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  • Catalan government to relaunch campaign to split from Spain

    Catalan government to relaunch campaign to split from Spain

    Catalan leader Quim Torra will relaunch on Tuesday his region's campaign to split from Spain, rebuffing an offer from the central government in Madrid for a referendum on greater autonomy that would fall well short of independence. Torra, who is...

  • Watch: Fuel tanker crashes into bridge in rough seas

    Watch: Fuel tanker crashes into bridge in rough seas

    A 2,591-tonne tanker smashed into a bridge linking Osaka’s Kansai airport with the mainland at Typhoon Jebi made landfall in Japan on Tuesday. The airport is built on a man-made island and linked to the mainland by the bridge. The bridge was...

  • Monica Lewinsky, angered by "off limits" question on Clinton, walks off stage

    Monica Lewinsky, angered by "off limits" question on Clinton, walks off stage

    Monica Lewinsky cut short an Israeli interview and walked off stage after what she described on Tuesday as an "off limits" question about former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, whose affair as a White House intern with Clinton in the 1990s...

  • EU watchdog raps Juncker over aide's move to top job

    EU watchdog raps Juncker over aide's move to top job

    The European Ombudsman has found that the EU executive under President Jean-Claude Juncker failed to follow procedures in appointing his chief aide to run the EU civil service and so undermined public trust. Publishing the findings of her...

  • Tensions flare after fire destroys Brazil museum in 'tragedy foretold'

    Tensions flare after fire destroys Brazil museum in 'tragedy foretold'

    Anger smouldered in Brazil on Monday after a fire destroyed the National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and which had suffered years of financial neglect, making its destruction a "tragedy...

  • May has handed Brexit 'victory' to Europe: Johnson

    May has handed Brexit 'victory' to Europe: Johnson

    Hardline Brexiteer Boris Johnson hasn't stayed quiet in the months after his resignation as Britain's foreign secretary. And his latest scathing criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May is fueling speculation he will eventually mount a leadership...

  • Eight killed in blast at South African munitions depot

    Eight killed in blast at South African munitions depot

    At least eight people were killed in an explosion at a South African munitions depot in Somerset West, near Cape Town, but the cause of the incident was still unknown, a fire and rescue official said on Monday. The blast occurred at Rheinmetall...

  • EU Parliament aims to endorse any deal just two weeks before Brexit day

    EU Parliament aims to endorse any deal just two weeks before Brexit day

    The European Parliament expects to be able to endorse any deal with London just two weeks before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, a leading lawmaker said on Monday, highlighting how tight the schedule is to agree on divorce terms and future...

  • Watch: One migrant in 18 crossing Mediterranean in 2018 died, UNHCR says

    Watch: One migrant in 18 crossing Mediterranean in 2018 died, UNHCR says

    Updated at 7.10pm Crossing the central Mediterranean has become more treacherous than ever for migrants trying to reach Europe, with one in 18 dying or going missing during the voyage - more than double the rate last year, the UN refugee agency...

  • Watch: Massive fire tears through Rio's 200-year old

    Watch: Massive fire tears through Rio's 200-year old

    A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building,...

  • Ten shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino, California

    Ten shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino, California

    Ten people including children were shot at an apartment complex in San Bernardino, California on Sunday night, police said, with three people in dire condition. "We got a call about 10:45 p.m. for shots fired," said San Bernardino spokesman Capt.

  • McCain laid to rest in Annapolis

    McCain laid to rest in Annapolis

    McCain laid to rest in AnnapolisUS Senator John McCain was buried last night in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Hundreds lined the roads leading to the academy  to say goodbye to the long-serving...

  • Libya declares state of emergency in Tripoli

    Libya declares state of emergency in Tripoli

    Last updated Monday 7.22am A state of emergency has been declared in Tripoli by Libya’s UN-backed government as fighting among rival factions intensives around the capital. Fierce clashes erupted last week between the Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat,...

  • Germany suspends two policemen over Nazi salute

    Germany suspends two policemen over Nazi salute

    Police in Germany's southern state of Bavaria are investigating two officers suspected of performing the illegal Hitler salute. The German constitution makes it a crime to exhibit Nazi symbols and the incident is likely to feed into a heated...

  • 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...