Tag Archives: Orders of chivalry

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

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

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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16Nov/16

EU plans online screening for visa-free travellers

The European Commission proposes a plan under which millions of foreign tourists and business people who do not need visas will have to complete a five euro online security check to be allowed to enter the EU.

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15Nov/16

Businessman reveals to French news website that he transferred Libya cash for Sarkozy election bid

A Franco-Lebanese businessman tells a French news website he handed over three suitcases filled with cash from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to Nicolas Sarkozy and a senior aide to help finance his successful 2007 presidential campaign.

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02Nov/16

Mexico City Museum of Cartoons puts on display exhibit of Donald Trump cartoons

Mexico City’s Museum of Cartoons gains new success with an exhibition satirising the U.S. Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump.

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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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07Dec/15

Far-right surges in French elections

France’s far-right National Front has pulled off a historic win in Sunday’s first round of regional elections, in a breakthrough that shakes up the country’s political landscape. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading