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Religious groups bribed to expose immigrants

Religious and community organisations in the UK have been paid thousands of pounds by the Home Office to assist immigration enforcement teams in removing people from the UK, in most cases rough sleepers.

06 Nov, 2019

Canada’s business leaders worried

Canada’s business leaders want newly elected lawmakers to shift their attention to the economy following an election campaign that sorely lacked how to secure the country’s future prosperity.

30 Oct, 2019

Cubans prefer to shop with dollars

Cubans flocked to a dozen shops that opened in Havana on Monday selling home appliances and spare parts for vehicles in dollars, as the cash-strapped government struggles to rake in tradable currency to purchase imports and pay its debts.

30 Oct, 2019

Philippines mayor killed in police custody

A Philippine mayor tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as a "narco-politician" was ambushed while in police custody and killed police said, the latest official on the leader's blacklist to be targeted by unknown gunmen.

30 Oct, 2019

Protestors demand Hernandez steps down

Hondurans protestors calling for the exit of President Juan Orlando Hernandez turned violent as police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in the capital.

30 Oct, 2019

Venezuelan exodus continues

The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach five million people, as pressure grows on neighbouring countries to provide them with long-term support, United Nations and European Union officials said.

30 Oct, 2019

UK election just before Xmas

The UK is set for a 12 Dec. general election after MPs voted to back it following months of deadlock over Brexit. By a margin of 438 votes to 20, the Commons approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923.

30 Oct, 2019

Trudeau clings on to power

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is incredibly relieved after retaining power in Canada's election but lost both his majority and - by a slight margin - the popular vote.

23 Oct, 2019

Duterte’s health problems increase

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan's emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was "unbearable pain" in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week.

23 Oct, 2019

Honduras president’s brother is guilty

The brother of the Honduran president has been convicted in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on “state-sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by the Central American leader. He will be sentenced next month.

23 Oct, 2019
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