France suspends aid, military cooperation for Central African Republic over disinformation

France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation campaigns” against France that have targeted its officials, the armed forces ministry said. France has cut 10 million euros (an equivalent of $12.18 million) in budget support for its former colony… Read More France suspends aid, military cooperation for Central African Republic over disinformation

U.S. President Joe Biden embarks on eight-day trip to Europe

U.S. President Joe Biden departs for Britain on Wednesday on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained during the Trump era and to reframe relations with Russia. The trip represents a test of the Democratic president’s ability to manage and repair relationships with major allies who grew… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden embarks on eight-day trip to Europe

El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to formally adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency. With 62 out of 84 possible votes, a majority of lawmakers voted in favor of the initiative to create a law that will formally adopt bitcoin, despite… Read More El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

Three dead following fire incident in coronavirus ward at Russian hospital

Three people were killed on Wednesday in a blaze that broke out at a Russian hospital treating patients with COVID-19, the authorities said, with one official suggesting a faulty ventilator was to blame. Since the start of the pandemic, Russia has reported several fires at intensive care units that doctors said were caused by malfunctioning… Read More Three dead following fire incident in coronavirus ward at Russian hospital

Malaysia king meets political leaders amid public content over handling of coronavirus crisis

Malaysia’s king started a series of meetings with leaders of political parties on Wednesday, amid public discontent over the government’s handling of a coronavirus crisis that has forced the nation into a third lockdown. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration imposed strict COVID-19 measures from June 1-14 to address a surge in infections and deaths, on… Read More Malaysia king meets political leaders amid public content over handling of coronavirus crisis

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Mexico, meets President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that she saw him as a partner in tackling migration as they agreed on Tuesday to deepen economic ties and invest to improve conditions in Central America. The administration of President Joe Biden has been struggling with the number of migrant children and… Read More U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Mexico, meets President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Tribunal upholds war crimes conviction against former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic

United Nations war crimes judges on Tuesday upheld a genocide conviction and life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, confirming his central role in Europe’s worst atrocities since World War Two. Mladic, 78, led Bosnian Serb forces during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. He was convicted in 2017 on charges of genocide, crimes against… Read More Tribunal upholds war crimes conviction against former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic