Thursday, July 2, 2020

North Korea forges ahead with nuclear ambitions

North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs, a...

Martin McGuinness: Sinn Féin politician dies aged 66

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66. It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition. His funeral will be in Derry on Thursday. The former...

Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring...

Bill Gates named the world’s richest man again as Trump falls to 544

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led...

SA pastor banned from using Doom on congregation

A South African judge has issued a banning order to prevent a controversial pastor from using Doom insect repellent for "religious healing". Judge George Phatudi of the Limpopo High Court ruled that pastor Lethebo Rabalago...

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people...

May to trigger Brexit process next week

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it expected negotiations...

Clashes in Syria’s Damascus after surprise rebel attack

Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday after rebel fighters launched a surprise assault on government forces, a monitor and state television said. Steady shelling and sniper fire could be heard...

Trump-Russia claims: US intelligence chiefs to give evidence

The heads of top US spy agencies are to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by...

Akufo-Addo off to Africa CEO Forum in Switzerland

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday, March 19, 2017, to attend the 5th edition of the Africa CEO Forum, which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum will bring together CEOs...

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