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Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday took his oath of office as the country's new president after winning a re-run of general elections with 58.57 percent of the vote.

One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said.

Four men charged for trying to pull down statue outside White House

Four men charged for trying to pull down statue outside White House

Four men have been charged for attempting to remove a statue of former President Andrew Jackson from outside the White House as part of anti-racism protests in the United States, authorities said ...

Africa urges UN probe of US 'systemic racism', police violence

Africa urges UN probe of US 'systemic racism', police violence

African countries are pushing for the UN's top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into ‘systemic racism’ and police violence in the United States and beyond ...

UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a government review into ‘all aspects of inequality’ following a wave of anti-racism protests in Britain, but was accused of using it to delay real action.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Iran's interior minister has suggested that up to 225 people were killed in November protests sparked by a petrol price hike, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday signed a power-sharing deal, ending a bitter months-long feud that plunged the country into political crisis.

Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo

Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo

A government watchdog fired suddenly by Donald Trump was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said a Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of committing a potentially illegal act of retribution.

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday make his first appearance in parliament since being hospitalised for coronavirus, the day after Britain became the European country worst hit by the global pandemic.

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Two Americans were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of bankrolling the scheme.

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the country's deadliest-ever mass shooting ...