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Stories for September 26th 2017

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 11:01 UTC

    US already leveled North Korea to ashes during the “forgotten war”

    Air Force general Curtis LeMay, head of the strategic air command during the Korean War, estimated that the American campaign killed 20% of the population.

    Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated nation’s crucible years: the 1950-53 war that split the Korean Peninsula in two. In effect there is a detailed explanation of atrocities by the “US aggressors” committed during the war.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    UK praises Brazil for its continued commitment to human rights

    “We welcome Brazil’s acceptance of the recommendation regarding mandatory human rights training for police agencies”

    The United Kingdom thanked Brazil for its continued commitment to the Universal Periodic Review process, which took place at the Palais del Nations in Geneva, during the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review on 21 September 2017. The UPR is a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:31 UTC

    EU and UK clash over Brexit: both sides set conditions to advance

    “There are no excuses for standing in the way of progress,” Davis said in a brief statement to reporters alongside Barnier at the EC headquarters in Brussels.

    The EU and Britain resumed Brexit talks on Monday with fresh clashes, dimming hopes that a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May could provide a breakthrough in unlocking stalled negotiations. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier insisted that he would not discuss May's call for a two-year post-exit transition deal until there was progress on key issues, including Britain's divorce bill.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:19 UTC

    IAATO and Argentina step up collaborative efforts to promote responsible tourism

    IAATO and the Argentine government look forward to further talks about the Ushuaia Antarctic Gateway to promote sustainable tourism growth.

    Improvements to Ushuaia Port services and future collaboration between the Antarctic cruise industry and the Argentine government were discussed last week at a meeting organized by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Fuegian Institute of Tourism (In.Fue.Tur).

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:09 UTC

    New Zealand with caretaker government until final count of votes

    While English appears to be in the best position to form a government, his liberal rival Jacinda Ardern hasn't given up hope she can prevail.

    New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes but not enough to form a government without help from other political parties.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan top officials including Maduro

     “Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said

    Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for “anti-democratic behavior,” the foreign ministry announced. Canada’s move, which followed a similar decision by the United States, came after months of protests against Maduro’s government in which at least 130 people have been killed.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Gibraltar Regiment officer assists training of Chilean UN force contingent

     All lessons were in Spanish, and Major Cumming (L) had the opportunity to exploit the language capability that the majority of RG personnel possess

    The Royal Gibraltar Regiment recently deployed one of its officers to Santiago in Chile. Major Timothy Cumming deployed from July 12/August 2 to Santiago to assist in the delivery of some critical Pre-Deployment Training (PDT). This training was delivered to members of the Chilean Armed Forces that were going to make up the latest United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) contingent.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 07:58 UTC

    Argentina to suspend fuels price-setting system in October

    Minister Aranguren said the recent recovery in global crude prices should let the government suspend price-setting for domestic fuel starting in October.

    The government of Argentina is planning to suspend a price-setting system for domestic fuel sales next month thanks to the recent rise in global oil prices, the country’s energy and mining minister said Monday.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 07:51 UTC

    PM May/Tusk meeting to advance on the Florence “constructive” speech

    The meeting at Downing Street will be held in parallel with the fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday - the first time since the PM set out plans for a two-year transition period post-Brexit. It comes a month before the council will decide whether sufficient progress has been made to begin trade talks.

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