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Spain’s Daily Coronavirus Case, Death Toll Fall For 2nd Day In Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 – the world’s second […]

Prince Charles Ends Self-Isolation After Coronavirus Infection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s Prince Charles has ended his self-isolation following his positive test for the novel coronavirus, his office said. “Having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” Clarence House said, using another of Charles’ royal titles. Clarence House reported on Wednesday that Charles, 71, had tested positive for […]

BREAKING: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together […]

EU Sets to Impose 30-day Travel Ban On ‘Outsiders’

…Postpones EURO 2020 Football Games (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) is set to ban travelers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. The measure is reportedly expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, with […]

Uber Loses Licence In London, Says It Will Appeal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transport for London (TfL) on Monday refused to give the ride-hailing company Uber, a new licence to operate in London over safety and security concerns. The licensing body said in a statement that “TfL has identified a pattern of failures by the company including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety […]

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 […]

Stabbed Polish Mayor, Pawel Adamowicz Dies  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz has died in hospital, exactly a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people Sunday. He was after taken to hospital for stab injuries and underwent five hours of surgery at a […]

Drones Disrupt Flights, Passengers At UK’s Gatwick Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A drone attack at UK’s Gatwick airport has reportedly upset tens of thousands of passengers. The airport which is one of the busiest in UK, runway has been shut since Wednesday night, when two devices were seen flying over the perimeter fence. The airport said 110,000 passengers on 760 flights were due to fly on […]

Suspected Terrorist Kills 19, Injures Many in Russia’s College

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 19 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Russian investigators alleged that an 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov, ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself. Officials and witnesses also confirmed that at least, one blast […]

UK Appoints First Minister for Suicide Prevention

Photo: UK Prime Minister, Theresa May (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May has appointed the health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price as the country’s pioneer UK’s Minister for Suicide Prevention. The move according to a press release issued Thursday was taken in an effort to check the number of people taking their own lives. The […]

Australia Move to Curb Influx Of New Migrants To Big Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, for “at least a few years’’. This is in an effort to ease urban congestion, a Government Minister Alan Tudge said on Tuesday. With immigration expected to be an issue in the next election, the […]

Pope Asks for Forgiveness of Abuses Within Catholic Church 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis on Sunday in Dublin renewed his plea for forgiveness for all kinds of abuse of power practised by members of the church and all its institutions. In a speech during mass before 500,000 people in Dublin on Sunday the pontiff spoke of meeting eight survivors of sexual abuse on Saturday. […]

Spain Prime Minister Forced to Quit in No Confidence Vote

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament. Socialist Leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy’s party was implicated in an alleged corruption scandal, will now become the new PM. “We’re going to sign a new page in the history […]

Germany to Check 18,000 Asylum Decisions Amid Bribe Scandal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) will check 18,000 decisions on granting asylum since 2000 on suspicion of corruption in its Bremen branch, local media reported on Friday. In April, a scandal erupted after it was revealed that a former official of BAMF’s Bremen regional office and his four other […]

Russia Moves to Deepen Ties With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia is to  deepen ties with Iran, in spite of  the U.S. decision to boycott international nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on Tehran,  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. He said […]

Putin Takes New Oath of Office

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken oath of office for a new six-year term. After taking the oath Monday, the Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin handed him over to him the symbols of state power as well as announced his assumption of office. It would be recalled that Presidential election held in […]

Armenian Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the protest instigated by opposition, the Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned from the office. Mr. Sargsyan’s resignation occurred after 11 days of protests against his overdue stay in power. The opposition supporters accuse him of serving beyond the maximum and mandatory 10 years as President. The PM while making […]

German Police Raid Prostitution Ring, Detain More Than 100

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 1,500 officers of German police on Wednesday carried out nationwide raids against members of suspected illegal prostitution ring in the biggest single operation in the history of German police. A police spokesperson confirmed media reports that seven arrest warrants were successfully delivered and more than 100 individuals were temporarily taken […]

Vatican Denies Pope Says “Hell Does Not Exist”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis has denied the Thursday’s story that reported him as saying “Hell Does Not Exist.” In an alleged interview for Italian journal La Repubblica, the pope told atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari that bad souls “are not punished” and that “There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.” The […]

Mob Protests Against Authority’s Laxity Over Russian Deadly Fire Disaster

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands of protesters have stormed the Siberian city of Kemerovo, to express their dissatisfaction at Russian officials over the Sunday leisure complex fire incident which killed not less than 64, including 41 children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in the city earlier and blamed “criminal negligence” for Sunday’s blaze. Reports indicate that relatives […]

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