Sunday, 26. February 2017

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  1. Myanmar's Yangon regional government said on Saturday that it had ordered the striking workers to move out from the Chinese-invested garment factory they occupied.
  2. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) is interested in lending to technological innovation projects, the bank's vice president Zhu Xian said Saturday at a financing forum held in east Chinese city of Xiamen.
  3. A freight train on Saturday left a major logistics center in northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi for Kazakhstan's Almaty on a new route.
  4. Jinggangshan, the heartland of the early revolutionary activities of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in east China's Jiangxi Province, announced Sunday that it has been officially taken off the list of impoverished areas.
  5. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena shakes hands with Song Tao, minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 23, 2017.
  6. Geneva, SANA – Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to the intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva Bashar al-Jaafari said that the session held with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura focused on one point only which is prioritizing fighting terrorism. At a press conference following the talks with de Mistura, al-Jaafari said that...
  7. Hasaka, SANA – The Civil Initiative Committee for National Reconciliation in Hasaka organized a stand to express solidarity with the terrorist-besieged residents in Kafraya and al- Fouaa. Participants in the stand, which was organized in front of the Arab Cultural Center in al-Qamishli, called on the international bodies and humanitarian organizations to act to end...
  8. Damascus, SANA – The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the terrorist attacks in Homs city today, which occurred on the third day of the talks in Geneva, aim at undermining the positive results of the first and second meetings held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. The Ministry was referring to a series of terrorist attacks that...
  9. Homs/Aleppo, SANA – Suicide terrorists blew themselves up with explosive belts in two security centers in Homs city, claiming lives of many people and injuring others. SANA reporter said that six suicide terrorists infiltrated on Saturday morning into al-Ghouta and al-Mahatta areas synchronously and blew themselves up in two security centers in Homs city, adding...
  10. Aleppo, SANA – The army has established full control over 18 villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, after inflicting heavy losses upon ISIS in personnel and equipment. Following fierce battles with ISIS terrorists, the army units recaptured the villages of Shanhasa, al-Shami, Rweidet al-Bab, Rasm al-Harmal, Tabbaret Madi, al-Mazboureh, Rasm al-Khabbaz, Rasm al-Sheeh, al-Manazer, Um Kharzeh, Abu Jabbar, al-Qiteh, Qassr...
  11. Homs, SANA- ISIS terrorists targeted with a number of rocket shells Ebla and factory of (the south central region) in al-Foruqlos area in the eastern countryside of Homs province. SANA reporter on Saturday said that the ISIS terrorists positioned in al-Tadmuriyeh and al-Shoumariyeh Mountains targeted factory of (the south central region) with a rocket shell which landed on the main pipeline....
  12. Damascus, SANA – Temperatures continue to rise to become above average by 3 to 5 degrees as the country is affected by high air pressure in all layers of the atmosphere. The Meteorology Department expected in its Saturday bulletin that the skies will be clear in general with some scattered clouds. The winds will be...

  13. Press Release



    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


    Communist Party of India expresses its shock and serious concern at the Kansas City racist murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla a young Indian engineer by a US Navy retired officer with a hate comment ‘’get out of my country”. The victim and injured hails from Hyderabad. This is the outcome of hate politics and the policies of US
    ...
  14. The BRICS sherpas on Friday agreed that the five countries need to enhance cooperation in areas including security, economy and people-to-people exchanges.
  15. At least 10 people were killed in a hotel fire Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, firefighters said.
  16. China on Friday urged the United Kingdom to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs after the UK government released the latest Six-Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong.
  17. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) closed its bi-monthly session Friday, preparing for the upcoming annual parliamentary session, adopting two laws and announcing appointments and dismissals.
  18. President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction in Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the present and near future.
  19. As the president of the most populous nation on the planet, poverty has never been an issue Xi Jinping could take lightly.
  20. China's resort island province of Hainan aimed to achieve growth of over 7 percent this year, after a 7.5-percent expansion in 2016, as its legislative session closed Friday.
  21. Cargo train services have begun between Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, and Uzbekistan.
  22. Rising bad loans were the main worry of Chinese bankers last year, according to an industry report.
  23. China has lodged representations to the Japanese side and urged Japan to be cautious in its words and deeds regarding Taiwan-related issues, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday in Beijing.
  24. New York, SANA – Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vladimir Safronkov said that Russia will veto a draft resolution prepared by the US, UK, and France which threatens to impose sanctions on Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons use. In a statement to journalists on Friday following a closed Security Council meeting, Safronkov...
  25. “Não vai ter golpe de novo, Reage, reage meu povo…. Vamos honrar nossa raiz Democracia é o que a gente sempre quis….” Source: TeleSUR TV / The Dawn News / February 23, 2017 As the world prepares for Carnival festivities, we look at how Brazilian music has contributed to the […]
  26. The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes’ intention to travel to Havana, in order to receive a "prize" invented by an illegal grouplet, was met with various reactions from around the world

