August 20, 2018
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The US 2018 Midterms and 2020 Presidential Election

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Last month, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset highly regarded Democrat Joe Crowley – considered number 4 in the Democratic Party and a staunch supporter of Israel – to win the Democratic primary for US Congress in New York’s Queens district. This surprising victory shows the growing strength of the leftist-socialist-progressive wing of the Democratic Party – a wing that supports anti-Israeli […]

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2m Expected at Annual Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca -Saudi Authorities

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Saudi authorities say two million Muslims from around the world are expected to converge on Islam’s holiest city of Mecca and nearby sites in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, which starts Sunday. The hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a mandatory duty for all Muslims to make once in a lifetime if they possesses enough […]

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Bola Tinubu Speaks on Saraki, Tambuwal Defection from APC to PDP

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APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has opened up on the recent defections in the polity, saying Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal among others left the APC because the party could not offer them what they wanted. Asiwaju said on Sunday in Lagos that the defectors wanted automatic tickets and sharing of the national […]

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Switzerland pours encomiums on Kofi Annan

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As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a “visionary” who helped bolster his adopted home’s position as an international diplomatic hub. The Ghanaian national and Nobel peace laureate, who died Saturday at the age of 80, has been widely credited with raising the profile of the United Nations during his […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Brazil sends troops to border with Venezuela

Brazil’s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbour. The move comes after residents in the border town of Pacaraima clashed violently with Venezuelan migrants, driving them out of makeshift camps. Temer was meeting at his presidential palace […]

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Headlines

Kano State Govt. Empowers 8, 800 Youths with N275m

The Kano State Government has spent the sum of N275 million on youths empowerment, the state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has said. Ganduje stated this in Kano on Saturday during the flag-off of its newly introduced cash transfer disbursement to 8, 800 youths at the Government House, Kano. According to him, the gesture was to enable the beneficiaries to start […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

Trump said to tell Jordan king: Israel will have a PM named Mohammed if no deal

Israel’s Channel 10 claims the US president made the prediction half-jokingly after Abdullah warned that many young Palestinians now want ‘one state with equal rights’ US President Donald Trump reportedly told Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House a few weeks ago that, in the absence of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel will have a prime […]

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USA & Canada

US PepsiCo to buy Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2 billion in cash

Transaction is subject to a SodaStream shareholder vote, regulatory approvals; closing is expected by January PepsiCo Inc., the US-based drinks, food, and snacks giant, is acquiring Israel’s SodaStream, a home seltzer machine company, for $3.2 billion in cash. In a statement on Monday, the US company said it had acquired all of the outstanding shares of SodaStream for $144 per […]

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USA & Canada

Aretha Franklin was muse for U.S. Civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement. Her signature song, “Respect” — recorded as a feminist anthem — became a rallying cry as African Americans rose up nationwide in the 1960s to fight peacefully for racial […]

Africa

Africa

FCM Travel Solutions adds Algeria and Kuwait to global network

FCM Travel Solutions is continuing to expand its footprint after signing partnership agreements with GoFly in Algeria and Travel Club Travel & Tourism in Kuwait. The addition of these two countries to FCM’s network, means the travel management company has a presence in 22 markets in the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Ciarán Kelly has been promoted to managing […]

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Africa

Delta Air Lines signs codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines has announced a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways. Delta’s flight code is placed on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers with a seamless one-stop travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta has placed the code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than ten key cities […]

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Africa

South Africa begins probe of corruption in Zuma era

A judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the top of government in South Africa is scheduled to open on Monday when the first public hearings begin. The hearings by a panel led by the country’s second highest judge, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, will probe allegations of corruption and fraud in the public sector during former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure. […]

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Asia

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Asia

Changi Airport launches new Singapore stopover programme

Changi Airport Group has announced the launch of its Changi Stopovers programme, aimed at enticing passengers travelling through Singapore to stop and explore the Lion City. The programme provides attractive options for travellers to enjoy a Singapore stopover holiday when they visit south-east Asia or while on route to a long-haul destination. Changi Stopovers will be promoted jointly by CAG […]

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Asia

The Rise of Chinese Eurasianism

Chinese Eurasianism, which – if the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is successful – will give Beijing new foreign policy tools to use against Washington, could prove more threatening to the US in the long run than the USSR was during the Cold War. Many powers throughout history have tried to bring large parts of the Eurasian landmass into their […]

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Asia

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea September

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month at the invitation of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported. It will be the Chinese leader’s first visit to the North Korean capital since he took power in 2012, and 13 years […]

Europe

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Europe

Explore the gems of ancient Greece with STUBA

Greece. Probably the most important player in much of current day arts, philosophy, politics and democracy. From the alphabet, to much of the food we enjoy, Greece has had its finger in the pie, and remains one of the worlds top tourist destinations world wide. With over 24.8 million visitors, and a population of only 11 million, you’re guaranteed top […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Frasers Hospitality Australia joins prestigious Luxury Syndicate of NSW Art Gallery

Frasers Hospitality Australia in partnership with Frasers Property Group have joined the prestigious Luxury Syndicate partnership at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, a platform for networking and business development for players in the luxury market. Luxury Syndicate members will also have access to exclusive activities and VIP events for their partners organised by The Art Gallery of NSW. […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Australian Travel Media to convene in Thailand for the third time

Thailand is to again host the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) during 16-19 August, 2018. Since its founding in 1975, the ASTW has previously convened its AGM twice in Thailand (1999 and 2009). As of today, a total of 113 ASTW members have registered including writers, photographers, editors, bloggers, influencers, public relations officers, and […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers

Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers after 10 years of operations Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 4 million Australian passengers and 105 million passengers globally, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on […]

Business

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Business

Best in business descend on Sunshine Coast

Best in business descend on Sunshine Coast The 29th Association of Australian Convention Bureau Annual (AACB) Conference has kicked off on the Sunshine Coast. The event theme, “The next wave: Exceeding tomorrow’s expectations” has attracted over 120 attendees – a record number and a who’s who from the business events and conference sector. AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl, said that Australia’s […]

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Business

Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

Travelers have commonly combined their business and leisure travel for a number of years now, but the phenomenon continues to grow, especially as young professionals increasingly travel for business. “Bleisure,” or business travel extended for leisure, has brands across the travel industry waking up to the potential opportunities offered by these travelers. A recent study from Expedia Group Media Solutions, […]

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