North Korea & South Africa

North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Chosŏn'gŭl: ), is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. 5.0/5

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if that's true, explain the Nazis, the USSR, North Korea, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, South Africa-
Why don't they go to Somalia, the Sudan, Pakistan, North Korea, China, Mongolia, Nigeria, South Africa? Why the West?
Which three countries do you want to visit next? — Vatican City, North Korea and South Africa.
JULY 8: EVENTS: • 1497 – Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India. • 1730 – An estimated magnitude 8.7 earthquake causes a tsunami that damages more than 1,000 km (620 mi)of Chile's coastline. • 1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published. • 1933 – The first rugby union test match between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa is played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. • 1937 – Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad. • 1948 – The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force(WAF). • 2011 – Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.BIRTHDAYS:• 1831 – John Pemberton, American chemist, invented Coca-Cola • 1908 – Nelson Rockefeller, American politician, 41st Vice President of the United States • 1914 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal • 19 ...
We recently presented the beta version of QuickSilk's Collaboration Portal software to members of the Global Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices (GN-PBO), consisting of representatives from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Philippines, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, USA and Vietnam. The final implementation of our collaboration portal solution, for the GN-PBO, will be implemented later this summer.
NIGERIA IMPLICATED IN A FRESH MATCH-FIXING SCANDAL | PREMIUM TIMES. Nigeria officials may face prolonged ban if found guilty of match fixing. Nigeria has been implicated in yet another football match-fixing scandal, with the revelation that the friendly match between the Super Eagles and North Korea on the eve of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was doctored. The allegation, published by the New York Times, opens a fresh can of worms in a series of claims that Nigeria has featured prominently for years in the dubious art match-rigging. Nigeria won the friendly against the North Korean side by 3-1. Besides the result, that match also grabbed the headlines over a stampede that occurred before the commencement of the exhibition game, as hundreds of South Africans and other fans trooped to the stadium to catch a glimpse of the Eagles. It now turns out they were served a script worked out by a gambling syndicate. The New York Times said South African officials allowed a notorious Singaporean syndicate, Footb ...
ONLY WITH THE Holy Spirit “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2 A few months ago a North Korean man successfully waded across the Tumen River into China looking for food, money and work in order to return later to his home country with help for his family. He was befriended by Korean-Chinese Christians (not an uncommon scenario among refugees there). As he sat in Christian meetings, an older woman said to him, “Receive the Holy Spirit or you can’t go back into North Korea; it’s too dangerous!” After many discussions with believers, he confessed Jesus as Lord of his life and received the Holy Spirit. He packed Bibles along with his food cargo and crossed the river back to North Korea. Though it was a full moon night, there were no guards since everyone was watching North Korea play football (soccer) against Brazil in the World Cup games in South Africa. As soon as he arrived home, he began talking about his new re ...
Reporters Without Borders releases 2014 Press Freedom Index (Lanka-e-News -13.Feb.2014, 9.30PM) The 2014 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index spotlights major declines in media freedom in such varied countries as the United States, Central African Republic and Guatemala and, on the other hand, marked improvements in Ecuador, Bolivia and South Africa. The same trio of Finland, Netherlands and Norway heads the index again, while Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea continue to be the biggest information black holes, again occupying the last three positions. “The World Press Freedom Index is a reference tool that is based on seven criteria: the level of abuses, the extent of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, the legislative framework, transparency and infrastructure,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “It makes governments face their responsibilities by providing civil society with an objective measure, and provides in ...
India was Tuesday ranked among the world's highly corrupt nations at the 94th spot in a global list topped by Denmark and New Zealand as the cleanest, while Somalia emerged as the most corrupt. While India's rank has remained unchanged from the last year, it has emerged as more corrupt than three of its BRICS peers -- China (80th), South Africa and Brazil (both ranked 72nd) -- but better than Russia (127th) in this annual list of 177 countries compiled by Transparency International. According to the list, India has scored 36 points on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. None of the countries have managed to get the perfect 100 score. Top-ranked Denmark and New Zealand have scored 91 points each to share the first place on the list. Somalia shares lowest rank with North Korea and Afghanistan with 8 points each. Those scoring marginally better than these three countries include Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Syria, Haiti ...
