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 2018-07-19 06:51 

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Ethiopia appoints ambassador to Eritrea - Fana TV...

Ethiopia has appointed its first ambassador to Eritrea in two decades, the latest sign of the Horn of Africa neighbours restoring relations a generation after a brutal border war, the state-affiliated Fana news agency said on Thursday....

 2018-07-19 05:05 

Reuters Africa

Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse....

 2018-07-19 04:36 

Reuters Africa

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete - Ikhbariya TV...

The evacuation of all civilians from two loyalist Syrian villages that were besieged by rebels in the northwest is complete, Syria's Ikhbariya television said on Thursday....

 2018-07-19 03:04 

Reuters Africa

Tongue-lashings from North Korea's Kim underscore shift in focus to economy...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's strident rebukes of officials during recent trips to industrial sites were aimed at rallying support at home for his economic drive and convincing outsiders about his willingness to denuclearise....

 2018-07-19 02:33 

Reuters Africa

Mexico's leftist election winners to appeal campaign funding fine...

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's political party said on Wednesday it would appeal a $10 million (7.66 million) fine from the National Electoral Institute (INE) for breaking campaign finance rules....

 2018-07-19 02:15 

Reuters Africa

Xi's campaign to draw people back to greying rural China faces uphill battle...

Liu Deke, 73, puffed away on a roll-up as he threshed stalks of dried rapeseed on a large canvas sheet. Nearby, plumes of billowy smoke from burning stalks drifted across the rice fields....

 2018-07-19 01:48 

Reuters Africa

South Korea court orders compensation to victims of 2014 ferry sinking - Yonhap...

A South Korean court ruled on Thursday that the government and the operator of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 killing more than 300 people mostly school children, must compensate the victims' families, the Yonhap news agency said....

 2018-07-19 00:35 

Reuters Africa

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law...

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid....

 2018-07-19 00:26 

Reuters Africa

Thailand's cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks...

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony....

 2018-07-18 23:48 

Reuters Africa

White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S. officials...

The White House on Wednesday declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans sought by the Kremlin for...

 2018-07-18 22:03 

Reuters Africa

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'...

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses...

 2018-07-18 21:47 

Reuters Africa

U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to suppress evidence...

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by the FBI from his home as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Trump's...

 2018-07-18 20:05 

Reuters Africa

'No surrender,' say opponents to Nicaraguan president after clampdown...

Hundreds of opponents of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega are in hiding in safe houses and planning their next steps to push for his resignation after Ortega loyalists, supported by police, took over a stronghold this week....

 2018-07-18 19:53 

Reuters Africa

French envoy for Yemen meets Houthis, pushes aid effort...

France's envoy for Yemen met the leaders of the Iran-aligned Houthis in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as part of Paris's efforts to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the country, diplomatic and aid sources said....

 2018-07-18 19:36 

Reuters Africa

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed...

A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk....

 2018-07-18 19:10 

Reuters Africa

Explosions heard in Iraqi city of Kirkuk...

Several explosions were heard in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, witnesses said....

 2018-07-18 18:06 

Reuters Africa

Defiant Trump says Russia not targeting U.S., calls critics deranged...

President Donald Trump contradicted U.S. intelligence agencies again on Wednesday, saying that Russia was not still targeting the United States, and accused his critics of being deranged....

 2018-07-18 18:03 

Reuters Africa

Pompeo says North Korea deal 'may take some time,' sanctions to remain...

Reaching a denuclearisation deal with North Korea...

 2018-07-18 17:56 

Reuters Africa

Egypt determined to find Italian student's killers - Sisi...

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told Italy's visiting interior minister on Wednesday that Egypt was determined to conclude an investigation into the 2016 murder of an Italian student and bring his killers to justice, the presidential palace said....

 2018-07-18 17:04 

Reuters Africa

Canada PM shuffles Cabinet, seeks to reduce reliance on U.S....

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday ahead of a challenging 2019 election, stressing the need to diversify trade away from the United States while leaving key ministers in place....

 2018-07-18 17:02 

Reuters Africa

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting U.S....

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States, contradicting U.S. intelligence assessments that Moscow was continuing to meddle in American elections....

 2018-07-18 16:45 

Reuters Africa

Dutch foreign minister criticised for saying multi-cultural societies are violent...

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok defended himself on Wednesday after coming under fire for saying multi-cultural societies could never be peaceful, and former colony Suriname was a...

 2018-07-18 16:26 

Reuters Africa

Russia urges U.N. to mull easing North Korea sanctions as U.S. seeks action...

Russia's envoy to North Korea said on Wednesday it would be logical to raise the question of easing sanctions on North Korea with the United Nations Security Council, as the United States pushes for a halt to refined petroleum exports to Pyongyang....

 2018-07-18 16:16 

Reuters Africa

U.S. to receive American soldiers remains in coming weeks -Pompeo...

The United States will receive the remains of American service members in the coming weeks from North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 15:51 

Reuters Africa

Houthis attack ARAMCO refinery in Riyadh using drone - Houthi-run TV station...

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Wednesday that one of its drones had attacked the Saudi state oil company ARAMCO's refinery in Riyadh, according to Houthi-run al-Masira TV, based in Yemen....

 2018-07-18 15:39 

Reuters Africa

Turkey's emergency rule expires as Erdogan's powers expand...

