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  • UK PM May faces a fight to seal Brexit deal

    UK PM May faces a fight to seal Brexit deal

    Prime Minister Theresa May faces one of the most the most dangerous moments of her premiership as she tries to convince senior ministers and parliament to accept a draft divorce deal agreed with the European Union. Here is reaction: JEREMY CORBYN,...

  • Iran executes two men for 'spreading corruption on earth'

    Iran executes two men for 'spreading corruption on earth'

    Iran has executed two men accused of economic crimes, part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis and new US sanctions targeting its oil sector. One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the...

  • Ohio family faces death penalty for 'execution-style' murders

    Ohio family faces death penalty for 'execution-style' murders

    Four members of a rural Ohio family are facing the death penalty after they killed eight members of a different family.   The crime dates back to 2016, when four members of the Wagner family killed seven members of the Rhoden family and a fiancée...

  • Angela Merkel calls for an EU military

    Angela Merkel calls for an EU military

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that infuriated US President Donald Trump. Merkel told the European Parliament such an...

  • CNN sues Trump administration

    CNN sues Trump administration

    CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump. The cable network demanded the return of Acosta's...

  • Brexit divorce deal reached by UK and EU

    Brexit divorce deal reached by UK and EU

    Updated at 9.15pm Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to...

  • EU proposes visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

    EU proposes visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

    The European Union's executive proposed on Tuesday that Britons be allowed to visit the bloc without visas after Brexit and stepped up preparations in case of a no-deal divorce. Speaking after the European Commission sat in Strasbourg, deputy head...

  • Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

    Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union are stage managing a Brexit deal that will doom the United Kingdom to the status of a colony, former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. "No one is fooled by this...

  • Shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate sinks further, nearly submerged

    Shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate sinks further, nearly submerged

    A shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate that collided with a Maltese-flagged oil tanker off the Norwegian coast last week sank further on Tuesday and was almost completely submerged, pictures taken by the Norwegian Coastal Administration showed. It...

  • Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference

    Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference

    Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday. Italy organised the conference in Palermo, hoping it would...

  • At least 42 fatalities in California's deadliest wildfire ever

    At least 42 fatalities in California's deadliest wildfire ever

    Search teams have recovered remains of 42 people killed by a fierce wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, marking the greatest loss of life from a wild land blaze in state history, authorities said. The...

  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins US Senate seat in Arizona

    Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins US Senate seat in Arizona

    Democrat Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Martha McSally to win a close US Senate race in Arizona following last Tuesday's congressional elections, according to multiple media outlets. Sinema's victory means a Senate pickup for Democrats,...

  • Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award

    Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award

    Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Once hailed...

  • Greater Paris to ban old diesel cars from summer 2019

    Greater Paris to ban old diesel cars from summer 2019

    The Greater Paris region will become a low-emission zone from next summer, which will limit the circulation of old diesel cars, the regional authority decided on Monday. The Metropole du Grand Paris council said on its Twitter feed it had voted to...

  • Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

    Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

    Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on...

  • Trump urges end to Florida recount, Democrats seek extension

    Trump urges end to Florida recount, Democrats seek extension

    US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to abandon recount efforts and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races there at last week's midterm elections, while Democrats filed a lawsuit to challenge...

  • Migrants rescued by cargo ship refuse to disembark at Libyan port

    Migrants rescued by cargo ship refuse to disembark at Libyan port

    Some 95 migrants picked up by a cargo ship off the Libyan coast have refused to disembark in the western city of Misrata, officials from the United Nations and Libyan coast guard said on Monday. The Libyan coast guard, supported by Italy, has...

  • UK PM May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

    UK PM May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

    Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides on Monday, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving the EU will be voted down by parliament and thrust the United Kingdom towards a potentially chaotic "no-deal"...

  • Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

    Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

    Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by...

  • Australia charges woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries

    Australia charges woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries

    An Australian court on Monday ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare to stay in custody until she next appears in court. The strawberry industry, worth A$160 million,...