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Stephanie Burnett is a senior editor and newsroom manager.

Stephanie has a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.
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Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  Q106 Rock On! | WJXQ | Jackson, Battle Creek & Lansing
The Israel-Hamas conflict has been exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, with fake images and misleading information spreading rapidly on social media. This disinformation is inflaming tensions and complicating the verification of facts. High-profile incidents, such as the Gaza hospital explosion, have been focal points for false narratives. Regulatory bodies and social media companies are under scrutiny for their efforts to curb harmful content. The conflict has had real-world consequences, including increased security alerts and hate crimes. Both sides of the conflict are using disinformation to influence public perception, further muddying the waters of truth.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  wmbdradio.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading on social media. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and the subsequent misinformation exemplify the issue. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying facts during the conflict. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several fake claims, including a misrepresented Al Jazeera journalist's account and a video of Putin with false subtitles. Real-world consequences of heightened tensions include increased security in France, hate crimes in Illinois, and a rise in antisemitic incidents in London. Regulators like the EU's Thierry Breton are calling on companies like Meta and TikTok to address harmful content, while Israel's Cyber Unit is working to remove inciting content. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes the dual narratives from Hamas and anti-Palestinian sources, both aiming to obscure the truth.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  941theduke.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading across social media platforms. An explosion at a Gaza hospital, which killed hundreds, has become a focal point for misinformation. U.S. President Joe Biden noted the difficulty in verifying information during his visit to Israel. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several false claims, including fake images and videos. The EU's industry chief criticized social media companies for not sufficiently curbing disinformation, while Israel's Cyber Unit has been working to remove inciteful content. Over 40,000 fake accounts have been promoting pro-Hamas narratives. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones highlighted the use of disinformation by both sides to obscure the truth of the conflict.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  Sheboygan's Country B93
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is being exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, with fake images and misleading information spreading rapidly on social media. This disinformation is inflaming tensions and complicating efforts to verify facts. High-profile incidents, such as the Gaza hospital explosion, have become focal points for competing narratives. Regulatory bodies and social media companies are under scrutiny for their handling of harmful content. The conflict's impact extends globally, with increased security alerts and hate crimes reported in various countries. Efforts to combat disinformation include actions by the Israeli prosecutor’s office and analysis by firms like Cyabra.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  whbl.com
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is being exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, which is inflaming passions and escalating tensions. An explosion at a Gaza hospital has become a focal point for false narratives from both sides. U.S. President Joe Biden highlighted the difficulty of verifying information during the conflict. Social media platforms like X, Meta, TikTok, and YouTube have been criticized for not doing enough to curb disinformation. The Israeli prosecutor’s office has been actively working to remove inciting content. The spread of false information has had real-world consequences, including increased antisemitic incidents and hate crimes. Experts note that disinformation is a common tactic in modern conflicts to manipulate public perception.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  kdal610.com
Online disinformation is exacerbating tensions amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, with a recent hospital explosion in Gaza becoming a focal point. False narratives and manipulated content are spreading on social media, complicating efforts to discern the truth. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying information. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of disinformation, including fake images and accounts. The EU has criticized tech companies for not sufficiently curbing harmful content, while Israel's Cyber Unit is working to remove inciteful content. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes that both sides are using disinformation to target different audiences, contributing to confusion about the conflict.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  theduke.fm
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, which risks inflaming passions and escalating the situation. An explosion at a Gaza hospital has become a focal point for misinformation, with fake images and misleading posts circulating widely. U.S. President Joe Biden highlighted the challenge of verifying information during the conflict. Social media platforms like Meta, TikTok, and YouTube have been criticized for not doing enough to curb disinformation. The Israeli prosecutor’s office has been actively working to remove content that incites violence. The spread of false narratives has real-world consequences, including increased antisemitic incidents and hate crimes. Experts note that both sides of the conflict are using disinformation to influence public perception.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  933thedrive.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading on social media. An explosion at a Gaza hospital, which killed hundreds, has become a focal point for disinformation. U.S. President Joe Biden suggested Israel's adversaries were responsible for the incident, while Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several false claims. These include a fake Al Jazeera journalist's post, misattributed videos, and misrepresented images. Real-world consequences of heightened tensions include increased security in France, hate crimes in Illinois, and a rise in antisemitic incidents in London. Regulators like the EU's Thierry Breton are calling on companies like Meta and TikTok to curb harmful content. Israel's Cyber Unit is working to remove inciteful content, and bot-monitoring firm Cyabra has identified thousands of fake pro-Hamas accounts. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes that both sides are using disinformation to target different audiences, complicating the truth of the conflict.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  cruisin929.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading across social media platforms. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and the subsequent misinformation exemplify the issue. