Trump says terror suspect should face death penalty

November 3, 2017 8:08 am0 comments
Trump says terror suspect should face death penalty

Backtracks from an earlier call to send him to the military detention facility at the Guantanamo naval base Washington, Nov 03 – US President Donald Trump said Thursday the suspect in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 2001 should be executed, and backtracked from an earlier call to […]

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Catalan leader suspends declaration of independence

October 11, 2017 8:11 am0 comments
Catalan leader suspends declaration of independence

Carles Puigdemont proposes suspending immediate implementation of independence to allow dialogue Barcelona, Oct 11 – Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said on Tuesday he accepted the “mandate of the people” for the region to become “an independent republic,” but proposed suspending its immediate implementation to allow for dialogue. “I assume the mandate […]

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UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs

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UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs

There will be cutbacks in BAE’s military, maritime and intelligence services divisions under moves to streamline the group overall LONDON, Oct 11 – British military equipment maker BAE Systems said on Tuesday it plans to cut almost 2,000 jobs, mainly owing to weaker demand for Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. […]

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Catalonia to declare independence ‘in days’

October 4, 2017 9:21 am0 comments
Catalonia to declare independence ‘in days’

Leader Puigdemont tells BBC his regional government will act soon, in defiance of Madrid Oct 04 – Catalonia will declare independence “in a matter of days”, the region’s secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was quoted as telling the BBC, a move that would defy Madrid and attempt to implement the directive of […]

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Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

September 27, 2017 8:27 am0 comments
Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Around 62,000 people live in danger zone as Mount Agung threatens to erupt for first time since 1963 Karangasem, Sep 27 – Vehicles laden with food, facemasks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the […]

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EU deplores Kurdish referendum in Iraq

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EU deplores Kurdish referendum in Iraq

Brussels, Sep 27 – The European Union stressed that it has consistently confirmed its full support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq. “It therefore appealed for the referendum not to be held in this unilateral manner, and especially not in disputed areas. It regrets that these calls have […]

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