets of Budapest on several evenings, and four MPs roughed up by security guards after attempting to get their demands across on state television.

The protests were triggered by a so-called “slave law” passed amid chaotic scenes of protest in the Hungarian parliament last Wednesday, which allows employers to force employees to work overtime, and allows them to delay payment for up to three years.

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Source: The Guradian

Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Today 07:00 GMT

Cuba’s government has backed away from enshrining gay marriage protections in its new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.

Francisco Rodriguez, a Communist Party member and gay blogger known as “Paquito de Cuba,” said simply eliminating any reference to the participants in a marriage is an acceptable compromise that will focus gay activists on campaigning for changes in the national legal code that would allow gay marriage. “This was a side step,” he said.

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Source: The Guradian

'No way that's random': anthem protester Eric Reid on sixth drug test in 11 weeks

Today 07:00 GMT

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, has questioned the frequency of his random drug tests.

Reid joined the Panthers earlier this season and, excluding the mandatory test when he signed for the team, he has been given a random drugs test six times in 11 weeks. When he was notified of his random test after Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints he posted a picture of the notice on Twitter alongside the quote: “Number 7... ‘Random’”.

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Source: Fox News

Panthers Player Uses Cleats to Pay Tribute to Kaepernick, 'History of Protest'

Today 09:54 GMT

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid used the NFL's “My Cause, My Cleats” program to pay tribute to the "history of protest," including Colin Kaepernick and the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's "Know Your Rights Camp." For Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, Reid wore special cleats that featured drawings of Kaepernick along with other protesters and civil rights leaders centered around the quote, "If not us, who?

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Source: The Guradian

Visionary tunnel or over-hyped hole LA awaits unveiling of Elon Musk's design

Today 07:00 GMT

Los Angeles attempted to fast-track a second Musk test tunnel in the Sepulveda pass, which links the west side of the city with the San Fernando Valley, but Musk himself dropped the idea after local interest groups sued to stop it.

In deference to Musk’s love of all things Monty Python, workers have erected a medieval-style brick façade around a watchtower marking the entrance to the test tunnel, and Musk has said he wants to hire someone to dress up as a knight and “yell insults at people in a French accent”.

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Source: Global News

Thousands of protesters hit the streets in France in fifth week of yellow vest protests

Sunday 15:23 GMT

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week.

The government, as well as several unions and opposition politicians called on protesters to stay off the streets on Saturday, after four people were killed in a gun attack at a Christmas market in the historic city of Strasbourg.

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Source: Reuters

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

Today 07:00 GMT

Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.

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Source: BBC

Australia v India: Virat Kohli and Tim Paine clash in second Test in Perth

Monday 20:55 GMT

Australia captain Tim Paine and India counterpart Virat Kohli clashed on day four of the second Test in Perth as the hosts closed in on victory.

On a pitch offering indifferent bounce and difficult for batting, Australia began day four on 132-4 and added 60 before Paine was caught by Kohli off Mohammed Shami for 37.. Shami eventually finished with 6-56 as Australia lost five wickets for 15 runs but Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood put on 36 for the last wicket to lift Australia from 207-9 to 243 all out.

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Source: The Guradian

Gilets jaunes: grassroots heroes or tools of the Kremlin?

Tuesday 22:46 GMT

However, the French government has been attentive to foreign leaders trying to jump on the back of the gilets jaunes protests or use them for their own domestic audiences.

None of that reflects the genuine interests of most French protesters, or indicates that Russian media has done more than jump on a bandwagon.

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Source: Global News

Here’s what to know about ‘yellow vest’ protests happening across Canada

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

READ MORE: Why France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters are rioting in Paris and across the country. The yellow vest movement, which is named after the fluorescent safety vests French motorists wear, began in France on Nov. 17.

WATCH: French minister says ‘enough’ as death toll in ‘yellow vest’ protests increases to 8. Rather, other protesters in countries such as the United Kingdom and Belgium have emulated the demonstrations.

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Source: Fox News

Statue of Liberty climber who protested Trump administration found guilty

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

A woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty over the summer in protest of the Trump administration was found guilty Monday for the "dangerous stunt" which federal prosecutors say endangered law enforcement officers. Therese "Patricia" Okoumou was charged with trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct following the event on July 4, to which she pleaded not guilty.

STATUE OF LIBERTY CLIMBER SPEAKS OUTSIDE COURT, SAYS DECISION TO SCALE MONUMENT WAS 'SPUR OF THE MOMENT'. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who now lives in Staten Island, Okoumou was represented by Michael Avenatti.

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Source: Common Domain

Shell CIO to Begin Testing AI-Enabled Drones at Houston Plant

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is testing how artificial intelligence-enabled drones could help prevent costly maintenance problems on expensive equipment while improving worker safety, said Jay Crotts, the oil company’s executive vice president and global chief information officer.

Beginning early next year, the company will deploy several drones in a proof-of-concept project at the Shell Technology Center in Houston, which encompasses 1.2 million square feet and 44 buildings of laboratory and office space.

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Source: DW

Hungarians protest draconian 'slave law' as Orban cracks down on dissent

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

For days, thousands of Hungarians have been protesting against the Orban government's social policies and against the anti-democratic restructuring of their country.

Read more: Soros university to leave Hungary amid pressure from Orban government. But the protests are about more than just the "slave law." Now the government apparently wants to combat the massive labor shortage simply by increasing overtime.

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Source: The Guradian

Boxing must test rigorously for drugs – and stop bobbing and weaving

Tuesday 05:09 GMT

Yet without rigorous testing boxing is in danger of giving the impression that the show, and the dough, matters more than safety – and that the sweet science can all too easily be tainted by chemistry and pharmacology.

Boxing is dangerous enough without the risk of fighters using steroids, human growth hormone, EPO or banned weight-loss drugs. Yet there is no widespread and persistent outrage about cheating save for the odd voice – such as the former light-welterweight and welterweight world champion Paulie Malignaggi – who say that doping is much worse than many assume.


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