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  • Yemen: 42 shot dead in attack on Somali refugee boat


    AT LEAST 42 Somali refugees were killed yesterday when a helicopter opened fire on the boat they were being carried in off the coast of Yemen.

    Survivor Al-Hassan Ghaleb Mohammed said a helicopter gunship attacked his boat as he was trafficking war refugees from the Red Sea port of Ras...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japanese government held liable for negligence


    VICTIMS of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown disaster won a long-awaited victory over the Japanese government and the plant operator yesterday.

    The Maebashi district court held the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) liable for failing to take preventative measures...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Spain: Basque’s Eta army ‘ready to disband’


    SPAIN’S Basque separatist army Eta is ready to disarm by April 8, a leading peace negotiator said yesterday.

    Txetx Etcheverry, a prominent figure in the French Basque community who tried to manage a disarmament effort in 2016, told Le Monde newspaper that a collective of civil...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Brazil: Temer’s war on workers’ rights provokes fury


    Tens of thousands protest in cities nationwide

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Ecuador: Tax haven exposé hits Lasso’s hopes


    ECUADOREAN banker and right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso could see his campaign derailed after an Argentinian investigative newspaper revealed his offshore wealth.

    Pagina 12 showed on Wednesday that Mr Lasso is connected to 49 companies based in overseas tax havens,...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • United States: Trump cuts federal agency funding but boosts military


    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion (£1.2trn) budget yesterday, confirming his commitment to cut federal agency spending while boosting the military and making a down payment on his southern border wall obsession.

    “A budget that puts America first must make...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Malaysia: US-Seoul plot killed Kim Jong Nam, says N Korea


    NORTH Korean diplomat Pak Myong Ho blamed a “despicable and extremely dangerous” plot by the US and South Korea yesterday for the killing of Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia.

    Mr Pak declared in Beijing, where he is based, that “indiscriminate claims of behindthe-scenes...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Palestine: Netanyahu restates vow to replace dismantled outpost


    ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his determination yesterday to build a new settlement to replace an outpost dismantled because the Supreme Court ruled that it was built on private Palestinian land.

    He was speaking before holding further talks with US envoy Jason...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Netherlands: EU neoliberals hail Rutte win


    RIGHT-WING Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte celebrated victory yesterday over far-right Islamophobe Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party, receiving acclamation from neoliberal politicians across the EU.

    Their congratulations had more to do with Mr Rutte having defeated Mr Wilders’s...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Kurds jailed for political reasons start hunger strike


    POLITICAL prisoners in Turkish jails from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party (PAJK) began a hunger strike on Wednesday, joining fellow protesters in three other prisons to demand the release of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

    The hunger strikers,...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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