Author: Gad Oteba

Americans await bombshell Mueller report

April 18, 2019

US President Donald Trump (L) and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation. AFP PHOTO IN SUMMARY Widespread doubt and suspicion has remained in the air despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s March 24 statement that the Mueller investigation found no criminal collusion by Trump’s 2016 campaign with Russia, and insufficient evidence […]

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EU warns U.S. against exposing EU firms in Cuba

April 18, 2019

By Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to European firms and citizens being caught out by U.S. sanctions on Cuba, calling on Washington to adhere to a 1998 agreement to grant a consistent waiver for EU companies and citizens. “The EU reiterates a strong opposition to the extraterritorial application […]

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First’ 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels unveiled

April 17, 2019

Israeli professor Tal Dvir presents a 3D print of heart with human tissue at the University of Tel Aviv on April 15, 2019. AFP PHOTOS By AFP IN SUMMARY First, patient-specific cardiac patches were created followed by the entire heart, the statement said. 3D printing has opened up possibilities in numerous fields, provoking both promise […]

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Years? Decades? Uncertainty over time needed to rebuild Notre-Dame

April 17, 2019

The steeple and spire collapses as smoke and flames engulf the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. AFP PHOTOS By AFP IN SUMMARY Despite the longer forecasts of decades of work, the rector of Notre-Dame, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, said he was hopeful of being back behind the pulpit before he retired. The charred […]

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Ontario’s cuts to legal aid for refugees: Racist, xenophobic and possibly unconstitutional

April 17, 2019

In a political dispute with Ottawa, Doug Ford’s Ontario government has stopped funding legal aid for refugee claimants. This 2017 photo shows a young asylum seeker being held by an RCMP officer and her father after crossing the border into Canada from the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson By the Conversation Sharry Aiken, Queen’s University, Ontario, Sean […]

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Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule until 2030

April 17, 2019

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Cairo Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported. Deputies also backed other sweeping changes to the constitution including to give the military greater influence in political life as well as granting Sisi more control over […]

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‘Circumcision caused my son’s suicide’    

April 17, 2019

Alex Hardy sent his mum Lesley Roberts an email explaining his decision By BBC IN SUMMARY There are no statistics on men who have killed themselves after being circumcised. Alex died over a year ago but his story has not been told until now. Lesley Roberts was stunned as she read the devastating final email […]

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Sudan’s Bashir thrown into prison

April 17, 2019

Expelled Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir By Mkarimu team Ousted Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum following his toppling by the army last week, family sources said. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Bashir was ousted […]

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How Facebook is used to profile and kill Kenyan ‘gangsters’

April 17, 2019

In Summary • Others came forward to the microphone to tell similar stories about losing young relatives • They profile them on Facebook, after one week or a month they shoot them By BBC A suspected death squad operating inside Kenya’s police force is using Facebook to target and kill young men they believe to […]

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Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

April 16, 2019

Sudanese demonstrators gather during a rally in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 16, 2019. Protesters in Sudan toughened their stance today by calling for the dissolution of the transitional Military Council to replace it immediately with a civilian power. AFP PHOTO Having initially refused to deliver Bashir or […]

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