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Gove accuses Trump over climate change saying US is ‘walking out when the heat is on’

Michael Gove has attacked Donald Trump over his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying the world’s second …


Earthquake in Turkey and Greece leaves at least two dead in Kos

6.5-magnitude quake between Bodrum and Greek islands strikes at start of peak holiday season, injuring more than 200 people<p>Turkey and Greece hit by strong earthquake – latest<p>Two people have been killed and five more seriously injured on the Greek island of Kos after tourist destinations around the …


Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.<p>One of those people said Spicer is quitting because of objections over the appointment of a new White House communications director, …

Farmers will be paid to make the countryside look beautiful after Brexit says Michael Gove

Farmers will be paid for delivering benefits for nature and the countryside after Brexit instead of receiving subsidies for the amount of land they farm, Michael Gove has indicated.<p>Under the Europe-wide Common Agricultural Policy UK farmers receive around £3 billion a year in subsidies, mostly …

Michael Gove

EU and Britain fail to reach agreement on half of issues in Brexit talks

Teams working on future rights of EU citizens in UK and Britons in Europe are still to resolve 22 of 44 issues under discussion<p>The EU and UK Brexit teams working on the future rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe have failed to reach agreement on 22 of the 44 issues under …


Reuters Poll: One-in-three chance Britain-EU divorce talks end with no deal - economists

LONDON (Reuters) - There is a near one-in-three chance Britain and the European Union will have failed to ink a deal when the official divorce negotiation period draws to a close at the end of March 2019, a Reuters poll of economists found.<p>Britons voted just over a year ago to leave the EU and …


Rex Tillerson says Qatar's Gulf neighbours should lift blockade

US secretary of state urges countries to take positive action and says efforts to isolate Qatar are negatively affecting its citizens<p>The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has tried to push Qatar’s Gulf neighbours back to the negotiating table, saying it was time for them to take some positive …

Middle East

Hawaii Has an Emergency Plan to Prepare for a North Korea Missile Attack

Hawaii is launching a plan to prepare residents in case North Korea fires an intercontinental missile at the island state.<p>The educational campaign, …

North Korea

Mud festival kicks off in South Korea

Revellers danced and wrestled in South Korea’s capital of mud, kicking off a nine-day festival expected to lure millions of people to the quaint coastal city of Boryeong, about 190 km southwest of the capital Seoul.<p>Organisers of the 20th annual Mud Festival say its mud has special powers to refresh …

North Korea

Brazil government lowers 2017 inflation forecast as recovery stumbles

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government lowered its forecast for inflation this year amid a slow economic recovery, which weighed on tax collection and forced it to cut public spending and raise taxes.<p>The government now expects the IPCA consumer price index to rise 3.7 percent in 2017, …

São Paulo

New MP tells of her husband's suicide in moving first speech to stop it happening to others

A new MP has told movingly of her late husband's suicide in her first speech in the House of Commons.<p>Liz Twist used her maiden speech to call for …


Two years after Cecil the lion's death, son Xanda killed by game hunter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cecil the lion's 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the hunt.<p>Xanda had been tracked with a fitted GPS satellite collar since 2015, the same year his father was killed. His death on July 7 …


Male rape survivor speaks out about his ordeal

A 22-year-old man was raped by two strangers in Manchester on September 1 2016 and has spoken out about his ordeal.<p>Sam Thompson had recently moved to …

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Putin says yet to decide whether to run for president again

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the constitution to allow him to keep on running for Russia's top political post indefinitely.<p>Putin, who has dominated Russia's political landscape …


ISIS Leaders in Syria Funded Philippine Militants Before Marawi Takeover

A new report details the close links between ISIS's leadership and the militants who overran Marawi in May.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Violence becoming commonplace in Moria refugee camp

Once again, riots broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week. Local politicians and migration experts are striving …


