UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS MOTION AGAINST BLOCKADE NEXT MONTH
Published 24-10-2019 09:26 GMT-0000
WASHINGTON: With new sanctions just announced, the Trump administration’s effort to roll back the advances in U.S.–Cuba relations achieved toward the end of the Obama administration is going full blast. Will opponents of these policies in the United States be up to the challenge of countering this reactionary wave?
NETANYAHU MAY FINALLY LOSE PRIME MINISTERSHIP
Published 23-10-2019 14:12 GMT-0000
As of July 20, 2019, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu became the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, edging out the founding Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.
CANADIAN CENTRE-LEFT HAS TO PUT CONTINUOUS PRESSURE
Published 23-10-2019 14:10 GMT-0000
It’s going to take pressure from the movements outside parliament to wring progressive concessions from the next Canadian government after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a minority in the October 21 election. Falling short of the 170 seats needed for outright control in parliament, Trudeau will have to rely on the support of other parties to pass legislation.
PUTIN EXPANDS INFLUENCE AT THE COST OF U.S.
Published 23-10-2019 14:07 GMT-0000
Global political scenario and relations are undergoing massive change with the United States under Donald Trump losing ground and Russia emerging fast as the new protector of global peace.
LEFT-WING GROUPS MOVE FOR COMMON ACTION
Published 22-10-2019 11:19 GMT-0000
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Food availability is uncertain for 60 percent of the people. Conditions are bleak, and bleaker still from shortages, rampant political corruption, and not much to show after two years of regular street protests. In the year prior to September, security forces killed 77 people. That month protests accentuated and by Oct. 7 they had killed at least 17 more.
CHINA IS PITCHING FOR “STRONGMAN” GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA’S VICTORY
Published 22-10-2019 09:21 GMT-0000
Sri Lanka is going to elect a new president on November 16. The present incumbent, Sirisena Maithripala, is not contesting. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Brother Nandasena Gotabaya, better known as Gotabaya, is contesting this time. Though there are as many as 35 contestants in the fray but the main contest will lie between Gotabaya of the Sri Lanka Podujena Peramuna (SLPP) and Sajith Premadasa of the United National Party (UNP),with the scales tilting in favour of the former.
HAVING FAILED TWICE, BORIS IS A PRIME MINISTER WITHOUT A MANDATE
Published 21-10-2019 09:42 GMT-0000
The political development in Britain is moving along expected lines. Boris Johnson has failed to persuade the Commons to bail out his Brexit deal. His political advisers have made him to believe that the Parliament would stand by him and winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan was not at all a problem.
NEW DEMOCRATS CHALLENGE TRUDEAU’S LIBERAL PARTY
Published 19-10-2019 10:29 GMT-0000
Justin Trudeau won in 2015 on a left-leaning platform filled with pledges to tax the rich, make elections more democratic, and save the world from climate change. But four years, a number of scandals, and several broken promises later, it’s getting harder for his Liberal Party to make Canadians think it’s the modern progressive force it claimed to be.
US-AFGHAN PROJECT RESTORING THE TREASURE
Published 18-10-2019 09:55 GMT-0000
The Taliban leadership today regrets its adventurist stand of ‘smashing the rare sandstone relief of Lord Buddha in the Bamyan province of Afghanistan in the very early March 2001. Although the Islamic fundamentalist outfit, is yet to admit this openly, the repentance was writ on the face of Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, while speaking to the Reuters last week. "All antique artefacts will be preserved in their place. They should be preserved for the history and culture education of the upcoming generations." This is a posture in the affirmative to the grand project of the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul in its centenary year for ‘restoration of heritage, identity, and the past’.
UNCERTAINTY STILL CONTINUES OVER FINAL DEAL
Published 18-10-2019 09:53 GMT-0000
LONDON: Apparently the UK prime minister Boris Johnson has got the Brexit deal, but an insight into the development gives rise to suspicion about the true nature of the deal and whether it prove to be successful. The deal is to be ratified by the parliament and Boris is ‘very confident’ that his deal will be approved by the parliament.