The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel's international reputation. On Sunday, Israel announced the appropriation of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group said was the biggest such claim in 30 years. "The UK deplores the Israeli government's expropriation of 988 acres (1.54 square miles) of land around the settlement of Etzion," British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement which echoed U.S. It will do serious damage to Israel’s standing in the international community." Some 500,000 Israelis live among 2.4 million Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, territory that the Jewish state captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
[MSF]The first Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams arrived in Boende health zone, in the North-West of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ten days ago, and they were reinforced this week by the arrival of 17 specialists, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, pharmacists, and hygiene and sanitation experts. In the next few days, these teams will have as their primary mission the establishment of a treatment center for patients with symptoms of Ebola. They will also cond
[MSF]Statement from MSF Director of Operations Brice de le Vingne.
[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts, and hygiene specialists to the epicenter of this outbreak.
[MSF]After the escape of one of our abducted colleagues, MSF asks for help to find the three other members of our team who were taken more than a year ago.
By Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery. Factory orders from home and abroad rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, according to the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), which fell to its lowest level since June 2013. Taken together, the figures underlined Britain's reliance on big-spending consumers to power its economic recovery. "In early 2014, investment and exports offered solid support to GDP growth and reduced the economy’s reliance on consumer spending and the housing sector.
Excellent compositeur, Simaro Lutumba pense déjà aux chanteurs qui vont interpréter son prochain répertoire en gestation.
Victime d’une agression en pleine scène à la Place commerciale de Limete, le Rappeur Mic Mac a risqué la mort.
Prononcé à la Place Lincoln Memorial en 1963 par Martin Luther King, le discours intitulé « I have a dream » était au cœur d’une rencontre au Centre de ressources et de documentation de l’ambassade des Etats-Unis à Kinshasa, à l’occasion de son 51ème anniversaire.
Le Programme national de nutrition(Pronanut), vient d’annoncer que le taux d’allaitement maternel exclusif des bébés de 0 à 6 mois dans la province du Kasaï Occidental est de 48 %.
Une opération visant à récupérer tous les malades mentaux communément appelés fous errant dans les principales artères et autres endroits public de la ville sera déclenché la semaine prochaine, annonce le maire de Lubumbashi.
Dans le cadre de la prévention de lutte contre la propagation du virus de la fièvre hémorragique d’Ebola déclarée par le ministre de la santé Publique, une délégation congolaise s’est vue refuser d’entrée en Zambie à cause du virus d’Ebola.
Plus de 20 tonnes de matériels, d’engins roulants et de produits vivriers ont été expédiés dans la zone de santé de Boende en Equateur samedi à dimanche par le gouvernement congolais pour renforcer la riposte à l’épidémie d’Ebola.
By Jan Strupczewski and Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said. EU leaders decided at a summit on Saturday that the direct engagement of Russian troops in the war in eastern and southern Ukraine - still denied by Moscow - called for a stepping up of sanctions imposed so far unless Russia pulled its soldiers back. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who led the drive for a tougher EU response, said on Monday that Moscow's behaviour in Ukraine must not go unanswered, even if sanctions hurt the German economy, heavily dependent on imported Russian gas.
By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of "direct and open aggression". The withdrawal from the civilian airport outside the city of Luhansk was the latest in a string of reverses for Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists who Kiev says have the direct support of hundreds of Russian troops and armour. A military statement said Ukrainian paratroopers were engaging a Russian tank battalion near the airport.
L'Eglise semble progressivement s'effacer et bon nombre de raisons peuvent expliquer sa perte de vitesse dans les sociétés européennes, américaines, africaines et océaniennes.
Le gouvernement congolais élabore un plan d’action contre les violences sexuelles à travers le pays.
Plus de quinze mille retournés du groupement Upemba, chefferie de Butumba, dans le territoire de Bukama (Katanga) vivent sans assistance humanitaire.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A passenger train was halted in China's northwest on Monday afternoon, state media reported, after drainage problems in the rural region kept the locomotive from running. No casualties were reported. State media initially reported the train had derailed. (Reporting by Li Hui and Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to give the green light to U.S. orthopaedic products maker Zimmer Holdings' $13.4 billion (8.06 billion pounds) takeover of rival Biomet Inc. The European Commission, which published the deadline on its website on Monday, can clear the deal unconditionally, demand concessions to allay competition concerns or open a broad investigation. Zimmer had sought EU approval in June but the EU competition watchdog halted its review because the company's submission lacked some details. ...