Sacked Sri Lanka PM given ‘deadline’ to vacate residence

Sacked Sri Lanka PM given ‘deadline’ to vacate residence

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Political opponents of Sri Lanka's sacked leader Ranil Wickremesinghe have given him a Sunday deadline to vacate the prime minister's official residence amid a deepening constitutional crisis in the Indian Ocean nation. Wimal Weerawansa, a member of parliament, told reporters on Saturday that Wickremesinghe - who insists his dismissal on Friday was…
Who is Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s first female president?

Who is Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s first female president?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The election of Sahle-Work Zewde as Ethiopia's first female president has been enthusiastically greeted in Ethiopia and beyond, raising hopes among advocates for gender equality in the conservative country. The 68-year-old was unanimously approved by the Ethiopian parliament on Thursday to replace Mulatu Teshome, who resigned unexpectedly a day earlier. While the position of president…
Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico, continue trek to US

Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico, continue trek to US

The Mexican government seems torn between stopping several thousand Central American migrants from traveling toward the U.S. border in a caravan or burnishing its international human rights image. On Saturday, more than a hundred federal police dressed in riot gear blocked a rural highway in southern Mexico shortly before dawn to encourage the migrants to…
Cyber firm claims to have hacked into Democratic fundraising files in Maryland

Cyber firm claims to have hacked into Democratic fundraising files in Maryland

A cyber firm claimed on Wednesday to have hacked into poorly protected Democratic fundraising files in Maryland, raising cybersecurity concerns ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Democratic Party news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The firm,…
Ex-Trump campaign aide considers withdrawing guilty plea to Mueller charges

Ex-Trump campaign aide considers withdrawing guilty plea to Mueller charges

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos said Friday he’s considering withdrawing his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller after learning “certain information” during an interview with House Republicans on Thursday. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis…
Former PM Najib denies wrongdoing as Malaysia deepens 1MDB probe

Former PM Najib denies wrongdoing as Malaysia deepens 1MDB probe

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Former Prime Minister Najib Razak - currently facing 38 corruption charges in an ongoing investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB that spans at least six countries - admitted things "went wrong" but insisted he wasn't involved in any wrongdoing. "There are things that went wrong in 1MDB," Najib admitted in an…
Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading toward a military dictatorship

Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading toward a military dictatorship

With Brazil facing an historic presidential election this weekend, many Brazilians are expressing growing concern that the favored far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will return the South American nation to a military dictatorship. "We know we are heading to that direction if Bolsonaro is elected on Sunday," Marcelo Leal 36, an unemployed, Afro-Brazilian from Rio de…

7 elephants in search of food electrocuted in India

Seven elephants in search of food were electrocuted after coming in contact with loosely hanging electric wires in eastern India on Saturday, a forest guard said. Wildlife warden Jitendranath Dass said the elephants were part of a herd of about 15 that came near Kamalanga, a village in Dhenkanal district of Orissa state. The carcasses…
Young black Portuguese men take police brutality case to court

Young black Portuguese men take police brutality case to court

Eighteen months ago, they were defendants, accused of storming a police station.  But since that case was overturned last year, Flavio Almada, Celso Lopes, Rui Moniz, Miguel Reis, Paulo Veiga and Bruno Lopes have been testifying not as the accused, but as victims in an unprecedented trial that has put 17 officers of the PSP…
Saudi FM says global outcry over Khashoggi ‘hysterical’

Saudi FM says global outcry over Khashoggi ‘hysterical’

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become "hysterical" as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom's top leadership. Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of…

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