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Ukraine grain export deal extended for four months

AFP - 13m ago

An agreement allowing Ukraine to export grain through the Black Sea and aimed at relieving global food insecurity has …

Dutch judges to give long-awaited flight MH17 verdict

AFP - 43m ago

A Dutch court delivers its verdict Thursday in the trial of four men over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 …

UK ex-ambassador, Australian and Japanese prisoners leave Myanmar after junta amnesty

AFP - 1h ago

A former British envoy, an Australian economic adviser and a Japanese journalist left Myanmar Thursday as the junta …

M23 rebels advance in eastern DR Congo

AFP - 1h ago

The M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has pushed into fresh territory, officials said, after a …

Russian strikes batter grid as first snow hits Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Fresh Russian strikes hit cities across Ukraine on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks that have …

S.Africa's parliament probe into Ramaphosa farm heist to conclude December

AFP - 2h ago

South Africa's parliament said Thursday it would discuss next month the findings of a special panel tasked with …

Myanmar junta to release UK ex-ambassador, Australian and Japanese prisoners

AFP - 2h ago

Myanmar's military said Thursday it would release almost 6,000 prisoners, including a former British ambassador, a …

S.Africa's ghost hunters look for clues in hollow rooms

AFP - 5h ago

Shortly after nightfall, flashlight in hand, Rivas Bright knocks twice on the broken window of an abandoned building in …

Greece's treasures caught between tourism and conservation

AFP - 6h ago

With 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Acropolis facing a new push for tourism, experts are calling for a …

Brazil's Lula, world leaders bolster UN climate talks

AFP - 6h ago

UN climate talks got a boost Wednesday after Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed to fight Amazon …

Republicans take control of US House, Congress split: projections

AFP - 8h ago

Republicans on Wednesday took control of the US House of Representatives from Democrats, networks said, narrowly …

Myanmar junta to release former British ambassador, Australian adviser and Japan journalist

AFP - 2h ago

Myanmar's military said Thursday it will release almost 6,000 prisoners including a former British ambassador, a …

NATO believes Poland blast an 'accident', Kyiv assails Russia

AFP - 7h ago

Western leaders moved to calm fears of a dangerous escalation in Russia's war in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying a missile …

Battle to save Panama turtle at center of aphrodisiac superstition

AFP - 4h ago

The sea turtles of Punta Chame, a peninsula of Panama that juts into the Pacific Ocean, face an existential threat …

Messi, Argentina land in Qatar after 5-0 World Cup warm-up win

AFP - 11h ago

Argentina and superstar Lionel Messi arrived in Qatar for the World Cup early on Thursday, just hours after a 5-0 …

US sports stars named in lawsuit over FTX's deceptive practices

AFP - 11h ago

High-profile US sports stars and personalities have been named in a lawsuit over deceptive practices targeting investors …

'Hardcore' or bust: Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff

AFP - 1h ago

Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has asked staff to choose by Thursday between being "extremely hardcore" and working …

CNN tells New Year anchors to lay off the booze

AFP - 4h ago

Cable news giant CNN has told its celebrity presenters they need to cut back the on-air boozing this New Year's Eve, …

Boosted by Australian visa, Djokovic 'flawless' against Rublev

AFP - 9h ago

Novak Djokovic confirmed Wednesday he has received a visa to travel to Melbourne to play in the 2023 Australian Open …

Iran protests enter third month with deadly clashes

AFP - 4h ago

Iran issued a series of death sentences as women-led protests over Mahsa Amini's death in custody entered a third month …

Republicans seize control of US House, Congress split: projections

Nov 16 2022

Republicans on Wednesday took control of the US House of Representatives from Democrats, networks said, narrowly …

Biden, Xi seek to avoid conflict at first US-China summit in years

AFP - 8m ago

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping voiced hope Monday that the United States and China can manage growing differences …

Turkey arrests Syrian woman, accuses PKK over Istanbul attack

AFP - 23m ago

Turkey on Monday accused a Syrian woman of planting a bomb that killed six people in Istanbul, blaming the outlawed …

Macron urges strong response to Iran crackdown on 'revolution'

AFP - 49m ago

French President Emmanuel Macron called for international sanctions on Iranian officials in response to the regime’s …

France, UK sign new deal to thwart migrant Channel crossings 

AFP - 1h ago

Britain agreed to pay France another 72.2 million euros ($74.5 million) to prevent migrant boat crossings under a new …

'Very scared': The resistance fighters of liberated Kherson

AFP - 1h ago

The young Ukrainian partisan wanted to be a musician before deciding to risk his life by giving away enemy positions …

China unveils sweeping measures to rescue property sector

AFP - 1h ago

Chinese authorities have unveiled sweeping measures to rescue the country's struggling property sector, as regulators …

Turkey accuses Kurdish group of Istanbul attack that killed six

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey on Monday accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in Istanbul, …

Biden to set 'guardrails' in Xi superpower summit

AFP - 2h ago

US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping meet in Bali on Monday with Washington hoping to set "guardrails" for …

France, UK sign new deal on thwarting migrant Channel crossings 

AFP - 1h ago

France and the UK on Monday signed a new agreement to work together to stop migrants crossing the Channel to England in …

UN climate talks enter home stretch split over money

AFP - 3h ago

COP27 entered its final week Monday with countries that grew rich burning fossil fuels and developing nations reeling …

Turkey accuses blacklisted Kurdish group of Istanbul attack that killed six

AFP - 2h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday of responsibility for a bombing …

Musk sees aliens, tunnels in a candlelit G20 vision of the future

AFP - 5h ago

Sitting in the dark, wearing a traditional Indonesian batik shirt and surrounded by candles, Elon Musk offered a vision …

Biden to set 'guardrails' in talks with Xi

AFP - 2h ago

US President Joe Biden meets China's Xi Jinping in Bali on Monday hoping to set "guardrails" for relations between the …

Turkey accuses Kurdish PKK after Istanbul attack kills six, wounds scores

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the Kurdistan's Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday of responsibility for a bombing in a …

Russian atrocities in Kherson region same as other regions: Zelensky

AFP - 7h ago

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that Ukrainian forces that retook the city of Kherson found evidence of new war …

Turkey accuses Kurdish PKK over Istanbul bomb attack

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the Kurdistan's Workers' Party (PKK) of responsibility for a bombing in a busy …

Arab fans' World Cup fever cooled by Qatar costs

AFP - 9h ago

Qatar's World Cup will be the first on Arab soil but despite excitement in the Middle East, the fervour is not universal …

Subarctic boreal forest, vital for the planet, is at risk

AFP - 6h ago

It burns, it drifts, it falls victim to insects. And it's shrinking.

Nadal fails to keep up with Fritz in ATP Finals opener

AFP - 8h ago

Rafael Nadal said he was slow and rusty as he suffered a disastrous start to his bid to win the ATP Finals for the first …

United States beat Germany to avoid record fourth straight loss

AFP - 8h ago

Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh scored second half goals as the United States women's team ended a three-match losing …

'No Russians': A taste of freedom in Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Hugging Ukrainian soldiers, blaring car horns and waving flags -- the people of Kherson are savouring their newfound …

Erdogan says Istanbul 'attack' blast kills six

Nov 13 2022

An explosion tore through a busy Istanbul shopping street on Sunday, killing six and wounding dozens in what Turkey's …

Biden and Xi centre stage as G20 gathers in Indonesia

Nov 13 2022

Leaders from the world's 20 largest economies arrive on the Indonesian island Bali on Monday for a post-pandemic reunion …

US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans

Nov 13 2022

Democrats celebrated Sunday a stunning victory to hold the US Senate, leaving Republicans in disarray and providing a …

Hundreds of thousands rally to defend Madrid public healthcare

Nov 13 2022

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Madrid on Sunday in defence of the region's primary care services, …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa brushes aside calls to quit

Nov 13 2022

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday brushed aside calls for him to resign over an alleged criminal …

Relief in Ukraine's Kherson after Russian occupation

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians in the liberated southern city of Kherson expressed relief on Sunday after months of Russian occupation.

Fans, trophy and teams arrive in Qatar for World Cup countdown

Nov 13 2022

One week from kickoff, the World Cup trophy returned to Qatar on Sunday, teams and fans started arriving and safety …

Let the court decide: Vanuatu's climate push raises hopes

Nov 13 2022

Seeking to speed up global efforts against climate change, Vanuatu is leading efforts to get the International Court of …

'Tears of happiness': Ukrainians rejoice after liberation from Russians

Nov 13 2022

After enduring more than eight months of Russian soldiers occupying her village near Kherson, Svitlana Galak said she …

US Democrats maintain Senate majority

Nov 13 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats retained control of the US Senate on Saturday, a remarkable midterm election result that …

'We are Ukraine': Locals joyful over Russian retreat from Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians on Saturday celebrated Russia's retreat from Kherson, as Kyiv said it was working to de-mine the strategic …

'We are Ukraine': Locals hail Russian retreat from Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians on Saturday hailed Russia's retreat from Kherson, as Kyiv said it was working to de-mine the strategic …

US Democrats close in on Senate majority

Nov 12 2022

Joe Biden’s Democrats were just one seat away Saturday from securing a remarkable midterm election result by retaining …

Alec Baldwin files cross-complaint in fatal movie-set shooting

Nov 12 2022

American actor Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against four people involved in the Western film "Rust," saying they …

Ethiopia rivals agree on humanitarian access for Tigray

Nov 12 2022

Ethiopia's government and Tigrayan rebels agreed Saturday to facilitate immediate humanitarian access to "all in need" …

Ukraine police work to de-mine Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 12 2022

Ukrainian authorities said Saturday they were working to de-mine Kherson, record Russian crimes and restore power across …

Iran dissidents praise 'groundbreaking' Macron talks, urge action

Nov 12 2022

Iranian women dissidents who met President Emmanuel Macron praised the talks on Saturday as a historic move from Paris, …

Marinakis, the fiery Greek mogul at war with the PM

Nov 12 2022

Evangelos Marinakis, the shipping tycoon, football boss and media mogul, is not just one of the most powerful and …

Brazil will regain its climate 'leadership': ex-minister

Nov 12 2022

Brazil will protect the Amazon "with its own efforts" without waiting for international funding, the former environment …

Thousands protest in Berlin over price rises

Nov 12 2022

Thousands of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday calling for food prices to be controlled and for the rich to face …

Denmark's queen delights jubilee crowds after family spat

Nov 12 2022

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II rounded off celebrations marking her 50th year on the throne Saturday, joined by her family …

Iranian exile who got stuck for years in French airport dies

Nov 12 2022

An Iranian who got stuck for 18 years in a Paris airport, inspiring a Steven Spielberg movie starring Tom Hanks died on …

Climate activists take to the trees to save German village

Nov 12 2022

After the last farmer packed up and left in October, climate activists are the only people left in the village of …

Kenyan peacekeepers arrive in DR Congo's volatile east

Nov 12 2022

Kenyan soldiers landed in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, as part of a regional …

At COP27, hundreds march behind hunger striker's sister

Nov 12 2022

Chants of "free them all" and "no climate justice without human rights" rang out between the halls of COP27 Saturday, in …

Ship leaves French port after disembarking migrants

Nov 12 2022

All migrants on board a rescue ship turned back by Italy have disembarked in France, authorities said Saturday, as the …

Ukraine says West on way to 'joint victory' after Russia retreat

Nov 12 2022

Kyiv said on Saturday that the West was on its way to "joint victory" over Moscow after Ukraine said it had wrested back …

Biden to press Xi on N. Korea in G20 talks

Nov 12 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived in Asia on Saturday vowing to urge Chinese leader Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea when …

US Senate race neck-and-neck, as Trump readies presidential bid

Nov 12 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats edged closer to retaining control of the US Senate on Friday, as Donald Trump prepared …

Zelensky proclaims strategic Kherson 'ours', as US hails Ukraine's victory

Nov 12 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared Kherson "ours" after Russia withdrew troops from the city, which the US …

As Senate control teeters, Trump readies new presidential bid

Nov 12 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats edged closer to retaining control of the US Senate on Friday, as Donald Trump prepared …

Cryptocurrency platform FTX files for bankruptcy, boss resigns amid tumult

Nov 12 2022

Crisis-struck cryptocurrency platform FTX has gone bankrupt in the United States and its chief executive Sam …

Trump to announce 2024 presidential bid Tuesday, top aide confirms

Nov 11 2022

Donald Trump will announce next week that he is taking another shot at the presidency with a White House run in 2024, …

Twitter scrambles to curb spread of fake accounts

Nov 11 2022

Twitter moved on Friday to curb fake accounts that have proliferated since Elon Musk's takeover, suspending sign-ups for …

Ukrainian anthem in Kherson as Zelensky proclaims strategic city 'ours'

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine's national anthem rang out in the center of Kherson, as President Volodymyr Zelensky declared the city to be …

Flowers, mines welcome Ukraine forces on road to Kherson

Nov 11 2022

Smiles, flowers from local people and mines planted by the Russians greeted Ukrainian soldiers advancing on Kherson, a …

Biden urges world to 'step up' climate fight at COP27

Nov 11 2022

President Joe Biden vowed at UN climate talks on Friday that the United States was on track to slash its carbon …

DR Congo army clashes with rebels as Angola pursues peace bid

Nov 11 2022

M23 rebels and DR Congo troops clashed heavily in North Kivu province on Friday as Angola's president pursued diplomatic …

Liberation of Kherson sparks outpouring of joy and tears in Kyiv

Nov 11 2022

Residents of Kherson gathered in Kyiv's Maidan Square on Friday to celebrate the liberation of their home city -- the …

Ukraine's Zelensky says Kherson 'ours' after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Kherson was "ours" after Russia announced the completion of …

Biden and Xi to meet at G20 summit

Nov 11 2022

Xi Jinping and Joe Biden will hold talks at next week's G20 summit in Bali, their first face-to-face meeting since the …

Ukraine says its forces enter Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine on Friday announced that its forces were entering the city of Kherson, hailing an "important victory" after …

Cuisine in the dark as power cuts grip Kyiv

Nov 11 2022

The place goes dark at 6:00 pm as scheduled but customers at this upscale Kyiv restaurant are unfazed, happy to continue …

UN sounds hunger warning for northern Mozambique

Nov 11 2022

Northern Mozambique is facing dire food shortages, the United Nations warned Friday as it appealed for funds to keep its …

Fatal stabbing of Belgian officer raises security questions

Nov 11 2022

Belgian authorities faced questions Friday over how a convict on a terrorism watch list was able to stab a police …

Biden speaks of 'urgent' crisis as he joins UN climate talks

Nov 11 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived at UN climate talks in Egypt on Friday armed with major domestic achievements against …

France accepts migrant ship as row with Italy blazes

Nov 11 2022

A rescue ship carrying 230 migrants docked at the French port of Toulon on Friday amid a blazing row between France and …

Irish PM says 'opportunity' to end Brexit dispute after UK talks

Nov 11 2022

Irish prime minister Micheal Martin on Friday said there was "a window of opportunity" for Britain and the European …

Ukraine says its forces entering Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine said on Friday its forces were entering the southern city of Kherson and hailed an "important victory" after …

Biden faces high expectations at UN climate talks

Nov 11 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived at UN climate talks in Egypt on Friday armed with major domestic achievements against …

Turkey prosecutors seek 15-month jail term for Istanbul mayor

Nov 11 2022

Turkish prosecutors on Friday sought to jail Istanbul's mayor for at least 15 months, which would bar him from politics, …

UN, Russia hold talks on grain, fertiliser exports

Nov 11 2022

United Nations chiefs were holding talks with Russian officials Friday on the Black Sea agreements on exporting grain …

Russia says completed retreat in Ukraine's Kherson region

Nov 11 2022

Russia said Friday it had finished pulling back its troops from Kherson in southern Ukraine, abandoning the only …

Chinese shoppers spend billions but Singles Day more muted

Nov 11 2022

Chinese shoppers flocked to online commerce giants on Friday, snapping up hundreds of billions of yuan in bargains, …

More UK misery as economy contracts in third quarter

Nov 11 2022

Britain's economy shrank in the third quarter as inflation soars, official data showed Friday, likely confirming it is …

Ethiopia govt says aid flowing to Tigray but rebels deny

Nov 11 2022

The Ethiopian government said Friday its forces controlled 70 percent of the war-stricken northern region of Tigray and …

Ship carrying 230 migrants docks at French port

Nov 11 2022

A rescue ship carrying 230 migrants docked at the French port of Toulon on Friday amid a blazing row between France and …

China eases Covid measures, cutting quarantine and scrapping flight bans

Nov 11 2022

China announced the relaxation of some of its hardline Covid-19 restrictions on Friday, a day after authorities had …

China's Singles Day shopping spree enters final stretch

Nov 11 2022

China's Singles Day shopping bonanza entered its final stretch Friday, with all eyes on whether sales can top a record …

'Threat multiplier': How climate change affects health

Nov 11 2022

Deadlier than Covid, or even rivalling cancer? Researchers have been increasingly attempting to calculate the effect …

Qatar robo-jockey camel races hope to draw World Cup crowd

Nov 11 2022

Sitting in a white all-terrain truck, Nasser al-Marri watched his remote-controlled camel race across the Qatar desert …

UK economy contracts in third quarter

Nov 11 2022

Britain's economy shrank in the third quarter, official data showed Friday, likely confirming it is already in a …

Record-breaking women's Rugby World Cup shows 'people waking up'

Nov 11 2022

The curtain comes down Saturday on a women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand which has smashed records and been declared …

Australia blames Russian hackers for medical data theft

Nov 11 2022

Russian hackers carried out a cyberattack on a major Australian healthcare company that breached the data of 9.7 million …

Bong! Big Ben's back in Britain

Nov 11 2022

Getting up close to Big Ben requires earplugs, and ear defenders over them to be safe. When the 13.7-tonne bell sounds, …

Germany hand US women first home defeat in five years

Nov 11 2022

Paulina Krumbiegel scored in the 89th minute to lift Germany to a 2-1 victory over the United States on Thursday, …

Banned from education, 'idle' Afghan girls are married off

Nov 11 2022

Thirteen-year-old Zainab should have been shopping for a new school uniform this autumn but, with no prospect of girls' …

Twitter chaos deepens as key executives quit

Nov 11 2022

Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter descended ever deeper into chaos on Thursday as key security executives resigned from …

World Cup fitness fears steal Premier League spotlight

Nov 11 2022

With the World Cup just days away, the Premier League pauses after this weekend's action, leaving international managers …

Powerful Murdoch media dumps on Trump

Nov 11 2022

The powerful media empire of conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch appeared to turn its back Thursday on Donald Trump, …

