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Much is happening in Africa

By Christine Mungai New Years don’t always bring new things, but sometimes they do. It is early in the year, but there are a few...

Secret US mission in Libya revealed after air force posted pictures

A secret US commando mission to Libya has been revealed after photographs of a special forces unit were posted on the Facebook page of...

Burundi mourn murdered opposition leader

Burundi Dissidents Go Into Hiding After Opposition Leader Killed BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of...

How clouds could save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are looking to the heavens in the latest attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of climate change. Work has...

Cyclone Cook hits Northern New Zealand

Heavy rain is lashing New Zealand's North Island as Cyclone Cook, called the worst storm in generations, hits the north-east of the country. States of...

The World’s Biggest Solar Energy Storage Farm Is Set to Launch...

Construction will soon be underway on a gigantic solar farm in South Australia that's set to be the biggest of its kind in the...
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England beat Lithuania to complete Euro 2016 qualifying clean sweep

England beat Lithuania to complete Euro 2016 qualifying

@DTguardian Half an hour after the final whistle, in one of the upstairs rooms of the only stand with a roof, the Lithuania coach, Igoris...

EU urges Russia to free detained Estonian security officer

(CNN)European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Russia to release an Estonian security officer that she and Estonia say was abducted...

Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas

Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas The Estonian government might ban potential migrants to the country from wearing Burqas, traditional Islamic...
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US military advantage has eroded and could lose war against China or Russia, study says

US military advantage has eroded and could lose war against China...

Military balance has shifted adversely for the United States in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, report finds US particularly at risk of...
Putin arrives in India for arms deal worth billions of dollars

Putin arrives in India for arms deal worth billions of dollars

The Russian president to ink defence deal worth $5bn as Moscow plans to cement ties amid opposition from the US. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India for...

British spies were first to spot the Trump and Russia links

Exclusive: GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015 Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their...

El Salvador bans metal mining

The smallest country in Central America – El Salvador – has approved a law prohibiting all metal mining in an attempt to protect the...

Hurricane Otto – Costa Rica declares national emergency as storm heads...

Thousands ordered to evacuate in Nicaragua and Costa Rica after storm strengthens over the Caribbean Costa Rica’s president has declared a state of emergency and...

Belize banks named in US federal law suit

MIAMI, USA -- A Florida e-commerce payment processing company filed a law suit in US federal court in Miami on Friday, alleging that credit...

Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games – Turkmenistan’s women strike...

Hello and welcome from Ashgabat. The highlight of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is one of the oldest sports on the planet:...

Tajikistan – Saudis Brag About Pushing Out Iran

Middle Eastern rivalries are being felt as far away as Tajikistan. Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Tajikistan spoke in an interview last week of his satisfaction at successfully...

Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyz

A Turkish cargo plane from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. The...
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How a hotspot in the Earth’s mantle fooled the scientists tracking...

Today, an ultra-hot column of partial molten rock lies beneath Iceland and feeds the country's dramatic volcanic landscape, but it wasn't always this way. Due...
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Ukraine accuses pro – Russia rebels of breaking truce

Rebels persistently shelled army positions, killing at least one soldier, according to Ukraine's military. The Ukrainian army has accused pro-Russia rebels of breaking a new...

RUSSIAN MILITARY DEPLOYS NEW MISSILES TO BALTIC REGION

Russian military deploys powerful new missiles to Baltic region Bastion launchers put on duty in Kaliningrad exclave that borders Poland and Lithuania, according to reports The...

Nobody calls it Czechia – Czech Republic’s new name fails to...

Six months after Czechia was adopted, citizens of central European country seem in little doubt over what it should be called With its imposing statue...
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Fiji – images of flattened villages show brutal force of Cyclone...

Death roll rises to 18 as emergency supplies are deployed to communities worst-hit by strongest storm ever recorded in the region The death toll from...

Stories Between Kiribati and Fiji

Posted by Janice Cantieri in Fulbright National Geographic Stories on July 27, 2015 I took this picture last summer, while I was living in a...

Fiji government facilitating public

ITaukei Like Land Help More iTaukei landowners are taking advantage of the Government’s grant scheme and developing their lands rather than relying on developers. The iTaukei...

FINLAND TO BECOME THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO GET...

It’s no secret that the modern day education system, particularly in North America, desperately needs to be reformed. Children graduate from high school not...

Eight EU Countries Warned Over Budget Deficit

Eight EU Countries at Risk of Sanctions Over Exacerbating Budget Deficit Earlier this month, the European Union issued a warning for eight nations over their...

Finland schools – Subjects scrapped and replaced with topics as country...

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only...

French election – Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron trade insults...

Majority of French people polled feel that centrist candidate outperformed far right leader in ill-tempered clash The independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the the far-right Front National...
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Germany

US pressuring German firms 'daily' over Iran sanctions

US pressuring German firms ‘daily’ over Iran sanctions

by Tom Barfield FRANKFURT, Germany — Washington's ambassador in Berlin has been pressuring German firms "daily" to comply with American sanctions on Iran, a spokeswoman...

IMF Revives Greek Euro- Exit

Fund sees little optimism for third bailout, urges ‘upfront’ debt relief and ‘realistic’ targets WASHINGTON—The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that Greece once again...

