Category Archives: Politics

10Oct/17

White House supports NFL moves on anthem

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the administration would support the NFL asking players to stand and defended Vice President Mike Pence’s tax-payer funded visit to a Sunday game that he left after the anthem was played in what critics say was a publicity stunt. Continue reading

09Oct/17

Corker says Trump threatens ‘World War III’ – NYT

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker escalating Monday, with Corker firing the latest shot – telling The New York Times that Trump is treating the presidency like ‘a reality show,’ with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the U.S. ‘on the path to World War III.’ Lisa Bernhard reports Continue reading

09Oct/17

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf leaves mixed legacy for women as she steps down

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators rally in Barcelona as tensions rise

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of people called for unity of Spain on Sunday (October 8) in the Catalan capital Barcelona as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia’s autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators cheer Spanish Civil Guard police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of pro-unity protesters demonstrated outside Spanish Civil Guard Police headquarters in Barcelona on Sunday (October 8) in order to show their support for state police forces ahead of a mass rally to denounce the separatists’ move to declare independence. Continue reading

02Oct/17

Catalonia violence spooks European markets

Violence surrounding an independence vote in Catalonia spooks European markets and counters a boost from upbeat economic data. But as Silvia Antonioli reports, some in the travel sector get some relief. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Hundreds injured as police shut down Catalan vote

Over 400 are injured in Spain after police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports Continue reading

01Oct/17

Catalonia firefighters shield protesters during clash with police over vote

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalan firefighters appeared during clashes between pro-independence voters and the Spanish Civil Guard outside a polling station in Girona, attempting to shield the protesters from the police on Sunday (October 1).
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