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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-18 09:20:36
South Korean President Park Geun-hye will make a state visit to Iran from May 1 to 3 to meet President Hassan Rouhani and start discussions with Iran on a wide range of areas including energy and engineering, her office said Monday. Park's visit will be the first by a South Korean leader since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1962 and her office said it hoped the visit would help deepen ties after sanctions on Iran were lifted. South Korea, the world's fifth-largest crude importer, is one of the largest buyers of Iranian oil. Its import of Iranian crude surged 81 percent in March from the same month a year earlier, after sanctions were lifted. South Korea said it planned to increase imports of Iranian oil this year to meet growing demand, especially of condensate, a super light oil that can be processed into fuels and petrochemicals. Iran on Jan. 17 emerged from years of economic isolation as sanctions over its disputed nuclear program were lifted. South Korea hopes its engineering and ship-building industries can benefit from Iran's return to markets after the sanctions were lifted. Its ship builders, along with Chinese yards, hope to be in line for huge orders as Iran modernizes its aging fleet of super tankers, which is the world's largest. Most South Korean ship builders, including Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries are likely to bid for new contracts, according to shipping sources. South Korean companies also hope to help modernize Iran’s ailing infrastructure, from refineries, roads to the telecommunication sector as well as enter the market to supply goods ranging from smartphones, to televisions to automobiles. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-18 08:26:21
Traumatized Ecuadoreans slept amid rubble while rescuers dug for survivors on Monday after an earthquake smashed the Andean nation's coastal region, killing at least 272 people and flattening resort towns. Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake ripped apart buildings and roads, knocked out power, and injured at least 2,068 people in the largely poor Andean country. In the devastated beach town of Pedernales, shaken survivors curled up for the night on mattresses or plastic chairs next to the rubble of their homes. Soldiers and police patrolled the hot, dark streets while pockets of rescue workers plowed on. Late on Sunday, firefighters entered a partially destroyed house to search for three children and a man apparently trapped inside, as a crowd of 40 gathered in the darkness to watch. "My little cousins are inside, before there were noises, screams. We must find them," pleaded Isaac, 18, as the firemen combed the debris. Tents sprung up in the town's still-intact stadium to store bodies, treat the injured, and distribute water, food, and blankets to survivors. People wandered around with bruised limbs and bandaged cuts, while patients with more serious injuries were evacuated to hospitals. Leftist President Rafael Correa, who cut short a visit to Italy, surveyed the damage in the coastal province of Manabi on Sunday night. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 09:22:55
The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan's deadly earthquake and authorities ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes amid fears of further quakes. A 7.3 magnitude tremor struck early on Saturday morning, killing at least 32 people, injuring about a thousand more and causing widespread damage to houses, roads and bridges. It was the second major quake to hit Kumamoto province on the island of Kyushu in just over 24 hours. The first, late on Thursday, killed nine people. Three nuclear plants in the region were unaffected by the quake, but the Nuclear Regulation Authority said it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday to discuss the situation. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 09:17:03
It was less than four months ago that China was sneezing and the rest of the world was catching a cold. Turmoil in Chinese equities and currency markets in early January spooked investors worldwide. The fear was that policymakers in Beijing were losing control of a slowdown in China's giant economy, bringing risks to the rest of the globe. Fast forward to the first-quarter GDP data released Friday, and the news was met with barely a ripple of reaction in the markets. The numbers confirmed that China's economy has not fallen off a cliff. In fact, it's stabilizing. That's the good news. The bad news is that all the tools that China is using now to underpin economic growth are from a playbook that's all too familiar. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 08:57:53
Tens of thousands of people marched through London on Saturday in protest against government spending cuts, with some activists demanding Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation over his family's offshore finances. Demonstrators converged on Trafalgar Square calling for more investment in the health service, housing, education and public sector pay, while some held up banners saying "Ditch Dodgy Dave" and "Cameron Must Go -- Tories Out!" The protest, which also included demands to protect Britain's troubled steel industry, was planned long before Cameron's admission last week that he once held shares in his late father's offshore investment fund. But The People's Assembly, which helped organise the trade union-backed march, said the revelations sparked by the so-called Panama Papers "prove that this is a government for the privileged few". More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 08:45:47
Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party's nomination. Cruz is trying to prevent Trump from obtaining the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination at the July convention in Cleveland. By continuing to rack up small wins, Cruz is gaining ground on the New York real estate mogul, who has thus far failed to shift his focus on the local-level campaigning necessary to win delegates. Trump has been critical of the process, again on Saturday calling it "rigged" while speaking at a rally in Syracuse, New York. He has repeatedly complained about Colorado, which awarded all 34 of its delegates to Cruz despite not holding a popular vote. Trump said his supporters are becoming increasingly angry with states such as Wyoming and Colorado. “They’re going nuts out there; they’re angry," Trump said in Syracuse. "The bosses took away their vote, and I wasn’t going to send big teams of people three, four months ago, have them out there." While Trump has won 21 state nominating contests to Cruz's 10, the billionaire leads the Texas senator by only 196 delegates (755-559). That means he must win nearly 60 percent of those remaining before the party's political convention in July. Wyoming does not hold a primary vote. Instead, 475 party activists convened in Casper on Saturday to hold a state convention and award 14 delegates. Previously, 12 other delegates had been designated at county-level conventions. Cruz won 10 of those, with one going to Trump and another being elected as "unbound." Cruz spoke at the convention, capping off a months-long effort to organize support in the state. Trump had originally planned to send former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who remains popular among conservatives, as a surrogate, but she canceled at the last minute. Cruz spoke about local issues in Wyoming, the largest coal-producing state. He discussed the Democratic "attack" on the fossil fuel, saying President Barack Obama has tried to put the coal industry out of business through government regulations targeting air pollution. "America is the Saudi Arabia of coal, and we are going to develop our industry," Cruz said. At the same time, Trump was speaking at a rally in Syracuse, New York, ahead of the state's Republican primary on Tuesday. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 08:46:04
Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Saturday that a "significant" part of the Muslim population "celebrated attacks", blaming the country's policies for failing to integrate migrants into society. He did not explicitly refer to last month's militant attacks on Brussels' airport and metro system that killed 32 people "A significant section of the Muslim community danced when attacks took place," Jambon said in an interview with the Flemish-language De Standaard newspaper. The Belgian minister also accused Muslim residents of Brussels' largely immigrant Molenbeek neighbourhood of attacking police during an operation last month to arrest a suspect in connection with the deadly attacks in Paris last November. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-17 08:27:08
A powerful earthquake killed at least 77 people, injured hundreds more, ravaged coastal towns and sent residents fleeing for higher ground in Ecuador on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast and was felt hundreds of miles (km) away in the capital of Quito as well as in the large commercial city of Guayaquil, where rubble lay strewn in the streets and some buildings were cracked or partially collapsed. A bridge in the city collapsed on top of car, crushing it. The earthquake was Ecuador's worst in decades and officials said the death toll was likely to rise even higher as rescue teams headed into the hardest-hit areas. "It was terrifying, we were all scared and we're still out in the streets because we're worried about aftershocks," said Guayaquil security guard Fernando Garcia. "Everything is damaged." A state of emergency was declared in six provinces. The areas worst affected include Pedernales, which draws tourists with beaches lined with palm-trees and tropical thatch-hut restaurants, as well as nearby Cojimies. "There are villages that are totally devastated," Pedernales' mayor, Gabriel Alcivar, said in a radio interview. "What happened here in Pedernales is catastrophic." Ramon Solorzano, 46, a car parts merchant in the city of Manta, said he was getting ready to leave the city with his family. "Most people are out in the streets with backpacks on, heading for higher ground," he said, speaking in a trembling voice via a WhatsApp phone call. "The streets are cracked. The power is out and phones are down." The quake struck at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles), and was followed by 55 aftershocks. President Rafael Correa declared a national emergency and cut short a trip to the Vatican to coordinate the rescue efforts. "Everything can be rebuilt, but lost lives cannot be recovered, and that's what hurts the most," he told Ecuador's state television channel from Rome. "The