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 2018-06-18 16:35 

Reuters Africa

EU executive 'confident' of migration deal but many beg to differ...

The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees, but some diplomats were much less optimistic....

 2018-06-18 16:19 

Reuters Africa

Macron scolds teen for asking 'How's it going, Manu?'...

President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the president informally as...

 2018-06-18 15:32 

Reuters Africa

Former cleaner and ex-electrician face off at World Cup...

A former cleaner and a ex-hotel electrician will occupy the two technical areas when Morocco face Portugal in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday....

 2018-06-18 15:18 

Reuters Africa

With eye on election, Zimbabwe's president queues for fried chicken...

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa queued with punters to buy fried chicken this weekend, state media reported on Monday, setting out the former security chief's 'everyman' credentials a month ahead of an election....

 2018-06-18 15:15 

Reuters Africa

Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Pompeo discuss Syria, Koreas by phone - Russian ministry...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone on Monday and discussed Syria and problems of the Korean peninsula, the Russia's foreign ministry said....

 2018-06-18 14:22 

Reuters Africa

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements - lawyer...

A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is...

 2018-06-18 14:15 

Reuters Africa

Kenyan lawmaker says "pretty sure" move to repeal rate cap will be defeated...

The Kenyan lawmaker who proposed the cap on commercial banks' lending rates says he is...

 2018-06-18 14:02 

Reuters Africa

Trump blasts migration in Europe as causing 'culture' change...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany and for violently changing the culture, adding that what was happening with immigration there presented a similar threats to t...

 2018-06-18 13:35 

Reuters Africa

Erasmus praises predecessor for improved Bok skills...

Rassie Erasmus praised his much-maligned predecessor Allister Coetzee on Monday for the improved skills of the South African side that have seen them clinch a three-match home series against England with a game to spare....

 2018-06-18 13:24 

Reuters Africa

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran...

Israel has indicted a former Israeli cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran, Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 13:10 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's struggling state arms firm Denel suspends CFO...

South African state-owned arms manufacturer Denel, which has been struggling to pay salaries to staff, has suspended its chief financial officer Odwa Mhlwana while it conducts a probe into allegations of misconduct by him, the firm said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 13:02 

Reuters Africa

Turkish PM says soldiers began duties in Syria's Manbij - NTV...

Turkish troops have begun carrying out duties in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was reported as saying by NTV on Monday....

 2018-06-18 12:53 

Reuters Africa

Russia, South Korea to discuss joint projects with North Korea - RIA...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in plan to discuss potential joint projects with North Korea during Moon's visit to Moscow this week, RIA news agency reported citing a Russia's foreign ministry official....

 2018-06-18 12:25 

Reuters Africa

Bribes and crystal falcons - Ukraine 'Corruption Park' shows ill-gotten gains...

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 2018-06-18 12:17 

Reuters Africa

Turkish forces enter outskirts of Syria's Manbij as part of deal with U.S. - NTV...

Turkish military forces have entered the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal agreed with the United States, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Monday, citing local sources....

 2018-06-18 11:28 

Reuters Africa

North, South Korea agree to joint teams for Asian Games...

The two Koreas agreed on Monday to march together under a unified peninsula flag and form combined teams to compete in the next Asian Games, they said in a joint statement, in the latest sign of a thaw between the old rivals....

 2018-06-18 11:06 

Reuters Africa

Colombia president-elect faces challenges on peace, economy...

Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and to rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August....

 2018-06-18 11:00 

Reuters Africa

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast - Israeli army...

A Palestinian was killed on Monday when a part of Israel's fortifications on the Gaza Strip border blew up as he tampered with it, the Israeli military said....

 2018-06-18 10:55 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Semenya to challenge IAAF "female classification" rule...

South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will challenge a female classification rule imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her lawyers said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 10:52 

Reuters Africa

Japan confronts risks of U.S. alliance based on dollars and deals, not values...

Eighteen months after Donald Trump became U.S. president and started shaking up global diplomacy, Japan is waking up to the risks of an alliance based on dollars and deals rather than shared values and security interests....

 2018-06-18 10:37 

Reuters Africa

Kenya's Safaricom opposes planned tax increase on mobile cash transfers...

Kenya's biggest mobile phone operator Safaricom is opposed to a proposed tax rise on mobile phone based cash transfers that its chief finance officer said on Monday would discourage the drive towards modern payments systems....

 2018-06-18 10:09 

Reuters Africa

Georgia's likely next PM says will cut number of ministries to 11...

Georgia plans to reduce the number of ministries in a new government to 11 from 14 to cut costs, its likely next prime minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 10:09 

Reuters Africa

South Africa rest Tahir to assess World Cup spin options...

South Africa will rest first-choice spinner Imran Tahir for the five-match one-day international series in Sri Lanka starting next month as they assess their slow-bowling options ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup....

