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Kremlic critic Navalny detained on release from prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Monday immediately following his release from prison after serving a 30-day sentence for an …

Communist Party

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party over 'national security' fears

Hong Kong on Monday banned a political party which promotes independence, calling it a threat to national security, as Beijing clamps down on …

Hong Kong

Corbyn : Serial rebel with designs on Downing Street

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly beaten the odds in his long and colourful career and may stand to benefit from government divisions over …

Downing Street

EU gives Britain two months to pay 2.7 bn euros over China fraud

The EU on Monday gave Britain two months to recover 2.7 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in lost customs duties or risk referral to the EU’s top court …

Donald Tusk

UK Labour calls for worker ownership, nationalisations

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party on Monday called for mass nationalisation and a new scheme to give workers a share of company dividends that …

Investing

Relief as Maldives strongman concedes defeat

The strongman leader of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in the presidential election, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the …

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack …

Ahvaz

Anti-Semitism forces UK Labour on defensive at conference

Having spent the summer fending off accusations of anti-Semitism, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is once again being forced to confront the …

Anti-Semitism

Relief as Maldives strongman concedes defeat

The strongman president of the Maldives on Monday conceded his surprise electoral defeat, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago …

Human Rights

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed …

Ahvaz

Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic …

China

UK Labour refuses to commit to second Brexit vote

Britain’s Labour Party on Monday agreed to vote on a conference motion to “support all options” on Brexit, but the leadership refused to back a …

Elections

Myanmar army chief defiant after UN 'genocide' probe

Myanmar’s powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country’s sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called …

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Australia’s pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping …

Social Media

Solo yachtsman stranded at sea rescued : Indian navy

A solo Indian yachtsman trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of kilometres (miles) from land was rescued Monday, an Indian navy …

Golden Globes

Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic intimidation” as …

Tariffs

Maldives strongman concedes election defeat

The strongman president of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in elections, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the …

Sky shares soar on Comcast takeover victory

Shares in British broadcaster Sky soared Monday after US cable giant Comcast outgunned Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in a dramatic auction for …

Profit

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a “massive crackdown” in its far western region of …

China

Rescuers close in on stranded injured Indian solo yachtsman

Rescuers were just hours away from an Indian sailor trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of kilometres (miles) from land, …

Golden Globes

Miner Barrick buys Randgold to create $18bn gold giant

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold has bought Africa-focused rival Randgold Resources to create a global industry champion worth $18.3 billion, the …

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 mn over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had …

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Thousands of people gathered Monday morning in the south-western Iranian city of Ahvaz for the funeral of those killed during an attack on a military …

Ahvaz

Rohingya crisis : UN should not 'interfere' : Myanmar army chief

Myanmar’s powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Maldives strongman yet to concede election defeat

The Maldives government on Monday acknowledged President Abdulla Yameen’s surprise defeat in presidential elections but the Beijing-friendly …

Human Rights

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained on release from prison : spokesperson

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Monday on his release from prison after serving a 30-day sentence for an unauthorised protest, …

City Halls

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search …

Northern California

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a “massive crackdown” in far western region of …

China

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, leaving Republicans …

Brett Kavanaugh

Trade wars : Is Trump lining up Japan next?

While the US takes aim at China, Canada and Mexico over perceived trade imbalances, Japan has kept a low profile, hoping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s …

Tariffs