September 17, 2019

Tunisia’s first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi dies: ‘He made history’

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By Borzou Daragahi From Independent UK Beji Caid Essebsi was major player in country’s transition to democracy since 2011 Tunisia’s president, a formidable figure in the country’s politics whose career bridged the country’s transition from colonial ward to dictatorship to fledgling democracy, died on Thursday, state media reported.  Mohammed Beji Caid Essebsi was 92, the oldest sitting president in the world.  […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — NEW YORK — Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. The five States will take up their seats as […]

ILO to host major universal social protection conference

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP2030) is to hold a high-level conference at the International Labour Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 February from 09.00 – 18.15. Social protection prevents poverty, reduces inequality and is the key to sustained, inclusive economic and social development. The ‘Together to Achieve […]

Bahamas placed on UK’s money laundering watchlist

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By: Pedro Gonçalves From International Investment The UK has added the Bahamas to its money laundering watchlist, with the HM Treasury now requiring firms to put special procedures in place when dealing with Bahamian resident entities and clients. The British government’s decision follows the recommendations of the international Financial Action Task Force. FATF rated the […]

ACP condemns Europe over new tax haven list

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CMC From Nation News BRUSSELS – The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group has “strongly condemned” the “unilateral and discriminatory practices” of the European Union in the publication of a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. A statement following the 106th ACP Council of Ministers meeting here noted that in the last EU list, eight ACP […]

Tunisian zoo closed after visitors stone crocodile to death

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By Jim Berrie from WN.com In a second incident of deadly violence against zoo animals in a week, visitors to a zoo in Tunisia’s capital stoned a crocodile to death on Tuesday, IFL Science reported. The incident happened Tuesday at Belvedere Zoo in the capital Tunis, where, for no apparent reason, visitors threw rocks and […]

The murder hotspots for Brits abroad over the last four years with Pakistan, Jamaica and America among some of the most dangerous places

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By Jonathan Corke and Lydia Willgress for MailOnline Pakistan was most dangerous place with 37 people murdered between 2012 and August last year, figures show Jamaica and America also reported a high number of murders, with around four British tourists a year being killed Data about the murders was obtained by MailOnline via a Freedom […]