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President Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner, To Be Questioned Over Russia Ties

1 month ago /

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Russia. Mr Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House said. It is examining Russia's alleged interference in last year's election. The US...

US Boycott’s UN Talk To Ban Nuclear Weapons

1 month ago /

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Monday that the United States and almost 40 other nations would not participate in the first-ever talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Flanked by ambassadors from about 20 nations, including nuclear powers United Kingdom and France, Haley couched the...

Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed After 6 Years In Detention

2 months ago /

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has left the Cairo military hospital where he spent most of his six years in prison, his lawyer Farid al-Deeb said on Friday. An Egyptian court decided earlier this month to release Mubarak, 88, after his acquittal by the Court of Cassation for the death of...

Tanzania President Sacks Information Minister

2 months ago /

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked Information Minister Nape Nnauye on Thursday morning without notice. Immediately after a new minister was named, the sacked minister addressed the media from his car at a hotel he was barred from entering by the police, local media The Citizen reported. Nnauye confirmed that he was...

London Attacker, Khalid Masood Was A Criminal With Militant Links

2 months ago /

Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. A British-born Muslim convert, Masood had shown up on the periphery of previous terrorism investigations that brought him to...

Vietnam Sentences 9 Men To Death For Drug Trafficking

2 months ago /

Vietnamese state media say a court has sentenced nine men to death for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of heroin. The Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that the court in Hoa Binh province also sentenced nine others to life imprisonment and four others from 17 to 20 years in jail at the end of...

US Prosecutors Oppose Easing Jail Conditions For Mexican Drug Lord "El Chapo" Guzman

2 months ago /

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over jail conditions that the lawyers claim are so stressful he's hallucinating about music. The claim was contained in a defense filing last week that asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to order Guzman released from an...

France Warns Against Cuts To UN Mission In D.R. Congo

2 months ago /

France’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to “playing with fire” as the country faces election turmoil. France has circulated a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission, but...

Fmr. D.R. Congo V.P Jean-Pierre Bemba Sentenced For Bribing Witness

2 months ago /

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following the former Congolese vice president's conviction for attempting to bribe witnesses during his war crimes trial. After a second trial on the separate charges, Bemba on Wednesday was also ordered to pay a...

Kenyan Police Detains Man For 'Hacking' Tax System, Siphoning Millions Of Dollars

2 months ago /

A man has been charged in Kenya with hacking into the country's revenue authority and stealing four billion shillings.  Alex Mutunga Mutuku, who is accused of electronic fraud, pleaded not guilty, The prosecution alleges that he is part of a wider network that is stealing money from several high profile Kenyan institutions...

Australian Police Minister Reports Himself For Using Phone In Car

2 months ago /

Australian police minister says he did not realise he was breaking the law when he picked up his mobile phone while driving. Troy Grant, a New South Wales MP, was stationary when he took a photo, which he later tweeted from home. After being alerted to the illegality, Mr. Grant reported...

Ousted South Korean President faces prosecutors

2 months ago /

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye is being questioned by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that brought her down. After arriving at the office, she told reporters she was "sorry". Ms Park resisted efforts to question her when she was president, but lost her immunity when judges upheld parliament's decision to impeach...

US To Ban Tablets And Laptops On Flights From 8 Countries

2 months ago /

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and north African countries. A US government source said that the measure would affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. US media reported the order was sparked by intelligence gathered overseas. It will reportedly include all...

SA Pastor Banned From Using Insecticide On Congregation

2 months ago /

A South African judge has issued a banning order to prevent a controversial pastor from using Doom insect repellent for "religious healing". Judge George Phatudi of the Limpopo High Court ruled that pastor Lethebo Rabalago must stop spraying Doom on members of his congregation. Last November, Mr Rabalago said that he used...

Trump-Russia Claims: US Intelligence Chiefs To Give Evidence

2 months ago /

Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor, Barack Obama. FBI director, James Comey and NSA chief, Admiral Mike Rogers will give evidence at a...

FIFA Suspends Mali From International Football

2 months ago /

FIFA has suspended Mali's teams and officials from international football because of government interference in how the country's federation, Femafoot, is run. World football's governing body said in a statement that it had decided to act after Mali's sports minister "decided to dissolve the executive committee" of the national federation. Mali's World Cup qualifying...

Uganda Police Spokesman Shot Dead

2 months ago /

Uganda's national police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been shot dead at his home in the capital, Kampala. He was killed along with his driver and a bodyguard, city police spokesman Emilian Kayima said. There have been other killings of high profile Ugandans in recent years. Last November, Major Sulaiman Kiggundu was...

US secretary of state: Military Action Against North Korea 'An Option On The Table’

2 months ago /

Military action against North Korea is "an option on the table", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said during a visit to South Korea. He said the policy of "strategic patience" had ended and the US was exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. North Korea has sparked...

UN Appeals For Fund To Tackle North Kenya Drought

2 months ago /

The UN is asking for $166m (£135m) to address the consequences of drought on communities in northern Kenya. Three years of unreliable rains have caused thirst and hunger after destroying livestock and leading to the spread of disease, the UN says. The number of severely food insecure Kenyans has doubled to 2.6m...

Moroccan King Replaces Prime Minister

2 months ago /

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced that he's replacing the country's prime minister, following a failure to form a coalition government.  A statement from the royal palace said that in order to break the current political deadlock, the king would appoint another member of the leading party - the PJD...


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