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EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands

EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

The European Union on Thursday promised to work with Theresa May on "whether a way through can be found" to avoid the disruption of a no-deal Brexit after the British prime minister demanded changes to the divorce deal to get it through parliament.
Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister

Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister said on Thursday.
Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed'

Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed' Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday said a column of rebels which had sought to cross into the country from Libya had been "destroyed" in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes.
Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan

Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan Wed, 30 Jan, 2019

 Fed up by months of bread queues, price hikes and petrol shortages in Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir's hometown of Shendi, office worker Louay Mohamed Kheir, feels there's only one solution: "We need a new president."
US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal

US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

The US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul, special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was quoted as saying Monday, but major sticking points including a ceasefire and a withdrawal of foreign forces remain.
Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike

Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

Six people from the same family were "killed on the spot" by a lightning strike in Madagascar over the weekend while sheltering from a storm, officials said Monday.
Sudan's Bashir fights for survival as protests spread

Sudan's Bashir fights for survival as protests spread Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir does little to hide his contempt for the young men and women who have been protesting for more than a month to demand an end to his three-decade rule.
Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case

Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had fired his ambassador to China, who prompted a political furor with comments about Huawei's high-profile extradition case.
Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum

Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum Sat, 26 Jan, 2019

Spain, France and Germany on Saturday gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days.
China, Russia side with Maduro as US backs Venezuela challenger

China, Russia side with Maduro as US backs Venezuela challenger Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

Russia accused the United States on Thursday of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against military intervention, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow's closest allies.

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

Negotiations between the Taliban and US officials in Qatar entered a fourth straight day Thursday, the militants said, with the "unprecedented" discussions raising expectations as both sides seek a way out of the 17-year Afghan conflict.
Venezuela parliament head declares himself 'acting president' as thousands rally

Venezuela parliament head declares himself 'acting president' as thousands rally Wed, 23 Jan, 2019

National Assembly head Juan Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela's "acting president" on Wednesday in a bid to oust leftist President Nicolas Maduro that was immediately endorsed by US President Donald Trump.

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria Wed, 23 Jan, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.
Israel strikes in Syria in more open confrontation with Iran

Israel strikes in Syria in more open confrontation with Iran Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

 Israel struck in Syria early on Monday as part of its increasingly open assault on Iran's presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action.
Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack

Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

Colombia's leftist ELN rebels claimed responsibility on Monday for the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and derailed peace talks being held in Havana.

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