While no systematic, clear law protecting the rights of homosexuals exists in any European country, the Brazilian government has begun the process of approving a bill that protects the movement and defines homophobia as an offence on the same par as racial discrimination. This first, important step to fighting homofobia in Brazil is designed to give a strong signal against the numerous acts of aggression carried out in recent years against gay activists. Bill 503/01, presented by the Petista parliamentary deputy and vice-president of the party, Iara Bernardi, is intended to transform discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation into crime, in much the same way as has been done with racial discrimination
During the “European Day” celebrations Greek Cypriots presented Baklava, a sweet made with nuts or pistachios and drenched in syrup as the Greek national dessert, causing an uproar in Turkey
Statesmen, politicians, and opinion makers have searched for years to promote a positive image of war, or at least a neutral and ascetic one, to the end of making public opinion “digest” it.
The United Nations Security Council has extended for six more months the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights, an area claimed by both Israel and Syria. UN peacekeepers currently number a thousand; they have been stationed there since 1974
For decades even its existence has been denied, fuelling conspiratorial legends and theories. Today the annual meetings of the Bilderberg Group, founded in Holland in 1952, are no longer a secret, but continue to be held behind closed doors, with neither television cameras nor press conferences.
A foundation reunites people who should hate each other, and makes them work together. It is called Breaking the Ice, an initiative which involves individuals who have personally experienced the traumas and horrors of war. Day 10 - The desert outside of Egypt