Category Archives: World

21Aug/17

Hundreds gather to witness Britain’s Big Ben fall silent

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – The “Big Ben” bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower tolled for the last time on Monday (August 21, 2017) before it ceased its regular bongs for four years while renovation work is carried out.
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20Aug/17

South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AUGUST 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday (August 19) after three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. Jonah Green reports. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Protest march begins ahead of Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 19, 2017) (NBC) – Opposition groups began to march on the streets of Boston Saturday (August 19) ahead of a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers, a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest. Continue reading