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 2018-12-14 21:59 

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Police probe hoax bitcoin bomb threats across U.S., Canada...

U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were investigating a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand....

 2018-12-14 21:31 

Reuters Africa

Saudi man pleads guilty in Oklahoma to lying about al Qaeda training...

A Saudi man pleaded guilty in a federal court in Oklahoma on Friday to visa fraud and lying to the FBI about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said....

 2018-12-14 20:56 

Reuters Africa

Brazilian president approves extradition of Italian militant...

Brazil...

 2018-12-14 18:56 

Reuters Africa

Colombia court fines Odebrecht consortium $250 million for graft...

A Colombian tribunal fined a consortium led by Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] $250 million and banned it from government contracts for 10 years, saying the group used corrupt tactics to win infrastructure contracts....

 2018-12-14 18:43 

Reuters Africa

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy...

Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains....

 2018-12-14 18:38 

Reuters Africa

EU's Juncker takes aim at Hungary's Orban over fake news...

European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc...

 2018-12-14 18:12 

Reuters Africa

Police raid Nicaragua journalist's offices in crackdown on dissent...

Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations....

 2018-12-14 18:03 

Reuters Africa

Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce deal - residents...

Fighting broke out on the outskirts of Yemen...

 2018-12-14 17:57 

Reuters Africa

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club...

Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine....

 2018-12-14 17:28 

Reuters Africa

Cabinet official says Italy should go to early vote if government falls - reports...

Italy would have to hold new elections if the ruling coalition falls, Italy...

 2018-12-14 17:22 

Reuters Africa

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes - medics...

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during stone throwing clashes on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said....

 2018-12-14 17:20 

Reuters Africa

Russian lawmakers seek tighter internet control to counter "aggressive" U.S....

A group of three Russian lawmakers close to the Kremlin has proposed a tightening of state control over the local internet in response to what they view as "aggressive" U.S. cyber security actions, a parliamentary document showed on Friday....

 2018-12-14 17:06 

Reuters Africa

Canada slams China detentions; foreign minister to press Pompeo...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China...

 2018-12-14 16:42 

Reuters Africa

Canada says it has been granted consular access to man detained by China...

Canadian officials were granted consular access on Friday to one of two men detained by China this week and are still trying to make contact with the second, the foreign ministry said in a statement....

 2018-12-14 15:44 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying, halts activities...

The Nigerian military has suspended United Nations International Children...

 2018-12-14 15:39 

Reuters Africa

One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio, Erdogan says...

One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday....

 2018-12-14 15:37 

Reuters Africa

Arab Parliament urges Arab League to reinstate Syria, Egypt's news agency says...

The Arab Parliament urged the Arab League on Friday to reinstate Syria...

 2018-12-14 15:31 

Reuters Africa

DHS chief confirms death of girl detained by U.S. Border Patrol...

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday that a 7-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala had died hours after she was taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody....

 2018-12-14 15:20 

Reuters Africa

Ethiopia to move troops from Eritrean border as relations thaw...

Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea, senior military officials said on Friday, months after the erstwhile enemies reopened it for the first time in 20 years....

 2018-12-14 14:38 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Eskom evaluating bids for mortgage business...

South Africa...

 2018-12-14 14:20 

Reuters Africa

Greece seizes big drugs haul from Syrian freighter sailing for Libya...

Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday....

 2018-12-14 14:17 

Reuters Africa

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign, his son says...

Sri Lanka...

 2018-12-14 14:02 

Reuters Africa

Spain's prosecutor accuses singer Shakira of tax fraud...

Spain...

 2018-12-14 13:54 

Reuters Africa

Thirteen miners trapped in coal mine in northern India after flooding...

Rescue workers were trying on Friday to reach 13 miners trapped underground in a coal mine in India...

 2018-12-14 13:36 

Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to publish post-election violence report next week...

A report into Zimbabwe...

 2018-12-14 13:32 

Reuters Africa

Turkish military says it killed eight Kurdish militants in northern Iraq...

Turkey...

 2018-12-14 13:25 

Reuters Africa

French police prepare for fifth wave of yellow vest protests...

France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of...

 2018-12-14 13:17 

Reuters Africa

Arms firm Denel's accounts littered with flaws - South Africa's Auditor General...

