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Romney A Pompous Ass, Trump blasts Republican Senator

Romney A Pompous Ass, Trump blasts Republican Senator U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Saturday blasted a Republican Senator, Mitt Romney, describing him as a  “pompous ‘ass’ who has been fighting me from the beginning.” It marked the beginning of a new front in the impeachment battle that is threatening his administration. Romney had criticized the POTUS for pushing to...... more

UK will leave EU on October 31, Vows Finance Minister Javid

UK will leave EU on October 31, Vows Finance Minister Javid The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Javid as saying “Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is...... more

Protesters Storm S.A’s World Economic Forum Venue

 Protesters Storm S.A’s World Economic Forum Venue By George Etakibuebu with Agency report     Protesters on Wednesday besieged the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), venue of the World Economic Forum as it got under way in South Africa,  @Times LIVE has reported. The four day international economic conference started on Wednesday September 4. The conference has...... more

Trump Slams 'Hard-Hitting' New Sanctions Against Iran • Vows Never To Allow Iran Acquire Nukes

Trump Slams 'Hard-Hitting' New Sanctions Against Iran •	Vows Never To Allow Iran Acquire Nukes President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures targeting Iran's most senior leader, military officials and its top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. CNN reports that speaking to reporters in the Oval Office,...... more

British PM Suffers Crushing Brexit Deal Rejection •Faces No Confidence Vote Today

 British PM Suffers Crushing Brexit Deal Rejection •Faces No Confidence Vote Today Britain’s parliament on Tuesday voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a massive margin, triggering a no-confidence vote that could bring down her government. The House of Commons lower house voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain out of the European Union after nearly five decades,...... more

Volkswagen targets new electric vehicle, to invest $800 million

Volkswagen targets new electric vehicle, to invest $800 million Automobile company, Volkswagen AG said on Monday it was investing $800 million to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and scheduled a briefing with Ford Motor Co (F.N) for Tuesday on their efforts to forge a global alliance. The German automaker said in an announcement at...... more

Govt shutdown: US workers protest demand pay from Trump

Govt shutdown: US workers protest demand pay from Trump Hundreds of furloughed US workers chanting “We want our pay!” marched on the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding. “Stop the shutdown!” protesters shouted in the bitter cold at the union-organized demonstration that started at...... more

Military coup in Gabon squashed, leaders killed

Military coup in Gabon squashed, leaders killed A planned coup plot in Gabon by some rebel soldiers has been squashed hours after the coup was announced, with the chief military rebel who led the failed coup on Monday arrested and two of his commandos killed. The soldiers were killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency...... more

Breaking: Coup: Ali Bongo’s government toppled in Gabon

Breaking: Coup: Ali Bongo’s government toppled in Gabon A coup has been reported in Gabon, as the country’s military has toppled the government of President Ali Bongo. According to the report, the country’s military seized the state-owned radio station in the capital Libreville and a soldier read a speech, condemning President Ali Bongo’s new year speech. The soldier identified...... more

Drug firm, other face $1billion suit over Syphilis experiment

Drug firm, other face $1billion suit over Syphilis experiment A US federal judge has ruled pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s medical experiment that saw hundreds of Guatemalans infected with syphilis. Seven hundred and seventy four Guatemalan victims and relatives in 2015 launched...... more

Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued...... more

China’s Chang'e-4 space mission lands on Moon

China’s Chang'e-4 space mission lands on Moon China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang'e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken basin, state media said. It is carrying instruments to characterise the region's geology, as...... more

Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s president

Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s president President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in on Tuesday as Brazil’s president during a ceremony in the capital Brasilia, likely marking the beginning of a hard conservative shift in governing Latin America’s largest economy and most populous nation. Far-right Bolsonaro was elected president at the end of October, defeating his rival Fernando...... more

Trump blames Democrats on government shutdown

Trump blames Democrats on government shutdown US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed opposition Democrats for the death of two immigrant children in US custody. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can...... more

State officials say Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody had the flu

State officials say Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody had the flu The 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in the custody of U.S. border agents this week had the flu before he passed away but the cause of his death is still unknown, state officials said on Friday. Felipe Gomez Alonzo was the second Guatemalan child to die this month while being held...... more

Over 360 migrants rescued at sea

Over 360 migrants rescued at sea Morocco’s navy on Thursday rescued 367 mostly sub-Saharan migrants in the Mediterranean sea after they attempted to reach Spain, a military source told AFP, according to News24.com reports. The rescued migrants included women and children who were “in difficulty on board several makeshift vessels,” the source said. “They were all brought...... more

Fresh sexual abuse case opens against ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Fresh sexual abuse case opens against ex-Cardinal McCarrick A fresh sexual abuse case has been opened against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Vatican. This fresh case involves a man who testified that ex-Cardinal McCarrick sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11. The latest development means that evidence against the retired archbishop has expanded to include serious allegations...... more

Patients flee centre in new Ebola scare

Patients flee centre in new Ebola scare Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry said that 24 patients fled an Ebola treatment centre in Beni on Thursday when it came under attack by people protesting the cancellation of Sunday’s presidential election. Ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga told Reuters that 17 of the patients had already tested negative for Ebola, while...... more

8 year-old boy becomes second child to die in U.S. custody in December

8 year-old boy becomes second child to die in U.S. custody in December An 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died shortly after midnight on Tuesday after being detained by U.S. border agents, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said, making him the second migrant child this month to die in U.S. detention. The boy and his father were in CBP custody on Monday when...... more

Former leader jail for corruption

Former leader jail for corruption A former Prime Minister of Pakistani, Nawaz Sharif, was on Monday sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption, state media reported. His conviction was the latest in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year. NAN reports that, Sharif, a three-time prime minister, has denied all...... more

US calls Wanzhou’s arrest ‘legitimate’

US calls Wanzhou’s arrest ‘legitimate’ The United States has labelled the arrest of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou as ‘legitimate,’ according to Anadolu. Wanzhou was taken into custody by Canadian authorities on behest of the U.S. early this month. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino, on Friday called the arrest of Meng Wanzhou...... more

16 journalists, seven media outlets suspended

16 journalists, seven media outlets suspended No fewer than 16 journalists and seven media outlets have been suspended by the Cameroonian government. According to a report by Voanews.com, their suspension periods range from one month to six months for what it calls media offenses. The National Communication Council (NCC) suspended Vision 4, a privately-owned television station in...... more

Trump warns off implication of government shutdown

Trump warns off implication of government shutdown President Donald Trump has warned that a threatened shutdown of the US government would see hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed and many more working without pay. Trump warned Friday that a shutdown could last a “very long time” unless Democrats in the Senate join Republicans and approve funding for...... more

Donald Trump’s Defence secretary General Mattis quits

Donald Trump’s Defence secretary General Mattis quits US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis has joined the list of officials who have quit the present government of President Donald Trump. Trump announced that Jim Mattis will retire at the end of February. Trump announced this on Twitter and added that a new secretary of defense will be named soon. Trump’s...... more

Food price riots kill 8

Food price riots kill 8 Eight persons were reportedly killed in protests across Sudan on Thursday as thousands took to the streets against soaring prices, with some calling for the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, officials and witnesses said. Six died in the eastern city of al-Qadarif and two more in northern Nile River state, officials...... more

‘Award winning reporter’ sacked over fake news

‘Award winning reporter’ sacked over fake news Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine said on Wednesday it had fired Claas Relotius, an award-winning staff writer, after finding he fabricated and invented facts in many articles in recent years. “Truth and lie are muddled in his texts,” Der Spiegel said on its website. Some of the roughly 60 stories Relotius had...... more

Judge berates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays sentencing

Judge berates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays sentencing The sentencing of Michael Flynn, ex-national security adviser to U.S President, Donald Trump, is being delayed until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors, Reuters said. Flynn who is being tried for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, will have have his sentence handed to...... more

Facebook removes Israeli PM Netanyahu’s son over hate speech

Facebook removes Israeli PM Netanyahu’s son over hate speech Social media giant, Facebook has delisted one of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s son from its platform following complaints about a series of posts he made on the site which were term to be hate speech.   According to New York Times, in a Facebook post a few days ago, Yair Netanyahu...... more

Police investigate ex-president over suspected 'illicit' deals

Police investigate ex-president over suspected 'illicit' deals Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said. Yameen lost a presidential election in September and the new government of his successor, Mohamed Ibrahim Solih, has...... more

Fire outbreak destroys 8,000 voting machines

Fire outbreak destroys 8,000 voting machines About 8, 000 voting machines and ballot boxes were said to have been destroyed in an overnight fire outbreak at a warehouse in Congo Kinshasa. The burnt electoral equipment were due to be used in the country’s long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election. Democratic Republic of Congo’s national electoral commission (CENI) said...... more

 

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