  27. Obesity is also a global phenomenon, which according to United Nations statistics, affects one in every five men and five in every 10 women on the planet, causing low self-esteem, a negative body image, depression, stigmatization, marginalization, and isolation

  28. Geneva, SANA – Michael Contet, chief of staff of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, said that meetings will continue on Saturday with the delegations participating in intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva. In a press conference on Friday, Contet stressed the need for working towards constructive and objective dialogue, and that this round of...
  29. By: Gustavo Pérez Ramírez / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 At last, past February 7 years of secrets contacts between  the Colombian government and the The National Liberation Army (ELN) ended, and the Public Table of Peace Dialogue was installed at Cashapamba hacienda of […]
  30. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano/Mapuexpress / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 Down below we attach the public declaration of Panguipulli against the judicialization that the District Attorney intends to do against a legitimate exercise of rights by 10 social and communitarian leaders from the territory in the Tranguit zone; and also preventing three militant journalists to exercise […]
  31. By: Marwa Osman / Source: moderndiplomacy.eu / The Dawn News / February 23, 2017 “The sorrowful story of Palestine and the excruciating sadness felt because of the oppression against this patient, enduring and resistant nation, truly distresses any individual who seeks freedom, truth and justice and it thrusts an agonizing […]
  32. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 We call to join efforts to build a Free and Sovereign Haiti, to join your voice, or the voice of your organization, to the petition that will be presented to the governments and parliaments and to the UN, before […]
  33. To assure the tranquility of Cuban families, currently underway this month is the 56th national polio vaccination campaign, providing rapid and efficient protection against the disease, to all children across the country

  34. By: Boaventura Monjane / The Dawn / February 24, 2017 Mozambican civil society organizations nucleated in the No to ProSavana campaign recently sent an open letter to the President of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Shinichi Kitaoka, in protest against the harmful actions of this agency against the Mozambican […]
  35. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 Military sources informed that the Army of the Paraguayan People (EPP) urged the family of the mennonite Franz Wiebe, who turned 18 years old the past Monday, to complete the delivery of supplies demanded by the group, which was […]
  36. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 23, 2017 Evo Morales declared being surprised by the spontaneous displays of support last Tuesday. He praised the people’s will to defend democracy by commemorating the Day of Lies, a year after the February 21 referendum which Evo lost due to a media smear campaign. “The Bolivian […]
  37. Source: Resistir y Luchar / The Dawn News / February 2017 Numerous streets, routes and bridges blocked. Expressions of rage over a devastating year—the one that just ended, and over the one that’s just began, but has already brought more exclusion and violence against the poorest Argentinians. Last Tuesday, the […]
  38. The documentary will be premiered on March 5, at 21 hs. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 On the fourth anniversary of the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, the documentary ‘Chávez, infinite’, will be premiered on the screen of TeleSUR. Its author is Argentine […]
  39. Cuba received a shipment of materials and equipment sent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toa bridge

  40. According to a BBC World report there are currently over 600,000 Israelis living in some 140 settlements since Zionist occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem began, an area where Palestinians wish to build their future state

  41. A qualitative leap forward in the academic level of faculties at Cuban medical schools has been prioritized by the country's public health system

