Power, whites and gays – Mugabe in quotes

21 Nov

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, who resigned on Tuesday, has a long history of making colourful or controversial remarks during a reign that has spanned nearly four decades.Among them:- On staying in office -“Some are saying ‘Mr Mugabe is old, …

Kardashian heist suspect freed for medical reasons

21 Nov

A key suspect in the robbery at gunpoint of US reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year has been released for medical reasons, his lawyers said Tuesday.Didier Dubreucq — nicknamed “Blue Eyes” — has been authorised to travel only for medical app…

With AT&T case, US may chart new antitrust path

21 Nov

In challenging the huge AT&T-Time Warner merger, the Trump administration is reversing a decades-old antitrust policy in a politically charged case that could have implications for other big tie-ups, and potentially for dominant technology companies.A …

Car horns and wild cheers in Harare as Mugabe resigns

21 Nov

Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after 37 years in power.The announcement came after days of building pressure on the 93-yea…

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned hated despot

21 Nov

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert Mugabe was feted as a titan who had won Africa’s last great war against colonialism.On Tuesday, in the twilight of his life, Mugabe resigned, loathed by millions of his citizens for a rule tarnished by despotism, cronyism…

Zimbabwe: From military takeover to Mugabe’s exit

21 Nov

Here is a timeline of the political crisis in Zimbabwe where veteran President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday following a military takeover and unprecedented mass protests demanding he step down.- Army takes control — November 14: Tanks are seen mo…

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

21 Nov

Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops — and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.The national weather office says 94 perc…

US existing home sales inch higher in October

21 Nov

Sales of existing US homes inched higher for the second straight month in October despite increasingly tight supplies and rising prices, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.The pace of sales hit its highest level in four months but ne…

French trucks block borders over east Europe competition

21 Nov

Hundreds of truckers blocked France’s borders with Italy and Belgium on Tuesday, angry at EU rule changes that they say fail to protect them from low-cost eastern European competition.Drivers began blocking the Frejus tunnel in Modane, eastern France, …