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  • Italy economy stagnates

    Italy economy stagnates

    Italy's economy stagnated in the third quarter, and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the zero growth justified Rome's expansionary 2019 budget which the European Commission has rejected because it breaks EU rules. Gross domestic product was...

  • India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens

    India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens

    India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets worse, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday. Toxic smog has started to envelope vast swathes of...

  • Conservationists alarmed as China eases ban on tiger and rhino parts

    Conservationists alarmed as China eases ban on tiger and rhino parts

    China unveiled new rules on Monday that would allow the use of rhino horn and tiger parts for some medical and cultural purposes, watering down a decades-old ban in a move conservation group WWF said could have "devastating consequences". China's...

  • Indonesian jet had unreliable speed readings the day before crash

    Indonesian jet had unreliable speed readings the day before crash

    The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed in Indonesia on Monday flew erratically the previous evening and its airspeed readings were unreliable, according to an accident investigator and a flight tracking website. According to data from...

  • WikiLeaks' Assange says Ecuador seeking to end his asylum

    WikiLeaks' Assange says Ecuador seeking to end his asylum

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States, but a judge rejected his lawsuit over embassy living conditions. Assange spoke from the embassy via...

  • Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

    Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

    The United States said on Monday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of November 6 mid-term elections. The...

  • Watch: Khashoggi fiancee hits at Trump response

    Watch: Khashoggi fiancee hits at Trump response

    The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday criticised President Donald Trump's response to his killing, urging him to set aside US trade interests in the push for truth, and demanded Riyadh disclose more details to bring those who ordered it to...

  • Five dead as storms, high winds batter Italy

    Five dead as storms, high winds batter Italy

    Five people died in Italy on Monday as gale-force winds brought trees crashing down and heavy rains left many rivers dangerously swollen, rescue services said. The national Civil Protection Agency issued multiple weather warnings as storms swept...

  • Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year - WHO

    Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year - WHO

    Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on...

  • Woman blows herself up in central Tunis

    Woman blows herself up in central Tunis

    Updated at 4.12pm A woman in her 30s blew herself up in the centre of the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, wounding nine people including eight police in what the Interior Ministry called a "terrorist explosion". Witnesses described a blast on...

  • EU countries want more time in clock change debate

    EU countries want more time in clock change debate

    European Union governments began discussions on Monday to assess whether and when to scrap the twice-yearly clock change, amid doubts the requirement would be dropped in 2019 as the EU executive has proposed. Last month, European Commission...

  • Merkel will not seek re-election as CDU party chair - source

    Merkel will not seek re-election as CDU party chair - source

    Updated 2.15pm German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of her Christian Democrats (CDU) that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman at a conference in early December, a senior party source said on Monday. However, she declined...

  • Saudi prosecutor in Khashoggi case meets Istanbul chief prosecutor - Anadolu

    Saudi prosecutor in Khashoggi case meets Istanbul chief prosecutor - Anadolu

    The Saudi public prosecutor heading the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi met Istanbul's chief prosecutor on Monday, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey values the...

  • Brazil's right-wing Bolsonaro wins presidency

    Brazil's right-wing Bolsonaro wins presidency

    Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, promising to clean up politics, shrink the state and crack down on crime, in a dramatic swing away from the left in the world's fourth-largest democracy. The former...

  • Plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea off Indonesia

    Plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea off Indonesia

    Updated 10am An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a domestic flight to a tin-mining region, officials said. There was no sign of any survivors...

  • German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses

    German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses

    Updated 8.45pm Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners gave her conservatives until next year to deliver more policy results, threatening to end their alliance if there is no improvement after both parties suffered in a regional...

  • Czechs celebrate centenary with largest military parade since communist era

    Czechs celebrate centenary with largest military parade since communist era

    The Czech Republic marked 100 years since the creation of Czechoslovakia on Sunday with the biggest military parade in its post-communist history, highlighting a weekend of celebrations. More than 4,000 military personnel took part in the event,...

  • Syria's national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

    Syria's national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

    Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. Only part of the museum,...

  • Eurozone not prepared enough to face new crisis - French finance minister

    Eurozone not prepared enough to face new crisis - French finance minister

    There is no risk of contagion from Italy's budget crisis in the European Union but the eurozone is not prepared enough to face a new economic crisis, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told daily Le Parisien on Sunday. The European Commission...

  • Brexit deal needed for end to austerity in UK - Hammond

    Brexit deal needed for end to austerity in UK - Hammond

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said an end to austerity depended on the country getting a Brexit deal which would allow for more public spending, but he might have to take a different approach if there is no deal. "If we don't get a...