Shoddy and incomplete accounting at South Africa...

 2018-12-14 12:38 

Reuters Africa

Yemenis in Hodeidah hope truce holds as warring parties talk peace...

Yemenis dared to hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreed in the contested port city of Hodeidah might bring a permanent end to fighting that has driven many from their homes and into an existential struggle for food and medical care....

 2018-12-14 11:57 

Reuters Africa

Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after attacker shot dead...

Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing three people in the heart of the historic city....

 2018-12-14 11:43 

Reuters Africa

Ex-lawyer Cohen - Trump knew hush payments were wrong: ABC News...

U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday....

 2018-12-14 11:29 

Reuters Africa

Transfer of Eskom's debt to South African government credit neutral - Moody's...

Power utility Eskom...

 2018-12-14 11:25 

Reuters Africa

For Trump, a year of high drama at home and abroad...

President Donald Trump faced battles across many fronts in 2018, ending the year politically weakened after his Republican Party lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives at midterm elections in November....

 2018-12-14 10:52 

Reuters Africa

Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal...

Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational, with one day of talks remaining....

 2018-12-14 10:29 

Reuters Africa

UN alarmed by electoral violence and inflammatory speech in Congo...

Democratic Republic of Congo...

 2018-12-14 10:23 

Reuters Africa

Italy PM Conte met Merkel on budget, plans meetings with other EU leaders...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte discussed on Friday Rome...

 2018-12-14 10:17 

Reuters Africa

Supporters of ex-al Shabaab leader clash with police in Somalia's Baidoa city, 11 dead...

At least 11 people were killed in Somalia...

 2018-12-14 09:53 

Reuters Africa

U.S. call to release Ukraine sailors can't trump Russian law - Kremlin...

The Kremlin said on Friday that a U.S. call to release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized near Crimea could not take precedence over Russia...

 2018-12-14 09:52 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's AMCU union to remain on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater...

The president of South Africa...

 2018-12-14 09:47 

Reuters Africa

Iran welcomes U.N.-led Yemen ceasefire as a step forward to end war - TV...

Iran hailed as a positive step an initial accord reached among Yemen...

 2018-12-14 09:03 

Reuters Africa

Supporters of Somali former militant clash with police in Baidoa, 11 dead...

At least 11 Somalis were killed in the southern city of Baidoa on Thursday and early Friday in clashes between police and supporters of a former al Shabaab leader seeking election as a regional president, a military officer and an elder said....

 2018-12-14 08:57 

Reuters Africa

Aspen Pharmacare shares slump after revenue forecast disappoints...

Shares in South Africa...

 2018-12-14 08:54 

Reuters Africa

Gatlin still believes he can be a contender in Doha 100m...

The clock is ticking on Justin Gatlin and not just the stopwatch. The world champion will be 37 years old when he defends his 100 metres title in Doha next September....

 2018-12-14 08:51 

Reuters Africa

U.S., South Korea can't agree on splitting the bill after Trump's criticism...

The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official said on Friday, as the U.S. military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached....

 2018-12-14 08:48 

Reuters Africa

Foreign direct investment in South Africa down in Q3, portfolio flows up...

South Africa...

 2018-12-14 08:44 

Reuters Africa

Turkey will enter Syria's Manbij if U.S. doesn't remove YPG fighters, Erdogan says...

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town Manbij if the United States does not remove the YPG Kurdish militia from the area, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after Ankara said this week it would launch a new operation to target the fighters....

 2018-12-14 08:40 

Reuters Africa

Swedish parliament rejects Lofven in PM vote as deadlock lingers...

Sweden...

 2018-12-14 08:36 

Reuters Africa

Tennis-Nadal to join Federer in 2019 Laver Cup...

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will team up with perennial rival Roger Federer for the third edition of the Laver Cup in Geneva next year....

 2018-12-14 08:35 

Reuters Africa

Milan crash out of Europa League...

Olympiakos Piraeus pulled off a stunning 3-1 Europa League win over AC Milan that put them into the last 32 and sent the Italians crashing out as the remaining places in the knockout stage were decided on Thursday....

 2018-12-14 08:11 

Reuters Africa

Tunisia's parliament rejects bill on lifting retirement age...

Tunisia...

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