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    October 22

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PM Johnson goads opponents to call election as Brexit chaos deepens

25 September 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson taunted his rivals on his return to parliament on Wednesday, goading them to either bring down the government or get out of the way to allow him to deliver Brexit. Read More


Dozens of Hong Kong protesters appear in court on rioting charges

25 September 2019

HONG KONG – Dozens of Hong Kong anti-government protesters appeared in court on Wednesday charged with rioting and other offences over violent clashes two months ago near China’s main representative office. Read More


UEFA to plant 600 000 trees

25 September 2019

LJUBLJANA – European football’s governing body UEFA said it will plant 600 000 trees across 12 countries as part of its commitment to offset carbon emissions from travel to next year’s expanded European Championships but conceded it may have to do more. Read More


House to launch Trump impeachment inquiry

24 September 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival, setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that has spilled... Read More


Houses collapse in 5.8 earthquake in Pakistan

24 September 2019

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 300, local officials say. The quake’s epicentre was close to the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Read More


UK court rules Johnson suspended parliament unlawfully

24 September 2019

LONDON – The UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, but a defiant prime minister said he disagreed and vowed that Britain would leave the EU by October 31, come what may. Read More


Game of Thrones, Fleabag take top Emmy honours on night of upsets

24 September 2019

LOS ANGELES – Medieval drama Game of Thrones closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy Fleabag was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favourites. Read More


Boeing assistance fund to pay 737 MAX crash victims’ families $144 500 each

23 September 2019

WASHINGTON – Boeing Co.’s $50 million financial assistance fund will pay the families of 346 people killed in two fatal 737 MAX crashes $144 500 each, the fund’s administrators said on Monday. Read More


Hundreds of thousands stranded after British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

23 September 2019

LONDON – Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. Read More


Corbyn under pressure

23 September 2019

LONDON – Jeremy Corbyn is coming under pressure amid divisions over Labour’s Brexit strategy as leading figures call for the party to back staying in the European Union (EU). Read More


Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

22 September 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON – Former United States vice president Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate... Read More


Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

21 September 2019

NEW YORK – Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Read More


Trudeau vows to continue campaign amid blackface scandal

20 September 2019

OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote. Read More


UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM’s lawyer says

18 September 2019

LONDON – 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 on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court the five-week shutdown was lawful. Read More


Ex-aide defends Trump

18 September 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager yesterday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a US congressional... Read More


United States sues Snowden over new book

17 September 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked secret documents about US telephone and Internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.... Read More


Senior US Democrat focused on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

17 September 2019

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the United States congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump, signalling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trump’s Supreme... Read More


UK police charge climate activist over Heathrow protest

16 September 2019

LONDON – British police said on Monday they had charged a climate-change activist who last week attempted to disrupt Europe’s biggest airport, London Heathrow. Read More


Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

15 September 2019

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Read More


Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace

15 September 2019

LONDON – Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday. Read More


UK’s Duchess Meghan returns to work to launch new charity fashion range

13 September 2019

LONDON – Britain’s Duchess Meghan returned to work on Thursday for the first time following the birth of her first child with husband Prince Harry to launch a new fashion range whose sales will help a charity supporting unemployed women. Read More


Should the current age of retirement (67 years) be increased?