FOR UPSC/MPSC/BANKING/SSC:- • Name the person who on 4 December 2013 was re-appointed as the OPCW Director-General at the 18th Session of the Conference of State Parties - Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu • Name the body that on 6 November 2013 declared that the Category 3 (unfilled) munitions of Syrian Government have been destroyed was named - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) • Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea on 6 December 2013 agreed to join hands to denuclearize North Korea (DPRK) with - the Vice President of US, Joseph Biden • An informal Group of Ministers headed by the Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar on 6 December 2013 recommended a bailout package to - Sugar Industry • Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment on 5 December 2013 announced plans to start how many export processing and industrial zones across the country – eight • Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary of South Africa died on 5 November 2013. He was also known - as Madiba in Sou ...
Today on the Ultimate Sports Show on your Ultimate Sports Station...Asempa Sports 94.7 FM with yours truly, we'll have a look at the following topics: The Black Princesses of Ghana play Equatorial Guinea this weekend as they seek qualification to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014, which will be played in August this year, joining hosts Canada, China, North Korea, South Korea, England, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, USA and others. Ghana must overturn a 0-1 deficit from the first leg played in Malabo two weeks ago. All roads lead to the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. The 3rd African Nations Championship still underway in South Africa as 8 teams reach the last four of the African Nations Championship tournament. Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Libya, Gabon, DR Congo qualify for the semi-finals. Quarterfinals Saturday 25 Jan 2014 Morocco vrs Nigeria...3.00pm Mali vrs Zimbabwe...6.30pm Sunday 26 Jan 2014 Gabon vrs Libya...3.00pm Ghana vrs DR Congo...6.30pm Kumasi Asante Kotoko play A.S. ...
The Mandela Cover-up Unravels Cliff Kincaid — December 8, 2013 6 Comments | Printer Friendly It appears that AIM and blogger Trevor Loudon are among the few sources highlighting the official statement of the South African Communist Party (SACP) about Nelson Mandela having been a high-ranking member. SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila is quoted by a South African magazine as saying it was denied at the time for “political reasons.” The communist Workers World Party, which supports North Korea, has also reprinted the official SACP statement about Mandela. The communists are proud of Mandela and what he accomplished. His false claims of being a non-communist fooled South Africa and the world (except for his domestic and international comrades who were in on the secret). The official SACP statement includes these words: “At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Commi ...
December 31 Events in History - 2012 A study conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, announces the a harmful type of space radiation may accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease 2012 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recovers from a cancer operation; his Cabinet ministers get together to pray for his recovery 2011 A string of 35 fires in Hollywood burn within a 5-hour timeframe, causing at least $350,000 in damage 2011 In North Korea, Kim Jong-un is given the tile of Supreme Commander of North Korea's armed forces 2010 In Tunisia, a protester dies of injuries incurred during continued protests over unemployment and living conditions 2010 Italy's plan to ban plastic bags goes into effect; the country was using 20 billion plastic bags a year - about 300 per person 2008 One leap second is added to the end of the year 1999 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama 1999 The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames 1998 U.S. m ...
Selected popular issues in 2013: Egypt: The depose of Mohammed Morsi and the uprising. Kenya: The West gate mall terrorist attack. Nigeria: 'Oga at the top', Fani Kayode, '...go to *** ,Anam ra Election. South Africa: Trial of Oscar Pistorius, Death and burial of Nelson Mandela. Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan. USA: George Zimmerman (Trial) Ariel Castro actions and trial, Boston Marathon bombing and the shutdown drama. North Korea: Threats to South Korea and the execution of Chang Song-thaek. Britain: Killing of Private Lee Rigby in London Global: The entrance of Pope Francis, World Cup qualification matches, America's Spying saga, Edward Snowden's revelations, Birth of Prince George, Deaths of Nelson Mandela and Margaret Hilda Thatcher.
Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison, 12.11.2013. We began our meeting by remembering Nelson Mandela and his incredible life’s journey that changed not only South Africa but which taught a unique lesson to the rest of the world. He was a teacher, a teacher by example and will remain such as long as his life’s work is remembered. "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison," he said at the time. What powerful words and if we need encouragement how about,” it always seems impossible until it’s done.” And speaking about encouragement yesterday was Human Rights Day. An article from Geneva had the following headlines: “Global trend to end death penalty is accelerating dramatically Commentary: China, Iran, North Korea and the US are among the world’s most prolific executioners. Which nation will be the last, lonely outpost of state killing?” Is this really the company .. ...
