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Court halts announcement of Malawi presidential election results

Court halts announcement of Malawi presidential election results Malawi’s High Court has ordered the electoral commission not to announce presidential results until ballots from a third of the voting districts have been recounted, after complaints of vote rigging. Vote tallies from three-quarters of the country’s polling stations, released Thursday, found incumbent President Peter Mutharika leading with 40.9% of the...... more

US Democrats raise alarm over Trump’s increasing threats to Iran

US Democrats raise alarm over Trump’s increasing threats to Iran The United States Democratic politicians have expressed scepticism and alarm after receiving closed-door briefings from key Trump administration officials about escalating tensions with Iran. The briefings were given by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Chairman of Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford and an official from...... more

Who becomes UK's next Prime Minister?

Who becomes UK's next Prime Minister? Conservative MPs will be throwing their hats into the ring to become the next Tory leader and prime minister, after Theresa May announced she would be stepping down on 7 June. Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab is the latest MP to say he will run, joining Matt Hancock, Jeremy Hunt, Boris...... more

Tory rivals clash as UK leadership race begins

Tory rivals clash as UK leadership race begins Conservative leadership contenders have clashed over Brexit as the race to succeed Theresa May in No 10 begins. Rory Stewart said he would not serve under rival Boris Johnson because of his backing for a no-deal exit. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the fifth Tory to enter the race, said Mrs May's...... more

4 in race to succeed Theresa May as UK’s new Prime Minister

4 in race to succeed Theresa May as UK’s new Prime Minister The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month. The contest will not only result in a new party leader, but also in the next prime minister of the UK. Party bosses expect a new leader to be...... more

At least 23 inmates dead in clashes with police at Venezuelan jail

At least 23 inmates dead in clashes with police at Venezuelan jail At least 29 inmates have died after clashes broke out at a prison inside a Venezuelan police station, authorities have said. Oscar Valero, public security chief for Portuguesa state, said at least 19 police officers were wounded. He said the violence broke out when police special forces (FAES) tried to stop...... more

Outrage over parade of children for adoption in shopping centre

Outrage over parade of children for adoption in shopping centre   A parade of adoptable children held in a Brazilian shopping center drew condemnation Thursday, with some comparing the event to the sale of animals or slaves. “Adoption on the Catwalk” in the central-west state of Mato Grosso was designed to “give visibility to children and adolescents who are eligible for...... more

BREAKING: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation

BREAKING: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced in an emotional address that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after failing to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal. “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to...... more

EU citizens in UK denied votes in European elections

EU citizens in UK denied votes in European elections Rights groups have condemned the chaotic scenario, saying UK authorities have failed to guarantee the vote.  Britons in the EU’s 27 other countries also experienced irregularities, including postal votes “gone missing.” Hundreds — if not thousands — of non-British EU citizens were turned away from polling stations on Thursday after being...... more

In Ireland, refugees organise to reform asylum system

In Ireland, refugees organise to reform asylum system Around 6,000 asylum seekers live in 35 centres and many complain of poor conditions and lengthy delays in the process. On the doorsteps of Stoneybatter, an increasingly gentrified patch of inner-city Dublin, Ellie Kisyombe is making her case to be the neighbourhood's newest local councillor. She fields questions on vandalism, public...... more

Theresa May prepares her resignation

Theresa May prepares her resignation British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly consulting with close allies as she considers whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership.  Theresa May’s fate looked sealed after the resignation late Wednesday following the resignation of Cabinet minister Andrea...... more

British Government postpones Brexit Vote

British Government postpones Brexit Vote The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the first week of June, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May.  The beleaguered premier is in the last throes of a tumultuous period in power focused all-but exclusively on guiding her...... more

Panasonic denies cutting off ties with Huawei

Panasonic denies cutting off ties with Huawei Japanese electronics company Panasonic has denied reports that it ceased transactions with Huawei and around 70 other Chinese firms, recently added to a list of firms banned from operating in the US.  According to the company’s Chinese website, Panasonic is continuing to supply Huawei as usual. The now refuted suspension of...... more

29 soldiers reportedly killed in terrorist attacks

29 soldiers reportedly killed in terrorist attacks Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers. A security source and a humanitarian worker, both requesting anonymity because...... more

Thousands of jobs at risk as British Steel collapses

Thousands of jobs at risk as British Steel collapses British Steel has collapsed, putting more than 4,000 jobs directly at risk and threatening a further 20,000 in the company’s supply chain. The company has been put into compulsory liquidation after talks broke down between the government and British Steel’s private equity owners Greybull Capital. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said...... more

