UK could stay in EU despite Brexit vote, Macron says – Fox News

Britain could potentially remain part of the European Union, French president Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Speaking alongside U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris, Macron said that the door remains open for the U.K. to remain in the EU, despite last year’s Brexit vote. “The door […]

How angry young voters help explain the historic UK election upset – Vox

Analysts are calling it a “youthquake,” a massive surge in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds in last week’s snap British elections that decimated the Conservative Party, dealt a brutal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, and capped a stunning turnaround for the left-wing Labour Party and its unabashedly socialist policies. If preliminary polling data […]

Theresa May confirms start date for Brexit talks after pressure from EU – The Guardian

Brexit talks can now start on Monday after Britain bowed to EU pressure for a formal opening to their long-awaited negotiations rather than first holding “technical discussions” between officials. After a day in which the UK government battled to restore confidence in its crisis-hit Department for Exiting the European Union (DexEU), Theresa May confirmed her […]

Zambia opposition MPs suspended after missing president’s speech

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing treason charges Forty-eight Zambian MPs from the opposition UPND have been suspended for 30 days for boycotting President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address. They refused to attend in March as they argued Mr Lungu was not the legitimate winner of last year’s […]

Nairobi building collapse: Two children rescued

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rescued children are now being treated in a city hospital Two children have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, nearly 24 hours after the incident. Rescue officials say a boy and a girl are now being treated in a hospital. A […]

South Africa’s Helen Zille makes unreserved apology for tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Helen Zille is a major political figure in South Africa Helen Zille, former leader of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has publicly apologised for her tweets saying there were some positive aspects of colonialism. She said her comments in March were “insensitive to South Africans”. Ms Zille […]

French soldier jailed for molesting girls in Burkina Faso

Image copyright AFP Image caption France has a large military presence in its former colonies in West Africa A French soldier has been jailed for a year by a court in Paris for molesting girls aged three and five in a hotel swimming pool in Burkina Faso. Sebastien L, 40, and another soldier filmed the […]