Fillon, Juppé, kick off race for support for French presidential ticket

Fillon

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Richard Lough

Francois Fillon heads into a runoff campaign for France’s conservative presidential ticket on Monday as favourite after winning the endorsement of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy whom he ousted from the race after a stunning late surge in polls.

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Four years of Putin’s foreign agents law has ‘shackled and silenced’ NGOs in Russia

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Amnesty International

 

‘The ultimate losers are not just NGOs but Russian society’ – Sergei Nikitin

 

More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia’s draconian “foreign agents” law, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.

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Modified Caribbean VIP Protection Program

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Ricardo Swire

The Caribbean islands’ internal security procedures have been adjusting to modifications part of a geopolitical VIP protection effort. The younger of England’s two Princes, Harry, has arrived in the Caribbean for an official visit on behalf of the British Monarchy. At home his private relationship’s media expose with a thirty-five year old high profile California actress residing in Canada, who stars in USA Network’s legal drama “Suits,” has placed additional pressure on security teams.

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