Category: International News

Osborne urged to focus on youth jobless

Osborne urged to focus on youth jobless

A leading business group has called on British Chancellor George Osborne to address the issue of youth unemployment in his spring budget. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) said Osborne needs to focus on employment, training and enterprise for young people in the March 19 budget. The BCC also warned of a lost generation of unemployed [&hellip

1000s hold anti-austerity demo in Spain

1000s hold anti-austerity demo in Spain

Thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against the government’s tough austerity measures. The protest took place on Sunday in the city where demonstrators chanted anti-austerity slogans. “I have come to protest against all the cuts this government is making in general, cuts to health, education and labour [&hellip

US wants El Chapo extradited

US wants El Chapo extradited

Authorities in the United States have called for the extradition of recently arrested drug cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman from Mexico. At least seven American federal district courts, including those of Chicago, New York and Texas, have issued indictments on a range of charges for Guzman, also known as El Chapo or Shorty, following his recent [&hellip

US Congress pushes Ukraine sanctions

US Congress pushes Ukraine sanctions

Lawmakers in both chambers of US Congress are putting pressure on President Barack Obama to immediately impose sanctions against the Ukrainian government. The Obama administration has already imposed visa bans on 20 unnamed top Ukrainian officials. However, US lawmakers are pushing for more sanctions as they are considering congressional action. “I urge the Administration to [&hellip

Somali president survives attack

Somali president survives attack

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has survived an assassination attempt following an attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu. Police officials said on Friday that Mohamud escaped the assault unharmed while others were killed after gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the presidential compound. According to Police Captain Mohamed Hussein, the gunmen launched the [&hellip

‘UK bad flood planning causes problems’

‘UK bad flood planning causes problems’

UK professional bodies have warned the prime minister that bad flood planning causes many problems. In an open letter published in the Telegraph on Thursday night, experts from 15 professional bodies told David Cameron that land management and planning could have reduced damages inflicted by the recent floods in the UK. The letter, written by [&hellip

NAM urges fight against terrorism

NAM urges fight against terrorism

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly condemned the two recent bomb attacks targeting the Iranian cultural center in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, calling for a serious fight against terrorism. In a statement released on Friday, NAM denounced all forms of terrorism, saying the scourge constitutes a menace to global peace and security. The organization [&hellip

Germany offers to represent Israel

Germany offers to represent Israel

Germany has reportedly offered Israel to become its diplomatic and consular representative mainly in Muslim countries where Tel Aviv has no embassy. The offer would be discussed during an upcoming visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to al-Quds (Jerusalem). The German leader is scheduled to visit al-Quds on February 24 with her cabinet for consultations [&hellip

CNN facing expulsion from Venezuela

CNN facing expulsion from Venezuela

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has warned US television network CNN to report the protests in the country accurately or face expulsion. Maduro accused CNN Espanol of becoming the platform for the opposition’s voice, saying Caracas does not accept war propaganda against Venezuela and will remove CNN from the air in the country if the channel [&hellip

‘India must be clear on death of workers’

‘India must be clear on death of workers’

Amnesty International has called on India to give “more transparent information” about the deaths of Indian migrant workers in Qatar, as Doha prepares for the 2022 World Cup. On February 17, New Delhi announced that over 450 Indian laborers had died in Qatar in almost two years. The Indian Embassy in Qatar described the number [&hellip