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Beninese opposition demands new electoral code

19 February, 2019 - 22:57

Benin’s opposition has called on Beninese President, Patrice Talon to amend the country’s electoral code before legislative elections in April.

The opposition has denounced the complexity of procedures to submit files for candidates.

It accuses the government of organizing a charade and called for an immediate meeting of the political class to review electoral laws.

At a press conference, the opposition led by former presidents Boni Yayi and Nicéphore Solgo explained that it is difficult to obtain a tax clearance certificate less than three years as part of conditions to submit a file for a candidate.

The Beninese government has downplayed the accusations.

Some 5 million voters in 7,964 polling stations, including 55 abroad, will head to the polls on April 28 to elect members of the Beninese national assembly.

Arizona Trying to Become First in U.S. to Require Citizen DNA

19 February, 2019 - 22:34

By Jason Erickson Apparently emboldened by President Trump’s recent signing of the Rapid DNA Act, Arizona could be the first to make DNA collection mandatory for a wide range of reasons under a...

Tennis player Rafael Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

19 February, 2019 - 19:29

World’s number two tennis player, Rafael Nadal on Monday opened a summer academy of tennis in an exclusive resort of Cancun in Mexico.

This new academy is an extension of Nadal’s tennis academy in his native Mallorca, the largest Balearic Islands in Spain.

“There is no better place than Mexico, it is a place where we feel good, we have been here for years and we know the region well. We had the opportunity to create here the first Rafa Nadal Tennis Center outside Mallorca, in this totally innovative complex’‘, Nadal said.

The sports facility has eight tennis courts with surface of clay and lightning. It also comes with a paddle court, a gymnasium and a shop for sports clothing and other items.

Nadal said one of the long term goals of the facility is to contribute to the development to tennis in Mexico.

The 32 year old Spanish tennis player will take part in the Mexican Tennis Open in the southern resort of Acapulco next week.

AFP

Securing the Future Of “Truly Independent” News

19 February, 2019 - 19:03

“I have been reading GlobalResearch.ca for many years and have yet to find another site of a similar quality with respect to its being truly independent, well informed, analytically deep, close to many different realities of this world, and reader-friendly. …

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Man shot by police after stabbing several people in Marseille – media reports

19 February, 2019 - 19:03

Preview A man has assaulted pedestrians with a knife in Marseille, France, injuring at least two people. The attacker was confronted and shot by the police, local media reports.
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Pics of the day, February 19, 2019

19 February, 2019 - 18:41

Africanews samples the pictures of the day’s news.

Challenging Dollar Hegemony: Russia and China Are Containing America’s Attempts to “Reshape the World Order”

19 February, 2019 - 18:39

Fortunately the world today is very different from that of 2003, Washington’s decrees are less effective in determining the world order. But in spite of this new, more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington appears ever more aggressive

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Venezuela False Flag Brewing? Under the Cloak of “the Humanitarian Convoy”

19 February, 2019 - 18:35

According to Russian media, yet to be confirmed, “A False Flag is Brewing” under the Cloak of the so-called “Humanitarian Convoy for Venezuela” (TASS)

The alleged false flag operation is intended to justify “an outside invasion” of Venezuela by one

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Chuka Umunna calls on Tory MPs angered at ‘Ukip-isation’ of party to join his Labour rebels

19 February, 2019 - 18:32

Preview The newly-formed Independent Group’s ringleader, Chuka Umunna, has issued a ‘come and join us’ plea to pro-EU Conservative MPs, angered at what they see as the infiltration of hardline Brexiteers into their party.
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Ronaldo returns to Madrid: Cristiano out to continue record as Atletico’s tormentor-in-chief

19 February, 2019 - 18:31

Preview Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid on Wednesday night as he leads the Juventus attack against Atletico in their Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter – and the stats show Diego Simeone’s men could be in for a tough night.
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Pakistan ready to talk, but ‘will retaliate’ if India moves to avenge deadly terror attack – PM

19 February, 2019 - 18:11

Preview As New Delhi claims Islamabad had a hand in a car bombing which killed dozens of Indian soldiers last week, Pakistani PM Imran Khan says he is willing to cooperate, but issued a dire warning against India taking unilateral action.
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Russia shouldn’t go ‘tooth for a tooth’ after Facebook bans Russian-linked media – Lavrov

19 February, 2019 - 18:07

Preview Sergey Lavrov says he is opposed to retaliating against foreign media in Russia after the Facebook ban of Russia-linked pages. Moscow should instead focus on upholding the rights of its journalists abroad.
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Postmodernism: A Realm Beyond Renaissance Humanism

19 February, 2019 - 18:05

There is a fundamental distinction between scientism, or scientific worldview, which is an ideology based on unproven hypotheses and empirically proven science. Karl Popper addressed the demarcation problem between scientific worldview and science proper (empirical and verifiable science) in his

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How Modern Life Destroys Survival Instinct

19 February, 2019 - 17:47

By Daisy Luther Our world today would seem magical to our ancestors. Our needs are met almost immediately, we have clean water at the turn of a knob, heat at the push of a button, and light with the...

Sarri on the brink: The leading candidates to take over as next Chelsea manager

19 February, 2019 - 17:46

Preview If reports are to be believed, Maurizio Sarri's time in the Chelsea hot seat may well be numbered. RT Sport takes a look at the five men rated most likely by the bookmakers to replace him at Stamford Bridge.
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Up to 12 people buried in Swiss avalanche – reports

19 February, 2019 - 17:32

Preview Valais police confirmed that several people were buried in an avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps. Local reports claim as many as 12 may be trapped in the snow.


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New Russian light machine gun born from iconic Kalashnikov heads for tests

19 February, 2019 - 17:21

Preview The Russian military has embarked on testing a new iteration of the iconic Kalashnikov light machine gun, the RPK-16. The new gun boasts a whole set of improvements, compared to its predecessor.
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Chanel slammed for keeping dogs in ‘tiny cages’ at London boutique (PHOTOS)

19 February, 2019 - 17:20

Preview Luxury brand Chanel has come under fire from their posh clientele for keeping dogs in small cages at one of its London stores. The French brand claimed the dogs were there for “security reasons.”
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