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  • No-deal Brexit more likely

    Once again, the EU has sent Theresa May home with nothing.

  • Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

    Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world's biggest flower market.

  • French govt urges end to protests

    The French government yesterday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

  • Rights protection hangs in balance

    Top officials and advocates are pushing at UN talks in Poland to ensure governments and businesses respect human rights when working to build a green future under the Paris climate pact.

  • 'Lame duck for Christmas'

    Britain's partisan newspapers mostly agreed yesterday that Prime Minister Theresa May has been damaged and faces all-but-impossible Brexit hurdles despite winning her party's confidence vote.

  • 9 killed, 47 hurt

    Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital yesterday, officials said.

  • UK PM faces confidence vote

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

  • Cops hunt gunman after two killed

    Police yesterday searched through eastern France for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalised while in jail.

  • Key issues unresolved

    "Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned yesterday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland.

  • 3 killed, 12 injured in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

    A gunman kills at least three people and wounds a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg before fleeing the scene.

  • 'We can't continue like this'

    Emmanuel Macron's government yesterday defended a financial relief package to quell the "yellow vest" revolt over taxes and living standards, hoping to end protests which have spiralled into violence in Paris and other cities.

  • Noose tightens around May

    Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a tour of European capitals yesterday in a desperate bid to salvage her Brexit deal, a day after delaying a parliamentary vote on the text to avoid a crushing defeat.

  • US, Saudi rank last on curbing climate change

    The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said yesterday.

  • Macron set to offer fresh concessions

    French President Emmanuel Macron was expected to offer fresh concessions to try to end the "yellow vest" protests that have rocked the country and taken a heavy toll on the economy.

  • Brexit defeat could topple UK govt

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday warned that parliament's rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power.

  • Do not interfere in our politics

    The French government yesterday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement.

  • Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

    Anti-government protesters face off with French riot police in Paris, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

  • Negotiations stall as deadline looms

    Half-way through crucial talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share out the cost of curbing

  • The $3 billion map

    For experts in the field of ocean mapping it is no small irony that we know more about the surfaces of the Moon and Mars than we do

  • German farmers sue govt over missed climate targets

    Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a

  • Protests rock France again

    Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris yesterday as riot police clashed with "yellow vest" demonstrators, who set fire to

  • Migrants tend to live longer: study

    Migrants tend to be healthier than the residents of wealthy countries they travel to, such as the United States, and often help fight diseases by becoming healthcare workers in those nations, according to a study published on Wednesday.

  • No delay to Brexit vote

    Parliament's vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will go ahead on Dec 11, her office said yesterday, despite a newspaper report ministers had sought a delay to prevent a defeat so big it might bring down the government.

  • Govt warns of 'great violence in Paris

    French authorities warned another wave of "great violence" and rioting could be unleashed in Paris this weekend by a hard core of 'yellow vest' protesters, as senior ministers sought to defuse public anger with conciliatory languages on taxes.

  • UN seeking access to Xinjiang camps

    The top United Nations human rights official Michelle Bachelet yesterday said that her office is seeking access to China's Xinjiang region to verify "worrying reports" of re-education camps holding Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. China says security measures are needed to combat the influence of "extremist" groups that incite violence there.

  • Russia has '60 days'

    The United States warned Russia on Tuesday it will withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms if Moscow does not dismantle missiles that Washington says breach it within 60 days.

  • Trump shaping 'liberal' world order: Pompeo

    US President Donald Trump's top diplomat promised on Tuesday a new democratic world order in which Washington will strengthen or jettison international agreements as it sees fit to stop "bad actors" such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining.

  • Brexit future looks bleak

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was accused yesterday of misleading MPs over her Brexit deal as her government published legal advice likely to increase opposition to the agreement ahead of a crucial vote next week.

  • Macron bows to pressure

    France's prime minister yesterday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of

  • 'Penalised' for others mistakes

    Nations facing imminent environmental disaster on Monday called on rich polluters to help them back from the brink, as the UN