Former French President Jacques Chirac dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86. "President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully," his son-in-law told the French news...

Democrats launch formal Trump impeachment inquiry

The US Democratic Party has begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations that he pressured a foreign power to damage a political rival. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the president "must...

UK Supreme Court to rule on Parliament recall

The Supreme Court will hear two appeals that will determine whether the prime minister acted lawfully in suspending Parliament for five weeks. Edinburgh's Court of Session says that the shutdown was unlawful and London's High...

Robert Mugabe family’s fury at funeral plans

Robert Mugabe's family say they are shocked at not having been consulted by the government about arrangements for the funeral of the former Zimbabwean president. Mr Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while undergoing...

Mugabe’s body arrives home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe was Zimbabwe's first leader after the country became independent in...

Robert Mugabe’s body flown home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last...

Five-week UK parliament shut-down begins

Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October. Amid unprecedented scenes in the Commons, some MPs protested against the suspension with signs saying "silenced" while shouting: "Shame...

Zimbabwe plans Mugabe’s funeral and burial next weekend

The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with a burial ceremony a day later, it said in memo sent to embassies. Zimbabweans...

SA’s President Ramaphosa condemns ‘anti-foreigner violence’

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence mostly targeting nationals of other African countries. "There can be no justification South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of...

Controversial TV host probed for insulting ‘obese women’

A popular and controversial Egyptian television talk show host has been suspended from appearing in the media for a year over remarks she made on-air about obesity among Egyptian women. Egypt's media regulator said Reham...
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