WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Wednesday it will suspend lucrative tournaments in China immediately due to concerns over the treatment of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai and the safety of other players. The decision, which was applauded by many current and former tennis players, could cost the U.S.-headquartered WTA hundreds of… Read More WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

Four injured following explosion of WWII aircraft bomb in Germany

Four people were injured when an old aircraft bomb exploded at a bridge near Munich’s busy main train station on Wednesday, police said on Twitter, raising the number of wounded from three earlier. The Munich fire brigade said one of the people was seriously injured. More than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are… Read More Four injured following explosion of WWII aircraft bomb in Germany

Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

A boat carrying Nigerian students capsized in Kano state in northern Nigeria, killing at least 29, local officials said on Wednesday. The boat on the Watari dam was carrying roughly 40 students from an Islamic school, most of whom were under 18, and capsized around 5:30 local time Tuesday evening, a local government official said.… Read More Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Lagos State rejects Lekki massacre report by judicial panel

Nigeria’s Lagos State rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a “massacre” of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only one person suffered a gunshot wound, according to a paper issued by the government this week. The judicial panel, which submitted its full report last month, was tasked with investigating October… Read More Nigeria’s Lagos State rejects Lekki massacre report by judicial panel

U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

The United States on Tuesday revoked its designation of the Colombian group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia as a foreign terrorist organization five years after it reached a peace deal with the Colombian government. The 2016 peace accord ended the FARC’s part in the Andean country’s decades-old internal armed conflict, which has left millions… Read More U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson picked Social Democrat veteran Mikael Damberg as finance minister in her minority government on Tuesday as she pledged to fight climate change and gang crime, and strengthen the welfare system. Damberg has been minister of the interior, where he has been the face of the government’s efforts to fight gang… Read More Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

A U.S. judge sentenced the wife of imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to three years in prison on Tuesday, after she pleaded guilty to helping the Sinaloa drug cartel. Before her sentencing in a federal court in Washington, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, pleaded with U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras to show her… Read More U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups