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Ex-Guinea-Bissau PM Calls Dismissal Of His Government Constitutional Coup

Posted in Foreign on 28 May 2016. 45 hits.
The former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Carlos Correia, on Friday, denounced the dismissal of his government by President Jose Mario Vaz as a “constitutional coup d’etat”, as a new prime minister was sworn in. Opponents of Vaz protested outside the presidential palace on Thursday night,...

Turkey’s Erdogan Takes Tough EU Line After PM Quits

Posted in Foreign on 25 May 2016. 31 hits.
Turkey’s president has told the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel, saying: “We’ll go our way, you go yours”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking a day after PM Ahmet Davutoglu, who had largely negotiated the EU deal, said he was stepping down. Reports said...

Obama lifts US arms embargo on former foe Vietnam—

Posted in Foreign on 24 May 2016. 55 hits.
President Barack Obama has announced the United States is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is...

Ski Lanka floods: 71 killed as rocks, mudslides bury villages

Posted in Foreign on 23 May 2016. 29 hits.
Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN)At least 71 people have died following days of torrential rains and mudslides in Sri Lanka, officials said. Rescuers are searching for 127 others reported missing after mud and rock buried residential areas, the nation’s Disaster Management Center said. The rains and...

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia

Posted in Foreign on 23 May 2016. 31 hits.
May 22, 2016 Foreign 64 Views Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10m each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday. The compensation...

Trump To Muslims: ‘Turn People In’

Posted in Foreign on 17 May 2016. 45 hits.
BBC News — The presumptive republican candidate in the US presidential election, Donald Trump, has called on Muslims to work with the police and “turn people in”. In an interview with the UK’s ITV, Mr Trump said he was not anti-Muslim, but “anti-terror”. He was reacting to remarks by UK Prime...

French Female Ministers Rise Against Sexual Harassment

Posted in Foreign on 16 May 2016. 45 hits.
Seventeen women who have served as ministers in France have signed a declaration against sexual harassment in politics, saying they will no longer be silent about the issue. Among the 17 signatories to the declaration, who are current or former ministers, is the head of the International...

Putin Says Russia Will Act To Neutralise U.S. Missile Shield Threat

Posted in Foreign on 15 May 2016. 51 hits.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a ballistic missile defence shield which the United States has activated in Europe as a step to a new arms race. He vowed to adjust budget spending to neutralise “emerging threats” to Russia. Reuters reports that the United States switched on the...

Kenya security forces kill 10, arrest 36 in operation against Islamists

Posted in Foreign on 14 May 2016. 85 hits.
Kenya Defence Force soldiers arrive in Garissa University College in Garissa April 4, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic May 14, 2016 Foreign 3 Views Kenyan security forces operation said it has killed 10 suspected al Shabaab Islamist militants and arrested 36 others in nine months since...

Brazil Impeachment: New Leader Calls For Trust

Posted in Foreign on 13 May 2016. 60 hits.
May 13, 2016 Foreign 38 Views In a televised address to the nation, Brazil’s new Interim President, Michel Temer, has asked the people to trust his government’s ability to rebuild the economy.He has named a business-friendly cabinet that includes respected former central bank chief Henrique...

China’s NDRC works to make transportation more efficient nationwide

Posted in Foreign on 13 May 2016. 36 hits.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a document earlier this month requesting cities around the country to build modern multi-platform transportation hubs by 2020, 100 for operating high speed trains and 50 for aircraft. The document instructs cities to plan...

One killed, several injured in German train station knife attack

Posted in Foreign on 10 May 2016. 82 hits.
May 10, 2016 Foreign 20 Views A suspected Islamist at a railway station near Munich shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has killed one person and injured several others. The 27-year-old man started stabbing passers-by in the town of Grafing, to the south-east of the Germancity,  screaming ‘Allahu...

Trump Hints At More Taxes On The Rich

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 34 hits.
United States Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says taxes for rich people may be increased. This appears to be a reversal of his initial policy. Speaking during an interview, he also reversed his position on the minimum wage. He said that he was yet to decide in terms of numbers;...

Trump Hints At More Taxes On The Rich

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 34 hits.
United States Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says taxes for rich people may be increased. This appears to be a reversal of his initial policy. Speaking during an interview, he also reversed his position on the minimum wage. He said that he was yet to decide in terms of numbers;...

Kenya Building Collapse: Police Put Death Toll At 49

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 36 hits.
May 9, 2016 Foreign 12 Views Kenyan authorities say the number of people killed in a multi-storey residential building that collapsed in the capital Nairobi more than a week ago has risen to 49. The new figure was given on Sunday after more bodies were pulled out of the rubble. The...

Kenya Building Collapse: Police Put Death Toll At 49

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 36 hits.
May 9, 2016 Foreign 12 Views Kenyan authorities say the number of people killed in a multi-storey residential building that collapsed in the capital Nairobi more than a week ago has risen to 49. The new figure was given on Sunday after more bodies were pulled out of the rubble. The...

EU Referendum: Cameron Warns UK Exit Could Put Peace At Risk

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 38 hits.
BBC News — Peace in Europe could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the European Union, David Cameron has warned. The UK has regretted “turning its back” on Europe in the past, the PM said, arguing the European Union has “helped reconcile” countries and maintain peace. Mr Cameron asked if...

EU Referendum: Cameron Warns UK Exit Could Put Peace At Risk

Posted in Foreign on 09 May 2016. 34 hits.
BBC News — Peace in Europe could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the European Union, David Cameron has warned. The UK has regretted “turning its back” on Europe in the past, the PM said, arguing the European Union has “helped reconcile” countries and maintain peace. Mr Cameron asked if...

Thousands demand legalisation of Indian hemp in S.Africa

Posted in Foreign on 08 May 2016. 65 hits.
May 8, 2016 Foreign 9 Views Thousands of South Africans took to the streets of Cape Town on Saturday demanding a relaxation of drugs laws to allow medicinal and recreational use of cannabis. Around 3,000 protesters took part in the march, some smoking cannabis, also known as marijuana and...

Canada Wildfire Growing As Weather Heats Up, Escape Convoy Underway

Posted in Foreign on 08 May 2016. 72 hits.
An RCMP police officer looks over the wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch - RTX2DANF May 8, 2016 Foreign 8 Views A raging Canadian wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified on Saturday, helped by hot,...
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