Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brexit: UK will not be ‘trapped’ in backstop, May to tell EU

Theresa May will return to Brussels later to press EU leaders for legally binding changes to the Brexit deal. The PM will insist the UK will not be "trapped" in the backstop - the plan...

Pope says priests kept nuns as sex slaves

Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an...

BBC launches 2019 Komla Dumor Award

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its fifth year. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award,...

DR Congo defends ‘golden parachute’ decree

The government of Democratic Republic of Congo has defended the decrees that grant ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits. In a statement released on Monday, the government said the payments "are not to enrich the...

Venezuela crisis: Maduro defiant as pressure builds

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would...

Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly

British officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union, two Sunday newspapers have reported. “These...
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has apologised after his 1984 student yearbook page emerged, showing a photo featuring men in racist costumes. "I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did...
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Wall talks a ‘waste of time’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the federal investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and talks about a proposed border wall. His lawyers had been reassured he was not a target in...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir mocks ‘Facebook protesters’

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents' use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule. "Changing the government or presidents cannot be done through WhatsApp or Facebook. It can be done...

‘God wanted Trump to be president’ – Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told a religious television network that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president". Ms Sanders made the claim in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), saying...

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