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Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Britain's Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday he will seek to become prime minister when Theresa May quits, reports said, as she promised to set out a departure timetable early next month.

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying ‘a hell of a lot more’ soldiers in the future.

Pompeo warns UK over China network role

Pompeo warns UK over China network role

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Britain Wednesday to be cautious about China's role in its 5G network, during a visit to London that also highlighted the old allies' differences on Iran.

Ghana arrests 20 in separatist crackdown

Ghana arrests 20 in separatist crackdown

Police in Ghana have arrested at least 20 people accused of preparing to declare an eastern region as an independent country, police said Wednesday.

'Long live the King!' Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

'Long live the King!' Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

Flanked by royal guards marching to a steady drumbeat, Thailand's newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried on a gilded palanquin through the streets of old Bangkok Sunday ...

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose ‘any coup plotter’ after a failed military uprising by forces supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas

Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas

US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas ...

Trump, US media in open war on annual dinner date

Trump, US media in open war on annual dinner date

It's meant to be the annual Washington love-in, a dinner where White House journalists and the president yuk it up in a hotel ballroom. But this Saturday, President Donald Trump stood up his dates.

Voting begins in Spain election marked by far-right resurgence

Voting begins in Spain election marked by far-right resurgence

Spaniards began voting in an uncertain snap general election Sunday marked by a resurgence of the far-right after more than four decades on the outer margins of politics.

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday Moscow was ‘thinking’ of making it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship after the Kremlin moved to grant passports in the country's separatist east, causing uproar in Kiev.

Sudan military rulers, protesters to meet in joint panel

Sudan military rulers, protesters to meet in joint panel

A joint committee representing Sudan's military leadership and protesters is to hold its first meeting on Saturday to discuss their demand for civilian rule, the leading protest group said.