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Japan unconvinced by US claims of Iranian attack

TokyoThe Japanese government is not convinced by the statement from the United States that Iran is to blame for the attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz last week, government sources said on Sunday.

Number of illegals protected from deportation rising in Germany

BerlinThe number of illegals in Germany who are protected from deportation has reached a new high. Of the 241 932 persons who have had to leave the country on March 31, 185 732 were tolerated.

Italian Carabinieri bust ethnic restaurants in Rome

RomeIn Italy, NAS Carabinieri health police on Friday said almost half of the ethnic restaurants and deposits of imported food inspected as part of a nationwide operation had irregularities including expired products, food that had been defrosted and then re-frozen, poor hygiene, unreadable labels and banned imports.

Ex-South African police officers caught in thwarted farm attack

BethlehemIntelligence and swift action by white farmers of Bethlehem in the Free State, South Africa to thwart a possible farm attack near Fouriesburg, revealed the potential involvement of the South African Police in the attack.

German boat captain faces jail for trafficking migrants in Mediterranean

The captain of a German vessel faces "up to 20 years in prison and horrendous fines" for her part in saving migrants in the Mediterranean, but investigators have not yet set a date for a trial.

One in two people no longer trust the media

In France, the confidence rate in the media has lost 11 points, falling to a mere 24 percent.

Marine Le Pen to stand trial over ‘shameful’ tweets of ISIS killings

ParisAccording to her lawyer David Dassa-Le Deist, "not a single country in the world has hijacked" French Criminal Code Article 227-24 "to summon its main political opposition leader in front of a criminal court, in order to limit her freedom of expression".

Visegrad Four meet informally ahead of EC Summit

BudapestThe Visegrad Four countries – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – held an extraordinary, informal meeting in Budapest on Thursday to discuss future cooperation.

Trump welcomes decriminalised homosexuality in AIDS-ridden Botswana

WashingtonTurning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk expressed his admiration for US President Trump on Wednesday because of Trump's "monumental achievement" of decriminalising homosexuality in Botswana, where the HIV rate is as least 25 percent.

Migrant arrivals by plane in Germany classified as ‘secret’

BerlinThe German Federal Government still refuses to publish information on how many refugees come to Germany by plane. Corresponding figures were demanded several times from the authorities by the AfD member Leif-Erik Holm.