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African countries demand Trump apology

UNITED NATIONS -- A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologize for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color." The group is "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media," a st...Keep on reading: African countries demand Trump apology.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network

Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said Monday. Two men and twelve women were arrested and around $20,000 of the suspected ransom money was seized in the operation at several locations in Khartoum as well as at gold mines east of the city, the international policing agency said. The victims, some of whom were as young as 10, were from several African countries including Chad, DR Congo, Eritrea, and Niger. "The diversity of nationalities amongst those rescued shows how human trafficking and people smuggling is a truly transnational problem which requ...Keep on reading: Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

US met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid – NY Times

WASHINGTON --- Administration officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but eventually decided not to help, The New York Times reported on Saturday. US President Donald Trump has been harshly critical of Maduro's leftist regime, as Venezuela has spiraled downward into a grave economic and humanitarian crisis that has sparked violent protests and prompted a wave of emigration into nearby countries. A National Security Council spokesperson told Agence France-Presse (AFP): "US policy preference for a peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela remains unchanged." Rebuilding democracy "The Unit...Keep on reading: US met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid – NY Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Unending word war

After ending his word war with former American president Barack Obama with a public apology last week while he was on a state visit in Israel, President Rodrigo Duterte kicked dusts anew at the expense of incumbent United States President Donald Trump......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

PH pivoting to China is consequence of US neglect–military prof

      WASHINGTON DC--The Philippines' pivot toward China under the Duterte administration is a consequence of the "vacuum" created by the United States' own neglect of its interests in Asia Pacific, according to a US military strategy expert. "We should understand that... we [the US] may be the reason that's happening--- our own actions," said Marybeth Ulrich, professor of government in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College in Pennsylvania. Speaking to visiting journalists here, she said US President Donald Trump's rejection of his predecessor's pivot to Asia could partly explain why countries like the Philippines we...Keep on reading: PH pivoting to China is consequence of US neglect–military prof.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Trump hunts ‘gutless’ snitch

WASHINGTON---An opinion piece in The New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart US President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" set off a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the author's identity. In an extraordinary move, a furious Trump tweeted a demand on Wednesday night that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" According to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity, Trump demanded that aides identify the leaker. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee San...Keep on reading: Trump hunts ‘gutless’ snitch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Nine countries join Bangkok emergency meeting to address swine fever outbreak

An emergency meeting to head off an outbreak of African swine fever across Asia opened in Bangkok on Wednesday, after a mass pig cull in China sparked fears of a potential pandemic. The three-day m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading… link: Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading [...] The post Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Government bans pork imports from 6 countries

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs and their products from China, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine following outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Trump hints U.S., Mexico on verge of trade agreement amid NAFTA renegotiation

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States (US) and Mexico are close to reaching a consensus over key issues stunting efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), officials from both countries said on Saturday, August 25. The trilateral treaty, which includes Canada, has been a key target in the US president's aggressive trade strategy, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

US declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON --- The United States has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led talks on Afghanistan because they are unlikely to help bring peace, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday, as the Trump administration prepared to appoint a diplomatic veteran as a new special envoy for the war-battered nation. Russia said that the Taliban will be joining the Sept. 4 talks in Moscow, along with representatives of several neighboring countries. It will be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Sibghatullah Ahmadi told The Associated Press in Kabul that the government will not atten...Keep on reading: US declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile

  Skin bleaching, or lightening, has become popular in many African countries. Here's a factfile: Creams Skin creams are by far the most popular form of bleaching. They work by inhibiting production of melanin, the pigment produced by exposure from the sun. Ingredients include hydroquinone, steroids, lead and mercury. Such creams may be safe in specific doses for a limited amount of time. But they may be dangerous when used for extended periods or in high concentrations, say experts. "What you find is that people use the products for much longer than they're supposed to and so they start getting those really harmful side effects," said Dr. Rasheedah Adesokan...Keep on reading: Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

TEHRAN: US President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the “most biting sanctions ever imposed,” triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to [...] The post Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. "We strongly demand that she offer public apology and genuinely express remorse ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

President Donald Trump opened a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday by predicting that their countries will end up having “an extraordinary relationship” but without mentioning Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election in his opening remarks. Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit President Donald Trump opened… link: Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

  MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday, July 16, for their first one-on-one summit. With relations between their two countries at lows not seen since the Cold War, the pair will have their work cut out to bring anything ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

HELSINKI, Finland --- A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager Great Again." The beer has been in high demand since it hit the shelves nationwide a few days ago and the whole 10,000-bottle lot had been sold out ahead of Monday's summit. Samples have also been delivered to the U.S. and Russian embassies in Helsinki. CEO Samuli Huuhtanen told The Associated Press on Saturday that "a couple of good beers can help any negotiations,...Keep on reading: Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Team Trump looks to start off on right foot with Mexico president-elect

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Top officials from US President Donald Trump's administration met Friday, July 13 with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with both sides upbeat on the potential for a turning point in the countries' troubled relationship. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led the high-level delegation to meet the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Trump ready to help some NATO states buy US arms

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was ready to help smaller NATO countries to buy U.S. weapons as he pushed them to spend more on their own defense. Source link link: Trump ready to help some NATO states buy US arms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018