France play down World Cup 'favourites' tag before Springboks Test

Nov 11 2022

With less than 10 months to go to the Rugby World Cup hosts France welcome holders South Africa to Marseille on Saturday …

Man Utd survive Villa scare to reach League Cup last 16

Nov 11 2022

Bruno Fernandes sent Manchester United into the League Cup last 16 as the Portugal midfielder punished a howler from …

CO2 pollution from fossil fuels to hit all-time high in 2022

Nov 11 2022

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, the main driver of climate change, are on track to rise one percent in 2022 …

Belgium launches terror probe after policeman knifed to death

Nov 10 2022

A Belgian police officer was killed in a knife attack in Brussels on Thursday, authorities said, as anti-terror …

Ukraine says dozens of villages recaptured amid Russian retreat

Nov 10 2022

Kyiv forces have recaptured over 40 towns and villages in southern Ukraine, President Zelensky said Thursday, as Moscow …

France allows migrant rescue ship to dock after Italian refusal

Nov 10 2022

France warned Italy of "severe consequences" as it was set to take in on Friday a charity ship carrying more than 200 …

As midterm count drags on, focus shifts to 2024 White House race

Nov 10 2022

Control of the US Congress hung in the balance on Thursday as ballot-counting dragged on and attention shifted to the …

Transit strikes snarl London, Paris as workers seek raises

Nov 10 2022

Commuters in London and Paris scrambled for alternatives Thursday -- or just stayed home -- as public transport workers …

'Why would they?': Doubts in Russia's retreat from Kherson

Nov 10 2022

Few Ukrainians shopping for socks and extension cords on the main market of the biggest city near the Kherson front …

Fact Check: How to spot impostor Twitter accounts

Nov 10 2022

The rollout of Twitter's subscription service has prompted a string of accounts impersonating public figures, sparking …

World needs US 'to be climate leader', Ugandan activist

Nov 10 2022

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate on Thursday urged US President Joe Biden to help those most affected by the …

Biden, Xi seek to avoid conflict at first US-China summit in years

AFP - 8m ago

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping voiced hope Monday that the United States and China can manage growing differences …

Turkey arrests Syrian woman, accuses PKK over Istanbul attack

AFP - 23m ago

Turkey on Monday accused a Syrian woman of planting a bomb that killed six people in Istanbul, blaming the outlawed …

Macron urges strong response to Iran crackdown on 'revolution'

AFP - 49m ago

French President Emmanuel Macron called for international sanctions on Iranian officials in response to the regime’s …

France, UK sign new deal to thwart migrant Channel crossings 

AFP - 1h ago

Britain agreed to pay France another 72.2 million euros ($74.5 million) to prevent migrant boat crossings under a new …

'Very scared': The resistance fighters of liberated Kherson

AFP - 1h ago

The young Ukrainian partisan wanted to be a musician before deciding to risk his life by giving away enemy positions …

China unveils sweeping measures to rescue property sector

AFP - 1h ago

Chinese authorities have unveiled sweeping measures to rescue the country's struggling property sector, as regulators …

Turkey accuses Kurdish group of Istanbul attack that killed six

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey on Monday accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in Istanbul, …

Biden to set 'guardrails' in Xi superpower summit

AFP - 2h ago

US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping meet in Bali on Monday with Washington hoping to set "guardrails" for …

France, UK sign new deal on thwarting migrant Channel crossings 

AFP - 1h ago

France and the UK on Monday signed a new agreement to work together to stop migrants crossing the Channel to England in …

UN climate talks enter home stretch split over money

AFP - 3h ago

COP27 entered its final week Monday with countries that grew rich burning fossil fuels and developing nations reeling …

Turkey accuses blacklisted Kurdish group of Istanbul attack that killed six

AFP - 2h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday of responsibility for a bombing …

Musk sees aliens, tunnels in a candlelit G20 vision of the future

AFP - 5h ago

Sitting in the dark, wearing a traditional Indonesian batik shirt and surrounded by candles, Elon Musk offered a vision …

Biden to set 'guardrails' in talks with Xi

AFP - 2h ago

US President Joe Biden meets China's Xi Jinping in Bali on Monday hoping to set "guardrails" for relations between the …

Turkey accuses Kurdish PKK after Istanbul attack kills six, wounds scores

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the Kurdistan's Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday of responsibility for a bombing in a …

Russian atrocities in Kherson region same as other regions: Zelensky

AFP - 7h ago

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that Ukrainian forces that retook the city of Kherson found evidence of new war …

Turkey accuses Kurdish PKK over Istanbul bomb attack

AFP - 1h ago

Turkey's interior minister accused the Kurdistan's Workers' Party (PKK) of responsibility for a bombing in a busy …

Arab fans' World Cup fever cooled by Qatar costs

AFP - 9h ago

Qatar's World Cup will be the first on Arab soil but despite excitement in the Middle East, the fervour is not universal …

Subarctic boreal forest, vital for the planet, is at risk

AFP - 6h ago

It burns, it drifts, it falls victim to insects. And it's shrinking.

Nadal fails to keep up with Fritz in ATP Finals opener

AFP - 8h ago

Rafael Nadal said he was slow and rusty as he suffered a disastrous start to his bid to win the ATP Finals for the first …

United States beat Germany to avoid record fourth straight loss

AFP - 8h ago

Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh scored second half goals as the United States women's team ended a three-match losing …

'No Russians': A taste of freedom in Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Hugging Ukrainian soldiers, blaring car horns and waving flags -- the people of Kherson are savouring their newfound …

Erdogan says Istanbul 'attack' blast kills six

Nov 13 2022

An explosion tore through a busy Istanbul shopping street on Sunday, killing six and wounding dozens in what Turkey's …

Biden and Xi centre stage as G20 gathers in Indonesia

Nov 13 2022

Leaders from the world's 20 largest economies arrive on the Indonesian island Bali on Monday for a post-pandemic reunion …

US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans

Nov 13 2022

Democrats celebrated Sunday a stunning victory to hold the US Senate, leaving Republicans in disarray and providing a …

Hundreds of thousands rally to defend Madrid public healthcare

Nov 13 2022

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Madrid on Sunday in defence of the region's primary care services, …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa brushes aside calls to quit

Nov 13 2022

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday brushed aside calls for him to resign over an alleged criminal …

Relief in Ukraine's Kherson after Russian occupation

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians in the liberated southern city of Kherson expressed relief on Sunday after months of Russian occupation.

Fans, trophy and teams arrive in Qatar for World Cup countdown

Nov 13 2022

One week from kickoff, the World Cup trophy returned to Qatar on Sunday, teams and fans started arriving and safety …

Let the court decide: Vanuatu's climate push raises hopes

Nov 13 2022

Seeking to speed up global efforts against climate change, Vanuatu is leading efforts to get the International Court of …

'Tears of happiness': Ukrainians rejoice after liberation from Russians

Nov 13 2022

After enduring more than eight months of Russian soldiers occupying her village near Kherson, Svitlana Galak said she …

US Democrats maintain Senate majority

Nov 13 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats retained control of the US Senate on Saturday, a remarkable midterm election result that …

'We are Ukraine': Locals joyful over Russian retreat from Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians on Saturday celebrated Russia's retreat from Kherson, as Kyiv said it was working to de-mine the strategic …

'We are Ukraine': Locals hail Russian retreat from Kherson

Nov 13 2022

Ukrainians on Saturday hailed Russia's retreat from Kherson, as Kyiv said it was working to de-mine the strategic …

US Democrats close in on Senate majority

Nov 12 2022

Joe Biden’s Democrats were just one seat away Saturday from securing a remarkable midterm election result by retaining …

Alec Baldwin files cross-complaint in fatal movie-set shooting

Nov 12 2022

American actor Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against four people involved in the Western film "Rust," saying they …

Ethiopia rivals agree on humanitarian access for Tigray

Nov 12 2022

Ethiopia's government and Tigrayan rebels agreed Saturday to facilitate immediate humanitarian access to "all in need" …

Ukraine police work to de-mine Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 12 2022

Ukrainian authorities said Saturday they were working to de-mine Kherson, record Russian crimes and restore power across …

Iran dissidents praise 'groundbreaking' Macron talks, urge action

Nov 12 2022

Iranian women dissidents who met President Emmanuel Macron praised the talks on Saturday as a historic move from Paris, …

Marinakis, the fiery Greek mogul at war with the PM

Nov 12 2022

Evangelos Marinakis, the shipping tycoon, football boss and media mogul, is not just one of the most powerful and …

Brazil will regain its climate 'leadership': ex-minister

Nov 12 2022

Brazil will protect the Amazon "with its own efforts" without waiting for international funding, the former environment …

Thousands protest in Berlin over price rises

Nov 12 2022

Thousands of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday calling for food prices to be controlled and for the rich to face …

Denmark's queen delights jubilee crowds after family spat

Nov 12 2022

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II rounded off celebrations marking her 50th year on the throne Saturday, joined by her family …

Iranian exile who got stuck for years in French airport dies

Nov 12 2022

An Iranian who got stuck for 18 years in a Paris airport, inspiring a Steven Spielberg movie starring Tom Hanks died on …

Climate activists take to the trees to save German village

Nov 12 2022

After the last farmer packed up and left in October, climate activists are the only people left in the village of …

Kenyan peacekeepers arrive in DR Congo's volatile east

Nov 12 2022

Kenyan soldiers landed in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, as part of a regional …

At COP27, hundreds march behind hunger striker's sister

Nov 12 2022

Chants of "free them all" and "no climate justice without human rights" rang out between the halls of COP27 Saturday, in …

Ship leaves French port after disembarking migrants

Nov 12 2022

All migrants on board a rescue ship turned back by Italy have disembarked in France, authorities said Saturday, as the …

Ukraine says West on way to 'joint victory' after Russia retreat

Nov 12 2022

Kyiv said on Saturday that the West was on its way to "joint victory" over Moscow after Ukraine said it had wrested back …

Biden to press Xi on N. Korea in G20 talks

Nov 12 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived in Asia on Saturday vowing to urge Chinese leader Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea when …

US Senate race neck-and-neck, as Trump readies presidential bid

Nov 12 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats edged closer to retaining control of the US Senate on Friday, as Donald Trump prepared …

Zelensky proclaims strategic Kherson 'ours', as US hails Ukraine's victory

Nov 12 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared Kherson "ours" after Russia withdrew troops from the city, which the US …

As Senate control teeters, Trump readies new presidential bid

Nov 12 2022

President Joe Biden's Democrats edged closer to retaining control of the US Senate on Friday, as Donald Trump prepared …

Cryptocurrency platform FTX files for bankruptcy, boss resigns amid tumult

Nov 12 2022

Crisis-struck cryptocurrency platform FTX has gone bankrupt in the United States and its chief executive Sam …

Trump to announce 2024 presidential bid Tuesday, top aide confirms

Nov 11 2022

Donald Trump will announce next week that he is taking another shot at the presidency with a White House run in 2024, …

Twitter scrambles to curb spread of fake accounts

Nov 11 2022

Twitter moved on Friday to curb fake accounts that have proliferated since Elon Musk's takeover, suspending sign-ups for …

Ukrainian anthem in Kherson as Zelensky proclaims strategic city 'ours'

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine's national anthem rang out in the center of Kherson, as President Volodymyr Zelensky declared the city to be …

Flowers, mines welcome Ukraine forces on road to Kherson

Nov 11 2022

Smiles, flowers from local people and mines planted by the Russians greeted Ukrainian soldiers advancing on Kherson, a …

Biden urges world to 'step up' climate fight at COP27

Nov 11 2022

President Joe Biden vowed at UN climate talks on Friday that the United States was on track to slash its carbon …

DR Congo army clashes with rebels as Angola pursues peace bid

Nov 11 2022

M23 rebels and DR Congo troops clashed heavily in North Kivu province on Friday as Angola's president pursued diplomatic …

Liberation of Kherson sparks outpouring of joy and tears in Kyiv

Nov 11 2022

Residents of Kherson gathered in Kyiv's Maidan Square on Friday to celebrate the liberation of their home city -- the …

Ukraine's Zelensky says Kherson 'ours' after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Kherson was "ours" after Russia announced the completion of …

Biden and Xi to meet at G20 summit

Nov 11 2022

Xi Jinping and Joe Biden will hold talks at next week's G20 summit in Bali, their first face-to-face meeting since the …

Ukraine says its forces enter Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine on Friday announced that its forces were entering the city of Kherson, hailing an "important victory" after …

Cuisine in the dark as power cuts grip Kyiv

Nov 11 2022

The place goes dark at 6:00 pm as scheduled but customers at this upscale Kyiv restaurant are unfazed, happy to continue …

UN sounds hunger warning for northern Mozambique

Nov 11 2022

Northern Mozambique is facing dire food shortages, the United Nations warned Friday as it appealed for funds to keep its …

Fatal stabbing of Belgian officer raises security questions

Nov 11 2022

Belgian authorities faced questions Friday over how a convict on a terrorism watch list was able to stab a police …

Biden speaks of 'urgent' crisis as he joins UN climate talks

Nov 11 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived at UN climate talks in Egypt on Friday armed with major domestic achievements against …

France accepts migrant ship as row with Italy blazes

Nov 11 2022

A rescue ship carrying 230 migrants docked at the French port of Toulon on Friday amid a blazing row between France and …

Irish PM says 'opportunity' to end Brexit dispute after UK talks

Nov 11 2022

Irish prime minister Micheal Martin on Friday said there was "a window of opportunity" for Britain and the European …

Ukraine says its forces entering Kherson after Russian retreat

Nov 11 2022

Ukraine said on Friday its forces were entering the southern city of Kherson and hailed an "important victory" after …

Biden faces high expectations at UN climate talks

Nov 11 2022

US President Joe Biden arrived at UN climate talks in Egypt on Friday armed with major domestic achievements against …

Turkey prosecutors seek 15-month jail term for Istanbul mayor

Nov 11 2022

Turkish prosecutors on Friday sought to jail Istanbul's mayor for at least 15 months, which would bar him from politics, …

UN, Russia hold talks on grain, fertiliser exports

Nov 11 2022

United Nations chiefs were holding talks with Russian officials Friday on the Black Sea agreements on exporting grain …

Russia says completed retreat in Ukraine's Kherson region

Nov 11 2022

Russia said Friday it had finished pulling back its troops from Kherson in southern Ukraine, abandoning the only …

Chinese shoppers spend billions but Singles Day more muted

Nov 11 2022

Chinese shoppers flocked to online commerce giants on Friday, snapping up hundreds of billions of yuan in bargains, …

More UK misery as economy contracts in third quarter

Nov 11 2022

Britain's economy shrank in the third quarter as inflation soars, official data showed Friday, likely confirming it is …

Ethiopia govt says aid flowing to Tigray but rebels deny

Nov 11 2022

The Ethiopian government said Friday its forces controlled 70 percent of the war-stricken northern region of Tigray and …

Ship carrying 230 migrants docks at French port

Nov 11 2022

A rescue ship carrying 230 migrants docked at the French port of Toulon on Friday amid a blazing row between France and …

China eases Covid measures, cutting quarantine and scrapping flight bans

Nov 11 2022

China announced the relaxation of some of its hardline Covid-19 restrictions on Friday, a day after authorities had …

China's Singles Day shopping spree enters final stretch

Nov 11 2022

China's Singles Day shopping bonanza entered its final stretch Friday, with all eyes on whether sales can top a record …

'Threat multiplier': How climate change affects health

Nov 11 2022

Deadlier than Covid, or even rivalling cancer? Researchers have been increasingly attempting to calculate the effect …

Qatar robo-jockey camel races hope to draw World Cup crowd

Nov 11 2022

Sitting in a white all-terrain truck, Nasser al-Marri watched his remote-controlled camel race across the Qatar desert …

UK economy contracts in third quarter

Nov 11 2022

Britain's economy shrank in the third quarter, official data showed Friday, likely confirming it is already in a …

Record-breaking women's Rugby World Cup shows 'people waking up'

Nov 11 2022

The curtain comes down Saturday on a women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand which has smashed records and been declared …

Australia blames Russian hackers for medical data theft

Nov 11 2022

Russian hackers carried out a cyberattack on a major Australian healthcare company that breached the data of 9.7 million …

Bong! Big Ben's back in Britain

Nov 11 2022

Getting up close to Big Ben requires earplugs, and ear defenders over them to be safe. When the 13.7-tonne bell sounds, …

Germany hand US women first home defeat in five years

Nov 11 2022

Paulina Krumbiegel scored in the 89th minute to lift Germany to a 2-1 victory over the United States on Thursday, …

Banned from education, 'idle' Afghan girls are married off

Nov 11 2022

Thirteen-year-old Zainab should have been shopping for a new school uniform this autumn but, with no prospect of girls' …

Twitter chaos deepens as key executives quit

Nov 11 2022

Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter descended ever deeper into chaos on Thursday as key security executives resigned from …

World Cup fitness fears steal Premier League spotlight

Nov 11 2022

With the World Cup just days away, the Premier League pauses after this weekend's action, leaving international managers …

Powerful Murdoch media dumps on Trump

Nov 11 2022

The powerful media empire of conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch appeared to turn its back Thursday on Donald Trump, …

France play down World Cup 'favourites' tag before Springboks Test

Nov 11 2022

With less than 10 months to go to the Rugby World Cup hosts France welcome holders South Africa to Marseille on Saturday …

Man Utd survive Villa scare to reach League Cup last 16

Nov 11 2022

Bruno Fernandes sent Manchester United into the League Cup last 16 as the Portugal midfielder punished a howler from …

CO2 pollution from fossil fuels to hit all-time high in 2022

Nov 11 2022

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, the main driver of climate change, are on track to rise one percent in 2022 …

Belgium launches terror probe after policeman knifed to death

Nov 10 2022

A Belgian police officer was killed in a knife attack in Brussels on Thursday, authorities said, as anti-terror …

Ukraine says dozens of villages recaptured amid Russian retreat

Nov 10 2022

Kyiv forces have recaptured over 40 towns and villages in southern Ukraine, President Zelensky said Thursday, as Moscow …

France allows migrant rescue ship to dock after Italian refusal

Nov 10 2022

France warned Italy of "severe consequences" as it was set to take in on Friday a charity ship carrying more than 200 …

As midterm count drags on, focus shifts to 2024 White House race

Nov 10 2022

Control of the US Congress hung in the balance on Thursday as ballot-counting dragged on and attention shifted to the …

Transit strikes snarl London, Paris as workers seek raises

Nov 10 2022

Commuters in London and Paris scrambled for alternatives Thursday -- or just stayed home -- as public transport workers …

'Why would they?': Doubts in Russia's retreat from Kherson

Nov 10 2022

Few Ukrainians shopping for socks and extension cords on the main market of the biggest city near the Kherson front …

