Tim Robbins International 

Robbins slams Trump’s immigration policies, Muslim travel ban

Los Angeles: Actor-director Tim Robbins has expressed outrage at US immigration policies and the Supreme Courts new ruling allowing President Donald Trumps travel ban on some predominantly Muslim countries to stand. “That Supreme Court decision will be remembered as a disgrace,” Robbins said at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival on Saturday, reports variety.com. Robbins, who is getting the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema honour at the gala, recently staged with The Actors’ Gang theater ensemble in a play called “The New Colossus”. The play, inspired by hundreds…

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chinese veterans International 

Chinese veterans are up in arms

Hong Kong [China], June 26: On June 24, hundreds of armed police in Chinese abruptly ended a five-day protest by demobilized soldiers in the city of Zhenjiang in the eastern province of Jiangsu. More than a thousand well-organized protesters had gathered to complain about the lack of support and welfare they were receiving from the government. Wearing military-style clothing, they waved flags and shouted slogans outside the gate of a government compound. They came from as far afield as Hebei, Henan, Shandong and Sichuan provinces. They were also angry about other…

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Tayyip Erdogan International 

Turkey election: Tayyip Erdogan wins

Istanbul [Turkey], June 25: Tightening his grip on the nation that he has ruled for 15 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the elections. The opposition, Republican People’s Party (CHP) had said that around half the ballot boxes had not yet been counted. “97.7% of the votes were counted and the votes that have not been tallied so far do not change the outcome,” CNN quoted Sadi Guven, Turkey’s Supreme Election Board chief as saying. The 64-year-old had declared himself the winner even before the official results were announced. The opposition earlier claimed…

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South Korean International 

Ex-South Korean PM passes away

Seoul [South Korea], Jun 23: Former two-time South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil died at the age of 92 on Saturday morning. Kim reportedly died due to age-related illnesses. An aide said that the former president died at around 8:15 am (local time), Yonhap News Agency reported. He was taken to Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Seoul from his residence in Shindang-dong locality, where he was declared dead on arrival, hospital officials said. Born in 1926, Kim graduated from the Korea Military Academy, and had played an important role in a military coup in 1961. Kim served as…

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Seafood Business International 

Indian seafood producer willing to invest in Lanka’s aquaculture sector

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 20: An Indian seafood producer Coastal Corporation Limited (India) has proposed to invest in Sri Lanka‘s aquaculture sector to boost cultivation of aquatic plants that are needed for the highly demanded shrimp farming overseas. Coastal Corp is one of the leading producers and exporters of high-quality aquaculture seafood products across the globe. According to Colombo Page, the company’s representative, D Titus Fernando said they are willing to invest USD 5 million in the cultivation of aquatic plants. The deal was proposed when Fernando met with the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi. The company is also ready to expand…

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Muslim Hijab International 

US restaurant chain in hijab row orders diversity training

Los Angeles: A California restaurant chain accused of kicking out customers because they were Muslim is to offer free drinks for the end of Ramadan and undergo diversity training, campaigners said Thursday. The Urth Caffe branch in Laguna Beach was sued by seven women who alleged they were removed in April 2016 because they were wearing hijab, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “My friends and I took this stand to see change and ensure that any type of discriminatory conduct is never accepted or tolerated,” Sara Farsakh,…

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Soldiers Clashes with taliban International 

3 soldiers Killed in clashes with Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 13: Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and five others wounded in clashes with the Taliban in northern Sar-e-Pul province on Monday. According to a spokesman for 209 Shaheen Army Corps, Mohammad Hanif Rezayee, the clashes took place after the they attacked security check posts in Qaflatoon village, Sar-e-Pul city and opened fire on security forces. “The Taliban has also suffered casualties but there is no exact information about their casualties yet,” media as saying. There is a report of the security forces having suffered heavy casualties. Also, a number of villages in the provincial center are believed to…

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Saudi Women rev up motorbikes International 

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Riyadh: Even a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine — Saudi women clad in skinny jeans and Harley-Davidson T-shirts, revving motorbikes at a Riyadh sports circuit. But ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute, to learn how to ride bikes. “Biking has been a passion ever since I was a kid,” said 31-year-old Noura, who declined to give her real name as she weighs public reactions in the ultra-conservative…

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South Korea President Spent Sleepless Night International 

Spent a sleepless night: South Korea President

Seoul [South Korea], Jun 12: Hours before the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un was to take place on Tuesday in Singapore’s Capella Hotel, South Korea President Moon Jae-in said it was a “sleepless night” for him. Speaking ahead of a weekly cabinet briefing, Moon added that he hoped that the North Korea-US summit would be a success and open a “new chapter” for establishing long-lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. “I, along with all our people, sincerely hope that it will be a successful summit that will open a new era of complete denuclearisation, peace and a new…

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kim International 

Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of ‘terrific relationship’

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a “terrific relationship”, a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one. In a carefully choreographed encounter at around 9 a.m., Trump and Kim strode towards each other, arms extended, in the red-carpeted reception area of the grand Capella Hotel, in Singapore’s Sentosa Island, reports The New York Times. This is the first time a sitting…

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