Northern Ireland leader Arlene Foster formally announces resignation

Northern Ireland’s biggest parties have up to seven days to agree to go back into government with each other after the Democratic Unionist Party’s Arlene Foster formally notified the assembly of her resignation as the British region’s First Minister on Monday. The DUP is set to nominate social conservative Paul Givan to take over, but… Read More Northern Ireland leader Arlene Foster formally announces resignation

U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

A U.S. judge has dismissed Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against the United States over sanctions imposed on the billionaire, saying his numerous claims challenging Washington’s actions lacked merit. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta wrote on Sunday night that Deripaska failed to make a persuasive case against the U.S. Treasury Department and its Office… Read More U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorization to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Philippines, saying crimes against humanity could have been committed. According to Philippines government data, from the time President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 until the end of April this year,… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor requests permission to launch investigation into Philippines drug war killings

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

Zambia’s former president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, is receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka, his office said on Monday. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991. He is among the continent’s few surviving liberation heroes. His administrative assistant… Read More Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

NATO designates China as presenting systemic challenges in alliance communique

NATO leaders designated China as presenting “systemic challenges” in a summit communique on Monday, taking a forceful stance towards Beijing at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged and ridiculed. The new U.S. president has urged his fellow NATO leaders to stand up to China’s authoritarianism and growing military might,… Read More NATO designates China as presenting systemic challenges in alliance communique

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first witnesses took the stand in cases against her of illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios and breaking coronavirus protocols, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi, 75, faces a slew of charges since being overthrown by the army in a February 1… Read More Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Swiss voters reject new carbon emissions law

Swiss voters rejected a trio of environmental proposals on Sunday, including a new law intended to help the country meet its goal for cutting carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. A new CO2 law was narrowly rejected, with 51.6% of voters opposing it in a nationwide referendum conducted under the country’s system… Read More Swiss voters reject new carbon emissions law

Three soldiers killed as armed men ambush patrol convoy in northern Ivory Coast

Three Ivorian soldiers were killed on patrol near the border with Burkina Faso on Saturday when one of their vehicles hit an improvised explosive and the convoy was ambushed, Ivory Coast’s defence ministry said in a statement. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance mission near the northeastern town of Tehini when they fell victim to… Read More Three soldiers killed as armed men ambush patrol convoy in northern Ivory Coast