Category: International News

UK gov’t withheld immigration report

UK gov’t withheld immigration report

The British government has reportedly withheld the publication of a Whitehall report indicating the impact of immigration on UK job prospects to be below that claimed by ministers. Downing Street has faced accusations of blocking the publication of the new report by civil servants, which estimated the cost of new arrivals to British workers to be [&hellip

N Korea artillery launch worries China

N Korea artillery launch worries China

China has expressed concern after North Korea staged an artillery launch minutes before a Chinese commercial plane carrying 202 people flew in the same area. On Thursday, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok called it a “serious threat” that Pyongyang failed to notify international aviation authorities of its launch plans in the area on [&hellip

12 hopefuls to run for Algeria president

12 hopefuls to run for Algeria president

Twelve candidates, including 77-year-old incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have registered for Algeria’s upcoming presidential election, a report says. As of the Tuesday deadline for submitting applications, the Constitutional Council has 10 days to examine the requests for the April 17 election, Algeria Press Service (APS) reported on Wednesday. Presidential hopefuls are obliged to collect 60,000 [&hellip

Venezuela marks Chavez anniversary

Venezuela marks Chavez anniversary

Tens of thousands of supporters of the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, have flooded the streets of Venezuela to mark the first anniversary of his death. On Wednesday, the Venezuelan government commemorated the anniversary with a civic-military parade in Caracas. The parade was attended by Bolivian President Evo Morales, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Cuban [&hellip

EU imposes asset freeze on Ukrainians

EU imposes asset freeze on Ukrainians

The European Union (EU) has imposed assets freeze on 18 Ukrainians accused of misusing the country’s state funds. The EU said the sanctions, decided on Wednesday, target people “identified as responsible” for allegedly embezzling Ukrainian state funds and will apply for an initial 12 months. In its official legal journal, published on Thursday, the 28-nation [&hellip

UN wants 11,820 peacekeepers for CAR

UN wants 11,820 peacekeepers for CAR

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended deploying 11,820 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) to contain the ongoing sectarian violence. In a report sent to the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday, the UN chief said that the peacekeeping mission should focus, in the initial stage, on “the [&hellip

Russian troops ordered back to bases

Russian troops ordered back to bases

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in an area bordering Ukraine to return to their permanent bases. Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday that Putin had ordered the troops to return to their usual stations after completing their training. The exercises [&hellip

Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’

Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’

Having a hot temper may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers. Rage often precedes an attack and may be the trigger, say the US researchers who trawled medical literature. They identified a dangerous period of about two hours following an outburst when people were at heightened risk. But [&hellip

China detains knife massacre suspects

China detains knife massacre suspects

Chinese security forces say they have detained four remaining suspects involved in Saturday’s deadly mass knife attack in the city of Kunming. On Monday, Chinese police seized the suspects sought for the massacre of dozens people in Kunming this weekend. “Of an eight-member group (six men, two women), four were shot dead by police at [&hellip

‘Militants kill 29 in northeast Nigeria’

‘Militants kill 29 in northeast Nigeria’

Suspected members of the Boko Haram militant group have killed 29 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, an official has said. In the latest attack, the militants stormed Mafa in Borno state, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the state capital Maiduguri, on Sunday evening, AFP reported on Monday State [&hellip