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Death of Mamadou Tandja, former president of Niger

Wednesday  05:05,   25 november 2020

© AFP Former Nigerien president Mamadou Tandja. The former president of Niger Mamadou "Baba" Tandja, who had led the country from 1999 to 2010, when he was overthrown by a putsch, died on Tuesday, November 24 in Niamey at the age of 82. A three-day >>>

From hope to agony, what's left of the Arab Spring?

Wednesday  05:00,   25 november 2020

Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region. It's hard to overstate the sense of hope and euphoria that these images... >>>

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission accuses Tigrayan youth group of slaughtering 600 civilians

Wednesday  05:00,   25 november 2020

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission accused a group of Tigrayan youth of slaughtering 600 civilians. © Provided by Washington Examiner A Nov. 9 attack, which was first reported by Amnesty International, took place in southwest Tigray. The... >>>

W. Sahara flare-up spells gloom for buffer zone businesses

Wednesday  04:55,   25 november 2020

Kamal Zerfi has long run a junkyard in a no-man's land on the far edge of the Sahara desert. Then government soldiers came and things took a turn for the worse. Zerfi lives in a remote outpost of the Western Sahara region claimed by both Morocco >>>

Japan criticises U.N. finding that Nissan's Ghosn was detained unfairly

Wednesday  04:55,   25 november 2020

Japan criticises U.N. finding that Nissan's Ghosn was detained unfairlyIn a written opinion late last week, a U.N. panel of human rights experts concluded that the repeated arrest of Ghosn was "fundamentally unfair" and "appears to be an abuse... >>>

China foreign minister to meet Japan's Suga; Beijing's first high-level contact with new PM

Wednesday  04:55,   25 november 2020

China foreign minister to meet Japan's Suga; Beijing's first high-level contact with new PMWang met his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday where they agreed to cooperate on trade and fighting the coronavirus, but maintained... >>>

Toronto Zoo polar bear receives promotion

Wednesday  04:25,   25 november 2020

The Canadian Army is celebrating the promotion of one of its furriest members. © Toronto Zoo Brigadier-General Conrad Mialkowski, Commander of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force Central with Dolf DeJong, Toronto Zoo CEO Juno the polar bear,... >>>

Biden says UK border with Ireland must be open

Wednesday  04:20,   25 november 2020

Biden says UK border with Ireland must be openBiden had stressed the importance of protecting Northern Ireland's peace deal in the Brexit process in a call with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the month, after Biden won the Nov. 3 U.S.... >>>

'Barbecue is essential': Restaurant owner bucks government indoor dining ban

Wednesday  04:20,   25 november 2020

A Toronto barbecue restaurant is going viral on social media for opening its doors for indoor dining, which defies lockdown orders in Ontario. © Provided by Washington Examiner “Barbecue is essential,” one man is heard saying in a video of people... >>>

Pakistan gives U.N. a dossier on India after India submits one on Pakistan

Wednesday  04:20,   25 november 2020

Pakistan gives U.N. a dossier on India after India submits one on PakistanNEW YORK (Reuters) - Pakistan gave U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking terrorism in Pakistan, a day after India provided a... >>>

Penguin Random House Canada staff reportedly cry after news of Jordan Peterson book

Wednesday  04:10,   25 november 2020

Employees at Penguin Random House Canada were reportedly besieged by their emotions after finding out the company will publish Dr. Jordan Peterson's book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life in March 2021. © Provided by Washington Examiner... >>>

Sources close to ex-PM Abe say his camp subsidised backers' party: media

Wednesday  04:10,   25 november 2020

Sources close to ex-PM Abe say his camp subsidised backers' party: mediaTOKYO (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office helped cover the costs of dinner parties held for his supporters, sources close to Abe told local media on... >>>

China foreign minister to meet Japan's Suga; Beijing's first high-level contact with new PM

Wednesday  04:10,   25 november 2020

China foreign minister to meet Japan's Suga; Beijing's first high-level contact with new PMWang met his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday where they agreed to cooperate on trade and fighting the coronavirus, but maintained... >>>

How India and China are vying for influence in the Maldives with mega-bridge projects

Wednesday  03:40,   25 november 2020

China's expanding footprint in the Maldives has unsettled neighboring India, which views the region as part of its traditional sphere of influence -- and at risk of being pulled away from its orbit. In a move widely seen as an attempt to counter >>>

Australia's most populous state eases COVID-19 curbs, urges people return to offices

Wednesday  03:40,   25 november 2020

Australia's most populous state eases COVID-19 curbs, urges people return to officesSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state will ease social distancing restrictions and remove requirements for companies to allow employees work >>>