Suriname president acts to again

President Desi Bouterse sought again Wednesday to prevent authorities from putting him back on trial for the abduction and summary execution of 15 political opponents when he was the military dictator of this South American nation. Bouterse instructed Suriname’s attorney general to immediately halt proceedings against him, invoking an article of the constitution that allows the president to issue such … Continua a leggere

Wimbledon at a glance

Schedule: 9 men’s matches postponed entirely (all in the second round); 11 men’s matches suspended in progress (6 in the first round, 5 in the second round); 20 women’s matches postponed entirely (4 in the first round, 16 in the second round); 4 women’s matches suspended in progress (all in the first round). Rule Change: Because of the scheduling problems … Continua a leggere

Six Honduran police officers

Six members of the Honduran National Police were indicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges they participated in drug trafficking activities and conspired with a son of former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo to import cocaine into the United States. The indictment, filed in federal court in Manhattan, said the officers agreed to take bribes to help two informants posing as drug … Continua a leggere

Hollande bullish on French economy

President Francois Hollande said he expected the French economy to perform better than expected this year and add at least 200,000 new jobs, as the deeply unpopular leader shifts into campaign mode ahead of next year’s elections. In an interview published Wednesday on the website of Les Echos daily, the Socialist president also repeated a promise made last month to … Continua a leggere

Haiti’s bickering lawmakers avoid

Haiti’s fragmented Parliament failed again Wednesday to decide what to do about the caretaker president whose term has expired but remains in office in the absence of a vote resolving the latest leadership disorder. A joint National Assembly session adjourned after grandstanding speeches, arguments over agenda items and breaks for closed-door negotiations went on for hours. No vote was taken. … Continua a leggere

After Brexit, UN ‘more important’ to Britain

Britain’s membership on the UN Security Council has become more important for asserting London’s global power after the Brexit vote, the British ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday. “My job just got even bigger,” Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters. “The Security Council, if anything, has become even more important for the UK as an even larger proportion of our … Continua a leggere

Three people killed in shootout

A hospital technician opened fire in a Turkish teaching hospital in the capital Ankara on Friday, killing three people and seriously wounding another, the governor’s office said.  in the complex, was captured by the police, the governor’s office said in a statement. The three victims were pharmacy employees, it said. It gave no details on the reason for the shooting, … Continua a leggere

Trump, in Scotland, links Brexit

Donald Trump, in a closely watched visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign. “I love to see people take their country back,” he told reporters at a news conference at one of his golf courses in Scotland. “And that’s really what’s happening in the … Continua a leggere

Algerian club Setif thrown

Algerian club Entente Setif was thrown out of the African Champions League on Friday for fan trouble that caused a game to be called off and left spectators and security officials injured. The Confederation of African Football disqualified the two-time African champion following the problems near the end of last weekend’s game against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa. With Sundowns … Continua a leggere

Press freedom group calls Turkey

Reporters Without Borders is condemning the arrest of its Turkey representative and two others on charges of “‘disseminating terrorist propaganda.” Christophe Deloire, the secretary general of the media freedom watchdog, said Friday that the arrests are an attempt by the authorities to intimidate journalists and called them “illegitimate.” Rose Dress ValeSumatra Dress PiperScarlett Dress Susana MonacoJava Dress PiperDustine Dress DRASasha … Continua a leggere