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U.S. set to announce new sanctions tied to Iran arms

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft listens at U.N. (photo credit: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR/POOL) The United States says it has triggered a “snap back,” or resumption, of virtually all UN sanctions on Iran, including the arms embargo, to come into effect on Saturday.The Trump administration is set to announce on Monday new sanctions on people and entities involved in Iran's nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, to support its assertion that all UN sanctions against Tehran are now resumed, a move key allies such as the Europeans dispute. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT at the State Department along with National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and several top cabinet members.

Egypt discovers 27 sarcophagi more than 2,500 years old

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A 2,300-year old mummy is displayed after it was found by the Sakkara pyramids south of Cairo, May 3, 2005 (photo credit: REUTERS) The wooden sarcophagi are ornately painted and covered in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts, the ministry said in a statement. They have not yet been opened, the ministry said.Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids, the ministry of tourism and antiquities said. The wooden sarcophagi are ornately painted and covered in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts, the ministry said in a statement.
They have not yet been opened, the ministry said. Saqqara is a UNESCO world heritage sit
In March, Egypt reopened at the Saqqara site the Djoser’s Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built, after a 14-year restoration costing nearly $6.6 million. In July, Egypt restarted international flights and reopened major …

Honduras to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

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President Juan Hernandez also announces that Israel will open a diplomatic office in Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Honduras hopes to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year, putting an end to its policy of neutrality - a move likely to further anger the Palestinians."I have just talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu to strengthen our strategic alliance, we spoke to arrange the opening of the embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem, respectively," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez posted on Twitter on Sunday."We hope to take this historic step before the end of the year, as long as the pandemic allows it."Netanyahu said the intention was to open and inaugurate the embassies before the end of the yea

Switzerland report 1,095 new coronavirus cases

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The number of people tested positive for infections with the new coronavirus has risen by 1,095, data from Switzerland's public health agency showed on Monday. It has now reported 50,378 cases, up from 49,283 on Friday. The death toll increased to 1,770 from 1,765 people. The agency has stopped reporting new cases on weekends. The country reported its first confirmed case in late February. New cases peaked at 1,464 on March 23 and had dwindled to as few as three on June 1

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41 teachers sanctioned for WASSCE malpractice

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Hungary's PM Orban endorses Trump's re-election bid

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NEWS /DONALD TRUMP
Viktor Orban said US Democrats built their diplomacy on 'moral imperialism' which 'illiberal' leaders like him rejected. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has endorsed Donald Trump's re-election bid for the US presidency, saying his rival Democrats have forced "moral imperialism" on the world that illiberal leaders like himself reject."We root for Donald Trump's victory, because we know well American Democratic governments' diplomacy, built on moral imperialism. We have been forced to sample it before, we did not like it, we do not want seconds," Orban wrote in an essay on Monday.Nationalist Orban faces a steep challenge to his decade-long rule in parliamentary elections due in early 2022 as Hungary braces for the economic and social impact of a second wave of coronavirus infections.The vote would be decisive, as the international liberal elite was out to destroy Christian conservatives in Europe, he wrote in the pro…

Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested

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Live TV A woman suspected of seTng a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said.The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official.US prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to bring charges against her.previously reported that law enforcement had intercepted a ricin package sent to Trump last week, according to two law enforcement officials, and that investigators were looking into the possibility that it came from Canada.A person familiar with the investigation told CNN's Josh Campbell the letter was mailed from St. Hubert, Quebec, and contained a granular substance with similar physical characteristics to ground castor beans.Two tests had been done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the Whit…

Anti-Netanyahu protesters demonstrate as Israel locks down over COVID-19

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DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in Tel Aviv on July 18. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) Advertisement As Israelis finished up with Rosh Hashanah festivities from lockdown, thousands of protesters headed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem to demonstrate against Netanyahu’s position in government after his indictment for fraud, bribery and breach of trust, as well as the government’s mishandling of the economy amid the coronavirus crisis. At around 9 p.m., a driver of a private vehicle raced toward protesters in his car, almost ramming into them. He hit the breaks at the last moment and was arrested. Police have taken him in for investigation.
The protesters were separated into capsules per the new increased coronavirus restrictions in the country. Groups of protesters were pulled together. Police representatives, however, expressed concern that they would not be able to enforce the capsule rule and that the …

Surprise: Edo Decides: ‘I’m an advocate of democracy ‘ – Buhari congratulates Obaseki

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the electoral process in Edo State, which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by.The President in a statement made available to DAILY POST by his media aide, Garba Shehu, congratulated Obaseki and urged him to show grace and humility in victory.“My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak.” “I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.”According to Buhari, “Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with.”He further applauded the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting a peaceful election Follow us on twitter (ajuede.com) or on Instagram (ajuedeman) for details of the glo…

EPL: Lampard reacts to Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, speaks on Kepa’s performance

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Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.Lampard also commented on goalkeeper, Kepa’s performances against Jurgen Klopp’s side.Sadio Mane scored twice in the second half against the 10 men, to hand the Reds all three points against the Blues.Chelsea had a chance to pull one back late in the game, but Jorginho saw his penalty saved by Alisson Becker. “I am disappointed losing 2-0, but I am happier today than many times at Brighton,” Lampard told Sky Sports.“We are still in the pre-season. I saw spirit, desire to defend by many of our players. The players have to take heart.“We have to have time, every team who has done well in the modern game has that. Now is a new start. It will take time.“We have to try to give Kepa confidence, goalkeepers rely on that. It’s a clear mistake, he has admitted that.”
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The danger of depoliticising Black Power activism - Bryan Knight

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"Black Power!" was an utterance popularised by radical Black activists in the 1960s and 1970s.Although often ignored ideologically, the iconography of Black Power continues to be circulated in popular culture - without a thorough engagement with the politics that led to its creation.The glamorisation of Black Power imagery is a phenomenon that stretches as far back as the 1960s. However, with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is time that we move beyond our obsession with revolutionary aesthetics and engage with its politics.In recent weeks, artists Ciara and Teyana Taylor have posted images of themselves on Instagram wearing Black Power-inspired costumes, replicating a 1968 photograph of Black Panther Party (BPP) co-founder Huey P Newton that showed him sitting on a wicker chair wearing the party's outfit. Both artists were dressed in all-black leather with black sunglasses to match - the only difference being Taylor's beret and rifle. Despite Ci…