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Zimbabwe to compensate white farmers despite claims country cannot afford the bill

Zimbabwe to compensate white farmers despite claims country cannot afford the bill None of this did the country any favours. Now, nearly 20 years later, former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe have accepted the government's offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238 million at current exchange rates). "In this regard, the Ad Hoc Compensation working group, comprising Government officials and representatives of former farm owners, is working towards the computation and e... [Full Article...]

Iran's Mahan Air begins direct flights to Venezuela

Iran's Mahan Air begins direct flights to Venezuela But the USA blacklisted Mahan in 2011 after accusing it of providing support to Quds Force, an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Caracas is the first destination in the Western Hemisphere for Mahan Air, whose planes now service about 50 domestic and global routes across Iran, Asia and Europe. [Full Article...]

Thousands rally for Bashir's departure

Thousands rally for Bashir's departure On Saturday, thousands of men and women launched the biggest anti-government rally since protests first erupted in December, reaching for the first time the fortified army headquarters. One person was also killed in Khartoum's twin city, Omdurman, located across the Nile. Anger had been mounting for years over soaring food prices and regular shortages of fuel and foreign currency. [Full Article...]

George HW Bush honored with Forever stamp from US Postal Service

George HW Bush honored with Forever stamp from US Postal Service The first-day-of-issue ceremony for the new stamp will be held on the president's birthday, June 12, at his presidential library in College Station, Texas. It also was an important place of stability for him and his wife, Barbara, who moved more than 30 times to accommodate his work as a businessman, Central Intelligence Agency director and elected official. [Full Article...]

Despite Brexit delay, United Kingdom issues new passports without 'EU' label

Despite Brexit delay, United Kingdom issues new passports without 'EU' label Mr Wright backed Mrs May and called for compromise in Brexit talks between Labour and the Government so the United Kingdom could leave the European Union "on the best possible terms". However Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar cautioned it was "extremely unlikely" a member would veto another extension, while revealing he now favoured a lengthy delay. [Full Article...]

The customs union is a protectionist racket

The customs union is a protectionist racket She has angered Tories by holding talks with Labour, with Brexiteers including Boris Johnson concerned she will accept a customs union as the price for a deal with Jeremy Corbyn . She said her Brexit deal had been rejected three times by MPs, and "if we can not secure a majority among Conservative and DUP MPs we have no choice but to reach out across the House of Commons". [Full Article...]

Trump sees tight race between 'two good people' for Israel PM

Trump sees tight race between 'two good people' for Israel PM Omar is also one of the few members of Congress who supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement, which aims to "end global support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with worldwide law". "I stood with your prime minister at the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights", he said. Trump is saying that "unlike other presid... [Full Article...]

Flooding In Iran Kills At Least 70, Forces Evacuation Of Thousands

Flooding In Iran Kills At Least 70, Forces Evacuation Of Thousands He said the deaths include accidents connected to the floods. Thousands of roads, bridges and buildings have been destroyed. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli warned that up to 400,000 people in Khuzestan, where a state of emergency has been declared, could be exposed to the floods, IRNA reported. [Full Article...]


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