Sarkozy blasts ‘lack of evidence’ for corruption charges

22 March 2018, 10:45 AM
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over allegations that late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi funded his 2007 election campaign.
Nicholas Sarkozy
US extends sanctions against Zimbabwe 5 March 2018, 7:52 PM

“The actions and policies of certain members of the government of Zimbabwe and other persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States."

Rex Tillerson to travel to Africa this week 5 March 2018, 2:03 PM

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Africa this week in a whirlwind week-long tour covering four countries, according the state department.

Nouth Koream leader Kin Jong Un
South Korean delegation heads to Pyongyang to push North-US talks 5 March 2018, 6:27 AM

A South Korean delegation heading to Pyongyang on Monday will push for talks between the nuclear-armed North and the United States.

May’s confident of a good deal with EU on Brexit 4 March 2018, 5:26 PM

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that the time for arguing either side of the Brexit referendum is over.

Italy heads to polls with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely 4 March 2018, 10:19 AM

Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his far-right allies will emerge as the largest bloc in parliament, but fall short of […]

S.Korea names envoys in bid to arrange U.S.-N.Korea talks 4 March 2018, 6:57 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has picked two senior security officials as special envoys to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, as upcoming joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean troops drew condemnation from Pyongyang. National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Suh Hoon and National Security Office (NSO) head Chung Eui-yong will lead the […]

Businesses try to coax Trump from tariffs brink, aides quarrel 3 March 2018, 7:22 AM

President Donald Trump, after shocking markets with the risk of a global trade war, came under intense pressure on Friday from U.S. business interests and foreign trading partners to moderate his threat to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump dispatched pro-tariff advisers Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro to TV news studios to defend […]

Rex Tillerson
US diplomat heads for Africa 2 March 2018, 9:21 PM

Washington's top diplomat will travel to Africa next week for the first time visits to Chad, Djibouti, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Mourners gather for Billy Graham’s funeral 2 March 2018, 8:56 PM

US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are attending the funeral of Reverend Billy Graham.

US President Donald Trump
Republicans signal no quick moves on guns despite Trump push 2 March 2018, 5:10 PM

Republican senators in the United States Congress signaled on Thursday that they were hesitant to embrace a call from President Donald Trump for sweeping changes to gun laws, including measures more typically backed by Democrats.

Steel industry concerned over proposed tariffs hike 2 March 2018, 3:33 PM

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa says it is extremely concerned that the crisis in the local steel industry will continue to worsen this year.

Prime Minister Theresa May.
Brexit: What we know 2 March 2018, 7:38 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Friday set out Britain's much-anticipated negotiating demands for its post-Brexit relationship with the European Union following a week of spats with Brussels.

Indians pledge support for Guptas 1 March 2018, 8:37 PM

Some locals in India have pledged their support for the Gupta family, saying they are victims of political vendetta against them in South Africa.

Putin shows off new Russian weapon 1 March 2018, 4:04 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled an array of new weapons on Thursday (March 1), in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the world and not be intercepted.

UN’s ceasefire resolution over Syria, Russia not implemented 1 March 2018, 5:54 AM

The UN’s Humanitarian Chief has told the Security Council that its resolution passed on Saturday, demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria has not been implemented.

Washington pauses as Reverend Billy Graham lies in honor 28 February 2018, 8:04 PM

President Donald Trump, lawmakers and everyday Americans paid their final respects Wednesday to the beloved late Reverend Billy Graham, who was bestowed a rare national tribute as his remains lay in honor in the US Capitol. The one-time backwoods minister, who rose to become a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of American […]

White roses, hundreds of police as Florida shooting school reopens 28 February 2018, 6:19 PM

Students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, bearing white roses and wearing white ribbons to commemorate the 17 people killed there two weeks ago in the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history. The mood was subdued as roughly 3,000 teenagers walked past hundreds of uniformed police officers to resume classes […]

China’s Communist Party agrees on government reform, but no details 28 February 2018, 4:49 PM

China’s ruling Communist Party agreed on Wednesday to deepen reform of party and government departments to improve their function and to push for high quality development, but gave no details of an unexpected shake up of ministries. A statement following the three-day closed-door meeting of the party’s Central Committee, released by the official Xinhua news […]

Trump’s son-in-law Kushner loses top security clearance 28 February 2018, 7:19 AM

Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner has lost his top-level security clearance, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, a decision with potentially profound implications for the US administration.

Ramaphosa’s new administration urged to re-engage human rights 27 February 2018, 9:59 PM

An International Non-Governmental Organisation that conducts advocacy for the Responsibility to Protect has urged the new administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa to re-engage with the world on a human rights basis.

South Korea says sanctions do not aim to bring down North Korea 27 February 2018, 8:27 PM

Sanctions on North Korea aim to pressure it to abandon its nuclear ambitions, not to “bring down” the country, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the U.N. Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday. But North Korea’s envoy, addressing the same gathering, dismissed sanctions as ineffective and said plans by Seoul and Washington to resume joint […]

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Britain on March 7 – PM May’s spokesman 27 February 2018, 3:43 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will begin a visit to Britain on March 7 which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May on topics such as extremism and societal reform, May’s spokesman said on Tuesday. “The visit will usher in a new era in bilateral relations focused on a partnership that delivers wide-ranging […]

Trump says would have run unarmed into Florida school 27 February 2018, 7:36 AM

President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed unarmed into the Florida school targeted by a mass shooter, as student survivors of the massacre brought their campaign for gun control to Washington.

Russia calls daily truce in battered Syria enclave 27 February 2018, 7:24 AM

Russia called a daily "humanitarian pause" in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, bowing to pressure to halt the carnage in the rebel-held enclave where bombardments eased late Monday after hours of deadly raids.

UK criticize Russia’s decision on Syria 26 February 2018, 7:25 PM

The United Kingdom has criticized a decision by Russia’s President to implement a five-hour daily truce in Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta region despite a Security Council resolution adopted on Saturday demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country to enable humanitarian deliveries.

Airstrikes continue battering Syria’s Ghouta 26 February 2018, 6:13 AM

Warplanes pounded Syria's rebel enclave of Ghouta on Saturday, the seventh day in a row of a fierce escalation by Damascus and its allies.

Russians march for murdered hero Nemtsov ahead of presidential vote 25 February 2018, 5:50 PM

Several thousand Muscovites marched Sunday in frigid temperatures in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down three years ago, a rare sanctioned opposition gathering ahead of next month's presidential vote.

UN Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria 25 February 2018, 7:48 AM

Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

India crash leaves 9 schoolchildren dead, 20 injured 24 February 2018, 3:10 PM

At least nine schoolchildren were killed and 20 others injured in eastern India's Bihar state on Saturday after a vehicle crashed into them outside their school in an apparent hit-and-run, police said.

Trump announces ‘heaviest ever’ sanctions on North Korea 24 February 2018, 8:46 AM

US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the "heaviest sanctions ever" levied on the Pyongyang regime.