Monday, 14 October, 2019

Ex-Albanian interior minister acquitted of drug charges

An Albanian court has acquitted former interior minister Saimir Tahiri on drug trafficking charges but sentenced him to three years of probation for abuse...

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...

Death toll from Spain floods rises to three

The death toll from torrential rains and floods in southeastern Spain rose to three on Friday after a man drowned when his car became...

Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman...

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s resistance hero-turned-autocrat, dies aged 95

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabwe,” said Mnangagwa...

Israel says fires back after anti-tank missiles from Lebanon

Israel said it was returning fire Sunday after anti-tank missiles were launched at its territory from Lebanon, raising fears of a serious escalation with...

Trump sparks confusion before doubling down on China tariffs

President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his hard line against China after sowing confusion with statements that he might be willing to soften...

Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the...

Neymar out of PSG opener, exit talks ‘ore advanced than before’ – club

Paris Saint-Germain revealed on Saturday that Neymar transfer talks are "more advanced than before" after the Brazilian was dropped for the French champions' opening...

Nigeria’s Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire for stacking his new cabinet with ageing party loyalists despite hopes he might opt for more...
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Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests

Iraq's military admitted for the first time Monday it had used "excessive force" in nearly a week of deadly protests, as paramilitary units said...