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Italy PM Conte says to resign as crisis comes to a head

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition. "I'm ending this government experience here... I will go to the president of the republic...

Donald Trump becomes grandfather for 10th time

NEW YORK  US President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the 10th time after his son Eric's wife Lara gave birth to a girl. "@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!" the president's son tweeted minutes...

Singapore to trial self-driving buses booked with an app

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. Well-organised and high-tech, Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles, developing home-grown technology and inviting foreign companies...

Russia and China blast US medium-range cruise missile test

Moscow, Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow. The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this...

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of Hong Kong discord campaign

Hong Kong, Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city. The American tech giants announced Monday they had suspended nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to the campaign,...

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before killing himself’

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein's estate at more than $577 million (Sh58 billion) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the...

Iran says it has warned US against seizing oil tanker

Tehran, Tehran said on Monday that it has warned Washington against making another attempt to seize an Iranian tanker that has departed Gibraltar despite a US bid to have it detained. "Iran has given necessary warnings to American officials through its official channels... not to make such...

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Kabul wedding

Beirut, The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a wedding in Kabul which Afghan authorities said killed at least 63 people. IS said one of its fighters blew himself up at a "large gathering" in Kabul while others "detonated a parked...

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in ‘peaceful’ march

Hong Kong, A sea of democracy activists once more flooded the streets of Hong Kong in a defiant show Sunday to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged...

Suicide bomber kills over 60 wedding goers in Kabul

Kabul A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul in recent months. The blast, which took place late Saturday in the city's west,...

Grace 1: US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil supertanker

The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released. The Grace 1 supertanker, which is carrying 2.1m barrels of oil, was detained on July 4 on suspicion of illegally...

Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel’s offer of ‘humanitarian’ visit

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel's offer to allow her to make a "humanitarian" visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank. Ms Tlaib said that she could not comply with the "oppressive conditions" being imposed. A critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians, she...

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Different approaches to protecting elephants are set to dominate the debate at a key conservation conference starting in Geneva on Saturday. Delegates from more than 180 countries are gathering for the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). Some African nations are again...

Dutch Princess Christina dies after cancer battle

The Hague, Princess Christina, youngest sister of Beatrix who ruled the Netherlands till her abdication in 2013, died Friday aged 72 after suffering from bone cancer, the royal family announced. Born nearly blind in 1947, Maria Christina, princess of Orange-Nassau, was the fourth daughter of Queen...

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli law allows...

Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker

Gibraltar has freed an Iranian oil tanker detained last month on suspicion of sanctions-busting, despite a last-minute plea by the United States authorities. The British overseas territory received written assurances from Iran that the ship would not discharge its cargo in Syria. Grace 1, which was suspected...

Trump on summer vacation but not in summery mood

Berkeley Heights, President Donald Trump is on summer vacation. Just don't call it that. "It's never a vacation," he said before leaving the White House last Friday for the 10-day non-vacation at his luxury golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The former real estate dealer and...

Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake

Fires have been raging through a "unique, untouched pine forest" on the Greek island of Evia as authorities fight to keep the flames under control. Hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby villages as the fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday and ravaged through...

Fossil fuels? Plastic? Trump says more is better

Monaca, President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to hundreds...

Outrage as Trump administration weakens endangered species law

Washington, US President Donald Trump's administration on Monday finalised rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a law supported by a large majority of Americans and credited with saving the gray wolf, bald eagle and grizzly bear. The move was met with anger by...

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over ‘Guinea bribes’

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are to stand trial for allegedly bribing Guinean officials to win mining licences, Swiss prosecutors say. The trio allegedly paid $10 million (£8.2 million; Sh1.03 billion) to one of the wives of former Guinean President Lansana Conte. Mr Steinmetz and...

Signs of hope in trade war as US delays new tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present Tuesday as President Donald Trump's administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer electronic goods imported from China. And news that top US and Chinese trade officials spoke by telephone early Tuesday offered further...

Hong Kong airport cancels all departing flights

Hong Kong, Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a second day of hugely disruptive rallies, defying warnings from the city's leader who said they were heading down a "path of no return". The new protest came...

Hundreds of protesters stage new rally at Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong, Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters staged a new rally on Tuesday at Hong Kong's airport, a day after a massive demonstration there triggered a shutdown at the busy international travel hub. Only a handful of protesters stayed through the night, and flights resumed at the...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after protest shutdown

Hong Kong, Hong Kong airport re-opened on Tuesday after a rally by thousands of pro-democracy protesters triggered an unprecedented shutdown, but hundreds of flights were still listed as cancelled. The abrupt closure marked a new low in a 10-week crisis that has seen millions of people...

US to deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

Washington, The administration of US President Donald Trump announced Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The change threatens to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who...

Yemen separatists say ready for talks after Aden ‘coup’

Aden, The head of Yemen's separatist movement said he was ready to take part in Saudi-brokered peace talks after clashes with pro-government forces killed dozens in second city Aden. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, who met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday, also backed Riyadh's call...

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands protests

Hong Kong, All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one of the world's busiest hubs came as the Chinese government signalled its rising anger at...

Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police fire tear gas into rail station

Hong Kong police have once again clashed with anti-government protesters as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations and unrest. Police fired tear gas across the city on Sunday night, including into an enclosed railway station. In the Wan Chai district, petrol bombs and bricks...

Jeffrey Epstein: Questions raised over financier’s death

The FBI has opened a formal investigation into how US financier Jeffrey Epstein was able to apparently kill himself in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His body was discovered early on Saturday at a facility in New York. Last month Epstein was found semi-conscious...
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