A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey's failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan's opponents say his new executive presidency and a draft anti-terrorism law leave him with sweeping powers to stifle dissent....

 2018-07-18 15:21 

Reuters Africa

U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial...

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial, saying she poses a serious flight risk and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to assist her in fleeing....

 2018-07-18 15:20 

Reuters Africa

Light rail line in Nigeria's capital opens to passengers...

Nigeria has opened a new Chinese-built light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction, a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development....

 2018-07-18 15:04 

Reuters Africa

Exclusive - U.S. offers India armed version of Guardian drone: sources...

The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior U.S. official and an industry source told Reuters....

 2018-07-18 14:54 

Reuters Africa

Ghana's economy seen at least 30 pct bigger after data overhaul: officials...

Ghana's economy will be at least 30 percent bigger than previously calculated when the West African country completes an overhaul of its economic output data in September, senior government officials told Reuters on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 14:51 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria's Senate to investigate "anomalies" in renewal of oil leases...

Nigeria's upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum, it said on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 14:35 

Reuters Africa

Romania must give residency rights to same-sex spouses, court rules...

Romania must give residency rights to the same-sex spouses of European Union citizens, the socially conservative country's top court ruled on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 14:15 

Reuters Africa

Slovakia extradites asylum seeker to Russia despite protests by rights watchdogs...

Slovak authorities have extradited an asylum seeker from the Russian Caucasus region of Ingushetia to Russia, the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday, despite protests by rights watchdogs and a UN Human Rights Committee ruling....

 2018-07-18 13:46 

Reuters Africa

Shoprite annual sales growth slowed by Angola...

Africa's biggest supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings said on Wednesday annual turnover increased by 3.3 percent, missing analyst estimates, as problems stemming from currency devaluation in Angola weighed on group performance,...

 2018-07-18 13:45 

Reuters Africa

South Africa gold producers offer single-digit hikes -document...

South African gold producers have offered annual wage increases of around 5 to 6 percent over three years to most rank and file miners and up to 4.5 percent for more skilled workers, according to a document seen by Reuters....

 2018-07-18 13:44 

Reuters Africa

White House's Kudlow blames China's Xi for blocking U.S. trade deal...

U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping was...

 2018-07-18 13:44 

Reuters Africa

Nigerian police say 8 Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction...

Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 13:16 

Reuters Africa

Nigerian police say eight suspected Boko Haram members confess to Chibok abduction...

Nigerian police said on Wednesday that eight suspected members of militant group Boko Haram they had arrested had confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the northeastern village of Chibok....

 2018-07-18 13:11 

Reuters Africa

Mickelson repeat could lead to Carnoustie disqualification...

British Open organisers the R&A have hinted a similar incident to the Phil Mickelson controversy from last month's U.S. Open could lead to disqualification in golf's oldest major at Carnoustie this week....

 2018-07-18 13:01 

Reuters Africa

Obama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drain...

Former U.S. president Barack Obama advised talented young Africans on Wednesday to drive change at home rather than emigrating, and urged their governments to do more to curb a brain drain....

 2018-07-18 12:55 

Reuters Africa

Flags, flowers greet first Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years...

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years landed safely in Asmara on Wednesday to be greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning rapprochement that has ended a generation of hostility in a matter of days....

 2018-07-18 12:55 

Reuters Africa

Russia, Japan to hold two-plus-two talks in Moscow on July 31 - RIA...

The foreign and defence ministers of Russia and Japan will meet in Moscow on July 31 as part of the two-plus-two talks, RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova....

 2018-07-18 12:31 

Reuters Africa

Turkish opposition leader fined record sum for defamation of Erdogan, family...

Turkey's main opposition leader was fined on Wednesday for defaming President Tayyip Erdogan and his family over claims about international money transfers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said....

 2018-07-18 12:23 

Reuters Africa

EU's Juncker demands 'respect' after drink question on health...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asked for...

 2018-07-18 12:19 

Reuters Africa

Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off Northern Cyprus coast, 16 dead - CNN Turk...

A boat carrying 160 migrants sunk off the coast of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, killing 16 people, private Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday, adding that 101 migrants had so far been rescued....

 2018-07-18 11:42 

Reuters Africa

Turkish court rules to keep U.S. pastor in jail as trial continues...

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in jail an American pastor being tried on terrorism and spying charges, a case which has deepened a rift between two NATO allies....

 2018-07-18 11:39 

Reuters Africa

First Ethiopian flight in 20 years lands to cheers in Eritrea...

The first flight in 20 years from Ethiopia to Eritrea landed safely in Asmara on Wednesday, to be greeted by traditional dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning reconciliation between the Horn of Africa foes....

 2018-07-18 11:36 

Reuters Africa

Vettel, Mercedes both hungry for home success...

Sunday's German Grand Prix could be Sebastian Vettel's last chance to win on home soil but Lewis Hamilton will be doing all he can to deny Ferrari's Formula One championship leader that particular pleasure....

 2018-07-18 11:30 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's retail sales up 1.9 percent y/y in May...

South African retail sales rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in May after increasing by 0.5 percent in April, the statistics office said on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 11:06 

Reuters Africa

Migrant rescue boat aims for Spain with bodies, shunning Italy...

A sea rescue charity is seeking permission to take the bodies of two dead migrants to Spain, it said on Wednesday, shunning the option of taking a lone survivor to a much closer port in Italy whose interior minister has accused rescue groups of lying....

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