China now has more warships than the U.S - CSIS

China now has more warships than the U.S - CSIS The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), informally known as the Chinese Navy, recently hit a landmark number of 300 ships—thirteen more than the U.S. Navy. Although admittedly imposing, the number doesn’t tell the whole story. America’s fleet is much larger on a ship-by-ship basis, including eleven nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and an...... more

Snake kills Judge

Snake kills Judge South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba – one of the most venomous snakes – while on holiday in Zambia. “We are devastated. No words. What an incredible man. His wife, Catherine, is still on her own in Zambia. They were...... more

US measles outbreak climbs to 880 with 41 new cases

US measles outbreak climbs to 880 with 41 new cases The number of measles cases in the United States has climbed to 880 with 41 new cases reported this week, according to a weekly report published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While the rise in cases has not been as dramatic as previous weeks, this year’s outbreak is...... more

Tax: U.S court rules against Trump, backs Congress

Tax: U.S court rules against Trump, backs Congress President Donald Trump has lost the first round of his legal battle against the U.S Congress in blocking it from having access to his and company’s tax papers.  Judge Amit Mehta of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Monday against Trump’s lawsuit to stop a subpoena...... more

Huawei crackdown weighs on US stocks

Huawei crackdown weighs on US stocks US technology stocks fall amid fears of a crackdown on Huawei Technologies, and S&P 500 technology sector slips nearly 2 per cent.  United States stock markets were lower on Monday as a US crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies raised concerns of a bigger impact on chipmakers and stoked fears of an...... more

Trump threatens ‘the official end of Iran’ as tension escalates

Trump threatens ‘the official end of Iran’ as tension escalates President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would “be the official end of Iran.” “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump said in a tweet. “Never threaten the United States again!” The...... more

Billionaire stuns college graduates, to pay off their loans

Billionaire stuns college graduates, to pay off their loans An African-American billionaire technology investor Robert F. Smith stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta when he pledged to pay off their student loans. The Associated Press estimated the loans to be up to $40 million. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker, made the announcement while addressing nearly 400...... more

Ethiopian Prime Minister hosts ‘the most expensive dinner’

Ethiopian Prime Minister hosts ‘the most expensive dinner’ Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted 200 business people and representatives from several organisations for a Sunday dinner dubbed “the most expensive in the country”. Guests had to pay $173,000 (£136,000) to dine at the palace of a former emperor of the country, Menelik. The event was held to help reach...... more

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations Final results showed that Swiss voters overwhelmingly supported reforming their gun laws, with 63.7 per cent casting their ballot in favour. The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc....... more

Oprah Winfrey donates $500, 000 gift to New Jersey high school

Oprah Winfrey donates $500, 000 gift to New Jersey high school The master of gift giving, Oprah Winfrey, dropped by a New Jersey High School on Friday to surprise students and faculty with a pizza party, as well as to announce she's donating $500,000 to their after-school programme. Oprah received word of a program at Wide Side High School in Newark called...... more

Trump breaks silence amid abortion ban row

Trump breaks silence amid abortion ban row US President Donald Trump has outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several states. Mr Trump said he was against abortion except in cases of rape, incest or a "serious health risk" to the mother. His stance on what is a divisive election...... more

Video sting brings down Austrian Government

Video sting brings down Austrian Government Austria raced Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece. The far-right Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache resigned as vice...... more

Germany to pay €10,000 to each victim of Nazi paedophile sect

Germany to pay €10,000 to each victim of Nazi paedophile sect Germany said Friday it would pay compensation of up to €10,000 each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect “Colonia Dignidad” in Chile. The news came the week after German prosecutors dropped their case against the sect's former doctor Hartmut Hopp, 74, citing a lack of evidence that he was...... more

Hospital apologises after stillborn baby is flushed down the toilet by mistake

Hospital apologises after stillborn baby is flushed down the toilet by mistake A Japanese hospital has apologised after a cleaner flushed a stillborn baby down the toilet by mistake, leaving the mother traumatised by the sound of the chain being pulled. Mail Online reported on Friday that the mother had given birth at 14-weeks to the stillborn baby while in the bathroom of...... more

Vice Chancellor resigns over video scandal

Vice Chancellor resigns over video scandal Austrian far-right Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday following explosive revelations from a hidden-camera sting. “I tendered my resignation as vice-chancellor of Austria to Chancellor Kurz, and he accepted this decision,” a visibly emotional Strache said in a televised statement.  (Channels TV)  ... more

 

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