Trump Replaces Old International Allies With New Ones

  “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” a self-help book by Dale Carnegie, was first published in 1936. It has since sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. CNN reported that a year in to his presidency, Donald Trump has shown the value of Carnegie’s insights. Never before in the field of American foreign […]

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin Kills 180 On Mindanao

MORE than 180 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing. BBC reported that two towns badly hit were Tubod and Piagapo, where a number of homes were buried by boulders. Tembin, with winds of up to 80km/h (50 mph), has passed across […]

North Korea: UN Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Tests

North Korea: UN Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Tests

  The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent ballistic missile tests. BBC reported that the US-drafted resolution includes measures to reduce the nation’s petrol imports by up to 90%. China and Russia, North Korea’s main trading partners, voted in favour of the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Seeks End To Western Sanctions

  Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development. BBC reported that he also indicated that elections due next July could be brought forward. Speaking to governing Zanu-PF party leaders, Mr Mnangagwa said the government would do everything to make sure they […]

Jerusalem Move: Arab Allies Attack Decision

    Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”. The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues. BBC reported that Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied upon as […]

Brexit: ‘Breakthrough’ Deal Paves Way For Future Trade Talks

Brexit: ‘Breakthrough’ Deal Paves Way For Future Trade Talks

Sufficient progress has been made in Brexit talks, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said, paving the way for talks on the future UK-EU relationship. BBC reported that Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Friday morning following overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. The PM said there would be no hard border […]

UK And EU Fail To Strike Brexit Talks Deal

UK And EU Fail To Strike Brexit Talks Deal

THE UK and EU have failed to reach an agreement to move to the next stage of Brexit talks, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said differences remain on a “couple of issues”. She said talks would reconvene “before the end of the week” and she was “confident we will conclude this positively”. The […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Gives Key Cabinet Jobs To Military Figures

  ZIMBABWE’S new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mr Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, the new foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, was named the minister of agriculture and land […]

Zimbabwe’s New President Mnangagwa Vows To ‘Re-Engage’ With World

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to re-engage the country with the world, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. BBC reported that in his inauguration speech, Mr Mnangagwa sought to reassure foreign investors to attract badly needed funds to revive Zimbabwe’s failing economy. And he also praised Mr Mugabe, calling him Zimbabwe’s “founding […]

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