What manner of Man is Mandela?, United States and Russia, North Korea and South Korea, Pakistan and India, Iran and Israel, Japan and China, Iraq and Kuwait, South Sudan and North Sudan all have the same view about him, that "He is a good man", what is happening now in Johannesburg is enough attestation that Madiba is not only the Father of the Black race, Africa and South Africa, but the Lecturer of the whole world. Who will step into his shoes? probably Obama.
As the current President and former President spend time in South Africa remembering Nelson Mandela would each of you please remember to pray for Saeed Abedini. He is an American pastor in an Iranian prison because he desires to help orphaned Iranian children. Uncle Joe Biden missed a great opportunity last week while in China. He failed to fly to North Korea and demand the release of American prisoners from North Korean prisons. He also failed to stop off in Iran and demand the release of American citizens who are illegally held in Iran. Instead he wants you to know his political views on Ukraine. Uncle Joe Biden is a beggar, bum and political opportunist who could care less about Americans being illegally detained around the world. Time to get him and many more political hacks out of Washington DC. Be faithful with your prayers. When I return to America, I will bring a sword. Not a physical sword, but the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. It's high time Americans stand up for the whole truth and nothing ...
 top news Dec 10, 4:30 am (ET)      World leaders, South Africans remember Mandela   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in... Obama in South Africa for Mandela memorial service   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95. Air Force One touched down at a military base near Johannesburg on a rainy morning. Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl's name: Avielle. Outside, all around town ...
The cult of the individual looks likely to rival the spirit of the collective at Brazil 2014, with four formidable footballers standing out in their sides' hopes of glory COMMENT By Ben Hayward It will be a quiz question for years to come. Who won the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup? Spain's success owed more to their passing philosophy and Tiki Taka, while beaten finalists Netherlands were more mechanical than mercurial: a robust clockwork Oranje. In fact, the tournament's best individual player represented neither of those two teams. Instead, it went to Uruguay's Diego Forlan. Forlan was fantastic as the South American side reached the semi-finals in South Africa, but if his choice for the Golden Ball was surprising, it was because no other candidate stood out from the crowd. Lionel Messi made several goals for his team-mates but failed to convert himself and was unable to inspire Diego Maradona's men when it mattered most; Cristiano Ronaldo scored against only North Korea and was isolated as a meek P ...
top news Dec 7, 4:55 am (ET)      North Korea deports US tourist and Korean War vet    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by... South Africa prepares to welcome world leaders    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa is readying itself for the arrival of a flood of world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for former president Nelson Mandela as thousands of mourners continue to flock to sites around the country to pay homage to the freedom struggle icon. Among those... Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter ...
SA ranks high on perceived corruption index JOHANNESBURG - Perceived levels of corruption in South Africa remain high, according to the 2013 Corruption Perception Index. The index ranks countries on a scale from nought to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. The Index has ranked South Africa 72nd out of 177 countries. The country received a score of 42. Last year it scored 43. Corruption Watch said the CPI reflects a stable but disturbing trend for South Africa, adding that the country’s score over the past two years possibly stems from the level of outrage expressed in the form of service delivery protests and an eagerness to report corruption. Denmark and New Zealand tied for first place with scores of 91 on the Index. Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia ranked last, with eight points each.
TULUM SHAMANS Our TULUM AYAHUASCA & TEMASCAL "SHAMANS" range from 540+ to 440 all the way down to 175. (Not everything that "shines" is gold.) 175-199 - The Level of Pride. The human ego calibrates at 155. (The Higher Self & Kundalini energy slowly start to activate around 275...) It is not a recommend to attend an Aya or Temascal ceremony with a Healer or Shaman that calibrates below 200. In fact, 460+ would be a desirable minimum LOC for a Shaman Healer Facilitator. Examples: The British Empire was at 175 at the time of Gandhi’s Non Violent Resistance. (Gandhi was at 760). Saudi Arabia & North Korea: 175 . Palestine. Jordan. Cuba. Gambling. Poker. Body Piercing. Boxing: 180 Mao: 185. Tarot readings. Chinese Government (China 385). Israel. South Africa. V Putin. Wolves. Rhonda Byrne – producer of the movie The Secret. Drunvalo Melchizedek. Vladimir Putin. 190. Fahrenheit 9/11 by M.Moore. Deepak Chopra. Scientology: 195 All actions below 200 have been historically known to people as ’sin” - “ ...
