Saturday, 7 December, 2019

Indonesia: Lion Air flight sinks in the Java Sea with 188 people on board

To Pangkal Pinang, a town on Bangka Island, off Sumatra, a Boeing 737 from Indonesia's Lion Air, which was carrying 188 people, crashed Monday...

Talks on Sudan’s political transition fail to produce deal

Sudanese army rulers and protesters failed Tuesday to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations also...

French envoy visits Iran to try salvage nuclear deal

A French envoy was due in Tehran on Tuesday to boost European efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, after Iran warned Europe against...

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and...

Burundi: UN Commission of Inquiry denounces serious human rights violations

UN investigators on Burundi warned on Wednesday that serious human rights violations, including crimes against humanity, continued unabated, pointing to President Pierre  Nkurunziza "recurrent...

Brexit draft agreement approved by UK government

The British government has endorsed Tuesday's draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday after a five-hour meeting...

What we know about ‘sabotage’ of oil tankers

Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were damaged in as yet unexplained "sabotage attacks" at a time of Gulf tensions triggered by a...

Brazil: Bolsonaro promises to defend “the Constitution, democracy, freedom”

With 55.7% of the vote, he is Brazil's new strongman. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected Sunday, October 28, President of Brazil. Far ahead...

Top US military official says 500 troops to remain in Syria

US troop levels in northern Syria will probably stabilize around 500, a top American military leader said Sunday, weeks after President Donald Trump had...

Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare, yet stress importance of unity

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic nomination – clashed over the...
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