23 October 2017


WHO rescinds Mugabe appointment as 'goodwill ambassador' (3)
The World Health Organization walked back on its move to make Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador." He has been condemned for rights violations and allowing the health care system to deteriorate. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday that it had revoked the appointment of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as the organizations "goodwill ambassador."
Direct Catalonia crisis key risk to Spain rating: S&P (9)
Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - S&P Global said on Wednesday it had no specific view on whether or not Spain reinstates direct rule over Catalonia, but is instead waiting to see whether the crisis does any sustained damage to a robust economic recovery. A damaged Estelada (Catalan flag of independence) hangs from a balcony in Barcelona, Spain, October 20, 2017.
Italy's Veneto, Lombardy Regions Vote in Autonomy Referendums (14)
News ID: 1553047 Service: Other Media October, 22, 2017 - 15:39 TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto vote Sunday in autonomy referendums attracting additional interest against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain. The consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could, over time, lead to powers being devolved from Rome.
White Supremacists Are in the White House, Says US Senator (5)
22 de octubre de 2017, 12:24Washington, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Senator Sherrod Brown asserted today the White House if tinged with white supremacists, as expresssed congresswoman Frederica Wilson amidst recent controversies with Us president Donald Trump. Studies have proved that white supremacists have their allies scattered throughout the administration, stated Brown quoted by the digital version of The Hill.
Syria's largest oilfield captured from Daesh in push by allied forces (3)
The Al-Omar field had been taken by Daesh in 2014, and was a key source of revenue for the extremists, as it produced 9,000 barrels of oil per day. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they have taken control of Al- Omar oilfield with the help of air support from the U.S.-led coalition.
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