Category: Foreign News

Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

Russia has denounced as absurd and unsubstantiated allegations that “Russian state bodies” were involved in an attempted coup in the Balkan state of Montenegro. The alleged plot dates back to a series of arrests hours before Montenegro’s elections in October 2016. At the time, Serb paramilitaries and Russian nationalists were blamed. But prosecutor Milivoje Katnic has now named a Russian […]

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Pence seeks to allay European fears

Pence seeks to allay European fears

The US Vice-President, Mike Pence, has said the US under President Trump remains committed to co-operation and partnership with the European Union. However, he urged members of the Nato alliance to meet their defence spending targets, warning that Americans could lose patience with their allies. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was “important because we live in times […]

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Trump savages media at Florida rally

Trump savages media at Florida rally

US President Donald Trump has launched another fierce attack on the media at a “campaign rally for America” event in the state of Florida. He told the crowd in Melbourne the media did not want “to report the truth” and had their own agenda. He also defended the achievements of his presidency so far, insisting that a spirit of optimism […]

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Operation Fizz target Angola VP

Operation Fizz target Angola VP

Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also faces charges as part of “Operation Fizz”. Mr Vicente’s lawyer has denied the […]

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CAR rebel group killed 32 civilians

CAR rebel group killed 32 civilians

Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) is said to have rounded victims up and executed them. HRW says it is concerned UN peacekeepers could not stop the atrocities. UPC is a splinter group […]

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Trump hits back at Russia contact claims

Trump hits back at Russia contact claims

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia. Mr Trump accused the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI of giving out information illegally. Some US media say top Trump aides were in constant communication with Russian officials in the election campaign. Intelligence officials […]

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Air pollution emergency in Nigerian city

Air pollution emergency in Nigerian city

An air pollution emergency has been declared in Nigeria’s southern city of Port Harcourt and an asphalt plant has been shut for “belching out thick smoke”, the Ministry of Environment has said. Residents protested on Tuesday, waving hands covered with soot stains. Businessman Charles Adolor said he and his wife have been wearing face masks to protect their health, adding: […]

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North Korea conducts missile test

North Korea conducts missile test

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. Mr. Trump assured Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that “America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 per cent”. The missile flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles), South Korean officials say. Mr Abe said […]

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14 dead in Pakistan avalanche

At least 14 people have died after heavy snowfall set off an avalanche in northwest Pakistan, on Sunday, according to officials. A mass of snow, ice and rocks plummeted upon five houses in the mountainous Sher Shal village in the district of Chitral. The dead include six women, six children and two men, Colonel Nizamuddin Shah told CNN affiliate Geo […]

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Violent storms batter France and Spain

Violent storms batter France and Spain

A series of progressively violent storms has finally broken out of the Atlantic, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in parts of France and causing damage in Spain. Intense circulations, prompted by the jetstream high in the atmosphere, have whipped up the waves, battering the coasts of Portugal, northern Spain and France.

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