Global Issues

Brown leads the assault on SNP ‘chaos’

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Herald Scotland Westminster parties have rounded on the SNP insisting the party will cost the rest of the UK dearly and push for another independence referendum. Former prime minister Gordon Brown sprung to the defence of Labour campaign co-ordinator Douglas Alexander, who is trailing 11 points behind the SNP according to a recent poll in his constituency, claiming his SNP ... Read More »

Moderation key to fighting extremism, Hariri stresses

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BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri vowed on the fourth day of his visit to the U.S. to fight extremist forces whether they came from Al-Qaeda or Hezbollah, stressing that moderation is the key to confronting religious extremism roiling the Middle East. The Daily Star – Hussein Dakroub ””” Summary – Hariri made the declaration before he met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at ... Read More »

Countdown to death: Bali pair given final notice

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Jakarta: Bali nine organisers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran may have just three days left to live after they were officially given 72 hours notification of their executions on Saturday. Brisbane Times - Jewel Topsfield, Indonesia correspondent for Fairfax The condemned men are bracing to be killed on Tuesday night however Attorney-General spokesman Tony Spontana said no date had been set and they may have longer. Their Australian lawyer ... Read More »

Siteserv: IBRC rejected proposal to appoint senior civil servant

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Alan Dukes said it was ‘scandalous’ the review would look for evidence of criminality. The Irish Times - Mark Paul, Business Affairs Correspondent IBRC rejected a proposal to appoint the Department of Finance’s most senior civil servant to the board of the troubled bank, with chairman Alan Dukes claiming it would not be appropriate. The proposal was made by the then Department ... Read More »

Swinney: Murphy might beat me in a race but we’re leading in the polls

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JOHN Swinney cannot guarantee a cut-free budget if Scotland were financially independent, the Evening Times can reveal. Evening Times - Hannah Rodger, Reporter The Deputy First Minister refused to rule out cuts under full Fiscal autonomy but added it would “improve economic reforms.” Speaking yesterday during a campaigning session with Glasgow North candidate Patrick Grady, Mr Swinney said a timetable for ... Read More »

Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé

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Marco Rubio had changed his mind. The Washington Post – By David A. Fahrenthold It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the ... Read More »

Russia knows genocide well, Turkey fires back

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Hurriyet - Turkey said on April 24 that it rejected and condemnedRussian President Vladimir Putin calling the 1915 mass killings of Ottoman Armenians a “genocide.” “Taking into account the mass atrocities and exiles in Caucasus, in the Central Asia and Eastern Europecommitted by Russia for a century; collective punishment methods such as Holodomor as well as inhumane practices especially against ... Read More »

Honduras is world’s number one for killing environmental activists

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Report by NGO Global Witness finds that globally people are being killed “in record numbers” defending land and the environment The Guardian – David Hill More people were killed in Honduras per capita than any other country for each of the last five years as a result of their efforts to defend land and the environment, according to a report by ... Read More »