The senior Democrat politician on the US Senate Intelligence Committee has accused Russia of mounting what it called “a propaganda campaign on steroids" in seeking to influence the 2016 US presidential election.Senator Mark Warner was speaking at the opening of an inquiry to investigate whether Russia interfered with democratic process.
Court officials in South Korea say the ousted President ParkGeun-hye has been arrested on corruption charges. Ms. Park, who denies wrong doing, is accused of allowing her close friend to extort money from companies in return for political favors.
The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the body of KimJong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, is being returned to Pyongyang more than six weeks after he was killed. Mr. Najib said that nine Malaysians, who had been barred from leaving North Korea, were also on the way home.
US representative of the United Nations says the country is no longer making the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, a focus with policy in Syria. Ambassador Nikki Haley said America’s priority would now be, as she put it, to look at how best to make a difference to the Syrian people.
The British government has published its plans to convert thousands of European Union laws into British law as the country leaves the EU.The Repeal Bill will end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice once Britain finally exits the block.
A judge in Brazil has sentenced the former speaker of the lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha to more than 15 years in prison for corruption. Mr. Cunha led the impeachment process against President DilmaRousseff last year.
Ivory Coast, the world’s top coco producing country, has cut the price guarantees coco farmers by almost 40%. Thousands of tons of coco were backed up in warehouses because of plummeting world prices.