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying facts during the conflict. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of disinformation, including fake images and accounts. The EU's industry chief criticized social media companies for not sufficiently curbing harmful content, while Israel's Cyber Unit has been working to remove inciteful content. Over 40,000 fake accounts have been promoting pro-Hamas narratives, indicating a high level of sophistication in the disinformation campaign. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones noted that such tactics aim to confuse the public and undermine the credibility of opposing narratives.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  wsau.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading across social media platforms. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and the subsequent misinformation exemplify the issue. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying facts during the conflict. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of disinformation, including fake images and accounts. The EU and Israel's Cyber Unit are taking steps to combat the spread of harmful content and incitement to violence. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes that such tactics are common in conflicts to influence public perception.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  kelofm.com
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with fabricated social media posts and misinformation fueling the electronic fog of war. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and the subsequent spread of false narratives exemplify the issue. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying information. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of disinformation, including fake images and videos. Real-world consequences of heightened tensions include increased security in France and antisemitic incidents in London. The EU and Israel's Cyber Unit are taking steps to combat harmful content online, while companies like Meta and TikTok are called to do more. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes the rise in disinformation during conflicts, with both sides using it to target different audiences and obscure the truth.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  WDKE 96.1 Duke FM
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading on social media. An explosion at a Gaza hospital, which killed hundreds, has become a focal point for disinformation. U.S. President Joe Biden commented on the difficulty of verifying information during his visit to Israel. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of fake news, including a false claim by an account posing as an Al Jazeera journalist and a video of Putin with fabricated subtitles. The EU's industry chief Thierry Breton criticized social media platforms for not sufficiently curbing disinformation. Israel's Cyber Unit is working to remove content inciting violence, and bot-monitoring firm Cyabra reported over 40,000 fake accounts promoting pro-Hamas narratives. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones noted the rise in disinformation during conflicts and the mixed messages sent by Hamas.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  WTVB | 1590 AM · 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading across social media. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and other incidents have become focal points for misinformation. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying information. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several false claims, including fake images and accounts. The EU and Israel's Cyber Unit are taking steps to combat the spread of harmful content, with social media companies facing criticism for their response. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes the rise in disinformation during conflicts, with both sides attempting to influence public perception.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  Sports Radio KWSN
A surge of online disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict is escalating tensions, with false narratives and fabricated content spreading across social media platforms. An explosion at a Gaza hospital and the subsequent misinformation exemplify the issue. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying facts during his visit to Israel. Reuters' fact-checking unit has debunked several instances of disinformation, including fake images and accounts. The EU's industry chief criticized social media companies for not sufficiently curbing harmful content, while Israel's Cyber Unit actively works to remove inciting content. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones notes the rise in false narratives during conflicts, with both sides attempting to influence public perception.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  93.9 WTBX
The Israel-Hamas conflict has seen a surge in online disinformation, exacerbating tensions and complicating the verification of information. An explosion at a Gaza hospital has become a focal point for false narratives from both sides. U.S. President Joe Biden highlighted the challenge of verifying information during his visit to Israel. Various social media posts have been identified as fake or misleading, including fabricated videos and misrepresented images. The disinformation has had real-world consequences, such as increased antisemitic incidents and hate crimes. Regulators and social media companies are under scrutiny for their efforts to curb harmful content. The Israeli prosecutor’s office has been actively working to remove inciteful content, while experts note the sophisticated nature of the disinformation campaigns.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  b975.com
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is being exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, which is inflaming passions and escalating tensions. An explosion at a Gaza hospital has become a focal point for false narratives from both sides. U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the difficulty in verifying information. Social media platforms like Meta, TikTok, and YouTube have been criticized for not doing enough to curb disinformation. The Israeli prosecutor’s office is actively working to remove inciting content. Disinformation expert Marc Owen Jones noted that both pro-Hamas and anti-Palestinian narratives are muddying the waters, making it difficult to discern the truth.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  92.7 The Van WYVN | Holland's Classic Hits
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is being exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, with fake images and misleading information spreading rapidly on social media. This disinformation is inflaming tensions and complicating efforts to verify facts. High-profile incidents, such as a Gaza hospital explosion, have become focal points for competing narratives. Regulatory bodies and social media companies are under scrutiny for their response to the spread of harmful content. The conflict has also led to real-world consequences, including increased security alerts and hate crimes. Efforts to combat disinformation include actions by the Israeli government and analysis by firms like Cyabra, highlighting the sophisticated and pre-prepared nature of some disinformation campaigns.

