Zimbabwe election: Opposition calls poll results a 'coup'

Zimbabwe election: Opposition calls poll results a 'coup'

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory is a “coup against [the people’s] will”. Nelson Chamisa repeated his claim that the results announced late on Thursday night were fake, and said he had won Monday’s presidential poll. The electoral commission said “no skulduggery” was involved in the vote tally. This was the […]

Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days. The current European record is 48C (118.4F) set in Athens in July 1977. Temperatures are rising in Spain and Portugal, aided by a surge of hot air sweeping in from Africa. Forecasters say the heat in […]

Zimbabwe election: Army patrols 'ghost town' Harare

Zimbabwe election: Army patrols 'ghost town' Harare

Businesses have shut in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, as the nation awaits the results from the heavily disputed presidential election. Armed soldiers and police are on patrol, ordering people to “behave”. Three people were killed in the city on Wednesday in clashes between the security forces and supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. He says Monday’s […]

Russians believe higher education is not necessary for career success – poll

Russians believe higher education is not necessary for career success – poll

Around half of all Russians believe society exaggerates the importance of higher education, while over 70 percent of citizens under 24 claim that a successful career is possible without a university diploma. According to the latest poll conducted by state-run public opinion agency VTSIOM, around 63 percent of Russians agree that higher education helps to […]

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. “Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov has been appointed Deputy Defense Minister and the head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Military Forces […]

‘God, help us’: British Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit supply issues

‘God, help us’: British Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit supply issues

Ministers planning Brexit told media the Army is on standby to deliver key supplies like food, fuel and medicines in the eventuality of a no-deal scenario. Remainers have likened the revelation to “self-immolation.” The possibility of a no-deal Brexit made the Ministry of Defence “dust off” blueprints to use of army trucks and helicopters to […]

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to be shifted to hospital from Adila jail

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to be shifted to hospital from Adila jail

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