Belgium's brutal colonialism: Riches that came from Congolese blood

Sixty years after Congo gained its independence, the Belgian king has expressed his "deepest regrets" for the suffering his nation caused as a colonial power.It is the first time that a Belgian monarch has offered any form of apology for the brutalit

Belgium's brutal colonialism: Riches that came from Congolese blood

Afghan army mortars missed Taliban and killed civilians in market, UN finds

The Afghan army missed a Taliban target and hit a cattle market with mortars, killing tens of civilians, the United Nations has found.The Taliban and Afghan military blamed each other for the attack in Sangin district, Helmand province, on Monday.

Afghan army mortars missed Taliban and killed civilians in market, UN finds

Coronavirus: US buys up almost entire world supply of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir

The US has bought up almost the entire global supply of one of two drugs used to treat coronavirus.Remdesivir, which was developed to treat Ebola, is produced almost exclusively by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences - and it has been priced at $

Coronavirus: US buys up almost entire world supply of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir

Coronavirus: EU excludes US from list of 14 countries safe for non-essential travel

The United States has been excluded from the European Union's list of 14 countries now considered safe for non-essential travel. Residents of the 27 EU member states will be able to travel to any of the 14 countries for leisure or business purposes f

Coronavirus: EU excludes US from list of 14 countries safe for non-essential travel

Coronavirus: Fiji tries to attract billionaires as nation's PM says 'escape the pandemic in paradise'

Fiji's prime minister is urging billionaires to return to his country's shores for the first time since lockdown.Frank Bainimarama has called for the super rich to come back to the archipelago nation three months after it closed its borders. On

Coronavirus: Fiji tries to attract billionaires as nation's PM says 'escape the pandemic in paradise'

Major pro-abortion win as US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana restrictions

The US Supreme Court has defended abortion rights in Louisiana in the first ruling on the procedure since two Trump appointees joined the court.The major ruling struck down a state law that would have required doctors performing abortions to have adm

Major pro-abortion win as US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana restrictions

Coronavirus: Greece extends travel ban on UK visitors for two weeks

Greece is extending its ban on UK flights for another two weeks, the country's prime minister has said.British holidaymakers will not be allowed to fly to Greece until 15 July, despite the country opening its borders to other international visitors o

Coronavirus: Greece extends travel ban on UK visitors for two weeks

Coronavirus: Global COVID-19 deaths pass half a million as North and South America struggle to overcome first wave

Global deaths from coronavirus have surpassed 500,000, as some countries continue to grapple with the first wave.More than 10 million global COVID-19 cases have been reported, according to the latest official figures, with the respiratory infection b

Coronavirus: Global COVID-19 deaths pass half a million as North and South America struggle to overcome first wave

Gunmen open fire at Pakistan stock exchange

At least three people have been killed after gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning.Two security guards and a policeman died in the incident, which Pakistan police have declared a terrorist attack. The four gunmen have no

Gunmen open fire at Pakistan stock exchange

Afghanistan car bomb and mortar attacks kill 23 at busy market

A car bombing and mortar shells fired at a busy market in Afghanistan have killed 23 people, including children, officials say.Both the Taliban and the Afghan military blamed each other for the attack in Sangin district of Helmand province, in the co