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French President Emmanuel Macron.
Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.In a 15-minute televised speech from the Elysee Palace, a sombre-looking president told the nation, "I accept my share of...
Kgalema Motlanthe.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe - who headed the post election violence probe in Zimbabwe - has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in the country.According to New Zimbabwe.com, Motlanthe's strategy was to talk...
US President Donald Trump.
Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned Monday of threats to US democracy under President Donald Trump, and a "constitutional crisis" for America.They said the convergence of events - as special counsel Robert Mueller probes whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election...
Baby in hospital.
The number of babies diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug at a maternity hospital in Romania's capital has risen to 39, authorities said on Monday.Raluca Alexandru, spokesperson for Giulesti Maternity hospital, closed on November 30 due to the outbreak, said tests have confirmed the latest figure. It is triple the...
California - An old check allegedly exposed decades of lies.For nearly 28 years, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was the principal at St. James Catholic School, an elementary school in Torrance, California, a coastal suburb southwest of Los Angeles. Around the same time when Kreuper announced she was retiring earlier...
Congolese Doctor 'Miracle' Mukwege.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.Denis Mukwege is a crusading gynaecologist who has spent more than two decades treating appalling injuries inflicted on women in...
Jamal Khashoggi.
Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were...
Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Benin region of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local mayor said on Friday.Twelve civilians died in Mangolikene on the outskirts of Beni city in North Kivu on Thursday while another five...
JERUSALEM - Police were questioning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara on Friday on new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds, Israeli media reported.Public radio said that Sara Netanyahu arrived at the headquarters of the National Fraud Squad, near Tel Aviv, late in the morning.There was no immediate...
LONDON - Parliament’s vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal will go ahead on 11 December, her office said on Thursday, despite a newspaper report ministers had sought a delay to prevent a defeat so big it might bring down the government.May has repeatedly said if lawmakers...
Fighter plane
Two US Marines were rescued from the ocean Thursday but five remain missing after a fighter jet and a refueling plane collided in midair off the coast of Japan, Japanese and American officials said.Japan's Defense Ministry said its maritime forces had found two Marines, both of whom have been...
British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that British lawmakers faced a choice ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal: approving her deal or facing an exit with no deal or even the reversal of Brexit.May said she was speaking to lawmakers about giving parliament a bigger role in whether...
The yellow vest riots in France.
President Emmanuel Macron’s government is dropping further fuel-tax hikes in next year’s budget in the face of protests across France over living costs, his prime minister said on Wednesday, a day after announcing their suspension for six months.The Macron administration is struggling to defuse the anger driving the “yellow vest” protests,...
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sit with former President Barack Obama in the first row along with former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter prior to the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral.
A divided Washington led by the nation's five living presidents put on a show of unity Wednesday at the poignant state funeral of George H.W. Bush, as America bade farewell to its 41st president.Donald and Melania Trump shared a front row pew at Washington National Cathedral with past presidents...
India
Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers' fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV, a regional official said on Wednesday.The virus is usually transmitted through sexual intercourse, infected blood and from an infected...

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Egypt’s Knee-jerk Reaction to a Simmering ProblemEgyptian authorities restricted the sale of yellow reflective vests amid fears opponents might attempt to copy French gilets...