Sunday , October 22 2017

Politics

US-N Korea talk on nuclear programme: Tillerson

epa06235636 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) shakes hands with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 30 September 2017.  EPA-EFE/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL

Bloomberg The US is communicating with North Korea about its nuclear programme and testing Pyongyang’s appetite for negotiations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the first public acknowledgment by a senior administration official of direct contact on the matter. Tillerson, speaking to reporters on Saturday after meeting Chinese officials ...

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Cameroon braces for pro-independence rallies

Bloomberg The authorities in western Cameroon have banned public meetings in the mainly English-speaking region before planned demonstrations on Sunday to demand independence from the rest of the largely Francophone nation. The protests in the Southwest and Northwest regions have been called by a group known as Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia Governing ...

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Trump blasts San Juan mayor in defending Fed’s Maria efforts

epa06235125 US President Donald J. Trump gestures to the news media prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 September 2017. President Trump is traveling to his home in New Jersey for the weekend.  EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

Bloomberg President Donald Trump, under rising criticism for the federal response to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, swung from defending his administration’s approach to lashing out at the San Juan mayor for her “poor leadership ability.” The president, in a series of Saturday morning tweets, said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, “who was ...

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Uganda bans broadcasts as president-age debate likely

epa06214571 President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni speaks during the opening session of the General Debate of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 19 September 2017.  The annual gathering of world leaders formally opens 19 September 2017, with the theme, 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.'  EPA-EFE/JASON SZENES

Bloomberg Ugandan authorities told broadcasters to stop airing some live coverage as the East African nation nears a parliamentary debate on a constitutional amendment that would let President Yoweri Museveni attempt to extend his three-decade rule. The Uganda Communications Commission directed all broadcasters to refrain from airing “live feeds which ...

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