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Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJ

London - An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how Africa's richest woman syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

In Spain, ex-Catalan police chief goes on trial for rebellion

Madrid - The former police chief of Catalonia goes on trial Monday over his role in the region's failed 2017 independence bid in a move that risks fanning tensions with Catalan separatists.

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJ

London - An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how the daughter of Angola's former president -- dubbed Africa's richest woman -- syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

Britain's Johnson warns Putin over Skripal poisoning

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday used his first official meeting with Vladimir Putin to warn the Russian leader not to repeat the 2018 chemical attack that almost killed former spy Sergei Skripal.

Italy's anti-far right 'Sardines' rally ahead of regional polls

Bologna - Thousands of people rallied Sunday in the northern city of Bologna, a leftist bastion targeted by the far right in elections this month whose fall could bring down the government in Rome.

Climate activists march on Davos

Geneva - Hundreds of climate activists, young and old, embarked on a three-day march on Sunday to the make their voices heard at the 50th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

'Not forgotten': Protesters seek justice for slain Turkish-Armenian journalist

Istanbul - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday outside the former offices of Agos newspaper in Istanbul where Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered 13 years ago, a killing which sent shockwaves across the country.

French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

Paris - French prosecutors said Sunday they had opened an inquiry after a riot police officer was caught on camera punching a protester at a demonstration in Paris, footage that went viral online.

Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

Moscow - More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political upheaval.

Officers beaten after police disband Hong Kong democracy rally

Fpo - Two police officers were beaten bloody by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Sunday as violence erupted at a rally calling for greater democratic freedoms in the heart of the city.

Putin says 'transition' crucial after political shake-up

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan, as speculation swirls over his future after he unleashed a political upheaval this week.

Maduro says still in control, open to talks with US: report

Washington - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was still comfortably in charge and open to direct negotiations with the US, in an interview published Saturday by The Washington Post.

Fearless Delhi women protesters inspire national movement

New Delhi - Defiant women who have been blocking a New Delhi highway for more than four weeks in protest against a bitterly disputed citizenship law have inspired thousands across India to copy their challenge to the Hindu nationalist government.

160 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with police

Beirut - Clashes between police and protesters in Lebanon angered by delays in forming a government wounded more than 160 people on both sides Saturday as anti-establishment demonstrations enter a fourth month.

UK Labour rivals take on anti-Semitism at first debate

London - The five hopefuls to lead the post-election revival of Britain's battered Labour party Saturday condemned its struggles with anti-Semitism and vowed to expose the frailties of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris

Paris - French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.

Lebanon protesters lob traffic signs, branches at police

Beirut - Tensions flared in Lebanon's capital Saturday as angry protesters flung stones, traffic signs and tree branches at security forces, who responded with water canons and tear gas.

Macron rushed from Paris theatre during protest

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance.

Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of 'genocide' policy

Matupa - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to "genocide", indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to oppose the government's environmental policies.

Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Monrovia - Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia's capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago.

Mexico's new plan to sell presidential jet: a raffle

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has been struggling to find a buyer for what he considers the overly luxurious presidential jet, proposed a novel idea Friday: hold a raffle.

Honduras waiting for Israeli reciprocity for embassy move

Tegucigalpa - Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Friday that his government would transfer its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem once Israel opens an embassy in Tegucigalpa.

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States."We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters.

US condemns Iran general but sees calm for now

Washington - The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another senior Iranian official over a crackdown on protests but said Tehran appeared to be following through on de-escalating military tensions.

Brazil minister quits over accusations of Nazi quotes

Bras - Brazil's culture secretary Roberto Alvim resigned on Friday over a speech in which he appeared to quote Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defense team

Washington - Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton's impeachment in the 1990s, and America's biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment defense.

UN chief calls on Haiti to 'resist escalation' 10 years after quake

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Haitians to "resist any escalation" in the political crisis rocking the country, during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of a devastating earthquake.

Celebrity lawyer Dershowitz to defend Trump

Washington - America's most famous celebrity attorney, Alan Dershowitz, said Friday he would be part of the legal team defending President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial.

Greta warns world leaders at climate protest before Davos

Lausanne - Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg issued a warning to world leaders at a protest in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday, days before the start of the Davos summit of the world's political and business elites.

Hong Kong protests 'similar' to Venezuela unrest: foreign minister

Bejing - Protests in Hong Kong bear an "overwhelming" similarity to political unrest that has wracked Venezuela in recent years, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday.
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