Kenyan protesters clash with police over controversial tax bill

Kenyan protesters clash with police over controversial tax bill

(LONDON) -- Crowds of Kenyans again took to the streets on Thursday in protest, clashing with police in Nairobi as nationwide demonstrations continue over a controversial tax bill.The controversial bill -- known as the Finance Bill 2024 -- has sparked discontent across the East African nation since first being presented…
Environmental protesters spray ‘orange powder paint’ on Britain’s Stonehenge

Environmental protesters spray ‘orange powder paint’ on Britain’s Stonehenge

(LONDON) -- Environmental protesters sprayed an orange substance across part of Britain's Stonehenge on Wednesday afternoon.British environmental activist group Just Stop Oil posted video of the incident on the social media platform X, showing two of its supporters spraying three of the stones within the prehistoric megalithic structure on Salisbury…
US soldier sentenced to Russian penal colony, local media reports

US soldier sentenced to Russian penal colony, local media reports

(LONDON) -- Gordon Black, the U.S. soldier arrested in Russia on theft charges, was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in a Russian penal colony, a national news agency reported."The Pervomaisky District Court of Vladivostok sentences Black to almost four years in a penal colony," an Interfax correspondent reported…
Vladimir Putin arrives in North Korea, greeted by Kim Jong Un at airport

Vladimir Putin arrives in North Korea, greeted by Kim Jong Un at airport

(LONDON) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived on a state visit to Pyongyang, and was met at the airport by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.In the history of bilateral relations between Russia and North Korea, this is just the second visit by the head of the Russian state.…
Nearly 150 killed in DRC since beginning of June as violence escalates

Nearly 150 killed in DRC since beginning of June as violence escalates

(LONDON) -- Almost 150 civilians have been killed since the beginning of June in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities announced.It comes following a spike in attacks by the Islamic State group-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the east of the Central African nation.At least 42 people were killed…
Putin to visit Kim in North Korea on diplomatic trip, Kremlin says

Putin to visit Kim in North Korea on diplomatic trip, Kremlin says

(LONDON) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on an official state visit beginning on Tuesday, the Kremlin said on Monday.Putin's trip, which is scheduled to last for three days, follows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia in September 2023. Putin will spend two days…