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Trump handshake ‘not innocent’ – Macron

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:00

French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with Donald Trump was “not innocent” and was a “moment of truth”. The awkward encounter saw each grip the other’s hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white .

British Airways flights cancelled amid global IT crash

Monday, 29 May 2017 00:00

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems. A “major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide”, the airline said.

You’re truly a historic figure – Nana Addo to Liberia’s Sirleaf Johnson

Monday, 29 May 2017 00:00

With five months to the holding of Liberia’s next presidential election, signalling the beginning of the end of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s tenure of office, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has paid glowing tribute to the leadership shown by Africa’s first female Head of State.

G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Monday, 29 May 2017 00:00

Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations are due to meet African heads of state for talks on the migrant crisis. The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria will join the second day of the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily.

3 Nigerian internet fraudsters get 235-year imprisonment in US

Monday, 29 May 2017 00:00

Three Nigerian internet fraudsters who befriended many of their victims on dating sites have been handed down huge sentences by a Mississippi court after making tens of millions of dollars from their schemes.

Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

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African leaders admit the continent needs to learn from Asia's success

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Some African leaders have reiterated the need for the continent to learn from the successes of Asia to speed up economic development.

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Angry demonstrators in Brasilia have started a fire inside the ministry of agriculture and have damaged several other ministerial buildings.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

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Migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers.