At least fourteen rebels killed following gunfire exchange with Colombian army

Some 14 rebels and one Colombian soldier have been killed in combat between guerrillas and the Andean country’s military, army sources said on Saturday. Fourteen members of the Carlos Patino front – founded by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels who reject a 2016 peace deal – were killed in the confrontations in… Read More At least fourteen rebels killed following gunfire exchange with Colombian army

U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said. During the genocide between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority… Read More U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

Three astronauts return from International Space Station

Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to Earth on Saturday on a Russian Soyuz craft, Russia’s Roscosmos space agency reported. The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, a microbiologist who in 2016 became the first person to sequence DNA in space, and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov… Read More Three astronauts return from International Space Station

Former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra banned from public office over vaccine scandal

Former Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has been banned from holding public office for 10 years in a unanimous vote by the country’s congress after he allegedly jumped the queue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vizcarra was found guilty of influence peddling, collusion and making false declarations in relation to Peru’s VIP Vaccines scandal which saw… Read More Former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra banned from public office over vaccine scandal

Raul Castro to handover leadership of Cuban Communist Party to younger generation

Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation that was “full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit” at its congress that kicked off on Friday. In a speech opening the four day closed door event, excerpts of which were broadcast on state television, Castro, 89,… Read More Raul Castro to handover leadership of Cuban Communist Party to younger generation

Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

Russia on Friday asked 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington’s expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity and suggested the U.S. ambassador return home for consultations. The measures, part of a broader retaliatory package, were approved by President Vladimir Putin, as a response to an… Read More Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

McDonald’s to introduce new training, polices to combat harassment and discrimination

McDonald’s Corp said on Wednesday it will require new training and policies to combat harassment, discrimination and violence at its 39,000 restaurants worldwide, calling for safer work places after it faced lawsuits by some female employees. The burger chain said restaurants, a majority of which are run by franchisees, will be required to meet the… Read More McDonald’s to introduce new training, polices to combat harassment and discrimination