Almost half a century after a secessionist war in southeastern Nigeria ended, a renewed push for an independent state known as Biafra is stoking fresh conflict. Thousands of troops have been deployed in the region, which is mainly populated by ethnic Igbos. The forces have rounded up scores of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or Ipob, the main group behind the breakaway campaign, several people have died in clashes, and Ipob’s popular leader has gone missing after a military raid at h
Angela Merkel is lucky to come out of the wreckage of Germany’s election with her hold on the chancellery more or less intact.Her party unexpectedly recorded its weakest result since 1949, and was helped to victory by her main challenger, Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats, performing even worse. The chief beneficiary was the anti-immigration, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party, which won seats in the Bundestag for the first time.The hollowing out of the two main parties’ support presents Me
The U.K. Labour Party urged Prime Minister Theresa May to cap interest payments on credit card loans to help families trapped in a “debt spiral.”
The center-right opposition party The Republicans cemented its control over the French Senate, a result that’s a setback for President Emmanuel Macron but won’t derail his plans to push through far-reaching changes to the country’s tax and pension systems.
The head of Canada’s largest private-sector union said there’s been “no progress” in Nafta trade talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada will eventually walk away from the table.
After President Trump’s sharp comments about National Football League players who kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner before games, CBS will air the national anthem performances live as part of its NFL broadcasts today, a spokesman said.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended the use of a military plane to make the short hop from New York to Washington in August, saying he needed to make a secure call during the flight.
President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, accelerated his criticism of the National Football League on Sunday by calling for a fan boycott, sparking strong objections from players and owners including a longtime friend and contributor.
Rwanda’s police said they arrested an activist barred from running for the presidency and two family members for alleged offenses against state security and forgery.
Kenya’s public prosecutor ordered an investigation into the country’s electoral authority over its handling of last month’s annulled presidential election.