Safe in the sun: Free dermatologist melanoma exams across Israel

With the arrival of summer, the danger of skin cancer increases. Every month, an average of 167 Israelis contract this malignancy. Hundreds of health fund clinics representing all four public health insurers are offering free skin examinations by dermatologists and plastic surgeons during National Skin Cancer Awareness Week from Monday, June 24, through Sunday, […]

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GIGA-SCALES: smarter membranes for lower-cost hydrogen production

Thanks to an €11 million grant from the Innovation Fund, the GIGA-SCALES project is set to establish an industrial-scale production plant for innovative ZIRFON membranes. These membranes, crucial for green hydrogen production, act as separators in electrolysers which enhances their efficiency and durability. Green hydrogen, produced through water electrolysis, is a crucial energy carrier for the […]

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Ukraine: Forced Russified Education Under Occupation

Russian authorities are imposing the Russian curriculum and Kremlin propaganda in Ukrainian schools in occupied areas, and have retaliated against school workers if they refuse to implement the imposed Russian curriculum. Russia should cease all measures to Russify Ukraine’s education system; Ukrainian authorities and foreign donors should work with civil society to keep children connected […]

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Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the occasion of World Refugee Day

“Today, a record more than 120 million people are forcibly displaced around the world. On World Refugee Day, we reaffirm the EU’s unwavering commitment to be a leading global donor to support refugees worldwide. We are committed to strengthening our efforts to ensure the EU remains a place where refugees find protection and safety. Concretely, […]

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Attacks on Education in War Surge Globally

This report was authored by a partner organization, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, and is distributed by Human Rights Watch. (New York) – About 6,000 attacks on education took place in 2022 and 2023, a nearly 20 percent increase compared with the previous two years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack […]

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EU releases €15 million in humanitarian aid for people in Myanmar and refugees on the country’s borders

As the escalation of conflict in Myanmar continues to increase humanitarian needs, the EU has released an additional €15 million to help people affected in the country, as well as refugees who have fled to neighbouring states. This includes Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. This additional allocation will help provide life-saving assistance to people who have […]

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California Lawmakers Should Reject Mandatory Internet ID Checks

California lawmakers are debating an ill-advised bill that would require internet users to show their ID in order to look at sexually explicit content. EFF has sent a letter to California legislators encouraging them to oppose Assembly Bill 3080, which would have the result of censoring the internet for all users.  If you care about […]

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IDF discovers Hamas tunnels for passage between civilian houses in Rafah

Culled from:Jpost.com. Soldiers uncovered large stockpiles of weapons hidden in residential buildings in Rafah, including but not limited to AK-47s, ammunition, missiles, explosives, and grenades. IDF troops from the Nahal Brigade had located and destroyed several tunnel shafts and weapons caches throughout Rafah operations, the IDF announced on Friday. Troops from Nahal Brigade’s combat teams operating in […]

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China: UN Should Act on Crimes Against Humanity

(Geneva) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, should provide a public update of measures taken by the Chinese government and by his office to address the human rights situation in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights, and the World Uyghur Congress said today, releasing a […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a Joint Press Availability

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  In just a few weeks’ time, we’ll gather here in Washington for NATO’s 75th summit, celebrating 75 years of strength, of unity, of growth, of innovation in our Alliance, but also, critically, looking forward to make sure that NATO is fit for purpose for the challenges of today and the […]

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