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France hit by new wave of strikes against pension reform

Striking workers disrupted French refinery deliveries, public transport and schools today, in a second day of nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make people work longer before retirement.

23h ago| Europe

Russia claims incremental gains

Russian forces claimed incremental gains in eastern Ukraine yesterday adding up to their biggest advances in months, after relentless battles that Kyiv described as human wave attacks which showed Moscow had no regard for the lives of its own men.

1d ago| Europe

UK PM fires ally over tax scandal

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday dismissed a senior ally whose murky tax dealings have focussed anger at the government as a cost-of-living crisis brings misery to millions.

6d ago| Europe

Knife attack on German train kills 2

Two people were killed and several others wounded in a knife attack on a regional train in northern Germany Wednesday, police said, announcing that the alleged assailant had been captured.

6d ago| Europe

Ardern makes last bow as NZ PM

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday she was grateful for her time in office, insisting that a sustained barrage of online abuse was not the reason for her shock resignation.

Leopard tanks for Ukraine: Germany promises swift answer

Germany yesterday said it would decide “shortly” whether to authorise the export of powerful German-made Leopard battle tanks long sought by Kyiv and encouraged allies to start training Ukrainian forces to use them.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

France hit by new wave of strikes against pension reform

Striking workers disrupted French refinery deliveries, public transport and schools today, in a second day of nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make people work longer before retirement.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

Russia claims incremental gains

Russian forces claimed incremental gains in eastern Ukraine yesterday adding up to their biggest advances in months, after relentless battles that Kyiv described as human wave attacks which showed Moscow had no regard for the lives of its own men.

January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023

UK PM fires ally over tax scandal

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday dismissed a senior ally whose murky tax dealings have focussed anger at the government as a cost-of-living crisis brings misery to millions.

January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023

Ex-NATO general Petr Pavel wins Czech presidential vote

Retired NATO general Petr Pavel beat billionaire former prime minister Andrej Babis in a presidential election run-off Saturday, interim results showed.

January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023

Insomnia drove late Pope Benedict to resign: report

Recently deceased ex-pope Benedict described years of persistent sleeping troubles as the “main reason” behind his shock decision to step down in 2013, according to a German media report yesterday.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

EU wants to send more people back to ‘home’

European Union migration ministers were set to meet yesterday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

EU wants to send more people back to Asia, Africa, Middle East

European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

1 killed in Spain church attack, 'terror' motive probed

At least one person was killed and another was severely injured by a man wielding a bladed weapon in southern Spain on Wednesday, officials said.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

ChatGPT bot passes US law school exam

A chatbot powered by reams of data from the internet has passed exams at a US law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

Microsoft scrambles to fix global outage

US tech giant Microsoft yesterday said it was working to fix a networking problem that had left users across the world struggling to