US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal twice within 24 hours

Republican US Senate leaders are struggling to keep a seven-year promise to end the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance to about 20 million ...

These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax ...

Trump open to toughening sanctions against Russia

Democrats said on Saturday they had agreed with Republicans on a deal allowing new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea

PETER APPS: Russia and Europe - the military scenarios

'In the event of an invasion, the plan is for many of their troops - mostly conscripts - to withdraw into forests and mount hit-and-run attacks against Russian ...

How Africa's political class makes a mockery of democracy

'Party financiers and godfathers dictate who holds what public office without regard for competence and internal democracy'

London economy starts to wobble due to Brexit

'While no-one knows how Brexit will play out, this new analysis suggests that London's economy is beginning to wobble'

Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood that killed 2400 people

During the 1970s and 1980s, blood products supplied to the NHS were contaminated with viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C and infected thousands of people with ...

Nine month battle of Mosul ends as Islamic State is defeated

'The battle for Mosul - by far the largest city to fall under the militants' control - has left large areas in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and ...

GREG MILLS: Edgar Lungu - A tyrant rising in the neighbourhood

The government has tried to deflect attention towards what it terms a “clever international media campaign”

Zambian president declares state of emergency 'to safeguard investments'

'Parliament will within the next seven days determine whether it will be there for one week, one month, three months or six months'

North Korea says its ICBM could carry nuclear warhead

The U.S. and South Korean militaries conducted a ballistic missile test early on Wednesday in a show of force on the east coast of the Korean peninsula

Trump sends warship to disputed Chinese island. World grits teeth

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs termed the operation “trespassing” and said Beijing had dispatched military vessels and planes in response

Theresa May strikes deal with Irish unionists to prop up UK government

May and DUP leader Arlene Foster presided at the signing of a deal at Downing Street

Why Singapore works (hint: it's not because of colonialism)

'Singapore’s path shows that it is as wrong to extol the virtues of colonialism as it to promote the benefits of authoritarianism'

Botswana's Ketumile Masire has died

A report on the SKMF website said Masire was in a critical condition when he was admitted to the intensive care unit at Bokamoso Hospital on June 18

Shock poll shows Corbyn now more popular than May

When asked who make the best prime minister, the YouGov poll for The Times showed 35 percent of voters would prefer Corbyn, while 34 percent favoured May

George Soros warns Britain at economic 'tipping point'

The UK may have no choice but to dump Brexit before the damage is too severe

Brexit talks get off to a friendly but guarded start

Negotiations over Brexit begin with mild flirtation, but the clock is ticking on a tough agenda

Why the media keeps missing political earthquakes

Mainstream pundits were too old, too rich, and too enthralled with their own thinking to call the U.K. election correctly

Conservatives forgive Theresa May after 'stonking performance'

She started off at the meeting by saying she had got the party into 'this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it'