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  • Israel: ‘Cold-blooded’ killing at homes’ demolition protest


    ISRAELI police killed a Palestinian yesterday in what his relatives called cold blood during a protest against the demolition of Palestinians’ homes.

    Yaakub Abu al-Qiyan was shot dead as his jeep ploughed into a group of officers in the Umm al-Hiran village in the southern Negev...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Syria: Government troops battle to cling on to cut-off Deir Ezzor


    ISIS terrorists made a new attempt to overrun the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor yesterday — but beleaguered government troops clung on.

    Isis cut the city off from its lifeline airport to the southeast at the weekend, leaving its 200,000 inhabitants with the choice...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Iraq: ‘Victory’ over Isis in eastern Mosul


    IRAQI troops announced on Wednesday that they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after Isis resistance collapsed in districts east of the Tigris river.

    The achievement was a “big victory,” said commander of the Iraqi army’s counterterrorism forces...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Northern Ireland: May fails to dispel trade unionists’ fears


    THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) said yesterday that Theresa May had failed to allay workers’ fears over the future of free movement in the wake of Brexit.

    The British Prime Minister had said earlier that she agreed with her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny on the need for...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Greece: Fascist attack on school preparing for refugees


    GREEK trade unions have condemned Tuesday’s attack by Golden Dawn fascists on a primary school meeting to prepare for the reception of 27 refugee children.

    The thugs stormed the Iconio primary school in the Perama district of the port city of Piraeus, outside Athens.

    ...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Gambia: Nigeria sends a warship to remind leader to step down


    NIGERIA tried gunboat diplomacy yesterday in response to Gambia’s escalating power struggle.

    Lagos sent a warship to the west African nation in what navy spokesman Captain Dahun Jahun called a “flag-showing and west Africa training” exercise.

    Regional bloc...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US: Opposition heads to Washington for Trump’s crowning


    DONALD TRUMP declared yesterday that “people are pouring into Washington in record numbers” ahead of his inauguration — but unfortunately for the president-elect most appeared to be for demonstrations against him.

    US citizens have been staging mass protests against...

    Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Xi adopts stance as free trade champ for Davos


    CHINESE President Xi Jinping wooed global elites at the swanky Davos economic summit in the Swiss Alps yesterday.

    Mr Xi exploited widespread misgivings over US presidentelect Donald Trump to pose as a champion of “free trade” — despite his country being sharply...

    Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Northern Ireland: CPI calls for concentration on big issues


    IRISH communists demanded yesterday that the campaign for Northern Ireland’s upcoming assembly election focus on real problems instead of sectarianism and the ash-for-cash scandal.

    The Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) said that the main parties were unlikely to address “the...

    Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Uzbek national arrested for Istanbul nightclub massacre


    TURKISH police claimed yesterday that they had caught the gunman who murdered 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve.

    Officials said the man, an Uzbek national who “trained in Afghanistan,” had confessed to the massacre, responsibility for which was...

    Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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