Category: Foreign News

Honduras Coach Confused By Goal-Line Judgement

Honduras Coach Confused By Goal-Line Judgement

Honduras coach Luis Suarez said he was left confused by the first use of goalline technology at the World Cup as his side suffered a 3-0 loss to France. The moment came in the 48th minute when the stadium screen showed ‘No goal’ when reviewing Karim Benzema’s initial shot that hit the post. It then flashed ‘Goal’, ruling the ball was […]

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Obama: All Options Open To Fight Insurgents

Obama: All Options Open To Fight Insurgents

US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at “all options”, including military action, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. He said the US had an interest in making sure jihadists did not gain a foothold in Iraq. His remarks came after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to Sunni Islamist insurgents during a lightning advance. A parliamentary […]

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Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Letting Rebels Bring In Tanks

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Letting Rebels Bring In Tanks

Ukraine accused Russia yesterday of allowing separatist rebels to bring three tanks and other military vehicles across the border into the east of the country to fight the Ukrainian army. Evidence that Russia is sending in weapons or assisting the rebels militarily would implicate Moscow in the uprising against Kiev’s pro-Western leaders, making a mockery of its denials that it […]

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Five-Star Ronaldo Inspires Portugal

Five-Star Ronaldo Inspires Portugal

IF there was any worry of rust or hindrance from Cristiano Ronaldo, it had already dissipated in the opening minute on Tuesday night, when he dribbled through Ireland’s defence and unleashed the first of his many threatening shots. And by the end of Portugal’s 5-1 romp, Ronaldo left MetLife Stadium unscathed and back to his usual soccer brilliance, which is […]

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Tunisia Arrests Suspect Over Killing Of Mohamed Brahmi

Tunisia Arrests Suspect Over Killing Of Mohamed Brahmi

Security forces in Tunisia have arrested an Islamist suspect in the assassination last year of a prominent opposition politician, Mohamed Brahmi. The suspect Hmed el-Melki – alias “Somali” – was captured outside Tunis, said an interior ministry spokesman. It followed a fierce gunfight at a house in which “a terrorist group had holed up”, said Mohamed Ali Aroui. The killing […]

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Kenya’s High Speed Rail Project To Proceed

Kenya’s High Speed Rail Project To Proceed

Kenya says construction of standard gauge railway to proceed. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday defended the construction of the high speed standard gauge railway project by Chinese firms, saying it must go ahead to achieve the government’s development goal.

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Pirates Suspected To Have Attacked Tanker Off Angola

Pirates Suspected To Have Attacked Tanker Off Angola

A fuel tanker is suspected to have been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Angola, the ship’s owners said yesterday, in what would be the most southerly attack to date by pirates off West Africa. Pirate attacks jumped by a third last year off the coast of West Africa but were mostly confined to the Gulf of Guinea, around […]

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Pres. Jonathan Replaces Sacked Ministers

Pres. Jonathan Replaces Sacked Ministers

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has found 12 replacements for ministers he sacked last year, his office said on Tuesday, as he looks to shore up his support in an increasingly divided ruling party. Jonathan removed nine ministers on September 11, mostly targeting junior posts in a move that did not affect the key posts of finance or oil for the […]

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Islamist Party Quits Libya’s Government

Islamist Party Quits Libya’s Government

Libya’s Justice and Construction Party, the second largest party in the interim administration, has announced it is quitting the government. The Islamist party said its five ministers would resign after it failed to win sufficient support for a motion to censure Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. Those affected include the ministers for oil, the economy and housing. The Justice and Construction […]

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Togo’s PM Resumes Duty After Surgical Operation

Togo’s PM Resumes Duty After Surgical Operation

Togo’s Prime Minister Ahoomey-Zunu Seleagodji on Wednesday resumed his duty after being absent for more than two months due to sickness, which necessitated his evacuation to Europe, a source from the Presidency has said. On Wednesday, he met with President Faure Gnassingbe to discuss issues related to daily running of state affairs.

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