Category: International News

Activists march against climate change

Activists march against climate change

Around one thousand environmental activists have held a demonstration in Poland to call on world leaders to address the issue of climate change, media reports say. On Saturday, the campaigners marched in central Warsaw, which currently hosts a two-week UN climate conference. People from around the world took part in the event that was organized [&hellip

Hollande in Israel to discuss Iran

Hollande in Israel to discuss Iran

French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Israel for a three-day visit which will be dominated by Iran’s nuclear issue ahead of next week’s talks in Geneva. Hollande was welcomed on Sunday by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We are full of admiration for your unflinching stance to prevent Iran from [&hellip

Syria militant leader dies in Aleppo

Syria militant leader dies in Aleppo

A leader of foreign-backed militants in Syria has died of wounds suffered in an airstrike carried out by the Syrian army in the northwestern province of Aleppo. Abdelqader Saleh, head of the so-called al-Tawhid Brigade, who had been injured on November 14, died in a Turkish hospital on Monday. The Tawhid Brigade has also confirmed [&hellip

Toronto council strips mayor of powers

Toronto council strips mayor of powers

Toronto’s City Council has voted to strip scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford of his key powers over admissions of drinking, drug use, and disrespect towards the citizens. Approved in a 39-to-3 vote, the motion suspended Ford’s authority to appoint and dismiss the deputy mayor and his executive committee, which runs the budget process. Ford has been [&hellip

Aid beginning to reach Haiyan survivors

Aid beginning to reach Haiyan survivors

Desperately needed food and supplies are beginning to reach survivors one week after monster Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, leaving behind a devastating trail of death and destruction. Aid is now getting through to some of the flattened areas, including the epicenter of the damage, Tacloban, the capital of devastated Leyte province. American helicopters [&hellip

Police, students clash across Italy

Police, students clash across Italy

Italian police have clashed with thousands of students protesting against austerity measures imposed by the government. On Friday, the clashes broke out between the riot police and students in several cities, including the capital Rome, and Turin in the north and Palermo in the south. The students held nationwide demonstrations to express their anger over [&hellip

CIA spying on Americans’ financial data

CIA spying on Americans’ financial data

A new report reveals that the US Central Intelligence Agency is building a database of international money transfers that includes millions of Americans’ financial and personal data. Current and former US government officials said the data collection is carried out under the same law that enables the National Security Agency to collect nearly all American [&hellip

US names Boko Haram ‘terrorists’

US names Boko Haram ‘terrorists’

​The US has designated Nigeria’s Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations. The state department described the move as “an important” step to help Nigeria “root out violent extremism”. It means US regulatory agencies are instructed to block business and financial transactions with the groups. Boko Haram wants to impose Islamic law [&hellip

460,000 displaced in Sudan’s Darfur: UN

460,000 displaced in Sudan’s Darfur: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says tribal conflicts and insurgency have displaced at least 460,000 people in Sudan’s Darfur this year. “According to humanitarian organizations, so far in 2013 at least 460,000 people have fled their homes in Darfur as a result of inter-tribal fighting and clashes between the SAF [&hellip

US execution stayed over organ plea

US execution stayed over organ plea

The execution of a convicted killer in Ohio has been postponed after he asked to donate some of his organs, including a kidney to his ailing mother. Ronald Phillips was due to be executed by lethal injection on Thursday for the 1993 murder of a three-year-old girl. Ohio Governor John Kasich said that if the [&hellip