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  • Vienna tops list

    Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.

  • Corbyn trades barbs with Netanyahu

    A furore over alleged anti-semitism in Britain's main opposition party widened when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.

  • 'At least 35' killed

    At least 35 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains yesterday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, Italy's ANSA news agency cited fire brigade sources as saying.

  • Death toll rises to 35 in Italy motorway bridge collapse

    35 people are killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, Italy's ANSA news agency cites fire brigade sources as saying.

  • Spain festival collapse injures hundreds

    Panic erupted at a packed music festival in Spain when a section of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 300

  • Amnesty begins probes after 2nd staff suicide

    Rights group Amnesty International said yesterday it would conduct "full and independent external inquiries" into the suicides of two of its staff in the last three months.

  • US courts UK to ditch support for Iran deal

    The United States yesterday urged Britain to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to

  • Caspian Sea nations sign landmark deal

    The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal yesterday on the legal status of the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil and gas reserves and sturgeon.

  • Chaos in Seattle

    A "suicidal" mechanic stole an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport late Friday, took it for a brief flight that included

  • Brexit

    UK voters should make final Brexit decision if talks with EU collapse: poll

    If Brexit talks break down without a deal, half of Britons believe the final decision over whether to leave the European Union should be taken by the public in a referendum, according to a survey of more than 10,000 people published today.

  • UN urges talks to avoid Idlib 'bloodbath'

    Negotiations are urgently needed to avert "a civilian bloodbath" in Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib, the UN said yesterday, after regime forces shelled the area ahead of an expected assault.

  • Russia vows retaliation

    The Kremlin yesterday vowed to retaliate against "unacceptable" new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled.

  • US senators ask Assange to testify

    WikiLeaks said Wednesday that its founder Julian Assange was "considering" a request by a US Senate committee to testify about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

  • Letter-boxes!

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday backed calls for her former foreign minister Boris Johnson to apologise for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas -- but he branded his critics "ridiculous".

  • Chopper crash kills 18 in Siberia

    Moscow yesterday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours

  • EUROPE WILTS IN HEAT

    The heatwave was expected to reach its peak yesterday, said Paula Leitao of the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA),

  • Erdogan blinks in US row

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials in retaliation for a similar move by Washington in a row over the detention of an American pastor.

  • France adopts law on asylum, immigration

    France's parliament Wednesday signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill -- despite opposition on the left which

  • Arctic heat melts away Sweden's highest peak

    Sweden's highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation's tallest point, scientists said Wednesday.

  • Madrid begins talks with separatists

    Spain's new Socialist government held talks with Catalonia's separatist executive on Wednesday in the first such meeting in seven years as tensions eased but sharp divergences remained over the region's self-determination drive.

  • Death penalty is inadmissible

    The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching yesterday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move likely to be criticised in countries where capital punishment is legal.

  • Thieves snatch Swedish crown jewels in daylight heist

    Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large yesterday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

  • Brexit no-deal warnings aren't scare tactics: UK

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday denied that warnings about fallout from a disorderly exit from the European Union were an attempt to scare opponents of the government's preferred Brexit plan into supporting it.

  • Largest penguin colony shrinks

    The planet's largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.

  • 'Terrible mistake'

    In a slip of the tongue during his maiden trip to China as Britain's new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt yesterday told his Chinese counterpart that his wife was Japanese, but backtracked quickly.

  • 1,200 migrants rescued off Span coast in 2 days

    Spain yesterday said it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in two days as the country's interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration. Earlier Saturday, the maritime rescue service said on Twitter it had rescued 334 people from 17 boats. On Friday coastguards picked up 888 people in a single day.

  • Erdogan warns US over threat of sanctions

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published yesterday that sanctions would not force Ankara to "step back" after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed.

  • Ecuador, UK in talks over Assange's fate

    Ecuador is in talks with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 when he was granted political asylum, the country's president said in an interview published yesterday.

  • Catalan ex-leader back in Belgium

    Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont yesterday vowed to "defend the just cause of the Catalan people" as he held a news

  • Britons back vote on Brexit

    The proportion of voters who favour a referendum on the final terms of any Brexit deal has overtaken those who do not for the first time, while Prime Minister Theresa May's approval ratings have plunged, according to opinion polls.

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