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T&T national survives Istanbul airport attack
Jun30

T&T national survives Istanbul airport attack

Gail AlexanderPublished: Thursday, June 30, 2016Gail Alexander and Joel Julien T&T national Sherlin Stewart, who travelled through Turkey’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday, escaped unhurt in the terrorist attack which occurred at that airport that day, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has confirmed. A traumatised Stewart, who was in Turkey up to...

5 Poland players to watch
Jun29

5 Poland players to watch

Poland is facing Portugal in a European Championship quarterfinal on Thursday. Here are five Poland players to watch: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI The star striker is making headlines for the wrong reasons in France. After scoring 13 times in qualification — more than any other player in the competition — Lewandowski is goalless at Euro 2016. The Bayern...

Kendra Bowe Completes U.S. State Department Exchange Focused on Youth and Community Conflict Resolution
Jun29

Kendra Bowe Completes U.S. State Department Exchange Focused on Youth and Community Conflict Resolution

On Friday, June 24th, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson met at the U.S. Embassy with Ms. Kendra Bowe, a recent participant in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). . Ms. Bowe, who currently serves as Executive Director at the Simpson C. Penn Foundation, was nominated to participate in the...

Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport
Jun29

Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this...

BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit
Jun28

BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit

Benito Wheatley By Benito Wheatley (Director of the BVI London Office) The United Kingdom (UK) vote to leave the European Union (EU) is a game changer in International Relations. Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will have far-reaching implications for Europe and beyond and create a more uncertain international environment in which the...

NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU
Jun28

NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU

With Europe thrown into turmoil by the British vote to quit the European Union, cooperation between the EU and the U.S.-led NATO alliance is more vital than ever, NATO’s chief said Tuesday as he arrived for a meeting with EU leaders. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said “we have to send a clear message that the vote...

Russia Denounces New Sabotage Attempts in Crimea
Jun27

Russia Denounces New Sabotage Attempts in Crimea

27 de junio de 2016, 11:34Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Prime Minister of the government of Crimea, Ruslan Balbek, has denounced new sabotage attempts by extremist commandos against targets in the Kerch Strait, on the south of the peninsula. …read more Source: Prensa...

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
Jun25

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to leave the...

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”
Jun23

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”

A statue of Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole is scheduled for installation at St. Thomas Hospital in London in late June 2016. The 8-foot-tall statue, which cost $730,000, is the first of its kind to be paced in honor or Seacole, who used knowledge of herbal medicine learned in the Caribbean, to provide care for soldiers during the Crimean War...

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja
Jun22

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja

Croatia on Tuesday condemned Spain to their first European Championship defeat in 12 years as a 2-1 victory sent them into Euro 2016’s last 16 as Group D winners. Ivan Perisic was the tournament’s latest last-gasp hero, marking his 50th cap with a virtuoso performance and an 87th-minute winner that means double-defending champions...

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