Jamaica open to deploying soldiers, police to Haiti’s rescue

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced Tuesday that his Caribbean nation would be willing to deploy soldiers and police officers to Haiti as part of a multinational force to assist the crisis-stricken country. [–> Holness made the statement during a sitting of his nation’s parliament. Jamaica’s military is one of the more experienced in the … Read more

United Nations paints a worsening situation in Haiti

Over the past three months Haiti has seen some of its worst gang-related violence in decades, affecting the functioning of the judiciary, impeding the government, challenging the United Nations efforts to fight illicit trafficking and keeping children from going to school, UN Secretary- General António Guterres said in his latest report on the deteriorating situation. … Read more

World refuses to act on banned Serb secessionist parade: Bosnians | Politics News

As Bosnian Serb police units paraded in East Sarajevo on Monday, marking the outlawed “Republika Srpska Day”, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, a few kilometers away, held an academic event at the national theater titled “January 9 – the path to genocide”. Srebrenica genocide survivor Almasa Salihovic, 35, said while those in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity spoke … Read more

Inquiry launched into Peru president, curfew in restive region | Politics News

The office of Peru’s top prosecutor has launched an inquiry into new President Dina Boluarte and members of her cabinet over violent clashes in which at least 40 people have been killed and hundreds injured since early December. The inquiry comes after at least 17 people were killed in the country’s southern Puno region on … Read more

Inquiry launched into Peru president, curfew in restive region | Politics News

The office of Peru’s top prosecutor has launched an inquiry into new President Dina Boluarte and members of her cabinet over violent clashes in which at least 40 people have been killed and hundreds injured since early December. The inquiry comes after at least 17 people were killed in the country’s southern Puno region on … Read more

Suicide bomber hits Indonesian police station, killing 1

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — A Muslim militant and convicted bomb-maker who was released from prison last year blew himself up Wednesday at a police station on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing an officer and wounding 11 people, officials said. The attacker entered the Astana Anyar police station with a motorcycle and detonated one of … Read more

Germany arrests 25 people over alleged far-right coup plot | The Far Right News

In raids across the country, German police have arrested 25 suspected members and supporters of a far-right group who were allegedly seeking to overthrow the state by force to install as national leader a prince who had sought support from Russia, according to the federal prosecutor’s office. About 3,000 officers conducted the raids on Wednesday … Read more

Workers protest, beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. . Videos that they said were filmed at the factory in … Read more

Brazil votes: Amazon loggers hope for Bolsonaro victory | Election News

This is the third in a three-part series on Roraima in the context of Brazil’s general elections. The project was supported by the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund. Rorainpolis, Brazil – Luiz Gomes is nervous about the prospects of Brazil’s presidential election, which heads to a second round on Sunday. As the owner of a … Read more

China accused of using overseas bases to target dissidents

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — China has reportedly established dozens of “overseas police stations” in nations around the world that activists fear could be used to track and harass dissidents as part of Beijing’s crackdown on corruption. Information about the outposts underlined concerns about the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s influence over its citizens abroad, sometimes … Read more