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Russia on map

Russia to launch new super heavy rocket in 2027

The rocket is expected to carry payloads of up to 90 tonnes to low earth orbit and up to 20 tonnes to lunar orbit.

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U.S. researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter

Eleven of the newly discovered moons are considered normal, with diameters between 1 and 3 kilometres.

Trump says meeting with Putin ‘even better’ than NATO summit

The U.S. Intelligence Community released a report in January 2017 in which it concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkish court sentences 31 to life for role in failed coup

A former general was among the defendants charged with “violating the constitution.”

EU agrees on data deal with Japan

Cross-border data flows are key to most businesses.

Amazon warehouse workers in Germany to disrupt sale day with strikes

The strikes are focused on health policy.

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Israel suspends gas, fuel transfers to Gaza Strip

The closure will exacerbate the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Cameroon

U.S. expresses outrage over video of executions in Cameroon

A recent video depicted men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkish journalist cleared of `publishing state secrets’ charges

Erdem Gul and his former editor were initially sentenced to multiple terms in May 2016 for treason.

Court sentences 4 Islamists to 25 years in prison over terror charges in Egypt

The court also sentenced five others to between three and 15 years in prison in the case that dates back to 2016.

Donald Trump

Iran files complaint at ICJ against U.S. new sanctions

U.S. announced last November that it would push its allies to stop oil imports from Iran.

UN to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day

The late President of South Africa would have been 100 years on July 18.

U.S. approves new smallpox drug to counter risk of bio-terrorism

While eliminated since 1980, the government fears small pox could be used for bio-weapon.

Thailand gives Australian cave rescue doctor diplomatic immunity

The immunity is given in case “something went wrong”.

DRC President Kabila appoints army chief under U.S., EU sanctions

The appointment has raised fears of an imminent crackdown.

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

Iceland replaces U.S. on Human Rights Council

The U.S. withdrew from the council.

South Sudan on map

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

Some countries abstained from voting on the resolution.

South Africa launches notes, coins for 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth

The face of Mr Mandela who died in 2013 already graces all South Africa’s banknotes.

Cameroon’s President Biya to run for seventh term in office

Mr Biya, 85, has been in office since 1982.

Donald Trump and Theresa May [Photo: TheHill.uk]

Trump, May to discuss trade, military issues Friday

The U.S. president says relationship with UK is strong

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, flying home to face jail

Mr Sharif is returning from Britain one week after an anti-corruption court handed him a 10-year jail term.

Libya on map

Libyan coastguard rescues 104 migrants East of Tripoli

Libya has become a major transit point for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.

Trump and Kim

North Korea’s Kim writes Trump, describes U.S. President as “extraordinary”

Both leaders met last month in Singapore and agreed on denuclearisation of North Korea.

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China opens Embassy after Burkina Faso severs ties with Taiwan

China has launched a campaign over the past two years to lure Taiwan’s last few diplomatic allies away.

Evidence shows Cameroonian soldiers responsible for extra-judicial killings – Amnesty International

The Ministry of Communication earlier dismissed video footage of the killings.