Britain's House of Lords begins debating Brexit bill
Britain's House of Lords is to begin debating a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kick start Brexit -- a potentially tricky test given her Conservatives do not hold a majority there.
Lavrov dismisses allegations that Russia plotted Montenegro coup as ‘unsubstantiated’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed recent allegations that Russian authorities were involved in last year's coup attempt in Montenegro as unsubstantiated.
Moment of Kim Jong-nam ‘assassination’ captured on security camera (CCTV VIDEO)
CCTV footage allegedly showing the moment of the deadly attack on the half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader has emerged online as tensions between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur escalate over his killing.
US defense secretary arrives in Baghdad on unannounced visit
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit, reportedly for discussions on defeating the Islamic State terrorist group.
Boris Johnson & social media attack Tony Blair’s call for Brexit revolt (VIDEO)
Tony Blair has been slammed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for attempting to derail Brexit, after the former prime minister called for ‘Remainers’ to “rise up” against Britain’s EU exit in his first major public speech on the issue since the referendum.
Spain’s Princess Cristina acquitted in fraud case, husband jailed for 6 years
The sister of the Spanish king has been acquitted of being an accessory to tax fraud at the end of a landmark trial which saw Princess Cristina’s husband sentenced to over six years in prison on charges including fraud, tax evasion and embezzlement.
Jury out in corruption trial of Hong Kong ex-leader
Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang will soon learn his fate as the jury in his high-profile corruption trial began deliberating Thursday.
Venezuela pulls CNN from air for 'distorting truth'
President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.
Cambridge students ‘could be attacked’ after undergrad burned £20 in front of homeless man
Students at Britain’s illustrious University of Cambridge have been warned not to wear their gowns around the town center as they might be attacked, after an undergraduate was filmed burning a £20 note in front of a homeless person.
Tony Blair Iraq War case could be hindered by Supreme Court Brexit ruling – lawyers
Lawyers acting for the bereaved families of service personnel killed in the Iraq War say the Supreme Court’s Article 50 Brexit ruling could affect their case against former Prime Minister Tony Blair, but they’re not sure how.
Palestinians support Trump’s call for Israeli settlements ‘pullback’, wary of ‘one state’ idea
The Palestinian president fully supports Donald Trump’s call on Israel to “pull back” on settlement expansion, but is yet to comment on a trending idea that a peace deal might not necessarily include an independent Palestinian state.
US intel agencies keep Trump in dark citing alleged ‘Russian contacts’ – media
US intelligence officials may have kept sensitive information from President Donald Trump due to concerns of potential leaks.
3rd suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder arrested in Malaysia - police
Malaysian authorities have arrested a third person in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Female arrested in Malaysia over ‘Kim Jong-nam murder’ – police
A woman has been arrested at Kuala Lumpur airport in connection to the death of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to Malaysian police.
Gen. Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor over contacts with Russia
Michael Flynn, national security advisor to President Trump, stepped down over his phone talks with the Russian ambassador. The Kremlin spokesman, however, denied that lifting economic sanctions was discussed during the conversations.
Riots & clashes erupt in Paris suburb after man ‘raped with baton’ by police (VIDEOS)
The Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis was gripped by a night of protests and rioting amid the outrage at the sexual assault a 22-year-old black man allegedly suffered there at the hands of four police officers during a routine ID check.
Trump should not address UK parliament - House of Commons speaker (VIDEO)
John Bercow, the House of Commons Speaker, has voiced strong opposition to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK because he said "opposition to racism and sexism" are "hugely important considerations"
Trump administration defends ‘lawful’ travel ban
The US government on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban as a “lawful exercise” of his authority, and urged an appeals court to reinstate the suspended measure in the interests of national security.
Thousands hanged in secret in notorious Syrian prison, says Amnesty
As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a "policy of extermination."
British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could soon face 14yrs in prison
British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act.
Iranian woman to be blinded in ‘eye-for-an-eye’ retribution punishment – report
An Iranian woman is to be blinded in one eye as punishment for an acid attack that left her victim without sight, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled, local Tasnim agency has reported, as cited by Reuters.
