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Italy’s Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Tony Gentile

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By

Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.

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Dutton’s remarks, and being told to go back to where I come from – a constant refrain my whole life

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Rupen Savoulian

Australia’s current Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, made a number of ignorant and bigoted comments in recent weeks regarding the presence of Lebanese Muslims in Australia.

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Poetry

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By

Don Krieger

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The Cuban Lesson for a Desolate Nigeria

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

His demise was announced via broadcast and print medium of communication globally on 26th November,2016.

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Are you 55? Are You the CEO? You might be suffering from Illusory Blindness

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Siddhartha Rastogi

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Poetry

Modifeye

 

By

Ken W Simpson

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Ruminations on the Austrian Presidential Election – Part One – Before

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Sylvia Petter

I’m Australian, I was born in Austria, but can’t vote here. Austria, unlike most Western democracies, does not allow dual nationality, unless of course you’re a Russian opera singer who can’t speak German and only wanted the additional Austrian passport to make travelling easier, or you invest pots of gold and have somehow facilitated some deal in the interests of the country. And those interests depend on who is in charge. So for the time being, I may not be able to vote, but I can still share what I think.

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Observations of an Expat: The End of Reason

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Tom Arms

The philosophical foundations of the word are shifting. Fact, evidence; they are becoming irrelevant even though they have governed our decision-making processes for nearly 350 years. And they have been a good 350 years for the Euro-centric Western world.

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Say What You Say: Fidel Castro Was Africa’s Hero

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Joe Khamisi

Regardless of what some Western leaders say, and despite the flashy – but repulsive – street celebrations in Miami, the fallen Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was and will forever remain a friend of Africa.

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Poetry

Marek Jarkovsky

 

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Christopher Hopkins

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Fight against human trafficking frustrated by governments, families and violence

Navesh Chitraka

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By

Kieran Guilbert and Anuradha Nagaraj

Obstacles as formidable as government policies and as basic as family ties undermine the global fight against human trafficking, allowing millions of desperate people to be driven into slavery, leading campaigners warn.

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Renewed recruitment in South Sudan an indicator all parties preparing for conflict

Peter Louis

Peter Louis

 

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Peter Louis

Members from a United Nations commission on human rights for South Sudan on Wednesday gave press a briefing on their ten day vist to report on the country’s worsening condition.

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Demonetisation of Rupee angers Indians

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Jose Kalathil

India, Asia’s third-largest economy, is facing an unprecedented financial emergency after Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, demonetised the most popular high-value Indian currencies with effect from 8 November.

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The Key Holders

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Ricardo Swire

Brazilian law enforcement’s new push against the “First Capital Command” or Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), known in gangland as “R,” netted some unusual suspects.

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Poetry

Prashant Godbole

 

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Manjinder Kaur Wratch

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Much more than constitutional reform at stake in Italian ballot

Tony Gentile

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Crispian Balmer

Italy’s constitutional reform referendum on Sunday could lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, trigger renewed turmoil in the country’s battered banking sector, and push the euro zone back towards the edge of crisis.

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Poetry

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Jennifer N. Shannon

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International film award for leading Serbian actor Slaven Došlo

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Alina Kisina

 

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Marcus Agar

International acclaim is stacking up for Serbian actor SLAVEN DOŠLO, who earned an Angela Award for his outstanding acting performance in Next to Me / Pored Mene.

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Failed Nation: Failed People

George Osodi

 

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Madamidola Oladele

Reading through Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje’s autobiography, A Measure of Grace, tears rolled down my cheeks as I read the 27th chapter. “Nigeria: Africa’s Failed Asset” was the title of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi’s publication which the author made reference to. While still weeping, my mind imagined the booming oil, the abandoned agriculture, the smiling North, the groaning South-South and the looming doom lying in wait for my country.

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Temperament & Mood of People around the globe is fluctuating, as is the climate

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Siddhartha Rastogi

Japan experienced a massive Earthquake a few days ago, followed by snow in Tokyo city after 54 years. The Philippines has been struck by five deadly typhoons in the last decade itself, displacing over four million citizens. India has witnessed three consecutive droughts just before 2016 and is witnessing ever decreasing monsoon rains. Beijing got covered with a thick layer of Smog a month back, for the second time this year.

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Poetry

Tyson Ritter

 

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Michael Marrotti

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The Wail of Mr Wole Wole

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Amore David Olamide

“The elders are not meant to behold the instigate of a contorted head” but when it happens; there isdefinitely a jumbo catastrophe in pends of coming.

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A Symbiotic Relationship

Ricardo Arduengo/AP

 

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Ricardo Swire

The rise of Caribbean crime is characterized by use of more powerful weapons, resulting in higher mortality levels. The illegal guns and drugs trades form a symbiotic relationship, a dualism that has caused an increased display of violent aggression throughout Caribbean communities.

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Ugandan tribal king charged with murder amid violence in region

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Kasese town remains calm but unstable. The town in Uganda’s western Rwenzori region neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of heavy fighting with gunshots heard everywhere following the weekend attacks on a tribal King’s Palace.

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EU globalisation fears most acute in Austria and France

Jacky Naegelen

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Noah Barkin

Fear of globalisation is the most important factor in pushing European citizens towards populist right-wing parties and those fears are most acute in Austria and France, a survey by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation showed on Wednesday.

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Interview with Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings

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Hazel Speed

It is with immense pride we feature an exclusive interview with famous author and screenwriter Maureen Jennings, whose successes across the genre have brought a great deal of pleasure to people throughout the world, in her books and the Murdoch Mysteries TV series.

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Poetry

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Alejandro Escudé

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Cuba’s Security

Adalberto Roque/AFP

 

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Ricardo Swire

“Socialism or Death” was his famous rallying cry. First issued in an era when Western designed democracy swept the globe, Communist regimes in China and Vietnam embraced capitalism, leaving Cuba an economically crippled Marxist curiosity. The legendary Fidel Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of Dictator Fulgencio Batista and was exiled to Mexico.

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The art of writing and the pursuit of survival across Africa in the 21st century

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

The struggle to find our feet in society against the unruly demeanor of individuals occupying certain positions unopposed has been a subject and theme of discourse among writers in Africa.

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Does England need its own Leader and to Declare Independence?

Nick Stern/Banksy

 

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Hazel Speed

The soap opera farce (Brexit), that the UK has become is a situation now beyond embarrassment and one which for many is turning to anger.

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