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  • Castro: Cuba will recover from Irma


    CUBAN President Raul Castro vowed on Monday that the country would recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma.

    Mr Castro said the widespread damage from the monster storm, the strongest since records began, was still being assessed after Irma “battered our...

    Wednesday 13th Sep 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Korea: Activists fight on after delivery of Thaad launchers


    SOUTH KOREANS vowed more protests against US anti-ballistic missiles sited in their country yesterday while North Korea remained defiant in the face of new sanctions.

    At a press conference in Soseong-ri village in Seongju county, local campaigners against the deployment of the Thaad...

    Wednesday 13th Sep 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Syria: Eastbound army set to cross river Euphrates


    THE Syrian army was poised to strike across the Euphrates river yesterday in its race to reach the Iraqi border before US-backed Kurdish forces.

    The army took Jafrah, outside Deir Ezzor on the river’s west bank, surrounding Isis fighters stuck in districts of the city freed from...

    Wednesday 13th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Egypt: Isis affiliate claims deadly suicide bombing


    EGYPT’S Isis affiliate claimed responsibility on Monday night for a suicide bomb attack on a police convoy in the Sinai peninsula that killed 18 officers.

    Police and military officials said the attack set four armoured vehicles ablaze along with a fifth one which was carrying...

    Wednesday 13th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Irma batters Cuba and Florida coast


    CUBA’S capital Havana and the US city of Miami were counting the cost yesterday after Hurricane Irma flooded both with seawater.

    The deadly tropical storm, the strongest since records began, swept inland across the US state of Florida towards Georgia and beyond, weakening to a...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Pope: become slaves to peace forever


    POPE FRANCIS urged Colombians to be “slaves to peace forever” on Sunday, the last day of his visit to promote reconciliation.

    He flew home to Rome on Sunday night after his final stop in the port city of Cartagena.

    There he prayed at the tomb of of St Peter Claver,...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Cosatu builds strike against ‘predatory elite’ and its power


    SOUTH AFRICAN trade unions urged yesterday for workers to support a national strike this month to challenge the power of what it called a “predatory elite” and press President Jacob Zuma to set up an inquiry into its infl uence on the government.

    The Congress of South...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Ukraine: Kiev slammed for clampdown on other languages


    HUNGARY slammed neighbouring Ukraine’s new education law yesterday that “drastically” limits children’s rights to study in their first language.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that he was appealing to the UN, EU and other international bodies to...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Syria: Riyadh ‘backs ceasefire’ for militants that it funds


    RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that Saudi Arabia backs a ceasefire by the jihadist groups it funds in Syria.

    Speaking in Syria’s southern neighbour Jordan after talks with Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Mr Lavrov said that Riyadh supported the...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • North Korea: Pyongyang threatens US if it pushes more UN sanctions


    NORTH KOREA threatened retaliation against the US yesterday if the latter pushes new sanctions through the UN security council.

    Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said: “The US is trying to use the DPRK’s legitimate self-defensive measures as an excuse to strangle and...

    Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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