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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 ...

No-deal Brexit like 'burning your house down': UK Lib Dem leader

No-deal Brexit like 'burning your house down': UK Lib Dem leader

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson warned in her party conference speech on Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit would be like ‘burning your house down’ as she pledged to cancel Britain's departure from the EU altogether.

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.

Zimbabwe doctors' labour leader 'kidnapped' during strikes: union

Zimbabwe doctors' labour leader 'kidnapped' during strikes: union

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe's security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors' union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise.

Confusion as Mugabe's family, government squabble over burial site

Confusion as Mugabe's family, government squabble over burial site

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe's family and the government squabbled over his burial on Thursday, with the place of the ceremony -- and even its date ...

Japan's Abe shakes up cabinet, brings in rising star

Japan's Abe shakes up cabinet, brings in rising star

Japan's Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed new foreign and defence ministers and promoted a popular rising political star, in a cabinet reshuffle that fuelled speculation over the prime minister's successor.

Italy new government faces confidence vote

Italy new government faces confidence vote

Italy's new pro-Europe government under Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faced a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament Monday, as protesters from the far-right rallied in Rome.

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

The head of Afghanistan's intelligence service resigned Thursday following a deadly raid by security forces in eastern Afghanistan that an official said left four brothers dead.

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a penal colony for a tweet calling for attacks on the children of police, a ruling his lawyer said was unprecedented.

Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours'

Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours'

Sudan's new premier will unveil the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow within 48 hours, the country's ruling body said Tuesday, after the transition process was hit by delays.

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

Senior European officials are considering making an EU disaster contingency fund available to any member states hit by the economic fallout of an eventual ‘no deal’ Brexit.