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  • ‘Hulk’ Johnson vows Oct 31 Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct 31.

  • Britain may need a second Brexit referendum: Cameron

    Former British prime minister David Cameron, who took the decision in 2016 to hold a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union, said another vote may be needed to resolve the Brexit impasse.

  • UK's Johnson under fire over no-deal Brexit assessment

    The British government faces a backlash after it was forced to publish documents warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.

  • UK archbishop prostrates over 1919 India massacre

    Britain has never apologised for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India but the head of the Church of England prostrated himself to say sorry in a personal capacity and “in the name of Christ”.

  • Brexit chaos drags on

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow yesterday when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.

  • Scottish court rules UK PM's suspension of parliament 'unlawful'

    Scotland's appeal court declares British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament "unlawful", in a case brought by lawmakers and set to be appealed by the government.

  • 1,400 deaths linked to French heat waves

    A pair of heat waves in France have been linked to the deaths of 1,435 people this summer by the country’s health ministry. Two bouts

  • ‘Time is of the essence’ in Iran co-operation: IAEA

    The acting head of the UN nuclear watchdog yesterday called on Iran to “respond promptly” to the agency’s questions regarding Tehran’s nuclear programme.

  • Suicide kills 1 person every 40 seconds

    Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

  • Putin allies suffer loss after protests

    Pro-Kremlin candidates suffered major losses in a Moscow city election, results showed yesterday, following a police crackdown on a wave of anti-government protests over the summer.

  • UN rights chief concerned over India actions in J&K

    The UN rights chief yesterday voiced alarm over the situation in Kashmir, following India’s decision to revoke the autonomous status of the Muslim-majority region last month.

  • Storm Dorian makes landfall in Canada

    Dorian made landfall in Canada on Saturday night south of Halifax with ferocious 100 mph winds and torrential rains, meteorologists

  • EU won’t approve delay

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday rejected any further delay to Britain’s exit from the EU, now scheduled for

  • Russians go to local polls after protests

    Russians yesterday voted in local elections after weeks of opposition protests in Moscow that led to the biggest police crackdown on

  • Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

    Britain’s upper house has given final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the British

  • Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners

    Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners yesterday, in a deal hailed by President Volodymyr Zelensky as a

  • 7 countries meet to boost protection

    Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest

  • UK PM Johnson harangued on street

    UK PM Boris Johnson got a taste of just how deeply his Brexit strategy has split public opinion in Britain when he was persistently harangued by man on a shopping street for "playing games" while others cheered the prime minister.

  • Italy swears in new pro-EU cabinet

    President Sergio Mattarella yesterday swore in Italy’s new pro-European government, heralding a fresh start for the eurozone’s third largest economy as the far-right falls from power. Brussels warmly welcomed the coalition between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement

  • Give support or deal with refugees

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday warned Turkey would be forced to open the doors to Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe if Ankara did not get more international support.

  • UK Brexit team faces sceptical EU

    British and European customs and border experts meet today for technical talks, as Boris Johnson’s government struggles to convince anyone it is serious about negotiating a revised Brexit withdrawal deal.

  • Opponents of 'no-deal' Brexit defeat UK PM Johnson

    British lawmakers defeated UK PM Boris Johnson in parliament in a bid to prevent him taking Britain out of the EU without a divorce agreement, prompting the prime minister to announce that he would immediately push for a snap election.

  • UN probe alleges war crimes in Yemen

    Horrific rights violations, including killings, torture and sexual violence, are being committed with impunity by all sides in Yemen’s brutal

  • Quick win for Zelenskiy

    Ukrainian lawmakers voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution yesterday, fulfilling an anti-corruption election promise

  • Brexit Showdown: UK PM loses majority in parliament

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday lost his working majority in parliament ahead of a showdown with rebel MPs over Brexit that could lead to a snap election within weeks.

  • Italian parties agree agenda to form govt

    Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD) unveiled a shared policy programme yesterday for their mooted coalition, putting an expansionary 2020 budget at the top of their agenda.

  • US, France, UK may be complicit in war crimes

    The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said yesterday.

  • UK yet to show plan to revise Brexit deal: EU

    Britain has made no concrete proposals on revising the Brexit agreement, and the prospect of a divorce without a deal remains "a very distinct possibility", the EU says.

  • UK PM threatens rebels with party expulsion

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the stakes yesterday in a pivotal week of the Brexit saga by threatening to purge ruling party lawmakers

  • 34 trapped on burning boat off California

    Rescuers yesterday scrambled to reach as many as 34 people trapped below the deck of a burning commercial scuba-dive boat off the

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