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Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
Europe

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has 23.9% with Ms Le Pen on 21.4%. Opinion polls have consistently predicted Mr Macron […]

James Comey (left) FBI Director
USA

Trump Russia claims: FBI’s Comey confirms investigation of election ‘interference’

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. However, Mr Comey said his agency had seen no evidence to back up President Trump’s claim that his phones had been tapped by the Obama administration. He was […]

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 – 45
Others

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 – 45

Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region’s military chief of staff, Abdelrazzak Al-Naduri, said the aim of the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups abroad. Libya has rival administrations in the east and […]

South Africa anti-immigrant protesters
Others

South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups reportedly armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob […]

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Europe Homeland News

DCEs will be elected in 2018 under my gov’t – Akufo-Addo

The President elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives would be elected in his government in 2018. This, he said will ensure that those who lived in the districts were involved in choice of who governs them. The move he said would also ensure that […]

Russian diplomats expelled
Politics USA

35 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

Thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard. Mr Obama ordered the expulsion in response to alleged hacking of the […]

The three US Senators have been touring the Baltic states together
USA

US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Three prominent US senators have warned that Russia and its president may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in last month’s presidential election. They said the move had cross-party support in the senate. President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims of Russian interference. Outgoing President Barack Obama is expected to […]

Catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons
USA World

Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit in the West Bank. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)
USA World

Trump, Obama on possible collision course over Israeli settlement vote

President-elect Donald Trump warned the Obama administration Thursday against a possible abstention in a key U.N. Security Council vote that would declare illegal all Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory in the West Bank and the mostly Arab East Jerusalem. The resolution, initially scheduled for a Thursday vote, urges Israelis and […]