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.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India quietly seals missile deal with Russia despite U.S. warning 5 October 2018, 2:23 PM

India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface to air missile systems on Friday, the two sides said, as New Delhi disregarded U.S. warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under U.S. law.

World Teachers’ Day : Share your story 5 October 2018, 12:39 PM

 Did you have a favorite teacher at school? Share your memories of your teachers with us.

Trump boasts of momentum as likely Supreme Court victory nears 5 October 2018, 6:52 AM

President Donald Trump shrugged off signs of trouble in midterm congressional elections, telling supporters in Minnesota on Thursday that his bruising fight to get Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court will galvanize a surprise victory.

US Democrats reject FBI probe on Kavanaugh 4 October 2018, 9:14 PM

Senate Democratic leaders in the United States have rejected assertions by Republican leadership that the FBI found no hint of misconduct by Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

West accuses Russia of global hacking conspiracy 4 October 2018, 9:05 PM

Western powers accused Russia on Thursday of orchestrating a string of global cyber attacks including a bungled plot to hack the world's chemical weapons watchdog in The Netherlands.

Melania Trump visits Malawi school on solo Africa tour 4 October 2018, 7:43 PM

US First Lady Melania Trump toured a primary school in Malawi on Thursday on the second leg of her solo tour of Africa as her husband poured praise on her work from back home.

NATO warns Russia to halt ‘reckless’ behaviour 4 October 2018, 2:16 PM

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday warned Russia to halt its "reckless" behaviour, after the Netherlands announced it had foiled a Kremlin cyber-attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog.

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Denmark refuses to take in UN quota refugees in 2018 4 October 2018, 1:56 PM

Denmark said Thursday it would not take in any refugees under the UN's quota system in 2018, focusing instead on integrating those recently arrived in the country.

Foreign aid gathers pace for Indonesia’s desperate quake survivors 4 October 2018, 6:06 AM

International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday.

France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen on trial for homophobic remarks 3 October 2018, 9:32 PM

French far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen goes on trial Wednesday accused of making a string of homophobic remarks, including about a gay policeman killed in a jihadist attack last year.

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser 3 October 2018, 6:59 PM

President Donald Trump came under heavy fire Wednesday for mocking the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, with two key Republican senators voicing repugnance over the comments. Jeff Flake, one of three Republicans crucial to Kavanaugh’s being approved for the court but seen as undecided, called Trump’s ridicule of […]

May appeals for party unity at ‘toughest phase’ of Brexit 3 October 2018, 3:25 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May appealed for her bickering party on Wednesday to unite at the "toughest phase" of negotiations aimed at averting economic chaos once Britain leaves the European Union in six months.

Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone 3 October 2018, 3:07 PM

Indonesian soldiers have been ordered to fire on people caught looting on the quake and tsunami-struck island of Sulawesi, a colonel said Wednesday, after desperate survivors raided shops for food and water.

People sitting and lying on mattresses.
Gift of the Givers to send help to Indonesia after tsunami 3 October 2018, 1:43 PM

Humanitarian group Gift of the Givers will be sending the first of two teams to the tsunami and quake hit island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. 

Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an earthquake hit Palu
Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll nears 1 400 3 October 2018, 7:37 AM

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster rose to nearly 1 400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs.

Christine Blasey Ford (C) is surrounded by her attorney Michael Bromwich (R), supporters and security agents
Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser 3 October 2018, 6:38 AM

Donald Trump on Tuesday openly mocked the university professor who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, joking about her inability to remember details surrounding the night of the alleged attack.

France accuses Iran over bomb plot near Paris 2 October 2018, 9:35 PM

France accused Iran's intelligence ministry on Tuesday of being behind a foiled plot to bomb an exiled opposition group near the French capital in a move that risks straining already complicated ties between Paris and Tehran.

Men carrying a wounded person.
At least 13 killed on Afghan election campaign rally 2 October 2018, 2:36 PM

At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan election campaign rally.

FBI digs into US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s past 2 October 2018, 6:34 AM

University professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Mark Judge was a witness when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982 when they were high school students in Maryland.

Melania Trump carves solo path in Africa visit 1 October 2018, 9:59 PM

Melania Trump leaves Washington -- and her husband's shadow -- Monday for a four-country tour of Africa that will give the glamorous and at times enigmatic first lady a chance to carve her own diplomatic path.

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access via Chile 1 October 2018, 5:14 PM

The UN's top court Monday rejected landlocked Bolivia's bid to force neighbouring Chile to the negotiating table for access to the Pacific Ocean.

Quake-hit Indonesia buries dead in mass grave 1 October 2018, 2:47 PM

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a vast mass grave on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi...

Medical teams help patients outside of a hospital after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Indonesia.
Indonesia to accept international help after devastating quake and tsunami 1 October 2018, 5:37 AM

Indonesia will accept international help for disaster response and relief after a major earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi Island, killing at least 832 people, the head of the Indonesian investment board said on Twitter on Monday.

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Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000: monitor 30 September 2018, 3:15 PM

More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention three years ago, a monitor says.

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800 30 September 2018, 11:23 AM

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

Theresa May
 With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party 30 September 2018, 9:02 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her party for its annual conference this weekend, facing opposition on all sides as she heads into the final stretch of Brexit negotiations.

Aftermath of the earthquake
Government to assist S.Africans trying to contact relatives in Indonesia 30 September 2018, 7:15 AM

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says any South African struggling to get hold of relatives in Indonesia, can contact them.

For many residents trapped in this battle for survival, there is the added pain of scouring the rubble, the detritus and the hospitals for loved ones.
Fearful Indonesia quake victims face fresh battle for survival 29 September 2018, 9:30 PM

Terrified residents in the quake-struck Indonesian city of Palu fashioned makeshift bamboo shelters or slept out on dusty playing fields Saturday fearing powerful aftershockswould topple damaged homes and bring yet more carnage and suffering.

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami 29 September 2018, 1:46 PM

At least 384 people were killed, many swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami 29 September 2018, 10:11 AM

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.