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China on Wednesday denied US President Donald Trump’s claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base in their escalating trade war. The comments came after Trump wrote a combative series of tweets on Tuesday claiming that Beijing’s retaliatory import duties on...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries’ escalating trade war. “China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial...
During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, many West Africans that were being sold off into slavery ended up in Brazil. The unintended consequence of that is Yoruba, the language predominantly spoken in West Africa, was transplanted along with its people. Centuries later, and that influence is still undeniable. That explains why the federal government of Brazil...
Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul’s third airport. Hundreds of labourers were arrested late on Friday as the security forces sought to break up a demonstration outside Istanbul Grand...
President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied Friday involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman’s claim, made in a letter to Democrats vetting...
The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, multiple sources told AFP Saturday. US President Donald Trump caused global outrage by withdrawing from the Paris Accord last...
The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed at a campaign rally, doctors said. Jair Bolsonaro, 63, was stabbed in the city of Juiz de Fora, about 200km north of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. The far-right presidential candidate underwent emergency surgery...
India's Supreme Court is expected to rule on an archaic law that criminalises gay sex. The country's LGBTQ community is hopeful that the controversial ban, which India's top court reinstated in 2013 after four years of decriminalisation, will be struck down on Thursday. In July this year, the court heard a series of petitions asking...
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua’s affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have died in Nicaragua during four months of anti-government unrest that have seen police...
A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to “alleviate” the country’s migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine shortages as well as failing...