Soldier shoots knife attacker near Louvre in Paris: police sources
A soldier shot and seriously injured a man who tried to attack him with a knife on Friday near the Louvre museum in Paris, police sources told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Islamist who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby seeks $25k for teeth knocked out in jail
Michael Adebolajo, an Islamic extremist who ruthlessly murdered Lee Rigby, has found a lawyer to seek £20,000 in compensation after his teeth were knocked out by guards at HMP Belmarsh.
US asked UK to keep failed nuke Trident test secret – report
The US government allegedly asked Britain to keep its failed Trident missile test in June 2016 a secret, the Sunday Times claims.
Theresa May cannot trigger Brexit without parliamentary permission, UK Supreme Court rules
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled Parliament has the right to vote on Article 50 before it is triggered by the prime minister.
We will not impose our way of life, but we will shine for others to follow - Trump
Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, he has promised to give the government back to the people and put "only America first."
British police Taser their own race relations adviser (VIDEO)
An investigation has been launched after police in Bristol, southwest England, Tasered their own race relations adviser after apparently mistaking him for a wanted man.
Tony Blair is to blame for Brexit, says Chancellor Hammond
British Chancellor Philip Hammond has blamed Tony Blair for Brexit because the ex-prime minister allowed a “deluge” of migrants to come into the country from the European Union.
Hammond says Britain open to brightest migrants
Post-Brexit Britain will keep its doors open to skilled foreigners who attend the best universities, finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday as the country bids to regain control over immigration.
Three dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers
A car ploughed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing three people including a young child and injuring dozens more.
British worker dies on Qatar 2022 World Cup site
A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organisers in the Gulf emirate have announced.
Royal Navy disposes of suspected WWII bomb in London
Britain's Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.
Survivors found in avalanche-hit hotel in Italy
At least six people have been found alive by rescuers following a devastating avalanche that buried an Italian mountain hotel, according to emergency responders and local media.
Croc kills Australian man at dangerous river crossing
A large crocodile has killed a man at a notorious crossing on the East Alligator River in northern Australia, police said Friday.
Brexit Britain is ‘open for business,’ but only if it pays its £60bn EU debt
UK Prime Minister Theresa May might have told world leaders that Britain is ready to freely engage with markets across the globe after it leaves the European Union, but the divorce is turning bitter and costly.
British tanks sent through Channel Tunnel to prepare for war
Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe.
EU, British citizens voice Brexit fears
From healthcare costs to burdensome bureaucracy, some of the millions of EU citizens in the UK and Britons living on the continent aired their Brexit concerns in parliament this week as negotiations loom.
'Dory,' 'Deadpool', DeGeneres win big at People's Choice awards
"Finding Dory" and "Deadpool" were the big screen's big winners at the People's Choice awards where comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history by taking home the show's most trophies over a career.
Dozens of firefighters feared dead after Tehran high-rise collapses
Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday following a fire.
Goldman Sachs to slash London presence due to Brexit: report
US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganisation that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported Thursday.
Thai Airways to probe Rolls-Royce corruption
Thailand's flagship airline on Thursday said it had launched a probe into revelations that Rolls-Royce paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts, including to airline employees and government officials.
UK community refugee sponsorship scheme resettled just 2 Syrian families in 6mos since launch
Only two Syrian families have been resettled by the UK government’s community refugee sponsorship program half a year since the plan was adopted by Britain’s home secretary and the archbishop of Canterbury.
Doctors' despair drives Kenya's longest medical strike
The first patient Cynthia Waliaula lost was a baby who stopped breathing while she carried him in her arms through the hospital, desperately trying to find an oxygen tank.
Rolls-Royce to pay £671 million in bribery settlement
British engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce will pay £671 million in three countries to settle bribery and corruption claims, following a deal approved on Tuesday by a British judge.
Al Qaeda affiliate says Gao attack ‘punishment’ for Malians working with France
Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France.
Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy: experts
President-elect Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration, with far-reaching effects both in the United States and around the world, experts say.
Alanis Morissette manager admits he stole $5 million
The manager of rocker Alanis Morissette has admitted to fleecing the singer of nearly $5 million and falsely claiming the money was used to grow marijuana.
Paul McCartney sues to take back Beatles catalog
Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit to secure the copyright to the Beatles back catalog in a case that could have wide ramifications for the music industry.
Obama warns Trump, tells supporters 'we'll be okay'
Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans "we'll be okay" Wednesday, in a political swansong after eight years as president.