Fact Check: How to spot impostor Twitter accounts

Nov 10 2022

The rollout of Twitter's subscription service has prompted a string of accounts impersonating public figures, sparking …

World needs US 'to be climate leader', Ugandan activist

Nov 10 2022

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate on Thursday urged US President Joe Biden to help those most affected by the …

Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, fires executives

AFP - 6m ago

Elon Musk took control of Twitter and fired its top executives late Thursday in a deal that puts one of the leading …

Egypt's COP27 climate summit comes at a 'watershed moment'

Nov 04 2022

Leaders of a divided world meet in Egypt on Monday tasked with taming the terrifying juggernaut of global warming as …

NBA's Nets suspend Irving at least five games in anti-semitism furore

Nov 04 2022

The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games on Thursday, saying they were "dismayed" by the NBA …

Russian strikes leave 4.5 million without power in Ukraine: Zelensky

AFP - 4h ago

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Russia's campaign against Ukraine's energy network has left …

Brazil's Bolsonaro holds 'positive' meeting with Lula team

AFP - 5h ago

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met Thursday with advisors to incoming successor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who …

Uproar in French parliament after 'back to Africa' outburst

AFP - 5h ago

A French parliament session was thrown into turmoil Thursday after a far-right MP was accused of yelling "back to …

Italy's far-right PM hails 'frank' talks in Brussels

AFP - 7h ago

Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hailed "very fank and very positive" talks with EU chiefs in Brussels on …

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan wounded in assassination attempt

AFP - 7h ago

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was in stable condition after being shot in the leg at a political rally on …

Grain shipments resume as G7 vows winter help for Ukraine

AFP - 3h ago

Grain shipments from Ukraine resumed Thursday after Russia quickly returned to a deal allowing their safe passage …

Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, fires executives

AFP - 6m ago

Elon Musk took control of Twitter and fired its top executives late Thursday in a deal that puts one of the leading …

Anonymous graves mark the end of the line for migrants at US border

AFP - 59m ago

Sheriff Urbino Martinez has collected the remains of so many dead migrants who have come across the US southern border …

Brazil on edge as polarizing runoff goes down to wire

Oct 28 2022

After a bitterly divisive campaign and inconclusive first-round vote, Brazil will elect its next president Sunday in a …

Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, fires executives: US media

Oct 28 2022

Elon Musk took control of Twitter and fired its top executives, US media reported late Thursday, in a deal that puts one …

N.Ireland set for fresh elections as deadline to restart government expires

AFP - 2h ago

A deadline to resume power-sharing in Northern Ireland's regional government passed at midnight on Friday, setting the …

Putin: Russia battling 'Western domination' as Ukraine war grinds on

AFP - 3h ago

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the war in Ukraine was part of Russia's wider struggle against Western …

Seeking 'healthy' debate, Musk nears Twitter deal finish line

AFP - 2h ago

Closing in on his Twitter megadeal, Elon Musk said Thursday his goal is to enable "healthy" debate of ideas and counter …

Iran protest deaths mount as Tehran vows 'severe response' to shrine massacre

AFP - 4h ago

Iranian protesters on Thursday defied a deadly crackdown by security forces against nearly six weeks of women-led …

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' targeted by climate activists

AFP - 4h ago

Climate activists glued themselves to Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at a Dutch museum on Thursday in …

US economy grows for first time this year in third quarter

AFP - 5h ago

The US economy rebounded in the third quarter, government data showed Thursday, in welcome news for President Joe Biden …

Fifteen dead in attack on Shiite shrine in Iran

AFP - 23m ago

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday in an attack on a key Shiite Muslim shrine in southern Iran, state media said, …

Iran security forces 'open fire' as thousands mourn Mahsa Amini

AFP - 54m ago

Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters who massed in their thousands Wednesday in Mahsa Amini's hometown to …

'Overpaying' Musk on deadline to close Twitter deal

Oct 27 2022

Elon Musk looks set to meet a Friday deadline to seal his on-again, off-again deal to buy Twitter, avoiding a trial over …

Right-wing election 'army' sparks fear for US midterms

Oct 27 2022

Influential right-wing campaigners who endorse Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud are mobilizing a …

Russia undertakes nuclear drills as fighting heavy near Bakhmut

Oct 27 2022

Russia's strategic forces carried out drills Wednesday, including a test launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine, …

Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup

AFP - 5h ago

Australia's national men's football team on Thursday condemned human rights abuses in Qatar ahead of the World Cup, …

UN satellite analysis tracks Ukraine cultural damage

AFP - 6h ago

The United Nations is using before-and-after satellite imagery to monitor the cultural destruction inflicted by Russia's …

Fifteen dead in Iran attack on Shiite shrine

AFP - 6h ago

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday in an attack on a key Shiite Muslim shrine in southern Iran, state media said, …

Painter Pierre Soulages, French master of black, dies at 102

AFP - 7h ago

French abstract artist Pierre Soulages, who has died aged 102, was the Henry Ford of painting: for him there was just …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through and Barca out

AFP - 8h ago

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

Russian media figure flees to Lithuania

AFP - 7h ago

Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian media figure and the daughter of Vladimir Putin's mentor, has fled her country for Lithuania, …

Putin oversees nuclear response drills

AFP - 4h ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday surveyed drills carried out by his nuclear-capable forces as Moscow …

Second day of Ethiopia peace talks in South Africa

AFP - 9h ago

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region went …

Climate pledges still 'nowhere near' enough for 1.5C: UN

AFP - 4h ago

The world's current climate pledges are far off track to limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius and will steer a …

N.Ireland set for fresh elections over post-Brexit impasse

AFP - 53m ago

Northern Ireland on Wednesday appeared headed for a second election this year, after UK government efforts to resolve …

'Monsters': Ukrainian women recount agony in Russian prisons

AFP - 2h ago

When Ukrainian medic Tetyana Vasylchenko was released from Russian captivity and, on the bus back to freedom, handed a …

Bees shown to 'count' from left to right for first time

AFP - 9h ago

Bees order numbers in increasing size from left to right, a study has shown for the first time, supporting the …

UK's new PM delays budget, restores fracking ban

AFP - 11h ago

In his first full day as Britain's prime minister, Rishi Sunak on Wednesday delayed a crunch budget and rebuffed renewed …

Macron, Scholz tackle tensions in 'constructive' meeting

AFP - 5h ago

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with both sides saying they …

Ethiopia peace talks enter day two in South Africa

AFP - 2h ago

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region …

Germany agrees plan to legalise recreational cannabis

AFP - 2h ago

Germany on Wednesday paved the way to legalising the purchase and possession of small amounts of marijuana for …

Britain's new PM delays crunch budget plan

AFP - 2h ago

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday postponed an eagerly awaited budget plan due next week, as the youthful …

Germany allows controversial Chinese stake in Hamburg port

AFP - 3h ago

Germany's coalition government on Wednesday allowed a Chinese firm to buy a reduced stake in a Hamburg port terminal, …

Climate crisis: Transition of global economy way off track

AFP - 6h ago

Across virtually every sector, the greening of the global economy is unfolding far too slowly to stave off climate …

Macron, Scholz meet in bid to defuse Paris-Berlin tensions

AFP - 4h ago

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with the leaders hoping to …

Thousands of Iranians flock to Mahsa Amini grave despite crackdown

AFP - 1h ago

Thousands of Iranian mourners gathered Wednesday at the grave of Mahsa Amini to mark 40 days since her death, defying …

Macron, Scholz set for frosty lunch amid Paris-Berlin tensions

AFP - 1h ago

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with the leaders hoping to …

Britain's new PM eyes delay to crunch budget plan

AFP - 1h ago

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak could postpone an eagerly-awaited budget plan due next week, a senior minister said …

Iran mourners flock to Mahsa Amini grave despite crackdown

AFP - 1h ago

Iranian mourners gathered Wednesday at the grave of Mahsa Amini to mark 40 days since her death, defying heightened …

Germany allows smaller Chinese stake in Hamburg port

AFP - 2h ago

Germany's coalition government on Wednesday allowed a Chinese firm to take a smaller-than-planned stake in a Hamburg …

Mercedes-Benz to sell off Russian assets to local investor

AFP - 1h ago

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is expected to sell its Russian assets to a local investor, the Russian ministry of …

Britain's Sunak to make parliamentary debut as PM

AFP - 6h ago

Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday face off against opposition lawmakers for the first time as British prime minister, in a …

Santander's net profit climbs to 2.4 bn euros in Q3

AFP - 6h ago

Spanish banking giant Banco Santander on Wednesday announced an 11-percent increase in net profits year-on-year in the …

Britain's Sunak to face opposition in parliament for first time as PM

AFP - 6h ago

Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday face off against opposition lawmakers for the first time as British prime minister, in a …

Iran tensions rise in protests ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

AFP - 5h ago

Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of …

Iran tensions rise in protests ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

AFP - 18m ago

Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of …

Russia rejects US basketballer's appeal of 'traumatic' sentence

AFP - 1h ago

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from US basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year prison term on …

Ethiopia peace talks open in South Africa

AFP - 2h ago

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region …

Juventus crash out of Champions League but Chelsea, PSG through to last 16

AFP - 4h ago

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in nine years on Tuesday but …

New UK PM Sunak unveils top team as historic tenure begins

AFP - 4h ago

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

Zelensky asks donors for $38 bn as Russia shells Bakhmut

AFP - 4h ago

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday asked the international community to cover an expected budget deficit …

In Ukraine's blitzed Bakhmut, residents accustomed to death

AFP - 6h ago

Elderly people quietly cycle under bombardment, and children ride scooters on sidewalks that vibrate from artillery …

Mass funerals after Israeli raids on West Bank militants kill six

AFP - 6h ago

Major Israeli raids Tuesday in the occupied West Bank targeting nascent militant group "the Lions' Den" killed six …

Far-right Meloni seeks to reassure in first speech as Italy PM

AFP - 7h ago

New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni outlined her programme for government on Tuesday, reaffirming her support for …

Iran tensions mount as students protest ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

AFP - 7h ago

Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of …

South Sudan VP rejects ouster from ruling party

AFP - 1h ago

South Sudan's vice president, Riek Machar, has rejected a move to kick him out of the ruling party, a sign of renewed …

DR Congo journalist arrested, 'missing' in Kinshasa: association

AFP - 15m ago

The International Press Correspondents' Association in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday expressed its "deep …

Battling the cold in the trenches of eastern Ukraine

AFP - 8h ago

With "tactical socks", NATO standard sleeping bags and even a sauna, a unit of soldiers from Ukraine's 5th brigade is …

Turkey police raid pro-Kurdish news outlets, detain journalists

AFP - 9h ago

Turkish police on Tuesday searched the premises of several pro-Kurdish media outlets and raided journalists' houses in …

11 pupils die in blaze at Ugandan school for blind

AFP - 3h ago

Eleven pupils at a school for the blind in Uganda have burnt to death after a fire tore through a dormitory as they were …

Adidas cuts ties with Kanye West over anti-Semitic remarks

AFP - 2h ago

German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday it was ending its partnership with Kanye West after a series of anti-Semitic …

New PM Meloni confirms Italy's place in Europe, NATO

AFP - 2h ago

New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni set out her programme for government on Tuesday, reaffirming her support for …

Sunak appointed crisis-hit UK's first PM of colour

AFP - 14m ago

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

Partial solar eclipse begins in Iceland headed towards India

AFP - 29m ago

A partial solar eclipse began over Iceland on Tuesday as the rare celestial spectacle started to make its way east …

Children among 11 killed in fire at Uganda blind school

AFP - 4h ago

Eleven people, mostly children, have perished in a blaze that tore through a dormitory at a school for the blind in …

Germany eyes reduced China stake in Hamburg port to end row

AFP - 5h ago

Germany's government is eyeing a compromise that would allow a Chinese firm to take a smaller-than-planned stake in a …

HSBC profits slide on bank impairment charges

AFP - 7m ago

Global bank giant HSBC on Tuesday announced tumbling profits for the third quarter on impairment charges linked to a …

Sunak appointed crisis-hit UK's first prime minister of colour

AFP - 43m ago

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

New PM Meloni says Italy committed to Europe

AFP - 2h ago

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni confirmed her government's support for the European Union, NATO and Ukraine on …

Rebuilding Ukraine a 'generational task' that begins now: Scholz

AFP - 3h ago

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that rebuilding Ukraine was a "generational task" that must start …

Meta says WhatsApp outage resolved

AFP - 4h ago

US tech giant Meta on Tuesday said it had resolved a major WhatsApp outage that prevented many of the billions of users …

Truckers and gallows humour: Ragtag army in battle for Kherson

AFP - 20m ago

The two old friends worked as truck drivers before picking up assault rifles. Their commander was an office manager.

Sunak to be appointed UK's third PM this year

AFP - 1h ago

Rishi Sunak will on Tuesday be installed as Britain's third prime minister this year, after the humiliated Liz Truss …

Meta confirms WhatsApp outage, working to restore service

AFP - 40m ago

US tech giant Meta confirmed a global outage was affecting its messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday and said it was …

China trying to 'undermine' US judicial system: Justice chief

AFP - 2h ago

Top US justice officials accused the Chinese government Monday of an unrelenting campaign by intelligence operatives to …

Italy's new PM Meloni sets out programme to parliament

AFP - 2h ago

Giorgia Meloni will address Italy's parliament for the first time as prime minister on Tuesday, setting out her plan for …

'We don't eat lithium': S. America longs for benefits of metal boon

AFP - 5h ago

The turquoise glimmer of open-air pools contrasts sharply with the dazzling white of salt flats in Latin America's …

Four Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in West Bank: Palestinian ministry 

AFP - 9h ago

Four Palestinians were killed and nearly 20 others injured early Tuesday in a raid by Israeli forces in the occupied …

Stocks mostly up as Sunak poised to become new British PM

Oct 24 2022

European and US stocks rose Monday as markets reacted to the news that former finance minister Rishi Sunak was to become …

NATO warns Russia against 'dirty bomb' pretext

Oct 24 2022

Russia must not escalate the conflict in Ukraine with false claims that Kyiv is planning to unleash a so-called "dirty …

Cyclone Sitrang hits Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people evacuated

Oct 24 2022

Cyclone Sitrang slammed into densely-populated, low-lying Bangladesh late Monday, killing at least five people as …

Weinstein used Hollywood power to rape, court hears

Oct 24 2022

Harvey Weinstein used his power and influence in Hollywood to rape women, leaving them terrified for their careers if …

Video games could improve kids' brains: study

Oct 24 2022

Parents often worry about the harmful impacts of video games on their children, from mental health and social problems …

Rishi Sunak triumphs to become UK's new prime minister

Oct 24 2022

Britain's incoming prime minister Rishi Sunak vowed Monday to bring "stability and unity" at a time of economic crisis, …

Pakistan journalist shot dead by police in Kenya

Oct 24 2022

A top Pakistani news anchor was shot dead by police in Kenya after he fled his home country to avoid sedition charges, …

Portuguese textiles become international player

Oct 24 2022

Shaken in the last 20 years by competition from Asia, Portugal's textile industry has found its footing again and become …

Ethiopia rivals gear up for South Africa peace talks

Oct 24 2022

The warring sides in Ethiopia were readying Monday for peace talks in South Africa aimed at finding a peaceful solution …

French girl, 12, laid to rest after 'evil' murder

Oct 24 2022

A 12-year-old girl whose murder shocked France and sparked political controversy was laid to rest on Monday, after a …

Greening global economy brings dependence on critical minerals

Oct 24 2022

After nearly a century of geopolitical tension over access to oil, experts worry that the global transition to clean …

Stocks, pound up as Sunak poised to become new British PM

Oct 24 2022

Global stocks and the pound climbed on Monday as markets reacted to the news that former finance minister Rishi Sunak …

Credit Suisse to pay 238 mn euros to settle French fraud probe

Oct 24 2022

Credit Suisse has agreed to pay 238 million euros ($234 million) to avoid prosecution on French money laundering and tax …

No comeback yet, but UK's Johnson vows still 'much to offer'

Oct 24 2022

Even after failing to pull off a sensational return to Downing Street within weeks of being forced out, Brexit …

Rishi Sunak, set to be the UK's first Hindu PM

Oct 24 2022

Rishi Sunak, the Conservatives' new leader, has capped a stunning political comeback that marks a dramatic rise to power …

Russia claims Ukraine 'dirty bomb' in final stages

Oct 24 2022

Russia on Monday claimed that Ukraine was in the "final stages" of developing a so-called dirty bomb to use against …

Rishi Sunak to become Britain's new prime minister

Oct 24 2022

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak on Monday won the battle for leader of Britain's Conservative party and will become …

Opening arguments to start in Weinstein sex assault trial

Oct 24 2022

Opening arguments were due to begin Monday in the Los Angeles trial of disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, …

UK's Sunak poised to become PM as Johnson exits race

Oct 24 2022

British Conservative Rishi Sunak was on Monday poised to become prime minister and the country's first leader of colour, …

Pakistan journalist dies in alleged Kenya police shooting: investigators

Oct 24 2022

A top Pakistani news anchor was shot dead in Kenya -- allegedly by police -- just months after he fled his home country …

'Houdini' snake escape shuts down Swedish zoo

Oct 24 2022

A Swedish zoo has been partially shut down after a king cobra staged an impressive escape from its enclosure at the …

UK's Sunak poised to become PM as Johnson quits race

Oct 24 2022

British Conservative Rishi Sunak was on Monday poised to become prime minister and the country's first leader of colour, …

'Jealous lover': Fury at Putin near Ukraine front

Oct 24 2022

The cracked kitchen clock still showed the moment the first Russian missile vaporised the courtyard of a Soviet-era …

Tigray rebels in South Africa for peace talks

Oct 24 2022

Tigrayan rebels said their negotiators have arrived in South Africa for African Union-led peace talks with Ethiopia's …

'Even if no one cares': Russia's lone liberal lawyer

AFP - 56m ago

In a Moscow court, lawyer Maria Eismont is looking on stunned at a losing battle: her client, a student accused of …

HRW reports LGBTQ jail beatings before Qatar World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Police in Qatar have arbitrarily detained and abused members of the LGBTQ community ahead of the World Cup next month, …

Ukraine slams Russia's 'dirty bomb' claims as 'dangerous' lies

AFP - 3h ago

Ukraine slammed Russia on Sunday for alleging Kyiv was planning to use a radioactive bomb in its own territory, calling …

Two dead as Roslyn weakens to tropical storm after Mexico landfall

AFP - 3h ago

Hurricane Roslyn weakened rapidly Sunday after making landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, nonetheless leaving two people …

DR Congo troops clash with M23 rebels, 4 civilians killed

Oct 23 2022

Fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels have erupted in eastern DR Congo, officials said Sunday, with at least …

UK's Johnson ends bid for comeback as PM

AFP - 11m ago

Britain's Boris Johnson on Sunday dramatically ended an audacious bid to return to power within weeks of having been …

New Italy PM meets Macron on first day of office

AFP - 18m ago

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took her first steps on the international stage Sunday, meeting French President …

Nine dead and 47 wounded in attack on south Somalia hotel

AFP - 52m ago

Nine people were killed and 47 wounded Sunday in an attack on a hotel in Kismayo, southern Somalia, claimed by the …

Roslyn weakens to tropical storm after Mexico landfall

AFP - 56m ago

Hurricane Roslyn weakened rapidly Sunday after making landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, nonetheless leaving damage …

Xi secures historic third term as China's leader

AFP - 1h ago

Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China's leader on Sunday and filled his inner circle with close allies, …

Ukraine dismisses Russia's 'dirty bomb' claims as 'lies'

AFP - 1h ago

Ukraine on Sunday denounced as dangerous lies suggestions from Russia that it was preparing to use a "dirty bomb".

