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CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017

CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017 0

Only four of NATO’s 27 European members – Greece, Britain, Poland and Estonia – met the spending target in 2016. Romania will do so this year, followed by Latvia and Lithuania in 2018, Stoltenberg said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria 0

Kurds had earlier opened fire on the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in the Maranaz area south of the town of Azaz in northern Syria.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US 0

Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, who is the national director of anti-corruption in Colombia, was arrested on Tuesday. He faces extradition to America.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Cautions US Against Unilateral Action in Syria

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Cautions US Against Unilateral Action in Syria 0

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed US warning on a chemical attack plan, saying “such threats to Syria’s legitimate leaders are unacceptable.”

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KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection

KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection 0

During President Kenyatta’s tour, area MP Ababu Namwamba said the bridge was a blessing to residents since it would significantly reduce deaths and make it easier for people to access markets, schools and hospitals on either side.

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UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report

UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report 0

Cameron reportedly met with then-FIFA vice president Mong-Joon Chung not long before the December 2010 vote and “asked Mr. Chung to vote for England’s bid.”

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USA POLITICS: CNN Producer Caught On Camera: Russiagate is ‘Fake’, It’s Only For ‘Ratings’: (Video)

USA POLITICS: CNN Producer Caught On Camera: Russiagate is ‘Fake’, It’s Only For ‘Ratings’: (Video) 0

A producer for America’s CNN news channel has apparently been caught on camera saying the network’s Russia coverage is more about ratings than offering solid facts.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria 0

Keynote Addresses are expected to be delivered by Princess Sumaya of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan; Maria Candida Pereira Teixeira, Minister for Science and Technology, Angola; and Pascale Ultré Guérard, National Centre for Space Studies, France.

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ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback 0

“Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,” said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia’s lower house leader. “He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit 0

“We will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “The Scottish government will reset the plan I set out.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Integrates Occupied Territories of Donbas in its Economic Space

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Integrates Occupied Territories of Donbas in its Economic Space 0

Russia plans to establish a powerful metallurgical and energy holding totally focused on the Russian market, using occupied Ukrainian enterprises as a base.

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USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved

USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved 0

US Congressman Republican Senator Bob Corker is on a congressional group that reviews arms deals before they can go ahead.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes 0

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Official Threatens Syria Over ‘Gas Attack Plan’

SYRIA POLITICS: US Official Threatens Syria Over ‘Gas Attack Plan’ 0

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Assad and the Syrian military would “pay a heavy price” if they went ahead with the alleged plan.

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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo 0

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Time to Restructure Nigeria Has Come: IBB

NIGERIA POLITICS: Time to Restructure Nigeria Has Come: IBB 0

Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangid says: “Restructuring has become a national appeal as we speak, whose time has come.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says Obama Took No Action Against Russia for 2016 Election Hack, He Didn’t ‘Choke,’ He ‘Colluded or Obstructed’

USA POLITICS: Trump Says Obama Took No Action Against Russia for 2016 Election Hack, He Didn’t ‘Choke,’ He ‘Colluded or Obstructed’ 0

Donald Trump says, “Obama took no action against Russia for its actions in the 2016 election because he expected Hillary Clinton to win.”

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries 0

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath

UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath 0

Odongo said, “the ministry has put criteria to regulate the current stock levels to ensure that stocks last up to the delivery of the next consignment”.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography

BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography 0

Marina Silva was born 8 February 1958, was Minister of Environment of Brazil from 2003 to 2008. Read Marina Silva Biography.

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