Tag Archives: Africa

Satellite photos show North Korea digging new nuclear tunnel – report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Satellite photographs from October & early November indicate North Korea is digging a new tunnel for nuclear testing, yet there are no signs that a such a…

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France to give Africa 2 bn euros for green energy

France will donate African countries two billion euros ($2.1 billion) over the next four years to develop renewable energy & replace the fossil fuels that drive global warming, President Francois…

In Kenya, a pushback against corruption fills courts' dockets

Corruption & Kenyan politics have long been bedfellows. But these days, even the Kenyan government seems to have outdone itself, from $4,400 custom-made condom dispensers and $85 ballpoint pens to a missing $2…

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Under tightest security, pope urges peace in central Africa

By Philip Pullella & Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) – Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African…

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Attenborough Wants Road Map For Climate Action

Scientists should be challenged to make affordable energy from renewable sources within 10 years, Sir David Attenborough has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview with Sky's presenter Dermot Murnaghan ahead…

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Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action

By Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) – Activists plan to join arms & form a "human chain" in Paris on Sunday to urge action on global warming, in a muted rally…

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Jeremy Corbyn to use interview to make case against British air strikes in Syria

Jeremy Corbyn is taking to the airwaves to make the case against British air strikes in Syria ahead of a potentially dramatic showdown with his shadow cabinet. The Labour leader,…

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U.S. targets Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies staged 18 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday, according to the U.S.-led coalition leading the military operations. The…

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Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it….

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UK child cancer death rate down 24% in past decade

The number of children dying from cancer in the UK is falling, new figures show. Cancer Research UK said the number of children dying from cancer each year has dropped…