Thursday, September 24, 2020

Trump signs new travel ban directive

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq - which was covered in the previous seven-nation order - has been removed from...

Trump wire tap: FBI chief Comey ‘rejects’ allegation

FBI director James Comey has rejected Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected US president, US media say. Mr Comey reportedly asked the US...

Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama

US President Donald Trump has been urged to provide evidence to back his allegation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered his phones to be tapped during the election campaign. Republican Senator Ben Sasse said Mr...

Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

Malaysia says it has expelled the North Korean ambassador over the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korea's leader. Kang Chol must leave Malaysia within 48 hours, the foreign ministry says. The move...

Zimbabwe journalists arrested over Mugabe health report

Two Zimbabwean journalists were arrested this morning over a newspaper report that described President Robert Mugabe as being "in bad shape" when he flew to Singapore for what the presidency said was a scheduled...

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has bowed to pressure and removed himself from an FBI inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. America's top prosecutor said he did not lie when he testified at...

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester deaths

Egypt's top appeals court has acquitted former President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Mr Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in...

Democrats renew Jeff Sessions attack over Russia contacts

Democrats have stepped up their attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying his explanation regarding his contacts with the Russian ambassador in 2016 were "simply not credible". House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi insists Mr Sessions...

Zimbabwe bans the beating of children

Zimbabwe's High Court has outlawed corporal punishment for children both at school and in the home. The ruling comes after a parent complained that her child in grade one, a class for six-year-olds, had deep...

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia meetings

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia's ambassador twice during Donald Trump's presidential campaign last year, the US government has confirmed. Mr Sessions, a senator at the time, told his January confirmation hearing that he had...

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