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London remains on high alert after attacks

March 24  2017 -The level of threat in the United Kingdom will remain at “severe” following the terrorist attack in London as the intelligence services do not have any specific information of a threat, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. “[I] will have further meetings with security officials today. The threat level to the UK has been set at ... Read More »

Iran and Russia in nuclear deal

 February 25 2017 – RUSSIA  and Iran have agreed a roadmap for joint production of nuclear fuel, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) said Saturday in an interview with a local news agency. “Joint fuel production by Russia and Iran was one of the most useful topics that had been discussed during nuclear talks [with ... Read More »

Thailand claims progress in fighting human trafficking

February 2 2017 – THAILAND’s military government says it made progress in fighting human trafficking in 2016, aiming for a favorable review from the U.S. State Department in its annual report on modern-day slavery. The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that 268 people were convicted of human trafficking during the year, the highest number since the government began instituting tougher policies ... Read More »

France Supports Astana Meeting Goals on Syria Settlement – Foreign Ministry

France Supports Astana Meeting Goals on Syria Settlement – Foreign Ministry January 17 2017 ) – France supports the goals of the Astana meeting on the Syrian settlement, which include the consolidation of ceasefire regime and preparation for the upcoming Geneva talks, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said Tuesday(today). “The meeting in Astana is being organized by Russia and ... Read More »

Venezuela frees jailed activists, ex-presidential candidate

Venezuela frees jailed activists

Venezuela frees jailed activists, ex-presidential candidate VENEZUELA’s government has freed a former presidential candidate and several student activists who were jailed during anti-government protests in 2014. Former opposition candidate Manuel Rosales was imprisoned in October 2015 on charges of illicit enrichment upon returning to Venezuela after six years of exile in Peru. A former governor of Zulia state who ran ... Read More »

Travel to Cuba declines

DEMAND for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a tour company that’s taken 3,000 Americans to Cuba, confirms there has been a softening in demand. In part he ... Read More »

Fidel Castro burial next week

THE funeral of Cuban former president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been set for December 4, media reported Saturday (today). Fidel Castro died on Friday, at the age of 90 years old, as announced by his brother, incumbent Cuban President Raul Castro, on state television. According to the Spanish Europa Press news agency, the ceremony would be held at ... Read More »

Germany on track for biggest number of deportations since 2003

GERMANY could deport as many as 26 500 migrants in 2016, more than in any year since 2003, a newspaper said on Thursday, citing federal police documents. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces a national election next year, has been criticised for her open door refugee policy after an influx of more than a million people over the past year. She ... Read More »

Anti Donald Trump weekend protests rock US over election victory

CHANTING ‘Not my president’ and ‘love trumps hate,’ thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the US at the weekend to protest against President-elect Donald Trump, who they say threatens their civil and human rights. Police in Portland, Oregon, where a protester was shot early on Saturday but not seriously injured, said they arrested more than 20 people ... Read More »

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