Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso

Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso

Image copyright LinkedIn A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed, Canadian officials confirm. Kirk Woodman was abducted by gunmen on Tuesday night from a mine exploration camp in the country’s northern region. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland condemned those responsible „for this terrible crime”.…

New border migrant separations revealed

New border migrant separations revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants walk towards El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico, in the border with the US Thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families at the southern border than previously thought, US inspectors have found. The practice began months before the Trump administration announced its…

Trump cancels Pelosi trip over shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi trip over shutdown

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi’s trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, citing the government shutdown. „I am sure you would agree that postponing this…

Why the Khashoggi crisis is far from over

Why the Khashoggi crisis is far from over

Image copyright ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS via Getty Images Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh The US secretary of state’s seven-day tour of the Middle East was an effort to reassure Washington’s allies about the US withdrawal from Syria and draw the region together against Iran. On…

US report urges space missile defence

US report urges space missile defence

Image copyright EPA Image caption China and Russia have been developing new weapons which some see as a threat to US military superiority The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report says. The Missile Defence Review says the US should…

France activates no-deal Brexit plan

France activates no-deal Brexit plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France will spend millions of euros preparing ports and airports for a no-deal Brexit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks „less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe…