Sanctions: Russia Makes A Desperate Plea To The EU

W O R L D/russia Nov 29 (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov urged the European Union to lift sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict and promised to waive its counter-measures, Interfax news agency reported on Saturday. Moscow in August banned most Western food imports, worth $9 billion a year, in response to U.S. and European Union sanctions over Russia’s role in Ukraine. “We don’t expect anything from our European partners. The only thing we expect is for them to leave the meaningless sanctions spiral and move…

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Liberian Supreme Court Suspends Election Campaign

The Supreme Court has decided to suspend all campaigning for next month’s elections over fears that the disease will spread. Liberia’s Supreme Court announced Friday that campaigning for next month’s senate elections is suspended. The Supreme Court cited concerns that campaigning risks spreading the disease announced the information minister. “The Justice in Chambers Philip Z. Banks urged the National Elections Commission to inform all political parties to halt all activities associated with the election,” explained Information Minister Lewis Brown reports Reuters. A group composed of former government officials and other…

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Liberian Supreme Court Petitioned To Halt December Senatorial Poll

By P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA, November 26 – With barely three weeks to the Special Senatorial Elections, some prominent Liberians and political parties have petitioned the Supreme Court of Liberia through their Lawer Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus. to stop the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Executive Branch from conducting the mid-term senatorial election scheduled for December 16, 2014. In their petition filed Monday with the Justice in Chambers at the Supreme Court, Counsellor Philip Banks, they claimed that the holding of the election violates Articles 1 and 2 of…

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President Obama Calls On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform Bill

WORLD/united states By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants. Obama had gone to a Polish…

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Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO

W O R L D/africa BBC—An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected almost 80 others, the World Health Organization has said. The WHO warned of the danger of a “rapid spread” of the disease in the capital, Antananarivo. The situation is worsened by high levels of resistance among fleas to a leading insecticide, the WHO added. Humans usually develop the bubonic form of the plague after being bitten by an infected flea carried by rodents. If diagnosed early, bubonic plague can be treated with antibiotics.…

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Weah Quits: He Must Be Audited By The GAC

The Editor, Shouldn’t we hold our Peace Ambassador George Weah accountable for spending our tax dollars like a drunken sailor? Unless you’re blind as a bat—-but the rest of us saw how: a) Mr. Weah went on his self described “listening tour” to display his footballer of year trophy to voters in the rural Liberia; b) Weah invited American strippers to do lap dance for his CDC buddiess! And c) The now senatorial candidate invited fellow famed African footballers Roger Miller, Jay Jay Okocha, to a cocktail party, oops, I…

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Liberian Senate Endorsed December Election

By P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA—Conference Committees of the Liberian Senate and House of Representatives have resolved that the National Elections Commission (NEC) conduct the Special Senatorial Election on December 16th, 2014. The decision was reached Tuesday this week by the National Legislature on Capitol Hill, Monrovia. Members of the Senate that signed the committee’s report were Armah Jallah, Clarice Jah and Peter Coleman, while G. Wesseh Blamoh, Stephen Kafi, James Biney, Jefferson Kanmoh, Sekou Kannah, Clarence Massaquoi and Lester Paye signed for the House of Representatives. It can be recalled…

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South Africa Stunned Nigeria—Out Of Nations Cup

Nigeria’s dramatic elimination happened on Wednesday (19.11.2015) after South African Bafana Bafana managed to secure a 2-2 draw with the Super Eagles. Speaking to Reuters news agency, a school teacher, Paul Istifanus, like many other Nigerian soccer fans, could not hide his disappointment. “It is a big embarrassment to the whole nation because Nigeria is giant of Africa even in football and resources, and everything, but we failed to qualify,” Istifanus said. He is blaming the coach for the team’s elimination. “I can say the coach disappointed us, not the…

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CDC Partisans Warns of Rob’s Bloody Threat

The Editor Recent news reports the the Congress for Democratic Change [CDC] Warned Liberians of Rob’s Sirleaf Bloody Threat” (Nov. 18) prompts an obvious question: Why are the same CDC partisans and operatives who are behind every election violence warning Liberians of Rob’s Bloody Threat? I guess, it takes a goon to know a goon, right? In case you’ve forgotten, let me refresh your memory about these CDC goons… Look: Have you forgotten how these hoodlums stopped school children from going to school, stopped market women from taking their goods…

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Liberia: George Weah Support Swells

Liberian Listener Staff Report MONROVIA—17 members of the Montserrado County Legislative Caucus have endorsed the George Weah candidacy for the lone Montserrado County senatorial seat. The event occur recently at the Capitol Building seat of the Liberian legislature, Capitol Hill, Monrovia. The recent endorsement observers say was a major bosost for the CDC fomer presidential and vice presidential the last two presidential cycles. In a statement read by Representative Edwin Snowe, the Montserrado Caucus said the decision to endorse mR. Weah was readied by his unifying character. Those who endorsed…

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