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Algeria Has Repatriated 27,000 African Migrants Since 2015 - Minister
ALGIERS - Algeria has repatriated 27,000 sub-Saharan African migrants since 2015 and will continue to send them back to their home countries despite criticism from rights groups, interior minister Nouredine Bedoui said on Thursday. Algeria is both a destination and a country of transit for African m
We Must Support Tariffs To Have Free Trade
The current issue is not, as the tariff critics would have you believe, that tariffs are anti-free trade. They certainly are. Consider the ideal of world peace or, more practically, national security. The United States has shown that it is willing to kill other people and to sacrifice the cream of i
French ex-leader Sarkozy decries 'mad allegations'
PARIS (AP) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended himself Thursday against the "mad allegations" that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. "It's an ignominious act, not (just) a lie," Sarkozy said during a live television
Gadhafi's cousin calls Sarkozy's woes 'God's punishment'
Report: Saudi prince bragged about having Kushner 'in his pocket' The Associated Press Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, cousin of Libya's former president Moammar Gadhafi, speaks while the news on his TV in Cairo shows former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the background on Thursday. CAIRO - Moammar Gadha
How much does the EU care about human rights?
Human rights groups have criticized the European Union for failing to uphold its values while tackling the migrant crisis. Where are its red lines? Conflict Zone meets European Parliament Vice President Ioan Pascu. Populist success at the polls across Europe. Brexit. Disunity. The European Union con
French Ex-Leader Sarkozy Denies Libyan Campaign Financing Allegations
The political fallout from an allegedly illegal Libyan campaign financing scandal continues to shake France, even as former president Nicolas Sarkozy strongly denies wrongdoing. Sarkozy claims that he has been accused without physical proof and that allegations of Libya illegally financing his 2007
U.S. House Passes $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Significantly Increasing Defense Spending
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $1.3 trillion government spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, sending the measure to the Senate. The Republican-led chamber voted 256-167 despite opposition from the party's conservative House
Shale Oil Myths: 'It Is Too Light And No Good'
Shale oil skeptics claim that the global crude supply is turning alarmingly light due to the growth of shale production. The world is facing acute shortages of heavy and medium grades, the argument goes, and shale oil is of little help in meeting that demand. Market data indicate that the claim is
These Are the 5 of Most Dangerous Guns of Modern War on the Planet
The M240 Machine Gun is the current medium machine gun for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The M240 is in service with another sixty-eight countries and has served long enough that at least one adopter-Rhodesia-is no longer in existence. The M240 is the American version of the FN-MAG designed i
The colourful cast behind the Sarkozy corruption scandal
Paris (AFP) - A Libyan dictator, a drowned witness, an arms broker who says he delivered suitcases of cash: the corruption scandal engulfing French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy involves a cast to rival that of a Hollywood thriller. - The 'bling-bling' president - Sarkozy, a combative rightwinger who
18 People Killed, Dozens Injured After Thai Tour Bus Loses Control, Crashes
A mangled bus lies on its side as people look through debris scattered nearby Wednesday night, March 21, 2018 in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. The chartered tour bus lost control on a downhill curve in Thailand's northeast and plunged off the side of the road. (Daily News via AP) A chartered
Top Stories: House Panel May Say More On Russia; France's Sarkozy Investigated
Good morning, here are our early stories: - On Defense Over Russia, Trump Could Get Another Boost From House Intel Panel. - China Acknowledges Sale Of Advanced Missile Technology To Pakistan. - France's Former President Sarkozy Under 'Formal Investigation' In Libya Probe. - New Zealand Eradicates I
UN and EU say food insecurity worsens as conflicts rage
The food security of around 124 million people worldwide was under acute threat at the end of last year, mostly because of worsening conflicts and drought, the UN and EU said Thursday. The worst food crises in 2017 were in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, "where nearly 32 millio
Tugboat and barge reportedly hit boat on Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials say a tugboat and barge hit a smaller vessel on the Columbia River, tossing the smaller boat's occupants into the water. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports no injuries were reported in the Wednesday morning collision. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Amanda No
Sarkozy blasts 'lack of evidence' for corruption charges
Sarkozy has dismissed the allegations as the rantings of vindictive Libyan regime members who were furious over France's military intervention in Libya Paris (AFP) - French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over claims the
Did Trump just dump the New World Order and ally with Russia?
I must give Trump some credit at least once for explicitly dumping New World Order agents and for showing a willingness to cooperate with Russia. Whether he will later abide by what he said is a completely different matter altogether. But for whatever it's worth, he is absolutely right when he said:
Middle East civilian deaths have soared under Trump, and the media mostly shrug
The numbers are shocking - or at least they should be. 2017 was the deadliest year for civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, with as many as 6,000 people killed in strikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition, according to the watchdog group Airwars. That is an increase of more than 200 percent over
In Mideast, democracy struggles to strike root
Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election considered by critics to be a return of sorts to authoritarian rule, after a 2011 revolution that sparked loftier expectations for the region. But the bigger picture is that in the Middle East as a whole, democracy h
Analysis: why Assad won't retaliate and the message sent to Iran
Carte de la Syrie localisant le site d'un presume reacteur nucleaire secret Al-Kibar que l'armee israelienne a admis mercredi avoir attaque et detruit il y a plus de dix ans au cours d'une operation aerienne eclair After the first wave of official Israeli acknowledgements that it attacked the nuclea
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy: 'I am accused without physical evidence'
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Paris (CNN)Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says there is no evidence to support allegations he illegally accepted money from Libya to finance his 2007 election campaign. "I am accused without any physic