Tag Archives: Orders, decorations, and medals

21Oct/17

Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK, THAILAND (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday (October 21) for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners. Continue reading

19Sep/17

U.N. chief seeks to avoid war with N.Korea, takes digs at Trump

UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Trump learns “there are a lot of blonde women in Finland”

U.S. President Donald Trump mistakes one blonde journalist for another during a news conference with the Finnish president, prompting the response, “There are a a lot of blonde women in Finland”. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Juncker: No EU-UK trade talk until divorce settled

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed on Tuesday that negotiations about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Britain leaves the European Union could only start once divorce issues were resolved. Ciara Lee reports Continue reading

01Apr/17

South Africa’s new finance minister wants radically changed economy

Signalling a swing to the left, South Africa’s new finance minister says he wants to radically change the economy but pledging to maintain fiscal stability.

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12Dec/16

Portugal’s Guterres sworn in as next U.N. secretary-general

Antonio Guterres of Portugal is sworn in as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, pledging U.N. reform when he takes over the position on January 1, 2017.

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27Nov/16

Angolans remember ‘son of Africa’ Fidel Castro

Angola remembers Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who died on Friday aged 90.

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17Sep/16

Millennials lead private media opening in Cuba

Cuba’s state media monopoly is under assault as web-based news outlets challenge official news on the island nation.

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25Aug/16
wreckage of the DC6B plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold in a forest near Ndola, Zambia

U.N. chief wants review of any new details on crash that killed Hammarskjold

UNITED NATIONS Aug 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Wednesday that the world body appoint an eminent person to review any new information uncovered about a 1961 plane crash that killed then U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjold.
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09Aug/16

File of key events since Thai coup as referendum approaches

This edit chronicles key events before and after the May 22, 2014 coup in Thailand ahead of a referendum on whether to accept a military-backed constitution.

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