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Protesters Plan To Pelt Thatcher’s Coffin With Eggs, Coal Or Milk

London police are bracing for protests at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, with opponents vowing to pelt her coffin with eggs, coal or milk if they can get close enough — or simply turn their backs on the passing procession. More than 800 people have pledged to attend an event called “Maggie’s good riddance party”, promising a “right jolly knees-up” outside St Paul’s Cathedral — ... Read More »

Explosions hit Boston Marathon—-BBC

Two people have been killed and at least 23 injured in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, police say. TV footage showed bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. Boston police said a third incident occurred at the city’s JFK Library and was under investigation. In a TV address, President Barack Obama said ... Read More »

Egypt’s Mubarak Stays in Detention Despite Release Order—-Thisday

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will stay in detention despite a judge ordering his release on bail pending a retrial over charges in complicity in the murder of protesters because he still faces other charges, court officials said on Monday. Mubarak, 84, has spent the maximum legal time of two years in detention since being charged with former interior minister Habib al-Adli for their involvement ... Read More »

Kerry in Japan Amid Heightened Korean Tensions—-Tribune

United States Secretary of State, John Kerry arrived in Japan on Sunday for the last stop of his Asian tour, a trip that has largely focused on the provocations coming out of North Korea. Kerry met Sunday with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss regional tensions, climate change and cybersecurity. “We cannot in any way allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons,” Kishida said. ... Read More »

Zuma To Visit Nigeria On Tuesday-Leadership

The South African President, Mr Jacob Zuma, is scheduled to pay a one-day official visit to Nigeria on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday. Mr Sonni Yusuf, the Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria that the visit was to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. “Yes, I can confirm to you that President Jacob ... Read More »

G8 Ministers Condemn North Korea Nuclear Moves—BBC

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague: “If there is a missile test, we will advocate further measures to the UN security council” Foreign ministers from the G8 group of nations have condemned in the “strongest possible terms” North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Tensions have risen on the Korean peninsula in recent weeks. The ministers also expressed ”deep concerns about the increasing human tragedy of the ... Read More »

G8 Ministers Condemn North Korea Nuclear Moves—BBC

Foreign ministers from the G8 group of nations have condemned in the “strongest possible terms” North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Tensions have risen on the Korean peninsula in recent weeks. The ministers also expressed ”deep concerns about the increasing human tragedy of the conflict in Syria”. They also endorsed what they called a historic pledge on preventing sexual violence in conflict. The Group of Eight nations ... Read More »

Nigeria and Poland Call For Reform Of United Nations Security Council

The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday held talks with the Prime Minister of Poland on promoting and further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. The talks which  lasted for over one hour in president  Goodluck Jonathan’s office is following an official visit to Nigeria by the Prime Minister of Poland Mr Donald Tusk. The two leaders discussed political cooperation between both countries and welcomed ... Read More »

North Korea’s Missiles ‘in Upright Position’

A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Japanese media have said. The reports in the Kyodo news agency come as North Koreans celebrate the appointment of their leader Kim Jong-Un a year ago, and G8 foreign ministers discuss the crisis during a meeting in London. The Japanese government has been on high alert ahead of the expected ... Read More »

Barack Obama Unveils $3.77tn Budget Plan

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a $3.77tn (£2.4tn) budget that proposes fresh taxes on the wealthy along with cuts to benefit programmes. The White House is offering to trim pensions and healthcare costs, but only in return for $700bn in new revenue. However, the Obama plan is viewed as having no chance of being fully enacted by the deadlocked Congress. Republican Senate leader Mitch ... Read More »

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