• Japan's Abe pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years August 27, 2016
    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural […]
  • US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika August 27, 2016
    Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States. Since there is "still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission," the recommendation for testing all donated blood "will help ensure that […]
  • British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers: Telegraph August 27, 2016
    British Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before formally triggering Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday, without specifying sources. May will not offer opponents the chance to stall the withdrawal and has consulted lawyers who say she has the power to invoke the […]
  • Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers August 27, 2016
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.
  • Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases August 27, 2016
    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say Turkish airstrikes have hit their bases near Jarablus, a town seized by Turkey-backed rebels earlier this week.