This morning I read a friend's FB post complaining that he was "exhausted" with the "slave narrative genre". As I went about my day, on the train, into Manhattan, walking through Greenwich Village, thinking (as I often do) about history and all its secrets...I remembered a moment I was staying in Amsterdam...or walked through Antwerp...or lived in Africa...or toured Portugal...and how those cities (as well as the one in which I was born) made me wonder about the untold stories of slavery...the 1741 slavery insurrection in NYC and the narratives of the Dutch West Indian line and Bangladesh slavery and African slavery in China and Ethiopian slavery and Haitian slavery and in India, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Africans of the Atlantic, Arab, Barbary, the Spanish New World, Angola, Bhutan, Brazil, the British Isles, British Virgin Islands, Canada and China slave narratives. Slavery in Romania, in Seychelles, in Somalia, in South Africa, in Sweden. Exactly what slave narratives have we e .. ...
The Economic Freedom Fighters manifesto of nationalisation would lead the country to a collapse into wretchedness, Tom Palmer has said. The latest political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by former ANC youth league president, Julius Malema, has stirred up controversy due to their call for nationalisation, expropriation and centralisation of assets such as land, buildings, mines and banks. “The program that they laid out is really an assault, in my opinion, on the working people in South Africa and on the unemployed because it means they will have authentic wretchedness,” Tom Palmer, Executive Vice President of International Programmes at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation told CNBC Africa on Wednesday. He believes that if the EFF were to be in power in South Africa, the country would fall into a true state of famine. “By famine I don’t mean just a minor diminish in your wellbeing but real hunger and starvation,” said Palmer. He explained that evidence of this is reflected in ...
Today In History, October 14 • 1066 - Normans under William the Conqueror defeat the English in the Battle of Hastings. • 1529 - Turkish Ottoman ruler Sultan Suleyman II ends the first Turkish siege of Vienna. • 1879 - Thomas Edison signs an agreement with Jose D Husbands for the sale of Edison telephones in Chile. • 1887 - Thomas Edison and George E Gouraud reach an agreement for the international marketing rights for the phonograph. • 1895 - South Africa: The railway line between Pretoria and Durban is inaugurated. • 1899 - Anglo-Boer War 2: Start of the siege of Mafeking under Colonel Robert Baden-Powell by the Boer forces. 1900 – 1970 • 1912 - Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the US presidency, is shot in the chest in Milwaukee. The bullet hit a metal eyeglasses case and a thick paper copy of a speech he was to give, making the wound relatively shallow, and he went ahead with the scheduled speech. • 1926 - The book 'Winnie-the-Pooh', by AA Milne, makes its debut. • 1933 - Nazi G ...
"Even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you . . . you will find the strength to help." 60years ago yesterday, North Korea invaded South Korea by surprise. And South Korea's 17 brave friends came to rescue. In the face of 1,642,600 Soviet/Chinese/North Korean invaders, South Korea and its friends were severely out numbered and out gunned. But they did not back down, and pushed the invaders back. From this tragic war, many strong friendships were established. South Korea will never forget the sacrifice of its friends. South Korea will never forget that we owe our current glory and prosperous economy to these friends. As a citizen of South Korea, I thank you all. Without your valor and sacrifice, I would not be here today. -United States -United Kingdom -Australia -Belgium -Canada -Colombia -Ethiopia -France -Greece -Luxembourg -Netherlands -New Zealand -Philippines -South Africa -Thailand -Turkey
World The Hindu Obama, Xi open two day summit The Hindu - 22 minutes ago President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a two-day summit at a California desert estate, aiming for closer personal ties as they took on high-stakes issues including cyber security and North Korea's nuclear threats. Voice of America Nelson Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition Times of India - 13 minutes ago JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital early on Saturday with a renewed lung infection and was in "serious but stable condition," South Africa's presidency said, marking the second hospital stay in as many months for the ailing ... The Nation US drone kills seven in Pakistan Zee News - 1 hour ago US drone kills seven in Pakistan Islamabad: At least seven people were killed Friday in a US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan agency, Geo News reported citing officials. Wall Street Journal Pro-Regime Turks Answer Protesters Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago ISTAN ...
