UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of March. May’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger Article 50 of the […]

Burundi presidential spokesman survives assassination attempt

Burundi presidential spokesman survives assassination attempt

A top advisor to Burundi’s president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials said Tuesday. Willy Nyamitwe was returning home on Monday night when “he was met with sustained gunfire and grenade explosions”, a high-ranking presidential official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]