Frederick Johnson

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UN terminates Burundi police mission in Central African Republic

The UN is ending the involvement of police units from Burundi in the Central African Republic. This follows what the UN describes as "serious and …

Houthi supporters denounce Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen

Thousands of pro-Houthi demonstrators gathered in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Friday (June 3) to denounce intensive airstrikes launched by Saudi-led Arab Allies against Houthis.<p>The protesters waved Yemeni flags and chanted anti-Saudi slogans.<p>“We took to the streets today to demand the whole world to …

Middle East

North Korean-born sons of U.S. defector appear in propaganda video

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two brothers who grew up in North Korea and identify themselves as the sons of an American defector appeared together in a North Korean video this week, calling on the United States to stop its hostility toward Pyongyang.<p>Speaking fluent Korean, with a North Korean accent, James and Ted …

Israel escalates forced transfer of Palestinians | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

<b>Occupied East Jerusalem -</b> With a weary slump, Maisa Tamimi squeezed on to the living room sofa between her mother and husband.<p>"It has been an extremely hard time," she said anxiously. "I could never have imagined I would lose my son and then my home."<p>In recent months, Maisa's life has changed …

Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'

At least 30 soldiers from Niger and two Nigerian troops were killed in a Boko Haram attack on Niger's border with Nigeria, Niger's defence ministry said.<p>"On Friday, hundreds of assailants of Boko Haram attacked" the position of the army of Bosso, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday, giving …

Shocking scenes at disabled protest in Bolivia

There have been shocking scenes at the end of a demonstration in Bolivia as disabled people clashed with riot police.<p>Tear gas was let off as the protesters, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, advanced down the street in the city of La Paz.<p>Some protesters were knocked to the ground.<p>“Some of the …

Disability

US warns of Islamist militant attacks on South Africa shopping malls

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday of possible attacks by Islamist militants on US facilities or shopping malls in South Africa during the coming month of Ramadan. The South African government, however, said the country was safe.<p>It was the second such warning in under a year from the …

South Africa

German police counter reports on attacks planned on Euro 2016 matches

Germany's police chief has said there is no concrete intelligence concerning plans for an attack on the Euro 2016 football tournament. The comments …

Britain asked for more cash as migrant crisis strains EU budget

Britain will face demands to pay billions more into the EU budget following a vote to Remain in Europe on June 23 as Brussels looks to set to ask for more cash from national governments to pay for the unfolding migrant crisis.<p>The European Parliament has passed a resolution demanding greater …

Europe

Thousands march in Argentina to protest violent attacks on women | Fox News

Thousands of people marched in Buenos Aires on Friday to condemn violence against women, the latest public outcry following the recent killings of three 12-year-old girls in Argentina and the gang rape of a teenage girl in Brazil.<p>The rally was organized on social media by women's groups under the …

Nigeria says it has seized billions in stolen cash

Officials in Nigeria say they have recovered billions of dollars previously lost to corruption. The seizures are part of an anti-corruption drive …

Austrian foreign minister suggests 'refugees should be held offshore'

Austria's foreign minister has suggested that the EU's refugees be interned offshore rather than allowed on to the continent. He said the EU should …

Poland: former presidents lead 50,000 marchers in anti-government protests

Poland’s two former presidents led about 50,000 marchers in Warsaw on Saturday to protest against the right-wing government’s policies and mark 27 years since the ousting of communism.<p>The EU's warning to Poland over the rule of law comes with risks<p>Read more<p>The march was another in a series …

Europe

Italy economy minister says public debt will start falling this year | Reuters

TRENTO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy’s economy minister said on Saturday the country’s public debt would start falling this year as a share of domestic output after the central bank warned earlier this week the government may fail to meet this goal.<p>Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan speaks …

Sadiq Khan could face Boris Johnson in EU debate

Sadiq Khan could go head to head with his predecessor as London mayor, Boris Johnson, at the biggest EU referendum debate, just 48 hours before polling day.<p>Labour remain campaign boss, Alan Johnson, confirmed Khan would be making the case for the UK to stay in the EU, in front of an audience of …

Boris Johnson

Poll gives Brexit campaign lead of three percentage points

The leave campaign has picked up momentum and taken a three-point lead over remain in the latest Observer/Opinium poll on the EU referendum. The Brexiters now stand on 43%, while 40% say they support the campaign to keep the UK in the union.<p>The poll suggests the remain camp has lost four percentage …

Great Britain

Vote Leave Event Hosted By Company Trying To Make The Most Of European Union Legislation

'There’s always been something fishy about Vote Leave’s arguments.'<p>Vote Leave campaigners could end up rather red-faced over their most recent choice …

Syrian army 'crosses into Raqqa province'

The Syrian army has crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>Heavy Russian air strikes hit ISIL-held territory in eastern areas of …

Middle East

Cuba will never rejoin OAS over Venezuela row, says Castro

<b>Cuban President Raul Castro says the country will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS) in a show of solidarity with Venezuela.</b><p>OAS Secretary General Luis Almargo has called for sanctions against Venezuela.<p>At a summit of Caribbean countries in Havana, Mr Castro called the OAS "an …

Switzerland's voters reject basic income plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1246000/1246278_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524697973_5b5af3c4af4f2725744bce3fb21e0c33<p><b>Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all.</b><p>Final results from Sunday's referendum showed that …

Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea | Reuters

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a “provocative and destabilizing act”.<p>Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery …

Delhi hospital admits unwittingly removing kidneys from patients for traffickers

One of India's top hospitals unwittingly removed the kidneys of organ-trafficking victims believing they were donating them to relatives, a hospital spokesman said Saturday, after police arrested five over the racket.<p>A criminal gang including two workers at the upscale Apollo Hospital in New Delhi …

Nigel Farage: UK will see 'bodies washing up' on beaches

Nigel Farage has said the UK will start to see "bodies washing up" on British beaches if asylum is grated to the 18 Albanians rescued off the coast of Kent on Sunday.<p>It is understood that 5 Albanians rescued from the sinking dinghy have claimed asylum and the remaining 13 will be deported from …

Chris Grayling

France floods claim three more lives as massive mop-up begins

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Parisians let out a cautious sigh of relief Saturday as they watched water levels in the Seine River finally begin to drop following days of miserable flooding. But the rest of the country was not so lucky, with three new deaths reported.<p>The Seine, which runs through the city, burst …

Army chief hints at Deepcut public inquiry

A public inquiry could be held into the care of soldiers at Deepcut barracks if it is the best way of getting to the truth, the head of the army has said.<p>Gen Sir Nick Carter said a public inquiry should be considered following the inquest that found teenage soldier Pte Cheryl James killed herself …

Sexual Harassment

China vows to reject South China Sea ruling

<b>What is happening?</b><p>China has once again vowed to ignore a landmark legal ruling from the Court of Arbitration in the Hague about its South China Sea dispute with the Philippines.<p>Beijing’s comments come on the fringes of Asia’s biggest security summit in Singapore, where the situation is being<br>viewed …

China

Invasive species threatening New England's plant life

Garden in the Woods is one of Boston’s local treasures. It aims to recreate the diversity of the region’s different habitats, from bogs to ponds, floodplains to sand plains.<p>Garden in the Woods is “one of the most beautiful, and one of the oldest, naturalistic gardens in eastern North America,” says …

UK man arrested in Tenerife after girlfriend dies in fall from balcony

A British man has been arrested in Tenerife following the death of his girlfriend, who fell 12 storeys from the balcony of their holiday flat in the Canary Islands.<p>The woman, 25, who is also thought to be British, died instantly after falling from the apartment in Adeje, Tenerife. The couple and …

Crime