Tag Archives: Decades

10Dec/16

Gambia’s president rejects election defeat

Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading

08Dec/16

25 years after Maastricht, European Union in existential crisis

Twenty-five years after European leaders concluded the Maastricht agreement on the funding of the ‘European Union,’ new challenges threaten the 28-member bloc.

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29Nov/16

White House weighs in on Trump’s flag-burning tweet

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

23Nov/16

White House: We will not undermine ability to implement Iran nuclear deal

White House says it will not sign any legislation that would undermine the ability to implement the Iran nuclear deal.

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02Nov/16

Australian MH370 report says plane in ‘increasing rate of descent’ when it vanished

A new report into missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 says that additional analysis of satellite communications from the aircraft was consistent with it being in a “high and increasing rate of descent” when it vanished.
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14Mar/16
Grand Bassam resort where 16 people were killed

Tourists react to Ivory Coast beach attack

Tourists and workers in Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast speak of their sadness and the impact on the beach resort town the morning after a deadly attack killed 16.

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25Jan/16
German sportswear company Adidas AG

Athletics-Adidas to cut short IAAF sponsor deal – BBC

Analyst reaction to German sportswear company Adidas AG reportedly ending its 11-year sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) almost four years early, according to media reports.

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23Jan/16

Palestinian girl, 13, shot dead after trying to stab Israeli guard – police

Israeli police say a Palestinian teenager has been shot dead after trying to stab an Israeli security guard.

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15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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