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  • Parliament tightens grip around courts and media


    POLAND’S parliament passed two controversial laws yesterday tightening government control of the courts and media.

    The votes came as Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was confirmed as the successor to Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.

    The legislation must now pass the...

    Saturday 9th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Indigenous leader Sala acquitted


    ARGENTINIAN indigenous leader Milagro Sala’s supporters celebrated on Thursday after she was acquitted of threatening the police.

    The court in the northern province of Jujuy threw out the charges for lack of evidence, freeing her after more than two years on remand on a series of...

    Saturday 9th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed


    REBELS killed at least 14 United Nations peacekeepers and five Democratic Republic of Congo army troops in an audacious assault on their base near the Ugandan border.

    At least 53 peacekeepers were wounded on Thursday night in what was “a very huge attack, certainly the worst in...

    Saturday 9th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Far-right group guilty of mosque sit-in


    FIVE members of France’s chauvinist Identitarian movement were convicted late on Thursday of the 2012 occupation of a mosque in Poitiers.

    The Paris court handed down suspended prison sentences for the five members of the Generation Identity youth wing and imposed fines and other...

    Saturday 9th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hamas leader calls for a new intifada


    Backlash over Trump’s decision on Jerusalem continues

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Turkey still doing ‘justice’ away from the public gaze


    INTERNATIONAL observers were blocked from entering the court hearing of Turkish opposition co-leader Selahittin Demirtas in Ankara for a second day yesterday as police intimated pro-democracy protesters outside with water cannons.

    The court in Ankara’s Sincan prison again cited...

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Irish border spat ‘just a ruse for a Tory minimalist Brexit’


    MOVES to keep Northern Ireland inside the EU single market are just a ruse for a “minimalist Brexit,” Irish communists have warned.

    The Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) accused Brussels, Westminster and Dublin of “ruling by fooling” in a Wednesday night...

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Odinga defies US to go ahead with mock swearing-in


    KENYAN opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected US calls to abandon his mock presidential inauguration, arguing that he does not recognise the legitimacy of Uhuru Kenyatta as president.

    On Wednesday, the US embassy in Nairobi called next Tuesday’s planned ceremony...

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Trump tells Saudis: lift blockade of Yemen now


    DONALD TRUMP has demanded Saudi Arabia lift its blockade of Yemen in a rare rift with Washington’s close ally against Iran.

    “I have directed officials in my administration to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to request that they completely allow food,...

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Textile workers seek Steinhoff meeting


    SOUTH AFRICAN textile workers sought an urgent meeting with transnational retail giant Steinhoff yesterday amid the financial shenanigans at the firm.

    The Sactwu union sought reassurances for its thousands of members at companies owned by the South African-based group, which also owns...

    Friday 8th Dec 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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