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  • Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

    Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

    Venezuela's military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment. Opposition leader and self-declared...

  • Police kill man who injured three in Marseille knife attack

    Police kill man who injured three in Marseille knife attack

    French police on Tuesday shot dead a man who wounded three pedestrians in a knife attack in the southern city of Marseille, officials said. The prosecutor's office said the attack was not politically-motivated. "It's a common law assault," said...

  • May heads to Brussels for Brexit crisis talks

    May heads to Brussels for Brexit crisis talks

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday prepared to head to Brussels for talks on the Brexit crisis, even though EU leaders have refused any renegotiation of the deal she agreed with them in December. With just five weeks to go until Brexit...

  • Several people 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station

    Several people 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station

    An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps buried several people on Tuesday, regional police said, as local media reported that more than 10 people may have been submerged. The avalanche on the Plaine-Morte ski track in Crans-Montana in...

  • French murder suspect could be linked to 40 unsolved cases: police

    French murder suspect could be linked to 40 unsolved cases: police

    French investigators have identified around 40 unsolved disappearances and other cold cases potentially linked to a former soldier who was arrested last year and charged with two murders in southeast France. Nordahl Lelandais has already confessed...

  • Moving out as Brexit looms

    Moving out as Brexit looms

    As Britain's March 29 departure from the European Union looms, several major groups have announced they are downsizing their operations or completely shipping out. Here is a snapshot of what's happening: Industry hit hard Japanese car maker Honda...

  • Rebel British MPs take up their seats in parliament

    Rebel British MPs take up their seats in parliament

    The seven MPs who broke away from the UK's main opposition Labour Party took their seats as an independent group in parliament for the first time on Tuesday as rumours swirled of possible further defections. The biggest split in British politics...

  • Karl Lagerfeld, the 'Kaiser' of fashion, dies aged 85

    Karl Lagerfeld, the 'Kaiser' of fashion, dies aged 85

    They called him the "Kaiser", and for decades Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85, reigned imperially over the fashion world. From his perch at Chanel, the German-born designer presided over the most famous of all fashion houses like the...

  • Watch: Indian aircraft collide during air show preparation

    Watch: Indian aircraft collide during air show preparation

    An Indian Air Force pilot died after two Hawk jet aircraft of the Indian Air Force aerobatics team collided mid-air in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. They were rehearsing for the upcoming Aero India air show. The other pilot ejected safely.

  • Bernie Sanders running for US president again

    Bernie Sanders running for US president again

    Senator Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his...

  • Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

    Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

    The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the "inhuman and degrading treatment" of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police. "Foreign nationals deprived of their liberty by the...

  • Honda announces plan to shut UK plant in 2021

    Honda announces plan to shut UK plant in 2021

    Japanese car giant Honda said Tuesday it will shut its plant in Britain in 2021, a move that puts 3,500 jobs at risk and comes amid rising Brexit concerns. In a statement, the company cited "unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry"...

  • Sixteen US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

    Sixteen US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

    Sixteen US states have sued President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution. Trump announced the emergency...

  • Eurosceptic forces to gain in EU elections: poll

    Eurosceptic forces to gain in EU elections: poll

    Eurosceptic populists are projected to make gains in European Parliamentary elections in May but mainstream political groups ought to retain their majority, albeit with increasing signs of fragmentation, according to opinion polls. The 705 new...

  • Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

    Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

    US President Donald Trump said Monday a top Justice official's reported discussions about invoking the Constitution to remove him from office were part of an "illegal and treasonous" push against him. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised...

  • Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

    Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

    Poland's prime minister on Monday cancelled Warsaw's participation in a Jerusalem summit, accusing an Israeli minister of "racist" comments about the actions of Poles during the Holocaust, further souring relations between the two nations. Mateusz...

  • Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

    Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

    Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi. The kingdom's foreign minister...

  • EU vows 'swift and adequate' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

    EU vows 'swift and adequate' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

    The EU promised a quick and effective response if the United States imposes import duties on European autos, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Monday. Brussels issued the threat after the US Commerce Department filed a report on...

  • Seven MPs leave Britain's Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

    Seven MPs leave Britain's Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

    Seven MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday announced they were breaking away and forming an independent group in protest at the party's support for Brexit and its failure to stamp out anti-Semitism. "This has been a very difficult,...

  • Live: Mgr Scicluna addresses major Vatican conference on protection of children

    Live: Mgr Scicluna addresses major Vatican conference on protection of children

    A major meeting of bishops to discuss the protection of children in the Church opens on Thursday at the Vatican. Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Monday will be among those addressing a press conference to explain what the meeting is all...