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18 December 2018 1:06 PM Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on US social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee on Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help US President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll 157

19 November 2018 11:33 AM 6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

Police say six people have died and at least five were wounded during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan programme that provided the country with subsidised oil. President Jovenel Moise called for dialogue with opposition groups that are seeking his resignation for failing to investigate corruption 63

14 November 2018 7:02 PM Media watchdog slams Gabon over 'erosion' of freedom

Freedom of the press is being eroded in Gabon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, after the government suspended a newspaper for commenting on the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo. Gabon's media regulator, the High Authority for Communications (HAC), on Friday handed a three-month suspension to the L'Aube (Dawn) newspaper and a six-month 100

07 November 2018 8:29 PM Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'

Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride on Wednesday over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections - but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still 63

07 November 2018 10:07 AM LIVE: Several firsts made history in midterm election

Nevada's newest senator, Jacky Rosen, 61, decided to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller last year when she was only six months into her first term as congresswoman from the Las Vegas area. Democrat Claire McCaskill's good fortune finally ran out on Tuesday when Republican Josh Hawley flipped a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. Before launching 91

14 October 2018 5:23 AM Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

Washington — The State Department says former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills. The State Department disclosed Clinton's request in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee 65

31 August 2018 9:32 AM New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organisers said she couldn't enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking US government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good-character 66

07 August 2018 7:23 PM Italy to provide vessels to Libyan coast guard

Italian lawmakers have approved 10 new patrol boats and two larger ships for the Libyan coast guard, as part of measures by the populist government to control migration. News agency ANSA reported that the vessels, approved by the Senate on Monday, will be ready to deploy by the end of August. Human rights groups are increasing protesting against Libyan 86

27 July 2018 11:22 AM US extends Zim sanctions ahead of elections

Harare - The US senate and congress have passed a bill meant to extend the sanctions the world superpower imposed on Zimbabwe back in 2001. The Bill, titled the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (S. 2779) was passed on Wednesday, ahead of the southern African country's elections on Monday July 30, 2018. Zimbabwe has been under US sanctions 46

20 June 2018 10:11 AM Canadian senate clears cannabis legalisation

The Canadian Senate voted on Tuesday to legalise cannabis, bringing Canada one step closer to becoming the first G7 country to authorise consumption and production of the mind-altering drug. Just a day before, the House of Commons passed by 205 votes to 82 the bill that must now receive royal assent by the governor general before becoming law, likely 60