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Liberia holds run-off election Dec 26 – Electoral Commission

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, the electoral commission chief said. Former soccer star, George Weah, faces Vice-President Joseph Boakai in the poll that was held up for several weeks by a court challenge by the candidate who came third in round one. The winner replaces Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as president in what will be, if it ... Read More »

OIC declares East Jerusalem Palestine capital, flays Trump

Muslim nations grouped under Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, while at the same time stripping America’s leader Donald Trump the role of a peacemaker in the region. In a draft declaration prepared for the summit of the Muslim leaders in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday, the leaders said they considered ... Read More »

ExxonMobil allocates $.5m for US Gulf Coast community hurricane relief

Exxonmobil Corporation is contributing $500,000 to regional Red Cross organizations along the U.S. Gulf Coast to assist with relief efforts in communities expected to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer, ExxonMobil, said their thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast communities currently in the path of Hurricane ... Read More »

Grace Mugabe beats assault charge, leaves S’Africa

South African authorities have allowed Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, return to Harare, without pressing the charge of assault against her. Zimbabwe media confirmed Grace’s arrival in Harare, a week after a 20-year-old model, Gabriella Engels, accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Although South African police claimed to have placed border posts on “red alert” to ... Read More »

Pope Francis condemns terrorist attack in Barcelona

Pope Francis has condemned today the terrorist attack occurred in Barcelona and expressed his deep sorrow for the victims who have lost their lives in such an inhuman action.   In a telegram addressed to the archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Juan Jose Omella y Omella, and signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Supreme Pontiff also ... Read More »

Woman survives her third terror attack

A 26-year-old woman has faced her third brush with terror, surviving the deadly van attack in Barcelona just months after getting caught up in the Paris and London Bridge incidents. Julie Monaco was roaming around shops with friends when a van ploughed through the streets of Barcelona, killing 13 people and leaving over a hundred injured. During her travels around ... Read More »

Trump: Lawmaker threatens to introduce impeachment articles

U.S. Congressman, Steve Cohen, said on Thursday that he planned to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump because of the comments he made about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to a statement, Cohen, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, said he would be introducing articles of impeachment against Trump. Cohen ... Read More »

Van mows down Barcelona crowd, kills 13

A van has ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona, with 13 people killed in what police say is a terrorist attack. One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona on Thursday had been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police said they had ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s presidency ‘near total collapse’ – CNN

Political analysis Donald Trump’s insistence Tuesday that “both sides” were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse. “You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also ... Read More »

North Korea suspends missile threat to Guam

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, said Tuesday he would suspend a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the provocative move would go ahead in the event of further “reckless actions” by the Yankees, that is, Washington. The North’s official KCNA news agency said Kim was briefed on the “plan for an enveloping fire at Guam” during an inspection on ... Read More »