New Italy PM Meloni to meet Macron in Rome

AFP - 2h ago

Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will take her first steps on the international stage in a meeting later on …

DR Congo troops clash with M23 rebels

AFP - 4h ago

Fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels have erupted in eastern DR Congo, officials said on Sunday, breaking a …

Rushdie lost sight in eye, use of hand in attack: agent

AFP - 5h ago

Author Salman Rushdie lost vision in one eye and was left "incapacitated" in a hand after he was stabbed in the United …

Sunak declares fresh bid for British PM

AFP - 6h ago

British Conservative Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced he is standing to be prime minister, just weeks after failing in a …

Power cuts hit Kyiv as Russia pummels energy grid

AFP - 4h ago

Kyiv's energy operator on Sunday said scheduled power cuts have been introduced in the Ukrainian capital as Russia has …

Meloni takes over as Italian PM, urges fractious allies to unite

AFP - 5h ago

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni took office Sunday as Italy's first woman prime minister, calling on the fractious …

Sunak declares bid for British PM

AFP - 3h ago

British Conservative Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced he is standing to be prime minister, just weeks after failing in a …

Verstappen leads tributes to Red Bull founder Mateschitz

AFP - 10h ago

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen led the tributes on Sunday to Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who turned …

Far-right Meloni takes over as Italy's first woman PM

AFP - 1h ago

Giorgia Meloni officially took over Sunday as Italy's first woman prime minister at the helm of the country's most …

French chateaux brace for huge winter heating bills

AFP - 5h ago

Inside his French chateau on the riverbanks of the Loire, Xavier Leleve dreads to find out how much it will cost to heat …

Far-right Meloni sworn in as Italy's first woman PM

AFP - 34m ago

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italian prime minister on Saturday, promising to work closely with her …

UK's Johnson, Sunak meet amid private battle for Tory leadership

AFP - 45m ago

Conservative rivals Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak held face-to-face talks late Saturday, reports said, as the feuding …

China's Xi set to secure historic third term in office

AFP - 1h ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping was poised Sunday to secure a historic third term in power, cementing his position as the …

Leave 'immediately', pro-Russian officials tell Kherson residents

AFP - 2h ago

Pro-Russian authorities on Saturday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, …

Tanzanian firefighters battle blaze on Mount Kilimanjaro

AFP - 2h ago

More than 300 people have been mobilised to tackle a blaze on the slopes of Tanzania's famous Mount Kilimanjaro, local …

Iranians strike as Mahsa Amini protests enter sixth week

AFP - 4h ago

Shopkeepers and factory workers went on strike in Iran on Saturday as women-led nationwide protests sparked by the death …

Former Chinese president Hu removed from Congress

AFP - 5h ago

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao was unexpectedly led out of Saturday's closing ceremony of the Communist Party …

Johnson returns to UK as Sunak qualifies for PM race

AFP - 5h ago

Former prime minister Boris Johnson returned to Britain Saturday from a Caribbean holiday aiming to launch an audacious …

Xi in control at China Congress, as ex-president removed

AFP - 5h ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping locked in support for a historic third term in power at the Communist Party's Congress on …

S.Africa's Zuma accuses successor Ramaphosa of graft, treason

AFP - 7h ago

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, who himself faces graft charges, on Saturday accused his successor Cyril …

Pro-Russian authorities tell Kherson residents to leave 'immediately'

AFP - 3h ago

Pro-Russian authorities on Saturday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, …

S.Africa's Zuma says successor Ramaphosa 'corrupt', committed 'treason'

AFP - 33m ago

South Africa's graft-accused former president Jacob Zuma on Saturday accused his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, of …

Displaced by flooding, Nigerians in desperate need of help

AFP - 12h ago

It was pitch black when the waters came, forcing mother Fortune Lawrence and her eight children to jump on a makeshift …

Xi solidifies control over China's Communist Party at Congress

AFP - 2h ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping locked in full control of the Communist Party as its Congress ended on Saturday, all but …

China's Communist Party endorses Xi's 'core' leadership

AFP - 2h ago

China's Communist Party on Saturday endorsed Xi Jinping's "core position" in the country's leadership, all but assuring …

Struggle and win, Xi says as Congress ends

AFP - 1h ago

China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress wrapped up on Saturday with President Xi Jinping set to emerge from the …

China's Communist Party Congress to end with Xi set for third term

AFP - 19m ago

China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress began its closing session on Saturday, with President Xi Jinping likely to …

Trump ordered to testify in Capitol assault probe

AFP - 9m ago

Lawmakers probing the 2021 attack on the US Capitol subpoenaed former president Donald Trump Friday to testify on his …

Guinea junta agrees return to civilian rule in 2 years: ECOWAS

AFP - 23m ago

Guinea's ruling junta has agreed to restore civilian rule in two years, after facing sanctions over its original plan …

UK's Sunak qualifies for PM race as Johnson eyes comeback

AFP - 1h ago

British Conservative politician Rishi Sunak late Friday reached the minimum threshold to run for party leader, as former …

US, Russian defence ministers hold rare call as Ukraine advances

AFP - 1h ago

Russia's defence minister held rare telephone talks with his US counterpart Friday, after pro-Kremlin officials said …

Don't exploit her, parents of slain girl tell French politicians

AFP - 2h ago

The parents of a French schoolgirl whose gruesome murder has shocked the country, on Friday urged right-wing politicians …

Far-right Meloni named Italy's first woman PM

AFP - 3h ago

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was named Italian prime minister on Friday, becoming the first woman to head a …

Taylor Swift's 10th album 'Midnights' crashes Spotify

AFP - 3h ago

Taylor Swift's 10th album "Midnights," marking a gradual return to pop for the US singer-songwriter, sparked an online …

Balenciaga breaks ties with Kanye West

AFP - 3h ago

Paris-based fashion house Balenciaga has ended ties with rapper Kanye West following a recent run of controversial …

Trump ally Bannon sentenced to prison for contempt of Congress

AFP - 3h ago

Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon was sentenced Friday to four months in prison for refusing to testify in the …

Mordaunt enters Tory race as Johnson eyes comeback as PM

AFP - 4h ago

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

Mordaunt enters Tory race as Johnson eyes comeback for PM

AFP - 57m ago

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

Italy's far-right 'Christian mother' Meloni

AFP - 4h ago

As a teen activist she praised Mussolini, but Giorgia Meloni has transformed herself and her post-fascist Brothers of …

Monkeypox retreating but threat remains, experts warn

AFP - 51m ago

The global monkeypox outbreak has been receding for months, but experts warn against prematurely declaring victory …

'Absolute farce': UK gripped by latest Johnson plot twist

AFP - 4h ago

British former prime minister Boris Johnson's prospective return to Downing Street reads like a Shakespearean arc of …

As Ukrainians advance, Russians risk losing prized Kherson city

AFP - 9h ago

Advancing Ukrainians have vowed to wrest back the southern city of Kherson from the Russians but analysts say Moscow may …

Trump ally Bannon faces possible prison for contempt

AFP - 1h ago

Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon arrived in court Friday to hear a judge hand down his sentence for refusing to …

Russia says 'fortress' Kherson readying for Ukraine attack

AFP - 3h ago

Kremlin proxy officials said Friday they were building up defences and turning Ukraine's southern city of Kherson into a …

Johnson eyes comeback as UK Tories race to replace Truss

AFP - 2h ago

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

Ukraine warns Russia planning to destroy hydro dam

AFP - 8m ago

Kyiv accused Russia on Thursday of planning to destroy a hydropower plant in the eastern Kherson region, where Ukrainian …

Kevin Spacey cleared in NY sex assault case

AFP - 1h ago

A New York court on Thursday dismissed a $40 million sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Kevin Spacey by an actor …

Russian attacks on Ukraine grid prompt power cuts, more refugees

AFP - 1h ago

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of turning its energy grid into a battleground and sparking a new wave of refugees …

Chad says some 50 dead in clashes, announces curfew

AFP - 3h ago

Chad's government announced an overnight curfew on Thursday and said deadly clashes between police and demonstrators …

UK's Tories vow new leader next week as PM Truss quits

AFP - 4h ago

Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday announced her resignation just 44 crisis-filled days after taking office, as the …

Johnson comeback bid adds drama to UK political soap opera

AFP - 5h ago

With supporters demanding "bring back Boris" and critics calling it "an insult" to the British people, an anticipated …

UK's PM Truss quits, Tories vow new leader next week

AFP - 1h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday announced her resignation just six crisis-filled weeks after taking office, …

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'opportunity' to mend Armenia ties

AFP - 6h ago

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that there was an opportunity to repair ties with arch-foe …

Facing threat, Togo forces simulate 'jihadist' attack

AFP - 6h ago

Togo's security forces on Thursday carried out a simulated jihadist attack in the capital Lome, training to counter a …

Violent clashes in Guinea anti-junta protest

AFP - 1m ago

Young protesters clashed on Thursday with security forces in the Guinean capital Conakry after a banned group called for …

Russia's 'no risk' Ukraine strategy: pummeling the power grid

AFP - 7h ago

After a series of humiliating battlefield defeats in Ukraine, Moscow is trying out a new tactic it hopes will swing the …

Russia's population transfers amount to 'mass deportation', says Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of orchestrating a "mass deportation" of civilians from the occupied region of …

Man Utd too good for Tottenham, Liverpool revival rolls on

AFP - 1h ago

Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham's Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford, …

Russia, Iran defiant as West presses sanctions over drones in Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Russia on Wednesday warned the United Nations not to probe alleged strikes by Iranian-made drones in Ukraine, joining …

UK's PM Truss rocked as interior minister departs

AFP - 2h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss lurched deeper into chaos Wednesday as her hardline interior minister quit, forcing the …

Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab

AFP - 4h ago

An Iranian climber who caused a sensation by competing abroad without a hijab was given a hero's welcome on her return …

Russia's population transfers are 'deportations', says Ukraine

AFP - 3h ago

Russia began evacuating civilians from Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday in the face of advances by Kyiv, which …

Under-fire Kyiv still finding first victims of war

AFP - 6m ago

The cruise missiles had just finished smashing into Kyiv when Tetyana Telyzhenko buried the mutilated body of her …

Ukraine warns situation 'critical' after Russia attacks power grid

AFP - 18m ago

Ukraine warned Tuesday of an emerging "critical" risk to its power grid after President Volodymyr Zelensky said that …

Thousands strike across France amid fuel shortages

AFP - 1h ago

Thousands of people took to the streets across France on Tuesday and commuters faced delays as unions staged a …

UK PM Truss battles to stay in power after tax reforms trashed

AFP - 1h ago

Britain's Liz Truss on Tuesday battled to salvage her position as prime minister, after market turmoil at her …

Alleged accomplices on trial over Vienna jihadist shooting

AFP - 1h ago

Six men accused of helping a gunman who carried out Austria's first deadly jihadist attack on Tuesday all pleaded not …

Ethiopia says govt forces seize three towns in Tigray

AFP - 2h ago

Ethiopia said Tuesday its forces had seized three towns in Tigray, the latest major battleground shift in the brutal …

Xi hails China's rise, demands unity at Congress

AFP - 2h ago

President Xi Jinping hailed China's rise as a global power and demanded unity around his leadership on Sunday, launching …

Anonymous graves mark the end of the line for migrants at US border

AFP - 59m ago

Sheriff Urbino Martinez has collected the remains of so many dead migrants who have come across the US southern border …

Brazil on edge as polarizing runoff goes down to wire

Oct 28 2022

After a bitterly divisive campaign and inconclusive first-round vote, Brazil will elect its next president Sunday in a …

Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, fires executives: US media

Oct 28 2022

Elon Musk took control of Twitter and fired its top executives, US media reported late Thursday, in a deal that puts one …

N.Ireland set for fresh elections as deadline to restart government expires

AFP - 2h ago

A deadline to resume power-sharing in Northern Ireland's regional government passed at midnight on Friday, setting the …

Putin: Russia battling 'Western domination' as Ukraine war grinds on

AFP - 3h ago

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the war in Ukraine was part of Russia's wider struggle against Western …

Seeking 'healthy' debate, Musk nears Twitter deal finish line

AFP - 2h ago

Closing in on his Twitter megadeal, Elon Musk said Thursday his goal is to enable "healthy" debate of ideas and counter …

Iran protest deaths mount as Tehran vows 'severe response' to shrine massacre

AFP - 4h ago

Iranian protesters on Thursday defied a deadly crackdown by security forces against nearly six weeks of women-led …

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' targeted by climate activists

AFP - 4h ago

Climate activists glued themselves to Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at a Dutch museum on Thursday in …

US economy grows for first time this year in third quarter

AFP - 5h ago

The US economy rebounded in the third quarter, government data showed Thursday, in welcome news for President Joe Biden …

TB cases rise after years of decline: WHO

AFP - 7h ago

Tuberculosis case numbers increased last year for the first time in more than 20 years, fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic …

World entering 'most dangerous' decade, warns Putin

AFP - 4h ago

The world is probably entering the "most dangerous" decade since the end of World War II, Russian President Vladimir …

War in Ukraine strains ties between Africa and West

AFP - 9h ago

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dug a rift between African countries and supporters in the West who are urging the …

TB firmly on the rise after years of decline: WHO

AFP - 1h ago

Tuberculosis has rebounded after years of decline, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2021, up 14 percent in two …

ECB hikes rates again despite 'looming recession'

AFP - 9h ago

The European Central Bank announced another jumbo interest rate hike on Thursday and said further increases would follow …

N.Irish elections loom after failure to resolve post-Brexit impasse

AFP - 8h ago

Northern Ireland's feuding political parties failed on Thursday to agree to restart power-sharing, paving the way for a …

Seeking 'healthy' debate of ideas, Musk nears Twitter deal finish line

AFP - 1h ago

Closing in on his Twitter megadeal, Elon Musk said Thursday his goal is to enable "healthy" debate of ideas and counter …

Israel, Lebanon strike 'historic' maritime border deal

AFP - 33m ago

Israel and Lebanon struck a US-brokered maritime border agreement Thursday that opens up lucrative offshore gas fields …

Protest-hit Iran vows to 'punish' those behind shrine massacre

AFP - 5h ago

Iran's leaders vowed Thursday to "punish" those behind a shooting that killed 15 worshippers at a Shiite Muslim shrine, …

ECB warns of 'looming recession' as it again hikes rates

AFP - 1h ago

The European Central Bank announced another jumbo interest rate hike on Thursday and said further increases would follow …

Turkish doctors' leader formally detained over chemical arms comment

AFP - 3h ago

A Turkish court on Thursday ordered a doctor's union leader detained for having called for a probe into the army's …

Israel, Lebanon strike 'historic' maritime border deal: US

AFP - 1h ago

Israel and Lebanon struck a US-brokered maritime border deal on Thursday, the White House announced, paving the way for …

US terror alert in S.Africa 'unfortunate': Ramaphosa

AFP - 1h ago

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday regretted as "unfortunate" the US embassy's issuing of a warning of …

Russia paves way to toughen up 'LGBT propaganda' law

AFP - 4h ago

The lower house of Russia's parliament, the Duma, voted on Thursday to toughen up a notorious 2013 "gay propaganda" law, …

Climate plans would allow up to 2.6C of global warming: UN

AFP - 12h ago

Country climate pledges leave the world on track to heat by as much as 2.6 degrees Celsius this century, the United …

N. Ireland moves closer to fresh elections over post-Brexit impasse

AFP - 3h ago

Northern Ireland on Thursday appeared headed for a second election this year after the leader of the pro-UK Democratic …

Israel, Lebanon to strike 'historic' maritime border deal

AFP - 1h ago

Israel and Lebanon Thursday separately signed a US-brokered maritime border deal which paves the way for lucrative …

IEA sees global energy emissions peaking in 2025

AFP - 5h ago

The International Energy Agency said Thursday it believes global energy emissions will peak in 2025 as surging prices …

Germany's Scholz rejects Turkish claims against Greece

AFP - 29m ago

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday rejected Turkish claims on the sovereignty of Greek islands, part of a barrage …

Russia's 'disposable soldiers' fighting for Bakhmut

AFP - 8h ago

With Russian artillery exploding around him, a Ukrainian soldier takes shelter in a tunnel and recounts the scene at the …

Israel, Lebanon set to sign 'historic' maritime border deal

AFP - 1h ago

Lebanon and Israel were Thursday expected to sign a US-brokered maritime border deal which would pave the way for …

'No trust': Clandestine world of Ukraine prisoner swaps

AFP - 3h ago

The five captured Russian soldiers stumbled out of the Ukrainian van with their heads covered in black balaclavas.