MORNING NEWS HEADLINES Finance Minister expresses confidence of achieving fiscal deficit target of 4.8 per cent during current financial year; says no cause for alarm on rupee front. BCCI to convene emergency meeting of Working Committee to discuss Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra's involvement in betting. India and Germany sign agreement on co-operation in the fields of energy and natural resources. North Korea and South Korea propose to hold mutual talks for first time in two years. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina announce divorce in a joint interview with Rossia-24 television. AND IN SPORTS India start their campaign with 26-run victory over South Africa in ICC Champions Trophy Cricket. Top seeds Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to meet in Women's Singles final of French Open Tennis.
Documents required at the notary public office for the invitation letter for Romania: the identity document belonging to the party living in Romania which invites the foreign citizen; a copy of the identity document belonging to the foreign citizen who is invited in Romania. The citizen of a country outside the European Union or European Economic Area who wants to travel to Romania for a short period of time must first obtain an entry visa. A visa is required for citizens coming from any of the following countries: Afghanistan, South Africa, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma / Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Eritrea , Ethiopia, Fiji, Philippines, ...
Rest in peace Lee Rigby, the soldier from Woolwich and all those massacred everyday around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Lee Rigby's family and the families of those suffering and dying in atrocities around the world. Horrific indeed, any such perpetrators are clearly devoid of an ounce of humanity or faith. It is a reflection of the current state of the world sadly. Only we can we can make changes and stop the inhumane, murderous, genocidal acts of terror around the world such as those being committed right now against the Palestinians, Syrians, Afghans, Rohingya, Bangladeshis, Libyans, Iranians, Iraqis and the people of Darfur, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Botswana, Guinea Bissau, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Columbia, Brazil, Cuba, North Korea, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Gujrat, Kashmir, Russia-Chechnya, Laos, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Philipines and China. Because we are the human race.
Like I though. The US is not in any theater and gets the least scratches while gaining the most of the chaos. Objective to delete the US 17 trillion debt owed to the world. What will be the sides of world war 3? Answer: Assuming it happens it should look something like this... Side 1: United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel, Canada, Poland, Australia, Italy, Denmark, South Korea, Philippines, Japan (only if its neutrality is violated), Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Turkey, Portugal, Georgia, Morocco, New Zealand, Taiwan, Qatar, Bahrain, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Norway, and Iceland vs Side 2: Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Burma, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Argentina, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Afghanistan (according to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan would join Pakistan in war), Tajikistan, and Mongolia (I am assuming Mongolia would be forced to aid Russia and China in the war effort) There would probably be les ...
At a recent conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was shocked to hear a Nigerian church leader declare that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world today. On my way home afterwards, the deaths of 12 Christians, attacked in their church in Nigeria, was announced on the radio. A quick Google search revealed the true scale of this onslaught against Christians, so it didn’t take me long to find further confirmation of this assertion. In November 2012, none other than German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the same claim, in very nearly the same words. The Open Doors website lists the countries responsible for persecuting Christians, with the worst perpetrators in sequence being: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Maldives, Mali, Iran, Yemen, Eritrea, Syria, Sudan and Nigeria. “For the eleventh year running, North Korea is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian. One of the remaining Communist states, it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Ch ...
SA public sector 69th most corrupt South Africa has been ranked 69 of 176 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index 2012, which was released on Wednesday. The CPI ranks countries in order of those with the least perceived corruption in the public sector to those with the most. South Africa tied with Brazil and Macedonia, on a score of 43. It was ranked 64 in 2011 and 54 place in 2010. Botswana, ranked 30 with a score of 65, was perceived as the African country with the least corrupt public sector. Other African countries which ranked above South Africa were Cape Verde (39), Mauritius (43), Rwanda (50), Seychelles (51), Namibia (58), and Ghana and Lesotho (both 64). The countries perceived to have the least corrupt public sectors were Denmark, Finland and New Zealand, which all scored 90. Ranked 174, Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan were perceived as having the most corrupt public sectors, with a score of eight. The same as last year. African countries made up 13 of the bott ...
