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Brexit 'clear and imminent threat' to Ireland: Sinn Fein

Brexit 'clear and imminent threat' to Ireland: Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald warned Thursday that Brexit was ‘a clear and imminent threat’ to the island of Ireland and was incompatible with Northern Ireland's two decades-old peace accord.

Gates says billionaires should pay 'significantly' more taxes

Gates says billionaires should pay 'significantly' more taxes

Bill Gates says he has paid more than $10 billion in taxes over a lifetime but billionaires like him should pay ‘significantly’ more because they benefit more from the system.

Russia says 'no evidence' it meddled in US election

Russia says 'no evidence' it meddled in US election

Russia's government on Monday insisted there was no evidence that it meddled in the US elections, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters.

Macron's migrant law faces rough ride in parliament

Macron's migrant law faces rough ride in parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a difficult week as lawmakers weigh up a controversial bill that toughens France's stance on migrants, with even some of his own party reluctant to back it.

Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday ordered an inquiry after police admitted responsibility for the death of a 22-year-old student who was hit by a stray bullet as they sought to break up an opposition rally.

US indicts 13 Russians for election interference

US indicts 13 Russians for election interference

The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote ...

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors ...

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen ...

EU presidency urges Britain to ditch Brexit

EU presidency urges Britain to ditch Brexit

Bulgaria, which holds the presidency of the EU, on Thursday warned of poor progress in Brexit talks and told Britain it was still not too late to abandon its plan to quit the bloc.

KP Sharma Oli becomes Nepal PM for second time

KP Sharma Oli becomes Nepal PM for second time

The leader of Nepal's largest Communist party was named prime minister Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections ...

Nepal premier resigns two months after landmark polls

Nepal premier resigns two months after landmark polls

Nepal's prime minister resigned Thursday, making way for a new communist government to take power two months after landmark elections in the impoverished Himalayan nation.

German government plays down 'free transport' plan

German government plays down 'free transport' plan

The German government on Wednesday sought to play down plans to introduce free public transport, a day after the radical proposal to fight air pollution made headlines around the world.