Germany’s Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour

Africa 05/02/19, 12:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour.Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.She ...

146 migrants land in Italy in UN-organized Libya evacuation

Europe 04/29/19, 16:41

A group of 146 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy as part of a U.N.-backed humanitarian evacuation from Libya.The U.N. refugee agency says it's the fifth such evacuation since 2017, though previous airlifts have taken migrants to Niger and elsewhere.The group ...

FIFA bans former referee for life for bribery, match-fixing

Soccer 01/24/19, 14:14

One of soccer's most infamous match-fixing cases was settled Thursday when a referee notorious for corrupt calls was banned for life.The corrupt games in Ibrahim Chaibou's career were key to revealing how easily international friendlies could be manipulated for betting ...

Update: Italy’s anti-migrant minister greets refugees

World 11/14/18, 09:31

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):3:30 p.m.Italy's hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum-seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the U.N. refugee agency.Matteo Salvini, whose crackdown ...

Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali

Europe 10/02/18, 08:25

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali.Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Tuesday in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief ...

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