MOSCOW – Russia has prepared the “Guantanamo list” of U.S. officials who will be denied entry visas, officials in Moscow said Friday, the latest apparent retaliation for a U.S. law imposing sanctions on Russians over the death of an activist lawyer.
Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the foreign relations committee in the lower house of parliament, said Friday the list as drafted last month initially included 11 U.S. officials involved in running the prison at Guantanamo [...]
CAIRO — Egypt asked the United States on Thursday to immediately intervene to stop the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could spiral “out of control,” the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Egypt “will stand with all of its resources to end this aggression and to stop the recurring killing and bloodshed of Palestinians,” President Mohamed Morsi said on national television. “The Israelis must understand that we [...]
By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles TimesJuly 11, 2012, 4:49 p.m.
PARIS — France and Germany have launched a series of raids on the offices and homes of bank officials and their wealthy customers in an ongoing inquiry aimed at cracking down on those who evade taxes by using Swiss banks.On Tuesday, German police searched the homes of an unspecified number of Credit Suisse bank customers suspected of tax evasion. In France, detectives raided the [...]
By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles TimesJuly 1, 2012
SEOUL — China is quietly inviting tens of thousands of North Korean guest workers into the country in a deal that will provide a cash infusion to help prop up a teetering regime with little more to export than the drudgery of a desperately poor population.
The deal, which has not been publicly announced by either Beijing or Pyongyang, would allow about 40,000 seamstresses, technicians, mechanics, construction workers [...]
I remember seeing pictures of child miners in old pictures from the late 1800s, early 1900s. Then of course, I did some searching because I recall that child labor is still common in the world today…
In Northeast In India Coal Towns, Many Miners Are Children (May 15, 2011)
“The young miners descend on rickety ladders made of branches into the makeshift coal mines dotting the Jaintia Hills in northeast India, scrambling sideways into “rat hole” [...]
The United States intelligence agencies, the Israeli Mossad and the IAEA don’t believe that Iran is currently developing nuclear weapons, although they agree that they have the means to do so. Therefore, an attack would be highly counterproductive. The moment Israel attacks Iran – a futile attempt, since the facilities are buried deep into the mountains – the Iranians will immediately start a nuclear weapons program. Perhaps Iran is even [...]
Ruby Leo And Judd-Leonard Okafor
November 25, 2011
Despite calls for the inclusion of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) the immunization programme, the Federal Government said funding challenges has made it impossible to do so.
The head of immunization division, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Mahmud Mustapha, who spoke to Daily Trust during the National Pneumococcal Summit, explained that the vaccine can only be factored in 2013 because funds for the [...]
November 18, 2009
Berlin â€” The most corrupt countries — Afghanistan and Iraq, which receive billions of dollars a year in U.S. and other foreign support, are among the world’s most corrupt governments, a monitoring group said in a report released Tuesday.
“The results demonstrate that countries which are perceived as the most corrupt are also those plagued by long- standing conflicts, which have torn their governance infrastructure,” Transparency International said in [...]