8h ago| Europe

Law enforcers in Germany foil bizarre coup plot

A prince, an ex-MP and former soldiers were arrested today in raids led by the German police against members of a far-right "terror group" that allegedly planned to attack parliament and overthrow the government.

9h ago| Europe

We are a weapon of mass extinction

High-stakes UN biodiversity talks open in Montreal yesterday, in what is being billed as the “last best chance” to save the planet’s species and ecosystems from irreversible human destruction.

1d ago| Europe

Polluters’ policies not enough for 1.5C limit

The climate policies of most wealthy countries and many high-emitting emerging economies are in line with global heating far beyond the safer 1.5 degree Celsius limit reaffirmed at UN climate talks last month, a new analysis found yesterday.

6d ago| Europe

Wave of letter bombs target Spanish PM, US embassy

Spanish police were investigating yesterday a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the PM and the US embassy, similar to the one which went off at the Ukrainian embassy.

1w ago| Europe

Russia, China carry out joint air force drills

Russian and Chinese air forces took part in joint military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian defence ministry said yesterday.

1w ago| Europe

Half of world’s democracies are in decline: report

Half the world’s democratic countries are experiencing an erosion of democracy, intensified by war in Ukraine and economic crisis, an international think tank said in a report yesterday.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Law enforcers in Germany foil bizarre coup plot

A prince, an ex-MP and former soldiers were arrested today in raids led by the German police against members of a far-right "terror group" that allegedly planned to attack parliament and overthrow the government.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

We are a weapon of mass extinction

High-stakes UN biodiversity talks open in Montreal yesterday, in what is being billed as the “last best chance” to save the planet’s species and ecosystems from irreversible human destruction.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Abu Akleh Killing: Al Jazeera files case at ICC

TV network Al Jazeera submitted the case of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court yesterday, saying she was killed by Israeli forces.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Polluters’ policies not enough for 1.5C limit

The climate policies of most wealthy countries and many high-emitting emerging economies are in line with global heating far beyond the safer 1.5 degree Celsius limit reaffirmed at UN climate talks last month, a new analysis found yesterday.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Iran activists brush off claim

Campaigners backing Iran’s protest movement yesterday dismissed a claim that the Islamic republic is disbanding its notorious morality police, insisting there was no change to its restrictive dress rules for women.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

UK to allow staff to request flexible working

UK workers will be able to request flexible employment from the first day of a job under government plans announced yesterday.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Historic crown to be modified for coronation

Britain’s 17th-century St Edward’s Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, has been removed from display to be altered for the coronation of King Charles III, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

West should address Russia’s concerns: Macron

The West should consider how to address Russia’s need for security guarantees if President Vladimir Putin agrees to negotiations about ending the war in Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks broadcast on Saturday.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

World food prices ease further in Nov: FAO

The United Nations food agency’s world price index fell marginally in November, marking an eighth straight monthly fall since a record high in March after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Wave of letter bombs target Spanish PM, US embassy

Spanish police were investigating yesterday a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the PM and the US embassy, similar to the one which went off at the Ukrainian embassy.