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Protests on 'burqa ban' law in Denmark [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

01.08.2018 - Thousand protested in Copenhagen, saying law infringes women’s rights to dress as they choose. Denmark’s Parliament enacted the ban in May 2018, joining France, Belgium, Nederlands and other Western EU countries in what some say is upholding secular and democratic values.Demonstration took place in Nørrebro - most famous multi-cultural quarters of Danish capital - where majority of islamic population lives. The demo was supported by feminist groups and non-muslim locals, who joined to show their support for freedom of expression concerning choice of clothing. Muslim women hold 'Hands off my Niquab' sign in Red Square, Nørrebro - Copenhagen |Photo: Lars C. Vibild / IndieFrameSupporters of anti-burqa ban showed up topless (see cover photo) and held banners saying

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Black and Yellow friends

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

You might have noticed that there are a lot more insects than usual buzzing around this summer, especially everybody’s favourite insect-the wasp.  An early and prolonged warm spell this summer has caused an explosion in insect populations all over Europe, and conditions such as this are likely to result in more than your average summer. The Local reported that wasp populations are up by about 10-15%, luckily nature is the master of balance so you'll be happy to find out that wasps help keep other populations in check such as mosquitos and fruit flies. But there’s a least one country that’s not fairing so well. Populations of insects in Germany have plummeted over the last 30 years by as much 75%. That might sound great to you but it could have significant effects on n

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Devastation left behind by the Greek Wildfires

by Newsroom 1 year ago

It now appears that 200 people have been injured and 80 have lost their lives in the Greek wildfires. The fires have been extinguished however, the number of casualties is expected to grow as rescue teams scour the area. What caused the Fire?It is still unclear how the fires started, in conditions as hot as the 37 degrees C that Greece has experienced recently it doesn’t take much more than a scrap of metal, a bolt of lightning or a stray lit cigarette to start a raging fire. It has been questioned whether the fire was started deliberately, potentially with the malicious intent of looting houses whilst locals flee the area. An investigation is underway with drones being used to trace the path of the fires back to their sources to rule out foul play. Burnt car in Mati, Greece, a

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Gay Pride is here, well it's everywhere...

by Newsroom 1 year ago

The sun is shining and the beers are cold so it's time to break out those rainbow-coloured hotpants and start dancing in the streets. This week alone there are 14 major LGBT gatherings in Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, the UK, Sweden and the Faroe Islands  and more than 50 more before the end of September. It all started in back in the 50's and 60s with groups forming to stand up and fight against their lack of human rights, then in 1969 the Manhattan Police Force unwittingly started what is now considered one of the most important events leading to modern LGBT pride. A raid by police on the Stone Wall Inn, a renowned gay bar in the local area, caused a sudden and violent confrontation with the Police. The crowd that gathered outside the Inn became so large and vocal

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Wildfires Rip through Greek Villages killing Dozens

by Newsroom 1 year ago

The Eastern and Western Attiki regions of Greece have been engulfed in wildfires killing at least 49 tourists and local residents, with many more missing feared dead. The wildfires, the worst in a decade, started in 15 locations around Athens. Firefighting efforts are being hampered by the tinder-dry conditions and gale force winds fanning the out-of-control flames. Thousands have been forced to flee, many doing so by car blocking roads in the area and further restricting the ability of rescue teams. Others escaped by foot to nearby beaches instigating massive rescue operations by passing boats and coast guard. Yesterday 700 individuals were stranded on a beach outside the village of Mati until passing boats, the coastguard and helicopters could retrieve them. Mati itself was wip

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Dramatic shift in new Cuban Constitution

by Newsroom 1 year ago

For ten years Raul Castro has been pushing Cuba toward greater prosperity through economic reform and his work appears to be cumulating in the re-writing of the Cuban Constitution. The principals and structures defined in the new draft are a significant break from the 1976 communist constitution, key differences include an allowance for private ownership, the removal of the objective to create a Communist state and even makes way for same-sex marriage. Lawmakers, however,  have been quick to note they are not giving up their socialist ideals and that in no way will Cuba become a Capitalist state The country has seen almost 60 years of rule by the Castro family and this new legislation seeks to make this an impossibility in the future. Any newly elected leader will be

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Summer Heat Causes Havoc Across Europe

by Newsroom 1 year ago

Europe has been hit with a near record-breaking level of heat this summer causing various problems across the Continent. The sustained temperatures have created droughts, damaged roads and caused forest fires.  Sweden is the latest victim to fall prey to wildfires due to the tinderbox conditions brought about by the hot weather and rainfall as low as a seventh of its usual volume.  On Wednesday there where 44 fires reported by the government stretching from the arctic circle to the Baltics. Help has been sent from Norway, Denmark (who have sent 27 firefighters and equipment) and as far away as Italy. Norway also suffered last week with up to 100 fires, alongside France Greece and Spain. The island of Mallorca has been particularly unlucky with a raging forest fire forcing th

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Last European wild bears become 'homeless' | Video reports |

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Almost extinct in Western Europe, the largest population of brown bears living in the virgin forests and national parks of Carpathian mountains, faces serious challenges in the context of massive deforestation and human intervention in their natural areal. The phenomena of having 'stray bears' in the cities nearby the mountains in Eastern EU countries (e.g. Romania, Slovakia), looking for food in the bins and getting closer to human settlements, has been documented by IndieFrame smartphone reporters in the last year. Tens of videos were recorded by people, showing the unseen facet of long-term industrial activities that seek to turn natural resources into profit, in one of the poorest parts of the EU.:: see the latest bear video posted by national Romanian radio (RRA on Facebook) from

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Parties and Police in the streets of Paris after #WorldCupFinal

by Newsroom 1 year ago

After roaring celebrations in France on Sunday with millions taking to the streets, the second round of parties has begun to welcome the team home. Yesterday the French team was met with flags, flares and hundreds of thousands of fans as they toured the city in an open top bus. To top of the night, the team were invited to an event hosted by President Macron and his wife boasting a guest list of 3000. The team also received the highest military or civilian honour the legion d’honneur for their tremendous effort in this years’ tournament.  However, It wasn’t all jubilant celebration as police clashed with several groups in Paris, Lyon and other cities around the country. Two fans have lost their lives in the celebrations and 500 arrested. Want to see more? Check out Ce

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Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki

by Newsroom 1 year ago

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet in Helsinki for their first official Summit amongst a background of anti-Trump and Anti-Putin demonstrations. Both leaders arrived late to the event and had a brief introductory meeting with media before entering into private discussions with only their respective interpreters present. As of yet the content of these discussions has not been hinted at. The Summit which has no official agenda seems split between contending agendas. Russia’s top topics appear to be normalising bilateral relations, Ukraine, terrorism and Korea whilst American interests lie in Trade, China and New START, the nuclear weapon treaty. It is unclear at this point whether any concrete progress will be made or whether the mismatched agenda and softer 'im

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