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Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of Congo in New York in 1960. Allyn Baum-The New York Times

Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.
US Ambassador to Estonia, James Melville

US envoy to retire over frustration with Donald Trump

The US ambassador to Estonia, James Melville, will retire from the State Department next month, a move he said was prompted by Donald Trump's jibes and treatment of European allies.

Software engineer ‘who leaked CIA secrets to WikiLeaks’ in trouble

The United States has filed charges against a software engineer who allegedly leaked a trove of classified documents pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programme to whistleblower outfit WikiLeaks.

Donald Trump prepares China tariff target list

US President Donald Trump on Friday was due to unveil a final list of Chinese imports that would face punishing tariffs, fanning fears of a trade war as Beijing warned that it could swiftly strike back.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol met in New York City to set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders on nuclear disarmament.

France charges two ex-spies with passing secrets to ‘foreign power’

Two former French spies, one of whom was reportedly posted in Beijing, have been charged with passing intelligence to a “foreign power”, a disclosure that has rocked the country’s intelligence services.

US retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The US has expelled the Chargé d’Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC and the Deputy Consul-General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Houston.

‘No alternative’ to Iran deal – EU tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

Donald Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over Russia probe

President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a “political hit job” on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated.

First woman CIA director sworn in

Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency's first female director Monday, hailing the "heroines" who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be "role models."

Donald Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign

US President Donald Trump sharpened Sunday his accusations that his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, saying he would officially "demand" a Justice Department investigation.

President Buhari satisfied with US-Nigeria relationship

President Buhari, who congratulated the new Secretary of State on his appointment, recalled his past meeting with Pompeo, then as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and thanked him for the enormous support the US has extended to the Nigerian security and intelligence services.

Presidency: What President Buhari discussed with US secretary of state Michael Pompeo

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first-ever female CIA director

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as the next CIA director, despite deep reservations among some lawmakers that her past involvement in the harsh interrogation of terror suspects was a red flag.

Donald Trump’s nominee vows CIA will not engage in torture

US President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA has vowed the spy agency will "never, ever" resume a programme of harsh interrogations, often denounced as torture, under her watch.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is en route to North Korea, President Donald Trump said.

Donald Trump’s CIA nominee seeks withdrawal over torture allegations

US President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has sought to withdraw her nomination, it was reported late Sunday.

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