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  • May's divorce deal back from the dead

    May's divorce deal back from the dead

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement could yet return from the dead if hardcore Brexiteers fear a delay could produce a softer Brexit than the deal they despise. The divorce deal was rejected by a thumping majority in...

  • Mosque gunman published manifesto, live-streamed shooting

    Mosque gunman published manifesto, live-streamed shooting

    An Australian gunman involved in attacks on New Zealand mosques Friday that left at least 49 people dead published a racist manifesto on Twitter beforehand then live-streamed his rampage, according to an AFP online analysis. The New Zealand...

  • Plane crash probe has begun in Paris: Ethiopian Airlines

    Plane crash probe has begun in Paris: Ethiopian Airlines

    An investigation has begun in Paris into the cause of last week's crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing jet which killed all 157 passengers and crew, Ethiopian Airlines said Friday. "The Ethiopian delegation led by the chief investigator of (the)...

  • Laid back New Zealand city bloodied by 'darkest day'

    Laid back New Zealand city bloodied by 'darkest day'

    The quiet city of Christchurch, still picking up the pieces from a massive 2011 earthquake, was again a city in shock Friday as armed police patrolled normally tranquil streets and locals struggled to come to terms with an outrage in their...

  • New Zealand's Muslim community targeted in attack

    New Zealand's Muslim community targeted in attack

    New Zealand's Muslim community was in shock Friday after dozens were killed in deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, on what the prime minister described as one of the nation's "darkest days". Here are some facts about the Muslim minority...

  • 'No Planet B': Global youth demo for climate kicks off

    'No Planet B': Global youth demo for climate kicks off

    Thousands of young people marched through cities in Asia Friday, kicking off a global day of student protests that aims to spark world leaders into action on climate change. Classrooms in capitals from Lagos to London are expected to be empty, as...

  • 49 dead in mosque shootings in New Zealand; right-wing extremist filmed attack

    49 dead in mosque shootings in New Zealand; right-wing extremist filmed attack

    Updated 9.15am Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman – identified as an Australian extremist - apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. In what appeared...

  • Main points of proposed Brexit deal

    Main points of proposed Brexit deal

    The British government will have a third attempt next week at getting MPs to approve the revived Brexit deal agreed between London and Brussels. Following a vote in the British parliament on Thursday, to seek an extension to the Brexit process...

  • US Senate votes to end Trump's border emergency

    US Senate votes to end Trump's border emergency

    The US Senate delivered a surprisingly strong rebuke of President Donald Trump on Thursday, as several Republicans joined opposition Democrats in voting to terminate his declared emergency on the southern border. A dozen Republicans supported...

  • Barnier: Existing deal remains the best way forward for Brexit

    Barnier: Existing deal remains the best way forward for Brexit

    A deal to regulate Britain's exit from the EU was the best way forward, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, insisted on Thursday.He stood by the deal negotiated with Theresa May's government and rejected twice by the House of...

  • Commons votes to delay Brexit after rejecting call for second referendum

    Commons votes to delay Brexit after rejecting call for second referendum

    Last updated 7.25pm   The House of Commons on Thursday backed a UK government motion to seek an extension to the Brexit deadline after rejecting a call for the holding of a second referendum.  The motion says the March 29 deadline for Britain to...

  • US House unanimously demands Mueller report be made public

    US House unanimously demands Mueller report be made public

    The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to demand that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russian election meddling investigation be made public. The House voted 420-0 on the non-binding resolution, signaling...

  • Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

    Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday. "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt...

  • Reputed New York crime boss shot dead outside home

    Reputed New York crime boss shot dead outside home

    The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family, Francesco "Frank" Cali, was shot dead outside his New York home, police said. Cali, thought to have headed the family since 2015, suffered "multiple gunshot wounds to the torso" in front of his...

  • Entrepreneur charged with murdering Slovakian journalist had Malta connection

    Entrepreneur charged with murdering Slovakian journalist had Malta connection

    A man accused by Slovak prosecutors of having ordered the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak used to be a director of a company registered in Malta. The Slovak authorities said on Thursday they have charged entrepreneur Marian Kocner...

  • Europe to be climate neutral by 2050

    Europe to be climate neutral by 2050

    The European Union is to become climate neutral by 2050, after the European Parliament voted in favour of this plan by a large majority on Thursday. The strategy will be adopted at the summit of heads of state and government in May. "The European...

  • Climate campaigners take France to court

    Climate campaigners take France to court

    Four environmental NGOs on Thursday sued the French government for failing to uphold its commitments on fighting climate change, the latest in a series of high-profile cases that aim to force governments around the world into action. The...

  • EU's Tusk backs 'long' delay if Britain 'rethinks' Brexit

    EU's Tusk backs 'long' delay if Britain 'rethinks' Brexit

    EU leader Donald Tusk said Thursday that European capitals could approve a long delay to Brexit, in a last-ditch push to persuade Prime Minister Theresa May to change her negotiating red lines. During consultations ahead of next week's EU summit,...

  • MPs voted against no-deal Brexit – but what does that actually mean?

    MPs voted against no-deal Brexit – but what does that actually mean?

    Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without “a deal”. Having lost a second vote on her withdrawal agreement on March 12, May agreed to let MPs vote on whether they would accept leaving the EU without a deal on March 13. They...

  • War-displaced Ukrainians struggle to get their vote

    War-displaced Ukrainians struggle to get their vote

    Natalya Nikitchenko was forced to flee the war in eastern Ukraine: now, like more than a million others, she is battling to get her vote in this month's presidential election. Sitting in the gloomy shared kitchen of a shelter in Kryvyi Rig, an...