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US top diplomat denounces ‘Russian meddling’ in fictional country

Published: December 24, 2017, 12:11 pm

New YorkPretending to be Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, two Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov, known as Vovan, and Alexey Stolyarov, known as Lexus, made a mockery of the top American diplomat.

South Africa: New ANC leader promises Zim-style landgrab

Published: December 24, 2017, 11:05 am

PretoriaCyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa's ruling ANC, wants to seize land from white South Africans without compensation as part of an ANC policy of "radical economic transformation".

More leaks accusing Trump of ‘racist’ comments about black immigrants

Published: December 24, 2017, 9:20 am

WashingtonThe White House has denied a New York Times leak on Saturday claiming that President Trump made racist comments about Haitian immigrants that "all have AIDS," and Nigerians that live in "huts".

South African blacks burn trains at alarming rate

Published: December 23, 2017, 10:03 am

Black commuters in South Africa have a long history of burning trains and rioting in stations, often on the flimsiest of pretexts.

Christmas market in Bonn evacuated

Published: December 23, 2017, 9:08 am

BonnThe Bonner General-Anzeiger reported that the Bonn Christmas market had to be evacuated on Friday night. According to information that General-Anzeiger has obtained, a suspicious package was found.

Migrant assaults security guard who stopped him from damaging store goods

Published: December 23, 2017, 8:51 am

A man of “oriental appearance” head-butted a store detective, kicked and broke his ribs, leaving him with concussion, when the detective told him that it’s not permitted to open the cellophane-sealed packages.

‘There is a war coming’

Published: December 23, 2017, 8:20 am

The US Marine Corps' fresh rotational force at the Vaernes Garrison in Norway was told to prepare for a war with Russia by a visiting general, a military website reported.

Catalan separatists declare victory in critical regional election

Published: December 22, 2017, 12:10 pm

Three pro-independence parties in Catalonia have held onto their majority in the Regional Parliament after an election called by Spanish authorities.

Argument in integration class ends in fatal stabbing

Published: December 22, 2017, 10:28 am

In the German town of Wesel, a Syrian woman who started arguing with two men in an integration class, saw her boyfriend critically injured when the argument turned violent, the Neue Ruhr Zeitung reported.

Facebook discovers that ‘fake news’ warnings make articles more believeable

Published: December 22, 2017, 9:57 am

Facebook has discovered that its "fake news" warnings make media reports appear more believable to its users and has decided to take them down.