Lesotho PM no-show in court as murder charges loom

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was meant to face murder charges for the 2017 killing of his ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane… but he skipped trial, travelling instead to South Africa. The PM’s office says he’s there for medical reasons – but police have warned that if he attempts to flee justice, they’ll issue an arrest warrant.   Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Lesotho PM no-show in court as murder charges loom

South Korea: Emergency measures after rise in coronavirus cases

South Korea’s prime minister says the country is facing an “emergency” after another rise in coronavirus cases. Dozens have been linked to a church in the eastern city of Daegu. The government is increasing medical resources to try and stop any further spread. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from the southern city of Daegu, South … Read more South Korea: Emergency measures after rise in coronavirus cases

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017. The beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July. Also, in South Sudan, rival leaders agree to form a unity government just two days before a … Read more Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Coronavirus: South Korea has seen its confirmed cases spike – BBC News

South Korea has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, as confirmed infections rose sharply for a second day. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said it was now an emergency situation. The southern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo have been declared “special care zones”. The streets of Daegu are now largely … Read more Coronavirus: South Korea has seen its confirmed cases spike – BBC News

Tunisia names new coalition government, bringing an end to political crisis

Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednesday named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Tunisia names new coalition government, bringing an end to political crisis

Iraq’s southern protesters refuse to back down

The Iraqi city of Nasiriya has been the epicentre of the anti-government protests in the south. People there are refusing to back down despite increasing pressure from authorities. And they want one of their own appointed as prime minister. Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Iraq’s southern protesters refuse to back down

Bushfire Royal Commission to focus on hazard reduction & government powers | ABC News

The Royal Commission into the bushfires will run for six months, and climate change won’t be examined. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison says while the inquiry will acknowledge its impact, the focus will be on boosting the ability of government to respond, and increasing the role of hazard reduction burns. Read more here: For more … Read more Bushfire Royal Commission to focus on hazard reduction & government powers | ABC News

Prime Minister announces royal commission into Black Summer bushfires | ABC News

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the terms of reference for a royal commission into this summer’s devastating bushfires, with a specific focus on better management of hazard reduction. Read more here: https://ab.co/37DEmIB For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us … Read more Prime Minister announces royal commission into Black Summer bushfires | ABC News

Paula Bennett says PM Jacinda Ardern is ‘running scared’ | nzherald.co.nz

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is “running scared” by not questioning her deputy leader, and NZ First leader, Winston Peters about his involvement in controversial photos of reporters, National says. Full Story: http://nzh.tw/12309220 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

France to shut down oldest nuclear plant in energy re-planning drive

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more France to shut down oldest nuclear plant in energy re-planning drive