San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Relatives of the crew have been leaving messages at the Mar del Plata naval base Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected. The “abnormal, singular, short, violent, […]






Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to create jobs after returning from exile to take over from Robert Mugabe. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,” he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Some estimates say 90% of Zimbabweans are […]






Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media captionRatko Mladic’s trial in numbers Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo. The UN tribunal in The […]






Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s party said his wife “has no right to run government” Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. […]






Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. But Secretary […]






Argentina navy: Missing sub ‘had called to report breakdown’

Argentina navy: Missing sub ‘had called to report breakdown’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet Argentina’s navy says its ARA San Juan submarine, which has been missing since Wednesday, reported a mechanical breakdown in its last communication. The submarine, with 44 crew on board, disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine […]






Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]






Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Media captionZimbabweans rallied to celebrate the army’s takeover of the country Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet the army chief amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on […]






US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]






Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected

Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet Signals have been detected that are thought to have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board, officials say. The defence ministry is now trying to trace the location of the […]






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