Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

An Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after angering President Rodrigo Duterte won a reprieve on Monday from imminent deportation but is still subject to proceedings to expel her. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of her […]

Spain rescues more than 900 migrants, four dead

Spain’s coast guard rescued 933 migrants and found four dead bodies in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday, as the country prepares for the arrival of a charity rescue ship that was denied port by Italy and Malta. The number of people fleeing poverty and conflict by boat to Spain doubled in 2017. According to […]

Dutch to end troop contribution to UN mission in Mali

The Netherlands is to end its troop contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali and will shift its focus to beefing up operations in Afghanistan, the Dutch defence ministry announced Friday. READ ALSO: Gang of 20 tie man, rape wife, daughter “The Netherlands will halt its current (military) contribution to the UN mission by 1 […]

Bill Cosby changes lawyer ahead of sentencing

Disgraced US comedian, Bill Cosby, who was convicted of sexual assault in April, has changed his lawyer ahead of his sentencing, a spokesman said Thursday. “Mr. Cosby has replaced his legal team with Attorney Joseph P. Green Jr (Philadelphia),” a spokesman for Cosby said, without offering further details. Green will replace Tom Mesereau, who has represented numerous celebrities and was Cosby’s […]

Spain fulfilled its commitments by accepting Aquarius migrant ship — deputy prime minister

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Carmen Calvo, on Thursday, said by taking in the Aquarius rescue ship with over 600 migrants on board, Spain was fulfilling its obligations as a European country. On Sunday, Italy refused to accept Aquarius, carrying migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. French President Emmanuel Macron harshly criticised the decision, angering the Italian […]