Posts Tagged ‘tense’

Veteran opposition leader wins Zambia tense elections

Zambia’s veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the southern African country’s presidency after taking more than 50% of the vote. Hichilema was declared president–elect by Esau Chulu, chairman of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, early Monday after results for 155 of the country’s 156 constituencies were announced. Hichilema, a 59-year old businessman contesting the […]

Latvia Starts Pushing Back Migrants at Tense Belarus Border

ROBEZNIEKI, Latvia—Latvian border guards turned back dozens of illegal migrants into Belarus overnight under a new state of emergency designed to stem a flow of arrivals the European Union says is orchestrated by Minsk. At daybreak on Wednesday some 30 migrants—including women and toddlers—started a camp fire to warm up after a night of walking […]

North Korea says Facing ‘Tense’ Food Situation Following Floods

    North Korea has been a food insecure nation for much of the past 30 years, with the end of Soviet fuel subsidies in 1991 wreaking havoc on its mechanised agriculture. This, compounded with a period of droughts and floods, caused major food shortages in the 1990s, which turned into famines that killed between […]

Erdogan and Biden meet at a tense moment for Turkish-US ties

President Joe Biden and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have known each other for years, but their meeting Monday will be their first as heads of state. And it comes at a particularly tense moment for relations between their two countries. The list of disagreements is unusually long for the two NATO allies: There’s U.S. […]

‘How can we not be tense?’ Turkey’s coronavirus infections soar

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Tense U.S.-China Talks End With No Breakthroughs “نيويورك تايمز”: قضايا صعبة في المحادثات الأميركية الصينية

The negotiations, held in Alaska, featured rocky exchanges between Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and his Chinese counterpart. A former Green Beret was charged with attacking multiple officers during the Capitol riot. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, left, said that U.S. officials had raised numerous issues with their Chinese counterparts.Credit…Pool photo by Frederic […]

Tense calm follows violent clashes in Tripoli amid Lebanon’s worst economic crisis ever

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Book Club: ‘Against the Loveless World,’ a brazen and tense oeuvre of Palestinian resistance

Welcome to the inaugural reading of the Mondoweiss Book Club. As we teased, our first selection we will be read this month is Susan Abulhawa’s third novel, “Against the Loveless World.” It’s a tense fictional account of a Palestinian protagonist, Nahr, reflecting back on her life from inside of a prison cell. Readers are introduced […]

US, Iran locked in tense standoff on 1-year anniversary of Soleimani killing

Iran on Sunday marked one year since the death of General Qassem Soleimani in an American drone strike in Baghdad, amid fears in Washington that Tehran could retaliate for the killing on the anniversary. US officials have expressed concern that Iran may be planning attacks against US-allied targets in neighboring Iraq or elsewhere in the […]

Top quotes from Putin’s Austrian interview – so tense he had to resort to German to make his point

Putin is meeting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache on Tuesday. The visit to Vienna will be his first trip abroad since his inauguration for the second consecutive term – and the fourth in total – in March. Before arriving in the Austrian capital, Putin spoke to Armin Wolf from the state ORF […]

Shareholder Accuses Facebook Of Human Rights Violation At Tense Meeting

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Tense VIDEO of SWAT team freeing Florida students during mass shooting

The footage, filmed by a male student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and shared on Twitter by his older sister, Melody Ball, shows students huddled at the back of a classroom with their supposed teacher standing nearby when a synchronized SWAT team enters the room wielding guns. The terrified students can […]

Amid Tense Geopolitical Backdrop, Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony Stresses Harmony

The Winter Games kicked off in this ski-resort town with a volatile blend of geopolitics and Olympic pageantry, foreshadowing an event in which international intrigue will provide a dramatic backdrop for sporting grandeur. In an Opening Ceremony on Friday staged just 50 miles south of the inter-Korean border, delegations from the two Koreas walked into […]

 Spain Tense As Catalonia Plans Independence Referendum

BARCELONA, Spain — A battle over the future of Spain is intensifying as conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the central government in Madrid are on a collision course with a left-wing separatist movement in Catalonia, the country’s richest region, over a planned referendum on independence, which Spanish high courts have declared illegal and many fear […]

Trump Says U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals

Trump Says U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals NBC News August 3, 2017 President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration […]

’Israel’: Hizbullah Will Overcome Badreddine’s Loss

Great Jihadi Leader Mustafa Badr al-Din Martyred Local Editor In the first comment on the martyrdom of the great jihadi leader Mustafa Badreddine, “Maariv” newspaper said that “the assassination of Mustafa Badr al-Din near the Damascus airport, last night, is a severe blow to Hizbullah’s military leadership. The daily further mentioned: “Badreddine was one of […]

Powerful sandstorm turns city red in northern China

     A sandstorm hit north and northwest China on Friday, adversely affecting local residents and traffic conditions. In Erenhot City of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the sandstorm brought by the gale turned the city red, decreasing visibility to below 50 meters. Strong winds and sand limited visibility on the highway to below 10 meters. The […]

UK PM prepares for Iran sanction lift

Historic sanctions imposed on Iran could be lifted as soon as January 18, 2016 under a nuclear deal, with the International Atomic Energy Agency due to report that Iran has fulfilled its nuclear settlement shortly, according to gCaptain. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, said: “Iran has granted the International Atomic Energy Agency unprecedented […]

Phony election campaign gets tense over LNP leader’s portfolio

JESSICA van VONDEREN: For almost a month now, a political slanging match has been playing out over Campbell Newman’s financial affairs. With the unofficial election campaign in full swing, the man who wants to be premier is coming under unprecedented scrutiny. Government MPs say that scrutiny is legitimate the LNP Leader accuses them of sleaze. […]

Situation remains tense in Bahrain

  UPI September 1, 2011 The situation was tense in Bahrain when Shiites erupted in anger after the mysterious death of a 14-year-old boy early this week, witnesses claim. Ali Jawad al-Sheik collapsed and later died early this week. Witnesses speaking to CNN said he collapsed after getting hit with a tear-gas round fired by […]

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