Europe On Brink Of War With Turkey

Europe on 'BRINK OF WAR' as Turkey gathers boats to ship migrants to Greece over EU anger EUROPE is on the brink of war as...

Berlin should be careful what it wishes for

There is no good alternative to helping the Greeks in the task before them, writes Mark Mazower Greece’s parliament this week approved reforms to the...
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Central and Eastern European countries are still restoring

HOW CAN CEE COUNTRIES BECOME MORE ATTRACTIVE FOR INVESTMENTS THAN THE EMERGING MARKETS? The idea of Visegrad Group was to unite Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic...
Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos 'to quit' in 2018

Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos to quit in 2018

Veteran leader announces decision to leave "active politics" after nearly four decades in power. Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the second-longest serving African leader,...
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Putin arrives in India for arms deal worth billions of dollars

Putin arrives in India for arms deal worth billions of dollars

The Russian president to ink defence deal worth $5bn as Moscow plans to cement ties amid opposition from the US. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India for...

Padmavati – extreme Hindu fanaticism

Misplaced sense of priorities While the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were paralysed owing to the protests by a religious group, the botched...
1993 Mumbai serial blasts: six, including Abu Salem, convicted; one acquitted

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: six, including Abu Salem, convicted; one acquitted

On March 12, 1993, 12 bombs exploded at several locations in what was then Bombay, killing 257 people and injuring 713 while destroying property...

Arbaeen – a spiritual walk

Safar is the second month of the Islamic calendar. It is marked with many important events in Islamic history but one of the most...

Erdogan warns of sanctions over Kurds’ independence bid

Turkish leader says Ankara is mulling sanctions if Iraq's Kurdish region proceeds with September 25 referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his government will...

UN’s Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Kurds in Iraq to scrap plans to hold...

Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 warplane, the most expensive ever developed. Israel received three F-35 stealth fighter...
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‘Aunt Cin’ celebrates a century

Leeds,St Elizabeth — A cherished childhood memory for her loved ones is that 100-year-old Cinderella Colquhoun-Myrie never forgot special occasions. They say that in her...
Stocks Slip, Euro Pushes Higher With Italian Bonds: Markets Wrap

Stocks Slip, Euro Pushes Higher With Italian Bonds: Markets Wrap

By Adam Haigh Asian stocks dropped as investors weighed continuing concerns in Indonesia and India and strength in commodity prices. The euro rose and Italian government...

Jordanians reject stolen gas in Israel – Jordan deal

Jordanians voice concern over government economic threats and country's sovereignty in Israel gas deal. Jordanian activists vowed to continue their protest against a $10bn gas deal...
Archaeologists discover massive Petra monument that could be 2,150 years old

Archaeologists discover massive Petra monument that could be 2,150 years old

Buried platform measuring 184ft by 161ft ‘has no parallels’ at the ancient city and was discovered using satellite imagery to scan the surrounding land Archaeologists...

My Father the Late King Hussein and FIFA

What will a new beginning mean for world football? It represents a chance to get things right, to set up FIFA as an organization...
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Pak – Kenya to explore FTA for one billion dollar bilateral...

FAISALABAD: (APP) High Commissioner of Kenya Professor Julius Kibet Bitok on Wednesday said a joint ministerial commission (JMC) of Pakistan and Kenya would be...
Uganda is trying to close a for-profit school chain backed by Zuckerburg, Gates and the World Bank

Uganda is trying to close a for-profit school chain backed by...

Ugandan education officials have called for the closure of 63 nurseries and primary schools operated by Bridge International Academies (BIA), a controversial for-profit school...

Africas shopping mall boom – Which cities you should go to...

With its inroads already into Francophone Africa, French supermarket Carrefour's entrance will provide the first West-East Africa retail bridge THE development of Kenya’s Two Rivers...
Asian bourses cheered by encouraging China data

Asian bourses cheered by encouraging China data

Wednesday 05:20 BST. Asian bourses reversed early declines as the latest sign of recovery in China’s services sector helped restore sentiment dented by Wall...
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Why the ‘annoying’ motorbike taxi is king in Africa’s cities, and...

By Christine Mungai How boda bodas and okadas are fuelling the growth in e-commerce, and are even reaping from Ebola fears. One estimate says there...

Donald Trump Bans Muslim Immigration

President Donald Trump is widely expected to sign his latest executive order Wednesday seriously restricting immigration and refugees from seven countries in the Middle...

Denis Sassou – Nguesso to Meet Donald Trump for Libya Crisis

Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso will meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Congolese president tweeted Monday. The two...
Hijack Suspect Threatening to Blow Up Plane in Malta

Hijack Suspect Threatening to Blow Up Plane in Malta

Airbus A320 with 111 passengers aboard was on a domestic flight in Libya when it was diverted The suspected hijacker of a Afriqiyah Airways airliner...

Luxembourg prime minister first EU leader to marry same-sex partner

@damiengayle Luxembourg’s prime minister is to become the first European Union leader – and only the second worldwide leader – to marry someone of the...
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US military advantage has eroded and could lose war against China or Russia, study says

US military advantage has eroded and could lose war against China...

Military balance has shifted adversely for the United States in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, report finds US particularly at risk of...
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