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UK Reviews Medical Marijuana Ban

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta performs with the trophy after winning the final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Government Will Not Interfere in Eurovision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said his government would adhere to the Eurovision Song Contest guidelines, which may include nixing a plan to split public broadcaster Kan, in a bid to ensure the country would host the competition in 2019 as planned.

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Tommy Robinson Letter Thanking Supporters Revealed

A letter claiming to be from jailed citizen journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson and apparently written from his prison cell expresses thanks to his supporters for turning out for him in their thousands around the world.

Turkish pro-Kurdish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas has spent more than a year behind bars

Jailed Kurdish Candidate in Turkey Threatens Erdogan’s Power

Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) gave a remarkable campaign speech to Turkish voters on Sunday. His supporters say Demirtas is the only real challenger to incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, even though Demirtas is running with a rather large handicap: he is in jail.

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UK Lawmakers Call for Significant Defence Spending Boost After Trump Comments

Noting that “defence is the first duty of government”, a panel of parliamentarians tasked with reviewing Britain’s defence posture has called for a significant rise in national defence spending which if delivered would see the country catapulted into the top-three defence-spending nations worldwide.