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  • PM May: No second referendum, no compromise over Brexit plan

    PM May: No second referendum, no compromise over Brexit plan

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union. With...

  • US cancels Pakistan financial aid

    US cancels Pakistan financial aid

    The US military says it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.  A Pentagon...

  • Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - Theresa May

    Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - Theresa May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union. With...

  • Iran rejects report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq

    Iran rejects report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq

    Iran on Saturday rejected a Reuters report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq, saying it aimed to hurt Iran's ties with neighbours, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter he was "deeply...

  • Watch: Two presidents - not Trump - pay tribute to McCain at funeral

    Watch: Two presidents - not Trump - pay tribute to McCain at funeral

    Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday in homage to late senator and American patriot John McCain, in a momentous farewell ceremony that also rebuked the politics of toxicity and division trafficked by Donald Trump. As millions...

  • Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere

    Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere

    US President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement and warned Congress not to meddle with the trade negotiations or he would terminate the trilateral trade pact altogether. "There...

  • Obama, Bush to eulogise former political foe McCain at cathedral service

    Obama, Bush to eulogise former political foe McCain at cathedral service

    Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will lead mourners on Saturday in a service for the late John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero whose bids for the White House were dashed by the two men. On the way to...

  • Passenger jet goes off runway in Sochi, 18 injured

    Passenger jet goes off runway in Sochi, 18 injured

    A Russian passenger plane ran off an airport runway outside Russia's southern city of Sochi early on Saturday and caught fire injuring 18 people, officials and state media reported. Russia's Healthcare Ministry said 18 people were injured but said...

  • EU ends trade controls on Chinese solar panels

    EU ends trade controls on Chinese solar panels

    The European Union will end restrictions on the sale of solar panels from China early next week in a move that EU producers said would lead to a flood of cheap imports. The European Commission, which coordinates EU trade policy, said in a...

  • US halts funding to UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

    US halts funding to UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

    The United States halted all funding to a UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas...

  • Libya closes Tripoli airport after rockets fired

    Libya closes Tripoli airport after rockets fired

    Libyan authorities closed Tripoli airport on Friday after some rockets were fired in its direction, a spokesman for the state airline Libyan Airlines said. Flights will be diverted to Misrata airport, the spokesman said, without elaborating.

  • US set to cancel all funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

    US set to cancel all funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

    The Trump administration will announce a decision within days to cancel funding for a UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, several people familiar with the decision said on Friday. The administration pledged $60 million to the United...

  • China using LinkedIn to recruit Americans as spies, USA claims

    China using LinkedIn to recruit Americans as spies, USA claims

    The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the US...

  • Church rejects mandatory reporting of child abuse discussed in confessional

    Church rejects mandatory reporting of child abuse discussed in confessional

    The Catholic church in Australia said on Friday it would oppose laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional, setting the stage for a showdown between the country's biggest religion and the...

  • Italy demands EU opens more ports to migrant ships

    Italy demands EU opens more ports to migrant ships

    Italy demanded on Thursday the EU find other ports to disembark migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, suggesting it would withhold support for the EU naval mission against people-smuggling unless other countries take in survivors. Italy became...

  • Situation at "boiling point" at Greek refugee centre, UN says

    Situation at "boiling point" at Greek refugee centre, UN says

    Updated at 1.15pm The United Nations refugee agency urged Greece on Friday to speed up transfers of eligible asylum-seekers from Aegean islands to the mainland, saying conditions at an overcrowded Lesbos reception centre were "reaching boiling...

  • Saudi seeks to distance itself from Qatar - literally

    Saudi seeks to distance itself from Qatar - literally

    A senior Saudi official on Friday appeared to confirm local media reports that the kingdom is considering digging a canal to separate the Qatari peninsula from the mainland and turn it into an island, amid a year-long dispute between the...

  • EU set to end switch between summer and winter time

    EU set to end switch between summer and winter time

    The European Union's chief executive said on Friday the bloc was set to end the practice of switching between summer and winter time after a survey found most EU citizens against the practice. More than 80 per cent of EU citizens wanted to abolish...

  • Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organisation - Bloomberg

    Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organisation - Bloomberg

    US President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade Organisation if "they don't shape up," in his latest criticism of the institution. Such a move could undermine one of the...

  • Lynch mob burns two men alive, by mistake

    Lynch mob burns two men alive, by mistake

    Enraged villagers in a small town in central Mexico burned alive two men whom they confused with alleged child abductors, local authorities said on Thursday. The men, 21 and 53, had been detained at the police station in the town of San Vicente...