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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Islamic state fighters and their families.
Hundreds surrender with Islamic State near defeat 13 March 2019, 3:20 PM

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.

Irish farmers fear new tariffs in case of no-deal Brexit 13 March 2019, 1:49 PM

British plans to impose tariffs on Irish agri-food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be "disastrous" -- potentially wiping out the industry, the Irish Farmers' Association warned Wednesday.

Venezuela's Guaido
Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protest 13 March 2019, 11:20 AM

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed on Tuesday to take Nicolas Maduro's place in the presidential palace "very soon," as thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas to protest.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts after tellers announced the results of the vote Brexit deal in Parliament in London.
Britain’s parliament crushes May’s EU deal again 13 March 2019, 7:09 AM

Lawmakers voted against Theresa May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU chiefs on Monday to assuage her critics’ concerns ultimately proved fruitless.

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
US will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash 13 March 2019, 6:27 AM

The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft’s operations. The Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator, Dan Elwell, said a review by the body “shows no […]

British MPs reject Brexit deal again 12 March 2019, 9:46 PM

British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union.

Women representation in politics continues to grow 12 March 2019, 8:58 PM

Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to grow globally but at the top levels of political power, women’s representation is slipping.

Demonsrators carrying pictures of Marielle Franco
Two Brazilian officers arrested for killing activist 12 March 2019, 6:28 PM

Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councillor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the day after the brazen murder shocked Brazil.

Theresa May
‘Reassurance’ but no changes to backstop: Irish PM 12 March 2019, 1:58 PM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain had been offered "reassurance and guarantees" over the Brexit deal as MPs in London prepare to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the withdrawal agreement.

Brazilian airline grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet 12 March 2019, 12:00 PM

Brazilian airline, Gol, announced on Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the same model that left 157 people dead.

Pompeo slams Cuba, Russia for Maduro support 12 March 2019, 11:06 AM

Top United States (US) diplomat, Mike Pompeo, took aim at Cuba and Russia on Monday for their support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who Washington wants to remove from power.

Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi says Trump is ‘just not worth’ impeaching 12 March 2019, 8:12 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, America's most powerful Democrat, said in remarks published on Monday that she does not support impeaching Donald Trump, arguing the Republican president is "just not worth it."

British Prime Minister Theresa May.
UK, EU agree three-part deal on Brexit divorce 12 March 2019, 7:39 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Monday secured a three-part package of changes from the EU to the terms of its withdrawal deal, hoping to win over sceptical MPs.

Mehdi Nemmouche.
Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison 12 March 2019, 6:12 AM

The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court, after prosecutors branded him a "coward" and a "psychopath".

UN officials among 157 killed in Ethiopian crash 11 March 2019, 9:51 PM

At least 22 United Nations have been confirmed as being on board the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Carlos Ghosn
French prosecutors open inquiry into Ghosn’s Versailles wedding: legal source 11 March 2019, 8:43 PM

French prosecutors have begun an inquiry into the lavish wedding party at the Palace of Versailles for former Renault and Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, part of which was billed to Renault, a legal source told AFP on Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines
After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s 11 March 2019, 7:01 PM

 China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing's 737 MAX 8aircraft on Monday as witnesses recalled the terrifying spectacle of smoke and debris trailing from an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed killing 157 people.

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM 11 March 2019, 4:48 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel Monday to Strasbourg in a bid to "finalise" her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Siti Aisyah held in cuffs by female officer.
Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s VX murder 11 March 2019, 1:43 PM

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 chemical poison murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed on Monday after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination.

Woman walks past EU and UK flags
UK economy experiences mixed fortunes ahead of Brexit 11 March 2019, 7:01 AM

With just weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, the country's economy is experiencing mixed fortunes, with slowing growth and low unemployment.

Carles Puigdemont
Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont picked by separatist party for EU polls 10 March 2019, 9:40 PM

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who led a failed attempt to break Catalonia from Spain in 2017, was chosen to represent his separatist party in European Parliament elections in May, the party said on Sunday.

British Prime Minster Theresa May
May’s Brexit deal expected to face heavy defeat 10 March 2019, 1:12 PM

British Prime Minster Theresa May's Brexit deal faces a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday because she has so far secured no major changes from the European Union, the leaders of two major eurosceptic factions in parliament said on Sunday.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido
Guaido calls for massive protest as blackout drags on 10 March 2019, 7:28 AM

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens nationwide to travel to the capital Caracas for a protest against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as the country’s worst blackout in decades dragged on for a third day.

Lincon (Goat)
You’ve got to be kidding! US town elects goat as ‘mayor’ 9 March 2019, 9:05 PM

In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people's goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart this week electing one as mayor.

Trump plays golf in Florida with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus 9 March 2019, 4:06 PM

President Donald Trump spent Saturday enjoying his favourite outdoor sport in company of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, two of the world's greatest golfers.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing 9 March 2019, 9:14 AM

United States President Donald Trump said he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite the collapse last week of their second summit.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Innovation must ensure women not left behind in 4th Industrial Revolution 8 March 2019, 9:47 PM

Innovation must have a gender lens to ensure that solutions are most appropriate to ensure that women are not left behind in the 4th industrial revolution.

S Africa backs Iran in stand-off with the US 8 March 2019, 7:23 PM

The South African government has backed Iran in its stand-off with the US.

Venezuela shuts schools, suspends working day as blackout continues 8 March 2019, 2:44 PM

Venezuela’s government shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity due to a problem that struck the South American country’s main hydroelectric plant on Thursday.

Britain flag
British PM piles pressure on Brussels for Brexit deal 8 March 2019, 12:05 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May was to pile the pressure on Brussels on Friday, saying their willingness to budge could determine whether British MPs finally back a Brexit deal next week.