Austria broadcaster defends journalist who compared far-right poster to Nazis

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s public broadcaster ORF defended its top news anchor on Friday after a far right politician threatened the journalist with “consequences” for comparing an anti-immigrant poster to Nazi propaganda. The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) is the junior partner in a coalition government with the conservatives. It says it wants to restructure the […]

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Myanmar pardons nearly 7,000 prisoners in second amnesty this month

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar began releasing prisoners on Friday after the president announced he would pardon nearly 7,000 people in addition to thousands released earlier this month. President Win Myint granted unconditional amnesty to 6,948 prisoners serving jail terms around the country “to bring delight to the citizens of Myanmar and taking into consideration humanitarian […]

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