Saturday, July 20, 2019

Trump to congresswomen of colour: Leave the US

US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen. He claimed the women "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe", before suggesting they "go...

Trump blocking Twitter critics unconstitutional, court rules

President Donald Trump is violating free speech laws by blocking critics on Twitter, a New York federal appeals court has ruled. It follows a case brought on behalf of seven individuals who had been blocked...

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US

Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, amid a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump's administration. The ambassador was branded "a very stupid guy" by the US president, after emails emerged...

Nigerian parliament: Violent clashes at Shia protest

There have been violent clashes outside Nigeria's National Assembly between police and Shia protesters. Protesters say officers shot two people dead, but the police said they had used "minimum force" and that eight security personnel...

US billionaire Ross Perot dies at 89

US billionaire Ross Perot, who twice ran for president as an independent, has died aged 89, his family says. A self-made businessman, he pioneered the computer data industry by founding Electronic Data Systems in 1962. But...

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes by ICC

A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ntaganda,...

Trump criticises UK ambassador over leaked ‘inept’ emails

US President Donald Trump has criticised the UK ambassador who said in leaked emails that his administration was "inept". Mr Trump said: "The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that." Emails...

Afcon: Egypt boss Aguirre sacked; president Abou-Rida resigns

Egypt sacked head coach Javier Aguirre following their shock elimination in the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations. Aguirre's Egypt were left stunned on Saturday as the AFCON hosts lost 1-0 to...

Dubai ruler sues wife Princess Haya in UK’s High Court

Dubai's billionaire ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has opened a legal case against one of his wives, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, CNN has learned. British media reports claim Princess Haya, who is the...

California earthquake: Larger 7.1 magnitude quake hits

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled a desert area of Southern California, US meteorologists say, in the biggest tremor to strike in two decades. It struck at the shallow depth of 0.9km (0.6 miles) and...

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