ISSUE 185 |23 NOVEMBER 2017

23rd November 2017 . by incontext_adm

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PUTIN SAYS ALL BIG RUSSIAN BUSINESSES SHOULD BE READY FOR WAR PRODUCTION

23rd November 2017 . by incontext_adm

23 NOVEMBER 2017 – Russian business should be prepared to switch to production to military needs at any time, said Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The Russian president was speaking at a conference of military leaders in Sochi. “The ability of our economy to increase military production and services at a given time is one of the…

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MUGABE RESIGNS, ENDING 37-YEAR REIGN OVER ZIMBABWE

22nd November 2017 . by incontext_adm

22 NOVEMBER 2017 – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to end Zimbabwe’s worst political crisis since it won independence from Britain in 1980. The bombshell announcement was made by…

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RULING PARTY TO SET IMPEACHMENT MOTION AGAINST MUGABE

21st November 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 NOVEMBER 2017 – Zimbabwe’s ruling party is to launch impeachment proceedings today against President Robert Mugabe, in the latest bid to oust the 93-year-old strongman still clinging to power after 37 years in office. A military takeover last week was followed by huge street protests against the authoritarian leader, and the ZANU-PF, his own…

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GERMAN COALITION TALKS FAIL, LEAVING COUNTRY AND EU IN POLITICAL CRISIS

20th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

20 NOVEMBER 2017 – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe’s largest economy closer to a possible new election. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly pulled out of more than four weeks of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc…

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RUSSIA CASTS 10TH UN VETO ON SYRIA ACTION

17th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

17 NOVEMBER 2017 – Russia on Thursday cast its 10th veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The mandate for the joint inquiry by the U.N. and…

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MILITARY TAKES TO STREETS IN ZIMBABWE BUT DENIES COUP

15th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

15 NOVEMBER 2017 – Military vehicles took to the streets of the Zimbabwean capital and prolonged gunfire was heard near the presidential residence early Wednesday as questions mounted over Robert Mugabe’s grip on power, even as the army denied a coup in a state broadcast. Tensions between the 93-year-old leader and the military that has…

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EARTHQUAKE KILLS MORE THAN 450 IN IRAN AND IRAQ

14th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed houses in towns and villages in the mountainous area…

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THE HORRIFIC ABUSE OF ROHINGYA REFUGEE CHILDREN

13th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

13 NOVEMBER 2017 – Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found. Independent reporting by Reuters corroborated some of the findings. The results of a probe by the IOM into exploitation and trafficking in…

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