Italy's League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency. Antonio Rinaldi, who teaches economics at Rome’s Link Campus University and is a frequent guest on television talk shows, has campaigned for years for Italy to “take back the […]

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South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday. His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, […]

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Fox News BLUNDER: Rappers call for host to RESIGN after ‘DISGUSTING’ Nipsey Hussle segment

Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, died on March 31 aged 33 following a shooting outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Marathon Clothing. When reporting on the memorial service for the late rapper, which took place at the Staples Center last week, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham laughed as she spoke about the “dear artist”. The chorus it goes […]

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Julian Assange arrest caused ‘heavy number of CYBERATTACKS’ says Ecuador

Mr Assange’s asylum ended last week after more seven years in the country’s London embassy. According to Ecuador’s deputy minister for information, communication and technologies, Patricio Real, government institutions saw 40 million cyberattacks following the end of Mr Assange’s asylum with the country. Mr Real did not link any particular group to the attacks but listed off several countries including […]

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U.S. has no timeline for change in Venezuela government, official says

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The United States has no timeline for a change in government in Venezuela, a U.S. top official said, but is certain embattled President Nicolas Maduro will not remain in power.     Washington has imposed a raft of sanctions against Maduro’s government in an attempt to pressure him out of power and allow opposition leader Juan Guaido to […]

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Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said. Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove stone and […]

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Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council says ready to comply

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA) called for the establishment of a transitional council which would be protected by the armed […]

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Hungarians vote in parliamentary elections in 'test for Europe'

Hungarians head to the voting booth to decide the country’s future amid rising anti-migrant rhetoric. Hungarians are heading to the voting booth to cast their ballots in elections that have been billed as a test for the country and Europe, with opposition parties hoping to remove the ruling Fidesz party. Polls opened at 6am local time (04:00GMT) on Sunday and […]

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Kenya electoral board commissioners resign over leadership fight

Vice chair of the electoral body and two commissioners resign citing lack of faith in the board’s leadership. Half of Kenya’s electoral board has resigned “with immediate effect”, as the commissioners cited lack of faith in the organisation’s leadership. Vice chair of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Connie Nkatha Maina and two commissioners – Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat – […]

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