2018.11.29

News Headlines - 29 November 2018

French official 'suspected of spying for North Korea' - BBC News

Benoît Quennedey was arrested on Sunday night over the "collection and delivery of information to a foreign power", they say.
He is being questioned by the domestic security agency, the DGSI... Mr Quennedey is a senior civil servant, working for the Senate's department of architecture, heritage and gardens. He is also president of the Franco-Korean Friendship Association (AAFC in French), which promotes closer ties with North Korea and supports the reunification of the divided Koreas.

Hungary: Thousands rally for George Soros-founded Central European University | DW

Protesters voiced support for CEU, which said in October that it would start admitting students to a new campus in Vienna if the government did not acknowledge its legal status by December 1... Attracting students from over 100 countries and offering US-accredited masters programs, CEU, founded in 1991, has long been seen by the nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a hostile bastion of liberalism.
Orban's government has clamped down on academic freedom more broadly in recent years, banning universities from teaching gender studies in October.

Berlin man, 95, charged with over 36,000 deaths at Nazi camp - The Local

German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old man with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder over his alleged time as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II... Hans H. is believed to have belonged to the SS-Totenkopfsturmbann (Death's Head Battalion) between summer 1944 and spring 1945 at Mauthausen, part of the Nazis' vast network of concentration camps where inmates were forced to perform slave labour.

Egypt unveils previously unopened ancient female sarcophagus in Luxor | London Evening Standard

Egyptian authorities have unveiled a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin in Luxor dating back to more than 3,000 years.
The sarcophagus, an ancient coffin, was one of two found earlier this month in the northern area of El-Asasef, a necropolis on the western bank of the Nile.

Football-mad parents in battle to name baby 'Griezmann Mbappe' | AFP.com

French authorities are seeking to ban a couple of apparently football-obsessed parents from naming their baby "Griezmann Mbappe" after two of the national team's heroes... Earlier this month authorities in the eastern city of Dijon launched a legal bid to stop a mother naming her son "Jihad".


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