UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

8 April 2020, 10:45 AM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country's battle against the outbreak
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Trump says almost 100% of territory regained from IS 26 January 2018, 6:17 PM

United States President Donald Trump said US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100% of territory occupied by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump’s address to WEF 26 January 2018, 3:04 PM

US President Donald Trump's address to the World Economic Forum comes at a time when he is facing scandals both at home and abroad.

Trump to turn salesman-in-chief as Davos closes 26 January 2018, 6:53 AM

President Donald Trump will take a turn as America's salesman-in-chief on Friday, trying to convince a sceptical band of the global great and good in Davos that he is good for business.

War of words between US, Palestine leadership continues 25 January 2018, 9:42 PM

The war of words between the United States and Palestinian leadership continues to escalate after Washington’s envoy told the UN Security Council that they would not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what is needed to achieve peace.

Lula da Silva faces an uncertain future in Brazil 25 January 2018, 8:51 PM

A Brazilian appeals court voted 3-0 to uphold a corruption conviction for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a major blow to plans by Brazil's most influential politician to run for president again this year.

Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador after EU sanctions 25 January 2018, 6:15 PM

Venezuela said on Thursday it was declaring Spain’s ambassador “persona non grata,” days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government. The move to expel Jesus Silva Fernandez came in response to Spain’s “continual aggressions and repeated meddling in the internal affairs of our country,” the Venezuelan government said in […]

Trump willing to be questioned ‘under oath’ in Russia probe 25 January 2018, 6:09 AM

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “love” to be questioned under oath by Russia collusion prosecutor Robert Mueller, saying it could happen in the coming weeks. Trump confirmed that his lawyers are in discussion with Mueller, who is leading the investigation into collusion between the US president’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 […]

Reverend Jesse Jackson pays homage to Hugh Masekela 24 January 2018, 9:23 PM

American civil rights activist and minister Reverend Jessie Jackson has praised legendary musician Hugh Masekela as a world class musician and a freedom fighter.

France says U.N.-led Syria peace talks in Vienna represent “last hope” 24 January 2018, 6:37 PM

France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday there was no perspective of a political solution for Syria other than U.N.-led peace talks in Vienna, which he said were the “last hope”. “Today, there is no political perspective that presents itself, other than — and it’s the last hope — the meeting that will be held in […]

Delegates vow to boycott Trump’s speech 24 January 2018, 4:42 PM

As the annual World Economic Forum enters its third day in Davos, Switzerland, the anti-Trump sentiments are gaining momentum.

Trump to be ‘best salesperson’ for US economy at Davos 24 January 2018, 8:31 AM

US President Donald Trump is aiming to be the "best salesperson" for American economic interests when he goes to Davos later this week, the White House said on Tuesday.

Thousands march against Trump in Swiss financial capital 23 January 2018, 9:32 PM

Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week. Leftists organisers had called for protests under the mottos “Trump Not Welcome” and “Smash WEF!” Trump is due to speak on Friday at the WEF meeting […]

Trump signs funding bill to end government shutdown 23 January 2018, 3:16 PM

Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day US government shutdown, approving the latest short-term funding bill.

US Senate votes for funding bill to reopen government 23 January 2018, 6:13 AM

Senate Democrats in the United States have joined Republicans in voting for a short-term funding bill that will reopen the government on Tuesday after a lack of consensus shuttered the Federal Government at midnight on Friday. 

U.S. Senate moves to end government shutdown 22 January 2018, 9:03 PM

U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security. Funding legislation cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected to pass a full Senate vote promptly, allowing government to […]

Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments 22 January 2018, 7:17 PM

Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny. But while the pope said he was sorry for his choice of words and tone of voice when he testily answered a […]

EU rules on asylum are splitting Europe, says EU presidency Bulgaria 22 January 2018, 3:42 PM

The European Union’s rules on asylum which state that requests be handled by the country where asylum is first claimed are splitting Europe, the prime minister of Bulgaria, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said on Monday. Nationalist-minded, eurosceptic governments in Poland and Hungary have refused to take in a single asylum-seeker under a scheme […]

Senators race to end US government shutdown 22 January 2018, 5:56 AM

Republican and Democraticsenators raced on Sunday to try to break an impasse and hammerout a deal that would end a two-day-old U. government shutdown before the start of the work week.

UN appeals for nearly $3 bn to save millions in Yemen 21 January 2018, 5:06 PM

The United Nations on Sunday made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country.

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: officials 21 January 2018, 7:50 AM

Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, officials said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.

U.S. government heads for shut-down as Trump feuds with Democrats 20 January 2018, 3:56 PM

The United States government begins to shut down as Congress fails to reach a deal to keep the money flowing.

Rohingya militants say Myanmar refugee return plan ‘deceitful’ 20 January 2018, 7:37 AM

Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized.

US government shutdown looms 19 January 2018, 8:38 PM

The United States Government could be shutdown for the first time in four years .

German election would further harm SPD, Schulz warns 19 January 2018, 4:25 PM

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Friday urged members of his centre-left party to endorse coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives or risk facing new elections that could further damage the party.

“Trump must address alleged racist remarks” 19 January 2018, 9:57 AM

African Ambassadors to the United Nations have suggested that President Donald Trump directly address concerns regarding his alleged racist remarks to African heads of state at the upcoming African Union Summit at the end of January.

Pope arrives in Peru after tumultuous Chile visit 19 January 2018, 7:31 AM

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Journalists detained after covering Sudan protests 19 January 2018, 7:13 AM

Journalists working for Agence France-Presse and Reuters were among three reporters being held by Sudanese authorities on Thursday, a day after they were arrested covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.

Trump says Russia helping N. Korea evade sanctions 18 January 2018, 3:00 PM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Russia of helping North Korea evade economic sanctions by filling in gaps left as China has withdrawn its aid.

Britain appoints Minister for Loneliness amid growing isolation 18 January 2018, 8:25 AM

Britain has appointed a Minister for Loneliness to take forward the work of murdered lawmaker Jo Cox and tackle the isolation felt by more than one in 10 people in the UK.

Portuguese, Spanish police bust huge “pineapple” cocaine ring 18 January 2018, 8:19 AM

Police in Portugal and Spain said they seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples and arrested nine members of a gang that had transported the drug from South America.