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Norway ramps up entry restrictions for Russians in response to 'illegal war of aggression against Ukraine'

Norway ramps up entry restrictions for Russians in response to 'illegal war of aggression against Ukraine'

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Norway will tighten its restrictions on entry from Russia, barring those with tourist visas issued before 2022 or by other European countries. The decision is in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, according to Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl. Norway has a 123-mile border with Russia in the Arctic. Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the Scandinavian country as of next week. Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said the tightening was a response to “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.” Norway has a 123-mile-long border with Russia in the Arctic. RUSS...
Critics slam UN after it lowers flag to half-staff in honor of 'mass murderer' Iranian president

Critics slam UN after it lowers flag to half-staff in honor of 'mass murderer' Iranian president

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Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account – free of charge. Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email and pushing continue, you are agreeing to Fox News’ Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Having trouble? Click here. The United Nations flag was lowered to half-staff Tuesday in honor of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash Monday. Raisi, nicknamed the “Butcher of Tehran” for his oversight of mass executions of political prisoners in 1988, died along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officia...
HR Leaders Conference 2024: A Hub of Innovation and Networking in Dubai

HR Leaders Conference 2024: A Hub of Innovation and Networking in Dubai

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This year’s HR Leaders Conference in Dubai is set to be a pivotal event for HR professionals from around the globe. Scheduled for May 14th at the prestigious Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai, the conference offers an unparalleled platform for networking, learning, and strategic growth within the human resources sector. The conference will host over 100 HR leaders, offering attendees the chance to connect with peers and industry executives in a relaxed and hassle-free environment. This gathering is not just about exchanging business cards but building lasting relationships that transcend the conventional conference experience. Engaging Workshops and Keynote Presentations Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking workshops and listen to inspiring ke...
Kenya president declares public holiday to mourn hundreds of flood victims

Kenya president declares public holiday to mourn hundreds of flood victims

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Kenya’s President William Ruto has declared Friday a public holiday to mourn the 238 people who have died due to ongoing flooding. The president on Wednesday said the day will be observed by national tree planting activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Kenya, along with other parts of East Africa, has been overwhelmed by floods. More than 235,000 people are displaced and living in dozens of camps. KENYA’S MILITARY CHIEF DIES IN A HELICOPTER CRASH President Ruto also announced the reopening of schools countrywide, after a two-week delay due to heavy rains that have destroyed hundreds of schools. People look on as houses are demolished in the Mukuru area of Nairobi, Kenya, on May 7, 2024. The government ordered the demolition of structures and buildings illegally ...
Iran sentences award-winning director to prison ahead of Cannes

Iran sentences award-winning director to prison ahead of Cannes

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The award-winning Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has been sentenced to eight years in prison and lashings just ahead of his planned trip to the Cannes film festival, his lawyer told The Associated Press Thursday. Rasoulof, 51, known for his film “There Is No Evil,” has become the latest artist targeted in a widening crackdown on all dissent in the Islamic Republic following years of mass protests, including over the 2022 death of Mahsa Amini. Iranian authorities haven’t acknowledged the sentence but Rasoulof and other artists had co-signed a letter urging authorities to “put your gun down” amid demonstrations over a 2022 building collapse that killed at least 29 people in the southwestern city of Abadan. In the time since then, artists, athletes, celebrities and others have been calle...
Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges faster US weapon deliveries

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges faster US weapon deliveries

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that U.S. weapons have begun to arrive in Ukraine. Zelenskyy voiced the urgency of accelerating the process due to advancing Russian forces attempting to exploit the situation. He also mentioned the lack of significant positive developments in timely support for the Ukrainian army. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that vital U.S. weapons were starting to arrive in Ukraine in small amounts.  He said that the process needed to move faster. This is the result of advancing Russian forces trying to take advantage. REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: UKRAINE’S ZELENSKYY OPENS UP ON US AID, ISRAEL, TRUMP Zelenskyy spoke during a joint news conference in Kyiv alongside visiting NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Mo...
France President Macron to outline vision for Europe as global power ahead of European Parliament elections

France President Macron to outline vision for Europe as global power ahead of European Parliament elections

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French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to outline his vision for Europe to become a more assertive global power against a backdrop of war in Ukraine and other security and economic challenges, in a speech on Thursday ahead of pivotal European Parliament elections in June. The French president plans to focus on strategic and geopolitical issues in Europe, including defense, the economy, protecting the environment and safeguarding democracy, his advisers said. Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its third year, is expected to be the main theme of the speech Macron will deliver at Paris’ Sorbonne University on Thursday. France has been a firm supporter of Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression, and Macron has often clashed with other Western leaders as he has insisted that Euro...
Orbán challenger leads protest calling for child protection after sexual abuse scandal in Hungary

Orbán challenger leads protest calling for child protection after sexual abuse scandal in Hungary

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An aspiring challenger to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán renewed his calls for change Friday as he led a protest of several thousand people demanding a more robust child protection system and the resignation of Orbán’s government. The demonstrators gathered outside Hungary’s Interior Ministry in Budapest and called for its head, Sándor Pintér, to step down over what they see as his failure to prevent the sexual abuse of children in state-run institutions, a crime which has led to political upheaval in Hungary in recent months. HUNGARY PM ORBÁN BLASTS ‘WESTERN WORLD,’ CALLS FOR TRUMP VICTORY Peter Magyar, a 43-year-old lawyer who has emerged as a new voice of opposition to Hungary’s right-wing government, took aim at Orbán’s portrayal of himself as a defender of families and traditi...
Hezbollah claims to shoot down Israeli drone over Lebanon

Hezbollah claims to shoot down Israeli drone over Lebanon

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The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah is claiming to have shot down an Israeli drone that was on a combat mission, a report says.  Hezbollah said in a statement that the drone, which was “waging its attacks on our steadfast people,” was brought down in the Al Aishiyeh area of southern Lebanon near the country’s border with Israel, according to Reuters.  It reportedly described the drone as a Hermes 450 made by Israel-based weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems.  “A surface-to-air missile was launched at a remote manned aircraft of the air force that was operating in the skies of Lebanon, as a result the vehicle was hit and fell in Lebanese territory,” the Israeli Defense Forces later said in a statement. “The incident is being investigated.”  AGITATOR BEHIND ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ CHANTS IN CHI...
Britain's contentious plan to send some migrants to Rwanda hits a hurdle in Parliament

Britain's contentious plan to send some migrants to Rwanda hits a hurdle in Parliament

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LONDON (AP) — A law that will enable Britain to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda suffered a setback on Wednesday after Parliament’s upper chamber pressed its attempt to amend the contentious legislation. The House of Lords inserted amendments into the Safety of Rwanda Bill, sending it back to the lower House of Commons in a process known as parliamentary ping-pong. KEY PIECE OF UK GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO SEND MIGRANTS TO RWANDA EXPECTED TO BECOME LAW The government had hoped members of the Lords would stop blocking the bill on Wednesday, relenting to the parliamentary rule that the unelected Lords ultimately can’t overrule the elected Commons. The Lords’ resistance underlines the strength of opposition in the upper house, where the governing Conservative Party does not ha...