No word from Gambia leader Jammeh as deadline to cede power passes
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.
Many people feared dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quake - reports
Up to 30 people are feared dead, after an Italian hotel was struck by an avalanche following a series of earthquakes, according to media reports.
Russia says Snowden can stay two more years
Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's Russian residency permit by two years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Rome metro suspended as earthquake hits central Italy
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy, with tremors reportedly felt across the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio, including the city of Rome.
Italian conservative Tajani wins race to head European Parliament
Centre-right politician Antonio Tajani was elected the new president of the European Parliament on Tuesday after defeating his socialist rival, a fellow Italian, in a daylong series of votes.
Theresa May wants to leave single market, protect rights of EU nationals post-Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the UK will leave the single market in a major speech on Tuesday.
Libyan dissident can sue British govt over MI6 rendition policy, Supreme Court rules
Britain’s highest court has ruled unanimously against the government in the case of rendition victim Abdul Hakim Belhaj, clearing the way for him to sue Tony Blair’s former foreign secretary, Jack Straw.
Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search
The deep sea hunt for missing flight MH370 has been suspended after nearly three years without result, the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments said Tuesday.
Istanbul nightclub attack suspect confesses
A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of mowing down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve confessed on Tuesday to the massacre, Turkish authorities said.
PM May 'to confirm Britain's exit from EU single market'
Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc.
Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump
Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies.
Building torched as Bahrain Shiites protest executions
A municipal building was set ablaze overnight in Sunni-ruled Bahrain, the government said Monday, as fresh violence erupted over the executions of three Shiites convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police.
Tunisia terrorist attack: Inquests open into deaths of 30 British tourists
Inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists killed in the Tunisian beach massacre of 2015 are due to start on Monday at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
Shooting incident near Glasgow primary school confirmed by Scottish police
A shooting incident has been reported near a Glasgow primary school, police in Scotland have confirmed.
Trump calls CIA chief ‘fake news leaker’ after Brennan warns him about ‘talking & tweeting’
Donald Trump branded outgoing CIA chief Brennan “the leaker of fake news” after he told Trump to grasp the “Russia threat” instead of “talking and tweeting,” stirring up another feud between the incoming administration and the intelligence community.
Inmates beheaded in new Brazil prison riot
Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.
Turkish cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan village, dozens dead
A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.
26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders: court
A Bangladesh court sentenced 26 people, including three senior officers from the country's elite security force, to death Monday after convicting them of murdering seven people who were abducted outside a cricket stadium.
S.Korea prosecutors seek to arrest Samsung heir in bribery scandal
South Korean prosecutors asked a court Monday for the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.
MPs back new Turkey constitution cementing Erdogan's power
The Turkish parliament on Sunday passed in a first reading a controversial bill bolstering the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that critics claim will lead to one-man rule.
Sterling hammered on Brexit reports, Asia markets sink
The pound struggled at 32-year lows against the dollar in Asia on Monday after reports said British Prime Minister Theresa May was ready to take the country out of the European Union in a so-called "hard Brexit".
Trump: NATO 'obsolete', Brexit a 'great thing'
President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as "obsolete" and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on Moscow.
Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam
Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.
What changes under Turkey's new constitution plan?
Turkey's parliament has passed in a first reading a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Trump hails 'great' Brexit and backs speedy UK trade deal: Times
US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday hailed Brexit as "a great thing" and backed a speedy trade agreement with Britain, in an interview with The Times newspaper.
Britain’s ambassador to France says UK will not talk to Marine Le Pen
UK ambassador to France Ed Llewellyn says the UK will not forge ties with far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen because it is not government policy.
‘It’s not how hacking works’: Anonymous activist deconstructs ODNI report on ‘Russia hackers’
A member of the hacktivist network Anonymous has debunked the assertion that US intelligence report on Russia’s alleged hacking of the DNC proves a particular party’s guilt, explaining that such claims show a lack of understanding of how hackers operate.
Belgium charges two new suspects over Paris attacks: prosecutor
Belgium has charged two new suspects in connection with the attacks in Paris in November 2015, claimed by the Islamic State group, which killed 130 people, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Hostages beg Trump to negotiate release in Taliban video
The Taliban released a video Wednesday showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August, the first time they have been seen since their abduction.