 2018-06-18 10:02 

Reuters Africa

Indonesians' Eid balloons force flights to divert...

Indonesians caught launching big, unmanned hot air balloons could face up to two years in jail or a fine of up to $35,000, authorities said, after balloons launched to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month forced pilots to divert flights....

 2018-06-18 09:48 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Liberty shares fall 5 percent after cyber attack...

Shares in South African insurer Liberty Holdings fell nearly 5 percent on Monday and appeared set for their worst daily fall since February 9 after it became the victim of a cyber attack last Thursday....

 2018-06-18 08:38 

Reuters Africa

Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port...

The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter from the biggest battle of the war....

 2018-06-18 08:30 

Reuters Africa

S.Africa's Capitec, Nedbank and PIC on shortlist to buy Mercantile Bank...

Mercantile Bank Holdings Ltd said on Monday that South Africa's Capitec Bank, Nedbank Group and a consortium including the state pension fund had been shortlisted among its potential buyers....

 2018-06-18 08:00 

Reuters Africa

Spanish king's brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence...

The brother-in-law of Spain's king has turned himself in to authorities to serve a five-year, 10-month prison sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison system spokesman said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 07:45 

Reuters Africa

Jailed Kurdish leader may hold key in Turkish elections...

The outcome of Turkey's elections on Sunday could depend on a jailed presidential candidate's sway over voters more than 1,200 km (750 miles) away in the country's largely Kurdish southeast....

 2018-06-18 07:41 

Reuters Africa

Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury: Djokovic...

Former world number one Novak Djokovic says overcoming the mental challenge will be Andy Murray's biggest obstacle when he returns to tennis after a long-term hip injury....

 2018-06-18 07:39 

Reuters Africa

Salah's return lifts Egypt ahead of Russia test...

Russia got their World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but face an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt, who should be revitalised by the return of their talismanic striker Mohamed Salah....

 2018-06-18 07:37 

Reuters Africa

Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss...

Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday....

 2018-06-18 07:22 

Reuters Africa

Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener...

Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener....

 2018-06-18 07:19 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Liberty Holdings suffers cyber attack...

South African insurer Liberty Holdings said on Sunday it had become the victim of a cyber attack after an external party claimed to have seized data from the firm and demanded payment....

 2018-06-18 07:12 

Reuters Africa

Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police...

Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria, police said, while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency....

 2018-06-18 07:10 

Reuters Africa

Kenya says five police officers killed in explosive device attack...

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group, police said....

 2018-06-18 07:07 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's PPC full-year profit doubles on Zimbabwe and Rwanda operations...

South African cement producer PPC on Monday reported a more than two-fold jump in annual earnings, boosted by strong performances in its African operations, particularly in Zimbabwe and Rwanda....

 2018-06-18 07:07 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's NUM wants Eskom wage talks delayed to next week...

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is seeking a postponement in wage talks with state-run power utility Eskom until next week because it is holding a national congress from Wednesday to Friday, a union source said on Monday....

 2018-06-18 07:06 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's rand firmer; focus CPI, current account data...

South Africa's rand firmed slightly early on Monday, pulling away from a six-month low hit in the previous session, with investor focus on consumer price inflation and current account data due later in the week....

 2018-06-18 06:09 

Reuters Africa

Afghan Taliban frown at militants' Eid ceasefire selfies...

The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a senior Taliban official said on Monday, after the militants roamed at will through cities before the truce ended....

 2018-06-18 05:12 

Reuters Africa

Magnitude 6.1 quake kills three, stops factories in Japan's Osaka area...

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said....

 2018-06-18 05:10 

Reuters Africa

Bus strikes Dutch concert-goers, kills one, wounds three - police...

A bus struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and wounding three, police said on Tuesday....

 2018-06-18 04:37 

Reuters Africa

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza Strip - military...

Israeli jets struck nine targets belonging to the Islamist Hamas group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to incendiary kites and balloons Palestinians sent from the territory that have damaged Israeli property, the military said....

 2018-06-18 04:23 

Reuters Africa

Kenya says five police officers killed in explosive device attack...

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group, police said....

 2018-06-18 04:18 

Reuters Africa

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags - poll...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's personal popularity is at its highest level in two years, an opinion poll showed on Monday, but his government still trails the opposition a month before crucial by-elections....

 2018-06-18 02:58 

Reuters Africa

Quake of 5.6 magnitude strikes Guatemala - USGS...

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)....

 2018-06-18 01:29 

Reuters Africa

Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road...

An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday....

 2018-06-17 23:09 

Reuters Africa

In coalition showdown, Merkel allies to decide on migrant plan...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide on Monday whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilising her three-month-old coalition....

 2018-06-17 22:23 

Reuters Africa

U.S. bombs Syrian positions, Syrian military source tells state media...

Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed...

 2018-06-17 20:55 

Reuters Africa

U.S. Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy...

Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father's Day demonstration against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S....

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