Category: Foreign News

Congress demands Comet-Trump records

Congress demands Comet-Trump records

Vladimir Putin has offered to release a record of Russian officials’ meeting with Donald Trump, who is alleged to have passed them sensitive information. US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information last week, but Russia says this is not the case. Mr Putin said Russian government records could be handed over to US Congress if a request is […]

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Cote d’Ivoire mutiny over

Cote d’Ivoire mutiny over

Soldiers in Cote d’Ivoire have accepted a deal to end a five-day mutiny over pay. The government offered the mutineers an immediate bonus payment of five million CFA francs (£6500; $8,400) for the 8,400 mutineers and a further two million CFA francs at the end of June. They had previously rejected a settlement put forward by the government on Monday […]

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Trump defends sharing facts with Russia

Trump defends sharing facts with Russia

United States President Donald Trump has defended his “absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material. Mr Trump tweeted that he had shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State. He met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office last week. US media […]

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Cyber-attack threat escalating – Europal

Cyber-attack threat escalating – Europal

Friday’s cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. He told the BBC the act was “unprecedented in its scale” and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of users’ files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries. Experts say another attack […]

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British PM calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British PM calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan. Standing outside her Downing Street office, May said she had been reluctant about asking parliament to back her move to bring forward the […]

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Militias raid Wau, killing 10

Militias raid Wau, killing 10

At least 10 people were killed in the South Sudanese town of Wau on Monday, as ethnic militias went house to house searching for people from other groups, witnesses said. Streets were deserted as families hid inside, residents told Reuters by phone. Some reported seeing killings. Witnesses said the militias were aligned with the government’s side in the country’s ethnically-charged […]

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Egypt church attacks motivated by IS decline in Sinai: experts

Egypt church attacks motivated by IS decline in Sinai: experts

The recent terrorist attacks on Egyptian churches in different provinces are motivated by the decline of the Sinai-based affiliates of the Islamic State militant group in the Sinai Peninsula due to massive security campaigns, Egyptian security and political experts have said. As the Christian minority worshippers were marking the Palm Sunday in the Muslim-majority state earlier during the day, a […]

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Philippine jihadists beheaded German

Philippine jihadists beheaded German

Islamic militants in the Philippines have posted a video showing the beheading of a German hostage. Jurgen Kantner was abducted from his yacht off Malaysia’s Sabah state in November. His companion Sabine Merz’s body was later found on the boat. A deadline for a 30m peso (£483,000; $600,000) ransom expired on Sunday. Mr. Kantner, 70, and Ms Merz had been […]

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Iraqi forces take control of Mosul bridge

The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic State militants in the city’s south-west. The Federal Police Rapid Response Force advanced into the Jawsaq district on Monday and reached the Fourth Bridge. Mosul’s five bridges have been badly damaged in fighting since October. But once it is repaired, the […]

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Diplomatic row over Kim Jong-nam’s killing

Diplomatic row over Kim Jong-nam’s killing

Malaysia has stepped up diplomatic measures against North Korea in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week at an airport in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Police believe he was poisoned. Malaysia has recalled its ambassador from the North Korean capital Pyongyang […]

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