Saturday, March 25, 2017

International News


Donald Trump Jr faces backlash for criticising London mayor

US President Donald Trump’s son has suffered a social media backlash after he criticised London’s mayor, shortly after Wednesday’s terror attack on the UK capital. Donald Trump Jr retweeted a link to a 2016 article where Sadiq Khan said “terror attacks were part and parcel of living in a big ...

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US backs assault on dam in Syria

The US has confirmed that its forces are helping coalition allies in an assault on a key area of Raqqa Province in Syria. The territory is still held by the so-called IS, and the American military has airlifted in troops to help retake the Tabqa dam. The development comes as ...

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In solidarity with London, Paris dims Eiffel Tower lights

Lights on the Eiffel Tower were switched off at midnight on Wednesday in solidarity with the victims of London’s terror attack. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced the decision after the attack left five people dead and nearly 40 others injured after a man mowed down pedestrians on Westminster bridge and ...

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Protests loom as Hong Kong selects new leader

Sunday will see Hong Kong vote a new Chief Executive. But the pro-democracy camp sees the election process a circus as they claim reform in the government is not likely to happen. The elected leader of the semi-autonomous city will have to be formally approved by Beijing. Beijing prefers former ...

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