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South Africans encouraged to explore their country

Pretoria - Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has called on South Africans to explore their own country and experience the beauty that lures millions of international tourists here. Van Schalkwyk was speaking in Cape Town on Wednesday where he launched the new Domestic Tourism Growth Strategy,....

Brazil 2 Qatar 0: Neymar Injury Overshadows Win

Brazil stepped up their preparations for the Copa America with a 2-0 win over Qatar, but Neymar suffered a potentially serious injury. First-half goals from Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus guided Brazil past Asian Cup champions Qatar in Wednesday's international friendly.

Nairobi tops Africa as business travel destination

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, while The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) has been awarded Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference destination at this year’s 26th Annual World Travel Award (WTA). “We are honoured to receive these awards.

Eriksen will be focused on Denmark qualifiers, says coach Hareide

Age Hareide is convinced star man Christian Eriksen will not be deflected from Denmark’s Euro 2020 mission by either his Champions League final disappointment or speculation over his future. The Tottenham schemer joined up with his international team-mates after Saturday night’s heart-breaking....

Huawei signs deal with Russian telecoms firm to develop 5G

. Thursday June 6 2019. In Summary. The deal is likely to provide some relief to Huawei which has been under intense international scrutiny in recent months. By DAILY MONITOR. Huawei has signed a deal with Russian telecoms firm MTS to develop 5G technology in Russia.

Two Canadian aid workers kidnapped at Ghana golf club

ACCRA (Reuters) - Two Canadian women working for an aid agency were kidnapped outside a hostel in Ghana’s second city of Kumasi on Tuesday, police said. The women, aged 19 and 20, were volunteers for Youth Challenge International, officers added. Earlier, a police statement had said the women were....

Will IS fighters face an international court in Iraq? Calls for an international tribunal to prosecute "Islamic State" fighters are growing louder ahead of an EU meeting. European states, including Germany, refuse to bring some of their citizens-turned-mi

Swedish politicians are some of the most vocal supporters of a special tribunal to try individuals who have committed crimes as members of the so-called Islamic State (IS). Sweden's interior minister, Mikael Damberg, recommends the quick creation of such a court.

Activities of non-state actors endangering Nigerians – CISS

The organisation said this in a report released on Thursday. According to the group, Amnesty International is among the groups endangering lives and destabilising the peace of the nation through its “propaganda”. ALSO READ: Leah, Alice still alive, ICC says It said there is an increasing suspicion....

Electrical workers union local suspended, facing allegations of financial wrongdoing

This sign is from a protest in 2018, when members of IBEW Local 2330 said they were not receiving financial information to which they were entitled. The local has been suspended following allegations of financial mismanagement. (Katie Breen/CBC) A Newfoundland chapter of the International....

Health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Dulles International Airport

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the ... CHANTILLY, Va.

Nicolas Sarkozy attends meeting with Putin and members of Russian investment fund

ST. PETERSBURG, June 6. /TASS/. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has attended the meeting within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) with Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the International Expert Council of the Russian Direct Investment Fund....

Meeting with President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev

Vladimir Putin met with President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev at the Konstantin Palace. The meeting was held as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Interaction in the energy sector (energy resources account for 75 percent of exports from Russia to Bulgaria) was one of the key topics of discussion.

Privacy watchdog criticizes Cathay Pacific over 2018 data breach

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned the United States that escalating trade disputes or an abrupt downturn in financial markets could pose substantial risks for the US economy. The international lender, in a review of US policies, said the US economy was on track to grow 2.

Meeting with Prime Minister of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini

Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini. The two leaders discussed current issues of developing bilateral relations in different areas and items on the international agenda. This is the first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Peter Pellegrini who took office in March 2018.

After years of lagging behind the international community, will the U.S. begin to rein in “big tech”?

While Europe has become the de facto regulator of American tech companies, U.S. enforcers may be ready to join their peers across the Atlantic. Following negotiations between the federal agencies charged with antitrust enforcement, reports this week reveal the Department of Justice may soon....

Two Canadian volunteers missing in rare kidnapping in Ghana

The women were abducted in Kumasi, and security sources have suggested it was a kidnapping for ransom. The women were taken in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. Two Canadian women who were volunteering with an international development organisation have been abducted in....

Foundation for a Drug-Free World Honors International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Luncheon in Tampa

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, June 6, 2019 / / -- In recognition of June 26th UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Florida chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) will be holding a luncheon and “resources fair” on June 26th, 2019 at 11:30AM.

Zimbabwe: When the Value of Money Changes Daily, What Does it Cost to Live?

In response to a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe policy enacted in October 2018, banks converted all money in customer accounts to RTGS units. Until then, U.S. dollars were the most commonly used form of currency. RTGS is a common term in international banking that stands for real-time gross settlement.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen calls for law prohibiting the "denial" of crimes of the Khmer Rouge era

– CCHR, June 6, 2013 …CCHR in no way supports the denial of crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge, but believes that the Denial Law is unnecessary and would be contrary to provisions protecting freedom of expression both under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia and international human rights treaties to which Cambodia is a party.

Putin: Russia not to build military base in Venezuela

ST. PETERSBURG Russia does not plan to send military troops or build a military base in Venezuela, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. "Russian military experts in Venezuela are in line with the contract which was signed earlier," Putin told heads of international news agencies in St. Petersburg.

Coast Guard offloads $350M worth of cocaine, marijuana in Port Everglades

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded a massive amount of drugs in Port Everglades on Thursday that were seized in international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America. Officials said that the agency offloaded 26,000 pounds of cocaine and 1,500 pounds of marijuana.

3 simple ways businesses can boost cultural intelligence in the workplace (and why it’s important)

What they don’t prioritize is cultural intelligence, unless an international engagement is involved. Managers take the time to learn and acclimate to foreign cultures during a business-related field trip, yet see little reason to pay attention to the different people and cultures right under their noses.

Puri's Chandrabhaga beach hailed for being environment-friendly, becomes first beach in Asia to get 'Blue Flag' tag

The Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district in east Indian state of Odisha has become the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification. The certification is given by Denmark-based Federation of Environment Education (FEE) to beaches which are environment-friendly, clean and equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists.

Alrosa aunctions off $8.8 million of rough in New York

Alrosa, the world leader in diamond mining in volume, held an international auction for +10.8-carat rough diamonds in New York early this month. The c ompany sold 101 gem-quality diamonds at a total weight of 1,550 carats. The auction netted Alrosa a total of $ 8.8 million.

US economy reigns supreme but IMF warns of growing risks

The US economy is expanding faster than any other advanced nation, and in weeks will hit a historic milestone, but the International Monetary Fund and many economists are warning of building signs of trouble. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars, especially with economic power China and....

Amnesty calls for ‘urgent intl. response' to bloody crackdown in Sudan

Amnesty International says soaring violence in Sudan calls for “urgent international response”, three days after security forces launched a bloody crackdown on a peaceful sit-in in capital Khartoum, killing scores of people. On April 11, the Sudanese military overthrew and then imprisoned....

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