Sunday, December 16, 2018

UK says any response over Khashoggi case would be ‘considered’

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday that allegations regarding the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be totally unacceptable if true but any response by...

Australian admits kidnap and rape of Briton in outback ordeal

A man has pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping a British backpacker during a weeks-long kidnapping ordeal in Australia. The woman, from Liverpool, was rescued by police in Queensland last year after they...

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Prominent environmentalist Ian Kiernan, the founder of an iconic Australian anti-litter campaign that expanded into a global success, has died aged 78. The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean...

Afghan drought ‘displacing more people than Taliban conflict’

A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and the Taliban. The BBC's Secunder Kermani reports...

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case

US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as...

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the appointment of bishops with China,...

IMF: ‘Dangerous undercurrents’ threaten global economy

One of the most comprehensive studies of the state of banking and markets since the financial crisis warns that "dangerous undercurrents" are a rising threat to the world economy. The International Monetary...

Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud

Music's most notorious on-off feud - Taylor Swift versus Kanye West - has officially turned political. Swift, who has long resisted going public on her politics, came out in favour of two democratic...

Australia aims to curb influx of new migrants to big cities

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - for “at least a few years” in an effort...

Brexit uncertainty is “starting to bite” for UK firms – surveys

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s businesses are suffering from Brexit-related uncertainty as exports slow, recruitment difficulties mount and investment plans are scaled back, two surveys showed on Monday. The British Chambers of Commerce...

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Taoiseach won’t rebuke minister for denouncing housing plan

Taoiseach won't rebuke minister for denouncing housing plan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – in Venice...

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