Category: World News

Libya: African Migrants Are Being Sold in Open Slave Markets

With no money and no documents, West African refugees find themselves vulnerable to enslavement. Public slave markets are parting out human beings from West Africa for up to $500 with some being held for ransom while others are forced into labor roles or are sexually exploited. RT reports: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) spoke to African migrants who recounted their experiences of being bought and sold in garages and parking lots in the southern city of Sabha, one of Libya’s main migrant smuggling hubs. Migrants are typically traded for as little as $200 to $500, and are held...

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Trump ‘develops friendship’ with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida home for a two-day summit, where the leaders will have a series of discussions on North Korea, trade policies and more. In their first face-to-face meeting, Xi and Trump met at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s estate in Palm Beach, on Thursday. Trump had told reporters on Air Force One that he would be focusing their talks on North Korea and trade. Trump repeated that he would be willing to act unilaterally to rein in North Korea, but said that he thinks “China will want to be stepping up” to help...

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#BrexitDay: World reacts as Britain invokes Article 50 to leave EU

As Prime Minister Theresa May formally invokes Article 50, making Brexit irreversible, it’s fair to say not everyone is happy that Britain is leaving the EU. May will trigger the start of Britain’s official departure from the EU on Wednesday. She has already signed a letter addressed to European Council President Donald Tusk that gives the EU formal notice of the UK’s intention to leave the bloc under Article 50. It will be hand-delivered by Britain’s permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow.   Today the Government will trigger Article 50. Find out more about the Government’s Plan for...

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Police, anti-brutality protesters clash in Paris for 2nd night after death of Chinese man (VIDEOS)

Police in Paris have used tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters who turned violent and clashed with authorities over the killing of an Asian man over the weekend while also denouncing overall police brutality in the country. Police intervened to disperse the crowd shortly after 11 pm local time. Tear gas was shot during RT’s live broadcast from the scene in Paris’ 19th district where police faced off with the local Asian community for the second night running. Hundreds of people converged on the streets of Paris on Tuesday to speak out against police brutality. Activists and...

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BREXIT! PM Signs Official Letter to Brussels Beginning Britain’s Departure from the European Union

Brexit day has arrived, with Prime Minister Theresa May expected to initiate the start of Britain’s official departure from the European Union. The process is kicked off by the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, with May officially telling Brussels that the UK desires to leave the bloc. The PM has already signed a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk due to be delivered by Britain’s permanent representative Tim Barrow on Wednesday. It’s not known exactly when she will pull the trigger, but she is expected to give some kind of statement after the weekly session...

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