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Iraqi Kurdish referendum must be suspended – Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally demanded the suspension of next week’s referendum on Kurdish independence. The Supreme Court also ordered that the poll must be postponed until questions over its legality have been…

St. Kitts & Nevis deepens networks across Canadian provinces

Ottawa, ON – The High Commission for St. Kitts and Nevis in Canada is continuing its efforts to expand networks across key Canadian provinces. High Commissioner Shirley Skerritt-Andrew is this week in southern Alberta on an Ambassadorial…

St. Kitts and Nevis and Moldova establish diplomatic relations

London, England – At a ceremony on September 08 in London at the Embassy of Moldova; St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Moldova officially signed a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations. The signing ceremony, formalising…

Hurricane Irma: Florida to re-open storm-ravaged Keys

Parts of the Florida Keys, the low-lying islands which bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma when the category-four storm struck on Sunday, are to re-open. Entry is being restricted to residents and business owners as work continues to clear…

Italian couple and son die at Solfatara volcano crater

A boy and his parents have died after falling into a volcanic crater at Solfatara near Naples. What happened is still unclear, but Italian reports suggest the drama unfolded when the 11-year-old walked into a prohibited area. Read more:…

Hurricane Irma will be ‘devastating’ to US – Fema head

Hurricane Irma will “devastate” either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said. Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days, and more than 100,000 people may need…

Taiwan, a Valuable Partner for SDGs—True Universality

David Tawei Lee, Ph. D. Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan) “As we embark on this great collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind”—Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a…

Germans in Aachen get free iodine amid Belgium nuclear fears

The western German city of Aachen has started issuing free iodine tablets to some 500,000 residents and people living nearby because an ageing Belgian nuclear plant is seen as a risk. People can register on the city website to receive…

No decisive progress on Brexit – Barnier

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says there has been “no decisive progress” on key issues in talks with the UK. He said the two sides were “quite far” away from being in a position to begin talks…

Houston flood: Addicks dam begins overspilling

A major dam outside Houston has begun overspilling as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity, a Texas official says. Engineers have tried to prevent nearby communities from being inundated by releasing some of the water held by the…

German killer nurse Niels H probed over 84 more murders

A nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two patients in northern Germany is now a suspect in at least 84 other murder cases, police say. The 40-year-old, named only as Niels H under German reporting rules, was convicted of attempted…