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  • Fake cops steal $3.7m from Swiss woman

    Fraudsters posing as police officers stole 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) from a Swiss woman, Swiss media reported yesterday. A female

  • Climate a ‘red line’ at G20

    France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a “red line”, President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday ahead of the summit.

  • Russia must destroy missile: Nato

    Nato yesterday urged Russia to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear

  • World faces ‘climate apartheid’

    The world is on course for “climate apartheid”, where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor

  • Repatriate families of IS fighters: UN rights chief

    The UN rights chief yesterday called for countries to repatriate family members of suspected foreign fighters in Syria, including

  • Don’t be a coward

    Jeremy Hunt, the underdog in a bitter battle with Boris Johnson to become Britain’s next prime minister, yesterday called on his rival

  • Istanbul votes in mayoral polls in a test for Erdogan

    Istanbul returned to the polls yesterday in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as

  • Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

    Britain’s leadership contest was rocked yesterday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris

  • No Brexit renegotiation

    The EU’s top leaders yesterday fired a Brexit warning to whoever wins the battle to become the next British prime minister, saying the existing divorce deal could not be changed.

  • 17 stranded Bangladeshis return home

    Seventeen of the 64 Bangladeshi migrants, who had been stranded in the Mediterranean off the Tunisian coast of Zarzis for nearly three weeks, return home.

  • Hunt, Gove survive, Javid voted out

    Two cabinet ministers were left fighting it out yesterday to join Boris Johnson in the run-off vote to become Britain’s next leader, amid fresh warnings of the risk of a “no deal” Brexit.

  • Johnson wins key Brexit backing

    British leadership favourite Boris Johnson won the endorsement of a key Brexit-backing rival yesterday despite accusations he was softening his rhetoric on leaving the EU.

  • ‘It remains our brand’

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described beautiful women as part of the country’s “brand”, prompting a furious backlash from activists and on social media yesterday.

  • 300,000 flee Congo violence in two weeks

    Hundreds of thousands of people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past

  • Russia says victim of US cyberattacks ‘for years’

    The Kremlin yesterday said Moscow had been the victim of US cyberattacks “for years” following a New York Times report that

  • UN calls for probe into death of Morsi

    The UN yesterday called for an “independent inquiry” into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who died in state custody.

  • Russia frees editor after outcry

    A Russian court yesterday released a newspaper editor and former lawmaker, who had been held on extortion charges, after an outcry

  • Johnson gets boost in race for UK PM’s job

    Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday when one of his former rivals and EU

  • US mulls military options

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is “considering a full range of options” regarding rising tensions

  • Outbreak not a ‘global’ emergency

    The World Health Organization said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite the spread of the virus to neighbouring Uganda carried by an infected family.

  • Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes from ads

    Ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry.

  • Ocean wildlife to shrink by 17pc

    Climate change is set to empty the ocean of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by mass, by the end of the century, researchers have calculated.

  • Putin to visit Saudi Arabia in October

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia, a traditional U.S. ally in the Middle East, in October this year, Saudi Energy

  • HK vows to push ahead

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday vowed to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to

  • Hunt: EU willing to renegotiate

    British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, yesterday said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU was willing to renegotiate the Brexit divorce deal.

  • May quits as party leader

    British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party yesterday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.

  • Explosion in southern town in Sweden injures 25, cause unclear

    A powerful explosion in the southern Swedish town of Linkoping damages buildings and lightly injured 25 people, police say.

  • UK's May quits as party leader

    British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.

  • Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange

    A Swedish court yesterday rejected a request to detain Julian Assange over a 2010 rape case, dashing the prosecutor’s hopes of having

  • New questions over Merkel’s coalition as SPD chief resigns

    The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner SPD said yesterday she was resigning as her party’s chief, raising the