Nigeria’s hard-hit families seek justice as armed groups seek control
Christian Jonathan’s mother was holding the 9-month-old boy in her arms when she was shot dead during an attack on their village in northwestern Nigeria. The assailants cut off one of Christian’s fingers and abandoned him by the side of the road with a bullet wound in his tiny leg. “They...
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Sudan military ruler seeks removal of UN diplomat
Sudan’s military ruler demanded in a letter to the UN secretary general that the UN envoy to his country be removed, officials said Saturday. The UN chief was “shocked” by the letter, a spokesman said. The envoy, Volker Perthes, has been a key mediator in Sudan, first during the country’s fitful...
US, Saudi call for warring sides in Sudan to extend ceasefire
The United States and Saudi Arabia called on warring sides in Sudan to extend a fragile cease-fire due to expire Monday, as weeks of fighting reached a stalemate in the capital and elsewhere in the African country. The Sudanese army and a rival paramilitary force, battling for control of Sudan since...
1 killed in ‘largest drone attack’ on Kyiv Day
Ukraine’s capital was subjected to the largest drone attack since the start of Russia’s war, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday. At least one person was killed. Russia launched the “most massive attack” on the city overnight Saturday with Iranian-made Shahed drones,...
Joe, McCarthy reach debt ceiling deal
An “agreement in principle” between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would raise the nation’s legal debt ceiling, but now Congress has only days to approve a package that includes spending cuts and would avert a potentially disastrous US default. The compromise announced late Saturday risks angering both...
Recession may be necessary to get inflation down: UK Treasury chief
Britain’s Treasury chief said he would be prepared to see the UK economy slip back into recession if further interest rate hikes are necessary to bring down inflation. With the Bank of England expected to keep raising rates following higher-than-anticipated inflation figures this week, Jeremy Hunt said it was necessary to...
Credit Suisse owes millions to Georgia’s ex-PM: Court
Credit Suisse owes former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to protect the billionaire’s money held in a trust pilfered by a manager, a Singapore court ruled Friday, the latest scandal for the Swiss bank whose yearslong problems forced its takeover by a rival. Ivanishvili...
‘Debt ceiling talks making progress’
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Friday negotiators “made progress” on an agreement with the White House to raise the debt limit as they race to close out a deal ahead of a looming deadline to avert a potentially catastrophic default. McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol that there is still...