Tag Archives: Politics

17Feb/15

Defense Secretary Carter sworn in, calls for ‘best use’ of tax dollars

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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14Feb/15

Carnival street party celebrates Rio´s 450th anniversary

A lively carnival street party in Copacabana celebrates 450 years of Rio de Janeiro as well as the French-Brazilian relationship.
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14Feb/15

About 700 migrants rescued from boats near Libya – coastguard

Two commercial ships and an Italian coastguard vessel have rescued about 700 migrants from overcrowded boats near the Libyan coast. One hundred arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa in the evening.
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14Feb/15

At least 300 migrants feared dead trying to reach Europe from Africa

(Next Media Online) – At least 300 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean waters after they tried to reach Europe from Africa, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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13Feb/15

Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook, speak at cybersecurity summit

U.S. President Barack Obama asks tech industry executives for closer cooperation in cybersecurity, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says abuses over digital privacy can be a matter of “life and death”.

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13Feb/15

South Africans react day after parliament descends into chaos

A day after parliament descended into chaos, with opposition lawmakers removed by force after disrupting Jacob Zuma’s annual address, people on the streets of Johannesburg say they believe the focus should be on the resolving the country’s problems.

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12Feb/15

S.African parliament descends into chaos during Zuma speech

South African security officers remove far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lawmakers from parliament after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s State-Of-The-Nation speech and members of the main opposition walk out in protest.

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