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Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

Policeman Assaults Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

The photojournalist Jordi Borràs was assaulted in Barcelona by a National Police agent who hit him in the face and broke his nose with cries of “Viva Franco!”. Borràs, in a statement, has pointed to the fact as “symptomatic” of the current situation.

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Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria, South Africa News in Politics

‘South Africa Belongs to All People’ – Ramaphosa Quote

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa: “These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights.”

Political Opinion

Ayodele Fayose - Politics Nigeria News Headlines

Olusola Eleka Lost Election, Fayose Lost Immunity Time For Fayose To Face The Music!

Ayodele Fayose - Politics Nigeria News

Ekiti Polls, The Demystification Of Ayo Fayose

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Questionable Claims of Victory

Ayodele Fayose - Nigerian Headline Story Today

Ekiti Governor’s Race: Choice Between Tinubu’s Lapdog And Fayose’s Clone Tough Choice, Tough Luck

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Africa

Nigeria Bishop Udeh

2019 Election Will See More Rigging – Nigeria Bishop Udeh Reveals

The General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries Inc (a.k.a By Fire By Fire), Nnewi, Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh, has said his prophecy of a monumental rigging in 2019 presidential election by the All Progressives Congress (APC), is gradually manifesting with what happened in Ekiti State last Saturday. Bishop Udeh said what happened in Ekiti will be a child’s play compared with what will happen in 2019 presidential election.

Segun Odegbami - Nigeria News

Nigeria Footballer Segun Odegbami Enters Politics

“On that day I shall become a member of the Labour Party and be officially welcomed on that political platform as a gubernatorial candidate for Ogun State in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections,” Mr Segun Odegbami stated. Mr Segun Odegbami hails from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital will first seek to be the LP candidate for next year’s governorship election in the state before he is ready to challenge the candidates of other parties.

Ayodele Fayose - Politics Nigeria News Headlines

Olusola Eleka Lost Election, Fayose Lost Immunity Time For Fayose To Face The Music!

Victims of Fayose killings and wickedness have been waiting for years for the day when justice will be served. It’s been a long time coming. The time has come for Fayose to account for his deeds. It’s time for the scoundrel pay for his sins!

Boko Haram vs Nigerian Army

Boko Haram Takes Attack to Heart of Nigeria Army Base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops. Jihadists overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area of Yobe state, on Saturday evening, a day after a separate attack on troops in neighbouring Borno state. At least 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram violence and more than two million others made homeless in northeast Nigeria since 2009.

Asia-Pacific

Abdul Aziz

Refugees By Treacherous Ocean Voyages Not Allowed Into Australia

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. “I believe no matter how long we spend on this island, we are not going to go to Australia,” Abdul Aziz said.

Mariia Butina - Maria Butina - Russia News

US Arrests, Accuses Russian Butina For Espionage

Mariia Butina, whose name is sometimes spelled Maria, was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday, the Justice Department said. Butina was charged with conspiring to act as an agent of Russia “by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics,” it said in a statement.

Kim Jong Un - North Korea News Headline Today

Kim Jong Un Slams Officials During ‘Field Guidance’ Visits

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s desire to focus on economic development.

“Field guidance” visits by the leader are the mainstay of the North’s state media output, with Kim regularly shown giving “on-the-spot guidance” to attentive officials, their notebooks in hand.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Vladimir Putin - RUSSIA NEWS - RUSSIAN - RUSSIANS NEWS

Putin to UK: Stop Making Baseless Allegations Against Russia

President Vladimir Putin accused Britain making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England. “We would like to get documentary evidence but nobody gives it to us,” Putin, speaking through a translator, told the US network after a summit with President Donald Trump in Finland.

Europe

Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

Policeman Assaults Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

The photojournalist Jordi Borràs was assaulted in Barcelona by a National Police agent who hit him in the face and broke his nose with cries of “Viva Franco!”. Borràs, in a statement, has pointed to the fact as “symptomatic” of the current situation.

Boris Johnson in Parliament - UK News Headlines

Theresa May Betraying Millions of Brexit Voters: Boris Johnson Says

The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused Prime Minister Theresa May of betraying millions of Brexit voters and urged the government to rethink its strategy, adding that the country would never again have the chance to get it right. “It is not too late to save Brexit,” Johnson told parliament in his resignation speech on Wednesday. “We have time in these negotiations – we have changed tack once and we can change again.

UK News - Theresa May

Theresa May Now the Comeback Kid Surviving Brexit Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union. If the amendment had passed it would have thrown May’s Brexit strategy into disarray and increased pressure on the already beleaguered leader.

Central Intelligence Agency - CIA - USA News Headlines

CIA Espionage Orders For the French Presidential Election

Specific instructions tasked CIA officers to discover Sarkozy’s private deliberations “on the other candidates” as well as how he interacted with his advisors. Sarkozy’s earlier self-identification as “Sarkozy the American” did not protect him from US espionage in the 2012 election or during his presidency. The CIA espionage orders published are classified and restricted to U.S. eyes only (“NOFORN”) due to “Friends-on-Friends sensitivities”.

Middle East

Iran Uranium - Middle East News Headlines Today

Yellowcake Uranium Stockpile Has Doubled – Iran Reveals

The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, came as Tehran is in talks with major powers on preserving a 2015 deal meant to keep the country from developing nuclear weapons in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the accord. Salehi said on state television that Iran has imported some 400 tons of so-called yellowcake uranium since the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, bringing its stockpile to between 900 and 950 tons — up from 500 tons.

Benjamin Netanyahu - Israel News Headline

Thank You ‘Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki’ – Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the deep commitment of the United States and President Trump to Israel’s security, as expressed in the meeting between President Trump and President Putin. The friendship between Israel and the US has never been stronger,” the statement said, adding that Netanyahu “also greatly appreciates the security coordination between Israel and Russia and President Putin’s clear position on the need to implement the 1974 separation agreements between Israel and Syria.”

Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Punishes Hamas By Restricting Cargo Crossing Into Gaza

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday but will allow food and essential medication to cross. Commercial cargo was suspended last week.

Syrian Democratic Forces - SDF News in Syria

Kurdish-Backed Consolidate Its Authority in Northern, Eastern Syria

The plan announced on Monday at a congress of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) in Tabqa aims to bring together a number of local administrations or councils that have emerged across SDF-held areas of northern and eastern Syria.

“This is an administration to coordinate among the areas because there are gaps … to secure needs (and services) in all areas,” Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the SDC and a top Syrian Kurdish politician said.

USA, Americas, Canada

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

‘Haters’ Merely Want ‘A Boxing Match’ With Me and Putin: Trump

Donald Trump said: “So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match.”

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News Headline

Canada PM Justin Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet

Polls show the ruling Liberals are facing an increasing threat from the official opposition Conservatives and Trudeau made 11 changes to freshen up his front bench. In a significant move, trade minister Francois-Philippe Champagne was promoted to the infrastructure portfolio, where he will oversee plans to spend billions of dollars on major projects.

James Brien Comey Jr., James Comey - FBI - USA NEWS - U.S. HEADLINE STORIES

James Comey to Americans: ‘Vote For Democrats’

James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, issued a tweet urging Americans to snub Republicans this November.

“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition,’” tweeted the former FBI director, a longtime supporter of Republicans. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. History has its eyes on us.”

Central Intelligence Agency - CIA - USA News Headlines

CIA Espionage Orders For the French Presidential Election

Specific instructions tasked CIA officers to discover Sarkozy’s private deliberations “on the other candidates” as well as how he interacted with his advisors. Sarkozy’s earlier self-identification as “Sarkozy the American” did not protect him from US espionage in the 2012 election or during his presidency. The CIA espionage orders published are classified and restricted to U.S. eyes only (“NOFORN”) due to “Friends-on-Friends sensitivities”.

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Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

Policeman Assaults Catalan Photojournalist Jordi Borras

Abdul Aziz

Refugees By Treacherous Ocean Voyages Not Allowed Into Australia

Central Intelligence Agency - CIA - USA News Headlines

CIA Espionage Orders For the French Presidential Election

Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Punishes Hamas By Restricting Cargo Crossing Into Gaza

Books

Fractured Continent Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

“Europeans and Americans alike would benefit from heeding Drozdiak’s warning: That European unification may go into reverse and unravel due to blinkered nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.” –Politico Europe

“…fascinating…” –International New York Times

Red Notice How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

“A sizzling account of Mr Browder’s rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist … Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story.” (The Economist).

“The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it.” (Tom Stoppard).

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps: Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

In these 8000 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British government documents detailing the history and development of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times.

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Interesting reading for anyone wondering about Scottish history. They seem all to have started on the road to nobility by stealing land from rivals and the people. Remember Burns song which includes ‘ a parcel o’ rogues in a nation’?

My Life Story

Abdul Aziz

Refugees By Treacherous Ocean Voyages Not Allowed Into Australia

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. “I believe no matter how long we spend on this island, we are not going to go to Australia,” Abdul Aziz said.

Rohingya Families - Myanmar

Rohingya Families Connect Through Letters

Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding,” he urged her in the letter. “Don’t worry, there is no problem in jail.”

Liu Xiaobo - Hong Kong News

Today in History: Hong Kong Remembers Liu Xiaobo

A veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Liu died from liver cancer while serving an 11-year sentence for “subversion” on the mainland. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered outside China’s liaison office in the semi-autonomous city, ahead of a larger public memorial event due to take place in the evening.

Farida Khalaf - Iraq Headlines News

Farida Khalaf: The Abducted IS Victim Sobbed Uncontrollably

Farida Khalaf said: “I will never forget the day Daesh came and they gathered us in the school and separated us from our families, that will never leave my mind. I was in their captivity and I know how difficult it is to be there, a day feels like a year. We prayed every day that the day would pass without beating or torture or rape.”