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Russians raise funds for anti-GMO research

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As Russian MPs ponder over a draft bill that could see GMOs outlawed, the country’s chief genetic safety activist tells RT she is skeptical about the legislative initiative and urges ‘long-overdue’ independent international research. GMO production and distribution is likened to terrorism by the authors of a draft bill submitted to the Russian parliament earlier this week. It’s not the first... 

US threatens UNESCO over Palestine

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The flag of Palestine The United States has threatened to cut off its funds to UNESCO, if the UN organization recognizes Palestine as a full member of the United Nations. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland gave the warning on Wednesday, adding that there would be serious repercussions for the UN body, AFP reported. “We’ve made the point that there are very clear red lines in US... 

Germany ups funds for Holocaust survivors

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The Jewish Claims Conference said it won a promise Thursday from the German government to increase funding to elderly Holocaust survivors in eastern Europe. Jewish survivors of WWII use… German officials promised to increase monthly payments from €178 ($235) to €240 ($315) for survivors in some of the poorest eastern European countries, such as Ukraine, said Roman Kent, a negotiator for the... 
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