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    November 14

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Change Brexit course or face total surrender, says Johnson

12 November 2018

LONDON − Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU’s customs union in a “total surrender”. Read More


With Trump sitting nearby, Macron calls nationalism a betrayal

11 November 2018

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to world leaders gathered in Paris for Armistice commemorations on Sunday to send a stern message about the dangers of nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values. Read More


Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history, says ministry

11 November 2018

KINSHASA − The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday. Read More


Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire after 14 bodies found

11 November 2018

PARADISE, California − The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 23. Read More


Leaders of France and Germany in poignant show of unity 100 years after WW1

10 November 2018

COMPIEGNE, France − One hundred years after the guns of World War One fell silent, the leaders of France and Germany held hands and rested their heads against one another in a poignant ceremony to mark the signing of the Armistice peace agreement. Read More


Nine killed, 35 missing in California wildfire; Malibu threatened

10 November 2018

PARADISE, California − Wildfires burned out of control on Friday across California, killing at least nine people in a mountain town and forcing residents to flee the upscale beach community of Malibu in the face of a monster fire storm. Read More


Recounts, runoffs loom over high-profile elections in Florida, Georgia

09 November 2018

High-profile United States elections in Georgia, Florida and Arizona remained unresolved on Thursday, two days after the vote, with the prospect of legal challenges, recounts and ballot reviews setting the stage for possible weeks of uncertainty. Read More


Sheriff says 12 killed in shooting spree in California bar

08 November 2018

California - A gunman opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar popular with college students, killing 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, police said on Thursday. Read More


Trump fires Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

08 November 2018

WASHINGTON − President Donald Trump on Wednesday forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after congressional elections, and vowed to fight if the US House of Representatives’ new Democratic majority launches probes into his administration. Read More


Democrats will seek to rein in Trump after taking US House

07 November 2018

WASHINGTON − Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency and intrusive investigations from Democrats who won control of the United States House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.... Read More


Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump

07 November 2018

WASHINGTON − Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday, Fox News and NBC News projected, giving Democrats the opportunity to block Trump’s agenda and open his administration... Read More


US voters give verdict on Trump

06 November 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans voted on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. The first... Read More


Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

06 November 2018

DUBLIN − Ireland is willing to examine ways in which a “backstop” to keep the Irish border open after Brexit could be reviewed so long as it does not permit Britain to unilaterally walk away from it, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday. Read More


Armed men in Cameroon kidnap 79 schoolchildren

05 November 2018

YAOUNDE − Armed men kidnapped 79 children from a school in western Cameroon on Monday and a local pastor said separatist militias were responsible. The abduction happened before dawn in the city of Bamenda in the English-speaking Northwest region. Read More


Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as elections near

05 November 2018

WASHINGTON − Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made duelling election appearances on Sunday, offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign. Read More


China hopes trade expo will highlight import clout as US dispute rages

04 November 2018

SHANGHAI/BEIJING − China, dubbed ‘the workshop of the world’ for its sprawling supply chains and huge export capacity, is hoping to manufacture something new next week at a huge trade fair in Shanghai next week: import orders. Read More


Leicester City owner’s Buddhist funeral starts in Thailand with royal honour

03 November 2018

BANGKOK − The funeral of Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash a week ago, got underway at a Bangkok temple on Saturday with a Buddhist bathing rite using water bestowed by the Thai King. Read More


Obama warns against fear, Trump touts economy on campaign trail

03 November 2018

INDIANAPOLIS/MIAMI − Former United States President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energise... Read More


Britain's Prince Charles salutes Gambia's return to Commonwealth

02 November 2018

BANJUL − Britain’s Prince Charles congratulated Gambia on Thursday for turning its back on “autocratic” rule at home and returning to the Commonwealth fold as he began a nine-day Africa tour. Read More


Bangladesh court doubles former PM’s jail term to ten years

30 October 2018

DHAKA − A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled to ten years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting an election in December, lawyers said. Khaleda’s opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in... Read More


Indonesian plane crashes into sea, all 189 on board feared dead

29 October 2018

JAKARTA − An Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea on Monday, with the likely loss of all 189 people on board, as it tried to return to Jakarta minutes after take-off. Lion Air flight JT610, an almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route from the capital to Pangkal... Read More


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