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Clinton urges Americans to work with Trump with a teary eyed Bill

DEMOCRAT presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 U.S. White House race to Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 9) and offered to work with the president-elect, who she hoped would be a successful leader for all Americans. Clinton, appearing at midday after a bruising election loss to the New York real estate magnate, urged supporters to keep an open ... Read More »

Trump escalates fight with GOP leaders as party unity frays

DONALD  Trump unleashed a torrent of Twitter attacks (today) Tuesday on the party he hopes to lead to the White House, threatening to plunge Republicans into an all-out conflict with just four weeks remaining until Election Day. Declaring himself unshackled, the billionaire businessman went after House Speaker Paul Ryan after the congressional leader effectively abandoned Trump in a private call ... Read More »

Trump’s personal fortunes shrink

DONALD  Trump’s fortune has shrunk by  US$800 million to US$ 3.7 billion dollars, according to the Forbes list of billionaires on (today) Thursday. The magazine’s list ranks Trump 502nd out of total of 1 810 billionaires worldwide. In March the real estate magnate and current Republican presidential candidate was ranked 324th. For decades Trump has disputed Forbes’ estimates of his fortune. The 70-year-old tycoon ... Read More »

Hundreds of flights cancelled amid French air traffic control strike

EUROPEAN  airlines say hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Thursday (today) because of a strike by air traffic controllers in France. Airlines Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways and Aer Lingus each reported numerous flights cancelled because of the strike, which is likely to have a negative impact on  thousands of passengers, as more than 300 flights said to cancelled, as airlines in Europe reduced their ... Read More »

Half mln children turn to smugglers to reach European destinations -UNICEF

THE  UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday (today) that some 500 000 migrant children have resorted to smugglers to reach their European destinations since January 2015 as a result of delays and desperation. Though the influx of migrants into Europe has slowed down this year, criminal groups have used established drugs and arms smuggling routes to bypass tightened migration policies, ... Read More »

Former Canadian PM resigns from parly

FORMER  Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament. Harper announced he was stepping down as the member of Parliament for the district of Calgary Heritage in a statement and on social media. Harper had stepped down as Conservative party leader in October on the night he lost the election to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, but had ... Read More »

Canada to legalise medicinal marijuana

THE  Canadian government says medical marijuana patients will be able to grow their own cannabis under new regulations that come into effect later this month. Health Canada announced Thursday that patients approved for medical marijuana can register with Health Canada to grow a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes. The new rules come into effect on August ... Read More »

Kosovo man charged over attempt to join IS group in Syria

KOSOVO prosecutors have filed charges against a man who allegedly wanted to join the Islamic State group in Syria but was caught and sent back by Turkish authorities. Prosecutors said Tuesday that the ethnic Albanian, identified only as V.C. in line with privacy laws, was charged under legislation that prohibits joining a foreign paramilitary force or participating in a conflict ... Read More »

4 Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden

FOUR  pro-government Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven others injured when a suicide bomber struck a military checkpoint in the southern port city of Aden Wednesday, a security official told Xinhua. “An attacker wearing an explosive belt detonated himself among a group of soldiers at a military checkpoint in Aden’s neighborhood of Mansourah, leaving four soldiers killed and seven others ... Read More »

EU presents proposals to simplify asylum procedure and curb secondary movement

 THE  European Commission presented (today) on Wednesday proposals to simplify the asylum procedure and discourage asylum seekers from secondary movements, the Commission said in a statement. “What we propose today is the closing piece of a comprehensive reform of the EU’s common asylum system. The changes will create a genuine common asylum procedure and guarantee that asylum seekers are treated ... Read More »

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