  42. Under the slogan: “WORKING WOMEN ALWAYS AT THE FRONT of social struggles and of the WFTU life and action” the World Federation of Trade Unions honors, for one more year, the anniversary of March 8th 2017, 160 years after the uprising of women workers in New York, demanding better working conditions, equality and life with rights. We are extending our warmest greetings to all women trade unionists continuing the struggle of these pioneer women workers, within the ranks of the class oriented trade union movement and of WFTU, and we congratulate them on their courage and militant action. We are greeting the working women all over the world, the women of poor popular strata, toiling every day to survive and support their families. We are greeting the women migrants and refugees who left...
  43. The regular Meeting of the WFTU Eurpean Office (EUROF) kicked off today February 24th, 2017 in Italy, hosted by USB-Italy. The main topic of the meeting is the implementation of the resolutions of the 17th World Trade Union Congress in the European Continent. During the meeting the Resolutions of the Congress were delivered to USB Italy.  
  44. Shen Yueyue, vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), presides over an oath-taking ceremony for new officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 24, 2017.
  45. Already robust, development cooperation between China and Venezuela got an additional boost with the recent signing of 22 new agreements to strengthen their comprehensive strategic partnership.
  46. China will adopt a strict evaluation system on poverty relief work, an official said Friday.
  47. President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction of Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the present and near future.
  48. China Eagle, a Beijing-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developer, will build the country's largest production base for industrial drones.
  49. The 50th anniversary of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Film director Manuel Octavio Gómez honored. Vicente Hernández paints his native town

  50. Members of a bipartisan delegation from the United States Congress expressed their desire to continue expanding ties with Cuba

  51. Declaration by Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Relations

  52. Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew

  53. The Fair Work Commission of Australia has ruled that the Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast-food industries. The reduction of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will directly and importantly affect the total income of tens of thousands of workers. This decision will cause the reduction of monthly wages to be reduced while they manage of many workers who already have difficulty in covering their daily costs. This is a clear and unconcealed attack on the living standards of thousands of workers in order to facilitate the wealth accumulation by the employers. The employers celebrate for this decision with the pretext that they will be able to employ more weekend staff but the real reason is...
  54. Irish writers at the Havana 2017 Book Fair



  55. Aware that the energy sector is one of the 12 areas prioritized for foreign investment, Granma International takes a look at the strategic lines the country has charted for the oil industry this the current year

  56. These releases, that will be promptly disclosed soon by the various regions, shall be carried out as a gesture of goodwill for the resumption of the peace talks. These are also in response to the request of the families and loved ones of the POWs, as well as to the call of various concerned sectors in society.

    The post NDF-Mindanao to release 6 POWs; AFP, PNP must cease offensive operations appeared first on NDFP.

  57. After surpassing his own predictions, and even beating some records in regards to his administration's accomplishments, everything seems to point to Evo’s reelection

  58. Issues of interest to the two countries were discussed during the meeting


  59. Press Release



    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


    Communist Party of India expresses serious concern at the gender discriminatory political developments in Nagaland. A big agitation against 33 per cent reservation for women, in Municipalities and local boards of Nagaland for days together forced the government to withdraw the move. Reservation to women in local
    ...
  60. Press Release



    S Sudhakar Reddy, general secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


    We are shocked at the low level and cheap speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh elections, trying to divide the people on communal and casteist lines. His comments on kabaristhans and graveyards as well as his attack in the name of a caste shows his desperation in Uttar Pradesh elections.

    ...
  61. Havana is ready to host the Habano Festival's 19th edition, February 27 through March 3, when the country's most outstanding news for 2017 in this sphere will be unveiled

  62. Over 200 professionals from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia are currently undertaking their Masters and PhD studies at the Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camagüey (UC)

  63. The WFTU Financial Control Committee held its regular annual meeting on February 18-21,2017 in the Central Offices of WFTU in Athens, Greece. During the first meeting of the FCC 5-members recently elected in the 17th World Trade Union Congress, comrade Venkatachalam was re-elected as President. The FCC has thoroughly checked the audits of the WFTU for the year 2016, including the 17th World Trade Union Congress expenses. And it has prepared its Report underlining the necessity to improve the financial capacity of the WFTU to secure the implementation of the Action Plan, by calling all its affiliates to pay their Statutory fees.
  64. As part of the process of digitalization of Cuban society, an unprecedented project has emerged: the assembly of latest-generation laptops and tablets in Havana. Leading the initiative is Fernándo Fernández, who spoke with Granma International

  65. Camila Perassolo, from Argentina spoke to Granma International about her recent visit to the island, as a member of the 2017 South American Solidarity with Cuba brigade, to learn about the history and reality of the country, support agricultural work, and participate in other tasks of economic and social importance

  66. The intensive, comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and adults offered to visitors from abroad, are the central focus of the La Pradera International Health Center

  67. During the fraternal meeting, the leaders discussed the excellent state of the historic relations shared by the two parties, governments and people, as well as several issues on the international agenda

  68. 'The most powerful big business circles in the USA are determined to promote their interests aggressively against China, Russia and the European Union', Communist Party chair Liz Payne told the party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening (February 15).

