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  • Trump lashes out at French president

    President Donald Trump on Thursday accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of getting in the way of US policy and sending “mixed signals” to Iran.

  • Indigenous and women’s rights can boost climate fight: UN

    Indigenous peoples said on Thursday that a United Nations report on climate change had for the first time recognised their land rights as important for curbing global warming.

  • Moscow says US backed opposition protests

    Moscow yesterday summoned a representative of the US embassy over what it said were calls to take part in opposition protests, despite US warnings to stay away from the rallies.

  • It’s up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit: UK FM

    Britain’s foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it does not compromise.

  • Pope warns against rise of nationalism

    Pope Francis yesterday warned against European nationalism, raising the “frightening” spectre of Hitler in comments published a day after Italy’s far-right interior minister bid to strengthen his hold on government.

  • Damascus rejects plan

    Damascus said yesterday it strongly rejects a proposed US-Turkish buffer zone for northern Syria, blaming the “aggressive” project on Syria’s Kurds, who gave the proposal a guarded welcome.

  • Change now or endanger climate

    Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said yesterday.

  • Venezuela accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

    Venezuela’s government yesterday accused the United States of trying to derail political crisis resolution talks with the opposition after

  • July 2019 hottest month ever recorded: EU

    July 2019 was the hottest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released yesterday by the European Union’s satellite-

  • English? Non merci, French minister tells fellow citizens

    France’s culture minister has urged people to cut down on their increasing use of English, in the latest effort to protect the French

  • Boy thrown from London’s Tate Modern is ‘stable’

    A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern gallery is no longer in a life-threatening

  • Putin urges new arms talks with US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday urged the United States to begin new arms talks after the collapse of a Cold War nuclear

  • China destabilising Indo-Pacific

    China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said yesterday, charging Beijing with predatory economics,

  • Venezuela rivals in Barbados talks

    The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing to hold talks in Barbados in an effort to find

  • How to feed 10b without ruining Earth

    Experts yesterday began negotiating the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever of the role the land we live off plays in climate change, expected to highlight the stark choices humanity faces to feed 10 billion people while preserving Nature.

  • Dutch ban on burqas takes effect

    The Netherlands banned the wearing of a face-covering veil, such as a burqa or niqab, in public buildings and on transport from

  • UK to spend extra $2.6b on no-deal Brexit planning

    Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.

  • Macron, Rouhani hold talks amid tensions

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday spoke with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and reiterated his call for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States, the Elysee said. Paris has engaged in intense diplomacy seeking to solve the

  • UK PM holds Belfast talks on Brexit backstop riddle

    Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks in Northern Ireland yesterday in a bid to untangle an impasse over the Irish border “backstop” that has scuppered all efforts to secure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union.

  • No physical checks on Irish border after Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday promised Ireland’s Leo Varadkar there would be no physical checks on the border between their two countries after Brexit, a spokeswoman said.

  • EU court rules sites must warn about FB ‘like’ button

    Europe’s top court ruled yesterday that online retailers must warn web users that they send personal data to Facebook through the “like” button. According to the European Court of Justice ruling, a site that embeds the Facebook “like” icon and link on its pages also sends

  • Earth’s 2019 resources ‘budget’ spent by July 29

    Mankind will have used up its allowance of natural resources such as water, soil and clean air for all of 2019 by yesterday, a report said.

  • Navalny ‘poisoned’, sent back to jail

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was “poisoned” by an unidentified toxic substance and doctors have sent him back to jail despite his condition, his lawyer and personal physician said yesterday.

  • Western intel hacked ‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex

    Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018, deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • UK ramps up preparations

    The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on Oct 31 without an agreement, senior ministers said yesterday.

  • Top cop fired over slow response

    Romania’s police chief and two county officials were fired late on Friday after authorities took 19 hours to respond to emergency calls from a kidnapped 15-year-old girl who died at the hands of her captor in the interim.

  • Turkey ‘will turn elsewhere’ for jets

    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets, adding that a US decision to cut Ankara from the programme would not deter it from meeting its needs.

  • Hard Brexit can lead to united Ireland

    A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would “come to question the union” with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

  • UK raps Saudi-led forces, Israel

    A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report to the Security Council on Friday that blacklisted the coalition for a third year.

  • Johnson putting Britain on ‘collision course’ with EU

    New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has deliberately set Britain on a “collision course” with the EU over Brexit negotiations, Ireland’s foreign minister was quoted as saying yesterday.