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UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

It will be “very difficult” for the UK government to refuse military assistance to the US in Syria if they expressly ask for it, British FM Boris Johnson has said, responding to an MP’s question on if he intends to heed parliament’s vote against the incursion.

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USA POLITICS: Exposed! Trump Team Bluster as Aircraft Carrier Steams in Opposite Direction

USA POLITICS: Exposed! Trump Team Bluster as Aircraft Carrier Steams in Opposite Direction

Trump boasted he sent “armada” as warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group was far from Korean peninsula headed in the opposite direction.

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YEMEN POLITICS: USA, NATO Created Crisis in Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: USA, NATO Created Crisis in Yemen

Red Cross warns that if solution to the conflict is not found, Yemen may run out of food. Humanitarian crisis has been provoked by US action in the Middle East.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Abracadabra! Behold, The Scammer And The Scammed

NIGERIA POLITICS: Abracadabra! Behold, The Scammer And The Scammed

We cannot use shoes as hammers, newspapers for umbrellas, and finger nail to tight a screw. Nigeria is in palpable trouble.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Marines Take Center Stage in Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Marines Take Center Stage in Australia

The US Marines’ arrival comes as Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voiced mounting concerns over North Korea’s nuclear activities.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Signs ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order

USA POLITICS: Trump Signs ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order

“Buy American and Hire American” is not just a slogan, but a “cornerstone” of Trump’s vision for the American government, the White House said on Tuesday, noting that his was the first administration in decades that “answers to the American workers who built this country.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Calls General Election 8 June

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Calls General Election 8 June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Revealed! Abbott Had ‘Very Blunt Conversation’ With Mathias Cormann

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Revealed! Abbott Had ‘Very Blunt Conversation’ With Mathias Cormann

Mr Abbott used his first appearance on Ray Hadley’s 2GB radio program to offer an insight into the internal workings of the Liberal Party. He revealed details of a “man to man” talk with Senator Cormann.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: No ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: No ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

“I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

According to the report, the Trump administration has been trying to hide the nature of the violations by issuing waivers for the ethics rules.

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WORLD POLITICS: Western Governments Oppose Anti-Semitism, Yet Old Hatred Continues

WORLD POLITICS: Western Governments Oppose Anti-Semitism, Yet Old Hatred Continues

How toxic is it? And are recent eruptions of anti-Semitism expressions of momentary irritation, misunderstanding, or plain ignorance?

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UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is prepared to go to court to demand that former Prime Minister Tony Blair not be prosecuted over the Iraq war.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

Each year, on 17 April, in Palestine and around the world, Palestinians and supporters of justice in Palestine review the situation of Palestinian prisoners and demand their freedom.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve

“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.

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SWAZILAND POLITICS: Traditional Leaders Protect Youth From HIV, Unintended Pregnancy

SWAZILAND POLITICS: Traditional Leaders Protect Youth From HIV, Unintended Pregnancy

Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Christopher Kang’ombe Calls On Young People to Get Into Politics

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Christopher Kang’ombe Calls On Young People to Get Into Politics

“When I was distributing my campaign fliers, some people told me that they would not vote for me because I should be focusing on earning my engineering degree and not pursuing political office,” Mr. Kang’ombe told Africa Renewal.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.

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