Zimbabwe | Mugabe faces impeachment as he balks at retiring

Zimbabwean lawmakers are set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe and vote him out of power within two days after he missed a ruling-party deadline

Zimbabwe | Ruling party fires Mugabe as chief; now impeachment

Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as ruling party chief to cheers yesterday, and was set to discuss his

Northern Ireland | Sinn Fein’s divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that

US | General says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities today will already be celebrating Britain’s departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies

This Day in History | 1975 Spanish dictator Franco dies

General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain with an authoritarian hand for 39 years, has died at the age of 82. He had been ill for

Offbeat | Military dog wins British prize for valor under fire

A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan in 2012 was decorated Friday for bravery. Mali, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, won

World briefs

ZIMBABWE’s state-run broadcaster says longtime President Robert Mugabe is due to address the nation shortly amid pressure to resign after nearly four decades in power. The announcement

Lebanon | Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time

SPAIN: Ex-Catalan leader to head campaign for election from Belgium

Carles Puigdemont told El Punt-Avui television from Brussels that he is handpicking a list of candidates to run under him in Dec. 21 elections for Catalonia’s

USA | Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were

Sonangol boss fired | Angolan leader targets dos Santos clan

Africa’s richest woman was relieved of her post along with the entire board of Sonangol, according to a presidential statement. Later Wednesday the government ordered the state television

Zimbabwe | Mugabe is urged to go peacefully

Mugabe has been in military custody and there is no sign of the recently fired deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled the country last week. The

Offbeat | Oh, man! Town drops ‘men’ from name of its governing board

A Massachusetts town has removed the word “men” from the name of its governing body. Brookline approved changing the Board of Selectmen to the Select Board at

This Day in History | 1989 Police crush Prague protest rally:

More than 15,000 people, mostly students, took part in the demonstration, the biggest show of public dissent for two decades. They called for the resignation

World briefs

CAMBODIA’s Supreme Court ordered the country’s main opposition party (leader pictured) to be dissolved yesterday, dealing one of the most crushing blows yet to democratic aspirations in

Leonardo da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record USD450M

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record USD450 million (380 million euros) at auction yesterday , smashing previous records

Science | Health: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure

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