Sarkozy’s former spy chief placed under ‘formal investigation’

Sarkozy’s former spy chief placed under ‘formal investigation’

The former head of France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Bernard “The Shark” Squarcini is suspected of using his police contacts to obtain confidential information about investigations for private clients after he was dismissed […]

Gabon opposition chief slams ‘biased’ election court ruling

Gabon opposition chief slams ‘biased’ election court ruling

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday rejected what he said was an “unjust” ruling by the Constitutional Court which upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in the Aug. 27 poll that he says was tarnished by fraud. The refusal by Ping, who says he won the presidential poll, to accept the court ruling […]

Slovenian football chief Ceferin elected UEFA president

Slovenian football chief Ceferin elected UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Slovenia’s football federation, was overwhelmingly elected as the new head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA at an extraordinary Congress on Wednesday. Ceferin, 48, beat Dutchman Michael van Praag, the only other candidate, by 42 votes to 13 and will succeed Frenchman Michel Platini, who announced his resignation in May […]

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

The office of Paris police chief Michel Cadot recommended Thursday that the Eiffel Tower fan zone be closed for security reasons during matches played in and around the capital during the Euro 2016 championships. France is set to host the Euro 2016 championships from June 10 to July 10, with some 2.5 million football fans […]

W. Sahara independence group says its chief Abdelaziz has died

W. Sahara independence group says its chief Abdelaziz has died

The Polisario Front which demands the Western Sahara’s independence from Morocco said its secretary general Mohamed Abdelaziz died on Tuesday “after a long illness”, Algeria’s APS news agency reported. Abdelaziz, 69, had been leader of the Algeria-backed Polisario since 1976 after the group was founded three years previously to struggle for independence for the former […]

Pakistani High Commission seeks consular access to Altaf

Pakistani High Commission seeks consular access to Altaf

LONDON: The Pakistan High Commission has sought access to MQM chief Altaf Hussain. The Pakistan High Commission had approached the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday for consular services to Altaf Hussain but has not received a reply. The letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth office was written on the directives of Prime Minister […]

Zardari asks MPAs to keep in touch with people

KARACHI: PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has directed the party’s members of the Sindh Assembly to spend more time in their constituencies and try to solve people’s problems.

Zardari asks MPAs to keep in touch with people

Addressing a meeting of the MPAs at Bilawal House here on Monday, he instructed them to monitor ongoing development projects and ensure their completion on time. The meeting, which was attended by PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and provincial ministers, reviewed the performance of the Sindh government over […]

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

KARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists on Tuesday staged a sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi to show solidarity with their leader Altaf Hussai who is held by police in London in alleged money laundering case. Earlier, addressing the activists at Nine Zero, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the activists would now stage sit-in at […]