The Trivia Trail 75: India has been banned by the IOA yesterday. Here are some famous bans from the history of Olympics: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and Turkey were not invited because they were the successor states to the Central Powers during World War I. Germany is still excluded because of spearheading WWI. Germany is barred from the games but this time along with Japan because of their status as Axis Powers during World War I. Both countries are prohibited until 1956. Indonesia and North Korea come under pressure to withdraw from the Games because some athletes participated in the New Emerging Forces Games in Jakarta in 1963, rendering them unqualified. South Africa is suspended from the Games until the ‘92 Games in Barcelona because of their practice of Apartheid. Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) is banned because a majority of African nations threatened to boycott if Rhodesia wasn’t barred. Rhodesia was controlled by a white minority government and was classified by many as an unrecognized stat ...
A kinder, gentler U.N. Security Council? Posted By Colum Lynch Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:16 AM Share The U.N. Security Council is about to get a little more friendly to the United States -- or at least easier to deal with. Five new rotating council members elected on Wednesday by the U.N. General Assembly include four close American allies -- Australia, Luxembourg, Rwanda, and South Korea -- that are expected to vote alongside Washington on most of the council's key security matters, from Syria to Iran to North Korea. Completing the line up is Argentina, which may prove to be most resistant to American aims. Each nation will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2013. The council's new composition marks a departure from recent years, when emerging powers like Brazil, India, Turkey, and South Africa -- eager to prove they had the stuff to become permanent members of the Security Council -- had sought to assert their influence as a counterweight to U.S. power at the United Nations. India and Sout ...
Organisations And Summits 4th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit took place in India for the first time in march 2012 in New Delhi. The theme of the Summit was BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity. The BRICS nations Agreed on trade in and to set up a development bank. First BRIC summit took place in 2009 Yekaterinburg, Russia and in 2011 in Sanya, China. In 2011 S Africa joined and it became BRICS. Next summit in 2013 will take place in South Africa. The 17th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit held in Addu, Maldives with the theme of ‘Building Bridges’. Here members signed four agreements: 1. SAARC Agreement on Rapid Response to Natural Disasters, 2. SAARC Agreement on Multilateral Arrangement on Recognition of Conformity Assessment, 3. SAARC Agreement on Implementation of Regional Standards, 4. SAARC Seed Bank Agreement. 18th Summit will be held in Nepal in 2012. SAARC having 8 Members (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldi ...
Large crowds carrying candles ran alongside the hearse carrying the body of Meles Zenawi, as it made its way through Addis Ababa, on Tuesday. He had died, aged 57, after a long illness. Earlier in the month, tens of thousands of Ghanaians attended the funeral of their late President, John Atta Mills, who had died suddenly at the age of 68. Four months earlier, a national holiday was declared in Malawi to allow as many people as possible to attend the funeral of the late president, Bingu wa Mutharika, who had died of a cardiac arrest, aged 78. And in January, the president of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, died in a military hospital in Paris after a long illness. He was 64. So, four African leaders have died in office this year alone. Disruptive for the countries concerned, tragic for the leaders' families. But spare a thought also for the reporters. "I seem to be getting an awful lot of calls in the night telling me an African president has died," says Simon Allison, a correspondent for South Africa's ...
Reading his book. What an incredible life. Arthur Blessitt: Cross walk On Christmas morning in 1969, Blessitt began his journey with the cross, walking from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. In August 1971, Blessitt began his journey around the world, beginning in Northern Ireland. He has carried the cross to all parts of the world including war-torn countries such as Lebanon and parts of Africa to pray for peace. During the Cold War, Blessitt carried his cross into the Soviet Union, through Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and other countries. He has carried the cross through such places as Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, China, South Africa, Lebanon, India, Antarctica, Palestine, Israel, Cuba, Libya, Yemen, Vietnam and Mongolia. During his walk around the world, Blessitt has held audience with numerous world and religious leaders including, Jimmy Carter, Billy Graham, Pope John Paul II, Yasser Arafat and Muammar al-Gaddafi and was arrested 24 times. On part of the crosswalk throu ...
