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Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes the yellow vest protests that rocked France since last year have been good for him as they made him listen and communicate better, in an interview published ...

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

Huawei directly challenged Apple's new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google services.

BBC apologises to Harry over ‘race traitor’ image

BBC apologises to Harry over ‘race traitor’ image

The BBC has apologised for failing to warn the Duke of Sussex before broadcasting and publishing online an image from a neo-Nazi social media group that called him a “race traitor” and depicted the royal with a gun pointed at his head.

Pence rebuffs Solomons PM after Taiwan ties cut

Pence rebuffs Solomons PM after Taiwan ties cut

US Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled plans to meet the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan, a senior US official said.

Parliament suspension ‘not a matter for judges’

Parliament suspension ‘not a matter for judges’

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is not a matter for judges and was not done for improper reasons, a lawyer for the prime minister said yesterday as he sought to persuade the Supreme Court the five-week shutdown was lawful.

Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘Don’t listen to me. Listen to the scientists’

Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘Don’t listen to me. Listen to the scientists’

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, yesterday delivered a pointed message before a Congressional hearing: “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists.”

Trump picks O’Brien as next security adviser

Trump picks O’Brien as next security adviser

President Donald Trump yesterday named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O’Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.

India waiting for ‘any excuse’ to crack down in Kashmir: Khan

India waiting for ‘any excuse’ to crack down in Kashmir: Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned citizens yesterday that anyone who goes to fight jihad in Kashmir will hurt the territory’s cause, as anger simmers between Islamabad and New Delhi over the region.

‘Flying’ river taxi tests Seine waters in Paris experiment

‘Flying’ river taxi tests Seine waters in Paris experiment

A “flying” electric river taxi hailed by its creators as the future of clean city transport is being put through a battery of tests in Paris this week, with a view to being in service by the spring.

Missing elephant found near Delhi police HQ

Missing elephant found near Delhi police HQ

Delhi police have found an elephant two months after it went missing. Laxmi disappeared from the Yamuna bank area in July and was traced on Tuesday night barely 3km away from the police headquarters.

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