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Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed
Jan24

Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia., t split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all 10 Democrats against. A full vote will now be held in the Republican-run Senate. The move capped a busy day for the...

Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source
Jan24

Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under increasing attack since 2015, especially over her decision to let nearly a million migrants into Germany © dpa/AFP/File / Kay NietfeldBRUSSELS, Jan 24 – German Chancellor Angel Merkel will face an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of elections this year, according to EU findings, a...

Some 4,500 NATO Troops Take Part in War Drills in Poland
Jan24

Some 4,500 NATO Troops Take Part in War Drills in Poland

Some 4,500 troops from six NATO countries on Monday took part in new military maneuvers in northwestern Poland, a country in which the Atlantic Alliance’s activity has increased since the Crimea crisis. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Trump: A look at the scope of the intelligence community’s probes into President’s ties to Russia
Jan24

Trump: A look at the scope of the intelligence community’s probes into President’s ties to Russia

The task force consisted of the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency. The US intelligence community has opened investigations into several members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle over the past year, focusing on the advisers’ potential...

In Germany: Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source
Jan23

In Germany: Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source

Angela Merkel will be facing an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of this year's elections. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of elections this year, according to EU findings, a source close to the matter said Monday.The source, who asked not to be identified,...

Australian Open: Nadal battles through Monfils to advance to quarters
Jan23

Australian Open: Nadal battles through Monfils to advance to quarters

Nadal won the title in 2009 and was runners-up in 2012 and 2014. The post Australian Open: Nadal battles through Monfils to advance to quarters appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …read more Source: Premium Times...

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote
Jan23

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state. The nomination of Rex Tillerson got a boost on Sunday after two influential Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — offered tepid endorsements of the...

Kasait, Kiptarus win Kericho Cross Country titles
Jan22

Kasait, Kiptarus win Kericho Cross Country titles

Philip Yegon @Peoplesport11 Lilian Kasait and little-known Dominic Kiptarus won the senior women and men10km race respectively during the Fourth Edition of Kericho County Cross Country Championships at Kiptere Primary School. Kasait from Londiani Athletic Club who bagged a gold medal in 3,000m World Youth Championship, Donetsk, Ukraine in 2013...

The Gambia political crisis: Some lessons from international law
Jan22

The Gambia political crisis: Some lessons from international law

By: Wonderr Koryenen Freeman Attorney-at-Law, Monrovia, Liberia Wonderr Koryenen Freeman Attorney-at-Law, Monrovia, LiberiaYahya Jammeh has finally left The Gambia – of course with so much credit to the resolve of ECOWAS that the will of the Gambia people must be respected. Is this Africa coming of age or is this just an aberration for a...

‘Strong US role at the UN needed’
Jan21

‘Strong US role at the UN needed’

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next US ambassador to the UN, outlined her vision of a strong US role in the human rights institution at a confirmation hearing today. Noting her potential role as a “fresh set of eyes” and an “outsider”, Haley highlighted the need for a strong US leadership position at the UN. “When...

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