Israel rejects UN settler vote, announces diplomatic retaliation

Israel rejects UN settler vote, announces diplomatic retaliation

Israel lashed out at US President Barack Obama over a UN Security Council resolution passed Friday demanding it halt settlements in Palestinian territory, while vowing it would not abide by it. “Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the UN and will not abide by its terms,” a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office […]

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia’s leader of some 22 years Yahya Jammeh announced late Friday he would no longer accept defeat in recent elections, plunging the West African country into turmoil with a demand for fresh polls. Investigations into the December 1 vote have revealed a string of “unacceptable errors” on the part of electoral authorities, Jammeh said in […]

Mexican judge rejects drug lord Guzman’s appeal against US extradition

Mexican judge rejects drug lord Guzman’s appeal against US extradition

A Mexican judge has rejected drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s bid to block his extradition to the United States, authorities said on Thursday. The attorney general’s office said in a statement that a court in Mexico City ruled against Guzman, but his lawyer immediately told AFP he would appeal the ruling to a higher […]

French court rejects bid to halt demolition of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

French court rejects bid to halt demolition of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

A group of French charities failed Tuesday in a last-ditch legal bid to block the razing of the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the northern town of Calais. A court in the nearby city of Lille rejected their appeal which claimed that dismantling the camp was “an attack on the fundamental rights” of the migrants […]

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Lawmakers with Poland’s ruling right-wing party voted in a tumultuous parliamentary commission session to reject a proposal for a total ban on abortion. The decision appeared to doom an effort to add further limits to what is already one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, the proposal must still go to a vote to […]

Libyan parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libyan parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Opponents of Libya’s U.N.-backed government voted on Monday against a motion of confidence in the Tripoli-based administration, in a rare session of the parliament based in the east of the country. The vote is a fresh blow for the Government of National Accord (GNA), which has been seeking the parliament’s endorsement for months as it […]

South Sudan rejects new UN resolution approving additional troops

South Sudan rejects new UN resolution approving additional troops

South Sudan’s government has rejected the deployment of 4,000 additional UN peacekeeping troops shortly after the UN Security Council approved a robust new mandate in a late Friday vote. The rejection followed the authorisation of a resolution granting expanded powers to peacekeepers, requiring them to use “all necessary means” to protect UN personnel and installations […]

French court rejects bid to close Calais ‘Jungle’ camp cafes

French court rejects bid to close Calais ‘Jungle’ camp cafes

A French court has rejected a bid to close the 72 cafes and shops in the makeshift migrant camp in Calais, but the local government says it will continue to monitor what it calls a dangerous underground economy. The Lille court on Friday turned down the demand of the local government (prefecture) of the Pas […]

French court rejects conditional release of woman jailed for killing abusive husband

French court rejects conditional release of woman jailed for killing abusive husband

A French court rejected on Friday a plea to release Jacqueline Sauvage, a 68-year-old woman jailed since 2012 for killing her abusive husband; she was granted a rare presidential pardon on January 31 following public outcry. The Melun prosecutor’s office, which backed Sauvage’s conditional release, told AFP news agency that it would appeal the court’s […]

Burundi rejects deployment of UN police force as ‘violation of sovereignty’

Burundi rejects deployment of UN police force as ‘violation of sovereignty’

Burundi’s government has rejected the deployment of 228 UN police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led UN resolution authorising the force was made without its consent. The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to deploy the force in its strongest move to date to try to end more than a year of violence. […]

 Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy after attacks

 Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy after attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday “firmly” rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance towards refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country. Merkel told reporters that the assailants “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need”. “We firmly reject this,” she said. Merkel, […]

US Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting

US Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun curbs through Congress despite repeated mass shootings. A group of senators was still hoping to forge a compromise for […]

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be unethical for the Games to […]