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

18 Oct 2023  |  hi99.com
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is exacerbated by a surge of online disinformation, complicating the verification of facts and inflaming tensions. An explosion at a Gaza hospital has become a focal point for false narratives from both sides. U.S. President Joe Biden highlighted the challenge of verifying information. Social media platforms like X, Meta, TikTok, and YouTube are criticized for not curbing disinformation effectively. The Israeli State Attorney's Cyber Unit has been active in removing inciting content. Real-world consequences of heightened tensions include increased antisemitic incidents and hate crimes. Experts note that disinformation is being used to manipulate public perception and muddy the waters about the truth in the conflict.

Despite a shocking child benefits fraud scandal and sluggish COVID-19 measures, Dutch leader Mark Rutte remains popular going into the general election. How has 'Teflon Mark' emerged from such crises unscathed?

02 Feb 2023  |  www.dw.com
The article discusses Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's sustained popularity despite the child benefits fraud scandal and the criticism over his COVID-19 response. Kristie Rongen, a victim of the scandal, was wrongly accused of fraud by tax authorities and faced severe financial and emotional distress. The scandal led to the resignation of the Dutch Cabinet, but Rutte's party, the VVD, remains the frontrunner in the upcoming general election. Rutte, known as 'Teflon Mark', has been praised for his leadership during the pandemic, with a survey showing 77% voter approval for his COVID-19 measures. The pandemic has overshadowed other political issues, and Rutte's frequent TV briefings have given him an advantage. The opposition faces challenges in gaining traction, and Rutte is expected to form another coalition government. Despite the government's apology and compensation for the scandal victims, Rongen and others affected cannot reconcile the injustice they faced.

Istanbul Convention: How a European treaty against women's violence became politicised

22 Mar 2021  |  Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija
The Istanbul Convention, aimed at combating violence against women, has become a contentious issue, with countries like Turkey withdrawing and others considering similar actions. The treaty, drafted by the Council of Europe, faces opposition from conservative critics who argue it promotes LGBTQ+ education and undermines traditional family values. Experts attribute the resistance to rising anti-Western and anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments among right-wing governments. Despite the controversy, the convention remains a critical legal standard for addressing gender-based violence, though its implementation varies across countries.

D-Day soldier's letters to wife reveal endurance of love during war

06 Jun 2019  |  euronews.com
Steve Vlaskamp, an American soldier, met and quickly became engaged to Dorothy in Los Angeles during World War II. They married before Steve was deployed to Europe, where he participated in D-Day and witnessed the liberation of concentration camps. Throughout the war, Steve wrote hundreds of letters to Dorothy, expressing his love and longing. After the war, they started a family but eventually divorced, though they remained each other's true loves. Both passed away in the early 2000s and were buried together in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Dorothy's tombstone reading 'USO Bride'.

