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  • Friendly fire may have killed US troops in Afghanistan

    Friendly fire may have killed US troops in Afghanistan

    The bodies of US Army Rangers Joshua Rodgers and Cameron Thomas, who were killed during a raid on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan, arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Friday.  Alongside Vice President Mike Pence, loved ones mourned for 22-year-old...

  • Pope urges mediation to end North Korea crisis

    Pope urges mediation to end North Korea crisis

    Pope Francis has warned that the North Korea situation has become "too hot" and that a third country must mediate the dispute to avoid nuclear devastation.   Speaking with reporters onboard the papal plane, the Pontiff said that any war with the...

  • Pope urges mediation to avert 'devastating war'

    Pope urges mediation to avert 'devastating war'

    Pope Francis said a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become "too hot" and posed the risk of nuclear devastation. Francis said he believed "a good part...

  • Cartoons: 100 days of Donald Trump

    Cartoons: 100 days of Donald Trump

    US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office today, and while the controversial leader has his fair share of critics, his presidency has given political cartoonists plenty to work with.  Here is a selection of political cartoons about...

  • Watch: EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

    Watch: EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

    European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27...

  • Knights of Malta find compromise after papal clash

    Knights of Malta find compromise after papal clash

    The Knights of Malta, a Catholic chivalric order and global charity, elected a new, interim leader organisation after its recent row with the Vatican. The previous grand master, Briton Matthew Festing, resigned in January after a month-long,...

  • Juncker urges Britain to stop blocking EU spending

    Juncker urges Britain to stop blocking EU spending

    European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker urged Britain to drop a veto on EU spending imposed last week, saying this would help ease negotiations over the country's withdrawal from the European Union. "The UK is currently blocking a...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

    Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said today, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups...

  • EU leaders stand united on Brexit demands - for now

    EU leaders stand united on Brexit demands - for now

    European Union leaders will endorse a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit today, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity, but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin. Meeting for the first time since British...

  • 'I thought it would be easier': Donald Trump marks 100 days as US President

    'I thought it would be easier': Donald Trump marks 100 days as US President

    He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office today, and in an exclusive interview he reflected on the landmark with a wistful look at his life before...

  • North Korea test-fires ballistic missile, defying global pressure

    North Korea test-fires ballistic missile, defying global pressure

    North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile today, the South Korean and US militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programmes. The test,...

  • EU to say united Ireland would be automatic full member

    EU to say united Ireland would be automatic full member

    European Union leaders at a Brexit summit tomorrow will give a formal undertaking to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland in the EU if a referendum unites the island, diplomats said on Friday. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has asked...

  • Furore over Holocaust comments hits Le Pen's election bid

    Furore over Holocaust comments hits Le Pen's election bid

    Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback today when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. Days...

  • Tanzania sacks 9,000 civil servants over 'fake degrees'

    Tanzania sacks 9,000 civil servants over 'fake degrees'

    Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the immediate dismissal of more than 9,900 civil servants after a nationwide verification of academic credentials uncovered workers with forged school and college certificates. Elected in October 2015,...

  • Pope Francis leaves for a visit to Egypt in an effort to mend ties

    Pope Francis leaves for a visit to Egypt in an effort to mend ties

    Pope Francis departed Rome today for a two-day trip to Egypt hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders. His message of peace comes as Egypt's Coptic Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have...

  • Politicians attacked as protesters storm Macedonian Parliament

    Politicians attacked as protesters storm Macedonian Parliament

    Chaos has swept into Macedonia's parliament as demonstrators stormed the building and attacked politicians to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-old deadlock in efforts to form a new government. Clashes over several hours...

  • Woman shot and four arrested during London anti-terror raid

    Woman shot and four arrested during London anti-terror raid

    A woman in her twenties has been shot by police and four people arrested during terror raids in London and Kent. The injured suspect is being held under police guard after being rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the swoop at a...

  • No sign of terrorism in Berlin shooting incident

    A German police officer shot and wounded a man who threatened another officer with a weapon in the car park of a Berlin hospital, but the incident did not appear related to terrorism, a police spokesman said. "There are no signs whatsoever of...

  • Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast after collision

    Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast after collision

    A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board the navy ship were evacuated, Turkish officials said. The rescued crew members of the Russian ship...

  • UK police detain man with knives near prime minister's office

    UK police detain man with knives near prime minister's office

    A man carrying knives was arrested in the heart of London this afternoon under anti-terrorism laws. "A man has been arrested in Whitehall this afternoon, at approximately 14:22, following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation,"...