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  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • UN decries 'shameful' reprisals on activists

    The United Nations listed 38 "shameful" countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.

  • Hungarian jailed for life over 2016 Budapest bomb

    A Hungarian man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday after a court found him guilty of detonating a bomb in Budapest in 2016 that seriously injured two police officers.