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  • Israel: PM snubs German visitor for talking to peace groups


    ISRAELI PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks with Sigmar Gabriel yesterday because of the German foreign minister’s plans to meet peace groups during his Middle East trip.

    Mr Gabriel told reporters at an earlier meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the West...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Northern Ireland: Unions condemn British cuts to education and health


    UNIONS in Northern Ireland rejected James Brokenshire’s “back-of-an-envelope” budget cuts to education and health yesterday.

    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) spoke out after the British Northern Ireland Secretary released “indicative figures” for...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Court rejects opposition claims of balloting fraud


    TURKEY’S highest court denied an opposition bid to annul the April 16 constitutional referendum result yesterday.

    The Council of State dismissed the Kemalist CHP’s request to overturn the electoral board’s decision to allow ballots without the official stamp to be...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Yemen: Russia calls on Saudi to end cruel blockade


    RUSSIA called for the immediate lifting of the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen at a UN aid conference in Geneva yesterday.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov expressed concerns about “worrying rumours of an assault on Hodeida,” the Red Sea port supplying areas controlled...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Communists call on France to reject hate


    Macron beats Le Pen in tight first round of presidential race

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Boss of cement firm resigns over funding for Isis


    CEMENT giant LafargeHolcim chief executive Eric Olsen announced his resignation yesterday over payments to Isis and other extremists in Syria.

    “My decision is driven by my conviction that it will contribute to addressing strong tensions that have recently arisen around the Syria...

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Xi tells Trump to keep his cool towards Pyongyang


    CHINESE President Xi Jinping urged his US counterpart Donald Trump yesterday to tread carefully over North Korea.

    Mr Xi and Mr Trump discussed the looming confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes by phone, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

    Mr...

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Afghanistan: Mattis visits US generals in wake of Taliban massacre


    US DEFENCE Secretary James Mattis paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan yesterday to meet US generals who have demanded more troops.

    It was the final stop on a sixnation, week-long tour that also took in Middle Eastern countries — including Saudia Arabia, where he pledged support...

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • France: Nine injured as election riots erupt


    SIX police officers and three demonstrators were injured in overnight clashes across France in protest at the election result, police said yesterday.

    Anti-fascists called protests in a dozen city to vent their fury at being left with the choice between neo-liberal Emmanuel Macron and...

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Al-Qaida calls for guerilla war across Syria and Iraq


    AL-QAIDA leader Ayman alZawahri called on Sunday for sectarian guerilla war across Syria and Iraq in the face of looming defeats.

    “Our people in [Syria], prepare yourselves for a long battle with the crusaders and their allies the Shi’ites and Alawites,” he urged in a...

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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