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  • Ukraine: Poroshenko signs new press gag law


    UKRAINE’S coup regime has approved a law giving the state sweeping powers to control the media.

    The Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) broke the news on Monday that billionaire President Petro Poroshenko had ratified the legislation passed on February 25.

    The...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • South Korea: Disgraced Park faces prosecutors’ questions


    SOUTH KOREA’S disgraced former leader Park Geun Hye was grilled by prosecutors yesterday for the first time since her impeachment two weeks ago.

    Now stripped of her immunity from prosecution, Ms Park struck a penitent pose to reporters on her arrival at the prosecutors’...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Russia says FBI confused over probe


    THE Kremlin branded the US Congress intelligence committee “confused” yesterday, after FBI director James Comey told a committee hearing that President Donald Trump’s team was being probed for links to Russia.

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said:...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Guatemala - Police riot: rescued officer dies in hospital


    A THIRD Guatemalan prison officer died on Monday from injuries sustained when gang members rioted at a youth detention centre over the weekend.

    Violence erupted at the Central Correctional Stage II institution in San Jose Pinula, southeast of the capital Guatemala City, on Sunday.

    ...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Syria: Army drives last jihadists out of eastern Damascus


    Government forces defeat incursion after being caught off guard on Sunday

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Russia: Israeli ambassador ordered to explain air strikes


    RUSSIAN Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov confirmed yesterday that his ministry had summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for air strikes near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week.

    Ambassador Gary Koren was called in on Friday after the strikes were...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US vows to boycott discussion of Israel by UN rights council


    THE US State Department announced yesterday that it would boycott the United Nations human rights council’s entire discussion about Israeli rights abuses and vote against any resolutions that come out of it.

    “The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Brazil: Rousseff rips into Temer’s ‘lies’ over water scheme


    OUSTED Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff voiced anger on Sunday that coup “president” Michel Temer claims credit for a water scheme initiated by herself and her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

    The Workers Party leaders attended the inauguration of the San Francisco...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US: Judge refuses to clarify block on new travel ban


    US DISTRICT Judge Derrick Watson rejected a government request on Sunday for him to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

    Judge Watson said that nothing was unclear about his order and the government cannot ask for a distinction that...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • East Timor: Ex-guerilla leader expects poll victory


    FORMER liberation movement guerilla leader Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres expressed confidence yesterday that he would win East Timor’s vote for a new president at the first hurdle.

    The candidate of the Fretilin (National Liberation Front of East Timor) party is up...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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