British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit ‘Plan B’

The pound recovered ground on Monday after British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with EU leaders last month, despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. The London stock market ended the day with the thinnest […]

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Search for survivors stopped for fear that Russia’s high-rise building may collapse

Russian rescuers have been forced to temporarily halt the search for dozens of missing people in the rubble of a collapsed high-rise apartment block as the building risked crumbling further, officials said Tuesday, with the incident claiming at least seven lives. Part of the 10-storey building collapsed following a gas explosion on Monday morning in […]

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US government shutdown enters 2nd day, set to last through Christmas

Washington’s National Archives building — home to the US Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and other historic documents, displays a “closed” sign because of the partial US government shutdown AFP / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS A partial US government shutdown that entered its second day on Sunday was set to stretch through Christmas, after Congress adjourned for […]

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UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a news conference in Sweden/ AFP Jonathan NACKSTRAND UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a “credible” probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. “It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty,” […]

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Georgia’s first female president sworn in

Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary republic with a largely ceremonial president. The event was held […]

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Pope removes 2 scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience in Paul VI hall on December 12, 2018 at the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals.Australian Cardinal George Pell and Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both […]

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