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Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

2 weeks ago /

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Obamacare Is 'Dead' Says Trump After Healthcare Victory

3 weeks ago /

President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare "dead" after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress.

Facebook Shares Jump As Users Near 2 Billion

3 weeks ago /

Facebook shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure. Facebook shares closed at $109.11, putting its market capitalization at about $308.6 billion. That would make it the fourth most valuable...

Somalia Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Abas Killed In Mogadishu

3 weeks ago /

Somalia's security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added. The president has cut short his visit to Ethiopia following Abdullahi Sheikh Abas' killing, state...

Eight Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

3 weeks ago /

The army in Mali says suspected Islamist militants have ambushed and killed eight soldiers.  A spokesman said the troops were attacked while travelling in a convoy on Tuesday. No group was named and no one has claimed responsibility.  The government extended a state of emergency at the weekend in response to the...

Syria Likely To Feature As Trump Speaks With Putin By Phone Today

3 weeks ago /

President Donald Trump is set to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, their first call since Russia denounced a US military strike against Syria last month.   Trump and Putin will talk Tuesday afternoon, a White House official said, in their third phone conversation since Trump took office....

Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors To Pave Way For Bailout Talks

3 weeks ago /

Euclid Tsakalotos says ‘negotiations are concluded’ and agreement has been reached ahead of meeting with eurozone ministers at the end of May.

US Missile Defence System Ready For Use In South Korea

3 weeks ago /

The US military says its missile defence system -known as THAAD – has reached initial operational capacity in South Korea. It won’t be fully functioning for some months but a South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed the system has early capability to respond to the nuclear and missile threat from the North. Not everyone...

Trump: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

1 month ago /

President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.   "I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an...

North Korea Faces Tighter Sanctions Under Trump Strategy

1 month ago /

The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump's strategy was announced after a special briefing for all 100 US senators. Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment...

African Union Chief, Moussa Faki Snubbed By US

1 month ago /

African Union chief Moussa Faki was snubbed by the US during a recent visit to the capital, Washington DC, the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine reports. Mr Faki had been invited to the city Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the week of 17 April but Mr Tillerson's office did not confirm the meeting...

Obama Says He's Ready To Train New Leaders In First Post-Presidency Speech

1 month ago /

Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” After three months off, Obama broke his silence in his adopted hometown of Chicago, speaking to high school and college students...

North Korea Tensions: US Submarine Arrives In South Korea

1 month ago /

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.

French Election: Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen To Fight For Presidency

1 month ago /

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite...

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

1 month ago /

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe

1 month ago /

The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman wounded two...

US Accuses Iran Of 'Alarming Provocations'

1 month ago /

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region. "An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along with it," Mr Tillerson said. President...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

1 month ago /

Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

1 month ago /

Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

Trump Congratulates Erdogan For Referendum Win

1 month ago /

US President Donald Trump has become the first Western leader to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a controversial referendum that grants him far-reaching, largely unchecked powers. Trump called the Turkish leader on Monday shortly after international monitors delivered a harsh verdict on the referendum on constitutional changes. They...