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  • 1,934 jailed for life since Turkey coup

    Some 1,934 people have been sentenced to life in prison since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media Anadolu reported

  • NGOs sue France for not doing enough

    A group of NGOs including Greenpeace and Oxfam have launched a lawsuit against the French state accusing it of taking insufficient action to tackle climate change.

  • Gender equality at work 202 yrs off

    Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out yesterday indicates it will take centuries to achieve gender parity in workplaces around the globe.

  • European Union

    UK steps up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

    British ministers met yesterday to intensify plans for leaving the European Union without a deal -- a prospect that is becoming more likely as Prime Minister Theresa May plays for time with just 101 days to go until Brexit.

  • BREXIT IMPASSE: May rebuffs calls for new vote

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday warned MPs against supporting a second Brexit referendum, as calls mount for a public vote to break the political impasse over the deal she struck with the EU.

  • Australia faces regional backlash

    Australia's conservative prime minister yesterday stood by his decision to recognise west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite

  • UK govt says no to second vote

    Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said yesterday, sticking to the script that Prime

  • Macron's ratings plunge amid mass protests

    A month of "yellow vest" protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed

  • Chile to host 2019 UN climate summit

    Chile will take the place of Brazil in hosting next year's UN climate summit, delegates at crunch talks in Poland were informed on Friday.

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday, but a contentious embassy

  • Calmer scenes on decisive weekend

    Groups of defiant "yellow vest" demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France yesterday, but their numbers

  • No-deal Brexit more likely

    Once again, the EU has sent Theresa May home with nothing.

  • Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

    Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world's biggest flower market.

  • 9 killed, 47 hurt

    Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital yesterday, officials said.

  • French govt urges end to protests

    The French government yesterday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

  • Rights protection hangs in balance

    Top officials and advocates are pushing at UN talks in Poland to ensure governments and businesses respect human rights when working to build a green future under the Paris climate pact.

  • 'Lame duck for Christmas'

    Britain's partisan newspapers mostly agreed yesterday that Prime Minister Theresa May has been damaged and faces all-but-impossible Brexit hurdles despite winning her party's confidence vote.

  • UK PM faces confidence vote

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

  • Cops hunt gunman after two killed

    Police yesterday searched through eastern France for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalised while in jail.

  • Key issues unresolved

    "Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned yesterday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland.

  • 3 killed, 12 injured in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

    A gunman kills at least three people and wounds a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg before fleeing the scene.

  • 'We can't continue like this'

    Emmanuel Macron's government yesterday defended a financial relief package to quell the "yellow vest" revolt over taxes and living standards, hoping to end protests which have spiralled into violence in Paris and other cities.

  • Noose tightens around May

    Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a tour of European capitals yesterday in a desperate bid to salvage her Brexit deal, a day after delaying a parliamentary vote on the text to avoid a crushing defeat.

  • US, Saudi rank last on curbing climate change

    The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said yesterday.

  • Macron set to offer fresh concessions

    French President Emmanuel Macron was expected to offer fresh concessions to try to end the "yellow vest" protests that have rocked the country and taken a heavy toll on the economy.

  • Do not interfere in our politics

    The French government yesterday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement.

  • Brexit defeat could topple UK govt

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday warned that parliament's rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power.

  • Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

    Anti-government protesters face off with French riot police in Paris, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

  • German farmers sue govt over missed climate targets

    Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a

  • Protests rock France again

    Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris yesterday as riot police clashed with "yellow vest" demonstrators, who set fire to