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Who's who in South Africa's new cabinet

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has reshuffled the cabinet to bring reformers to several key ministries while axing graft-tainted allies of ex-leader Jacob Zuma. Here are short profiles of some of the key ministers: - Deputy...Show More Summary

Eni rig sails for Morocco after Turkey blocks Cyprus search

An Italian drillship blocked by the Turkish navy from exploring for gas off Cyprus was on Tuesday headed for Morocco, a website monitoring sea traffic showed. The Saipem 12000 vessel, chartered by Italian giant Eni, anchored off theShow More Summary

EU's Barnier says open-ended Brexit transition 'not possible'

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Tuesday that it could not have an open-ended post-Brexit transition and that a deal on the phase remained out of reach. Barnier added ahead of a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on future trade relations that Britain's plans for partial access to the single market were "cherry picking". Show More Summary

Navalny says Russian authorities to keep him behind bars on election day

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces up to a month in prison, on Tuesday accused the authorities of wanting to put him behind bars during the upcoming presidential election. Navalny, who is barred from running in the March...Show More Summary

Czech release of Syrian Kurdish leader triggers outrage in Turkey

A Czech court on Tuesday released prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim, wanted by Turkey on terror charges, prompting outrage in Ankara which said the move showed "support for terrorism". Turkey on Monday said it had formally...Show More Summary

Turkey condemns Czech release of Syrian Kurd leader

Turkey on Tuesday accused the Czech judicial authorities of backing terror after the release of prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim, warning that ties between Ankara and Prague would be harmed. "This decision is very clearly a decision in support for terrorism," Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters in Ankara. Show More Summary

German court paves way for diesel driving bans

A top German court on Tuesday ruled that cities can impose diesel driving bans to combat air pollution, in a landmark decision that could shake up the auto industry and upend transport policies. Judges at the Federal Administrative Court...Show More Summary

Do not 'weaponise' rights, Philippines warns UN

The Philippines' top diplomat warned the United Nations on Tuesday not to "weaponise" human rights and urged it to send an impartial investigator to probe President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug war. The Philippines' human rights...Show More Summary

Hungary summons Ukraine envoy over building attack

Hungary said Tuesday it had summoned Kiev's envoy to warn against rising "extremism" after an ethnic-Hungarian cultural building in western Ukraine was attacked for the second time in a month. The headquarters of an ethnic-HungarianShow More Summary

Kim Jong Nam believed life in danger before hit, court told

The half-brother of North Korea's leader expressed fears for his life months before he was assassinated in Malaysia in a Cold War-style hit, a court heard Tuesday. The chilling new detail emerged at the trial of two women, Siti Aisyah...Show More Summary

Kremlin says Syria truce will depend on Eastern Ghouta fighters

The Kremlin on Tuesday said the future of Syria's ceasefire will depend on the actions of fighters in Eastern Ghouta, after the Russian military accused them of violating a "humanitarian pause" called by Moscow. "It will depend on how...Show More Summary

Two Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in the country's northeastern state of Borno, the army said Tuesday. The attack on Monday happened as soldiers were travelling between the towns of Biu and Damboa. Show More Summary

Czech court releases Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim: lawyer

A Czech court on Tuesday released prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim, who was detained at the weekend and is wanted by Turkey on terror charges, his lawyer said. "The judge released my client," lawyer Miroslav Krutina told reporters. Show More Summary

Separatists mull appointing jailed leader as Catalan president

Catalan separatist parties are considering appointing jailed civil society leader Jordi Sanchez as regional president as their negotiations to try and find a suitable candidate draw to a close, a lawmaker said. The parties -- which form...Show More Summary

Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup

More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over a failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country. Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot,Show More Summary

Former senior official slams UK's Brexit trade plans

The former top official in Britain's trade ministry on Tuesday compared the government's plans for EU ties after Brexit to swapping a three-course meal for a packet of crisps, ahead of a major speech defending the policy by his ex-boss. Show More Summary

Facebook says page of firebrand anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk removed

Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar's...Show More Summary

Turkey says Syrian Kurd's case 'day of reckoning' for Prague

Turkey on Tuesday said the case of detained Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim was a "day of reckoning" for the Czech Republic, pressing its NATO ally Prague to extradite him to face a terror trial. Czech authorities at the weekend detained...Show More Summary

Comcast seeks to outfox Murdoch with rival Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast joined in the battle for pan-European satellite TV group Sky on Tuesday, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, whose takeover ambitions have hit UK government resistance. In a surprise announcement before...Show More Summary

Merkel slams German food charity for migrant halt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised a food bank for refusing to accept any more migrants, calling the decision "not good". Essener Tafel, a charity that serves free meals to the poor, had come under fire after it said it would...Show More Summary

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