Daily Archive: December 4, 2017

Dec
04

Biofuels plant in Hull stops production and may not reopen

Vivergo Fuels blames government inaction and says there is no guarantee production will restart.

Dec
04

'Everything gone' from Japanese island after N.Korean visit

'Everything gone' from Japanese island after N.Korean visitEverything metallic — including a door knob — has vanished from a remote Japanese island where a group of North Korean fisherman landed briefly to take refuge, a local resident said Tuesday. Including door hinges and a door knob, everything made of metal has gone,” said Shusaku Yoshida, the 67-year-old caretaker of a shelter facility for local fishermen. Some of the North Korean fishermen have admitted to “taking out” some things from the small island, according to Jiji press.


Dec
04

Ex-RNC Chair Says 'Sanctimonious' GOP Needs To Find A 'Backbone' On Roy Moore

Ex-RNC Chair Says 'Sanctimonious' GOP Needs To Find A 'Backbone' On Roy MooreThe “sanctimonious” party that loves to tell people how to live needs to find a “backbone” and take a moral stand on Roy Moore and his Alabama race for the U.S. Senate, declared Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee.


Dec
04

The Dictator Whose Hunger For Power Helped Tear Yemen Apart Is Dead

The Dictator Whose Hunger For Power Helped Tear Yemen Apart Is DeadYemen’s former authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed by political rivals on Monday outside the capital, Sanaa.


Dec
04

Romania's revered king Michael, a long and tragic life

Romania's revered king Michael, a long and tragic lifeRomania’s former king Michael, who died Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered by his country in the 20th century. Born on October 25, 1921 in Sinaia, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Bucharest, Michael was a descendant of the German Hohenzollern dynasty. Despite his inexperience, the young king managed to stage a coup d’etat in 1944, leading to Antonescu’s arrest and Bucharest’s joining the allied forces.


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