Brewer AB InBev cheers best quarter of the year

AFP - 3h ago

The world's top brewer AB InBev said Thursday that it enjoyed its best quarter of the year as sales volumes rose, …

Danske Bank sets aside nearly 2 bn euros for expected fines

AFP - 4h ago

Danske Bank, which is under investigation by Danish and US authorities, said Thursday it had set aside an additional 14 …

Russia paves way for toughening of 'LGBT propaganda' law

AFP - 2h ago

The lower house of Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved amendments to toughen a notorious 2013 "gay propaganda" law …

Israel, Lebanon expected to sign 'historic' maritime border deal

AFP - 21m ago

Lebanon and Israel were Thursday expected to sign a US-brokered maritime border deal that would pave the way for …

Iran president says Amini 'riots' pave way for attacks

AFP - 3h ago

Iran's president on Thursday claimed "riots" sparked by Mahsa Amini's death paved the way for "terrorist" attacks, a day …

EU chief calls for closer ties to Central Asia in Kazakhstan visit

AFP - 1h ago

EU chief Charles Michel called on Thursday for closer ties with Central Asia on his first official visit to Kazakhstan, …

TotalEnergies's 'superprofit' renews windfall tax debate

AFP - 2h ago

TotalEnergies said Thursday surging global oil and gas prices helped it post a massive jump in profits in the third …

Shell posts more bumper profits on high energy prices

AFP - 2h ago

British energy giant Shell on Thursday announced net profit totalling $6.7 billion in the third quarter, as oil and gas …

Iran protests rage overnight after Mahsa Amini commemoration

AFP - 1h ago

Protests raged through the night in Iran after thousands of mourners marked 40 days since the death of Mahsa Amini which …

N. Ireland set for fresh elections over post-Brexit impasse

AFP - 49m ago

Northern Ireland on Thursday appeared headed for a second election this year, after UK government efforts to resolve …

Second day of Ethiopia peace talks in South Africa

AFP - 1h ago

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region went …

Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup

AFP - 6h ago

Australia's football team on Thursday condemned human rights abuses in Qatar ahead of the World Cup, becoming the first …

Lufthansa says 'left pandemic behind', books healthy profit

AFP - 4h ago

German airline giant Lufthansa said Thursday it had "left the pandemic behind" as it reported a robust third-quarter net …

Fifteen dead in attack on Shiite shrine in Iran

AFP - 6h ago

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday in an attack on a key Shiite Muslim shrine in southern Iran, state media said, …

Iran security forces 'open fire' as thousands mourn Mahsa Amini

AFP - 5h ago

Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters who massed in their thousands Wednesday in Mahsa Amini's hometown to …

'Overpaying' Musk on deadline to close Twitter deal

AFP - 8h ago

Elon Musk looks set to meet a Friday deadline to seal his on-again, off-again deal to buy Twitter, avoiding a trial over …

Right-wing election 'army' sparks fear for US midterms

AFP - 8h ago

Influential right-wing campaigners who endorse Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud are mobilizing a …

Russia undertakes nuclear drills as fighting heavy near Bakhmut

AFP - 8h ago

Russia's strategic forces carried out drills Wednesday, including a test launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine, …

UN satellite analysis tracks Ukraine cultural damage

Oct 26 2022

The United Nations is using before-and-after satellite imagery to monitor the cultural destruction inflicted by Russia's …

Fifteen dead in Iran attack on Shiite shrine

Oct 26 2022

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday in an attack on a key Shiite Muslim shrine in southern Iran, state media said, …

Painter Pierre Soulages, French master of black, dies at 102

Oct 26 2022

French abstract artist Pierre Soulages, who has died aged 102, was the Henry Ford of painting: for him there was just …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through and Barca out

Oct 26 2022

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

Russian media figure flees to Lithuania

Oct 26 2022

Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian media figure and the daughter of Vladimir Putin's mentor, has fled her country for Lithuania, …

Putin oversees nuclear response drills

Oct 26 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday surveyed drills carried out by his nuclear-capable forces as Moscow …

Climate pledges still 'nowhere near' enough for 1.5C: UN

Oct 26 2022

The world's current climate pledges are far off track to limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius and will steer a …

N.Ireland set for fresh elections over post-Brexit impasse

Oct 26 2022

Northern Ireland on Wednesday appeared headed for a second election this year, after UK government efforts to resolve …

'Monsters': Ukrainian women recount agony in Russian prisons

Oct 26 2022

When Ukrainian medic Tetyana Vasylchenko was released from Russian captivity and, on the bus back to freedom, handed a …

Bees shown to 'count' from left to right for first time

Oct 26 2022

Bees order numbers in increasing size from left to right, a study has shown for the first time, supporting the …

UK's new PM delays budget, restores fracking ban

Oct 26 2022

In his first full day as Britain's prime minister, Rishi Sunak on Wednesday delayed a crunch budget and rebuffed renewed …

Macron, Scholz tackle tensions in 'constructive' meeting

Oct 26 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with both sides saying they …

Ethiopia peace talks enter day two in South Africa

Oct 26 2022

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region …

Germany agrees plan to legalise recreational cannabis

Oct 26 2022

Germany on Wednesday paved the way to legalising the purchase and possession of small amounts of marijuana for …

Britain's new PM delays crunch budget plan

Oct 26 2022

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday postponed an eagerly awaited budget plan due next week, as the youthful …

Germany allows controversial Chinese stake in Hamburg port

Oct 26 2022

Germany's coalition government on Wednesday allowed a Chinese firm to buy a reduced stake in a Hamburg port terminal, …

Climate crisis: Transition of global economy way off track

Oct 26 2022

Across virtually every sector, the greening of the global economy is unfolding far too slowly to stave off climate …

Macron, Scholz meet in bid to defuse Paris-Berlin tensions

Oct 26 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with the leaders hoping to …

Thousands of Iranians flock to Mahsa Amini grave despite crackdown

Oct 26 2022

Thousands of Iranian mourners gathered Wednesday at the grave of Mahsa Amini to mark 40 days since her death, defying …

Macron, Scholz set for frosty lunch amid Paris-Berlin tensions

Oct 26 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with the leaders hoping to …

Britain's new PM eyes delay to crunch budget plan

Oct 26 2022

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak could postpone an eagerly-awaited budget plan due next week, a senior minister said …

Iran mourners flock to Mahsa Amini grave despite crackdown

Oct 26 2022

Iranian mourners gathered Wednesday at the grave of Mahsa Amini to mark 40 days since her death, defying heightened …

Germany allows smaller Chinese stake in Hamburg port

Oct 26 2022

Germany's coalition government on Wednesday allowed a Chinese firm to take a smaller-than-planned stake in a Hamburg …

Mercedes-Benz to sell off Russian assets to local investor

Oct 26 2022

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is expected to sell its Russian assets to a local investor, the Russian ministry of …

Britain's Sunak to make parliamentary debut as PM

Oct 26 2022

Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday face off against opposition lawmakers for the first time as British prime minister, in a …

Santander's net profit climbs to 2.4 bn euros in Q3

Oct 26 2022

Spanish banking giant Banco Santander on Wednesday announced an 11-percent increase in net profits year-on-year in the …

Britain's Sunak to face opposition in parliament for first time as PM

Oct 26 2022

Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday face off against opposition lawmakers for the first time as British prime minister, in a …

Iran tensions rise in protests ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

Oct 26 2022

Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of …

Russia rejects US basketballer's appeal of 'traumatic' sentence

Oct 26 2022

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from US basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year prison term on …

Ethiopia peace talks open in South Africa

Oct 25 2022

The first formal peace talks between the warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region …

Juventus crash out of Champions League but Chelsea, PSG through to last 16

Oct 25 2022

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in nine years on Tuesday but …

New UK PM Sunak unveils top team as historic tenure begins

Oct 25 2022

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

Zelensky asks donors for $38 bn as Russia shells Bakhmut

Oct 25 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday asked the international community to cover an expected budget deficit …

In Ukraine's blitzed Bakhmut, residents accustomed to death

Oct 25 2022

Elderly people quietly cycle under bombardment, and children ride scooters on sidewalks that vibrate from artillery …

Mass funerals after Israeli raids on West Bank militants kill six

Oct 25 2022

Major Israeli raids Tuesday in the occupied West Bank targeting nascent militant group "the Lions' Den" killed six …

Far-right Meloni seeks to reassure in first speech as Italy PM

Oct 25 2022

New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni outlined her programme for government on Tuesday, reaffirming her support for …

Iran tensions mount as students protest ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

Oct 25 2022

Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of …

South Sudan VP rejects ouster from ruling party

Oct 25 2022

South Sudan's vice president, Riek Machar, has rejected a move to kick him out of the ruling party, a sign of renewed …

DR Congo journalist arrested, 'missing' in Kinshasa: association

Oct 25 2022

The International Press Correspondents' Association in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday expressed its "deep …

Battling the cold in the trenches of eastern Ukraine

Oct 25 2022

With "tactical socks", NATO standard sleeping bags and even a sauna, a unit of soldiers from Ukraine's 5th brigade is …

Turkey police raid pro-Kurdish news outlets, detain journalists

Oct 25 2022

Turkish police on Tuesday searched the premises of several pro-Kurdish media outlets and raided journalists' houses in …

11 pupils die in blaze at Ugandan school for blind

Oct 25 2022

Eleven pupils at a school for the blind in Uganda have burnt to death after a fire tore through a dormitory as they were …

Adidas cuts ties with Kanye West over anti-Semitic remarks

Oct 25 2022

German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday it was ending its partnership with Kanye West after a series of anti-Semitic …

New PM Meloni confirms Italy's place in Europe, NATO

Oct 25 2022

New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni set out her programme for government on Tuesday, reaffirming her support for …

Sunak appointed crisis-hit UK's first PM of colour

Oct 25 2022

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

Partial solar eclipse begins in Iceland headed towards India

Oct 25 2022

A partial solar eclipse began over Iceland on Tuesday as the rare celestial spectacle started to make its way east …

Children among 11 killed in fire at Uganda blind school

Oct 25 2022

Eleven people, mostly children, have perished in a blaze that tore through a dormitory at a school for the blind in …

Germany eyes reduced China stake in Hamburg port to end row

Oct 25 2022

Germany's government is eyeing a compromise that would allow a Chinese firm to take a smaller-than-planned stake in a …

HSBC profits slide on bank impairment charges

Oct 25 2022

Global bank giant HSBC on Tuesday announced tumbling profits for the third quarter on impairment charges linked to a …

Sunak appointed crisis-hit UK's first prime minister of colour

Oct 25 2022

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former …

New PM Meloni says Italy committed to Europe

Oct 25 2022

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni confirmed her government's support for the European Union, NATO and Ukraine on …

Rebuilding Ukraine a 'generational task' that begins now: Scholz

Oct 25 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that rebuilding Ukraine was a "generational task" that must start …

UK's Johnson ends bid for comeback as PM

AFP - 11m ago

Britain's Boris Johnson on Sunday dramatically ended an audacious bid to return to power within weeks of having been …

New Italy PM meets Macron on first day of office

AFP - 18m ago

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took her first steps on the international stage Sunday, meeting French President …

Nine dead and 47 wounded in attack on south Somalia hotel

AFP - 52m ago

Nine people were killed and 47 wounded Sunday in an attack on a hotel in Kismayo, southern Somalia, claimed by the …

Roslyn weakens to tropical storm after Mexico landfall

AFP - 56m ago

Hurricane Roslyn weakened rapidly Sunday after making landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, nonetheless leaving damage …

Xi secures historic third term as China's leader

AFP - 1h ago

Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China's leader on Sunday and filled his inner circle with close allies, …

Ukraine dismisses Russia's 'dirty bomb' claims as 'lies'

AFP - 1h ago

Ukraine on Sunday denounced as dangerous lies suggestions from Russia that it was preparing to use a "dirty bomb".

New Italy PM Meloni to meet Macron in Rome

AFP - 2h ago

Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will take her first steps on the international stage in a meeting later on …

DR Congo troops clash with M23 rebels

AFP - 4h ago

Fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels have erupted in eastern DR Congo, officials said on Sunday, breaking a …

Rushdie lost sight in eye, use of hand in attack: agent

AFP - 5h ago

Author Salman Rushdie lost vision in one eye and was left "incapacitated" in a hand after he was stabbed in the United …

Sunak declares fresh bid for British PM

AFP - 6h ago

British Conservative Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced he is standing to be prime minister, just weeks after failing in a …

Power cuts hit Kyiv as Russia pummels energy grid

AFP - 4h ago

Kyiv's energy operator on Sunday said scheduled power cuts have been introduced in the Ukrainian capital as Russia has …

Meloni takes over as Italian PM, urges fractious allies to unite

AFP - 5h ago

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni took office Sunday as Italy's first woman prime minister, calling on the fractious …

Sunak declares bid for British PM

AFP - 3h ago

British Conservative Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced he is standing to be prime minister, just weeks after failing in a …

Verstappen leads tributes to Red Bull founder Mateschitz

AFP - 10h ago

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen led the tributes on Sunday to Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who turned …

Far-right Meloni takes over as Italy's first woman PM

AFP - 1h ago

Giorgia Meloni officially took over Sunday as Italy's first woman prime minister at the helm of the country's most …

French chateaux brace for huge winter heating bills

AFP - 5h ago

Inside his French chateau on the riverbanks of the Loire, Xavier Leleve dreads to find out how much it will cost to heat …

Sunak announces bid to become British PM as Tory MPs' vote looms

AFP - 1h ago

British Conservative Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced he is standing to be prime minister, just weeks after failing in a …

Sunak makes second bid to become UK's first Hindu PM

AFP - 1h ago

Rishi Sunak looked set for at least several years in the political wilderness after helping topple ex-prime minister …

UK Tory rivals Johnson, Sunak hold 'secret summit' as Mordaunt urges unity

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British Conservative leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak held talks late into the night, reports said …

Far-right Meloni to take over as Italy's first woman PM

AFP - 2h ago

Giorgia Meloni formally takes over as Italy's first woman prime minister on Sunday, a day after being sworn in as the …

China's Xi secures historic third term in office

AFP - 33m ago

Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China's leader on Sunday, state media reported, after a Communist Party …

China's Xi set to secure historic third term in office

AFP - 56m ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping was poised Sunday to secure a historic third term in power, cementing his position as the …

US midterms and the 'election deniers' threatening democracy

AFP - 19h ago

From the Pacific coast to the eastern seaboard, election denialism has seeped from US state capitols into village halls, …

Far-right Meloni sworn in as Italy's first woman PM

Oct 22 2022

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italian prime minister on Saturday, promising to work closely with her …

UK's Johnson, Sunak meet amid private battle for Tory leadership

Oct 22 2022

Conservative rivals Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak held face-to-face talks late Saturday, reports said, as the feuding …

Leave 'immediately', pro-Russian officials tell Kherson residents

Oct 22 2022

Pro-Russian authorities on Saturday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, …

Tanzanian firefighters battle blaze on Mount Kilimanjaro

Oct 22 2022

More than 300 people have been mobilised to tackle a blaze on the slopes of Tanzania's famous Mount Kilimanjaro, local …

Iranians strike as Mahsa Amini protests enter sixth week

Oct 22 2022

Shopkeepers and factory workers went on strike in Iran on Saturday as women-led nationwide protests sparked by the death …

Former Chinese president Hu removed from Congress

Oct 22 2022

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao was unexpectedly led out of Saturday's closing ceremony of the Communist Party …

Johnson returns to UK as Sunak qualifies for PM race

Oct 22 2022

Former prime minister Boris Johnson returned to Britain Saturday from a Caribbean holiday aiming to launch an audacious …

Xi in control at China Congress, as ex-president removed

Oct 22 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping locked in support for a historic third term in power at the Communist Party's Congress on …

S.Africa's Zuma accuses successor Ramaphosa of graft, treason

Oct 22 2022

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, who himself faces graft charges, on Saturday accused his successor Cyril …

Pro-Russian authorities tell Kherson residents to leave 'immediately'

Oct 22 2022

Pro-Russian authorities on Saturday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, …

S.Africa's Zuma says successor Ramaphosa 'corrupt', committed 'treason'

Oct 22 2022

South Africa's graft-accused former president Jacob Zuma on Saturday accused his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, of …

Displaced by flooding, Nigerians in desperate need of help

Oct 22 2022

It was pitch black when the waters came, forcing mother Fortune Lawrence and her eight children to jump on a makeshift …

Xi solidifies control over China's Communist Party at Congress

Oct 22 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping locked in full control of the Communist Party as its Congress ended on Saturday, all but …

China's Communist Party endorses Xi's 'core' leadership

Oct 22 2022

China's Communist Party on Saturday endorsed Xi Jinping's "core position" in the country's leadership, all but assuring …

Struggle and win, Xi says as Congress ends

Oct 22 2022

China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress wrapped up on Saturday with President Xi Jinping set to emerge from the …

China's Communist Party Congress to end with Xi set for third term

Oct 22 2022

China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress began its closing session on Saturday, with President Xi Jinping likely to …

Taylor Swift's 10th album 'Midnights' crashes Spotify

Oct 22 2022

Taylor Swift's 10th album "Midnights," marking a gradual return to pop for the US singer-songwriter, sparked an online …

Trump ordered to testify in Capitol assault probe

Oct 22 2022

Lawmakers probing the 2021 attack on the US Capitol subpoenaed former president Donald Trump Friday to testify on his …

Guinea junta agrees return to civilian rule in 2 years

Oct 21 2022

Guinea's ruling junta has agreed to restore civilian rule in two years, after facing sanctions over its original plan …

Guinea junta agrees return to civilian rule in 2 years: ECOWAS

Oct 21 2022

Guinea's ruling junta has agreed to restore civilian rule in two years, after facing sanctions over its original plan …

UK's Sunak qualifies for PM race as Johnson eyes comeback

Oct 21 2022

British Conservative politician Rishi Sunak late Friday reached the minimum threshold to run for party leader, as former …

US, Russian defence ministers hold rare call as Ukraine advances

Oct 21 2022

Russia's defence minister held rare telephone talks with his US counterpart Friday, after pro-Kremlin officials said …

Don't exploit her, parents of slain girl tell French politicians

Oct 21 2022

The parents of a French schoolgirl whose gruesome murder has shocked the country, on Friday urged right-wing politicians …

Far-right Meloni named Italy's first woman PM

Oct 21 2022

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was named Italian prime minister on Friday, becoming the first woman to head a …

Balenciaga breaks ties with Kanye West

Oct 21 2022

Paris-based fashion house Balenciaga has ended ties with rapper Kanye West following a recent run of controversial …

Trump ally Bannon sentenced to prison for contempt of Congress

Oct 21 2022

Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon was sentenced Friday to four months in prison for refusing to testify in the …

Mordaunt enters Tory race as Johnson eyes comeback as PM

Oct 21 2022

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

Mordaunt enters Tory race as Johnson eyes comeback for PM

Oct 21 2022

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

Italy's far-right 'Christian mother' Meloni

Oct 21 2022

As a teen activist she praised Mussolini, but Giorgia Meloni has transformed herself and her post-fascist Brothers of …

Monkeypox retreating but threat remains, experts warn

Oct 21 2022

The global monkeypox outbreak has been receding for months, but experts warn against prematurely declaring victory …

'Absolute farce': UK gripped by latest Johnson plot twist

Oct 21 2022

British former prime minister Boris Johnson's prospective return to Downing Street reads like a Shakespearean arc of …

As Ukrainians advance, Russians risk losing prized Kherson city

Oct 21 2022

Advancing Ukrainians have vowed to wrest back the southern city of Kherson from the Russians but analysts say Moscow may …

