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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Politics, Education

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Libyan unity government requests more U.S. military help

Stuttgart - Faiez Serraj, the PM of the Libyan Government of National Accord, asked the US Africa Command to increase its military assistance during talks in Stuttgart with AFRICOM commander Thomas Waldhauser, and US special envoy for Libya, Jonathan Winer.

Op-Ed: Vice president Joe Biden claims Guantanamo to close by Jan. 2017

Washington - United States Vice President Joe Biden said today (August 25) that he expected the military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba to be closed before President Obama left office in January of 2017.

Americans nearing retirement see their average wealth shrinking

Washington D.c. - While the US stock market has recovered long ago from the 2008 financial crisis those Americans 50-64 nearing retirement have yet to see their situation improve.

Op-Ed: UN and most countries ignore results of negative vote in Libya

Tobruk - Finally after many meetings in which there was no quorum or no vote was taken due to disruptions, the Tobruk-based House of Representives (HoR) met and took a confidence vote in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Texas students plan raunchy protest against gun law

Austin - A federal judge on Monday August 21 refused to grant an injunction against a recently enacted law that will allow students in Texas to carry concealed handguns even into class.

U.S airstrikes appear to be extending beyond Libyan city of Sirte

Surt - Apparently, the United States has extended its bombing campaign in Libya which until now has been confined to attacks on the last remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in the city of Sirte.

Environmentalists oppose renewing Nestle Ontario water permit

Toronto - An environmental group argues that the Ontario government should not renew a water-taking permit in the south-western Ontario town of Aberfoyle which ran out on July 31.

Op-Ed: House of Representatives rejects Libyan unity government

Tobruk - After many meetings which either lacked a quorum or were disrupted, today the House of Representatives (HoR) met in Tobruk and held a vote of confidence in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libyan unity government forces finishing off ISIS in Sirte

Surt - The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM) said that its forces are advancing into residential areas one and five, the last areas in which Islamic State(IS) forces are still hiding out in Sirte — their last stronghold in Libya.

Two epileptics arrested in Edmonton for actions during seizures

Edmonton - Two men who were violent while suffering from epileptic fits have been arrested in Edmonton and charged with criminal offenses.

Op-Ed: U.S. Army makes improper budget adjustments in the trillions

Washington - While one can imagine a corporation making accounting errors amounting to millions or in the case of very large corporations even a billion dollars, according to a Reuters report, the U.S. Army made improper accounting adjustments of trillions of dollars.

U.S. death rate in childbirth rising

Washington - The rate of women dying from complications resulting from pregnancy or childbirth rose by 27 percent from 2000 to 2014. This increase is in contrast to other developed countries.

Philippines releases communist rebels before Norway peace talks

Manila - Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte came to power not only on a promise to wage a war against drug trafficking but also to negotiate an end to five decades of conflict with the Maoist New Peoples Army (NPA) that has killed more than 40,000.

Op-Ed: Libya militia demands unity government fire intelligence chief

Tripoli - Even though the Libyan Government of National Accord's(GNA) intelligence headquarters was seized back on August 14th, the GNA and the UN are silent on the issue.

29,000 contractors versus 9,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan

Kabul - Data compiled by the Congressional Research Service shows that private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan by more than a three to one margin.

No U.S. 3rd party candidates likely to be in presidential debates

Washington - The threshold of support for being included in national presidential debates has been set by the Commission on Presidential Debates at 15 percent.

Op-Ed: GNA forces attacking last area in Sirte held by Islamic State

Surt - Of the two remaining residential districts still occupied by the Islamic State in Libya, one has been taken today (Aug. 16) by the forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure or BAM) loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: In Libya Haftar forces and oil port guards may clash

There are conflicting reports about the intentions of the Libyan National Army forces which the other day entered the town of Zuetina just 10 kilometers or six miles from the oil port.

Japan's economy has stopped growing despite stimulus

Tokio - In the second April-June quarter, Japan's economic growth ground to a halt. There were weak exports and shaky demand domestically.

Op-Ed: Tripoli militia raids Libya government intelligence offices

Tripoli - Two different sources report that Haitham Tajouri's militia, the Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigade(TRB) attacked predominantly Misratan intelligence personnel associated with the UN-backed Government of National Accord.
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