Greece confirms migrant rescue on stormy Mediterranean Sea

Greece confirms migrant rescue on stormy Mediterranean Sea

Officials in Greece have confirmed an ongoing search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea east of Crete, following reports of a migrant ship in distress. Yet the situation remains a bit confusing, according to one NGO monitoring the ship’s fate. On Friday, the Hellenic Coast Guard said they were…

Global leaders condemn coup attempt in Sudan

World leaders including President Emmanuel Macron of France were quick to respond to the news of Monday’s coup attempt in Sudan and demanded the release of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. “France utterly condemns the attempted coup d’état in Sudan,” said Macron. “I express our support to Sudan‘s transitional government and…

China shifts the story on hypersonic missile test

China on Monday backed away from a report that its space program succeeded this summer in testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, while insisting that the August mission was merely a “space vehicle” test. Zhao Lijian, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the comments during a daily press…

Kenyatta named in ‘Pandora Papers’ finance investigation

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya is among world leaders whose financial dealings are detailed in the new “Pandora Papers” investigative report released Sunday. The report, billed as the largest investigation in journalism history, involves more than 600 journalists from 150 news outlets around the world, according to the International Consortium…

Lavrov defends Russia’s role in Sahel, confirms Wagner plans

The Russian foreign ministry confirmed reports that Mali plans to hire contractors with the Wagner Group to fight extremism in the Sahel, but insisted again that the private company is not operating under Moscow’s control. The remarks from Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov followed questions about the presence of Wagner…

Biden stresses Africa commitments at UNGA

Zambia, Sudan and Cameroon are just a few of the nations that United States President Joe Biden mentioned during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, as world leaders gathered in person after last year’s virtual UNGA because of the COVID crisis. Speaking on the values of…

Algeria’s Bouteflika dies

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died. The Algerian government made the announcement, saying the 84-year-old Bouteflika passed away on Friday. He had lived in a care home outside of Algiers since leaving office in 2019. The longtime politician and National Liberation Front leader had been in poor health for…

Climate report asks ‘How much worse will it get?’

How much worse will it get? That’s a climate change question that serves as a theme for a new report released Tuesday by Chatham House, the London-based policy institute focused on global affairs. It looks at impacts that may well be “locked in” by 2040 or 2050, assuming there is…