US sanctions N. Korean officials for rights abuses
US authorities on Wednesday announced sanctions against North Korean government agencies and senior officials -- among them leader Kim Jong-Un's sister -- in response to Pyongyang's "serious" human rights abuses and censorship activities.
Rolf Harris groped blind, disabled woman: prosecutor
Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris groped several women and girls in public, including a blind and disabled victim, British prosecutors said Wednesday.
Russia has no compromising info on Trump or Clinton, report is ‘total bluff’ – Kremlin
Moscow says documents alleging that Russia has compromising information on Donald Trump are a fabrication and a “total bluff.”
'Yes, we did!' Obama bids a tearful farewell
President Barack Obama delivered a tearful farewell speech Tuesday night, thanking the American public for helping make the country a "better, stronger place" during his time in office, while warning of the threats facing the nation and its values.
51 inmates refuse orders to return to cells at Massachusetts max security prison
Prisoners defying orders to return to their cells have caused the evacuation of correctional officers from a unit of Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts.
Dutch journalists criticize MH17 probe results after finding ‘many pieces’ still at crash site
Two Dutch journalists proved it is not “too dangerous” to collect evidence at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine when one visited the area, but Dutch police confiscated everything the reporters collected there, along with their cellphones and laptops.
ISIS propaganda chief lived & married in Britain after converting to Islam
The most senior Westerner in the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist organization lived in Britain for some years and even married a British woman in a small town in the north of England.
Hong Kong's former leader abused power: prosecution
Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang abused power and was "hopelessly compromised" while in office, prosecutors said Tuesday in opening arguments at his high-profile corruption trial.
Mourners attend funeral of former Iranian leader Rafsanjani
Hundreds of thousands of mourners led by Iran's supreme leader gathered at Tehran University early on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Norway court reviews Breivik's 'inhumane' prison conditions
A Norway court on Tuesday begins examining the state's appeal against a ruling that it has treated mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" since he was jailed for killing 77 people in 2011.
Obama's says goodbye in last presidential speech
Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency on Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters felled by Donald Trump's shock victory.
‘Witch hunt’: Kremlin slams ODNI report claiming Russia hacked US elections
Moscow has slammed the recent ODNI report which claims Russia hacked the US elections. The Kremlin spokesman said it was “reminiscent of a witch hunt,” adding that Moscow is “tired” of “amateurish” US hacking intelligence.
100s more US tanks arrive in Europe to keep ‘peace & freedom’ at Russian borders (VIDEO)
Another shipload of America military hardware has arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to reinforce US commitment to its allies against the perceived Russian threat, and ensure Europe remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace.”
‘Putin’s not on our team’: Obama urges Trump to trust US intelligence community
Outgoing US President Barack Obama has warned Americans and his successor Donald Trump that Vladimir Putin is an “adversary” who should never be trusted over the US intelligence community.
'La La Land' the big winner at Golden Globes
"La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday in a ceremony marked by surprises and a stinging indictment by Meryl Streep of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
Bahrain court confirms bomb blast death sentences
A Bahraini court on Monday upheld death sentences against three people convicted of killing police including an Emirati officer in a bomb attack, a judicial source said.
Cold snap claims 10 more victims in Poland
Ten people have died in Poland as bitterly cold weather swept Europe, bringing the toll of hypothermia deaths in the country to 65 since November, authorities said Monday.
16 arrested over Kardashian Paris robbery: police sources
French police arrested 16 people in the Paris region early Monday over the robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year, police sources said.
Children's TV star Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial
Former children's television star Rolf Harris goes on trial in London on Monday, accused of a series of assaults against minors.
Turkey to begin debating new Erdogan powers
Turkey's parliament on Monday begins debating a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that is expected to be put to a referendum by the spring.
Six months in, Brexit shadow looms over PM May
British Prime Minister Theresa May was hailed as a steadying influence when she took over a country deeply divided by the EU referendum, but six months later she is facing widespread criticism for her apparent Brexit indecision.
Italian populist urges abandoning UKIP in EU Parliament
The head of Italy's populist Five Star movement (M5S) said Sunday he wants to abandon a eurosceptic alliance in the European Parliament with Britain's UKIP party, which will leave the legislature after Brexit.