World Bulletin / News Desk
An Ethiopian court on Friday sentenced a prominent blogger to 18 years in jail and five other exiled journalists to prison terms ranging from eight years to life behind bars for conspiring with rebels to topple the government, the presiding judge said.
Dissident writer Eskinder Nega was one of 24 Ethiopians who were convicted last month of conspiring with rebels to overthrow the government. It was the third case in six months involving members of the media.
"The court has given due considerations to the charges and the sentences are appropriate," Judge Endeshaw Adane said.
Sweden's government on Wednesday proposed the reintroduction of compulsory military service
Sierra Leone lifts short-lived ban on fish exports, leaving people puzzled whether the move has made any difference
Thousands of Burundian students have begun academic year in Rwanda or Uganda
Kerry tells Lavrov Russia responsible for the dire situation
Separatists 'prepared to take final step' of holding September 2017 referendum
The EU budget commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, has entered the race to become the United Nations’ next secretary general, after the Bulgarian government swung its backing behind her.
A vote on Wednesday has become the first presidential veto overturned under Obama with the US President calling it a "big mistake"
Half of party executive quits in bid to oust leader, possibly allowing caretaker PM Mariano Rajoy to form government
Hungarians are likely to vote “no” in next week’s referendum on migrant quotas imposed by the EU
A teenage gunman, who injured three people at a South Carolina elementary school before being arrested, carried out the attack after killing his father, local officials said Wednesday.
New authorization brings number of American troops in Iraq to 5,262
Abadi's office said the US government had agreed to the request.
The suspects, a Moroccan and four Spaniards, are accused of inciting attacks and acting as go-betweens for IS recruitment in Europe.
France has repeatedly broken the EU's fiscal rules and a top independent watchdog has said it doubts Paris will reach its target next year either.
Investigation team says launcher brought from Russia to east Ukraine fired missile that hit flight carrying 298 people
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks about the dim prospects for peace with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel