Korea: Supreme Court Orders Review Of Ex-President Park Geun’s Conviction

A lower court must review South Korean ex-president Park Geun Hye’s conviction from last year on corruption charges, for which she was sentenced to 25 years behind bars and fined 20 billion won ($16.4 million). The Supreme Court has sent the case back to a lower court for review, South Korean broadcasters reported on Thursday. […]

Britain Must Pay Brexit Divorce Bill – EU

Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday, warning that future ties would be threatened if London failed to honour its commitments. The stern rebuff from Brussels came a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson again said that in the […]

US Is “Very Close To A Major Deal With Japan- Trump

Speaking shortly before holding talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump disclosed the US is “very close to a major deal with Japan”. The two sides have “been working on it for five months”, he told reporters at the start of a separate meeting held […]

Trump Floats Possibility Of Deal With Taliban

U.S. President Donald Trump has floated the possibility of a deal with the Taliban after a meeting with senior advisors on Afghan issues. “Just completed a very good meeting on Afghanistan. Many on the opposite side of this 19 year war, and us, are looking to make a deal — if possible!” Trump tweeted on […]

New Poll Shows Trump Losing To Biden, Sanders, Warren, Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump is hugely unpopular with American voters as Fox News poll released Thursday showed him losing head-to-head matchups against four of the top Democratic presidential primary contenders. The poll found Trump with 39 percent support among registered voters in head-to-head matchups against Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). […]

Trump In ‘Trouble’ Over Obama’s Climate Protection Rule

A coalition of 22 US states and seven cities has dragged the United States president, Donald Trump, and its administration to court for allegedly easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants in the country. Africa News24 (AN24) understands that the latest lawsuit by the various US communities and Metropolitan cities could determine how much leverage the […]

Just In: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi Dies

92-year-old Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, died after been hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and was returned to intensive care on Thursday in a military hospital. Hafedh Caid Essebsi the president’s son said that Essebsi was hospitalized on Wednesday after he suffered the effects […]

Boris Johnson Becomes Britain’s 77th Prime Minister

Boris Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to formally take up his duties as Britain’s new prime minister after Theresa May tendered her resignation. Boris Johnson took over as Britain’s prime minister Wednesday, promising to pull his country out of the European Union on October 31 by any means necessary. A day after winning […]

Brexit: Trump Congratulates Boris Johnson

President of the United States Of America Donald Trump has welcomed the election of Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party’s new leader and soon-to-be British prime minister. “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “He will be great!” Trump wrote on Twitter Having defeated Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt […]

Pope Francis Appoints New Vatican Spokesman

Italian Matteo Bruni was on Thursday appointed the new head of the Vatican’s press office, effectively making him Pope Francis’ spokesman. Bruni, who is due to take up his position on Monday, has been a press officer at the Vatican for the past 10 years. He replaces Alessandro Gisotti. The new spokesman is 42, married […]

Face App: Why US Minority Leader Wants App Deleted

The United States Senate Minority Leader, Chuk Schumer, has called on the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) to commence an investigation into popular Russia-based application FaceApp. Africa News24 (AN24) understands that the app which has gone viral both in the US and Nigeria allow users to change their appearance to look older or younger. Chuk Schumer […]

Mandela Day: UN’s António Guterres Urges Leaders To Emulate Late Legend

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has described late Nelson Mandela as an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should emulate. Guterres paid the tributes in a message to mark the Nelson Mandela International Day commemorated annually on July 18. According to him, the anti-apartheid campaigner and first democratically-elected president […]