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Obama to hold final news conference on Wednesday – White House

WASHINGTON: Outgoing President Barack Obama will hold his final news conference as U.S. leader on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the briefing room at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. He offered no specific time for the event. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)… Read More »

Ivory Coast mutineers hold defence minister in pay standoff

ABIDJAN: Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi on Saturday (Jan 7), rejecting the terms of a deal announced by the president to end their mutinous pay protest. An AFP correspondent reported that soldiers were firing Kalashnikov rifles and heavy weapons outside local government offices in Bouake, blocking the minister and… Read More »

Football: Italy fight back to hold Spain, Wales denied in Austria

PARIS: Daniele De Rossi’s late penalty rescued a point for Italy against Spain in a heavyweight World Cup qualifier on Thursday (Oct 6), as Wales played out an entertaining draw in Austria. Spain dominated possession against the Italians in Turin and looked set to come away with a precious victory when Vitolo pounced on an… Read More »

US, S Korea, Japan hold first anti-N Korea missile drill

WASHINGTON: South Korea, Japan and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defence exercise on Tuesday (Jun 28), aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after North Korea flight-tested a powerful new medium-range… Read More »

Hungary committed to hold planned migrant quota referendum

BUDAPEST: Hungary will go ahead with a planned referendum on future European Union quotas for resettling migrants, a Hungarian government spokesman said on Monday. “The government is determined, and has no reason not to hold (the vote),” spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Reuters. “It has never been more relevant to ask what the people think.” Kovacs… Read More »