Tag Archives: Politics

22Oct/17

Kenyan president Kenyatta calls for prayers ahead of elections

NAKURU, KENYA (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICES) – President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to uphold peace before, during and after October 26, the day set aside for a repeat presidential election. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Five former U.S. presidents, Lady Gaga attend concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (ONE AMERICA APPEAL) – Five former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama attended a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts in College Station, Texas, on Saturday (October 21). Continue reading

22Oct/17

Black man hugs neo-Nazi skinhead during Florida protests

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (ADAM SAMEI) – A black man confronted a neo-Nazi skinhead and hugged him during an anti-fascist rally at Florida University to denounce a speech by the alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Thursday (October 19). Continue reading

21Oct/17

Spain’s Rajoy says will sack Catalan government, call regional elections

MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Barcelona prepares to rally as Spanish government meets to impose direct rule

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

UNITED NATIONS (UNTV) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday (October 21), describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Rajoy calls emergency cabinet meeting to halt Catalonia’s independence bid

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Tech companies lobby for ‘Dreamers’

Nearly two dozen major technology companies are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading