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Thousands of Canadian National Railway workers go on strike

About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, went on strike on Tuesday, labour union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues....

  Asia / South Asia

US backing for Israeli settlements clouds peace process

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were “inconsistent with international law,” a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive, Reuters reports. The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who...

Myanmar judge extends sentences for jailed poets

A Myanmar judge on Monday extended the sentences of a troupe of satirical performers jailed for mocking the military, in a case that has raised new concern about freedom of expression. Seven members of the Peacock Generation troupe were arrested in April after taking part in Thangyat, a centuries-old form of poetry and performance that pokes fun at the flaws...

  Americas

Thousands of Canadian National Railway workers go on strike

About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, went on strike on Tuesday, labour union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues. "Conductors, trainperson and yard workers at Canadian National Railway are now officially on strike," the union said in a tweet. Canada, one of the world’s...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

24 soldiers die in militant attack in Mali

Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali, the country's army has said. Another 29 were also injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region. Mali's army said 17 "terrorists" were killed and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, in Niger. It comes weeks after 54...

Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction, according to Reuters. Juvenal Musabimana led a splinter group of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a group founded by Hutu officials...