    But at the same time, she pointed out that the conflicts within the country's state apparatus reflected differences of tactics and strategy within the US ruling class.

  69. The French MEPs are preparing to vote against the trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. They are calling for an alternative trade deal.
    Yesterday at noon, a crowd assembled in the small basement of the cafe right opposite the Gare de l'Est in Paris. The facilitators of the collective Stop Tafta-Ceta had brought together several MEPs belonging to three leftist parliamentary groups (Marie-Christine Vergiat, Patrick Le Hyaric and Jean-Luc Mélenchon from the European United (...)

    - Economy
  70. According to Kazakh finance minister, 407 state-owned objects have been sold in Kazakhstan within the privatization program which started in June 2014. During that period 26 of the sold objects were owned directly by the state, 73 objects – by the state companies and holdings, 101 – by socio-entrepreneurial corporations and 207 by municipal administrations. The privatization program of Kazakhstan government aims to reduce the state’s participation in the economy to 15 percent, which is the level set for countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents condemns the sell-out of the state property. The WFTU struggles in order to safeguard the public property in favor of the...
  71. If GRP President Durterte decides to send his negotiating panel and emissaries to the upcoming scheduled talks between the ceasefire committees, negotiations for a bilateral ceasefire agreement can proceed as scheduled on February 22-27 in The Netherlands.

    The post Negotiations for bilateral ceasefire can proceed appeared first on NDFP.

  72. The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao commends the 1stPulang Bagani Battalion forcarrying out revolutionary justice and inflicting heavy casualties against AFP troops following three coordinated tactical offensives in Paquibato and Calinan Districts, Davao City on February 16.At least 12 AFP soldiers were killed while more than 20 more were wounded.

    The post AFP troops bear heavy casualties in NPA triple TO, retaliate with 2 civilian kills in Davao City appeared first on NDFP.

  73. As a gesture of support towards the resumption of formal talks between the GRP and the NDFP, even as fighting continues in the field, the NDFP in Mindanao will soon release the following prisoners of war: 1) PO2 Jerome Anthony Natividad (in NCMR); 2) Pfc. Edwin Salan (in NEMR); 3) Sgt. Solaiman Calucop and Pfc. Samuel Garay (in FSMR); and two others in the Southern Mindanao region. The respective regions will soon announce the details of the release of these aforementioned prisoners of war.

    The post NDF-Mindanao will soon release POWs for the resumption of peace talks appeared first on NDFP.

  74. José Ramón Machado Ventura, Party second secretary and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, February 16, received Tong Thi Phong, a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam's Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the National Assembly Standing Committee

  75. Dear colleagues, French>English translators and proof-readers, All who are interested in the idea of getting involved in an ongoing media translation project Teachers of English as a second language, English teachers with a good knowledge of French, and many more...
    Since January 2004, the French daily newspaper, L'Humanité (www.humanite.fr) has an on-line English language version of selected articles. We invite you to visit this English version at www.humaniteinenglish.com. This (...)

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  76. Following Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the GRP’s sham unilateral ceasefire, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año on February 4 announced that his troops “will go after the NPA to prevent them from conducting atrocities and criminal activities against the public.”

    The post Crimes against the masses highlight AFP’s week-old all-out war in SMR appeared first on NDFP.

  77. The reports coming from the AFP are highly dubious. The spokesmen of the AFP are weaveing such false reports to deceive the public and disparage the NPA which had earlier unilaterally declared a ceasefire in the areas which were hardest hit by the February 10 earthquake. The AFP wishes to discredit the NPA by making it appear that it is preventing relief operations in the revolutionary areas.

    The post On the AFP-reported “ambush” in Surigao appeared first on NDFP.

