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  • July 24, 2021

Thousands challenge Orbán with a festive Pride parade supporting gay rights in Hungary – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BUDAPEST – Thousands of Hungarians marched in solidarity with the country’s LGBTQ + community on Saturday to protest government rhetoric and new legislation targeting sexual minorities that has drawn condemnation from Hungary’s European Union partners. Members of the European Parliament joined the Pride parade through the streets of…

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German floods put the candidate for chancellor Laschet to the test – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BERLIN – The flood disaster in Germany poses a double challenge for Armin Laschet, the pioneer in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. As the leader of one of the regional states hardest hit by the floods, Laschet is being tested as a crisis manager and…

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Former British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond will advise the Saudi government – POLITICO

The UK parliament’s lobbying watchdog gave former Chancellor Philip Hammond the green light to take on an advisory role to the Saudi Arabian government. Less than two years after leaving the ministerial position, the The Business Appointments Advisory Committee (ACOBA) concluded Hammond’s offer to advise Riyadh on “tax reform” could go ahead despite considering “concerns”…

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Julia Banks on what it takes for women to survive under Scott Morrison

Former Liberal MP says Crikey about the culture of sexism within the party, which only got worse with Scott Morrison. Former Liberal MP Julia Banks (Image: AAP / Mick Tsikas) Julia Banks has been called a “rich bitch”, a “bully”, a “nasty” woman, a “crazy corporate” who needs to be controlled. She has been repeatedly…

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