Oil rises as U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela, but economic worries still loom
Despite the sanction, traders say ample global oil supply and an economic slowdown, especially in China, were keeping crude prices in check.
Ex-French President Hollande questioned over murder of two journalists in Mali
Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont were found dead shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal in Mali in 2013.
Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself president
The opposition leader promises a transition to a new government in a nation suffering a hyperinflationary economic collapse.
14 miners killed in Rwanda tin mine after hill collapses
Rwanda’s mining industry, quarrying excluded, employs 43,000 people.
Bowing to U.S. pressure, Germany bans Iran airline from its airspace
The measure did not constitute the imposition of general sanctions against Iran, the source said.
Ex-Trump aide admits rigging online polls for U.S. president — Report
Michael Cohen says he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data.
Brazilian president signs decree easing gun restrictions
About 330,000 civilians in Brazil have been legally registered to each have a gun.
269 civilians killed by landmines in Ukraine conflict
About 564 people were injured after stepping on landmines in the conflict-hit area, the ministry said.
Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as ‘brave’ in Canada
The women fled after renouncing Islam.
I’ll cancel my planned Davos trip if shutdown continues – Trump
The shutdown is in its 20th day.
UK government accepts alternative plan demand if May’s deal is rejected
The parliament voted on Wednesday for an amendment asking government to set out plan B within three days.
Suspected weapons supplier for 2015 Paris attacks arrested in Belgium
The attacks killed 130 people.
Forget fantasy Brexit, UK tells lawmakers as crucial deal debate begins
The British parliament on Wednesday resumes debating the deal ahead of next week’s vote.
Macedonian parliament begins final debate on name change
Greece claims the name Macedonia and its historic legacy for its ancient northern province.
U.S. force withdrawal from Syria will not affect IS fight – Pompeo
President Donald Trump in December announced the withdrawal of the 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria.
Iran to work with partners to neutralise U.S. sanctions
The U.S. has re-imposed sanctions on Iran following its exit from the landmark Iranian nuclear deal in May 2018.
France to toughen sanctions on ‘undeclared’ protests
Protesters will have to pay for damaged property in new sanctions, an official says.
Britain to demolish home of poisoned former Russian Double Agent
The experts will remove the roof before dismantling the house inside a sealed structure over the next four months.