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Spain requests to intervene in South Africa’s Gaza genocide case against Israel at ICJ

Spain requests to intervene in South Africa’s Gaza genocide case against Israel at ICJ

SPAIN has requested to intervene in South Africa's genocide case against Israel's actions in Gaza at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said. Spain joins a small number of other countries that have said they wish to intervene including Ireland, which along with Spain and Norway officially recognised a Palestinian state last week. Albares said Madrid wanted to support the ICJ in its implementation of measures including an order to Israel to cease its military operation in Rafah in southern Gaza, but gave few details of what its requested intervention would entail. "We are doing it (requesting to…
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Israel infuriated by Ireland, Spain, and Norway’s recognition of a Palestinian state

Israel infuriated by Ireland, Spain, and Norway’s recognition of a Palestinian state

IRELAND, Spain and Norway announced that they would recognise a Palestinian state on May 28, prompting an angry response from Israel which said this amounted to a "reward for terrorism" and recalled its ambassadors from the three capitals. Dublin, Madrid and Oslo painted the decision as a move aimed at accelerating efforts to secure a ceasefire in Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza. They urged other countries to follow suit although the United States, Israel's main ally, stood by its position that a Palestinian state should be realised through direct negotiations and not "unilateral recognition". "We hope that our recognition and our…
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U.S., UK, Norway condemn escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur

U.S., UK, Norway condemn escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur

THE United States, United Kingdom and Norway condemned escalating violence and human rights abuses in Sudan, especially in the Darfur region, the three countries said in a statement. The countries cited attacks by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary force drawn largely from Arab groups and allied Arab militias known as Janjaweed, in Darfur. "These have included - according to credible reports - mass killings including ethnic targeting of non-Arab and other communities, killings of traditional leaders, unjust detentions, and obstruction of humanitarian aid," the statement said. There was also concern about reports of civilians being targeted in Jebel Aulia, on…
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Sweden launches research rocket, accidentally hits Norway

Sweden launches research rocket, accidentally hits Norway

A research rocket launched by Sweden Space Corp (SSC) early from Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden malfunctioned and landed 15 km (9.32 miles) inside neighbouring Norway. The rocket reached an altitude of 250 kilometres (155.34 miles) where experiments were carried out in zero gravity, the agency said in a statement. "It landed in the mountains at 1,000 meters altitude, and 10 kilometres from the closest settlement," Philip Ohlsson, head of communications at SSC, told Reuters on Tuesday. There are routines in place when things go wrong and we inform both Swedish and Norwegian governments, and other actors, he said. Work…
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Norway says advice on use of Pfizer vaccine is unchanged

Norway says advice on use of Pfizer vaccine is unchanged

NORWAY does not plan to change its policy on the use of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine following reports of deaths in highly frail recipients after the inoculation was given. BioNTech had earlier say that "Norwegian Health Authorities have now changed (their) recommendation in relation to vaccination of the terminally ill". But the company later retracted the statement following clarification from Norway. The Nordic country is currently vaccinating residents of care homes, including those with serious underlying diseases. COVID-19 vaccines Of these 23 reports, 13 have been looked into by Norwegian health authorities. These concerned individuals who were described as…
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Norway to extradite suspect in 1982 attack on Paris Jewish restaurant

Norway to extradite suspect in 1982 attack on Paris Jewish restaurant

NORWAY will extradite a man to France who is suspected of taking part in an attack that killed six people in a Jewish restaurant in Paris 38 years ago, the government said on Friday. At least 20 others were wounded in the bombing and shooting assault on the Jo Goldenberg restaurant in the Marais quarter in August 1982. In 2015, arrest warrants were issued against three former members of the Abu Nidal Organization, a splinter group of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a source told Reuters at the time. The suspects were identified long after the attacks because of statements…
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