Russia shrugs off Mueller report

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday dismissed the findings of the long-awaited report by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said it had failed to present any evidence of Russian meddling...

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan reshuffles cabinet

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil. Pakistan is on the brink of signing up for it 13th International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout since the late 1980s in a bid to...

Magnitude 6.1 quake rocks Taiwan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. Television footage showed school children being evacuated from buildings after the largest quake to hit the heavily industrialised island this year, a weather bureau official said....

  Americas

Mueller report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice. The release of the 448-page report on Thursday after a 22-month...

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  Africa

Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation. “The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said. It gave no reason for the departure...

Sudan protesters demand trial of past leaders

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have said they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. A spokesman said leaders of the past regime should be put on trial, reports BBC. Mr Bashir was toppled by the army last week after 30 years in power and a military council has pledged elections...