Tag Archives: Africa

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EU looks to clinch deal with Africa to stem migrant flows

EU leaders hope Thursday to clinch an aid-for-cooperation deal with their African partners to tackle an unprecedented migration crisis & rebuff fears a "fortress" Europe is emerging. The concerns were…

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Migrant Crisis: UK Pledges Half Of Aid Budget

The UK is pledging to commit almost half a billion its aid budget to assist ease the migrant crisis in Europe. David Cameron is willing to offer £275m over the…

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EU To Offer Africa Deals To Take Back Migrants

European leaders will promise a trust fund worth €1.8bn if African countries do more to assist the refugee & migrant crisis. A summit beginning in Malta today brings together representatives…

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Experts raise concerns over lopsided EU-Africa migrant deals

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forced into action by its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, the European Union is pressing some northern African nations to sign lopsided deals that would…

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Russia, Britain ramp up efforts to return stuck Egypt tourists

Moscow & London were ramping up efforts to pull out thousands of stranded tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, after Egypt said it was too early to know whether a…

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Bradley stops Rios in 9th round of title bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Timothy Bradley won a fight he needed badly Saturday night, stopping Brandon Rios in the ninth round to stake his claim for a title in a…

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Africa's Lake Chad could fuel new migrant crisis: UN

A perfect storm of drought, poverty & armed conflict in Africa's Lake Chad basin could fuel Europe's migrant crisis if world leaders fall short at two crucial summits on migration…

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Apple defeats U.S. class action lawsuit over bag searches

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc defeated a U.S. class action lawsuit brought by Apple retail workers over bag search practices at the company's California brick &…

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Police Arrest Suspect ‘Armed With Shotgun’ In Canary Wharf

A man has been arrested in Canary Wharf on suspicion of carrying a shotgun. Police took the suspect into custody on Saturday afternoon after he was allegedly seen carrying a…

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Islamist al Shabaab attacks Somali hotel, kill at least 13

By Abdi Sheikh & Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Security forces in the Somali capital fought for several hours on Sunday before clearing a hotel of Islamist al Shabaab gunmen…