One year later, migrants who survived wreck off Greece seek justice

One year later, migrants who survived wreck off Greece seek justice

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | athens

Desperate hands clutched at Ali Elwan’s arms, legs and neck, and screams misted his ears, as he spat out saltwater and fought for three hours to keep afloat in the night, dozens of miles from land.  Although a poor swimmer, he lived — one of just 104 survivors from the wreck...

Don’t let difference become a chasm, Chinese Premier warns NZ as it mulls joining AUKUS

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | beijing/ wellington

Chinese Premier Li Qiang, who is visiting New Zealand amid the country’s plan to join the AUKUS alliance, has warned that both countries must stop their differences from becoming a “chasm” between them. AUKUS, comprising Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a trilateral security alliance is intended to strengthen...

In initial victory for Argentine Pres Milei, Senate gives overall approval to key reform bills

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | buenos aires

Argentina’s Senate has approved key state overhaul and tax bills proposed by President Javier Miliei, delivering an initial legislative victory to the libertarian leader in his efforts to deliver on his promises of radical change. Senators voted 37 to 36 late Wednesday to give their overall approval to the overhaul...

Starmer vows to end era of ‘gestures and gimmicks’ if he wins power

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | manchester

The left-of-centre politician aiming to become Britain’s prime minister in three weeks’ time said on Thursday he will lead a government that’s both “pro-business and pro-worker” and restore stability after years of economic and political turmoil. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said that if he’s elected on July 4, he...

Top EU court fines Hungary $216 mn for flouting asylum law

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | brussels

The European Union’s top court ordered Hungary to pay a fine of 200 million euros (USD 216 million) on Thursday for persistently breaking the bloc’s asylum rules despite a previous European Court of Justice ruling, plus an additional 1 million euros for every day it fails to comply going forward.  ...

Kuwait vows to promptly investigate fire incident

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | dubai/ kuwait city

Kuwait Thursday said authorities have identified the bodies of 45 Indians and three Filipino nationals killed in the tragic fire incident in a building housing foreign workers as the Gulf Kingdom vowed to promptly investigate the incident and assured full support in repatriating the mortal remains of the victims. At least...

Fistfight erupts in Italian Parliament

Friday, 14 June 2024 | AP | Rome

(): Tensions in Italy’s lower house erupted into a fistfight, sending an opposition lawmaker to hospital, over a controversial government proposal that opponents say will further impoverish the poor south. Video of the fight Wednesday shows lawmakers converging on 5-Star Movement lawmaker Leonardo Donno, who opposes the changes, after he...

Sunak to push for ‘decisive’ support for Ukraine

Friday, 14 June 2024 | PTI | Bari (Italy)

(): Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations on Thursday began their three-day summit on global affairs in the southern Italian region of Apulia, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited for the Outreach session to be held on Friday. The Russia-Ukraine conflict is set to dominate the...

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