So...if we are going to be so offended by Chick Fil A...who's leader/founder gives $$ to the Family Research Council...(who lobby for anti *** laws)...then why do we buy Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt..? Owned by a Muslim who's faith commands death to *** ..and... Why do we support Apple, GM, McDonalds, Walmart, GE, and thousands of other companies who do business in China and countries that are NOT interested in anti *** laws...yet instead they simply KILL *** ..AND these countries voted so in the United Nations."All the usual suspects voted for the right to kill *** Muslim nations (Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Egypt, Eritrea, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen), an assortment of well-known human rights violators (China, Congo, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe), and an assortment of nations with surprisingly harsh anti *** laws (Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and South Africa).".so...if we are going to hold some chick .. ...
Great Gaffes!! Members of North Korea's women's Olympic soccer team walked off the field Wednesday when the flag of South Korea was mistakenly flashed on the big screen before their match against Colombia. North Korea regards its neighbor as a "puppet regime" of the West and the relationship between the two nations has become increasingly strained. 2012 Hockey: Apartheid song plays for South African players Last month, British field hockey authorities apologized to South Africa after an apartheid-era National Anthem played before an international game. The South African women's hockey team heard its pre-1994 anthem "Die Stem" play before a game against Great Britain. 2012 Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix: "Borat" parody anthem plays A Kazakhstan sharpshooter Mariya Dmitrienko, who won gold at an international shooting championship, was stunned to hear a parody anthem from the movie "Borat" instead of her National Anthem. The lyrics blared: "Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region, ...
China won first gold in Women's Air Rifle (They have that but not Women's Softball???) and US Men got silver behind Italia in Archery. In Futbol, French Women rebounded and kicked North Korea's butt 5-0, with 4 goals after the 70 min. Also, France upset favorites, Norwegian women in handball 24-23! Great Match! Chinese Women came back on Serbia (Yeah!!!) and beat them in volleyball. US Women kicked butt in volleyball over Korea!!! US men, Gibb leading us over South Africa on the beach. In Rowing, US men won heat in 8 man. Women's pair rowing, Hendershot and Zelenka (From Illinois) finished a strong 2nd to Brits to advance. Murray and Bond on New Zealand set world best in 2 man and advance to semis. These guys are awesome! Get the Gold ready for them.Us women in the 4s came in close 2nd to German World Champs and rowed great for 1st time being together. They go to the reps. Phelps to come! Did you see Wambach get punched in the face by Colombia, as we beat them 3-0 on the pitch.
Impact of politics on Olympic games 1948 London - The first Olympics since the war and Europe was still recovering from the devastation. Food shortages meant that each country was asked to bring food for its own athletes. Japan and Germany who are lost in 2nd World war were not invited. 1952 Helsinki - USSR rejoined the Games, having absented itself since 1912 due to the capitalist and bourgeois nature of the Games. A cold-war atmosphere dominated the games as the Soviets set up a rival Olympic village for Eastern Bloc countries. 1964 Tokyo - South Africa was banned by the IOC from taking part due to its oppressive apartheid regime. This ban lasted until 1992. 1968 Mexico City - 10 days before the Olympics began, students protesting against the government were surrounded by the army who opened fire, killing 267 and injuring more than 1,000. During the Games, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos were expelled for raising their fists in a "black power" salute on the winners' podium. 1972 Munich - ...
Tricontinental is a leftist quarterly magazine founded during the 1966 Tricontinental Conference, currently published by the Cuban organisation OSPAAAL. The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina), abbreviated as OSPAAAL, is a Cuban political movement with the stated purpose of fighting globalisation, imperialism, neoliberalism and defending human rights. It publishes the magazine Tricontinental. The OSPAAAL was founded in Havana in January 1966, after the Tricontinental Conference, a meeting of leftist delegates from Guinea, the Congo, South Africa, Angola, Vietnam, Syria, North Korea, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chile and the Dominican Republic. Mehdi Ben Barka, the Moroccan leader of the Tricontinental Conference, was murdered the year before, allegedly with complicity of the CIA.
told ya pops no usa mens soccer this summer. Four countries have qualified teams to both the men's and the women's tournaments: Brazil, Great Britain (as hosts), Japan and New Zealand. In addition, Belarus, Egypt, Gabon, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay qualified for the men's tournament, and Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, France, North Korea, South Africa, Sweden and the United States qualified for the women's tournament.
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