UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Britain’s foreign office says it will continue to build and strengthen cultural ties and people to people links with Russia.

Junior foreign ministers from Britain and Russia met in Germany on Saturday in the highest-level contact between the two countries since an alleged nerve agent attack in Britain last March froze diplomatic relations.

UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year
UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Britain’s foreign office says it will continue to build and strengthen cultural ties and people to people links with Russia.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday.
Civilians prompt delay in assault on last IS enclave: Kurd-led forces

Civilians prompt delay in assault on last IS enclave: Kurd-led forces

“Large numbers” of civilians remain inside the last Islamic State group enclave in Syria prompting a fresh delay in a final advance, Kurdish-led forces said on Saturday.
Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.
North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong Il on his birthday.
French to mark three months of ‘yellow vest’ protests

French to mark three months of ‘yellow vest’ protests

Demonstrators are to hit French city streets again Saturday, marking three months of “yellow vest” protests as a poll now suggests that most of the country wants them to stop.
Trump to declare ’emergency’ to fund his border wall

Trump to declare ’emergency’ to fund his border wall

US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency today to fund his long-sought US-Mexico border wall.
UK politician says Boers were in concentration camps ‘for their own protection’

UK politician says Boers were in concentration camps ‘for their own protection’

A Tory MP and hardcore Brexit advocate has been accused of justifying Britain’s Boer War camps.
Bill Cosby says his jail cell resembles that of Mandela and Gandhi

Bill Cosby says his jail cell resembles that of Mandela and Gandhi

The disgraced comedian already has ideas for new documentaries and shows in his mind, preparing for when he gets released.
Trump ditches plans for new hotels – New York Times

Trump ditches plans for new hotels – New York Times

The reason given for the decision is reportedly ‘a hostile political climate’.
Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive.
Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in “very good health.”
Judge rules that ex-Trump aide Manafort broke plea deal

Judge rules that ex-Trump aide Manafort broke plea deal

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could face a much longer prison sentence than expected after a Washington judge ruled Wednesday that he had broken his plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
El Chapo likely headed to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

El Chapo likely headed to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

He has already managed to escape twice from high-security prisons in Mexico.
Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by New York jury

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by New York jury

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was found guilty today of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one of the world’s most powerful drug gangs.
Nigerian widows confront Shell in Dutch court

Nigerian widows confront Shell in Dutch court

Four Nigerian women on Tuesday launched a court case in the Netherlands against oil giant Shell for alleged complicity in the execution of their husbands by the military regime in the 1990s.
Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth $2 million in raids on major processing facilities.
Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.
New French study explores risks of ultra-processed food

New French study explores risks of ultra-processed food

A major French study published today has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death.
World seeing ‘catastrophic collapse’ of insects: study

World seeing ‘catastrophic collapse’ of insects: study

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences.
Thai prime minister decries coup conjecture as ‘fake news’

Thai prime minister decries coup conjecture as ‘fake news’

Prayuth Chan-ocha may have come to power in a coup, but he says rumours of one are ‘fake news’ this time around.
Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

Iran’s president on Monday blasted a US ‘conspiracy’ against the country as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution.
Indonesian entertainers protest law on ‘pornography’, blasphemy in music

Indonesian entertainers protest law on ‘pornography’, blasphemy in music

Under the proposed law, musicians would be prevented from ‘bringing negative influences from foreign cultures and/or degrading human dignity’ in Indonesia.
New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks

New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks

A large New Zealand wildfire is expected to burn for weeks longer but has moved away from some inhabited areas, allowing residents of an evacuated village to return home soon, firefighters said Monday.
Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

A lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a “reliable” source.
Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: foreign minister

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: foreign minister

Saudi authorities do not know where dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body is despite having in custody the Saudi team that murdered him, the kingdom’s foreign minister said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

 

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