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Francesco Fontemaggi

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans...

Biden bids to quell storm over campaign trail kiss

The New York Post ran a gallery of photographs of Biden's "most touchy-feely moments," embracing and kissing women at public events over the years

Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

The top US diplomat held talks with King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

The US Secretary of State walks a diplomatic tightrope amid pressure from American lawmakers for a tough response on Jamal Khashoggi's murder

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed the threats, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf

G20 finance doctors seek to define symptoms

G20 ministers aim to hammer out common criteria for measuring global economic imbalances at a gathering on Friday and Saturday.

Fierce fighting, bodies in the streets in Ndjamena

Fierce fighting with tanks and helicopter strikes rocked the capital of Chad for a second day on Sunday as rebels surrounded President Idriss Déby Itno in his palace and hundreds of foreigners fled the country. International aid organisations reported bodies in the streets and hundreds of people wounded.

Ndjamena ‘in the hands of rebels’

Rebels seized Chad's capital, Ndjamena, on Saturday after intense fighting with government forces, military and rebel sources said, as President Idriss Déby Itno remained holed up in the presidential palace. ''The whole of the city is in the hands of the rebels. It's down to mopping-up operations,'' said a military source.

Rebels advance on Chadian capital

Fighting broke out between Chadian rebels and government forces just north of the capital on Saturday, both sides said, as France prepared to evacuate its nationals in the face of the rebel advance. ''Fighting between government forces and rebels has started at about 20km north of Ndjamena,'' a military source said.

Scattered plane parts and a solitary shoe

Rescuers began the grisly task of removing bodies from the wreckage of a Kenyan Airways plane lying in swamps of south-west Cameroon on Monday after a crash that killed all 114 people on board. It took 36 hours to find the wreckage of the almost new aircraft 20km south-west of Douala.

Déby heads for victory as rebels threaten new unrest

Idriss Déby Itno seemed assured on Thursday of re-election as Chad's president, but the expected victory has already been clouded by new threats of violence by armed rebels in the desert country. Independent observers said the poll itself on Wednesday drew a low turnout following a boycott call by the opposition amid charges of vote-rigging.

Observers: Sudan supports Chad rebels

Chadian rebels who advanced on the capital in a fleet of brand-new Toyotas had clear support from Sudan, which wants to replace President Idriss Déby Itno with a pro-Sudanese leader, diplomats and human rights groups here said on Tuesday.

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