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World News: Burkina Faso army deposes president in West Africa's latest coup Updated: 2022-01-25 17:22:57 KST

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Burkina Faso's army said Monday that it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government, and the national assembly, while also closing the country's borders.
The announcement was made on state television, where the Lieutenant Colonel in charge noted the takeover had been carried out without violence.
The latest statement was also made in the name of a previously unheard-of entity, the "Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration," or "MPSR,".. its French-language acronym.
It said it would propose a calendar for a return to constitutional order, following consultations with various groups in the country.
The latest coup came after shootings erupted at army camps on Sunday, with soldiers demanding more support in their fight against Islamist militants.

A rare snowstorm in Greece swept through the country on Monday, closing schools, roads and bringing transport to a halt.
Greece's climate change minister made a state apology, and on Tuesday urged the public to minimize all non-essential travel as snowfall was expected to continue into the night and possibly through the day.

"As a state, we owe an apology to everybody that has suffered or is suffering right now. There is a titanic effort underway by the fire department and the traffic police to free the drivers stranded on the Attiki Odos ring road."

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall slammed the Turkish capital Istanbul as well, with authorities halting all flights at Istanbul Airport temporarily.
The roof of an airport warehouse reportedly collapsed while heavy snow caused transport chaos across the country.
Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Authority said thousands were stranded, as many parts of Turkey have been hit with heavy snowfall since last week, coinciding with the winter break at most schools.

For the fifth year in a row, South Korea has risen in the transparency index rankings clinching 32nd place among 180 countries.
According to the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International on Tuesday, South Korea climbed up a ranking from a year earlier, scoring 62 out of 100,with the agency saying South Korea featured a healthy cross-section of views and regular rotations of power.
Denmark, Finland and New Zealand, tied for first place with 88 points, followed by Norway, Singapore and Sweden jointly ranking fourth. South Sudan ranked last while North Korea ranked 174th with Afghanistan and Yemen.
Kim Cheong-ah, Arirang News.
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