Category Archives: International

Italy warns of growing terrorist risk from Libya.

Italy’s right-wing interior minister Matteo Salvini has warned that escalating violence in Libya has increased the risk of terrorists making their way to Italian ports on migrant boats. Matteo said that, following the Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s assault on the capital, Tripoli, Italian ports would remain closed. It would be recalled that Libya has…

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Japan begins removal of nuclear fuel from damaged reactor

Operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing nuclear fuel from one of the reactors that melted down after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Remotely controlled equipment is lifting fuel rods from a storage pool inside reactor number three. The delicate work at the contaminated site is expected to take two years. The…

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Suicide bombers disguised as farmers struck an army position in western Syria.

Suicide bombers disguised as farmers struck an army position in western Syria in an attack that killed three people and all the militants, state-run media said. The attack north of Hama city adds to pressures on Russian-Turkish agreements that have contained the war in northwestern Syria, the last major foothold of the insurgency against President…

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Eritrean human rights activists accuses EU of funding scheme in Eritrea that uses forced labour.

Eritrean human rights activists have accused EU of funding a scheme in Eritrea that uses forced labour. The EU is backing a road-building project as part of its programme to stem migration from Africa into Europe. But it says it will carefully monitor the work to make sure that people are adequately paid and treated…

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One hundred and eighty Nigerians return from Libya.

About 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya arrived the country from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. National Emergency Management Agency said the returnees comprised 82 female adults, two female children and 11 female infants. While the male returnees, are 79 adults,one male child and five male infants. Coordinator, NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Muhammed,…

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North Korea’s human rights record still poor despite Diplomacy – UN Investigator.

United Nations investigator finds the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula has done nothing to improve human rights in North Korea, says the situation remains widespread and a violation of international human rights law. U.N. special investigator Tomas Ojea Quintana welcomes the interaction between the United States and North Korea over the country’s nuclear…

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Ex-campaign manager to US President has been given a 47-month jail.

US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort has been given a 47-month jail sentence for fraud. He was convicted last year of hiding millions of dollars of income earned by his political consulting in Ukraine. The charges stem from an inquiry into alleged Russian election meddling in the 2016 US elections. None of Manafort’s…

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