Hear how D-Day was broadcast to the world 75 years ago

06 Jun 2019  |  www.euronews.com
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the article recounts how American reporter George Hicks, then London bureau chief of the Blue Network, broadcasted live from the USS Ancon during the Allied invasion of Normandy. His report, which vividly captured the sounds of bombardment and artillery fire, stood out because it was recorded live, unlike other reports that were broadcasted after the events. The article also references a 1976 recollection by American-British comedian Bob Hope of NBC's D-Day coverage, including Hicks' historic broadcast.

'The daunting noise it made': Witness recalls D-Day carnage

06 Jun 2019  |  www.euronews.com
Yves Faucon, who was 12 during the D-Day landings, recounts the overwhelming sights and sounds of the largest amphibious assault in history. Living in Tilly-sur-Seulles, Faucon witnessed the Allied forces' efforts to drive back Nazi troops, describing the intense noise and visual spectacle of the battle. The liberation of his village took nearly three weeks, leaving it in ruins and marking a significant moment in Faucon's life. His vivid memories highlight the brutal realities of war and the profound impact on those who lived through it.

EU polls: Populism surge as Brexit Party forecast to take most seats in European Parliament

22 May 2019  |  www.euronews.com
The Brexit Party is projected to become the largest national party in the European Parliament, signaling significant gains for eurosceptic parties in the EU elections. Nigel Farage's party is leading with 37% of votes, surpassing Italy's Lega party. Other eurosceptic parties like Poland's Law and Justice party and France's Rassemblement National are also performing well. The centre-right European People's Party remains the frontrunner but is losing ground, while the liberal ALDE group is gaining due to Labour's poor performance in the UK. The political landscape is fragmented, with eurosceptic parties showing more unity compared to pro-European parties.

EU election polls: British voters to abandon major parties

17 May 2019  |  www.euronews.com
British voters are increasingly abandoning the Labour and Conservative parties in favor of smaller parties like the Brexit Party, Greens, Liberal Democrats, and Change UK in the upcoming European elections. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is showing a particularly strong performance, attracting three-quarters of 2018 Conservative voters. The Socialists and Democrats group is expected to lose seats, while ALDE and Greens are predicted to gain. Uncertainty remains over the affiliations of national parties to European Parliament groups post-election, with Fidesz and PSD party's affiliations in question, and the Five-Star Movement's intentions to form a new group.

EU election poll: Waiting game as popular parties yet to align with Parliament groups

02 May 2019  |  euronews.com
In the upcoming European elections, the centre-right European People's Party and centre-left Socialists and Democrats are projected to lose seats but remain the largest groups in Parliament. Smaller parties like Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, Italy's 5-Star Movement, and Emmanuel Macron's LREM could significantly impact the balance of power. The Brexit Party may cause the populist EFDD group to dissolve if it aligns elsewhere. The UK Conservatives are expected to lose seats, while the S&D group faces losses despite potential gains from the UK. Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party, currently with the EPP, may join Matteo Salvini's new EAPN group, which could affect the EPP's lead.

EU Parliament poll: Farage's Brexit Party surges as Eurosceptic groups rise

18 Apr 2019  |  www.euronews.com
Eurosceptic parties are projected to gain significant support in the upcoming European elections, with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party showing a notable surge. The European Parliament's forecasts, which now include the UK, suggest the Labour Party leading with 19 seats, followed by the Conservatives with 12. The Brexit Party and UKIP could collectively hold 19 seats. Right-wing groups EFDD and ENF are expected to make gains, especially in Italy with Salvini's Lega and the 5-Star Movement. In France, Macron's LREM slightly leads over Le Pen's Rassemblement National. The largest groups, EPP and S&D, are predicted to lose points. The UK's participation in the elections is contingent on not securing a withdrawal agreement, as per the terms of the Brexit extension agreed upon by EU leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

German journalist stabbed by teens who 'gave Hitler salute'

02 Oct 2018  |  euronews.com
Klaus-Peter Krümmling, a journalist for Naumburger Tageblatt, was stabbed by three teenagers, one of whom allegedly gave a Nazi salute, after shopping at a Rewe supermarket in Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt. The attack occurred as Krümmling confronted the teens for spitting towards his vehicle and showing him the middle finger. He sustained a six-centimeter-deep cut but no organs were struck. The police confirmed the attack but could not confirm the neo-Nazi affiliation or the Hitler salute. No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.

