Tag Archives: War/Conflict

24Oct/17

Pussy Riot protest for political prisoners in Trump Tower

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (TWITTER/@PUSSYRRRIOT) – Trump Tower was briefly shut on Monday (October 23) after Russian activists Pussy Riot staged a protest in the hotel, activist Maria Alyokhina said on her Facebook page. Continue reading

22Oct/17

UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex -BBC

NUNEATON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (POPA MARIAN) – British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday (October 22), the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England. Continue reading

19Oct/17

Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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02Oct/17

Death count in Las Vegas shooting at least 50

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 2, 2017) (NBC) – A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday (October 1), raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Hundreds injured as police shut down Catalan vote

Over 400 are injured in Spain after police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports Continue reading

01Oct/17

Catalonia firefighters shield protesters during clash with police over vote

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalan firefighters appeared during clashes between pro-independence voters and the Spanish Civil Guard outside a polling station in Girona, attempting to shield the protesters from the police on Sunday (October 1).
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01Oct/17

Clashes erupt outside Catalan leader’s polling station in Girona

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Civil Guard police in riot clashed with people gathered outside Catalan President Carles Puigdemon’s polling station in Girona on Sunday (October 1), minutes before he was due to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.
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29Sep/17

Chairs, poles, fists fly in Uganda parliament

For a second day in a row, lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let the long-ruling president run for re-election. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine: Interpol on Twitter

LYON, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday (September 27), a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said. 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