UK ministers warn PM to get her deal now or delay Brexit

23 February 2019, 12:57 PM
Three members of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet warned Saturday that Brexit must be delayed if she cannot persuade the British parliament to back her EU divorce deal next week.
Delhi fire, India.
Delhi hotel fire kills 17 12 February 2019, 7:54 AM

At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.

O’Rourke blasts Trump in rival border rally 12 February 2019, 5:46 AM

Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman considering a White House run, blasted President Donald Trump's fight for a border wall on Monday as the two held dueling rallies in El Paso, Texas.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan meets Afghan president in Kabul 11 February 2019, 7:56 PM

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Monday, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF ‘storm’ warning 11 February 2019, 1:57 PM

US negotiators met with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing Monday for a new round of high-stakes trade talks, hoping to reach a deal before the March 1 deadline...

Immigrant children now housed in a tent encampment under the new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration are shown walking in single file at the facility near the Mexican border.
Talks collapse on border deal as US government shutdown looms 11 February 2019, 6:05 AM

Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another US government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

New shutdown threat as US budget talks stall 10 February 2019, 7:11 PM

US budget talks have hit another impasse over immigration, a key Republican negotiator said Sunday, raising the prospect of a second government shutdown if no agreement is reached by this week's deadline.

Babies in an incubator
Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad 10 February 2019, 11:22 AM

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controlled Yemen said overnight.

NZ flight turns back mid-air after discovering it lacks permission to land in China 10 February 2019, 7:22 AM

An Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai turned back several hours into its journey on Sunday after discovering it did not have permission to land in China, the airline said.

Thai princess bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command 9 February 2019, 8:20 PM

Thai Princess Ubolratana's unprecedented attempt to become the country's next prime minister was abruptly nixed Saturday after her party agreed to comply with a command from the king opposing the plan.

UK pulls Brexit ferry contract from firm with no ships 9 February 2019, 7:18 PM

Weeks of public sniggering and indignation culminated Saturday when the British government cancelled a ferry contract it had awarded to a firm with no ships.

Thousands rally for pro-Kremlin Riga mayor probed for graft 9 February 2019, 5:43 PM

Several thousand people rallied in front of Riga City Hall on Saturday in support of Nils Usakovs...

PM Abe vows to tackle growing child abuse in Japan 9 February 2019, 4:39 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday vowed to crack down on the increasing number of child abuse cases in Japan...

US in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections 9 February 2019, 7:02 AM

The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military urging them to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him,

US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in
South Korea believes in reunion with North Korea 8 February 2019, 6:14 PM

South Korea believes a successful reunification with North Korea is possible; talks between the US and North Korea to achieve this is scheduled for later in February in Vietnam.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump
Red Cross warns of growing risk of nuclear weapons 8 February 2019, 3:20 PM

The Red Cross called Friday for a total ban on nuclear weapons, warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect.

Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela’s Maduro launches petition drive against US 8 February 2019, 6:10 AM

President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday launched a petition drive against what he calls the United States "interference" in Venezuela.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
UN calls for serious political negotiations in Venezuela 7 February 2019, 7:12 PM

The United Nations says a humanitarian stand-off between the United States and Venezuela adds weight to calls for serious political negotiations towards finding a lasting peace in the South American country.

Brussels museum murder victims memorial
Alleged Brussels museum killer was ‘sadistic’ Syria jailer 7 February 2019, 4:43 PM

Two French journalists on Thursday told a terrorism trial in Brussels that they had "no doubt" the accused Jewish museum killer is the man who imprisoned and tortured them in Syria.

Theresa May
Work urgently with me on Brexit – May appeals to EU 7 February 2019, 9:34 AM

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will call on the European Union on Thursday to work with her to change a divorce deal.

Polish Archbishop
Polish archbishop meets victims of paedophile priests 7 February 2019, 7:02 AM

Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki on Wednesday said he had met with several victims of church sex abuse ahead of a Vatican meeting on the issue later this month.

Venezuelan Army
Venezuelan army moves to block aid shipments, sparking US anger 7 February 2019, 6:45 AM

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido warned the army of its responsibilities on Wednesday after soldiers blocked a key border bridge, sparking angry demands from the United States to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter the country.

Theresa May
UK’s May set to delay second parliament vote on Brexit deal: Report 7 February 2019, 5:39 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to delay the second parliament vote on her Brexit deal until the end of February, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Donald Trump
US President calls for bipartisan unity in a divided Congress 6 February 2019, 8:09 PM

The United States President used his State of the Union to call for bipartisan unity in a divided Congress while laying out an agenda, including his hard line immigration policy that is unlikely to win over much Democrat support.

NATO leaders to meet in London in December 6 February 2019, 3:39 PM

The leaders of NATO's 29 countries will gather in London in December for a special meeting to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday.

Dennis Christensen leaves court in cuffs
Russia sentences Jehovah’s Witness to six years for extremism 6 February 2019, 2:30 PM

A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for "extremism," in the first conviction of its kind since a 2017 law that outlawed the religious group.

Trump and Kim Jong-Un
Trump to meet North Korea’s Kim in Vietnam in late February 6 February 2019, 12:18 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on February 27-28, while giving himself credit for averting a major war on the Korean peninsula.

Flood in Australia.
‘Worst over’: Australia begins flood clean-up 6 February 2019, 6:58 AM

Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home on Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved south to inundate more towns.

Trump calls for end to ‘revenge’ politics at State of Union 6 February 2019, 5:37 AM

US President Donald Trump appealed to Congress Tuesday to unite at a moment of deep partisan division as he made the case for a new era of compromise on immigration and security in his State of the Union address. “We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and […]

Don’t let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations 5 February 2019, 8:36 PM

US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

President Vladimir Putin
Russia-Washington tensions boil as Russia race to develop land-based missile 5 February 2019, 3:36 PM

Russia will race to develop two new land-based missile launch systems before 2021 to respond to Washington's planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control pact, it said on Tuesday.