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  • UK PM faces cabinet test

    British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal yesterday but must convince ministers to back her

  • EU-UK Brexit deal sees July 2020 decision on keeping Irish border open

    The draft accord reaches between the EU and Britain envisages a July 2020 decision on what would have to be done to safeguard an open Irish border after the post-Brexit transition runs its course if a new trade deal is not in place, EU sources says.

  • Brexit deal possible in 24-48 hrs

    Britain and the European Union are on the cusp of a Brexit deal which could be clinched in the next 24 to 48 hours, Prime Minister

  • Pneumonia to kill 11m children by 2030: study

    Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned yesterday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of

  • 51 states pledge support for deal

    Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on

  • Chances of deal in Nov fade

    The already slim chance that a Brexit deal would be agreed this month receded still further yesterday as another EU meeting ended

  • Jo Johnson quits British cabinet

    Jo Johnson, the Remain-backing brother of Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson, resigned as Britain's transport minister Friday, branding a proposed EU withdrawal deal a "terrible mistake" that needed a fresh referendum.

  • Macron, Trump in show of unity after defence row

    French President Emmanuel Macron sought to defuse a row with US counterpart Donald Trump yesterday, hailing the "great solidarity" between their countries after Trump blasted his proposals for a European army.

  • Jo Johnson quits UK government over Brexit

    Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, resigns from British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid her Brexit plans unleashing Britain's greatest crisis since World War Two.

  • RSF honours female Asian journalists

    An Indian journalist and a Filipina campaigner won Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Awards on Thursday for their bravery in holding governments to account in the face of persistent threats.

  • Prince Charles vows not to meddle as king

    Britain's Prince Charles said on Wednesday he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role.

  • Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

    Britons would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46 percent margin in a second referendum, a survey said Monday. The apparent boost in remain support will be seized by campaigners who want a binding second vote taken on the terms London and Brussels reach before Britain splits from the bloc on March 29.

  • 13 migrants killed, 80 rescued at sea: Spain

    Thirteen sub-Saharan African migrants died and another 80 were rescued at sea after they tried to reach Spain in two boats from the North African coast, Spanish authorities said on Monday.

  • Ex-SS guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

    A former SS guard, aged 94, yesterday went on trial in Germany charged with complicity in mass murders at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, in a case bearing symbolic and moral weight.

  • Macron pushes for real European army

    French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday called for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

  • France arrests six over plot to attack Macron

    French police yesterday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said.

  • Turkey won't abide by US sanctions on Iran: Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday Turkey would not abide by the renewed US sanctions on Iran's oil and shipping industries, adding that they were aimed at "unbalancing the world".

  • Web inventor wants new 'contract' to make net safe

    The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a "contract" to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe's largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading "fake news".

  • British army lifts restriction

    Citizens of Commonwealth countries will be able to join the British armed forces even if they do not live in Britain, the government said yesterday as it struggles to fill vacancies.

  • Death toll rises to 29 in Italy storms

    At least 12 people have been killed by severe weather on the island of Sicily, bringing the overall death toll from the storms sweeping

  • New Caledonia votes to stay in France

    The Pacific islands of New Caledonia opted to remain part of France yesterday, early results showed, as voters rejected independence in a

  • UK, EU close to deal over Irish border

    Britain would remain in a temporary customs union with the EU, avoiding a hard Irish border, as part of a new deal being thrashed out

  • Russia to host Afghan talks on November 9

    Russia yesterday said it will host international talks on Afghanistan on November 9, with representatives of both the Afghan government

  • Putin-Trump meeting planned at G20

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold a "long" meeting with US counterpart Donald Trump during the G20 summit late this month, a

  • 5 nations hold 70pc of last wildernesses

    More than 70 percent of Earth's last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries, scientists said Wednesday -- mostly nations that alarm environmentalists with their lukewarm response to climate change.

  • Project launched to map genes of all complex life

    Scientists launched a vast project yesterday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.

  • Oceans heating faster than thought: study

    The world's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said yesterday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change.

  • Britain eyes Brexit deal by Nov 21

    Britain's Brexit minister believes a divorce deal with the European Union could be struck by November 21, it emerged Wednesday, prompting EU leaders to warn this would require a breakthrough within days.

  • Russia launches terror probe

    Russia said it had launched a probe into terrorism after a 17-year-old blew himself up at a regional headquarters of the FSB security service yesterday, wounding three employees.

  • Austria rejects UN migration pact

    Austria yesterday said it will not sign a non-binding United Nations migration pact that is set to be adopted in December, in order to