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Polish parliament passes animal rights law

Polish parliament passes animal rights law

Poland's parliament on Friday passed an animal rights law that had angered fur farmers and kosher meat producers and divided the country's right-wing governing alliance. The junior partners in the three-party ruling coalition had refused to vote in favour, p

Japan's new PM Suga pledges to tackle virus, kickstart economy

Japan's new PM Suga pledges to tackle virus, kickstart economy

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Wednesday to keep coronavirus infections under control and kickstart an economy in recession, as Shinzo Abe left office after a record-breaking tenure.In his first remarks after being elected by parliament ear

Japan's new PM Yoshihide Suga is self-made, powerful adviser

Japan's new PM Yoshihide Suga is self-made, powerful adviser

Japan's new prime minister Yoshihide Suga is a farmer's son with a reputation for inscrutability who has been a key government adviser and policy enforcer.The 71-year-old easily won election to office on Wednesday in parliament, where his ruling Liberal Demo

Trump 'boorish and arrogant', but worthy of Nobel: Norway MP

Trump 'boorish and arrogant', but worthy of Nobel: Norway MP

The Norwegian MP who last week nominated Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize said Tuesday the US president may come across as "boorish and arrogant" but insisted he was a "worthy" candidate.Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of parliament for Norwa