Monthly Archives: July 2018

Mafia murders shock Serbia, reveal web of corruption

A prominent lawyer who defended war criminal Slobodan Milosevic was murdered on a Serbian street. The 19th such killing this year, the crime has cast suspicion on the region’s nefarious web of corruption at high levels. Continue reading

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Jubilation and threats as Zimbabwe awaits election results

Although the country’s election commission has yet to release official vote tallies, the opposition MDC is claiming victory. Government officials have issued a warning of prosecution for prematurely announcing results. Continue reading

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Opinion: Donald Trump is playing good cop/bad cop with Iran

US President Donald Trump is applying his usual game of intimidation and concession in his dealings with Tehran. But unlike with North Korea, this approach will not bear fruit, writes Matthias von Hein. Continue reading

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Malaysia’s civil aviation chief resigns over MH370 failures

A report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight had shown failures by the air traffic control center in Kuala Lumpur. The jet carrying 239 people from the Malaysian capital to Beijing disappeared in 2014. Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines accused of anti-gay discrimination

A well-known Los Angeles bar owner says he and his partner were asked to move to accommodate a straight couple. The airline has apologized and said that the seats were double-booked. Continue reading

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Morocco: A risky migration partner for the EU

As more migrants enter Europe via Spain, the EU is pushing for closer ties with Morocco. But experts question how reliable a partner the country would be on migration, and Moroccans themselves are wary of the idea. Continue reading

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Morocco: A risky migration partner for the EU

As more migrants enter Europe via Spain, the EU is pushing for closer ties with Morocco. But experts question how reliable a partner the country would be on migration, and Moroccans themselves are wary of the idea. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe:Forests Suffer Amid Tobacco Record-Breaking Euphoria

[The Herald] “We aren’t really concerned about planting trees,” says one smallholder tobacco farmer — whom we shall call Jessica — from the Headlands. Continue reading

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Burundi reversing school pregnancy ban not enough to protect girls – campaigners

NAIROBI, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Burundi’s
rollback on banning pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers
from attending school is a victory for child rights, but steps
must be taken to curb sexual exploitation and teen pregnancies,
campa… Continue reading

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Kenya:Parties Discuss Deal to End Kenya Oil Impasse

[East African] Kenyan authorities were on Friday putting final touches to an agreement that was expected to end the month-long impasse that has disrupted crude oil production and transportation. Continue reading

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