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Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week

Added: 24.07.2017 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

Venezuela's opposition plastered election centres with slogans and rallied in honour of dead protesters on Monday (July 24) in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

From: www.straitstimes.com

House rejects bill to fix VA’s budget gap after vets protest

Added: 24.07.2017 20:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House rejected Monday a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans’ groups. The vote was 219-186 on a bill to provide a six-month funding fix, falling [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Kenyan president fails to show for election debate

Added: 24.07.2017 17:27 | 2 views | 0 comments

Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two.

From: www.dnaindia.com

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

Added: 24.07.2017 13:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to murder."

From: feeds.reuters.com

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Added: 24.07.2017 8:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

Soldiers enter parliament after opposition lawmakers defy lockdown and scale walls demanding a vote to remove speaker.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging "asymmetric war"

Added: 24.07.2017 5:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack.

From: www.dnaindia.com

Japan's Abe denies abusing influence in favouritism scandal

Added: 24.07.2017 4:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

Grilled by opposition lawmakers as approval ratings for his Cabinet sink, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today repeated his denials that he misused his influence to help a friend in a growing favouritism scandal.

From: www.dnaindia.com

Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

Added: 24.07.2017 1:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers go on trial today after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

From: www.dnaindia.com

Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

Added: 24.07.2017 0:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

July 24, 2017 12:08 PM
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers go on trial on Monday (July 24) after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul Constitution

Added: 23.07.2017 19:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

July 24, 2017 7:59 AM
CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela's angry opposition has called for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power.

From: www.straitstimes.com

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