MANAGUA (Reuters) - A European Parliament delegation on Saturday urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release political prisoners, permit the return of banned human rights groups and to restart dialogue with the opposition to end a months-long political crisis. The delegation led by European Member of Parliament Ramon Jauregui, a Socialist from Spain who fought alongside Ortega's Sandinistas to overthrow dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979, told a news conference it would ask the European Parliament to issue a new resolution on the crisis. For months, Nicaragua has been convulsed by some of its worst political tension since a civil war in the 1980s. An initial stand-off between protesters and the government in April over planned welfare cuts quickly descended into deadly clashes. By the time the Ortega administration had clamped down on the protesters, more than 300 people had been killed and over 500 incarcerated, according to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, a group the … [Read more...] about European parliament scolds Nicaragua over ‘democratic crisis’
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MARRIED speedboat killer Jack Shephard was having an affair with a TV journalist whilst he was in hiding, it has been reported. The dad-of-one who was on the run left his wife and child at home whilst he gallivanted around in Georgia. Shephard, who was convicted of the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown last year, was dating the 24-year-old journalist Maiko Tchanturidze. It is believed that he had given her a version of what happened, which led to the beauty encouraging him to hand himself over to the cops. The amateur model sat by his side when he told Georgian TV station that Charlotte's death was a "tragic accident". Shephard, also married his fiancee two months after he killed his date Charlotte.TRAGIC ACCIDENT Although she threw him out after she discovered he was cheating on her. To make matters worse, it is thought that she was pregnant with his baby at the time - now three she will now have to raise alone. Revealing details on Shephard's relationship with Maiko, a source … [Read more...] about Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd was dating stunning TV journalist, 24, while hiding in Georgia
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 6:49 am PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 When President Donald Trump addresses the nation on Tuesday evening to make the case that migrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border constitute a crisis, he won't have to convince his supporters of the need to build the wall he has long promised. Since Trump is trying to get the rest of the country onboard, his critics are arguing that the address should be seen as a de facto part of the 2020 presidential election campaign. In a joint statement on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said they should receive equal airtime after Trump's TV address. The two Democratic leaders voiced concerns that Trump could again use his address to spread "misinformation." Immigration scholars similarly have pointed out that the Trump administration has misled the public on the security threat posed by border crossings multiple times, for instance … [Read more...] about Democrats worry that Trump is spreading border wall ‘misinformation’ on TV unchallenged. In Europe, that can be against the law.
Here’s a Christmas teaser for you: since when was December 25 the big day? The answer is for a very long time, and if you want to delve deep into the back of the mind, I’d pause reading now for a moment while you think of the answer before continuing because it’s in the next paragraph.The birth of Jesus Christ wasn’t celebrated in the first three centuries of the religion and the Epiphany on January 6, commemorating the arrival of the three Wise Men, was the significant date this time of the year.December 25 is first mentioned in 336AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine, and though how it’s marked has changed over the decades, it’s fair to say the day’s never lost its significance and Christmas is all about families.So Merry Christmas from me and I hope you and yours enjoy a great day, however you choose to celebrate on Tuesday.But let’s thank all those working, whether in hospitals and power stations, police stations or taxi … [Read more...] about Stephen Hepburn MP: Picture clerar on Conservative plan to charge over-75s for TV licence
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Security guards ejected two independent lawmakers from Hungary's state television building after they tried to read out a petition on Monday, a day after police used tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Budapest.The two lawmakers were among about a dozen members of parliament (MPs) who spent the night in the state television building, in a continuation of their demonstration against the policies of Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban.gi The petition reiterated the demands of Sunday's protesters, which included a call for the withdrawal of a new labour law, for independent public media and courts and for Hungary to join the European Union's prosecutors office.Independent lawmaker Bernadett Szel posted video footage on her Facebook page that showed the security guards tussling with her fellow-MP Akos Hadhazy and throwing him out of the building. Szel said she had also been ejected."We wanted to have our petition read out," she said in the … [Read more...] about Opposition lawmakers ejected from Hungary state TV after protest