May 23, 2019

Review Category : People

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visitEritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict. Isaias arrived in the Ethiopian capital just five days after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Eritrea as part of a dizzying peace process aimed at ending years of violence and animosity between the neighbours who were once part of the same nation.

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Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great Pyramids

Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great PyramidsEgyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead. Hundreds of small stone statues, jars, and vessels used in the mummification process were all found inside the burial chambers and excavated.

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Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whaleIs it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the last 50 years until this one," Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit marine conservation movement, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump taunts protesters at Scottish golf course as they tell him to 'go home'

Donald Trump taunts protesters at Scottish golf course as they tell him to 'go home'Donald Trump has taunted protestors while playing golf at one of his Scottish resorts after Liam Fox attacked those demonstrating against the US President as "an embarrassment to themselves." Demonstrators on the beach below Mr Trump's Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire booed loudly when the President and his son, Eric, came within view as he made his way around its Ailsa course. The President, who was spotted with a large entourage including 12 golf buggies and a small army of bodyguards, was greeted with unwelcoming chants of "racist" and "go home".  But Mr Trump, who was wearing a white hat with USA written on it, taunted protestors by waving at them from his golf buggy. Walking to the edge of the golf course, a short distance from the demonstrators, Mr Trump waved and smiled at the demonstrators from the fourth hole before moving on. US President Donald Trump plays a round of golf on the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, where he and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend Credit: PA It was rare glimpse of Mr Trump, who otherwise kept a low profile at the resort, where he is spending the weekend golfing amid tight security and more demonstrations. The President took to Twitter to state he would at the resort "for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf - my primary form of exercise!" Thousands more people gathered for a much larger protest in Edinburgh, where a 20ft Trump baby blimp that appeared the previous day in London was flown again. US president Donald Trump visits UK, in pictures Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader, sent a supportive message to marchers attending the Edinburgh protest and a gay pride event in Glasgow to "remember love trumps hate." But Mr Fox, who welcomed Mr Trump to the UK at Stansted Airport on Thursday, argued that demonstrations were not the way to welcome the US President to Britain. Give us a wave, Donald! Credit: AFP He told BBC News: "The President has his own way of expressing himself and I don't think the protesters were an embarrassment to the Government. I think they were an embarrassment to themselves. "I think that when you have the President of the United States, the leader of the free world being greeted with signs that say 'go home, we hate you', I don't think that reflects the good manners and hospitality of the British people." Police secure the area as U.S. President Donald Trump, wearing a hat with Trump and USA displayed on it, plays golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during the President's first official visit to the United Kingdom Credit: Getty Images Mr Trump complained the demonstrations made him feel "unwelcome" in London but insisted that most British people "love the President." He and his wife, Melania, flew to Scotland on Friday evening after his meetings with the Queen and Theresa May were overshadowed by a highly critical newspaper interview attacking the Prime Minister's Brexit strategy. The area around the Turnberry resort was saturated with security personnel, with police snipers positioned on temporary scaffolding. Roads into the area were blocked off and vehicles stopped and searched, while a police boat was stationed off the coast. In a tweet posted before his first round of golf, Mr Trump said: "The weather is beautiful and this place is incredible!" The President said he would leave on Sunday for Helsinki, where he is holding a summit with Vladimir Putin.  I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf - my primary form of exercise! The weather is beautiful, and this place is incredible! Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018 Although protesters gathered outside to vent their fury at his administration's policies, he received support from some local residents. Demonstrators called Bill McGibbon, 74, a "fascist" for flying an American flag outside his house. He said: "“I like Trump. I like what he is doing. I also think it’s important we retain a relationship between the US and UK.  “I would like to see some British politicians stand up and say what we are all thinking.” Trump protestors on the beach near to the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire Credit: PA Asked about the hostility he faced from the protesters, he said: "They can call me whatever they like. They can have their opinion and I haven’t offended them but they seem intent of offending me." Thousands more protesters joined a rally titled the Carnival of Resistance in Edinburgh, some dressed as caricatures of the US President and others carrying placards bearing messages such as "Dump Trump." SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians addressed the march from the Scottish Parliament to the Meadows park in the city. Credit: AFP Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader, told the crowds: "We are here today standing shoulder to shoulder, all parties and none, all faiths and none, standing together in this capital to send a message out to the world that Scotland stands united against Trump." Meanwhile, police announced they were trying to trace a paraglider who flew over Turnberry with a banner stating "Trump well below par", shortly after the President's arrival on Friday night. Police Scotland said the stunt, which was organised by Greenpeace, was being treated as a beach of an air exclusion zone and this was a criminal offence. Donald Trump's UK visit | Read more  

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Rouhani says U.S. isolated on Iran sanctions, even among allies

Rouhani says U.S. isolated on Iran sanctions, even among alliesIranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States was more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies. Rouhani, in remarks carried live on state television, spoke after meeting the heads of parliament and the judiciary. The likely return of U.S. economic sanctions has triggered a rapid fall of Iran's currency and protests by bazaar traders usually loyal to the Islamist rulers.

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