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  • Libya: Death sentences for Gadaffi’s son and eight others


    THE son of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi was sentenced to death along with eight former government officials yesterday in a “show trial” in Tripoli.

    Seif al-Islam Gadaffi was convicted in absentia of incitement to murder and rape during the 2011 Nato war on Libya to overthrow the...

    Wednesday 29th Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • US: Police use spray on Black Lives crowd


    POLICE in the US city of Cleveland used pepper spray to disperse a crowd following a civil rights conference on Sunday.

    Website Cleveland.com reported that the incident occurred after the closing of the Movement for Black Lives national conference at Cleveland State University on...

    Tuesday 28th Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Somalia: Hotel lorry-bomb claims 15th victim


    THE death toll rose to 15 yesterday following the lorry-bomb attack on a hotel in the Somalian capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

    A lorry laden with a ton of explosives was rammed into blast walls around the six-storey hotel, which was home to several foreign embassies.

    The front...

    Tuesday 28th Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Isis targets bombed as Turkey shifts position


    TURKISH jets attacked Islamic State (Isis) targets in neighbouring Syria yesterday in a major policy shift for the Nato member state.

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said three air strikes had “removed potential threats” to Turkey.

    But, he added: “It is not...

    Saturday 25th Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • France: Channel tunnel hit by ferry protesters


    MEMBERS of a cross-Channel ferry co-operative halted Channel tunnel services yesterday in a protest over Eurotunnel’s decision to destroy their business.

    Thick, black plumes of smoke billowed over the French port of Calais after workers set fire to a stack of tyres in the latest...

    Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • ‘Propaganda’ over MH17 air disaster infuriates Russia


    RUSSIA condemned attempts to use the shooting-down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago for “propaganda” at the UN security council on Monday.

    Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin tabled a resolution saying “the establishment of the true causes of this aerial...

    Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • International development bank set up by Brics states


    THE BRICS nations stepped onto the stage of global finance yesterday with the launch of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Shanghai.

    Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and NDB president Kundapur Vaman Kamath attended the opening ceremony.

    “Our...

    Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Cuba: Washington and Havana restore full diplomatic relations


    CUBA and the Unites States formally re-established diplomatic ties yesterday, reopening their embassies at one minute past midnight.

    The Cuban flag was raised in the grounds of the socialist nation’s former interests section in Washington, now upgraded to embassy status for the...

    Tuesday 21st Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Turkey: 30 young socialists massacred in Suruc suicide bombing


    A TERRORIST bomb attack in southern Turkey killed at least 30 members of a socialist youth organisation yesterday.

    The attack in the southern city of Suruc in Urfa district targeted a gathering of 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul, the ANF news...

    Tuesday 21st Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Saudi Arabia arrests 400 after attacks


    Interior Ministry claims Isis cell broken up

    Monday 20th Jul 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World


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