Messi out: Fifa men's player of the year shortlist includes Ronaldo, Salah and Modric

03 Sep 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, and Luka Modric have been announced as finalists for the Fifa men's player of the year award, marking the first absence of Lionel Messi since 2006. Salah had a record-breaking season with Liverpool, while Modric led Croatia to their first World Cup finals and Real Madrid to their third consecutive Champions League title. Ronaldo, now with Juventus, is also a finalist for the Fifa Puskas award. The women's player of the year finalists are Marta Vieira da Silva, Ada Hegerberg, and Dzsenifer Marozsan.

Sleepy Montenegrins win 'Lazy Olympics'

21 Aug 2018  |  euronews.com
In Montenegro, four individuals won the 'World Lazy Olympics' by lying on a mattress for 49 hours, surpassing the previous year's record of 48.5 hours. The event, which took place in Brezna, celebrates the stereotype of Montenegrins being lazy. The winners, Andjela Dendic, Milka Doderovic, Dijana Labovic, and Milos Radulovic, shared a €400 prize. Participants were allowed to eat, drink, talk, and use the internet as long as they remained lying down. The competition is open to adults and ends when the last person stands up, but this year the four winners chose to stand together after breaking the record.

Kremlin or pranksters? New audio reveals Juncker and Mogherini talked policy in Russian prank call

18 Jul 2018  |  euronews.com
Russian pranksters duped European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini into thinking they were speaking to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The calls discussed the Iran nuclear deal, US pressure, and relations with Russia. Security concerns were raised over the potential for such pranks to cause national security breaches. The pranksters, Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, known as Lexus and Vovan, denied Kremlin ties, stating their actions were independent. The EU confirmed the authenticity of the calls and emphasized the importance of secure communication procedures.

'It's coming home': English superfan gets 'World Cup Winners' tattoo after epiphany

04 Jul 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Jamie Richardson, an English football superfan, got a 'World Cup Winners' tattoo after an epiphany during England's match against Panama. He believes England will win the World Cup, citing historical coincidences and the elimination of strong teams. Despite nervous moments, he remains confident and dismisses negative reactions. Richardson plans to celebrate with his daughter if England wins, showing unwavering support for his team.

Watch: Lyon star Lucy Bronze talks passion — and pay gaps — in women's football

25 May 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Lucy Bronze, who recently won her first UEFA Champions League trophy with Olympique Lyonnais, discusses her journey in women's football, the significant pay gaps in the sport, and the need for better support for female players. Despite the challenges, she emphasizes the resilience and passion that drive women in football. Bronze looks forward to the FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be hosted in Lyon, aiming for further success with the England Lionesses.

Window closes on annual gesture: the peculiar case of the man with a portrait

15 May 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Every year on May 9, during Moscow's Victory Parade, an old man named Igor Nikolayevich Klochkov stood at his apartment window holding a portrait of his late mother. This year, he was absent, and it was discovered that he had passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 97. Klochkov, a military engineer, began this tradition a decade ago to honor his mother, who died during WWII. His mother, a doctor, stayed in Moscow to care for the wounded while his father served on the frontline. The story was recounted by Russian photographer Vladimir Eshtokin, who had observed Klochkov's annual gesture.

"Death to America": Iranian lawmakers burn the US flag

09 May 2018  |  es.euronews.com
Iranian lawmakers expressed outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear agreement, staging a protest by burning the US flag and chanting anti-American slogans. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani indicated that Iran might resume its nuclear activities if Europe, Russia, and China do not fill the void left by the US. The decision prompted a joint statement from the UK, France, and Germany, reaffirming their commitment to the deal. Iran announced preparations for uranium enrichment in response.

Road signs go up for US Embassy in Jerusalem

07 May 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Road signs for the new US Embassy in Jerusalem were installed, with the opening set to coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary. President Trump's decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv reversed longstanding US policy and has been met with international criticism, though some countries like Guatemala, the Czech Republic, and Romania have indicated support or intentions to also relocate their embassies. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat expressed his support for the move.

