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  • Syria: Army captures two villages from al-Qaida militants


    SYRIAN government troops won back two villages from the new al-Qaida-led alliance in northern Hama province yesterday.

    The force recaptured Khattab and Rahbeh five miles northwest of the provincial capital.

    The small reversal of the offensive by up to 6,000 Hayat Tahrir as-Sham...

    Friday 24th Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • US: Black politicians raise concerns with Trump face-to-face


    LEADING black Congress members confronted US President Donald Trump yesterday about his divisive campaign rhetoric “that hurts African-Americans.”

    Six representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus met the president at the White House to deliver a 130-page manifesto...

    Friday 24th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Chile: 33 Pinochet agents jailed for communist deaths


    CHILE’S Supreme Court jailed 33 intelligence agents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship on Wednesday for the 1987 murder of five communist resistance fighters.

    In the longest sentences handed down in a human rights case, former National Information Centre chief General Hugo...

    Friday 24th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Thousands bid farewell to Martin McGuinness


    THOUSANDS of mourners lined the streets of Derry yesterday for the funeral of former Northern Ireland deputy first minister and IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

    The veteran Sinn Fein politician’s beloved Bogside came to a standstill as his remains — the coffin draped in the...

    Friday 24th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Venezuela: US diplomats ‘seek anti-Maduro allies’


    President says State Dept paving way for foreign intervention

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Eurozone chief faces fury over insults


    PORTUGAL’S Socialist prime minister demanded the resignation of Euro-group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem yesterday after he insulted the EU’s southern member states.

    Antonio Costa said it was “absolutely unacceptable for him to stay in his post.”

    In an...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Turkey, al-Qaida and the US all launch fresh offensives


    THE Syrian civil war intensified further yesterday, with Turkish, al-Qaida and US forces all launching aggressive actions.

    The US airdropped Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia fighters south of the Euphrates river in an audacious attempt to capture the south side of the Tabqa...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Turkey: Erdogan warns of ‘threat to Western citizens’ safety’


    TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his rhetoric against EU states yesterday, claiming that Westerners’ safety could be endangered by public anger at the treatment of his government.

    Mr Erdogan made his latest outburst two weeks after the Dutch government deported...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Netherlands: Wilders whinges over talks exclusion


    DUTCH Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders attacked mainstream parties yesterday for trying to shut him out of talks on a coalition government.

    Mr Wilders said the establishment was ignoring the 1.3 million voters who propelled his Islamophobic and Eurosceptic party to second place in...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Ukraine: Kiev bans Russia’s Eurovision entrant


    UKRAINE’S spooks yesterday decided to bar Russia’s entrant from the Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Kiev in May.

    Wheelchair-bound Yulia Samoylova was banned from entering Ukraine for three years as a result of her touring the Crimean peninsula.

    ...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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