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  • Europe grudgingly prepares to offer Britain Brexit delay

    Europe grudgingly prepares to offer Britain Brexit delay

    European leaders were grudgingly preparing to postpone Brexit on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May made last-ditch visits to Paris and Berlin to beg for more time. May asked to be given until June 30 to arrange Britain's orderly departure,...

  • UN evacuates 150 refugees from Libyan detention centre

    UN evacuates 150 refugees from Libyan detention centre

    The UN said Tuesday it had evacuated more than 150 refugees from a Tripoli detention centre affected by recent clashes, and said refugees elsewhere might also need to be moved. The operation came as warring factions in the North African country...

  • Tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

    Tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

    A Saudi tourist drowned after he slipped and fell into the River Nile while apparently attempting to take a selfie, police said Tuesday. "The Saudi national was on a tour on Uganda. He drowned as he was taking a selfie on the River Nile and the...

  • British PM pleads with Merkel, Macron to delay Brexit

    British PM pleads with Merkel, Macron to delay Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May battled Tuesday to stop Britain crashing out of the EU this week, pleading with France and Germany for a second and more lengthy delay to Brexit. A day ahead of an emergency EU summit that will help decide Britain's...

  • France open to Brexit extension 'within limits': Macron aide

    France open to Brexit extension 'within limits': Macron aide

    France is open to the idea of an extension to the Brexit deadline, but would push for strict conditions to be attached, an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. "We've never been closed to the idea of finding an alternative...

  • US designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organisation

    US designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organisation

    The United States designated Iran's elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a terrorist organization, ramping up already far-reaching attempts to undermine the Iranian government. President Donald Trump said in a statement...

  • Britain's May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

    Britain's May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

    British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday in a last-gasp bid to keep her country from crashing out of the European Union at the end of the week. May will also meet French President Emmanuel Macron...

  • Italy keeps troops in Libya despite Khalifa advance

    Italy keeps troops in Libya despite Khalifa advance

    Italy on Tuesday confirmed that it would keep its military missions in Tripoli and Misrata despite the advance of strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces on the Libyan capital. Miasit, launched in January 2018, will "continue in order to make assistance...

  • Mussolini's great-grandson targets EU elections: report

    Mussolini's great-grandson targets EU elections: report

    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's great-grandson plans to run in next month's European parliamentary elections on behalf of a minor far-right party, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Il Messaggero newspaper said Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini, a...

  • London rolls out strict vehicle emission charges

    London rolls out strict vehicle emission charges

    London motorists driving older, more polluting vehicles must pay a new charge from Monday as part of one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions programmes. The ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) charges certain polluting vehicles a £12.50 (€14.50)...

  • EU ministers insist Britain must justify Brexit delay

    EU ministers insist Britain must justify Brexit delay

    EU ministers warned Tuesday that Britain must come to this week's emergency summit with a credible plan to justify postponing Brexit, as last-ditch talks got underway across European capitals. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was to meet her...

  • UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

    UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

    UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday appealed for an immediate halt to fighting in Libya, after strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces claimed an airstrike on Tripoli's only functioning airport. Thousands have fled violence in the capital city,...

  • British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

    British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

    British MPs on Monday passed a new law aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit this week by obliging the government to ask EU leaders for a delay. The law has been rushed through both chambers of parliament over the past week and was opposed by the...

  • Muscat discusses Brexit with Theresa May as UK sets date for Euro Parliament elections

    Muscat discusses Brexit with Theresa May as UK sets date for Euro Parliament elections

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Monday discussed the Brexit process with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London. The meeting focussed on a UK request for another delay in Britain's departure date from the EU, to June 30. A decision will be...

  • Iran declares US 'state sponsor of terrorism'

    Iran declares US 'state sponsor of terrorism'

    Iran declared the United States a "state sponsor of terrorism" and its forces in the region "terror groups", in a tit-for-tat response to a similar US move on Monday. The Supreme National Security Council said its decision came after the US...

  • Netanyahu, Gantz make final pitches before Israeli vote

    Netanyahu, Gantz make final pitches before Israeli vote

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to energise supporters on the eve of Tuesday's elections with warnings and controversial promises, while his centrist challenger urged voters to tell the premier the country has had enough. The...

  • Watch: Tripoli's only functioning airport hit by air raid

    Watch: Tripoli's only functioning airport hit by air raid

    A warplane carried out an air strike Monday against the Libyan capital's only functioning airport, authorities at the site said, as fighting raged for control of Tripoli. A security source at Mitiga airport east of the city said no side had yet...

  • Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

    Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

    Zimbabwe next month will start paying partial compensation to white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe's land reforms, the government said Monday. In a statement, the finance and agriculture...

  • Britain takes aim at social media bosses in world first

    Britain takes aim at social media bosses in world first

    Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a government action plan published Monday - the first of its kind anywhere. The long-delayed and eagerly anticipated proposals lay...

  • Around one in 10 Japanese in their 30s never had heterosexual sex

    Around one in 10 Japanese in their 30s never had heterosexual sex

    Around one in 10 Japanese in their thirties has never had heterosexual sex and the number of adults with no sexual experience is increasing, according to a new study based on national survey data. Comparable data from other developed countries...