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South Africa: Land occupation intensifies

Published: April 20, 2018, 10:09 am

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received a donation of R858 million from the United Kingdom, while the country is increasingly struggling to attract foreign investment in a climate of investment insecurity and faltering economic growth after the ANC leader promised white land grabs.

The OPCW mission to Douma is stalling

Published: April 19, 2018, 10:09 am

DoumaThe fact finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has not yet visited Douma and the delay is being questioned.

German Intergration Council rejects ‘Southern’ as racist terminology

Published: April 19, 2018, 9:17 am

The Integration Council of the German city of Bielefeld has accused the Bielefeld police of stirring up hostility against foreigners in their search requests and reports, because the officials often describe them as "southern-looking" perpetrators.

Mayor of Naples refuses docking of US nuclear submarine

Published: April 19, 2018, 5:43 am

NaplesA nuclear submarine that took part in a series of missile strikes conducted by US, French and UK warships and warplanes against Syria in contravention of the UN Charter, is not welcome near the waters of one of Italy's largest seaports, according to the popular mayor of Naples.

Is lying becoming new US foreign policy?

Published: April 18, 2018, 11:19 am

WashingtonThe neocons in both the Republican and Democratic parties, disappointed by the limited nature of President Trump’s recent airstrikes on three Syrian "chemical facilities", are calling for a permanent occupation under the friendly-sounding phrase “comprehensive strategy”.

Russia’s largest cargo airline ends contract with NATO

Published: April 18, 2018, 9:56 am

MoscowThe Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr will no longer provide NATO with AN-124 cargo planes, bringing an end to the near-decade-long Ruslan collaboration.

Car plunges into motorcyclists… gets a beating

Published: April 18, 2018, 8:44 am

Aix-en-ProvenceA car driven by a Muslim in a French town tried to plunge into a group of motorcyclists over the weekend. This time it ended badly not for his intended victims, but for the driver himself.

Austrian Identitarian arrested again in UK

Published: April 18, 2018, 8:02 am

LondonThe Austrian Identitarian leader, Martin Sellner, was denied entry into the UK once again.

Chinese Big Brother to monitor citizens’ patriotism and online behaviour

Published: April 17, 2018, 11:23 am

From 2020, China is to introduce an almost total surveillance system of its citizens' social and political behaviour, but most Chinese do not seem to care.

President Assad is well-liked in his country for the stability he brings

Published: April 17, 2018, 10:37 am

DamascusMany anti-war activists, even those who are against bombing Syria, have described President Assad's rule as a "dictatorship" and his government as a "regime".