UK Supreme Court names Brenda Hale as first female president

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The UK Supreme Court on Friday appointed its first female president, Brenda Hale, making her the first woman to be the most senior judge in the country.<p>Hale, an expert in family law who has been the court's deputy president since June 2013, will succeed Lord David Neuberger as its …


Germany cannot scare Turkey with 'threats' : Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that …


Shelving Corbyn's tuition fee promise will come back to haunt Labour

Not for the first time, promises made to students by our political leaders have been broken. John McDonnell’s admission that wiping out student debt is an "ambition" as opposed to a promise surely represents the beginnings of a climb-down on this policy. It now seems far less likely that this will …


Clashes in West Bank; Palestinian teen killed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Muslims prayed Friday in the streets near a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City, kneeling on mats spread on cobble stone to protest Israel's installation of metal detectors at the holy site following a deadly attack there last week.<p>After the prayers, Palestinian …


Trump Administration Considers Financier Anthony Scaramucci for Communications Director

(WASHINGTON) — New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director.<p>That's …

Donald Trump

Philippine President Duterte Calls U.S.‘Lousy’ and Vows to Never Visit

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.<p>Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, …

U.S. House of Representatives

Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report<p>Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of …

Palm Oil

'Feeling lonely as a new mother inspired me to launch a friendship app'

I felt fine about about being ‘Michelle the Mother’. I’d bought everything on my list, I’d read a few books, I’d attended NCT classes (One Born Every Minute wasn’t going to cover all the bases, right?). At 30, I felt professionally at the top of my game, running a successful dating platform.<p>I had …


More than 100 fall ill at Chipotle as tests confirm norovirus

More than 100 people claim they have fallen ill after eating at a now closed Chipotle restaurant.<p>One person has tested positive for the norovirus as …

Public Health

Human exhibits and sterilization: The fate of Afro Germans under Nazis

<b>A new film aims to highlight a Nazi "secret" mission to sterilize hundreds of Afro German children.</b><p><b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on "secret order." Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others …

European History

Official: Fighters meeting stiff resistance from IS in Raqqa

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Advances against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa have slowed down amid stiff resistance from the militants, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group said.<p>U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon estimates there are around 2,000 IS militants in the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Wanted: one Syrian family for small Welsh village

Small community of Narberth may not be most obvious place to resettle a traumatised family but locals have worked hard for a year to make it happen<p>There are no mosques, few foreigners and the nearest Muslim community is miles away. You have to drive almost an hour even to reach the start of the …


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Kenya warns of social media crackdown ahead of polls

Kenya's government has threatened to clamp down on social media users who spread hate speech or fake news that could fan violence in the lead up to …

Social Media

Israel Warned of 'Explosion' As Tensions Rise Over Jerusalem Holy Site Measures

Israel says metal detectors will remain at the contested site.


10-year-old finds million-year-old fossil

A 10-year-old boy in New Mexico stumbled onto a prehistoric find, after strong rains exposed the fossil.

New Mexico

Russia’s Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times

MOSCOW — President Donald Trump may have held more meetings with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit earlier this month, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday — but he shrugged off the importance of the encounters.<p>“They might have met even much more than just three times,” he told NBC …


Russia wants to see your salary and social media accounts before letting you visit

Russia has added a number of intrusive new questions to its already lengthy visa application forms, including requiring details of applicants’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, raising concerns that Britons will be deterred from visiting.<p>As well as any social media accounts, the embassy now asks for …

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

LONDON (AP) — The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are back in court in Britain in their bid to be allowed to have him undergo an experimental treatment.<p>The pre-hearing Friday at London's High Court will go over logistics for full-day hearings planned next week.<p>Earlier this week, …

Great Ormond Street Hospital

LGBT conference in China's 'gay capital' scuppered

BEIJING (Reuters) - Organisers of an LGBT conference in China's "gay capital" had to scrap the event this week, the second time in as many months a public seminar aimed at expanding awareness of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has run into snags.<p>The Chinese group Speak Out was …