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  • Saudi prince has 'blood on his hands' over Khashoggi - Erdogan adviser

    Saudi prince has 'blood on his hands' over Khashoggi - Erdogan adviser

    An adviser to Turkey's leader said on Wednesday Saudi Arabia's crown prince had "blood on his hands" over Jamal Khashoggi's killing, the bluntest comments yet from someone linked to Tayyip Erdogan about Riyadh's de facto ruler in connection with...

  • Deadly Border

    Deadly Border

    On March 26, 2018, a journalist and a photographer from Ecuador as well as their driver were kidnapped by former FARC guerillas on the border with Colombia while they were working on a story about drug-trafficking. They were found dead three...

  • Salvini says Italy won't change budget, 'Italians come first'

    Salvini says Italy won't change budget, 'Italians come first'

    Italy will not change its 2019 budget, deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday after the European Commission rejected the government's fiscal plan and gave it three weeks to present a new one. In a radio interview with RTL 102.5,...

  • EU ready to call Brexit summit when 'decisive progress' made - Tusk

    EU ready to call Brexit summit when 'decisive progress' made - Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk told the European Parliament on Wednesday that he would be ready to call a special summit on Brexit whenever negotiators said "decisive progress" had been made toward a deal. Briefing lawmakers on last week's...

  • Pakistan to seek IMF bailout despite $6 billion Saudi rescue

    Pakistan to seek IMF bailout despite $6 billion Saudi rescue

    Pakistan still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite a Saudi Arabian offer of a $6 billion rescue package, Pakistan's finance ministry said on Wednesday. "Yes, we are going ahead into programme negotiations...

  • Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange - foreign minister

    Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange - foreign minister

    Ecuador does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks over his situation as an asylee in the South American country's London embassy, Ecuador's foreign minister said on...

  • European Commission rejects Italy budget, demands new version

    European Commission rejects Italy budget, demands new version

    The European Commission has rejected Italy's 2019 budget and will ask Rome to present a new document within three weeks, Italian news agency AGI reported on Tuesday, citing EU sources. Italy's government of the right-wing League and...

  • Thousands evacuated as Hurricane Willa descends on Mexico

    Thousands evacuated as Hurricane Willa descends on Mexico

    Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains on Tuesday. Residents on Monday night sealed off...

  • Strong signs Khashoggi's killing was planned, says Erdogan

    Strong signs Khashoggi's killing was planned, says Erdogan

    Updated at 1.35pm Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought...

  • France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

    France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

    The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France's ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and ordered it to review the legislation. France had failed to make the case for its ban, the committee said,...

  • US judge affirms Monsanto weed-killer verdict, slashes damages

    US judge affirms Monsanto weed-killer verdict, slashes damages

    A US judge on Monday affirmed a verdict against Bayer AG unit Monsanto that found its glyphosate-based weed-killers responsible for a man’s terminal cancer, sending the German company's shares down 8 percent. In a ruling by San Francisco's...

  • Sparks fly as India allows "green" firecrackers for Diwali

    Sparks fly as India allows "green" firecrackers for Diwali

    India's Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the use of "safe and green" firecrackers during Diwali festivities next month, but it was unclear how the rules will be enforced at a time when millions of fireworks add to the country's toxic...

  • Explosive device found at home of George Soros

    Explosive device found at home of George Soros

    An explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox near the New York home of billionaire financier George Soros, a favorite target of right-wing campaigners in the United States and eastern Europe, the New York Times reported, citing...

  • Russia vows to 'restore' military balance if US scraps nuclear treaty

    Russia vows to 'restore' military balance if US scraps nuclear treaty

    Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. But Moscow...

  • UK's May tries to calm Brexit rebels, says deal almost done

    UK's May tries to calm Brexit rebels, says deal almost done

    Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers to back her in the final stages of Britain's exit from the European Union, saying talks were in their most difficult phase even if a deal was close. After facing some of the fiercest attacks to...

  • Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

    Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

    Bulgarian authorities raided a print shop on Monday that was making counterfeit cash, and seized fake euro and dollar bills worth more than $14.3 million, the interior ministry said on Monday. Special forces for combating organised crime stormed a...

  • Watch: Shocking video shows body double used to cover journalist's murder

    Watch: Shocking video shows body double used to cover journalist's murder

    Newly leaked CCTV footage has emerged that appears to show a man leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul wearing the clothes of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNN aired the footage on Monday, citing a Turkish official who identified the...

  • Ryanair passenger's racist rant prompts British police investigation

    Ryanair passenger's racist rant prompts British police investigation

    British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident. The unidentified man...

  • Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday

    Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday

    The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday. The Commission has slammed as an unprecedented breach of EU...

  • Ryanair warns fares to remain soft as summer profit falls 7%

    Ryanair warns fares to remain soft as summer profit falls 7%

    Ryanair reported a 7% fall in profit during its key April-September season on Monday, citing higher fuel costs and damage to bookings caused by strikes, and said European short-haul airfares would remain soft this winter. Ryanair three weeks ago...