: News from Africa and the Caribbean

Daily news headlines from Africa and the Caribbean aggregated from various news sources worldwide, and organized by countries and topics.

African Headlines

Trump Signs Bills Rolling Back Obama Regulations on Schools, Land Use and Labor
President Donald Trump signed four bills Monday that roll back what the White House calls "job-killing rules" and Washington "power grabs" instituted by former President Barack Obama. They include regulations barring companies from getting federal contracts if they have a history of wage, labor or safety violations. Trump called this a "blacklisting" rule that threatens American businesses and workers. "This rule made it too easy for trial lawyers to... | 3/27/17 10:25 PM
US Attorney General Threatens to Cut Funds from Sanctuary Jurisdictions
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday the Justice Determent will withdraw grant funds from local jurisdictions that do not comply with immigration laws. At a White House briefing, the nation's top law enforcement official said sanctuary jurisdictions endanger lives of "every American" and put the whole community at risk. “Today, I'm urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws including 8 USC Section 1373. Moreover, the... | 3/27/17 10:15 PM
Serbia on EU Path Seeks to Improve Ties with Moscow, PM Says
Serbia is committed to European Union membership but it will work hard to improve relations with its traditional ally Russia, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told Reuters ahead of a presidential election Sunday. The poll will test the popularity of Vucic, a frontrunner in the race, as well as his center-right Serbian Progressive Party, economic reforms and a bid to bring the country closer to the EU. "Serbia is on the European path and that is our strategic goal. We want our... | 3/27/17 10:02 PM
Islamic State Mortars Kill 14 in Eastern Mosul
As Iraqi and coalition forces continue to battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul and reports of civilian death tolls soar, Iraqi-controlled eastern Mosul remains under fire.  VOA’s Heather Murdock is on the scene at a market bombed Sunday, where at least 14 people died. | 3/27/17 9:50 PM
Stocks Falter as US Health Care Squabble Worries Investors
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the eight consecutive day on Monday.  Investors may have been discouraged by the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to pass big changes to the health care insurance system that he promised during the campaign. U.S. stock indexes were down sharply in morning trading, but by Monday's close, the S&P 500 was off just one-tenth of a percent, with the Dow down two-tenths.  The NASDAQ posted a slight gain. U.S. and... | 3/27/17 9:30 PM
Bangladeshi Forces Reportedly End Siege with Militants Backed by IS
Bangladeshi security forces appeared to gain the upper hand Monday in a four-day siege with heavily-armed militants reportedly backed by the Islamic State group in northeastern Sylhet city. Since Friday, 12 people, including two policemen and four suspected militants, have been killed and 50 others injured in ongoing battles and bomb explosions, authorities say. Police have used armored vehicles and fired bullets and tear gas in an attempt to end the standoff with militants holed up in... | 3/27/17 9:30 PM
Study: Transnational Crime Worth Between $1.6 to $2.2 Trillion Per Year
Transnational crime, or crimes committed across international borders, is growing at a faster pace than many realize, partly because the international community is not paying a lot of attention to it. That's the conclusion from Global Financial Integrity or GFI, a non-profit Washington think tank that tracks illicit financial flows across borders. The group's latest findings estimate that transnational crime is worth between $1.6 to $2.2 trillion per year. GFI says the lion's... | 3/27/17 9:15 PM
Baltics' Russian Media Use Online Humor to Combat Propaganda
Russia's nationalist propaganda machine kicked into high gear after the 2014 annexation of Crimea sparked the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.   State media quickly fell behind the Kremlin line while Russia's few independent media came under increasing pressure to conform or self-censor.   As Russian authorities shrank the space for independent reporting, one group of Russian journalists escaped the pressure by relocating to the European Union in... | 3/27/17 9:15 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Royal Caribbean Debuts World’s Most Adventurous Squad Contest
Find out how you can use your Instagram to compete for free cruises with your friends. | 3/27/17 7:05 PM
‘Once on This Island’ Revival Sets Broadway Dates
This musical, which ran on Broadway in 1990, depicts a folk tale set in the Caribbean. | 3/27/17 5:26 PM
Mother was bitten by parasite on dream Caribbean cruise
Christi Barber, 41, from Pittsburgh, was left with open wounds on the top of her head after going on a Caribbean cruise for her 35th birthday in 2011. | 3/27/17 5:08 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio in Caribbean for Nina Agdal's birthday
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio to celebrate model and girlfriend Nina Agdals 25th birthday in the Caribbean region. | 3/27/17 9:30 AM
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Are All Pirates This Stupid?

Because box office is king, we’re getting another Pirates of the Caribbean movie whether we like it or not. The jury is still out as to whether this will be the last film in the franchise or if Disney is just on the verge of relieving Johnny Depp of his nautical duties as Captain Jack […]

The post ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Are All Pirates This Stupid? appeared first on /Film. | 3/26/17 4:00 PM
Johnny Depp in new trailer for Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
Disney shared a new trailer of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales His characters get more familiar with astronomer Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scoderlario. | 3/26/17 8:24 AM
Keira Knightley thought Pirates of the Caribbean would be a disaster
Actress Keira Knightley once thought that her blockbuster film 'Pirates of the Caribbean' would be a disaster. | 3/26/17 7:49 AM
Javier Bardem Vows to ''Eliminate'' Johnny Depp in New Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer
Javier Bardem wants Johnny Depp to walk the plank! A brand new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales premiered Saturday, and the feud between Captain Jack Sparrow... | 3/26/17 12:29 AM