Tuesday , December 18 2018


Ban lashes out at Morocco over ‘disrespectful’ protest

United Nations / AFP UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon angrily told Morocco’s foreign minister that protests organized in Rabat against his remarks on Western Sahara were disrespectful. Ban “expressed his deep disappointment and anger regarding the demonstration that was mobilized on Sunday, which targeted him in person,” said a UN statement ...

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Kim orders N-warhead test, missile launches

Seoul / AFP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered an upcoming nuclear warhead test and multiple ballistic missile launches, escalating Pyongyang’s face-off with the international community just days after being slapped with tough UN sanctions. The order came after Kim monitored what was described as the successful simulated test ...

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Malaysia’s new rules to bar foreign political donations

Bloomberg Malaysia is reviewing plans to bar foreign political donations after Prime Minister Najib Razak became embroiled in a scandal over a $681 million contribution that ended up in his personal bank account. A Malaysian committee working on a framework to regulate political funding also determined that anonymous donations should ...

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