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Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

A report Friday morning claims Russian President Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Donald Trump president. According to a Washington Post investigation, former President Obama received a secret CIA report in August. That report “captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives – defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary […]

No one in royal family wants to be king or queen says Prince Harry

No one in royal family wants to be king or queen says Prince Harry

The new generation of the British Royal Family — Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince Harry — are “modernizing” the throne, Prince Harry said in an interview — but the 32-year-old said no one in the family wants to be king or queen. In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Harry said the monarchy exists “for […]

Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

Brussels train station evacuated amid unverified reports of explosions and one man shot

AN explosion rocked Brussels’ main train station last night after a suspected suicide bomber triggered his device as he was gunned down by police. One eyewitness said the bomber had shouted “Allahu akbar” before the device was set off in the Belgian capital’s Central Station. No one else was injured in the blast as investigators […]

Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama left for Sweden yesterday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the prime minister of Sweden, Mr Stefan Lofven. The President was seen off at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport by Permanent Secretary to the President Mr Carter Morupisi and permanent secretary in the Ministry […]

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China’s motives. Turning 40 years old on 27 June, Djibouti – which has […]

Suspected terrorist attacks at London bridge and Borough Market

Suspected terrorist attacks at London bridge and Borough Market

More than one person has died in a terrorist incident in central London which is still ongoing, the Metropolitan Police has said. Police and ambulances were alerted to reports a van hit people on London Bridge shortly after 22:00 BST. Armed officers went to nearby Borough Market where they were responding to reports of stabbings […]

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. According to the Office […]

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said that the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. “The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they […]

Bitcoin sees $4bn in value wiped out as price of cryptocurrency falls 20%

Bitcoin sees $4bn in value wiped out as price of cryptocurrency falls 20%

The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin has lost over a fifth of its value from the record high of last week. On Monday, bitcoin was trading at $2,179, down $612 from last Wednesday’s all-time high of $2,791, according to CoinDesk data. “The correction was actually quite brief, the prices today are still […]

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