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  • Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

    Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

    The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the "inhuman and degrading treatment" of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police. "Foreign nationals deprived of their liberty by the...

  • Honda announces plan to shut UK plant in 2021

    Honda announces plan to shut UK plant in 2021

    Japanese car giant Honda said Tuesday it will shut its plant in Britain in 2021, a move that puts 3,500 jobs at risk and comes amid rising Brexit concerns. In a statement, the company cited "unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry"...

  • Sixteen US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

    Sixteen US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

    Sixteen US states have sued President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution. Trump announced the emergency...

  • Eurosceptic forces to gain in EU elections: poll

    Eurosceptic forces to gain in EU elections: poll

    Eurosceptic populists are projected to make gains in European Parliamentary elections in May but mainstream political groups ought to retain their majority, albeit with increasing signs of fragmentation, according to opinion polls. The 705 new...

  • Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

    Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

    US President Donald Trump said Monday a top Justice official's reported discussions about invoking the Constitution to remove him from office were part of an "illegal and treasonous" push against him. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised...

  • Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

    Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

    Poland's prime minister on Monday cancelled Warsaw's participation in a Jerusalem summit, accusing an Israeli minister of "racist" comments about the actions of Poles during the Holocaust, further souring relations between the two nations. Mateusz...

  • Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

    Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

    Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi. The kingdom's foreign minister...

  • EU vows 'swift and adequate' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

    EU vows 'swift and adequate' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

    The EU promised a quick and effective response if the United States imposes import duties on European autos, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Monday. Brussels issued the threat after the US Commerce Department filed a report on...

  • Seven MPs leave Britain's Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

    Seven MPs leave Britain's Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

    Seven MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday announced they were breaking away and forming an independent group in protest at the party's support for Brexit and its failure to stamp out anti-Semitism. "This has been a very difficult,...

  • Live: Mgr Scicluna addresses major Vatican conference on protection of children

    Live: Mgr Scicluna addresses major Vatican conference on protection of children

    A major meeting of bishops to discuss the protection of children in the Church opens on Thursday at the Vatican. Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Monday will be among those addressing a press conference to explain what the meeting is all...

  • Islamic State defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

    Islamic State defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

    Islamic State group jihadists were defending the last pocket of their "caliphate" in Syria on Monday, as EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the crisis after US President Donald Trump called on European nations to take back their foreign...

  • Northern Spain hit with 50 fires, some deliberately set

    Northern Spain hit with 50 fires, some deliberately set

    Regional authorities in northern Spain are battling around 50 fires, some of which were deliberately set. By late on Sunday, 48 fires were still active, a statement from the government of the Cantabria region said. "During the day we counted 50...

  • Iran launches 'cruise missile capable' submarine

    Iran launches 'cruise missile capable' submarine

     Iran on Sunday launched a new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles, state TV said, in the country's latest show of military might at a time of heightened tensions with the US. The launch ceremony, led by President Hassan...

  • 14 Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya freed

    14 Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya freed

    Updated 9.15pm - Fourteen Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya were freed Sunday night after three days in captivity and are in good health, the Tunisian consul in Libya said. The consul, Taoufik al-Guesmi, did not disclose the conditions for...

  • Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

    Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday. Washington sounded out Tokyo over the possibility of...

  • World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

    World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

    Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every...

  • UK's May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock

    UK's May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader "over the coming days", as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit. In the letter to her fractious colleagues, excerpts of which...

  • Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai: army

    Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai: army

    An attack Saturday on an Egyptian army checkpoint in the restive Sinai Peninsula left 15 soldiers dead or wounded and seven of the suspected jihadist assailants killed, the military said. Daesh, the so-called Islamic State group, in a statement on...

  • 200,000 protest in Barcelona against Catalan separatists' trial

    200,000 protest in Barcelona against Catalan separatists' trial

    Around 200,000 people marched through Barcelona on Saturday against the high-profile trial of Catalan separatist leaders that started this week, which they dismissed as a farce. "Self-determination is not a crime," read a banner at the front of...

  • Erdogan offers seminary exchange for Greek mosque minarets

    Erdogan offers seminary exchange for Greek mosque minarets

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday suggested the mosque in Athens should open with minarets if the Greek premier wants to reopen a seminary in Istanbul. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was in Turkey this month and visited the...