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  • 1,500 rescued in Med in two days

    Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday in operations involving the Italian navy and ships chartered by

  • Walking and chewing gum may keep you thin

    Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested

  • EU accuses UK of hide and seek approach to Brexit talks

    EU negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday urged Britain to stop playing "hide and seek" in Brexit talks as the two sides traded blame over

  • Ireland ends abortion ban

    Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws in what its prime minister described as

  • Bring about 'change in all areas of life'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday called on his new government to work to bring about "change in all areas of life".

  • World powers, Iran meet to save nuclear deal

    Iran wants European powers to present it with measures by the end of May to compensate it for the US decision to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior official said yesterday, and Tehran would decide within weeks whether to quit the accord.

  • France arrests spies for passing info to China

    Two former French spies have been arrested and face treason charges after being accused of passing sensitive information to China,

  • EU's new data law enters into force

    Several major US news websites including the Los Angeles Times were blocked in Europe yesterday after the EU's new data protection laws came into effect.

  • World needs trade peace, not trade wars

    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic crisis due to the confrontational trade policy and protectionism being pursued by the United States.

  • 1.5C cap could save trillions

    Failing to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius or less could cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next 80 years, researchers warned Wednesday.

  • Investigators blame Russian military unit

    A missile system from the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade of the Russian Armed Forces was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, prosecutors investigating the disaster said yesterday.

  • Families from 8 nations sue EU

    Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said yesterday.

  • Zuckerberg to face pressure on taxes

    Fresh from saying "sorry" to European lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was set to hold talks with Emmanuel Macron yesterday

  • Russia calls for int'l aid to rebuild Syria

    Senior Russian military officials yesterday called for the United Nations and other international organisations to help rebuild Syrian

  • G7 rejects Maduro's presidential polls win

    The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations yesterday rejected Venezuela's presidential election outcome, saying Maduro's win lacks

  • Moscow probes British media over spy row

    Russia announced yesterday it had begun analysing the output of British media working on its territory with a view to opening formal

  • Italy president summons PM candidate

    Italy's president yesterday summoned Giuseppe Conte as he prepared to announce whether he will appoint the little-known lawyer to

  • ME in 'further danger'

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said yesterday that the United States risks further destabilising the Middle East after

  • Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised

    FB hasn't done enough

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament yesterday and said the social media giant is taking steps to prevent a repeat of a massive breach of users' personal data.

  • EU Parliament to grill Zuckerberg

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was to say sorry to the European Parliament yesterday, pledging that the social media giant has learned

  • 104 coup suspects gets life in Turkey

    A Turkish court on Monday handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup against

  • Maduro wins second term

    Venezuela was facing the threat of fresh international sanctions and intensified domestic unrest yesterday following President Nicolas


    US pastor Michael Curry, who fired up the wedding with his power of love speech, admitted afterwards that his 13-and-a-half-minute

  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda

    Japan's 'Shoplifters' steals the show to win Cannes Palme d'Or

    Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for "Shoplifters", a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists.

  • Russia unveils floating nuke power station

    Russia yesterday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk

  • From blind date to I do

    Harry and Meghan go on a blind date in London after being set up by a mutual friend (as revealed by the couple in a post-engagement

  • Divided Britain unites

    At street parties and pubs around the country, Britons celebrated yesterday's royal wedding with bunting, booze and bonhomie in a

  • Global royalists celebrate wedding

    There was silence along the Long Walk in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their

  • EU moves to save Iran deal

    The European Union took formal steps yesterday to shield its firms from US sanctions on Iran as part of efforts to save the international nuclear deal with Tehran.

  • UK royal wedding today

    Prince Charles will be the one to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle when she marries his son Prince Harry, palace officials said yesterday as final preparations were under way on the eve of the royal wedding.