material part is the least important, what is fundamental is guaranteeing human life." Parts of the capital were without power or telephone service for several hours, though the city government said that services were quickly restored and that there were no reports of casualties in the city. The government described it as the worst quake in the country since 1979, when 600 people were killed and 20,000 injured, according to the United States Geological Survey. A tsunami warning was lifted on Saturday night but coastal residents were encouraged to seek higher ground in case tides rise. The OPEC nation's oil production was not affected by the quake but that the principal refinery of Esmeraldas, located near the epicenter, had been halted as a precaution. Across the Pacific in Japan, a 7.3 magnitude tremor struck Kumamoto province early Saturday, killing at least 32 people, injuring about a thousand and causing widespread damage, in the second major quake to hit the island of Kyushu in just over 24 hours. The first, late on Thursday, killed nine. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-16 09:14:54
At least 1,500 unaccompanied migrant and refugee children stranded in Greece have nowhere safe to stay, with many sleeping rough in the cold and others incarcerated, a charity warned on Saturday ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Lesbos. Save the Children said Greece must stop locking up children and called on the European Union to help open more safe shelters for them. "Children ... are sleeping rough in increasingly volatile unofficial accommodation sites, are being incarcerated in detention centers and are slipping through the cracks of the system," said Amy Frost, Save the Children's team leader in Greece. "They are at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation by people traffickers." The children - some as young as 10 - come from countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Many have fled war and other violence. Some have traveled alone to Europe, while others have become separated from their families. Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday in a trip which aims to draw attention to the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis. Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees entered Europe last year after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. But the European Union last month struck a controversial deal with Turkey aimed at closing the Aegean route, and Balkan states have closed their borders. The closures have left an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied children trapped in Greece, but Save the Children said there were just 477 shelter spaces for them in the country. The shelters have been full for weeks meaning some new arrivals are put in detention centers and police cells. "SERIOUS CONCERNS" Frost said some children were being held for weeks in police custody in "extremely bad conditions". She criticized the European Union for rushing to close borders and implement the deal with Turkey. "Pope Francis is telling the world there can be a more compassionate way to deal with the refugee crisis and Save the Children agrees," Frost said in a statement. The charity said children at the overcrowded center in Moria - which the Pope is scheduled to visit - were getting sick. It also had "serious concerns" about the mental and physical wellbeing of nearly 60 children detained in a section of Moria managed by the police. "The conditions are very dirty, there are not enough beds and they do not have access to legal services," Save the Children spokeswoman Sacha Myers said by phone from Lesbos. Other children are sleeping rough in Athens - some on park benches - and at Greece's northern border, where Myers said they were at risk of exploitation and abuse. One 15-year-old Syrian boy, who spent several days sleeping in the rain and mud, described conditions at the border as "wretched". "I want to cry, but I don't want people to see me crying," he was quoted as saying by the charity. He said he had fled Syria after being jailed and beaten. His boat from Turkey had nearly capsized twice. The International Organization for Migration said on Friday that 153,362 migrants and refugees had entered Greece by sea in 2016, but numbers had fallen sharply in the last week. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-16 09:08:25
U.S. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has built a sturdy, double-digit lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in New York ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary there, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC New York/Marist poll found. Clinton leads Sanders by 17 percentage-points, 57% to 40%, among likely Democratic primary voters, a result in line with her 14-point advantage in a Journal/NBC News/Marist poll released earlier in the week. The back-to-back poll results suggest that Clinton is on the cusp of a pivotal victory that would help her regain momentum after a string of embarrassing defeats and that would deliver a blow to Sanders as the two Democrats gear up for the final stretch of voting. At this point, it looks like Sanders needs a big moment to reset the race. But the new poll shows that most primary voters already have settled on a candidate, with roughly 70% of each candidate’s supporters saying they strongly back their pick. More»