Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

South Africa’s Struggling ANC Elects Ramaphosa As New Head

  Cyril Ramaphosa Photo: Glyn KIRK / AFP South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected head of the ruling ANC party Monday, winning a bruising race that exposed rifts within the organisation that led the fight against apartheid.

US Vetoes UN Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Members of the UN Security Council raise their hands as they vote on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a meeting on the situation in the

Istanbul Court Orders Conditional Release Of German Reporter, Tolu

People enter the courthouse as Turkish special force soldiers stand guard at the entrance, on December 11, 2017 at Silivri district in Istanbul. PHOTO: OZAN KOSE / AFP A Turkish court on Monday ordered the release under judicial control of

Palestinians To Seek UN Backing If US Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution

The State of Palestine’s President Mahmoud                                                                     

Mayor Of Misurata Killed In Libya – Libya Herald

The mayor of Libya’s third-largest city Misrata has been killed by unidentified assailants who abducted him as he returned from an official trip overseas, a security source said on Monday. Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street after

Campaign Begins For Russia’s Presidential Election

A man walks past an official poster announcing next year’s presidential election in Moscow on December 18, 2017. Campaigning officially started on December 18, 2017 for Russia’s presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to

US Military Blames Crash On ‘Human Error’

A photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows the wreckage from a small plane crash Saturday night, Dec. 16, 2017, in southeastern Indiana. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash of the single-engine Cessna plane near Oldenburg, Indiana, killed three

US Plane Crash Kills Three – Police

A photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows the wreckage from a small plane crash Saturday night, Dec. 16, 2017, in southeastern Indiana. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash of the single-engine Cessna plane near Oldenburg, Indiana, killed three

Honduran President’s Sister Dies In Helicopter Crash

Soldiers and firefighters recover the body of Hilda Hernandez, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s sister, and the bodies of the rest of the people who died the day before in the helicopter that crashed in the mountains of Yerbabuena, Rincon

Belgian Trial Of Paris Attacks Suspect Abdeslam Set For February

Belgian lawyer Sven Mary leaves Brussels’ courthouse after a hearing regarding the postponement of the trial of his client, Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, on December 18, 2017. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP A Belgian court on Monday delayed until February

Lebanon Arrests Suspected Killer Of British Woman – Official

A undated handout picture released by the family of Rebecca Dykes through Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on December 17, 2017, shows Rebecca Dykes, a British woman employed at the UK embassy in Lebanon, who has been

Canadian Police Probes ‘Suspicious’ Deaths Of Rich Couple

Canadian couple, Barry and Honey Toronto’s homicide unit has taken over an investigation into the “suspicious” deaths of Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, police said Sunday after finding they died of strangulation. “The cause of death

S.Africa’s ANC Votes On New Leader In All-Night Ballot

Thousands of delegates from South Africa’s ruling ANC party cast secret ballots throughout the night Monday to choose their next leader after repeated delays to a ballot seen as a decisive moment in the country’s post-apartheid history. The only two

Pride In Being Spanish Reborn In Catalonia

Protesters wave pro-independence Catalan Estelada flags during a demonstration in Barcelona on October 21, 2017 in support of separatist leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who have been detained pending an investigation into sedition charges. Spain announced that it will