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Chinese court sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

A court in China has sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and...

The heavy cost ED paid to win back bitter Mugabe, Grace

Former president Robert Mugabe’s endorsement of Emmerson Mnangagwa after an ugly fallout did not come cheap.News in depth BY XOLISANI NCUBE/ EVERSON MUSHAVA/ CHARLES LAITONFormer president Robert Mugabe and his...

US imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of ‘phase two’

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a “phase...

How to make millions selling passports to Africa

MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS:  In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn't live there. He's been a roving ambassador for...

Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putin. FILE PHOTO: Russian...

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

Email Posted May 21, 2017 13:51:44 Photo: Defectors say Pyongyang's cyberattacks aimed at raising cash...

Israel bars thousands of Palestinians from traveling abroad; many other don’t even bother to make the attempt

Soldiers near the entrance to Allenby Bridge Crossing. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters, 10 March 2014Israel controls all West Bank entrance and exit points, so any departure from the West Bank requires Israeli...

The battle for Raqqa explained

Gaziantep, Turkey -  It has been more than a year and a half since the operation to retake Raqqa from the ISIL group was launched, but the offensive on the city still has not begun. In fact, there seems to be a...

On April 9, 500 migrants drowned off the Egyptian coast. No one investigated

At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.Some drowned quickly. Others thrashed in the water,...

The Waugh Zone May 27, 2016

The five things you need to know on Friday May 27, 2016…1) PURDAH, SHE WROTENaughty, naughty No.10. Just two hours before Purdah rules (preventing abuse of civil service during election campaigns) kicked in last...


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