Trump ally Bannon faces possible prison for contempt

Oct 21 2022

Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon arrived in court Friday to hear a judge hand down his sentence for refusing to …

Russia says 'fortress' Kherson readying for Ukraine attack

Oct 21 2022

Kremlin proxy officials said Friday they were building up defences and turning Ukraine's southern city of Kherson into a …

Johnson eyes comeback as UK Tories race to replace Truss

Oct 21 2022

Britain's divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a …

How to become British Prime Minister in a week

Oct 21 2022

It took ousted British Prime Minister Liz Truss eight-and-a-half weeks to win the keys to 10 Downing Street. Her …

Far-right Meloni set to become Italy's first woman PM

Oct 21 2022

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was set to be named Italian prime minister on Friday after her party's historic election …

China scrubs reports of teen quarantine death from internet

Oct 21 2022

Chinese censors on Friday scrubbed reports that a teenager had died in a quarantine facility, after the case sparked …

Ukraine warns Russia planning to destroy hydro dam

Oct 21 2022

Kyiv accused Russia of planning to destroy a hydroelectric dam in the eastern Kherson region, where Ukrainian soldiers …

Brazil's dirty campaign: a disinformation guide

Oct 21 2022

Brazil's election campaign has been an orgy of mudslinging, social media attacks and outright lies so outlandish they …

UK Tory rivals open truncated leadership race

Oct 21 2022

Contenders bidding to succeed Prime Minister Liz Truss were Friday to open a hectic weekend of campaigning, but …

Kevin Spacey cleared in NY sex assault case

Oct 21 2022

A New York court on Thursday dismissed a $40 million sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Kevin Spacey by an actor …

Facing threat, Togo forces simulate 'jihadist' attack

Oct 21 2022

Togo's security forces on Thursday carried out a simulated jihadist attack in the capital Lome, training to counter a …

Russian attacks on Ukraine grid prompt power cuts, more refugees

Oct 20 2022

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of turning its energy grid into a battleground and sparking a new wave of refugees …

Chad says some 50 dead in clashes, announces curfew

Oct 20 2022

Chad's government announced an overnight curfew on Thursday and said deadly clashes between police and demonstrators …

UK's Tories vow new leader next week as PM Truss quits

Oct 20 2022

Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday announced her resignation just 44 crisis-filled days after taking office, as the …

Johnson comeback bid adds drama to UK political soap opera

Oct 20 2022

With supporters demanding "bring back Boris" and critics calling it "an insult" to the British people, an anticipated …

UK's PM Truss quits, Tories vow new leader next week

Oct 20 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday announced her resignation just six crisis-filled weeks after taking office, …

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'opportunity' to mend Armenia ties

Oct 20 2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that there was an opportunity to repair ties with arch-foe …

Violent clashes in Guinea anti-junta protest

Oct 20 2022

Young protesters clashed on Thursday with security forces in the Guinean capital Conakry after a banned group called for …

Russia's 'no risk' Ukraine strategy: pummeling the power grid

Oct 20 2022

After a series of humiliating battlefield defeats in Ukraine, Moscow is trying out a new tactic it hopes will swing the …

Rebels kill seven, target health clinics in eastern DR Congo

Oct 20 2022

Rebels killed seven people and kidnapped a nurse during an attack overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, …

Ukraine curbs energy use, warns of threat from Belarus

Oct 20 2022

Ukraine began curbing electricity consumption on Thursday as it raced to repair infrastructure destroyed by Russian …

Who could become UK's new PM?

Oct 20 2022

Here are the main contenders potentially in the running to succeed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, after she announced her …

Cougars of LA imperiled by more frequent wildfires

Oct 20 2022

They are beautiful, powerful and stalk the hills above Los Angeles.

Liz Truss becomes Downing Street's briefest incumbent

Oct 20 2022

Liz Truss is set to become the shortest-serving prime minister in Britain's history, after the public, MPs and the …

Chad protest clashes leave 'about 30' dead, including security forces

Oct 20 2022

Deadly clashes between police and demonstrators protesting at the military's grip on power erupted in Chad on Thursday, …

Ukraine curbs electricity use after Russian strikes

Oct 20 2022

Ukraine began curbing electricity consumption on Thursday as it raced to carry out repairs on infrastructure destroyed …

'Extraordinary mayhem': Truss's nightmare on Downing Street

Oct 20 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced her resignation after a chaotic six weeks in the top job.

PM Truss quits as UK's Tories in chaos

Oct 20 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday dramatically announced her resignation just six weeks after taking office.

Rebels kill seven and target health centres in east DR Congo

Oct 20 2022

Rebels killed at least seven people and kidnapped a nurse during an attack overnight Wednesday in eastern Democratic …

UK PM on brink as political chaos deepens

Oct 20 2022

Embattled British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday acknowledged a "difficult day" after a key minister resigned and …

Five killed in Chad protest clashes

Oct 20 2022

Five people were killed Thursday when police clashed with demonstrators in the Chadian capital during a banned protest …

Tigray peace talks in South Africa on October 24: Ethiopia govt

Oct 20 2022

The Ethiopian government said Thursday that it would participate in peace talks next week led by the African Union to …

Chad clashes kill five at protests

Oct 20 2022

Five people were killed Thursday when police clashed with demonstrators in the Chadian capital during a banned protest …

The bold tactics that have kept Iran protests going

Oct 20 2022

Flashmob-style protests, images beamed onto tower blocks, water fountains dyed blood-red: young Iranians armed with …

Ukraine restricts electricity use after Russian strikes

Oct 20 2022

Ukraine has urged residents to drastically restrict their electricity consumption starting Thursday to cope with the …

Russia, Iran defiant as West presses sanctions over drones in Ukraine

Oct 20 2022

Russia on Wednesday warned the United Nations not to probe alleged strikes by Iranian-made drones in Ukraine, joining …

60 years after Cuba crisis, nuclear war suddenly thinkable again

Oct 20 2022

For 60 years, the Cuban missile crisis has loomed both as a frightening lesson on how close the world came to nuclear …

Russia's population transfers amount to 'mass deportation', says Ukraine

Oct 19 2022

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of orchestrating a "mass deportation" of civilians from the occupied region of …

Man Utd too good for Tottenham, Liverpool revival rolls on

Oct 19 2022

Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham's Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford, …

UK's PM Truss rocked as interior minister departs

Oct 19 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss lurched deeper into chaos Wednesday as her hardline interior minister quit, forcing the …

Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab

Oct 19 2022

An Iranian climber who caused a sensation by competing abroad without a hijab was given a hero's welcome on her return …

Russia's population transfers are 'deportations', says Ukraine

Oct 19 2022

Russia began evacuating civilians from Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday in the face of advances by Kyiv, which …

Clock ticking to avert 'genocide' in Tigray: WHO chief

Oct 19 2022

The World Health Organization chief said Wednesday time was running out to avoid "genocide" in Ethiopia's war-torn …

Chad floods leave victims in despair

Oct 19 2022

One of the poorest and most arid states in the world, the landlocked nation of Chad has been hit by exceptional floods …

Malawi finds mass grave of suspected Ethiopian migrants

Oct 19 2022

Malawi has discovered a mass grave in the north of the country containing the remains of 25 people suspected to be …

UK govt of Truss rocked as interior minister departs

Oct 19 2022

The UK's hardline interior minister Suella Braverman quit the government on Wednesday, heaping more doubt on the …

Putin declares martial law in annexed Ukraine regions

Oct 19 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared martial law in four regions of Ukraine recently annexed by Moscow …

Russia's population transfers amount to 'mass deportation', says Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of orchestrating a "mass deportation" of civilians from the occupied region of …

Man Utd too good for Tottenham, Liverpool revival rolls on

AFP - 1h ago

Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham's Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford, …

Russia, Iran defiant as West presses sanctions over drones in Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Russia on Wednesday warned the United Nations not to probe alleged strikes by Iranian-made drones in Ukraine, joining …

UK's PM Truss rocked as interior minister departs

AFP - 2h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss lurched deeper into chaos Wednesday as her hardline interior minister quit, forcing the …

Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab

AFP - 4h ago

An Iranian climber who caused a sensation by competing abroad without a hijab was given a hero's welcome on her return …

Russia's population transfers are 'deportations', says Ukraine

AFP - 3h ago

Russia began evacuating civilians from Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday in the face of advances by Kyiv, which …

Clock ticking to avert 'genocide' in Tigray: WHO chief

AFP - 5h ago

The World Health Organization chief said Wednesday time was running out to avoid "genocide" in Ethiopia's war-torn …

Chad floods leave victims in despair

AFP - 5h ago

One of the poorest and most arid states in the world, the landlocked nation of Chad has been hit by exceptional floods …

Malawi finds mass grave of suspected Ethiopian migrants

AFP - 5h ago

Malawi has discovered a mass grave in the north of the country containing the remains of 25 people suspected to be …

UK govt of Truss rocked as interior minister departs

AFP - 1h ago

The UK's hardline interior minister Suella Braverman quit the government on Wednesday, heaping more doubt on the …

Putin declares martial law in annexed Ukraine regions

AFP - 7h ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared martial law in four regions of Ukraine recently annexed by Moscow …

EU readies sanctions on Russia's Iran drones as Security Council meets

AFP - 6h ago

The European Union on Wednesday readied new sanctions on Iran over its supply of drones to Russia ahead of a UN Security …

French-German govt talks delayed as discord builds

AFP - 5h ago

Germany and France on Wednesday postponed a meeting planned for next week between their governments as Berlin said that …

'Shocking' UK report links poor care to death of 45 babies

AFP - 3h ago

A damning report Wednesday found that 45 babies who died at two English hospitals might have survived if their care had …

UK's Truss tells booing MPs she's no 'quitter'

AFP - 1h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss vowed on Wednesday not to quit as she faced booing lawmakers at her first parliamentary …

West pushes Russia at UN on Iranian drones in Ukraine

AFP - 1h ago

Western powers will raise alarm Wednesday at a UN Security Council session over Russia's attacks in Ukraine with …

Methane in Turkey mine was below critical level: Erdogan

AFP - 9h ago

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the methane level in a mine in northwest Turkey was below the …

Madagascar fires FM amid Russia UN vote controversy

AFP - 9h ago

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has fired his foreign minister amid reports that his exit was sparked by the …

Norway says 'foreign intelligence' behind drone flights

AFP - 48m ago

Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store on Wednesday accused "foreign intelligence" services of being behind a recent …

French govt under pressure on immigration after girl's killing

AFP - 5h ago

France's government acknowledged Wednesday that it had to "do better" on illegal immigration after it emerged that an …

Record measurement of universe suggests 'something is fishy'

AFP - 54m ago

The most precise measurements ever made of the universe's composition and how fast it is expanding suggest "something is …

Kremlin proxies flee Kherson as Ukraine advances

AFP - 2h ago

Pro-Kremlin officials said they were pulling out of the key southern Ukraine city of Kherson on Wednesday, as Kyiv's …

HRW calls for sanctions on Ethiopia to protect civilians

AFP - 5h ago

Human Rights Watch called Wednesday for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against Ethiopia to help protect …

Football icon Shevchenko feels pain and pride in Ukraine's resilience

AFP - 5h ago

Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko has admitted in an interview with AFP he cried when he "saw children running …

UK PM fights for political life in first grilling since U-turns

AFP - 3h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to address lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday for the first time since …

Qatar's glitzy World Cup is ready and expensive

AFP - 8h ago

The bill being paid by Qatar for the most expensive World Cup ever held is set to rise to fantasy levels in the one …

Crowd welcomes home Iranian climber who competed without hijab

AFP - 6h ago

A cheering crowd welcomed home Iranian sports climber Elnaz Rekabi at a Tehran airport Wednesday, after she competed in …

UK PM fights for survival in first parliament questions since U-turns

AFP - 3h ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to address lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday for the first time since …

Amazon workers reject union in latest US warehouse vote

AFP - 8h ago

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in the state of New York voted decisively against establishing a union, US officials …

Russia announces civilian evacuation from key Ukraine city

AFP - 9h ago

Russia announced the evacuation of civilians from a key southern Ukrainian city Tuesday as it acknowledged the situation …

In court, Neymar denies wrongdoing over Barca transfer

AFP - 9h ago

Neymar only signed documents his father gave him and did nothing illegal, the Brazil superstar told a Spanish court …

Concern mounts for Iranian climber who competed without hijab

AFP - 12h ago

Alarm grew on Tuesday over the wellbeing of Iranian sports climber Elnaz Rekabi after she competed at an event in South …

Israel vexed as Australia reverses recognition of 'capital' Jerusalem

Oct 18 2022

Australia said it would no longer recognise west Jerusalem as Israel's capital Tuesday, a policy reversal that prompted …

UK PM Truss battles to stay in power after tax reforms trashed

Oct 18 2022

Britain's Liz Truss on Tuesday battled to salvage her position as prime minister, after market turmoil at her …

Thousands strike in France for higher wages

Oct 18 2022

Striking workers held rallies across France on Tuesday to demand higher wages in response to soaring inflation, …

Under-fire Kyiv still finding first victims of war

Oct 18 2022

The cruise missiles had just finished smashing into Kyiv when Tetyana Telyzhenko buried the mutilated body of her …

Ukraine warns situation 'critical' after Russia attacks power grid

Oct 18 2022

Ukraine warned Tuesday of an emerging "critical" risk to its power grid after President Volodymyr Zelensky said that …

Thousands strike across France amid fuel shortages

Oct 18 2022

Thousands of people took to the streets across France on Tuesday and commuters faced delays as unions staged a …

Alleged accomplices on trial over Vienna jihadist shooting

Oct 18 2022

Six men accused of helping a gunman who carried out Austria's first deadly jihadist attack on Tuesday all pleaded not …

Ethiopia says govt forces seize three towns in Tigray

Oct 18 2022

Ethiopia said Tuesday its forces had seized three towns in Tigray, the latest major battleground shift in the brutal …

Who could replace UK's under-fire premier Liz Truss?

Oct 18 2022

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has vowed to lead Britain's Conservatives into the next election -- due within two years -- …

Alyssa Milano: women 'refusing to be silenced' since MeToo

Oct 18 2022

Five years after lighting the fuse of MeToo, US actor Alyssa Milano says she is delighted with the way women are …

Russian strikes pound Ukraine power sites

Oct 18 2022

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday that Russian strikes had destroyed about 30 percent of his country's power …

Ethiopian and Eritrean forces seize key Tigrayan city, say rebels

Oct 18 2022

Tigrayan rebels said Tuesday that Ethiopian and Eritrean forces had seized a key Tigrayan city, a move coinciding with …

WWII munitions hinder Nord Stream pipeline probe

Oct 18 2022

Investigations into the suspected sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia with Europe are "progressing …

Mountainous Lesotho finds gold in trout fish farming

Oct 18 2022

It's harvest time in Lejone, a small village nestling in mountains in southern Africa more than two thousand metres …

Russian military jet crash leaves 13 dead as search ends

Oct 18 2022

At least 13 people, including three children, were killed after a Russian military plane crashed into a residential area …

UN chief warns Ethiopia war 'spiralling out of control'

Oct 18 2022

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the situation in Ethiopia was "spiralling out of control" as fighting raged …

Deadly drone strikes hit Kyiv as Russian warplane crashes

Oct 18 2022

Moscow on Monday stepped up attacks across Ukraine, cutting electricity and killing eight people, including in kamikaze …

Russian military jet crashes in southwest, at least three dead

Oct 18 2022

A Russian military plane crashed on Monday into a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwest Russia near the border …

In Lula's home state, Brazilian rodeo riders lean left

Oct 18 2022

Brazil's powerful agribusiness industry may back far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but at the "Grab the Bull Bush …

Kevin Spacey denies sex assault charge in US court

Oct 18 2022

Disgraced movie star Kevin Spacey takes the stand at his New York trial, rejecting as "not true" accusations he sexually …

Russian military jet crashes in southwest, at least six dead

Oct 17 2022

A Russian military plane crashed on Monday into a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwest Russia near the border …

Kanye West agrees to buy social network Parler

Oct 17 2022

Social network Parler announced Monday a deal for Kanye West to buy the platform popular with US conservatives, just …

UK PM Truss 'sorry' for economic 'mistakes' but vows to stay on

Oct 17 2022

Embattled UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday apologised for going "too far too fast" with reforms that triggered …

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker Prize

Oct 17 2022

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka on Monday won Britain's Booker Prize for fiction for his work "The Seven Moons of …

Benzema wins Ballon d'Or as Putellas retains women's prize

Oct 17 2022

Karim Benzema was rewarded for his remarkable success with Real Madrid by winning the Ballon d'Or at a star-studded …

Russian military jet crashes in south west, at least four dead

Oct 17 2022

A Russian military plane crashed on Monday into a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwestern Russia near the …

Iran prison fire toll doubles as protest tensions surge

Oct 17 2022

Eight inmates died in a fire that raged in Iran's Evin prison, the judiciary said Monday, doubling the official toll …

Sierra Leone buries riot dead amid outcry

Oct 17 2022

Twenty-seven civilians killed in August riots in Sierra Leone were buried Monday in the capital Freetown following a …

Russian military jet crashes in south west, at least three dead

Oct 17 2022

A Russian military plane crashed on Monday into a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwestern Russia near the …

Russian military jet crashes in south west, at least two dead

Oct 17 2022

A Russian military plane crashed on Monday into a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwestern Russia near the …

UN chief warns Ethiopia 'spiralling out of control'

Oct 17 2022

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the situation in Ethiopia was "spiralling out of control" as fighting raged …

BTS to fulfil military service obligations, agency says

Oct 17 2022

The members of the K-pop supergroup BTS will enlist in the military, their agency said Monday, putting an end to a …

UK axes 'almost all' budget tax cuts in humiliation for Truss

Oct 17 2022

The British government on Monday axed almost all of its debt-fuelled tax cuts unveiled last month to avert fresh markets …

EU launches training mission for Ukraine troops

Oct 17 2022

The EU on Monday stepped up its military support for Kyiv by launching a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers and …

Russian strikes kill eight as drones hit Kyiv

Oct 17 2022

Russia on Monday stepped up attacks across Ukraine, cutting electricity in "hundreds" of towns and killing eight people, …

Ethiopia vows to seize airports in Tigray despite peace pledge

Oct 17 2022

Ethiopia's government on Monday vowed to seize control of airports and other sites in Tigray, while at the same time …

Sweden elects right-wing PM backed for first time by far-right

Oct 17 2022

Sweden's parliament on Monday narrowly elected conservative leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister, leading the …

Court challenge to Uganda's 'draconian' internet law

Oct 17 2022

Ugandan media groups and rights activists on Monday filed a court challenge to a controversial new internet law that …

