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Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians ‘for sale’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians “must stand up to” far-right politicians “for sale”, after a

Gunmen kill 4 at Catholic parade in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed four Catholics in a religious procession in north Burkina Faso a day after a priest and five parishioners were murdered at mass, church officials said yesterday.

CO2 levels hit historic high

Scientists in the United States have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began, sounding new alarm over the relentless rise of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

Sweden reopens Assange rape probe

Swedish prosecutors said yesterday they were reopening a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hoping to bring him to justice before the statute of limitations expires in August 2020.

Gunmen kill six, set fire to church

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

180 nations agree UN deal to regulate plastic waste

Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, organisers said. The 1,400 representatives, meeting in Geneva reached the agreement after 12 days’ discussion on what Rolph Payet, Executive

UNSC members warn of Idlib catastrophe

Britain, France, the United States and eight other countries at the UN Security Council warned Friday of a potential humanitarian catastrophe from an all-out assault in Syria’s Idlib region, in a statement opposed by Russia.

Pompeo, Lavrov to meet in Russia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to visit Russia for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next week, Moscow said

A million species at risk of extinction

Relentless pursuit of economic growth, twinned with the impact of climate change, has put an “unprecedented” one million species at risk

Be ready for US military action

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his troops Saturday to be “ready” for potential US military action, as a limited number of

UN biodiversity meet wraps up, report today

Diplomats and scientists from 132 nations wrapped up six days of negotiations in Paris Saturday over the wording of a landmark report

Pope asks Bulgarians to be nice to migrants

Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union’s poorest country,

Venezuela military chopper crash kills 7

Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed Saturday when their helicopter crashed outside Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro said.

Pressure mounts for Brexit compromise

Britain’s two biggest parties yesterday said there was renewed impetus to find a compromise on Brexit after taking a battering in local elections from voters exasperated by the impasse.

Brexit anger?

English voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit have punished Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party in local elections, early results showed yesterday.

End to Aids in sight

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus “untransmittable” even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research showed yesterday.

UK, in a first, declares climate emergency

Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Wednesday called for “real action” after parliament became the first in the world to vote to declare a climate