Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as […]

Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

US President Barack Obama has urged his successor Donald Trump to stand up to Russia if it deviates from US “values and international norms”.   Speaking in Berlin, Mr Obama said he hoped the US […]

Obama pays farewell visit to Germany

US President Barack Obama is holding talks with close ally Angela Merkel on a last visit to Germany before he hands over to his successor, Donald Trump. As he arrived in Berlin late on Wednesday, […]

Jay Z to run for president in 2020?

Jay Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton to the White House, but has exclusively learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul hubby of superstar Beyonce is getting ready to run for his own political office!   […]

The Trump pledge: No lobbying for five years

President Barack Obama imposed a two-year lobbying ban for officials who left his administration, a policy instituted by executive order on his first day in office. Why hasn’t Trump’s transition team called the Pentagon? Any […]

BBC to broadcast in Yoruba, Igbo, others

The BBC World Service is set to broadcast in 11 new languages Among them are Yoruba, Igbo and Pidgin. Others are Afaan Oromo and Amharic, spoken in Ethiopia; Tigrinya, the main language of Eritrea; Gujarati, […]

India: Demonetisation takes its toll on the poor

Endless lines outside banks have become the norm in India, as millions of people queue to deposit or exchange the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes that since last week have become officially worthless. For India’s poor, however, […]

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