  78. Three tactical offensives were launched almost simultaneously by NPA units around the region on February 14, even as the warmongering 10ID set loose virtually all of its combat troops in a fascist rampage in the hinterlands of Southern Mindanao.

    The post Enemy troops hit in NPA back-to-back offensives as AFP all-out war rampage Southern Mindanao countryside appeared first on NDFP.

  79. Lina Sankari's article (follow this link), about the talk by President and Comrade Xi Jinping at Davos, is important. The national and international Press widely covered the historical event : the president of socialist China talking on an equal to equal basis with the leaders of the capitalist West, explaining to them patiently and softly that the future of capitalism is doomed, is of a historical significance.
    The following article from Global Times will help the readers to understant (...)

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  80. Protest crackdown, "all-out war" against activists and civilians--CPP
    The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to protest the police and military crackdown after at least 19 individuals, mostly activists as well as civilians, who were arrested in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in a span of just one week since the Duterte regime terminated peace talks and declared an "all-out war" against the revolutionary forces last February 7.

    The post Protest crackdown, “all-out war” against activists and civilians — CPP appeared first on NDFP.

  81. The Regional Operations Command of Far South Mindanao today released proof of life audio messages and photos of Sgt. Solaiman Calocop and Pfc. Samuel Garay of the 39IB-PA, currently held as Prisoners of War by the Mt. Alip Sub-Regional Operations Command.

    The post POWs in Far South assure families of lenient treatment, calls for end to AFP operations appeared first on NDFP.

  82. The World Federation of Trade Unions organizes a Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 30 of March 2017 and calls on its affiliated trade unions and friends all over the world to be at the forefront by developing specific action! On the occasion of the WFTU Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 30 of March, all workers and ordinary people of the working class worldwide are called upon to give real expression to their solidarity with the people of Palestine against Israeli aggressiveness and occupation, even more intensified after the election of Trump’s government in the U.S.A., as it is obvious from the announcement of the building of 3.000 houses of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, as well as from the recent bill of the Israeli Knesset, legalizing the grab of...
  83. The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deep proletarian solidarity to the medics in Kenya and their union who are in strike for the last two months demanding better working conditions and wage increase. Yesterday, on February 13th seven trade union Officials were jailed due to their trade-union activity, because they didn’t call off the strike by doctors in public hospitals. This action proves once more the limits of the capitalists’ democracy. The judge, forgot how many people are dying in Kenya and in Africa, due to the lack of medical treatment and the starvation caused by the privatizations in Public Sector and the cutoffs in the workers wage. The WFTU representing 92 million workers around the world calls the government of Kenya to respect the trade-union freedoms and...
  84. Press Release




    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


       The Supreme Court verdict on February 14, 2017 in 21-year old the disproportionate asset (DA) case against late J Jayalalithaa and Ms V K Sasikala is in one way good. It would have better and unnecessary chaos could have been averted had the apex court decided the case much earlier. No doubt, the verdict may
    ...
  85. The NPA in Front 16 strongly renounce the statements made by Lt. Col. Glenn Joy, commanding officer of the 29th IBPA and its spokesperson Capt. Angelo Gomez, that they encountered and were fired upon by Red fighters of Front 16 in the mountain area of Sarog, Barangay San Isidro, Santiago, Agusan del Norte last February 11, 2017. One soldier and 2 civilians were reported killed while another 2 were wounded.

    The post Small miners in Sarog massacred by the 29th IBPA and SAF-PNP appeared first on NDFP.

  86. Protesta desde el movimiento CONPHAS en rechazo a los despidos masivos y el no cumplimiento del aumento del salario mínimo.
  87. To the teachers organizations Dear fellow militants The global capitalist crisis, the imperialist wars, the international economic organizations and associations, attack the rights of all the workers and, of course, also the rights of the teachers. The problems of education and teachers are being more acute every day. Shrinking of school units, teachers’ layoffs, salary reductions, trade and labour rights violations, limitation of trade union and democratic freedoms, police attacks against teachers who demonstrate, are some of the measures implemented by the most governments in the five continents. The content of education at all levels is being adapted to the decision of OECD that wants education to be a commodity. A commodity which gives money to the capital, but which primarily seeks...
  88. PRESS RELEASE




    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement regarding the urgent need to stop the anti-people policies of the BJP government:


