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Huge demo in Congo against president extension bid

Thousands of people have held a mass demonstration in the Republic of Congo to protest against plans by President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his rule. A huge demonstration was staged in the capital, Brazzaville, on Sunday against the veteran ruler’s plan for a constitutional referendum that would let him extend his ...

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Obama, pope unite for action on migrants, climate

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama and Pope Francis married their political and spiritual power to urge action on immigration and the environment Wednesday, during the popular pontiff s maiden White House visit. America s first black president offered the first Latin American pope a stately and effusive welcome on the South ...

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White House braces for government shutdown

The US federal government has begun preparing for a possible shutdown, according to the White House. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that “it was only prudent to begin such planning,” and lamented that this was “a process that we have unfortunately become all too familiar with.” Congressional conservatives ...

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