Violence erupted in Senegal's capital Dakar on Thursday after a court sentenced firebrand opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to two years' jail for "corrupting youth," a move that dims his hopes of contesting next year's presidential election.- Election bid - The violence came hours after the Dakar criminal court ruling against Sonko.
“Well, I hope he wasn’t hurt,” the former president said, before adding, "You've got to be careful about that."
Switzerland's lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a proposal that would have specifically authorised the transfer of Swiss-made arms to Ukraine.Despite pressure from Kyiv and its allies, Switzerland has so far refused to allow countries that hold Swiss-made weaponry to re-export it to Ukraine.
India's leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stranglehold on Indian society on Thursday but expressed confidence that the opposition can beat the ruling party in 2024 elections.Gandhi, the leading face of his opposition party, asserted that his "disqualification" was in fact "an advantage."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Boeing Co will stand down from late preparations for its first crewed Starliner test flight to space that was planned for July after it discovered two safety-critical issues with the spacecraft, a company official said on Thursday. Boeing found flammable tape material and issues with the spacecraft's parachute lines during engineering reviews last week, as engineers were targeting a July 21 launch date for the spacecraft, Mark Nappi, the company's Starliner manager, told reporters during a joint news conference with NASA officials.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of relations with China, saying Beijing was "occupying our territory," while also taking a dig at the Hindu nationalist leader over the country's religious polarization. India's embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Gandhi's trip comes weeks ahead of Modi's scheduled U.S. visit later this month.
The organization fired staff and shuttered its helpline — and users were disturbed by the chatbot advice that replaced it.
Sanctions are related to terrorism, human rights abuse and drug trafficking.
Stock markets gained ground on Wall Street and in Europe on Thursday as US labor market data gave investors more confidence the Federal Reserve would hold back on further interest rate hikes in its battle against inflation."While there have been some steady signs of progress on inflation, the economy has remained very resilient, as has the labour market," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA. Although private hiring cooled less than expected in May according to ADP data, "if the mark
“I was going to tell them ‘stay the hell out of my driveway,’" the man told police.
The president was back on his feet moments after taking a spill onstage.
President Joe Biden took a face-first tumble on Thursday after tripping over an obstacle on stage at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, but he appeared unhurt.Air Force personnel helped him back up and he did not appear to require further help.
Khloe Kardashian and Billie Eilish can rock a full set undisturbed — but I am seen as “ghetto” for the same thing.
The World Meteorological Organization voted Thursday for Argentina's Celeste Saulo to become its first woman leader and steer the WMO's critical global role in tracking climate change.The WMO's role in climate change has become increasingly prominent and Saulo, 59, will likely become a well-known advocate on this pressing world issue.
The former president wants a better word for things he doesn’t like.
Top diplomats from BRICS countries said the group was open to welcome new members, during talks in South Africa on Thursday, as the bloc seeks a larger voice in the international arena."It is difficult to see that South Africa, which has such a strong stand on children's rights, is shaking the hand of a person who is part of these systemic war crimes against Ukrainian children," Dzvinka Kachur, 41, a member of the Ukrainian association of South Africa, told AFP. Yet, Pandor said Putin was not d
Federal prosecutors said Clifford Walters was not acting with malice when he attempted to help a bison calf cross the Lamar River to reunite with its mother.
Organizers hope a large turnout will send a message to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is currently embroiled in a legal fight with Disney.
Grassley and Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) want to publicize an unverified tip sent to the FBI in 2020.
The United States and Taiwan signed a trade deal Thursday aimed at deepening economic relations between both sides -- in a move that has sparked a warning from Beijing.Taiwan will continue to move towards a comprehensive FTA (free trade agreement) with the United States to ensure Taiwan's economic security," he added.
The Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate hasn't been taking questions at any of his campaign events, most recently in New Hampshire.
The United States announced sanctions Thursday on Sudanese leaders it blames for the breakdown of US and Saudi-brokered ceasefire efforts after shelling and air strikes killed 18 civilians at a Khartoum market."Eighteen civilians were killed and 106 wounded" by army shelling and air strikes on a market in south Khartoum, a committee of human rights lawyers said.
Solomon Peña is accused of organizing and carrying out attacks in New Mexico, including one that involved a machine gun, after his 2022 election defeat.
AFP held a memorial ceremony at its Paris headquarters Thursday for journalist Arman Soldin, killed last month in Ukraine at 32, and provided details of how he was killed. Soldin's colleagues were joined at the ceremony by Ukraine's ambassador to France and representatives of other media, as well as the parents of Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, a French journalist killed in Ukraine last year, also at the age of 32.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 6 whether to clear Amazon.com Inc's $1.7 billion acquisition of the maker of robot vacuum cleaner iRobot Corp, according to a European Commission filing on Thursday. U.S. online retailer Amazon announced the takeover in August last year that will boost its portfolio of smart devices which include Alexa voice assistant, smart thermostats, security devices, wall mounted smart displays and a canine-like robot called Astro. "We’re working cooperatively with the relevant regulators in their review of this merger," an Amazon spokesperson said.