|THE MACEDONIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS AGENCY||May 29, 2017, Issue 778|
EuropeNimetz: Name Row Settlement Should be Top Priority of New Macedonian Government
A solution to the name issue should be high on the agenda of the new government in Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz has said. read
EGYPT LAUNCHES SECOND ROUND OF AIR STRIKES OVER LIBYA
Egypt has launched a second round of air stirkes over Libya in retaliation for Friday’s attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians near Cairo. Saturday’s bombing raid targeted militant training camps which the Eygptian authorities claim were used by the gunmen, Euronews reported.
ISIL extremists have claimed responsibility for shootings. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has promised to “protect his people from the evil”. read more
CHINA STRONGLY DISSATISFIED WITH G7 STATEMENT ON EAST, SOUTH CHINA SEAS
China is “strongly dissatisfied” with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said, Euronews reported.
China is committed to properly resolving disputes with all nations involved through negotiations while maintaining peace and stability in the East China Sea and South China Sea, spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement on Sunday. read more
UK SAYS SOME OF MANCHESTER BOMBER'S NETWORK POTENTIALLY STILL AT LARGE
Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation, Euronews reported.
Police have said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing, which killed 22 people at a concert hall, and two more men were arrested on Saturday as police continued to close in on the group. read more
DONALD TRUMP ISOLATED OVER PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL
Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change, the BBC reported.
Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world's first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. read more
EMMANUEL MACRON: AWKWARD HANDSHAKE WITH DONALD TRUMP NOT INNOCENT BUT MOMENT OF TRUTH
French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with the United States President Donald Trump was "not innocent" and was a "moment of truth", the BBC reported.
The awkward encounter saw each grip the other's hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white . read more
MERKEL: EU CANNOT RELY ON US AND UK
Europe can no longer "completely depend" on the US and UK following the election of President Donald Trump and Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says, the BBC reported.
Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russia but Europe now had to "fight for its own destiny". read more
NIMETZ: NAME ROW SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE TOP PRIORITY OF NEW MACEDONIAN GOVERNMENT
A solution to the name issue should be high on the agenda of the new government in Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz has said.
In an interview with a Greek newspaper, the UN name mediator said he expected a new government to be formed in Macedonia and serious talks to begin in order to solve the naming issue between Skopje and Athens. According to Nimetz, a settlement to the name issue could help in overcoming other issues in the region. read more
UK: THOUSANDS JOIN GREAT MANCHESTER RUN
Tens of thousands of runners pounded the streets during an emotional occasion for Manchester, days after the arena attack that killed 22 people, the BBC reported.
Armed police were stationed among spectators at the Great Manchester Run, the latest large-scale event to take place since Monday's suicide bombing. read more
FRANCE WANTS TO SOFTEN PUNISHMENTS FOR CANNABIS USE
France will introduce a new law by the end of the year to soften punishments for cannabis use, officials say, Euronews reported.
The legislation, a key promise of President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, will end prison terms for marijuana consumers. read more
HAZBI LIKA, BUJAR OSMANI, SADULLAH DURAKU ARE DUI'S CANDIDATES FOR MINISTERS
Hazbi Lika, Bujar Osmani, Sadullah Duraku, Bilent Saliu and Kreshnik Bektashi are the proposed candidates for ministers from DUI, inthe new composition of the government.
These proposals were set out on Saturday, on the central presidency of the party in Mala Recica. read more
VMRO-DPMNE SAYS SDSM WANTS TO BLOCK INITIATED PROJECTS
VMRO-DPMNE is a party which cares for the citizens of Macedonia. VMRO-DPMNE is working hard to improve the standard, and proof of this are the numerous measures and reforms it has implemented, according to the party.
"VMRO-DPMNE had to work hard to reduce the damage from the bad and disastrous governance of the SDS that when they were in power left 200,000 people without jobs and closed 684 factories with the criminal privatization. read more
BESA: WE WILL NOT BE PART OF GOVERNMENT BECAUSE ITS COMPOSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE REFORMS
Besa movement which gave signatures for new parliamentary majority decided not to be part of the government of Zoran Zaev. The negotiations with the SDSM leader did not work out.
There are several reasons BESA decided not to enter the government and the most important is the Tirana platform and the requirements contained therein. read more
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