|Friday, July 25, 2014
Sarkozy’s political party faces scandal

Sarkozy’s political party faces scandal

The UMP’s party elections take place this November Paris, France - Since May, there has been an ...

‘He had a bright future, and now he’s gone’

‘He had a bright future, and now he’s gone’

Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied West Bank - ...

Sickness, malnourishment stalk Rohingya in Myanmar.

Sickness, malnourishment stalk Rohingya in Myanmar.

INN DIN (Myanmar): Visitors to the medical facility in one of Myanmar’s poorest and most remote regions ...

Africa ‘missing out on biotech green revolution’

Africa ‘missing out on biotech green revolution’

Biotechnology could help improve African agriculture’s resilience to future climate changes Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector needs to ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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Why is it, even though you’re in a relationship–maybe even in love–you still feel so unhappy and unsatisfied with your partner? Is this what sharing your life with someone ... Full article
Human Rights
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied West Bank - Mohammad Al Araj turned 17 on Thursday, with a bright future ahead of ... Full article
A group of masked gunmen on Saturday stormed the building ofAl-Tayyar daily newspaper in Khartoum and assaulted Mirghani. They also confiscated all cellular phones and laptops of the newspaper’s staff ...
Gender-based violence is a worldwide problem that affects one out of every three women. The violence can be extreme; atrocities such as honor killings, rape, female genital mutilation, severe ...
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong ...
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed on independent news photographer Jassim Mekki A’al Safar on ...
Norway
Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset) was closed on Thursday after authorities received what they called a credible threat of a terror attack against Norway. Security was heightened around several key ... Full article
Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the country’s security officials said Thursday. The move ...
In PST’s threat assessment for 2014, which we made public in the beginning of March, we state the following among other things: The terror threat against Norway is considered ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
New figures showed the number of divorces in Norway dropped by 12 percent since 2005, and there’s less demand for separation and divorce mediation. Relationship experts said it was ...
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children and wounded 5 others Dearest ...
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over ...
Norway commemorates the victims of 22July terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya in the third year. Prime Minister Erna Solberg encourages everyone to stand up against radicalization and extremism ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol’ scallywag ... Full article
A still from the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that afilm has turned you on. ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ...
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
All News
Why is it, even though you’re in a relationship–maybe even in love–you still feel so unhappy and unsatisfied with your partner? ... Full article
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last ...
The UMP’s party elections take place this November Paris, France - Since May, there has ...
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied ...
Asia News
Israeli fire Friday pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800, as Washington pressed Israel and Hamas to agree a week-long humanitarian ceasefire and thrash out a ... Full article
Deepening Censorship, Persecution, Draconian Orders UPDATE: After meeting with major Thai media associations, on July 21, 2014, the ruling military National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued order ...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid ...
Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts ...
Africa News
Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has called on political parties to participate in national dialogue aimed at stimulating a reform plan ... Full article
Biotechnology could help improve African agriculture’s resilience to future climate changes Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector ...
Ghana’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) organised the strike and nationwide protests Thousands of workers across ...
A group of masked gunmen on Saturday stormed the building ofAl-Tayyar daily newspaper in Khartoum and ...
Europe News
The UMP’s party elections take place this November Paris, France - Since May, there has been an almost daily stream of revelations about the campaign accounts of France’s centre-right party, ... Full article
EU may increase pressure on Russia London (CNN) – For months, the West has struggled to take a strong stand against Russia for its incursion ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US ...
The parents of an Australian victim of the MH17 disaster are clinging to hopes their daughter may still be alive, travelling to Ukraine to ...
Middle-East News
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied West Bank - Mohammad Al Araj turned 17 on Thursday, with ... Full article
The growing power of the ultra-hardline Islamic State means the Syrian army is now having to confront a group it has until now been ...
A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed “lower Gaza” by the Israeli military — is taking center ...
A Palestinian Red Crescent medic collects items from a damaged hospital room. Jerusalem (CNN) – “Lift the siege.” “Stop the rockets.” The dialogue of the ...
 Americas News
For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters ... Full article
The children rescued last week are being transferred to other homes in Mexico A federal ...
Investigations, Trials of American Muslims Rife with Abuse (Washington, DC) –The US Justice Department and the Federal ...
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious ... Full article
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting ...
JULY 22, 2014 Author(s): Bill Frelick Published in: LA Times Something similar is happening at ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
Business News
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ... Full article
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
Environment News
Japanese macaque perched on a tree. Photograph: Renee Lynn/Corbis Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked ... Full article
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: ...
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ... Full article
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
Life Style
Why is it, even though you’re in a relationship–maybe even in love–you still feel so unhappy and unsatisfied with your partner? ... Full article
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last ...
When One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer perform at Nationals Parknext month, you’ll have to ...
Even low levels of light in bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, US ...
News & Reviews
Why is it, even though you’re in a relationship–maybe even in love–you still feel so unhappy and unsatisfied with your partner? ... Full article
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last ...
The UMP’s party elections take place this November Paris, France - Since May, there has ...
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied ...
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