US and Cuba To Resume Regular Commercial Flights

The US and Cuba have reached an understanding on resuming regular commercial flights between the two countries. Unnamed officials in Cuba and the US said an announcement was imminent. It is unclear when the flights would start because negotiations between the Cuban government and the US airlines could take months. The move is a significant […]

Russia To Suspend Ukraine Trade Pact

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will exclude Ukraine from a free trade zone that includes former Soviet countries from 1 January. Ukraine plans to join an EU free trade zone from that date. Mr Putin cited “extraordinary circumstances affecting the interests and economic security” of Russia. Tensions between the countries have […]

Facebook Amends ‘Real Name’ Policy After Protests

After passionate and at times angry pleas from various vulnerable communities, Facebook has announced it is to amend its controversial “real name” policy. On Tuesday the site said it was to test new tools that allowed people to share any special circumstances they felt meant they could not use their real name. The tool is […]

Russian Ship Fires Shots At Turkish Boat

Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian defence ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600m (1,800ft) before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire. The captain of the Turkish boat said he was unaware […]

Taliban Attack Kabul Embassy District

Taliban militants have attacked a foreign guesthouse in Kabul’s embassy district, causing several casualties. Initial reports suggested that the Spanish embassy was under attack, but Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy denied this. He later added that one Spanish police officer died in the attack. The Taliban say their fighters detonated a car bomb in the […]

RGU Revokes Donald Trump’s Honorary Degree

Below is a communique the school sent out to their students Dear Student.. The University has just issued the following statement: “In 2010 Robert Gordon University awarded an honorary DBA to Mr Donald Trump, in recognition of his achievements as an entrepreneur and businessman. In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump […]

Venezuela Election: Opposition ‘Supermajority’ Confirmed

Venezuelan electoral authorities have confirmed that the opposition has won a key two-thirds majority, enabling it to challenge President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition said it would work to release jailed opposition leaders and address the country’s economic crisis. Mr Maduro has announced a cabinet reshuffle but vowed to veto any amnesty law for jailed politicians. […]

Donald Trump: ‘I Will Never Leave This Race’ Despite Criticism

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he will never leave the 2016 race despite widespread criticism of his remarks about Muslims. Mr Trump told the Washington Post he would not step aside, no matter what. The White House had said Mr Trump was “disqualified” from running after he said the US should ban Muslims […]

Trump’s Muslim Ban Call ‘Endangers US Security’

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines US national security by boosting the Islamic State (IS) group, the Pentagon has warned. The leading Republican presidential candidate has said Muslims should be banned from entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California attacks. But Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said such talk “bolsters Isil’s narrative”, referring […]

Donald Trump Calls For ‘Complete Ban’ On Muslims Entering US

Donald Trump on Monday called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” an idea swiftly condemned by his rival candidates for president and other Republicans. The proposed ban would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of Islam who want to come to the U.S. Trump’s […]

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