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  • Social media gets thumbs-down in new US poll

    Social media gets thumbs-down in new US poll

    Americans are fearful about the impact of social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter, with many saying they spread misinformation and divide the country, even though most people still use these networks, a new poll showed Friday. The NBC...

  • Migrants occupy Athens rail station in border passage bid

    Migrants occupy Athens rail station in border passage bid

    Dozens of asylum seekers occupied the main railway station in Athens on Friday in a burgeoning protest demanding access to the border and passage to other EU states. The protest has shut down Larissis Station, the main hub connecting Athens to the...

  • Britain prepares for 'zombie' European polls

    Britain prepares for 'zombie' European polls

    The prospect of Britain holding European elections would have been unthinkable just weeks ago but, with the prospect of a long delay to Brexit now on the cards, the country is reluctantly planning a campaign. Village halls and schools across the...

  • US revokes ICC prosecutor's visa over Afghan probe

    US revokes ICC prosecutor's visa over Afghan probe

    The United States has revoked the visa for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, her office said Friday, over a possible investigation of American soldiers' actions in Afghanistan. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda would continue to...

  • Britain, EU set out competing Brexit delay dates

    Britain, EU set out competing Brexit delay dates

    Updated 5.15pm British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain's departure until June 30 while Brussels suggested that it might be best to postpone the split for up to a year. The competing visions of how to...

  • Pro-Haftar forces pushed back near Libya capital: security source

    Pro-Haftar forces pushed back near Libya capital: security source

    Updated 12.40pm Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar were pushed back Friday from a key checkpoint less than 30 kilometres, from Tripoli, checking their lightning advance on the capital, a security source said. Pro-governmental...

  • Global arrest system being abused against dissidents - human rights group

    Global arrest system being abused against dissidents - human rights group

    The red notice, the best-known weapon in the arsenal of Interpol in snaring criminals, still risks being misused by authoritarian regimes despite an overhaul of the controversial system, observers say. The red notices are issued by the...

  • Amazon boss, wife in $36 billion record divorce deal

    Amazon boss, wife in $36 billion record divorce deal

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, finalised the biggest divorce settlement in history on Thursday, leaving him with 75 per cent of their stock in the tech giant and giving her nearly $36 billion in shares. MacKenzie Bezos said she...

  • NGO rescue ship fears impact of European Parliament elections

    NGO rescue ship fears impact of European Parliament elections

    The NGO currently back in the media after rescuing 64 migrants off Libya is concerned that the looming European Parliament elections mean its situation will be politicised. "The European Union has to find a solution to how sea rescue can be...

  • Britain's May ever more isolated in Brexit endgame

    Britain's May ever more isolated in Brexit endgame

    Prime Minister Theresa May's cuts an increasingly lonely figure after her decision this week to turn to opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock sparked a torrent of criticism from Conservatives. The beleaguered leader wrote to...

  • Italy's Salvini vows to turn away German migrant rescue ship with dozens on board

    Italy's Salvini vows to turn away German migrant rescue ship with dozens on board

    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that he had told Germany to deal with a ship run by a German charity carrying dozens of migrants picked up in the Mediterranean, while denouncing the work of NGOs in the region. Earlier this...

  • Croatia ex-PM Sanader jailed for $2.5 million bribe

    Croatia ex-PM Sanader jailed for $2.5 million bribe

    Croatia's former prime minister Ivo Sanader was jailed Thursday after the Supreme Court increased his sentence to six years for taking more than €2 million in kickbacks while in power, state media reported. Sanader, who led Croatia's government...

  • UN warns of Libya confrontation as Haftar eyes Tripoli push

    UN warns of Libya confrontation as Haftar eyes Tripoli push

    Forces led by a controversial Libyan military chief manoeuvred Thursday for a threatened advance towards Tripoli as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of the growing risk of violence.  The self-proclaimed Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar...

  • Airbnb to share homeowner info with Danish taxman

    Airbnb to share homeowner info with Danish taxman

    Home-sharing platform Airbnb will as of July 1 send information about Danes who list their homes on the site to tax authorities to make sure they collect their due, under a deal Danish lawmakers approved Thursday. "Airbnb will share information...

  • Vatican upholds sex abuse conviction of Guam archbishop

    Vatican upholds sex abuse conviction of Guam archbishop

    A Vatican tribunal has confirmed the child abuse conviction of former Guam archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, the Vatican said on Thursday. The canonical trial appeal confirmed Apuron's guilt for "delicts against the sixth commandment with minors"...

  • British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

    British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

    Britain's government redoubled its efforts Thursday to win over the main opposition party in a last-gasp bid to avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union next week. The latest round of talks came after lawmakers tried to safeguard against a...

  • US teen says he is boy missing for seven years: reports

    US teen says he is boy missing for seven years: reports

    A teenager told police that he escaped from captivity on Wednesday and identified himself as a boy who has been missing for seven years, US media reported. The 14-year-old gave his name as Timmothy Pitzen and said he had been held by two men with...

  • No-deal Brexit visa waiver approved by European Parliament

    No-deal Brexit visa waiver approved by European Parliament

    The European Parliament on Thursday approved a law allowing Britons visa-free EU visits even after a "no deal" Brexit, despite a furious dispute over the status of Gibraltar. The law means British visitors making trips of fewer than 90 days to the...

  • Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

    Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

    Ugandan security forces scoured dense bush on Thursday in the hunt for a US tourist and her safari guide who were kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. "The operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing," Uganda's tourism minister, Godfrey...

  • Roads deadlier than guns in Libya

    Roads deadlier than guns in Libya

    Roads in conflict-riddled Libya, where petrol is cheaper than mineral water, rank among the deadliest in the world. Disregard for traffic rules, a dilapidated infrastructure and cars that fail to meet safety standards combine to make road...