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‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

  Omar Abdulaziz in his adopted city of Montreal. Photograph: François Ollivier/Washington Post/Getty Images For Omar Abdulaziz, a 27-year-old Saudi dissident living in exile in Canada, the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was more than a prominent columnist and veteran who knew the ins and outs of the Saudi royal court. He was a mentor and father figure. Abdulaziz,… Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Europe against Atlantic free trade deals

Tens of thousands of people protested in European cities on Saturday against planned free trade deals with the United States and Canada they say would undermine democracy and lower food safety, environmental and labor standards. Organizers — an alliance of environmental groups, labor unions and opposition parties — said 320,000 people took part in rallies in seven German… Read More »

Thousands evacuated from homes as hunt for Japan quake survivors goes on

Japanese authorities have ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes after a deadly earthquake struck a southern island and the search for survivors went on into the early hours of Sunday amid worsening weather conditions. A 7.3 magnitude tremor struck early on Saturday morning, killing at least 32 people, injuring about a thousand more… Read More »

Tata Steel seeks British exit, thousands of jobs at risk

Britain battled to save its steel industry on Wednesday after India’s Tata Steel (TISC.NS) put its British operations up for sale, leaving thousands of jobs at risk as a result of cheap Chinese imports. The move comes less than three months before Britons vote on the country’s membership of the European Union in a referendum dominated by concerns… Read More »