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Zimbabwe's MDC 'abductees arrested for lying about torture'

Opposition MP Joana Mamombe is one of the three women who allege they were tortured by state agents More Zimbabwe’s main opposition party says three of its female members, including an MP, have been arrested for lying about being tortured in custody. Thee women were detained in May for attending ... Read More »

How Ghana paid tribute to George Floyd

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo sent a message of condolence to George Floyd’s family More In our series of letters from African writers, Ghana’s Elizabeth Ohene writes that George Floyd, whose killing has sparked a global debate about race relations, has been immortalised in the West African state that was central ... Read More »

'Ticking time bomb:' Lack of beds slows Delhi's virus fight

In this Wednesday, June 10, 2020 photo, people enquire about their relatives from a health worker at a COVID designated hospital in New Delhi, India. Two and a half months of nationwide lockdown kept numbers of infections relatively low in India. But with restrictions easing in recent weeks, cases have ... Read More »

Firms can't cope with no deal and virus – CBI boss

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn More British firms do not have the resilience to cope with a no-deal Brexit after the battering of the coronavirus crisis, according to the outgoing boss of industry body the CBI. Carolyn Fairbairn said a CBI member had likened a no-deal to “setting the shed on fire” ... Read More »

Troubled Iran struggles to maintain sway over Iraq militias

FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, Iraqi militiamen march and chant anti U.S. slogans while carrying a picture of Soleimani, left and al-Muhandis, with Arabic that reads “our martyr leaders,” during the funeral of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of ... Read More »

Family: Kids missing since September found dead in Idaho

FILE – In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Lori Vallow Daybell glances at the camera during her hearing, with her defense attorney, Edwina Elcox, right, in Rexburg, Idaho. The bodies of two children uncovered in rural Idaho are a boy and his big sister who have been missing since ... Read More »

The Ugly Side of Germany's $1.5 Trillion Stimulus

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Every now and then during this extraordinary year, it’s good to pause and behold with awe how much has already changed, and how fast. Take Germany. For the past decade, most of the world, including me, has been berating those German tightwads to get over their balanced-budget fetish ... Read More »

Interior to push drilling in Florida waters after November election

That plan also included an expansion of offshore drilling in California, a move that would escalate the ongoing battles between the state and the administration over environmental issues since Trump took office. The people did not know whether the final proposal will include that section of coastline as well. “Whatever ... Read More »

The GOP’s police reform conundrum

with an assist from Kyle Cheney and Sarah Ferris TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN — The GOP has long been considered the party of law and order. But perhaps for the first time in decades, congressional Republicans are feeling pressure to act on police reforms — a sign of how rapidly ... Read More »

German FM in Israel warns against West Bank annexation plans

CORRECTS SPELLING OF GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO MAAS – Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, right, welcomes his German counterpart Heiko Maas with a elbow bump due to the coronavirus outbreak, prior to their meeting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) More JERUSALEM (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister ... Read More »

Germany to ease restrictions on seasonal workers – source

BERLIN, June 10 (Reuters) – Germany will from next week relax entry restrictions for seasonal workers introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a government source said on Wednesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved proposals from Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner for seasonal workers from European Union states and Schengen ... Read More »

Why Kenyans are begging their president for freedom

Ramadhan Issa, a Muslim motorbike taxi rider, waits for customers after performing the Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nairobi, Kenya, May 24, 2020 More In our series of letters from African ... Read More »

Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

Reconnaissance leader Hans Melander is seen on a laptop screen as he gives a press conference on the case of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme who was shot dead in February 1986, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Sweden on Wednesday dropped its investigation into the unsolved murder of ... Read More »

South Korea to charge defector groups over North leaflets

South Korea’s Unification Ministry’s spokesman Yoh Sang-key, speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. South Korea’s government on Wednesday said it will sue two activist groups that have sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets and plastic bottles filled with rice to the North for ... Read More »

Pope sends strong message to US Catholics after Floyd death

In this June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Bishop Mark Seitz, center, kneels with other demonstrators at Memorial Park holding a Black Lives Matter sign in El Paso, Texas. Pope Francis called Seitz unexpectedly after he was photographed at the protest. (Fernie Ceniceros/Catholic Diocese ... Read More »

Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Feby Cachero Baguisa Dela Pena of Laguna, Philippines, hands out free food to those who need it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dela Pena, a mother of three, is unemployed, but when she saw people lining up for free meals one night outside ... Read More »

