Trump ex-security chief sold country out, says judge

18 December 2018, 8:48 PM
President Donald Trump's former national security chief on Tuesday received a delay in sentencing for lying over Russian contacts, after a judge threatened him with stiff jail time and said: "You sold your country out."
Jamal Khashoggi
Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: Watchdog 19 December 2018, 10:30 AM

Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday.

Tucker Carlson
Advertisers drop Tucker Carlson Fox News show after immigration remarks 19 December 2018, 6:09 AM

A number of advertisers have dropped Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News, the network said on Tuesday, after the host said last week that immigration makes the United States "poorer and dirtier and more divided."

SA ready to take non-permanent term on Security Council 18 December 2018, 8:43 PM

We are ready". That was the sentiment expressed by South Africa's Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Visa in a passport
South Africans detained in China to return home 18 December 2018, 7:54 PM

They were in China to teach but officials there said they had incorrect visas and they were subsequently detained.

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias 18 December 2018, 5:49 PM

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.

Staffan de Mistura
Russia, Iran, Turkey meet, seeking deal on new Syria constitution body 18 December 2018, 2:49 PM

Russia, Iran and Turkey are nearing agreement on the composition of a Syria committee that could pave the way for the drafting of a new constitution and for elections after a devastating civil war, diplomats said on Tuesday.

Theresa May
UK opposition launches parliamentary confidence manoeuvre against May 18 December 2018, 6:32 AM

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.

The Prada creatures
Prada apologises after products spark accusations of racism 17 December 2018, 9:55 PM

Italian fashion label Prada has said it will set up an advisory council on diversity issues after being forced to pull monkey-like keychain figurines from its shelves over accusations of racism.

Theresa May
Rejecting other Brexit options, Britain’s May sticks by her deal 17 December 2018, 2:55 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May is pressing on with her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesperson said on Monday, rejecting calls for a second referendum or to test support for different Brexit options in parliament.

Kim Jong Un
North Korea warns on US sanctions 17 December 2018, 6:39 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".

Donald Trump
Looking back at Donald Trump’s 2018 16 December 2018, 3:40 PM

United States President Donald Trump will face increased oversight to his decisions when the new Democratic majority takes charge of the House of Representatives next January.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed
UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder 16 December 2018, 1:52 PM

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a "credible" probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

US-led coalition says it destroyed IS site in Syrian mosque 16 December 2018, 10:37 AM

US-led coalition forces destroyed an Islamic State group command center inside a mosque in the Syrian border town of Hajin on Saturday, the US military said.

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests lose momentum on decisive weekend 16 December 2018, 6:48 AM

Groups of defiant "yellow vest" demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, but the protest movement appeared to have lost momentum on a fifth and decisive weekend.

Theresa May
Britain’s Hunt says version of PM May’s deal can get through parliament 15 December 2018, 6:19 PM

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that the British parliament could back Prime Minister Theresa May's deal.

Colombian mining
Colombian tribunal orders government to suspend awarding mining licenses 15 December 2018, 3:57 PM

A Colombian tribunal ordered the government on Friday to suspend the awarding of mining licenses until it establishes protected areas.

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel 15 December 2018, 11:12 AM

Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely in New Year, won’t accept broken promises 15 December 2018, 6:36 AM

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where "promises are broken."

An vehicles manufacturing plant
China to halt additional tariffs on U.S. 14 December 2018, 4:07 PM

China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, following a truce in a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Dalai Lama
China warns Tibet not to be taken ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary 14 December 2018, 12:35 PM

The people of Tibet should not be taken in by the Dalai Lama's lies and clearly understand the importance of Communist Party rule in the region, the Chinese government said ahead of March's sensitive 60th anniversary of him fleeing into exile.

Yemen's leaders shaking hands.
Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah 14 December 2018, 6:41 AM

Yemen's warring parties agreed on Thursday to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict.

The scene following Tuesday's shooting
Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police 14 December 2018, 5:46 AM

The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

US lashes out at ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa 13 December 2018, 8:53 PM

The United States lashed out Thursday at "predatory" Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner footprint that insists on accountability in trade and peacekeeping.

California wildfires
Insurance claims for California wildfires top $9 billion 13 December 2018, 1:14 PM

Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow.

Michael Cohen
Former Trump lawyer sentenced to three years in prison 13 December 2018, 6:41 AM

The former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen has been sentenced to a three year prison term  after pleading guilty to a series of crimes including lying to Congress and campaign finance violations.

Britain’s May wins no-confidence vote 13 December 2018, 5:51 AM

Theresa May will remain as British prime minister - for now at least. She's survived a no confidence vote, held behind closed doors on Wednesday evening.

SA to continue push for lifting of sanctions against Cuba 12 December 2018, 9:15 PM

South Africa is continuing its for push for the lifting of sanctions which have been imposed on Cuba

UK’s May tells party she plans to quit before 2022 election: MP 12 December 2018, 8:06 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her MPs Wednesday she plans to quit before the 2022 election, as she seeks their support in a confidence vote, a lawmaker said.

Meng Wanzhou
China calls Huawei CFO arrest a ‘mistake’ 12 December 2018, 6:08 PM

Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou was seen leaving a Canadian courtroom, after being released on bail Tuesday evening.

Strasbourg suspect: a violent criminal with extremist views 12 December 2018, 2:41 PM

The 29-year-old man being sought by police over a mass shooting in Strasbourg lived in a small apartment in a rundown housing bloc and has spent time in prison in France and Germany.