Politics

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country. The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as a […]

Réchauffement climatique : la bataille des 2 °C est presque perdue

Réchauffement climatique : la bataille des 2 °C est presque perdue

Les Nations unies sonnent l’alerte sur les efforts très insuffisants des Etats pour contenir le réchauffement. Après 2030, il sera trop tard. La bataille du climat n’est pas encore perdue, mais elle est très mal engagée. A ce stade, il existe un « écart catastrophique » entre les engagements pris par les Etats pour réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre […]

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

BEIJING — In China, the foreign policy mantra had long been to hide your strength, and bide your time. Cards, in other words, would be played close to the vest, and bets would be modest. No longer. At the 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping declared that a “new era” had begun. It was time for China […]

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Pro-unity demonstration held in city centre two days after Catalan parliament voted for independence and Madrid took hold of region. Hundreds of thousands have gathered in central Barcelona to call for Spanish unity two days after the Catalan parliament voted for independence and the Spanish government took control of the region. Sunday’s demonstration, which began at […]

China, Cuba sign agreements to expand economic, trade ties

China, Cuba sign agreements to expand economic, trade ties

HAVANA — China and Cuba on Wednesday signed five cooperation and legal agreements, which reaffirm the willingness of both nations to strengthen and expand their economic and trade relations. According to local media, Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, and Chen Xi, the Chinese ambassador to Cuba, signed the documents, including a […]

Catalonia’s leader rules out snap election, crisis deepens

Catalonia’s leader rules out snap election, crisis deepens

MADRID/BARCELONA – Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said he would not hold a new regional election to break the deadlock between Madrid and separatists wanting to split from Spain, sharpening a political crisis that could turn into direct confrontation. Puigdemont had been expected to announce an election to head off moves by Madrid to […]

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao with China’s change to constitution

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao with China’s change to constitution

Rare accolade puts Xi’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics into Communist charter and sets him on course for indefinite spell in power Xi Jinping has been consecrated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after a new body of political thought carrying his name was added to the Communist party’s constitution. The symbolic move […]