Category Archives: International News

Earth’s Climate Emergency: Break down the walls! – by Rosaliene Bacchus

YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE STUDENT MARCH – LONDON, UK – APRIL 12, 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: COMMON DREAMS (PHOTO DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES)

To those people who are still in denial that humanity faces a climate crisis that would most likely lead to the extinction of our species, not to mention most other species, I say, wake up to reality. We cannot afford to wait until reality strikes you in the groin or chest for us to take evasive action as a united nation.    Continue reading

China will determine the future of Venezuela – Opinion

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PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela”s President Nicolas Maduro during his welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China September 14, 2018 [File: Reuters]

On January 23, when US-backed opposition leaderJuan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela, he thought deposing President Nicolas Maduro from power would be easy.

He had a simple, three-thronged plan: declare Maduro’s presidency illegitimate by exposing the irregularities in the election that brought him to power, establish a transition government, and hold new elections that would bring the opposition to power.

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Cricket: England beat New Zealand to win their first Cricket World Cup – video report

Cricket: World Cup 2019: England beat New Zealand

This was the most astonishing, fortuitous, preposterous climax to any cricket match I’ve witnessed, let alone a World Cup final. Only the Kiwis could have coped so graciously with the manner of their defeat in the most riveting final this tournament has ever witnessed. At the end of it England emerged as World Cup winners for the first time. It is hard to believe how they managed it. We had better start at the end.                Continue reading

USA: Immigrant communities paralyzed by fear of impending ICE raids

Mayors in major cities have pledged to support those targeted by Sunday’s ‘enforcement operations’ by the Depart of Homeland Security: ICE Agency

“Bananas, milk and bread,” CG lists off, remembering what she told him, “Because who knows when we’ll leave the house.”

Those raids were later postponed in June. But now they are back and scheduled to begin on Sunday and CG, who is undocumented and asked to be identified by her initials out of a fear of the authorities, is afraid again.

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CRICKET: England end Australia’s title defence to roar into final against New Zealand

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – England snuffed out Australia’s title defence and stormed into the Cricket World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five-times champions in the second semi-final yesterday.

Eoin Morgan’s men skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lopsided battle between the hosts and the holders at Edgbaston.    Continue reading

Economic “game changer”? African leaders launch free-trade zone

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) established

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs an agreement ahead of the launching of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), during African Union summit in Niamey, Niger July 7, 2019. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

NIAMEY,  (Reuters) – African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone yesterday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.        Continue reading

USA: 50 maps that explain how America lives, spends, and believes

  and Jul. 4, 2019 – Business Insider

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America is a complicated place.
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  • To celebrate Independence Day, we’ve assembled a collection of maps that illustrate who Americans are and how they live.
  • Geography matters — where we reside and where we come from affect many facets of our lives.
  • The US is a large, complex place, and maps can provide a big-picture sense of how we’re doing as a community and as citizens.

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USA Politics: Trump says immigration raids starting ‘fairly soon’

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as U.S. migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.

Trump, who has made a hardline immigration stance a key issue of his presidency and his 2020 re-election bid, postponed the operation last month after the planned date was leaked to the press, but on Monday he said the roundups would take place after the July 4 holiday.

“They’ll be starting fairly soon, but I don’t call them raids, we’re removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally,” he told reporters at the White House on July 5, 2019.      Continue reading

IRAN: European Union Says INSTEX Trade Mechanism is Operational

EU Says INSTEX Operational

France, Germany and the United Kingdom informed participants that INSTEX had been made operational and available to all EU member states and that the first transactions are being processed

The remaining signatories to the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, announced in a statement that the EU mechanism for trade with Iran is up and running. 

The statement, released at the conclusion of the 12th meeting of the Joint Commission on JCPOA, also said the long-awaited trade mechanism, dubbed INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange), is currently processing the first transactions.              Continue reading

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