Trump just blocked his own administration’s Russia sanctions

April 17, 2018

It appears that President Trump just blocked his own administration’s plan to sanction Russia. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced Sunday that the Trump administration would hit Russia with new sanctions on Monday over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program in the wake of the April 7 chemical attack in […]

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Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid in Champions League semifinal

April 17, 2018

In their quest to reach a first Champions League final since 2013, Bayern will have to overcome reigning champions Real Madrid, who knocked them out in 2014 and 2017. In the other semifinal, Liverpool will face Roma. Having wrapped up a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, Bayern Munich are now free to concentrate on the greatest […]

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F1: Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix with help from the safety car

April 17, 2018

Daniel Ricciardo, who started sixth on the grid, drove a sensational race to pick up his first win of the season in Shanghai. Sebastian Vettel finished eighth after colliding with Max Verstappen on a hairpin turn. Australian Daniel Ricciardo picked up the sixth race victory of his career in Shanghai, winning Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix despite […]

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Bayern Munich out to maintain momentum in Leverkusen

April 17, 2018

Bayern Munich’s German Cup semifinal tie in Leverkusen does not boast the prestige of a European meeting with Real Madrid, but could prove more pivotal to ending a turbulent season with another treble.   After facing an inevitable interrogation regarding his side’s chances of matching their historic feat from 2013, head coach Jupp Heynckes sent a […]

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UK and US accuse Russia of cyber attack that compromised global networks

April 17, 2018

The Kremlin has dismissed as “groundless” allegations that Russian-backed hackers have been compromising network devices worldwide. The statements come amid heightened tensions between the two countries and Russia. The Kremlin on Tuesday labeled US and British allegations of Russian-backed hacking “utterly worthless” and unfounded. Washington and London had warned on Monday of a Russian government-sponsored […]

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Goodbye, America: Russia sanctions could hit US medical, tech industries

April 17, 2018

Rare earth metals, medication and software: Russia’s strongest response yet to United States sanctions is taking shape. Now, Washington and its Western allies are in the crosshairs The cult 1985 song, “Goodbye, America,” by the Soviet rock band, Nautilus Pompilius, was a melancholic tune from the pro-Western Perestroika generation that cast off American mythology: “Your […]

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Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe investigated for ivory smuggling

April 12, 2018

The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country. Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, faced accusations on Sunday that she had raided the country’s ivory stockpiles […]

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Yellow fever: UN aims to eradicate disease from Africa by 2026

April 12, 2018

The UN and partners have launched a plan to vaccinate 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa. A mass vaccination campaign in West Africa is a model to eliminate the disease. Nearly 1 billion people in Africa will be vaccinated against yellow fever by 2026, the UN said on Tuesday. The goal is to […]

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DW’s chief Peter Limbourg visits Zimbabwe

April 12, 2018

DW’s Director General has called on Zimbabwean authorities to release the grip on the media to allow development of the sector under the country’s new administration.    

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Uganda backpedals on proposed social media tax

April 12, 2018

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said he wanted to tax social media to keep the gossip mill in check and raise revenue for the cash-strapped country. Now the government says it has no such plans. The government of Uganda admitted this week that it won’t impose a social media tax, after President Yoweri Museveni said he […]

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