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EUROPE FOR ABOLITION OF TIME SHIFT – STATES DECIDE NOW

In a survey the majority of the participants voted for the abolition of summer time in the European Union (EU). Now the member states have to decide. After Finland started the discussion about the abolition of the "Daylight Saving Time", the European Parliament announced a survey throughout Europe for the 16

GOOD BYE TO TWO-CHILD POLICY? – CHINA’S NEW DRAFT LAW

A new draft law in China does not contain any regulation regarding birth control. It could be the end of the two-child policy. On Tuesday, 28 August 2018, the draft law was presented to the Stand Committee of the People's Republic of China. If the Committee accept this draft, in 2020

TRUMP NEGOTIATES NAFTA WITH MEXICO – CANADA DECIDES

Trump negotiates NAFTA with Mexico without involving Canada. Now Canada has to decide upon the future of the free trade agreement. What is NAFTA? Concluded in 1994, the free trade agreement between the North American states USA, Canada and Mexico, called North American Free Trade Agreement (shortly NAFTA), rules the import and

PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR CUBA: THE NEW CONSTITUTION

On the 22th July 2018 the Cuban parliament accepted unanimously the proposals on how to reform the Constitution. Now the population has to decide whether the same-sex marriage, the right to own private property and to work in the private sector should be part of its Constitution. The current situation in

ONE YEAR AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE: 30 RIGHT-WING DEMONSTRATORS IN WASHINGTON

On the first anniversary of the riots of 11th and 12th August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, right-wing extremist demonstrations were planned in Washington. Finally, only 30 participants were facing hundreds of counter-demonstrators. Happenings in Charlottesville in 2017 In the night of 11th to 12th August 2017 there had been conflicts between protesters

47 PEOPLE DIED IN AN AIR RAID IN YEMEN

On Thursday, 9th August 2018, 47 people were killed in an air raid on a school bus in the north of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. The school bus was bound for a summer school in Dahjan. This reports a spokesman of the German Press Agency. Among the dead and about 77

UN AND UK EXPRESS CONCERN OVER VIOLENCE IN ZIMBABWE

ZIMBABWE

A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday's elections has prompted international calls for restraint. The UN and former colonial power the UK both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire. Parliamentary results gave victory to the ruling Zanu-PF party in the first vote since

PAKISTAN ELECTIONS 2018: BOMB AND SHOOTING ATTACK AS VOTING GETS UNDERWAY

Violence has erupted as millions head to the polls in Pakistan, with the worst incident seeing at least 27 killed by a bomb in the city of Quetta. Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and one dead. Voters are deciding between the parties of the former cricket

BRAZILIAN SURGEON ARRESTED FOR DEATH OF ONE PATIENT

Braziian surgeon

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been arrested after four days on the run following the death of one of his patients. Police say Dr Denis Furtado was detained in Rio de Janeiro thanks to an anonymous tip. His patient Lilian Calixto died following injections he gave her

COMMERCIAL FLIGHT FROM ETHIOPIA TO ERITREA RESUMED

ETHIOPIA ERITREA BOND

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, after the former sworn enemies signed a peace deal to end a 20-year conflict. The historic inaugural flight took off Wednesday morning local time, as excitement built on both sides of the border as families and friends who had not seen each

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