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  • Terror suspects ‘subjected to isolation’


    DUTCH authorities are banging up people suspected or convicted of terror offences in “inhuman conditions” at two top-security prisons, human rights campaigners said yesterday.

    In a new report, Amnesty International and the Open Society Justice Initiative said that inmates...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Aid chiefs call for access to Syrians ‘before they starve’


    UN AID chiefs have urged Jordan to let them deliver “life-saving” food to 50,000 displaced Syrians stranded on the countries’ sealed border.

    There has been a sharp drop in food supplies to the remote Rukban desert camp as a result of increased Syrian army operations...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Refugees in court bid to keep Manus Island camp open


    REFUGEES living in Australia’s asylum prison on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island applied yesterday for a court order to keep the jail open.

    Papua New Guinea authorities had said they would cut off water, electricity and food to the detention centre inside the Lombrun navy...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Babis asked to form minority government


    THE Czech president asked billionaire Andrej Babis yesterday to try to form a new government after his party won parliamentary elections.

    Mr Babis’s Ano (Yes) party won 78 seats in the 200-seat lower house earlier in October.

    Ano won 53 seats more than the second-placed...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Airline staff bring flights to a halt in row over pay


    STRIKING workers at publicly owned Argentinian Airlines and sister company Austral Airlines grounded hundreds of flights yesterday in a dispute over pay.

    The workers’ union UPSA is calling for a 26 per cent pay rise — to match inflation.

    The 24-hour strike has...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Rail workers begin first of five strikes


    IRISH Rail workers are on strike today for 24 hours after pay negotiations broke down.

    It is the first in a series of five one-day strikes up to December 8.

    Irish Rail workers have been asking for a pay rise of 3.75 per cent, after almost a decade without an increase.

    ...

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Catalan chiefs to face charge of sedition


    SPAIN’S chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza made clear yesterday that he intends to place charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted government, which has been seeking independence for the region.

    The rebellion, sedition and...

    Tuesday 31st Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Iraqi PM calls for Kurds to remain calm


    IRAQ’S Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged calm yesterday in self-ruled Kurdistan after rioting followed regional president Masoud Barzani’s resignation on Sunday.

    Mr Abadi said that central government was closely monitoring “attempts to create chaos and...

    Tuesday 31st Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Tuesday October 31


    Macron brings in tough terror law

    FRANCE: President Emmanuel Macron signed a sweeping anti-terrorism law yesterday to take effect from today, replacing a state of emergency in existence for two years.

    It gives security forces greater authority...

    Tuesday 31st Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Duterte secures Japanese aid and co-operation pledge


    PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan yesterday to help with fighting terrorism and renewing the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Tokyo that he welcomed the recent liberation of the town of Marawi from occupation...

    Tuesday 31st Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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