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Trump slams Danish premier’s rejection of Greenland deal

Trump slams Danish premier’s rejection of Greenland deal

Donald Trump snapped back yesterday at the Danish prime minister’s “nasty” dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which had already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit.

Brazil president blames Amazon fires on NGOs

Brazil president blames Amazon fires on NGOs

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday suggesting green groups had started the blazes.

Buhari names new Nigeria ministers

Buhari names new Nigeria ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday handed out jobs to his new cabinet, insisting the government was able to meet Nigeria’s challenges despite criticism that his lineup favoured ageing loyalists.

Siberian postwoman on do-it-yourself monster truck gives lifeline to tiny village

Siberian postwoman on do-it-yourself monster truck gives lifeline to tiny village

Only five other people live in Galina Yermolova’s tiny Siberian village Pikhtovoye, isolated from the world by the dense taiga — swampy coniferous forest — and a swamp. One of the other people is her husband.

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to ease months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and opposition centre-left Democratic Party ...

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa's apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to ‘hate speech’ and ‘harassment’.

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program

Texas to execute man convicted of abducting, strangling college student

Texas to execute man convicted of abducting, strangling college student

A man who has maintained his innocence and whose lawyers have argued the state ignored key evidence that would exonerate him is scheduled to be put to death in Texas on Wednesday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student.

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