News/World

‘I was fed up’: Haitian-Canadian activist reflects on anti-corruption campaign he helped start

February 20, 2019

Gilbert Mirambeau, the man credited with helping to spark anti-corruption demonstrations raging across Haiti for nearly two weeks, settled into a big rattan chair in an empty Port-au-Prince restaurant and asked CBC not to disclose the location for fear the place could be torched by people who don’t like him and what he’s up to.   “My […]

Read More

‘This is soul-destroying’: Families of captured Ukrainian sailors fear the world has forgotten them

February 20, 2019

To Russia’s government, Ukrainian sailors Yuri Bezyazichny and Sergei Chuliba are criminals, flanked by thuggish-looking guards in balaclavas and kept in a cage with steel bars during their infrequent court appearances. But to their families, they and 22 other Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia as they sailed through disputed waters in the Kerch Strait incident in […]

Read More

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 White House bid

February 19, 2019

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday he is running for president in 2020. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016. He told Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday that he planned to again seek the nomination. Sanders has earned a loyal […]

Read More

Voices from a Haitian hospital: Bullet wounds, shortages and frustration

February 19, 2019

Stanley Cesaire manages to mug for the camera, with a smile full of chipped teeth, despite the fact he’s recovering in hospital with two bullet wounds in his lower legs, after Haitian police shot him during protests last week in Port-au-Prince.  “You see this?” the 21-year-old part-time mechanic says, gesturing to his legs, “The president sent […]

Read More

Pakistan urges UN to intervene over Kashmir tension with India

February 19, 2019

Pakistan’s foreign minister appealed to the United Nations Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir that India blamed on Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, facing an election by May, has warned Pakistan to expect a “strong response” to the bombing claimed by […]

Read More

Coalition of 16 states sues Trump administration over emergency declaration

February 19, 2019

At least 16 states — led by California — have joined to sue the Trump administration over the U.S. president’s declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.  The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Monday, after Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday. California Attorney […]

Read More

It was one of the most famous photos of our time. Now the sailor at the centre of it has died

February 18, 2019

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in New York’s Times Square celebrating the end of the Second World War died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, R.I., where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The […]

Read More

7 U.K. Labour MPs quit party over leader’s Brexit approach

February 18, 2019

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shakeup in years for one of Britain’s major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain’s working […]

Read More

‘A bit messy on the other side’: Dutch economy braces for Brexit shockwave

February 18, 2019

The Brexit stakes are high for Chayenne Wiskerke, who owns and manages an onion packing and exporting firm in Kruiningen, near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium. Wiskerke Onions, a fourth-generation family business, says it packs an eye-watering 185,000 tonnes of onions a year and ships them to more than 100 countries. A whole 20 per […]

Read More

Haitian government promises ‘return to normal life’ as isolated protests in capital continue

February 18, 2019

The Haitian government has asked the country’s citizens to return to normal activities on Monday after 11 days of anti-government riots that have shut down everything from schools and grocery stores to the supply of essentials such as water and fuel. In a press release issued Sunday afternoon, Jean Michel Lapin, the minister for culture and communication, outlined “firm […]

Read More
WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com