Trump offers national security post to ex-general Flynn, say reports

Trump offers national security post to ex-general Flynn, say reports

President-elect Donald Trump has offered the influential post of national security adviser to his controversial campaign adviser, former general Michael Flynn, US media reported Trump officials as saying Thursday. Highly respected as a decorated military intelligence officer helping combat insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, Flynn, 57, later generated widespread criticism for his strident backing […]

Confusion and surprise across the political spectrum post-Trump triumph

Confusion and surprise across the political spectrum post-Trump triumph

The morning after the presidential election in the United States, observers on both sides of the deep political chasm of American politics are asking themselves the same question: What just happened? In the run-up to Election Day, Democrats and Republican experts alike were predicting a Clinton victory. For the political and pundit classes, even those […]

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

EU leaders, meeting without their British counterpart on Friday, said they had come up with a “road map” of strategies for rebuilding public trust in the European Union after the shock of Britain’s vote to leave. “We have a proposal of a road map for concrete steps for strengthening citizens confidence in the functioning of […]

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

With hundreds detained and a disputed number of people killed in Gabon’s violent post-electoral crisis, several families in the Central African nation are on a desperate hunt for information on their missing loved ones. On Wednesday evening, shortly after the final results of Gabon’s fraught presidential elections were released, Bruna had a brief phone conversation […]

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand […]

Froome holds on to Tour de France lead after post-crash dash

Froome holds on to Tour de France lead after post-crash dash

Defending champion Chris Froome retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey on the Tour de France after an incident involving a motorbike left him without a bike in a chaotic finale of the 12th stage on Thursday. The Briton’s bike was broken in a pile-up close to the finish and the Team Sky rider began running […]

Racism in Britain on the rise post-Brexit

Racism in Britain on the rise post-Brexit

  With yellow paint still evident on the building’s doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack condemned by Prime Minister David Cameron in parliament. “The mood is a mixture of disgust and frightened. We’ve been here in the centre since […]