RUSSIAN RESPONDS TO EXPELLED DIPLOMATS

30th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 MARCH 2018 –  Russia expelled 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of a spy.  The U.S. ambassador was also ordered to shut the consulate in St Petersburg, in Russia’s retaliation for the biggest expulsion of…

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MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT EGYPT ELECTIONS THAT GUARANTEED SISI’S WIN

29th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2018 – Polls closed after a three-day presidential election that incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to easily win, but questions remained whether enough voters showed up to lend it legitimacy. Polling stations remained quiet throughout Wednesday with only a few people trickling in to periodically cast their ballots. A prosecutor who oversaw one station in a Cairo…

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KIM JONG UN MAKES FIRST FOREIGN TRIP AS NK LEADER – TO CHINA

28th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

28 MARCH 2018 – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour. After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed that Kim had visited…

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ISSUE 191 |29 MARCH 2018

27th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

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US EXPELS 60 RUSSIAN NATIONALS IN SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR BRITAIN IN SPY ROW

27th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

27 MARCH 2018 – The United States and Britain’s allies around the world have expelled scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. At least 116 alleged agents working under diplomatic cover were ordered out by 22 governments, dwarfing similar measures in even the most notorious Cold War spying…

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GUN-CONTROL RALLIES SWEEP US

26th March 2018 . by incontext_adm

26 MARCH 2018 – Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the US to call for tighter gun control. The March For Our Lives movement arose after 17 deaths in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. Student leader and Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez gave a powerful speech at the…

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WEEK 1: The Gardens of Life

23rd March 2018 . by incontext_adm

“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the…

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CHINA HITS BACK AGAINST NEW US TARIFFS

23rd March 2018 . by incontext_adm

23 MARCH 2018 – China has retaliated against Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium by signalling that it will hit US goods such as pork, apples and steel pipe with higher duties. As Asian stock markets plunged at the prospect of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies, China’s commerce ministry…

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ISRAEL WARNS IRAN BY ADMITTING TO 2007 SYRIA BOMBING

22nd March 2018 . by incontext_adm

22 MARCH 2018 – Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. The military released previously classified cockpit footage, photographs and intelligence documents about its Sept….

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SENATE REJECTS BID TO END US SUPPORT OF WAR IN YEMEN

21st March 2018 . by incontext_adm

21 MARCH 2018 –  The U.S. Senate on Tuesday killed a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen’s civil war, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. The Senate voted 55-44 to dismiss the resolution,…

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