Tag: leaders

North Korean leader’s H-bomb claim draws scepticism

Posted December 11, 2015 00:56:39 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (front) says his nation possesses both the hydrogen and atomic bombs. (Reuters: KCNA) North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has recommended his nation possesses a hydrogen bomb, as well as an atomic bomb. The claim has been met with scepticism but, if true, it would…


Myanmar opposition keeps quiet on outcomes of leaders’ meetings

Posted December 03, 2015 22:19:07 Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi (L) meeting with military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing at military headquarters. (AFP/Myawaddy) Myanmar’s opposition is tight-lipped about the outcomes of separate talks among leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president and best basic, citing the need to have for goodwill with its future…


Planet leaders applaud Australia’s climate objectives in Paris: Hunt

By Brigid Andersen Updated December 01, 2015 23:35:31 Planet leaders have applauded Australia’s climate targets at the United Nations Climate Alter Conference, Environment Minister Greg Hunt says. Speaking to Lateline from the talks in Paris, Mr Hunt described Australia’s targets of 26 to 28 per cent reductions in emissions by 2030 as “ambitious”. He stated…


IS leader’s ex-wife amongst captives freed in Nusra Front-Lebanon prisoner swap

Posted December 01, 2015 23:35:31 Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, has released 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive considering that 2014 in a Qatari-mediated deal. In exchange, the Nusra Front received aid, as effectively as 13 prisoners, including Saja al-Dulaimi, the ex-wife of Islamic State (IS) jihadist group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,…


In their words: World leaders get in touch with for climate action in Paris

Posted December 01, 2015 09:26:32 Map: France Globe leaders speak at the climate change summit in Paris. Our agreement in Paris should give a typical platform for action. Australia is not daunted by the challenge. With fantastic optimism and faith in humanity’s genius for invention, we are confident that with collective leadership we will, with…


The Latest: French, UK leaders pay homage at concert venue

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have visited the Bataclan concert venue in central Paris, which saw the worst carnage of the attacks that killed 130 people. Hollande and Cameron have been meeting Monday in Paris as the French leader presses for a stronger international coalition against Islamic…


Bangladesh Hangs 2 Leaders Convicted of War Crimes

NEW DELHI â?? The Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday hanged two senior opposition leaders convicted of atrocities dating to Bangladeshâ??s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. Violent protests have followed previous convictions and executions from the war crimes trials, and the authorities deployed heavy security and asked organizations adjacent to the Dhaka Central Jail to close…


Bangladesh executes 2 opposition leaders despite concerns

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes for the duration of the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official mentioned Sunday, despite issues that the legal proceedings against them have been flawed and threats of violence by their supporters. Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury…