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Magufuli ban on pregnant schoolgirls angers Tanzanians

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Many Tanzanians have condemned President John Magufuli’s comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up to get the president to reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned […]

Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sir Ketumile Masire – the “architect” of Botswana’s stability Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. Sir Ketumile, who led the country from 1980 to 1998, is credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, reports […]

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Navalny was arrested again for protests in Moscow this month Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year’s presidential election. The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Mr […]

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

23 Jun

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe’s most senior official has criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was “below our expectations” and needed more detail. He said the EU wanted to secure the […]

These lower oil prices could represent a buying opportunity: Expert

23 Jun

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Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

23 Jun

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party’s healthcare overhaul on a “very, very narrow path” to win passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes. “It’s not that they’re opposed. They’d like to get certain changes. And we’ll see if […]

Trump denies obstructing FBI probe, says has no tapes of talks with Comey

23 Jun

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not obstructed the FBI’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and had not recorded his conversations with former FBI chief James Comey. Comey was leading the investigation into allegations Russia tried to sway the election toward Trump and the possibility […]

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

23 Jun

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe’s most senior official has criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was “below our expectations” and needed more detail. He said the EU wanted to secure the […]

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

23 Jun

Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police says it will consider manslaughter, health and safety and fire safety charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block […]

May: EU citizens offer is ‘fair and serious’

23 Jun

The Prime Minister said her plan would ensure that no one living lawfully in the UK will have to leave and that EU nationals will not face the prospect of their families being split up. She said the three million EU citizens living in the UK should take “reassurance and confidence” from what she had […]