Drones spark gunfire, fearful cries before exploding in Kyiv

Oct 17 2022

Buzzing like a lawn mower, a white arrow darts across the blue sky and drops obliquely toward its target in Ukraine's …

Jihadist fears cast shadow on Niger-Benin border

Oct 17 2022

Observers of troubled West Africa have long fretted that jihadists who have rampaged across the Sahel are eyeing a …

Ethiopia vows to seize airports, other sites in Tigray

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Ethiopia's government on Monday vowed to seize control of airports and other federal facilities in war-torn Tigray, a …

Britain junks budget tax measures as Truss hangs by thread

Oct 17 2022

Britain's new finance chief Jeremy Hunt on Monday axed debt-fuelled tax cuts to further calm market turmoil, in another …

World Cup boom pushes some Qatar residents out of homes

Oct 17 2022

Qatari landlords eyeing profit from the looming World Cup have been kicking out a growing number of mostly foreign …

Climate protesters scale major UK bridge

Oct 17 2022

Two UK climate protesters scaled a major road bridge over the River Thames on Monday causing huge traffic delays, days …

At least eight killed in 'terrible' prison fire amid Iran protests

Oct 17 2022

Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran's Evin prison, the judiciary said Monday, doubling …

France braces for nationwide strike amid fuel shortage tensions

Oct 17 2022

France on Monday braced for nationwide transport strike actions as the government and unions remained in deadlock over …

Hungry elephants, Cameroon farmers struggle to coexist

Oct 17 2022

Banana growers on the edge of a giant national park on Cameroon's Atlantic coast say they can take no more crop …

EU to launch training mission for Ukraine troops

Oct 17 2022

The EU stepped up its military support for Ukraine on Monday by launching a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers …

Russian kamikaze drones strike Kyiv in attack of 'desperation'

Oct 17 2022

Ukraine said on Monday that Russia had attacked Kyiv with a swarm of "kamikaze drones", in what the president's office …

Iran doubles toll to eight killed in Tehran prison fire

Oct 17 2022

Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran's notorious Evin prison, the judiciary said …

Russian 'kamikaze drones' strike Kyiv: Ukraine

Oct 17 2022

Russian-launched "kamikaze drones" attacked Kyiv early Monday, the Ukrainian presidency said, describing the strikes as …

At least four inmates killed in fire at notorious Iran prison

Oct 17 2022

At least four Iranian inmates died in a fire in Tehran's notorious Evin prison overnight, the judiciary said Sunday, …

'They were all young': Turkish village mourns miners killed in blast

Oct 17 2022

Sitting on the stairs of his house overlooking the Black Sea, the father of a dead miner accepts condolences from …

UK's embattled Truss told: 'The game is up'

Oct 16 2022

Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss on Sunday vied to reboot her economic programme, but Conservative critics warned the …

Unbeaten Madrid defeat Barcelona in Clasico to top La Liga

Oct 16 2022

Reigning champions Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Clasico to overtake their fierce rivals at the top of La Liga …

French PM threatens to force workers back as energy strikes continue

Oct 16 2022

France's prime minister warned striking oil industry workers Sunday that the government might once again use its …

Protesters march in Paris as French refinery strikes continue

Oct 16 2022

Three weeks into a refinery strike that has caused fuel shortages across France, tens of thousands of protesters marched …

Authorities in Ethiopia's rebel-held Tigray say would respect ceasefire

Oct 16 2022

Authorities in Ethiopia's rebel-held Tigray region announced Sunday they would respect a ceasefire as fighting …

Salah downs Man City as Arsenal extend lead in Premier League

Oct 16 2022

Mohamed Salah produced a moment of magic as Liverpool condemned Manchester City to their first Premier League defeat of …

Under approaching Russian fire in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine

Oct 16 2022

Days are spent under a hail of shells, and night brings no respite for Ukrainian soldiers as enemy forces draw ever …

UK's Truss struggles to salvage premiership

Oct 16 2022

Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss insisted on her commitment to economic discipline but Conservative critics stepped up …

Pope urges UN reform after Ukraine war, Covid 'limits'

Oct 16 2022

Pope Francis said the need to reform the United Nations was "more than obvious" after the Covid-19 pandemic and the …

Iran says four inmates killed in fire at Tehran prison

Oct 16 2022

Four prisoners died in a fire that raged overnight in the Iranian capital's notorious Evin prison, said the judiciary in …

Prisoners' lives 'at risk' after fire erupts at notorious Tehran jail

Oct 16 2022

Rights groups voiced grave fears Sunday for the inmates of Iran's notorious Evin prison after it was hit by a major fire …

Major flooding in Crete kills two

Oct 16 2022

Two people were killed after torrential rain brought major flooding to the Greek island of Crete, firefighters said on …

Xi hails China's rise, demands unity at Congress

Oct 16 2022

President Xi Jinping hailed China's rise as a global power and demanded unity around his leadership on Sunday, launching …

Prisoners' lives 'at risk' as fire erupts at notorious Tehran jail

Oct 16 2022

The lives of prisoners are at grave risk in Evin prison in Tehran, rights groups warned Sunday, after a fire erupted at …

Hounded at home, China's video game firms welcomed in Europe

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Mexico: the promised land for migrants... from the US

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In conservative Florida, LGBT community fights to make its voice heard

Oct 16 2022

A Beyonce hit thumped in the background as Pride parade participants marched on Saturday through the streets of Orlando, …

Drones spark gunfire, fearful cries before exploding in Kyiv

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Buzzing like a lawn mower, a white arrow darts across the blue sky and drops obliquely toward its target in Ukraine's …

UK axes 'almost all' budget tax cuts in humiliation for Truss

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The British government on Monday axed almost all of its debt-fuelled tax cuts unveiled last month to avert fresh markets …

Iran prison fire toll doubles as protest tensions surge

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Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran's Evin prison, the judiciary said Monday, doubling …

Sweden elects right-wing PM backed for first time by far-right

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Sweden's parliament on Monday narrowly elected conservative leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister, leading the …

Jihadist fears cast shadow on Niger-Benin border

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Ethiopia vows to seize airports, other sites in Tigray

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EU launches training mission for Ukraine troops

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Britain junks budget tax measures as Truss hangs by thread

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World Cup boom pushes some Qatar residents out of homes

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Climate protesters scale major UK bridge

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At least eight killed in 'terrible' prison fire amid Iran protests

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Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran's Evin prison, the judiciary said Monday, doubling …

France braces for nationwide strike amid fuel shortage tensions

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Hungry elephants, Cameroon farmers struggle to coexist

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Russian kamikaze drones strike Kyiv in attack of 'desperation'

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Iran doubles toll to eight killed in Tehran prison fire

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Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran's notorious Evin prison, the judiciary said …

Russian 'kamikaze drones' strike Kyiv: Ukraine

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Russian-launched "kamikaze drones" attacked Kyiv early Monday, the Ukrainian presidency said, describing the strikes as …

At least four inmates killed in fire at notorious Iran prison

AFP - 2h ago

At least four Iranian inmates died in a fire in Tehran's notorious Evin prison overnight, the judiciary said Sunday, …

'They were all young': Turkish village mourns miners killed in blast

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UK's embattled Truss told: 'The game is up'

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Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss on Sunday vied to reboot her economic programme, but Conservative critics warned the …

Unbeaten Madrid defeat Barcelona in Clasico to top La Liga

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Reigning champions Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Clasico to overtake their fierce rivals at the top of La Liga …

French PM threatens to force workers back as energy strikes continue

Oct 16 2022

France's prime minister warned striking oil industry workers Sunday that the government might once again use its …

Protesters march in Paris as French refinery strikes continue

Oct 16 2022

Three weeks into a refinery strike that has caused fuel shortages across France, tens of thousands of protesters marched …

Authorities in Ethiopia's rebel-held Tigray say would respect ceasefire

Oct 16 2022

Authorities in Ethiopia's rebel-held Tigray region announced Sunday they would respect a ceasefire as fighting …

Salah downs Man City as Arsenal extend lead in Premier League

Oct 16 2022

Mohamed Salah produced a moment of magic as Liverpool condemned Manchester City to their first Premier League defeat of …

Under approaching Russian fire in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine

Oct 16 2022

Days are spent under a hail of shells, and night brings no respite for Ukrainian soldiers as enemy forces draw ever …

UK's Truss struggles to salvage premiership

Oct 16 2022

Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss insisted on her commitment to economic discipline but Conservative critics stepped up …

Pope urges UN reform after Ukraine war, Covid 'limits'

Oct 16 2022

Pope Francis said the need to reform the United Nations was "more than obvious" after the Covid-19 pandemic and the …

Iran says four inmates killed in fire at Tehran prison

Oct 16 2022

Four prisoners died in a fire that raged overnight in the Iranian capital's notorious Evin prison, said the judiciary in …

Prisoners' lives 'at risk' after fire erupts at notorious Tehran jail

Oct 16 2022

Rights groups voiced grave fears Sunday for the inmates of Iran's notorious Evin prison after it was hit by a major fire …

Major flooding in Crete kills two

Oct 16 2022

Two people were killed after torrential rain brought major flooding to the Greek island of Crete, firefighters said on …

Xi hails China's rise, demands unity at Congress

Oct 16 2022

President Xi Jinping hailed China's rise as a global power and demanded unity around his leadership on Sunday, launching …

Prisoners' lives 'at risk' as fire erupts at notorious Tehran jail

Oct 16 2022

The lives of prisoners are at grave risk in Evin prison in Tehran, rights groups warned Sunday, after a fire erupted at …

Hounded at home, China's video game firms welcomed in Europe

Oct 16 2022

China is investing billions in Europe's video game industry, but analysts have warned that there could be trouble along …

Mexico: the promised land for migrants... from the US

Oct 16 2022

While many migrants risk their lives chasing the American dream, Gabriel Zarate fled the rising cost of living in …

In conservative Florida, LGBT community fights to make its voice heard

Oct 16 2022

A Beyonce hit thumped in the background as Pride parade participants marched on Saturday through the streets of Orlando, …

Wilder knocks out Helenius in triumphant heavyweight return

Oct 16 2022

Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made a spectacular triumphant return after a year-long layoff, knocking …

Haney pummels Kambosos to retain undisputed lightweight title

Oct 16 2022

American Devin Haney kept his unbeaten record intact Sunday by battering Australian George Kambosos in a rematch to …

China's Communist Party Congress opens to endorse Xi's rule

Oct 16 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday hailed his Communist Party's zero Covid policies and graft crackdown as he opened …

New UK finance minister tears up tottering PM's agenda

Oct 16 2022

Britain's new finance minister Jeremy Hunt warned Saturday of looming tax hikes as he dramatically reversed course on …

Fire, clashes at Iran's Evin prison amid Mahsa Amini protests

Oct 16 2022

A fire and clashes erupted at Tehran's notorious Evin prison Saturday night as the protest movement sparked by Mahsa …

China's Communist Party elites gather to endorse Xi's rule

Oct 16 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping will on Sunday open the Communist Party's five-yearly Congress at which thousands of …

Fire and clashes at Iran's Evin prison amid Mahsa Amini protests

Oct 15 2022

A fire and clashes erupted at Tehran's notorious Evin prison Saturday night as the protest movement sparked by Mahsa …

Russia says 11 killed in 'terrorist' attack at military site

Oct 15 2022

Russia said two gunmen from an ex-Soviet state on Saturday attacked a military training ground killing 11 people who had …

Fire and clashes at Iran's notorious Evin prison amid Mahsa Amini protests

Oct 15 2022

A fire and clashes erupted at Tehran's notorious Evin prison Saturday night as the protest movement sparked by Mahsa …

UK royals donate Paddingtons to kid's charity

Oct 15 2022

More than 1,000 Paddingtons and other teddy bears left by mourners following Queen Elizabeth II's death are being …

China's Communist Party gathers to re-elect Xi

Oct 15 2022

Almost 2,300 delegates from the Chinese Communist Party will gather in Beijing on Sunday for a congress that is expected …

Kane fires Spurs' Premier League title push as Leicester held

Oct 15 2022

Harry Kane fired home from the penalty spot against Everton on Saturday to boost Tottenham's Premier League title charge …

Methane blast in Turkey mine kills 41

Oct 15 2022

Rescuers on Saturday found the body of the last missing miner at a coal mine in northern Turkey, bringing the death toll …

Scientists scour global waters testing ocean plankton and pollution

Oct 15 2022

After a near two-year "Microbiome" mission around the world, scientists said on Saturday they had gathered thousands of …

Death toll from Turkey mine blast rises to 41

Oct 15 2022

Rescuers on Saturday found the body of the last missing miner at a coal mine in northern Turkey, bringing the death toll …

UK's new finance minister admits taxes to rise as PM reels

Oct 15 2022

Britain's new finance minister Saturday warned of looming tax hikes as he admitted to "mistakes" made in a disastrous …

Iran activists call for new mass protests as Biden voices support

Oct 15 2022

Iranian activists called for fresh nationwide protests on Saturday over the death of Mahsa Amini, as US President Joe …

Defiant Putin says Russia 'doing everything right' in Ukraine

Oct 15 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was "doing everything right" in its nearly eight-month invasion of Ukraine …

'Beginning of the end': Iran activists call for mass protests Saturday

Oct 15 2022

Iranian activists called for fresh nationwide protests on Saturday over the death of Mahsa Amini, as the movement …

Venezuelan town buries its dead after landslide

Oct 14 2022

"We love you princess," reads the inscription on the fresh grave of a three-year-old girl among dozens of people killed …

Astronomers are captivated by brightest flash ever seen

Oct 14 2022

Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever seen, from an event that occurred 2.4 billion light years …

Pound slides amid UK political drama

Oct 14 2022

The pound fell on Friday after under-fire British Prime Minister Liz Truss sacked her finance minister and made a …

At least 14 killed, dozens trapped in Turkey mine blast

Oct 14 2022

Rescuers pulled out 14 bodies and searched for signs of life Saturday among dozens of coal miners still trapped under …

'Beginning of the end': Iran activists call for new protests

Oct 14 2022

Iranian activists called for fresh nationwide protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, as the movement entered a fifth …

UK's Truss fires finance minister as budget plan in ruins

Oct 14 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday fired her finance minister after prolonged market turmoil, but some …

Hitmen brothers handed 40 years for Maltese journalist murder

Oct 14 2022

Two hitmen brothers were each sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for killing a prominent journalist in Malta five …

Climate activists throw soup over Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' in London

Oct 14 2022

Environmental protesters threw tomato soup over one of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" paintings at London's National …

Dutch princess security threat raises crime fears

Oct 14 2022

Dutch Crown Princess Amalia has been forced to abandon plans to live in student digs for security reasons, in a move …

Jeremy Hunt: softly-spoken survivor takes on hardest role

Oct 14 2022

Newly appointed UK finance minister Jeremy Hunt is a mild-mannered political survivor who will require all of his …

Pound slides amid UK political drama, stocks soar

Oct 14 2022

The pound fell Friday as under-fire British Prime Minister Liz Truss sacked her finance minister and made a dramatic …

Putin, Baku criticise Macron for 'unacceptable' Karabakh remarks

Oct 14 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijan on Friday slammed "unacceptable" comments from French leader Emmanuel …

'Shelf-life of a lettuce': Truss's nightmare on Downing Street

Oct 14 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has had the shortest of political honeymoons since taking over from Boris Johnson.

UK's Truss fires finance minister as economic plan in tatters

Oct 14 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday dismissed her finance minister, forcing Kwasi Kwarteng to carry the can for …

Sweden parties agree to form govt with far-right backing

Oct 14 2022

Three Swedish right-wing parties will build a minority government with the unprecedented backing of the far-right Sweden …

Italy lower house of parliament elects far-right speaker

Oct 14 2022

A far-right committed Eurosceptic known for his anti-abortion, anti-gay views was elected speaker of Italy's lower house …

North Korea fires missile, flies fighter jets near border

Oct 14 2022

North Korea on Friday fired a short-range ballistic missile, conducted multiple artillery barrages and flew fighter jets …

Moscow orders Crimea bridge to be repaired by July 2023

Oct 14 2022

Russia indicated Friday repairs to the Crimea bridge could take months after an explosion on the key supply link that …

UK's Truss to face media as chaos engulfs economic plan

Oct 14 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss will on Friday hold her first news conference, Downing Street said as her finance chief …

Erdogan tells government to start work on Russian gas hub

Oct 14 2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backs the Kremlin's idea of creating an international gas hub in Turkey and wants …

UK finance chief rushes home to face budget storm

Oct 14 2022

UK finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng dashed home Friday from Washington for crisis talks with Prime Minister Liz Truss, …

Ireland examines neutrality stance after Ukraine war: minister

Oct 14 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is forcing Ireland to rethink its long tradition of military neutrality, the country's …

Appetite for 'de-Russification' builds in Ukraine

Oct 14 2022

At a bookshop in Kyiv, 33-year-old Yulia Sydorenko was dumping an entire collection of old books -- some gifts from …

Poverty, climate, space: China's progress in 10 years under Xi

Oct 14 2022

Xi Jinping's China has dragged millions out of extreme poverty, sent spacecraft to the Moon and committed itself to …

Secrets of Hoxha's henchmen still poison Albania

Oct 14 2022

Three decades after the fall of communism, the files held by Albania's infamous secret police on "enemies of the state" …

Two unions reach compromise with oil giant in French strikes

Oct 14 2022

Two French unions announced a tentative pay rise agreement with oil giant TotalEnergies early Friday following emergency …

Five dead in North Carolina shooting, suspect captured

Oct 14 2022

A shooting Thursday in North Carolina's capital Raleigh left at least five people dead, including an off-duty police …

Mali bus blast kills at least 11 people: hospital source

Oct 14 2022

At least 11 people were killed and 53 injured when a bus hit an explosive device in central Mali on Thursday, according …

Turkey introduces jail terms for 'fake news'

Oct 14 2022

Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a tough pre-election law that could see reporters and social media users jailed …

Ukrainian recruits learn to survive and be 'lethal' from British Army

Oct 13 2022

Faces streaked in mud, Ukrainian soldiers charge across a plain, brandishing rifles as smoke drifts from an explosion.

