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  • NZ minister sacked after 'altercation'

    A government minister who allegedly had a physical altercation with a press secretary was fired by New Zealand Premier Jacinda Ardern

  • Germany okays arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    Germany approved a delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia, a government document showed on Wednesday, after saying it would halt arms sales to countries involved in the war in Yemen.

  • Special Brexit summit in November

    European Union leaders meeting in Salzburg have agreed to a special summit in November to finalise a Brexit deal with Britain, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said yesterday.

  • London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

    There may not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.

  • Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's

    Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour.

  • Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

    The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape at the start of his trial yesterday.

  • French senators grill assault-accused Macron aide

    French senators yesterday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault scandal that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.

  • Turkey keeps 24 workers in jail over Istanbul protests

    A Turkish court yesterday ordered 24 workers and union activists to stay in jail after they were detained in a mass crackdown over protests on working conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.

  • Car hits pedestrians outside UK mosque

    Police in London yesterday launched an investigation into a possible hate crime after a car hit a crowd outside a mosque, injuring three people. The collision in Cricklewood in the early hours of yesterday followed the occupants of the car allegedly directing "comments of an Islamophobic nature" at the group, police said.

  • Imran in Saudi Arabia in first tour as Pak PM

    Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan is meeting for talks with the king of Saudi Arabia, amid speculation he will use his first official visit to request financial aid. Comments from the former cricketer's finance minister suggested Pakistan would turn to its major allies like China and Saudi Arabia, rather than rely on another bailout from the IMF.

  • Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

    Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published yesterday.

  • Day of hope, tensions in Syria

    Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said yesterday.

  • Poland banned from EU judicial body

    Poland was banned Monday from the EU body representing the member states' judicial institutions over its perceived lack of

  • BREXIT STALEMATE: Tusk pushes for another summit

    European leaders may need to hold an extra summit in November to clinch a Brexit deal and avert "a catastrophe" when Britain leaves in March, EU President Donald Tusk warned yesterday.

  • Robots to do more tasks than humans 'by 2025'

    Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said yesterday.

  • Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

    Germany yesterday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.

  • Take Brexit deal or crash out of EU

    British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted her Brexit plan was the only alternative to leaving the EU without an agreement -- something the IMF said yesterday would inflict "substantial costs" on the UK economy.

  • 'Nothing new' in allegations

    The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new".

  • Give Britain another chance

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain's European Union membership, saying the prime minister's handling of Brexit negotiations had become "mired in confusion and deadlock" and was leading the country down a damaging path.

  • Migrant processing a rescue ships!

    Austria's far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl used a meeting of his EU counterparts in Vienna Friday to suggest processing migrants

  • Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan

    Britain's former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said he supports Prime Minister Theresa May and his opposition was not to her but

  • No major offensive planned in Idlib

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday said that the Syrian regime is not preparing a major offensive against the opposition-held Idlib, adding that Moscow will do everything to protect civilians.

  • 'We were just tourists'

    Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to murder a former spy yesterday said that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral.

  • European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance

    Europe's top rights court yesterday ruled that Britain's programme of mass surveillance, revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden as part of his sensational leaks on US spying, violated people's right to privacy.

  • Court backs EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

    An EU court yesterday rejected a bid by eight Russian companies to cancel sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis, ruling that the measures were reasonable and proportionate.

  • 'Revolution' as UK tabloid switches tack on Brexit

    As Prime Minister Theresa May clings to power and tries to stop her party splitting over Brexit, she is getting support from an unexpected and highly influential quarter -- the Daily Mail.

  • Plagiarism allegation riles Spanish PM

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez yesterday denied allegations he plagiarised his doctoral thesis as he battles a raft of problems in a week that has seen him lose his health minister over similar reports of academic irregularities.

  • Cancer to kill 10m in 2018: experts

    Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said yesterday, warning the disease's global burden continues to rise in spite of

  • EU gives social media 'one-hour deadline'

    The European Union yesterday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines.

  • Pope calls unprecedented 'child protection' meeting

    Pope Francis will host a meeting next February of senior bishops from around the globe to discuss "the protection of minors", the Vatican announced yesterday.