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  • Pope tells nuclear states: weapons won’t save you


    POPE Francis warned the nuclear powers yesterday that their arsenals give only a “false sense of security” against the threat of Armageddon.

    The pontiff was addressing international delegates at the opening of a two-day Vatican summit on nuclear disarmament.

    Among...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Washington slaps new sanctions on officials over vote


    WASHINGTON placed new sanctions on 10 Venezuelan individuals on Thursday for alleged fraud in last month’s regional elections.

    The US Treasury Department sanctions freeze any assets the affected officials have in US jurisdictions and bar US citizens from doing business with...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Public transport ‘can help battle climate change’


    GLOBAL transport unions urged leaders at climate talks in Germany yesterday to invest in public transport jobs to cut CO2 emissions.

    The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and International Association of Public Transport (UITP) offered assistance to nations at the COP23...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • No progress on second TPP


    PACIFIC rim nations failed to reach agreement yesterday on a replacement for the free trade deal killed off by US President Donald Trump in January.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was set to chair a meeting of the 11 remaining nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hate will be at centre of national day celebrations


    POLISH anti-fascists warned of Islamophobic hate-mongering at today’s far-right march through Warsaw on Poland’s independence day.

    Neonazis from across Europe are expected at the event, which has grown steadily since it began in 2009.

    Never Again association...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Double-agent Blake calls on Russian spies to save us


    FORMER British spy George Blake spoke out on the dangers of global war yesterday ahead of his 95th birthday today.

    Mr Blake — who escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1966 and defected to the Soviet Union for whom he had been working as a double agent before his capture —...

    Saturday 11th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Warning over fascist festival leads to activist being sued


    A LEADING Polish anti-fascist campaigner is being sued after warning that a neonazi rock festival in her country promotes “fascist ideas.”

    Organisers of the Eagle’s Nest festival are taking Nigdy Wiecej (Never Again) magazine co-editor and Holocaust historian Dr Anna...

    Friday 10th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US troops on exercise next to Venezuela


    US TROOPS are involved in regional exercises on Venezuela’s southern border this week.

    Washington’s Voice of America (VoA) propaganda broadcaster reported on Wednesday that 50 US military personnel were taking part in the Amazon Log manoeuvres.

    Almost 2,000...

    Friday 10th Nov 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Number of arrests in crown prince’s purge tops 200


    THE SAUDI monarchy’s crackdown on opponents of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman deepened yesterday, with 201 people now under arrest.

    Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said 208 people had been called in for questioning since Saturday evening, and that seven people were released...

    Friday 10th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • New sanctions ‘an upsurge’ in blockade


    CUBA condemned new US sanctions on its tourism industry on Wednesday as an “upsurge” in the 55-year US blockade.

    Cuban Foreign Ministry director-general of US affairs Josefina Vidal told reporters the US Treasury Department’s newly applied measures, announced in June,...

    Friday 10th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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