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Army officers appear on state TV in Burkina Faso to declare new coup
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Army officers appear on state TV in Burkina Faso to declare new coup

More than a dozen soldiers seized control of Burkina Faso’s state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown after only nine months in power. A statement read by a junta spokesman said Capt. Ibrahim Traore is the new military leader of Burkina Faso, a...

N.Korea fires fourth missile in a week as South flexes military muscle
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N.Korea fires fourth missile in a week as South flexes military muscle

A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on September 28, 2022. Jung Yeon-je | AFP | Getty Images North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Saturday, hours before South...

Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup
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Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown. The spokesman introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency....

Demand rises for ‘golden passports’
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Demand rises for ‘golden passports’

The EU is set to take Malta to court over its scheme allowing wealthy foreigners to buy Maltese – and EU – citizenship for a costly fee. But buying citizenship and residence rights is a global trend among the super-wealthy that looks set to stay.  The European Commission on Thursday took Malta to the European Union‘s highest...

Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ head of Ukraine nuclear plant
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Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ head of Ukraine nuclear plant

Ukraine’s nuclear power provider accused Russia on Saturday of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian troops and located in a region of Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to annex illegally. Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4...