Germany’s Merkel, FDP coalition talks collapses

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs...

Morocco food stampede kills 15 scores injured

At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid...

Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader. It has appointed former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa - sacked by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago - as leader. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted...
Alaïa

Couturier to the stars Alaïa dies at 77

The celebrated Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died at the age of 77, French media report. Alaïa, whose close-fitting designs earned him the nickname "king of cling", achieved fame in the 1980s. Clients included British...
Gen John Hyten

US nuclear boss to resist ‘illegal’ order

The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any "illegal" presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided advice...
Mr Mugabe

Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to...
Saad Hariri

Lebanon PM Hariri in Paris for crisis talks

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in France for talks on a crisis sparked by his resignation. He resigned unexpectedly two weeks ago during a visit to Riyadh, but his resignation has not been...
climate conference

Small steps forward at UN climate talks

UN climate talks in Bonn have concluded with progress on technical issues, but with bigger questions about cutting carbon unresolved. Delegates say they are pleased that the rulebook for the Paris climate agreement is finally...
Trophies

Trump puts hunting trophy imports on hold

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been...

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle...
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