Wednesday 23 August 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-08-23

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AFP - 8/24/17

The likely next president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, is a ruling-party loyalist andformer general who endured several years out of favour after he angled for the top...

AFP - 8/24/17

Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper Wednesday, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats...

AFP - 8/24/17

The United States is wrestling with its Security Council partners over renewing the UN peacekeeping mission mandate in Lebanon, which Washington is calling to...

AFP - 8/24/17

A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defence group late Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-...

AFP - 8/24/17

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers....

AFP - 8/24/17

Hundreds of people staged an angry protest Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Casablanca against sexual harassment after footage of a woman being assaulted on a bus...

AFP - 8/24/17

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group on a checkpoint manned by forces of Libyan military strongman...

AFP - 8/24/17

Questions are being raised about the ability of Nigeria's president to rule after his decision to cancel Wednesday's cabinet meeting -- the first since he returned...

AFP - 8/24/17

Libya's unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj urged visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Wednesday to help lift a United Nations arms embargo in force...

AFP - 8/24/17

An armed group has released former Libyan premier Ali Zeidan, nine days after he was kidnapped in Tripoli while making his first visit home for three years, a family...

AFP - 8/24/17

Angolans voted on Wednesday in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite an...

AFP - 8/24/17

A US couple wrongly jailed for 21 years on charges of sexually assaulting children as part of a satanic cult, received $3.4 million Wednesday from the state of Texas...

AFP - 8/24/17

The family of the latest journalist murdered in Mexico demanded a full investigation Wednesday, rejecting the government's account that he was merely in the wrong...

AFP - 8/24/17

The White House insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump and the US Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell were "united" on their political priorities, after...

AFP - 8/24/17

Dutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly...

AFP - 8/24/17

Egypt criticised a US decision to freeze $195 million in military aid on Wednesday, as a US delegation including presidential adviser Jared Kushner visited Cairo for...

AFP - 8/24/17

An eccentric inventor described as fanatical and foul-tempered, Peter Madsen's career has been punctuated by stories of professional fallouts, mood swings and a...

AFP - 8/24/17

Cambodia on Wednesday closed a prominent American NGO and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country, the latest salvo by Prime Minister Hun Sen against perceived...

AFP - 8/24/17

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil on Wednesday claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and warning...

AFP - 8/23/17

It can be deadly to ask questions about multibillion-dollar drug cartels or government corruption in Mexico, where more than 100 journalists have been killed since...

AFP - 8/23/17

Two hundred Muslims rallied in the streets of Granada, southern Spain, on Wednesday in protest against a surge in anti-Islamic hate crimes following last week's...

AFP - 8/23/17

The EU is a "real step" closer to overhauling a controversial rule on detached workers, after talks with leaders from eastern and central Europe, French President...

AFP - 8/23/17

Separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday that a fresh ceasefire would come into force on Friday, ahead of the start of the new school year.

The...

AFP - 8/23/17

France said Wednesday it wants the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon to stick to its current mandate, opposing US calls to strengthen the force's authority to deal...

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