Dozens killed in attack in northern Nigeria

Map: Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state More At least 59 people have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack in north-eastern Nigeria. Gunmen entered a remote village in the Gubio district of Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, killing dozens. The village was also razed, in what is believed to have been ... Read More »

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

In this May 6, 2020 photo, Tariq Nawaz holds his 10-month-old baby daughter Tuba who suffers from polio, in Suleiman Khel, Pakistan. For millions of people like Nawaz who live in poor and troubled regions of the world, the novel coronavirus is only the latest epidemic. They already face a ... Read More »

2 kids vanished, and it just got stranger. Now, a grim turn

FILE – This combination of undated file photos released by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children show missing children Joshua Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. Investigators returned Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to search the Idaho home of a man with ties to the mysterious disappearance of the two ... Read More »

Top Dems put the kibosh on ‘defund the police’

with an assist from Sarah Ferris REFORM RATHER THAN DEFUND — Top Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping reform bill for police forces. But many are afraid their party will get dragged into a different story — activists’ calls to “defund the police.” So senior Democrats are carefully — but ... Read More »

Airstrikes again hit Syria's rebel area, displace thousands

BEIRUT (AP) — Suspected Russian airstrikes pounded villages on the edge of the last rebel enclave in northwestern Syria, sending thousands of civilians fleeing, activists reported Tuesday — scenes unseen in the area since a cease-fire three months ago. The violence at the edge of Idlib province is the most ... Read More »

Iran says will execute spy who helped US target general

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians joined the funeral procession for storied military commander Qasem Soleimani whose assassination in a US drone strike in January prompted retaliatory Iranian strikes on US targets in Iraq (AFP Photo/Atta KENARE) More Tehran (AFP) – Tehran said Tuesday it will execute an Iranian for spying ... Read More »

China puts rising star in command of forces in border face-off against India

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A rising star of the People’s Liberation Army has been sent to oversee the ground forces of the Western Theatre Command, where tensions are rising between China and India over border disputes.” data-reactid=”19″>A rising star of the People’s Liberation Army has been sent ... Read More »

Moscow lifts virus lockdown as Russian death toll tops 6,000

Many Muscovites were in good spirits after spending weeks cooped up at home, and most were not wearing the obligatory masks (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF) Moscow (AFP) – Moscow on Tuesday lifted a strict anti-coronavirus lockdown after more than two months of restrictions as Russia reported over 6,000 deaths. Traffic jams ... Read More »

Iran to execute spy who helped US target general: judiciary

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians joined the funeral procession for storied military commander Qasem Soleimani whose assassination in a US drone strike in January prompted retaliatory Iranian strikes on US targets in Iraq (AFP Photo/Atta KENARE) More Tehran (AFP) – Iran said Tuesday it will execute a man whose conviction ... Read More »

Amid US tension, Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As tensions remain high between Iran and the U.S., the Islamic Republic appears to have constructed a new mock-up of an aircraft carrier off its southern coast for potential live-fire drills. The faux foe, seen in satellite photographs obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, ... Read More »

The Latest: Racism complaints in Germany rise 10% last year

Members of the Archdiocese of Washington march from the White House to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington, after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died ... Read More »

What a Slave Trader's Statue Says About Britain

(Bloomberg Opinion) — If Britons wanted a reason to protest against institutional racism, or police brutality, they didn’t have to look 4,000 miles away. There have been plenty of local examples over the years. “I can’t breathe” will have resonated with many black families here. That’s why the killing of George ... Read More »

Anger, activism grow over police abuse amid French lockdown

A tear gas canister fired by French riot police engulfs a Marseille statue during a protest in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Protesters marched against the recent death of George Floyd, a black man, who died after he was restrained by police officers May 25 in Minneapolis, that ... Read More »

Parscale Confirms Trump Rallies Will Begin In Next Two Weeks: “You’ll Again See The Kind Of Crowds & Enthusiasm That Sleepy Joe Biden Can Only Dream Of”

The Commander in Chief will soon hit the road for another round of campaign rallies, Trump 2020 reelection officials confirmed to the Daily Caller. The campaign is planning to relaunch in-person events within the next two weeks. The president’s last rally was in March, and campaign manager Brad Parscale is reportedly preparing ... Read More »