Category Archives: Politics

29Aug/17

Juncker: No EU-UK trade talk until divorce settled

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed on Tuesday that negotiations about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Britain leaves the European Union could only start once divorce issues were resolved. Ciara Lee reports Continue reading

29Aug/17

Digging dung: South Africa’s amaBhungane heaps pressure on Zuma

Together with online news site the Daily Maverick, amaBhungane in June released leaked emails and documents that they said showed allegedly improper dealings in government contracts and influence peddling by the Guptas, a family with close ties to South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

27Aug/17

London’s mayor pledges justice for tower fire as carnival begins

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 27, 2017) (BBC) -One of London’s most colourful and noisy events – a weekend carnival to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture – started on Sunday (August 27) with an opening ceremony that paid tribute to the victims of Grenfell Tower fire. Continue reading

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

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

18Aug/17

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump’s Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 18, 2017) (STATE TV) – With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday (August 18) and promised to make his department more racially diverse. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Trump fires adviser Bannon -source

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – JANUARY 20, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a person familiar with the decision told Reuters on Friday (August 18). Continue reading