Trump loses another election court challenge

Trump The US state of Pennsylvania’s supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results. A Republican lawsuit had sought to invalidate mail-in ballots in the battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won by about 81,000 votes…

Tens of thousands protest in France against controversial police law

More than 130,000 people joined demonstrations across France on Saturday against police brutality and controversial new security law. Protests took place in cities across France including Paris, Strasbourg, Marseille and Lyon. Isolated riots broke out in Paris, where 46,000 people marched, according to AFP news agency, citing the French Interior Ministry. Protesters erected barricades in…

IS-linked militants kill four Christians in Indonesia — Police

ISIS Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday, with one victim beheaded and another burned to death. The group of sword-and-gun wielding attackers ambushed Lembantongoa village in Central Sulawesi province Friday morning, killing several residents and torching half a dozen homes, including…

FG welcomes Thomas-Greenfield as next U.S Ambassador to United Nations

The Nigerian government has welcomed the nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. U.S. President-elect, Joe Biden had nominated Thomas-Greenfield jettisoned under Donald Trump as U.S. ambassador to the UN on November 25, Daily Times reports. READ ALSO: FG demands…

Iran’s Rouhani says Israel aims for ‘chaos’ by assassinating scientist

Iran President, Hassan Rouhani Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of trying to create “chaos” by assassinating one of Tehran’s top nuclear scientists, but said his country will not fall into a “trap”. Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was “martyred” after being seriously wounded when assailants targeted his car and engaged in a gunfight with…

Ethiopia PM meets AU envoys but bars them from Tigray

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met an African Union mission that arrived in Addis Ababa to try to mediate between his government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after more than three weeks of military conflict. Mr Abiy previously branded international efforts to bring the two parties to the table as “unwelcome”, and…