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German Court Bans Uber’s Main Service

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The internet-based transport company Uber may no longer use its app to connect customers with rental car drivers in Germany, according to a court order. The service UberX violates the passenger transport law, the regional court of Cologne ruled after a Cologne taxi operator had sued the company, demanding an injunction be […]

Johnson Faces Resignation Calls Over ‘unlawful’ Parliament Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jeremy Corbyn is leading calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court ruled the PM’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful. The Labour leader said Mr Johnson should “consider his position” in a short statement to the party’s conference in Brighton. The SNP and some Labour MPs have said the […]

World Leaders Set To Speak At UN, With Trump In Focus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – World leaders will begin the annual days of speeches at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s address expected to draw much of the focus. Trump is speaking amid worsening tensions between the U.S. and Iran. While the U.S. president has not ruled out meeting […]

Islamic State Claims Deadly Bus Bombing in Iraq

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The radical Sunni Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger bus that killed at least 11 people in Iraq’s mostly Shiite province of Karbala the day before. The explosion was caused by a bomb planted inside the bus, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Islamic State […]

Trump Fires John Bolton As National Security Adviser

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton’s less than friendly departure, a leave-taking example of what had been a fractious […]

U.S. Fines Google $170m For YouTube Collecting Data On Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said the U.S. has ordered Google to pay $170 million in order to settle allegations of YouTube collecting data from minors without the consent of their parents. The commission said the U.S. government had previously accused the video hosting platform, which belongs to the tech […]

Protest: Taiwan ‘Extremely Concerned’ By Hong Kong Arrests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Taiwan says it is “extremely concerned” by reports about the arrests of three pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong. Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung made the government’s position known in a statement on Friday. “We urge both Beijing and Hong Kong authorities to adopt dialogue rather than suppressing arrests,” Ting said. He added […]

Boris Johnson to visit France’s Macron for Brexit talks 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due in Paris on Thursday to meet President Emmanuel Macron as he campaigns for the European Union  (EU) to drop its insistence on a guarantee that Brexit should not lead to a hard border in Ireland. Johnson will be heading to Paris the day after a […]

230 People Escape Death as Russian Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Corn Field

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Russian airline pilot averted disaster Thursday, safely landing an Airbus A321 jet with over 230 passengers and crew on board in a cornfield near Moscow after it struck a flock of seagulls and lost power in both engines. The Crimea-bound plane was forced to land early Thursday without landing gear deployed […]

Texas Shooting: At Least 19 People Dead, 40 Injured

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gunman opened fire Saturday in a Walmart and around a nearby shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, leaving at least 19 people dead and 40 injured, law enforcement officials said. Employees and shoppers described scenes of confusion and fear as they realized the sudden loud noises they heard were not boxes […]

Facebook to Pay $5b Fine Over Privacy Breach

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leading social medium-Facebook Inc is billed to pay a record-breaking 5 billion dollars fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices. The sanction also extends to FB is restructuring its approach to privacy. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) disclosed the fine Wednesday in Washington. FTC voted 3-2 along party lines […]

New Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Vows To ‘Get Brexit Done.’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New Conservative party leader Boris Johnson says he wants to “get Brexit done” by Oct. 31 and unite Britain, in his first remarks after winning the party’s leadership run-off. Johnson praised Prime Minister Theresa May, whom he is due to succeed on Wednesday, for her “extraordinary service” and for her “passion and […]

Jury Says London Bridge Terrorists Lawfully Killed By Cops

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An inquest jury ruled  on Tuesday that police lawfully shot three terrorists after they killed eight people in the London Bridge attack in 2017. The three terrorists are Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22. The three ploughed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before later stabbing people […]

IMF Boss, Christine Lagarde to Resign September 12

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following her nomination as the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has hinted she will step down from her present office. Ms Lagarde clarified that she would leave the IMF Thursday, September 12, 2019. “With greater clarity now on the process for […]

Malaysia Flight MH17: Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 4 Suspects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After four years of the crash, three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with the allegation of bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and shot Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The crash which occurred in July 2014 killed 298 passengers on board and crew. The Passenger flight MH17 was en route […]

UN Indicts Prince Salman, Other Officials Over Khashoggi’s Murder  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. A report by special UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the evidence merits further investigation by an independent and impartial international inquiry. Khashoggi was killed inside the […]

US Now Seeking Social Media Details from All Visa Applicants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after approval of the revised application […]

U.S. Pulls Some of Its Employees From Iraq

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Washington on Wednesday ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq, after U.S. repeatedly expressed concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The embassy said in a statement that the U.S. State Department had ordered the pullout of the employees from both the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil. […]

At Least 13 Die as Russian Commercial Jet Catches Fire on Runway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) — A Russian passenger jet made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening. Thirteen people died. The Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet, which was carrying 78 people, careened across the runway with thick, black smoke pouring out from behind, footage from the scene showed. After the Aeroflot aircraft skidded to a stop perpendicular […]

China Sentences Canadian Citizen to Death For Drug Trafficking

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death for his involvement in drug trafficking. Canada’s Fan Wei received the death penalty, similar to Wu Ziping, whose nationality was not given, a court in the southern Chinese city of Jiangmen in Guangdong province said on Tuesday. The two men allegedly headed a group […]

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