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  • Cops hunt for suspect

    French police were yesterday pulling out all the stops to locate a suspect following a blast in the heart of Lyon that wounded 13

  • Clashes at Venezuela jail kill 29 inmates

    At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said. The incident at

  • Everest traffic jam turns deadly

    Two more mountaineers have died on Mount Everest after crowds of people became stuck in a queue leading to the summit of the

  • Race to replace May leaves Brexit in limbo

    Contenders to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister are prepared to launch their leadership campaigns, leaving Brexit shrouded in uncertainty.

  • May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

    Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal.

  • Brexit gambit backfires

    Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power yesterday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven over its divorce from the EU.

  • May’s Brexit gambit fails

    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters yesterday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

  • Pressure at top Russian daily triggers walkout

    The entire politics desk of one of Russia’s top daily newspapers, Kommersant, quit on Monday in protest over censorship after two

  • Pro-Maduro assembly extends rule in Venezuela

    Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, made up entirely of loyalists of President Nicolas Maduro, announced Monday it has extended its

  • Attacker charged with terrorism

    The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism

  • May offers new deal to try to break Brexit deadlock

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday set out a “new deal” for Britain’s departure from the European Union, her fourth attempt to

  • Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians ‘for sale’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians “must stand up to” far-right politicians “for sale”, after a

  • Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara’s

  • May to make final ‘bold offer’

    British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said she was preparing to make a “bold offer” to MPs in one final attempt to get them to

  • Environmental costs of a digital planet

    Technology is often touted as a solution to the world’s environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business.

  • Press freedom key indicator of a country’s health: Pope

    Pope Francis yesterday paid tribute to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health.

  • Austrian far-right leader resigns over 'Ibiza affair'

    Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigns after explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting, just days before key EU elections.

  • Brexit disarray returns

    Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray yesterday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May’s crumbling government.

  • Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

    Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union is again in disarray after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.

  • UK PM eyes final Brexit battle in June

    Theresa May has set the stage for a fourth showdown with parliament over her EU withdrawal deal next month, which could also be her last act as Britain’s prime minister.

  • Gunmen kill 4 at Catholic parade in Burkina Faso

    Gunmen killed four Catholics in a religious procession in north Burkina Faso a day after a priest and five parishioners were murdered at mass, church officials said yesterday.

  • CO2 levels hit historic high

    Scientists in the United States have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began, sounding new alarm over the relentless rise of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Put aside years of mistrust

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo it was time for Moscow and Washington to put aside years of mistrust and find a way to work together constructively.

  • Theresa May’s party slumps to fifth place: opinion poll

    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European

  • Gunmen kill six, set fire to church

    Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

  • Sweden reopens Assange rape probe

    Swedish prosecutors said yesterday they were reopening a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hoping to bring him to justice before the statute of limitations expires in August 2020.

  • EU supports Iran nuke deal

    The European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said yesterday they would continue to support the nuclear pact because Iran continued to comply with inspections.

  • 180 nations agree UN deal to regulate plastic waste

    Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, organisers said. The 1,400 representatives, meeting in Geneva reached the agreement after 12 days’ discussion on what Rolph Payet, Executive

  • UNSC members warn of Idlib catastrophe

    Britain, France, the United States and eight other countries at the UN Security Council warned Friday of a potential humanitarian catastrophe from an all-out assault in Syria’s Idlib region, in a statement opposed by Russia.

  • British royals launch mental health text service

    Britain's young royals, brothers Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan, have launched a new phone messaging service to help people suffering a mental health crisis.