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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

Nov 22 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough.

  • | Posted: Nov 22 2017 - 12:06am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough.

  • | Posted: Nov 21 2017 - 12:06am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, as her country faces accusations of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims.

  • | Posted: Nov 20 2017 - 12:05am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The director of Puerto Rico’s power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

  • | Posted: Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite.

  • | Posted: Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless post, the longtime leader was scheduled on Sunday to discuss his expected exit with the military command that put him under house arrest.

  • | Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:06am

    TOKYO — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s prime minister during his visit last week.

  • | Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state.

  • | Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 12:06am

    CANBERRA, Australia — A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.

  • | Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 12:05am

    UNITED NATIONS — A key U.N. committee approved a resolution Tuesday condemning North Korea for diverting its resources to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles instead of helping its people, over half of whom need more food and improved medical care.

  • | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:06am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane’s sales as a job creator in America.

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW DELHI — As thick smog crept over India’s capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning.

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    DANANG, Vietnam — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach.

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    BONN, Germany — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Thousands of curious onlookers walked through the galleries of the Louvre Abu Dhabi as it opened to the public for the first time Saturday, ending a decade-long wait for a project plagued by questions over laborers’ conditions.

  • | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:06am

    DANANG, Vietnam — In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it.