US Capitol riot probe votes to subpoena Trump to testify

Oct 13 2022

Lawmakers probing the 2021 attack on the US Capitol voted Thursday to subpoena former president Donald Trump to testify …

Italy parliament in rocky step towards new government

Oct 13 2022

Italy's parliament met for the first time Thursday since the far-right won elections last month, a rocky first step in …

Inflation maintains grip on US with new jump in September

Oct 13 2022

Inflation kept its hold on the US economy in September, government data showed Thursday, with a higher-than-expected …

Russia to help people leave annexed region as Kyiv advances

Oct 13 2022

Russia agreed Thursday to help residents leave a region it "annexed" in a sign of success for Ukraine's …

NKorea fires missile, sends fighter jets near border

Oct 13 2022

North Korea on Friday test-fired a short-range ballistic missile and flew nearly a dozen fighter jets close to the …

French strikes spread as Macron's opponents push for 'confrontation'

Oct 13 2022

French railway workers and civil servants voted Thursday to join striking oil refinery staff with a walkout next week, …

Florida school shooter spared death penalty, gets life in prison

Oct 13 2022

A US jury on Thursday rejected the death penalty and backed life imprisonment for Nikolas Cruz, who shot and killed 17 …

Blast kills at least 9 on bus in Mali: police, local source

Oct 13 2022

An explosion killed at least nine people on a bus in central Mali on Thursday, a region regularly rocked by jihadist …

N. Korea launches ballistic missile into sea: Yonhap

Oct 13 2022

North Korea on Friday test fired a short-range ballistic missile and flew nearly a dozen fighter jets close to the …

Trump planned 2020 victory speech 'no matter what': Capitol riot probe

Oct 13 2022

Lawmakers investigating Donald Trump's involvement in last year's US Capitol insurrection offered fresh evidence …

Russia to help people leave annexed Ukraine region as Kyiv advances

Oct 13 2022

Russia agreed Thursday to help residents leave a region it has "annexed" in a new sign Kyiv's counter-offensive is …

Neanderthals, humans co-existed in Europe for over 2,000 years: study

Oct 13 2022

Neanderthals and humans lived alongside each other in France and northern Spain for up to 2,900 years, modelling …

Stocks bounce after key US inflation data

Oct 13 2022

Equities fell sharply on Thursday after data showed US inflation jumped more than expected in September, before quickly …

Florida school shooter avoids death penalty, gets life in prison

Oct 13 2022

A US jury on Thursday rejected the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, who shot and killed 17 people at his former Florida …

Africa's longest oil pipeline takes shape in Niger

Oct 13 2022

Chinese and Nigerien workers haul giant steel pipes over mounds of earth as heavily armed soldiers keep guard.

Ukraine restores power supplies after Russian missile salvos

Oct 13 2022

Ukraine said Thursday it had reset its power grid after mass Russian strikes on energy facilities as Turkey held back on …

France orders more strikers back to work as fuel shortages bite

Oct 13 2022

The French government on Thursday ordered workers back to a second fuel depot in a bid to ease petrol shortages from a …

Escape from Foxconn: Workers recount Covid chaos at iPhone factory

AFP - 8m ago

Zhang Yao recalls the moment he realised something had gone deeply wrong at the Chinese mega-factory where he and …

Germany's Scholz arrives in China to boost economic ties

AFP - 1h ago

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Beijing Friday seeking to bolster a vital economic relationship but facing …

Egypt's COP27 climate summit comes at a 'watershed moment'

Nov 04 2022

Leaders of a divided world meet in Egypt on Monday tasked with taming the terrifying juggernaut of global warming as …

NBA's Nets suspend Irving at least five games in anti-semitism furore

Nov 04 2022

The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games on Thursday, saying they were "dismayed" by the NBA …

Russian strikes leave 4.5 million without power in Ukraine: Zelensky

AFP - 4h ago

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Russia's campaign against Ukraine's energy network has left …

Brazil's Bolsonaro holds 'positive' meeting with Lula team

AFP - 5h ago

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met Thursday with advisors to incoming successor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who …

Uproar in French parliament after 'back to Africa' outburst

AFP - 5h ago

A French parliament session was thrown into turmoil Thursday after a far-right MP was accused of yelling "back to …

Italy's far-right PM hails 'frank' talks in Brussels

AFP - 7h ago

Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hailed "very fank and very positive" talks with EU chiefs in Brussels on …

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan wounded in assassination attempt

AFP - 7h ago

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was in stable condition after being shot in the leg at a political rally on …

Grain shipments resume as G7 vows winter help for Ukraine

AFP - 3h ago

Grain shipments from Ukraine resumed Thursday after Russia quickly returned to a deal allowing their safe passage …

N. Korea ICBM launch appears to have failed, Seoul says

AFP - 9h ago

North Korea unsuccessfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile during a new salvo of launches Thursday, the …

Italy's far-right PM Meloni meets EU chiefs

AFP - 2h ago

Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni started a series of meetings with EU chiefs in Brussels on Thursday, …

Bank of England warns UK may face two-year recession, hikes rate

AFP - 7h ago

The Bank of England on Thursday announced its biggest interest rate hike since 1989 to combat sky-high inflation that it …

Cautious hope for Ethiopia deal to silence the guns

AFP - 11h ago

World leaders and ordinary Ethiopians voiced cautious hope that a breakthrough deal between Ethiopia's government and …

Ukraine shipments resume but Russia casts doubt on grain deal

AFP - 32m ago

Grain shipments from Ukraine resumed on Thursday after Russia quickly returned to a deal allowing their safe passage …

Millions at risk of severe hunger in South Sudan: UN

AFP - 12h ago

Almost eight million people in South Sudan, or two-thirds of the population in the deeply troubled country, are at risk …

10 years after rebel occupation, east DR Congo city fears new assault

AFP - 12h ago

In the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, fears are rising of an imminent assault by a bloody rebel group whose resurgence …

Guinea junta gives order to prosecute ex-president Conde

AFP - 13h ago

Guinea's ruling junta on Thursday ordered prosecutors to take legal action against former president Alpha Conde, whom it …

Bank of England warns UK faces two-year recession, hikes rate

AFP - 2h ago

The Bank of England on Thursday announced its biggest interest rate hike since 1989 to combat sky-high inflation that it …

Biden hits campaign trail in final uphill push to salvage Democrats

AFP - 4h ago

President Joe Biden was embarking Thursday on a final push to try and save Democrats from defeat in next week's …

UN calls on nations to 'urgently' boost climate funds

AFP - 5h ago

Climate change impacts battering vulnerable countries threaten to outstrip efforts to adapt to global warming, the UN …

Pope visits Bahrain for interfaith talks with rights in spotlight

AFP - 46m ago

Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics, departed Thursday for the Gulf state of Bahrain to foster …

Israel's Netanyahu set for comeback with far-right help

AFP - 1h ago

Veteran hawk Benjamin Netanyahu was headed for a convincing election victory with vote counting nearly complete …

East Ukraine hospital that stayed open despite war, occupation

AFP - 3h ago

In six months of Russian occupation and eight months of fighting, Izyum hospital in eastern Ukraine never stopped …

Norway brings climate ambitions in line with EU

AFP - 10h ago

Norway, the largest oil producer in Western Europe, on Thursday announced it intended to cut 1990 emissions levels "at …

Ethiopia fractured and fragile after two years of war

AFP - 6h ago

Two years after war broke out in northern Ethiopia between federal forces and Tigrayan rebels, the country remains in …

Italy's far-right PM Meloni to meet EU chiefs

AFP - 5h ago

Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni meets EU chiefs in Brussels on Thursday for the first time since her …

Israel's Netanyahu set for return to power with far-right help

AFP - 46m ago

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu held a nearly unassailable lead Thursday with vote counting almost complete following this …

Republican denial of election results a 'path to chaos': Biden

AFP - 7h ago

President Joe Biden warned US voters Wednesday that the future of democracy was at stake in next week's midterms, with …

More rain on the way as Philippine storm death toll hits 150

AFP - 7h ago

The death toll from a powerful storm that triggered flooding and landslides across the Philippines has reached 150, …

Captagon connection: how Syria became a narco state

AFP - 9h ago

A decade of appalling civil war has left Syria fragmented and in ruins but one thing crosses every front line: a drug …

N. Korea ICBM launch appears to have failed, Seoul military says

AFP - 1h ago

North Korea fired one intercontinental ballistic missile and two short-range missiles Thursday, although the …

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, Seoul says

AFP - 2h ago

North Korea fired one long-range and two short-range ballistic missiles Thursday, Seoul's military said, with one …

Brazil's Bolsonaro asks supporters to 'unblock' roads

AFP - 11h ago

Brazil's outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro asked participants in what he said were "legitimate" protests to "unblock the …

Twitter's new path unclear as Musk says 'weeks' for banned accounts' return

Nov 02 2022

The road ahead for Twitter remained as murky as ever after new owner Elon Musk said Wednesday that it could take weeks …

Russia rejoins deal to ship vital Ukraine grain exports

Nov 02 2022

Russia on Wednesday rejoined a deal to allow Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea, but President Vladimir Putin …

Fed delivers another steep rate hike with more to come

Nov 02 2022

The Federal Reserve delivered another steep interest rate increase on Wednesday, as expected, with its move to cool …

Denial of election results is 'path to chaos': Biden

Nov 02 2022

US President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the refusal of some Republican candidates to accept election results is a …

Ethiopia warring parties agree to cease hostilities

Nov 02 2022

The warring sides in Ethiopia announced Wednesday an agreement to silence their guns after two years of devastating …

Israel's Netanyahu on cusp of victory with far-right allies

Nov 02 2022

Veteran Israeli hawk Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on the cusp of returning to power Wednesday, with initial election …

North Korea fires more than 20 missiles, one close to South

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired more than 20 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters in what …

Bolsonaro supporters urge Brazil military to keep him in power

Nov 02 2022

Thousands of Jair Bolsonaro's supporters called Wednesday for the Brazilian military to intervene and keep the …

Ethiopia's warring sides agree to end fighting in breakthrough deal

Nov 02 2022

Warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray on Wednesday declared they had set the goal of …

Ethiopia warring parties agree to truce deal

Nov 02 2022

The warring sides in Ethiopia's devastating conflict have agreed on a truce, the African Union's mediator announced on …

Ethiopia warring parties agree to truce, says mediator

Nov 02 2022

Warring sides in the brutal two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray have agreed to a truce, the African Union's mediator …

Damning UK report slams police for inadequate vetting of officers

Nov 02 2022

A culture of misogyny and predatory behaviour is "prevalent" in many police forces across England and Wales, and fuelled …

Danish PM to form broader government after vote win

Nov 02 2022

Denmark's left-wing Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday kicked off the process of forming a new, broader …

Kenya sending troops to DR Congo to fight rebel advance

Nov 02 2022

Kenya's President William Ruto announced Wednesday that Nairobi was deploying troops to eastern Democratic Republic of …

Europe temperature rise more than twice global average: UN

Nov 02 2022

Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average over the past three decades, showing the …

UK's Sunak U-turns on attending COP27 in Egypt

Nov 02 2022

Britain's new prime minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced he will join the UN climate conference in Egypt after …

Kenya sending troops to DRCongo to fight rebel advance

Nov 02 2022

Kenya's President William Ruto announced Wednesday that Nairobi was deploying troops to eastern Democratic Republic of …

Musk says may take 'weeks' for banned Twitter accounts to be restored

Nov 02 2022

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Wednesday that it will be "a few more weeks" before any banned accounts -- such as that …

Ukraine grain shipments resume as Russia rejoins deal

Nov 02 2022

Grain export shipments from Ukraine resumed on Wednesday as Russia said it was rejoining a deal brokered by the UN and …

Netanyahu scents election victory with far-right allies

Nov 02 2022

Veteran Israeli hawk Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on the cusp of returning to power Wednesday, with initial election …

After slim victory, Danish PM to form broader government

Nov 02 2022

A day after scoring a narrow election victory, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen tendered her …

N. Korea fires 23 missiles, one close to S. Korea

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired at least 23 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters in what …

N. Korea fires 17 missiles, one close to S. Korea

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired at least 17 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters in what …

Netanyahu sees path to power with far right

Nov 02 2022

Veteran Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on the cusp of returning to power Wednesday, with initial …

N. Korea fires more than 10 missiles, one close to S. Korea

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired more than 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters in what …

Bolsonaro 'authorizes' transition in Brazil without acknowledging defeat

Nov 02 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday "authorized" the transition to a new government, without acknowledging his …

Nile is in mortal danger, from its source to the sea

Nov 02 2022

The pharaohs worshipped it as a god, the eternal bringer of life. But the clock is ticking on the Nile.

N. Korea fires more than 10 missiles, one close to S. Korea waters

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired more than 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters that …

N Korean missile lands close to S Korean waters for 'first time', Seoul military says

Nov 02 2022

North Korea fired at least 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea's territorial waters …

Danish left clings to power with razor-thin election win

Nov 02 2022

Denmark's left-wing bloc led by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen reached out to the centre for broader collaboration on …

Biden in Florida for final push before the midterms

Nov 02 2022

Joe Biden scolded Republicans on social spending issues Tuesday in popular retirement spot Florida as the US president …

Air raid warning on South Korean island after N Korea fire missiles

Nov 02 2022

North Korea on Wednesday fired three short range ballistic missiles, Seoul said, prompting a rare air raid warning for a …

Rapper Takeoff, member of Migos, shot dead at 28

Nov 02 2022

The rapper Takeoff, a member of the influential hip-hop trio Migos, was fatally shot Tuesday at a bowling alley in …

Netanyahu in lead after Israel vote

Nov 02 2022

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu inched towards reclaiming power Wednesday after projected election results showed a majority …

Netanyahu ahead in Israel election, exit polls show

Nov 01 2022

The party of Israel's hawkish ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu was set to come first in Tuesday's vote, initial projections …

Netanyahu ahead in Israel election: exit polls

Nov 01 2022

The party of Israel's veteran ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu was set to come first in Tuesday's vote, initial projections …

Denmark's centre tipped as kingmaker in close election

Nov 01 2022

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's left-wing bloc looked set to lose its majority in Tuesday's general election …

Biden in Florida for a final push before the midterms

Nov 01 2022

Joe Biden struck out against Republicans on social spending issues in popular retirement spot Florida Tuesday as the US …

Global stocks mixed on Fed hopes, China zero-Covid reports

Nov 01 2022

Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as traders looked ahead to the US Federal Reserve's next interest rate decision …

Bolsonaro 'authorizes' transition without acknowledging defeat

Nov 01 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday "authorized" the transition to a new government, without acknowledging his …

Netanyahu party finishes first in Israel vote: initial projections

Nov 01 2022

The party of Israel's veteran ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu was set to come first in Tuesday's vote, initial projections …

Russia's Wagner facing UK court action over Ukraine 'terrorism'

Nov 01 2022

Lawyers in Britain on Tuesday took the first step towards what they said was "groundbreaking" legal action against …

No bloc seen winning majority in Danish election, centre likely kingmaker

Nov 01 2022

Denmark's left-wing bloc led by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen appeared to take the lead in Tuesday's general election …

Grain exports to stop as Putin demands 'real guarantees' from Kyiv

Nov 01 2022

Grain exports will halt on Wednesday after Moscow pulled out of a deal to let ships through the Black Sea, as Russian …

Israel voters flock to the polls as Netanyahu eyes comeback

Nov 01 2022

Israelis cast ballots Tuesday in their fifth election in less than four years, turning out for their strongest showing …

Brazil protests mount as Bolsonaro mum on election loss

Nov 01 2022

Brazilian police on Tuesday fired teargas at protesters who blocked major highways for a second day over the election …

Danes vote in knife-edge election

Nov 01 2022

Danes voted Tuesday in a knife-edge election with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen fighting for political survival …

Land-based climate plans 'unrealistic': report

Nov 01 2022

The world needs to set aside an area bigger than the United States for tree planting and other measures to meet climate …

Ukraine's 58th brigade in the heart of the Bakhmut mire

Nov 01 2022

In the east Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the positions held by Russian forces, an …

Global stocks rise on Fed optimism, China zero-Covid reports

Nov 01 2022

Global stock markets rose sharply Tuesday, as traders looked ahead to the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision …

Power, water restored in Kyiv after Russian strikes

Nov 01 2022

Water and power supplies were fully restored in Kyiv on Tuesday a day after Russian missile strikes, as grain exports …

Rapper Takeoff, member of Migos, shot dead at 28: TMZ

Nov 01 2022

The rapper Takeoff, a member of the Grammy-nominated hip hop trio Migos, was fatally shot at a bowling alley in Houston, …

UK vows 'more radical' measures to tackle illegal migration

Nov 01 2022

A British cabinet minister on Tuesday vowed "more radical" policies to counter illegal migration as record numbers make …

Markets rally before Fed, China zero-Covid hopes boost Hong Kong

Nov 01 2022

Asian and European stock markets rose further Tuesday, as traders looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy decision, …

South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'

Nov 01 2022

South Korean police admitted Tuesday their emergency response to a deadly Halloween crush had been "insufficient", with …

BP quarterly profit surges on high energy prices

Nov 01 2022

BP said Tuesday that underlying third-quarter profit more than doubled on high commodity prices after key energy …

Danes vote as blocs woo the middle ground

Nov 01 2022

Danes were voting on Tuesday in what promises to be a tight election in which the balance of power could be tipped by …

S. Korea police chief says crowd surge response was 'insufficient'

Nov 01 2022

South Korea's police chief said Tuesday that officers had received multiple urgent reports of danger ahead of a deadly …

Ukraine hit by water, power cuts after Russian missile strikes

Nov 01 2022

Ukraine suffered sweeping blackouts and water supplies were cut to large parts of Kyiv on Monday after another wave of …

Brazil's Bolsonaro still silent on election loss to Lula

Nov 01 2022

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro maintained an increasingly loud silence Monday after his election defeat, …

US Republicans gain firm toehold a week out from Election Day

Nov 01 2022

Candidates were making closing pitches Tuesday in the US midterm elections that decide control of Congress for the …

US Supreme Court's right wing skeptical of using race in college admissions

Oct 31 2022

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court appeared poised on Monday to ban the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in …

Life term sought for ex-Liberia rebel commander

Oct 31 2022

Prosecutors in France's first trial of a participant in Liberia's bloody civil wars on Monday sought a life sentence for …

Taylor Swift makes US song charts history with 'Midnights'

Oct 31 2022

Taylor Swift made music history Monday, becoming the first artist ever to simultaneously nab all 10 spots on the top US …

Putin says normalisation in Armenia, Azerbaijan's interests

Oct 31 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes for "normalisation" of ties between Armenia and Azerbaijan after he …

Kyiv residents 'get by' after Russian strikes cut water and power

Oct 31 2022

In a Kyiv park on Monday, over a hundred people queue to fill plastic bottles and canisters with water after Russian …

Arrests after India bridge collapse kills more than 130

Oct 31 2022

Nine people were arrested Monday in connection with the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in western India that killed at …

Somalia attacks toll jumps to 116 amid appeals for aid

Oct 31 2022

The death toll from twin bombings in Somalia at the weekend has increased to 116, officials in charge of rescue …