Archive for March, 2017

Scottish government makes formal request to UK for independence referendum

March 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Scottish government makes formal request to UK for independence referendum

UK Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon The Scottish government has formally asked UK Prime Minister Theresa May to allow it hold a second referendum following the beginning of Britain’s exit process from the European Union.  Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the request in […]

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court takes over legislative functions of parliament

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court takes over legislative functions of parliament

A view of the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 30, 2017 (photo by AFP) Venezuela’s Supreme Court has taken over the legislative functions of the country’s parliament after ruling that the legislature is in contempt of court. “As long as the National Assembly’s contempt of court and […]

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South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

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South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

South African President Jacob Zuma (photo by AFP) South Africa’s president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in a move that spooked investors this week and has sent the country’s currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma’s replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 […]

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Malaysia, North Korea reach agreement in Kim Kuala Lumpur’s killing row

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Malaysia, North Korea reach agreement in Kim Kuala Lumpur’s killing row

Malaysia and North Korea have lifted mutual bans on nationals from each country leaving the other as part of an agreement that ends a bitter row following the assassination of the North Korean leader’s exiled half-brother in Kuala Lumpur. The nine Malaysians who had been barred from leaving North Korea […]

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Thousands of Argentineans hold anti-government rally in Buenos Aires

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Thousands of Argentineans hold anti-government rally in Buenos Aires

Thousands of Argentineans have poured into the streets of the capital, Buenos Aires, to express their dissatisfaction with President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies. Demonstrators waved banners and national flags and blocked traffic along the main avenues of Buenos Aires during the Thursday march, which had been organized by the General […]

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Arrest warrant approved against South Korea’s ex-president Park Geun-hye

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Arrest warrant approved against South Korea’s ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s embattled former president Park Geun-hye has been incarcerated at a detention center following a court decision to approve a warrant for her arrest. Prosecutors had requested Park’s arrest earlier this week over bribery and abuse of power charges during her tenure. On Friday, a judge at the Seoul […]

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Israel’s security cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 25 years

March 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Israel’s security cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 25 years

This file photo shows the Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim in the occupied West Bank near East Jerusalem al-Quds. (Photo by AP) Israel’s security cabinet has unanimously voted in favor of construction of the regime’s first new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories in 25 years, drawing strong condemnation from […]

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US President Donald Trump administration appealing halt of revised Muslim ban

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US President Donald Trump administration appealing halt of revised Muslim ban

US District Judge Derrick Watson The US Justice Department has submitted a notice to appeal a ruling from a Hawaii federal judge that indefinitely blocked President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries. Two weeks ago, US District Judge Derrick Watson was the first to rule against […]

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warns US President Donald Trump over Brexit support

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker  warns US President Donald Trump over Brexit support

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech during the European People’s Party (EPP) annual conference in Malta, March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned US President Donald Trump to stop supporting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Speaking at […]

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North Korea capable of killing millions of Americans: US intelligence officials

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North Korea capable of killing millions of Americans: US intelligence officials

North Korean military forces partake in a parade. (file photo) North Korea is capable of killing millions of Americans by launching a nuclear attack, two high ranking US intelligence officials have claimed, arguing that the secretive republic has already mastered the technology needed to fire massive atomic bombs at the […]

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