Is non-consensual sex rape? For most European countries, no

02 May 2018  |  es.euronews.com
The article discusses the legal distinctions between sexual assault and rape in Spain, highlighting the case of 'La Manada' which sparked outrage and calls for legal reform. It examines the broader European context, noting that only a few countries define non-consensual sex as rape. Amnesty International's Anna Blus emphasizes the need for legislative changes and better education for legal professionals to ensure justice for survivors. The article also references a high-profile case in Belfast to illustrate the challenges even in jurisdictions with consent-based definitions of rape.

Armenia prime minister to resign

23 Apr 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan announced his resignation following days of protests against his tenure. The protests were sparked by Sargsyan's transition from president to prime minister after serving the maximum presidential term limit. Sargsyan acknowledged opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan's correctness in opposing his rule and stated he would not choose any solutions to the political crisis, opting to resign instead. Karen Karapetyan was appointed as acting prime minister. Pashinyan, who had been detained during the protests, was released by police.

Footballers go low to set world record match at Dead Sea

05 Apr 2018  |  euronews.com
A group of women footballers set the world record for the lowest-altitude match at the Dead Sea, 320 metres below sea level, following their previous record for the highest-altitude game on Mount Kilimanjaro. The players are part of the Equal Playing Field initiative, advocating for gender equality in sports. The match in Jordan, supported by Prince Ali, highlighted issues such as pay disparity and access to football for women. Laura Youngson, co-founder of the initiative, emphasized the power of sport for change, while former French national player Sandrine Dusang discussed the differences between playing at high altitude and in the heat, and the ongoing efforts for gender parity in Europe.

The Geneva Motor Show and the 'booth babes'

08 Mar 2018  |  es.euronews.com
The Geneva Motor Show has seen a significant reduction in the use of 'booth babes' in response to the #MeToo movement. Major car manufacturers like Lexus, SsangYong, and Nissan have either changed the attire of models or replaced them with product specialists. The shift aims to address sexism in the automotive industry. Visitors and industry insiders have noticed the changes, with some welcoming the move towards gender equality. The article also highlights the impact of the #MeToo movement on motorsports, with figures like Tatiana Calderón advocating for more female participation and equality in the field.

Citroën CEO talks diesel demand, #MeToo and trade wars

06 Mar 2018  |  www.euronews.com
Citroën CEO Linda Jackson discusses the impact of diesel scandals on the automotive industry, emphasizing the shift towards electric vehicles. She critiques protectionist trade policies, particularly those initiated by President Donald Trump, and highlights the industry's evolving stance on gender diversity in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Jackson advocates for more women in the automotive sector and underscores the importance of confidence and hard work for women aiming to succeed in the industry.

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A Wanted Outbreak: Herpes Deployed for Carp Cull

13 Jun 2017  |  news
The article discusses three main topics. Firstly, it covers the Australian government's plan to use the herpes virus to control the invasive carp population, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and researcher Matt Barwick providing details on the strategy. Secondly, it recounts a shark attack on a man spearfishing in Florida, who survived but incurred a large medical bill, leading him to start a GoFundMe campaign. Lastly, the article delves into the diplomatic crisis involving Qatar, where several countries, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, severed ties with Qatar over suspicions of its relationship with Iran and alleged support for terrorist groups. The article also briefly mentions a terrorist attack in Iran by the Islamic State, which targeted the parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum, resulting in numerous casualties.

Online concierge service helps men find gifts for their partners

23 Jun 2014  |  South China Morning Post
Butlur, an online gift-giving concierge service, assists men in finding thoughtful gifts for women. Co-founded by Brian Chin and Jessica Lam, Butlur uses a proprietary algorithm to recommend personalized gifts based on a questionnaire. The service has seen a client increase post-Valentine's Day and plans to expand to New York and eventually offer gifts for men after further research. Derrick Chan, a customer, praised Butlur for its detail-oriented approach that allowed for personal involvement in the gift-giving process.
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