New York’s top justice official said her investigation into Donald Trump’s family business had uncovered “significant evidence” of fraudulent or misleading practices, intensifying pressure on the former president as he tries to shut down the probe.
The UK government announced on January 19 that restrictions reimposed in England last month to fight the surge in Omicron coronavirus cases would be lifted, citing data that showed infections had peaked.
The Taliban’s prime minister called on January 19 on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise their government, as aid-dependent Afghanistan faces economic collapse.
North Korea hinted on Jaunuary 20 that it could resume its nuclear and long-range ballistic missile tests, as top officials led by Kim Jong Un said the country was preparing for a “long-term confrontation” with the US, state-run med
As relations between France and Mali sour rapidly, Paris is wondering whether it is time to stop providing military backup to a country run by a junta that has defied the international community.
A defiant US President Joe Biden acknowledged missteps over the still-raging pandemic on January 19 but hailed a year of “enormous progress” on the US economy as he took stock of his first year in office.
A Rwandan court on January 18 ruled that a prosecution appeal to increase a prison sentence against “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina must go ahead even though he is boycotting the proceedings.
Sudanese security forces shot dead an anti-coup protester on January 19 as US diplomats visited Khartoum seeking to help end a crisis which has claimed dozens of lives and derailed the country’s democratic transition.
A potentially explosive report into the handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church published on January 20 in Germany, with former pope Benedict XVI among those in the spotlight.
Anti-coup fighters attacked a government office in eastern Myanmar with rockets and grenades on January 19, killing over a dozen junta troops according to the rebels and local media.