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Referendum: Spain Move to Suspend Catalonia Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Catalonia’s leader said the region’s parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued […]

German Polls: Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As far-right Makes Gain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 32.9 percent of the vote with […]

Russia Demands Return of its 2 Closed Compounds in US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia demanded Monday that the United States return two compounds that were ordered closed last year after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the U.S. closure of the properties in the eastern states of New York and Maryland […]

G20 Summit Protesters Kick Against Trump, Putin Presence in Germany

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US and Russian leaders have met face to face in Germany amidst protest against them by people over their presence. Although, the two leaders are in Germany for G20 summit holding in Hamburg, still, Mr. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin declared that they wanted to repair ties damaged by […]

Drone Disrupts Flight Operations at Gatwick Airport

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A drone flying close to Gatwick airport has forced closure of the runway and subsequently diversion not less than two flights. A statement from the airport confirmed: “Due to reports of a drone observation in the vicinity of the airfield, runway operations at Gatwick were suspended between 18:10 BST and […]

French Police Tackle Another Suspected Terrorists’ Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security operatives are in action around the Champs Elysees area, Paris after a car crashed into a police van and burst into flames. The national Police Twitter account confirmed that there was an “ongoing police operation”, warning people to respect the security cordon. Security source told French news agency that the driver […]

In UK, One Killed, Several Injured as Van Runs Over  Muslim Worshipers

A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque. The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. Prime Minister Theresa May said police […]

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police Confirm 6 Causalities; Predict Death Toll to Rise

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than six people have been confirmed dead after in a huge fire which raged through the night in the Grenfell Tower at a west London tower block. As the Police predict that the toll is most likely to rise, eyewitnesses have also confirmed that victims trapped in the […]

12 Killed, Many Injured in Iran Parliament Attack as ISIS Claims Responsibility

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 12 people were killed while many injured Wednesday as twin bomb explosion hit the Iranian parliament building and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran. After hours of intermittent gunfire there, the attack on the parliament subsided. A suspected suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum, […]

London Attack: Police Unveil Third Suspect

Photo caption: (L-R) –  Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba identified as the London Bridge attacks BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Metropolitan Police has named a 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man as the third suspected London Bridge attacker. Earlier, Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27 and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were identified […]

EU Auditors Examine Aid to Turkey

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Court of Auditors is to audit EU financial support for Turkey. Turkey is the single largest beneficiary of the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), with more than 40% of all IPA allocations. During the 2007-2013 period, Turkey was allocated €4.48 billion, of which €2.68 billion was committed and €2.19 […]

London: Six Killed in Stabbing, Vehicle Attack

Six people have been killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by police. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. Police said the […]

Australia Plans Passport Ban for Convicted Pedophiles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Australia will introduce tough new laws in an attempt to crack down on child sex tourism in what the government has described as a “world first.” In a statement, the Australian government said the new rules would ensure child sex offenders cannot travel “to vulnerable countries where they are out of sight and […]

Pope Francis, Trump Meet On Global Peace, Religion Tolerance

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump in continuation of his ongoing foreign trip has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to jaw-jaw on critical issues. .After the 30-miniutes meeting, the Vatican disclosed that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, while Mr. Trump confirmed they had had […]

Salman Abedi Identified as Manchester Suicide Bomber

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police has named Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena Monday night. It is said that the 22-year-old Manchester born is from a family of Libyan origin. So far, three victims including: Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, Georgina Callander and John […]

Turkey Begins Trial Of Failed Coup Suspects

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Turkey has commenced the trial of the coup suspects amidst a hostile crowd near Ankara. Most of the 221 suspects are high-ranking military officers, who were accused of attempting to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July, 2016. Former air Force Commander Akin Ozturk was the first in a long […]

Sweden Drops Rape Charges Against Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Relief came the way of the foremost Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange as Sweden Friday decided to drop her rape investigation on him. Top prosecutor Marianne Ny confirmed that his arrest warrant has been revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice. Mr. Assange, 45, who is believed to have […]

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Congratulates France President-Elect

AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as the next President of France. In a congratulatory letter to the President-elect, Prof. Osinbajo said he received the news of the election of the 39-year old Macron with satisfaction, noting that under successive governments, the relations between Nigeria and […]

Breaking: Centrist Candidate, Macron Wins French Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. If confirmed, he will also become the first president from outside the two traditional […]

3 Killed Near British Parliament in London Terrorist Attack

Picture caption: Police and paramedics rescuing those injured in Wednesday’s London Terrorist attack LONDON — Three people were killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday after a terrorist attack at Britain’s Parliament sent crowds of tourists and lawmakers fleeing for safety. The victims included a police officer stabbed at the House of Commons who died despite […]

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