Among other things, the law states only Jews have the right to self-determination, "encourages" Jewish settlement and downgrades the status of the Arabic language. Critics say it is racist and threatens democracy.
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Berlin authorities have seized dozens of apartments and houses they claim are owned by one of the city's Arab crime networks. A new law allows police to confiscate property bought with ill-gotten gains.
Thousands of German scientists — many using public funds — have published their results in quasi-scientific journals without being peer reviewed, according to a report. An expert described it as "a disaster for science."
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The Organization of American States expressed "energetic condemnation" over the continued violence and urged for new elections in 2019. The Nicaraguan government called the resolution "illegal, illegitimate and unfair."
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A security official for French President Emmanuel Macron was suspended for two weeks in May after he was filmed beating a demonstrator. Opposition MPs have suggested Macron's government tried to cover up the incident.
The man who supplied a gun to the National Socialist Underground terrorist group has been set free on bail, having served two-thirds of a 10-year sentence. The German neo-Nazi scene had campaigned for his release.
The Syrian government has agreed to release rebel prisoners in exchange for evacuating the residents in two beleaguered cities. Activists and rights groups warned that the evacuations could be a form of displacement.
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