In The News Today: Jean-Claude Van Damme To Star In Amazon Series About Himself, Gay Refugees In Europe Face Abuse, Snickers Recalled In 55 Countries
Gay Refugees In Europe Abused As They Seek Asylum
For gay, lesbian and transgender refugees seeking to have a better life, the ordeal of escaping anger and violence is far from over. Even as they reach Europe, these people continue to face abuse verbally, physically and sexually.
According to a report from the Associated Press, it has found an extensive number of documented cases regarding gay refugees being abused by various people around them: security staff and even their fellow refugees. Moreover, the cases are not limited to one or two countries. Rather, it is happening almost everywhere refugees had fled to: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Finland. Because of this, these gay refugees had no choice but to move out.
Currently, the exact number of gay migrants facing abuse remains unclear. This is because it is likely that not all abuse cases among this community had been reported. European privacy laws may be among the reasons why.
Snickers Recalled Due To Plastic In Chocolate Bars
Mars, Incorporated has just issued a voluntary recall involving a number of its chocolate bar products after a small piece of plastic was said to have been found in one of its products in Germany. This led the company to take a massive precaution.
The products affected by the recall include Snickers, Mars, Milky Way and Celebration products. Moreover, Mars, Inc. says that only those that have been labeled “Mars Netherlands” are currently affected. According to a report from Reuters however, it seems the recall extends beyond Europe as the possibly tainted products were said to have been sold all over Europe as well as certain countries in Asia. This means that the affected Mars products are present in as much as 55 countries.
Jean-Claude Van Damme Will Play Himself In A New Amazon Series, Sort Of
Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in a brand new series for Amazon and it just so happens he will be playing himself, somewhat.
The series entitled “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” will see Van Damme go from a retired actor and martial-arts pro who decides to become an undercover private contractor. According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the series will be produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucer for Scott Free Television. “The Expendables'” Dave Callaham has been tapped to pen the series and Peter Atencio is set to direct.