Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Britain Faces Migration Dilemma As It Looks To Commonwealth For Post-Brexit Trade

Britain Faces Migration Dilemma As It Looks To Commonwealth For Post-Brexit Trade

Britain has indicated that it will seek a so-called ‘hard’ exit from the European Union, likely to include leaving the Single Market, the world’s largest free trade bloc…

Ethics Watchdog to File Lawsuit Against Trump

Ethics Watchdog to File Lawsuit Against Trump

Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency is just a few days old, but an ethics watchdog is ready to file a lawsuit against him for allegedly violating an obscure…

CAR Becomes Most Dangerous Spot for Aid Workers

CAR Becomes Most Dangerous Spot for Aid Workers

BAMBARI AND BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC —  Last year, humanitarian aid workers in the Central African Republic were involved in more than 365 security incidents — more than Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and…

Thailand Backing Controversial Survey to Clear Mekong Islets

Thailand Backing Controversial Survey to Clear Mekong Islets

BANGKOK —  The Thai government is backing a plan by China to demolish islets and rocky outcrops on the Mekong River as part of a decade long project to boost shipping…

Canada’s Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans for NAFTA

Canada’s Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans for NAFTA

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin a two-day retreat with his cabinet on Monday, focused mainly on the best approach to take with new U.S…

Mauritius Prime Minister Hands Over Office to His Son

Mauritius Prime Minister Hands Over Office to His Son

The prime minister of Mauritius has officially handed over the office to his son in a controversial transition of power. Outgoing Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, 86, said Monday, “The…

To Save Forests, Tanzania Considers Tax on Charcoal

To Save Forests, Tanzania Considers Tax on Charcoal

Tanzania is considering putting a tax on charcoal with the aim of discouraging the use of the fuel, which is a big source of energy for cooking but also a…

China Renews Golf Crackdown, Shutters More than 100 Courses

China Renews Golf Crackdown, Shutters More than 100 Courses

China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links in an effort to conserve water…

Sentence of Bangladesh Security Force Members Triggers Mixed Reactions

Sentence of Bangladesh Security Force Members Triggers Mixed Reactions

A Bangladesh court verdict, in which 16 former members of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were handed death sentences for their involvement in the 2014 murder of seven people…

More Than 60 Soldiers on Trial for Alleged Part in Turkey Coup

More Than 60 Soldiers on Trial for Alleged Part in Turkey Coup

Dozens of officers and soldiers have gone on trial in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July. The 28 officers and 34 privates allegedly seized…