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  • Army tightens noose on last Isis stronghold


    Artillery takes up position on nearby heights

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Catalan legislature to mull Madrid’s ‘power grab’ plan


    CATALAN President Carles Puigdemont said yesterday he would convene his parliament on Thursday to decide how to respond to Madrid’s plan to take direct control of the autonomous region.

    The plan was announced at the weekend by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who seeks to trigger...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Tuesday October 24


    Duda backs more military spending

    POLAND: President Andrzej Duda signed a law yesterday to eventually increase military spending to at least 2.5 per cent of national annual income (GDP).

    This commitment by a country so impoverished as to export many young people to work abroad...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Macri supporters set to win control of lower house


    ARGENTINIAN President Mauricio Macri’s governing neoliberal Cambiemos coalition won strong support in early results from Sunday’s congressional elections and appears headed for its first legislative majority since he took office in 2015.

    However, Mr Macri’s...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Voters in northern regions back bid for greater powers


    THE LEADERS of Italy’s wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy claimed victory yesterday in Sunday referendums on gaining additional powers and tax revenue from Rome.

    The votes were advisory only, but the far-right leaders of the adjacent regions hope the strong turnouts...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • $335m pledged for Rohingya refugees


    GOVERNMENTS and international donors have pledged to donate a total of $335 million (£254m) to help Rohingya refugees who have fled into Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi revealed yesterday.

    Mr Grandi cited the figure after a day-long...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Siege of Marawi ends after five months


    PHILIPPINE Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared an end to the five-month jihadist siege of Marawi yesterday after over 1,100 people died in the conflict, which raised fears of the Isis death cult gaining a foothold.

    Mr Lorenzana told a meeting of south-east Asian defence...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Jakarta hits out at US over ban on general


    THE United States sought to defuse a row with Indonesia yesterday by apologising to Jakarta, but Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi was not persuaded.

    She said that Indonesia wanted the whole story on why General Gatot Nurmantyo had been prevented from boarding a flight to...

    Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Maldonado family call for government answers


    Relatives of abducted activist demand to know what police were doing

    Monday 23rd Oct 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Madrid denies carrying out a coup against Catalonia


    SPAIN’S foreign minister denied Catalan accusations of a coup against the regional government yesterday — insisting the boot was on the other foot.

    Catalan parliamentary speaker Carme Forcadell’s had described Madrid’s suspension of the autonomous...

    Monday 23rd Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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