Archive | August, 2016

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate


Brazil’s Senate votes to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, ending 13 years in power for the left-wing Workers’ Party.

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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments


Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.

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US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto


Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.

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Europe’s ‘unfair’ Apple tax ruling sparks US anger


The US Treasury criticises ‘unfair’ tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax.

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Islamic State’s top spokesman al-Adnani ‘killed in Aleppo’


The chief spokesman for so-called Islamic State, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, has been killed in Syrian city of Aleppo, IS-affiliated media say.

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Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules


Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission rules, but both parties say they will appeal.

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Apple facing record bill for Irish tax


Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya


About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.

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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence


The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop.

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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial


Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record before the impeachment trial in the Senate and says accusations are “pretexts” for a “coup”.

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