    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India appreciates the fresh initiative taken by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to unleash joint struggles against the anti-people policies of
    ...
  89. The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents supports the demands of the ground staff at Berlin airports. The workers at Berlin airports demand through their yesterday’s strike salary increase. The ground staff of Berlin airports faces significant workload. During the 2016 the workload had increased by 11% caused by the proportional increase of the passengers using Berlin airports. The WFTU will stably support the working class struggling for its benefits with better and safer conditions at the workplaces in every country.  The people of Germany can expect and rely on the solidarity of the international class oriented trade union movement.  The secretariat
  90. The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has used the Forum of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) to warn the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, against the temptation to lunch a "trade war" in his country. 18/01/2017
    The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has used the Forum of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) to warn the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, against the temptation to launch a "trade war" in his country. "No one will emerge (...)

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  91. Russia observed a day of mourning on Monday, the day after a plane crash that caused the deaths of 92 people in the Black Sea. Search operations continued in an effort to locate the bodies of those inside the plane, as well as the black box.
    On Monday, flags were flown at half-mast throughout the country, and wreaths were placed at the airport in Sochi and at the Moscow offices of the Russian army's musical troupe, the Alexandrov Ensemble. It was the day after the crash of a Tupolev-154 (...)

    - World
  92. The continuing deterioration of the agricultural markets and financial difficulties continuing to be faced by farming communities were totally absent from the presidential primary organized by the right-wing political party, The Republicans. In the meantime, the European Commission wants to move forward with further trade liberalization, at the risk of jeopardizing our food sovereignty.
    While François Fillon and Alain Juppé prepare for the second round of the primary election that will (...)

    - Politics
  93. Fine particles, nitrogen and nitrogen dioxide emissions continue to affect the general health of Europeans, reducing both their quality of life and life expectancy, according to the latest air quality report issued by the European Environment Agency. France ranks 3rd among the countries most affected by this trend.
    432,000 This is the number of premature deaths caused by air pollution in 40 European countries, according to the latest annual report by the European Environment Agency. Air (...)

    - Science & Technology
  94. Four months in prison and 300 lashes for 49 unpaid bin Laden Group foreign workers.
    How far into the lands of injustice and denial of human rights will the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia travel? Information published Tuesday in the local newspaper, Al-Watan, has raised this question. The daily reports that 49 foreign workers were sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison and 300 lashes for "damage to public property and incitement to engage in disorderly conduct". A Mecca court sentenced others (...)

    - World
  95. By Claude Ribbe, writer and director, author of Une Autre Histoire (2016, le cherche midi editeur).
    On Sunday 28 August 2016, in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, at the chateau's park, François Fillon, the center and rightist candidate in the 2017 presidential election, has chosen to revise the commonly accepted definition of colonization and to clear France of responsibility for the practice of state sponsored slavery, stating emphatically: "No, France is not culpable for having shared its culture with the (...)

    - Politics

  96. Special to RY

    For the last 24 years, a group of people from across Canada have gone to Cuba together. Not as tourists, but as solidarity activists and people interested in learning about Cuba from Cubans themselves. The annual “Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade”, a two-week solidarity tour of the island, is organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba. It’s purpose: to build Canada-Cuba friendship and solidarity, and celebrate the gains of the Revolution, now in...
  97. The Communist Party of Canada has condemned the Liberal government’s decision to abandon its promise to introduce electoral reform, calling it self-serving and anti-democratic. “The PM says there ‘s no consensus in the country for electoral reform”, said Communist leader Liz Rowley, “but that’s not true. Seventy percent of electors cast votes for parties that [...]
  98. The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


       The Union budget including the railway budget presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley contains nothing concrete for the common people but all indications that while lower income sections will be further burdened and its real patrons, the corporate houses will be given all facilities and concessions.

    The Finance Minister expressed concern on increasing Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) that had pushed the nationalized banks to bankruptcy due to which demonetisation strike was
    ...
  99. The Communist Party of Canada today condemned the deadly attack by a masked gunman with assault weapons which killed 6 people and injured 19 more, who were at prayers in the Grand Mosque in St. Foy, Quebec Sunday night. The Party’s Executive Committee expressed deepest sympathy to the families of those killed and injured in [...]
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