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Leicester's Champions League dream over as Atletico power into semis

LEICESTER, England: Leicester City’s fairytale Champions League journey came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, who reached the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons with a 2-1 aggregate win. A first-half goal by Saul Niguez proved enough to… Read More »

Jailhouse shock – Taiwan prison aims to jump-start island's solar power dream

PINGTUNG, Taiwan: On Pingtung jail’s sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that’s part of Taiwan’s shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power. The 48-year-old is working on a project that has seen… Read More »

Congolese vote delay keeps Kabila in power after mandate ends

KINSHASA: Congo’s next election will be delayed until at least July 2017, the election commission said on Saturday, allowing long-standing President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond the end of his mandate in December. The election’s postponement due to funding shortages and delays in the registration of millions of new voters was expected. But… Read More »

Libya's UN backed government moves to tackle power cuts in key test

TRIPOLI: Libya’s U.N.-backed government is moving to tackle chronic power outages in a key test of the Tripoli-based administration’s ability to take executive control and win support by improving living conditions. Persistent power cuts lengthened during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan that ended in early July, making life even more difficult for residents facing… Read More »