KKE: Interview with the Greek Communist Party
June 17, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2010 Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald has performed an interview with Dr Isabella Margara, a London-based member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). In the interview Margara sets out the communist response to current events in Greece as well as discussing the viability of a communist economy for the nation. She also hit back at Petros Tzomakas, a member of another Greek far-left party which criticised KKE in a previous interview. The interview...
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Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation
June 17, 2021
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government's proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the broadcast before marching to Chifley Square. Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), said that under the...
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Barack Obama presents rescue plan after GM declaration of bankruptcy
June 17, 2021
Monday, June 1, 2009 In a televised speech from the White House at 16:00 UTC today, President of the United States Barack Obama presented a reorganization plan following the 12:00 UTC announcement by General Motors that it had filed for bankruptcy and Chapter 11 protection from its creditors, the largest bankruptcy of a U.S. manufacturing company. Describing the problem with the company as one that had been "decades in the making," Obama explained the rationale behind...
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Wikinews interviews candidate for New York City mayor Vitaly Filipchenko
June 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 In early May, Wikinews extended an invitation to Vitaly Filipchenko, an independent candidate in the 2021 New York City mayoral election, set to take place November 2nd, alongside other candidates. Filipchenko answered some questions about his policies and campaign during a phone interview. Filipchenko, registered on the New York City Campaign Finance Board as Vitaly A. Filipchenko, is the first Russian candidate for New York City mayor, being born in Tomsk, Siberia...
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Shoppers World hosts arts event
June 16, 2021
Saturday, August 27, 2005 Shoppers World in Brampton, Ontario, Canada asks its visitors to "look up, look way up" this October. The Highway 10 and Steeles Avenue mall is encouraging Bramptonians to paint a ceiling tile for charity this summer, for their upcoming "Looking Up to the Arts" event. The tiles should represent either what Brampton means to you, or the arts in Brampton. Anyone can paint a tile for the event by buying one at...
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New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention
June 13, 2021
Saturday, May 5, 2007 A small, "nicely trained" Jack Russell Terrier gave his life to help save a group of five children from two aggressive pitbulls last Sunday in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand. The dog named George is being described as a hero, gathering a huge amount of international media interest in the process. The dog suffered massive injuries that the vet had never seen to that extent before, which resulted in 69-year-old Alan Gay, the...
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Eight dead and two missing after cargo ship fire in Kaliningrad, Russia
June 12, 2021
Sunday, June 8, 2008 Eight people are dead and two more are missing and presumed dead after an explosion and fire on a cargo ship undergoing repairs at a naval dockyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. The container ship MV Yenisey was the scene of an explosion while in drydock at about 3:00 p.m. Moscow time (11:00 GMT). Ten people were missing after the explosion. It was confirmed today that the eighth body has been recovered, and the...
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Australia/2005
June 11, 2021
Contents 1 January 2 February 3 March 4 April 5 May 6 June 7 July 8 August 9 September 10 October 11 November 12 December [edit] Retrieved from "https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Australia/2005&oldid=804653"
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Retired U.S. vets sue Donald Rumsfeld for excessive service cutbacks
June 11, 2021
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 One thousand residents of the Defense Department-managed Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit on May 24, asserting that the cut-backs in medical and dental services imposed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are illegal. The operating budget for the home was reduced from $63 million in 2004 to $58 million for 2005. The residents cite cuts in on-site X-ray, electrocardiogram, physical and dental services, and the closing...
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Vestas delays closure of Newport plant
June 10, 2021
Friday, July 31, 2009 Vestas Wind Systems, whose closing wind turbine blade manufacturing centre in Newport, Isle of Wight, England remains the site of a occupation now in its 11th day, has suddenly announced that the consultation period preceding the closure of the plant has been extended, and that the plant will remain open until mid-August. The announcement, which was reported not by Vestas but by the RMT, was described by RMT General Secretary Bob Crow...
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