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Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops.   In...

US ‘hopeful’ on deal to protect Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria after...

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against ‘rape crisis’

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged men to unite against rape and sexual assault in the country, calling it a "national crisis".   Women were...

DR Congo election: Candidate Martin Fayulu appeals against result

An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month's poll result.   Martin Fayulu...

Chinese businessman arrested in Poland for spying

Poland's security services say a Chinese businessman and a Polish man, both employed in telecoms, have been arrested for spying. The Chinese national, Wang Weijing,...

US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday...

Brexit: Japan’s PM says ‘wish of whole world’ is to avoid no-deal

The "whole world" wants the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Japan's PM has claimed, after talks with Theresa May.   Shinzo Abe pledged "total support"...

Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row

US President Donald Trump has threatened again to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without Congress's approval.   "I have the absolute right...

Suitcase of cash stolen from ex-Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert...
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