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Archive for November 21st, 2016

Fillon, Juppé, kick off race for support for French presidential ticket

Thomas Samson/Reuters   By Richard Lough Francois Fillon heads into a runoff campaign for France’s conservative presidential ticket on Monday as favourite after winning the endorsement of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy whom he ousted from the race after a stunning late surge in polls.

New Zealand – the small nation that is mightily important

By Rupen Savoulian Australia – it is high time to stop treating New Zealand as a second-rate cousin.


Satoki Nagata   By David R Mellor

Four years of Putin’s foreign agents law has ‘shackled and silenced’ NGOs in Russia

Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters   By Amnesty International   ‘The ultimate losers are not just NGOs but Russian society’ – Sergei Nikitin   More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia’s draconian “foreign agents” law, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.

Modified Caribbean VIP Protection Program

PA photo   By Ricardo Swire The Caribbean islands’ internal security procedures have been adjusting to modifications part of a geopolitical VIP protection effort. The younger of England’s two Princes, Harry, has arrived in the Caribbean for an official visit on behalf of the British Monarchy. At home his private relationship’s media expose with a […]


Christophe Debon   By R Soos