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Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe ignores party's deadline to quit
Zimbabwe's president has defied calls to resign despite his own party's threat to impeach him.
BBC News | 20-Nov-2017 12:24

Zimbabwe's week of upheaval in under two minutes
From tanks heading toward the capital Harare on Tuesday to President Robert Mugabe's surprise speech.
BBC News | 20-Nov-2017 11:49

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win
The main opposition has rejected the ruling, saying it will not recognise the new government.
BBC News | 20-Nov-2017 11:15

How great is China's influence?
The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.
BBC News | 20-Nov-2017 01:22

Mohamed Salah: Egypt striker carries hopes of a nation at World Cup
Mohamed Salah, who has never even seen Egypt play in a World Cup, will carry the expectations of a nation when they compete at Russia 2018. | 20-Nov-2017 01:02

'We need him to resign'
The 93-year-old president fails to resign, and has vowed to stay in power for several weeks. | 19-Nov-2017 23:47



German Coalition Talks Collapse
Negotiations to form the German government broke down, dealing a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel and throwing the leadership and direction of Europe’s largest economy into doubt. | 20-Nov-2017 13:21

Don't play Santa to the EU, Tory MP warns government
The two sides cannot agree on how much money the UK should hand over as part of Brexit. | 20-Nov-2017 12:46

Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49
The Women's Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, who had cancer, "died peacefully, surrounded by her family" aged 49. | 20-Nov-2017 12:13

Jana Novotna, Czech Winner of Wimbledon, Dies at 49
Ms. Novotna won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles, 16 of them in doubles and mixed doubles. The tribulations of her singles career, however, came to define her.
International Herald Tribune | 20-Nov-2017 12:07

Cities fight to win key EU agencies from London
Ministers vote to decide new hosts for the European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority. | 20-Nov-2017 11:59

Agriculture strategist: ‘Impossible’ for UK grain producers to compete outside EU
LONDON: Britain’s grain sector does not have the scale to stand on its own two feet outside the EU, a leading representative of farming has warned. | 20-Nov-2017 11:58

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Middle East

Egypt's hipsters
From piercings to dreadlocks: Egypt's young embrace styles traditionally viewed there with suspicion. | 20-Nov-2017 01:52

Israeli president rejects pardon for soldier Elor Azaria
Reuven Rivlin says an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker should not be pardoned. | 19-Nov-2017 17:54

War and waste
Yemen is on the brink of famine - so how come when markets there are full of fresh food? | 19-Nov-2017 01:36

Palestinians 'could freeze US ties' over Washington office closure
The US says the Palestinians can't have an office if they pursue Israelis at an international court. | 18-Nov-2017 23:44

Bitter rivalry
The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense. | 18-Nov-2017 01:19

Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe
Moscow uses its 11th UN veto since the Syria conflict began to block an investigative body. | 18-Nov-2017 01:02


Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were... | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign... | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been... | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports. | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The... | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline... | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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