Sunday, September 20, 2020

Donald Trump’s sister criticizes him in secret audio

Maryanne Trump Barry bitterly criticized her brother, President Donald Trump, saying, "Donald's out for Donald," and appeared to confirm her niece Mary Trump's previous allegations that he had a friend take his SATs to...

Russian opposition leader hospitalized after suspected poisoning

Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was unconscious and on a ventilator in a Siberian hospital Thursday after falling ill from suspected poisoning, his spokesperson said. Navalny, 44, started feeling unwell while...

Mali’s president quits after soldiers mutiny

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday. In a televised address he said he was also dissolving the government and parliament, adding: "I want no blood to be...

Soldiers seize Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers, a government spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé has also been arrested, despite earlier appeals for "brotherly dialogue". The apparent coup...

Democratic convention: Michelle Obama blasts Trump

Michelle Obama has launched a stinging attack on US President Donald Trump as Democrats prepared to crown Joe Biden as their White House challenger. "Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country," said the...

Trump’s younger brother Robert dies in hospital

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his "best friend" and youngest brother following his death at 71. "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,"...

Son of Angola’s ex-leader jailed for five years

The son of Angola's former president has been jailed for five years for fraud from when he was head of the oil-rich country's Sovereign Wealth Fund. José Filomeno dos Santos, 42, was accused of trying...

African countries to begin coronavirus antibody testing

Seven African countries will begin administering coronavirus antibody tests next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said. The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is...

Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator...

COVID-19: World cases pass 20m with over 730k deaths

The world is marking a grim milestone today with the number of people who have been infected with Covid-19 passing 20 million. There have been more than 736,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worst affected...

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