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  • UK government has 300 no-deal Brexit contingency plans

    UK government has 300 no-deal Brexit contingency plans

    Operation Yellowhammer is the code name for the UK government’s no-deal Brexit contingency planning. The Yellowhammer is a small bird with a distinctive call that is often thought to say “a little bit of bread and no cheese”. Some might think it a...

  • Pentagon authorises $1 bn for Trump's border wall

    Pentagon authorises $1 bn for Trump's border wall

    Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorised $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president's emergency declaration. The Department of...

  • Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

    Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

    Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery. The magnitude 7.5...

  • Italy's 'orphaned' Five Stars on brink of crisis

    Italy's 'orphaned' Five Stars on brink of crisis

    Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) may be on its last legs amid electoral flops, a corruption scandal and an identity crisis that risks tearing it apart, experts say. In the latest blow, M5S took home just 20% of votes in Sunday's...

  • British MPs vote for bigger role in Brexit process

    British MPs vote for bigger role in Brexit process

    British MPs have voted  to play a bigger role in Brexit, giving themselves the power to express their preference for different options in an unprecedented move that the government called "dangerous". MPs won a vote that will allow them to seize...

  • Netanyahu at his side, Trump proclaims Golan Heights belongs to Israel

    Netanyahu at his side, Trump proclaims Golan Heights belongs to Israel

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, US President Donald Trump declared on Monday that the Golan Heights belong to Israel -- handing another major diplomatic victory to the premier ahead of elections. Netanyahu spared no praise as...

  • Israel launches strikes on Hamas in Gaza after rocket

    Israel launches strikes on Hamas in Gaza after rocket

    Israel's military launched strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday,  hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit a house and wounded seven Israelis. Witnesses and a security source in Gaza told AFP there had been at least...

  • Parliament support 'not sufficient' for third Brexit vote: May

    Parliament support 'not sufficient' for third Brexit vote: May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday said there was "still not sufficient support" in parliament for her to bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a third vote. "As things stand there is still not sufficient support in the House to...

  • Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

    Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

    The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday. "The accumulated number of cases is 1,009," of which 629 cases were...

  • Africa cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease: Red Cross

    Africa cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease: Red Cross

    A powerful cyclone that pummelled southern African countries earlier this month has left survivors facing "a ticking bomb" of looming disease outbreaks, the Red Cross chief warned Monday. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique's coast 10 days ago,...

  • Britain's May lays out Brexit survival plans

    Britain's May lays out Brexit survival plans

    Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her Brexit survival strategy to her disgruntled ministers Monday as Britain entered the week it was meant to leave the European Union with its government in crisis. Britain is still no closer to figuring out how...

  • EU completes its 'no deal' Brexit preparations

    EU completes its 'no deal' Brexit preparations

    In the ever-more likely possibility that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission on Monday completed its “no-deal” preparations. At the same time, it continues supporting administrations...

  • Nigeria's ex-spy chief sought over $43 million cash haul

    Nigeria's ex-spy chief sought over $43 million cash haul

    Nigeria's main anti-corruption body has declared a former spy chief wanted after a stash of more than $43 million in cash was found during a raid in an upscale apartment linked to him. A court in Lagos last month issued an arrest warrant for...

  • Thailand awaits election results as junta poised to retain power

    Thailand awaits election results as junta poised to retain power

    Thailand on Monday awaited the results of its first election since a 2014 coup, with the junta primed to retain its grip on power after a vote that saw its main rival diminished but vaulted a new pro-democracy force into the kingdom's...

  • Brexit cabinet meeting likely to be volatile

    Brexit cabinet meeting likely to be volatile

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an attempted coup by colleagues over her handling of Brexit. May will meet the very ministers said to be plotting to oust her at...

  • Probe opened after elderly 'yellow vest' protester injured

    Probe opened after elderly 'yellow vest' protester injured

    French officials faced fresh questions Sunday about the handling of the "yellow vest" protests after an elderly activist was seriously injured during a police charge in the southern city of Nice. Prosecutors there have opened an inquiry to try to...

  • Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller finds no collusion

    Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller finds no collusion

    US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes. The long-awaited final report of Special...

  • Rocket hits house north of Tel Aviv, Israelis wounded: police

    Rocket hits house north of Tel Aviv, Israelis wounded: police

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in a community north of Tel Aviv and caused it to catch fire on Monday, wounding five Israelis, authorities and medics said. Israel's army said the rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave run by...

  • Theresa May holds crisis talks amid rumours of cabinet coup

    Theresa May holds crisis talks amid rumours of cabinet coup

    British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks Sunday with Conservative colleagues as she tries to plot a path through a pivotal week in the Brexit process amid reports her leadership is under imminent threat. Ensconced at her country...

  • No Trump-Russia conspiracy, Mueller report concludes

    No Trump-Russia conspiracy, Mueller report concludes

    Updated at 10pm with detail US President Donald Trump declared he had been completely exonerated Sunday after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election campaign. But the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller...